You & Us & We & Them dance festival; Brickbottom Open Studios; Brazilian Street Food Pop-Up; Studio 263: Art Auction/Dance Party; and Cocktail Wars bartender competition.
“Imaging & Reimagining” art and entertainment; “Footloose! The Musical” at CRLS; Freezepop EP release show; Growing Up and Growing In dance party; and “Mahler’s Symphony No. 5” by the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra.
Boston Ballet asked to fly 23 “Cherish the Moment” banners for its “Nutcracker” production along Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square, but city councillors hardly cherished the idea – not when Cambridge has its own “Nutcracker” dance company.
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.
The Boston Festival of Indie Games; Assembly Square Riverfest; Evolution of Hip-Hop festival; Somerville Rock And Roll Yard Sale; and the 23rd Annual Cambridge Carnival International Festival and Parade.
Out of the Blue Back to School rock music fest; Campfire. Festival of Americana and folk; 24-Hour ChoreoFest dance concert; Heist Night! movie marathon; “Long Weekend”: A night of poetry; and Bread & Puppet Theater’s “The Overtakelessness Circus.”
“Thought Bomb” comedy and karaoke; a Humanwine album sneak peek; Massachusetts Independent Film Festival screenings; Opera on Tap: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; and “Burlesque is Coming” for “Games of Thrones” fans.
“Biographies/What Is Love” dance double feature; Midnight at the Midway circus arts show; Starlabfest Music & Arts Festival; Olde Mouldy whisky popup; and Red Bull High Stakes rowing competition.
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.