Janice Zarro Brodman has been collecting tidbits about strange cultural practices – strange to us, anyway – since her time at Harvard, and has just published them as “Sex Rules! Astonishing Sexual Practices and Gender Roles Around the World.”
“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.
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.
Campfire. Festival; “Oh, Ick!” Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out; “Queer, There, and Everywhere” reading and Q&A; Living Room House Party Comedy Show; and Pop Filter fundraiser for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
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.
The Cambridge Senior Center’s First Thursday Writing Group has produced a book of collected works edited and published by writing group facilitator Lily Owyang. It as 60 pages of poetry and prose from more than a dozen contributors.
Bourgeois Mystics, Primal Static and Of The Sun rock; Harvard Arts First Festival; Annual Harvard Powwow; A Sunday of Early Music; and Ladies Night Adult Folktale Telling.
Teen poets from Cambridge’s Buckingham Browne & Nichols private school and Somerville’s Books of Hope have earned two of 16 semifinals slots at the sixth annual Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts Youth Poetry Slam Festival.
Women in Comedy Fest; MCC Literary awardees read; Record Hospital music fest; Bookish Ball & Shakespeare’s Birthday; “Natural History of Favorite Foods”; Tiny Great Outdoors Fest; Nave Gallery Benefit; Opera meets the ’80s; Bach Society season finale; and BAHFest.
The “Pooh House,” a beloved jewel of Neighborhood 9, will be torn down in the coming weeks as part of a sewer replacement and repaving scheduled by the Department of Public Works, officials have told Hurlbut Street residents.