Five things to do this weekend: Feb. 19-21
The Brattle Theatre have been showing its 21st annual marathon of Warner Bros. cartoons starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the crew for city schools’ vacation week. Curators promise some surprises in these Looney Tunes Review segments along with the beloved classic short films. Information is here.
This contemporary theater experience by Touch Performance Art uses dialogue, dance and video to limn a world of digital missed connections, focused through two people struggling to keep their virtual identities separate from who they really are. The performance asks “What will happen when they put their phones down to simply say hello?” Tonight’s opening night afterparty is sponsored by Downeast Cider and featuring a raffle and cider tasting. Information is here.
“Rabbit” immersive theater at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (doors are at 7 p.m.) and Feb. 26-27 and at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at East End Grille, 118 Broadway, East Somerville. Free.
This show happens in real time and three dimensions as you dine and drink at this rustic-chic neighborhood restaurant. It explores topics of feminism through the story of Bella, who’s having a birthday drink with friends and former lovers at the same eatery – but as the bloody marys flow, the bar becomes a battlefield. “Rabbit” is written by Nina Raine and brought to life by Hot Summers Productions, which aims to “put up plays with a purpose.” Information is here.
No stitching experience is necessary and all materials are provided at this craftivism workshop designed by artist Chi Nguyen in partnership with the Textile Arts Center and the Center for Reproductive Rights. Participants will embroider tally marks to be joined together on a giant quilt of 5.4 million tally marks for presentation at a rally March 2, when the Supreme Court will hear a case deciding whether Texas can shut down nearly all its abortion-care providers, affecting 5.4 million women of reproductive age. Information is here.
Mapapalooza! from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at The MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., in the Area IV/Port neighborhood. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, or $5 for people under 18, students and seniors.
This culminating event in the museum’s “How to Build A City in Six Days” (a celebration of National Engineers Week that is set during school vacation week) explores maps and related activities, devices and art. There will be educators from the Boston Public Library’s Norman B. Leventhal Map Center and MIT’s You are Here Project on hand, as well as citizen digital map maker Aaron Doucett, and a mapping challenge for all presented by the Community Charter School of Cambridge’s Robotics Team. Information is here.