In the most famous operas, villains are stabbed, lovers die and suicides ensue. In Joseph Keckler’s delightful “Self-Portrait as an Opera,” too many shrooms might be consumed; more money than is sensible might be spent at a bondage shop; a worker might fall asleep at work.
Musicians and artists already upset over the loss of the EMF Building near Central Square have a new cause for outrage as the evil developer from a 1980s teen flick sends a letter to city officials as a patron of the arts.
For seven years, a group of non-narrative film fans and filmmakers have been bringing documentary films and filmmakers to The Brattle Theatre as part of the DocYard series, running every other Monday from January through April.
The Somerville Public Library launched its regionally focused “Small Press Collection” of zines with an opening reception attended by a small crowd of fans and creators that included Pagan Kennedy, once dubbed “Queen of ’Zines.”
Passim has awarded more than $40,000 to 28 musicians through its Iguana Music Fund – putting its 10-year total for the awards at more than $350,000 in grants meant to enhance careers or community outreach efforts.
The kickoff of the seventh annual Arlington International Film Festival is a showing of “The Promise,” a 2016 documentary of special interest to Cambridge’s Serbs. The festival itself draws more than 2,000 cinema fans annually to its more than 50 screenings.
The &pizza chain may have won the yearlong regulatory war for a space in Harvard Square, but neighborhood group resistance hasn’t gone away. Now it’s a short video ad and a couple of marketing tactics shown in it that has a few people agitated.
Five pieces of media produced at Cambridge Community Television will be recognized as winners in the national Hometown Media Awards set to be given during the Alliance for Community Media conference planned for Minneapolis in July.