locations and times subject to change as the festival date approaches
Selections from Musical Theatre 10:00am-10:30am
Visitors are invited to watch two premier University Musical Theatre groups perform:
Boston University Stage Troupe is BU’s oldest and largest performing arts group. They will be performing a number from their upcoming performance of the musical, Grease. Tickets for the full production, October 13-15 in the Boston University Tsai Performance Center, will be available for purchase.
Emerson's Musical Theatre Society was created to foster and promote an appreciation for musical theatre. They exist to provide and support the production of musical theatre for the entertainment, education, and cultural enrichment of the Emerson College community. They will be performing selections from their upcoming performance of Songs for a New World.
NU Spinning Arts Workshop 10:30am-11:00am
Northeastern Spinning Arts Club is NU's only flow arts-based student organization presence. In the last few years, several scientific studies have shown that entering what’s called the “Flow State” reduces stress and increases happiness. To flow – or enter the Flow State – is to be fully immersed in an enjoyable activity, your body and mind fully engaged with the present moment. “Flow Arts” is an umbrella term for a type of dance that involves object manipulation, such as hula hoop, poi, and staff. In this laid-back workshop we will be exploring different types of flow, introducing fundamental tricks and guiding you towards finding your own flow with the prop of your choice.
West Coast Swing Dance Workshop 11:00am-11:30am
Boston University West Coast Swing Club is a group of dancers dedicated to learning, teaching, and dancing West Coast Swing both socially and competitively. West Coast Swing is a partner dance that can be danced to styles of music ranging from Pop to Hip Hop to Country to Blues. Our workshop will cover some of the basic steps which will provide a foundation for delving into the world of this wonderful dance!
Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association 12:00pm-1:00pm
The Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association is one of Boston's oldest Chinese martial arts schools. Grandmaster Mark's students teach all over the USA, and her son, Donnie Yen (IP MAN, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY), is the top kung fu actor in the world. The school's repertoire includes tai chi, pakua, hsing yi, and wudang sword.
The Harry Potter Soundtrack Orchestra 1:00pm-2:00pm
Berklee's Harry Potter Soundtrack Orchestra strives to promote and celebrate the soundtrack of the Harry Potter movies by creating new performances that will appeal to Harry Potter fans around Boston and the world. HPSO also serves as an educational tool and provides a space for Berklee students interested in arranging, performing and conducting music.
Kaliente and West Coast Swing 2:00pm-2:30pm
Visitors are invited to watch two contrasting University Dance Troupes perform their signature styles of dance:
- Kaliente is a Northeastern Latin Dance Group, performing the Latin dances of Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. Their members are a mix of cultural and ethnic backgrounds whom all love to dance caliente!
BU West Coast Swing Club is a group of dedicated dancers focused on learning, teaching, and dancing West Coast Swing both socially and competitively. West Coast Swing is a partner dance that can be danced to styles of music ranging from Pop to Hip Hop to Country to Blues.
In Achord 2:30pm-3:00pm
Established in 1990, In Achord is Boston University's oldest co-ed a cappella group. Singing an array of tunes from all different genres, they pride themselves on arrangements that seek to put a new twist on some great songs. The group is comprised of a diverse set of musicians from across the country, and the world. Look out for their latest released singles on Spotify & Apple Music!
Northeastern University Madrigal Singers 3:00pm-3:30pm
Northeastern University Madrigal Singers is a vocal group that focuses on a cappella chamber singing. Rehearsing twice a week, we form a friendly community around the love of music and performance. With a varied repertoire ranging from medieval love songs to modern melodies, NUMadS aims to provide Northeastern students with the opportunity to engage more closely with unique styles of music.
The Charlie Chords 3:30pm-4:00pm
Based out of Berklee College of Music in Boston, the CharlieChords are an all-male a cappella group dedicated to putting a unique spin on a cappella music. Since we go to a school that is well known for focusing on contemporary music, we strive for a modern sound in our arrangements of diverse styles of music. In addition to competing and performing around Boston, we have an EP being released this fall. Check us out on Facebook!
All Day EventsArt for the Climate 10:00am-4:00pm
Make Art for the Climate! Come fool around with some fun art materials and make a "yuge" message for the world about climate. Drop by for as long or little as you like. Free, bring your roommates, friends and teammates! Sign up for public art projects. By Climate Creatives, using art and design for creative communications about the climate.
BU Comic Arts Workshop 10:00am-4:00pm
Boston University Comic Arts (BUCA) promotes comics as the bridge between written and illustrative arts to create a unique method of self-expression. As advocates for comic art, we provide education, guidance, and opportunities to support members as they develop their skills as creators. Our activities at the festival will include caricatures and a comic-making workshop to introduce participants to the various aspects behind comic-making.
En Plein Air Painting 10:00am-4:00pm
Visitors are invited to watch as Fenway Studios artists bring paint to life.
Outdoor Photo Gallery 10:00am-4:00pm
As a collaboration between Northeastern's Tastemakers Magazine and Gallery 360, a series of prints will be on display outside on the Quad.
Gallery 360 Exhibitions 10:00am-7:00pm, at Northeastern's Gallery 360
As part of the Opening Our Doors Gallery Walk, visitors are invited to see three exhibitions: Poke Fun Play Fare, William Roxburgh, and Abstract Extraction. For more information, visit https://www.northeastern.edu/art/category/gallery-360/
Learn About Bamsfest 10:00am-4:00pm
Visit the booth to learn more about Bamsfest 2017!