The MIT Wind Ensemble’s Third Annual Prism Concert Spectacular; “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” on stage; “Something Strange,” a tribute to “A Nightmare Before Christmas”; Happy Endings! Adult Folktale Telling; and “Fantasia” classical concert.
“Restructured” feminist art exhibit reception, and other art events; International Pop Overthrow music fest; You Gotta Be KidNME! family and children’s concert; an Afternoon with Henry David Thoreau; and Dance Complex Teaching Artists & Student Concert.
Yes, we’ve been here before, but the writers mine a rich potpourri of personalities for all they’re worth and director Zach Snyder has finally learned how to fit a lot into a neat two hours – even if audiences will still be left wanting a villain worthy of this stacked team.
Our lack of 24-hour or even late-night culture continues to baffle: We have four major institutions of higher learning full of students who need to study and be social, not to mention packed with entrepreneurs and innovators. Is everyone in bed by midnight?
A bag full of Halloween events; MIT Annual Family Weekend Concert; “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”; Boston Hassle presents “Storytime at the Ape’s Nest”; and the Comicazi Cookie Clash.
“House of Irreverence” comedy party; Outdoor movie night in Harvard Square and indoors marathon at MIT; Halloween parties and events; The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo; and “He Is Dead” staged reading and “Tomes of Terror” radio play.
All-Female Reading of “Night of the Living Dead”; “Tiny & Short: A Drop in the Bucket” dance; Halloween Party & Costume Contest; Found Footage Festival; and Halal-oween fundraiser with The Kominas and Hot Molasses.
Much is borrowed and polished in Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated “Blade Runner 2049,” which is both homage and departure, and Ryan Gosling’s cop finds most roads lead to Rick Deckard, his predecessor from the original.
Jeffrey Eugenides reads from “Fresh Complaint”; The Future Arts Festival; Strindberg’s “The Ghost Sonata”; Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands; and 39th Annual Oktoberfest.
The undeniable charm of Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth and Pedro Pascal, along with the sinister sweetness of Julianne Moore’s baddie or even Channing Tatum dancing in cowboy boots, can’t quite save this ugly and bloated sequel.