Saturday, April 29

Slowing Down Fast Fashion

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

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 Friday, 4/28 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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Stupid F**ing Bird

2 and 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. on April 28, 2 and 8 p.m. on April 29, and 2 p.m. on 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 and on the weekends, or at the Spingold Box Office 30 minutes before the performance.

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Irving Fine and Leonard Bernstein at Tanglewood

Irving Fine conducting, Leonard Bernstein on piano, Tanglewood, 1947.

Photo Credit: Library of Congress, Music Division.

Annual Irving Fine Tribute Concert | Mentors and Protégé: Boulanger, Piston, and Fine

2 p.m., Slosberg Music Center

Celebrate the life, legacy and music of composer, educator and founder of the Brandeis School of Creative Arts Irving Fine.  The program includes chamber works and songs that explore the historical connection between Irving Fine and his teachers Nadia Boulanger and Walter Piston, and how their influence helped Fine forge his own uniquely expressive musical language and style.

Leslie Amper, piano; Steven Beck, piano; Mark Berger, viola; Julia Glenn, violin; Joshua Gordon, cello; Catherine Hedberg, mezzo-soprano.

Nadia Boulanger - Three Pieces for cello and piano (1914); Irving Fine - Mutability song cycle (1952); Walter Piston - Piano Quartet (1964); Nadia Boulanger - Songs (1907-1922); Irving Fine - Sonata for violin and piano (1946).

Sponsored by the Department of Music. 

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students dancing on stage
Culture X 2023

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

Culture X celebrates diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism on campus. Every year, dozens of student performers educate and entertain through dance, music, poetry and other forms of artistic expression, making Culture X one of the most powerful and popular shows on campus. Sponsored by the Intercultural Center.

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Spinnin' Records

7 p.m. -12 a.m., Chums Coffee House, Usen Castle

Experience the electrifying musical talents of Brandeis University's student DJs at Basement Records' concert on April 29th from 7 pm - 12 am. With a diverse range of genres and styles, including techno, hyper-pop, drum and bass, and more! This night promises an unforgettable experience that will keep you dancing and vibing! Featuring DJs Miles Lloyd '24, Jason Tothy '24, Hisham Issak '24, Alex Apo '23, Ethan Gelman '24, Omar Abuhamden '23, Simon Fidlin '24, and Richard Tian '23. Sponsored by Basement Records.