Updated Mar 22, 2024 - Things to Do

Social Calendar: Things to do, week of March 18

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August Wilson's play "King Hedley II" is playing at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury now through March 31.

  • It tells the story of a man returning to his community in 1985 after a prison term and finding that things have changed in Reagan's America.

Harvard Book Store hosts author Tricia Rose, a professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, for a discussion of her new book "Metaracism: How Systemic Racism Devastates Black Lives—And How We Break Free."

  • Rose will be joined in conversation by Harvard's Henry Louis Gates Jr.


Craft your own ceramic bongs for Mother's Day at the Puff Puff Pottery class at Diaspora Cannabis Lounge in Cambridge.


📖 East End Books Seaport hosts a talk involving author Will Schwalbe, the Island School founder Chris Maxey, and author Dawn Tripp, 6pm-7pm.

  • Schwalbe is author of "We Should Not Be Friends," a memoir based on his friendship with Maxey.
  • Tripp wrote the national bestseller "Georgia."

Price: $5; $25 with a copy of Schwalbe's memoir. Free tickets are also available.

The Celtics take on the Milwaukee Bucks at the TD Garden.

The history, traditions and lore of the Boston Marathon are the topic of a lecture at the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy.


PAX East, the largest gaming convention on the East Coast, opens at the BCEC.

Even the venerable South Street Diner is excited: They're offering a special "Pax Snax" menu of late night eats.


Eataly kicks off Vino Days with free wine tastings, 4pm-7pm.

  • The event also runs Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-5pm.

GrandTen Distilling in South Boston hosts a happy hour for young professionals with a comedy show benefiting children with rare diseases, 5:30-8:30pm.

The Lab at Curio Spice hosts chef Anna Gass for the release of her new cookbook, "Italian Snacking: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Every Hour of the Day," 6pm-7pm.

  • Includes drinks and decaf coffee.
  • Price: Free or $35 if you buy the book.

Take a "gender-expensive" dance class to learn the basics of American Foxtrot at CultureHouse Union Square, 6pm-8pm.


The Boston Underground Film Festival has taken over the Brattle all this week and there are still some great outside the box screenings happening this weekend:

  • The Becomers - Director Zach Clarke delivers what's described as a "genre-bending, body-swapping rom-com road movie" about two aliens that have to jump across human bodies to reunite with each other.
  • "Boy Kills World" - In which Bill Skarsgård wants revenge after his family is murdered in a post-apocalyptic society.

The Boston Public Library hosts author Beverly Jenkins to discuss her works at the Codman Square branch, 2pm-3:30pm.

Fly Together Fitness in Watertown hosts a Spring Fling market featuring free fitness classes and pole dancing performances, 2:30pm-6:30pm.

The Boston Public Library's Parker Hill branch hosts "punk rock aerobics" to celebrate the history of women in rock, 3pm-4pm.

  • Combines punk dance moves with aerobic exercise.
  • "This is the safer exercise space that promises NO mirrors and No obnoxious gym music," per the listing.


The MFA's "Hallyu!" exhibit — on Korea's emergence as a cultural superpower — has been open to members only but is now available for general admission, through July 28.

Learn how to make glycerin soap at the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts Annex, 10am-1pm.

  • Soap will be ready to take home and use by the end of the class.
  • Price: $70.

Lamplighter CX hosts brewery yoga for all levels, 12:30pm-1:30pm.

  • Includes a beer token for a pour of any beer, coffee or kombucha.
  • Bring your own yoga mat or towel.
  • Price: $25.

Millennial bowlers, assemble. Join the Millennial Meetup for bowling at Lucky Strike in Somerville, 2pm-4pm.

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect that it is members-only admission to "Hallyu!" that has ended — not the exhibit itself, which opens to general admission on Sunday.


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