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What's Going On In New Brunswick This Week?

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Whether you want to protect your digital privacy or drink booze for a good cause, the Hub City has you covered.

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

Monday, March 6

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Here’s the thing about social media: If you’re not careful, your dirty laundry can end up everywhere. But Cullen Hoback, the online-privacy expert who directed the film “Terms and Conditions May Apply,” will help students protect their information at 8 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center.

Tuesday, March 7

When it comes to nailing a job interview, anyone can use a bit of advice. Rutgers future business leaders host an improvisation event at 9:50 p.m. in the Business School designed to help jobseekers become nimble during interviews.

Wednesday, March 8

Rutgers women’s tennis takes on Binghamton at 12:30 p.m. at the East Brunswick Racquet Club, 11 Ruth St., East Brunswick. For more information, check out this page.

Campus activists plan to hold a walk-out to teach-in at 2 p.m. at Voorhees Mall. The event, which is part of the larger A Day Without a Woman movement, includes speakers who will discuss everything from reproductive rights and civic engagement to immigrant rights. Jack Murtha of TAPinto New Brunswick will be on hand to discuss press freedom and fake news.

If you like to eat samosas, consider this something of a dream. Rutgers DIYA oversees its eighth annual samosa eating contest at 7 p.m. in the Busch Student Center. A bunch of heavyweights will square off in the contest, but spectators can pay $3 to watch and eat catered Indian food.

Thursday, March 9

It turns out you don’t need to go to New York to feel like you’re in New York. That’s because Rutgers Wind Symphony plans to perform “New York, New York” at 7:30 p.m. at the Nicholas Music Center. The show features Mark Dover, a renowned clarinet soloist, and other big-name musicians.

UndocuRutgers, a campus group that advocates for undocumented students, holds its general meeting at 9:15 p.m. in the Center for Latino Arts and Culture. It’s also a potluck, which means attendees are encouraged to bring foods from various countries.

Or you can drink liquor to satisfy your weekly activism quota. The Rutgers One and the Same Foundation hosts a bar night at the Olive Branch from 11 p.m. to closing. Shots cost $2, and the proceeds help vaccinate children in India.

Friday, March 10

Rutgers men’s lacrosse battles Stony Brook at 6 p.m. at the Rutgers Stadium Complex. For more information, click here.

Fridays are for food and drink. The Frog and Peach intends to hold a Falesco Wine Dinner at 7 p.m., Dennis Street, which includes five courses—with five glasses of wine. Tickets cost $110 plus tax and tip.

Saturday, March 11

New Brunswick plans to gather electronic waste from 8 a.m. to noon at its public works site, 400 Jersey Ave. Residents can dump their TVs, laptops, desktop computers, paint and painting tools.

Why not celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with The Five Irish Tenors at 8 p.m. at the State Theatre? The guys plan to perform a mix of traditional Irish songs with new music. Tickets run from $35 to $268 for VIP box seats.

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