What to do this week: September 22 – 28


Monday, September 22:

Event: The (Dis)United Kingdom: The UK after the Referendum
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Watson Institute

A discussion led by Mark Blyth, Eoin McGuirk and Fiora MacPherson on the recent vote in Scotland to remain a part of the UK and the effects of the decision.

Event: Tales From a Journalist’s Visits to Other Planets: Ken Auletta Lecture
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: MacMillan 117

A talk delivered by Ken Auletta, a New Yorker columnist and author of five national bestselling non-fiction books. A reception and book-signing follows.

Event: Guantanamo Bay Teach-In
Time: 7 – 8.30 p.m.
Location: List 110

Presentations by two professors and one post-doctoral fellow will discuss the problematic, ongoing existence of the US military base in Guantanamo Bay. A Q&A and discussion groups will follow.

Event: Students on Israel and Palestine: Perspectives on the Gaza War
Time: 7 – 9.00 p.m.
Location: Petteruti Lounge

Students with various connections to the situation in Gaza will be a part of a panel discussing recent events. Also moderated by students, the event hopes for a big emphasis on Q&A.

Event: IC and GISP Info Dinner
Time: 7.00 p.m.
Location: The Underground

If you’re considering making your own concentration, class, or credit-earning internship, come and learn about the processes from those who know all about it. Plus, food.

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What to do tonight: 9/17

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

8 P.M. – 10:30 P.M., Production Workshop

Part drama, part comedy, “Judas” tells the story of one Purgatory-trapped lawyer on a mission to get Judas’ sentence reversed. Witnesses for the defense include a handful of apostles, Sigmund Freud and Satan, or Lou as he is familiarly called here. Throw in a sassy Saint Monica and a zealot or two and we’re good to go. Enjoy the laughs, debate the big questions at the Ratty tomorrow morning and try not to do anything else this weekend that will get you in this court’s docket. Free tickets available on the Blueroom and one hour before the show at the door.

BTS (Brown Taiwan Society) Nightmarket

8:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M., Sayles Hall Auditorium

Well I’ve never been to a Taiwanese Nightmarket but if BTS puts together anything like this I’m sold. Food, fun ‘n games and performances from Tae Kwon Do, Badmaash, Impulse Dance Company, among others. Sounds like a deliciously fabulous evening.

I’m Still Here

Cable Car Cinema, 6:00, 8:10, 10:20

Casey Afflek makes his directorial debut with this documentary chronicling a year in the life of Joaquin Phoenix. The film starts a few months before Phoenix’s memorable announcement to retire from acting and devote himself to becoming a hip-hop musician on Letterman. Whether it tells the true story of a tortured artist or is a hoax from start to finish is up to you to decide.