One of the biggest events of the spring at MIT is always “Spring Weekend,” and the highlight of the weekend is the annual Spring Concert, where a national musical act performs on campus. The headliners for this year’s Spring Concert will be hip hop stars Fabolous and Lloyd Banks, both East Coast rappers who call New York City home. You may know Fabolous from his songs such as “I Can’t Deny It” and “Breathe,” and you may know Lloyd Banks from 50 Cent’s crew G Unit. The concert will be on the Friday of Spring Weekend, April 22. While there are always awesome concerts in Boston, it’s pretty exciting to have an awesome concert a minute from your dorm. Previous Spring Concerts have featured Live, Slick Rick, Jurassic 5, Sugar Ray, Spin Doctors, Blues Traveler, They Might Be Giants, Busta Rhymes, The Roots, Sonic Youth, Violent Femmes, Belly, Jesus Jones, Fishbone, and 10,000 Maniacs.
Spring Weekend (teaser site here) has other cool events. On the Friday afternoon of every Spring Weekend, you’ll find the International Fair (or I-Fair), where the many international student groups of MIT show off their food, drink, dress, dance, music and other traditions. It’s one of my favorite events of the year.
Two events being wrapped into Spring Weekend for the first time this year (though both occur annually) are the Fierce Forever drag show on Thursday night, and a Holi celebration on Sunday (see photos and videos of previous Holi celebrations).
Should be a pretty awesome weekend.