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What's Going On In New Brunswick This Week?

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Are you sick of doing the same old things? There's no reason to fall into a rut in New Brunswick. This week alone, for instance, you can catch a basketball game, watch a couple of famous comedians perform or listen to some great music.

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

Tuesday, Feb. 21

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Interested in what’s going on in New Brunswick Public Schools? The city’s Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. On the agenda are a report from the superintendent, policy matters and contracts.

Or get even deeper. Rutgers’ Thomistic Institute presents Alexander Pruss, a Baylor University professor, who plans to deliver a lecture titled “Infinity and Paradox: A New Take on an Old Argument for God's Existence” at 7:30 p.m. at 106 Somerset St.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Rutgers men’s basketball takes on Michigan at 6:30 p.m. in The RAC. Tickets are free for students and include a Rutgers phone wallet.

“Saturday Night Live” has caught a lot of attention in recent months. Now, one of the show’s rising stars, Pete Davidson, is going to crack a few jokes at 9 p.m. in the Busch Student Center’s multi-purpose room. Don’t miss your chance to see the future of funny--and ugly.

Thursday, Feb. 23

If the past few months have proved anything, it’s that dissent is alive and well in this city. Activists from local groups and Rutgers will hold a teach-in session from 4 to 10 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 323 George St. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker might even show up.

Celebrate President’s Day Week with music from the U.S. Air Force’s Heritage of America band. The brass section is set to fill the Hub City with patriotic tunes come 7:30 p.m. in Rutgers’ Marryott Music Building, 81 George St.

Friday, Feb. 24

Here’s a chance to learn a bunch about raising kids, especially those under 10 years old. A $30 ticket buys access to a parenting workshop on building emotional understanding. It runs from 10 a.m. to noon at 5 Elm Row.

Saturday, Feb. 25

If you are what you eat, you should certainly pay attention to what food your neighborhood has to offer. The New Brunswick Community Food Alliance is hosting a food forum at 10 a.m. at the Lord Stirling Community School, where attendees may learn how to access free food, grow their own and more.

The man himself, Lewis Black, is coming to New Brunswick. The dark, ranting comedian performs at 8 p.m. at the State Theatre. And he’ll probably make you laugh a lot more than your buzzed pals can.

Sunday, Feb. 26

Volleyball games didn’t mean much in high school gym class. But this volleyball tournament to benefit Syrian refugees might. It takes place from 1 to 6 p.m. in the College Avenue Gymnasium. Teams of six to eight people may register today.

Rutgers women’s basketball battles Ohio State at 3 p.m. in The RAC. Tickets are free for students and discounted for families. They include Rutgers basketball pennants.

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