May 4 to 7
Classes are officially over and finals week is looming. If you’re in search of a break, get a free 15-minute massage at Marsh Chapel, sing your heart out at karaoke with the BU Arts Initiative, and explore a calming Japanese garden at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Marsh Chapel has organized an entire day to help students feel zen. Enjoy free crafts, games, snacks, and 15-minute massages from a certified massage therapist (first come, first served, starting at 11 am).
Thursday, May 4, 10 am to 5 pm, in the lower level of Marsh Chapel. More information here.
To celebrate the end of the semester, BU Dance Program is hosting end-of-semester dance classes for dancers of all levels. Classes include modern dance, movement improvisation, stretch and relaxation, cardio zazz, and pilates.
Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, at FitRec. More information, including class times and locations, here.
BU Arts Initiative has planned an afternoon of fun at the George Sherman Union, with some help from their cosponsors Student Wellbeing. Belt out some karaoke, decorate your own mason jar cup, create a rag rug, and fold some origami all while eating yummy snacks like chips and salsa.
Friday, May 5, 2 to 4:30 pm, at the George Sherman Union, Suite 201. More information here.
If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of campus, reconnect with nature at the MFA. The museum’s Japanese Garden, Tenshin-en (which translates to the Garden of the Heart of Heaven) is in bloom. The goal of this garden is to examine nature in its various forms: waterfalls, mountains, islands, and oceans. This combination of nature is said to evoke feelings of New England’s rocky coastline and forests.
The price of the garden is included in an MFA ticket. The MFA is free for BU students, faculty, and staff with a valid BU ID. More information, including hours and general ticket prices, here.
Sunday marks the return of the SoWa Open Market, one of Boston’s largest open-air farmers and artist markets. The event will feature a variety of local vendors from retail shops to galleries to food trucks. Check out the arts market with curated handmade goods and the pop-up cafe by Johnny Burke Catering. Shop while you enjoy live entertainment—there’s a new DJ every Sunday.
Sunday, May 7, 11 am to 4 pm, at 530 Harrison Ave. More information here.
Experience the passion and intensity of flamenco dance in Conexiones at the BU Dance Theater. This event features Flamenco Dance Project and Yuling Spanish Dance, with live music by special guests Alfonso Cid and Adrián Alvarado from New York as well as Antonio Tri Tran Tran from Flamenco Boston.
Sunday, May 7, 6 to 7:30 pm, BU Dance Theater, FitRec. More information here.