Monday

Bugs Bunny Film Festival at noon and 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. (and continuing through Feb. 23) at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $10, or $9 for children. It’s the 25th anniversary if this annual school vacation program of classic Warner Bros. cartoons, projected in 35mm. Event information is here.

Bernie Sanders Fundraiser Disasterpiece Theatre viewing of “Weekend At Bernie’s” from 6 to 8 p.m. at High Energy Vintage, 429 Somerville Ave., near Union Square, Somerville. Donation tickets are $10, with pizza and refreshments available for an additional donation. This series of seriously bad films on VHS shows the not-as-terrible-as-some 1989 farce in (questionable) honor of the (very much alive) presidential candidate. Information is here.


Tuesday

Cambridge Comedy Underground Television Showcase from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Cambridge Community Television, 438 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free, but register here for limited seating. The channel’s television comedy showcase includes sets from Tricia Auld, Josh Filipowski, Becca MacKillop, Evan Zigmond, Doreen Watson (pictured), Elliott Maraniss, Cliff Mula and Nick Palladino, with hosts Demetrius “Big D” Hullum and Casey McNeal. Information is here.

Trash Night Video: “Arthur’s Quest” from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $8. If ““Weekend At Bernie’s” wasn’t bad enough for you, this monthly film event lovingly selects and screens cinematic trash such as this 1999 television movie in which Merlin transports young King Arthur to a then-modern-day America, then finds Arthur has forgotten his own time and doesn’t want to go back. Information is here.

Bugs Bunny Film Festival at noon and 2 and 4 p.m. (and continuing through Feb. 23) at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $10, or $9 for children. Event information is here.


Wednesday

Wakanda Comedy from 8 to 10 p.m. at The Comedy Studio, 1 Bow Market Way, Union Square, Somerville. Tickets are $12. Celebrate Black History Month with some of Boston’s favorite comedians, including Chris Tabb, Jay Whittaker, Jason Cordova (pictured), Benjamin Bosunga, Zenobia Del Mar, Lady Vain, Reece Cotton and Trent Wells. Information is here.

Love vs. Death at the Boston Poetry Slam, from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. There’s a $3 cover for this 18-plus show. It’s Team Love vs. Team Death slamming on topics ranging from “The Proposal” to “Spelunking.” Information is here.

Bugs Bunny Film Festival at noon and 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. (and continuing through Feb. 23) at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $10, or $9 for children. Event information is here.


Thursday

Bernard-Henri Lévy speaks from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge. Free, but registration is required. Lévy is a philosopher, activist, filmmaker and author of more than 30 books, including his latest: “The Empire and The Five Kings: America’s Abdication and the Fate of the World.” He will be joined in conversation by Brown University professor Stephanie Ravillon. Information is here.

Glue Factory Comedy Hour from 7:30 to 9 p.m. (doors are at 7:30 p.m.) at The Dark Horse Public House, 499 Broadway, Magoun Square, Somerville. Free, but register here because seating is limited. Noam Shuster-Eliassi and Tooky Kavanagh headline with Kendra Dawsey, Eerik Heijari, Kathleen Demarle and Emily Mame-Ford. Information is here.

Beethoven @250: Form and Fantasy with Hugh Hinton from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Longy School of Music, 27 Garden St., Harvard Square. Admission is free or with suggested donations of $10 or $20. Faculty pianist Hinton helps mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a program asking, “How do we hear Beethoven today?” Three piano sonatas (Op 27 no. 1, Op 109, and Op 101) reveal Beethoven’s form and fantasy, the traditional and the disruptive, the expected and the irrational in quick juxtaposition. Information is here.

The Late Shift: Longy at The Lilypad from 10 p.m. to midnight at Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St., Inman Square. Free. The jazz and contemporary music department at the Longy School of Music plays a monthly residency, which means a little more cool late-night stuff for the city. Information is here.

Bugs Bunny Film Festival at noon and 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. (and continuing through Feb. 23) at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $10, or $9 for children. Event information is here.


Friday

Washington’s birthday tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St., West Cambridge. Free, but space is limited, so call (617) 876-4491 or email long_reservations@nps.gov to reserve a spot. It’s the 288th birthday of general, president and, sigh, vindictive slaveholder George Washington, who spent nine months on Brattle Street as a newly appointed military commander. See his digs and hear what he learned. Information is here.

New At Noon: The Tufts Composers Cooking Show from noon to 2 p.m. at Granoff Music Center at Tufts University, 20 Talbot Ave., near Powder House Square, Somerville. Free. New musical “recipes” sweet, savory, and otherwise by undergraduate and graduate composers, featuring music by T.J. Anderson Jr., Leonard Bernstein, Nathaniel Braddock, Jeannette Chechile, Claire X. Freeman, Yasaman Ghodsi, Niki Glenister, Daniel Glynn, Samuel Graber-Hahn, Caleb Martin-Rosenthal, John McDonald, Julia Moss, Lydia Russell, Mona Tavangar and Ryan Vigil. Information is here.

Breakwater Reading Series from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at The Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Free. Hear work by MFA poets and prose writers Anna Hull, Sofia Marlin, Christopher Stelson Wilson, Anita Ballesteros, Christie Towers and Andria Warren (pictured) in a series pulling from Lesley University, Boston University, Emerson College and the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Information is here.

FiLmprov from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Killian Hall in the Hayden Library Building at 160 Memorial Drive at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Free, but register here. The films of animator and artist Kate Matson get a live soundtrack from the FiLmprov Ensemble: Peter Bloom, Phil Scarff and Dan Zupan on woodwinds;  Mark Harvey, music director, on trumpet; Bill Lowe on trombone; John Funkhouser on piano and bass; and Harry Wellott on drums. Information is here.

Bugs Bunny Film Festival at noon and 2 and 4 p.m. (and continuing through Feb. 23) at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $10, or $9 for children. Event information is here.


Saturday

Longfellow Birthday Celebration from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn St., West Cambridge. Free, but register here. An annual program in Story Chapel, co-sponsored by the Longfellow House, the Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site. Hear a talk about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s legacy and enjoy some birthday cake in the poet’s honor. This year’s speaker: Adriana Greci Green, with “Anishinaabe Performances of Longfellow’s Hiawatha” – a talk about how indigenous people encounter and perform the classic work as a pageant. Information is here.

Meet the Fermentophone artist from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., in the Agassiz neighborhood near Harvard Square. Free with admission (general admission being $15). With access to he museum you can experience the Fermentophone, a musical (and edible) instrument using live bacteria and yeast. Creator Joshua Pablo Rosenstock talks informally about his inspiration for the project. Information is here.

Weekend matinee: “Boyz N the Hood” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Harvard Film Archive at The Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $5 cash, or free with a current Cambridge Public Library card, and available starting at 2:15 p.m. outside the screening room. John Singleton’s extraordinary 1991 debut – at the age of 23 – starred Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Regina King and Angela Bassett in a film based on the director’s own experience growing up in South Central Los Angeles. For viewers age 16 and older. Information is here.

Bugs Bunny Film Festival at noon and 2 and 4 p.m. (and continuing through Feb. 23) at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $10, or $9 for children. Event information is here.


Sunday

Three Hour Film Challenge from 2 to 6 p.m. at Cambridge Community Television, 438 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Reservations are $10, made by calling (617) 661-6900. Participants will be placed on a team, given a prompt and then have three hours to make a short film. Information is here. 

Kodaly, Liszt, Dvorak from 3 to 6 p.m. (with a preconcert talk at 1:45 p.m.) at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., near Harvard Square. The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Zander, takes on Kodaly’s “Dances of Galanta”; Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with guest Lucas Debargue; and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7. Information is here.

Kids’ Italian Carnevale from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Dante Alighieri Society Center, 41 Hampshire St., Kendall Square. Free. Face painting and light refreshments are just the sideshow for a performance of “The Master of Two Servants” by Boston Commedia Dell’Arte troupe Pazzi Lazzi. Carnival-themed costumes are recommended for children and adults. Information is here.

Elaine Kahn and Darcie Dennigan poetry reading from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Ave., The Port. Free. Kahn is the Los Angeles-based author of this year’s “Romance or the End”; Dennigan is a poet and playwright specializing in “otherworldliness and female absurdists” from Providence, Rhode Island. Information is here.

A Tribute to Stevie Wonder from 6 to 8 p.m. (doors will open at 5:45 p.m.) at Abundant Life Church, 47 Howard St., Riverside. Tickets are $30, with seating first-come, first-served. Donna McElroy, Nedelka Prescod and Dennis Montgomery (known as The Griots of Cultural Sound) pay tribute to Stevie Wonder. Information is here. 

Bugs Bunny Film Festival at noon and 2 and 4 p.m. (and continuing through Feb. 23) at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $10, or $9 for children. Event information is here.

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