Plan your week: 1/21-1/28


Taylor Hopkins

Whether you’re looking to try something new this week or just trying to get out of the library, take a study break and peruse some of the events below. For more offerings, check out Anchor Link.

Disclaimer: Sources of event information are Anchor Link and Facebook.

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What: MLK Keynote Address

When: Monday, Jan. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Where: Langford Auditorium

Why: Spend the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day hearing an inspirational and educational speech by Mrs. April Ryan. Get your ticket here.

Who: Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

What: Let Your Anchor Down Faculty Engagement Series: “Crimmigration: Asylum Seeking As A Human Right” with Prof. Susan Barone and Attorney Michael Holley

When: Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: IICC Multicultural Lounge (Sarratt 335)

Why: Engage with faculty and fellow students while discussing asylum seeking. Dinner will be provided and RSVP is required.

Who: Inclusion Initiatives & Cultural Competence


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What: Nashville Predators at Vegas Golden Knights

When: Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 9 p.m.

Where: Watch on NBC

Why: Cheer on the Predators as they hit the ice and take on the Vegas Golden Knights.

Who: Nashville Predators


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What: Mesa española Spanish conversation hour

When: Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Where: Center for Second Language Studies, Furman Hall Room 001

Why: Practice your Spanish with fellow students while enjoying coffee and snacks.

Who: Vanderbilt Center for Second Language Studies

What: SACE Harvest Festival Celebrations

When: Sunday, Jan. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Alumni 202

Why: Spend an evening celebrating and learning about how various South Asian cultures celebrate the harvest festival.

Who: South Asian Cultural Exchange


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What: Squirrel Appreciation Day

When: Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Sarratt Promenade

Why: Celebrate all the beloved squirrels who share our campus by drinking hot chocolate, munching on squirrel cookies and taking home a specialty mug.

Who: Alumni Relations and Student Alumni Board

What: Casino Night 2019 by VPB’s VenUe: Bon Voyage!

When: Friday, Jan. 25 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: SLC Ballroom

Why: Say “bon voyage” to Vanderbilt, and spend a night at the casino where you can try your luck at a variety of card games and snack on free food.

Who: VPB’s The VenUe Committee

What: Nashville Flea Market: Frozen Splendor

When: Jan. 25-27

Where: The Fairgrounds Nashville

Why: Check out all the fun knick-knacks and antiques at this unique flea market.

Who: The Fairgrounds Nashville


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What: Shen Yun

When: Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 22-23 at various times

Where: Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Why: Take an exciting adventure through 5,000 years of ancient Chinese history by watching a performance of classical Chinese dance, art and orchestra. Purchase tickets here.

Who: Tennessee Performing Arts Center

What: Olde Worlde Theatre presents “Pinocchio”

When: Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m.

Where: The Belcourt

Why: Enjoy a performance of Pinocchio the puppet as he strives to become a real boy. Purchase tickets here.

Who: The Belcourt


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Health & Wellness

What: Vanderbilt Hillel Martin Luther King Day Blood Drive

When: Monday, Jan. 21 from 12:30 to 6 p.m.

Where: Vanderbilt Hillel

Why: In the spirit of Dr. King help make a difference by donating blood to those who desperately need it. You can pre-register here or just walk-in.

Who: Vanderbilt Hillel, American Red Cross at Vanderbilt and Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

What: Wellness Workshop: Vision Board Party

When: Friday, Jan. 25 from 12 to 1 p.m.

Where: Multicultural Lounge (Sarratt 335)

Why: Start your year out right by creating a vision board for the new semester or year using supplies and materials provided. While making your board staff members from the OUCRL and CSW will give tips on how to create goals, set intentions and pursue your purpose.

Who: Inclusion Initiatives & Cultural Competence, Religious Life and the Center for Student Wellbeing