All the fun/cheap/life changing events happening this week around Beantown just a hop, skip, and a jump from campus!
Wednesday, Oct 21: The House of Bernarda Alba
The Northeastern Department of Theater presents this haunting performance that depicts five sisters locked away by their widowed mother for eight years of mourning. This masterpiece of Spanish theater involves only female characters in the action, building tension and exploring passion, repression, and conformity. Written by Federico Garcia Lorca, this poetic tragedy is sure not to disappoint.
Studio Theater, Ell Hall. 7:30 pm. $5 with NUID. https://calendar.northeastern.edu/event/the_house_of_bernarda_alba_289#.ViZHvH6rSUk
Thursday, Oct 22: Lets Talk About the Sex Myth
Join renowned feminist journalist Rachel Hills as she discusses her most recent work, The Sex Myth, and investigates the power of sex in today’s culture. Her pieces have been published far and wide from Cosmopolitan to Buzzfeed, and her blog Musings of an Inappropriate Woman has garnered attention both from feminist academics and from the general internet population in search of answers to some of today’s most puzzling cultural questions. If anyone is an expert at navigating the sexual politics of college life, it’s her! Rebecca’s Cafe catering will be provided for all attendees.
Snell Library 90. 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Free. https://calendar.northeastern.edu/event/lets_talk_about_the_sex_myth#.ViZW836rSUk
Friday, Oct 23: Lighting the Line!
Explore Dorchester and beyond by riding the MBTA free of charge to five unique neighborhood parties and bridge lightings! Enjoy (free) Caribbean and Latin American food, create with local artists, and watch live performances by breakdance troupes, Circus Up, and more! Free passes on the Fairmont Indigo Commuter Rail will take passengers to Uphams Corner, Geneva Ave, Talbot Ave, Morton St and Fairmount Ave for a night of community empowerment filled with light.
Uphams Corner Fairmont Indigo Commuter Rail stop, 706 Dudley Street. 4:30 – 9:00 pm. Free. http://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/lighting-the-line
Saturday, Oct 24: Bantam Cider Company Taproom Tastings
What says fall better than a good mulled cider? The Massachusetts’s area’s first cider taproom is hosting an open tasting, allowing visitors to sample pints of New England’s finest craft apple ciders. Their original flavor, Wunderkind, had us sold at the name. They’ll even give you a tour of the brewery, and all for free!
Bantam Cider Company, 40 Merriam St Somerville. 12:00 – 6:00 pm. Free. http://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/bantam-cider-company-taproom-tastings–3
Sunday, Oct 25: Boston Public Market Pumpkin Patch
Praise the Halloween spirits, Boston is bringing the farm to the city! No need to trek miles and miles inland to find the perfect pumpkin patch, because the Boston Public Market will be hosting its very own this weekend. Red Apple Farm will supply pumpkins and the patch with a percentage of the proceeds going to support local food producers. Inside the market you can find all sorts of other local pumpkin products, including pumpkin spice hot chocolate and pumpkin ice cream from Boston-native eateries. Looks like it’s time to expand your PSL horizons!
Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free. https://bostonpublicmarket.org/happenings
Monday, Oct 26: Big Screen Classics–The Bride of Frankenstein
With just five days until Halloween, it’s the perfect time to refresh your acquaintance with one of the most popular horror movies of all time: The Bride of Frankenstein. Spend an evening with the silver screen’s most misunderstood monster as she tries to find the love of her life. This cult classic is showing for one night and one night only at the Coolidge Corner Theater just down the road from campus.
Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard St. 7:00 – 8:30 pm. $9. http://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/big-screen-classics-the-bride-of-frankenstein
Tuesday, Oct 27: Erin Shirreff @ MassArt Photo Lecture Series
Brooklyn-based photographer and sculptor Erin Shirreff presents her recent exhibit at the Institute for Contemporary Art in downtown Boston at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Shirreff blends digital and analog techniques, using Photoshop along with handmade creations to present her unique view of the world. This lecture will focus on the inspiration and technique that comprise her work, which has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 621 Huntington Ave, Tower Auditorium. 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Free. http://www.massart.edu/about_massart/events_calendar.html?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D116142008