Sunday, Oct. 23
Head of the Charles from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Charles River south of Harvard Sq. (and persevering with Sunday). Free. This 57-year-old, two-day rowing competitors gained’t be arduous to seek out, because it includes greater than 11,000 athletes and tens of 1000’s of spectators. Observe the group and attempt to get a view of the river races to see what it’s all about. Info is right here.
Boston League of Depraved Wrestlers Presents “Blowwloween V: Heelraiser” from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Middle for Arts on the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Common admission is $25. Wrestling and performers of all persuasions in “superb feats of violence, burlesque, drag and circus spectacle.” Info is right here.
Sofar Sounds Live performance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Lamplighter Brewing, 284 Broadway, The Port. Tickets are $24. Anticipate two or three brief units by performers from all musical genres and generally even spoken phrase, comedy or dance. (The curators attempt to protect a component of thriller to make every occasion really feel like … an occasion.) Info is right here.
“Cactus” live performance at 8 p.m. on the Longy College of Music, 27 Backyard St., Harvard Sq.. Tickets are $25. A Far Cry, an ensemble-in-residence, explores items impressed by the American West and Latin America, together with works from Becenti, Ginastera and a string adaptation of the theme from “As soon as Upon a Time within the West.” Masks are required. Info is right here.
Kate Bush drag present at 8 p.m. on the Somerville Theatre’s Crystal Ballroom, 55 Davis Sq.. Common admission is $20 to $40. Full Spin Drag performs a visible album set to “Hounds of Love,” the 1985 album that returned to develop into the soundtrack of 2022 after taking part in a key position in the newest season of “Stranger Issues” on Netflix. Performers embody Jarvis Hammer of Atlanta; Iodine Quartz, Civilization and Linda Felcher of New York; and Bostonians Violencia!, Georgia Flu, Zad Gravebone, Raquel Surpreeze and Hal Apenyo. Hosted by Majenta With a J. Info is right here.
Monday, Oct. 24
Recent Pond nature stroll from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Free. Meet within the courtyard of the Cambridge Public Library Collins Department, 64 Aberdeen Ave., West Cambridge, from which park ranger Tim Puopolo walks and talks about what’s rising, altering and blooming within the neighborhood. Info is right here.
Patricia Thaxton exhibition reception from 6 to eight p.m. at Gallery 344, on the second ground of Metropolis Corridor Annex, 344 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge. Free. Thaxton’s “The Fantastic thing about On a regular basis Dwelling” was printed on vinyl scrim to encompass the Harvard Sq. kiosk throughout development. See how Thaxton created the printed mural, which is on view within the gallery by means of Feb. 28, along with her authentic collages for the mural. Info is right here.
Margaret Sullivan reads from “Newsroom Confidential: Classes (and Worries) from an Ink-Stained Life” at 7 p.m. at Harvard E-book Retailer, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Sq.. Free. Sullivan, the longest-serving public editor of The New York Occasions earlier than leaving for The Washington Put up, goes behind the scenes of the nation’s most influential information shops to discover how Individuals misplaced belief within the information and what it’ll take to regain it. She’ll be in dialog with Joan Donovan of the Harvard Kennedy College’s Shorenstein Middle on Media, Politics and Public Coverage. Properly-fitting masks are required. Info is right here.
“Harry Potter and the Sacred Textual content” podcast stay at 8 p.m. at Somerville Theatre’s Crystal Ballroom, 55 Davis Sq.. Tickets are $30. Podcast hosts Vanessa Zoltan and Matt Potts look at the Harry Potter books as in the event that they have been sacred “to unearth the hidden items inside even essentially the most mundane sentences.” Proof of vaccination is required and masking is inspired. Info is right here.
Ensemble Uncaged, or “The Ensemble Who Performed All the pieces” at 8 p.m. on the Longy College of Music, 27 Backyard St., Harvard Sq.. Free, although donations are welcomed. Music by Alex Temple, Wolfgang Fortner, Beth Wiemann, Alvin Singleton, Morton Feldman, Alex Burtzos and others. Info is right here.
Tuesday, Oct. 25
The Emerald Tutu: A New Technique to Defend City Coastlines from Flooding from 6:30 to eight p.m. on the Cambridge Foremost Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge. Free, however registration is required. Coastal engineering and hydrodynamics scientist Julia Hopkins and architect Gabriel Cira current their undertaking for a brand new kind of nature-based coastal infrastructure for flood safety – an interconnected biomass-based community of floating mini-islands that makes use of residing plant ecosystems to buffer shorelines from incoming waves and influxes of storm surge. The work is being completed in a storage in Cambridge. Info is right here.
The Moth Story Slam from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Middle for Arts on the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Tickets are $15. This open-mic storytelling competitors on the fourth Tuesday of every month is open to anybody who can share a five-minute story on the evening’s theme – this time, “costumes,” about “taking part in the half. Holidays, events or the college play. Tales of carrying the garments to adapt or stand out. Imposter syndrome or uniforms that itch. From ComiCon to Mardi Gras – Santa Clause to Spock, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle to Attractive Zombie Cat. Reveal your self!” Info is right here.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Hen watching stroll from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn St., West Cambridge. Free, however registration is required. Study concerning the city open air and its birds and get birdwatching suggestions, together with establish an unfamiliar species. A restricted provide of binoculars can be accessible. The occasion meets within the courtyard of the Cambridge Public Library Collins Department, 64 Aberdeen Ave., West Cambridge. Info is right here.
Tarot card and pendulum readings over burgers from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at R.F. O’Sullivan & Son, 282 Beacon St., Somerville. The revived restaurant brings in Veronica Keddy, a Somerville self-proclaimed inexperienced witch and fortuneteller, to attempt to inform what’s within the playing cards. Draw a single card to see if issues begin wanting up this yr or let the sway of the pendulum give readability to a looming query for $20; get private over a 20-minute session for $35.
Poets Suzanne Frischkorn, Susan Wealthy, Soren Stockman and Jon Woodward learn at 7 p.m. on the Grolier Poetry E-book Store, 6 Plympton St., Harvard Sq.. Admission is $10, and registration is required. An evening of poetry launched by January Gill O’Neil. Masks are required to be worn. Info is right here.
GennaRose Nethercott reads from “Thistlefoot” at 7 p.m. at Porter Sq. Books, 25 White St., Porter Sq.. Free. Nethercott brings Jap European folklore to a contemporary fairy story that owes a debt to Neil Gaiman and has Lemony Snickett enthusing, “I’ve by no means discovered use for the phrase ’rollicking’ till I dove into ’Thistlefoot.’ It is a genuinely rollicking journey.” Masks are required. Info is right here.
Witchcrafting at West from 7 to eight:45 p.m. on the Somerville Public Library West Department, 40 School Ave., close to Davis Sq.. Free. Every Wednesday this month the library gives crafts, snacks and the watching of witchy favorites, this time making a rideable broom and “The Craft,” the 1996 movie starring the coven of Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True. Info is right here.
Thursday, Oct. 27
Somerville Truck or Deal with from 5 to 7 p.m. at Somerville Metropolis Corridor, 93 Highland Ave., within the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville. Costumes are inspired at a family-friendly occasion with protected trick-or-treating, a go to from a adorned Metropolis of Somerville truck, refreshments and extra. Info is right here.
Harvard Artwork Museums at Evening from 5 to 9 p.m. on the Harvard Artwork Museums, 32 Quincy St., close to Harvard Sq.. Free, however reserving a go to is usually recommended. Rejoice Halloween by coming wearing macabre purple and luxuriate in fright-themed actions for an opportunity to win a prize. Browse the galleries, mingle within the Calderwood Courtyard, and benefit from the sounds of DJ C-Zone. There’s foods and drinks accessible for buy. Info is right here.
“Right here Lies Darby Vassall: Rendering the obscured and hid historical past of slavery at Christ Church Cambridge” dialogue from 6 to 7 p.m. at Longfellow Home and the Washington’s Headquarters Nationwide Historic Web site, 105 Brattle St., West Cambridge. Free. Artist Nicole Piepenbrink talks about her set up inspecting the perceived invisibility of slavery in New England by means of the lens of Christ Church, the ultimate resting place of former enslaved particular person and abolitionist Darby Vassall. Info is right here.
Stacy Schiff reads from “The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams” at 6 p.m. on the Brattle Theatre. Tickets are $37.25, which features a hardcover copy of the ebook, or $6 for admission solely. The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer returns Adams to prominence, introducing us to the shrewd, eloquent and disciplined man who rallied the American Revolution into being after an aimless upbringing in a well-off household. Schiff can be in dialog with historian and creator Catherine Grace Katz. Info is right here.
Poets David Blair, Daisy Fried, Irina Mashinski and Dennis Nurske with an introduction by Adam Judah Krasnoff learn at 7 p.m. on the Grolier Poetry E-book Store, 6 Plympton St., Harvard Sq.. Admission is $10, and registration is required. The authors can be launched by Adam Judah Krasnoff. Info is right here.
New music by Longy composers at 8 p.m. on the Longy College of Music, 27 Backyard St., Harvard Sq.. Free, although donations are welcomed. All works on this system are world premieres – never-before-heard music composed and accomplished this yr, written by and carried out by Longy artists Arson Fahim, Christina J. George, Jiashu He, Cyrus Heidary, Zhining Hu, Harmless Okechukwu, Emzie Roberts (aka Sink Pool), Ben Russman, Jaeyoon Shim and Hsiu-Ping (Patrick) Wu. Info is right here.
Friday, Oct. 28
Greg Melville reads from “Over My Useless Physique: Unearthing the Hidden Historical past of America’s Cemeteries” at 7 p.m. at Harvard E-book Retailer, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Sq.. Free. Cemeteries have given start to landscaping strategies, influenced architectural types and impressed poets and authors. Melville considers their historical past and future at a time our practices round demise are being questioned and altering. He can be in dialog with Matthew Stephens, president of Mount Auburn Cemetery. Properly-fitting masks are required. Info is right here.
Vapors of Morphine at 7 p.m. at The Lizard Lounge, 1667 Massachusetts Ave., within the Baldwin neighborhood between Harvard and Porter squares. Tickets are $20 upfront for this 21-plus present; the late present has already offered out, and so has the $25 tier for this present. The band’s use of electrical baritone sax, drums and two-string slide bass is paying homage to the good Cambridge band Morphine for the very best of causes: It’s led by Morphine’s Dana Colley. Muddy Ruckus opens. Info is right here.
“Earlier than, Throughout and After” dance at 8 p.m. at The Dance [email protected], 650 E. Kendall St., Kendall Sq. (and persevering with by means of Sunday). Common admission is $25. Tony Rizzi and the Unhealthy Habits give an unconventional lecture-performance concerning the Ballet Frankfurt and its legendary director, William Forsythe – who as soon as stated, “I’ve an organization of comedians who can dance very well.” Info is right here.
Devilish Disco from 8 p.m. to midnight at Lamplighter CX, 110 North First St., North Level. Tickets are $10 for this 21-plus occasion. Jackson DJs disco from Seventies giants Donna Summer time, Earth, Wind & Hearth, ABBA and extra for dancers dressed for the period or for Halloween. (Not into the Seventies? The Eighties arrive Saturday in a list under.) Info is right here.
ComedyxHorror from 9:30 to 11 p.m. at The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Davis Sq., Somerville . Admission is $25 for this 21-plus occasion. Caroline Moore, Josh Mandl, Ms. Journey, Meredith Brandt and others carry out in an evening of guffaws and gore hosted by Deby Xiadani. Masks are required. Info is right here.
Saturday, Oct. 29
Day of the Useless Household Fiesta from 1 to 4 p.m. on the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., within the Baldwin neighborhood close to Harvard Sq.. Admission to the museum is $15 for adults, or $10 for teenagers. There are three flooring of actions together with crafts, scent stations, conventional decorations, Nahuatl tales, adorning a sugar cranium (for an additional $7), portray demonstrations, people dances and stay music. Exterior the museum, guests can purchase Mexican scorching chocolate and different candy or savory meals. Info is right here.
Exhibition reception for horror artist Eliezer Velez from 4 to six p.m. at The Middle for Arts on the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Free. Horror film and comedian themes splatter the work of “Eli the Artwork Man,” who says he goals for “a sort of magnificence that’s concurrently romantic, alluring, highly effective and playful.” Info is right here.
As soon as Presents the Halloween Cowl Extravaganza at 7 p.m. at The Middle for Arts on the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Tickets are $18.03 for this all-ages occasion. dance to A Lad Insane (as David Bowie), Staring At The Sea (as The Remedy), Grechen and the Banshees (as Siouxsie and the Banshees) and Bikini Whale (as The B-52’s). There’s a dressing up contest to indicate off Eighties types or Halloween costumes and a photograph sales space to seize the look. (Not into the Eighties? The Seventies have their evening Friday, in a list above.) Info is right here.
Pumpkin Spice burlesque and drag at 8 p.m. on the Somerville Theatre’s Crystal Ballroom, 55 Davis Sq.. Common admission is $14. The Slaughterhouse Society presents a Halloween-themed revue with customized cocktails and mocktails, a dressing up content material with a $200 prize, drag by Throb Zombie, Jarvis Hammer, Full Destruction, Sherman, Whorey Feldman, Hal Apenyo and Celia Smokinbutts and burlesque by Kimmy Moore, Reina Gold, Mary Widow, Dahlia Strack, Jolie Lavie, Jane Doe, Pinky Mink. Info is right here.
“Earlier than, Throughout and After” dance (persevering with) at 8 p.m. at The Dance [email protected], 650 E. Kendall St., Kendall Sq. (and persevering with by means of Sunday). Common admission is $25. Info is right here.
Fly Collectively dance showcase from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. at The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Davis Sq., Somerville. Admission is $30 for this 21-plus occasion. Pole dance, burlesque, twerking and different efficiency types are mixed in a revue by workers and college students of the Somerville dance faculty. Info is right here.
Sunday, Oct. 30
SomerStreets: Monster Mash from 2 to six p.m. on Somerville Avenue from Union Sq. to Park Avenue. Free. A enjoyable, themed tackle the worldwide Open Streets idea, which closes busy metropolis streets to automobiles and opens them up for biking, strolling, dancing, working and different actions. Actions embody dancing to stay music, a costumed parade led by the College of Honk, road performers doing magic and acrobatics, pumpkin carving, video games and extra. Info is right here.
“Earlier than, Throughout and After” dance (persevering with) at 7 p.m. at The Dance [email protected], 650 E. Kendall St., Kendall Sq.. Common admission is $25. Info is right here.
Wizard Fest interactive fantasy-themed social gathering at 7 p.m. at The Center East Downstairs, 480 Massachusetts Ave., Central Sq.. Common admission is $15. This all-ages occasion options wizard-themed drinks, a dressing up contest, trivia and video games in addition to DJ’d dancing. Info is right here.