Dance-focused Festival of Us, You, We & Them; “Handmade Puppet Dreams” Short Films for Families; “Fiftyfour: For the Love of Disco” dance night; “Portrait for a Story” by Meagan O’Brien; and Artists From the Bean variety event with reception.
The science of “Avatar”; Community Chorus’ “Eternal Light”; Pride Week entertainment; Cambridge Arts River Festival and sculpture race; “The Orbiting Human Circus” live podcast performance; and Eighth Annual Carnaval Somerstreets Festival.
The beleaguered “Justice League” franchise, barely off the ground with the turgid “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” beatdown last summer, gets a much-needed shot in the arm from the feminine side side of the tracks.
The Harvard Square Theatre at 10 Church St. will be redeveloped into a mixed-use building with two below-ground movie screens; street-level retail; and five stories of office space above.
In Ridley Scott’s followup to the divisive 2012 “Prometheus,” a prequel to the much-lauded “Alien,” he attempts merging the two films’ polarizing sensibilities with awkward results, making for an experience that’s restlessly soulless, predictable and frustratingly dumb.
Fresh Air @ARTFarm rock festival; “In No Time: A Garden Party” of MIT artists; Fresh Pond Day; An Afternoon with Granta Magazine’s Best of Young American Novelists; and two new, daring dance performances.
Emotionally vast, enriching structurally and hell-bent on being a feast for the eyes, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is a joyful ode to the simplest, most emotive ingredients of cinema.
The first single off the Bill Murray album will blow your mind – and if that sentence confuses but excites you, you need to stream or download the first side of “Ill Murray,” a danceable mashup that mines every bit of Bill Murray dialogue and singing back to the 1970s.
The 15th annual incarnation of the Independent Film Festival Boston, running Wednesday through May 3, offers another embarrassment of riches – an eclectic assortment of short-film packages and a vast selection of documentaries and narrative flicks.
Harvard’s annual Arts First festival runs Thursday through April 30, including a fair with 100-plus free performances in 11 locations, Make Art stations and a Friday celebrity-studded Celebration of Harvard Artists – also free to attend.