Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Thursday, July 11

Mattie & Debbie are musicians Sean Trischka and Stash Wyslouch. (Photo: Louise Bichan)

Rollerama from 2 to 8 p.m. at Kendall Common, Broadway and Third Street, Kendall Square, Cambridge (on most days through Sept. 29). Free. A pop-up outdoor roller-skating rink atop a 7,000-square-foot mural by artist Massiel Grullón with gear provided for use and lessons. Information is here.

Emma Gimeno performs at 5:30 p.m. on Palmer Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. Free. The Spaniard combines R&B, neo-soul, jazz and pop. Information is here.

Animal and Ice Cream Social from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mass Audubon Nature Center at Magazine Beach, 668 Memorial Drive, Cambridgeport. Free. Meet a live “animal ambassador,” learn about the adaptations that help them survive and grab some ice cream before an evening stroll in the park to discover local wildlife. Information is here.

After Dark: Bugs from 6 to 9 p.m. at The MIT Museum, 314 Main St., Kendall Square, Cambridge. $20, but 21-plus. Check out robotic astro ants, Alaskan insects and edible crickets, catch a talk with biologist Yukiko Yamashita on fruit flies and evolution, enjoy(?) an arthropod petting zoo and head to the Maker Hub to build and race your own buzz bug. Pizza and drinks from Johnny Pomodoro are available for purchase. Information is here.

Groovement movement class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Foundry, 101 Rogers St., East Cambridge (and every Thursday through Aug. 15). $5 to $30, pay what you can and all ages. Find a sense of comfort and groove at this all-levels structured dance class that’s Afrocentric and QTBipoc-friendly. Information is here.

Hike and Brew from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. starting at the Mass Audubon Nature Center at Magazine Beach, 668 Memorial Drive, Cambridgeport. $12, and registration is required. This event guides 20- and 30-somethings on a 2.5-mile walk to Night Shift’s beer garden in Boston on the Esplanade. Information is here.

Ayşegül Savaş reads from “The Anthropologists” at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Porter Square, Cambridge. Free. The author of “Walking on the Ceiling” and “White on White” discusses her novel about homebuilding and modern love. Michelle Ajodah, a current writer-in-residence, joins. Information is here.

Sorry Mom performs at 7 p.m. at Warehouse XI, 11 Sanborn Court, Union Square, Somerville. $18. The Brooklyn femme punk band will have a zine table set up with collage supplies. Information is here.

Ben Shattuck reads from “The History of Sound” at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Free. The Pushcart-winning author of “Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau” discusses his “love letter to New England” in the form of 12 short stories set across three centuries. Hanna Halperin, author of “I Could Live Here Forever,” joins. Information is here.

The Invalids perform at 7 p.m. at The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. $15. The four-piece math rock band tour Japan at the end of the month. Also performing: Cloutchaser and the “Chicago skull crushers” known as Snooze. Information is here.

Sourdough workshop from 7 to 8 p.m. at The Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., near Union Square, Somerville. Free. Learn tips and techniques to creating your own sourdough bread at home. Some limited sourdough starter will be available. Information is here.

Popcorn Comedy with Jason Cordova from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square. $20. A hilarious and “brutally honest” comic who’s appeared on HBO’s “Pause with Sam Jay” and performed at a number of legendary comedy clubs headlines a night of freshly popped stand-up in the historic theater’s intimate microcinema. Information is here.

Mattie & Debbie perform at 8 p.m. at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. $20. Mattie & Debbie are Sean Trischka and Stash Wyslouch, who continue a peculiar week at the folk club with their combination of bluegrass, performance art, punk, funk and pop. Information is here.

Upstairs at Bow Comedy Showcase from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Upstairs at Bow, 1 Bow Market Way, Union Square, Somerville. $15. Howling Wolf Productions’ comedy show featuring some of the best local comedians. Information is here.


Friday, July 12

Duff Thompson performs Friday in Somerville. (Photo via the artist’s website)

Adults with Hobbies: Growing Food at Home from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Foundry, 101 Rogers St., East Cambridge. $15 to $35. Try out a different hobby each week in a series with educator and activist Nicole Hicks and friends. Information is here.

Deep Dive Tour: Poetry Experience from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Longfellow House and the Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St., West Cambridge. Free. Park rangers explore some of Henry Longfellow’s best works in the home that inspired him. Information is here.

Movie Night: “Shrek” from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kendall/MIT Open Space at 292 Main St., Kendall Square, Cambridge. Free, but register. Free popcorn under the stars at this family-friendly outdoor screening of the animated fantasy comedy film from 2001. Information is here.

Dancing on the Row: Latin Dance Series from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the green space near Smoke Shop BBQ at 325 Assembly Row, Assembly Square East, Somerville. Free, but register. Learn choreographed group dances and follow-alongs from MetaMovements, plus dance lessons by Masacote and Silent Rhythms (in American Sign Language), social dancing to DJ music and snacks from Somerville’s Tribos Peri Peri. Information is here.

Esh Circus Arts Advanced Studies Show at 7 p.m. at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. $10 to $25. A performance of circus skills by the pre-professional students and professional residents. Information is here.

Duff Thompson performs at 7:30 p.m. at The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. $15 to $20. A swampy blend of folk, pop and garage rock from the musician’s “Shadow People” albums. Also performing: Steph Green. Information is here.

“Solilothree” dance solos from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at The Foundry, 101 Rogers St., East Cambridge. $10 to $50. Caitlin Canty presents “True Story,” a collection of horrors; Rajita Menon performs “घर,” a meditation on things long forgotten or never forgotten; and Eliza Malecki shows a dissected and reconstructed excerpt of her upcoming show “Lost and Found.” Information is here.

Nova Comedy Collective presents “Nebula Night” from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Café at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. $10. A new theater group brings improv with independent comedy teams People People and Please and Spank You. This show features “Love is Blind: The Improvised Musical.” Information is here.

The Femmes present a Pride in July party from 8 to 11 p.m. at Somerville Theatre’s Crystal Ballroom, 55 Davis Square. $20 to $25. Brand-new songs from Boston’s all-women and nonbinary party band, including a full horn section and three lead singers. Information is here.

The Toni Lynn Washington Band at Boston Swing Central from 8 to 11:45 p.m. at Q Ballroom, 26 New St., Fresh Pond, Cambridge. $13 to $20. Boston’s queen of soul and blues performs at this social partner dance that includes a lesson for beginners in the first hour. No partner required. Information is here.


Saturday, July 13

Bim Skala Bim plays at Pearl Street in Northampton in January 2023. (Photo: Aaron Webster)

“Circles: An Embodied Folk Story of Contemporary Womanhood” interactive performance art from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. at Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St., Cambridgeport. Free, but RSVP. With artist-in-residence Homa Sarabi, participants gather in intimate groups and share stories in response to prompts, then rise to dance together. Information is here.

ArtBeat 2024 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Davis Square, Somerville (rain date: July 14). Free. Artists and performers showcase work based on this year’s theme: wild. The streets will be filled with 100 craft, community and food vendors, art installations, two stages of music, performances at Statue Park and a dance showcase at the Somerville Theatre. Information is here.

Bastille Day at Bow from noon to 6 p.m. at Bow Market, 1 Bow Market Way, Union Square, Somerville (rain date: July 14). Free. Food from La Voile, Petit Robert Bistro, Formaggio Kitchen, Crèmeux Patisserie and Bow’s own vendors Saus, Maca, Southern Pines, and Rebel Rebel. Music in the courtyard from Quentin Trio and Nuages Rhythm. Plus giveaways, prizes, face-painting and more. Hosted by the French Consulate of Boston. Information is here.

Gilman Park Marketplace and Winter Hill Brewing beer garden from noon to 8 p.m. at 358 Medford St., Gilman Square, Somerville. Free. A project led by the CultureHouse organization brings the undeveloped Homans Site to life with an every-other-Saturday event through Aug. 24. Shop from makers, artisans and vintage vendors until 6 p.m., enjoy local brews for another two hours. Information is here.

“Interwoven: A Multigenerational Showcase of Textile and Fiber Arts” exhibit opening talk and workshops at 12:30 p.m. at the community room of the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge. Free, but register. An exhibit of the quilts, bags, clothes, books and other sewn goods of three Indian-American women – Zahira Paul, Zebun Rangwala and Aparna Paul opens with an artist talk and poetry reading followed by workshops (1:30 p.m. on four-patch quilt blocks and 2:30 p.m. on visible mending). All materials provided. Information is here.

Bim Skala Bim performs at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Somerville Theatre’s Crystal Ballroom, 55 Davis Square. $15 to $25. Two shows by one of the premier bands kick-starting the third wave of ska in the 1980s in Boston. Also playing: Void Union and Brunt of It (matinee) and Duppy Conquerors and Some Ska Band (evening). Information is here.

Start of Summer Party from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Urban Park Roof Garden atop the Kendall Center Green Garage at 90 Broadway, Kendall Square. Free. Cake pop demo with chef Joe Gatto, music from Club Passim, build-your-own-summer bouquet, a DJ set and a screening of 2023’s “Trolls Band Together” with free bites and beverages. (This event was originally scheduled for June 22.) Information is here.

Intro to Jewelry workshop: beaded bracelet making from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Foundry, 101 Rogers St., East Cambridge. $35. The first of four workshops by Zangar Freeman of ZMakesBeads. All required materials and tools are provided. Information is here.

Rough Drafts Dance Showcase at 2 and 8 p.m. at Arrow Street Arts, 2 Arrow Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. $15 to $20. Two shows of contemporary dance-in-progress with Dara Capley, Detritus Dance, Jessica Roseman, Amelia Estrada, Cassie Wang and Leah Misano. Information is here.

Hoop Hop Draft Party from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Foundry, 101 Rogers St., East Cambridge. Free. Selection of players for the teams competing in Hoop Hop’s annual basketball tournament, which brings Boston’s music and arts communities together for family-friendly basketball. Information is here.

Somerville International Film Festival at 6 p.m. at The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville (and continuing July 14). Free and all ages, but RSVP. On Saturday, six short films (6 p.m.) and the feature “Daughter of the Sun” about a 12-year-old girl traveling across the country with her father who has Tourette Syndrome (8 p.m.); on Sunday, the feature “Don’t Forget to Leave” about Tim Landers, songwriter and founding member of the emo-pop-punk band Transit (6 p.m.) and seven short films (8 p.m.). Information is here.

“What’s Mindful About Self Compassion?” guest lecture from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St., on Lesley University’s Doble Campus in the Baldwin neighborhood near Harvard Square, Cambridge. Free. Author Chris Germer is a clinical psychologist associated with Harvard Medical School and co-developed the Mindful Self Compassion program in 2010. A 5 p.m. reception precedes the talk. Information is here.

“Figuravolution: Paintings by Shay Culligan” exhibition opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at Gallery at Washington Street, 321 Washington St., Somerville. Free. The artist tracks the evolution of his portrait paintings from figurative realism toward modernist abstraction. Information is here.

Field Trip Sketch Comedy presents “Field Trip Max!” from 8 to 9:15 p.m. at Somerville Music Spaces, 1060 Broadway, Suite C101B, Somerville. $15. An all-new hour of “fast-paced, so-dumb-it’s-smart humor” from “the critically panned trio that brought you ‘Field Trip: the Show’ and ‘Field Trip in 3D.’” Information is here.


Sunday, July 14

Emily Grogan plays as party of a Rock for Rights show Sunday in Somerville. (Photo via the artist’s social media)

Disability Pride Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, on the Cambridge border. Free with exhibit halls admission. A day of pride, creativity and culture featuring a variety of live presentations, engaging programs, community partners and more. Information is here.

Breakfast Book Club from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at All She Wrote Books, 75 Washington St., Prospect Hill, Somerville. $5, or $18.05 with book. This month’s title: “The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture” by Grace Perry. Coffee and pastries provided. Information is here.

Vegan Market: Summer Edition from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Free. An opportunity to buy vegan food and other items from more than 30 small local and regional makers. Information is here.

Boston Women’s Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (moved from Saturday due to weather concerns) between Caffè Nero and Shake Shack at 375 Assembly Row, Assembly Square, Somerville. Free. Nearly 30 women small-business owners, makers and artists sell works and wares outdoors at this monthly pop-up. Information is here.

Black Businesses Pop-up Market from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Palmer Street between Brattle and Church Streets, Harvard Square, Cambridge (and every Sunday through Oct. 27). Free. Support local Black-owned businesses by shopping for fashion, vegan treats, fine art, bags, jewelry, artisan soaps, sauces, dog treats and accessories. Information is here.

Rock for Rights: Live music fundraiser for Amnesty International from 1 to 5 p.m. at Aeronaut Brewing, 14 Tyler St., near Union Square, Somerville. Free. Music by Emily Grogan Band (1 p.m.), Quantum Moon (2:30 p.m.) and The Ways and Means Committee (4 p.m.), plus T-shirt sales and action letter signing. Information is here.

Poets Sarah Audsley and George Kalogeris read from 3 to 4 p.m. on the east lawn at Longfellow House and the Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St., West Cambridge (moves indoors in case of rain). Free. Part of the Longfellow Summer Arts Festival. Information is here.

“Let’s Go Bugging!” pollinator survey workshop from 3 to 4:30 p.m. meeting on site at the Lusitania Meadow at 615 Concord Ave. in West Cambridge at Fresh Pond, Cambridge. Free. Join participatory scientists from Earthwise Aware and park ranger Tim Puopolo to learn how to help document arthropod activity around Fresh Pond and your neighborhood. No expertise required, but prepare by downloading the Anecdata app and joining the EwA Buggy project. Information is here.

Community open mic and picnic from 3 to 5 p.m. at Mass Audubon Nature Center at Magazine Beach, 668 Memorial Drive, Cambridgeport. Free, but register, and ages 5-plus. Express your talent for music, poetry or storytelling or sit back and enjoy the show with family and friends. Some refreshments provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own. Information is here.

Bastille Day celebration from 4 to 9 p.m. at Noir in the lobby of The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Free and all ages. Games of pétanque, cornhole, a waiters race and a pastry market with products from area bakeries, plus a competition for “Best Chocolate Éclair.” French DJ JMC plays classic French ’80s and ’90s tunes. Information is here.

Post-Readercon panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. at Pandemonium Books & Games, 4 Pleasant St., Central Square, Cambridge. $5. The 33rd edition of “the conference on imaginative literature” having just wrapped up in Quincy, authors John Wiswell, Max Gladstone, Scott Lynch, Elizabeth Bear and Aliza Greenblatt come to Cambridge for an encore panel. Information is here.

Triton performs at 7 p.m. at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. $23 to $25. Musical craftsmen Jeremiah McLane (accordion, keys, vocals), Tim Cummings (whistles, small pipes, vocals) and Alex Kehler (fiddle, nykelharpa, vocals) play music rooted in the traditional dance repertoire of Northwestern Europe. Information is here.

Southern Fried Horror from 7 to 11 p.m. at Somerville Theatre’s Crystal Ballroom, 55 Davis Square. $20 to $25 and 18-plus. The opening event of a new monster-mash quarterly collaboration with Boston drag king Throb Zombie that celebrates the release of Fangoria’s newest issues with a night of creepy artisans, monster drag, a “gorelesque” revue and a film screening (this time, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2”). Information is here.


Monday, July 15

Gabrielle Zevin reads Monday in Cambridge. (Photo via the author’s website)

Deep Dive Tour: Washington Reexamined at 12:30 p.m. at Longfellow House and the Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St., West Cambridge (and every Monday through Oct. 28). Free. This weekly tour explores George Washington’s legacy and the lives of enslaved and free people at his headquarters. Information is here.

Summer Art Tour: Gallery 344 at Cambridge City Hall Annex from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. meeting in front of the City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge. Free, but register. Get a guided tour of the exhibition “Rust Happen(s): Caring for the Public art Collection” and “Town Green,” Mike Glier’s mural site in the City Hall Annex. Information is here.

Evening Yoga in the Park from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Magazine Beach Park Nature Center, 668 Memorial Drive at the river end of Magazine Street, Cambridgeport (repeats Wednesday). Free, but register. Enjoy nature while emphasizing breath and body. Information is here.

Queer Book Club from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in the auditorium of the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave., Central Hill (and the third Monday of every month). Free, but register. A book discussion intended for people in the LGBTQIA+ community. This month’s title: “The Charm Offensive” by Alison Cochrun. Information is here.

Gabrielle Zevin discusses “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow and Tomorrow” at 7 p.m. at First Parish in Cambridge Meeting House, 3 Church St./1446 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square. $10, or $28 with book. During this Harvard Book Store event, the bestselling author discusses what’s been called The Great American Gamer Novel, now out in paperback. Information is here.

Co-authors James Kilgore and Vic Liu discuss “The Warehouse: A Visual Primer on Mass Incarceration” at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Free. The author of “Understanding Mass Incarceration” and “Understand E-Carceration” and the multidisciplinary information artist and author describe how they bring to life the histories and means of daily survival of people ensnared in the prison-industrial complex. Information is here.

MIT Tango Club practice at 7 p.m. the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Building 36-112, also known as the Fairchild Building, at 50 Vassar St., Cambridge. Free. Tango club officers provide Argentine tango instruction every Monday during summer at alternating locations. No partner required, but wear comfortable clothes and shoes with leather or suede soles that allow you to pivot and walk backward. Information is here.


Tuesday, July 16

Kayaking on the Charles in 2014. (Photo: Leonardo DaSilva via Flickr)

Summer Concert Series: Olivia Sisay performs at noon at Harvard’s Science Center Plaza between Harvard Yard at Kirkland and Oxford streets, near Harvard Square, Cambridge. Free. Melancholy melodies rooted in heartbreak, brutal honesty and suburban nostalgia from a singer-songwriter born and raised in Pennsylvania. Co-sponsored with Club Passim. Information is here.

Summer nights paddling from 4:45 to 8 p.m. at the Nature Center at Magazine Beach, 668 Memorial Drive, Cambridgeport. Free and 12-plus, but register. This guided ecotour by kayak welcomes paddlers of all abilities. Gear is provided, and the program begins with beginner paddler instruction. Information is here.

Summer in the City Concert Series: Koko Higa from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Urban Park Roof Garden at Kendall Center, 325 Main St., Kendall Square, Cambridge. Free. The singer-songwriter says she’s inspired by Yebba, Thirdstory, Matt Corby and Tiny Habits. Co-sponsored with Berklee School of Music. Information is here.

Summer Concert Series: High Tea performs from 6 to 8 p.m. at Danehy Park, just behind the entrance at 99 Sherman St., in Neighborhood 9 just east of Fresh Pond, Cambridge. Free. The indie folk-rock duo of Isabella DeHerdt and Isaac Eliot blends old blues and new rock. Co-sponsored with Club Passim. Information is here.

Knitting group from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library’s Boudreau Branch, 245 Concord Ave. Observatory Hill in Neighborhood 9. Free. Bring yarn and needles and find out what fellow knitters are up to. Information is here.

O’Connell Branch Adult Book Group from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cambridge Public Library O’Connell Branch, 48 Sixth St., East Cambridge. Free. July’s title: “Rough Sleepers” by Tracy Kidder. Information is here.

Zack Beauchamp reads from “The Reactionary Spirit: How America’s Most Insidious Political Tradition Swept the World” at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Free. The Vox senior correspondent describes the rise of factions around the world seeking to undermine democratic progress. Tufts professor of international politics Daniel W. Drezner joins. Information is here.

Nicola Twilley reads from “Frostbite: How Refrigeration Changed Our Food, Our Planet and Ourselves” at 7 p.m. in the blue wing at the Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, on the Cambridge border. Free with pre-registration and 18-plus. The New Yorker contributor and cohost of the podcast “Gastropod” suggests that our future on the planet might depend on our recalibrating our relationship with the fridge. Information is here.

Ferris Jabr reads from “Becoming Earth: How Our Planet Came to Life” at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Porter Square, Cambridge. Free. From a new voice in science writing comes an exploration of the concept of Earth as a vast interconnected living system. Deborah Blum, the Pulitzer-winning science journalist, joins. Information is here.


Wednesday, July 17

The 1922 “Häxan” screens Wednesday in Somerville with a live score from Apostrophebeats.

Lunchtime Concert Series: Kayla Blackburn at noon at the Urban Park Roof Garden at Kendall Center, 325 Main St., Kendall Square, Cambridge. Free. The singer-songwriter of indie folk music is an engineer at Plaid Dog Recording and a technician at Club Passim. Co-sponsored with Club Passim. Information is here.

Valente branch book group from noon to 1 p.m. at Cambridge Public Library Valente Branch, 826 Cambridge St., Wellington-Harrington, Cambridge. Free. July’s title: “Year of the Tiger” by Alice Wong. Information is here.

Streetwise speaker series at 6 p.m. at Aeronaut Brewing, 14 Tyler St., near Union Square, Somerville (and every third Wednesday). Free. Co-sponsored by the Somerville Bicycle Advisory Committee and Somerville Alliance for Safe Streets. This month, Lonnell Wells talks about Cambridge Bike Give Back. Information is here.

Hiit fitness with Inner City Weightlifting from 6 to 7 p.m. on the rooftop at the Urban Park Roof Garden atop the Kendall Center Green Garage at 90 Broadway, Kendall Square (and every other Wednesday through August). Free. A full body weight circuit style class adaptable to all fitness levels. No equipment required, but bring water and a yoga mat or towel. Information is here.

Advance film screening: “Force of Water” from 6 to 8 p.m. at The MIT Museum, Gambrill Center, 314 Main St., Kendall Square, Cambridge. $5 to $15. The documentary follows two communities, one in Ecuador and one in Uganda, as they mobilize to build their own piped water systems. A conversation with Green Empowerment’s Andrea Johnson follows. Light refreshments served. Information is here.

Central Square Book Club book talk from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St. Free. For the first meeting of this club, participants share recent favorite reads with an emphasis on contemporary adult fiction and discuss personal reading highlights from the past few years. Information is here.

Evening Yoga in the Park (continued) from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Magazine Beach Park Nature Center, 668 Memorial Drive at the river end of Magazine Street, Cambridgeport. Free, but register. Information is here.

Anna Noyes reads from “The Blue Maiden” at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Free. A first novel about two rebellious sisters on the Finnish island of Berggrund in 1825 and how the arrival of an enigmatic outsider unearths shocking family history. Nina McLaughlin, author of “Wake, Siren,” joins. (This event was originally scheduled for May 30.) Information is here.

Hub Comics “Book Clhub” at 7 p.m. at Hub Comics, 19 Bow St., Union Square, Somerville. Free, but bring a copy of the book with you. July’s title: “Daytripper” by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá. Information is here.

Film screening: 1922’s “Häxan” with a live score from Apostrophebeats from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Somerville Public Library West Branch, 40 College Ave., near Davis Square. Free and adults only, but register. The groundbreaking silent Swedish film about witchcraft blends elements of documentary, essay film and horror (and includes some depictions of disturbing content and violence). Brooklyn’s Apostrophebeats performs improvised film scores as well as written compositions of electronic music. Information is here. (Update on July 11, 2024: This event is now listed online as canceled, and someone familiar with the event says is has been postponed.)

Charles River eco run from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Mass Audubon Nature Center at Magazine Beach, 668 Memorial Drive, Cambridgeport. Free, but register. An easy-paced jog by the Charles River with frequent stops to observe the beauty, learn about the river’s history and do stretches. Information is here.

Screen on the Green from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at Timothy J. Toomey Park, Third and Roger streets, East Cambridge (rain site: Frisoli Youth Center, 61 Willow St.). Free. Bring a picnic blanket and your favorite snacks and watch “Migration.” Information is here.

Clear Audience performs from 8:15 to 10 p.m. at Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge. $10. Jazz ranging from the meditative to the supremely swinging from the quartet of Jef Charland (bass), Steve Fell (guitar), Luther Gray (drums) and Andy Voelker (saxophones), with longtime friend Steve Langone on drums for this performance. Information is here.


Thursday, July 18

Cecilia Zabala performs Thursday in Cambridge. (Photo via the artist’s social media)

Summer Concert Series: Sho Humphries from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Palmer and John F. Kennedy streets, Harvard Square, Cambridge. Free. The singer-songwriter has powerful ukulele playing and an emotive voice. Co-sponsored by Club Passim and the Berklee College of Music. Information is here.

CX Summer Nights concert from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Common at Cambridge Crossing, 320 Morgan Ave., Cambridge. Free. For July, this monthly outdoor big-stage concert features Zola Simone and Bermuda Search Party. Food trucks, lawn games and drink pours benefiting the East Cambridge Business Association. Visit the table for June’s community spotlight, the Community Art Center. Information is here.

Riverside Naturalists: Insects from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mass Audubon Nature Center at Magazine Beach, 668 Memorial Drive, Cambridgeport. Free, but register and adults only. Explore flora, fauna and fungi and the connections between them and us during two guided walks per month: one on seasonal changes and the other on nature journaling (documenting observations – no art experience required). Information is here.

Soul Sessions open mic night from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Foundry, 101 Rogers St., East Cambridge (and every third Thursday). $5 and all ages. DJ Nomadik presents and co-hosts (with Essex) an open mic inviting all forms of talent. Sign up at the event (space is limited). Music will be provided or perform a cappella – or just enjoy the show. Information is here.

Groovement movement class (continued) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Foundry, 101 Rogers St., East Cambridge. $5 to $30, pay what you can and all ages. Information is here.

Paolo Bacigalupi reads from “Navola” at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Free. The author of “The Water Knife” and “The Windup Girl” has written a novel about powerful rivaling families in a fantastical world inspired by 15th century Florence with echoes of “The Godfather” and “Game of Thrones.” “Get in Trouble” author Kelly Link joins. Information is here.

Matthew Porto reads from “Moon Grammar” at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Porter Square, Cambridge. Free. The Berklee professor of English discusses his debut book of poetry inspired by the ever-changing yet ever-present moon. Poet Heather Treseler, author of “Auguries and Divinations,” joins. Information is here.

Fiber Arts Circle from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St. Free. Bring your own project and drop in to crochet, sew, embroider, knit, cross stitch, spin, mend and more with other crafters. Information is here.

Revolutionary Page Turners book club from 7 to 8 p.m. at All She Wrote Books, 75 Washington St., Prospect Hill, Somerville. $5, or $19.13 with book. A new in-person Bipoc book group led by Victor Nasi Terry so named because “Black men loving Black men is revolutionary.” The first book discussed: “The Prophets” by Robert Jones, Jr. Information is here.

Sofar Sounds concert from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Bow Market, 1 Bow Market Way, Union Square, Somerville. $26. You buy the tickets but won’t know who’s playing until they take the mic. Promised are two to three short sets from “incredible performers from all musical genres and sometimes even spoken word, comedy or dance.” Information is here.

The Ergs perform at 8 p.m. at Somerville Theatre’s Crystal Ballroom, 55 Davis Square. $20 to $24. For the 20th anniversary of their LP “DorkRockCorkRod,” the New Jersey cult pop punk trio celebrates with an expanded reissue and a series of shows. Information is here.

Third Thursdays jazz with Dave Bryant and Friends at 8 p.m. at Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave., near Harvard Square, Cambridge. $10. This month, keyboardist and composer Bryant presents improvised music with Eric Barber (saxophones), Stephen Haynes (cornet, flugelhorn), Kit Demos (bass) and Curt Newton (drums). Information is here.

Cecilia Zabala performs at 8 p.m. at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. $23 to $25. The guitarist, composer and singer-songwriter with 11 albums combines Argentine folklore, contemporary language, jazz, tango and Brazilian music. Information is here.