The BU campus might look a little more crowded these next few days, as it is BU’s annual Family & Friends Weekend. Whether or not you’re playing tour guide this weekend, be sure to check out a student murder mystery production, an intercollegiate a cappella performance, or one of Boston’s biggest annual events, the Head of the Charles Regatta.
Have you ever seen a piece by famed artist Andy Warhol up close? Head on over to An Adventure in the Arts, presented by the BU Art Galleries, which highlights works from the permanent collection of Guild Hall, a Long Island cultural center. Guild Hall’s collection consists of almost 2,000 paintings, prints, and photography. The visiting exhibition features over 70 works by artists like Warhol, Thomas Moran, and Max Ernst.
Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Ave., Tuesdays to Sundays until Saturday, December 9, from 11 am to 5 pm. Find more information here.
The legendary Head of the Charles Regatta returns this weekend, with 75 races on the Charles River from Friday through Sunday. Since 1965, this famous rowing competition has drawn competitors and crowds from across the world. Find great views of the race from the BU Beach, the BU Bridge, or the DeWolfe Boathouse. The BU men’s and women’s teams, as well as BU alumni, will compete throughout the weekend. Read our story Friday to see their race times.
The Head of the Charles Regatta is Friday, October 20, through Sunday, October 22. Find a complete racing schedule here.
Acatoberfest is an annual Halloween concert hosted by BU treble-voice a cappella group Aural Fixation and featuring fellow Terrier a cappella groups like the Dear Abbeys and Mustard Seed. Special groups from other universities include Brandeis VoiceMale and the Suffolk Ramifications. Audience members are encouraged to come dressed in spooky Halloween garb.
Acatoberfest is Friday, October 20, from 7 to 9 pm, at Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave. Find more information and buy tickets ($3 to $5) here.
Wicked Smaht, a monthly intercollegiate charity comedy show founded by Bella Ramirez (COM’25), hosts their inaugural show in support of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Students from BU, Northeastern, Emerson, Harvard, Simmons, and more spent more than a year collaborating on the show, which is structured similarly to Saturday Night Live. Wicked Smaht will donate $5 from each ticket to the foundation, and guests are encouraged to match the donations online.
Wicked Smaht is Saturday, October 21, from 7 to 9 pm, at the Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Ave. Find more information and buy tickets ($20) here.
BU Bands Day at Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Syracuse
The five-time Hockey East champion BU women’s varsity ice hockey team faces off against the Syracuse Orange for their second matchup of the season. Come cheer for the Terriers and show some love for the BU Pep Band, which always brings down the house at Walter Brown Arena.
The BU women’s varsity ice hockey team goes up against Syracuse Saturday, October 21, at 3 pm, at Walter Brown Arena, 285 Babcock St. Find more information and buy tickets here.
The student-led theater group Stage Troupe is putting on Agatha Christie’s acclaimed classic mystery Murder on the Orient Express. The play centers around detective Hercule Poirot and the soon-to-be suspects of a murder on the ornate Orient Express train. After a body is found in a train compartment, Poirot tries to solve the murder while wading through confusing alibis and dead ends. The real question stands: Who did it?