Arts & Culture Calendar

April 2018

Monday, April 2 -
11:20 am to 12:20 pm
Fine Arts Building, Stedman Gallery

Joanna Platt, one of the six artists whose work is featured in the Space Invaders exhibition at the Stedman Gallery, will give a free talk about her work. Much of Platt's work addresses the ways that our interactions with technology have created new configurations of defined space inside our computers and media devices, how these devices process and alter memory, and the effect of these external entities on the body. 

Wednesday, April 4 - 11:20 am
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring Elin Frazier, trumpet, and Elizabeth Boggs, piano. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Wednesday, April 4 -
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Campus Center

Author, musician, and screenwriter James McBride will read from his work. Learn more and RSVP for the reading.

The Rutgers–Camden MFA in creative writing program attracts some of the nation's top visiting writers. Join us for a free series of readings by prizewinning authors of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A reception and signing follows each reading.

Saturday, April 7 -
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Arch Street Meeting House, 320 Arch Street, Philadelphia

"Brick, Stone, and Mortar: Their History, Uses, and Repair" will introduce workshop participants to various brick and stonework building traditions as well as to the varying qualities of the materials themselves. Part of the Continuing Education Program of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers University–Camden. Offered in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Learn more and register to attend

Monday, April 9 - 11:20 am
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Mark Zaki, associate professor of music, will present "Masks: Multimedia Composition."  Register online.

Monday, April 9 -
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Lecture Hall

The Criminal Justice Organization presents a screening and discussion of the acclaimed 2016 documentary I Am Not Your Negro, directed by Raoul Peck and based on Remember This House, an unfinished manuscript by American writer and social critic James Baldwin. Food and beverages will be provided. 

Monday, April 9 -
4:20 pm to 5:40 pm
Armitage Hall, Faculty Lounge

Jaskiran Dhillon, assistant professor of global studies and anthropology at The New School in New York, will discuss her new book, Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention. The book provides a series of critical reflections about the changing face of settler colonialism in Canada through an ethnographic investigation of indigenous-state relations in the city of Saskatoon. Learn more and RSVP to attend.

Tuesday, April 10 - 3:30 pm
Paul Robeson Library, 401 Penn Classroom

Joel Cantor, distinguished professor of public policy, director of the Center for State Health Policy, and interim director for the Institute of Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University, will give the talk "How Well Does the U.S. Health System Perform? A Global Perspective." Free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, April 10 - 4:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences presents the Celebration of Graduate Research and Creative Activities, part of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Week.

Wednesday, April 11 - 11:20 am
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring Ayane and Paul, a viola and cello duo. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Wednesday, April 11 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Alumni House, 312 Cooper Street

In honor of Paul Robeson's 120th birthday, the Paul Robeson Library is hosting a screening and discussion of Paul Robeson: 20th Century Renaissance Man, Entertainer & Activist. A panel discussion will follow the short film, featuring the director of the Paul Robeson House in West Philadelphia and a Robeson family historian. Birthday cake and light refreshments will be served. Learn more

Wednesday, April 11 -
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paul Robeson Library, 401 Penn Classroom

Quest: A Portrait of an American Family is a critically acclaimed, award-winning documentary that follows the Rainey family of North Philadelphia for nearly a decade. Following the screening, members of the Rainey family and director Jon Olshefski will participate in a Q&A session. For more information, contact zachary.wood@rutgers.edu.

Wednesday, April 11 -
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street

This annual panel features Richard Nash, who runs a shared U.S. publishing office for several leading international independent publishers; Rob Spillman, editor of Tin House magazine; and Alexa Stark, first serial associate at Trident Media Group. The panelists will discuss the process of bringing a book into the world. Admission is free. Learn more

Wednesday, April 11 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, this is a truly unique show that has become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although it addresses adult issues, it parodies a beloved children's show—a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned. 

Thursday, April 12 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, this is a truly unique show that has become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although it addresses adult issues, it parodies a beloved children's show—a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned.

Friday, April 13 -
8:30 am to 3:45 pm
Law School Building, 217 North Fifth Street

The Center for Corporate Law and Governance presents the third annual Corporate Compliance Institute at Rutgers Law School. Hear from practitioners, current and former government officials, and business and legal scholars, who have broad and deep experience in corporate compliance. A reception will follow. Register to attend for CLE credit ($150 fee; NJ: 6.6 incl. 1.5 ethics; NY: 6.5 incl. 1.5 ethics; PA: 5.5 incl. 1.0 ethics).

Friday, April 13 -
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Paul Robeson Library, 401 Penn Classroom

This symposium, titled "Fair Housing Act at 50: Successes, Failures, and Opportunities," will feature panel discussions, networking opportunities, and keynote talks by Peter Dreier, E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Urban and Environmental Policy, Occidental College; David Troutt, professor of law, director of the Rutgers Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity, and the Justice John J. Francis Scholar at Rutgers Law School in Newark; and Richard Kahlenberg, senior fellow, the Century Foundation.

Friday, April 13 -
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street

This one-day conference for high school students will include a morning of educational sessions, lunch, and an afternoon of student presentations. Admission is free. Learn more and register to attend

Friday, April 13 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, this is a truly unique show that has become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although it addresses adult issues, it parodies a beloved children's show—a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned. 

Saturday, April 14 -
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Athletic and Fitness Center

Rutgers University–Camden will host the fifth annual Camden Comic Con. The comic con once again promises an authentic, fun-filled experience for novice and hardcore fans alike, featuring guest creators and artists, panel discussions, vendors, live music, and a host of family-friendly activities. Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more

Saturday, April 14 -
10:30 am to 5:30 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street , and Fine Arts Building, room 110; 314 Linden Street

The Rutgers University–Camden English Graduate Student Association's annual conference theme for 2018 is "Haunted Heritage: Confronting a Culture of Specters" and includes a keynote address by renowned science-fiction author Samuel R. Delany. All sessions will take place in the Writers House except for the keynote address, which will take place at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building, room 110. Admission is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 14 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, this is a truly unique show that has become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although it addresses adult issues, it parodies a beloved children's show—a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned.

Sunday, April 15 - 2:00 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, this is a truly unique show that has become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although it addresses adult issues, it parodies a beloved children's show—a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned.

Monday, April 16 -
11:20 am to 12:20 pm
Fine Arts Building, Black Box Theater

Jeffrey Stolet's recent work has centered on performance environments in which he uses a variety of wands, sensing devices, and game controllers to control the sonic and videographic domains. His work has been presented worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Pompidou Center in Paris, and the International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences in Gifu, Japan. He is a professor of music and director of the intermedia music technology program at the University of Oregon. Admission is free and open to the public. 

Monday, April 16 -
4:20 pm to 5:40 pm
Armitage Hall, Faculty Lounge

Guest speaker Amy L. Best, professor of sociology at George Mason University, will discuss her book, Fast-Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties. This conceptually driven, ethnographic account of youths and the places where they eat examines the complex relationship between youth identity and food consumption. Hosted by the Department of Childhood Studies. Register to attend

Tuesday, April 17 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Writers House, room 102, 305 Cooper Street

Philadelphia-based nonprofit Warrior Writers will host a writing workshop, open to all veterans. Admission is free. Please register to attend

Wednesday, April 18 -
11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

The tenth annual Jacob Abraham and Mildred Amelia Baron Lecture Series will be presented by Stephen Bryen CCAS'64, a CEO, policy leader, and author with 40 years of experience in government and industry. His talk is titled, "China: The Challenge Facing America in the Pacific." Learn moreRegister to attend.

Wednesday, April 18 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Black Box Theater

Longtime Warrior Writers artists from the area and emerging veteran writers from Rutgers–Camden will read from their work. Admission is free and open to the public. Please register to attend

Wednesday, April 18 -
6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Watch student organizations, faculty, and staff perform original routines in this dance competition hosted by Sigma Delta Tau to raise funds and awareness for Prevent Child Abuse America. Admission is $10; all funds raised will be donated to PCAA. For more information, contact Samantha Buchner, Sigma Delta Tau vice president. 

Thursday, April 19 -
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Student Housing Complex Lawn, 215 North Third Street

Holi: The Festival of Colors is an exciting and fun celebration of Indian culture. Come play with organic colored powder, tie-dye shirts, try delicious food, and dance. White t-shirts will be provided to the first 100 attendees. Hosted by the West Indian-Indian Connection (WIIC), the International Students Association (ISA), and the Office of Housing and Residence Life (OHRL). 

Thursday, April 19 -
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Campus Center, Student Works Gallery

Celebrate the artists and artwork of this special exhibition featuring the works of Rutgers–Camden alumni. Learn more about the Student Works Gallery

Friday, April 20 -
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Grant Wythoff, the symposium's guest curator and keynote speaker, is currently a visiting fellow with the Center for Humanities and Information at Pennsylvania State University and is interested in the history and theory of media technologies, 20th-century American literature, the history of method in the humanities, and science fiction.

Friday, April 20 - 12:30 pm
Campus Center Steps

Learn how to make a seed ball—a mixture of mud and/or clay with the seeds of indigenous plants—during this outdoor demonstration session honoring Earth Day. Hosted by the Art and Urban Sustainability class with Elizabeth Demaray, professor of art, and LEAP Academy University Charter School students. For more information, contact Elizabeth Demaray at demaray@camden.rutgers.edu or 856-225-2893.

Saturday, April 21 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

This popular student ensemble, sometimes called "The Beatlemaniacs," tackles one of the great rock albums of all time, The Beatles' Abbey Road. Admission is free. Tickets: Contact Zulma Rodriguez at 856-225-6176.

Sunday, April 22 -
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Nursing and Science Building, 530 Federal Street, Camden

Nurses make an incredible impact around the world through their dedicated work with patients, families, and communities. Step into the shoes of contemporary nurses who use STEAM—science, technology, engineering, art, and math—to promote good health through disease prevention, patient care, education, and research. Visitors who are minors must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. Learn more.

Monday, April 23 -
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Enjoy Latin foods and performances including Latin sororities and professional dancers at this seventh annual event. Sponsored by the Latin American Students Organization (LASO). 

Tuesday, April 24 -
12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Enjoy games and activities, hear from local environmental organizations, and learn how you can get involved in issues like conservation, sustainability, and environmental justice. Hosted by the Honors College and the Office of Housing and Residence Life, with sponsorship from the Office of Student Involvement. 

Tuesday, April 24 - 12:45 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

This annual concert is a sing-off featuring the Rutgers University Singers and guest choirs from community schools. Admission is free. Tickets: Contact Zulma Rodriguez at 856-225-6176. 

Tuesday, April 24 - 6:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 110

Nationally and internationally acclaimed visual artists present lectures about their work and professional practices. Visiting artists have a chance to meet with students and the community to continue the dialogue about perspectives on contemporary art. The spring 2018 theme is "Represent." Learn more

Wednesday, April 25 -
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Power down before final exams in the De-Stress Zone with a visit from therapy dogs, a free chair massage, and more. Sponsored by Student Health Services. 

Thursday, April 26 -
12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Armitage Hall, Faculty Lounge

The Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) monthly seminar series provides the Rutgers–Camden community with opportunities to hear about interesting, cutting-edge research and initiatives by scholars, community activists, and others engaged in urban research and/or urban change.

Thursday, April 26 - 12:45 pm
Fine Arts Building, Mallery Music Room

The ensemble features soloists and students from many different majors performing jazzy favorites and other recognizable classic tunes. Admission is free. Tickets: Contact Zulma Rodriguez at 856-225-6176. 

Friday, April 27 -
4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Campus Center, 326 Penn Street

Alumni from the Class of 1968 are invited to come back to campus and celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reunion dinner. All graduates prior to 1968 are also invited to attend and welcome the Class of 1968 to the ranks of the Golden Raptor Society. Part of Alumni Weekend at Rutgers–Camden. Learn more

Saturday, April 28 -
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Alumni House Conference Room, 312 Cooper Street

Rutgers–Camden's newspaper, The Gleaner, and yearbook, Mneme, hold the history of our campus. Join us as we celebrate them during this complimentary Alumni Weekend breakfast for alumni and current students involved in the writing and publication of these periodicals. Learn more

Saturday, April 28 -
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Athletic and Fitness Center, 301 Linden Street

Reconnect with your teammates and other athletic alumni, and meet current athletes at a free networking reception during Rutgers Day. Bring your family and future Scarlet Raptors to enjoy the day's activities before and after the reception. Part of Alumni Weekend at Rutgers–Camden. Learn more

Saturday, April 28 -
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Big Event, 1536 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill

The Honors College turns 20 this year and the Honors College Alumni Association is throwing a birthday party! Reunite with your Honors College family, including graduates from all years, as well as former and current staff. Admission includes food and unlimited games. Cash bar. Limited space is available, so please register early! Part of Alumni Weekend at Rutgers–Camden.

Saturday, April 28 - 8:00 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

The season closes with the winning entry in Symphony in C's annual Young Composers Competition and introduces violinist Philippe Quint, who plays Beethoven's Concerto for Violin in D Major, Op. 61. Dvorak's beloved Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World" describes the "endless acres of field and meadow" of Spillville, Iowa, where he spent the summer of 1893. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit symphonyinc.org.

Sunday, April 29 - 2:00 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

The annual Rutgers–Camden music program's spring concert showcases all the student ensembles as well as featured soloists. Admission is free. Tickets: Contact Zulma Rodriguez at 856-225-6176.