Saturday, July 20, 2024

Friday, July 28

MIT Public Art Tour from 5:50 to 6:15 p.m. at List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames St., Kendall Square, Cambridge. Free, but registration is required. Take a guided walking tour of MIT’s Public Art Collection. Information is here.

Dialogue of Civilizations: Lost/Found at 6 p.m. at the Agassiz Theatre, 5 James St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Free. This collage of scenes and monologues, written and performed by students/actors from across the globe, explores the idea of home and belonging. Information is here.

At the Seam of Life & Death at 6 p.m. at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn St., West Cambridge (and continuing through July 30) $20. Musician Ira Klein and choreographer Liz Walker’s performance is inspired by the cemetery as a place of transition and remembrance. Information is here.

Receita de Samba (via the artists’ Facebook page)

Latin Music in the Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Centanni Park, Third and Otis streets, East Cambridge. Free. The Multicultural Art Center hosts an evening of dancing to live samba and forró music by Receita de Samba and Trio Let’s Vamos. Information is here.

Subcontinental Drift Boston from 7 to 9 p.m. at Starlight Square, 84 Bishop Allen Drive, Central Square, Cambridge. Free. Saraswathi Jones headlines an evening of music, storytelling, dance and poetry that celebrates the South Asian diaspora. Information is here.

Ninth Annual Salsa Squared Dance Party from 7 to 10 p.m. at Brattle Plaza, in front of Bluestone Lane, 27 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Free. Dance the evening away in the streets – salsa and bachata lessons are available – and snack on chips and salsa. Information is here.


Saturday, July 29

A Balter Dance rehearsal. (Photo: Balter Dance via Facebook)

Wandering Fusion Festival and Queer Moves Club block party from noon to 4 p.m. at Bristol Street, Wellington-Harrington, Cambridge. Free. Dance in the middle of Bristol Street, play games and nosh on barbecue. Information is here.

Cambridge Jazz Festival from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at Danehy Park, 99 Sherman St., in Neighborhood 9 just east of Fresh Pond, Cambridge (and continuing on Sunday). Free, but paid seating and private gazebo options are available. This annual fest returns for an eighth year with two days of music. Information is here.

Vegetable Fermentation Workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., near Union Square, Somerville. Free. Flora Spivak demonstrates how to make your own sauerkraut and pickles. Information is here.

OnStage 360° at 5 and 7:30 p.m. at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. $15, but free and discounted tickets are available to Somerville residents. Come see dance performed in the round. Information is here.

Ketsia Leroy’s art opening reception at 5:30 p.m. at Aeronaut Brewing, 14 Tyler St., near Union Square, Somerville. Leroy’s latest show is on view through September. Information is here.

Karaoke Fundraiser for the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund from 7 to 10 p.m. upstairs at Bow Market, 1 Bow Market Way, Union Square, Somerville. Donations encouraged. Belt out favorite tunes and sip cocktails crafted for the occasion. Information is here.


Sunday, July 30

The scene at a previous Cambridge Jazz Festival. (Photo: Cambridge Jazz Festival)

Cambridge Jazz Festival (continued) from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at Danehy Park, 99 Sherman St., in Neighborhood 9 just east of Fresh Pond, Cambridge. Information is here.

Boston Orchestra Book Club perform Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony at 3 p.m. at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Pay what you can; $25 suggested donation. Hear the inaugural performance of this community orchestra. Information is here.

Tascha performs at 3 p.m. on the east lawn of Longfellow House and the Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St., West Cambridge. Free. The Parisian singer-songwriter creates what she calls “rooted pop music” with lyrics in English, French and Creole. Information is here.

Cambridge Mural Ride (rescheduled from Saturday() likely from 3 to 6 p.m. at a location provided upon registration. Free. Cycle around Cambridge with Cyclopolitan for a tour of the city’s many murals. (Rescheduled from Saturday for weather concerns,) Information is here.

Bridgeside Cypher from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Starlight Square, 84 Bishop Allen Drive, Central Square, Cambridge. Free. Rappers, singers, poets, DJs and break dancers take turns performing in a collaborative, often improvised format. Information is here.

“Our Body” premiere with filmmaker at 6 p.m. at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. $14.50. Filmmaker Claire Simon will be on hand to discuss her documentary about the gynecological ward in a public hospital in Paris. Information is here.


Monday, July 31

Fresh Pond nature. (Photo: City of Cambridge)

Fresh Pond Nature Walk at 10:15 a.m. at the Cambridge Public Library’s Collins Branch, 64 Aberdeen Ave., West Cambridge. Free, but registration is required. Ranger Tim Puopolo talks about what’s growing and changing in the neighborhood. The walk departs from the library courtyard. Information is here.

Boston Queer Fiber Arts Night at 6 p.m. at Aeronaut Brewing, 14 Tyler St., near Union Square, Somerville. Free. Work on your own project, sip some beer and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow queer crafters. Information is here.


Tuesday, Aug. 1

Yoga on the lawn. (Photo: Oakley Originals via Flickr)

Cambridge Plays: Gentle Yoga from 10 to 11 a.m. on the lawn of Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free. Slow your morning down with this accessible yoga for humans of all ages. Information is here.

Sit ‘n’ Knit from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge (and continuing every Tuesday). Free. Bring your fiber project and enjoy the company of other crafters at this informal group. Refreshments provided. Information is here.

Feet Keep the Beat Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville (and continuing with performances through Wednesday). Free. This multicultural percussive dance festival consists of classes and jams all week, with a performance at the end. Information is here.

Open Project Night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cambridge HackSpace, 440R Somerville Ave., Somerville (and every Tuesday). Free. Bring your ideas and/or your projects to socialize with folks who like to tinker and learn. No experience necessary, and no existing project required. Information is here.


Wednesday, Aug. 2

The Feet Keep the Beat Festival is this week in Somerville. (Photo: BrendaMeow via Flickr)

Feet Keep the Beat Festival (continued) from 5 to 9 p.m. at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Information is here.

Jukebox stories release party from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Foundry, 101 Rogers St., East Cambridge. Free. Instead of music, this jukebox plays community stories, and it is getting 25 new works created by Cambridge residents. Information is here.

Summer Scares Cursed Craft Night for Adults: Image Transfer Candles from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Somerville Public Library West Branch, 40 College Ave., near Davis Square. Free, but for adults only. Choose from a bunch of scary images to transform your candle into a creepy delight. Information is here.

Imani Davis, Joshua Nguyen, Rita Mookerjee and Chinma Nnadozie-Okananwa read at 7 p.m. at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop on 6 Plympton St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. $10, but registration is required. with an introduction by January Gill O’Neil. Information is here.

Outdoor movie night at 8 p.m. in Palmer Street, Harvard Square. Free. The family movie is TBD though the hints on the HSBA’s site about a Hawaiian girl and her new pet that she thinks is a dog, but is really a space alien, tell you all you need to know (namely that this sounds like Disney’s 2002 “Lilo & Stitch”). Bring your own blanket and get chairs and freshly popped popcorn from The Harvard Square Business Association and Harvard Coop. Information is here.


Thursday, Aug. 3

A cabbage white butterfly. (Photo: Richard George)

In Search of Butterflies & Dragonflies at 10 a.m. at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn St., West Cambridge. $12, registration is required. Harvard’s Jeremiah Trimble leads this walk revealing butterflies and dragonflies in their habitats at pond edges and wildflower patches. Information is here.

BollyX, The Bollywood Workout at 6 p.m. at Greene-Rose Heritage Park, 155 Harvard St., The Port. Cambridge. Free. The Dance Complex hosts this Bollywood-inspired dance fitness workout. Information is here.

Cambridge Plays: Open Craft Night Meet Up from 6 to 8 p.m. in front of Gather Here, 1343 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge. Free. Commune with fellow crafters and make time to work on your project. Information is here.

Summer Scares Horror Writing Workshop from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave., Central Hill. Free, but 15-plus. New York Times bestselling horror author Kayla Cottingham leads this workshop, with time for discussion and questions. Information is here.

The Second Annual Black Social Work Film Festival from 7 to 9 p.m. at Starlight Square, 84 Bishop Allen Drive, Central Square. Free. Filmmakers and expert panelists will discuss the films’ issues after the screening. Information is here.

Turnaround Film Shorts from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., near Union Square, Somerville. Free. Come for the films about climate change, stay for the lively discussion afterward. Information is here.


Friday, Aug. 4

Live Music Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Assembly Row, 355 Artisan Way, Assembly Square, Somerville (and continuing every other Friday through Sept. 15). Free. Kid Disaster performs at this outdoor concert. Information is here.

A roller disco event at Starlight Square in 2021. (Photo: Laraland Roller Disco via Facebook)

This Is How We Roll! from 6 to 9 p.m. at Starlight Square, 84 Bishop Allen Drive, Central Square, Cambridge. Free. Laraland Roller Disco hosts this skate party – BYO skates, as none will be available to rent, but you are welcome to dance even if you don’t have wheels. Information is here.

Salsa in the Park from 6 to 9 p.m. at Termeer Square 300 Athenaeum St., Kendall Square, Cambridge. Free. The MetaMovements artist collective begins the evening with small-group lessons for people of different ages and abilities. Stay for the party with performances and dance coaching corners. Information is here.

Jazz in the Park at 6:30 p.m. at Centanni Park, Third and Otis streets, East Cambridge. Free. The Tyson Jackson Trio and Midnight BBQ perform at this Multicultural Art Center event. Information is here.

Feet Keep the Beat Festival Showcase at 8 p.m. at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville (and continuing with performances through Wednesday). $30. A performance that includes flamenco, Irish, tap, Kathak, body percussion and other flavors of percussive dance from around the world. Information is here.