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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

Plan your week: 2/20-2/26

Take a look at what the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities have to offer this week.
Lexie Perez
Graphic with a calendar filled with different events to attend. (Hustler Multimedia/Lexie Perez)

We’re all unbelievably busy. Being that way is practically synonymous with being a college student, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find the time to have some fun. So read on about all the events you’ll want to consider using to recharge your social battery as you plan your upcoming week. 


Feed that hungry Vanderbilt brain of yours with these thought-provoking events.

What: Improving Health in Cities: A Challenge and Opportunity for Public Health, Research, and Action 

When: Feb. 21, 12:00 p.m. CST 

Where: Light Hall  

Who: Vanderbilt School of Medicine 

Why: Are you interested in Public Health? Perhaps you want to learn more about urban health policy or hear from an accomplished professional in your field of interest. Come listen to Dr. Diez Roux speak on her experience in the field of public health and share her take on how to improve health disparities in cities. 


What: Holocaust Survivor Speaker

When: Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. CST

Where: Saratt Cinema 

Who: Vanderbilt Chabad 

Why: Join Chabad to hear international speaker and Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann share his story and learn about Jewish life and culture. RSVP here.  

Recreation and Wellness

Work your mind and body with a culinary class or yoga session. 

What: Homemade Pizzas Made Easy

When: Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m. CST 

Where: Vandy Rec Teaching Kitchen 

Who: Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness 

Why: If you’re like me and your cooking skills consist of boiling water for pasta and putting Eggo waffles in the toaster, this is the class for you. Join the Rec for this free class on how to make your very own healthy but delicious slice of ‘za. Registration is required and you can sign up here


What: Relax and Reset Spring Yoga 2023

When: Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. CST

Where: Black Cultural Center 

Who: Center for Student Wellbeing 

Why: Join the Center for Student Wellbeing and the Black Cultural Center in weekly yoga classes led by local fitness instructor Jo-Jo Jackson — great way to move your body and nourish your soul.


Take a break from studying and come cheer on your fellow Commodores. 

What: Men’s Baseball vs. Central Arkansas

When: Feb. 22, 4:30 p.m. CST 

Where: Hawkins Field 

Who: Vanderbilt Men’s Baseball 

Why: Join the VandyBoys at their first home game. Athletic event tickets are free for students, so bring your friends and pack Hawkins Field. 


What: Women’s Basketball vs. LSU

When: Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. 

Where: Memorial Gym 

Who: Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball 

Why: Head over to Memorial to get that extra push you need to make it through the week. This game will feature some exciting Black History Month festivities!


What: Women’s Tennis vs. MTSU 

When: Feb. 26, 1:00 p.m. CST

Where: Curry Tennis Center Complex 

Who: Vanderbilt Women’s Tennis 

Why: Break up your Sunday studies by cheering on Women’s Tennis. 


Invite your friends to step out of your comfort zones.

What: Horizons: Celebrating J’ouvert

When: Feb. 24, 10:00 p.m. CST 

Where: Community Event Space 

Who: Caribbean Students Association 

Why: The Caribbean Students Association will be hosting a celebration for J’ouvert, the Caribbean festival which marks the beginning of Carnival.


What: Dignity-Centered Hospital Gown (Re)Design Workshop

When: Feb. 26, 12:00 p.m. CST 

Where: The Wond’ry

Who: Fiber Arts Build Lab 

Why: Join the Fiber Arts Build Lab and Vanderbilt’s Medical Innovators Development program on a workshop dedicated to designing a dignity-centered hospital gown. Lunch will be provided! 

Don’t forget to register here. 

Around Nashville 

Need a break from campus? Check out these local events all around town. 

What: Capitol Steps Workout 

When: Feb. 20 and Feb. 23, 6:00 p.m. CST 

Where: Tennessee State Capitol Building 

Who: Co-Founder James Crumlin 

Why: Every Monday and Thursday, join Capitol Steps Workout for their free community workout class. Classes are focused on endurance, agility, strength, balance and mental health through hill sprints, running up and down steps, lunges, burpees, running intervals and abdominal exercises. All fitness levels are welcome. Registration is required here.


What: Fat Tuesday at Assembly Hall

When: Feb. 21, 5:00 p.m. CST 

Where: Assembly Food Hall 

Who: Assembly Food Hall 

Why: Celebrate Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday with Assembly Food Hall’s NOLA-themed night of food, jazz and fun. Food vendors will be selling a variety of traditional Mardi Gras dishes.


What: Comedy Open Mic

When: Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. CST 

Where: Café Coco

Who: Café Coco

Why: Is your roommate tired of hearing your stand-up comedy routine? Head over to Taste of Nashville restaurant Café Coco, located right behind campus in the Elliston neighborhood.  This event is free, but registration is required.

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Lexie Perez, Graphics Editor
Lexie Perez (‘26) is from Northern Virginia and is majoring in climate studies and human and organizational development and minoring in business in the College of Arts and Science. She enjoys listening to 70s and 80s pop music, doing the daily Wordle and rooting for the Nashville Predators and Cincinnati Bengals. She can be reached at [email protected].
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