All the fun/cheap/life-changing events happening this week around Beantown, just a hop, skip, and a jump from campus!
Friday, March 18th: NU Men’s Hockey 2016 Hockey East Semifinals!
Come out to support your Huskies as they take on Boston College in the 2016 Hockey East Championship! This is the first time since 2011 that our men’s hockey team has advanced to the semifinals, and we plan on bringing down the house with some husky noise! Tickets on the student balcony are only $20, and they’re going fast.
TD Gardens. 8 pm. $20 with NU ID. http://neu.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.aspx?id=1903&cid=&p=1
Saturday, March 19th: Nowruz 2016 at the MFA
Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian new year, in style at the MFA! Watch live performances, experience Persian art, and celebrate the coming of the new year!
Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. 10am – 5pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/1248054165222878
Sunday, March 20th: Southie St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Boston is the St. Patrick’s Day headquarters of America, and Southie is the epicenter of the country’s Irish home-away-from-home. Each year, thousands gather along Broadway to see bands, floats, dancers, and St. Patrick himself march past in the nation’s largest St. Paddy’s Day parade. The celebration starts at 1 pm by the Broadway T stop (Red Line) and progresses through Southie, ending in St. Andrews Square. Come prepared to be swallowed in the very excited and very green crowd!
Broadway Station, Southie. 1pm. Free.
Monday, March 21st: Cycle Massachusetts Kick-off Party
Love cycling? Celebrate the end of winter with the folks over at Cycle Mass and get all the info you need to plan some awesome bike trips this summer! You’ll also get the chance to sign up for the Mass BikePike Tour as well as shorter excursions, which cover awesome trails across New England. Free food, a cash bar, and plenty of outdoors enthusiasts!
Asgard Irish Pub and Restaurant, 350 Massachusetts Ave. 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Free. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cycle-massachusetts-2016-kickoff-party-registration-22581432673
Tuesday, March 22nd: North by Northwest
This Alfred Hitchcock classic starring 50s dreamboat Cary Grant is coming to a theater near you for *free*! Head over to the Brattle Theater in Cambridge for an evening of classy suspense and aggressive biplanes.
Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle Street. 7 – 9:30pm. Free. http://www.brattlefilm.org/2016/03/22/north-by-northwest-4/
Wednesday, March 23rd: Yoga at the Gallery
Unwind mid-week with a yoga session for all ages smack dab in the middle of one of Boston’s coolest up-and-coming art galleries. Kripalu-style pro Enrica Filippi will guide students through a series of poses designed to skillfully engage body, mind, and spirit, perfect for energizing the rest of your week!
Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St, Cambridge. 7 – 8 pm. Free. gallery263.com
Thursday, March 24th: Purim Party at the Ritz Carlton
Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman in the Persian Empire. Today, it is celebrated around the world with plenty of noise and fanfare, as well as with lots of costume parties. The Hillels of BU, Brandeis, Harvard, Simmons, Emerson, Suffolk, and Northeastern are sponsoring an awesome costume party at The Ritz-Carlton! There will be dancing, contests, and prizes, including a costume contest with a top prize of $100 awarded at 11 pm. See you on the dance floor!
The Ritz-Carlton, 10 Avery St. 8pm – 1am. $20. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-hillel-wide-purim-party-tickets-21271211767