Dire Literary Series reading; One Night Band; No-Pants Subway Ride; Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam Team Semifinals; and the Pindrop Sessions 4 cabaret.
Passim has awarded more than $40,000 to 28 musicians through its Iguana Music Fund – putting its 10-year total for the awards at more than $350,000 in grants meant to enhance careers or community outreach efforts.
One Night Band is a daylong music experiment in which 40 Boston musicians are shuffled randomly into bands of five on a Saturday morning. They take the day to write three original songs and prepare one cover to play in front of an audience that night.
A lot happens in the course of a year in a densely packed city of 105,162 people with high-profile industries, clashing interests and significant class disparities. From standing up for the vulnerable to deceiving people who come here to do business, here’s a rundown.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School’s recent production of “West Side Story” not only wowed packed audiences for its five performances, it also helped to raise more than $7,000 to help support Puerto Rico.
A second community group has come forward with concerns over a recent “codification” of fees for the use of school buildings, asking the School Committee for reconsideration of charges that could hit some families hard.
Road races such as today’s Cambridge Half Marathon could become rarer, with City Manager Louis A. DePasquale saying the number of races is capped at 17 a year “and if we lose one of the 17, there will be a question of whether we let someone substitute in.”
A bag full of Halloween events; MIT Annual Family Weekend Concert; “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”; Boston Hassle presents “Storytime at the Ape’s Nest”; and the Comicazi Cookie Clash.
A “Drive 2 Support Puerto Rico” is planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday to gather critically needed items for Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria relief at the Cambridge Police Department, 125 Sixth St., near Kendall Square.
With Puerto Rico in ongoing crisis from natural disasters and the federal government providing slow and grudging assistance, Cambridge – considered a gateway for migrants from the island for more than six decades – is stepping up.