Plan Your Week: Apr. 3 – 9

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This week really gets to a slow start on this lazy Sunday.

One option for today is the Sutherland Social, hosted by Sutherland House on Commons from 9 to 10 p.m. Head over for some snacks and socialization.

Another event to consider is the VUCC Spring Concert, held from 2 to 3 p.m. in Blair School of Music’s Ingram Hall. The concert choir will be presenting lots of different types of music from Renaissance to some Disney tunes.

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The weather is a warm 73 degrees today.

Today is the first day of MAKEFEST 2016, a three-day program to enjoy the arts at Vanderbilt. The first event of the day, entitled Creative Communal Flow: How to Make Art, will kick off at the Rand Lounge at 4 p.m. Today features Professor Mark Hosford who will speak on Drawing and Printmaking, and Professor Mel Ziegler, who will speak to Public Installation Art.

There will be a screening of the documentary, “Love and Solidarity” today from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. This film follows the life of Reverend James Lawson, a man who worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. in his fight for civil rights.

There will be a Halls Hoops event tonight from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Kissam Multipurpose Room. There will be fried green tomato sliders, chips, sandwiches, chicken strips and quesadillas for all to enjoy.
Finally, there is the Blair Brass Quintet at 8 p.m. in the Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, an event that’s free and open to the public.

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Tuesday is jam-packed with activities.

There is the  Kick it with Pi Beta Phi event at 4 p.m. on Alumni Lawn, which raises money for their philanthropy benefitting children’s literacy. Teams of 10-12 people can make teams for $5 cash, or $6 on the commodore card. This is a Greek Member Experience event.

Another Greek option is Tie Dye with ADPi, held on the front lawn of their house from 4 to 6 p.m. Anyone can stop over and tie-dye shirts for free! The sorority will have white t-shirts for the first twenty people that show up.

MAKEFEST 2016 continues today with the STEM Meets Art program, held once again at Rand Lounge at 4 p.m. Today’s program presents Dr. Alan Peters, who will speak on Computer Vision; Dr. Randolph Blake, speaking about Optical Illusions; and Dr. Vivien Casagrande, concentrating on the Biological Basis of Perception.

There will be the CMA EDU Songwriters Panel today at 6 p.m. in Calhoun 203. Local songwriters Hannah Ellis and Elizabeth Lyons will be in attendance, and Josh Kerr, the writer of #1 country radio hits like “Dibs” and “Love me Like You Mean it” will be there.

The Nashville Predators play Colorado Avalanche tonight at 7 p.m. at Bridgestone.

Go cheer on the Vandy Boys at 6:30 p.m. Head to Hawkins field to see the baseball team take on Lipscomb.

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Halfway through the week!

Today is the Magnolia Awards Recognition Ceremony, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Student Life Center Ballroom. This award honors distinguished extracurricular activities and demonstrations of leadership. Awards include: Best Diversity & Inclusion Program, Most Meaningful Service, Best Intercultural Awareness Program, Best Interfaith Program, Best Collaborative Program, and Best Arts Program. Award nominees, recipients, and all students alike are invited to attend the program.

Thinking about a career in marketing? Attend an Info Session for the new Vanderbilt Master of Marketing on Wednesday, April 6 from 6:00 – 6:45 PM (Room 230 at the Owen Graduate School of Management) and hear how this 10–month program can help you start a career in marketing regardless of your undergraduate major. Enjoy free pizza and dessert, then meet and hear from the MMark Faculty Director and MMark Director of Admissions.

Today is also the third and final day of MAKEFEST 2016, held yet again at Rand Lounge at 4 p.m. Today is the  Advocacy for Arts in the Community day, featuring Dr. Mitchell Korn concentrating on Sustainable Community Arts Partnerships, Courtney Johnson looking to Seedspace Art and Technology Lab, and Dr. Elizabeth Meadows, Assistance Director of the Curb Center.

Another option is the Leadership Studio’s event on “Accountability,” hosted by the Office of Student Leadership Development from 12 to 1:30 p.m. It will be held in Kissam Room 216C, and will continue tomorrow as well.

There is also the  World on Wednesday: “Hope for Humanity? Domestic Sources of Global Conflict” event from 12 to 1 p.m. in Sarratt 325/327.  Dr. Clive Mentzel will be discussing conflict around the world; specifically, how domestic causes bleed into global conflict. Lunch will be provided.
This week’s iLens movie series is “They are We,” in Sarratt Cinema from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The movie follows a family separated for 170 years by trans-atlantic slave trade. It examines the way the family comes back together.

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There are many performances today to fill your Thursday.

There is the “Creating Change,” Spring Dance Concert tonight from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Martha Ingram Center for the Performing Arts. Sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Dance Program, the theme of this performance is Creating Change, and promises to feature Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern Contemporary, Bharatanatyam, and tap peformances.

Another musical option is the Music is Medicine Fundraiser from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Loveless Barn at Loveless Cafe, benefitting Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and TN Emergency Medical Services for Children. Attractions include a performance by Danielle Bradbery will perform, many southern food options, as well as live and silent auctions.

If you’re still looking for some more musical entertainment, consider the Original Cast’s Crossroads: A Musical About Change, held from 8 to 10 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. This 40th anniversary includes songs from Next to Normal, Rent, Dogfight. Tickets are $5 for undergraduates $10 for general admission.

Additionally, consider Vanderbilt Off-Broadway Presents: Avenue Q tonight at 8 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. Rumor has it that hilarious puppets will be there. The show is free for undergraduates and $5 for the public.

One more performance to do this Thursday: there’s the debut performance of VUTheatre’s The Misanthrope from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at Neely Auditorium. This play by Moliere is a Satirical portrayal of French aristocracy and their hypocrisies. Undergraduate tickets are free, graduates are $7, general admission is $10.

North house’s weekly Northern Exposure event will be tonight 9 p.m. in North House. Stop by for some pancakes and lemonade!

Finally, the Nashville Predators will play the Arizona Coyotes at 7 p.m tonight at Bridgestone.

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Many undergraduates will be leaving campus for fraternity formats today. If you’re staying on campus, here are Friday options.

The Accessibility Map-a-thon is running all day today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join the Accessibility Mapping Project in their effort to make campus accessible to those of any disability, gender, age or capability. Drop by the Curb Center on 1801 Edgehill to join a team and to map out parts of campus.  Snacks will be provided.

Men’s tennis plays Arkansas at the Currey Tennis Center today.

There will be continued performances from yesterday. The Misanthrope will be at 8 p.m. at Neely Auditorium, Crossroads: A Musical About Change will begin at 8 p.m. in Langford Auditorium, and Vanderbilt Off-Broadway’s Avenue Q will be at 8 p.m. in Sarratt.

There will also be a Telescope Night at Dyer Observatory from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Dyer Observatory in Brentwood, TN. This event happens the second Friday of every month, starting in March and continuing through November. Stop by to use these open telescopes for viewing, and speak with the astronomers who will answer any questions you have have.

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Today is Holi 2016 on Vanderbilt’s campus. Head to Alumni Lawn between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m. for this festival of color! Make sure to bring a plastic bag for your phone so it doesn’t get covered in paint. 

At the same time is the Voices of Praise Annual Concert, also at 1 p.m. at the Benton Chapel. The theme is “A Call to True Worship” and features five ministries of color, spoken word and a liturgical dance. Admission is free for all those interested.

The baseball team will take on Xavier at 4 p.m. at Hawkins Field.

There will be a Cultural Education and Exchange Dinner Series (CEEDS) event tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Commons MPR. This program aims to engage international and domestic students in conversation via the catered dinner offered and live performances.

There will also be a Sankofa Concert at 8 p.m. at Ingram Hall. This event, that’s free and open to the public, features an African drum and dance ensemble.

Finally, the performing arts community continues their showings of The Misanthrope, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at Neely Auditorium, the Crossroads musical about Change at 8 p.m., and Vanderbilt Off-Broadway’s Avenue Q at 8 p.m. at Sarratt.

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