Thursday, April 28

Brandeis MakerLab, Automation Lab and Digital Scholarship Lab Tour

9-10 AM
Brandeis MakerLab (Main Library Mezzanine)

Take a tour of the Research Technology and Innovation spaces, projects and possibilities in the Brandeis Library: the MakerLab, the Automation Lab and the Digital Humanities Lab. 

Saving Your Stuff

Noon-12:45 p.m.

Photographs, letters, books, family heirlooms, that Smurf collection...we all have things that we love and want to keep safe. This quick virtual workshop, presented by the staff of University Archives & Special Collections, will help you start thinking about how to care for and preserve your own precious treasures. 

Building a loving relationship with the planet: A movement workshop

12:15-1:30 pm
Chapels Field

Explore emotions, stories, and ideas through movement to unleash a sense of hope and buoyancy in the  face of climate change. This workshop will guide participants through movement and feature an art installation created by Naomi Oyler MA '22 and Fiona Ripp '25. Please come prepared to move.

SCRAM Jam: Floating Through Time

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Rose Art Museum

Enjoy music, food, dancing and live music outside the Rose Art Museum in the annual party sponsored by SCRAM (Student Committee for the Rose Art Museum) and WBRS 100.1 FM. The museum will be open from 6-8:30 p.m. Open to Brandeis community only; green passport and mask required. 

Leonard Bernstein Fellowship Recital

7 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center

How to Make it as a Music Entrepreneur Post-Brandeis

7-8:30 p.m.

Online (Zoom and Gather)

In today's artistic landscape, musicians are expected to write and record their own music, be their own manager, brand and market themselves online and on social media, find their own gigs, connect with fans. buy their own equipment, strategize their careers, track and grow their finances, and so much more. All of this while balancing a life, a job and many other social obligations. 

Moderated by Neal Ludevig ’08, a musician, producer, presenter and entrepreneur known for co-founding Harlem Arts Festival, this conversation is connected to this year’s theme of “Buoyancy” as four recent Brandeis graduates (below) share tactics, tips, strategies and advice that helped them stay “afloat” whilst pursuing careers as musicians and growing their art forms. 


  • Ashni Davé ’12, a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter and pianist who has performed at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Her music has been featured on the Emmy Award winning TV show “Brown Girls”
  • Darryl David ’09 (DJ DCASO), a Boston-based DJ whose music has brought him on a 46-city, 10-country tour
  • Florie Namir, Ph.D. ’17, a singer-songwriter and pianist based in London who won the UK Songwriting Contest in 2021
  • Brian Rauch ’19, a founder, lead singer, and songwriter for the folk-pop music duo Late Night Thoughts, whose newest EP has amassed over 4 million streams since 2021

After the panel, chat with participants in the Gather virtual space (the link will be provided upon registration).

Sponsored by the Brandeis Alumni Arts Network. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shapiro Campus Center Theater
7:30 p.m.

Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy, presented by the student-led Hold Thy Peace. It's magic and mayhem when four young lovers flee into a forest to escape an impossible choice and end up caught in a magical scheme set into motion by the Fairy King and his chaotic servant. Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors are determined to perform no matter what.

Directed by Sabrina Goldsmith '25; assistant director, Laurel Davidoff '25. Featuring Grace Ahlin '22 as Titania/Hippolyta, Eli Issokson '24 as Oberon/Theseus, Kaija Grisham '24 as Puck, Kat Roberts '25 as Nick Bottom.

Admission free for Brandeis community; $5 general public at Brandeis Tickets.

Repeats on Saturday at 10 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m.