Michelle’s Boston Weekly Update! Oyster Shucking, American Idiot, Saturdays Bread and More

Feeling stuck on campus in the dead of winter? Well, get your snow boots ready to explore! Boston is at your fingertips with events that will not allow the word “boredom” into your vocabulary. For those of you interested in free events, performances, volunteering, and career opportunities in the upcoming weeks, check out the listings below:


We all know Boston is famous for its seafood, so why not be a part of it? Mercato del Mare (a restaurant in the North End) is hosting a FREE OYSTER SHUCKING LESSON this Saturday, January 28th from 1PM-3PM. Learn how the delectable eatery masters the fine art of oyster shucking, so you can show all your friends off in the kitchen! Just pay for what you eat, and Mercato del Mare will take care of the rest.


Miss listening to Green Day? Have a special place for musical theatre? Put the two together and enjoy Broadway’s AMERICAN IDIOT playing this weekend at the Boston Opera House! Direct from Broadway, this pop-opera rocks the stage and the audience with the songs you know and love and a story we can all relate to. Only here for a limited time, there are four performances left: Saturday Jan 28th at 2PM and 8PM, and Sunday Jan 29th at 1PM and 6:30PM. Click here or call (617) 259-3400 for information about tickets. Don’t miss your chance!


Ever feel like giving back and helping out those who can’t afford to eat the enormous diet of a college student? Wondering what to do on a Saturday afternoon to make you feel like a better person after Friday night? Love cooking but don’t have enough food in your apartment to do it?

Volunteer at SATURDAYS BREAD!!  Located at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 35 Bowdoin Street in Boston, Saturdays Bread prides itself on serving healthy meals to the hungry in a safe and inviting atmosphere. With the help of volunteers, this program has been running for over 25 years and has served over 300,000 people. To help keep these successful numbers rising, you can make your way over to Saturdays Bread any Saturday from 12:30-4:30PM for a preparation and serving session.  All you need to bring is yourself and a smile, and your work will be very much appreciated!

 Career Opportunities:

Graduating soon and wondering what step is next? Start by checking out the BOSTON JOB FAIR on February 6th. Admission is FREE! Coast-to-Coast Career Fairs is hosting this event at The Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers (50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA, 02116) from 11AM-2PM. Over 400 jobs will be available in numerous areas of employment. Begin networking and meet other young adults in the area to learn about the possibilities that lie ahead.

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