“Restructured” feminist art exhibit reception, and other art events; International Pop Overthrow music fest; You Gotta Be KidNME! family and children’s concert; an Afternoon with Henry David Thoreau; and Dance Complex Teaching Artists & Student Concert.
The growth, coming in the January festival’s 15th year, “will enhance the BCMFest experience for performers and audiences,” said Sean Smith, a festival organizer, “while retaining the character of BCMFest as a grassroots community event.”
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra tuba player Bill Whitney took on a second role for Sunday’s performance of Mahler’s dramatic Symphony No. 6 in A minor: building the Mahler Hammer and Mahler Box, a unique combined instrument needed to do the piece right.
“West Side Story” at CRLS or “Everybody” at MIT; Becoming Posthuman multimedia cyber arts festival; the Laughing Liberally Boston comedy show; elephant JANE dance; and “Masterworks: Mahler and Mozart” performed by the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra.
Harvard Ballet presents: “In Passage”; Day of the Dead Family Celebration; premiere of Mary Bichner’s “Autumn Suite”; “Proclamation 5: True That”; and Myq Kaplan headlines at the Liquid Courage Comedy Club.
A bag full of Halloween events; MIT Annual Family Weekend Concert; “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”; Boston Hassle presents “Storytime at the Ape’s Nest”; and the Comicazi Cookie Clash.
All-Female Reading of “Night of the Living Dead”; “Tiny & Short: A Drop in the Bucket” dance; Halloween Party & Costume Contest; Found Footage Festival; and Halal-oween fundraiser with The Kominas and Hot Molasses.
A long-promised performing arts venue called the Constellation Center might look very different when it opens, becoming a mixed-use complex with ground-floor arts space topped by a tower of housing or business space.
The Out of the Blue Art Gallery, home of all-ages rock shows, literary events, women’s wrestling and of course plenty of local artists and craftspeople, must move Dec. 1. To help it make the transition, the venue is hosting a party, feast and silent auction.
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.