Calendar: April 7 – 13

By Emma Shuck, News Staff

Entry of the Week:

The West Village Community will dedicate a day of giving by making contributions locally, on campus and globally through the “West Gives Back” event on Saturday, April 9. During the event, pick up a pre-purchased pair of TOMS shoes, decorate them with provided materials, and they will be donated to 250 barefoot children in need. There will also be a shoe drive going on to collect shoes for a rural village in the Dominican Republic, where students from Boston Public Schools volunteered last summer. Also, don’t forget to bring a canned good to tie-dye a special “West Gives Back” T-shirt. The goods will then be donated to the local Boston food bank. All attendees will recieve free food and there will be live music at the event as well. West Village Quad; 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Free; [email protected].

Thursday, April 7

Take a break from classes during activities period to have some fun at the Springfest 2011 Carnival, sponsored by the Council for University Programs (CUP). Compete with other Northeastern students in games involving bungees, balls and inflatables. There also will be various giveaways including candy and a handful of Springfest shirts. Centennial Common; 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Free; [email protected].

Suffolk University will welcome David Hoberman, a leading producer in the entertainment industry, as a guest lecturer to speak about his past experience working on more than 100 movies for Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone and Hollywood pictures. His latest film, “The Fighter,” featured actors Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams and Christian Bale. Currently, he is in pre-production for “The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made.” 525 Washington St.; 7 p.m.; Free; 617-557-6537.

Friday, April 8

Choreographer Maya Kite will perform alongside professionals from New York City and Boston and students from the Boston Conservatory at Roxbury Community College’s main stage. The concert will include both humorous and thought-provoking pieces, as well as a segment of improvisation. Kite has performed in other states around the country such as Illinois, Connecticut and California, and internationally as well in France and Germany. 1234 Columbus Ave.; 8 p.m.; $10; 617-427-0060.

Saturday, April 9

American actor, television personality, writer, musician and comedian Chris Hardwick will perform at the Wilbur Theatre. Hardwick, first known for being the host of MTV’s show “Singled Out,” is currently a contributing writer for Wired Magazine and makes regular appearances on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com. 246 Tremont St.; 7 p.m.; $25; 617-931-2000.

Sunday, April 10

Even though it hasn’t felt like spring lately, there’s still a way to get in the spring spirit by participating in a home run derby. Kappa Sigma fraternity is hosting an event titled “Homeruns for Heroes,” which will take place in the Freshman Quad. All proceeds will support the Fisher House Foundation, a program that enables family members to be close to America’s Military during stressful times. Teams of two can sign up in the Curry Student Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Thursday and Friday before the event. Freshman Quad; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $10; 239-571-9999.

More than 40 vendors selling everything from art, beauty aids, candles, clothes, crafts, handbags, jewelry and miscellaneous homemade items will be set up at The Spring Fever Shoppin’ Fling event at the Boston Teacher’s Union Hall. Admission and parking are free, and a cash bar, light snacks, music and giveaways will all be available at the event for attendees to enjoy. 180 Mt. Vernon St.; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Free; 617-899-2429.

Monday, April 11

Joe Yonan, author of “Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures of Cooking for One,” and food and travel editor for the Washington Post, will make an appearance at Northeastern’s Xhibition Kitchen to debut his cookbook. Yonan, who previously worked for The Boston Globe, has witnessed the Post recieve the James Beard Foundation award twice for the nation’s best newspaper food section. He will also be doing a short demonstration and book signing. Stetson West Eatery; Noon to 1 p.m.; Free; 617-373-2000.

Tuesday, April 12

An Tua Nua bar is hosting a game night featuring Rock Band 2 with hundreds of downloaded songs, Wii Sports and classic board games. No experience is needed and everyone who attends will have the chance to play and hang out with other gamers throughout Boston. 835 Beacon St.; Free; 21+; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; 617-262-2121.

Wednesday, April 13

As part of Wine Wednesdays at Sel de la Terre restaurant, this week’s selection comes from Loire Valley, an area known as the “Garden of France.” The wines are paired with a four-course tasting menu composed of rustic French cuisine. At some point during the night, director Erik Johnson will lead an engaging, informal talk on the highlights of the evening’s wines. 774 Boylston St.; 7 p.m.; $44; 617-266-8800.

Have an event coming up? E-mail the details to [email protected].

Events may be canceled or rescheduled. Call ahead to confirm.

 

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