Plan Your Week: Feb. 6 – 13

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Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Whether you’re rooting for the Panthers or the Broncos, there is plenty to do today to fuel your game day spirit.

Before the game, head to Ingram Hall at 2 p.m. to see the final performance of Legally Blonde: The Musical. The high-energy show, filled with hilarious songs and tons of pink, provides a nice contrast to the macho Super Bowl to air later in the evening.

Kissam will be hosting The 50th Big Game Party from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight in the Kissam Center MPR. Come stop by donning colors for your favorite team and enjoy food catered from Vandy Dining.

If football’s not your thing, head to the 2016 Vanderbilt University Chinese Student and Scholar Association Spring Festival Gala from 6 to 9 p.m. in Langford Auditorium for the Year of the Monkey Spring Festival Gala. Tickets are $5 for admission or $10 for entry and dinner.

As the festivities wind down, consider Sutherland Social from 9 to 10 p.m. tonight in Sutherland House to gear up for a big week.

Men’s Tennis plays Harvard at noon in the Currey Tennis Center today.

Tonight at midnight is also the deadline for Tour Guide applications. 

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After a big Super Bowl day yesterday, Monday gets off to a slower start.

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, head to the Rand Wall between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to participate in the Share the Love Project. Alpha Phi Omega, Vanderbilt’s service fraternity, will be selling Hershey’s Kisses and notes to deliver to friends, lovers and all people in between. They can even deliver a bouquet of daisies to their door with a note if you provide a room number. After your first bouquet, each one is a $1 donation. With a $5 donation, you can send stuffed animal and kisses to your loved one or direct it to the Children’s Hospital. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Children’s Hospital.  

Another option this Monday is The Other Big League, held from 7 to 8 p.m. in Memorial Gym. Hosted by Revitalizing & Empowering Vanderbilt’s African American Male Population (REVAMP), this event features former African American student-athletes who are exceling in other fields. Perry Wallace, the first African-American athlete to play in the SEC, will be there to speak, among distinguished others.

Finally, as a part of the International Lens Series, “Cesar’s Last Fast” will be showcased in Sarratt Cinema from 7:30 to  9:30 p.m.  This movie, presented in collaboration with the Latino and Latina Studies program, discusses the complicated history of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers.

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There’s a healthy mix of philanthropic, athletic and academic activities on campus today.

First, the Share the Love Project continues from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today on the Rand Wall.

The Center for Student Professional Development is hosting a Engineering & Technology Career Fair from 12 to 3 p.m. in the SLC Ballroom.

As part of Rainbow ReVU week, there will be a Pride Day Festival today. There will be a party at 12:20 p.m. on Library Lawn and a festival from 1 to 3 p.m. that features photo and writing campaigns, face painting, food trucks and musical guests.

Ever seen a billionaire up close? Or, better yet, had the chance to ask them anything? If not, you can’t miss Effective Philanthropy: Market Failures in Public Policy, held in Wilson 103 from 7 to 8 p.m. John Arnold is a Vanderbilt alum that majored in math and economics and ran an extraordinarily successful energy hedge fund upon graduating. He retired at age 38 and is now committed to building a philanthropy that will receive 75% of his earnings over the course of his lifetime.  He will discuss this process, and his role as one of the top three givers in the country, at this event that is both free and open to the public.

Dr. Jim Lovensheimer invites people into his apartment in Smith 502 for the topic of “privacy” as a part of his Coffee and Conversations series, held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Kissam. Stop by to hear from Sarah Jordan Welch from Project Safe and Dr. Doug Fischer, the Faculty Director of Warren College.

An exciting film screening of “Just Eat It,” a movie devoted to highlighting food waste, will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. Watch as a couple only eats the food that would be otherwise thrown away and see the issue of food waste firsthand.

The Nashville Predators play the Washington Capitals at 7 p.m. at Bridgestone tonight.

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Wednesday calms down after a busy Tuesday.

Alpha Phi Omega’s Share the Love campaign continues on the Rand Wall.

Head to Sarratt Cinema from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for “Recovering Lost Voices: Robert Penn Warren and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.” This event, sponsored by the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center (BCC) and the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, features a panel discussion with two of the people interviewed for Warren’s book. A reception follows the discussion.

Another thought-provoking event is “Fury,” a film that criticizes and highlights “groupthink.” Created in 1936, it highlights brewing national tensions and is a modern-day masterpiece.

You can’t miss the men’s basketball team play Missouri tonight. Head over to Memorial Gym at 8 p.m. to cheer them on!

Close off your night by stopping at Stambaugh Soiree from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.

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Whether you’re feeling book clubs, basketball games, desserts or debate screenings, there’s definitely something for you this Thursday.

The Share the Love campaign will continue on the Rand Wall today and will also be at the Commons Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To continue the theme of Valentine’s Day lingo, consider the Find Your Perfect Match event held in the Sarratt Promenade from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Unrelated to Valentine’s Day, this event hosts study abroad alumni who will be at booths to discuss the programs they embarked on and enjoyed.

The BCC Book Club will be discussing “Simple Justice” today from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Black Cultural Center. David Williams, Vice Chancellor for University Affairs and Athletics, will lead the discussion about this book that focuses on the Brown vs. Board of Education case, and will consider the newly added chapter about new relevant cases.

There will be two events to watch the Democratic Debate tonight: the Desserts and Debates catered debate watch party held from 8 to 10 p.m. in Carmichael Towers and the Warren and Moore College’s Presidential Debate Series that will show the debate at the same time in the Kissam Center.

There are also two Commons House events tonight: Northern Exposure from 8 to 9 p.m. (where allegedly, pancakes and lemonade will be served) and Murray Munchies from 9 to 10 p.m.

The women’s basketball team will play Tennessee tonight in Memorial Gym at 8 p.m.

Downtown, consider the “Willie Nelson and Family” performance at Schermerhorn Symphony Center at 7:30 p.m. It’s hard to miss the man who won 11 Grammy Awards when he’s playing in town.

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The week draws to a close with a nicely packed Friday.

One of today’s most exciting events is “Harambee 2016: Straight Outta Africa,” which begins in the Student Life Center at 6 p.m. Hosted by the African Student Union, the theme is “Africa is the Greatest Ghostwriter of All Time” and aims to illustrate how Africa has influenced widespread world culture. Among other things, there will be an Afro-Bollywood Fusion dance performance by Nach Vandy, Caribbean dances as well as modern hiphop ones and a fashion show entitled “Correcting Cultural Appropriation,” amongst other things. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Sarratt Box Office for $10 for both diner and the show, or $12 at the door.

Another option is Choral Prism, a performance that features the Melodores, Harmonic Notion, the Blair Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Vanderbilt Chorale, the Symphonic Choir and Vanderbilt University Concert Choir. Head to Ingram Hall at either 7:30 p.m. or later at 9 p.m. to enjoy these two performances!

The women’s track team will hosts the “Music City Challenge” in the multipurpose facility today. Head over to support!

Off campus, Barry Manilow will be performing in Bridgestone Arena at 7:30 p.m.

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We’ve made it to the weekend! There are plenty of events happening today to celebrate.

The main attraction this Saturday is JOURNEYS: Asian New Year Festival 2016. Dinner will be served first at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center and performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. Hosted by the Vanderbilt Asian American Student Association, this event will focus on the story of The Monkey King. Tickets are on sale at the Sarratt Box Office: $10 for the show, $15 for dinner and the show.

Another fun event is Queer Prom! held from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the 208 House. This event is open to all students of genders and sexualities and aims to recreate what could have been a negative event in high school. It will be an enjoyable night for all!

Finally, the WAM Presidential Debate Screenings continues tonight from  8 to 10 p.m. Head to the Kissam Center to watch the Republican debate.

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