By Sophie Cannon, deputy A&E editor
Thursday, Jan. 19
Take a break from textbooks and crack open a work of fiction for a change. Join Trident Booksellers and Cafe for their young adult (YA) series kickoff entitled, “YA Passport.” Show up and show off your YA novel knowledge by participating in Young Adult Trivia Night. Questions will be based off of YA classics, as well as a few new novels to mix it up. No trivia night is complete without prizes, and so the grand prize winner will be awarded a monthly YA subscription box, provided by Owl Crate. Since this event is just the start of the series, the trivia night concludes with a full rundown of how the rest of the series will go, including announcing guest speakers, events and more. 7 – 10 p.m.; 338 Newbury St.; free.
Friday, Jan. 20
An aca-amazing night of the best a cappella in the northeast Count Northeastern in! Presented by the Nor’easters A Cappella group, “All Cappella” will be a concert to remember. Instead of just one or two of Northeastern University’s a cappella groups, all six groups will perform live in Blackman Auditorium for students, faculty and staff. Northeastern is endowed with a wide variety of groups including all female groups – Pitch Please! and Treble on Huntington – an all male group – The Unisons – and the three co-ed groups: The Nor’easters, the Downbeats, and Distilled Harmony. Make sure to reserve a ticket on the myNEU portal before the auditorium fills up. 8 – 10:30 p.m.; Blackman Auditorium; free.
Saturday, Jan. 21
Put your best foot forward and walk with a purpose this Saturday during the Boston Women’s March for America. The group doesn’t just advocate for women, but for all disenfranchised peoples including LGBTQA+, African-Americans, people with disabilities and immigrants to name just a few. All are welcome to share their thoughts and feelings about Friday’s inauguration while walking through Boston. The walk is free, but register online to help the coordinator accommodate the crowd. Regardless of your political affiliation, race, religion or creed, all are welcome. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Boston Common; free.
Sunday, Jan. 22
That is so fetch! Set your wardrobe apart and shop at the SoWa Vintage Market this Sunday. Find staples like brooches, scarves, pins and hats to accessorize to your heart’s content. The market changes every week with new items from every era of fashion, so make sure to visit more than once if your first shopping trip was unsuccessful. To protect shoppers from the cold of winter, the market is now located inside in the basement of 450 Harrison Ave. Find clothes, old dusty records and other trinkets before they are gone. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; 450 Harrison Ave., Boston; free.
Monday, Jan. 23
Embrace your inner “Dark Side of the Moon” and explore the beauty of prisms and glass at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s new exhibit opening ceremony. Entitled“Vitreous Bodies: Visions in Glass,” this new collection explores life through the glass lens. Glass embodies purity, focus and self-reflection, and the artwork utilizes the medium as well as the meaning behind it to create stunning works. Artists include Daniel Clayman, Rob Wynne, Petah Coyne and many more. The exhibit is also functioning in conjunction with DRAW/Boston, a collection of 40 sketches from artists across the world. This DRAW event is unique in that there will be a live sketch demonstration drawing by Rirkrit Tiravanija, drawing on the topic of today’s politics. 6 – 8 p.m.; 621 Huntington Ave., Boston; free.
Tuesday, Jan. 24
After the dust has settled in D.C., take a moment to discuss what the next presidential term may look like with Northeastern staff and students. Join four esteemed professors in a moderated panel discussion entitled, “Transitions in the U.S. Democracy: The Presidential Inauguration, Policies and Protests.” The moderator will be Rebecca Riccio, the Founder and Director of the Social Impact Lab at Northeastern. Panelists include Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Carole Bell, School of Law Professor Margaret Burnham, Political Science Professor Stephen Flynn and Journalism Professor Jonathan Kaufman. Regardless of your political leanings, this event will be educational and welcome to all. 6:30 – 8 p.m.; Curry Student Center; free.
Wednesday, Jan 25
Everything is awesome! That is, when you can shamelessly play with Legos at an adults only Lego event. Let yourself revert back to childhood for a night at Legoland Discovery Center without any actual children ruining your fun. Adult Night: A Celebration of Pop Culture is an 18+ event dedicated to the original Lego sets that made a huge impact in the pop culture of the time. From The Beatles to Scooby Doo, the once limited edition Lego sets are back and on display. The night would not be complete without the chance to play. Aside from browsing the boxed up sets, there will be events throughout the night such as trivia contests, building competitions, lip sync battles, a photobooth and Lego prizes. For the 21+ crowd there will also be a cash bar sponsored by Somerville Brewing Company. Make sure to bring your student ID for a discounted ticket at the door, and if you bring a canned good or cash to donate, you will be entered to win a special prize. All donated food and cash will be given to Merlin’s Magic Wand, Lego’s charity for children. 7 – 9 p.m.; 598 Assembly Row, Boston; ticket prices vary
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