Friday, April 21

arm reaching out of water surrounded by plastic

Still from "Liquid Spine, Cape Ann"

Photo Credit: Katie Pustizzi

EarthFest: Gathering and Grounding

Noon-2:30 p.m., Fellows Garden and Shapiro Campus Center

Connect with the earth and inform your actions in this Year of Climate Action. Professor Eva Macias (Aamskapipikuni Blackfeet, A'aninin Gros Ventre) leads a participatory dance offering; a circle allows us to listen and speak; student groups present information and activities. Brandeis Dining will host a table offering local and sustainable snacks.

Enjoy a screening of the short environmental dance film "Liquid Spine, Cape Ann," which illuminates the abundance of trash and plastic on the shores and in the waters of Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Join the director, choreographer and dance educator Katie Pustizzi, for an outdoor movement workshop on Chapels Field. If you plan to participate in the workshop, please sign this short participation waiver and bring it with you to the workshop.

Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life, the Office of Sustainability, and Arts Engagement.

WBRS Student Musician Concert

6-9 p.m., Great Lawn

WBRS, Brandeis' student-run radio station, presents a concert by student musicians. More details TBA.


7 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Theater

This take on Shakespeare's most famous tragedy examines religion, misogyny, and political intrigue in a contemporary setting. Produced by the student-run Hold Thy Peace. Directed by Naomi Stephenson '26, assisted by Rachel Shpuntoff '26. Tickets are free for Brandeis ID holders; $5 for general public. Available at the Shapiro Campus Center and Usdan box offices, or online at Brandeis Tickets.

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Radium Girls

7 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage — until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, "Radium Girls" traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Produced by the student-run Undergraduate Theater Collective. Directed by Alyssa Allen '24. Tickets available at the Shapiro Campus Center and Usdan box offices, or online at Brandeis Tickets. 

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Henri Lazarof Annual New Music Brandeis Concert #1: lovemusic

8 p.m., Slosberg Music Center

The annual Henri Lazarof Chamber Concert continues the Brandeis music department’s mission of hosting professional performances that feature works by contemporary composers. In addition to the premiere of a commissioned work, each concert will feature music of Henri Lazarof and other composers with the same instrumentation.The second part of this program takes place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in Slosberg Music Center. The world premiere from third annual Henri Lazarof International Commission Prize winner Yotam Haber takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in Slosberg Music Center.