Villa College Night
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Admission: Always free! Limit 6 tickets per reservation. Guests must be at least 18 years of age and may be asked to present school ID upon arrival. Event will take place rain or shine. Free parking.

Villa College Night 2019
"Salvete, omnes! (Latin for Hello, everyone!)"

Celebrate the enduring connection between humans and animals during a night of FREE art, music, food, and fun just for college students! Come dressed in your best toga or stola (Roman gown)!

  • Get free food starting at 5:30 (served until 8:30 or while supplies last). Galleries open and activities kick in at 6:00.

  • Get a taste of our galleries, labs, and exhibitions with short tours that run every 15 minutes, 6:30-8:30.

  • Make an olive wreath from the Villa's own trees, and join the party!

  • Catch pop-up performances by the Troubadour Theater Company: Expect the unexpected!

  • Read your future in a (replica) sheep's liver, as in Roman times.

  • Try on Roman armor with Legion Six Historical Society.

  • Enjoy eclectic music sets from DJ Amara.

  • Photo Booth! Use Roman and Greek-inspired props and capture fun moments.

  • Apply a tattoo: Choose a mythological being who reflects your style.

  • Jump into an art-making activity:
    • Shape clay with ceramic artist Wayne Perry! Work with tiny molds to create your own protective amulet, add snakes to a clay Medusa, and decorate ancient faces on clay tiles to form an Assyrian ziggurat.
    • Design and ink your animal companion on canvas bags and buttons.
    • Drawing from Antiquity: Explore the art of illusion! Draw a grasshopper depicted on one of the Villa's garden frescoes; supplies provided, 7:15.

Watch this video to learn how to wear a toga the ancient Roman way.