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5 things to do this weekend

February 28, 2018

Nick Foti ’19 offers his selection of events and activities to check out this weekend. Browse, discover, and share upcoming events on the University Events Calendar by logging in with your University NetID. The calendar features a variety of events at all campuses, including the River Campus, Eastman School of Music, Memorial Art Gallery, and Medical Center.

#1: Check out premiere of devised theater work

We Don’t Live on Mars Yet—a world premiere of a newly devised work, commissioned by the International Theatre Program, opens Thursday, March 1, and runs through Saturday, March 10. The show isn’t your typical production; it’s a work created as collaborative effort between its director Talya Chalef, a South African-Australian interdisciplinary artist, and the ensemble cast of students. The show is a though-provoking theatrical piece reflecting the history of immigration in Rochester, and the aspirations of and challenges facing students thinking about refugees and their place in our lives and our place in theirs. The show begins at 7 p.m. There is a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4. Tickets cost $8 for University students; $12 for alumni, faculty, staff, and seniors; and $15 for the general public. They can be purchased up to an hour before the show at the door or online at, or by calling (585) 275-4088.

#2: Cheer on the women’s team

Rochester will host the NCAA women’s basketball playoffs this weekend. The first round of the tournament takes place at the Louis Alexander Palestra on the River Campus, where Rochester welcomes teams from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Marymount University of Virginia, and Stevens Institute of Technology for games Friday and Saturday. At 5 p.m., Friday, March 2, Marymount will take to the court against MIT.  At 7:30 p.m., Rochester—in its 15th NCAA Division III playoff appearance—will play Stevens. Friday’s winners will play Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. with the winning team advancing to the sectionals (aka Sweet 16) the following weekend. Tickets are priced at $7 for adults, $4 for students with ID, senior citizens, and military in uniform.

#3: Attend coffee house event for national eating disorders awareness week

The School of Nursing, along with the Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders, will host a coffeehouse event, as part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week on Saturday, March 3. The event, from 2 to 5 p.m., will feature the musical and literary talents of individuals in recovery. Grab some drinks and food while you’re there. There will be raffles showcasing support from local businesses and all money raised will go toward eating disorder prevention, treatment, education, outreach, and/or research. The event is free to attend and will be held at Boulder Coffee, 100 Alexander Street in Rochester.

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#4: Walk a mile and support survivors of sexual assault

Students of the Survivor Empowerment Group (UR SEGway) will host its fifth annual “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” event on Saturday, March 3. The event, from 1 to 3 p.m., raises awareness about sexual assault and demonstrates support for survivors in the University community and beyond. There will be a resource fair following the solidarity walk around the Eastman Quadrangle as well as performances by student groups, including Louvre, Vocal Point, and the Midnight Ramblers. Tickets, which are available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons, are $7 for faculty and staff; and $10 for all others. All proceeds from the event will benefit local domestic violence shelters.

#5: Listen to the sounds of choral repertoire

The Eastman Chorale, an ensemble of singers from the Eastman School of Music, will perform a free concert on Saturday, March 3. Lead by director of choral activities William Weinert, the program features works composed by Johann Hermann Schein, Rudolf Mauersberger, and Georg Schumann. The ensemble has performed by invitation at conferences of the National Collegiate Choral Association and tours annually, performing a range of choral repertoire from the past five centuries, ranging from Renaissance masterworks to modern compositions. The concert begins at 8 p.m., in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School.


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