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.
What: “Eye” Know: Acute Vision Loss
When: Monday, Dec. 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Elliot Conference Room
Why: Learn more about a possible career in ophthalmology during a discussion with ophthalmology chief resident Josh Barnett.
Who: Careers in Medicine
What: Poetry & Psychiatry
When: Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Vaughn Home at Robert Penn Warren Center
Why: Enjoy a night of poetry and mental musings focused on the topic of addiction hosted by the Creative Writing department, Department of Psychiatry, and the Psychiatry Interest group.
Who: Careers in Medicine
What: Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball vs. Central Michigan
When: Saturday, Dec. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Memorial Gymnasium
Why: Root for the Commodores as they take on Central Michigan and if you get there early, snab a holiday t-shirt (first 500 fans receive free shirt).
Who: Vanderbilt Athletics
What: Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators
When: Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
Where: Bridgestone Arena
Who: Nashville Predators
What: Hanukkah at Hillel
When: Sunday, Dec. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Vanderbilt Hillel
Why: Join Hillel to celebrate the last night of Hanukkah.
Who: Vanderbilt Hillel
What: SACNAS Chalk Talk with Julio Ayala
When: Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Where: Stevenson Center Room 6501
Why: Engage in a discussion about science careers with professors and fellow students.
Who: Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
What: Cheekwood LIGHTS
When: Sunday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 15 from 5 to 10 p.m.
Where: Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
Why: Spend a night wandering (and taking instagram pictures) under Cheekwood’s over one million holiday lights, pet a real reindeer and see a poinsettia tree featuring over 500 flowers.
Who: Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
What: Winter Staycation: Opryland Lights
When: Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Student Life Center
Why: The ISSS will be sponsoring a trip to see thousands of twinkling lights at the Gaylord Opryland Country Christmas Holiday Celebration.
Who: International Student and Scholar Services
What: Caroling on the Wards!
When: Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: LH 214, 2215 Garland Ave
Why: Spend a night singing carols and bringing joy to patients at the Vanderbilt Hospital.
Who: Radial Grooves
What: Studio Tenn presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
When: Various times Dec. 7 to 30
Where: Jamison Theater in the Factory at Franklin
Why: Take a break from studying to catch a musical theatre version of this “tale as old as time.”
Who: The Factory at Franklin
Health & Wellness
What: Gentle Yoga
When: Monday, Dec. 10 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Where: Center for Student Wellbeing
Why: Meditate the stress away with some soothing yoga before finals.
Who: Center for Student Wellbeing