What to do this week: April 20 – April 26

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Monday, April 20:

Event: The Undeground Coffee Shop opening party
Time: 7 – 10:00 p.m.
Location: The Undeground

The new student-run non-profit coffee shop will be celebrating its grand opening tonight with food, live music, and of course, caffeine.

Thursday, April 23

Event: Borges y Yo: Maria Kodama discusses her life with Jorge Luis Borges
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Pembroke Hall 3rd Floor

María Kodama will be here to talk about life with, and the works of, her late husband, literary master, Jorge Luis Borges. The lecture will be conducted in Spanish.

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8 reasons Brown Folk Fest is the best

Brown University Folk Festival (a.k.a Folk Fest for the hip folks), Spring Weekend‘s obscure sister—and what  took over Ruth Simmons Quad on Saturday, is one of the most awesome things at Brown. Here’s why if you missed it this year, you should definitely go next year.

1. It’s freeNothing is free. Ever. Enjoy it.

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2. Absolutely no one has heard of the bands…so you know for sure that kid who always pretends to know hipster music is lyingAnd it’s a cool way to listen to music you normally wouldn’t have!

3. That being said, the musicians are all amazingly talented. Including some of Brown’s own (including my personal favorite from the day, the amazingly talented Lizzie Davis.).

4. It’s what we all imagine Brown in the 1960s was like. I have no basis for this statement. But look at how much fun these people are having!

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A Cool Thing You Shouldn’t Miss: Brown Folk Fest

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Many of us are in need of music and festivity in order to cure very real post-Spring Weekend blues. Thankfully, tomorrow (Saturday April 19) brings the sixth annual Brown Folk Fest – a day of (hopefully) sunshine and (definitely) cool music. The festival will last from noon till 6 p.m. on Ruth Simmons Quad, and then from 6 p.m. until midnight inside Sayles Hall, meaning there are a lot of hours to hang out and look cool swaying to folk music on the Green. There will be both professional musicians and student performances.

There will also be local food and crafts vendors, which you can check out here. Jump for the full schedule and lineup:

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