Irish Film Festival
While chugging green beer is all well and good, so is putting your money where your mouth is and showing some real solidarity with the Irish. Come out and support artists from across the pond as the Boston Irish Film Festival kicks off its 15th year in Davis Square, showcasing 30 films and hosting about a dozen after-parties. Game of Thrones fans take note: Maisie Williams stars in the best feature, Gold.
Somerville Theatre. 55 Davis Sq., Somerville. For schedule and tickets, visit irishfilmfestival.com
My (Musical) OkCupid Date
By now, most of us have suffered through the unique and sometimes surreal torture of online dating. Jacob Russell-Snyder, entrepreneurial improviser/musician/comedian that he is, had the genius foresight (or maybe insanity) to turn his own OkCupid-facilitated helldate into a musical. Either way, his “outrageous, shocking” story is billed as 100 percent true, which, considering our latest online dating experiences, is actually pretty believable.
Catalyst Comedy (in residence at the Boston Button Factory). 50 Melcher St., Boston. 10pm/all ages/$10. catalystcomedy.com
Herb Ritts at the MFA
puttin on the ritts
And now something for our more highbrow readers. The iconic American fashion photographer Herb Ritts—famous for his striking and sensual black and white images of supermodels—will debut a new collection at the MFA, his first at the museum since his 1996 collection, Herb Ritts: WORK, which remains one of the most popular exhibits in museum history. Get a taste of the high life and enjoy the work of a master of ’80s and ’90s aesthetic.
Museum of Fine Arts. 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. For schedule and tickets, visit mfa.org
Bach in the Subways
bach in time
They’re certainly no Keytar Bear, but these Berklee College of Music students are certainly capable of playing music more pleasing to the ears than some of what we’ve heard on the Park Street platform. They’ll be putting on a free performance in celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 330th birthday, one of many annual “Bach in the Subways” performances that take place all over the world on this day.
South Station. 700 Atlantic Ave., Boston. 2pm/all ages/FREE. south-station.net
Whiskey Rebellion Boston
Sundays. Great for doing nothing. Or heading to a showcase of American-made whiskeys, gathered together in brotherhood under one roof in an event that would make Ron Swanson proud. This expansive event includes an “ABCs of American Whiskey” class, cocktail demonstrations, snacks, distillation demonstrations, and of course, the freedom to taste a variety of delicious brown liquors.
MOKSA. 450 Mass Ave., Cambridge. 2:30pm/21+/$42-67 per day. For schedule and tickets, visit wheretoeat.in
Silent(ish) Reading Party
turn the page
Ever wish you could enjoy that feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction that comes from going out and being social without any of the work, of, like, having to talk to people? Well, now you can (if you like reading). In their first-ever reading party, JP Reads and Social Artists & Writers invites you to bring a book and enjoy tea and snacks on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Peace, quiet, and camaraderie doesn’t come easy these days, so come on out and celebrate … quietly.
Loring-Greenough House. 12 South St., Jamaica Plain. 2pm/all ages/FREE. jpreads.org