Weekends present a time to do something you haven’t done before, to get a taste of life or culture altogether foreign to your daily routine. This weekend, there’s a monster truck rally at the Verizon Center, and it goes without saying that most Georgetown students haven’t been to one. And those who have been to one of these metal-crunching marathons have probably purchased tickets already. Just in case that doesn’t sound appealing, Vox has some more events lined up for you.
The Voice is having another open house at 4:30 p.m. All writers, photographers, graphic designers, artists, and bloggers are welcome. It’s in Leavey 424. Leo’s will not, I repeat will not, be catering this event, but there will be pizza and soda pop.
Monster Jam kicks off at the Verizon Center at 7:30 tonight. You can also catch it on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. I swear I’m not being paid to promote this monster truck rally, but I really should be.
Where the Seafloor Melts, a new art exhibit in the Walsh Building (Room 101), features ceramics constructed using sediments taken from the ocean ground. The conceptual ceramics explore patterns, design, and art’s relationship with science. Read Vox‘s take on the exhibit here.
Do not miss the Iranian Film Festival at the Freer Gallery of Art, a showcase of contemporary Iranian films ranging from political documentaries to tales of friendship. Where is the Friend’s Home plays tonight at 7 p.m.
If you missed last week’s Night of One-Act Plays, shame on you. But fate has outstretched a merciful hand, so catch these actors going at it in the Davis Performing Arts Center (Devine Studio) at 8 p.m. It’s also showing on Friday at 8 p.m.
Relish a rainy day movie with Georgetown Program Board’s screening of Drive at 10 p.m. I’ve heard it’s star, Ryan Gosling, is cuter than 10 bonnet-wearing puppies being pushed around in a carriage by penguins in Pikachu costumes. That’s what I’ve heard.
Get to know your school’s Jesuit founders a little better with the kick-off of Jesuit Heritage Week. There’s an all-day scavenger hunt (the prize is a $100 gift card to the Tombs) and an opening reception on the second floor of Healy Hall at 9 p.m.
Monster Truck Rallying Music