Monster Mash: True Tales of Dating Horror
nightmare on arrow street
Perhaps this holiday season is the time when you reflect on all the turbulent relationships you’ve clawed your way through. If so, you’re in for a treat instead of a trick. Be witness to the incantations of Boston-based storytellers, writers, and poets as they share with you their dating horror stories. Think of it as an exorcism for your wounded heart. Or just empathize with those who also have been cursed with evil exes. We all have at least one, right?
Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 7:30pm/18+/$10-12. americanrepertorytheater.org
Everyone knows that if you read comic books you’re going to hell. Why not cut out the middleman? The Boston Comics Roundtable and River Bird Comics are celebrating the release of their new creeptacular Hellbound Vanthology by hosting a swanky launch party. Free and open to the public, the party features a costume contest, sketch fights, complementary refreshments, and a chance to meet local comics creators. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.
Cambridge Historical Society, 159 Brattle St., Cambridge. 6-9pm/all ages/FREE. bostoncomicsroundtable.com
sorry, no mila kunis
Mikko Nissinen is bringing the harrowingly heartbreaking tale of “Swan Lake” to the Boston Opera House stage this week. Good and evil ballerinas will prance, Tchaikovsky’s scores will be played, and hearts will inevitably be broken in this revamped version of the classic.
Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. THU 10.30 through 7pm/all ages/$29-152. bostonballet.org
The Daily Show Tour
writer room’s extension
Remember back when the Writer’s Guild of America went on strike, and Jon Stewart decided to go on air scriptless? Well, we were reminded why he got the gig in the first place—the dude’s funny—but we also learned that he’s also infinitely funnier with his crew of scribblers (sorry, Stewart, that unibrow gaffe wasn’t as good as you thought it was). We imagine they are also pretty funny in the flesh, so check ’em out as they roll through Boston on their The Daily Show Writers Standup Tour.
Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave., Boston. 9pm/21+/$20. greatscottboston.com
dining with the dead
No better way to pay homage to the dead this Día de los Muertos than stuffing your face with pulled pork tacos. Somerville’s Cuisine en Locale will be providing the eats, and a live performance kicks off with traditional Mariachi tunes leading into a balls-out performance by the haunting, intoxicating group Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys. And, if you can stand it (and we know you can), come back for an encore brunch on Sunday.
Cuisine en Locale, 156 Highland Ave., Somerville. SAT 11.1 + SUN 11.2. 6pm/all ages/$25-50. cuisineenlocale.com
5Point Film Festival
must-see for adventure junkies
5Point is one of the only film fests that’s solely dedicated to displaying the adventure and thrill of the great outdoors via the big screen, which is kind of ironic since you’ll enjoy it all from within the Somerville Theatre. Worry not, nature lovers! Some aspects of this two-day athlete fest do take place in green spaces, such as slacklining and meet-and-greets with filmmakers and special guests in Davis Square Park.
2014 5Point Film Festival Trailer from 5Point Film Festival on Vimeo.
Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq., Somerville. WED 11.5 + THU 11.6. 7pm/all ages/$15. 5pointfilm.org