Friday, April 28

Slowing Down Fast Fashion

Mandel Center for the Humanities, Third Floor Reading Room
Noon-3 pm

Learn how to repurpose your clothing into unique items and keep them out of landfills. Sewing machines and assistance provided! BYO CLOTHES! Hosted and curated by Mazzi Ingram '25. Workshop repeats on Saturday, 4/29 from noon-3 pm and Sunday, 4/30, from 11 am-2 pm. Please register as space is limited. Come to one workshop or all three. Email with questions. Made possible by a grant from the Festival of the Arts.

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Why It Is Not OK to Ask “Where Are You From?”: Racism and Asian American History

12:30-5 p.m., Rapaporte Treasure Hall

The Inaugural Elaine Wong Distinguished Lecture explores the history of anti-Asian racism in the United States by bringing together authoritative voices on Asian American representation in government, mass media, and the arts. Speakers: author and advocate Evelyn Yang; Lori Kido Lopez, Professor in Media and Cultural Studies and Director of the Asian American Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison; rapper, activist, and educator Jason Chu.

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences. Additional support is provided by the Department of Fine Arts, the International Business School, Asian American & Pacific Islander Studies, and East Asian Studies.

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MAD Band

1-3 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Great Lawn

Enjoy a lively brass band performance from a completely student-run group including Jonah Botkin ‘26, Sander Cohen-Janes '23, Mattie Doherty '23, Tanner Eustace '24, Lucy Fay '24, Eric Cooper '25, Elena Amado '25, Mariko Goetz '25, and many more!

American Roots Ensemble

7:30 p.m., Slosberg Music Center

Repertoire from roots music traditions including blues, country, swing, bluegrass and Appalachian folk. Taylor Ackley, director.

Stupid F**ing Bird

8 p.m., Spingold Theater Center

Aaron Posner’s award-winning play with songs is billed as “sort of adapted from” The Seagull, by Anton Chekhov. Posner has said of the play, “I am interested in flawed people doing the best they can while messing up quite a lot along the way.” Directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky, chair of Theater Arts, and designed by Cameron Anderson (Theater Arts). Presented by the Department of Theater Arts. Tickets at Brandeis Tickets and at the door. Performances at 8 p.m. April 28, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 29 and 2 p.m. April 30.

Brandeis students: Pick up your free ticket at the Shapiro Campus Center Box Office between noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Usdan Game Room, any weeknight, weekends or at the Spingold Box Office 30 minutes before the performance.

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