All the fun/cheap/life-changing events happening this week around Beantown, just a hop, skip, and a jump from campus!
Friday, Jan 29th:
Stop singing in the shower and go find a real audience! The Society of Grownups is hosting an awesome karaoke night powered by Boston Sound Choice accompanied by drinks and snacks galore. The Society of Grownups is a pretty cool start-up right on the Green Line dedicated to answering your very grown up questions like “What the heck is a 401k?” or “Does spending $300 on a TV count as an investment?” Their karaoke night is free and a great way to meet other Boston “grownups” (read: broke college students)!
1653 Beacon St. near Washington St Green Line stop. Free. 7 pm, register here: https://www.societyofgrownups.com/events/karaoke-night-1292016?utm_source=BostonCalendarEvent&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=12016
Saturday, Jan 30th: Cardboard Tube Fighting League
Yep, you read that right, there is indeed a league of people who fight with cardboard tubes and they are coming to the Boston Common! The real question is, why are we only hearing about this now?! The League sets up battles for cardboard warriors of all shapes and sizes across the country, and provides free cardboard tube swords to all participants. Bring your own cardboard armor (most elaborate get-ups get bonus points) and join the giant free-for-all!
Boston Common. Free. 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1667961536820690/1670393249910852/
Sunday, Jan 31st: The Brothers Grimsby with Sacha Baron Cohen
Not only is this a free movie opportunity (!!!), but it’s also the once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Hollywood’s most ridiculously amusing star, Sacha Baron Cohen! Sony Pictures is hosting a pre-screening of Cohen’s upcoming movie, The Brothers Grimsby, and has brought the star himself in to mingle with the audience. The event is for college students only, and includes a free pass at the open bar (21+ only). Register fast before all the tickets have been snapped up!
Theatre 1 at the Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart Street. Free. 8:00 pm. https://www.sonyscreenings.com/index.php/main/movie_landing/ZHJpbmtzd2l0aHNhY2hhNjE3
Monday, Feb 1st: OH, HELLO with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney
Your favorite hipster theater, The Wilbur, will be hosting the hilarious OH, HELLO show of Comedy Central fame! Gil Faizon is a stand-in model for mashed potatoes and had a brown-themed bar mitzvah. George St. Geegland has chapped hands and has aged terribly. For the first time in 40 years, the two goons will be leaving NYC to bring the sold-out show to Boston! Written by and starring comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, OH, HELLO promises to be a ridiculous evening of turtlenecks, misinformed beliefs, and plenty of laughs. The show runs from Jan 31st through Feb 6th.
BEST OF ALL, we’ll be giving away two sets of free tickets via Twitter (@nustudentlife) on Friday, Jan 29th, at 1 pm!
The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St. $50 (or free, check @nustudentlife!). http://thewilbur.com/artist/oh-hello-with-nick-kroll-and-john-mulaney/
Tuesday, Feb 2nd: Arthur Ou: Photoseries Lecture
Arthur Ou is world-renowned for his groundbreaking work in photography and its use in a variety of other mediums. As Professor of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, Ou is bringing his expertise and exquisite work to the Massachusetts College of Art and Design right next door to NU to share his portfolio.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Tower, 621 Huntington Ave. Free. 2 – 4 pm. http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Events_Calendar.html?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117778510
Wednesday, Feb 3rd: HONU Hula Workshop
Join the Hawaiian Organization at Northeastern to learn the art of hula dance! HONU’s resident experts will be on hand to teach you their moves, as well as the stories and cultural values of the dance. Afterward, cool down with some refreshments and take a tropical break from the cold!
Curry Ballroom. Free. 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Thursday, Feb 4th: Boston SciFi Film Festival
The Boston SciFi Film festival, held in the historic Somerville Theater, is the oldest genre film festival in the country, and one of the oldest in the world. For eleven days, emerging SciFi directors from around the globe will present their processes and projects, giving attendees a glimpse into the upcoming year in SciFi. The festival concludes with at 24-hour SciFi Marathon with both classic films and lesser-known gems.
The Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square. Ticket prices vary per event/day. Feb 4th-15th. http://bostonscifi.com/about/