IFFBoston begins

8 Days of independent film starts, as is tradition, with the Ramones played on a theremin. The opening screening is The Hollars.

Shakespeare celebrations today

Celebrated Somerville bakery 7ate9,  has special Shakespeare cheesecakes for sale and one can receive a mini cheesecake for accurately reciting a Shakespearean sonnet from memory.  “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” There will be Bard birthday cake at in Harvard Square for the 9th annual Bookish… Continue reading Shakespeare celebrations today

Catch Freezepop and friends @ the Sinclair on May 14th

Synthpop legends and local favorites Freezepop will be playing The Sinclair on May 14th. It’s a SuperFreezepop lineup with The Duke, who will also be performing as the Symbian Project.  (Will we see a return of the French horn players who  accompanied him at the  Harmonix Amplitude release party this winter? Time alone will tell.) Also… Continue reading Catch Freezepop and friends @ the Sinclair on May 14th

Catch a rising star!

Wally Shawn and Christopher Durang are among the playwrights who attended Harvard..  Perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of a future talent at the 2016 Harvard Playwrights’ Festival, which features of readings featuring new works undergraduate playwrights performed by undergraduate actors. It runs through Sunday, and then again next week on Wednesday the 27th.

Only one week until IFFBoston!

The Independent Film Festival Boston, the high point of the region’s film calendar,  opens in just a week! If you’ve stayed close to home over the winter, this is a chance to seize the wonderful spring weather and hang out in some of the coolest neighborhoods around: Davis Square, Harvard Square and Coolidge Corner.  … Continue reading Only one week until IFFBoston!

Kawehi at the Middle East Upstairs

The amazing live loop artist Kaweni, who opened for Lenka last year at the Sinclair, will be performing at the Middle East Upstairs next Monday April 25th.

Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play now playing at The Lyric Stage

Mr. Burns,  a Post-Electric Play examines storytelling, from the vantage point a post-apocalyptic setting. The first act is set soon after a disaster that ended civilization–a frightened band of survivors try to distract themselves by remembering and retelling a Simpson’s episode. The second act occurs 7 years later, with the same group now attempting to put… Continue reading Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play now playing at The Lyric Stage

Heather Nova at Passim today

The singer and songwriter perhaps best known for the alt-rock hit “London Rain” is headlining a sold out show at Passim in support of her new album “The Way it Feels”

Dying of the Light opens tomorrow

Local film maker Peter Flynn’s documentary The Dying of the Light opens tomorrow.  It examines the tradition of classic analog film projection, and features interviews with, among others, projectionists from the Brattle and Coolidge.

IFFBoston films announced, tickets on sale Thursday

The Independent Film Festival Boston,  a highlight of the area’s  cultural calendar, and a sure sign of spring, today announced its 2016 lineup. The opening night film is The Hollars, a Sundance selection, and which, as Ty Burr notes in an an excellent Globe article on the fest,  is directed and stars Newton native and… Continue reading IFFBoston films announced, tickets on sale Thursday