Burst The Bubble: President's Day 2022

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I’m no psychic, but I’m willing to bet my BoardPlus that since the start of the semester, “ugh, I never leave the Square” and “how has it gotten to the point that the my main source of joy is scrolling on Tik Tok for 30 minutes before I go to bed” are thoughts that have crossed your mind. If you’re saying no to this, I’m willing to bet that “I’m lying” is a thought that is crossing your mind right now instead.

Look, this isn’t to call you out. It’s more to point out that there are too many of us who get caught up with life at Harvard and think the entire world lies between Mather and the Quad (which, I’ll admit, at 1.2 miles is an impressive distance, but very clearly, not the whole world). So it would be pretty not-cool of us to let another long weekend pass without bringing you another list of ways to burst the so-called “Harvard Bubble.” Keep reading, because before ~midterm season~ begins, this may be your only chance to ride the redline into freedom.

Boston Bruins vs. Colorado Avalanche – TD Garden, Monday

As a California gal, the words “ice” and “hockey” were never really in my vocabulary before college. But I’ll admit it — it’s entertaining and second-hand cathartic to watch people skrrt like angels on ice while viciously attacking a puck (and each other) with sticks.

Immersive Frida at Lighthouse ArtSpace at the Castle – The Castle (130 Columbus Ave)

First the Immersive Van Gogh Experience, and now the Immersive Frida Experience? What does it really mean to be immersive? Does the quality of being immersive make art that much more interesting? How much are they spending on advertising this stuff because it’s everywhere. Are the differences between the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit and the Immersive Frida Exhibit enough to satisfy the Harvard College Honor Code? All very important questions. Check out this event and let us know.

Billie Eilish: Happier Than Ever, The World Tour — TD Garden, Sunday

Gen Z’s favorite artist is in town this weekend, performing in TD Garden on Sunday evening. It’s probably difficult to buy tickets online since this is very last minute, but we figured we’d put this on your radar for when that poor soul emails your entire house mailing list tomorrow with tickets that need snatching up.

Open Studios at SoWa — SoWa Market, Sunday

If you’ve recently been conscious of the fact that your common room isn’t decorated to the extent possible, this Sunday (February 20th) and next Sunday (February 27th) you can check out work from local artists in the South End, whether you end up just browsing or deciding to buy a one-of-a-kind piece that’s on sale!

Hava Saturdays — Hava Nightclub, Saturday

Have FOMO about missing the Quincy X Winthrop House Formal in the fall? Hoping for a party where you don’t run the risk of being recognized by the Datamatch you ghosted (or the Datamatch that ghosted you)? Fear not, because Hava Nightclub promises an exciting night of music and good vibes — not just during formal season, but every weekend from now until March.

This list is far from comprehensive, but hopefully, at the very least, is inspiration to venture out beyond the red brick road of Harvard Square at some point during this long weekend. A night out, in my opinion, seems like a pretty good way to celebrate The Presidents. Would George Washington really want you to be psetting on a Saturday night? We live close to a cool city. So let’s make use of it.

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