Last week was spring break; Monday was St. Patrick’s Day. Chances are, you’re tired and broke. Why not keep it close to home this weekend and take advantage of some inexpensive fun nearby? And on the spiritual side, Marsh Chapel offers Easter observances for a range of faiths.
Tonight: The men’s ice hockey team takes on the University of Vermont in the Hockey East semifinals at 8 p.m. at the TD Banknorth Garden. Tickets start at $17 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.
There’s also Soiree Culturelle: A Night in Niger, a West African fashion show and Eat for Equity dinner, to benefit two Nigerian women’s nonprofit organizations. The event is at 6 p.m. at 191 Bay State Rd., and the suggested donation is $5.
And if you’ve been looking for a sport where you can dominate without muscle or speed, try the Rock Paper Scissors tournament at BU Central. “This isn’t a kids’ game,” the organizers promise. “This is a full-out brawl for it all.” Sign up at the GSU Link table and show up at 8:30 p.m. BU Central is in the GSU basement, 775 Commonwealth Ave., and all events are free with a BU ID.
Saturday: Let’s hope for more Terrier hockey; the Hockey East championship game starts at 8 p.m. at the Garden.
Or, there’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago, the David Mamet play being staged by Stage Troupe, Boston University’s oldest performing arts group for nontheater majors. It’s a black comedy about love, sex, and cynicism, playing at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre at Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave. Tickets can be purchased for $6 at the door.
Ready to revisit your vacation? Crossed Country, a group art exhibition exploring the concept of the American road trip, is on display at the Sherman Gallery in the GSU through April 25. The gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and admission is free.
Sunday: If you’re looking for a place to celebrate Easter, Marsh Chapel has five worship services, for different denominations, scheduled throughout the day. Details are available on the chapel Web site.
If you’d like to celebrate artistic vision as well, visit another of the University’s ongoing gallery offerings. In addition to Crossed Country, the exhibition The Power of Prejudice: The Dreyfus Affair, with artifacts surrounding the false accusation and imprisonment of 19th-century French army officer Alfred Dreyfus, is on display in the 808 Gallery. Both galleries open at 1 p.m. on Sunday.