Weekend Suggestions 2/12-2/14


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Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer


On campus


Homecoming 3v3 Basketball Tournament

Mason’s very first Homecoming 3v3 Basketball Tournament will open for all Mason students, faculty and alumni today at 2 p.m. at the RAC. Winners will be crowned and receive a grand prize. Passionate basketballers can register their team today.


18th Annual Homecoming Block Party & Men’s Basketball Game

Saturday, Feb. 13, the Patriots will be playing the Davidson College Wildcats for homecoming weekend. The game starts at 4 p.m., so make sure to come early to get some seats and enjoy the festivities. Tickets for students are free with their Mason ID. Before the game there will be tailgating in Lot K starting at 1 p.m. There will be lots of food and games for people of all ages. There will also be a firework show after the game ends over Mason Pond presented by Zambelli Fireworks. For more information checkout the links below.




The Vagina Monologues

“The Vagina Monologues,” a “celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery,” will be showing Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. in Harris Theatre. The show is performed and directed by women who are a part of the Mason community. Student tickets are $5 with a Mason ID, $10 for Mason faculty and staff, and $20 for the general public. For more details, click here.


Off Campus


“Heart the Ocean”

Tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant is hosting “Heart the Ocean,” a talk about marine conservation and its importance. The evening will include opinions from experts i the field, two of whom are from Mason. Everyone is welcome, and donations will be taken at the door. For more information, click here.


Second Saturday Art Walk

This Saturday, Feb. 13, the Workhouse Arts Center will be showcasing the work of over 100 artists. This event is free and will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stop by to purchase art or just browse. Click here for more details.


D.C. Chinese New Year’s Parade

This Sunday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m., there will be a parade downtown for Chinese New Year, featuring the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Crop, the traditional Chinese Lion and Dragon Dancers, and others. The Facebook event page recommends taking the Gallery Place/Chinatown Red Line exit. For more information, checkout the links below.




Ice Skating at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

For anyone looking for something romantic to do this weekend,  the ice rink at the National Gallery of Art will be open Saturday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Be sure to watch the weather reports, though, because the rink closes if the temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The cost of admission is $7.50 and skate rentals are $3 with a student ID. For more details, click here.