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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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(above) “BU’s Got Talent” winner Brian Shih (BU ’12) demonstrates mastery of the Chinese Yo-yo at the 13th annual Grains of Rice, a celebration of Asian culture hosted by the MIT Asian American Association last Saturday evening in Walker. Other acts included the Harvard Wushu team, singer Joanne Y. Shih ’10, and Kaba Modern, an energetic hip-hop dance group from Irvine, Calif., who placed third in the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew.



Visitors mingle around Light Drift by Professor of Architecture J. Meejin Yoon. The color-changing orbs encouraged people to interact with each other and with the river, as touching the orbs on land affected the colors of the orbs in the water.



Visitors explore the Unflat Pavilion/Feather-Weight House, a freestanding pavilion constructed from laminated plywood. The inside of the structure is illuminated with flexible LED strips. It was created by Nick Gelpi, a lecturer in the Department of Architecture.



Visitors explore the Unflat Pavilion/Feather-Weight House, a freestanding pavilion constructed from laminated plywood that appeared on campus in early May. The structure was created by Nick Gelpi, a lecturer in the Department of Architecture, for FAST Light.



Kaba Modern, a hip-hop dance crew from Irvine, Calif., performs at the 13th Annual Grains of Rice, a celebration of Asian culture hosted by the MIT Asian American Association on Apr. 16 in Walker. The group placed third in the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew.



A fully-rigged Firefly sailboat is on display in Lobby 10 this week. The sailboat advertised the opening of the MIT Sailing Pavilion on Monday. The Sailing Pavilion offers classes and open sailing to the MIT community.



MIT plans to construct commercial, academic, and residential buildings on what are currently parking lots. In this model from MITIMCo, the three near white buildings are possibilities for commercial buildings on the south side of Main Street. (In the foreground are the Green Building and East Campus dormitory.)



Radames, captain of the Egyptian army (played by Zachary J. Casas ’13) mourns his fate during a dress rehearsal of Next Act’s production of the musical Aida. The annual show runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening this week.



Denise N. Neibloom ’15 dances in Dancetroupe’s spring show, DTMF.




Kere U. Eke ’15 and Aaron M. Okello ’16 dance in Dancetroupe’s spring show, DTMF.



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