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What's Going On In New Brunswick This Week?


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It’s that desolate time of year when football is over and baseball has yet to begin. But sports fans--and everyone else--will be pleased to learn that New Brunswick still offers plenty of fun and informative activities this week.

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

Monday, Feb. 6

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Get funky with performers from all over Rutgers University at 8 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center. PCRF Rutgers is putting on “Rutgers Got Talent,” which is open to actors, musicians, poets and more. Of course, it’s absolutely fine if you want to sit and watch.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Protests continue to crop up in the city. Activists intend to rally outside Mayor Jim Cahill’s office from 4 to 7 p.m., calling for him to label New Brunswick a “sanctuary city” for immigrants. The demonstrators also plan to call various city administrators prior to the protest.

If art’s more your thing, check out this exhibition and discussion by Terrence A. Reese at 6 p.m. in Rutgers’ Zimmerli Art Museum. He will talk about his project, “Reflections: Photographs of Iconic African Americans,” which includes 65 black-and-white photographs of people who shaped the world as we know it.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Rutgers women’s basketball takes on Indiana at 7 p.m. in The RAC. Tickets are free for students, and the team will hold a T-shirt exchange.

Thursday, Feb. 9

Out of work? Come to the New Brunswick Free Public Library at 6 p.m. to learn how you can use New Jersey Career Connections, an online job-finding service, to land a gig. The program will also go over the phases of job loss.

It might not be as lucrative as dating a current doctor, but it’s still something. Rutgers Phi Deta Epsilon hosts its first-ever “Date a Future Doctor” auction at 7 p.m. in the Busch Campus Center. The event includes refreshments and a photo booth. Proceeds go toward the Children’s Miracle Network.

Friday, Feb. 10

Here’s a chance to learn how love and dating work around the world. The Rutgers International Friendship Program plans to host a 5 p.m. social hour at 180 College Ave., where they’ll discuss just that--and make arts and crafts and sip drinks.

Saturday, Feb. 11

Rutgers men’s basketball challenges Minnesota at noon in The RAC. Tickets are free for students, and attendees may receive “Taylor Ham vs. pork roll” shirts.

It’s Black History Month in the Hub City, and there’s a lot to learn about the struggles, victories and legacies of African Americans in the U.S. The New Brunswick Free Public Library will hold a free presentation called “The Impact of Slavery on the Family, the Domino Effect of Poverty, Incarceration and Education” from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 12

How does eating red-velvet pancakes for charity sound? Not bad, of course. Phi Mu and Chi Phi are throwing such a breakfast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 21 Union St. Munchers get a plate of pancakes for $5, which goes toward Children’s Miracle Network and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Plus, you can wear your pajamas.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early this year alongside your special someone. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will host “Dancing & Romancing with the NJSO,” a concert featuring golden-age Hollywood tunes, at 3 p.m. in the State Theatre.

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