If spring break kept you busy, your first week back from your school hiatus is shaping up to be even more eventful. From avant-garde theatre performances to bingo, there are so many things happening this week that you won’t even have time to mourn the end of your vacation.
Fairfield’s First Annual Lip Sync Battle Nominations – Sponsored by the Dolan School of Business Week of Service, students can nominate faculty and students to participate in Fairfield’s First Annual Lip Sync Battle on March 28. Nominations can be made at the table near Einstein’s in the Barone Campus Center or at the front desk of the DSB’s Dean’s Office for only $1.
Tuesday, March 21
Men’s Lacrosse vs. NJIT – The Stags will take on New Jersey Institute of Technology at Rafferty Stadium at 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. St. John’s – Head over to Alumni Diamond at 3 p.m. to watch as Fairfield faces off against St. John’s University.
Wednesday, March 22
Theatre for One – From March 22 to March 24, Theatre for One will bring their cutting-edge theatre production to the Barone Campus Center. Created by the group’s artistic director and former Broadway set designer Christine Jones, Theatre for One’s performances focus on one-on-one relationships between the audience member and the performer and seek to bridge the divide between the two, making for an intimate theatrical experience. Admission is free and open to the public, and performances take place between noon and 6 p.m.
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Sacred Heart – Support the Stags as they take on their cross-town rivals, the Sacred Heart University Pioneers at Rafferty Stadium at 3 p.m.
Thursday, March 23
Gallery Talk on H.A. Sigg – Adjunct professor of art history Lauren Cesiro will discuss the life and works of H.A. Sigg, a Swiss-born abstract painter whose paintings will be shown in the Walsh Gallery at the Regina A. Quick Center of the Arts.
Reception for “H.A. Sigg: Abstract Rivers” – From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Fairfield University Art Museum will open its doors for a free reception to commemorate the opening of their latest exhibition, “H.A. Sigg: Abstract Rivers.”
Senior Mug Night – Head over to The Levee between 9 p.m. and midnight to celebrate the Class of 2017 with free food, music and drinks.
Bingo – Sponsored by Fairfield@Night, students can play bingo in the Lower Level of the BCC between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. for a chance to win prizes such as tickets to Dogwoods or tickets to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (part of the Fairfield University Student Association’s Broadway trips).
Friday, March 24
Spring Dance Ensemble Showcase – Support your fellow Stags as they show off their dance talents in their last performance of the year, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in the Quick Center.
Fairfield Flicks Presents: “Collateral Beauty” – Starting at 10 p.m. in the Gonzaga Auditorium, students can watch the recent release, which tells the story of Howard, a man who withdraws from life after suffering a tragedy and begins to send letters to Love, Time and Death out into the universe in order to heal.
Saturday, March 25
Meters for Myeloma 5K – Fairfield’s rowing team is hosting a fundraiser to benefit research at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. The 5K walk/run in Alumni Hall is in honor of Matt Labine, the current women’s team assistant coach and Jo Hannafin, a friend to the program, who were both diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Student registration is $12.
Fifth Annual American Studies Conference – The Aloysius P. Kelley Center’s Presentation Room will play host to the fifth annual American Studies Conference, which takes place between noon and 6 p.m. and centers around the theme of “The Divided States of America.” The conference will feature keynote speaker David Roediger of the University of Kansas, who will speak on the current definition of the “white working class “ at 4 p.m.
The Metropolitan Opera: “Idomeneo” Pre-talk and Showings – Head over to the Quick Center at 12:15 p.m. for a pre-talk with Fairfield professor emeritus Orin Grossman as he discusses the ensuing production of Mozart’s “Idomeneo.” Then, be sure to stick around for the 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. performances.
75th Anniversary Men’s Lacrosse Game – Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the University by heading over to Rafferty Stadium as the Stags take on Villanova at 1 p.m. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free 75th anniversary tumbler cup.
South Side Café – Create your own custom pottery piece between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. at this weekend’s South Side Café. The festivities, which take place in the Faber Hall Commons, will feature a free buffet.