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Observe a Festivus of Comedy. Enjoy free or cheap entertainment courtesy of MIT. Hear some hip-hop at the Kulturez Dynasty Toy Drive. Get some buy-local gift shopping done. And relive “Foxtrot” as staged by Genesis.
Some will be glad Manhattan Beach, Calif., a coastal city of one-third Cambridge’s population but two-thirds its size, is too unlike Cambridge to serve as a model.
Face the fact that the end-of-the-year holiday season is here. Hear great singer/songwriter folk. See “Raiders” on the big screen again. Help comedian Jimmy Tingle help the Homeless Empowerment Project. And embark on a Sailor Moon Shoujo Spectacular!
Check out the Brickbottom & Joy Street Open Studios. Give your kids fun with Music That Paints a Picture. Experience avant-garde music and improvised dance. Tailgate at The Sinclair. And play Old School Game Show.
The Hubway bike-rental system is shutting down for the winter throughout Boston, Brookline and Somerville – but not in Cambridge, which gets a pilot program to test year-round Hubway service.
Retrace Thoreau’s steps, without leaving town. Hear music with your kids that you’ll all enjoy. Buy cupcakes and warm-weather clothing, see art and hear a tuba quartet. Put on the Ritz with “Young Frankenstein.” And take in a free folk concert.
A three-day fundraiser last month resulted in $6,200 for the Somerville Auxiliary Police Department Sean Collier Memorial Scholarship Fund, but the brother of the slain MIT police officer is aiming for more: a national holiday for first responders.
Take in the “Before …” films in a Brattle triple feature. Catch Mary Bichner’s beautiful music in a beautiful setting. Eat all the cookies you want and feel good about it. Launch the Harvest Hoedown tradition in Inman. And hear “Leaving Home: Music of World War II.”
James Isaiah Gabbe found a big subject for his first documentary film: China. All 3.7 million square miles and 1.4 billion people in it, and its possible future surpassing the United States as the world’s most powerful nation.
See science and art meet. Have your choice of Day of the Dead parties.“Destroy All Monsters” at a late-night sake party. Get all your “Hamlet” answers. And explore the boundaries of free speech.