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What's Going On In New Brunswick This Week?

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - If you’re looking for a good time, the Hub City has you covered. And that’s also true if you’re looking for a ball game, a political demonstration, a solid beat, a stiff drink, an insightful lecture or just about anything else.

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

Monday, Feb. 27

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Trivia geeks and, well, geeks in general, come hither. As part of RU Geek Week, Rutgers hosts “Trivia Night: One Quiz to Rule Them All” at 8 p.m. in the Busch Student Center. The event includes free food for all and prizes for winners.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Rutgers men’s basketball battles the University of Maryland at 6:30 p.m. in The RAC. Tickets are free for students and include a blackout headband.

Wednesday, March 1

Eating disorders affect an untold number of people. Experts plan to discuss the issue at 2 p.m. at the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health on Cook Campus. The event includes refreshments and free visitor parking.

Weeks without City Council meetings feel sort of empty, don’t they? If you’re nodding in agreement, then come to City Hall at 6:30 p.m. for the first rendezvous of the month. The panel is slated to vote on pay raises for its members. Pro-immigrant activists also plan to attend.

Thursday, March 2

To celebrate National Pizza Day, The Artists’ Collective intends to hold a coffeehouse at 8 p.m. at 35 College Ave. Arthur Deras will perform and, even though the pizza holiday is over, there will be plenty of the good stuff.

Friday, March 3

A responsible drinking happy hour? It may sound like an oxymoron until you learn that The Cook College Ramblers are lined up to play Irish folk and rock music at 4:30 p.m. in the Cook Student Center. Come on out and celebrate St. Paddy’s Day early.

If getting into fights at off-campus parties doesn’t properly highlight your strength, this might. Rutgers hosts RU Strong 2017 from 1-6:30 p.m. in the College Avenue Gymnasium. Muscleheads in six weight classes will compete in events like the “Herculean Tire Flip” and the “Titan Carry.”

Or you can continue your celebration of Geek Week at 8 p.m. in the College Avenue Student Center, where Rutgers intends to throw a party featuring live music, karaoke, game and book swaps, a costume contest, food and more.

Saturday, March 4

Rutgers men’s basketball takes on Illinois at noon in The RAC. Tickets are free for students and include basketball pennants. It’s also Youth Sports Day, which means kids get to hit the court after the game.

Sunday, March 5

If you have it what it takes, try your hand at a backgammon tournament at 4 p.m. in the College Avenue Student Center. It’s open to the public, and the champ gets a prize.

What is love if not a battlefield? The legendary CBGBs rocker Pat Benetar is scheduled to play an “intimate” acoustic show at the State Theatre at 8 p.m. with her partner Neil Giraldo. Tickets run from $35 to $85.

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