Leap Day will bring us an extra bit of February this weekend, and we at CollegeFest think any student in Boston should take full advantage–you only get one Leap Day during your four college years, after all. Whether you want to toast the extra day, brush up on your history, or support some local businesses, our guide will help any Boston collegian make their Leap Day weekend worth a jump for joy!
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
Join the Harvard COOP and Harvard Square Business Association for a Dr. Seuss birthday party on Saturday. The free event includes readings, storytime, and green eggs & ham and birthday cake donated by local restaurants in commemoration of America’s favorite author for kids of all ages. For aspiring rappers/children’s authors, this event could be a perfect opportunity to practice on-the-spot rhyming skills.
Harvard Medical School sponsors the FREE Moving Images Film Fest, which will be held on Saturday at the Martin Conference Center. Explore a lineup of films and speakers aimed at breaking down the stigma about mental illness, disabilities, and other health issues.
Stella Artois is sponsoring a Boston Bar Crawl in commemoration of the once-an-olympiad arrival of Leap Day. Discover some of Boston’s most unique bars and take advantage of free giveaways. Event is 21+
Go to Motown free of cover charge this Friday at one of Cambridge’s hottest venues. Join the Glitter Boys for a disco party. Event is 21+.
Visit MassArt’s Newly Opened Museum
MassArt’s new museum had its grand opening just last week, and this weekend, you can get in the loop on one of the newest happenings in Boston’s arts scene, completely free of charge.
Help our friends in Chinatown combat stereotyping and stigma by showing support to the thriving community and economy of one of Boston’s liveliest neighborhoods. Chow down on some dumplings, find unique curios in Chinatown’s shops, take in the area’s striking public art, and learn about the community from local business owners.
Black History Month Restaurant Challenge
Black History Month may be coming to an end this weekend, but there’s still time to commemorate it in delicious fashion. Visit some of the featured Black-owned restaurants throughout Greater Boston before the month is up and treat yourself to meals from around the globe while supporting locally-owned eateries in the process.
Jazz Scene in Boston @ Museum of African American History
The last few days of Black History Month can also be spent learning about the wide-ranging cultural contributions made by Boston’s Black community at the Museum of African American History. The Museum’s Jazz Scene in Boston exhibit will reveal the history of Beantown Jazz, delving into the storied venues, innovative sounds, and larger-than-life personalities that make up our city’s jazz landscape.
With a wintry chill expected to descend upon Boston this weekend, a trip to one of our city’s many outdoor ice rink will make your Boston winter experience shivery and authentic. Just remember not to burn your tongue on the hot cocoa.
Tickets are selling out fast for this weekend’s PAX East, the hottest convention for indie gaming on the East Coast. Visit the Boston Convention Center to take a dive into the fantastical worlds of gaming, discover forward-thinking creators in the industry, and grab some awesome giveaways.