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To watch and watch for: Week of Nov. 5

By HELENA GIFFORD | November 5, 2023



This week’s picks include the new superhero film The Marvels, Rebecca Yarros’ highly anticipated sequel to Fourth Wing, a collaboration album between Meek Mill and Rick Ross and a performance of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”

As finals season draws closer and closer, the weather is getting frostier and student groups are finally starting to crank out the performances that they’ve been rehearsing for all semester.

In the world of movies, turn off your brain for a couple of hours and enjoy the new action films The Marvels and The Killer

But for those of you who still have the energy and brain capacity to read for fun (seriously, good on you), be sure to check out the upcoming sequel to BookTok sensation Fourth Wing. Or, if you want to read a tender story about family and womanhood, as well as celebrating the beginning of Native American Heritage Month, be sure to check out the awesomely named novel A Grandmother Begins the Story.

And the hip-hop artists that you all know and love from their Spring Fair and Hoptoberfest performances, Meek Mill and Rick Ross, will be releasing an album together on Friday. If you had a great time at their concerts but still haven’t explored their music since those memorable Rec Center evenings, be sure to take a listen!

There’s an abundance of fantastic live events happening on campus this week that you won’t want to miss! Listen to the incredibly talented alumni from the Hopkins Film and Media Studies department as they hold a panel to talk about the entertainment industry and their own exciting work. 

For classical sophistication and energy, attend performances of Aristophanes’ “The Clouds,” Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” ballet and Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.” Or, for something a bit more modern, see hip-hop group SLAM perform in their annual benefit, along with performances by JHU Breakers, KPM and more!

Here's what to watch and watch for this week!

To Watch...

The Marvels, directed by Nia DaCosta — Nov. 10

When the three superheroes Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel), Monica Rambeau (Spectrum) and Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) have their powers tangled up with each other, they must meet up and work together to save the world.

The Killer, directed by David Fincher — Nov. 10

After a botched hit, an assassin (played by Michael Fassbender) gets caught up in an international manhunt while also having to deal with the mental and emotional ramifications of being a professional killer.

To Read...

Iron Flame, by Rebecca Yarros — Nov. 7

In this sequel to Fourth Wing, dragon rider-in-training Violet Sorrengail must use all her wits and will to survive another year at the grueling Basgiath War College.

A Grandmother Begins the Story, by Michelle Porter — Nov. 7

This mystical literary novel concerns the life and afterlife of five generations of Métis women, as well as the bison that were once plentiful across the land that they call home. 

To Listen...

Too Good to be True, by Rick Ross and Meek Mill — Nov. 10

This album is a collaboration by hip hop artists Rick Ross and Meek Mill, featuring tracks like “SHAQ & KOBE” and “Lyrical Easy.”

Higher, by Chris Stapleton — Nov. 10

Country music star Chris Stapleton releases his fifth studio album, featuring tracks such as “White Horse,” “The Day I Die,” and “Weight of Your World.”

Live events...

Creative Roles in Film and Television: Alumni Speak at Mudd Hall — Nov. 8, 6 p.m. 

Alumni from the Film and Media Studies program will be holding a Q&A to talk about their careers and the state of the entertainment industry.

The Cloudsin the Merrick Barn — Nov. 9–11, 8 p.m.; Nov. 12, 2 p.m. 

The JHU Theatre department presents an adaptation of the play “The Clouds,” a comedy written by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes circa 423 BC. Tickets are $5 for JHU affiliates.

SLAM 15th Annual Benefit and Showcase at Shriver Auditorium — Nov. 11, 7 p.m. 

SLAM, the hip-hop dance group at Hopkins, is hosting its 15th annual showcase and benefit, featuring performances from 10 teams at Hopkins and the DMV area. Tickets are $5, and all proceeds go toward supporting Arts for Learning Maryland.

The Nutcracker at Shriver Auditorium — Nov. 12, 2 p.m. 

The Hopkins Student Ballet Company continues its annual tradition of performing the classic holiday ballet “The Nutcracker.” Admission is free. 

Hopkins Concert Orchestra: Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” at the Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center — Nov. 12, 3 p.m. 

The Hopkins Concert Orchestra performs Vivaldi’s most famous work, “The Four Seasons,” featuring energetic solos from seven different violin soloists. Admission is free. 

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