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WeekendWatch: Getting into the holiday spirit

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Classes are over for the year, co-op jobs are wrapping up and, while campus is quieting down for winter break, there are still a handful of opportunities for fun on campus and around the Boston area.

Men’s basketball: The Huskies take on Princeton on Sunday afternoon at Matthews Arena. Cheer on the squad, including freshman Quincy Ford, who on Monday was named CAA Rookie of the Week.

Curated Christmas: For the third year running, the Harvard Film Archive is holding its annual Vintage Christmas Show, in which film curator Doc Burr — a collector of classic Christmas feature films and complementary short films — airs a selection of holiday short films and seasonal commercials from the HFA’s collection. Most films, which are not announced in advance, are presented on 16mm film in the free screening, which starts at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Yule Ball: Harry Potter fans rejoice! Don your dress robes or perhaps a sweater from Mrs. Weasley herself and head to the Middle East in Central Square this Sunday night for the 7th annual Yule Ball, featuring Potter-inspired performers like Potter Puppet Palls, the Whomping Willows and Draco and the Malfoys, who will be performing their final set ever. Tickets to this all ages event are $20 and doors open at 5 p.m.

Bargain tickets: Get half-off tickets to top-billed shows in Boston like Peter Pan, the Boston Pops, Blue Man Group and the Nutcracker through the Mayor’s Holiday Special, which through Jan. 1 is offering great deals on shows, restaurants, hotels, parking and more.

TRACE reminder: For those who took classes this semester, TRACE surveys are due by Sunday. Fill out an instructor evaluation for each of your courses on myNEU.