Friday, April 19, 2024

aggregation-no-1Hindie Rock Fest 2016 from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Cambridge YMCA Theatre, 820 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Tickets are $15 each day (or $16.52 with the online service fee) or, for a two-day pass, $25 (or $26.87 with the online service fee).

Two nights of dance, art and mainly music – blurbed as “rock, roll and postcolonial soul” – across a number of genres but all sparked by South Asian artistry. Friday performances start at 7 p.m. and include Trandcention, Raavi Lucia, The Shadow Notes, Ashni, Evilartform, DJ Ayes Cold and the Nazar Bollywood Dance Troupe. Saturday performances start at 5 p.m. and include Hunter Music, Word-Problems, Solaradicals, Garv Bomjan Music, Humeysha, The Kominas, Payal Sharma and Awaaz Do, with poetry by Anjali Nirmalan and dance by Nina Bhattacharya and Monishita Ray. Information is here.


aggregation-no-2Boston Terror ’Thon starting at 4:15 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square. Most tickets are $15.

This curated horror event features films from around the world, including some film festival winners, U.S. premieres and a handful of classics, all shown in glorious 35mm or 70mm. Friday includes “Egomaniac,” in which a director undertakes a zombie rom-com; “Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies,” in which a snowboarders’ kegger gets crashed; and a classic midnight screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with a live reenactment. Saturday includes the 1984 “Ghostbusters”; the Sundance rave “The Eyes of My Mother”; and a terror shorts program followed by the evocatively named “Blood Hunters” and “Clowntown.” Sunday includes a $10 Vincent Price double-feature (“House of Usher” and “Tales of Terror”) followed by the 1927 Lon Chaney silent “The Unknown” with live organ accompaniment. Information is here.



aggregation-no-3“U R [star]” mini series performances at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (other performance times this weekend are sold out) in the artist’s apartment. Call (617) 547-8300 to buy $35 tickets for this weekend or through Nov. 6.

Five people at a time will be taken to Finkle’s third-floor apartment in a Victorian-style building near Oberon for 90 minutes of whimsical, intensely personal journey told through music and hand-drawn visuals – an experiment in the relationship between audience and artist and an exploration of what it means to grapple with darkness. It’s part of the theater’s “Mini Series: Performance for Small Audiences” series designed for smaller audiences (as few as one person at a time). Information is here – and the FAQ is definitely worth the visit.



aggregation-no-4Broad Appeal” comedy from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. There is a $5 suggested donation.

This monthly female-focused comedy show hosted by Christa Weiss has reached its second anniversary of showcasing female comics and supplementing the bill with one or two token men – the inverse of most comedy bills. The headliner is Selena Coppock, but Phoebe Angle; Mariel Cabral; Janet McNamara; Kendall Farrell; Shaun Connolly; Caitlin Arcand; and more are set to appear. Information is here.



aggregation-no-5Festival of Dumplings from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in Central Square and Comicazi Cookie Clash, from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Comicazi, 407 Highland Ave., Davis Square, Somerville.

Eat all the $1 dumplings you can from seven restaurants selling throughout Central Square – Patty Chen’s Dumpling Room; The Middle East and Zuzu’s; Thelonious Monkfish; Naco Taco; Dosa Factory; and Mainely Burgers – and enjoy live music and entertainment at Jill Brown-Rhone Park (information is here) before taking an hour off to rest and digest on the way to the Davis Square comic book shop’s fifth annual bake-off, where cooks (more than two dozen, in past events, making two dozen cookies each in three categories – chocolate chip, a bar cookie and a wildcard of their choice) provide all the cookies you can eat for $10, with a glass of milk or coffee to wash them down. Kids under 10 get in for $5. The proceeds benefit the nonprofit Boston Partners in Education. Information is here.