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Next week in events: From lightsabers to yoga

The State Press looks at events on and off campus for the week of Oct. 28 to Nov. 3


"Spark your calendars." Illustration published on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.     

 Sunday, Oct. 28

"Trouble in Tahiti:" This is the last day to see the performance set in 1950s suburban America. The Lyric Opera Theatre Student Lab at ASU presents "Trouble in Tahiti," a one-act opera originally composed by Leonard Bernstein that shows a marriage in crisis. Tickets are under $10 each.

"Masque of the Red Death:" ASU Theatre and Shakespeare Club will be performing their version of the short story by Edgar Allen Poe from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Union Stage by the Memorial Union. Tickets are $3 for students.

CorePower Yoga and The Yard: There will be a free yoga session by CorePower Yoga with a complimentary mimosa or beer for people aged 21 and over. It will take place at The Yard in Phoenix from 9 to 10 a.m. Bring your own yoga mat, towel and water bottle, and get a ticket before arrival.

Monday, Oct. 29

Make it Monday: From friendship bracelets to tie dye, the Programming and Activities Board will be hosting its first homecoming event at the Fletcher Lawn on the West campus.The first 100 people to show will get free white homecoming shirts for their tie-dying needs.

Homecoming Comedy Show: Comedians Dave Coulier, uncle Joey from "Full House," and Scott Rogowsky, host of the trivia app Trivia HQ, will be performing a show exclusively for students in the Student Pavilion. Tickets are free but must be claimed through the ASU app.

Lightsaber Fitness: Hone your skills and become a lightsaber master at the West campus' SDFC from 6 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

The Clothesline Project: Survivors of domestic violence transform shirts and hang them up for display all day Oct. 30 and 31 on Hayden Lawn at the Tempe campus. The shirts typically dawn messages and illustrations to increase awareness and break stereotypes.

Related: Clothesline Project aims to spark conversation about domestic violence

Animal Craze: Have any free time in between classes? Spend it seeing some cute animals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a petting zoo at Fletcher Lawn on the West campus. This event will be the second of West’s Homecoming events for the week hosted by PAB.

Martian Invasion: This panel will focus on news and society in light of “fake news.” The discussion surrounds the original “fake news” in Orson Welles’s staged invasion from Mars over the radio on Oct. 30, 1938, exactly 80 years ago, in the historic "War of the Worlds." The event will take place at Picacho Hall Room 150 on the Polytechnic campus at 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, Oct. 31

MTSO Halloween Party: ASU’s Music Therapy Student Organization is hosting a Halloween party in the MET lab in the music building from 3 to 4 p.m. There will be free food, and no costume is needed. 

Thursday, Nov. 1

Thrill Thursday: Compete in minute to win it games in PAB West’s third homecoming event of the week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fletcher Lawn at the West campus.

Devils Royale: PAB Polytechnic is hosting a homecoming casino night with glow-in-the-dark tables. Sun Devils can do anything from spin the roulette wheel to blackjack. There will be a DJ, a photo booth, sweets to eat and custom drinks from The Soda Shop. The event is from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Cooley Ballroom in the Student Union.

Friday, Nov. 2

Free Cane’s Friday: Eat free Raising Cane’s chicken and Texas toast at the last of the PAB West homecoming events on Fletcher Lawn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10th Annual Mr. Asia 2018: At Neeb Hall on the Tempe campus, the Asian-Asian Pacific American Students’ Coalition is hosting a male beauty pageant for Asian men in suits and swimwear. There are seven categories: Intro Group Dance, Swim Wear, Pick-Up Line, Talent, Formal Wear, Judge Q & A and Audience Q & A. The pageant begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Dog Agility Cynosport World Games: Agility Dogs at ASU, an organization that trains dogs and owners on how to handle obstacles at dog shows, is volunteering with the World Games all day at WestWorld in Scottsdale. Anyone who wants to volunteer and be around dogs for a day, can email the organization. 

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