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.
A “Kissing Moonlight” poetry reading with music; sixth annual World Naked Bike Ride Boston; final Xmortis and Heroes dance nights at T.T.’s; free “Paddington” screening; and three-band bill is Proud at Passim.
“Romeo vs. Juliet,” City Dance Party, Cambridge Symphony’s Pops on the Lawn, Sunday Parkland Games and Jamie Tworkowski reads from “If You Feel Too Much.”
The Cambridge Youth Dance Program company is looking for “serious dancers” to become part of a pre-professional youth performance ensemble for the 2015-16 season. Auditions are Tuesday.
Glitterotica 2: Revenge of The Glitter” burlesque, dance and drag with live music; Cambridge Arts River Festival and Peoples Sculpture Racing; New School of Music concerts; U.S. Air Guitar qualifier round; and The Very Best Malawian-Swedish pop band.
Cambridge’s free annual dance party has taken place every year since 1996, yet every year its exuberance – if not its very existence – takes people by surprise.
“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.
CRLS DanceWorks show; four-poet reading at the Grolier; Dar Williams with Lucy Wainwright Roche perform; Cambridge Symphony Orchestra performs “The New World”; and the 19th Annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle.
A first – and free – family disco is coming Sunday, but because this is Cambridge there’s more than mirrored balls and 1970s-era samples and spins to be found at The Middle East Downstairs.