Fifteen squares of sidewalk citywide have already been impressed with the short works of Cambridge poets, and more indelible words will be selected between Tuesday and March 20 in the city’s fourth annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest.
Janice Zarro Brodman has been collecting tidbits about strange cultural practices – strange to us, anyway – since her time at Harvard, and has just published them as “Sex Rules! Astonishing Sexual Practices and Gender Roles Around the World.”
Cambridge held about one-third of roughly 350 countercultural organizations and businesses in 1970s-era Greater Boston, and Inman Square was home to about a dozen on its own. Author Tim Devin will reveal them Saturday during a free walking tour.
Four-day Campfire. Festival at Club Passim; Dire Literary Series with Himes, Salisbury and Page; Harvard Square Ghost Tours; Bread & Puppet Theatre’s “Our Domestic Insurrection Circus”; and Toni Bee at the Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam & Slam.
Quilt and Widowspeak with opener Doug Tuttle; The Festival of Us & You & We & Them; Summer Readings (and screenings and writing); Dan Boulger comedy album release show; and the Cambridge Symphony’s Pops on the Lawn.
Gender equality advocate Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of “Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family,” implored a sold-out Brattle Theatre audience this week to stop upholding breadwinning over caregiving.
Dr. Gasp’s 13th Annual Halloween Extravaganza; Sarah Vowell reads from “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States”; Community Football Day; Speakers’ Circle with Art Collins and Neiel Israel; and Patsy Cline Tribute with Niki Luparelli.