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What’s Going On in New Brunswick This Week?

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Downtown New Brunswick Credits: Matthew Hersh
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — It’s a blue-ribbon day for baseball. As the major-league season kicks off this week, New Brunswick, as usual, has a lot going on as well.

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

Monday, April 3

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Everything you’ve wanted to know about Islam can be found at Brower Commons beginning today and through April 7. Rutgers-New Brunswick Islam Awareness Week, which is scheduled for all day and night, includes free food, raffles, nightly talks and activities. Visitors of all faiths are welcome to come talk and ask questions about the religion.

Spam. The canned meat favored by war vets is a lot better than you might think. So come by the Livingston Student Center from 2 to 6 p.m. to try some Spam musubi, a beloved Hawaiian snack that sort of resembles sushi. The money benefits the sisters of Rutgers Akdphi.

Tuesday, April 4

What is The Resistance? Frances Fox Piven, a New York-based political science and sociology professor, will talk at 2 p.m. in Davison Hall, 26 Nichol Ave. A well-known social scientist and activist, she has spent her career boosting democratic practices among the poor and working classes.

Wednesday, April 5

The struggle for civil rights might be one that’s unending. But Rutgers officials are celebrating Paul Robeson, a hero of the mid-1900s civil rights movement with New Brunswick roots. His granddaughter, Susan Robeson, will speak with Harry Belafonte, a friend and fellow musician-turned-activist, at 7 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center.

Or try your hand at curbing hunger. The Rutgers Rotaract Club is scheduled to hold a meal-packing event from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cook Student Center. The initiative, part of “Stop Hunger Now,” will help to feed more than 60,000 kids.

Thursday, April 6

The thing about college is that it ends—and the bills come in rather quickly. So check out Rutgers’ “Life After Rutgers Financial Reality Fair” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Busch Student Center to better understand how you can tackle post-grad money challenges.

Friday, April 7

Get groovy at this free outdoors K-pop festival set for 6 p.m. on Morrell Street. HARU, Rutgers’ K-pop dance club, plans to put on dance performances, host games and activities and raffle off prizes.

Saturday, April 8

Rutgers women’s softball takes on Nebraska at 1 p.m. at the softball complex off Hospital Road, Piscataway.

Rutgers women’s lacrosse battles Maryland at 7 p.m. at HighPoint Solutions Stadium, 1 Scarlet Knight Way.

There’s no shame in getting loose on a Saturday night. A monthly drum-and-dance is slated for 7:30 p.m. at the Garden of Healing Yoga & Wellness Center, 27 Bayard St. Tickets cost $10 for non-members and include access to drums, available either to borrow or buy.

Sunday, April 9

You ready to run? The Rutgers United Half Marathon & 8K is set for 8 a.m. at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center, Busch Campus. For more information, click here.

Rutgers women’s tennis challenges Michigan State at noon at HighPoint Solutions Stadium, 1 Scarlet Knight Way.

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