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Eight Events Happening in New Brunswick This Week

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Once the snow starts to melt, and the water main break and mess on George Street gets cleaned up, check out what's happening around town this week.

Monday, Jan. 8

Cold and snowy days often make for staying indoors and watching a movie. Stop by the New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Ave., to do just that, with a screening of Selma. The movie starts 6:30 p.m. at the Carl T. Valenti Community Room. Admission is free and family and friends are welcome to come enjoy this PG-13 film.

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Tuesday, Jan. 9

The Alfa Art Gallery is kicking off the “A Facility for Photogenia,” 2018 photography exhibit, featuring the work of over a dozen local photographers as they travel across the New York metro area, all the way from downtown Manhattan to the Jersey Shore. The soft opening is Jan. 9 and the opening reception is Jan. 12, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The gallery is located at 108 Church St.

The State Theatre is putting on “Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Live Up the Night,” featuring dancing and appearances by tons of celebrities. The production will showcase ballroom and contemporary dancing as seen on ABC’s hit series. The show starts 8 p.m. and runs 110 minutes. Tickets are between $55 and $125, and can be bought online. The State Theatre is located at 15 Livingston Ave.

Thursday, Jan. 11

Come to the Rutgers College Avenue Student Center to hang out and “chill” with other students. De-stress for finals with mindful meditation, chair massages, henna tattoos and light refreshments. The event runs 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 411ABC and the center is located at 126 College Ave.

Join the New Brunswick Free Public Library for its monthly Knitting/Crocheting Club. Everyone is welcome to stop by, learn from pros, exchange ideas and meet new people. All you need to bring is your current project, or if you’re new to the craft, your willingness to learn. The club meetings 7 to 8:30 p.m. and the library is located at 60 Livingston Ave.

Friday, Jan. 12

Julianne Bard and the Lord Camden Chamber Players will be playing at the Kirkpatrick Chapel this Friday evening. Bard, a renowned soprano, will lead the Lord Camden Chamber Players in a host of famous music pieces enjoyed by our Founding Fathers. The show runs 7 to 11 p.m. and the chapel is located at 81 Somerset Street. More information available online.

Saturday, Jan. 13

The Zimmerli Art Museum will kick off a new exhibit this Saturday, "Place on Stone: Nineteenth Century Landscape Litographs. Featuring landscape prints of lithographic artists, an art form that took off during the 19th century. The exhibit runs through July 29, 2018. The museum is located at 71 Hamilton Street.

Daniel Handler, author of the A Series of Unfortunate Events novel series and Netflix hit, is coming to Rutgers University this weekend. Handler is known to audiences everywhere as the narrator, Lemony Snicket, in the despairing novel as it follows the woes of three young children. The author talk will be 7 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Room of the College Avenue Student Center, 126 College Ave.

During his talk, Handler will have a go at answering the question: How do the questions that haunt us as children lead us into our supposed adulthood? Doors open at 6 p.m., and current Rutgers students with an RUID will receive a free book. Tickets can be bought online.

Editor Daniel J. Munoz, dmunoz@tapinto.nettwitter.com/DanielMunoz100

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