What to do this week: March 9 – March 15

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Monday, March 9:

Event: The Lecture Series: Neil Harbisson
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Granoff Center for the Arts

Student Creative Arts Council is hosting this lecture with Harbisson, a British contemporary artist and the first person to have an antenna implanted in his skull. Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, meaning he was only able to see the world in grayscale; the antenna translates color into sound, allowing him experience the colors of the world. He’s also a cyborg activist. Even if you can’t get into this lecture, it’s definitely worth reading up on.

Event: Free Community College for All?
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Salomon 203

Brown Political Forum is hosting this event to debate the recent announcement by President Obama to make higher education more available to the public by providing free community college. BPF, for their part, is providing attendees with free pizza.

Tuesday, March, 10:

Event: Berlin: Art and Memory, an evening with Stih & Schnock
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: John Nicolas Brown Center, 357 Benefit St

Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock are Berlin-based artists who have collaborated on work that focuses on the history of Berlin, Holocaust imagery, and collective memory.

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What to do this week: March 2 – 8

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Monday, March 2:

Event: IFF Presents: Screening of THE HUNTING GROUND
Time: 7:00 p.m
Location: Granoff, Martinos Auditorium

Bound to be one of the most important screenings on campus this year, The Hunting Ground is a “a startling exposé of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families.”

Thursday, March 5:

Event: Women Presidents and the Changing University
Time: 5:30 p.m
Location: Granoff, Martinos Auditorium

President Christina Paxson will host a public roundtable, Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Women Presidents and the Changing University, with Drew Gilpin Faust (President of Harvard University), Shirley Tilghman (former President of Princeton University), and Nan Keohane (former President of Wellesley College and Duke University) to discuss the obstacles women have overcome in order to finally lead American universities while recognizing the challenges women continue to face in these leadership roles.

Event: Physical Graffiti: An Evening of DIY Tie-Dye and Led Zeppelin with Artbeat
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: List 225

“This project is called “Rock Band.” I’m talking about bands that rock; Led Zeppelin!” Blow off midterm steam with the help of Led Zeppelin and tie dye. B.Y.O. white article of clothing.

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What to do this week: February 23 – 29

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Week-long events:

Event: Shakespeare on the Green presents: Spring Awakening
Time: 8:00 p.m,  Thursday — Sunday, and 2 p.m on Saturday and Sunday
Location: Rites and Reasons Theatre, Churchill House

No, Spring Awakening was not written by William Shakespeare. But SotG still wants to bring us this cool rock musical about adolescence and sex and stuff. Directed by Jenn Maley ’16, this play is likely to be pretty popular, so be sure to check the Facebook page on Tuesday at midnight for tickets.

Event: S&B Presents: Twelfth Night
Time: 8:00 p.m,  Thursday — Sunday, and 2 p.m on Saturday and Sunday
Location: Brown Stuart Theater

This one actually was written by Shakespeare! Re-imagined by Jane Nichols, a renowned clown teacher, the play is set in a 1930’s “Hopper-esque” world, so not just another Twelfth Night. You can get tickets here, and remember that time slots are the same as Spring Awakening‘s if you’re looking to go to both!

Event: PW Presents: Quitters Never Win
Time: 8:00 p.m,  Wednesday, Thursday; and 6 and 10:00 p.m on Friday
Location: PW Upspace

This logically titled play is directed by Spencer Roth-Rose ’17, and based on the event info, it involves cake… Tickets will be released at the door, 30 minutes before the show.

Monday, February 23:

Event: GRAD0100: Introduction to Grad School
Time: 8 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: BERT 130

Attention upperclassmen: as you know, the Rest of Your Life is approaching. If you’re thinking you’re not ready to leave the learning behind yet, come to this Q&A panel discussion on graduate school, featuring administrators from the Dean of the College’s Office, Brown’s Graduate School, and other student support services.

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What to do this week: February 19 – 21

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Thursday, February 19:

If you caught Sunday night’s episode of Girls, you’ll remember that the show introduced a new character named Mimi Rose Howard, who went to RISD and graduated with a BFA in Sculpture. If this reference whet your appetite for gallery-hopping at the neighborhood art school, you’re in luck! Thursday is packed with back-to-back openings. May you meet many young artists who go by “a woman’s name and a man’s name with a flower stuck in the middle of it.”

Event: Apparel Department Opening Reception
Location: Woods-Gerry House, 62 Prospect St.
Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

This exhibition will showcase the work of RISD’s Apparel undergraduates: consider it the Providence version of Fashion Week.

Event: ‘2015 RISD Faculty Biennial’ opening reception
Location: RISD Museum, 224 Benefit St.
Time: 7 – 9:00 p.m.

RISD’s version of the Whitney Biennial, this show highlights new work by the artists and designers who teach at RISD. The museum guarantees a show as diverse as RISD’s course catalog, boasting apparel, textiles, painting, printmaking, ceramics, glass, sculpture, illustration, photography, jewelry, metal-smithing, graphic design, industrial design, architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, film, animation, digital media, furniture, and more.

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What to do this week: January 26 – 31

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Monday, January 26:

Event: A Beautiful Mind Screening
Location: Petteruti Lounge Time: 7:00 p.m.

The Psych DUG is co-hosting this screening; Russell Crowe stars as John Nash, the Nobel Laureate in Economics who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia.

Event: RISD Quickies present: Drones: Learning to Fly
Location: RISD Tap Room, 226 Benefit St
Time: 7 – 9:00 p.m.

RISD Quickies are RISD and Brown student led workshops. This one will feature a small introduction to drones and how to fly them, with an art portion of the class where you can use the drones to draw.

Wednesday, January 28:

Event: BlogDailyHerald Info Session!
Location: 195 Angell, Conference Room
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy reading Blog and want to be a part of it? Or maybe you just think you could do it better? Come to our info session to learn about the Blog family and how to apply; all the cool kids are doing it. Applications are due Wednesday, February 4th.

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What to do this week: November 3 – 9

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Monday, November 3:

Event: Midterm Madness with the Dems
Time: 5:00 – 8:00p.m.
Location: Wilson 102

Help the Brown Democrats conduct a phone bank one last time as we approach the November 4th elections.

Tuesday, November 4:

Event: Brown/RISD Stand Up Comics Present: Choose Your Starter
Time: 8:00 \p.m.
Location: The Underground

Five funny students will provide you with jokes and general levity tomorrow night for free. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday, November 5:

Event: Interracial Dating Panel
Time: 7:00 – 8.30 \p.m.
Location: Salomon 001

Who do you want, hook up with, date, and how does race and play into that? Six Brown students will share their opinions and take questions from the audience.

Event: Systems for Reporting Sexual Assault at Brown
Time: 7:30 – 9:30p.m.
Location: Metcalf Auditorium

The first hour of this event will be a teach-in with Brown administrators on how sexual assault cases are currently handled. The next hour will be an open forum with the Sexual Assault Task Force, allowing students the opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and air grievances. All Brown community members are welcome to the teach-in, though the open forum is specifically for undergraduates.

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