Plan your week: 4/8 to 4/13

What to eat, watch and experience this week


Avery Muir, Life Editor

Looking to try something new this week? Peruse the events below and make a point to attend something outside of your comfort zone. For more offerings, check out Anchor Link.

Disclaimer: Sources of event information are Anchor Link and Facebook

What: Vanderbilt UNICEF End Trafficking Week: A Path Appears Film Screening
When: Monday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Kissam C216
Why: As a part of End Trafficking Week, Vanderbilt UNICEF is screening A Path Appears, which explores the effect of sex trafficking, child slavery and gender-based violence world wide.
Who: Vanderbilt UNICEF Campus Initiative

What: Chancellor’s Lecture Series: Congressman Barney Frank (MA-4, 1981-2013) and former Washington Post reporter Bob Kaiser
When: Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Langford Auditorium
Why: Join Congressman Frank, Bob Kaiser, Chancellor Zeppos and Jon Meacham for a discussion about the U.S. legislative process. Frank, one of the first openly gay members of Congress, worked with former Senator Chris Dodd on the landmark financial reform bill, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Kaiser followed Frank and Dodd as they worked to pass the Dodd-Frank act, and wrote the book  Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t discussing the process. There are no tickets for this lecture, and doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Who: Chancellor’s Lecture Series and the Center for Effective Lawmaking

What: Virginia vs. Texas Tech
When: Tip off is at 8:20 p.m.
Where: Stream here
Why: Even if your bracket was destroyed long ago, watch Virginia and Texas Tech face off for the national championship.

What: Baseball vs. Arkansas
When: Sunday, April 14 at 1 p.m.
Where: Hawkins Field
Why: Watch the ‘Dores take on the Razorbacks.
Who: VU Athletics

What: Mesa Española Conversation Hour
When: Tuesday, April 9 at 2 p.m.
Where: Center for Second Language Studies
Why: Hang out and enjoy snacks and some Spanish conversation.
Who: Vanderbilt Center for Second Language Studies

What: American Mambo Level II
When: Monday, April 8 at 6:45 p.m.
Where: Branscomb Studio
Why: Learn how to Mambo because with only a few weeks of school left, why not? There is a $20 fee to try Vandy Ballroom for three weeks.
Who: Vandy Ballroom

What: Rites of Spring
When: Friday, April 12 at 6:45 p.m. and Saturday, April 13 at 6:45 p.m.
Where: Alumni Lawn
Why: With a line up this good, it’s pretty self-explanatory. Friday night will feature Nordista Freeze, Ari Lennox, Jamila Woods and MOON TAXI, and then Lackhoney, Soulja Boy, Big K.R.I.T. and 21 SAVAGE will hit the stage on Saturday.
Who: Vanderbilt Programming Board

What: Laser Cutting Project: Custom Coasters
When: Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m.
Where: The Wond’ry
Why: Learn how to use the Wond’ry’s laser cutter and take home your own free custom coaster so you can stay classy out there.
Who: The Wond’ry

What: Swingin’ Dores Spring Concert
When: Wednesday, April 10 at 8 p.m.
Where: Sarratt Cinema
Why: Take a break from your hectic week to enjoy some stunning a cappella, which will be accompanied by Momentum Dance Company, cookies and cake.
Who: Swingin’ Dores

Health & Wellness
What: Bronson Workout Series
When: Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
Where: Bronson Dance Studio
Why: If it wasn’t evident that EBI literally has everything before, and you’re in the mood to rub salt in fresh housing wounds, check out the new Bronson Workout Series, which will feature a new exercise opportunity once a month. Take the opportunity to try classes ranging from yoga to barre to hip-hop. Healthy refreshments will also be provided.
Who: E. Bronson Ingram College

What: Self-Care in a Media Saturated World
When: Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Alumni Hall 201
Why: As a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this workshop will explore how media coverage of sexual assault can affect our emotional experience and decision making.
Who: Project Safe and the University Counseling Center

What: Rooted in Resilience
When: Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Project Safe Center
Why: Rooted in Resilience is a support group for students impacted by interpersonal violence. It provides an environment for students to share their experiences in a supportive, safe environment and gain tools to work towards healing.
Who: Project Safe