Artbeat festival; the Boston Poetry Marathon (with a party); Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” by the MIT Summer Philharmonic Orchestra; breakdancing competition with DJ’ing; and the second annual Rappers vs. Poets Contest.
Vinyl continues its resurgence and Cambridge and Somerville keep their claim as home to music snobs as Blue Bag Records prepares to open at noon Saturday – at least the area’s seventh spot where aficionados can spend hours flipping through old 33s, 45s and 78s.
“Searching for Sanctuary” storytelling night; grand opening parties for Knight Moves and the Somerville Curiosity Shop; seventh annual World Naked Bike Ride Boston; W.C. Fields’ silent double feature; and Strip Zeppelin III.
Alissa Musto, 21, of Rehoboth, won Saturday at the 77th annual Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant in Worcester, beating out 23 contestants and winning the right to compete at the Miss America Pageant in September in Atlantic City, N.J.
“Comedy, America!”; the Air Guitar Championships; “Forge and Strike: the Art of Weaponry” opening reception; Summer BCMFest with free and paid shows; and Live jazz with Samuel Batista on the Fourth of July.
Quilt and Widowspeak with opener Doug Tuttle; The Festival of Us & You & We & Them; Summer Readings (and screenings and writing); Dan Boulger comedy album release show; and the Cambridge Symphony’s Pops on the Lawn.
The summer season at Magazine Beach Park kicks off Tuesday with Make Music Boston, a free three-hour music festival.
If Facebook is to be believed, 27,000 people jammed the streets in front of City Hall for the Cambridge Dance Party last year, likely one reason why the four-hour party has become a five-hour party this year, starting at 7 p.m. Friday and ending at midnight.
The latest innovation for the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra arrives on stage Saturday with some of the same excitement felt by Parisians in 1910, as the orchestra brings Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” to life in a semi-staged production of the full ballet.
The invention-themed EurekaFest; Esh Circus Arts Staff Show; ninth annual Make Music Harvard Square/Fête de la Musique; Out of the Blue’s “Into The Black” fundraising event and concert; Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” ballet staged by the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra.