[Jim Belushi from "Animal House"]
Still need some help shaking off those end-of-summer blues? I know I do. If you're currently a full-time undergrad, or just someone who still has his college ID handy, you're in luck. Over the next few weeks, ease back into your studies with some free events.
Embrace your inner science geek and head over to the Museum of Science for its annual College Night on Sept. 15 starting at 4 p.m. This year, there'll be a "Battle of the Rock Bands" tourney, Omni, Laser, and 3-D Digital Cinema shows, and access to the exhibits.
On Sept. 25, from 6 p.m. to midnight, the Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting its own College Night with live music from St. Vincent, fronted by Berklee alum and indie-darling-of-the-moment Annie Clark. Also on tap: a DJ dance party and free prizes like iPods and CDs. And you might want to check out the MFA's galleries, too.
OK, this isn't free. But if you're under 21, still don't have a fake, and are able to shell out $10 for the cover, check out "Paper" at Harpers Ferry on Sept. 18, one of the few 18-plus dance parties in Boston. As a "Paper" party-goer myself, it definitely has an American Apparel-ad campaign vibe, so wear your tightest jeans and dirtiest scowl.
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