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What's Going On In New Brunswick This Week?

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Hub City is booming with fun activities this week, whether you’re a returning Rutgers student who’s looking to catch a game or a New Brunswick resident who wants to enjoy a few laughs.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 17

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Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at 5 p.m. in the New Brunswick Free Public Library. The program, “Honoring the Dream,” will include discussions and activities to pay homage to King and his impact on the civil rights movement.

Rutgers women’s basketball will take on Iowa at 7 p.m. in The RAC. Tickets are free for students and include a blackout headband giveaway.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

What’s better than networking? Networking with a drink in hand at a comedy club, for one. Join Connect the Dots 4 Women’s “Girls Night Out” event at 5:30 p.m. at the Stress Factory to learn about sales, social media and other business strategies.

If local government’s more your thing, the New Brunswick City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. Among the agenda items is an ordinance to adopt the Cultural Center Redevelopment Plan, which stands to overhaul the city’s downtown arts and theater district.

Thursday, Jan. 19

Here’s a score for fans of basketball and New Brunswick alike: Filmmaker John Hulme will screen his documentary “Blood, Sweat & Tears: A Basketball Exorcism” at 7 p.m. at New Brunswick High School. The film highlights a 30-year-old championship game between New Brunswick and Highland Park—and the race, class and religion issues that marked the contest.

The New Brunswick music scene is among the best in the state. So why not catch this show, featuring the up-and-coming hometown band Modern Chemistry and others, at 7 p.m.? The location is still unknown—and you might need a to make a connection in the scene to find that out.

Friday, Jan. 20

Rutgers wrestling will duke it out with Oregon State at 7 p.m. in The RAC.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Yes, it’s January, but that doesn’t mean you can’t jump in the water. The state’s chapter of Heroes On the Water will teach participants how to properly paddle and rescue individuals in the surf at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center. And there will be kayaks.

Rutgers men’s basketball will compete against Nebraska at 12 p.m. in The RAC. Tickets are free for students.

Sunday, Jan. 22

Tough week back? Unwind with “Knight at the Movies,” which will screen “Hidden Figures” at 4 p.m. in Rutgers Cinema. The film, which is still in theaters, tells the story of three African-American women who worked for Nasa and helped launch John Glenn into space.

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