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Five things to do this weekend: April 12-13

Five things to do this weekend: April 12-13

The Closed Kitchens walking tour; Empty Bowls benefit dinner; A Cappella Spring Benefit Jam; People’s Battle Stand-Up Tournament; and Painted Burro Guac Off.

Unexamined life not worth living? Ditto life without observational comedy tweets

Unexamined life not worth living? Ditto life without observational comedy tweets

Observations on Boston driving, local weather or how to end a job interview? These comics have you covered.

Five things to do this weekend: March 29-30

Five things to do this weekend: March 29-30

The Juilliard String Quartet or historic keyboards; Boston Underground Film Festival; “Eating My Garbage” one-man show; TEDxSomerville; or rock with Dead Rider and … And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead.

Fred Phelps is dead, but comedians know life goes on (and sometimes goes online)

Fred Phelps is dead, but comedians know life goes on (and sometimes goes online)

The death of Fred Phelps was a chance to meet hate with compassion – or if you’re a comedian, a chance to see what’s funny in the death of a crazy jerk.

Comics’ tweets show mastery of the news, their search for what passes for wisdom

Comics’ tweets show mastery of the news, their search for what passes for wisdom

Did you know the T will be doing a yearlong test of late-night weekend hours? You would – sort of – if you followed more comedians on Twitter.

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’: Ambitious structure overwhelms Anderson’s quirk

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’: Ambitious structure overwhelms Anderson’s quirk

In this series of stories within stories, the extended cast, historical context and layers of narrative are as ornate as the Grand Budapest itself.

Five things to do this weekend: March 15-16

Five things to do this weekend: March 15-16

The Death of Caesar gets Union Square festival; “12 Years a Slave” screens; live comedy sci-fi adventure; Puccini’s “Tosca”; and Slant of Light plays original folk.

Ig Nobel Prize winners take to road for 11th scientifically silly tour of Europe

Ig Nobel Prize winners take to road for 11th scientifically silly tour of Europe

Scientists with senses of humor are traveling this month with the 2014 Ig Nobel tour of Europe, including a book launch celebration for founder Marc Abrahams.

Seven comedy tweets for better weather, St. Patrick’s Day and a March Monday

Seven comedy tweets for better weather, St. Patrick’s Day and a March Monday

This past weekend saw the start of daylight saving time for the year as well as the return of some local Boston traditions.

ImprovBoston standup show will donate second night of ticket sales to fire victims

ImprovBoston standup show will donate second night of ticket sales to fire victims

An ImprovBoston standup comedy show will once again donate ticket sale proceeds to help people displaced by a Feb. 12 fire.

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