What to do this week: November 10 – 14

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Tuesday, November 11:

Event: Startups: The pros and cons of chasing your dreams
Time: 6:30 – 7:30p.m.
Location: CIT 368

The Brown CS DUG and iXperience CEO Aaron Fuchs are co-hosting a discussion and interactive workshop on launching a successful startup. Looking to learn about some helpful tools you can use to enter the startup world? RSVP to the event here.

Event: Right2Education: Student Voices from Occupied Palestine
Time: 7:30-9p.m.
Location: List 110

Two students from Birzeit University in Palestine will come speak as a part of the first-ever US Right to Education Tour – a tour in which Palestinian students will spend two weeks touring college campuses across the US to speak about their experiences as students and youth activists. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

Wednesday, November 12:

Event: Celebrate the 250th day of Brown’s 250th: Cans 4 Cupcakes
Time: 11:30a.m.-2p.m.
Location: Main Green

“Cans 4 Cupcakes” is a food drive sponsored by Brown’s 250th Anniversary to benefit the RI Community Food Bank – bring a can of food or non-perishable food item, and receive a cupcake in return! The event will also feature hot cocoa and a photo booth.

Event: Beyond Bias: A Different Approach to the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Time: 7p.m.
Location: MacMillan 117

A panel is being held in response to concern about the degree to which the discussions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are biased polarized. It will feature an Israeli scholar, a Palestinian scholar, and a third scholar who teaches a course on the Arab-Israeli conflict at Brandeis University. 

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What to do this week: February 24 – 28

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Monday, February 24:

Event: Celebrate Every Body Week 2014
Time: All day, all week
Location: Various locations

This week, Brown University Health Education has planned a variety of events and activities in honor of Celebrate Every Body Week. In collaboration with Brown Psychological Services, Brown Recreation, Lifespan Hospital, and the Yoga and Mindfulness (YAM) student group, the week will feature various fitness classes, panel discussions, and even a dance party. Check out the Facebook page for a full list of events.

Event: Discussion: Hazing and Initiation at Brown
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Salomon 203

Join the Brown Political Forum and Delta Tau Fraternity for a discussion about Brown’s policies on hazing and initiation. Free pizza will be served, and this event is open to the public.
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Need a study break? A capella on a capella this weekend

Reading period has officially started, so naturally students are avoiding studying at all costs. Take a break from SciLi living and check out these cool events going on this weekend:

Tonight, the Bear Necessities and Higher Keys will join together for the A Beary Keys Holiday Concert. The concert is at 8 p.m. in Salomon. The combination of a capella and holiday music is priceless. But actually, admission is free.

If you can’t make it tonight, or don’t get your fix of music, tomorrow night there’ll be a midnight organ concert in Sayles featuring 14 a capella groups. The concert begins at midnight, but make sure to get there early so you don’t have to fight the person in a Snuggie for a spot.

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The Brown Derbies head south for the winter

Singing on the beach!

SungYong Han and the Brown Derbies sing on a beach in Cancun.

No, this isn’t a photo from last summer’s vacation–it’s from a few weeks ago, when members of the Brown Derbies went to Cancun for ten days to sing a capella, practice for gigs and an upcoming album, and spend some time with sun and sand.

Derbies Matt Garza and Raghava Kamalesh caught up with BlogDailyHerald to tell us about their trip:

Some of our most fun gigs were at an International School (we had photo shoots after the concert for students to wear our Derbies!), impromptu singing on the beaches, at the Plaza Caracol Mall, and at this fancy shmancy Italian restaurant where some fans surprised us with dinner! We also rehearsed a ton to prep for our next recording session and the beginning of the semester’s events. On the fun side, we challenged everyone in our hotel to beach volleyball/water polo tournaments, lounged in the amazing weather, and went out to clubs like Senor Frogs and “Little Light Up Floor” (as we named it) in the hotel district! We also met up with one of the Derbies’ biggest fans–Jose Cuervo! When in Mexico…

Jealous yet? After the jump, small children in big hats! Plus, Matt and Raghava tell us more about their trip and what the group has planned for the future.
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A capella fame: the real kind

Eric Stonestreet (who some of you may know as Cameron from the ABC show Modern Family) posted a picture of the Higher Keys, one of Brown’s coed a capella groups, on his twitter feed today.  The Keys, while on their winter tour in California, apparently were lucky enough to meet a true acting talent:


What to do tonight: 12/4

Out of Bounds Sketch Comedy Presents: Breeding Period
9–10 pm
MacMillan 117
Free
Out of Bounds’ last show of the semester, promising Abe Lincoln, Santa and a pack of roaming dads.

BrownsTones Jabberwocks Holiday Celebration
9–10 pm
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Free
Another holiday a capella concert, this one promises to be “FLIP FLOPPING,” whatever that means.

Ivy Film Festival After-party
10 pm – 2 am
RISD Artisan’s Cafe (345 South Water)
Super awesome artsy film-y party.