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Five things to do this weekend: Sept. 6-7

Five things to do this weekend: Sept. 6-7

Pleasure Pie Launch Party and open mic; “Divergent”; Somerville Rock And Roll Yard Sale; Cambridge Carnival International; and Strike Up the Bands event.

Ivy league advice on surviving, thriving during your first year at a new college

Ivy league advice on surviving, thriving during your first year at a new college

Away from home for the first time? Feeling a bit lost amid the sprawl and urban setting of our colleges and universities. Here’s some advice from those who survived.

Nice shot: Who’s this little guy?

Nice shot: Who’s this little guy?

Can anyone identify this grasshopper/cricket/whatever seen outside the Porter Square Walgreens at 1 p.m. Wednesday?

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 30-31

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 30-31

Campfire. music festival; “The Godfather” double-feature; “Grease” on stage; a Bread & Puppet Theater circus show; and The Cambridge Footlights U.K. comedy troupe.

Quakers persevere in reforming prisons, aiming to atone for idea that went awry

Quakers persevere in reforming prisons, aiming to atone for idea that went awry

The Prison Fellowship at the Friends Meeting at Cambridge has been growing considerably in the past few years as problems in the system get more attention.

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 23-24

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 23-24

Chamber music concert; “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Eraserhead”; Art Walk in the Park; Gustafer Yellowgold kids show; and gender-flux “Streetcar Named Desire” reading.

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 16-17

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 16-17

New England Zine Fest; National Honey Bee Day; Paddy’s Lunch 80th Anniversary Neighborhood Block Party; Mercury Orchestra performs; and the Hong Kong 60th Birthday Street Festival.

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 9-10

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 9-10

Tax Holiday Sale 2014 at Harvard Book Store; Lilypad Yard Sale; Boston Poetry Marathon World Cup 2014; “The Incredibles”; and a Summer Fling festival of one-minute films.

Difficulties handling ‘advanced learners’ in new structure is test for school officials

Difficulties handling ‘advanced learners’ in new structure is test for school officials

Questions remain on how to identify “advanced learners” and fit their work into school structures, and fears of “tracking” students persist as well.

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 2-3

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 2-3

Innovations of Cambridge Tour; the OpenAir Circus; Boston Roller Derby; Michael Frayn’s “Copenhagen”; and a low-fi rock band bill.