Event Calendar: Sept. 11-17

9/11/2014 – The Huntington News

By Rowena Lindsay, Deputy Inside Editor

Entry of The Week: Tuesday, Sept. 16

This month Boloco is holding free burrito days across its various New England locations and Tuesday it is Northeastern’s turn. Stop in the Boloco at the Marino Center and get a mini or small burrito for free, or upgrade to an original for just $1 and a big bowl for $2. The Marino Boloco location accepts both Dining Dollars and Husky Dollars. If you happen to be closer to The Children’s Hospital, they are also having free burrito day Tuesday as well. However, the free burrito does not extend to orders place either online or through the Boloco app. 359 Huntington Ave., Marino Center; 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; free.

Thursday, Sept. 11

See one of the earliest written Greek comedies performed in full at The Factory Theatre this Thursday when The Ridiculous Project presents “The Birds” by Aristophanes. The show is interactive and meant to challenge the viewer’s perspective on life – much like Pisthetairos, the main character – in this show about a woman who drops out of mainstream society to live a free life with a band of gypsies called “The Birds.” The audience is limited to 30 members for each showing to insure an intimate experience for viewers. Tickets may be purchased at the box office on the night of the show or reserved by calling the theatre ahead of time at 508–951–9475. 791 Tremont St.; 8 p.m.; $15.

Friday,  Sept. 12

Musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oats – Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome  – are performing at the Wilbur Theatre this Friday. The pair portrays their mocking and sarcastically raunchy humor through ukulele-lead pop songs, covering topics such as why “Pregnant Women are Smug” and why “My Apartment’s Very Clean Without You.” They have produced four comedy albums, most recently “Slippery When Moist” in 2012. Much of their music is available on their popular YouTube channel “Rikilind.” 246 Tremont St.; 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.; $28.

Saturday,  Sept. 13

Maybe theatre isn’t your thing, but The Mystery Café’s Murder Most Medieval Mystery Dinner is so much more than that. As soon as you arrive you are part of the story: you are attending a banquet in honor of Sir Lancelittle’s return to court. From there watch the story unfold as you learn to swordfight, become the court jester and question the suspects to reveal the secrets that each character is holding back. Enjoy a medieval-style banquet, try your hand at detective work and maybe even win the night’s “Super Sleuth” award by solving the crime. 164 Devonshire St.; 7:30 – 10 p.m.; $54.

Sunday, Sept. 14

For the fifth year in a row, The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts is putting on its annual Boston Local Food Festival at the Rose Kennedy Greenway. This year’s theme is “Healthy Local Food for All.” The festival includes local farmers, restaurants, food trucks and specialty food producers. The goal is to bring awareness to organizations focusing on healthy and sustainable foods. There will be chef demonstrations from top local chefs, DIY activities and musical performances. There is also a focus on education throughout the festival, as attendants will learn about the health benefits of local and sustainably grown and produced food. 258 Kneeland St.; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; free.

Monday, Sept. 15

Fulfill your childhood dream of becoming a ballerina, or just give dancing a try by taking a ballet class with the Boston Ballet this Monday. The classes are designed for adult beginners and aim to increase participants’ knowledge of simple moves and vocabulary including: the basic positions, port de bras and basic turns and jumps. Classes are offered Monday nights on a drop-in basis at all Boston Ballet studio locations. Students sign in and pay for each class at the front desk, making it easy to go for one class if you just want to try it out, or many if you want to develop a real talent. Boston Ballet Studio, 19 Clarendon St.; 7 – 8:30 p.m.; $18.

Wednesday,  Sept. 17

Check out the Wearable Art Exhibit currently running at the Copley Place Mall with pieces created by eight current students at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). Blurring the lines between what most people would consider fashion and art, this exhibit showcases the creativity of MassArt students with clothes made out of unconventional fabrics such as window screens, Capri Sun juice boxes, rope and thumbtacks. These pieces are part of a Project Runway-like, non-textile, assignment required by the Fashion Department at MassArt. The exhibit is open to the public from Sept. 14 to Oct. 5. Copley Place; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; free.

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