Event Calendar: Sept. 21-27

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By Mohit Puvvala, news correspondent

Thursday, Sept. 21

Take your friends on a tasteful adventure with celebrity chefs, cultural activities and some of Boston’s best award-winning restaurants at Taste of the Fenway. In addition to the blast of flavors, the event features live music, art, beer, wine and cider tastings and games. The 25 restaurants featured at the event this year cross over a variety of culinary boundaries and include popular eateries such as El Pelon Taqueria, Sweet Cheeks Q, Basho Japanese Brasserie and Wahlburgers.  5-7 p.m.; Van Ness Street (from Kilmarnock Street to Richard B Ross Way); $50

Friday, Sept. 22

If you truly appreciate laugh-out-loud comedy, NU & Improv’d — Northeastern’s premiere comedy group — has got you covered. Bring your friends, sit back and laugh until you cry. The members of the group focus mainly on the on-the-fly aspects of stand-up comedy and theatre by creating environments, characters and dialogues based on the audience’s input and reactions. None of it is scripted, which makes it all the more fun for everyone involved — especially the crowd. The team has new members who will be showing off their comedy skills, so be sure to be present for their first-ever Northeastern performance. 8-9 p.m.; AfterHours; free

Saturday, Sept. 23

Hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in partnership with Microsoft, Museum Day Live is an annual celebration of the greatness of museums. Simply signing up provides you with two free admission tickets to any participating museum in the country. Lucky for us, Boston is home to a multitude of participating museums. There’s the Museum of Fine Arts just steps from campus, the Gibson House Museum for architecture enthusiasts, the Museum of African American History, the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, the Harvard Museum of Natural History and more. Grab a buddy and explore the world through its history and art. All day; participating museums; free

Sunday, Sept. 24

Looking to add flavor to your day? Taste of Downtown Crossing is definitely for you! For $30 at the door (or $25 in advance), you get to try food samples from over 20 different popular restaurants on the Avenue de Lafayette, located a short walk between the Chinatown and Downtown Crossing T stations. Participating restaurants include Fajitas & ‘Ritas, Back Deck, Legal Crossing, Papagayo, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Avenue One, Serafina and Salvatore’s. Moreover, there will be live music, cooking demos and entertainment throughout the festival. The mouthwatering collection of tasty treats will ease your Sunday anxieties and cap off another awesome week.  12-3 p.m.; Avenue de Lafayette; $25-$30

Monday, Sept. 25

India is a country rich with an incredibly long history of arts and culture. Discover India at MIT will feature 40 artists from 15 different countries coming together in Cambridge to share their appreciation and admiration of Indian culture. Five unique styles of dance as well as theatre performances, martial arts demonstrations and live music will be displayed throughout the evening.  The show will be performed twice that evening, so you have two chances to catch this one-of-a-kind event. What’s more, Cambridge is only a short T-ride away.  5-7 p.m., 8-10 p.m.; Little Kresge Auditorium; free

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Calling all content creators. Next Tuesday in the Curry Student Center, Franchesca Ramsey will speak to Northeastern students about her endeavours and struggles producing original content in a talk titled “Seeing Color: Exploring Whiteness in a Racialized World.”  Ramsey is an actress, writer and video blogger based out of New York City with experience working with Anderson Cooper and television programs such as Comedy Central, MTV, MSNBC and ABC. Ramsey also has over 200,000 YouTube subscribers that tune in for her original comedy sketches, racial commentaries, advice videos and song parodies.  6-8 p.m.; Curry Student Center; free

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Enjoy some of the best live jazz in the city as it serenades your heart and soul for Jazz Night at the House of Blues. Come along, bring some friends and grab a drink at the bar at this lively musical journey with The Seba Molnar Quartet, a Boston-based music group. The group’s sounds have been influenced by both seasoned jazz professionals and talented newbies, such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Snarky Puppy and Robert Glasper. The relaxing tones of the saxophone, drums, keyboard and bass will ease your worries and put you in a good mindset for the rest of the workweek.  7-10 p.m.; House of Blues Boston; free

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