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The Grateful Dead, American Beauty

Pollak Theatre/Virtual 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ, United States

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature The Grateful Dead, American Beauty.

Free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.

Mothermotherland Created by Slovo. Theater Group

Pollak Theatre

Mothermotherland, by Slovo. Theater Group, is an original devised theater performance developed over 5 weeks by Ukrainians in exile with playwright Audrey Rose Dégez. The performance is based on the artists’ personal experiences, the war in Ukraine, and takes inspiration from Mykoly Khyvylovy’s 1924 novella I am (a Romantic), where the head of the local Cheka, a communist law enforcement agency, must decide whether or not to sentence his mother to death in the name of the ideals of the Commune.

Free and open to the public, but RSVP is encouraged

The Clay Bird

Pollak Theatre

Join us for a World Cinema Series film screening/discussion illuminating the theme “Wartime Lives: Enduring and Transcending Violence and Occupation” by analyzing the message and impact of the film The Clay Bird (Bengali, 2002). Set against a 1960’s backdrop leading up to Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan, THE CLAY BIRD tells the story of Anu, a boy sent away by his father to an Islamic school. Far from his family and the warmth of his region’s Hindu festivities, Anu struggles to break out of his shell and adapt to the school’s harsh monastic life. As the political divisions in the country intensify, an increasing split develops between the school’s students, just as Anu’s parents find themselves growing apart. Rather than be torn in half, Anu must decide which side he falls upon in this complex tale of tolerance, diversity, and the practice of Islam in a crises-ridden world.

Free and open to the public.

Writing Memoir


This three-session virtual course provides attendees with an introduction to basic modes for telling the stories of their lives. Working in a supportive workshop setting, students will enjoy engaging, wide-ranging discussion about the joys and challenges of bringing their memories to life. Instructor: Mike Farragher, Monmouth University alumnus and author of numerous works of fiction and memoir.

$50 (for three sessions)

Interdisciplinary Conference on Race

Cognizant of the current economic and societal climate, the Race Conference committee is waiving registration fees for this year’s event in order to further the goals of open, active, and unhampered engagement. Monmouth University’s Seventh Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Race Public Spaces, Private Places: Constructing Race and Liberation  Virtual Conference

Delaware Tailgate

University of Delaware

Join fellow alumni and Hawk fans for a pregame tailgate on the University of Delaware campus! The event will take place in the Monmouth Tent inside the Blue Hens Tailgate Village, and will include Monmouth swag, tailgate food, and non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar will be available. $25 per person Children under 12 are free

La Traviata

Pollak Theatre

Soprano Nadine Sierra stars as the self-sacrificing courtesan Violetta—one of opera’s ultimate heroines—in Michael Mayer’s vibrant production of Verdi’s beloved tragedy. Tenor Stephen Costello is her self-centered lover Alfredo, alongside baritone Luca Salsi as his disapproving father and Maestro Daniele Callegari on the podium.

$23 (adult); $21 (senior); $10 (child); $5 (MU student)

Picnic Breakfast and Hike

Join fellow alumni and current members of the Outdoors Club for a picnic breakfast before heading out to the trails for a Fall hike through Holmdel Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and a self-guided hike. Bagels, fruit, coffee and juice provided.

A Bronx Tale starring Chazz Palminteri – SOLD OUT

Pollak Theatre

Academy Award® nominated actor Chazz Palminteri returns to the stage in an unforgettable performance after a successful run on Broadway, where it was praised by the critics and adored by the public. In A Bronx Tale, the celebrated one man show on which he based the legendary movie, Palminteri vividly depicts a young boy’s rough childhood in the 1960s-era Bronx and the unforgettable people he encountered. A classic coming-of-age story reaching ones true potential and trusting one’s heart, A Bronx Tale is directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks.

$50- $80