A week of events in Cambridge and Somerville: Comedy, Christmas Revels and Chicken Slacks
The Chicken Slacks (postponed from last week) at 8 p.m. at The Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free. If you like to funk out Thursday nights, you can breathe a sigh of relief: The Cantab, a Cambridge institution some would say is now an outlier in a rapidly changing city, opens its doors this week – for real – for the first time since March 2020, and the seven-piece funk and soul band that graced most Thursday nights for years is back in its usual slot.
The Christmas Revels at 7:30 p.m. at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., near Harvard Square. Tickets are $12 to $100. The Revels returns to Harvard Square for its 51st rendition, with 15 performances through Dec. 29 by an ensemble that uses song, music, dance and puppetry to celebrate musical traditions – this time mashing up culture from the Renaissance with modern pub-band sounds. Always stunning. Information is here.
Somerville Winter Farmers Market from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (with the first half-hour reserved for seniors and the immunocompromised) at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Free. Now in its 12th season, this weekly market offers more than 35 vendors selling locally grown or raised foods and live music. Information here.
Central Holiday Market from noon to 5 p.m. at Starlight Square, 84 Bishop Allen Drive, Central Square. Free. This market will have an emphasis on vintage goods – clothing, streetwear, sneakers, vinyls and the like – and DJ’d music. Information here.
Somerville Covid-19 Remembrance from 1 to 2 p.m. at Symphony Park, 46 Pearl St., Somerville. Free. This gathering will honor those that have died from Covid-19 and the many other losses experienced during the pandemic. Attendees will be invited to make flags of remembrance and hope. Information is here.