Wednesday, 28 October 2015

ROCKS, MUSIC, AND TEA: WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAY

WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAY 

BY: KATE SEALLY

Happy Halloween! (a little early I know...) There are tons of fun museum related Halloween events happening this weekend, including a FNL ROM that promises to be a blast, so be sure to get out and dust off your dancing shoes!

1. ‘Minding our Minds’ Conference

Happening tomorrow! Hosted by Vic U, this annual conference on mental health in universities brings together students, staff, and faculty to discuss current issues on campus. The conference is free for students. Be sure to register in advance by clicking here.

One of the buildings on the historic Victoria University at the University of Toronto campus. Source.

2. Halloween iTea at the iSchool

Happening tonight - Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - from 4:30 to 6:00 in BL 728! With candy and a best-costume contest this is one iTea you cannot skip. Be sure to dress up if you want to enter the contest, but not to worry, you will be admitted whether you have a costume or not!

3. Music in the Arab World: A Book of Songs

This is a special talk and musical demonstration by historian and musician George Sawa hosted by the Aga Khan Museum. Tickets are only 8$ for students and if, like me, you’ve never been to the Aga Khan, what better way to experience it for the first time! The event takes place on November 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and tickets and more information are available here.

The exterior of the architecturally stunning Aga Khan Museum. Source.

4. ROM Daytime

This is an ongoing event at the Royal Ontario Museum that will take place about twice a month on Thursday mornings at 11:00, and is included with museum admission! Lectures are followed by a short reception with coffee and treats, and exclusive guided access to some of the ROM’s newest exhibits.

The Thursday October 29 session is entitled “Around the World with Rocks” and features a behind the scenes look at the newly acquired rock and mineral collection from Bangkok, Thailand. Check out the website for more information, and for details on future sessions.

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