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High-tech art about memory, scent and sound; Annual Bookish Ball & Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration; “TV Guidance Counselor” podcast with Eugene Mirman and Jon Glaser; talk and tasting about the science of coffee; and a Poetry Grudge Match.
Slow Art Day; the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College; CRLS Spring Benefit Jam a cappella show; Thai Cultural Night ’15 with all-you-can-eat Thai food; and the Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble Preliminary Night 1.
Earthquakes haven’t been a big concern here since 1755, but now there’s “The Big One,” a musical play by Liv Cummins whose epicenter is Lesley University.
The Middle East’s Corner doesn’t always get bands who share stages with The Black Keys, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Gin Blossoms, Gov’t Mule and Robert Plant, but there’s a good reason Jocelyn Arndt is the exception: She’s a local. In fact, for Thursday’s show, she’ll just have to travel a single T stop from her room at Harvard.
New play “Annabel Lost”; Boston LGBT Film Festival; Caitlin Corbett Dance; Calamity #9 modern pop art variety show; and ambient pop bands and DJs Kodak To Graph, Big Wild and Obesøn.
Cambridge’s Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, will be named a 2015 SCI Idealist by a group trying to strengthen communities with civic engagement initiatives.
“Strange Days” short plays; the Port Sounds Music Festival; “Magnetic” film premiere at BUFF; Diamond Rug at The Sinclair; and “Doñagdeo: Mapping the Unseen” art experience.
Women, Action and the Media Film Festival; North Cambridge Family Opera’s “Kids Court”; Kazuo Ishiguro reads from “Buried Giant”; Cambridge Symphony Orchestra’s “Living Presence”; and folk with Ellie & Sumaia and Jenna & Mairi.
In crafting its first Arts Challenge, the Cambridge Arts Council has its own challenge: getting tech workers to shut off their computers in favor of attending theater, dance, concerts, art exhibits or comedy.
Comic & Graphic Novel Workshop and teen playwright talk; Pi Day celebration with music; an evening of surf art, films and music; MIT Symphony Orchestra does Mahler; and Intersections dance show.