Tuesday, May 28, 2024



Aggregation No. 1Inspire writers and artists of all ages on Saturday. Free.

Anyone 5 years old and up interested in comics will delight in this Comic & Graphic Novel Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Curious George Room at the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway. Local artists Liz Prince, Jesse Lonergan, Ludgy Jean-Baptiste, Youngin Hur, Dan Mazur, Heidi Solbrig, Mehitabel Glenhaber, Maria Photinakis, Mo Oh and Ben Doane will be on hand to get young artists started. Information is here.

031315i-Sharisse-Naomi-ZeroonianAspiring writers and playwrights can get motivated by hearing teen playwright (and native Cantabrigian) Sharisse Naomi Zeroonian’s author talk and book signing from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at Gallery 344, on the second floor of the City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway. Boston University first-year student Zeroonian, who published her play “One Plus One Is Two” in October, will answer questions, talk about what inspired her and give advice to young people who want to pursue a career in writing. Copies of the play will be available for purchase and signing for $3. Information is here.



Aggregation No. 2Parπy Like It’s 3.14.15 9:26:53 from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Cuisine en Locale, 156 Highland Ave., Somerville. Free to get in, with food tickets available inside. Registration is here.

The family-friendly celebration of Pi Day puts lots of pie on the table, including savory tourtiere (a spicy meat pie) and vegetarian tourtiere and chicken pie and, for dessert, sweet potato pie, buttermilk pie and apple pie. Participants get to meet local farmers, and there’s also music starting at 6 p.m. from bands including The Whirlygigs (especially for kids); The Country Hits; The Party Band; and The Wild Edibles. Information is here.



Aggregation No. 3New England Expression Session: An evening of surf art, films and music from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Free.

Those who worship the waves need to be on hand for this evening of surf art, short films, music and silent auction to benefit New England’s beaches and the local chapter of the nonprofit Surfrider Foundation (which protects the world’s oceans and beaches through conservation, activism, research and education). Local band Squirrelly Bird performs as people looking forward to summer in the sand check out the auction – more than 20 local artists have donated pieces – and live art projects. Beer and wine will be served, and there is free parking behind the building. Information is here.


Aggregation No. 4MIT Symphony Orchestra Concert from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave. General admission tickets are $5, or the show is free in advance to people with an MIT email address.

The institute’s symphony gets a workout from Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, and it’s brought in some ringers to make sure the performance is masterful. The program includes the orchestra’s Concerto Competition winning soloist, soprano Catherine O’Rourke Martin, and the evening is guest conducted by Kevin Noe, professor of music, director of orchestras and graduate orchestral conducting at Michigan State University College of Music, who has commissioned and premiered more than 50 works in the past 10 years. Noe, who serves as conductor, stage director, actor, writer and filmmaker for a wide range of mixed-media, operatic and theatrical productions, is the executive artistic director and conductor of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble and appears regularly at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University as conductor of operas, symphonies and ballets. Information is here.



Aggregation No. 5Intersections dance show at 6 p.m. Sunday at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free, but RSVPing here is appreciated.

The Dance Complex’s “Intersections” is an exhibition set apart from a traditional dance concert by its months-long collaborations between people and groups from different creative communities, including the Massachusetts College of Art Design. This final exhibition incorporates all of the work – live performances, multimedia installations and more. Information is here.

There’s also a $15 show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday called “Inclined | Intimations” from Boston’s modern/contemporary Intimations Dance troupe and the Brooklyn-based Inclined Dance Project. The night tackles some weighty topics: For Intimations, “What is socially acceptable to be obsessed with? What is not? Interested in the idea of how being watched leads to certain performed behaviors, Intimations Dance implores the audience to reflect on their own experiences ‘performing’ their daily lives”; Inclined, meanwhile, describes its “Stuck Together Pieces” as an exploration in “connecting, disconnecting and re-connecting. The work delves into the complex bonds of human beings within physical and mental space, dissecting how environment, distance and personalities affect interactions and relationships. Inclined Dance Project also presents the premier of Temporizer, which examines dominant and reticent energies.” Information is here.