Weekend picks: Johns Hopkins events roundup for Sept. 8-10
There are lots of things to do this weekend. These are some of our favorites.
Summer is over (sad face).
But we're back!
Last school year, the Hub started Weekend Picks to let you know what's going on at JHU. Each week we'll give you our recommendations for what to do or which events to attend. We try to pick something for everyone, but you can always check out the Hub calendar for the full list of events.
So put down that remote controlling your Netflix binge and get out and enjoy all that Johns Hopkins has to offer.
A GOOD CAUSE
The Color Run FT5K
Sunday, 11 a.m. | The Beach
The Hop and Dance Marathon co-host this annual 5K run in support of Johns Hopkins Children's Center. While running and throwing colored powder, you'll be supporting a cause that's close to home. There will also be an opportunity to meet some of the center's very own Miracle Kids.
ARTS + CULTURE
Screening of Suburbia
Friday, 7 p.m. | JHU-MICA Film Centre
Overwhelmed by despair in the suburbs, a teenager leaves home to join up with a group of punk rockers. Suburbia is the 1983 film serving as JHU Film Society's premiere screening for the semester. Grab a seat.
Blue Jay Opening Day
Saturday, 11 a.m. | Athletic Circle
This new JHU tradition helps the campus kick off the school year and the beginning of the Hopkins football season. There will be inflatables, tailgate food, music, a photo booth, giveaways, and more. Important campus and community partners will also be in attendance. First-years, don't forget to come pick up your freshman t-shirts.
Football: Susquehanna vs. Hopkins
Saturday, 1 p.m. | Homewood Field
After filling up on hot dogs and chips at Blue Jay Opening Day, head over to the stadium to cheer on the football team in its Centennial Conference opener. The Blue Jays have won eight consecutive league titles and 42 consecutive regular-season games&mdah;help them make it 43 with a win in the home opener.
Student Involvement Fair
Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. | O'Connor Rec Center
With more than 350 student organizations, JHU has a group (or two) for everyone. Walk around the fair to sign-up for every email list, scope out any organizations you'd like to join, and snag all of the free goodies.
GOOD OL' FUN
LGBTQ pool party
Friday, 8:30 p.m. | O'Connor Rec Center pool
Squeeze out what's left of summer with JHU Recreation and LGBTQ Life. The offices are hosting an LGBTQ-friendly pool party with games, snacks, and music.
JHUnions Paint Night
Saturday, 5 p.m. | Suite 131, Mattin Center
Painting is the perfect way to relax or express your creativity. This weekly event provides all the art supplies and materials needed to make your next masterpiece.
Wonder Woman screening
Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. | Levering Lounge
If you haven't yet jumped on the Gal Gadot train, here is your chance. JHUnions will screen the summer blockbuster hit that brought in more than $812 million. Even better? This trip to the "movies" is free, and popcorn will be provided.
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
Introduction to the Audio Studio
Friday, 3 p.m | Suite 226 Mattin Center
Whether you want to record and release your latest mixtape, or host the next up-and-coming podcast, knowing your way around the DMC's audio studio could prove quite beneficial. Sign up for this workshop and learn the software and digital instruments necessary to make high-quality recordings. Attending will also authorize any future use of the studio.
For a full lineup of events this weekend and beyond, visit the Hub's events calendar.