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Art: ‘Myself I Think We Should Keep Collecting Tiles’ exhibit opening
David Dobkin, Dean of Faculty and computer science professor, is quite the collector. A self-identified amateur artist, Dobkin’s work will be on display at the Lewis Center for the Arts. The exhibit will feature a variety of objects ranging from snow globes to motherboards to pennies. Dobkin’s art is centered on repurposing everyday items into collages, sculptures and other installations. The exhibit itself is a part of the graduate art and humanities course, “Contemporary Art and the Amateur.”
Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St.
Thursday, 6 p.m.
Performance: ‘I was the Voice of Democracy’
Theater professor Brian Herrera’s autobiographical show examines the life of a teenager when his patriotic speech wins a national contest. Herrera combines multimedia and humorous, heartwarming storytelling to paint a picture of his personal experience. The production is an opportunity to see a living archive compiled and presented through performance art.
185 Nassau St.
Thursday, 8 p.m.
Walk: Community Walk
New to Princeton or just looking to know more about the town? Community Walk is a step in the right direction. Sponsored by the Pace Center and ODUS, the walk will take people into the town and offer a new perspective on the area we live in. Focusing on service, advocacy, education, commerce and arts programs in the community, the initiative aims to increase awareness and understanding.
Event: Princeton Spirit Night
Do you listen to “Eye of the Tiger” every night on repeat? Do you only eat Frosted Flakes for breakfast because Tony the Tiger told you they were grrreat? Do you already have your orange and black face paint ready to go for the first football game? If your answer to any one of those questions was a resounding yes, don’t miss Princeton Spirit Night. (If you answered yes to all of those questions, you are probably running Princeton Spirit Night.) Sponsored by the Student Events Committee, Spirit Night is your chance to decorate and acquire some grrrreat Princeton gear. Just in time for the season opener against Lehigh at 6 p.m. on Saturday!
Frist Campus Center
Friday, 7 p.m
Celebration: Presidential Installation Ceremony
There’s a new sheriff in town. Well, he’s been in town for a while, but this Sunday he officially takes the wheel. In front of iconic Nassau Hall, Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 will be publicly installed as the 20th University president. Eisgruber graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with an A.B. in physics. If the historical appeal just isn’t doing it for you, maybe the free food will. The installation boasts Nomad Pizza, Sketch, Fruity Yogurt and Thomas Sweet — an impressive spread. What’s more, Thomas Sweet will be unveiling a new flavor in President Eisgruber’s honor! What could it be? ‘Chris’py Nougat Chocolate? ‘Eis’ed Birthday Cake? Only one way to find out …
Nassau Hall Lawn
Sunday, 1 p.m.
Concert: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Technically, this event is coupled with the Presidential Installation celebration, but Grace Potter and the Nocturnals deserve their own blurb. An American rock band from Vermont, the group has opened for the Dave Matthews Band and their music has been featured on various TV shows including, “ER,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “One Tree Hill.” Lead singer Grace Potter’s vocals are reminiscent of Janis Joplin and Koko Taylor, but at the same time, she possesses a distinct vocal quality that sets her apart. The band released its fourth studio album, “The Lion the Beast the Beat,” in 2012. We recommend checking out “Paris (Ooh La La)” and “Stars.” Grace Potter and the Nocturnals a.k.a. Lawnparties Part 2.
Sunday, 3:30 p.m.