It’s time once again to celebrate old Brunonia’s 250th birthday, and with that comes all sorts of fun activities to pack into your weekend. Wondering what to skip and what you absolutely can’t miss? Blog has got you covered. Here’s a roundup of all the best things happening during this Fall 250th Anniversary commemoration. You can see a complete list of all of the events here.
Event: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
When: September 25-Oct 5; Thursday-Saturday at 8p.m. ; Sunday at 2p.m. in Leeds Theatre
Curt Columbus, Artistic Director of Trinity Rep, directs Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical, Sweeney Todd. This is one to promise gore and lots of meat pies.
Event: 250th Anniversary Fall Celebration Forums
When: Saturday, September 27 in MacMillan 117 or Metcalf Research Laboratory 101, 10a.m.
These panels feature Brown alumni and faculty speaking on the subject of “Building on Distinction: A New Plan for Brown,” Brown’s recently approved strategic plan. One will focus on the human brain and its impact on our every day lives, while the other will discuss the creative process of strategic planning. These will take place in MacMillan and Metcalf, respectively and will continue throughout the day.
Event: The Way to Strategy
When: Saturday, September 27 in Granoff, Lower Lobby, 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
A multimedia project by Cuban artists Alexander Beatón and Pedro Gutiérrez of the Cuban Community and the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. This is its first showing outside of Cuba.
Event: The Brown Reader Contributors’ Reading
When: Saturday, September 27 at the Brown Bookstore, 2:00 p.m.
Come hear esteemed alums read their contributions to this amazing anthology of Brown alumni experiences.
Event: Dedication of A Slavery Memorial
When: Saturday, September 27 on the Quiet Green, 3p.m.
See the dedication of one of Brown’s newest memorials on its prettiest green.
Event: Third World Center Renaming Celebration and Reception
When: Saturday, September 27 at the Third World Center at 5p.m.
Reception to follow (AKA food!).
Event: Brown vs. Harvard Football under the lights
When: Saturday, September 27 at Brown Stadium, 6:00pm
If you’re going to go to one football game this year (you’ll probably only go to one), it should be this one. The tailgate starts at 4:00p.m. Go Brown State!
Event: A Night on College Hill: Celebrating 250 Years of Brown
When: Saturday, September 27 at Pembroke Field House, 10p.m. – 2a.m.
Campus dance round 2 and this time it’s ~free~.
Event: Thayer Street Festival
When: Sunday, September 28 on Thayer Street, 10a.m. – 5:00p.m.
The First Annual Thayer Street Festival promises live dance performance, music, local artists and more.
Event: Sunday on the Green
When: Sunday, September 28 on the Main Green, 11:30a.m. – 3:00p.m.
When: Friday, September 26 at 8pm, Saturday, September 27 at 2pm and 8pm in the Upspace at PW
Written and directed by Evan Silver ’16, Waxwing includes original music and runs only 45 minutes.
Farmers Market + a capella + Binder = yassss!