SOUP Features at HOPE Inc Open Mic
It’s a congregation of poets and spoken word artists at the Society of Urban Poetry’s very first open mic of 2016. Mosey your way on down to the Dudley Cafe right across from the Dudley T Station and indulge in the works of your neighbor. From 8 to 9:30, you’ll get the chance to listen to local artists like yourself present their work, or maybe even read something of your own if you have the courage. After that, though, the stage turns to SOUP in a feature that’ll tackle identity, ethnicity, faith, and much more.
Dudley Cafe. 15 Warren St., Roxbury. 8-10:30pm/21+/FREE. soupboston.com
If the terms “psytrance,” “electronica,” and “glitch hop” mean anything to you, then man oh man, do I have a treat for you. Coming straight out of Israel, Amit Duvdevani and Erez Eisen are ready to infect your mind at the House of Blues. The Infected Mushroom duo uses a whole lot of instruments and some pretty mean synthesizers, so it’s bound to be one hell of a musically charged night.
House of Blues Boston. 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 7pm-Midnight/21+/$22-35. facebook.com/events/126748437688006
Opening night is always exciting, especially when the topic’s racial profiling and a post-September 11th America. Yup, this is very heavy play. But it’s a good one. Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced is one of those rare one-acts that feels full length while tackling the intense subjects we try so often to avoid. It’s an eye-opening experience whose subject matter is only elevated by the sheer quality of writing. Mixed with the Huntington’s solid track record, Disgraced will be anything but.
Huntington Theatre Company. 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. 8-10pm/18+/$20-$75. facebook.com/events/521787981310691
What Would You Do? An Egleston/JP Arts Networking Nite
It’s a very rare thing to see an empty building with empty space offered to the public. The owners of the former Jackson Glass building are offering up the space to the Jamaica Plain community until the fated development plan is formed. It’s a networking event unlike any other. Gather in the freshly abandoned building and discuss the future with free food and drinks. Make sure to speak your mind and share your ideas; you might just convince the right person what to do with the space.
Jackson Glass. 3195 Washington St., Jamaica Plain. 5-8pm/all ages/FREE.facebook.com/events/1650090475279453
Cambridge Winter Farmers Market – Opening Day!
With the advent of the 5th Annual Cambridge Winter Farmers Market, 2016 may finally begin. That’s right, these first eight days have just been a taste of what’s to come. “What is to come?” you may be asking yourself. Well, fresh food and produce, drinks, live music, and some cool art projects hosted by the Riverside Gallery, of course! Bring your kids, bring your significant other, maybe even bring your grandma. You’re never too old to eat healthy.
Cambridge Community Center. 5 Callender St., Cambridge. 10am-2pm/all ages/FREE. facebook.com/events/551489635018374
Namaste Saturday with Sara DiVello
If you’ve ever wanted to do yoga in the Museum of Fine Arts, your wish is about to come true. Yoga teacher Sara DiVello is leading a class right in the MFA’s Shapiro Family Courtyard. Bring your mat and start your weekend off right. Once the session is over, venture forth into the exhibits and experience the MFA in a new light. You’ll feel so refreshed, you’ll be able to take in the serenity of a near-empty museum at its fullest.
Museum of Fine Arts. 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 6:30-10am/all ages/$25. facebook.com/events/576312039185873