There have been celebrity guests at “Slutcracker” before, but the local holiday tradition has an opening night guest this year that may never be topped.
The variety shows “Thought Bomb” and Ginny Nightshade and Will Smalley’s “The Getaway”; second annual Salsa Squared celebration; sixth Run & Ride at CambridgeSide; and second Cambridge Jazz Festival.
Overheard at Porter Square Books: A shaggy-haired man reproaching a book seller, saying “You only have one copy? You should have a thousand copies!”
If you haven’t seen any Edgar Wright films in theaters, this weekend is the time to do it. The Brattle hosts a “Wright On! Edgar Wright and His Influences” series from Friday through Sunday with his four modern classics.
Singer-songwriter Reina del Cid stops in at Toad; “Fare Thee Well” Grateful Dead simulcast; free Fourth of July kids events; free all-day comedy; and a summer Boston Celtic Music Fest.
A night of psychedelic blues; the seventh Dance for World Community Festival; the fourth Somerville Squeezebox Slam; Sam Amidon and Maeve Gilchrist perform folk on the fringe; and a Bizarro Ball of burlesque and more.
Dozens if not hundreds of people with poor impulse control are taking pictures of an ad from a company that can’t use spell check!
A four-band Musical Feast; “Point Break Live!”; Sap on Tap Waffle Brunch; Cambridge Community Chorus Spring Concert; and Patrick Watson with openers The Low Anthem.
“Becoming Undone” by Zoe Dance; “Alchemy: Old Metal = New Form” group art show; five-band, 18-plus rock show; Roman Polanski’s “Repulsion”; and Andrew Mayer comedy CD recording.
Independent Bookstore Day; OnStage Arts Marathon; Prometheus Dance Elders Ensemble 10th Anniversary; “Slut: The Play”; and video game bands The World Is Square and Videri String Quartet with You Bred Raptors?