Sunday, Nov. 20

Boston’s Maison Green is among Holiday Plant Enthusiast Market vendors. (Photo: Maison Green)

Holiday Plant Enthusiast Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Free. Nearly 40 local artists and small businesses will sell plant-related goods around speakers, raffles and an anonymous plant swap table (give a plant, take a plant). Information is here.

Brickbottom/Joy Street Open Studios from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1 Fitchburg St. and 86 Joy St., Inner Belt, Somerville (and continuing Sunday). Free. interactive installations and pop-up performances enhance the chance to browse and buy art. Information is here.

“Let It Bleed” tribute at 7 p.m. at The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. Tickets are $18.03. Once Somerville presents a show that’s like seeing The Rolling Stones performing one of their best albums at a small venue. Scream Along with Billy, The Garage Dogs and “a cavalcade of local stars” perform. Information is here.

“Stages of Life” graduating student recital at 8 p.m. at the Longy School of Music, 27 Garden St., Harvard Square (and continuing Saturday). Free, but a donation of $10 or more is welcome. Pianist Yizixin An shows off what’s been learned as student of the famed Renana Gutman. Information is here.


Monday, Nov. 21

Lamplighter Brewing in The Port. (Photo: Lamplighter via Yelp)

World Cup screenings from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lamplighter Brewing, 284 Broadway, The Port. It’s free to attend this 21-plus event. Lamplighter plans to screen all U.S. games and the series finals; today it’s the United States v. Wales, broadcast from Qatar. Information is here.

Erin Jeanne McDowell reads from “Savory Baking: Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner and Everything in Between” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Porter Square. Free, but registration is suggested. The New York Times bestselling author of “The Book on Pie” and “The Fearless Baker” presents her latest from work called the “next best thing to a private baking and pastry class.” It might be a good time to sneak in a question before Thanksgiving baking. Masks are required. Information is here.

“War of the Romantics” graduating student recital at 8 p.m. at the Longy School of Music, 27 Garden St., Harvard Square (and continuing Saturday). Free, but a donation of $10 or more is welcome. Pianist Erica Phung performs. Information is here.


Tuesday, Nov. 22

Louisa Solano. (Photo: Grolier Poetry Book Shop)

Louisa Solano Memorial Reading from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop on 6 Plympton St., Harvard Square. There is a suggested donation starting at $10. Mary Baine Campbell, Peter Payack and other poets honor the former owner of the bookshop, who died April 20 at 80. This is expected to be the first in an annual series. Proof of vaccination and masks are required. Information is here.

The Moth Story Slam from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Tickets are $15. This open-mic storytelling competition on the fourth Tuesday of each month is open to anyone who can share a five-minute story on the night’s theme – this time, “will power,” in which participants are asked to “Tell us of your iron (or paper thin)  resolve. Your battle with smoking, drinking, loving, eating or obsessing. Resisting the urge to check Facebook, read your lover’s diary or sleep in. Caving to impulses or holding strong.  Temptation versus self control and other epic interior battles.” Information is here.


Wednesday, Nov. 23

Prince/Bowie Turkey Day Dance Party at 8 p.m. at The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $25 for this 18-plus event. Events around Thanksgiving tend to be energetic to compensate for the expected calorie intake; this night focuses on the music of the greats as played by a super group of local performers. The funk and disco band Booty Vortex guest stars. Information is here.

Dark Meet dance party at 9 p.m. at Sonia, 10 Brookline St., Central Square. Admission is $12 for this 18-plus event. More pre-Thanksgiving exercise in the form of dancing to goth, industrial and dark 1980s New Wave spun by DJ Chris Ewen. The event dates back to the days of the ManRay nightclub (born 1983, died 2005 and maybe coming back soon). Information is here.


Thursday, Nov. 24

Being Thanksgiving turkeys may provide an extra incentive to run. (Photo: Gobble Gobble Gobble Road Race via Facebook)

Gobble Gobble Gobble Road Race at 9 a.m., starting from Seven Hills Park, Davis Square, Somerville. The entry fee is $40, with proceeds benefiting the Somerville Homeless Coalition, Somerville Track PAC and Dilboy VFW Veterans Relief Fund. Yet more opportunity to counteract holiday overeating, this one a 4-mile run tradition stretching back 26 years. Information is here.


Friday, Nov. 25

THANGsgiving 2022: Mashed-Potato Gravy-Reservoir Edition from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Free. Dance, music, storytelling and other performance art enlivens the post-Thanksgiving doldrums. Information is here.

World Cup screenings from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Lamplighter Brewing, 284 Broadway, The Port. It’s free to attend this 21-plus event. Lamplighter plans to screen all U.S. games and the finals; today it’s the United States v. Wales, broadcast from Qatar. Information is here.

Boston Swing Central’s Thanksgiving DJ Jam from 7 to 10:45 p.m. at Q Ballroom, 26 New St., near Fresh Pond in Neighborhood 9, Cambridge. General admission is $13. Another attempt to get people moving after the big meal. First comes the dance lesson, then the swing. Masks and proof of vaccination is required. Information is here.

Niiki Luparelli, left, brings David Boobie burlesque back for a 10th year. (Photo: David Boobie via Facebook)

11th Annual David Bowie burlesque Black Friday Madness at 9 p.m. at the Crystal Ballroom, 55 Davis Square, Somerville (and continuing Saturday). Tickets start at $25 for this 18-plus show. 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) celebrates “David Boobie.” Information is here.


Saturday, Nov. 26

Comedy x Music from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. Tickets are $25 for this 21-plus show. Comedians and musicians and comedian-musicians perform, including Brittany Carney, Andy, Zach Stewart and Drew Zwetchkenbaum, with more surprise guests promised. Masks are required. Information is here.

11th Annual David Bowie burlesque Black Friday Madness (continued) at 9 p.m. at the Crystal Ballroom, 55 Davis Square, Somerville (and continuing Saturday). Tickets start at $25 for this 18-plus show. Information is here.


Sunday, Nov. 27

Beyond Wrestling “Motherlode” at 7 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Tickets are $30. The independent wrestling YouTube channel brings a night of matches to town, with Willow Nightingale vs. Masha Slamovich at the top of the card. Information is here.