The first month of the decade is finally almost over and the Hub City has a jam-packed week of great events to end January on a high note. Check out the list below. 

 

Monday, Jan. 27

MLK Dream Week: Demanding Freedom As Justice with Dr. Peniel E. Joseph at 6:30 p.m.

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Where: College Avenue Student Center

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Week recognizes Dr. King’s ultimate sacrifice for justice and equality and how we can continue to carry out his vision for a more just and equitable society.

Join Rutgers Student Affairs for a reception and book signing at 6:30 p.m., followed by the event kick-off at 7:30 p.m. in the College Avenue Student Center. 

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Peniel E. Joseph, who holds a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the founding director of the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.

For more information, click here. 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Rutgers Men’s Basketball Game at 8 p.m.

Where: Rutgers Athletic Center

Grab all the red gear you have and head on over to the Rutgers Athletic Center! The Scarlet Knights will be facing off against the Purdue University Boilermakers. Go, Knights!

For more information and tickets, click here.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Target Zero Film Screenings at 12 p.m.

Where: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - Clinical Academic Building

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is partnering with the HIV Prevention Community Planning Support and Development Initiative (HIV Prevention CPSDI) to collect recommendations on a documentary focused on HIV prevention and treatment. 

They seek volunteers to watch a 20-minute film, “Target Zero” and give their feedback using before and after surveys. 

Refreshments will be provided during the film and should take approximately 60 minutes.

For more information, click here

 

New Talent Showcase at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Stress Factory Comedy Club

Think you're funny? Come prove it at the Stress Factory’s ‘New Talent Showcase’ where amateurs come out to try out some stage time and some material.

You never know who is going to stop in and step on the stage as pros tend to stop in from time to time. Everyone gets three minutes of stage time.

Come show us what you got!

To register, click here.

 

Thursday, Jan. 30

Rutgers Women’s Basketball Game at 7 p.m.

Where: Louis Brown Athletic Center

Time to cheer on the Lady Scarlet Knights! Grab all the red gear you have and head on over to the Louis Brown Athletic Center at 7 p.m.

The Scarlet Knights will be facing off against the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. Go, Knights!

For more information and tickets, click here.

 

Friday, Jan. 31

Paint Nite: Flight of the Fireflies at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub

Grab your friends and head on over to the Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub on Church Street to unleash your inner artist at the Original Paint Nite. You’ll go from a blank canvas to a masterpiece of your own, with plenty of laughs along the way.

For more information and tickets, click here.

 

Saturday, Feb. 1

Bridging the Sexes (Blindfolded Speed Dating) at 9 p.m.

Where: Above Arts Studio 

Do you like networking but don't know who to talk to or what to talk about? Ever been speed dating? 

We have the perfect event for you! 

Join the Above Arts Studio on Morris Street and come catch a Valentine. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

For more information and tickets, click here.

 

Sunday, Feb. 2

Paint Nite: Hot, Cold, Wet and Falling at 7 p.m.

Where: Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub 

Did you miss Friday night’s painting event but still want to unleash your inner artist?

Head on over to the Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub on Church Street to go from a blank canvas to a masterpiece of your own, with plenty of laughs along the way.

For more information and tickets, click here.