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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.

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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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