Standout street artist and surrealist Percy Fortini-Wright is curating “Black History Matters 365,” a seven-artist exhibit opening Thursday at a Lesley University gallery.
Will the former City Sports space in Porter Square become a speakeasy? The world’s biggest Popeyes fried chicken fast food restaurant? A Hot Topic that saves black lipstick aficionados the travel time to Braintree or Saugus?
Multi-unit apartment buildings continue to rise around Cambridge, all with the promise of helping keep real estate prices steady and invariably claiming to be transit friendly. How do the three latest examples of apartment buildings stack up?
Not every store can be open less than a month and yet have roots in the community dating back five decades, but The WoWtlet hasn’t replaced the final Hollywood Express video store near Porter Square so much as it has reclaimed it.
There’s plenty going on in events and even Halloween-style dining throughout Cambridge and Somerville from now through Oct. 31, ranging from free art and films to an $85 four-course holiday-themed tasting menu.
The six-location Anna’s Taqueria chain celebrates its 20th anniversary Tuesday – that is, its Anna-versary – with a fan appreciation day.
Funktoberfest; sixth annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo; sixth annual Filmshift Film Festival; Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra Concert; and Old School Game Show’s “Freaky Deaky, Creepy Crawly, Halloween Hellraiser in 3-D” trivia variety show.
Another longtime Cambridge business is passing out of family hands: Tags Hardware, the Porter Square mainstay founded in 1955, will be run by an owner of other Ace Hardware stores in Westford, Acton and Newton.
A small confectioners’ district is popping up with the coming of Spindler Confections next to Nüssli 118°, a maker of healthy snacks and treats, and by high-end grocer Pemberton Farms, with goodies from around Eastern Massachusetts.
The city has added two hours of metered parking between Harvard and Porter squares to aid turnover for businesses – but with potential to affect residents also – in a move telegraphed by similar steps in Kendall, Central and Harvard Squares.