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A week of events in Cambridge, Somerville: Hari Kondabolu, Opera Bites, podcasts, more

A week of events in Cambridge, Somerville: Hari Kondabolu, Opera Bites, podcasts, more

Monday

bullet-gray-smallLisa Brennan-Jobs reads from “Small Fry: A Memoir” from 7 to eight:15 p.m. at Harvard Ebook Retailer, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Sq.. Free. Born on a farm and named in a subject, Brennan-Jobs later spent more time together with her father in a world of mansions, holidays and personal faculties. His consideration was thrilling, however he may be chilly, important and unpredictable – he was, in any case, Apple genius Steve Jobs. Info is right here.


Tuesday

bullet-gray-small“Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know” podcast recording at 7 to 9:30 p.m. at The Middle for Arts on the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Tickets are $22 plus charges. This present delves into the murky world of all the things from cults to misplaced cosmonauts, making use of important considering to conspiracy theories and, more typically than not, discovering disturbing grains of fact hidden in the guts of paranoia. Info is right here.


Wednesday

bullet-gray-smallNeiel Israel reads on the Boston Poetry Slam, which takes place 7:15 p.m. to midnight at The Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Central Sq.. There’s a $5 cowl for this 18-plus present. Israel, who has revealed the chapbook “The Dead Sing Better than You” with poems in reminiscence of Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Prince and different greats, is featured after an hour of open mic beginning at eight p.m. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-small“The Allusionist” podcast recording at eight p.m. at at The Middle for Arts on the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Tickets are $26 in advance (or $28.34 with charges) or $29 on the door. What is that this, podcast week? Host Helen Zaltzman brings music and visuals to her reside model of a present about language and the way and why we people use it the best way we do. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallGoreFest XVI from eight to 9:15 p.m. at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Central Sq.. The second week of a brand new unique Halloween musical (and native custom persevering with via Oct. 31) with a lot of spurting blood. Common admission is $25 (and ponchos are a separate $four on-line or $5 on the door). Info is right here.


Thursday

bullet-gray-smallGhoulish Ghust GrownUp StoryTime from 7 to eight p.m. at Aeronaut Brewing, 14 Tyler St., close to Union Sq., Somerville. Free, however $5 donations are requested. All issues spooky and scary, whether or not actual or not, is the theme of this occasion – like storytime earlier than mattress, besides this replaces a beloved one with a bizarre stranger, heat milk with craft brews and your bed room with Aeronaut’s faucet room. Brief reality, fiction and different materials written by the group is handed to performers to see what occurs. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallWorldwide Comedy Night time with Hari Kondabolu from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Smith Campus Middle, 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Sq.. Free. Kondabolu is a comic, author and podcaster based mostly in Brooklyn, New York, described by The New York Occasions as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” Since difficult the stereotyped character Apu from “The Simpsons” in “The Problem with Apu” (2017), he launched a Netflix particular “Warn Your Relatives” and was named one of Selection’s Prime 10 Comics to Watch. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-small“The Chalk Cycle” at eight to 9:30 p.m. (and with three more showings this weekend) on the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how’s W97 Theater, 345 Vassar St., Space II. Tickets are $5. Claire Conceison attracts on a 13th century Chinese language drama, a 20th century Brecht play and a 21st century authorized custody battle to current three variations of the chalk circle story informed for hundreds of years throughout cultures. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallCirque of the Lifeless from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Sq. (with performances via Oct. 31). 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.

bullet-gray-small“Chicago” from 7:30 to 10 p.m. (and persevering with on weekend days via Oct. 27) on the Loeb Mainstage, 64 Brattle St., Harvard Sq.. Basic admission is $12. The Kander/Ebb musical about greed, corruption, violence, jazz, fame and the American approach in 1920s Chicago. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-small“The Van Helsing Chronicles” radio-style play from eight to 10 p.m. on the Boston Brunch Church, 204 Elm St., close to Davis Sq., Somerville (by means of Oct 26). Basic admission is $15 (or $16.52 with charges). Monster hunter Professor Abra Van Helsing hosts, narrates and performs a task in the Submit-Meridian Radio Gamers’ variations of tales of gothic horror: Richard Marsh’s “The Beetle” and Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallGoreFest XVI from eight to 9:15 p.m. at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Central Sq.. Basic admission is $25 (and ponchos are a separate $four on-line or $5 on the door). Info is right here.


Friday

bullet-gray-smallPark Sounds VIII from 6 to 10 p.m. at Winthrop Park in Harvard Sq.. Free. There are free garden video games and bands – Field of Birds; Paper Citizen; and Nick Pope at this remaining occasion for 2018 – together with a beer backyard from Otter Creek Brewing and parkside barbecue on the market by Grendel’s Den and Charlie’s Kitchen. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallThe Darkish Backyard outside social gathering from 7 to 11 p.m. at Bow Market, 1 Bow Market Method, Union Sq., Somerville. Free. Rejoice Halloween with music by Background Orcs, Los Goutos and the Misfits cowl band Sin Actual Good in an eerily lit and adorned courtyard surrounded by companies, eateries and Remnant Brewery, all open late. Costumes are welcome! Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallOpera Bites: A Feast of 10-Minute Operas at eight p.m. (and repeating Saturday at eight p.m. and Sunday at three p.m.) on the Edward M. Pickman Live performance Corridor at Longy Faculty of Music of Bard School, 27 Backyard St., Harvard Sq.. Common admission is $25. Seven small operas – six new commissions and world premieres and one U.S premiere are introduced cabaret-style with food and drinks, in English (with supertitles) and accompanied by small ensemble in this fourth annual season opener for the Boston Opera Collaborative. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-small“Chicago” from 7:30 to 10 p.m. (and persevering with on weekend days by way of Oct. 27) on the Loeb Mainstage, 64 Brattle St., Harvard Sq.. Basic admission is $12. The Kander/Ebb musical about greed, corruption, violence, jazz, fame and the American method in 1920s Chicago. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-small“The Chalk Cycle” at eight to 9:30 p.m. (and with two more showings this weekend) on the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how’s W97 Theater, 345 Vassar St., Space II. Tickets are $5. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallRoutes/Roots dance from eight to 9 p.m. (with two more exhibits this weekend) at The Dance Complicated, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Sq.. Common admission is $21. Three evenings gathering dancers and choreographers from all through New England and New York on one stage (previously referred to as Route 95 Dances). Tonight is Dance the Yard, the Sean Fielder/Boston Faucet Co., Jean Appolon Expressions, Soumaya MaRose and Ellen Oliver. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallCirque of the Lifeless from 7 to 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Sq. (with performances by way of Oct. 31). Tickets are $30 to $50. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallGoreFest XVI from eight to 9:15 p.m. at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Central Sq.. Common admission is $25 (and ponchos are a separate $four on-line or $5 on the door). Info is right here.

bullet-gray-small“The Van Helsing Chronicles” radio-style play from eight to 10 p.m. on the Boston Brunch Church, 204 Elm St., close to Davis Sq., Somerville (with 5 more performances via Oct 26). Common admission is $15 (or $16.52 with charges). Info is right here.


Saturday

bullet-gray-smallOpera on Faucet Halloween Brunch from midday to 2 p.m. at The Burren, 247 Elm St., Davis Sq., Somerville. Free. The Opera on Faucet singers brings this most highfalutin’ music of music right down to the native degree. Don your personal costumes to listen to Erin Anderson; Kyle Bejnerowicz; Alexandra Dietrich; Wes Hunter; Kathryn McKellar and Patricia Au. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallTaza Candies’ eighth annual Day of the Lifeless Celebration from midday to five p.m. Saturday at Taza Chocolate, 561 Windsor St., between Inman and Union squares, Somerville. Free. The Taza chocolate manufacturing unit gives free samples, tacos, tamales and elotes from native eateries, together with native beers and leisure from DJs, musicians and different performers in addition to reside portray by Acoma Artwork. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallHey, Boo! Youngsters Halloween Fest from 1 to three p.m. at The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Sq.. Free, however registration is strongly required. Costumes are inspired for a trick or deal with path for all ages, chalk wall artwork and different enjoyable, with free fall treats whereas provides final. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallPorter Sq. Speakeasy from eight p.m. to midnight individuals should examine in by 10:30 p.m.) at Porter Sq. Books, 25 White St., Porter Sq.. Tickets are $55, with proceeds going to help The Porter Sq. Books Basis and the Miranda’s Fireside arts group. Porter Sq. Books After Hours goes again to the 1920s (costumes of the period are inspired) with signature cocktails, snacks, interval card and parlor video games, interval readings, artwork actions, stay music with Amy Kucharik, a blues dance demonstration, and more. Snacks and drinks are included in the ticket worth; purchases on the bookstore register are 20 % off in the course of the occasion. Visitors embrace Jennifer S. Brown, writer of “Modern Girls” and Harvard’s Lisa McGirr. writer of “The War on Alcohol” and a historical past of the brand new proper, “Suburban Warriors.” Info is right here.

bullet-gray-small“Chicago” from 2 to four:30 p.m. on the Loeb Mainstage, 64 Brattle St., Harvard Sq.. Common admission is $12. The Kander/Ebb musical about greed, corruption, violence, jazz, fame and the American method in 1920s Chicago. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallCirque of the Lifeless from 6:30 to eight:30 p.m. at Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Sq. (with performances via Oct. 31). Tickets are $30 to $50. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallGoreFest XVI at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Central Sq.. Common admission is $25 (and ponchos are a separate $four on-line or $5 on the door). Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallRoutes/Roots dance from eight to 9 p.m. (with two more exhibits this weekend) at The Dance Complicated, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Sq.. Common admission is $21. Three evenings gathering dancers and choreographers from all through New England and New York on one stage (previously referred to as Route 95 Dances). Tonight is Hollis Bartlett & Nattie Trogden, Connections Dance Theater, Dance the Yard and Sean Fielder/Boston Faucet Co. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-small“The Chalk Cycle” at eight to 9:30 p.m. (and with one other displaying Sunday) on the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how’s W97 Theater, 345 Vassar St., Space II. Tickets are $5. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-small“The Van Helsing Chronicles” radio-style play from eight to 10 p.m. on the Boston Brunch Church, 204 Elm St., close to Davis Sq., Somerville (with 5 more performances by way of Oct 26). Common admission is $15 (or $16.52 with charges). Info is right here.


Sunday

bullet-gray-smallBlack Market Flea from midday to six p.m. on the Cambridge Group Middle, 5 Callender St., Riverside. Admission is $1. The Boston Problem and Ignore Rock’n’Roll Heroes current their one-day flea market that includes handmade paintings, prints, patches, data, tees, pins, ceramics, jewellery, zines, physique care, tea, fiber artwork, classic clothes, equipment, books in addition to tarot readings, haircuts, reside drawings and more. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallHaving the Final Phrase: Epitaphs at Mount Auburn from four to five:30 p.m. at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St., West Cambridge. Tickets are $12. Mount Auburn’s Corinne Elicone guides a strolling tour of her favourite epitaphs on the cemetery – some poetic, some ironic, all saying issues about individuals’s values, pursuits, careers and grieving. Be a part of. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallMonster Mash Halloween Bash from four to six:30 p.m. at First Parish Cambridge Unitarian Universalist, three Church St./1446 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Sq.. Common admission is $10. A costume contest (and swap), Halloween-themed crafts and seasonal treats are half of this occasion organized by the Voices Rising inclusive ladies’s refrain. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-small“The Chalk Cycle” at 2 to three:30 p.m. on the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how’s W97 Theater, 345 Vassar St., Space II. Tickets are $5. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallRoutes/Roots dance from 7 to eight p.m. (with two more exhibits this weekend) at The Dance Complicated, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Sq.. Basic admission is $21. Three evenings gathering dancers and choreographers from all through New England and New York on one stage (previously referred to as Route 95 Dances). Tonight is Hollis Bartlett & Nattie Trogden, Connections Dance Theater, Jean Appolon Expressions and Soumaya MaRose, with a free (reservations really helpful) pre-performance dialogue with the artists from 6 to six:45 p.m. Info is right here.

bullet-gray-smallGoreFest XVI at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Central Sq.. Basic admission is $25 (and ponchos are a separate $four on-line or $5 on the door). Info is right here.

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