All the fun/cheap/life-changing events happening this week around Beantown, just a hop, skip, and a jump from campus!
Friday, Jan 22rd: Pavement Coffee House Comedy Night
Your favorite Boston coffeehouse is bringing back its wildly popular comedy night! They’ve got an incredible lineup of comics including headliner Bethany Van Delft of Comedy Central fame, as well as Anthony Scibelli, Marie Cabral, and Andrew George. Grab a drink and get excited for some of Boston’s best and funniest characters! Tickets are available one to two hours before the show, so get em while they’re hot!
Pavement Coffeehouse, Boston University location at 736 Commonwealth Ave. 6:30 pm. $4. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pavement-comedy-night-november-edition-tickets-19480526780
Saturday, Jan 23th: Anansi’s Trading Post
Just a couple blocks down Columbus Ave, Make Shift Boston offers an awesome community space for all things creative. This Saturday, they’re hosting Anansi’s Trading Post, which features eclectic artwork, wares, oddities, and magical creations from Boston’s amazing creatives of color. Artists and makers from across the city will bring their wares and services to the market, including Tarot cards, comics, upcycled vinyl records, African textiles and clothing, and plenty of jewelry.
Make Shift Boston, 549 Columbus Ave. 10 am – 10 pm. Market, varying prices. https://www.facebook.com/events/948129655240597/
Sunday, Jan 24th: Settlers of Catan Sundays
If you’re just as obsessed with Settlers of Catan as the rest of your millennial generation, Assembly Row has you covered. Players from all over Boston will gather to duke it out for free drinks, raffle tickets, and other instant prizes. Bring your own board and you automatically get a free drink pass! If you can’t get any of your friends to play with you cause you’re so vicious with the robber never fear. All are welcome and stragglers will be matched with groups that need a fourth player. Good luck!
American Fresh at Assembly Row (take the Orange Line to Assembly). 5 – 7 pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/509552499224861/
Monday, Jan 25th: “Silence of the Quandts”
Northeastern begins its week-long commemoration of the Holocaust on Monday, and one of the first events is a free screening of “Silence of the Quandts.” This groundbreaking documentary revealed to the public the Nazi background of the Quandts, a German family of enormous wealth earned from heavy manufacturing during and after WWII. The film recounts the stories of slave laborers gathered from concentration camps to work in the Quandts’ factories, a harrowing crime that has never been fully brought to justice.
Snell Library Rm 90. 5 – 6:30 pm. Free. https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ebyv88gq689d5ea5&oseq=&c=&ch=
Tuesday, Jan 26th: “Walking in Oak Creek”
The Pluralism Project presents a free screening of “Walking in Oak Creek,” the true story of a Sikh community rocked to its foundations by terrorism that finds strength in forgiveness and faith. The cast of characters from all walks of life balance immense grief with enormous optimism. After the screening, a panel of experts including Officer Pardeep Kaleka, son of one of the victims of the attack, and Dr. Diana Eck, founder of Harvard’s Pluralism Project will discuss responses to terrorism and the power of community.
The Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge. 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/1086988617979876/
Wednesday, Jan 27th: MoveWith’s Om Nom – Vinyasa Yoga Flow
Come for yoga, stay for food! Join Vinyasa pro Emily McLaughlin for a relaxing break from the cold in Boston Public Market’s awesome community space. Emily will intermix yoga for all skill levels with healthy food demos guaranteed to perk up your mid-semester slump. Bring your own mat!
Boston Public Market Kitchen, 100 Hanover Street. 5:30 – 7 pm. $15. https://www.movewith.com/classes/om-nom-vinyasa-flow-2
Thursday, Jan 28th: College Night at the Frog Pond
Throwback to NU Bucket List #5 with College Night at the Frog Pond! Enjoy crazy-low admission to the skating rink for a mere $2 after flashing your NUID. We know Bobby the Seal is aimed at a younger crowd, but we wouldn’t judge you for snagging one of the skating aids just because they’re so darn cute.
Boston Common Frog Pond. 6 – 9 pm. $2 (plus skate rental). http://bostonfrogpond.com/winter-programs/pricing-season-passes/