Whether you spent your time basking on a beach or bundled in a blanket, another winter break has come and gone. As you return to campus, make sure to take advantage off all the events and opportunities on and around campus. Check out this week’s happenings below.
Disclaimer: Source of event information is Anchor Link and Facebook
What: Career Talk Series with Mason Ji
When: Tuesday, January 9 at 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Kissam MPR
Why: If you are interested in working in the United Nations, learning more about the rising turmoil in northeast Asia or connecting with a Rhodes Scholar, join the Global China Connection in welcoming Mason Ji, a former UN delegate.
Who: Global China Connection
What: Timmy Global Health Movie Night
When: Thursday, January 11 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Buttrick 101
Why: Timmy Global Health will be showing a movie about global health and medical issues. All event proceeds will go toward the group’s partner organization in Quito, Ecuador.
Who: Timmy Global Health
What: Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball vs. University of Tennessee
When: Tuesday, January 9 at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Memorial Gym
Why: The Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball team will take on Tennessee. Pick up your tickets to support the ‘Dores.
Who: Vanderbilt Athletics
What: Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball vs. Missouri
When: Thursday, January 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Memorial Gym
Why: The Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball team takes the court against Missouri. Be there
at 7:00 p.m. to cheer them on.
Who: Vanderbilt Athletics
What: Afro-Cuban and Salsa with Giovanni Rodriguez and 12 Manos
When: Monday, January 8 at 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Rudy’s Jazz Room
Why: The Giovanni Rodriguez group is an electrifying Nashville favorite in the salsa and jazz scene. Join the group for a night of dancing and wonderful music. There is a $10 cover.
What: Literature, Arts & Medicine: Cultural Series
When: Thursday, January 11 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Light Hall
Why: Literature, Arts & Medicine is pleased to host the Cultural Series, a monthly creative performance lunch hour. There will be performances in music, dance, literary readings, art and more by friends and colleagues. All are invited.
Who: Literature, Arts and Medicine at VUSM
What: LGBTQI Welcome Back Brunch
When: Monday, January 8 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: KC Potter Center
Why: There will be a pancake and toppings bar, mocktail mimosas, fruit bowls, sausage patties and more to celebrate the beginning of a new semester. Bring your friends and start the new year correctly.
Who: LGBTQI Life, Center for Student Wellbeing, International Student and Scholar Services, Inclusion Initiatives & Cultural Competence and the Women’s Center
What: Introduction to Improvisation
When: Monday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Third Coast Comedy Club
Why: This introduction to improvisation requires no experience. All are welcome to learn improv’s foundational ideas of listening, agreement and shared construction.
Who: Third Coast Comedy Club
What: Truffle Making Class
When: Wednesday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Tempered Café & Chocolates
Why: Tempered’s chocolatiers will teach the class inside tricks on how to make their delicious chocolate truffles. The class goes step by step on how to create the truffles, and each participant will take home a tray of treats. Buy tickets here.
Who: Tempered Café & Chocolates
What: Jersey Boys
When: Tuesday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Why: The famous jukebox musical is making its way to Nashville, TN. Buy tickets to sing along and see the beloved performance in Music City.
What: American Idiot
When: Thursday, January 11 and Friday, January 12 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: Dudes’ Day: lululemon and Usher
When: Tuesday, January 9 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Inner Light Yoga Nashville
Why: Inner Light Yoga is teaming up with lululemon to support #broga, offering males free entry and a black card to redeem a free item from the lululemon store. Tracks by Usher will dominate the day’s playlists, and women are encouraged to join for $10.
Who: Inner Light Yoga and lululemon
When: Thursday, January 11 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Rand 308
Why: The Escalation Workshop is a 90-minute training consisting of a video and facilitated discussion on the topic of relationship violence. Participants learn about the prevalence and warning signs of dating violence and how to support a friend.
Who: Project Safe