Saturday, April 21

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

RAKU WORKSHOP AND FIRING
Time Ongoing
Location Spingold Theater Center Lawn 
Description Observe the traditional Japanese ceramic process of raku, which produces a crackled effect in the glaza and clay. Led by David La Pierre (Mudflat Studios, Somerville, and BrickStack Arts Center, Framingham). Continues on Sunday. Made possible by the Brandeis Arts Council. 

BRANDEIS FOLK FESTIVAL
Time Noon - 5 p.m.
Location Great Lawn (rain location: Shapiro Campus Center Atrium)
Description The ninth annual Brandeis Folk Festival, featuring a new generation of gifted singer-songwriters and musicians from across New England. Featuring Molly Pinto Madigan, Lauren Pratt, Crowes Pasture, Walter and the Night Owls, and Cold Weather Company. Produced by Too Cheap for Instruments and coordinated by Hannah Chidekel '18, Elizabeth Nielsen ’19, and Katie Stenhouse '19. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome.

SENIOR FESTIVAL: LUCID
Time 2 p.m.
Location Laurie Theater, Spingold Theater Center
Description “Lucid” by Gabi Nail '18 and Hannah Uher '18 portrays the struggles and strengths of four women living in a post-apocalyptic world. Part of the Senior Festival sponsored by the Theater Arts Department under the guidance of Alicia Hyland. Also showing on Thursday, April 19 at 8 p.m. and Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.

SENIOR FESTIVAL: QUEERING THE CAPE
Time 3:30 p.m.
Location Laurie Theater, Spingold Theater Center
Description "Queering the Cape" by Tres Fimmano '18 portrays a group of queer individuals who find safety and sanctuary in their fictional heroes. Part of the Senior Festival sponsored by the Theater Arts Department under the guidance of Alicia Hyland. Also showing on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m.

SENIOR FESTIVAL: The Most Excellent and Lamentably PC But Incompleat Tragedy of Shakespeare’s Womyn Without a Single Reference to Lady Macbeth, Or What You Will
Time 6 p.m.
Location Laurie Theater, Spingold Theater Center
Description Through a selection of scenes from the canon featuring a female cast, "Cross-Dressed and Unsexed," by Sara Kenney '18 explores how Shakespeare's femmes fatales use their gender power, break the binary, and step outside the traditional bounds of femininity, one Elizabethan ruff at a time. Part of the Senior Festival sponsored by the Theater Arts Department under the guidance of Alicia Hyland. Also showing on Wednesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m.

SENIOR FESTIVAL: FROM PEARLS TO HOOPS
Time 7:30 p.m.
Location Laurie Theater, Spingold Theater Center
Description "From Pearls to Hoops" by Keturah Walker '18 portrays a personal theatrical exploration of intersectionality in theater. Part of the Senior Festival sponsored by the Theater Arts Department under the guidance of Alicia Hyland. Also showing on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.

CULTURE X
Time 7 - 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Location Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center
Description Celebrate the breathtaking diversity that defines the Brandeis community in this joyful performance of dance, music and spoken word by Brandeis students. Sponsored by the  Intercultural Center.

BORIS' KITCHEN
Time 8 p.m.
Location Shapiro Campus Center Theater
Description What’s cooking? Sketch comedy by Brandeis undergraduates. Free to Brandeis students; $5 general admission at the door or at Brandeis Tickets.

LYDIAN STRING QUARTET: LOVE AND DEATH, PART 2
Time 8 p.m. (preconcert talk at 7 p.m.)
Location Slosberg Music Center
Description Brandeis’ renowned string quartet performs Beethoven’s String Quartet in F major, Op. 8, No. 1 (inspired by the tomb scene from “Romeo and Juliet”); Janacek’s String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters” (inspired by the composer’s unrequited romance); and the world premiere commission for the quartet by Saad Haddad, whose work explores Western art music and Middle Eastern music tradition. Tickets: $20/$15/$5.