Weekend Guide: April 7-10

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top five event picks. 


Something New, Something Strange: Found Poetry Workshop | April 7

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to attend a poetry workshop at the Longfellow House, home Henry W. Longfellow to one of the world’s foremost 19th century poets.  This hour-long workshop, lead by poet and educator Meg Winikates will give new shape to old forms using poetry techniques. We have a feeling that Longfellow himself would’ve signed up for this class!

Be sure to reserve your spot. 

See it: 6:30p-7:30p


They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? | April 7 & 8

Gallop on over to the Oberon in Harvard Square on Thursday or Friday night to see the American Repertory’s latest production, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

The production, based on the 1935 novel by Horace McCoy, steers the audience into a brutal dance marathon during the Great Depression, where hopefuls attempt to outlast other dancers until they are the last ones standing -- all for the possibility for an economic reward.

See it: 7:30p


Boston Marathon Days at the Museum of Science | April 9

Before Marathon Monday arrives, head over to the Museum of Science and learn exactly what it takes to train for a long-distance race like the Boston Marathon. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk with guest speakers, volunteers and museum staff, and will have access to view their permanent exhibit “Hall of Human Life.”

Learn it: 10a-4p


Concert celebrating Rufus Reid | April 9

It’s not everyday that we have the opportunity to hear a bona fide jazz master.  Grab your tickets A.S.A.P to attend a concert featuring Rufus Reid, the 2016 Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence.  The Saturday evening concert at the Sanders Theatre will have you shouting his praises from the rooftops like The New Yorker who said that Rufus Reid’s “luscious sound and buoyant swing can levitate an ensemble clear off the bandstand.”

Hear it: 8p


Lamb Jam | April 10

We love when chefs get competitive and we have a feeling that other lamb-lovers will too, especially at this next event.

Lamb Jam is an epic tasting event, pitting New England chefs against each other in a friendly food competition. Join winemakers, local breweries and other local artisans, while one chef is crowned the next Lamb Jam Boston Champion.

In addition to tons of tasty bites, guests can watch live butcher demos, snap a photo in the photo booth, concoct your very own signature lamb spice rub and meet local shepherds. You’ll arrive hungry and leave very happy!

See it: General admission ticket, 3-6p

Mark your Calendars...

Cambridge Science Festival | April 15-24

You’ll definitely want to mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Cambridge Science Festival. Starting next Friday, the MIT Museum and the rest of Cambridge will be celebrating everything and anything science, math, technology, engineering and art for 10 fun-filled days.  The MIT Museum will be pulling out all the stops to celebrate their big ten-year anniversary with tons of workshops, demos, tours, and even festival ice creams.

To see a full schedule of events, please click here.


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