NEW BRUNSWICK – I think by now we might be in the swing of things right...? Whether we are working, interning, going to school we got this on lock down, but we also need to make sure we are making time for fun. So check out the list below and figure out what event you are going to attend to give yourself a break!

Monday, September 17
Tech Involvement Fair, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: Busch Student Center

Techy? Yup this is for you. The Rutgers Tech community and Student Centers and Activities is hosting the first Tech Involvement Fair! Get involved in the community by attending and meeting people from all the different tech clubs on campus. Come meet your fellow STEM students, find a mentor, and get access to resources to help you excel this school year! Plus, giveaways and free food! For information visit www.rutgers.campuslabs.com

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Thursday, September 20
Lost 80s Live, 8 p.m.
Where: State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick

Love the 80s? The Lost 80s Live tour is here and your gunna love it! This tour features acts like:

A Flock of Seagulls — "I Ran (So Far Away),"(recently featured in La La Land) "Wishing (If I Had A Photograph of You), "Space Age Love Song"-Wang Chung -"Everybody Have Fun Tonight," "Let's Go”

Who said the summer fun ended?

Thursday, September 20
Fall 2018 Study Abroad Fair, 4-7 p.m.
Where: College Avenue Student Center

Want to study abroad? Well, there’s a fair for that! Check out the Fall Study Abroad Fair to find out more about their program offerings and how international exposure can give you a competitive edge in your job hunt. They’ll have food, music, and giveaways—including application fee waivers and scholarships!

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (20 to 23)
New Jersey Film Festival, 7 p.m.
Where: Voorhees Hall #105/Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick

The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies, is proud to present the 36th Bi-annual New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2018. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, animation, experimental and short subjects, and cutting-edge documentaries, the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2018 will feature over 30 film screenings.

If you are interested in checking this event out, all the information and films that will be shown, click here.

Friday, September 21
Michael McDonald, 8 p.m.
Where: State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick

Are you a fan of Michael McDonald? With a career that encompasses five Grammys®, numerous chart successes, as well as collaborations with some of the world’s most prominent artists, Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music. As part of the Doobie Brothers, McDonald was a singer, keyboardist, and songwriter on such Top 40 singles as “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’,” “Minute By Minute,” and “What A Fool Believes.” McDonald’s solo career took off with a string of hits including “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” “Sweet Freedom,” “On My Own” (with Patti LaBelle), and the Grammy®-winning James Ingram duet “Yah Mo B There.” McDonald’s newest release, Wide Open, is his first album of original material in 17 years.

Friday, September 28
Welcome BBQ, 4-7 p.m.

Where: Livingston Student Center, Rutgers Zone

This is a perfect event to meet new friends or just hang out with old ones! It’s a welcome BBQ celebrating the start of the semester. There will be, well yes, BBQ, music and games. In other words, mark your calendars!

Saturday, September 22
Brooklyn Paramount Reunion Spectacular Cavalcade of Stars, 7 p.m.
Where: State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick

The music fun doesn’t have to end! Or if you didn’t get to any music acts at the State Theatre New Jersey Thursday or Friday head to this one! The Brooklyn Paramount Reunion Spectacular Cavalcade of Stars features acts like:

Charlie Thomas’ Drifters (“Save the Last Dance for Me,” “Up on the Roof”)

Leon Hughes of the Original Coasters (“Charlie Brown,” “Yakety Yak”)

Terry Johnson’s Flamingos (“I Only Have Eyes for You”)

The Chantels ("Maybe" "Look in My Eyes")

The Belmonts (“I Wonder Why,” “That’s My Desire”)

J.T. Carter of the Original Crests (“16 Candles,” “Step by Step”)

The Knockouts (“Darling Lorraine”)

Kid Kyle (A Salute to the Groups of the Paramount)

Hosted by:  "The Duke of Doo Wop" Harry G and WMTR Radio's Alan David Stein

Saturday, September 22
Rutgers Football, at Home, Noon 
Rutgers Football Stadium

Finally, a home game! Grab all your red gear you got and head on over to Busch Campus! The Scarlet Knights will be playing against the Buffalo Bulls, go Knights!

Saturday, September 22
Free LSAT Workshop and Practice Exam, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Scott Hall, 43 College Avenue

Attend the Rutgers LSAT preparation event for free. All you have to do is bring five canned goods or non-perishable items with you. All items will be donated to Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH), a university wide initiative working to address the issues of hunger across the state of New Jersey.

 Saturday, September 22
Rutgers Marine Field Station Open House, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Rutgers University Marine Field Station, 132 Great Bay Boulevard

There will be various speakers and presentations at the Annual Open House showcasing Marine Field Station research. If you’re into the Marine life, this is for you.

Saturday, September 22
It's Midsummer and My Tomato Plants are Failing, 10 a.m. to Noon

Where: Hort Farm No. 1 Holly House NJ Garden Club Hdq

 Are you gardener? Okay, listen up.

Diseases and insects, annually, can pose a problem for the tomato gardener. With proper care and treatment, these problems can be prevented or successfully remediated. This talk is a primer on winning the battles against the insects and diseases that plague tomato plants and their fruits.

There is a $50 fee for this lecture. Head here for more information. (ruevents.rutgers.edu)

Sunday, September 23
Darci Lynn and Friends Live
Where: State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick

Singer / Ventriloquist Darci Lynne is one of the youngest contestants to ever win NBC’s America’s Got Talent—garnering over 21M views on AGT’s YouTube channel and the most votes for a final performance in the history of the show. She won the hearts of America with her sweetheart disposition and undeniable talent. Darci Lynne kicked off her 2018 national tour with her friends Petunia, the divaesque rabbit; Oscar, the shy and soulful mouse; and Edna, the brash old woman. The multi-talented 13-year-old sold out her first headlining family-friendly show in just six minutes, continually adding shows to meet the overwhelming demand. You can head to stnj.org for tickets.