Keep Safe Boston
art as activism
Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll is good and all, but it ain’t got shit on sexual health education, birth control, and rock ‘n’ roll. Earlier this fall, Keep Safe Boston released a 50-song pay-what-you-can compilation to benefit Planned Parenthood, and tonight you can head to Brighton Music Hall for the accompanying concert featuring Parlour Bells, The Color & Sound, Corin Ashley, Drab, Jass Bianchi, and The Rationales—your ovaries and your ears will thank you for it.
Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave., Allston. 6pm/18+/$12. keepsafeboston.org
Art on the Marquee
let’s get digital
Bigger isn’t always better, but sometimes it’s pretty darn nice. Like when we’re talking about an 80-foot multi-screen LED marquee that showcases local artists work. Now on its 12th exhibition, the Art on the Marquee at the BCEC will feature nine new pieces by Massachusetts residents. Head to the opening reception to be among the first to ogle the incandescent creativity.
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston, MA. 6-8pm/all ages/FREE. For more information, visit the event Facebook page.
Golden Fez Championships
The dames of Boston’s derby community may be on the hunt for a new practice space (if you know of a space, don’t hold your tongue), but that won’t distract them from throwing down hard at their last home game of the season. If anything, it may have the eight-wheeled femmes going harder as they indulge in some much-needed skate therapy. That’s a thing, right? Either way. Go.
Aleppo Shriner’s Auditorium, Wilmington. 5pm-11pm/all ages/$16 for games and after-party, $12 students. bostonderbydames.com
Boston Music Awards
get down with homegrown
Say what you will about the Boston Music Awards, and, well, it’s probably been said before. One of those refrains sounds a little something like this: “Damn, they throw a good party.” This year, with a lineup that boasts local favorites, including Dutch Rebelle, STL DLG, Keytar Bear, Goddamn Draculas, and Will Dailey, expect to contribute to the chorus afterwards.
Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart St., Boston. 6pm/21+/$25, VIP $100. bostonmusicawards.com
We would rack our brain for all the best butt puns, but the organizers behind “The Buttcracker” have already done so, and we don’t want their efforts to go unappreciated, so straight from the source: “Johnny Blazes and Madge of Honor have bent over backwards to bring you a holey night of booty shaking and butt puns that’s sure to get your cheeks rosy and your ass clapping. Our lineup of anal allstars features drag, burlesque, spoken word, and games. Don’t miss this holiday clASSic!”
Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 7:30pm/18+/$20. americanrepertorytheater.org