In John Singleton Copley’s Painting “Watson and The Shark”there is an early appreciation of Shark Week. The Met has recently digitally offered open access to their collection at metmuseum.org
The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival kicked off last night, but there are still three packed days of filmmaking to take in and celebrate. And word on the street is there’s an after-party at Tasty Burger on Saturday night. Whether or not the chosen venue is in honor of Quentin Tarantino’s quotable dialogue is uncertain, but we are going to say yes. Because Tarantino. Also burgers.
Somerville Theatre + Brattle Theatre. WED 8.6 + FRI 8.8 + SAT 8.9. For showtimes and tickets visit massiff.org
Twenty Minutes or Less
familiar faces fast
Aaron Hadley Dana’s collection of nearly 250 portraits are more lifelike than your average caricatures, and more playful than traditional portraits, and they are going to look damn good on the walls of Voltage Coffee & Art. Join the artist, art enthusiasts, and some caffeine-hopped-up patrons for the opening reception this Friday and see how many faces, all drawn in under twenty minutes, you recognize.
Voltage Coffee & Art, 295 Third St., Cambridge. 7-9pm/all ages/FREE. aarondana.com
Yes All Women Boston
A group of musicians, many of whom met during the Girls Rock Campaign, are hosting shows to support the #YesAllWomen movement. Rock out to violetpedal, Sacred Hearts, Atomic Savants, and Sleep Crimes at the inaugural show. And get excited for what’s to come–so long as there’s a movement that needs supporting, these folks will be rocking.
Jacques Underground, 79 Broadway St, Boston, MA. 8pm/21+/$8. facebook.com/yesallwomenboston
food and flames
We’re tired of events that boast free food and live entertainment on warm summer nights around the city. No, wait. That’s not something we’d ever get sick of, especially when the latest block party features the Bronwyn, Union Square Donuts, Boston Circus Guild, and an appearance from the Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band. Sign us up, and continue to sign us up.
Somerville Arts Council, 50 Evergreen Ave., Somerville. 6-10pm/all ages/FREE. facebook.com/SomervilleArts
All The Kings Men
Speaking of things we’ll never grow tired of, enter the gender-bending vaudevillesque ladies-turned-lads of All The Kings Men. The troupe has been entertaining since 2002, and returns to the Oberon to bid farewell to performer Karin Webb. Note: Even if you know nothing of Karin Webb, you’re guaranteed to have a good time.
Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 7pm/21+/$25-30. atkm.com
Boston Open Screen
scene and be seen
Boston Open Screen, the film equivalent of open-mic night, kicks off their season next Tuesday at the Coolidge Theatre. They’ll show anything anyone’s got assuming it’s under ten minutes, so expect a night of grab bag flicks from a buddy comedy starring a ninja and a woman in a hotdog suit to experimental pieces that explore waves crashing on a beach. Those are their examples, not ours. Ours would have included elves sabering champagne bottles. But you get the point.
Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 7:30pm/NR/$7. bostonopenscreen.com