Eat, shop, go
Chances are that most of you are headed home next week for Thanksgiving. We’ve created a lineup of the best food, shops, and events happening around Boston so you have something cool to talk about with family around the table. If you have suggestions for other things to check out, leave them in the Comment section below.
Clover Food Lab is a great place for those looking for a quick bite without feeling the guilt of eating at a typical fast-food restaurant. This unique chain is known for its simple and environmentally conscious options, including vegan and vegetarian choices. Some of its signature items: flaky popovers, El Salvador–grown pour-over coffee, as well as an Impossible Meatball sandwich with house marinara sauce, provolone, and pecorino cheese, served on a house-made fluffy pita. Look for new items, as the menu changes daily. With 13 locations, and a new Clover Food Lab in the Back Bay in the next week or so, there are lots of options for healthy fast food.
Find locations and hours here.
Today, Thursday, November 21, is the last Brookline Farmers’ Market of the season, so head over to Coolidge Corner and get your local organic produce or maybe some gifts to thank your Thanksgiving host, like Golden Rule Honey or El Colombiano Coffee. The market, hidden in a parking lot behind the Coolidge Corner Theatre, has been held for 36 years, supporting local growers, producers, and artisans. The market’s season finale includes vendors such as Kimball Fruit Farm, Clear Flour Bakery, Smith’s Country Cheese, and more. Check out the full list of vendors here.
The Brookline Farmers’ Market, Centre Street West parking lot, Brookline, is Thursday, November 21, from 1:30 to 6:30 pm; it closes for the season after that.
The Polaroid Project at the MIT Museum
The first Polaroid camera was sold in 1948 and its signature instant film is now iconic. A new exhibition at the MIT Museum, The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology, tells the story of the Polaroid Corporation as well as the artistic and technology-based aspects of its photography. This unique display, about a block away from where instant film was first invented, features more than 250 works by 175 artists, including Ansel Adams, Chuck Close, and Andy Warhol. Additional artifacts, such as cameras and prototyped and experimental films, will be on display. The exhibition will be shown in two parts because of the photographs’ light sensitivity.
Part I of The Polaroid Project is on display at the MIT Museum, 256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, until February 2. Part II will be on display from March 9 to June 21. Find the full list of artists here. The museum is open daily, 10 am to 5 pm, and admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for children, college students with ID, and seniors.
After six years, this Obie Award–winning adaptation of Homer’s epic poem The Iliad is returning to Boston. An Iliad stars Tony Award–winner Denis O’Hare (known for American Horror Story, True Blood, Dallas Buyers Club, and This Is Us) as a lone man on an empty stage with the task of answering the question: Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? The play was described as “nothing short of mesmerizing” by the Boston Globe.
An Iliad is playing at the Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, 559 Washington St., Boston, from November 20 to 24. Check showtimes and ticket availability here.
BU Men’s Ice Hockey vs Vermont
Cheer on the Terrier men’s hockey team in two home games this weekend against the UVM Catamounts, on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Hang around after Saturday’s game to grab autographs from the players. Who knows, you might get an autograph from a future NHL star. There’s also a promotion going on to receive a free BU hockey jersey if you attend six games using a sports pass.
The BU vs Vermont men’s hockey games are at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 22, and 4 pm on Saturday, November 23, at Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave. Tickets are free for students with a sports pass, and begin at $18 for BU students, faculty, and staff without a sports pass. Tickets for the general public are $23. Purchase tickets online or at the Agganis Arena box office.