April 13 to 17
Welcome to one of the best weekends in Boston: Patriot’s Day weekend. The headliner is the 127th annual Boston Marathon, but there’s also a Red Sox game, a BU on Broadway production, and a free screening of Uncut Gems at BU Hillel. Have fun!
Join BU Hillel for a free screening of the 1925 silent film His People, a drama about a young, Jewish boxer growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Originally titled The Jew, the film is preserved in the Library of Congress, meaning it is deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Film Night at BU Hillel, April 13, 7 pm. Boston University Hillel. More information, including registration can be found here.
BU on Broadway presents Seussical The Musical!, a tribute to Dr. Seuss’s beloved children’s books. The musical comedy debuted on Broadway in 2000, and BU’s rendition . comes to Tsai this weekend. Narrated by the beloved Cat in the Hat, the production is the story of Horton the elephant who does his best to protect his Who friends from a world of danger and guard an abandoned egg. Ultimately, Horton relies on the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community to help him along the way.
Seussical The Musical!, April 13 to 15, 8 pm, Tsai Performance Center. More information, including how to purchase tickets, can be found here.
Join BU’s Wandering Minds theater troupe for its performance of The Awakening. Based on the classic novel by Kate Chopin, the story follows Edna Pontellier, a young mother going through a controversial journey of self-discovery in the early 1900s.
The Awakening, April 13 to 15. Boston University Student Theater at Agganis Arena. More information, including how to purchase tickets and showtimes, can be found here.
This event, sponsored by the Favorite Poem Project and the BU Jewish Cultural Endowment, features writers and scholars reading selections from the Hebrew Bible (in Christian tradition, the Old Testament). Join Robert Pinsky, director of BU’s Creative Writing Program and a William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor; Jean Morrison, University provost; and Erika Meitner, a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A reception will follow the reading.
Favorite Passages from the Old Testament: A Hebrew Bible Reading, April 14, 7 pm, 233 Bay State Rd., Leventhal Auditorium. More info here.
Listen to traditional Latin American music as the Low Frequency Trio presents their new composition, “Nuevas Músicas Latinoamericanas,” which focuses on works by female conductors. The ensemble features José Luis Hurtado, a composer and pianist whose work has been featured in the Boston Modern Orchestra project; Antionio Rosales, on bass clarinet, who has performed across Europe and America; and Juan José García, on double bass, a member of the most renowned new music Camerata of Mexico, CEPROMUSIC.
Nuevas Músicas Latinoamericanas by Low Frequency Trio, April 14, 7 pm Marsh Chapel. More information can be found here.
Organized by the Boston Athletic Association, this world-famous race includes men’s and women’s open and wheelchair and para athletics divisions. Racers begin on Main Street in Hopkinton, Mass., and finish on Boylston Street in front of the Boston Public Library.
127th Annual Boston Marathon, April 17, beginning at 8:50 am. Spectator information, including the course map, can be found here.
Don’t know where to stand along the route to cheer on the racers? BU is hosting a (substance-free) watch party at the corner of Beacon St. and Park Drive. There will be free swag, snacks, and a special appearance by the BU Pep Band and Rhett.
The BU Watch Party, April 17, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, corner of Beacon St. and Park Drive (near Ruggles Baptist Church). Optional registration here.
The Irish pub Sólás is located only about a minute walk away from the finish line of the Boston Marathon, so it makes sense that they’re celebrating this weekend. They are changing lanes a bit and offering pasta specials all weekend long: cavatelli a polpette, which features ground veal, housemade marinara, and focaccia crumbs; penne Genovese with fresh basil pesto, caramelized shallots, and pecorino romano; and shrimp carbonara, with fresh cavatappi, pancetta, English peas, and cracked pepper.
Sólás, 710 Boylston St., Boston. More information can be found here.
Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels Games
The Sox are off to a slow start this season, with a 5-6 record. Hopefully they can redeem themselves in their four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels, happening at Fenway. During the games, the Sox will wear special yellow and blue jerseys to mark the 10th anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings.
Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels, April 14 to 17. Fenway Park. Times and ticket information can be found here.