With the first week of classes under our belts and a long weekend ahead, it is the perfect time to participate in the campus and city events listed below. For a more extensive list of MLK-specific events, check out the Hustler’s guide here.
Disclaimer: Source of event information is Anchor Link and Facebook
What: Guided Tour of Fort Negley
When: Saturday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Fort Negley
Why: Learn about the 90-year story of Fort Negley Park including the 155-year-old historic Fort Negley. The one mile guided walking tour is led by a staff historian.
Who: Fort Negley
What: A Career Carnival: Demystifying The International Student Job Search
When: Friday, January 12 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Sarratt Rand 216/220
Why: This event is an informational session on how to effectively search for jobs and internships as an international student.
Who: Career Center
What: PHR Annual Winter Clothing Drive
When: Wednesday, January 10 to 24
Where: Light Hall, Student Lounge
Why: Physicians for Human Rights is hosting its annual winter clothing drive. Donation boxes are set up in the student lounge.
Who: Physicians for Human Rights
What: 2018 MLK Weekend of Service
When: Saturday, January 13 at 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Fisk University
Why: The day will begin at Fisk University with a shared meal and a brief program before participants are bussed to various service sites around Nashville, where they will spend the day volunteering.
Who: Active Citizenship and Service
What: Men’s Basketball vs. Kentucky
When: Saturday, January 13 at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Memorial Gym
Why: Come support the men’s basketball team as they face off against the Kentucky Wildcats.
Who: Vanderbilt Athletics
What: Women’s Track & Field Commodore Indoor Invitational
When: Saturday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Vanderbilt Student Rec Center
Why: Watch the variety of track & field events that will be held. Admission is $5.
Who: Vanderbilt Athletics
What: Ron Campbell
When: Saturday, January 13 at 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Bennett Galleries
Why: Ron Campbell, director of the 1960s Saturday Morning Beatles Cartoon series and animator of the Beatles film Yellow Submarine will make a rare personal appearance. Campbell will showcase his original Beatles cartoon paintings created specially for the show and create new Beatles pop art paintings at the exhibit. Ron will also feature other artwork based on his 50-year career in cartoons including Scooby Doo, Rugrats, Smurfs, Flintstones, Jetsons and more.
Who: Bennett Galleries
What: Salsa and Bachata Lessons
When: Sunday, January 14 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lucas Latin Dance Company
Why: In this weekly Latin dance workshop, students will work on improving the quality of their dancing by adding smooth body movement, intricate footwork and clean turn patterns. There will be two instructors teaching so that all levels can learn at the same time. Class is $10.
Who: Lucas Latin Dance Company
What: VanderTILTED #3
When: Friday, January 12 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Featheringill Hall
Why: VanderTILTED is Vanderbilt University’s SMASH weekly event built for Vandy students to get better and have fun on Friday nights. Of course, non-vandy students are welcome to come! Entry is free, and there will be prizes.
Who: Vandy SMASH
What: Cooking Class with Chef Maneet Chauhan
When: Saturday, January 13 at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Chauhan Ale and Masala House
Why: Participants will be paired in a small group and will prepare one of five courses, including a mixology course with the chef herself. After everything is completed, everyone will sit down and enjoy the fruits of their labor along with beverage pairings. Each participant will receive a packet of Chef Chauhan’s recipes so you can try them at home.
Who: Chauhan Ale and Masala House
What: American Idiot
When: Friday, January 12 and Saturday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Ingram Hall
Why: Vanderbilt Off-Broadway is proud to present American Idiot, a musical inspired by Green Day’s music. Green Day’s powerhouse album is brought to life in this electric-rock musical of youthful disillusion.
Who: Vanderbilt Off-Broadway
What: Jazz Jam at Rudy’s
Where: Rudy’s Jazz Room
When: Sunday, January 14 at 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Why: Rudy’s hosts its official jazz jam. Come out and experience some of music city’s best as they take the stage with Nashville’s next generation of jazz performers.
Who: Rudy’s Jazz Room
What: Zen at 10 (Yoga + Beer)
When: Saturday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: Homegrown Taproom and Marketplace
Why: For $10, a certified instructor will lead you in a 60-minute yoga class in the taproom’s private event space followed by a pint of your favorite craft beer or cider. All skill levels welcomed.
Who: Homegrown Taproom and Marketplace
What: Yoga & Art
When: Saturday, January 13 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: 21c Museum Hotel
Why: Stretch your horizons at 21c Museum Hotel Nashville’s weekly Saturday Series. Flex your creative muscles as you work through a variety of poses in the hotel’s gallery spaces. Sessions are $5 at the door and are led by certified yoga instructors.
Who: 21c Museum Hotel