Pitch Perfect 2 Premiere with Live Pre-Show feat. The Eight Tracks
As part of a special Thursday night opening of the sequel to the 2012 blockbuster hit that coined the word “toner” (a musical boner) amongst other nuggets of comedy gold (ie: every line out of Rebel Wilson’s mouth), Somerville Theatre presents a free pre-show by a cappella group Eight Tracks. The 30-minute concert will include two arrangements from Pitch Perfect, so you can live that fantasy of attending Nationals.
Somerville Theatre. 55 Davis Sq., Somerville. 7pm/all ages/FREE (with movie ticket purchase). somervilletheatreonline.com
Trivia for Troublemakers
Since 1967, nonprofit organization Resist has provided funding and support to radical grassroots efforts all over the country, with a solid belief in the power of social justice, direct action, and creativity. To raise funds and fight The Man at the same time, the group is hosting a radical trivia night, packed full of questions pertaining to “radical social movements throughout his/hertory.” Come for the cause, stay for the prizes.
Lir Irish Pub & Restaurant. 903 Boylston St., Boston. 7:30pm/21+/$5-$10 suggested donation. facebook.com/calltoresist
Toll with Me
Artist Gianna Stewart, a local sculptor and MFA graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, invites the public to join her this weekend as she completes the finishing touches on her new temporary installation, a part of Fort Point’s Open Studios weekend. Composed of 8,500 bells attached to chain-link fences along A Street, the project will reveal what the artist calls “the invisible winds that walk with us on A Street.” It will also do wonders for your next found sound recording project.
Post Office Fence. A St., Boston. All ages/FREE. fortpointarts.org/open-studios
Lawn on D Season Opener
The Lawn on D, Boston’s inventive, one-of-a-kind experimental landscape and event space, kicks off its second season with an opening party featuring activities and performances from Berklee College of Music, OBERON, Boston Circus Guild, Sound of our Town, and more. And because we know you’re all holding your breath, Swing Time, the wildly popular interactive installation from last year that combines LED lights with circular swings for adults, is back. Bonus: it’s bringing a maze this season. Seriously.
The Lawn on D. 420 D St., Boston. 5pm/all ages/FREE. lawnond.com
Porchfest Daytime & After-Party at Cuisine en Locale
Cuisine en Locale is keeping the ball rolling by participating in this year’s fifth annual Somerville Porchfest with a full day of activities. At lunchtime they’ll be dishing out (locally-sourced) sliders and tacos on the restaurant’s back lot. When the day of meandering and music from Porchfest is over, many of the hundreds of local bands playing will head to the restaurant for an after-party/encore show. Note: This may not be a good time for one of those “everyone back to my place!” moments.
Cuisine en Locale. 156 Highland Ave., Somerville. 12pm/all ages/FREE. cuisineenlocale.com
The second annual Boston Zine Fest needs you. To raise funds for the premiere celebration of the epitome of DIY art and publication, the event organizers will be hosting an all-vegan brunch featuring tofu scrambles, pancakes, and more, while local writers and artists will read selections from, you guessed it, their zines. You’ve spent money on far less awesome things. And far less awesome brunches, for that matter.
Washington Street Art Center. 321 Washington St., Somerville. 12pm/all ages/$5-10 suggested donation. bostonzinefest.tumblr.com