Free Fun Shit: April 26-May 3: Remembering the LA Riots, Big Digits' video release party, sailing + BBQ, arts + Japanese spring + Shakespeare fests, and more

Rapper/Producer David Banner talks about the L.A. Riots at Harvard this Friday and Saturday

Hayley Jane & The Primates | Folk and Americana at the Milky Way on Thursday, April 26 @ 9 pm |

BC Arts Festival | With  music, theater, dance, poetry, film, painting, sculpture, and more from more than 1,000 student and faculty artists at Boston College from Thursday, April 26- Saturday, from noon-11 pm |

Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble | "Roots," conducted by Eric Hewitt at the Fenway Center on Thursday, April 26 @ 8 pm | 617.912.9240

"The LA Riots: Twenty Years Later" | Leading scholars, activists, and artists including rapper/producer David Banner look back at the LA Riots, with film screenings, Q&As, and more at Harvard on Friday, April 27 @4:30 pm + Saturday, April 28 @ 10 am |

Boston Lyric Opera Open House | With backstage tours,  wig, and makeup demonstrations, costume shop exploration, and more at the Citi Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 27 from 11 am- 5 pm |

Courageous Sailing Open House | With free sails on Boston harbor with experienced skippers, a BBQ on the pier, and more at Pier 4 in Charlestown Navy Yard on Saturday, April 28-Sunday, April 29 from noon-3 pm |

Bookish Ball & Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration | Fest with book store strolls, live music, dancing, performances, a birthday cake, and more in Harvard Square on Saturday, April 28 starting @ 11 am |

Big Digits' Video Premier Party | With special guests DJs at Zuzu on Sunday, April 29 @ 10 pm |

Japanese Spring Festival | With 80 booths offering foods and goods, games and traditional Japanese activities, music and performances by local artists, and more in Copley Square on Sunday, April 29 from 11 am-4 pm |

AGNI's 40th Anniversary issue | Party for the BU lit mag's anniversary with Special guest speakers and readers include Phoenix classical critic and poet Lloyd Schwartz, New York Times Book Review contributor and Guggenheim Fellow Christopher Benfey, Blacksmith House Poetry Series founder Gail Mazur, and more at Boston Playwright's Theatre on Tuesday, May 1 @ 7 pm |

Unregular Radio Presents Beat Rawk! | With Blaze P, Sweatshop, Joey Stadik, and The Family Dinner at Good Life on Wednesday, May 2 @ 8:30 pm |

David Rees | "Pencil sharpener extraordinaire" discusses his comedic guide How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical & Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening | Brookline Booksmith on Wednesday, May 2 @ 7 pm |

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