NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — If the warm weather this week isn’t enough to push you outside, nothing likely can. But for most people, hibernation is over. And that means there’s plenty of fun to be had in New Brunswick.
Check out TAPinto New Brunswick’s weekly roundup of some of the best tickets in the city.
Tuesday, April 11
Sink your friend’s battleship—but in real life. Rutgers Recreation throws a party at 7 p.m. during which participants can play “Canoe Battleship,” an event that allows students to mimic the popular board game. Teams of four will duke it out with canoes, buckets and kick-boards to ward off water. The final boat afloat wins.
Put down the controller and learn a thing or two about the video games you rely on for a fun way to kill time. The first in a three-part lecture series on the history of Sony and Nintendo is scheduled for 9 p.m. at the Livingston Campus Student Center. Light refreshments included.
Wednesday, April 12
Give blood and get a free meal. Rutgers hosts a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside the Army ROTC Building near College Avenue and Senior Street. Donors get a $10-off coupon for Houlihan’s.
If crepes could cure cancer, the world would be a better place. And maybe they can—or at least sort of prevent it. Rutgers’ chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association teams up with the Culinary Club to cook crepes using recipes that are designed to ward off cancer. The class takes place at 7 p.m. in the Livingston Apartment Kitchens, Building B.
Thursday, April 13
Here’s a boon for people who want to improve their writing. The Artists’ Collective plans to run a workshop for would-be scribes at 8 p.m. at 35 College Ave. Submissions are welcome ahead of time, but people who just want free cookies can also join.
Friday, April 14
Bust out your brushes. The Rutgers Art and Design Club holds an outdoor painting session near Murray Hall on College Avenue from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The club will provide supplies, but artists must bring their own blankets, if they so desire.
Rutgers men’s and women’s track teams compete in the Metropolitan Outdoor Championships at 10 a.m. at the Bauer Track and Field Complex off Hospital Road. The event continues on Saturday.
Saturday, April 15
Who doesn’t love the smell of ballroom dancing in the morning? The 17th annual Rutgers DanceSport Competition is set for 7:30 a.m. in the College Avenue gym. Dancers will compete in a number of showdowns featuring different styles. For more information, click here.
Rutgers men’s baseball team takes on Purdue at 1 p.m. at Bainton Field in the Softball Complex off Hospital Road.
Should people who don’t follow Islam be concerned about anti-Muslim bigotry? The Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University thinks so, and it plans to sponsor a discussion called “Anti-Muslim Hate: A Threat to All” at 8 p.m. in Scott Hall, Room 135, off College Avenue. Dalia Mogahed, director of research a the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, is scheduled to speak.
Sunday, April 16