By Landry Harlan
BU News Service
Whether your preferred candidate won or lost Tuesday night, I think we can all agree that we’re just glad it’s over! Finally, we can take our minds off the barrage of polls and commentary, relax and recover. Well, at least until the next presidential election starts next year. Let’s try to enjoy this break while it lasts, shall we? Here’s a few suggestions on how to do so this weekend.
Boston Comedy Festival
For over a decade the Boston Comedy Festival has been the “Comic’s Comedy Festival,” showcasing the most innovative up and coming stand-up comedians in the country, the go-to for the industry looking for their next big comedy star. New England’s biggest comedy festival returns this year to venues around Somerville and Cambridge with performers including Steve Sweeney, Eugene Mirman, Kyle Kinane, Barry Crimmins, Emo Phillips and more. More details at bostoncomedyfest.com.
Where: Multiple venues in Cambridge + Somerville
When: Various times, Friday through next Saturday (the 19th)
Cost: You guessed it, this also varies. Figure out which performers want to throw some of your hard earned cash at HERE. I feel like many of you need the laughs this week.
MASSdestruction Robot Competition
MassDestruction returns finally to New England, after a long hiatus. Celebrate the presidential election and apocalypse with our a little robot apocalypse! There will be another election with 1lb and 3lb combat robots, but rather than voting they will fight to smithereens!
Where: Artisan’s Asylum in Somerville
When: Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $5 suggested donation, more info HERE.
Breakfast Pastries & Mimosa Cruise
Pair a weekend cruise with freshly baked pastries, mimosas and/or bloody marys aboard the elegant Northern Lights classic-style yacht. On a gentle, 90-minute tour around Boston Harbor, you’ll enjoy panoramic views while noshing on an assortment of muffins, danishes, scones, tea bread, coffee cakes and assorted fruits.
Where: Northern Lights at Rowes Wharf
When: Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $45, but tix are half price if you purchase them HERE!
Songs for Syria – A Concert for Humanitarian Relief
On Sunday the Syrian-American Medical Society (SAMS), a professional organization representing thousands of Syrian-American medical professionals in the United States will hold “Songs for Syria – A Concert for Humanitarian Relief” at Old South Church in Boston.
The event will feature music by Klezperanto and the Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble. Guests will listen to music, hear stories about Syria, learn about the humanitarian crisis in the country, and be invited to support SAMS.
Where: Old South Church
When: Sunday 3 – 5 p.m.