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Dance Theater: February 10 to 13, New Brunswick
Platanos, Collard Greens, Y Callaloo: February 10, Newark
The Academic Foundations Center, Pre-College Academic Support Services, presents the free theatrical performance of Platanos, Collard Greens, Y Callaloo on February 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Essex Room at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark. Nonperishable food donations will be collected for Isaiah’s House. Learn more here.
Theater: The Shape of Things: February 10 to 14, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden’s Department of Fine Arts presents The Shape of Things, a modern coming-of-age tale by Neil LaBute, from February 10 to 14 in the Black Box Studio Theater, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.
“Expressive Engines: Musical Technologies from Automata to Robots”: February 15, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts Music Department, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts the symposium and concert, “Expressive Engines: Musical Technologies from Automata to Robots,” on February 15. The symposium, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall in Mortensen Hall, New Brunswick, is free. The 7:30 p.m. concert, at Nicholas Music Center, New Brunswick, highlights music from the early-modern and contemporary eras performed on acoustic instruments, automata, and musical robots. Tickets are $15 for the general public; $10 for alumni, employees, and seniors; and $5 for students. Learn more here.
“The State of Africa”: Screening and Panel Discussion: February 16, Camden
On February 16 from 6 to 9 p.m., Rutgers University–Camden’s Africana Studies Program hosts “The State of Africa,” a screening and panel discussion of Black Gold, an award-winning documentary about the human and material costs of producing and distributing Ethiopian coffee within the global economy. The location is 401 Penn Classroom at the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.
Jersey Collective Photography Exhibition: through February 18, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Art Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts the photography exhibition Jersey Collective through February 18. The project invited a different photographer to take over the Jersey Collective Instagram account each week and post photos taken in New Jersey. Learn more here.
(Dis)Honesty–The Truth About Lies: Film Screening: February 9, Newark
Latin@ Studies Working Group Talk and Exhibition: February 3, Newark
As part of Rutgers’ 250th yearlong anniversary celebration, Latin@ Studies Working Group presents two events in the Dana Room, fourth floor at the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark, on February 3: “Direct Flight: Havana–Newark” lecture at 2:30 p.m. and the exhibit and talk “Newark 74! Remembering the Puerto Rican Rebellion” at 4 p.m. Learn more and RSVP here.
Symphony in C Performs Ravel and Rodrigo: February 6, Camden
Symphony in C performs Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin’s reimagination of Carmen, painting Bizet’s famous melodies in a variety of fresh instrumental colors set to new rhythms on February 6 at 8 p.m. at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Rutgers University–Camden’s Fine Arts Complex. Learn more here.
Concert: Tribute to Amiri Baraka: February 6, Newark
As part of Rutgers’ 250th yearlong anniversary celebration, the Rutgers University–Newark Department of African American and African Studies presents the free concert “Getting Less & Less Safe Out Here: A Tribute to Amiri Baraka” on February 6 at the Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.
Jersey Collective Exhibition: through February 18, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Art Library hosts a photography exhibition titled Jersey Collective through February 18. The project invited a different photographer to take over the Jersey Collective Instagram account each week and post photos they’ve taken in New Jersey. Learn more here.
TFAP@TEN Exhibition: through April 8, New Brunswick
The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, a program of the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries, announces a group exhibition in honor of The Feminist Art Project’s 10th anniversary. TFAP@TEN features the works of six artists in the TFAP Regional New Jersey Chapter: Anonda Bell, Nancy Cohen, Jaz Graf, So Yoon Lym, Babs Reingold, and Adrienne Wheeler and can be viewed at the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, through April 8. On March 3 at 5 p.m., an artists’ discussion will be moderated by Midori Yoshimoto. RSVP for the March 3 event to email@example.com. Learn more here.
Honoré Daumier and the Art of La Caricature: through July 31, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents Honoré Daumier and the Art of La Caricature, an exhibition featuring the satirical caricatures of Honoré Daumier, through July 31. Learn more here.
Visiting Filmmaker Series: January 28 to April 21, Piscataway
Research Roundtable: Ted Greene: Sound, Time, and Unlimited Possibility by Terrence McManus: January 27, Newark
Guitarist, composer, and sound artist Terrence McManus presents a talk on Ted Greene, a guitarist whose legacy is immense and yet who remains largely anonymous in the jazz community, on January 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.
The Radical Potential of Human Rights: January 28, New Brunswick
As part of its Distinguished Lecture Series, the Institute for Research on Women presents Radhika Balakrishnan of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, who speaks on “The Radical Potential of Human Rights” on January 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Mozart's "Così fan tutte": January 29 to February 7, New Brunswick
Opera at Rutgers presents Mozart's “Così fan tutte” on January 29 and 31 and February 5 and 7 at Nicholas Music Center, New Brunswick. Learn more here.
CURE Seminar on Impact of Nonprofit Institutions' Leadership on Central Philadelphia: January 29, Camden
Carolyn Adams, a professor of geography and urban studies at Temple University and author of the new book From the Outside In, addresses the implications of assigning substantial power over Philadelphia's future to nonprofit institutions whose governing boards are dominated by residents of the suburbs, on January 29 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the third floor faculty lounge, Armitage Hall, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.
New Jersey Film Festival: January 30 to March 4, New Brunswick
Watch compelling short and feature-length films at the New Jersey Film Festival from January 30 to March 4 at Voorhees Hall, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Geology Museum Open House: January 30, New Brunswick
The Geology Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents its annual open house on January 30, featuring hands-on lectures, make-and-take arts and crafts, and a mineral sale. Learn more here.
HereNow: Rutgers 250 Exhibition Opening Reception: February 2, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum kicks off its first interactive initiative, HereNow, part of the yearlong celebration of the university’s 250th anniversary, on February 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. For the exhibition, the Zimmerli invites the global Rutgers community to capture their experiences at university locations and events, across New Jersey and around the world. View photos that already have been submitted, meet people behind the project, and learn how you can become involved as it continues through the spring. Throughout the evening, enjoy performances by New Brunswick Jazz Project musicians Jerry Weldon on saxophone, Kyle Koehler on organ, and Vince Ector on drums. The trio performs favorites from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards. Admission, activities, and refreshments are free. Learn more here.
Writers at Newark: Natalie Diaz and Saeed Jones: February 2, Newark
Writers at Newark, Rutgers University–Newark, hosts poet Natalie Diaz, a member of the Mohave and Pima Indian tribes, and poet Saeed Jones, editor of BuzzFeed LGBT, on February 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in room 255/256/257 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.
Rutgers 27th Annual State Constitutional Law Lecture: February 2, Camden
Mary Bonauto, who successfully argued for marriage equality before the United States Supreme Court in the historic case Obergefell v. Hodges, will present the 27th Annual State Constitutional Law Lecture on February 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in the multipurpose room, main level, in the Rutgers University–Camden Campus Center. Sponsored by the Rutgers University Law Review and the Rutgers–Camden Center for State Constitutional Studies, the lecture is titled “Equality and the Impossible: State Constitutions and Marriage.” Registration is required. Learn more here.
Warhol’s Prints and Photographs: through July 31, New Brunswick
Jazz with an International Flavor: Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers Ensemble: January 20, Newark
Rutgers University–Newark presents a concert by trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer Amir ElSaffar on January 20 from 2:30 to 4:15 p.m. in the John Cotton Dana Library, Newark. Learn more here.
Musical Theater Showcase: January 22 and 23, New Brunswick
Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy at the Extension Division, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a showcase of Broadway songs and ensemble dance performances on January 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. at the Philip J. Levin Theater, New Brunswick. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
American Governor: Chris Christie's Bridge to Redemption: A Book Talk with Author Matt Katz: January 26, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by Peabody Award–winning reporter Matt Katz, who has covered Chris Christie since 2011, on January 26 at 6 p.m. at the Eagleton Institute. In American Governor, Katz weaves a compelling, on-the-ground political narrative that begins with the roots of the Christie family’s journey to America and Christie’s upset victory to become governor in 2009. Registration is required. Learn more here.
Bathers and Nudes in 19th-Century French Art: through January 10, New Brunswick
Growing Ornamental Plants: December 18, New Brunswick
Learn how to preserve and care for ornamental plants in the landscape on December 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Extension Conference Center [PDF], New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register here.
New Jersey Medical School Fall Arts Festival: through January 7, Newark
New Jersey Medical School Arts Festival showcases nearly 200 artworks from faculty, staff, students, patients, friends, and family members through January 7, on Levels B and C in the Medical Science Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. Learn more here.
One Worm at a Time: Armisey Smith: through May 15, Newark
The Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University–Newark, exhibits a series of murals by Newark artist Armisey Smith that tells the story of a person of color navigating mental illness, through May 15. Learn more here.
Support for Caregivers of Spouses with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: First and Third Mondays, Edison
University Behavioral Health Care’s Care2Caregivers program, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, offers a bimonthly support group for individuals caring for a spouse with memory impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Attendees learn about the disease process, discuss issues that arise from caregiving, offer each other support, and find out about available resources on the first and third Mondays of each month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Room 37, Suite 200, COPSA Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, 100 Metroplex Drive, Edison. The next meeting is December 21.
Music at the Museum: December 13, New Brunswick
Farah Siraj in Concert: December 10, New Brunswick
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies Program, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a free concert featuring Jordanian vocalist Farah Siraj on December 10 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
The Birth of a Nation Screening: December 10, Newark
The Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Rutgers University–Newark, hosts a screening of The Birth of a Nation, on its 100th anniversary, at the Newark Museum on December 10 at 4 p.m. Learn more here.
Rutgers–New Brunswick Choir Performance: December 10, New Brunswick
The Rutgers University–New Brunswick Choir performs music of Betinis, Britt, Graham, Marshall, Smallwood, and other modern composers on December 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Classically Baroque Concert: December 12, Camden
Kick off the holiday season with gems from the Baroque and early Classical periods, performed by Symphony in C, on December 12 at 8 p.m. in the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.
Rutgers–Newark Chorus Holiday Concert: December 14, Newark
The Rutgers University–Newark Chorus presents favorites from the past as well as new pieces, including holiday music in Mandarin, Yoruba, Hebrew, German, and Latin, on December 14 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.
Chorus Holiday Concert: December 6, Newark
Mallery Concert Series: Candace Chien, Nicholas Pappone, and Hyung Suk Bae: December 2, Camden
The Mallery Concert Series at Rutgers University–Camden presents pianist Candace Chien, violinist Nicholas Pappone, and cellist Hyung Suk Bae on December 2 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Room in the Fine Arts Building. Learn more here.
Marathon Dancing: Letters to Wall Street in the Era of Wonderful Nonsense: December 3–6, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents Marathon Dancing: Letters to Wall Street in the Era of Wonderful Nonsense, a play with dance, December 3 to December 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Loree Dance Theater, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
“Living Together Separately: Israel’s Jewish-Arab City”: December 3, New Brunswick
Erez Tzfadia, the Israel Institute visiting scholar at Rutgers, presents “Living Together Separately: Israel's Jewish-Arab City” on December 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register here.
Wreath Decorating and Winter Container Workshop: December 5, New Brunswick
Experts at Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, present wreath decorating and outdoor winter container techniques on December 5 at Holly House. Register here.
Planetary Late Night: December 2, New Brunswick
Representations of Black Womanhood in Street Literature and Hip Hop Music: November 30, Newark
Alumna Marquita Smith discusses her dissertation Troublesome Voices: Representations of Black Womanhood in Street Literature and Hip Hop Music on November 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 617 in Hill Hall, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.
Writers in Camden: Shelly Oria: December 2, Camden
The Writers in Camden series, Rutgers University–Camden, hosts a reading by Israeli author Shelly Oria on December 2 at 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theater in conjunction with the exhibition Visions of Place, Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art in the Stedman Gallery. Both are located in the Camden Fine Arts Building. Learn more here.
Playwrights Festival: December 2–7, New Brunswick
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts new plays by master of fine arts playwrights December 2 to 7, including Family Style by Will Goldberg and Lights Over Philo by Bryna Turner. Productions and staged readings will be held on alternating evenings at Jameson Studio Theater, New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Practice Mindfulness Meditation: Weekly, New Brunswick and Piscataway
Yoga: Wednesdays, Newark
The Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the School of Health Related Professions offers yoga sessions every Wednesday at noon in the Medical Science Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. Beginners are welcome and mats are provided. A session’s room can change; sign up for weekly email announcements from Candace Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mallery Concert Series: Pianist Debra Lew Harder: November 18, Camden
The Mallery Concert Series at Rutgers University–Camden presents pianist Debra Lew Harder on November 18 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Room in the Fine Arts Building. Learn more here.
Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Maggie Nelson: November 18, New Brunswick
The Writers at Rutgers Reading Series, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, continues with a reading by poet and author Maggie Nelson on November 18 at 8 p.m. in the College Avenue Student Center’s multipurpose room. Learn more here.
The Member of the Wedding: November 18–22, Camden
The Rutgers University–Camden Department of Fine Arts presents The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers, directed by Jesse Bernstein, November 18 to November 22 at the Walter K. Gordon Theater. Learn more here.
Flute and Classical Guitar Concert: November 19, Newark
Rutgers University–Newark presents a concert featuring classical guitarist Leighann Narum and flautist Sara J. Bergern on November 19 from 10 to 11:20 a.m. in the Paul Robeson Campus Center. Learn more here.
Mallery Concert Series: Stanley Fink and Michelle Lie: November 11, Camden
Kubuki Dance-Drama and Kimono Lecture and Performance: November 11, Newark
Rutgers University–Newark presents Kubuki Dance-Drama and Kimono Lecture and Performance on November 11 from 2:30 to 3:50 p.m. in the Dana Room on the fourth floor of the Dana Library. The event will also include the demonstration “Flower Arrangement–Ikebana: A Taste of Autumn Foliage.” Learn more here.
Vagrich Bakhchanyan Art Exhibition Opening: November 12, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents the first U.S. retrospective on the groundbreaking work of Soviet conceptual artist Vagrich Bakhchanyan through March 6, 2016. An opening event on November 12 starting at 4:30 p.m. includes a curatorial tour of the exhibition; a roundtable discussion with Irene Bakhchanyan, Alexander Genis, Vitaly Komar, and Andrei Zagdansky; a screening of the documentary Vagrich and the Black Square by Zagdansky; and a cocktail reception. Learn more here.
Radical Means: Technology and Media Activism in the New Millennium: November 17, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a panel discussion exploring the university’s 250th anniversary theme—Revolution—via multiple perspectives on November 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bloustein Auditorium, Civic Square Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Symposium on Dance and Disability: November 17 to 19, Newark
The Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University–Newark presents a symposium on dance and disability with AXIS Dance Company from November 17 to November 19 at various locations in Newark. AXIS Dance Company is one of the world's leading and most innovative ensembles of dancers with and without disabilities. Learn more here.