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WeekendWatch: Head of the Charles, Coltrane concert and more

Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

From the best of the arts to a sensational hockey matchup at Matthews Arena, check out our tips for what events to catch this weekend on or around campus.

Head of the Charles: The prestigious Head of the Charles regatta is scheduled for this weekend, with races starting at 8 a.m. this Saturday and Sunday. To catch exciting race action, head to the banks of the Charles near Harvard, then spend time in Harvard Square, which will surely be packed with racers and spectators grabbing dinner, shopping or catching a performance in the area.

“Bette and Boo”: The final three performances of “The Marriage of Bette & Boo,” the year’s first performance by the Theatre Department, will be held Friday night and Saturday night at 8 p.m., with an afternoon matinee Sunday at 2 p.m. The play tells an absurd, dark story about a family on the verge of collapse, performed in the Studio Theatre by a cast of Northeastern students.

Tribute to Trane: The 34th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Blackman Auditorium, featuring performances by Carl Atkins, Leonard Brown, Jeff Galindo, Tim Ingles, John Lockwood, Ricardo Monzon, David Neves, Jason Palmer, Bill Pierce, Ron Savage, Syd Smart, Joel Larue Smith, Stan Strickland and Gary Valente. $20 student tickets and $25 general admission tickets can be purchased online at

BC comes to Matthews: Fresh off a Friday night road game at Merrimack, the men’s hockey team will face rival Boston College at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. This season has seen sellout after sellout, so be sure to get your tickets on myNEU early.

A pioneer of sports journalism: At 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Linda Cohn, one of the first full-time female anchors on ESPN, will discuss her new book, “Cohn-Head: A No-Hands-Barred Account of Breaking Into the Boys’ Club.” Books are available for purchase, and a signing will follow the talk. Attendance is by RSVP only; to register, contact Nina Shah at or 617-373-5452.

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