War horses, tiger moms, and more things to do this week

By: - Monday, Mar 10, 2014 - 1:00pm

WARHORSE_BANNER (1)Photo via Coolidge Corner Theatre

Happy Daylight Savings Time! Here’s some stuff to do with all this extra sunlight, instead of just waiting another hour until it’s dark and you can finally start drinking.

* Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Stage & Screen film series pairs “Juan of the Dead” (about zombies overrunning Havana) and a discussion with the writer and director of Huntington Theatre Company’s “Becoming Cuba” (also about the country of Cuba, not Cuba Gooding’s one-man show about his childhood, because that would be titled “Growin’ Up Cuba”). 3.10. 7 p.m. $8-10

* The Asgard’s kickoff party for the 2014 Mass BikePike tour features free appetizers, and you don’t even need to ride a bike anywhere yet if you don’t want to. 3.10. 5:30 p.m. FREE

* The live broadcasts from Britain’s National Theatre have been selling out way in advance, but there are still tickets available for “War Horse,” the show about World War I’s most kick-ass horse. Or instead of going, just imagine someone with a Boston accent saying “War Horse” and laugh quietly to yourself. 3.11. 7 p.m. $20

* “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” author Amy Chua stops by Harvard Book Store to discuss her new book about the three traits that determine success for cultural groups in America: a superiority complex, insecurity, and impulse control. The lack of impulse control always gets me. I’d probably be a senator by now if I didn’t always need to have one more beer. 3.11. 7 p.m. FREE

* The Nave Gallery’s ”Practice” exhibition (opening reception on Wednesday) showcases highly skilled, process-oriented and conceptual works that require a high degree of proficiency and commitment. I could probably make some pretty cool art if I tried. I’m just going to have one more beer first. 3.12. 6 p.m. FREE

* The Spring Craftacular craft beer tasting at the Bella Luna in JP features eight local breweries pouring samples. There’s also a gourmet pizza buffet, because you obviously have high standards for drunk pizza and definitely never destroyed a whole pizza by yourself at Hi-Fi in Central Square at 2 a.m. 3.12. 7 p.m. $20

* Mingle with new and longtime neighbors at Welcome Wednesdays at District Hall on the waterfront. The monthly event features free food and a live mural painting by Artists for Humanity. 3.12. 5 p.m. FREE

* Flex your literary know-how and enjoy free wine and beer at the Literary Jeopardy benefit for 826 Boston at Porter Square Books. You always win at apartment Jeopardy. I mean, most of the time. Definitely when your one roommate has to work late. Either way you’re in the top three for sure. 3.13. 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation