Event Calendar: Thursday, Feb. 14 – Wednesday, Feb. 20

Ali Dusinberre, deputy lifestyle editor

Thursday, Feb. 14, Screening of Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Part of PBS’s American Masters series, the new documentary “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” takes an original in-depth look at Hansberry’s complex life. Hansberry was the first black female author to have a play performed on Broadway with her acclaimed “A Raisin in the Sun.” Northeastern professor and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Tracy Strain utilized Hansberry’s home movies, rare photos and other personal archives as source material in the making of the film. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; John D. O’Bryant African American Institute; Free.

Friday, Feb. 15, Affirmative Reaction: An Asian (American) Comedy Show

“Affirmative Reaction” showcases the talents of Asian and Asian American comedians in what its organizers describe as the only comedy show in Boston dedicated to these voices. Members and allies of the Asian and Asian American communities are invited to attend this monthly event filled with stand-up, improv and sketch acts. Two comedians will make their debuts at this month’s show. 11 p.m.-12 a.m.; ImprovBoston; $12.

Saturday, Feb. 16, NUStage Presents: If You Can’t Love Yourself (Cabaret)

Wind down from the hype of Valentine’s Day with NUStage in this cabaret performance dedicated to the promotion of self-love. Named after a quote from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” the show will use music to highlight independence and challenge overbearing desire for relationships. 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; AfterHours; Free.

Sunday, Feb. 17, Recyclemania

The Resident Student Association’s annual Recyclemania competition is approaching, beginning Sunday and continuing on Feb. 23 and Feb. 27. The event aims to educate students about sustainability and waste reduction, and offers food, games and the chance to win prizes. 1 p.m.-3 p.m.; 128 Stetson West; Free.

Monday, Feb. 18, Silent Book Club

Grab a book and head over to Trident Booksellers & Cafe for their monthly Silent Book Club. The event is a perfect opportunity to get book recommendations, chat with new people and practice self-care during the week. The night opens and closes with time allotted to socialize and order food and drinks, with an hour of silent reading in between. The $5 cover fee can be used as a voucher toward food and drink purchases. 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Trident Booksellers & Cafe; $5.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, Plaza WinterFest at Harvard

Through March 15, join the Harvard community for its third annual Plaza WinterFest. The festival offers free ice games including curling, shuffleboard and bowling, as well as classic year-round games like foosball, ping pong and cornhole. A variety of food trucks will be present throughout, along with fire pits for roasting s’mores on select days. 12 p.m.-7 p.m.; Science Center Plaza; Free.


Wednesday, Feb. 20, Break the Silence Spring 2019

Northeastern mental health awareness group Active Minds will offer a safe space for people to tell their stories surrounding mental health and/or mental illness. Participants can share their experiences through storytelling, poetry or any other form of communication they desire. Contact Active Minds beforehand if you are interested in participating. 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; AfterHours; Free.