Weekend picks: Johns Hopkins events roundup for April 21-23
There are lots of things to do this Homecoming weekend. These are some of our favorites.
Homecoming is upon us at Johns Hopkins University. There's no better way to show your school spirit than to get out and enjoy all the events JHU's campuses have to offer this weekend. Don't know what those are? The Hub has got you covered.
ARTS + CULTURE
Witness Theater's 2017 Spring Showcase
Friday, 8 p.m. | Arellano Theater
The event will feature two student-written, one-act plays: "Closet Man" by Jin Ha and "Above the Storming Sea" by Zeke Goodman. Friday is the last day to see the performances, so don't miss out!
Music Throughout Africa
Friday, 8 to 9 p.m. | Mattin Center
Learn about African culture and music during this event hosted by JHU's African Student Association. Participate in a game show for a chance to win prizes, all while eating free food.
Peabody Gospel Concert
Saturday, 5 p.m. | Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall
This new Peabody tradition brings together two of Baltimore's finest choirs—the Divine Voice of Praise from Ark Church and the Sanctuary Choir from New Shiloh Baptist Church—to sing songs of praise on the Conservatory's main stage. JHU gospel students will also join the show.
A GOOD CAUSE
Out of the Darkness Campus Walk
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | School of Nursing Courtyard
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for college students, and the third for youth ages 15 to 24. The Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program organizes this walk to contribute to the national effort to raise awareness and money for depression and suicide prevention. Grab your friends and family and walk to support the research of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Arts for Hearts
Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. | The Beach
This annual event features student musical and dance performances on a huge outdoor stage. You can support the American Heart Association while chowing down on local food truck fair and entering raffles for Orioles tickets, gift cards, and more.
Men's lacrosse: Michigan at Hopkins
Saturday, 2 p.m. | Homewood Field
The ninth-ranked Blue Jays will take on the Michigan Wolverines in the Homecoming game. Sixteen seniors/graduate students will be honored prior to playing in their final regular season game at Homewood Field. Go cheer them on!
Stand-up paddleboard demonstration
Friday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. | O'Connor Rec Center
It may not be in the ocean, but the JHU Recreation Center and Experiential Education are letting you try out several different stand-up paddleboards in the pool—the perfect way to get ready for your upcoming beach vacation. Space is limited, so first-come, first-served.
GOOD OL' FUN
Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. | Levering Courtyard
Celebrate Earth Day with the HOP and make your own terrarium, a tiny living world in a transparent container. (We had to look up the definition, but it sounds cool!) You can bring your own jar, but all materials will be provided.
The Project in American Pluralism: RoundTable discussion on diversity and democracy
Friday, 3:30 to 5 p.m. | Hodson Hall
Eddie Glaude Jr., professor of religion and chair of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton, will participate in a discussion with the JHU community and MICA faculty. Glaude's latest book is billed as "a powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society." There will be a reception after the event.
Careers in Media alumni panel
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Mason Hall Auditorium
The recent presidential election put a lot of focus on American media. Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a journalist in a hostile political environment? This alumni panel will answer questions about the ever-changing climate of media and technology. All students and alumni are invited to attend this event hosted by the Johns Hopkins News-Letter.
For a full lineup of events this weekend and beyond, visit the Hub's events calendar.