City surveillance policy debate and an MIT lab proposal raised questions Monday: How should Cambridge control digital surveillance technologies by city government? Should the City Council leave deployment of technologies to the city manager?
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.
Hassle 24 Hour Telethon & Performance Marathon; Live Band Emo/Pop Punk Karaoke; Slow Art Day; “Transparent” improvised performance; and classical Perform-a-thon 2017 fundraiser.
“Get Thee to a Nursery!” Shakespeare scenes; Boston Underground Film Festival; Do It Your Damn Self!! National Youth Film Festival and afterparty; “Sherlock Holmes and the Sapphire Night” theater with circus arts; and “Remembering Duke Ellington” concert.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology presented the second of its new South of Main buildings to the Planning Board for design review, and got sharp criticism from almost the entire board. MIT wants to start construction soon, but will have to return to the board.
“Signs of Protest: Posters, Photos, and Art from the Women’s March”; Ava DuVernay’s “13th”; David Bowie’s Complete “Blackstar” for orchestra; “Dissident” political theater; Fluff Centennial Birthday Party; Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival; and a seven-band mini-fest.
Bach Society Orchestra’s Winter Alumni Concert; Mardi Gras and “Music from the Seven” benefits for the ACLU; story-telling from Finland’s Kalevala; the Contest4Improv4Humans Boston Regional Round; and a Coach rock mini-fest.
Kendall Square could see another 1,400 dwelling units and 1.7 million square feet of office, research and development with ground-floor retail as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology redevelops the federal John A. Volpe National Transportation Center.
The community is invited to meetings at noon or 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss the redevelopment of the Volpe site in Kendall Square, as well as to hear about other projects and issues concerning the developer, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Free (mostly classical) concerts; ninth annual “Some Like it Hot” Chili Cook-off; Silent Disco Snow Day; Out of the Blue Benefit Show with music and comedy; Pre-Superbowl Show with music and #SnarkerBowl/Chili Cook-off Party.