Time to Dance!

Cambridge Dance Party has begun in Central Square, and will last an extra hour this year. Come on down!

Luminarium Dance Gala next weekend

Luminarium Dance Company will be holding its  6th Anniversary  Gala and Showcase next Sunday at the Center for Arts at the Armory.  This modern and contemporary dance company  is noted for its unique combination of dance and light. The company will also be participating Saturday in the  José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s  Dance for World Community

PorchFest Sweeps through Somerville this afternoon

Over 200 musical acts perform on porches throughout Somerville, celebrating song and community.  Performances are staggered, moving from east at noon and ending on the west side of the city at six.  It looks to be wonderful weather, so be sure to stop by and check it out!

Speedy Ortiz at the Sinclair next Sunday

NPR music note’s that that Speedy Ortiz truly crackles because of the way lead singer (also poet and guitarist) Sadie Dupuis’ “words interlock with the band’s barreling energy and turn-on-a-dime arrangements”. The New York Times notes that their music “can sound at times as if Fiona Apple joined a punk band”.

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”