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Of course “The Slutcracker” is back at the Somerville Theatre, starting Saturday and running through Dec. 31, but this year brings something new: An opening set from Mike Doughty, the singer-songwriter and onetime lead for the band Soul Coughing.
The fifth Boston Comedy Arts Festival is scheduled to run Sept. 3-8 with Kevin McDonald, Cambridge’s own Jimmy Tingle and performances from The Cambridge Footlights, the 129-year-old institution from that other Cambridge – the one that’s given the comedy world John Cleese and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Celia Thaxter Hubbard of Cambridge and Brewster, Mass., a painter, nationally respected gallery owner and leading figure in Boston’s art community in the 1960s, died peacefully Monday.
Experience your first Second SatARTdays. Have a musical picnic in the park. Rock out and out and out with three great bands. See “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” onstage. And storm Bastille Day in Harvard Square.
The A.R.T. is crowing about taking home four Tony Awards for its new take on “Pippin,” which played Cambridge from Dec. 5 to Jan. 20 before opening on Broadway April 25.
A Pennsylvania blogger – and former Cantabrigian and Harvard Law student – has unscientifically declared Somerville the hippest city in America, as well as the city that is more Portlandia than Portland.
Comedian Myq Kaplan is inviting fans and possibly hobos to free tapings of a one-hour comedy television special in April.
You’d be forgiven for not knowing Caveman. They’ve come to town twice in three years, skipping last year. But on Wednesday The Sinclair in Harvard Square hosts the second stop on Caveman’s tour, mesmerizing drum circle vibe
The J.M. Rodney’s Medicine Show coming Wednesday finds its comedy in a weird place – what founder Ryan Douglass calls “this awful, terrible human cesspool in between Harvard and MIT”: Central Square.
Aaron Swartz, 26, co-founder of the popular Reddit site, a “technology whiz kid” and recently a defendant on federal hacking charges, killed himself in a New York apartment.