Monday

Concert for One from noon to 6 p.m. (and continuing Saturday, Sunday and through Sept. 29) at Harvard’s Science Center Plaza between Harvard Yard at Kirkland and Oxford streets, near Harvard Square. Free. The Celebrity Series of Boston provides powerful music experiences to 5,000 people – one listener and one musician at a time, for one minute. Information is here.

Virtual reality demo from 4 to 7 p.m. at at Vox Pop, 31 Artisan Way, Assembly Square, Somerville. Free. Come play with Somerville Media Center toys – Google Tilt Brush, which lets you paint in 3D space; and Beat Saber, a rhythm game. Information is here.


Tuesday

Alice Hoffman reads from “The World That We Knew” 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $29.75 (with fees, $32.23), including a copy of the book, or $6 (with fees, $7.29) for entrance only. The Harvard Book Store presents the author of “Practical Magic” and many other novels reading from a new tale of love, loss and mysticism set during the Holocaust. Information is here.

Singer-Songwriter Night XXII from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. at ZuZu, 474 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Admission is $7 for this 21-plus show. Four local acts perform 35-minute sets, this time including Kyle Wilson, Sam Boyles, thefineprint. and Jack Byrne. Information is here.

Concert for One from noon to 6 p.m. (and continuing Saturday, Sunday and through Sept. 29) at Harvard’s Science Center Plaza between Harvard Yard at Kirkland and Oxford streets, near Harvard Square. Free. Information is here.


Wednesday

“Bookworks” art by Angela Lorenz from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at the Aidekman Arts Center at Tufts University, 40 Talbot Ave., Somerville. Free. If you’re in the area around lunchtime and need some philosophy to chew over, stop by for a truly interactive piece of art cooked up by Lorenz as part of “Bookworks,” a wide-ranging exploration of artist-made books – but in this case, it’s Taoist philosophy by Chuang Tzu, Lao Tzu and others printed on four kinds of gum. Information is here.

GrownUp StoryTime: “Stories of Plenty” from 7 to 8 p.m. at Aeronaut Brewing, 14 Tyler St., near Union Square, Somerville. Free, but donations are welcome. Autumn stories are harvested. Information is here.

Marty McConnell at the Boston Poetry Slam, from 7:15 p.m. to midnight at The Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. There’s a $3 cover for this 18-plus show. The Chicago poet, performer, coach, educator and co-founder and editor of Underbelly is featured after two hours of open mic starting at 8 p.m. Information is here.

“Community Ritual” dance ceremony object drop-off from 8 to 10 p.m. at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free. Alice Gosti premieres her “Material Deviance in Contemporary American Culture” project, inviting people to donate permanently an object of significance that they are ready to part with, but which has been hard to let go of (no furniture, glass objects or anything perishable, please), share the story of the objects with MDICAC performers who will accept the object and incorporate the story into their performance later in the week “in abstract and nonlinear ways.” Information is here.

Together Festival 10 begins from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave., near Central Square (with performers Ron Trent and Antal) and Phoenix Landing, 512 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square (with performers Thugfucker and Paul Schubert) and other locations to be announced. Individual tickets are $20; festival passes are $150. The dance party of music, art and technology returns, now a five-day event with Information is here.

Concert for One from noon to 6 p.m. (and continuing Saturday, Sunday and through Sept. 29) at Harvard’s Science Center Plaza between Harvard Yard at Kirkland and Oxford streets, near Harvard Square. Free. Information is here.


Thursday

Meme trivia from 7 to 8 p.m. at CultureHouse, 500 Kendall St., Kendall Square. Free. Damn, Daniel – the popup hangout is calling all VSCO girls, distracted boyfriends, overly attached girlfriends and Scumbag Steves to come test their knowledge of the ephemera of the Internet. Service doges and support Nyan Cats allowed. Information is here.

Concert for Notre Dame from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Harvard Memorial Church, 1 Harvard Yard, Harvard Square. General Admission is $10. Inspired by renovations for the recent fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Consulate General of France in Boston presents the Boston Camerata Ensemble and Choral Fellows of Harvard Memorial Church interpreting arias composed and first performed at Paris Notre Dame in the late 12th century. Michel Picaud, president of the Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris, will talk about reconstruction efforts; Harvard professors will talk about the cultural and historic significance of Notre Dame in Europe and America. Information is here.

Concert for One from noon to 6 p.m. (and continuing Saturday, Sunday and through Sept. 29) at Harvard’s Science Center Plaza between Harvard Yard at Kirkland and Oxford streets, near Harvard Square. Free. Information is here.


Friday

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” screening from 7 to 9 p.m. at CultureHouse, 500 Kendall St., Kendall Square. Free. The 2012 drama and fantasy film about a 6-year-old girl in a remote Delta community is screened for Climate Preparedness Week by Communities Responding to Extreme Weather. Information is here.

Hueman fashion party by BrandNUbia from 7 to 10 p.m. at Warehouse XI, 11 Sanborn Court, Union Square, Somerville. General admission is $35 (with fees, $38.77). Designer Nubia Williams marks the 25th Boston Fashion Week with a womenswear collection called Hu[e]man and a runway fashion, art, food, photo and music show that looks at what it truly means to be American in a country fixated on categorizing skin color. Information is here.

“Material Deviance in Contemporary American Culture” dance from 8 to 10 p.m. (and repeating Saturday and Sunday) at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. General admission is $26 (with fees, $29.21). Alice Gosti premieres her project investigating the objects imbued with so much of our worth – while surrounded by objects donated by members of the public, and using their stories. Information is here.

Concert for One from noon to 6 p.m. (and continuing Saturday, Sunday and through Sept. 29) at Harvard’s Science Center Plaza between Harvard Yard at Kirkland and Oxford streets, near Harvard Square. Free. Information is here.


Saturday

MIT Great Glass Pumpkin Patch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Kresge Auditorium oval, 48 Massachusetts Ave. Free. Check out more than 2,000 handblown glass pumpkins from the MIT Glass Lab, on sale for $35 to more than $350 (with the proceeds going back to the lab). Information is here.

Cambridge Arts Open Studios from noon to 6 p.m. citywide (and continuing Sunday). Free. Visit artists in their studios and group venues, showing and selling media from painting and pottery to jewelry and refurbished furniture in this 11th annual event. An interactive, mobile-friendly map of nearly 70 locations is here, and general information is here.

Bow Market Oktoberfest from noon to 8 p.m. (and continuing Sunday) at Bow Market, 1 Bow Market Way, Union Square, Somerville. Free. German-themed food, drinks, retail and live music. Information is here.

“Coated: 1944 Circus Fire Project” circus show from 2 to 5 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. General admission is $25. The Open Ring Circus commemorates a July 6, 1944, fire that broke out when the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus pitched its tents in Hartford, Connecticut. At a matinee show – as the Flying Wallendas took their place on the tightwire platform – the tent went up in flames, claiming upward of 168 lives and injuring more than 700 people. Information is here.

Rob Chalfen & Steve Luttrell poetry reading from 4 to 6 p.m. at Outpost 186, 186.5 Hampshire St., Inman Square. Be prepared to pay a donation at the door. Luttrell, of Portland, Maine, is founder and publisher of The Cafe Review and author of five books of poetry; Chalfen is published widely in literary magazines, including Fulcrum and The Battersea Review. Information is here.

“Labyrinth” arts and media pop-up from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Green Room, 62 Bow St., Union Square, Somerville. Free. The work of upcoming artists Lauren Levy,  Bhavik Mistri, Juliet Degree, Josh Hilty, Marisa Kang and Edom Lipton get a showcase with audio by Intoishun and Jesse Cyr. Information is here.

Gabby Rivera in conversation with Roxane Gay from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School’s Fitzgerald Auditorium, 459 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge. Tickets are $5, going to providing copies of “Juliet Takes a Breath” to high school students attending the event. Queer Latinx writer for Marvel Comics (“America”) and now YA novelist Rivera (with the coming-of-age tale “Juliet Takes a Breath”) talks with celebrated author Gay in this event from Porter Square Books. Information is here.

Concert for One from noon to 6 p.m. (and continuing Saturday, Sunday and through Sept. 29) at Harvard’s Science Center Plaza between Harvard Yard at Kirkland and Oxford streets, near Harvard Square. Free. Information is here.

“Material Deviance in Contemporary American Culture” dance from 8 to 10 p.m. (and repeating Saturday and Sunday) at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. General admission is $26 (with fees, $29.21). Information is here.


Sunday

Cambridge Arts Open Studios from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. citywide (and continuing Sunday). Free. An interactive, mobile-friendly map of nearly 70 locations is here, and general information is here.

Bosnian Festival from noon to 6 p.m. at New England Friends Of Bosnia & Herzegovina, 10 Harvey St./2400 Massachusetts Ave., North Cambridge. Free to enter. Traditional Food, music and dance, along with a kids’ corner and history corner. Information is here.

New England Poetry Club contest winners reading and reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge. Free. The library co-hosts, presenting featured poets Susan Donnelly and Dzvinia Orlowsky, co-winners of the Samuel Washington Allen Prize, selected by Robert Pinsky; and Maria Luisa Arroyo (pictured), winner of the Der Hovanessian Prize, selected by Alan Smith Soto. Information is here.

Harvest Festival from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at The Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., near Union Square, Somerville. Garden tours, pumpkin decorating, butterfly-making activities, a talk on “How Plants Use Color to Communicate” by author Sara Levine and music by Sawaari are featured at this celebration of the creatures and people who make harvest of the food we eat daily possible. Information is here.

Silent Film Club: “The Lost World” from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Aeronaut Brewing, 14 Tyler St., near Union Square, Somerville. General admission is $10, but seating is limited. A rescue mission to South America encounters prehistoric creatures in this rarely seen 1925 epic with live accompaniment by silent film musician Jeff Rapsis. Information is here. 

Concert for One from noon to 6 p.m. (and continuing Saturday, Sunday and through Sept. 29) at Harvard’s Science Center Plaza between Harvard Yard at Kirkland and Oxford streets, near Harvard Square. Free. Information is here.

Bow Market Oktoberfest from noon to 8 p.m. at Bow Market, 1 Bow Market Way, Union Square, Somerville. Free. German-themed food, drinks, retail and live music. Information is here.

“Material Deviance in Contemporary American Culture” dance from 8 to 10 p.m. (and repeating Saturday and Sunday) at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. General admission is $26 (with fees, $29.21). Information is here.

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