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What's Going On In New Brunswick This Week?

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Interested in basketball? How about hearing what a top writer for The New Yorker magazine has to say? And, as always, New Brunswick has some good live music scheduled this week.

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

Monday, Jan. 23

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Go climb a wall. Really. Rutgers students can do this at 6 p.m. in the College Ave gym, during the opening night of the school’s rock wall. Even better, the wall features 50 brand-new routes.

Jelani Cobb is one of The New Yorker’s most renowned writers, and you have a chance to hear him speak at 7 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center. Cobb comes to Rutgers to deliver the keynote speech in an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. A reception will follow.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Here’s your chance to donate blood and get free goodies. Rutgers’ food science club is sponsoring a blood drive at 11:30 a.m. in the Douglass Campus Center. The event will help the New York Blood Center, which has declared a shortage, and donors get free snacks and a $10 coupon to Houlihan’s.

Miss those warm summer nights on the boardwalk? Rutgers will host a Jersey boardwalk-themed night of indoor roller skating at 6 p.m. at Busch Student Center. Admission is free, along with food and games.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

It can’t all be fun and games. But a fulfilling, lucrative job makes the good times even better. So head to the Busch Student Center at 5 p.m. for Rutgers’ “60-Minute Job Search Boot Camp,” where students can learn how to launch their careers.

Thursday, Jan. 26

Here’s one plan: The two-day New Jersey Planning Conference starts at 8 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency. The industry event includes 40 workshops and any number of influencers in the fields of land use, law and government. Get that networking in, students.

Friday, Jan. 27

If art and cookies are your thing, come to 35 College Ave. at 3 p.m. for a get-together with The Artists’ Collective. Attendees will also learn how they can get involved with general meetings, student art exhibitions, workshops and more.

Saturday, Jan. 28

Rutgers men’s basketball takes on Wisconsin at 12 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. Students get a free ticket, free transportation, a free T-shirt and free pizza.

Grab some popcorn and get comfortable. The New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2017 kicks off at 7 p.m. in Voorhees Hall and elsewhere. Running through Feb. 12, the festival will highlight more than 30 screenings.

Sunday, Jan. 29

Rutgers women’s basketball challenges Northwestern at 12 p.m. in The RAC. University officials plan to celebrate outstanding students during the game and hand out luggage tags.

Listen to some tunes and check out artwork at 3 p.m. in the Zimmerli Art Museum. The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra will perform a free concert, where refreshments will also be available.

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