Third Thursdays: The Art in Architecture
Have you been feeling architecturally deprived lately? It’s all right—we understand, and we’re here to help. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has assembled art, music, and a wine bar just for you this Thursday. Bring a date and bathe in the atmosphere as natural light beams down on your artistic journey. Try your hand at some sketching with real marble statues right in hugging distance. But don’t actually hug them, unless you want a lifetime ban.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 25 Evans Way, Boston. 10:00am-6:00pm/all ages/$5-15. gardnermuseum.org
Drink Craft Beer presents Beer & Cider Fest
Before you skip over this because you saw the $50 price tag and heard your wallet weep like an infant, consider why you should go to this: unlimited beer and cider for $50. “Wait, what’s that? Unlimited? For only $50?” Yup, that’s right. There will be 25 different New England breweries participating, which means a lot of different craft beers and ciders. You also get a free cup. Isn’t that nice?
Space 57 at the Revere Hotel. 200 Stuart St., Boston. 6:00-9:30pm/21+/$50. drinkcraftbeer.com/editorial/events/boston-beer-and-cider.html
Under the Underground #3: A Halloween Spooktacular
Experience true fear this Friday with Under the Underground as it unveils its third set of films by New England filmmakers. Come and see what kind of terror local Boston artists can come up with, and maybe stay for a musical performance or two by Listening Woman and judy chong. With movie titles like Death Beach and It Started Like Any Other Night, you’re guaranteed to get spooked. Bring some clean pants just in case.
Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More. 541 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 8:00pm-12:00am/18+/$5-10. facebook.com/undertheundergroundnewengland
As the Sparrow at New England Music Awards’ Last Band Standing Finals
As the Sparrow has been chosen as the wild-card pick for the New England Music Awards’ Last Band Standing, and you’ve been given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the group in this setting. Give it your love and rock out to some folk-influenced rock-swing music. Have a beer or two as well; you’re at the Hard Rock Cafe, live it up.
Hard Rock Cafe Boston. 22-24 Clinton St., Boston. 9:00pm-12am/21+/$10. hardrock.com/cafes/boston/
Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo 2015
Come on down to Cambridge’s very own Lesley University and mingle with comic creators and lovers alike. Ask a question at one of the many panels, get hands-on with a workshop, or maybe just admire some comics at one of the many exhibitions. Featured artists include the likes of Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints), Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Dustin Harbin (Behold! The Dinosaurs), and Jennifer Hayden (The Story of My Tits).
University Hall at Lesley University. 1815 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 10:00am-6:00pm/all ages/FREE. micexpo.org
Meat Stacks Reception
Gallery 263 is always displaying some great artwork, so if you haven’t been yet, now might be a nice time to get yourself acquainted with it and “meat” some new art lovers. Join the MFA’s Leah Netsky as she presents to you a series of photographs offering you a symbolic look at mass production and processed food—and how their existence allows consumers to avoid the gory reality of preparing and eating an animal.
Gallery 263. 263 Pearl St., Cambridge. 7:00-10:00pm/all ages/$5 donation. gallery263.com/event/meat-stacks-reception