OUT-AND-ABOUT: Nov 5th – Nov 11th

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

TONIGHT Nov 4th: Midnight Madness!

midnight madness

In case you’ve missed the flyers, social media barrage, and NUGO notifications…you should clear out your evening for Midnight Madness! Cabot Center will host DJ ATM of Lil Wayne tour fame, as well as Northeastern’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams and coaches. There will be plenty of free food, free t-shirts, great music, and a dunk contest! No tickets necessary, doors open at 7pm and the event kicks off at 8pm. See you there!

Thursday, Nov 5th: From the Ground Up

from the ground up

Thanks to a special student discount, tickets to this awesome dance production are a mere $10! That’s a pretty great steal for a Boston Conservatory presentation by celebrated choreographers Andrea Miller, Zoe Scofield, and Francesca Harper. These three women bring together incredibly diverse styles to create a piece full of passion and detail, right down to the sounds of the dancers’ breath. The show starts at 8pm and promises an inspiring evening!

The Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway Street. 8pm. $10 (with a student ID). http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/news/dance-lovers-treat-fall-dance-concert

Friday, Nov 6th: From Moment to Movement: Amnesty International USA Northeast Regional Conference 

amnesty internationa

Amnesty International is one of the world’s largest human rights organizations, and has for decades been on the scene righting wrongs on some of the planet’s darkest days. For the weekend of Nov 6th, students, activists, and allies from all corners of the globe will gather to share ideas about how to transform a moment into a movement. The conference includes networking, seminars, and creative workshops focusing on hate crimes, strategic vision, and specific discussions of rights violations and the path to peace. It’s an awesome opportunity to break into the global discussion of human rights and the policies and actions that go with them, as well as to network with top professionals from all sorts of organizations (*alert alert* co-op opportunities!). The weekend kicks off with a Write-a-Thon and networking session at Boston University on Friday evening and continues through the day on Saturday.

George Sherman Union Building @ Boston University, 775 Commonwealth Ave. 6:30 – 9:30 pm (Friday). $15 non-members, $10 members (conference pass). http://www.amnestyusa.org/events/regional-conferences/northeast

Saturday, Nov 7th: The b.good Burger Brigade Dine ‘n Dash

dine_n_dash

What’s better than exercising? Exercising in order to earn hamburgers! Sign up for b.good’s annual Dine ‘n Dash to run 3.1 miles around downtown Boston, earning snack breaks along the way as well as raising money for community development micro-loans. That’s right, 100% of your registration fee goes towards the b.good Family Foundation in order to empower local leaders. Along the way, you’ll make stops at b.good locations for fries, a salad, a burger, and a kale crush smoothie too keep your race tank full. You can register as a solo competitor or as a team captain; either way, you’ll be competing for awesome prizes like a $100 gift card to b.good stores for plenty more freshly made burgers! Halloween may be over, but competitors are highly encouraged to break out their costumes for the run. So grab some friends, get really hungry, and Dine ‘n Dash!

b.good, 84 Summer Street. 10:30 am. $30 (for solo or team). https://www.racemenu.com/events/127941-b-good-Burger-Brigade-Dine-n-Dash

Sunday, Nov 8th: 3rd Annual Inman Square Harvest Hoedown 

harvest hoedown

Fall is all about food. First Halloween warms you up with oodles and oodles of candy, then the real prep begins for Thanksgiving. Consider Cambridge’s Harvest Hoedown as a preparatory heat. Chefs from all over Boston will be at Inman Square offering samples of their best, most delicious dishes. Local bands will be playing all afternoon, so don’t be surprised if there’s dancing involved. Make sure to buy tickets in advance to save $5!

Inman Square at Cambridge St and Hampshire St. 12:00 – 4:00 pm. $15. http://cambridgema.co/2015/harvesthoedown2015

Monday, Nov 9th: Poetry Night at Trident 

trident store front

Get to know Boston’s best local poets with an evening of readings at Trident Booksellers and Cafe. Located just around the corner from campus in the Back Bay neighborhood, Trident makes a killer Prosciutto and Brie sandwich, as well as delectable coffee perfect for sipping whilst listening to poetry. Guest poets for the evening include Aimee Sands, recent Massachusetts Poet in the Spotlight, as well as Donald Vincent, poet, rapper, and painter extraordinaire.

Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 338 Newbury Street. 7:00 pm. Free. http://tridentbookscafe.com/event/an-evening-of-poetry-with-noted-boston-poets?instance_id=352

Tuesday, Nov 10th: Go Boston 2030 Idea Roundtable

boston roundtable

Want to make a lasting impact on the Boston community, particularly on the communities surrounding Northeastern? Great, then pencil in Tuesday’s Idea Roundtable in Roxbury! Mayor Marty Walsh commissioned community meetings across the city to discuss the current state of transportation and how it serves the needs of specific areas. Northeastern lies smack-dab in the middle of some pretty different communities and is just getting into the thick of launching an plan to connect students with local movers and shakers. Transportation has always been an important issue in Boston and school busing and community diversity have long been hot topics. Get to know our neighbors across Tremont by lending your voice to Boston’s plan for the future.

Bolling Building, 2300 Washington St. 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Free. http://goboston2030.org/participate/

Wednesday, Nov 11th: National Theatre Live: Hamlet

hamlet

Crucial piece of info about this event: Benedict Cumberbatch is involved. The National Theatre in London is renowned as one of the premiere playhouses on the planet, and is getting just a little more prestigious by hosting Sherlock/The Imitation Game‘s star as Shakespeare’s best lead. Instead of jet-setting to London and dropping a few hundred dollars on a ticket, you can mosey on down to the Emerson Paramount Center just off Boston Common and still feel like you’re in a front row seat. The production will be live-streamed and projected in the Paramount Center’s theater all week, although only the Wednesday night showing has available tickets. Act fast before the Benedict window closes!

Emerson Paramount Center, 559 Washington St. 7:00 pm. $16. https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=0761447E-3EBF-4030-B1AF-A575CE1EDD57

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