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What's Going On In New Brunswick This Week?

Downtown New Brunswick Credits: Matthew Hersh

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Valentine’s Day brings plenty of fun to the Hub City. But this week’s activities certainly aren’t limited to the smitten and love-stricken.

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Monday, Feb. 13

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What’s more romantic than a scavenger hunt? A genetics-related scavenger hunt, of course. Rutgers’ Association of Undergraduate Geneticists will host such an event at 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Life Sciences Building on Busch Campus.

Guys, learn how to handle tomorrow’s inevitable romantic disappointment. Rutgers’ violence-prevention and victim-assistance office will hold a talk on how to deal with the emotional and cognitive effects of rejection at 9 p.m. in Scott Hall.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Stand with refugees, if that’s your thing, or merely buy some treats to snack on. The Rutgers chapter of No Lost Generation will sell baked goods and candy from noon to 3 p.m. at 78 College Ave. Proceeds go toward Save the Children U.S., which aims to help refugees caught in the migrant crisis.

Alone on V-Day? No worries. Come get funky with the Rutgers Capoeira Club at 9 p.m. on the upper level of the College Avenue Gymnasium. Wear comfortable red or pink clothes and get ready to learn about an Afro-Brazilian dance, music and more. Entry is free with a Rutgers ID.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

The New Brunswick City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. Local activists plan to speak in favor of officials deeming the community a “sanctuary city.” The governing body, meanwhile, has on its agenda the first reading of ordinances regarding traffic and council members’ pay.

Rutgers women’s basketball team takes on Purdue at 7 p.m. in The Rac. Tickets are free for students and include a Taylor Ham vs. pork roll T-shirt.

Thursday, Feb. 16

This sounds like one hell of a read. Lev Golinkin, the author of “A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Cases of Vodka” will speak to the Rutgers Hillel Russian-Jewish Club at 8:30 p.m. at 9 Bartlett St. The book details the writer’s emigration from the Soviet Union.

Friday, Feb. 17

New Brunswick’s faction of the nationwide general strike against President Donald Trump is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. at Rutgers’ Voorhees Mall.

Here’s a chance to see some of the groundbreaking art coming out of Mason Gross. The second part of the visual art program’s thesis exhibition, “Action at a Distance,” premieres at 7 p.m. at 33 Livingston Ave.

Saturday, Feb. 18

Rutgers women’s lacrosse battles Monmouth at 11 a.m. in the Rutgers Stadium Complex.

Sunday, Feb. 19

Yes, you can still celebrate Valentine’s Day over the weekend. Catch the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine at 3 p.m. in the State Theatre. The venue even offers a chocolate and wine package.

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