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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.
See what the women of science fiction and fantasy are doing. Hear the songs of the Mediaeval Baebes and a world-premiere Anthology. Laugh more at “Hamlet” than ever, and more appropriately. Make your way to the Maker Faire. And Experience the funniest science since the Ig Nobels.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s debut as writer and director in addition to actor is a remarkably self-assured and generous romantic comedy.
Local comedians are gathering money to help bury one of their own – Louis “Big Lue” Avent, who performed often at Harvard Square’s Comedy Studio before succumbing Saturday to a long, recurring battle with a heart condition – and thinking about a fund for the future.
It has nothing to do with Cambridge, but this is such a priceless gem of a news paragraph that it really deserves a wider audience. Enjoy.
Shop the Harvard Book Store Warehouse Weekend. Celebrate Serbfest. See “Much Ado About Nothing” live or on film. Learn and laugh at the (relatively) lightning-fast Ig Informal Lectures. Or have a sophisticated night with “8 Femmes.”
Experience Sikh and Punjabi culture. Go Back 2 School with Geek Comedy Night. Dance with Faux Ox and three other bands. Party at the Cambridge Carnival International Festival and Parade. And see some bands come back for T.T. the Bear’s 40th.
Ten local comedians compete in a Comedy Central talent search Friday at Johnny D’s in Davis Square, with one possibly going on to be called the best up and coming comic nationwide, winning a digital record release, live performances and an appearance on a stand-up series.
The fifth Boston Comedy Arts Festival is scheduled to run Sept. 3-8 with Kevin McDonald, Cambridge’s own Jimmy Tingle and performances from The Cambridge Footlights, the 129-year-old institution from that other Cambridge – the one that’s given the comedy world John Cleese and Sacha Baron Cohen.