February: Free Events in Boston

By: Dana Rocha

Looking for something to do but are on a budget? Check out some of these free events during the month of February.


Photo: The Leaflet

Mass College of Art Design Present Spring 2016 Exhibition: SELECTIONS

SELECTIONS features work by MassArt professors who want to showcase their work often in experimental directions or media. The exhibition will include photography, video, sculpture, painting, work on paper, and site-specific installations. The exhibition is being held until March 5th.

Where: Bakalar & Paine Galleries at MassArt

621 Huntington Ave, South Building  Boston, MA 02115

When: Mon – Sat from 12 PM to 6 PM and Wednesday from 12 PM to 8 PM (closed on Sundays).


Emerson College Spring Bright Lights Film Series

The Bright Lights screening and talk series is being held by the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College, who’s mission is to showcase visual media to Emerson College affiliates and the Greater-Boston community. Local and international artists, faculty, and alumni will be featured in the series.

Where: Paramount Theater

559 Washington Street, 4th floor  Boston, MA 02111

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

From February 4 – April 14


SoWa First Fridays

Starting in February- over 60 artists, 40 boutiques, numerous galleries, and restaurants will be open to the public every first Friday of the month.

Where: 450 Harrison Ave Boston, MA  02118

When: February 5th from 5:00PM – 9:00 PM


MIT Social Swing Dance and Lesson

Are you are interested in learning how to swing dance? If so, MIT is offering a dance social where you can learn how to dance to a wide variety of music from tradition swing to blues and even hip-hop.

Where: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139

* For room location check out mit.edu/swing

When: February 10 from 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM


Snowball Fight on the Common!

Represent Northeastern in a snowball fight against other Boston area colleges.

Where: Boston Common

Beacon St and Charles Street Boston, MA 02108

When: February 13th from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Chinese New Year Parade

Welcome the Year of the Monkey by attending the Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown featuring lion dances, music and fireworks.

Where: Chinatown Boston

When: February 14th from 11 AM – 3 PM


Free Concert at the New England Conservatory

The Rivers Symphony Orchestra will be performing work by Beethoven, Bach and Haydn in the famous Jordan Hall, just steps away from campus!

Where: New England Conservatory – Jordan Hall

30 Gainsborough Street Boston, MA 02115

When:  February 28th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Boston’s Best Brunch

By: Abigail Walker

If you’re like me, you most likely understand that a good brunch can solve all of life’s complex problems. If you’re not knee deep in mimosas by mid-noon on a Sunday, you are doing something wrong. One of my favorite things about Boston, is the seemingly endless supply of amazing brunch spots. You could probably spend every Sunday of your college career at Northeastern trying new brunch spots and still not hit them all.

Compiling a list of my top five brunch spots was difficult yet extremely delicious. I mean, the competition is steep, but I did it. I am just about ready to make reservations to all these spots this coming weekend.


1. Trident Booksellers Trident has a special place in my heart. It is probably one of the more hipster places in Boston; I mean where else can you eat your omelet surrounded by leather-bound classics? It is important to note that they serve breakfast all day, so the whole brunch time window will not be limited. If you are planning to go on a Sunday, make sure to get there either early or plan a twenty minute wait, atleast. If you had a particularly “fun” Saturday night, I recommend getting the potato chuckwagon- shredded potato hash, veggies, meat, cheese, eggs however you like, and a side of toast, the perfect way to recover from a great weekend out, or to just spend the day catching up with some friends

2. The Friendly Toast This eclectic diner just opened up a location in Back Bay, so you no longer have to trek out to Cambridge for french toast the size of your head. Everything here is delicious and huge. Rather than ordering three pancakes, a reasonable portion at other restaurants, opt for a single pancake. Trust me, these things are enormous and absolutly mouthwatering.  Also, do not forget to order their hot chocolate, you will not regret it.

3. Met Back Bay With a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar and a vast array of interesting options from captain crunch French toast to truffled croquet madame, you really can’t go wrong spending a weekend morning here. Be careful though, this place is pricey.

4. Aquitaine A bistro in the South End, Aquitane specializes in French twists on classic American brunch items (and other meals but that’s not what we’re here for). The décor of this restaurant alone is incredibly Instagram worthy, but the food itself is enough to revive you on any Sunday morning. I would recommend the malted Belgian waffled or the croque magret (duck confit and gruyere pressed sandwich). The bottomless French roast coffee is also a necessity.

5. The Gallows I would consider The Gallows to be a hidden gem. Located in the South End, they offer a small menu for Saturday and Sunday brunch, but their offerings do not disappoint. Their menu may be small, but it’s about quality not quantity in this case. The crowning glory here is the brunch muffin, which is a corn muffin with pulled pork, pepper jelly, guac, red onions, and eggs. If that doesn’t entice you, go for the cinnamon maple bread pudding and the sunrise poutine.