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Eight Events Happening in New Brunswick This Week (March 5 - 9)


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The nor’easter is behind us, and this week is looking chilly but mostly sunny. Don’t let the cooler temperatures keep you from enjoying all of the fun, indoor, events going on in town this week.

Monday, Mar. 5

  • Stand with Planned Parenthood and hear women’s health advocate Tazmine Weisgerber give a talk at Rutgers. Weisgerber will speak about her experience with sexual and reproductive health issues in Kenya and other global health topics. She will also go over domestic campaigns, and how to be a reproductive rights advocate across the globe. The lecture will be held at the Honors College (5 Seminary Place, New Brunswick) from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. This event is hosted by RU for Choice.

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  • What are college students’ views of the First Amendment? Come hear UCLA Professor John Villasenor present his research on that very question. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and an audience Q&A session. This event will be held at the Rutgers Academic Building room 2125 (15 Seminary Place, New Brunswick) from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA).

Tuesday, Mar. 6

  • The Zimmerli Art Museum is hosting their monthly Art After Hours night. March’s event celebrates Zimmerli’s new exhibition "Impressions: Prints of Mexico, 1930s-40s"/"Impresiones: Estampas de México, 1930s-40s" and is programmed in collaboration with the Mexican-American Student Association of Rutgers University-NB. The evening features exhibition tours in English and Spanish, DJ RataPrincess playing traditional and contemporary Latin American music, a piñata- and balero-making workshop, a performance by the Rutgers Bachata Club, and lessons in cumbia dancing (bachata and cumbia are two Latin American dance forms very popular in Mexico). This event will be from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Zimmerli (71 Hamilton St, New Brunswick). It is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Mar. 7

  • The Writers at Rutgers series will host poet Natalie Diaz. She is the author of "When My Brother Was an Aztec," the tale of a sister struggling with a brother’s addiction within the dynamic of a family steeped in the mythology and cultural history of reservation life. Diaz will read from this and other works. The reading will be from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) of the College Ave Student Center (126 College Ave, New Brunswick). It is free and open to the public. This event is hosted by the Rutgers Department of English.

  • The Rutgers Geology Museum is having their monthly late night. This month’s theme is the Ice Age. Come out and chill while learning about mastodons, saber tooth cats, and the many other creatures that roamed this planet during the Ice Age. Demonstrations, arts and crafts and educational activities for all ages will be set up around the museum for this event and people are welcome to come and go as they please. This event runs from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The Geology Museum is located at 85 Somerset St, New Brunswick.

Thursday, Mar. 8

  • It’s International Women’s Day and to commemorate Rutgers Global is hosting a screening and discussion of the documentary “The People’s Girls.” This 2016 film, directed by Colette Ghunim and Tina van Loon, takes a closer look at the problem of sexual harassment in Egypt and how women are fighting back. Following the screening, Colette Ghunim (the film's director), Judy Postmus (Director, Center on Violence Against Women and Children), and Rasha Moumneh (Center for Women's Global Leadership) will discuss the pressing issue of sexual harassment in both global and U.S. contexts. This event is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and will be held in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) of the College Ave Student Center (126 College Ave, New Brunswick). It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

  • Eat and drink all you can for a good cause at Roosterspin. The chic Korean eatery will host an unlimited Wine, Whiskey, and Karaoke event for the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation. Proceeds will benefit New Jersey kids with cancer and their families. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. The tickets include wine and whiskey tastings, appetizers, and all the Karaoke you can sing. This event is from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Roosterspin is located at 120 Albany St, New Brunswick. Advance tickets can be purchased online.

Sunday, Mar. 11

  • Rock out at the Scarlet Pub with some great (mostly) local bands. This week’s lineup includes Sunset Vanities, Raising Dinosaurs, I am Curbie, and Greg Rekus, who’s on tour from Canada. The concert is from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Scarlet Pub is located at 131 Easton Ave, New Brunswick. All artists perform courtesy of Embrace DIY Productions.

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