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Weekend Local Travel Ideas - New Brunswick

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – This week brings the beginning of March, mild temperatures, and a bit of rain. But there are plenty of indoor activities and events to do in New Brunswick, so the rain’s no excuse not to get out and enjoy the town.

Thursday, Feb. 29 through Sunday, Mar. 4

  • The Cabaret Theatre presents the 2001 Neil LaBute play “The Shape of Things.” This drama explores what we give up for love, what we risk for art, and how similar these two things can be. Centered around a young student, his dynamic relationship with a captivating graduate art student, and his best friend’s turbulent engagement, this play is a curious study into modern-day relationships and all the beauty and ugliness that comes with them. The play will be shown March 1st at 9:00 p.m., March 2nd at 8:00 p.m., March 3rd at 8:00 p.m., and March 4th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for Rutgers students, staff, and senior citizens (60+) are $8.00 and tickets for the general public are $12.

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Saturday, Mar. 3

  • Enjoy a night at the symphony as Kynan Johns, conducts the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra in an exciting program including: Mazzoli's River Rouge Transformation, Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto, and Holst's infamous "The Planets". Tickets are $5 for Rutgers students, $10 for senior citizens (60+), Rutgers alumni, and Rutgers staff, and $15 for the general public. They can only be purchased through the Mason Gross box office. The concert runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center (85 George Street, New Brunswick). This concert is presented by Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with the Leprechaun Bar Crawl. Drink at all of the bars on Easton Ave and have a night you (most likely) won’t remember. The crawl starts at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 2:00 a.m. Follow the event page for details to come.

Sunday, Mar. 4

  • Children with various disabilities are invited to the Cook Recreation Center for a day of celebration and fun at the 24th annual Special Friends Day. There will be a number of activities as Rutgers student volunteers transform the Cook Gym into a stimulating environment fit for all ages. This event runs from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The Cook Rec center is located at 50 Biel Road, New Brunswick.

  • Every Sunday the Scarlet Pub hosts a diverse lineup of local bands. This week, rock out to johnnycola, DRYE, and Major Player. The concert is 21+ with a $5.00 cover. Performances are from 8:00 to 10:30 p.m. All groups appear courtesy of Embrace DIY Productions. The Scarlet Pub is at 131 Easton Ave, New Brunswick.

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