Weekend Guide: April 6-9
Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top five must-see events.
Start your weekend in Cambridge on Thursday evening and catch a new performance at the Central Square Theater. Paradise, presented by the Underground Railway Theater and Catalyst Collaborative@MIT opens this Thursday and is something you definitely do not want to miss.
Paradise tells the story of Yasmeen, a Muslim-American teenager, and her teacher Dr. Royston, a mysterious scientist forced to teach high school biology in the Bronx. The pair work together on a project that will unknowingly change their lives forever.
See it: Thursday at 7:30p
This next event will have you dancing in your seat and then all weekend long. See the extremely talented Wondertwins perform at the Dance Complex this Friday and Saturday evening. The identical twins, Billy and Bobby have performed with some major hip-hop icons like Run DMC, LL Cool J, Bobby Brown, and the New Kids on the Block and this weekend, they’ll perform for you.
See it: 8p on Friday and Saturday
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Only two more weekends to enjoy the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market before it closes for the season, so you definitely have to stop by this Saturday.
You won’t just find fresh vegetables and other culinary goodies from New England here – the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market hosts special events, arts and crafts, and even music all season long.
In case you want to know even more about the farmers market, check out our Insider Post “Everything You Need to Know about the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market.”
See it: 10a-2p
Join people all over the world on Saturday, April 8 for Slow Art Day. This year, we suggest heading down to MIT’s List Visual Arts Center.
The annual event encourages museum-goers and art lovers to look at art slowly and to focus on the art of seeing. Starting at noon, visitors will receive self-guided handouts to explore the artwork. Slowly, of course! After you’ve spent at least ten minutes with each piece of art, participate in group discussions at 3p with other art lovers to share observations and interpretations.
See it: 12-4p
Chocolate lovers will rejoice over our last event of the weekend: the Chocolate exhibition at the Museum of Science in East Cambridge. At the delicious exhibit, you’ll learn the complete story behind the crave-worthy treat through interactive experiences that are sure to test your chocolate knowledge.
Can’t make it this weekend? Don’t worry, the Chocolate exhibit will be open on view until May.
See it: 9-5p
April Fool’s Day may have passed, but that doesn’t mean the hacks have to stop. Looking for a little inspiration this April? Look no further than our Insider Post, “Top Five MIT Hacks.” The word “hack” is used a little differently in Cambridge than it is used throughout the rest of the world. In Cambridge, the word, ‘hack” does not simply imply a way to make something easier. Instead, it’s a term used to describe an amusing prank. And no, we are not pranking you!
The geniuses over at MIT have a certain knack for hacks (see what we did there?) and we thought it was only appropriate to highlight a couple of our favorites this April. Read on for inspo from the pros.
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