It’s that time of year again: Black Friday sales are over, holiday lights have been put up on buildings and trees around Boston, and a well-deserved winter break is almost here. But with the snow and the Michael Bublé Christmas album comes the time of the year to buy gifts for friends and family, and that’s always a hassle, no matter how many deals and cute sweaters you find for yourself along the way. So therein lies the big question: What presents do I get the important people in my life for the holidays?
With elements varying from a rock concert to a rave to a comedy show, the Blue Man Group pleases crowds internationally with its unusual form of entertainment. Picture this: the lights dim, the crowd is hushed, a vortex of water spins on each side of the stage and a drum beat starts. The beat is heavy, but slow, establishing a rhythm, and then intense drumming starts, with a spotlight illuminating hands that are moving too fast to see, the stark sound of drum sticks on oil drums, and the overlapping of different rhythms and styles. Welcome to the Blue Man Group.
From Elizabethan romance to zombie fiction, literature is always changing, and a new revolution of “parody books” has started hitting shelves, poking fun at classics and new young adult fiction alike, from “Pride and Prejudice” to “The Hunger Games.”
It’s not every day big name musicians come to Boston, which leaves music lovers searching for something new. It can be difficult when a concert sounds interesting but the band’s music isn’t blaring on the radio every three hours. A new iphone application will have the adventurous and the shy concert-goers of the world rejoicing together.
Northeastern students are already on the lookout for fun ways to spend their fall days this semester. Concerts and parties, festivals and expositions; it seems like there’s always something to do in Boston.