Eat, shop, go
The past few weeks have certainly been hectic, but fortunately Thanksgiving break is right around the corner. On your last weekend before the break, enjoy two themed nights at the dining halls (courtesy of the Asian Student Union and Umoja), prepare for holiday travel with some cheap but handy items at lifestyle company Muji, check out a photography installation at Mugar Memorial Library, and more.
Umoja Day of Thanks
Thanksgiving arrives a week early with Umoja’s Day of Thanks on Thursday night at Marciano, West, and Warren dining halls. On the menu is comfort food: fried chicken, collard greens, mac and cheese, and peach cobbler.
Asian Student Union Lunch
As part of their “Breaking Boundaries” event series, the Asian Student Union will serve a lunch for foodies on Friday at all dining halls: pan-roasted soy glazed salmon with cool cucumber salad. The dish is inspired by Boston’s own James Beard baker Joanne Chang, who owns Flour Bakery + Cafe and Myers + Chang.
If you’re traveling home for Thanksgiving and studying remotely the rest of the semester, you might have a lot of packing to do this weekend. Check out the neck cushions, small organizers, and passport safety cases sold at Muji, 359 Newbury St., Boston. In addition to offering travel items, this Japanese retail store also sells clothing, stationery, and kitchen tools.
GoVirtual Meeting about the Spring Semester
Kenneth Elmore (Wheelock’87), associate provost and dean of students, will host this virtual meeting Thursday night at 8 pm, and again on Saturday, November 21, at 9 am, about what’s in store for spring 2021. Undergrads, grad students, and families are invited to attend and ask questions; the chat will include panelists from Student Health Services, Housing, Enrollment & Student Administration, and others.
Afro-Colombian Music, Culture & Politics: Concert with Canalón de Timbiqui
The Colombian band Grupo Canalón will perform as part of an online conversational concert Friday at 7 pm, sponsored by BU Latin American Studies, African American Studies, Musicology & Ethnomusicology, and the BU Arts Initiative. Joining the band will be Michael Birenbaum Quintero, a College of Fine Arts associate professor of music and chair of musicology and ethnomusicology, who will discuss Afro-Colombian music and culture, as well as how race, history, and economic development have affected Black life in Colombia. You can register for free here.
Re-Birth Art Installation by Sheila Pree Bright
The work of internationally acclaimed photographic artist Sheila Pree Bright is on display on the first floor of Mugar Memorial Library until the end of the semester. The photographic prints of young women in Re-Birth are from Pree Bright’s Young American series, overlaid with video shots of various texts from her research and conversations with BU students. The installation, sponsored by the BU Arts Initiative and BU Libraries, reflects the pursuit of equality and systemic changes among younger women in particular. View the virtual elements of this exhibition on Pree Bright’s website.