Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them
How often is the protagonist of a play a nomadic 12-year-old girl named Edith who regularly wields both a pellet gun and a gigantic stuffed frog? Well, not often … which is why you should go see this Company One production, running until the end of the month. Think: comedic nostalgia for those who still yearn for the reclaiming of youth. So you, basically.
Musical Eyes: Photography by Musicians
Each week until the end of the month, Brickbottom Gallery will give to the public an artsy melting pot combining music and photography. The exhibition will showcase photographs by eclectic artists Ellen Band and David Barnes, who both advocate for the existence of music and visual art on the same plane. Band will be debuting a new sound sculpture complete with random audio samples as well as her own compositions, called Hot Tip. Use your imagination.
Brickbottom Art Gallery. 1 Fitchburg St., Somerville. 12-5pm/all ages/FREE. For more information, visit brickbottomartists.com
If you’re trying to squeeze a poetry slam, concert, and visual art show complete with copious pole dancing into one evening, we’ve got you covered. Well, the Oberon does, as per usual. The annual EN-ER-GY showcase explores an insane amount of local artistry, but don’t make the mistake of lumping it into the same category as a run of the mill talent show. It’s sort of perfectly designed for those of you who are too indecisive to pick something to do on a Friday night.
Oberon. 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 8pm/18+/$10-20. For more information, visit americanrepertorytheater.org
2015 Boston Pride Festival
Amidst the wonderful slew of LGBTQ Pride events happening this month, we are especially looking forward to the Pride Festival … AND the Pride Parade, of course. Copious amounts of food, live music, dancing, and meet & greets with esteemed members of the LGBTQ community like Mary Lambert (the “she keeps me warm” girl) and Billy Gilman. Come show your support and party your rainbow-painted faces off, kids.
City Hall Plaza. 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston. 11am-6pm/all ages/FREE. For more information, visit bostonpride.org
Amy Schumer @ The Wilbur
Comedy Central’s own femme force of nature has been blowing up lately and she’ll be gracing the Wilbur stage in all her hilariously honest vulgarity. She’s the star of her own sketch comedy show, which pokes fun at, well, basically everything. So if you like to make fun of other people on a regular basis, you might want to get a ticket. We love her, you will too.
The Wilbur. 246 Tremont St., Boston. 9:45pm/all ages/$59. For more information, visit thewilbur.com
New Blue Maker’s Market
Never has there been a more abundant time for supporting local art. Luckily, the Central Square staple Out of the Blue is still around (having recently relocated to a much bigger space) and the gallery will now be able to house a smorgasbord of extensive pop-up shops, with The New Blue being only one of them. Live music, free coffee and tea, and endless artsy goodies for sale. Art, man.
Out of the Blue Art Gallery. 541 Mass Ave., Cambridge. 11am-5pm/all ages/FREE. For more information, visit outoftheblueartgallery.com