April 6 to 9
Welcome the warming weather by getting out and about this weekend. Check out an LGBTQ+ film festival, eat some $1 oysters, or stay on campus and attend a screening with an Oscar short-listed filmmaker. And for those who celebrate, Marsh Chapel is marking Easter Holy Week with several services this weekend.
Cohosted by Marsh Chapel and the BU Catholic Center, Holy Week events will include an interdenominational worship on Maundy Thursday, a solemn Good Friday service, and three Easter Sunday masses.
Easter Holy Week services, Marsh Chapel, more information here.
Founded in 1984, this annual festival features films by and about the LGBTQ+ community. Taking place at venues across Boston through April 21, the festival includes feature films and shorts. This year’s lineup includes Joyland, winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and Daddy and the Muscle Academy, a biopic on the artist Tom of Finland whose drawings deeply impacted the queer community.
Wicked Queer: Boston’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival, April 6 to 9. More information on venues, showtimes, and tickets can be found here.
Enjoy a night at the theater with this horror-comedy produced by Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. This is a BU New Play Initiative show.
Alligator-a-Phobia in 3D! Thursday, April 6, through Sunday, April 16, at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. Purchase tickets here.
Are you a seafood lover? On Fridays, Ilona in the South End offers $1 oysters from 4 to 7 pm. For those looking for more than just mollusks, Ilona’s Eastern Mediterranean menu also includes the Molisana ribs, which are braised spicy pork ribs with Calabrian honey and tzatziki, and the seafood risotto, which includes Arborio rice, shrimp, calamari, mussels, octopus, and saffron broth. Reservations are recommended.
Ilona, 783 Tremont St.
On the first Friday of every month, Boston’s SoWa Art + Design District hosts over 80 artists at the Artists Guild building. The public is invited to stop by and see a variety of artwork as well as artists working in their studios. Admission is free.
SoWa First Fridays, Fridays, 5 to 9 pm, SoWa Artists Guild, 450 Harrison Ave. More information can be found here.
On Friday, Emmy Award–nominated filmmaker Jialing Zhang will visit the College of Communication’s Cinémathèque screening and lecture series. After codirecting One Child Nation, Zhang is banned from reentering her home country of China. Her work has been Oscar short-listed, featured at the Sundance Film Festival, and has won various honors, such as a Peabody Award. The event will feature a screening of One Child Nation followed by a Q&A with Zhang.
BU COM Cinémathèque: An Evening with Jialing Zhang, Friday 7 to 9 pm, College of Communication Room 101. More information can be found here.
Every year, BU’s a cappella community throws a popular free-to-attend invitational concert featuring fellow college groups. Hosted by BU’s Treblemakers, the show will also include singers from Berklee College of Music, Georgetown, and Northeastern.
BLEND, Saturday 8 to 10 pm, Tsai Performance Center. More information can be found here.