The Weekender: February 2 to 5

3/30/22 -- Boston, MA BU orchestra practices in the Tsai Performance Center led by James Burton, Director of Orchestral Activities and Master Lecturer, Music. The orchestra will be performing at Symphony Hall April 5. Photo by Cydney Scott for Boston University Photography

February 2 to 5

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Looking for ways to stay warm this weekend? Head inside for a Lunar New Year gala at the George Sherman Union and an African cultural show at the Tsai Performance Center. Make sure to check out the BU Aquatics Center for a swimming and diving event, a banned books reading marathon at the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, and a museum exhibition on the local history of jazz.

Learn More Series: Banned Books Storytime Marathon

Join BU Diversity & Inclusion and the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff as they host a Banned Books Storytime Marathon, where attendees can read LGBTQIA+ kid lit, spoken word style. Free snacks will be handed out, and readers will receive a free copy of either the YA bestseller Flamer or the eye-catching board book, The Pronoun Book.

Thursday, February 2, from 5 to 6:30 pm, Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground. Register here.

BU vs. Boston Winter Open

The Boston University men’s and women’s varsity swimming and diving teams will host the Boston Winter Open, a two-day event for nonconference swimmers and divers. Watch teams from BU, MIT, and Tufts University compete in various races and relays, including 3-meter diving.

Friday, February 3, 6 pm, and Saturday, February 4, 1:30 pm, BU Aquatics Center. Find more information here.

Lunar New Year Gala

In honor of the Lunar New Year, come celebrate with a gala in collaboration with various other cultural clubs and performance groups from both BU and Northeastern. Feast on classic Asian food, see dances and plays on the stage, and write notes full of hopes for the new year and hang them up across Metcalf Ballroom. Formal attire is requested.

Friday, February 3, from 7 to 9 pm, Metcalf Ballroom. Find more information here.

African Students Organization Bísó Cultural Show

Dress to impress at the Bísó Cultural Show, hosted by the African Students Organization. Celebrate the beauty of African culture and traditions through fashion, music by DJ EJ, and dance performances.

Saturday, February 4, from 7 to 10 pm, Tsai Performance Center. Purchase tickets here.

Jazz Scene in Boston: Telling the Local Story

View the 80-year history of jazz in Boston at this elaborate exhibition at the Museum of African American History. The exhibition includes images by notable jazz photographers Lee Tanner and Jack Bradley and from the archives of institutions including Berklee College of Music, W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Salem State University.

Jazz Scene in Boston: Telling the Local Story, Museum of African American History, 46 Joy St., Boston, Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm. Find more info here.

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The Weekender: February 2 to 5

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