OUT-AND-ABOUT: Oct 7th – Oct 13

All the fun/cheap/life changing events happening this week around Beantown just a hop, skip, and a jump from campus!

dread scott

Wednesday, Oct 7: Artist Dread Scott at SMFA

Renowned artist Dread Scott comes to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts just around the corner from campus. He works in a variety of mediums including performance, photography, screen printing, installation, and painting. He’s known for his stark examination of social justice issues in America, and will not be a presenter to miss!

Anderson Auditorium, SMFA, 230 Fenway. 6:30 pm. Free. http://www.smfa.edu/news/show/title/dread-scott-br-em-wednesday-october-7-2015-em/src/@random52838dd59fd3d

tim miller

Thursday, Oct 8: Sex/Body/Self; A Performance By Tim Miller

This performance/rant/lecture by internationally celebrated artist Tim Miller is sure to rock all of your perceptions about gay rights, culture wars, and art straight to the core. Hosted by Northeastern Center for the Arts, it will be held in the Studio Theater (in Curry, right next to Gallery 360), and is, as always, free!

Studio Theater, Curry. 7:30 pm. Free. http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/cfa/events/sexbodyself/


Friday, Oct 9: Catch the Night on the Common with AfterDark Flag Football

What’s better than flag football? Flag football at night covered in glow sticks. Well, it’s actually a bit more high-tech than that, since participants will be scoring touchdowns clad in AfterDark nighttime gear. Head down to the Boston Common from 6 to 8 pm for the launch of the Catch the Night Kickstarter campaign, with plenty of prizes and giveaways including a AfterDark Flag Football set! The other intramural teams won’t know what hit ’em.

Boston Common Baseball Field, Charles Street. 6 – 8 pm. Free. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/catch-the-night-on-the-common-with-afterdark-flag-football-registration-18830751284

punkin fest

Saturday, Oct 10: Punkin’ Fest

Making it one week into October officially means Halloween is on the horizon. Get ready for your Halloweekend early at the annual Punkin’ Fest at the Lawn on D, where you can carve jack-o-lanterns to your heart’s content, go pumpkin bowling, and check out pumpkins carved to perfection by local artists. You can even add your jack-o-lantern to the HUGE illuminated Punkin’ manor that will remain aglow all weekend to get the community into the Halloween spirit!

The Lawn on D, 420 D Street. 12 – 10 pm. Free. http://lawnond.com/calendar_events/punkin-fest/?date=2015-10-10


Sunday, Oct 11: 37th Annual Harvard Square Oktoberfest

Check out this GIANT Oktoberfest, usually attended by over 200,000 people and located right smack-dab in the middle of Cambridge. Following the Honk! Parade, there will be live music, street performances, sidewalk sales, and lots and lots and lots of food from all corners of the world.

Harvard Square, Cambridge. 12 – 6 pm. Free. http://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/37th-annual-harvard-square-oktoberfest

fenway alliance

Monday, Oct 12: The Fenway Alliance Opening Our Doors 2015

Happy Columbus Day! For the 14th year in a row, The Fenway Alliance will throw its doors wide open to community members of all shapes and sizes to experience the cultural gems of the neighborhood. The Kick-Off celebration starts the day with live music and free cupcakes from Oakleaf Bakery, and is followed by theater workshops, more musical performances from all genres under the sun, and free admission to local museums like the Isabella Stewart Gardner and MassArt’s Balakar and Paine Galleries.

Various locations around Boston (starts on the Christian Science Plaza on Huntington and Mass Ave). 10 am – 6 pm. Free. http://fenwayculture.org/opening-our-doors-2015/

farmers market

Tuesday, Oct 13: Farmer’s Market at Harvard

Over 20 vendors come together on the Harvard campus to offer a wide variety of locally grown and made products from produce to protein! Fan favorites include Mariposa Bakery’s brownies, The Warren Farm & Sugarhouse’s bread and jams, and C&C Lobster’s fishy products…including, of course, live lobster. We’d be very impressed with any student who could sneak that into a dorm room.

The Plaza at the Science Center, Harvard University, Cambridge. 12 pm – 6 pm. http://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/farmers-market-at-harvard–81

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