Monday

Marvel Movies Trivia from 6 to 8 p.m. at Glass House, 450 Kendall St., Kendall Square. Free, but registration closes after 35 teams. Fortunately, there are only 23 full-length films (and several television shows?) that might make its way into this trivia contest on the patio. Information is here.

“Modern Times” from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Free. Charlie Chaplin’s first official sound film screens as part of an Elements of Cinema series, followed by an audience discussion led by Emerson College senior scholar-in-residence Peter Flynn. Information is here.


Tuesday

“Alice in Operaland” from 10 to 11 a.m. at Dana Park, 74 Magazine St., Cambridgeport (rain site: The Amigos School, 15 Upton St., Cambridgeport). Free. Opera On Tap presents some favorite storybook characters of the medium, from Dvorak’s Little Mermaid to Mozart’s Queen of the Night, thanks to Cambridge Arts’ Summer in the City series. Information is here.

Singer-Songwriter Night XX from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at ZuZu, 474 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Admission is $7 for this 21-plus show. This anniversary event brings back a few acts from shows past for a bill that includes Steve Snyder & Don’t Be Denied; Meaghan Collins; leisure; Mike Morrissey, and Callum McKenzie & PJ Holaday. Information is here.


Wednesday

Hack the Moon Live from noon to 4 p.m. at Draper, 555 Technology Square, Kendall Square. Free. A quiet Wednesday is a good day to check out this interactive exhibit exploring the unsung stories of the engineers who guided the Apollo astronauts to the moon and back safely – told through exclusive interviews, photos and artifacts and, at times, a spin in a lunar landing simulator. Information is here.


Thursday

“The Addams Family” BT4W Summer Musical from 1 to 3 p.m. (and repeating Friday and Saturday) at The Kennedy-Longfellow School, 158 Spring St., East Cambridge, from Beyond the 4th Wall. General admission is $18 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Princess of darkness Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – an Addams family nightmare. Information is here.

Richard Russo reads from “Chances Are” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Porter Square. Free. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Empire Falls” and other novels has a suspenseful, menacing new work that follows three friends still puzzling over a Memorial Day weekend on Martha’s Vineyard in 1971, when their beloved Jacy Rockafellow disappeared. Information is here.

“The Lionheart” medieval French songs from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St., Harvard Square. General admission is $25 (with fees, $27.24). There’s more to Richard I than riding in at the end of “Robin Hood.” Hear the king’s own adventures with unaccompanied vocal pieces, original arrangements of monody with instrumental accompaniment and instrumental pieces on harp, vielle, winds, hurdy-gurdy, citole, bagpipes and percussion from the Meravelha ensemble and Peter Walker. Information is here.

“Red Velvet” from 8 to 10 p.m. (and repeating Friday and Saturday) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Kresge Little Theater in Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave. General admission is $10. The MIT Shakespeare Ensemble takes on Lolita Chakrabarti’s play based on the little-known but true story of Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor who, in the 19th century built a reputation on the stages of London and Europe after stepping in when the exalted Edmund Kean collapsed on stage while playing “Othello.” Information is here.


Friday

Openair Circus Performances from 7 to 9 p.m. (and repeating Saturday and Sunday) at Nunziato Field, at Vinal Avenue and Summer Street, Somerville. There is a suggested donation of $3. More than 100 children and adults perform the circus arts they’ve learned over the summer. Refreshments, souvenirs and circus equipment will be available before the show and during the 15-minute intermission. Information is here.

House of Several Stories: A Tragedy in Two Acts of Nonsense” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (and repeating Saturday and Sunday) at Loeb Theater, 64 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $5 to $20. A. John Boulanger’s absurdist comedy about a dysfunctional family can be a romp no matter what kind of meaning you layer onto its slant rhyme narrative of dead (or missing) fathers, real (or not) brothers and pregnant (or not) sisters, so it’s worth seeing what the students of Harvard-Radcliffe Summer Theater do with it, led by director Julius Wade. Information is here.

“Hansel and Gretel” opera from 8 to 10 p.m. (and repeating Saturday) at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Free, with a suggested donation. Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera (sung in English) gets two performances before moving on for performances in Quincy. Information is here.

The Kerfuffle: “What a Nightmare” from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. at The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. A variety show “for all things absurd, hilarious, poignant, perilous, stupid, unpredictable, filthy and brilliant” has a baker’s dozen of sketches planned, with titles such as “Final Destination Wedding” with Steve Macone and “I’m at Work and Did Not Review This Closely Enough to Be Confident That It Is Free of Spelling and Grammar Errors” with Chloe Zwiacher. Information is here.

“The Addams Family” BT4W Summer Musical from 7 to 9 p.m. (and repeating Saturday) at the Kennedy-Longfellow School, 158 Spring St., East Cambridge. General admission is $18 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Information is here.

“Red Velvet” from 8 to 10 p.m. (and repeating Saturday) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Kresge Little Theater in Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave. General admission is $10. Information is here.


Saturday

Cervena Barva Press Reading Series from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Admission is $5 and includes refreshments. Readings from Jennifer Clarvoe, author of “Invisible Tender” and “Counter-Amore,” and Lloyd Schwartz, reviewer of classical music and the arts for NPR’s “Fresh Air” and WBUR’s The ARTery. Information is here.

Drag for a Cause from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Neighborhood Restaurant & Bakery, 25 Bow St., Union Square. General admission is $10 (with fees, $12.24) for this 18-plus show. A dinner and drag show to raise money for the Chef Borges Scholarship, which goes to students from the Somerville High School culinary arts program. Dinner goes from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with a couple of rounds of bingo throughout. A DJ’d drag show follows, hosted by Amanda Playwith, Miss Gay Boston 2019, with Ania Bangkoks, queen of Boston Pride 2019, and Dusty Moorehead-Malletti. There will be a raffle with items from local business. Information is here.

Movies in the Park: “The Lego Movie” from 7 to 10 p.m. at Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park, 300 Grand Union Blvd., Assembly Square. Free. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic for this series from WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. Everyone loved this refreshingly funny animated film with the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks and others. Information is here.

Moon Rocks: Concerts Under the Moon from 7 to 11 p.m. at Draper, 555 Technology Square, Kendall Square. Free. Dionysia plays two sets outdoors under an illuminated Museum of the Moon (moving indoors in case of bad weather, but BYO chairs and blankets along with food and nonalcoholic refreshments). Guests will be able to explore the interactive exhibit inside Draper’s Atrium, including access to a 4D Apollo lunar landing simulator. Information is here.

“Offset” benefit showcase from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Green Street Studios, 185 Green St., Central Square. Tickets are $15 at the door in cash or Venmo, going to the Youth on Fire drop-in center for at-risk homeless youth. Tilted Collab hosts a mixed-arts show of boundary-breaking works of dance, film, drag and more from Richie Feathers, Cam Costedio, Brit Boilard, Ellen McDonald, Keeks Marie, Liam Fitzpatrick Choreography, King Knightley, Molly Flynn, the Boston Community Dance Project, K.J., Odessa Rain (pictured) and Becca Quigley. Information is here.

Midnight Special late-night movie in 35mm: “Galaxy Quest” at midnight at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square. Tickets are $12. Imagine William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and the rest of the crew of the USS Enterprise being snatched into space by the ultimate “Star Trek” fans – aliens fleeing annihilation who think their adventures were real. The rep of this film has only grown since its 1999 release. Information is here.

Openair Circus Performances from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. (and repeating Sunday) at Nunziato Field, at Vinal Avenue and Summer Street, Somerville. There is a suggested donation of $3. Information is here.

“The Addams Family” BT4W Summer Musical from 7 to 9 p.m. (and repeating Saturday) at the Kennedy-Longfellow School, 158 Spring St., East Cambridge. General admission is $18 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Information is here.

House of Several Stories: A Tragedy in Two Acts of Nonsense” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (and repeating Saturday and Sunday) at Loeb Theater, 64 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $5 to $20. Information is here.

“Hansel and Gretel” opera from 8 to 10 p.m. (and repeating Saturday) at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Free, with a suggested donation. Information is here.

“Red Velvet” from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Kresge Little Theater in Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave. General admission is $10. Information is here.


Sunday

Pingpong Tournament from 2 to 5 p.m. (and repeating Sundays) at CultureHouse, 500 Kendall St., Kendall Square. Free. Win honor, glory and maybe a prize in this weekly tournament at the pop-up “living room for the community” or “indoor public park.” Information is here (and there’s a full schedule of events here, including trivia and game nights, film screenings and more).

Openair Circus Performances from 2 to 4 p.m. at Nunziato Field, at Vinal Avenue and Summer Street, Somerville. There is a suggested donation of $3. Information is here.

House of Several Stories: A Tragedy in Two Acts of Nonsense” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (and repeating Saturday and Sunday) at Loeb Theater, 64 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $5 to $20. Information is here.

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