October 30-November 4: Food trucks and WaterFire!

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series WTDTW

Monday, October 30th




Event: Audiovision: Stockhausen’s Hymnen

Location: Granoff Center for the Creative Arts (154 Angell Street)

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

The Brown Arts Initiative’s “Audiovision” series presents works created for multi-channel audio, with or without video. This week, the series is presenting Stockhausen’s “Hymnen.” Karlheinz Stockhausen was one of the leading experimental composers of the 20th century. H created groundbreaking works exploring mathematical systems, chance and the movement of sound in space. “Hymnen” comments on the nature of community and identity using recordings of national anthems as source material.


Tuesday, October 31st


Event: Conversation with David Rank

Location: 85 Waterman Street, Room 130

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Join David Rank, former US Ambassador to China, in conversation with Ambassador Chas Freeman for a discussion on trends in American foreign policy and careers in the State department. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A.

Event: Halloween Midnight Organ Recital | Mark Steinbach, Organist

Location: Sayles Hall

Time: 11:59 p.m.

Mark Steinbach, Brown University Organist and Senior Lecturer in Music, will perform the annual Midnight Halloween Organ recital, October 31 at 11:59pm Sayles Hall on the 1903 Hutchings-Votey pipe organ. Doors will open at 11:30pm. In lieu of traditional seating, please bring pillows/blankets and come in costume! Note that seating space in the auditorium is limited, so please arrive on time to the event to ensure seating. No backpacks, food, or drink will be allowed inside. Admission is free and the event is handicapped accessible.

Event: Halloween Social

Location: List Art Building

Time: 5 p.m.

Join Brown Visual Art for their Annual Halloween Social! They’ll have food, drinks, and Halloween treats. As for entertainment, there will be a costume contest, photo booth, arts and crafts, and music by DJ Aimee.


Wednesday, November 1st

Event: Healthcare in America – “Single-Payer Systems: Why They’ve Failed So Far and How They Can Succeed”

Location: Alpert Medical Building (222 Richmond Street)

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Join the Healthcare in America preclinical elective for the next lecture in their series led by Noam Levey, Healthcare Reporter with the L.A. Times. Levey writes about national healthcare policy, and covered the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act and its implementation across the country.


Thursday, November 2nd



Event: Climate, Health, and Resilience

Location: Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (85 Waterman Street)

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Join the Brown Office of Energy and Environmental Initiatives and the Alpert Medical School for an informational event and Q&A with Professor Curt Spalding and Dr. Laura Bozzi. Spalding is a Visiting Professor of the Practice of Environment and Society at Brown, and the former Regional Administrator of EPA Region 1 New England and former Executive Director of Save The Bay. Laura Bozzi is the Manager of the RI Department of Health’s Climate Change Program and over has worked across the United State in environmental protection, food systems, and fisheries.

Event: Sock&Buskin Presents: Lives of the Great Poisoners

Location: Stuart Theater

Time: 8 p.m.

Lives of the Great Poisoners tells the musical story of three of history’s most twisted killers, from the timid Dr Hawley Crippen, to the murderous Medea of mythology. Thomas Midgley journeys through Edwardian London, Ancient Greece, and pre-revolutionary France, all the while wrapped up in scandal, murder, and the pursuit of his own poison – leaded petrol.


Friday, November 3rd 




Event: Food Truck Friday on Thayer Street

Location: 160 Thayer Street

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Come out to Thayer Street on Friday for possibly the most food trucks Brown’s campus has ever seen at any one time. Enjoy a variety of options from burgers to waffles, beverages, and more. A full list of attending food trucks can be found at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/events/food-trucks-thayer-st-providence.

Event: Fall Tent Shows Presented by B-Side

Location: Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle

Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

B-Side Magazine’s semi-annual tent shows are back this November! Come see a host of Brown musicians perform under the stars on Simmons Quad.

Event: Musical Forum Presents: Dreamgirls

Location: Production Workshop

Time: 8 p.m.

Come witness the magic and beauty of this show and join PW as they reflect on the relevance of Dreamgirls in today’s sociopolitical climate. While this show was first written and produced decades ago, themes of racism, sexism, and representation in the entertainment world and media are still incredibly salient today. All performances will be in the PW Downspace, 7 Young Orchard Avenue. Tickets are free and will be available through an Eventbrite link posted in the Facebook event page.


Saturday, November 4th




Event: WaterFire Salute to Veterans

Location: 100 Canal Walk, Providence, RI

Time: 5:36 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Come down to the water for a Full Lighting of WaterFire in honor of all United States veterans, active and reserve military personnel and families in recognition of their service, sacrifice, and contributions to this nation.


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