Monday, May 27, 2024

Nims & Mo Non-Sterile U-Haul Art Show starting from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at 13 Appian Way, Harvard Square. Free.

This Kickstarted art series (“We are two artists with the same dream: We want to have a show at the back of a U-Haul”) takes place … at the back of a U-Haul parked by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with founders Nimah Gobir and Mo Kwok offering up their own works, ranging from paintings to neon, as well as bringing on musicians, spoken word artists and other performers. Pop-up restaurants and theater in apartments have had their moments in the spotlight, and it’s time for mobile art to shine. “The U-Haul will serve as an unconventional, neutral art space for participants to interact in and around,” the artists say. Information is here.

GoodTHANG 2018 from 3 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Free, with donations welcome.

New music, poetry, dance and other performative “thangs” get rolled out at this eccentric and free-spirited roughly annual event with some 20 artists signed up to premiere works, such as experimental musician Tara Toms, jazz musicians John Voigt and Scott Getchell, poet Carla Schwartz and artist Melissa Shook (above).  Information is here.

“That’s What She Said” and “Urbanity NeXt: 2018” dance performances starting at 7:30 Friday and Saturday (doors at 7 p.m.) at Central Square’s Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., and Green Street Studios, 185 Green St., respectively.

The Dance Complex production of “That’s What She Said” runs to 10 p.m. nightly showcasing work from local emerging and established female choreographers, with general admission of $18 in advance and $20 at the door. At Green Street Studios, with shows ending at 9 p.m., Urbanity NeXt (above) is in its sixth year showcasing new choreography from Greater Boston and beyond. This year, six artists were given five-month residencies and mentorships, with their work being revealed this weekend for a $25 admission.

Graffiti Alley Cypher from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday in Graffiti Alley, across from Pearl Street on Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square. Free.

Local hip-hop artists perform for the public in Central Square’s most colorful and iconic location (pictured by Lorianne DiSabato above via Flickr), repeating the last Friday in April. Information is here.

The Comedy Studio hosts a Comedy Central Audition Showcase from 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday at The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. Tickets are $15.

These 10 comics are not just among the best the area has to offer, but – because the showcase is an audition for a Comedy Central special – sure to bring their tightest, funniest sets to the stage. See them here before the price of admission becomes whatever the cable bill is these days – $1,000? Comics at this 21-plus show include Zachary Brazao, Nick ChambersDrew DunnXazmin GarzaSam IkeTooky Kavanagh (above, in a photo by Ken Rivard), Andrew MayerJohn Paul RiveraCarolyn Riley, Corey Rodrigues and Laura Severse. Information is here. (Locked out? Do the right thing and go see Krish Mohan & Andrew Frank’s Anti-Imperialism Nationwide Comedy Takeover from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Tickets are only $5, or $6.17 with the online service fee, jumping to $10 at the door. But proceeds go to tearing down the patriarchy.)