Event Calendar: Feb. 1 – Feb. 7

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Northeastern students will showcase the play, "The Exception and the Rule," from Tuesday, Feb. 6 to Saturday, Feb. 10. / Photo courtesy of Darren Evans.

These are the events in and around Boston that you do not want to miss this week.

Compiled by Samuel Kim, deputy lifestyle editor

Thursday, Feb. 1

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The Newsfeed Café will be hosting an show featuring some of Boston’s emerging black male artists, including TruSoul Art, Mozaic Pieces and Trevis “Trevcity” Brooks. Co-sponsor Matt Parker and the Boston Black Male Artist Collective will  display their work. They will also discuss the impact of arts and culture on their community. Artist talks will begin at 7:30 p.m. after author Kevin Powell speaks at 6 p.m. about America during the civil rights era and what has changed since then. Tickets can be reserved here5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Boston; Free.

Friday, Feb. 2

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Do you ever find yourself pouting because you can never carve out time to go to Canada for its poutine? Look no further than the Lamplighter Brewing Co. in Cambridge, for they will be having a poutine pop-up run by Saus. Saus is a local eatery known for 15 signature sauces. They will be cooking up a storm of meat and veggie gravy options, in addition to fries and fun condiments like cheese curds. So, go and enjoy a night of saucy Canadian cuisine – that’s what it’s all aboot! 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Cambridge; Prices vary.

Saturday, Feb. 3

Many of us have books that clutter our space, yet they are too precious to be discarded. The February Book Sale, hosted at the Central Boston Public Library in Copley Square, is a perfect chance to donate those books in exchange for others, each priced less than $2. In addition, all proceeds will benefit the off-budget and programming needs of the Boston Public Library and its 24 neighborhood branches. If you cannot make it to the exchange to drop off books, you can drop them off in a bag at the circulation desk during business hours of the library10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Boston; Prices vary.

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Sunday, Feb. 4

This Sunday’s Super Bowl will see the Philadelphia Eagles face off against the New England Patriots at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Although the game itself will be more than 1,000 miles away from Boston, there will be several viewing parties in and around the city that do not have a cover fee or require you to be 21+. Check out some of them below and choose your favorite! 

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Olde Magoun’s Saloon in Somerville is hosting an all-you-can-eat tailgate BBQ and viewing party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pay $16 for some great meat selections like pulled pork and smoked wings, in addition to hearty sides, such as jalapeño and bacon mac & cheese.

Another great option is the viewing party hosted by Doña Habana, a Cuban restaurant, at 6 p.m. They will be serving authentic Cuban food, and the best part is that there is no cover to get into the restaurant.

The Sky Lounge Rooftop and Terrace at YOTEL Boston, a hotel in the Seaport district, is also hosting a watch party. It will start at 5 p.m. and continue until 12 a.m. Bar bites menu items will be half off. There will also be specials at halftime. Seating at the bar and lounge is first come, first serve. Otherwise, tickets for general seating are here for free.

Monday, Feb. 5

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Calling all lovers of Nutella: Monday is World Nutella Day. What better way to celebrate this day than to go to The Paris Creperie in Brookline to get 50 percent off Nutella-based drinks and crepes? Nutella hot chocolates, Nutella lattes,  Nutella with strawberries and bananas — oh my! To top it off, you can go for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or all three if your Nutella-loving heart desires. Don’t miss out on this great deal, or your heart will ache more than your sweet tooth ever will. 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Brookline; Prices vary.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

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Northeastern students, under Pablo Hernandez Basulto, the director and a fifth-year theatre major, will showcase the play, “The Exception and the Rule.” It will run from Tuesday, Feb. 6 to Saturday, Feb. 10. Originally by German playwright Bertolt, it follows the journey of an entrepreneur and his servant across a desert to a city where the merchant hopes to acquire new wealth. Tickets are available here, so get them before they sell out. Shows will be in the Ryder Theatre Lab on the third floor of Ryder Hall. 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Ryder Theatre Lab; Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

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On Wednesdays, we wear pink — for breast cancer awareness! Trident Booksellers and Cafe on Newbury Street will have a “Mean Girls” themed night, which will include a screening of the movie, games and pink drinks. All funds will go to the Ellie Fund, a local charity that provides support for women and their families who struggle with breast cancer treatment and recovery. The fund also assists families who are adjusting back to everyday activities, such as getting groceries and finding childcare. Admission is pay what you can, but you must reserve a spot here. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Boston; Prices vary.

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