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That’s right folks, Burst the Bubble is back! If you’ve forgotten about us, this is your semi-regular reminder that things do actually happen outside the “Harvard Bubble.” Whether you’re feeling nostalgic for going into Boston, or it’s week two and you’re just already tired of Harvard Square, we’ve got some fun weekend events lined up for you! Featuring events perfect for a student budget and with Covid-19 precautions in mind, consider this your personal itinerary for the upcoming weekend. Enjoy the impending fall weather and stay safe out there, y’all.

Friday

From Art to Alliums: A Tour of The Greenway 12-1 p.m.

The weather is looking great this Friday (...at least for now) — so if you’re one of the lucky few without a Friday class, check out this free walking tour right on The Greenway! You’ll enjoy an in-depth look at this beautiful park from the volunteers who help maintain it, not to mention a chance to learn about the cool plants and art installations (!!) that The Greenway has to offer. Simply take the Red Line over to Downtown Crossing or South Station and enjoy a quick walk over to the Chinatown Gate to catch the start of the tour.

Saturday

A Night of Queer Comedy & Music – Together Under the Stars 5:45-8:45 p.m.

Okay, so maybe you saw the words “South Station,” and any willingness to burst the bubble immediately left your body. No worries, we have an option for those of us not feeling up to making the long journey over the Charles too! Just over in Central Square, you can check out an evening full of queer comedy and music hosted by Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and the city’s LGBTQ+ Commission. RSVP online to secure your spot ~under the stars~.

Sunday

Boston Arts Festival 2021 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Boston Arts Festival returns in-person this weekend! Hosted over at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, the event is easily accessible via the Red Line followed by the Green or Orange Line. It features local artists of all kinds, with musical performances throughout the weekend and other visual artists and craftspeople showing off their work. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy local art, and maybe even find that perfect new decor for your dorm room?

As always, we hate to burst your bubble, but Harvard isn’t the entire world. Go forth and burst the Harvard Bubble with these events!