Instead of commemorating Presidents’ Day weekend sitting in your dorm room outfitted in a fake beard and top hat, celebrate our Founding Fathers with a little bit of adventure.
Feeling nostalgic for the days when presidents rode on white horses and had little ponytails dangling from their wigs? Visit the new Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts and enjoy paintings of the dashing men who created our country.
Mon.-Tues.: 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Wed.-Fri.: 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m., Sat.-Sun.: 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, Mass.
Even though you haven’t made it to the Oval Office yet, you can still do your part to give back to the community. Volunteer at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter this weekend and give back to your country like any good president would.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge, Mass.
Just because George Washington didn’t watch movies doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. Catch up on all the films nominated for the Oscars on Feb. 27. Be sure to check out “The King’s Speech” to see how politics in other countries w-w-work.
Free. Your room. Maybe some crappy food.
Stressed out by the summer internship hunt? Pretend you live in luxury at the White House and treat yourself to a massage at Harvard’s Center for Wellness. With a Harvard ID, it’s just $9 for 10 minutes or $50 for an hour of total relaxation.
Holyoke Center, 75 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, Mass. Call 617.495.9629 to make an appointment.
Don’t miss a chance to cheer on Obama’s favorite sport. Go see the Harvard women’s basketball team play Columbia on Sat., Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.. This game is also the fourth annual Pink Zone hosted by the team. Wear pink to support breast cancer awareness.
Lavietes Pavilion. Free with your Harvard ID.