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A Confederacy of Dunces - Make a Day of It!

by:  Sabrina Katz at 11/06/2015

The anticipation for A Confederacy of Dunces is truly building now that it’s only one week away! But that doesn’t mean every other part of the Huntington experience isn’t important – in fact, it’s so easy to enhance your day by taking a few extra hours to explore the area around the BU Theatre. And if you haven’t carved out some time to do so before, here are a few ways to make your day infinitely better:

1. Go out to eat before the show. There are dozens of great restaurants around the Avenue of the Arts! For those of you who want to try a different and delicious cuisine, on the corner of Mass Ave and Huntington is Lucy’s Ethiopian Café. Mass Ave has wonderful Mediterranean, Indian, and Vietnamese food including, Pita, Chutney’s, and Pho Basil.

2. Check out the Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library. If you haven’t walked inside the huge stained-glass globe at the Christian Science Museum, you are missing out! The piece, which was opened in 1935, shows a map of the world, including old political lines and names (think: Saigon and Soviet Union). It’s a fun way to explore the world from an “insider” perspective.

3. Walk along the Christian Science Plaza. This plaza is just a stone’s throw away from the BU Theatre, and it is a great spot to people watch. The falling leaves and old architecture make for beautiful scenery and is a wonderful place to relax and wind down just before the show. Plus, the short surrounding buildings (for the most part) means a great wide view of the vast sky.

4. Take a stroll through the Fens. The Fens is a great place to walk along when you have some extra time. Whether you choose to continue walking along, or stop to see some of the statues, it’s a nice way to spend time without feeling like you’re wasting time.

5. Bonus: Visit the Museum of Fine Arts. If you’re going for a full day experience, go ahead and check out the MFA. It’s only a 10 minute walk from the BU Theatre, and being surrounded by modern and classical art will put you in the perfect mood to see the afternoon or evening show.

If you are looking to spend more time exploring the Avenue of the Arts, there is really no better way than to just start walking. All of these ideas are a 10 minute walk or less, so take advantage of the beauty of Boston before the temps dip down !

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