Best Bets — Nov. 7, 2014

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GUWellness Fair

As the temperature drops and the flu season and finals creep closer, it’s more important than ever to stay healthy and well. The GU Wellness fair at Yates will be offering flu shots, health screenings, free fitness classes and massages. Head over for a healthy start to the weekend and the winter.

When: Today, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Yates Field House
Info: guevents.georgetown.edu
Price: Free

On the Origin of Species: A Nautical Drama

If you’re looking to add a little culture to your plans, buy tickets to see this theatrical adaptation of Darwin’s influential scientific volume. This production, the setting of which takes place at sea, tackles deep themes such as the question of human existence through animation, song and more.

When: Today, 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m., Thursday 8 p.m., Nov. 13-14 at 8 p.m., Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Where: Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre
Info: performingarts.georgetown.edu
Price: $18 general, $10 student

No Más: The Story of the Salvadorian Martyrs

The show will consist of readings by students, faculty and Jesuits on the subjects of violence and inequality in El Salvador. Directed by Georgetown professor Maya E. Roth, this show promises to be a thought-provoking, quality performance.

When: Monday 7:30 p.m.
Where: Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre
Info: guevents.georgetown.edu
Price: Free

Georgetown University Veterans Day Ceremony

The GU Student Veterans Association will be hosting a celebration of Veterans Day for the campus community. Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, director of the Army Capabilities and Integration Center and deputy commanding general for Futures of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, will speak.

When: Wednesday 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Healy Lawn
Info: www.gusva.org/veterans_day_ceremony
Price: Free

Off Campus

Alexandria Film Festival

Returning for its eighth consecutive year, the Alexandria Film Festival is set for this weekend, with its longest program to date. With over 60 films and more than 30 filmmakers in town to participate in panels, there is something for everyone’s tastes and interests!

When: Friday-Sunday, various times
Where: Beatley Central Library (free programming), AMC Hoffman Theater 22 (paid programming) 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, V.A.
Info: alexandriafilm.org
Price: $12 in advance, $15 at the door

The Budos Band

The Budos Band will be playing this Friday at the 9:30 Club –– probably the most-visited music venue for Georgetown students. The nine-member instrumental band will shake up the local music scene with their self-proclaimed “Afro-Soul” beats.

When: Friday 8:00 p.m.
Where: The 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Info: www.930.com
Price: $20

 Stephen Talasnik: Linear Transformations, Structures of Questionable Origins

A new art exhibit is opening this weekend and it will definitely spark conversations for those who visit. A reception will be held tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and the exhibit will feature large-scale drawings and unique sculptures by New York artist Stephen Talasnik.

When: November 7th through December 20th
Where: Marsha Mateyka Gallery, 2012 R St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Info: www.marshamateykagallery.com
Price: Free

Book Event: Russ Kick

Russ Kick will be discussing his book “The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature: The World’s Greatest Kids’ Lit as Comics and Visuals.” Grab some friends and head to this cool venue for an interesting talk by this author and editor.

When: Saturday 3:30 p.m.
Where: Politics & Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
Info: www.washingtonpost.com
Price: free

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