With the inauguration of Donald Trump as president arriving Friday and the emotional effect likely to last all weekend, folks with dread of the coming four years may want to find a way to use their time productively or at least cathartically Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Out of the Blue Benefit Show & Tarot Reading; Poetry Brothel; 17th annual Lizard Lounge Open Mic Main Event; two comedy events benefiting the ACLU; and a “Carnival of the Animals” family concert by the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra.
The stunning, haunting music of Gaelynn Lea can be appreciated live Thursday at Passim in Harvard Square, as the winner of last year’s Tiny Desk Contest from NPR Music embarks on her second national tour.
“The room’s going to be beautiful,” said co-owner Nabil Sater on Wednesday, as workers paused from setting up light and sound systems. The plan around the time Sonia’s was proposed called for three to four months of renovations and an early 2016 opening.
Already in the nation’s Capitol for an annual U.S. Conference of Mayors gathering, Mayor E. Denise Simmons reportedly still has not decided whether she will attend Friday’s presidential inauguration of Donald Trump.
After debating zoning proposed for Central Square that could add housing and overturn overly broad restrictions against some eateries, city councillors were primed to consider one of the reasons it has taken years, if not decades, to make improvements.
Management of The Sinclair has been split in two, with Bowery Cambridge retaining control over music acts but with food and alcohol falling under the purview of Facility Concession Services, which does the same for the Charles Playhouse in Boston.
Can the School Committee manage to make it through a meeting acting like adults able to handle the responsibilities for which they’re paid by the taxpayers of Cambridge?
From monthly variety and sketch comedy showcases delivered by the Women In Comedy Festival and a Second City Chicago alum to weekly shows focused on improv, there’s a bunch of fresh work coming to the stage in Central Square in early 2017.
How odd that America’s first black, openly lesbian mayor – from one of the country’s most progressive cities – would consider attending Trump’s presidential inauguration. But the office of E. Denise Simmons confirmed this week that she is.