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April Culture Fix

by Kristie Evans Franco

Design by Aleena Qazi

April is just around the corner and it’s time to keep an eye out for exciting events coming near you. Whether you’re looking for fun date ideas, ways to get away from your annoying roommate or something to spice up your weekends, you’re in the right place. We’ve been gifted an early spring, so lets make the most of this sunlight.

Boston Design Week: March 30-April 10

This annual show welcomes design of all types: interior, urban, fashion, graphic, jewelry and the list goes on. The event’s goal is bring awareness to the art of design and encourage us to appreciate the effort and planning that goes into every object that surrounds us. Ticket prices vary depending on the event, and some shows are free for the public. Click here for the full listing of events.

Wicked Queer Film Festival: March 30-April 10

Wicked Queer presents awesome work by the LGBTQ community about the LGBTQ community. There are several venues across the city, such as The Brattle Theatre and the Museum of Fine Arts, screening selected films of various lengths and genres. Prices, times and locations vary depending on the film. To see what tickets are available for purchase and find out more, click here.

15th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention: April 8-10

Whether you like tattoos or you’re terrified of getting one, this convention has something for you. The event offers top-notch work by artists, giveaways, a facial hair competition, burlesque shows and seminars. Not to mention it’s only a few stops away on the Green Line. Ticket prices begin at $25 for one day and $45 for all three. To see a list of artists and a schedule of the events visit their (aptly named) website.

14th Annual Taste of South Boston: April 3

It’s never a bad time for delicious food by the harbor. The Seaport Hotel is hosting 30 of South Boston’s best kitchens along with live entertainers, raffles, silent auctions and wine and beer tastings. You can find $50 tickets here that allow you to eat and drink your way through South Boston all in one place. Elastic waistbands are recommended.

The Boston Marathon: April 18

Gather your friends to cheer on the runners of this year’s Boston Marathon, an iconic annual event that brings athletes from around the world to the streets of Beantown. Arrive early to get a good spot, and make sure to follow the safety codes adopted by the city of Boston! For a map of the course the runners will take click here.

Marathon Monday (21+): April 18

Gather your friends to drink at sunrise and then head to the sidelines of the Boston Marathon race to slur motivational somethings at this year’s competitors. No class today.

ArtWeek: April 29-May 8th

This biannual event offers a huge variety of arts activities and events ranging from the culinary, to theatre and visual work. Some of the events have a participation price, but most are free for all. With over 400 different things to do, you can pick and choose what grabs your attention the most. To find out what’s in store for this spring, click here.

Independent Film Festival Boston: April 27-May 4

This film festival spans across several theaters to offer screenings of acclaimed films by new talent. This is a great opportunity to see something unique put together entirely by volunteers and sponsors, while sharing the theater with some of the screenwriters and directors themselves! To find out more about schedules and volunteering you can go to their website.

Art in Bloom: April 30-May 2

Use your free admission privilege at the Museum of Fine Arts to welcome spring with arms wide open. Art in Bloom will showcase beautiful flower arrangements inspired by some of the museum’s artwork, a walk-through of the gardens and environmental discussions amongst their activities. If you’d like to take a class or join a lecture, you can purchase tickets ahead of time online. To see a full schedule and ticket prices click here.

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