All the fun/cheap/life-changing events happening this week around Boston, just a walk or a T ride from campus!

April 29

MFA: Art In Bloom

Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 12.12.48 PMTake advantage of free admission to the MFA to enjoy their Art In Bloom exhibition! Check out their special event, Celebrate Art in Bloom with Ikebana, from 3-4pm where you’ll join three Boston-area chapters of Ikebana schools as they create unique Japanese inspired floral arrangements. There will also be tours from 10am-3pm, floral arrangement demonstrations from 12pm-3pm, and an outdoor walking tour from 1-2pm!

April 30

SoWa Open Market Kick Off Weekend

Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 12.13.46 PMIt’s back! This weekend, Boston South End’s favorite open market reopens for the season from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Featuring four distinct outdoor markets, the Arts Market, Farmers Market, Truck Bazaar, and Beer Garden, there’s more than enough to do to make a day out this iconic market. While you’re there, be sure to check out the indoor SoWa Vintage Market, open exclusively on Sundays from 10am-4pm. Entry to the market is completely free!

May 1

Connected Futures: Next Generation Questions For A Just World

Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 12.14.00 PMFrom 8:30am to 6:30pm head to the Raytheon Amphitheater and Egan Research Center right here at Northeastern for the Connected Futures Conference! Join a variety of industry leaders and professionals for discussions on, “how stakeholders across public and private realms, research and industry, advocacy and business, can affect a better future in light of our digitally connected world, the opportunities it presents and the pitfalls to avoid”. The conference features four panels and keynote speaker Sarah Jeong. Register for free here!

May 2

Independent Film Festival Boston

Screen Shot 2017-04-27 at 12.29.55 PMThe IFF Boston features a variety of different films across several different theaters in the Boston area. On May 2nd you can catch two films at the Coolidge Corner Theater, Trip to Spain and Landline. Trip to Spain starts at 7:00pm and follows two men as they take a culinary road trip through Spain. Landline starts at 9:30pm is a comedic family drama about two sisters who suspect their father is having an affair, and try to uncover the truth. Standard tickets are $12. You can buy tickets for Landline here and for Trip to Spain here.

May 3

Artweek Boston: The Block Party

Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 12.19.51 PMHead over to Copley Square from 12:30pm to 2:00pm to enjoy a block party promoting healthy living put on as a part of Artweek Boston. Catch live music from the Conservatory Lab Charter School, an interactive bucket drum circle, food from B.Good, and a variety of outdoor games and activities. You won’t want to miss this fun, free event!

May 4

Sound and the City: A Discussion at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Screen Shot 2017-04-27 at 12.46.06 PMThe Northeastern Center For The Arts is proud to collaborate with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s exhibition Listen Hear: The Art of Sound to put on the Sound and the City panel discussion. Head to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at 7:00 pm to learn about two of the sound installations that are part of the Listen Hear exhibition from the artists who created them, Northeastern’s Director of the Center for the Arts, and the ISGM’s Ruettgers Curator of Landscape. Student admission is $5 and you can reserve tickets for the event online here.