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For comedian tweeters, life isn’t all about Sochi. There are hipsters and booze too.

For comedian tweeters, life isn’t all about Sochi. There are hipsters and booze too.

It’s the Olympics, and excitement is in the air! Well, at least for one comedian. For everyone else, life goes on as normal.

Five things to do this weekend: Jan. 18-19

Five things to do this weekend: Jan. 18-19

“The Heart of Robin Hood” ends. A “Life of Materials” art show. Cate Le Bon, Kevin Morby and 28 Degrees Taurus at The Middle East. The “Once in Valhalla IV” feast. And “The Art of the Tarantella” dance.

‘Liar & Spy’ kids author, looking at messy friendships, reads Wednesday at Lesley

‘Liar & Spy’ kids author, looking at messy friendships, reads Wednesday at Lesley

Newbery Award-winning author Rebecca Stead reads Wednesday from her latest novel, “Liar & Spy,” as part of Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing Winter Residency.

Six new years-ish tweets to tide you over until you can get out to a comedy club

Six new years-ish tweets to tide you over until you can get out to a comedy club

What have local comedians been up to this week? Resolving things. Wondering about the Swiss. The usual.

Spirit Kid streams ‘Slow It Down’ single, says ‘Is Happening’ is happening Feb. 4

Spirit Kid streams ‘Slow It Down’ single, says ‘Is Happening’ is happening Feb. 4

Emeen Zarookian announces the name of the album due out in February – “Is Happening“ – and backs up that promise with a single.

Second Cambridge-New York shuttle bus is proposed for 7-day service from Alewife (update)

Second Cambridge-New York shuttle bus is proposed for 7-day service from Alewife (update)

Horizon Bus Line would run shuttles between New York and Cambridge seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 11:40 p.m. for about $27 per passenger, if the City Council gives its approval Monday.

Mike Doughty opens Sunday ‘Slutcracker’

Mike Doughty opens Sunday ‘Slutcracker’

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.

Comedy Arts Festival to start Sept. 3, features Kevin McDonald, Jimmy Tingle

Comedy Arts Festival to start Sept. 3, features Kevin McDonald, Jimmy Tingle

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

Celia Thaxter Hubbard

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.

Five things to do this weekend: July 13-14

Five things to do this weekend: July 13-14

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.

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