Wednesday, July 24, 2024



Aggregation No. 1Check out the Brickbottom & Joy Street Open Studios from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Brickbottom Artists’ Building, 1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, and Joy Street Studios, 86 Joy St., Somerville.

More than 100 up-and-coming and established artists will show what they’re working on (and where), with all media represented – from painting and sculpture to photography, digital art and environmental and performance art, including glass blowing, ceramics, printmaking, animation, sound, theater and music. Free.


Aggregation No. 2Give your kids Music That Paints a Picture at 1 p.m. Saturday at Granoff Music Center at Tufts University, 20 Talbot Ave., Medford.

The Tufts Wind Ensemble invites children to combine their imagination with its performance, using crayons to illustrate what they hear with a scene, image or story. Free.


Aggregation No. 3Experience avant-garde music and improvised dance at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Lilypad, 353 Cambridge St., Inman Square.

In the third installment of the monthly series Brendan Burns Presents!, the composer and guitarist features a CD release concert for the music of the Silvia Graziano play, “Indiscreet Discretion,” which played the Fort Point Theatre Channel in June 2012, with Burns recreating the soundtrack with Kirsten Lamb and Tony Leva on upright basses and Kathy Olson on baritone sax. In additional, there will be a performance by Burns & Webb, a years-long improvisation partnership between Burns and performance artist and dancer UnAmerika’s Sweetheart Karin Webb. Entry is a suggested $10.



Aggregation No. 4Tailgate at The Sinclair at 7 p.m. Sunday at, of course, The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Harvard Square.

This patio tailgate leads up to watching the New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos football on a projection TV inside with outdoor games such as cards, trivia and a beanbag toss as well as food by chef Matt Cunningham, including habanero wings, PBR chili, a hot dog bar and PBR Beer Can Chicken with fries. (Pabst Blue Ribbon is a partner in putting on the event.) There will  also be prizes for the first 50 attendees and PBR swag, but perhaps the thing participants will most want to know: Yes, there will be patio heaters. RSVP here.



Aggregation No. 5Play Old School Game Show at 7 p.m. Sunday at Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St., Somerville.

Enter the theater and you may be randomly (or for more money, not so randomly) selected to take the stage and play this alt-trivia game in front of the rest of the audience (and against some of them).  It’s a live, interactive theater experience “with all the pageantry and analog style of a 1970s television game show,” organizers say, combining “elements of pub trivia, variety specials and comedy sketches to produce a completely unique trivia experience that tests players’ pop culture acumen.” The show is backed by a live band playing original Old School Game Show music. It’s a unique experience – unless, of course, you have also been on a game show in the 1970s. General seating is $15 and a guaranteed contestant ticket is $30 here.