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The Haffenreffer ‘Fun Size’ Museum

What could a tribal leader in Cameroon have in common with the chancellor of an Ivy League university? The two exhibitions at the Haffenreffer Museum help illustrate how leaders of all types around the world use symbols, images, and regalia to impart and bolster their


Brown Family Weekend Dance Concert

During Brown University’s upcoming Family Weekend, the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies will present an eclectic mix of new and established choreography in the annual Family Weekend Dance Concert. This year’s concert features choreography by Stephanie Turner; Brown dancers in a new work


Exhibition Opens At Brown Galleries

Opening reception at Bell and Cohen Galleries Friday for “She:Picturing women at the turn of the 21st century.” Spanning a period of twenty-four years—from 1989 to 2013—SHE presents a broad-ranging selection of contemporary representations of women. The exhibition, which is drawn from a private collection,

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Brown Night Football And Fireworks

(9.27) Tickets still available for the Saturday Brown vs. Harvard game under the lights, although Lot A is sold out. Stick around for the 250th Anniversary Fall Celebration post-game fireworks (or watch from the sidewalk or the steps at Nathan Bishop). [Results: 22-14 Harvard.] Tickets

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Brown Farmers’ Market Wednesdays

New location opens September 3rd: The Brown University Farmers’ Market has moved to a more central location on campus. The market is now located on Manning Walk off Thayer Street between the SciLi (Sciences Library) and MacMillan Hall. Best guess of this week’s harvest calendar?

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‘Alumni Artists In Providence’ — Bell Gallery

A new exhibition “Going Nowhere: Alumni Artists in Providence” opens Friday with a reception at the Bell Gallery and runs through July 7th. The exhibition features six alumni artists who have chosen to live and work in Providence since graduating from Brown University. Notable for

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OpenSignal At Granoff Friday And Saturday

The electronic music festival opensignal concludes its colloquium and concert series with a 2-day festival this Friday and Saturday at Granoff with performances by Brown University students and alumni, as well as local artists. opensignal is a collective of artists based in Providence, concerned with

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Romp of Otters At AS220

(5.11) Romp of Otters, or ROO, is the graduate school theater company founded this year for the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Brown University. It comprises the playwrights and performance studies doctoral students who study up the hill at Brown University, and the

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Multi-Media Performance At Granoff

(3.6) The Creative Arts Council presents a multi-media performance by Brian Kelly, Brown Class of ’79. After leaving Brown, Kelly became part of the highly publicized art and alternative music worlds of New York in the 1980s and 1990s. For many years he worked with

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‘Magic Hour’ At Leeds Theatre

New work from the people who brought you the charming local indie film “Breakfast with Curtis.” This time the action is live. The “Writing is Live” festival at Brown University features new works by writers in Brown’s graduate Writing for Performance Program; this week the

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Benefit Street Transformed

(4.27) The students at RISD and Brown have taken over Benefit Street (from Waterman to College) for a spring lawn party complete with live music, a 21+ beer garden up on Frazier Terrace, with good, clean fun like badminton and throw the bean bag into

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Bruno Holds Down The Fort

Boy, the Brown students sure picked the wrong week to go home for Christmas. First the Brown victory over PC and now this. Come back everybody, these snowballs* aren’t going to throw themselves. Fun fact: the first Brown University bear mascot — a live bear,

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Night Football At Brown

(9.22) There’s something about a night game. The Brown Bears will be hosting Harvard this Saturday evening. (They won their season opener with Holy Cross, 24-21.) The Brown football stadium on Elmgrove Avenue was not even designed for night games — special lighting has to

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SSDP Host Medical Marijuana Panel

(4.4) Brown junior Jared Moffat sends along this notice. Brown University’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) chapter and the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights will be moderating a panel discussion on medical marijuana. The event is open to the public. The speakers

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Stop Buying Things Already

Except maybe . . . art. ART // SHOW at the Granoff Center is organized by the students of The Art of Curating with support from the Granoff Center and Brown’s Department of Modern Culture and Media. This enormous shopping cart fabricated by RISD MFA