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.

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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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Fall@Brown: Haunted House Lineup

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Growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs, I pride myself on having averaged a good six to eight haunted house visits each Halloween season. Whether it was clowns, skeletons, or the ridiculous cost of admission, I traveled to abandoned asylums, run-down prisons, and revamped cornfields all with the intention of crying like a baby being terrified. Well, October is here, and if you’ve got the haunted house bug, here’s the lineup of Rhode Island haunted houses to remind that there are things scarier than CS:

Fear Town

Seekonk Speedway 1710 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771

  • The Gist: Fear Town is an outdoor haunted path located in the woods by Seekonk Speedway that takes you through abandoned buildings and across uneven forest terrain.
  • Distance from Campus: 7.3 miles
  • Cost: $16
  • Estimated Uber Fare: $9-12
  • Horror Tropes Used: The woods, abandoned buildings.
  • Bonus: Fear Town boasts the highest Yelp rating (4.8 stars) in RI and the lowest cost/Uber fare, meaning this one is mostly likely to be your budget’s favorite attraction.

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What to do this week: May 4 – May 10

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Tuesday, May 5

Event: Free gel pens and stuff!
Time; 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: J. Walter Wilson Lobby

Come get free pens and things for finals!

Event: Library Pizza Night #1
Time: 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: SciLi Basement

Get pizza in the basement of the SciLi to power through your late night studying.

Wednesday, May 6

Event: Books & Bourbon at New Harvest Coffee & Spirits
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: New Harvest Coffee & Spirits

A discussion of Harper Lee’s famous book, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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What to do this week: April 27 – May 3

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The number one thing you should do this week is stop by the Blue Room to buy your very own vintage Bruno head shotglass (which will also support your favorite campus publication) —  more info here.

Monday, April 27

Event: Musical Forum Presents: The Last Five Years
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: PW

This is the last night to see this intimate musical, directed by Andrew Ganem ’16 and with music directed by Ryan Segur ’17. Tickets are available an hour before the show at the door.

Tuesday, April 28:

Event: Brown Alumni and US Diplomacy
Time: 1:10 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Joukowsky Forum

Future politicians, take note: three US officials, all Brown alums, will speak about their professional diplomatic experience as well as their time on College Hill. This event is hosted by Watson Institute, and will feature breakout discussions and be followed by a reception.

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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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What to do this week: April 13 –19

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Monday, April 13:

Event: Unpacking the Takeout Box: The Americanization of Asian Food
Location: Salomon Hall 001
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Learn the history behind orange chicken, chow mein sandwiches, and California rolls, and how Asian food has become “Americanized.” The discussion will include Brown professors and representatives from local restaurants like Ken’s Ramen, Lotus Pepper, and India. The Hapa Club is hosting the event, and here’s the clincher: Mama Kim’s is catering the event.

Tuesday, April 14:

Event: Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s
Location: Thayer Street

Line up around the block with 500 of your closest friends in hot pursuit of a free cone. We recommend Phish Food.

Wednesday, April 15:

Event: Hillary 101: An Open Discussion
Location: Wilson 101
Time: 6 p.m.

Hosted by Brown Students for Hillary, this discussion about HRC’s history and her 2016 campaign platform is open to students across the political spectrum. The conversation will allow students to consider why they are #ReadyForHillary or perhaps #NotQuiteReadyForHillary.

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