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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Do you like to dance? How about talking science or eating hot dogs? Well, you can do it all in the Hub City, and there's no need to wait.

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

Monday, March 27

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Are you a Second Ward resident who’s concerned about crime and quality of life? Then join the Second Ward Block Club and Crime Watching at 7 p.m. for a meeting at 109 Nichol Ave., the Quakers’ building. The group works with police and community leaders to try to stamp out drug dealing, graffiti and more.

Tuesday, March 28

Science, hot dogs and drinks, oh my. Ortal Ullman of the Union of Concerned Scientists plans to connect with scientists and concerned citizens at 7 p.m. at Destination Dogs, 101 Paterson St. A related panel event also takes place earlier that day.

You probably know zines as the edgy, do-it-yourself publications that helped to define the early punk and skating scenes. But they’re not dead yet. The Artists’ Collective and the Rutgers Review plan to run a zine workshop at 8 p.m. at 35 College Ave. Attendees will learn the history of the medium and how to make their own. They’ll also get supplies and cookies.

Wednesday, March 29

Rutgers mens’ baseball plays Monmouth at 3 p.m. at Bainton Field, in the school’s softball complex.

Take a load off with Chris Gethard. The comedian is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. in the College Avenue Student Center’s multipurpose room. Rutgers students in New Brunswick and Piscataway are welcome to watch Gethard, who’s appeared in “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Broad City” and more.

Thursday, March 30

Calling all performers: See if you’re Rutgers’ next top dog at The R Factor, a contest scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Busch Campus Center. Thaakat NB charges $7 for tickets, which include free food and access to the talent show. Participants stand to win a cash prize.

Friday, March 31

One of area’s most renowned charity drives, Rutgers Dance Marathon, begins with check-in at 4 p.m. Friday and goes into Saturday. The event raises money for the Embrace Kids Foundation, which supports children with cancer and other diseases. And it includes plenty of booty-shaking.

If you’re the kind who prefers a side of Indian food with your charity work, check out The Cultural Flow. The formal event is slated for 7 p.m. at the Douglass Campus Center. Tickets cost $10 for students and $12 for others. Entrance includes grub, music, dancers and more. 

Saturday, April 1

The Easter Bunny is coming to New Brunswick. The city hosts an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. at Buccleuch Park. The event is free.

Rutgers women’s lacrosse battles Cornell University at 1 p.m. at the Rutgers Stadium Complex.

Rutgers men’s baseball takes on Maryland at 1 p.m. at Bainton Field, in the school’s softball complex.

Sunday, April 2

Rock climbing might be a difficult sport to break into. Rutgers Recreation GO Outdoors hosts an introductory course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Pennsylvania. For information on the price and more, click here.

Make New Brunswick clean again—or something like that. Rutgers holds a community cleanup at 1:30 p.m. near College Avenue. Registration is required and can be completed here. And remember: There’s no shame in being a good neighbor.

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