Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction Event; “Arabian Nights”; Charles Hotel tree lighting; Post-Thanksgiving Throwdown rock show; and Scharpling & Wurster live.
There’s plenty going on in events and even Halloween-style dining throughout Cambridge and Somerville from now through Oct. 31, ranging from free art and films to an $85 four-course holiday-themed tasting menu.
It’s the 13th year for ImprovBoston’s annual Halloween musical, GoreFest, which throws out so much fake blood that ponchos are recommended for audience members. Of course this year’s show is “GoreFest the Thirteenth” and takes place at a summer camp.
Before getting to its season of staged productions – Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” and the sexy jazz musical “The Wild Party” – the Harvard Square nonprofit theater company Moonbox Productions is starting with its second annual fundraiser cabaret.
Funktoberfest; sixth annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo; sixth annual Filmshift Film Festival; Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra Concert; and Old School Game Show’s “Freaky Deaky, Creepy Crawly, Halloween Hellraiser in 3-D” trivia variety show.
Add another film festival to the list of those calling for attention in Cambridge and Somerville’s crowded calendar: The GlobeDocs Film Festival, celebrating nonfiction works, takes place Oct. 7-11 and includes screenings in Boston, Brookline and Cambridge.
The Comedy Studio’s 20th year in an attic over Harvard Square brings some change, taking steps toward maturing its comedic anarchy: pay for more experienced comics, and a benevolent association for the troubled ones. For owner Rick Jenkins, it’s all become possible.
The 25th annual Ig Noble Prize ceremonies hit the notes followers have come to expect over years of honoring true but funny scientific achievements, including showing off some legitimately intriguing findings.
The Trouble with Jellyfish science and art exhibit; Strip Zeppelin with Niki Luparelli; Danehy Park Family Day; The Ig Improbable Lectures at MIT; and the 12th annual Revels RiverSing.
Seniors interested in comedy are invited to apply for a full scholarship at the ImprovBoston Comedy School. Unlikely? Not when considering that it’s the “New Tricks” Scholarship, named in honor of Michael Martin – at 83, its oldest graduate.