Just in time for returning college students pining for weekdays they can treat like weekends, The Sinclair in Harvard Square is using August to introduce Hump – a dance party taking place the last Wednesday of every month.
The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival; Soul on the Lawn and other history fun; Movie Night with “The Witches” and teen rock band Fourshadow; Music Afternoon & Reception with Mozart, Verdi and more; and “Performing the Home” art exhibits.
Free, open-air salsa dancing; “1776” by the MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players; Kids Rock Kids; Ignite! Global Street Food & Fire Festival; and Summer Jam BBQ + Zine Reading.
Harvard Summer Chorus and Summer School Orchestra concerts; Org: Black and White Ball; games, a rummage sale and music festival for and about girls and women; second Port Sounds Music & Comedy Fest; and third Cambridge Jazz Festival.
Clean Comedy Showcase; “Space Pirates” children’s play; Salsa Sampling and Latin Beats Dance Party; Kids Fun & Great Jazz; and the Haiti & Brazil hit the ’Ville Festival.
Artbeat festival; the Boston Poetry Marathon (with a party); Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” by the MIT Summer Philharmonic Orchestra; breakdancing competition with DJ’ing; and the second annual Rappers vs. Poets Contest.
“Searching for Sanctuary” storytelling night; grand opening parties for Knight Moves and the Somerville Curiosity Shop; seventh annual World Naked Bike Ride Boston; W.C. Fields’ silent double feature; and Strip Zeppelin III.
Quilt and Widowspeak with opener Doug Tuttle; The Festival of Us & You & We & Them; Summer Readings (and screenings and writing); Dan Boulger comedy album release show; and the Cambridge Symphony’s Pops on the Lawn.
If Facebook is to be believed, 27,000 people jammed the streets in front of City Hall for the Cambridge Dance Party last year, likely one reason why the four-hour party has become a five-hour party this year, starting at 7 p.m. Friday and ending at midnight.
The latest innovation for the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra arrives on stage Saturday with some of the same excitement felt by Parisians in 1910, as the orchestra brings Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” to life in a semi-staged production of the full ballet.