Drawing Club for Children and Young People begins January 24
New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra presents "Dark Matter," the next concert in its Reframing Classical Music Salon Series on January 29. The afternoon features short works mixed with tastings, pours, and conversation in an informal atmosphere.
The New Brunswick Jazz Project offers more than 12 nights of free jazz this month at venues throughout the downtown, including Shirazette and Sonic Wallpaper at the Hyatt Regency on January 5. Indiana Jones is heading to New Brunswick on January 8 with his whip, his hat, and a live orchestra at the State Theatre. The epic score will be performed live with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, enhancing the on-screen action.
On January 13, the State Theatre presents M.E. Live - Melissa Etheridge, one of rock music's great female icons.
Opera at Rutgers presents Dialogues of the Carmelites on January 27 and 29. During the Reign of Terror - the French Revolution - a noblewoman joins an order of nuns and learns that religious vows are not a refuge from worldly fears.
Lectures and Exhibitions
Rutgers University Libraries presents a talk with author David Bianculli, TV critic for NPR's Fresh Air and TVWorthWatching.com on January 4. The event is free.
Rutgers Geology Museum 49th Annual Open House is January 28.
The 49th Annual Rutgers Geology Museum Open House will take place on January 28 and includes a mineral sale, kids activities, and a variety of lectures, including "Volcanoes and Life" and "Dense Gas in Distant, Dusty Galaxies." Events are free and no pre-registration is required.
The New Jersey Film Festival kicks off its spring schedule on January 28 with Knights of New Jersey, a comedic, behind-the-scenes look at a troupe of Renaissance Fair actors.
Support the Scarlet Knight men's and women's basketball teams throughout January and enjoy promotions, including free camo caps, T-shirt exchange, and blackout headbands.
Rutgers' wrestling team continues its climb in the national rankings with home matches on January 6, 20, and 22. Come out to the RAC and cheer the team on!
The New Brunswick Community Food Alliance has a position for a part-time program coordinator to help with cultivating healthy food access and sustainability in New Brunswick. Applicants must be bilingual in English/Spanish. Applications accepted through January 9.
The beautiful and historic City Hall in New Brunswick is celebrating its 90th anniversary with an exhibit of photographs and artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s.
Interested in culinary arts or baking and pastry arts? Then stop by the Promise Culinary School open house on January 11 to find out about the school's affordable and quality culinary education.
The Heldrich is hosting a Craft Beer & Spirit Festival to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties on January 28. Over 25 Spirits & Craft Breweries will be represented.
The Plaza at Livingston Campus is home to nine retail establishments open to the public, including: kite+key - the Rutgers Tech Store, Rutgers Cinema, 16 Handles Frozen Yogurt, Starbucks, Qdoba, The Wright Cut Barber Shop, Kilmer's Market, Hoja Asian Fusion, and Henry's Diner.
Rutgers Cinema is offering two specials for the general public through January 13. Discounted tickets: $5 matinee tickets (before 6 p.m.); $7 evening tickets; and a small popcorn and soda for $5.
Rutgers University Press is celebrating its 80th anniversary by offering up to 80 percent off of a large selection of books in an array of subject areas.
New Brunswick Free Public Library has added LearningExpress Library with free access to hundreds of online resources, including passing a career licensing exam, achieving high school equivalency credentials, and preparing for college admissions tests.