A week of events in Cambridge and Somerville: David Boobie is back, and holiday shopping fairs
Cambridge Arts for Health Series features a performance by Isaura de Oliviera from 1 to 4 p.m. at Green-Rose Heritage Park, 155 Harvard St., The Port. Free. The performance will include live music, dancing, audience interaction and informal, health-related conversations. It is influenced by a special Brazilian celebration called “Mesa de Caboclo.” Information is here.
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.
“The Airstrip” from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Harvard Square. Free. Director Heinz Emigholz traces the role of architecture – and concrete, specifically – in the “fascist ideologies and militarist imperatives” of World War II and the modern day, a perfect cinematic bummer you can turn into Thanksgiving table banter later in the week. Information is here.
Dance Sassy with Chris Suharlim from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Tickets are $17. This dance class uses upbeat pop and K-pop songs to inspire movement and shake the stress away. Experience is not necessary. Information is here.
Swing Fusion dance class from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at José Mateo Ballet Theatre, 400 Harvard St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $15. This class is titled “Warmth and Light.” All levels are welcome. Information is here.
Henri Herbert plays boogie and blues starting at 8 p.m. at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $20. Herbert is an Austin, Texas, piano-playing phenom whose YouTube videos already have a collective 50 million-plus hits. Information is here.
Gracie Curran and the High Falutin’ Band from 9 p.m. to midnight at The Porch, 175 Rivers Edge Drive, Medford. Tickets are $20. Gracie is a Blues Award Music nominee and Boston Music Award winner with a growing reputation in the blues and soul genres. She’s joined by Chris Hersch on guitar, Geoff Murfitt on bass, Terrell Reed on drums and Scott Coulter on keys. Information is here.
David Boobie burlesque at 9 p.m. at the Crystal Ballroom, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. Tickets start at $20. One of the area’s unique holiday traditions – sort of the Harvard Square November complement to Davis Square’s December “Slutcracker” – is the Bowie-flavored striptease that comes just after Thanksgiving every year. Niki Stardust and her Total Blam Blam David Boobie Band (aka Niki Luparelli and The Gold Diggers) relocates from Oberon for this 10th year of Boobie. The show is 18-plus. Information is here.
Holiday Art Market from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cambridge Masonic Hall, 1950 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square. Free. Peruse local craft in a celebration of local businesses; perfect for holiday shopping. Information is here.
The Ruckus, Sly Fang, Bp & the Big Picture, and the Forest Room from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Jungle, 6 Sanborn Court, Union Square. Tickets are $6 in advance, $10 at the door. The groups’ music ranges from head-banging rock to experimental and trip-hop in this jam-packed night. Information is here.
The Jubilate Chamber Choir at 8 p.m. at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 15 Sellers St., Riverside near Central Square. The seven-voice choir out of Marblehead plan to perform Requiem in E flat major by Josef Rheinberger, “There Is a Balm in Gilead” by Nicholas White and “My Soul, There Is a Country” by H.H. Parry.Tickets are $20 at the door. Information is here.
The Shane Allessio Band from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St., Inman Square. Tickets are $10. Original jazz from Shane Allessio on bass, Bill Jones on tenor sax, Chris Brown on guitar and Tom Arey on drums. Information is here.