Midsummer Night’s Dream at Aeronaut Brewing
Some people prefer their Shakespeare in time-honored settings involving complex stage design, intricately designed costumes, and packed theater houses well stocked with crowds flexing a collective stiff upper lip. Then there’s you. Which is why you may want to hit Aeronaut on Wednesday as the Shakespeare in the Pub crew performs the timeless Midsummer Night’s Dream comedy right in the middle of the brewery. Chances the actors will be as drunk as you: better than average.
Aeronaut Brewing. 14 Tyler St., Somerville. 7:30-10:30pm/all ages/no cover/cash bar. For more information, visit facebook.com/aeronautbrewing
Synapse Solo Art Exhibit
If you’re a frequent rider of the MBTA, chances are you’ve seen the stickers by graphic artist Synapse, sketched from the actual faces he sees on the subway, be it Boston or outer Brooklyn. And since turning the MBTA into a rolling art house is just barely harder than getting proper funding to update it, you can just go to Harvard Square for the first Synapse solo art show happening at Kulturez skate shop. Feel flattered if you see your own mug.
Kulturez. 36 JFK St., Cambridge, 8-11pm/all ages/FREE. For more information, visit facebook.com/kulturez
WEMF’S Inaugural Stand-Up Comedy Showcase
Our pals at WEMF Radio are no strangers to the local music scene. And as any casual listener to their shows and colorful personalities will attest, they tend to attract a motley, hilarious bunch. As such, the gang have decided to gather together their funniest friends and put on the first ever showcase of the stand-up and performing comedy skills of their crew for good or ill at PA’s Lounge. Heckle the talent at your own peril, folks.
PA’s Lounge. 345 Somerville Ave., Somerville. 4-7pm/21+/$10. For tickets, email [email protected]
Space Object Artifact
Next time you’re in your apartment, stop what you’re doing. Look around. At the shelves, the furniture, all of it. Do you get an overwhelming sense of personal narrative? If you have no idea what we’re talking about, you can hit the opening of the Space Object Artifact show at Nave Gallery on Saturday, which looks at how personal spaces make people feel things. No, the common “I need Febreze” you feel in your place isn’t an emotion.
Nave Gallery. 155 Powder House Blvd., Somerville. 1-5pm/all ages/FREE. For more information, visit navegallery.org
Beach Ball Flash Mob
There are times we learn there’s a free beach ball flash mob gathering at the bandstand on Boston Common due to an organizer finding themselves in possession of about 100 beach balls and gathering anyone who wants to join to play with them in a big mob. And this is a tale like that, involving meeting up with strangers to play with each others balls. Bonus: after-gathering at jm Curley’s. Second bonus: You keep the balls.
Parkman Bandstand on the Common. 145 Tremont St., Boston. 3-4pm/all ages/FREE. For more information, visit darkroomboston.com
Roaring 20’s Lawn Party
Sunday is looking like a fine day to get outside. And if you feel like getting down with a 1920s-themed lawn party on a posh manicured estate in Ipswich, featuring live jazz, Charleston and swing dance lessons, a range of local antique, throwback, and vintage vendors (see: Bobby’s from Boston, Salmagundi, Prohibition Clothing Company), and even local suds and lobster rolls, well, hey. This is that. Otherwise we wouldn’t be talking about such things.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate. 290 Argilla Rd., Ipswich. 3-8pm/all ages/$25. For tickets and more information, visit roaringtwentieslawnparty.blogspot.com