“Our New President” screening at 7 p.m. at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Sq.. Common admission is $12. Maxim Pozdorovkin returns to point out his movie – a satirical replay of Donald Trump’s election in 2016, seen totally by way of Russian propaganda. Humorous and horrifying all of sudden, the movie reveals the empire of pretend information and the techniques of trendy info wars. Pozdorovkin, who earned a doctorate from Harvard in 2012, can be available to debate as half of the DocYard collection. (Contributed by Tom Meek.) Info is right here.
A“Once More With Feeling Singalong” Buffy Halloween Bash at 7 p.m. at As soon as Lounge + Ballroom, 156 Highland Ave., Somerville. Admission to free to $10. A selection present with reside music, adopted by a free screening of the basic, musical “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” episode. Info is right here.
Javier Zamora poetry studying from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Harvard College’s David Rockefeller Middle for Latin American Research, 1730 Cambridge St., Harvard Sq.. Free. The Salvadoran Zamora, a Radcliffe Institute fellow for 2018-19, reads from his “Unaccompanied” (2017). Info is right here.
Grownup Coloring Night time from 6 to 11 p.m. at Somerville Brewing, 15 Ward St., East Somerville. Free, with food and drinks out there late. Simply an excuse to loosen up, destress and take heed to the music, however prizes are awarded for displaying work to the bartenders – they’ll high-five you and hold your work. Members are invited to deliver coloring books and markers or crayons; Slumbrew coloring pages and a few shade pencils shall be obtainable. Info is right here.
Hotter Than Hell Halloween Menu & Costume Contest from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Olde Magoun’s Saloon, 518 Medford St., Magoun Sq., Somerville. Begin the meal with “Atomic Death Bombs” (bacon-wrapped habanero peppers full of ghost pepper cheese, served with an avocado crema cooling sauce) and work your method by way of a menu of seven more blazing dishes together with an “Insanity Stew,” “Nuclear Curry” or “Voodoo Pasta.” Info is right here.
Cirque of the Lifeless at 7 and 10:30 p.m. at Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Sq.. Tickets are $30 to $50. This yr the Cirque is a reside choose-your-own-adventure with zombies, vampires and different creatures portrayed with aerial acts, acrobatics and different theatrical expertise, made attractive, humorous and gory – and for adults solely. Come dressed for Halloween. Info is right here.
GoreFest XVI from 7:30 to eight:45 p.m. at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Central Sq.. The ultimate present of the newest unique Halloween musical with poncho-worthy quantities of spurting blood. Common admission is $25 (and ponchos are a separate $four on-line or $5 on the door). Info is right here.
Comedy: eight O’Clock at 730 Vol. 47: Terrifying Version from eight to 10 p.m. at 730 Tavern, 730 Massachusetts Ave., Central Sq.. Free. Shaun Connolly and Mairéad Dickinson (pictured) carry out earlier than prime grownup Halloween hours in a present created by Rob Crean and Liam McGurk. Info is right here.
Graffiti Alley Cypher from 9 to 11 p.m. in Graffiti Alley, throughout from Pearl Road on Massachusetts Avenue, Central Sq.. Free. A new day and time for native hip-hop artists to carry out in Central Sq.’s most colourful and iconic location. Info is right here.
“The Front Runner” screening and Q&A with screenwriter Matt Bai from 7 to 10 p.m. at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq.. Free, with individuals urged to register provided that they plan to attend – and to reach early to ensure a seat. A prerelease peek on the movie based mostly on Bai’s 2014 ebook “All the Truth is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid,” concerning the 1987 run for president by Gary Hart, which ended with revelations of an extramarital affair. The movie examines the emergence of the 24-hour information cycle, the collision of information and leisure and its influence on U.S. politics, and stars Hugh Jackman from a script by Jason Reitman, Jay Carson and Bai, a Tufts alum. Info is right here.
“The Midterm SHAKE Up,” at 7:30 p.m. (and repeating Friday, Monday and Tuesday) on the Multicultural Arts Middle, 41 Second St., East Cambridge. Tickets are $12 to $94, with common admission at $32. Round 10 of Shakespeare’s juiciest political scenes and monologues from 9 performs arrives with midterm election voting – in the phrases of Bridge Repertory Theater director Olivia D’Ambrosio (pictured) “all of Shakespeare’s very best scenes without any of the rest.” Info is right here.
Buster Keaton matinees from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (and repeating Saturday and Sunday) at Landmark Kendall Sq. Cinema, 355 Binney St., Kendall Sq.. Tickets are $11. With new documentary “The Great Buster: A Celebration” opening this night time, the cinema presents double payments of classics “Sherlock Jr.” and “Seven Chances.” Info is right here.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Patience; or, Bunthorne’s Bride” from eight to 10:30 p.m. (and repeating eight occasions by way of Nov. 11) on the Agassiz Theater at Agassiz Home, 5 James St., Harvard Sq.. Common admission is $15. Arguably the funniest of Gilbert and Sullivan’s collaborations, this musical follows sham poet Bunthorne as he competes with rival poet Grosvenor for the love of Endurance, a milkmaid – a satire of aestheticism, pretentiousness, vainness and sententiousness. Info is right here.
“Richard III” from eight to 10:45 p.m. (and repeating Saturday, Sunday and one other 3 times by means of Nov. 10) on the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how’s Kresge Little Theater in Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave., in the MIT/Space II neighborhood. Basic admission is $12. Richard schemes to maintain her throne from enemies and former pals. Info is right here.
“The Midterm SHAKE Up,” at 7:30 p.m. (and repeating Monday and Tuesday) on the Multicultural Arts Middle, 41 Second St., East Cambridge. Tickets are $12 to $94, with common admission at $32. Info is right here.
Artist Takeover from 11 a.m. to five p.m. at Spaceus, 20 Brattle St., Harvard Sq. (and persevering with Sunday). Free. A shifting set of artists get area to showcase their work weekly. At the moment it’s Savannah Barkley; Ahalya Raman; the Moon Eaters Collective; Alexandra Ford; and Jemmi Cole. Info is right here.
Peter Sagal reads from “The Incomplete Book of Running” at four p.m. (doorways at three:30 p.m.) at First Parish Cambridge Unitarian Universalist, three Church St./1446 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Sq.. Tickets are $eight (with charges, $9.39) with a $5 coupon or $28.75 with a replica of the guide (with charges, $31.18) and a $5 coupon. The Harvard grad, playwright, writer and “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” radio quiz host started operating simply earlier than turning 40 and now has lots of tales to inform about it – crossing the Boston Marathon end line moments earlier than the 2013 bombings, operating charity races in his underwear (in St. Louis, in February) and more. Info is right here.
“My Brilliant Friend: The Elena Ferrante Phenomenon” dialog from 5:15 to six:15 p.m. on the Dante Alighieri Society Middle, 41 Hampshire St., Kendall Sq.. Tickets are $5 (with charges, $5.89). With Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels quickly to turn into a collection on HBO, what makes her writing so compelling to so many is explored by Michael Reynolds, editor in chief of unbiased writer Europa Editions, and Danielle Oteri, an artwork historian and skilled on the historical past of the Campania area in southwestern Italy. The dialog is only one occasion among the many schedule of the Concept Boston E-book Pageant, a two-day Italian-inspired pageant of books and tradition. Info is right here.
Prevalence performs “Everyone Knows the Disaster is Coming” from eight to 11 p.m. at MIT Theater Arts, 345 Vassar St., in the MIT/Space II neighborhood. Free. This darkwave electro-pop trio, led by playwright and Massachusetts Institute of Know-how senior lecturer Ken City with vocalists Cat Hollyer and Johnny Hager, will carry out songs in collaboration with the scholars from a lighting design course. This can be one heavy present. Info is right here.
Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Patience; or, Bunthorne’s Bride” from 2 and eight p.m. (and repeating six occasions by means of Nov. 11) on the Agassiz Theater at Agassiz Home, 5 James St., Harvard Sq.. Common admission is $15. Info is right here.
Thai Pageant from 11 a.m. to five p.m. in Winthrop Park in Harvard Sq.. Free. Thai retailers and restaurateurs arrange farmers-market type, with reside performances all through the day. Info is right here.
Artist Takeover from 11 a.m. to five p.m. at Spaceus, 20 Brattle St., Harvard Sq. (and persevering with Sunday). Free. A shifting set of artists get area to showcase their work weekly. Immediately it’s Kezia Ofiesh; Kristen San Miguel; and Britney Drotleff, with a particular takeover by Let’s Shoot Boston. Info is right here.
Papercut Zine Library grand reopening from 2 to five p.m. at The Democracy Middle, 45 Mount Auburn St., Harvard Sq.. Free. Fifteen thousand DIY magazines are again and borrowable after years wandering. Cease by and discover the zines, workshops, assets and potential organizing to return. Info is right here.
Hisako and Pals carry out Beethoven and Brahms from three to five p.m. on the Granoff Music Middle at Tufts College, 20 Talbot Ave., Somerville. Free. Pianist Hisako Hiratsuka presents chamber music with woodwinds performers Anne Howarth, Diane Heffner, Matthew Shubin, Sheryl Cohen, Elizabeth England, and Klaudia Szlachta. Info is right here.
Cafe Zing Poetry Open Mic from 5:30 to six:30 p.m. Sunday at Porter Sq. Books, 25 White St., Porter Sq.. Free. Signal-ups start at 5:15 for three-minute time slots. Info is right here.
Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Patience; or, Bunthorne’s Bride” from 2 to four:30 p.m. (and enjoying 5 occasions subsequent week via Nov. 11) on the Agassiz Theater at Agassiz Home, 5 James St., Harvard Sq.. Common admission is $15. Info is right here.
“Richard III” from eight to 10:45 p.m. (and repeating 3 times subsequent week by way of Nov. 10) on the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how’s Kresge Little Theater in Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave. Common admission is $12. Richard schemes to maintain her throne from enemies and former buddies. Info is right here.