Saturday, April 13

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Yoni Avi Battat '13, in concert on Saturday, April 13 at 8:30 p.m.


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Concert: Yoni Avi Battat | Fragments

8:30 p.m., Slosberg Music Center

How do we connect with ancestors we’ve never met and traditions we’ve never experienced? Yoni Avi Battat '13 and an accomplished ensemble of musicians on traditional Arabic instruments (featuring Fabio Pirozzolo, percussion) lean into the complexity of Arab-Jewish identity, performing original and traditional songs with lyrics in Hebrew, Arabic, English, and Yiddish. Accompanied by projections of artwork by Ariel Basson Freiberg, lecturer in fine arts. Followed by a reception with Middle Eastern refreshments.

Tickets are free, but please register in advance to guarantee a seat in the intimate Slosberg recital hall. The concert will be livestreamed at .

Sponsored by Arts Engagement with support from the Center for German and European Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences Cocurricular Fund, and the Samuels Center for Community Partnerships and Civic Transformation (COMPACT).

Register here

About Yoni

Watch a performance video of "Fragments"

re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Rose Art Museum

Join the museum’s student docents for a unique and insightful tour of “re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum.”

Senior Studio Productions

1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Laurie Theater | Spingold Theater Center 

Graduating theater arts students Lucie Blau, Felicity Hyams, Noah Leikind, Nico Miller, and Yijia Yu present their thesis project work. Performances on April 11, 12, 13, and 14. Visit the Theater Arts website for information about each performance. Sponsored by the Department of Theater Arts.

Costumed Live Model Drawing

1-3 p.m., Goldman-Schwartz Drawing Studio

Do you love to draw and need new inspiration? Try drawing live models dressed in costumes inspired by the works of John Singer Sargent. Materials will be provided. Open to the Brandeis community only. Sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts undergraduate department representatives. Please register here. 

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Film Screening: “Hero Camp!”
3 p.m., Mandel Center for the Humanities, G03 (ground floor)
Park in Tower lot

The documentary film “Hero Camp!” follows three queer teens to a summer camp for live action roleplay (LARP), a real life game that combines improvisational acting, and costumes, and a fictional world. They transform their suburban Massachusetts camp into the fantasy world of Sidleterra, where they battle villains from the writings of Homer and Lewis Carroll. As they invent and role play their camp characters, they unearth revelations about their own identities. Followed by a conversation with director Sam Ho '20 and Jenny Alexander, lecturer in Creativity, Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST).

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Watch the trailer

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Culture X: Finding Our Spark

6 p.m., Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center  

Every year, Culture X celebrates diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism on campus through student performances of dance, music, poetry, and other forms of artistic expression, making Culture X one of the most powerful and popular shows on campus.

More about Culture X

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Zoë Rose Spills Her Guts

7 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

Zoë Rose '20 presents her national award-winning one-woman show “Zoë Rose Spills Her Guts,” an immersive, participatory theater experience about exploring identity. Throw things! Yell stuff! Laugh! Cry! Give feedback to shape the next performance! Featuring a special opening performance by Brandeis’ TBA Improv. Sponsored by CAST (Community, Arts, and Social Transformation).

Learn more here