Monday

bullet-gray-small Kendall Discovery Market from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Oct. 29 at Kendall Center, 90 Broadway, Kendall Square. Free.

Cambridge’s tech innovation square has put together a unique farmers market – with artisanal food makers, yes, but also innovators and educators from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and local artists from Cambridge Arts’ Community Supported Art Program. The science, technology, engineering, arts and math exhibitors stay until 3 p.m.; the food exhibitors stay throughout. Buy art, learn about what’s happening at the institute and experience local farm to plate food. It takes place directly off the red line MBTA stop. Information is here.


Tuesday

bullet-gray-small Teddy Bear Picnic from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., near Union Square, Somerville. Free.

Bring a picnic and teddy bears (or other cuddly toys) and join with local families and friends of all ages. Information is here, or call Tara at (617) 417-4904 or send email to taramcwc@gmail.com.

bullet-gray-small Ken Green at Story Space from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Havurat Shalom, 113 College Ave., Powder House Square, Somerville. There is a $5 requested donation. 

Ken Green, former newspaper sports writer, playwright, author of “bad performance poetry” and teller of stories that are monuments to bad decisions and general awkwardness travels from across the river, where he produces and hosts Story Club Boston at the Milky Way Lounge in Jamaica Plain. Hosted by Bruce Marcus. Information is here.


Wednesday

bullet-gray-small From Trump to the Pope: Political Cartoonist Ted Rall from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Parish Cambridge Unitarian Universalist, 3 Church St./1446 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square. Free.

Ted Rall visits the Cambridge Forum to discuss his career as a political cartoonist and talk about selections from his series of graphic biographies on Edward Snowden, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Pope Francis. Rall – born in Cambridge but raised in Ohio and most associated with San Francisco, where he worked with Dave Eggers – has been making angry, savagely funny and incisive cartoons since the 1990s. This event is co-hosted by the Harvard Book Store. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Starstruck: Close Encounters of the Awkward Kind from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. Free, but register here. 

Utterly disastrous, uncomfortable and embarrassing encounters with celebrities and crushes are recounted by comedians Bethany Van Delft, Nick Chambers, Steve Halligan, James Huessy, Phoebe Angle and Katie Qué, then reenacted by sketch group The Redo Crew (Tooky Kavanagh, Mark Gallagher, Ethan Marsh, Katie McCarthy, Nick Ortolani and Shaun Connolly). Information is here.


Thursday

bullet-gray-small Make Music Boston from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. around Cambridge and Somerville. Free.

There’s a reason this live, free arts celebration takes place June 21 on streets, sidewalks and parks around the region: It’s the longest day of the year. The longest stretch of performance takes place at Green Rose Heritage Park, 155 Harvard St., The Port, with five sets of rock, R&B and soul, reggae and hip-hop and singer-songwriter style indie rock. But there’s an experimental site-specific work called “Stones/Water/Time/Breath” along Harvard Square’s bike path from 2 to 2:45 p.m. in which artists will “Play the water with stones, singly”; barbershop and brass at Joan Lorentz Park at 457 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge (in front of the Cambridge Main Library); and a three-hour youth-programmed event called the Converge Arts Music Showcase that packs in 10 acts (opener Ava Sophia is pictured) amid lawn games, yoga, ice cream, food and more and kicks off the 2018 summer programs at Magazine Beach Park, at the river end of Magazine Street in the Cambridgeport neighborhood. Information is here for Cambridge events and here for Somerville events.


Friday

bullet-gray-small Festival of Us, You, We & Them all weekend at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Most events are free.

A weekend-long celebration of the arts and movement includes some 20 performances (“Go Home Tiny Monster” by The Gottabees, photographed by Richard Termine) amid workshops, classes and meetups. Information and a schedule is here.

bullet-gray-small Summer Reading Series at Lesley University, taking place at the Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St., on Lesley’s Doble Campus in the Agassiz neighborhood near Harvard Square. Free.

A variety of acclaimed authors come to campus through June 27, and some writers from the Lesley MFA faculty will also read from their work in nonfiction, poetry, fiction and writing for young people. The event kicks off with author David Elliott (the picture book “On the Wing,” 2014, and chapter book “The Cool Crazy Crickets Club,” 2010) and Hester Kaplan (“Unravished,” 2014). Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Songs of the Other: A Concert Celebrating Immigrants from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Longy School of Music, 27 Garden St., Harvard Square. Free, but a suggested donation of $20 will benefit the Cambridge Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants.

This program honors and celebrates the lives of immigrants, refugees and other displaced people, weaving together songs and melodies from Armenia and the Balkan peninsula with new compositions and arrangements. Featuring Daniela Tosic, mezzo-soprano; Sylvie Zakarian, marimba; and music by Gomidas, Hovhaness, Grover, Paliev and Radan. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Graffiti Alley Cypher from 8 to 10 p.m. 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. Information is here.


Saturday

bullet-gray-small Dances of the Spirit: The Works of Isadora Duncan , at 2 p.m. in Hazel Dell, Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St., West Cambridge. General admission is $20. (Rain date: 2 p.m. Sunday.)

Known as the “mother of modern dance,” Isadora Duncan created a series of mourning dances after the accidental deaths of her two children in 1913. The Dances by Isadora Boston troupe will re-create these evocative dances of wind, sea, darkness and light in a lush outdoor setting. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Summer Reading Series at Lesley University, taking place at the Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St., on Lesley’s Doble Campus in the Agassiz neighborhood near Harvard Square. Free.

The reading series continues with Olive Senior, author of 17 books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s literature. For her nonfiction work, “Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the Building of the Panama Canal” – the subject of the day’s reading – Senior won the Lewis Book Prize of the Caribbean Studies Association and was shortlisted for the Foreword Reviews Indiefab Book Awards. Information is here. 

bullet-gray-small Rama Lama Ding Dong 2018! from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Massasoit Elks Lodge, 55 Bishop Allen Drive, Central Square. Admission is $10.

Six bands over four-plus hours, including The Monsieurs, Nice Guys, Love Strangers, Rene Chambers, -1 and Johnnie and the Foodmasters (pictured). Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Festival of Us, You, We & Them all weekend at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Most events are free. Information and a schedule is here.


Sunday

bullet-gray-small The Tree that Falls Summer Concert from 3 to 4 p.m. at Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St., West Cambridge. Free.

Assuming we dodge the rain, it’ll be a fairly pleasant high of 78 degrees, nice weather for Berklee College of Music artists continuing the tradition of free concerts on this historic lawn – in this case,  acoustic duet The Tree That Falls, featuring cellist Cristobal Cruz-Garcia and guitarist John Shafer. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Fat Cats for MICE Fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. at Alley, 10 Ware St., Mid-Cambridge, near Harvard Square. Free, though donations are encouraged with raffle tickets available at the door for prizes and a carnival of activities. (Fancy duds are requested, but not required.)

This family-friendly afternoon gala supports the comic arts by helping fund the annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, a free weekend each October in Porter Square. This fundraiser offers a live drawing competition, featured artists, board game demos, drawing demos, karaoke and snacks and refreshments. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Poetry in the Garden from 4 to 6 p.m. at Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., near Union Square, Somerville. Free.

Once again, assuming it’s not going to rain, this will be an idyllic afternoon on the grass with poetry from Jennifer Barber, Valerie Duff and Scott Ruescher. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Summer Reading Series at Lesley University, taking place at the Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St., on Lesley’s Doble Campus in the Agassiz neighborhood near Harvard Square. Free.

A variety of acclaimed authors come to campus through June 27, and some writers from the Lesley MFA faculty will also read from their work in nonfiction, poetry, fiction and writing for young people. Today brings Susan Goodman (“The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial,” 2016, and “How to Burp in Space? And Other Tips Every Space Tourist Needs to Know,” 2013) and poet Joan Houlihan (“Shadow-feast,” 2018). Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Festival of Us, You, We & Them all weekend at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Most events are free. Information and a schedule is here.