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13 Events Going On This Week In New Brunswick

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A crowd watches a Rutgers University football game in 2016 at The Yard. Credits: The Yard/Twitter
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NEW BRUNSWICK — Today's a wash. Oh well. The rest of the week looks bright and fun in New Brunswick, whether you're into free flicks, tequila or house shows.

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

Tuesday, Aug. 8

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Ever wonder what pets do when you're not around? If so, check out the free screening of “The Secret Life of Pets” at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the State Theatre. This event is open to all.

The more you know. Kimberly McLain, head of the Newark Alliance, takes part in a conversation with Working Nation, the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and the New Start Career Network on challenges facing the state's mid-career workforce. The talk starts at 4 p.m. at 30 Livingston Ave.

If you're a Rutgers student, why not stay on campus for Movie Night? Rutgers Cinema plays “Detroit” at 7 p.m., “Dunkirk” at 7:30 p.m. and “The Big Sick” at 8 p.m. Tickets include a drink and popcorn.

Wednesday, Aug. 9

Get loose. A free yoga session will take place at 10 a.m. in room 411ABC of the College Avenue Student Center. Rutgers summer session students only. Don't forget your yoga mat or towel.

Don't miss out on New Brunswick's underground music scene for another second. Ruune, Holy Shadow, The Great Depression and Ghost Crime play Paradise Lost at 7 p.m. Click here for more information.

Thursday, Aug. 10

View and Brew is exactly what it sounds like, and it sure sounds good. Rutgers Gardens hosts a showing of the classic film “Dirty Dancing” and sells beer from Riverhorse Brewery in the Roy DeBoer Evergreen Garden. The taps start flowing at 7 p.m., and the movie goes on at 8:30 p.m. It's free to members and $5 for guests, though kids 17 and under can come with an adult for free.

Friday, Aug. 11

Enjoy the season’s bounty. Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, 112 Ryders Ln. More than 20 vendors will be on hand.

Here's a chance to connect with community- and family-focused agencies. The Salvation Army's annual Resource Fair is set for 3-6 p.m. at 287 Handy St. The free gathering promises fitness, food and fun.

Saturday, Aug. 12

Have fun and get some culture. The second annual Indo-American Festival is slated for 1-6 p.m. in Boyd Park. Theater, dance, live music, henna, food and crafts are sure to make this a time to remember.

Come bang on a streetlight and drum on a trash can—or something like that. The monthly drum 'n' dance circle is booked for 7:30-10:30 p.m. at 27 Bayard St. Bring your own drum or buy or rent there. It costs $5, but kids who accompany an adult don't need to pay.

Tequila. Summer. Saturday. Life is good. Come to a complimentary Partida Tequila tasting from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Glo Ultra Lounge. You'll also get live acoustic music, a DJ and appetizers.

Now that you have a buzz, walk on over to the Hub City Brewhouse for some live rock 'n' roll. The Wrecks go on at 10 p.m. and jam until 1 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 13

Cap off the weekend a free film at The Yard at College Avenue. The big screen shows “Monsters, Inc.” at 4 p.m.

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