Whether you’re returning from a long week at home with no power, surviving through the daily hardships with family and friends caused by Sandy, or finally emerging from your apartment or residence hall after a week of boredom, you’ll want to check out Fairfield’s hottest upcoming events on campus. No need to spend $20 on a train fare into New York City to experience the thrill of the Metropolitan Opera or classical impressions group, Brooklyn Rider. Don’t miss out on your chance to see top-notch musical, dance and theatre cultural performances right here.

Tonight in the Lower Level BCC at 7:30 p.m., four panelists will discuss the pros and cons of working for a non-profit organization. They’ll discuss how one attains this type of career and what the job entails. Come listen to why these individuals have chosen this type of career path and how it might make a great fit for you.

Coming up this Friday, Nov. 9, at 9 p.m., Brooklyn Rider will be taking over the Quick Center stage to perform its mix of classical, world and rock music. As a string quartet, Brooklyn Rider will be playing its diverse and dynamic mix of songs ranging from the romantic to the contemporary. National Public Radio said Brooklyn Rider recreates “the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st century ensemble.”

Also Friday night in Gonzaga auditorium, Colin Farrell’s latest hit “Total Recall” will be shown at 10 p.m. You would not want to miss out on this action and adventure packed film with friends and free popcorn. Follow that up with heading to the BCC Stag Dinner to check out the Human iPod!

Heading into the weekend, on Saturday the Metropolitan Opera’s The Tempest Live in High Definition will be shown at the Quick Center at 1 p.m. It will cost Fairfield students $10 to attend. Following the live show, there will be an encore showing at 6 p.m. This is a great opportunity to see a live opera by not having to travel into New York City and pay a significant amount of money for a ticket at the Met.

Saturday night is jam packed with student fun, starting off with game night in the Stag from 10 p.m. – 2 p.m. and also a band performance. Loose Ends will be performing at the Levee kicking off their tunes at 11 p.m.

Coming up Monday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. at the Quick Center, reporter, writer and human rights advocate Kati Marton will be hosting an Open Vision Forum. Marton was chef of Outreach at the United Nations and has covered news of terrorist attacks in Northern Ireland and peace efforts in the Middle East. Her most recent book is titled “Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America.”

Fairfield is constantly delivering cultural experiences to its students on campus and the surrounding locals. Take advantage of all that is here for you and enjoy your weekend full of festivities with friends and entertainment.

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