Nothing better to burst the Harvard bubble than to head next door to MIT, right? This will be the 13th annual MIT Energy Night, a free public event at the MIT Museum that will include more than 50 interactive presentations on the latest innovation in energy. Though the event takes place from 7-9:30 p.m., plan on arriving early for food and conversation! Heck, bring your pset buddy along, explore the MIT Museum, and engage with industry leaders — all without crossing the river. What a productively unrelated-to-Harvard Friday night.
You’ve had enough of the chocolate bars in Lamont, and now it’s time for some of the really good stuff. Head over to the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts for Saturday’s “Chocolate Pavillion,” which will feature more than 40 chocolatiers selling (and giving out samples of) their quality chocolates between 10 a.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Life is like a box of chocolates, so reserve a ticket on the website and make this weekend one to remember!
Ah, yes, the classic South of Washington Open Market. This Boston favorite celebrates local art, music, and food every Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the SoWa art and design district in South End. With its family-friendly vibes and emphasis on the makers of Boston, SoWa Open Market has you covered. Whether you’re in an art gallery mood or sick of the sound of your alarm being the only music stuck in your head, this event is for you!
The Institute of Contemporary Art will make sure this special day off doesn’t go to waste by offering a day of free admission! Open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the ICA will be featuring a short film program for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, artmaking in the Art Lab, and tickets for Japanese contemporary art icon Yayoi Kusama’s largest Infinity Mirror Room, “Love is Calling.” Not sure what an infinity mirror room is? Head to the ICA on Monday to find out.
We all deserve a break here and there, and these next few days are the perfect opportunity. Your pset buddy said it best … It’s a three-day weekend baby!