Let’s Dance Boston
Should you find yourself possessing the kind of dance moves that would make Elaine from Seinfeld’s dancing seem ready for a music video background, you’re in luck. Let’s Dance Boston is happening along the Greenway Wednesday through Sunday, and it involves 45-minute free professional dance lessons in Latin, Swing, and Disco stylings followed by 90 minutes of live music befitting the lesson at hand by everyone from Puerto Rican percussionists to full swing bands. There’s even a Donna Summer tribute. Because disco.
Wharf District Park. At the lawn at Atlantic Ave and High St., Boston. 6-8:30pm/all ages/FREE. celebrityseries.org/letsdanceboston
A Night Of Curated Vintage
Take a look at your closet. Go ahead, look. Now, if what you see causes your hand to reach out and rip everything from the hangers, it may be time to refresh your threads. As such, you can hit the Garment District’s one-night collection of one-of-a-kind vintage clothing from the ’20s, ’30s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s (we’re not sure what happened in the ’40s and ’50s), where rare and fragile goods are for the taking. And the wearing.
The Garment District. 200 Broadway, Cambridge. 6-10pm/all ages/FREE. garmentdistrict.com/selections
Pity Party Somerville
It’s okay to have a sour puss these days. Life is hard. Work sucks. Your last paycheck bounced. You can’t get Morrissey out of your head. So instead of fighting it, just head to Union Square in Somerville on Thursday for a block-party pity fest with sad songsters, melancholy poets, something dubbed “depressed comedians” (are there any other kind?), and even a sad clown walking around. That last one may take you from mopey to nightmares-for-a-week, but hey: Life sucks.
Union Square Somerville. 6-8pm/all ages/FREE. facebook.com/events/506932232807914
PHACE Phoenix Landing 20th Anniversary Party
Cambridge house of drum and bass, beers, and wild parties Phoenix Landing is turning 20 years old. Normally a birthday party for a 20-year-old is one bummed out person one year away from being able to buy a drink legally. But the Landing has been throwing a series of parties, culminating with PHACE bringing a barn-burner set of contrasting ambient beats, huge bass, and wild times. Happy birthday, Phoenix Landing. May you have 20 more.
Phoenix Landing. 512 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 10pm-2am/19+/$15. elements-dnb.com
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church premiere screening
Ah, Hendrix. Genius. Rock God. Upside-down stringer of guitars. And if you’re a fan (who isn’t?), head to Arlington on Friday for the Boston theatrical premiere of a rare film chronicling the time the man played to the largest American audience of his career: 400,000 people saw him at the Atlanta International Pop Festival at the height of his powers in 1970. Stick around for the documentary that follows about his performance and the circumstances surrounding it.
The Regent Theatre. 7 Medford St., Arlington. 9:15pm/all ages/$10. regenttheatre.com
Boston Local Food Fest
There are two ways to think about the upcoming Boston Local Food Fest happening along the Greenway this weekend. One is that it’s a massive all-day party featuring local restaurants, food trucks, and regional farmers and their wares, as well as live chef demos, a seafood throwdown, and tons of music and art performances. The other way is … actually, never mind. That’s pretty much the best way to think about it. Not complicated stuff, people. Happy eating.
Rose Kennedy Greenway. 11am-5pm/all ages/cash vendors. bostonlocalfoodfestival.com