Event of the Week: Friday, Jan. 15
Star Wars fans will enjoy The Boston Public Works Theatre presentation of a space opera by Kevin Mullins. “Citizens of the Empire” features a hero, Marcus Kent, fighting to free his people from space stations and border planets. He is joined by a robot, an interstellar garbage woman, and a madam of a space brothel. Idealism and despotism clash in this battle of galactic proportions. 527 Tremont St.; 8 – 10:30 p.m.; $25.
Thursday, Jan. 14
Curry Student Center will host the art symposium “Why Comix? Drawing the world you want to see.” This day-long conversation is done in conjunction with the exhibition Visible Noize: The Art of John Jennings in Gallery 360. Much like Jennings’ work in Visible Noize, the symposium will feature artists of diverse background discussing race and identity representation in comics. Curry Student Center Ballroom; 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; free.
Saturday, Jan. 16
Sh*t-faced Shakespeare has long been known for hilarious twists on Shakespeare plays. This time they are tackling “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. With a genuinely drunk actor from the cast elected at random every night, no two shows are ever the same. The audience members can even decide whether the actor should drink more to prevent any sobriety. 425 Summer St.; 6 – 7p.m.; $25; 21+.
Sunday, Jan. 17
Boston is one of the best cities to learn about American history, and a Boston by Foot walking tour is one way to immerse oneself in it. Boston by Foot is offering a new walking tour centered around Benjamin Franklin, taking place on his birthday, Jan. 17. The tour lasts 90 minutes and will teach participants about Franklin’s life and accomplishments while they walk alongside his home. 24 School St.; 2 – 3:30 p.m.; $15.
Monday, Jan. 18
Finish up Martin Luther King Day with a screening of the Golden Globe nominated film, Selma. The film is based on the voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 and features in-depth portrayals of Dr. King, Coretta Scott King, and President Lyndon B. Johnson. AfterHOURS.; 7 – 9 p.m.; free.
Tuesday, Jan. 19
Take a break from work with Extreme Bingo at M.J. O’Connor’s. Extreme Bingo is played the same way as regular bingo, but instead of numbers, you match your favorite players, videos and songs to your cards. You can also sing along to all different genres of music while playing the game. There will be multiple rounds, and winners will be given gift cards. 27 Columbus Ave.; 8 – 10 p.m.; free.
Wednesday, Jan. 20
If your New Year’s resolution is to get in shape, The November Project offers a tough but rewarding workout. Activities include running up and down the 37 sections of the 30,000-seat Harvard Stadium. The workout can be completed at an individual pace, and offers different variations such as covering as many sections as possible in 35 minutes and completing all 100 sections in the shortest time possible. 65 North Harvard St., Allston; 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; free.