ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN The Huntington News, March 21, 2013
Compiled by Sara Tucker, News Staff
Entry of the Week: Friday, March 22
Colleges Against Cancer and Northeastern are working together once again to sponsor this year’s Relay For Life. The 12-hour walk aims to raise money, both from teams who sign up for the event and from individual donors, to donate to finding a cure for cancer with the American Cancer Society. The event began in 1985 and has been raising money to fight all types of cancer ever since – raising over $4 billion since its conception. Individuals can sign up with teams where members alternate taking laps around the track in Matthews Arena. Visit the site to join a team for the event or just to donate money. To date, Northeastern has raised $165,352 to battle cancer. Matthews Arena; 6 p.m.; donation-based; relayforlife.org/neu.
Thursday, March 21
The Wilbur Theatre in Chinatown is known for its hilarious improv shows that run several nights a week. The cast is often the theatre’s own, returning weekly for different shows. This week, however, the Wilbur is hosting the fifth annual Women in Comedy Festival, where Rachel Dratch and Horatio Sanz will host members of the Upright Citizens Brigade, many of whom are writers for popular shows like Saturday Night Live, Happy Endings, Parks and Recreation and The Office. Despite being the fifth show of its kind, the material is all original – mostly inspired by the input of the crowd. The Queens of Improv are here for one night only. 246 Tremont St.; 8 p.m.; $26; thewilburtheatre.com.
Saturday, March 23
This year’s International Student and Scholar Institute Carnevale has almost reached a close, with just a few more events before the Gala Night on March 30. This weekend, the organization will host an international fashion show where Northeastern students will take to the runway in cultural pieces from places like India, China, Hawaii and Iceland. The show will take place in the Fenway Center on St. Stephen Street, and the event is free on the myNEU ticket center as long as tickets last. 77 St. Stephen St.; 7 p.m.; free; northeastern.edu/issi/events.
Sunday, March 24
As winter comes to a close, spring is ushered in with the promise of above-freezing temperatures and a true look at the grass for the first time since November. The Simoni Rink in Cambridge, however, isn’t so eager to welcome spring. The rink is hosting a Spring Fling ice skating event to say goodbye to winter, where skaters will be entertained with a rink-side DJ playing all the latest hits, and a few classics, throughout the event. The entrance fee is $5, and skates can be rented for another $5. 155 Gore St., Cambridge; 1 p.m.; $5-$10; fmcicesports.com.
Monday, March 25
The Lansdowne Pub in Fenway will host a Guinness and Harp Seasonal Beer Dinner, to mix some seemingly unusual tastes and flavors. The dinner features a four-course meal of oxtail stew, dumplings, scallops, pork, kale and Irish cheddar cheese, all before dessert. Each course features a Guinness or Harp drink that the site reports you probably haven’t tried yet, like Guinness Black Lager and Guinness Extra Stout. So get your friends together for a hearty meal on the town, just a short walk from campus. 21+; 9 Lansdowne St.; 6 p.m.; $40; lansdownepubboston.com.
Tuesday, March 26
The Jewish people fled from Egypt under the guidance of Moses in what is known as the Exodus, and today, we celebrate the Exodus with Passover. The celebration takes place over about a week of time, and includes Passover Seder, which marks the beginning of the celebration. Northeastern Hillel, NU’s Jewish culture group, is hosting a Seder feast both Monday and Tuesday night. Each event costs $18, and interested parties can RSVP on NU Hillel’s website. Curry Student Center Ballroom (Monday), 70 St. Stephen St. (Tuesday); 6:30 p.m.; $18 each; northeasternhillel.org.
Wednesday, March 27
Russ Randolph and Zion Godchaux got together in 2004 to make music, and have been performing their electronic sounds in a band they call BoomBox. Both of Godchaux’s parents performed with the Grateful Dead, and the two met while helping Godchaux’s mother record an album. The band calls itself rock & roll, but incorporates indie and electronic sounds in several of their most popular songs, like “Stereo” and “Midnight on the Run.” The band will perform at the Sinclair in Cambridge this week, promoting its music and their new tracks released this year. 52 Church St.; 8 p.m.; $15; sinclaircambridge.com.