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Five things to do this weekend: April 19-20

Five things to do this weekend: April 19-20

Saturday Easter egg hunts; an all ages dance-plus class; Science Carnival & Robot Zoo; a Harvard Square bluegrass festival; and a Bollywood Dance Night.

Staff cuts aren’t swaying school officials from overall proposed budget changes

Staff cuts aren’t swaying school officials from overall proposed budget changes

School Committee members were more unhappy about how workers were told of lost jobs than that the jobs themselves had to go.

Ig Nobel Prize winners take to road for 11th scientifically silly tour of Europe

Ig Nobel Prize winners take to road for 11th scientifically silly tour of Europe

Scientists with senses of humor are traveling this month with the 2014 Ig Nobel tour of Europe, including a book launch celebration for founder Marc Abrahams.

Girls STEM Summit takes place in April

Girls interested in careers using science, technology, engineering or math may be interested in attending a $45, one-day summit called Girls STEM Summit-East taking place April 26 at MIT.

Council’s latest Foundry conversation came with medal-worthy frustrations

Council’s latest Foundry conversation came with medal-worthy frustrations

In honor of the Olympics, here are the gold, silver and bronze medal award winners in the competition for City Council frustrations for talk about the Foundry building in East Cambridge.

Super Bowl, Philip Seymour Hoffman, science and more in six comedy tweets

Super Bowl, Philip Seymour Hoffman, science and more in six comedy tweets

TGIM, or whatever. If the idea of starting another workweek is getting you down, why not start it off easy with some comedy tweets from local comedians?

Five things to do this weekend: Nov. 2-3

Five things to do this weekend: Nov. 2-3

See science and art meet. Have your choice of Day of the Dead parties.“Destroy All Monsters” at a late-night sake party. Get all your “Hamlet” answers. And explore the boundaries of free speech.

Five things to do this weekend: Oct. 12-13

Five things to do this weekend: Oct. 12-13

Watch a hell of a lot of movies for a good cause. Follow the sounds of Honk! to Oktoberfest. See who made it from the red carpet to the artist’s canvas. Check out that moon. And enjoy a night of classical music for $5 courtesy of the MIT Symphony Orchestra.

Five things to do this weekend: Oct. 5-6 (correction)

Five things to do this weekend: Oct. 5-6 (correction)

See what the women of science fiction and fantasy are doing. Hear the songs of the Mediaeval Baebes and a world-premiere Anthology. Laugh more at “Hamlet” than ever, and more appropriately. Make your way to the Maker Faire. And Experience the funniest science since the Ig Nobels.

‘Gravity’: Amazing visuals, hairbreadth escapes but a story that never quite soars

‘Gravity’: Amazing visuals, hairbreadth escapes but a story that never quite soars

This feast of visual spectacular wows, each one outdoing the last, drives the film as much as the hanging-by-a-thread survival yarn. But “Gravity” lacks a spark that would make us truly care about its heroic characters.

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