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15 Events Going On This Week In New Brunswick

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NEW BRUNSWICK — Now that you're back in the workweek groove, take a look at ways to unwind or get involved in the Hub City.

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

Tuesday, Aug. 15

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It's movie night. The final such event for Rutgers summer students begins at 7 p.m. with “Detroit,” and “Annabelle: Creation” goes on at 7:30 p.m. and “Girls Trip” at 8 p.m. A ticket gets you free popcorn and a drink.

Learn about what's going on in the city's schools. The Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of New Brunswick High School. Members of the public have a chance to ask questions and comment on school issues.

It's getting jazzy in here. The Matt Gordeuk Band performs at the Garden State Ale House from 8-11 p.m.—and an open jam session is slated for 9:30 p.m. The show, organized by the New Brunswick Jazz Project, features guitar, trombone, bass and drums.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

It's tough to pass up barbecue. Rutgers throws its end-of-summer shindig from 2-4 p.m. on College Avenue. Get hungry for good grub and music.

Sure, there's a lot going on in national politics. But don't ignore what's happening in your backyard. The New Brunswick City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. Its agenda includes an ordinance approving a long-term tax exemption for the developer of 78 Easton Ave and a number of contracts.

Thursday, Aug. 17

Fed up with violence in New Brunswick and nearby? Activists and local leaders hold a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Progressive Lodge, in the upstairs Masonic temple, at 186 Hale St. They hope to devise a plan for where to go from here.

Get loose with some yoga. Rutgers Gardens hosts a class by Yoga Dosha from 7:15-8:30 p.m. at Hort Farm No. 1, 135 Log Cabin Rd. For more information, click here.

Buddy Guy shreds the State Theatre from 8-11 p.m. in what's set to be a great live show. For more information, check this out.

Friday, Aug. 18

Want to learn how to start a business or make invaluable connections? The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey holds its Diversity Expo and Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center. A panel discussion focuses on executive management diversity.

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.

Let the ukulele lead you into the weekend. FiL Wisneski plays a batch of folk and rock covers and originals from noon to 1 p.m. at the Park @ Kilmer Square, on the corner of Albany and George streets.

Saturday, Aug. 19

The Rutgers Touchdown Club hosts a tour of the Hale Center at 6 p.m., followed by a closed football practice at 6:50 p.m., at High Point Solutions Stadium. The tour is for Touchdown Club members only, and a $20 donation is required.

How about some folk and pop? The musician Dave Sampson rocks Floodstock at 8 p.m., but you might need to know someone to get the address.

Sunday, Aug. 20

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

Or keep the party going. Corona Night Club provides a stage from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. for the band Los Amos.

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