Fall promises comedy, drama, music and cake; Lewis Black and Ace of Cakes will visit the College

If you’re mourning the end of summer and the return of your dependency on Eickhoff meals, an array of activities planned this semester may help the transition. Freshmen: you’ll learn. Be, or pretend to be, social at a number of shows in the Rathskeller, judge your peers’ musical abilities or lack thereof, or become a patron of the Don Evans Black Box Theatre.

Many organizations on campus host a variety of activities throughout the semester, but be sure to stay informed. Check bulletin boards, the College Union Board box office or follow large crowds — except those led by students walking backward. You don’t want to be “that guy” who missed the snake charmer Nooner.

Brought to you by the College Union Board

It’s free and it involves cake.

Confectionary creator and decorator, Duff Goldman, will give students an inside look into his creations, which are featured on the Food Network show, “Ace of Cakes.” Duff’s band …soihadto … will also play in the Brower Student Center Atrium the day of the show.

What: Ace of Cakes lecture

Where: Kendall Hall

When: Friday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m.

What: …soihadto … performance

Where: Student Center Atrium

When: Friday, Sept. 10, Lunch time

Move over Michael, here comes another Black.

He’s loud. He’s angry. He’s coming here. Comedy Central funny man Lewis Black will have a new place to rant in October — the Kendall Mainstage. Tickets cost $5 each with a limit of two tickets per College ID. Visit tcnjcub.com for ticket selling dates.

What: Lewis Black Comedy Show

Where: Kendall Hall

When: Oct. 10, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

CUB also holds a number of shows in the Rat throughout the semester, multiple bus trips, as well as a film series in Brower Student Center and the Travers and Wolfe Lounge. For shows, bus trips and film series movies and dates, check out tcnjcub.com.

Brought to you by Ink

Ink highlights student and professional talent with its student reading series and its visiting writer series, leading up to a culmination of both with its festival of student art, The Goods.

What: Visiting Writer Series with Aimee Bender

Where: Library Auditorium

When: Oct. 14, 8 p.m.

What: Student Reading Series

Where: Library Auditorium

When: Oct. 14 and Nov. 18, 8 p.m.

What: Halloween Coffeehouse

Where: Bliss Lounge

When: Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

What: Visiting Writer Series with Stephen Burt

Where: Library Auditorium

When: 4:30 p.m.

What: The Goods

Where: Rat

When: Dec. 4, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Brought to you by All College Theatre

Love theater? Love food? How about murder? ACT continues a campus favorite, its Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, beginning April 13. Dates and times are subject to change. Be sure to look for posters or visit tcnj.edu/~act/ for ticket sale information and show locations.

What: “Twelve Angry Jurors”

Where: Don Evans Black Box Theatre

When: Oct. 27-29, 8 p.m. and Oct. 30, 2 p.m.
What: “Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre”

Where: Brower Student Center

When: Dec. 3 and 4, 8 p.m.

What: “Bug”

Where: Don Evans Black Box Theatre

When: Feb. 23-25, 8 p.m. and Feb. 26, 2 p.m.

What: “An Evening of Shorts”

Where: Don Evans Black Box Theatre

When: April 13-15, 8 p.m. and April 16, 2 p.m.

Brought to you by the Art Department

The artist of “Pixels,” Willie Cole, will display his work in the Art and Interactive Multimedia Building in a showing open to the public. Meet the man behind the balls at the reception of his work on Nov. 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Art and Interactive Multimedia building.

What: Willie Cole Exhibit

Where: Art and Interactive Multimedia Building

When: Oct. 27 to Dec. 8

Brought to you by WTSR

WTSR will hold three coffeehouses this semester

featuring students, as well as alumni.

What: Decaf: an unplugged coffeehouse

Where: Alumni Grove

When: Sept. 2, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Oct. 7, 8:30 p.m. and Nov. 4, 8:30 p.m.

Brought to you by TCNJ Musical Theatre

What: Broadway Night

Where: Library Auditorium

When: Oct 29, 8 p.m. and Oct 30, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Brought to you by TCNJ Lyric Theater

What: “Into the Woods”

Where: Kendall Hall Main Stage

When: Oct. 21-23, 8 p.m. and Oct. 23, 8 p.m.

Also be sure to check the College calendar and posters for additional events by these and other organizations.

Katie Brenzel can be reached at brenzel2@tcnj.edu.