All the fun/cheap/life-changing events happening this week around Beantown, just a hop, skip, and a jump from campus!
All Week: The Boston LGBT Film Festival
The Boston LGBT Festival celebrates works of art that examine and celebrate unique, wonderful, and moving experiences in the LGBT community. The 8-day festival, spread over two weekends, screens film and other media from international, national, and local creators, fostering a sense of global community between LGBT and LGBT-friendly audiences worldwide.
Bright Family Screening Room, 559 Washington St. Various times, April 1st – April 10th. $5-10. https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=LGBT_festival_2016&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id
Saturday, April 2nd: Cambridge Winter Farmer’s Market
Stock up on yummy, organic, and 100% local treats at the Cambridge Winter Farmer’s Market! Weekly favorites include Jennifer Lee’s Gourmet Bakery and El Recreo Estate Coffee. Stop by to shop and listen to some live jams!
Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callendar St. 10am – 2 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/551489635018374
Sunday, April 3rd: Megacities Asia at the MFA
11 artists hailing from cities across Asia create intense, colorful, and crowded interpretations of what it feels like to live in the world’s largest megacities. Like the sprawl of one of these megacities, this exhibit’s installations take up residence throughout the museum. Walk the expanse of the building to find works by famed creators like Ai WeiWei, one of China’s most vocal artists (and critics). The exhibit opens April 3rd and runs through July 17th.
Museum of Fine Arts. 10 am – 5pm. Free (with NUID). http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/megacities-asia
Monday, April 4th: Jubali Run + Pop-up
Jubali is a Boston-based organic food emporium that designs deliciously healthy food for an active lifestyle. As part of the Newbury Collection’s Pop-up Shops, Jubali is hosting a fun-run around the Newbury neighborhood followed by a panel discussion on running lifestyle and how to eat for a marathon. You’ll also be surrounded by delicious fruit smoothies!
Janji, 144 Newbury Street. 6:30 – 8 pm. Free. http://www.newburystreetpopups.com/event/jubali-run-panel/
Tuesday, April 5th: Broad Appeal Comedy Night
Check out this hilarious, female-focused show that turns comedy on its head! As part of Women in Comedy Month, Arts at the Armory is hosting Boston’s funniest women to share their unique points of view while they make you laugh.
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville. 7:30 – 9pm. $5 donation suggested.
Wednesday, April 6th: The Struggle is Real – I’m Graduating
The Society of Grownups is a Brookline-based organization on a mission to “help you find your inner adult.” They offer free financial consultations, help you through tax season, and host events that explain real-life money stuff minus all the Wall Street jargon. For all our soon-to-be grads, this night is for you! Join your fellow Boston seniors for an evening of networking, drinks, and small bites, and to have all your questions about the real world answered by the pros. Best of all, it’s free!
Society of Grownups, 1653 Beacon St. 7 – 8:30 pm. Free. https://www.societyofgrownups.com/events/the-struggle-is-real-new-to-the-city-462016?utm_source=BostonCalendar&utm_medium=SpecialEvent&utm_campaign=042016
Thursday, April 7th: Silent Disco
Springfest is here! As part of Northeastern’s week-long festival, AfterHours is hosting a silent disco with some of Boston’s best DJs. You get to jam to great music, but only through high-performance headphones (provided at the door), making for an interesting mix of a communal concert and a private music experience.
NU AfterHours. 6:30 – 8 pm. Free.