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What's Going On In New Brunswick This Week?

Credits: Matthew Hersh

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Welcome back, spring breakers. While your time off was surely exciting, New Brunswick has a lot going on, too. So dive back into life in the Hub City.

Check out TAPinto New Brunswick’s weekly roundup of some of the best tickets in the city.

Tuesday, March 21

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Magic’s in the air. That’s because MAZE is set to perform at 7 p.m. in Trayes Hall. The “progressive” magic show challenges audiences to question whether what they know is real.

Prepare for the inevitable zombie apocalypse with the Rutgers Red Cross Club at 8:30 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center. Tickets for the party cost $6 at the door and gain you access to information on emergency preparedness, disaster prevention, music and grub.

Wednesday, March 22

You don’t need to wait for nightfall to catch a concert. A lunchtime recital is set for noon at the First Reformed Church, 9 Bayard St. “Star Crossed Love” features a few musicians who will perform musical theater and opera songs, all of which are centered on love.

Rutgers men’s baseball takes on Rider University at 3 p.m. at Bainton Field in the softball complex.

Heavyweights in the world of civil liberties discuss how to defend human rights at 6 p.m. in the Rutgers Academic Building, 15 Seminary Pl. Speakers include the executive directors of Amnesty USA, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Thursday, March 23

Writing is tough. But it’s easier when you can discuss the process with fellow scribes. The Artists’ Collective hosts a workshop at 8 p.m. at 35 College Ave. The event also includes a discussion and cookies.

Friday, March 24

It’s that time again. Relay for Life at Rutgers returns at 4:30 p.m. in The RAC. The renowned 12-hour gathering raises money for cancer patients. Plus, there will be music and Zumba.

If you’re into art, skating or PBR, you don’t want to miss this. NJ Skateshop hosts an art show at 7 p.m. at 160 Easton Ave. The event, “Eyes Toward Tomorrow,” features art from Rutgers students and will include beer and Red Bull.

The alt-rock band Modern Chemistry plays with Deal Casino, Rest Ashore and The Vaughns around 8 p.m. at the Twizzler Factory. The catch? You need to know someone who knows where, exactly, that is.

Saturday, March 25

Rutgers club gymnastics battles Rhode Island and West Chester at 4 p.m. in the Livingston Recreation Center. This is the team’s only home meet of the season.

Sunday, March 26

Who says St. Patrick’s Day is Over? The Rutgers Irish Dance Club performs its first annual spring showcase at 3 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, 100 George St. Refreshments and merchandise will be on sale, and tickets cost $5 a pop.

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