- Arts + Culture
See what choreographers and dancers can do in 24 hours and what kids can do with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Take a loving, old Hollywood glam spin through the Bowie songbook. Dig The Penny Jive – a burlesque ElectroSwing take on Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. And hear a “billion” poets orate.
The National Poetry Slam reaches its climax Saturday with a finals showdown, but by that time there will already be another big poetry event under way: Boston Poetry Marathon 2013, a nearly 18-hour relay of more than 100 poets taking place over three days in Inman Square.
Sudanese “Lost Boy” Moses Joknhial II is in Cambridge on Saturday to explain what he’s doing to help his former hometown, Panyang, in partnership with an MIT-educated expert on solar power.
Run away to the OpenAir Circus. Sing Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Mikado,” just because. Say “Aww” for seven solid hours at Pet Palooza. Follow Spirit Kid and Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion! to Allston for a lively show. And end the weekend with some hard, guitar-strummed truths.
Hit Wicket, the Inman Square restaurant that may be the first with a cricket theme in the United States, is now looking at opening the second weekend in June after dealing with a series of inspection problems.
Get in free to the Harvard Art Museums. Get photographed on the red carpet. See the art of the East/Central Cambridge Open Studios. Tune in to Porchfest. Experience “Love on the Run” via Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Verdi. And have a literary weekend.
Top local provocateur Roger Nicholson shamed a conspiracy site reporter into abandoning his perch near Norfolk Street as law enforcement personnel searched the home of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. His videos are drawing views, comments and death threats.
Cambridge resident Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, has been named as the man being hunted by thousands of police officers as a suspect in the Monday bombing of the Boston Marathon and violence that began Thursday night in Kendall Square and led into Watertown and other communities.
There are fewer laughs at ImprovBoston this year, and leaders at the Central Square comedy club vow a change in culture to repair the damage. It’s just not clear how big a change a new policy will be.
Lilypad has an Easter sampler Saturday, with a mix of bands and styles that offers something for almost everyone. It starts with local band Ginger Ibex, which describes its often urgent, always beautiful sound as being at the wordless intersection of rock and classical.