A week of events in Cambridge and Somerville: ‘Beloved King,’ Savoy Night at Crystal Ballroom
MIT Water Summit at the Wong Auditorium in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Building E-51, also known as the Tang Center, 70 Memorial Drive, Area II. This free, daylong event, which continues Tuesday, explores issues facing coastal cities and ecosystems under threat of climate change by investigating the balance between the built and natural environment. This year’s summit is a hybrid, with in-person and virtual components. Information and registration are here.
Savoy Night at Somerville Theatre’s Crystal Ballroom, 55 Davis Square, at 5:30 p.m. Tickets start at $10. There is an introductory swing dance lesson 6 to 7 p.m. Dan Gabel and The Abletones, an 18-piece big band, take the stage from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Information is here.
“The Half-Life of Marie Curie” at Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, through Dec. 12. This 90-minute play covers the friendship between two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie and Hertha Aryton, a mechanical engineer who provided refuge to Curie after an affair. Written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Bryn Boice. Tickets, showtimes and information are here.
Songs from “Beloved King: A Queer Bible Musical” at the Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, on the Cambridge border, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. The evening features a live band and the original cast performing each number interwoven with conversations on the origins of the songs from Jade Sylvan, who wrote the project as a Harvard Divinity School thesis. Information and registration are here.
Armadi Tsayn + Souq El-Jum3a + Bahar Badeitabar at the Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St., Inman Square, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. The three groups will play music from parts of the Middle East and Anatolia. Information is here.
Eric Dahlman’s JMDE Group at 8 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Tickets are $10 at the door. Presented by the Creative Music Series, the JMDE group combines elements of Chinese folk, jazz, and electro-acoustic sounds. Information is here.
Spectrum Singers celebrate their 40th anniversary at 8 p.m. at First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St., Harvard Square. In-person tickets start at $15 and must be bought online. The chorus will perform 14 songs and feature several soloists in an event delayed by the pandemic.
East Somerville Holiday Market from 1 to 4 p.m. at Connexion Church, 149 Broadway, Somerville. The market of a dozen stalls selling wares such as coffee, honey, soap and art will feature local retailers, a food pop-up by Wild Fox Pierogi, and a DJ set. Information is here.
Boston Rock Mess-Around from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Plough and Stars, 912 Massachusetts Ave., Riverside. Free. Performers include Robin Lane and Cowboy Mach Bell, and a tribute to the late Asa Brebner with artists such as Billy Connors, Linda Viens and Trick Wallace is planned. Information is here.