What to do this week: February 1-7

Monday, February 1

Event: Brown Dems x BPR Present: Iowa Caucus Viewing Party (with Snacks!)
Location: Wilson 102
Time: 9:30 PM- 11:30 PM

Interested in learning more about the confusing caucus system? Want to be surrounded by politically-minded individuals? The Brown Dems and Brown Political Review will be co-hosting an Iowa Caucus results viewing party! Come for the political fun, stay for the snacks.

Tuesday, February 2 (Groundhog Day)

Event: Upspace Oddity, or Bowie Week
Location: PW
Time: 8:30 PM

Beginning on Tuesday night, join PW in celebrating Bowie. You can make a Bowie-inspired collage while listening to Blackstar and other releases. For the complete list of activities each night this week, click here.



Event: BUFF + MES Present: A Separation
Location: Joukowsky Institute
Time: 7 PM

BUFF has partnered with the Middle Eastern Studies Department for the continuation of the popular Middle Eastern Film Series from last year. On Tuesday, they will present the Oscar winning film, A Separation.

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A Cool Thing You Shouldn’t Miss: Providence Improv Fest


Attention comedy nerds! The 11th Annual Providence Improv Fest is happening this weekend, September 18-20. The three days of improv comedy will be held at 95 Empire, right next to AS220, in both the black box theater and the third floor performance space.

Among the groups performing are the Magnet Theatre Touring Company from New York City, ImprovBoston All Stars, and New York’s “North Coast” group, who perform an improvised set they call a “Hip H’Opera.” Improv groups from the Providence area will round off the line-up that begins on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Each individual show ranges from $5-$10, or a $40 Festival Pass that grants you admittance to every show all weekend.

The festival is also offering improv workshops throughout the weekend that are taught by the visiting performers and range from $15-$30, but a background in improv is required.

So, say “Yes, and,” this weekend, and prepare to laugh! Check out the complete line-up and schedule at www.providenceimprovfest.com.

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Web Civ: Improv Everywhere

What is more amusing, nowadays, than watching unsuspecting victims of peculiar events get caught on camera? Ever since the Candid Camera days, TV shows, comedy troupes, and even individuals have been staging public scenes of bizarreness and confusion, gauging the reactions of naïve bystanders (and posting it on YouTube). Perhaps no group is more hilarious than the 10-year-old New York based group Improv Everywhere, whose mission is to create “scenes of chaos and joy in public places.” Since 2001, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 “missions” involving tens of thousands of “undercover agents.” Since you probably don’t want to waste your time perusing through the dozens and dozens of videos (well, you maybe you do), we will walk you through some of Improv Everywhere’s “Greatest Hits.” Frozen train stations, Food Court Musicals, and more after the jump!

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