Plan Your Week: Mar. 27 – Apr. 2

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Happy Easter Sunday! Whether you are hunting for Easter Eggs or hunting for possible test questions while studying in the library, here are today’s best options.

There will be a Nashville Humane Association Trip today from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join them to walk adoptable dogs, hang out and pet the cats, and help upkeep maintenance around the Nashville Humane Association.

A productive option is Student Entrepreneurship: Learn How to Start a Successful Business in College, hosted from 7 to 8 p.m. in Commons MPR 235. This event features CEOs from Refridge-A-Dore and VanderBIKES, who will speak to students about how they found entrepreneurial success. There will be a Q&A session, a meet-and-greet opportunity and free food provided.

The men’s tennis team takes on LSU at the Currey Tennis Center today.

As per every Sunday, there will be the Sutherland Social tonight in Sutherland House from 9 to 10 p.m.

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Summer 2016 enrollment begins today.

There will be a Swingin’ Dores Spring Concert tonight in Sarratt Cinema from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Stop on by to see this concert honoring their seniors and to see the ladies put on their heels and rock out to some R. Kelly (and allegedly some Justin Bieber, too).

Another performing arts option is Vanderbilt Opera Theater’s performance of  “Speed Dating Tonight!” at the City Winery at 7 p.m. Dr. Gayle Shay directs this comic opera, set in a Chicago nightclub, as young people look for love.  You can get tickets here.

If you need to cool off from these warm spring temperatures, head to Bridgestone at 7 p.m. tonight to see the Nashville Predators play the Colorado Avalanche.

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The big event this Tuesday is the baseball game between Vandy and Belmont. It will be at the First Tennessee Park at the Sounds Stadium at 6:30 p.m. Shuttles to the game will be leaving from Commons from 5 through 11 p.m. The first 300 students will receive a free Dansby Swanson jersey. Register here to be put in the running for the 100 students given free tickets and an all-you-can eat dinner. For those students that aren’t part of the lucky 100 selected, get your tickets here and use the promo code: VANDYFTP.

There is also the Momentum Spring Show: THE TAKEOVER 2016 tonight from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Ingram Hall. Tickets are $5 cash/card, and can be bought at the Rand wall, box office, door, or from a Momentum member. This performance will also grant you Greek Member Experience and My Vanderbilt Experience Points — all the more reasons to come by and support!

Another option for this Tuesday is the Vanderbilt Interfaith Panel: “Is Religion on Its Way Out?” hosted by Vanderbilt Hillel. Stop by at 6:30 p.m. to have a free and delicious kosher catered dinner by Grins Vegetarian Café, and stick around at 7 p.m. to hear a panel discussion from religious leaders and scholars, speaking about how religion fits into the national and global contexts. This event has free admission and is open to the public.

If you’re feeling productive (or, better yet, terrified about the future), consider the 5 Under 25 Young Alumni Advice Panel, hosted in the Kissam Center Classroom, Room C216 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Five young alumni will speak about life after graduation: what they learned, what they wished they knew. This event is part of the  “Life After Vanderbilt” series. Students can register with Class of 2016 Student Alumni Board (SAB). Free Chick-fil-A will be served!

An important discussion on campus today is Climate Connections: Black Lives Matter & Saving the Planet, held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in Wilson 103. The title of this event is “How the Movement for Racial Justice and the Environment Converge.” Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environment and Climate Justice Initiative, will speak. Free Chipotle will be provided, and this event is a part of both Greek Member Experience and My Vanderbilt Experience.

There are two film options today. The first is at 6 p.m. in the Black Cultural Center. Stop by to see “What Happened to Miss Simone,” one that highlights Nina Simon, a civil rights activist, singer and pianist. Another option is “The Mend,” part of the iLens series, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. This film is defined as a comic drama “about rage, doubt, lust, madness and other brotherly hand-me-downs.”

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Today will be a rainy Wednesday.

To distract yourself, consider the World on Wednesdays: “Justice after National Trauma: The Case of Cambodia” event from 12 to 1 p.m. in the SLC Lower Level Meeting Rooms 1 & 2. This weekly lunch series continues with Vanderbilt senior Jung Min Shin, who will discuss how the Extraordinary Chamber of the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) prosecutes war criminals from the Khmer Rouge.

Around the same time is VPAC Presents: March Main Attraction. Stop by New Rand (by Pi and Leaf) from 12:30 to 1 p.m. to see Vanderbilt University Concert Choir, The Original Cast and Vanderbilt Juggling and Physical Arts Club.

Later on, head to the Student Life Center Ballroom C at 4 p.m. to see A Lecture on Life with Dean Vanessa Beasley. Modeled off Randy Pausch’s Lecture on Life, this series, which has featured Coach Mason and Professor Bess in the past, features the new Dean of the Martha Rivers Ingram Commons as she imparts advice and wisdom to the Vanderbilt community.

The iLens film series continues yet again with “Tangerine,” a movie presented by the Women & Gender Studies department, as well as the Office of LGBTQI life from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. This film showcases trans actresses and is a masterpiece directed and filmed with three iPhone 5s’s. Stop by to enjoy.

Finally, the weekly Stambaugh Soiree will take place in Stambaugh House from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.

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Cake, wine tastings and a tap dance showcase are all on the table this Thursday.

The 2016 Wine Festival & Tasting will be held at 6 p.m. over the ice at Bridgestone Arena today. This event, sponsored by the Nashville Predators Foundation, features 200 higher-end wines, beer and an auction.  

If wine isn’t your thing, and Bill Nye is more your speed, you must head to the Barnes and Noble on West End Avenue today to get Bill Nye to sign a copy of his new book, “Unstoppable.”

Celebrate Trans Visibility at Vanderbilt Day from 12 to 2 p.m. at the KC Potter Center. Stop on by to meet some friends, have cake and conversation, and celebrate the diversity of the Vanderbilt community.

The baseball team takes on South Carolina at Hawkins Field today.

There are two performances on campus tonight: the first is Throwback Tap That! from 7 to 8 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. Tickets are $3 at the box office and $5 at the door. Another is the McGill Coffeehouse: Finale at 7:30 p.m., the capstone performance/artistic showcase of the year for the McGill Project.

There will be a Transnational Collaboration event from 7 to 8 p.m. in the BCC Auditorium today. HiddenDores will pair up with ‘Dores in Solidarity with Palestine, and will host Kwame Rose and Black Lives Matter Nashville to discuss ways to bridge their activism.

Finally, there will be the Northern Exposure event from 8 to 9 p.m. in North House. Stop by for your Thursday pancakes and lemonade.

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It warms up again today.

Just a heads up: Rand will be closed for lunch today because of inspection purposes. Students will be directed towards the Munchie Marts in Branscomb instead.

April Fool’s!

But seriously, there will be a FLASHDANCE performance from 5 to 6 p.m. in New Rand. This is a collaboration between Nach Vandy, Momentum Dance Company, VIDA: Vanderbilt Latin Dance Group, VIBE, Vandy Tap That and Vanderbilt Vitality Dance Company. Stop by for this free impromptu performance!

The baseball team plays South Carolina at 6:30 p.m. at Hawkins Field tonight.

Vanderbilt Spoken Word presents their “Last Open Mic” from 6:45 to 9 p.m. tonight at the BCC. At 7 p.m., attendants will be able to enjoy student talent; after, Neil Hilborn will perform.

Another exciting option is the Featheringill Mixer: Netflix and Featheringchill, which will run from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Featheringill Atrium. This annual mixer features games, food and gives engineering students time to hang out with friends.

Moon Taxi (with COIN) will be playing at the Ryman at 8 p.m.

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There are two home athletic events, outdoor carnivals and a juggling show today.

Alpha Omicron Pi is having their annual Strike Out Arthritis Event from 12 to 2 p.m. at the AOII House to benefit their charity, the Arthritis Foundation. Stop by for cornhole and baseball-themed games.

Keeping up with the athletics theme, the women’s lacrosse team plays Georgetown at the Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium today, and the baseball team will take on South Carolina at 2 p.m. on Hawkins Field.

There will be the Spring Fling event in the Warren and Moore Courtyards from 2 to 5 p.m. The Moore Student Governance and Warren College Council will have inflatables, carnival food and more for their residents.

Perhaps the most exciting event of the day is InVUsion, the Multicultural Leadership Council’s cultural festival from 3 to 6 p.m. on Alumni Lawn. There will be free food and the opportunity for attendants to see your favorite dances from Harambee, Café con Leche, Diwali and ANYF.

Finally, there is the Juggleville XI: The Prop that Leapt Through Time show from 3 to 4:45 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. Head over to see JPAC’s juggling performance. Tickets can be purchased at the Sarratt Box Office, or you can reserve an online ticket here.

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