What to do this week: February 23 – 29


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.

Event: Prison-Industrial Complex 101 Teach-In
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Leung Gallery

This teach-in will discuss the history, manifestations, and future of the prison-industrial complex, with discussion facilitated by students. If you have a specific question you’d like answered, you can submit it here.

Event: Breaking Down Media and Body Image: NEDA Panel
Time: 7 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Salomon 203

It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week; this discussion is open to any and everyone.

Wednesday, February 25:

Event: On the Quest to Find an Internship
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Wilson 302

God, even writing the summary for this event is stressful; it’s that time of year. This workshop will hopefully take some of the edge off, with CareerLab and QuestScholars co-guiding you through cover letters, resumés, and how to use Brown’s ever-growing alumni network to find that dream internship for this summer.

Thursday, February 26:

Event: MPCs x Now Here This presents: A Conversation on Brown Privilege
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faunce Memorial Room

Everyone’s favorite word is getting a closer look. This event will begin with a podcast which will feature commentary from representatives of End Police Brutality PVD, Direct Action for Rights and Equality, the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island. Following this, there will a discussion about ‘Brown privilege’ — what it is, and how we can use it productively.

Event: Brown/RISD Panel: Placemaking in the Creative Capital
Time: 6 – 8:00 p.m
Location: BERT 130

Co-hosted by RISD and the Urban Studies department, this panel will feature planners, designers, and scholars from across the nation who will speak to innovative placemaking. (So to be honest, I’m not exactly sure what ‘placemaking’ is.)

Saturday, February 28:

Event: Dodgeball Tournament
Time: 2 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: OMAC courts 2 & 3

The 2017 Class Board is hosting this tournament as part of their Sophomore Slump month, but it’s open to all Brown students. Confession: I’ve never seen Dodgeball. Still, even I know that if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball. Good luck prepping.

Sunday, March 1:

Event: French Toast Fest
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Keeney Quad

For $5 Sunday morning, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat spread featuring freshly baked challah french toast, berries, chocolate, whipped cream, syrup and cinnamon. Pretty sweet deal (yup, made that pun!). All proceeds will go to the Rhode Island Food Bank and MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.


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