Plan Your Week: Oct. 18 – 24

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Munchie Marts reopen and campus comes alive again on Sunday. On-campus activities are limited, but there is plenty to do in the city.

Tune into the Titans game at noon as they play the Miami Dolphins at the Nissan Stadium.

Head over to Musicians’ Corner in Centennial Park to see free performances from Sarah Portenza, the Centennial Jambands, The Band of Heathens, and The Suffers.

At Bongo Java East Nashville, the Grassy Knoll Movie Nights is presenting a showing of “The Addams Family” movie. Mosey there at 5:30 to get a good seat.

Other activities include the Music and Molasses Festival at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy their live music and shop for their molasses products by purchasing a $6 at the gate. The Masters of Illusion show is also happening at the Tennessee Performance Arts Center at 7 p.m. tonight, and promises to wow you with its magic, levitations, and illusions.

A Halloween option is Nashville Nightmare, open on Sunday from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., located on 1016 Madison Square off of Gallatin Road. Named at the Best Haunted House in Nashville, stop by for a pre-Halloween fright.

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Classes and normalcy resume on Monday, as students get back into the daily grind.

There are two movies happening on campus today: “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” will be shown from 4-6 p.m. in Buttrick 103, and focuses on the women who piloted the modern women’s movement. There will be a post-film discussion with the director.

The other movie is Ilens Film: Tear of the Black Tiger, presented by Professor Ben Tran from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. in Sarratt. It both pokes fun, and pays homage, to American Western movies and romantic comedies, and will be presented in Thai with English subtitles.

There will be a Radnor Lake Hike at 5 p.m. Hikers will meet up with the Nashville Hiking Group at 5 p.m. by the bike rack at the Nature Center at the Granny White Pike Entrance. Expect a 4.5 mile trek.

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There is a ton happening on campus today.

The Vanderbilt Performing Arts Community is presenting their October Main Attraction in the Rand Lounge at 12:30 p.m. Stop by to see performances from the Vanderbilt Variations, Vanderbilt Off-Broadway, and Victory A Cappella.

The Office of Wellness & Alcohol Education is sponsoring An Afternoon of African Dance! From 5-6 p.m. in the Elliston 3 Common Room in Warren. They encourage all campus members to learn this dance style (one very similar to Zumba), and join them in a conversation with Katherine Rotos about health and wellness. Water and veggies will be served.

Keep the dancing theme going by attending the Momentum Presents: All In from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. in Ingram Hall. Watch dancers as they perform their own choreographed work.

The Be Unique “You” Event, sponsored by the Yes+Meditation Club at Vanderbilt, will teach participants meditation, yoga, and breathing techniques, in order to encourage participants to relax and claim their own identity. It will be held from 6-7 p.m. in Furman 007.

Other events in Furman include Sex(ED), The Movie, hosted by Students Engaging in Education Dialogue (SEED), the Lambda Association, VSG, and Alpha Chi Omega in room 114 from 6-8 p.m. Free food and t-shirts will be provided, and the movie will be followed by a discussion of sexual education in the United States.

The Holocaust Lecture Series presents “Ida,” a Polish film that won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Picture, from 7-8 p.m. in Sarratt. The movie covers a young woman who discovers her parents are Jewish while she is in the process of becoming a nun.

There will also be a Percussion Ensemble Concert at 8 p.m. in Turner Recital Hall in Blair. It is free and open to the public.

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We are halfway through our first week back on campus. Here’s what’s happening today.

The De-Stress with Walking Wednesday Program, hosted by the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center encourages students to meet at the Eskind Biomedical Library for a 30 minute relaxing walk.

From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., head to the Rand Wall for the DIG Vanderbilt Plant Drive. As a part of their service project, Mayfield 1 is giving away plants with informational brochures about how to best take care of them. They’re kick-starting their social media competition, where they encourage students to submit photos of them with their plant. The winner will receive prizes and a free dinner at their lodge.

Another Wednesday aftertoon activity is the World on Wednesdays (WOW) presentation on Street Harassment, held in the SLC LL Meeting Rooms 1&2  from 12-1 p.m. Sirajah Raheem from Project Safe will lead the discussion about preventing street harassment around the world.

The McGill Project is hosting their Kitchen Table Series today, entitled, “What does your body hair say about you?” The series aims to open discussion about gender-related topics. The group plans to meet in the McGill lobby at 4:50 p.m., to then head to Sarratt to continue the conversation until 6:15.

Montgomery Gentry will take the Ryman Stage at 8 p.m.

Sabor Latino, an extravaganza of food, dancing, and performances, will be held from 7-10 p.m. in the SLC Ballrooms. Make sure to get there early; the tickets for the event, to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, go fast. Plus, you want one of their free t-shirts!

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There are lots of performances happening this Thursday.

TPAC presents two performances at 7:30 p.m.: Cinderella, (whose tickets go from $30-75) in Jackson Hall, as well as a ballet performance of Dracula at the Polk Theater. Vanderbilt students get a 20% discount on tickets if they type in the promo code NVBANDY at https://patron.tpac.org/nbal/promo/NBVANDY.

From 3:30-6 p.m., there will be a Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteer Trip to Glen Farms.

The weekly Farmers’ Market on 21st and Blakemore will be held from 3-6 p.m.

The Nashville Predators take on the Anaheim Ducks at Bridgestone Arena at 7 p.m.

The big event of the day is the Homecoming Block Party / Pep Rally held from 7-10 p.m. on Greek Row. Aaron Carter will be there, as will be McDougals, Maggie Moo’s and Retro Sno Food Trucks, free long-sleeved t-shirts, and carnival games.

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Friday kicks-off Homecoming Weekend.

Start your weekend right by celebrating Food Day 2015 with Samples from Vanderbilt Chefs. This event will be held at three locations: Vandy Café is hosted at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Vandy Cooks Kitchen will be stationed at the Rec Center, and the Courtyard Café will be at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. This event is free! Participants are encouraged to vote on their favorite foods, and get nutrition tips.

Vanderbilt’s NROTC is presenting their 2015 National Security Symposium: General John Hyten on Space and Cyberspace from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Sarratt. General John Hyten, who works and maintains cyberspace forces for the US Strategic Command, and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, will speak to the Vanderbilt community. RSVP by going to: http://nrotcvanderbilt.com/nss.

The Vanderbilt Women’s Soccer Team takes on the Georgia Bulldogs at 7 p.m. at the soccer stadium.

The Commodore Quake is the go-to event of the day, held from 8-11:15 in Memorial Gym. You cannot miss The Band Perry and Third Eye Blind, who will be performing.

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The Commodores play Mizzou for our annual Homecoming Game.

On Purdy Field, in front of the Rec Center, there will be a tailgate from 1-3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults.

The South Asian Cultural Exchange is also having a tailgate on the Tolman Patio from 12 – 1 p.m., and will serve free hamburgers and vegetarian options.

If the game isn’t your thing, there will be an Ethiopian Food and Board Game Night in Buttrick 201 from 5-7:30 p.m. The Ambassadores invites you to join for free food, board games, and great conversation.

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