Event Calendar: Oct. 12-18

Event Calendar: Oct. 12-18
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By Elissa Taublib, staff writer

Thursday, Oct. 12

What better tool than art to make us value our environment more? An interactive exhibit featuring color, shape, shadow and musical experiences, the Enchanted Forest is an event for all ages that showcases the importance of trees for the infrastructure of our public health. Created by Saul Baizman, Fish McGill and Andrew Ringler, it is one of the attractions of the art festival called Immersion, which is a nighttime live arts experience and part of the HUBweek. The HUBweek is a collaboration between The Boston Globe, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts General Hospital to discuss art, science and technology.  5 – 8 p.m; Government Center Promenade; free

Friday, Oct. 13

If a night of fusion and freestyle dance at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) sounds appealing to you, then you can’t miss the MFA Late Nites. The first event of the series of after-hours celebrations at the historical site happens this Friday, with a lineup of DJs that contains names such as YVNG PAVL, Gucci Vuitton and The BladeRunners, all hosted by Tory Bullock. Even if live music or dancing are not your thing, there will be demonstrations and live performance art in the courtyard of the museum. Among the exhibitions, there will be a special sneak peek of “Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics,” a collaboration with the Japanese artist Nobuo Tsuji and the MFA. Additionally, “Oompa Presents: A Rap Slam” will feature hip-hop artists performing original music in a slam poetry-style competition.  8 p.m – 2 a.m; Museum of Fine Arts; $13

Saturday, Oct. 14

The Greenway Open Market is a great event if you are interested in contributing to local commerce by buying locally-produced products or admiring the work of area artists and independent designers. At Greenway, you will only find handmade goods since they don’t accept mass produced or imported merchandise. This artisan’s market is in its seventh season and the talented work of the artists is featured in every edition of the market along the Wharf District Parks of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. While you eat at a food truck and shop locally, you can admire the city view during the fall and walk on the tree-lined promenades. 11 a.m – 5 p.m; Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway; free

Sunday, Oct. 15

If you have always dreamed of traveling to the Caribbean, you can now get a taste of the region without having to leave Boston. Organized by Caribbean Lime Boston, the Caribbean Rum & Food Festival is an opportunity to enjoy some of the internationally famous Caribbean cocktails and cuisine. Besides seeing and tasting the culinary diversity, you can experience live entertainment by groups such as the Island Vybe Dance Group and presentations by institutions like the Caribbean Hurricane Relief Donation. This event is 21+ 11 a.m – 5 p.m; Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St; $35

Monday, Oct. 16

For fans of science and cinema, this event is the perfect mix of learning and entertainment. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, the movie “Mimic,” a science fiction horror film about a cockroach-spread plague, will be screened at Coolidge Corner Theatre. Before the feature’s start, an introduction on insect-borne diseases will be given by Dr. Jerome O. Klein, professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. This event is part of the Science on Screen program, which combines screenings of classic, cult and documentary films with speeches by notable personalities from the world of science, technology and medicine. 7 p.m-10 p.m; Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline; $13

Tuesday, Oct. 17

For those of you who are counting the days until Halloween, this event is an opportunity to be both scared and entertained before the 31st of October. In Darkness Unleashed at Barrett’s Haunted Mansion, visitors will have to guide themselves through the mansion in complete dusk, with only one small source of light and many creatures lurking at this frightening location. Redesigned each year, Barrett’s Mansion is in its 26th year of scaring people. 7:30 p.m – 10:30 p.m; Barrett’s Haunted Mansion, 1235 Bedford St, Abington; $30

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Organized by Active Minds at NU, “Break the Silence” is an event that intends to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. The group will discuss the many issues it involves and how it affects Northeastern’s students. Whether you would like to share your own stories and experiences with mental health or listen to student speakers talk about it, all are welcome to participate in this event. All stories shared will be kept confidential. The group Active Minds at NU seeks to encourage dialogue in the Northeastern community about mental health through programming aimed towards advocacy and awareness. 7 p.m – 8:30 p.m; AfterHours; free 

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