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5 things to do this weekend

March 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, Memorial Art Gallery, and Medical Center.

#1: Watch final film in Women’s History Month series

The Women’s History Month Film Series comes to an end with a screening of Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts on Thursday, March 29. The series is hosted by the Little Theatre, WXXI, and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. The 2017 Indonesian drama is directed by Mouly Surya and tells the story of a young widow who violently turns the tables on her would-be attackers. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. The event is copresented with the Asian Pacific-Islander-American Association of Greater Rochester. General admission is $9 and all University students get a reduced price of $6. Read about upcoming screenings.

#2: Hear bilingual reading of award-winning Turkish novel

Modern Turkish literature scholar Sevinç Türkkan of the Department of Religion and Classics will give a bilingual reading and Q & A discussion at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at College Town on Friday, March 30. Türkkan will talk about her translation The Stone Building and Other Places by human rights activist and renowned novelist Asli Erdogan, whom the New York Times calls one of the “11 Powerful Women We Met Around the World in 2017.” Only two of Erdogan’s 12 books (fiction and non-fiction) are available in English and Türkkan’s translation of The Stone Building and Other Places has received high acclaim. Already a best-seller in Turkey, the story collection  brings together the narratives of suffering, trauma, and isolation. Türkkan is one of the few women in Rochester who translate other women and the only one who translates from a non-Western language. The reading, which begins at 6 p.m., is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow.

#3: Explore art exhibitions at Memorial Art Gallery

Bill Viola: Martyrs-Earth, Air, Fire, and Water is on view this weekend at the Memorial Art Gallery. Originally commissioned by London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, where another version of this body of work is permanently on view, the museum’s series of “Martyrs” consists of four high-definition flat-screen monitors, each featuring a single figure who sustains the impact of one of the four elements. On Saturday, March 31 is Kids Create Dates, a weekly flexible creative art project for kids and their parents, and on both Saturday and Sunday, the museum’s in-house restaurant Brown Hound Downtown will host its brunch. Admission to the museum is free for University faculty, staff, and students with ID.

#4: Cheer on Rochester’s lacrosse team

Rochester wraps up a March homestand when the Yellowjackets host Liberty League foe St. Lawrence University on Saturday, March 31, at Fauver Stadium at 2 p.m. Madeline Levy ’18 will continue to move toward the list of top 10 career goalscorers at the University. She has 79 goals through March 24 and needs eight more to tie Lauren Basil ’15 for 10th place. After Saturday, Rochester will play its next four matches on the road. The Yellowjackets return to Fauver on April 21 against William Smith College. Admission is free.

Credit: Michael Osadciw, SSDC Inc. (Image represents sci-fi role playing, a type of game featured)

#5: Check out a gaming convention on River Campus

The Simulation Gaming Association at the University of Rochester will host its 40th Simcon convention at the River Campus on Friday, March 30, Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1.  Simcon—an annual student-run convention—will offer gamers various options and game genres, including board gaming, war gaming, tabletop role-playing, collectible card gaming, and other hobbies. There will be a local vendors and special guests throughout the event. The event is free for all University of Rochester undergraduates and $2 for all others. The convention runs from 3 p.m. to midnight on Friday; 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, and will be held in the Feldman Ballroom at Douglass Commons. Read more online.


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