Free, open-air salsa dancing; “1776” by the MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players; Kids Rock Kids; Ignite! Global Street Food & Fire Festival; and Summer Jam BBQ + Zine Reading.
Rangoli sand art exhibit; OpenAir Circus and “Little Shop of Horrors”; Fresh Pond Monarch Butterfly Release Parade; “What Is Punk?” story time and singalong; and Harvard Summer Chamber Orchestra’s performances of Mozart, Copland and Sibelius.
Next time you’re at The Plough & Stars, mull over the fact that owner Padraig O’Malley also happens to be a world-renowned specialist in conflict resolution – and the topic of James Demo’s documentary “The Peacemaker,” showing at the Woods Hole Film Festival.
Harvard Summer Chorus and Summer School Orchestra concerts; Org: Black and White Ball; games, a rummage sale and music festival for and about girls and women; second Port Sounds Music & Comedy Fest; and third Cambridge Jazz Festival.
Clean Comedy Showcase; “Space Pirates” children’s play; Salsa Sampling and Latin Beats Dance Party; Kids Fun & Great Jazz; and the Haiti & Brazil hit the ’Ville Festival.
Artbeat festival; the Boston Poetry Marathon (with a party); Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” by the MIT Summer Philharmonic Orchestra; breakdancing competition with DJ’ing; and the second annual Rappers vs. Poets Contest.
“Searching for Sanctuary” storytelling night; grand opening parties for Knight Moves and the Somerville Curiosity Shop; seventh annual World Naked Bike Ride Boston; W.C. Fields’ silent double feature; and Strip Zeppelin III.
The stained glass windows at the Quest Diagnostics buildings in Central Square will be gone when the buildings are torn down to become the Mass+Main apartments. But where did they come from in the first place?
“Comedy, America!”; the Air Guitar Championships; “Forge and Strike: the Art of Weaponry” opening reception; Summer BCMFest with free and paid shows; and Live jazz with Samuel Batista on the Fourth of July.
Quilt and Widowspeak with opener Doug Tuttle; The Festival of Us & You & We & Them; Summer Readings (and screenings and writing); Dan Boulger comedy album release show; and the Cambridge Symphony’s Pops on the Lawn.