- Arts + Culture
Clover Food Lab will be able to serve local beer along with its vegetarian, locally sourced and largely organic fare to Google employees and others at their new location at 5 Cambridge Center.
Eat your way through the Harvard Book Store Warehouse. Attend the inaugural Harvard Square Folk Festival … and see Bugs (Bunny). Get your Radiohead on. Green your thumb at the Urban-Ag Fair and enjoy the 10th Revels RiverSing. See Shakespeare in the park. And Catch the start of a Brendan Burns residency.
Enjoy some music to benefit MGH music therapy. Catch “Absurd Person Singular” before curtains close forever. See city councillor DJ Leland Cheung spin to defend Cambridge cred and help homeless kids. Shop the Rock and Roll Yard Sale. And hum along to history with Mary Lou Lord and Cindy Lee Berryhill.
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.