The Weekender: February 18 to 21
A chili competition, virtual advice show, and a comedy show featuring Black comedians
Eat, shop, go
It’s been a snowy February with lots of cold days, but we’re shuffling through. This weekend, we’ll try to help you stay warm. Swing by the dining hall for a hot meal, and then stay cozy and entertained indoors by attending a virtual advice show and a comedy show, buying some sustainably sourced clothing, or meeting some new friends in a documentary club.
Spice up your trip to the dining hall with a little competition. BU Dining Services has three distinct chili recipes and wants your help determining the best one. Sample each of the hearty and warm chilis and vote for your favorite on BU Dining Services Twitter page @BUDiningService.
This competition is open to all BU students with dining hall plans. Chili will be served on Sunday, February 21, from 5 to 9 pm, at Marciano Commons, Warren Towers, and West Campus. For more information, check out the Twitter page @BUDiningService or here.
If you’re in need of comfy new leggings for working out, or joggers for lounging, or even winter coats to keep you warm, Girlfriend Collective has a little bit of everything to fit your style and comfort needs. They started off as a woman’s athleisure brand, but expanded to include clothes beyond athleisure for all genders. They strive to produce eco-friendly products—including leggings made from recycled water bottles. Check out their clothing here .
Real Talk is the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground virtual advice show that centers on students’ questions about navigating college life. HTC assistant directors Laura Rose Montorio, Nick Bates, and Shari Tumandao lead the conversation and answer students’ anonymous questions, talk about their own personal journeys, and offer advice and resources on Instagram TV.
In the past, they’ve covered topics such as advice for finding and securing off-campus housing, what they’ve learned throughout quarantine, and the best spot on campus for pizza. You can submit your questions here and tune in on either Facebook or Instagram for the monthly show.
Real Talk is Thursday, February 18, from 3 to 4 pm. Check out the HTC’s website for more information on how to stream and submit questions.
This event is for those who love watching documentaries and delving into discussion afterwards. Sample films include Blood Rider, Dark Tourist, and Blackfish. Join fellow documentary-loving peers and watch documentaries and docuseries covering an array of topics and events.
The Documentary Club meets Fridays at 3 pm. For more information or to register, contact program director Courtney Joly-Lowdermilk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-484-3827.
Black & Proud 2
Need a laugh after a stressful week? Want to celebrate Black History Month while you’re at it? Black & Proud 2 is an event showcasing Black and LGBTQ+ comedians from around the country—including Boston’s own Kendra Dawsey. Those at SuitMan Productions and Bangou Productions saw a need to uplift Black and LGBTQ+ voices, so they created this event as a platform for them to share their stories and work.
Black & Proud 2 is Friday, February 19, at 11 pm. Register on Eventbrite here (tickets are $6). The Zoom link comes with registration and the show will also be livestreamed on the SuitMan Productions Facebook page.
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