American Sign Language Night
In this truly unique experience for a great cause, in acknowledgment of Deaf Awareness Month, the MFA and Deaf, Inc. are hosting the 4th annual ASL night. The program will include tours, spotlight talks, performances, art-making, and other activities in ASL with voice interpretation. Participate, open your mind and arms, and learn about the region’s deaf community and culture.
walk it out
Architecture and Garden Walking Tour
Tired of your own place? That probably means that it’s time to invade someone else’s space, so why not a breathtaking estate, inside and out? Waltham’s mansion is waiting for you to enter—legally, no doubt—in order to learn about this key part of our state’s cultural history and horticultural present.
[Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman St, Waltham. 3-4:30 pm/$15. historicnewengland.org]
Illusions: The Drag Brunch
Things may be back to normal after all. Here’s a chance to enjoy some live comedy and burlesque by drag queens, some of whom are threatening to break out notable celebrity impersonations ranging from Whitney to Cardi. Plus brunch, drinks, you get the picture. Audience members must be at least 21 and buy tickets in advance, but be careful if you do purchase, since it’s unclear if this is even possible under the current law and limitations.
[Location TBD. 1:30-4 pm/$10-$100. illusionsthedragqueenshow.com]
save our city
Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age
This is a really awesome opportunity to smarten up by unpacking gentrification, zoning, suburbia, and other important topics that explain the current systems in America’s cities and its residents with author Lizabeth Cohen.
Explore history from the ’50s and ’60s and check out her research and conclusions from the new work. Sponsored by the BPL.
[Online. 6-7:30 pm/free. bpl.org]
Chocolate Picnic Tour
One potential way to ease pandemic stress (Why didn’t you think of this before?) is to eat a fuckton of chocolate. On this occasion, you can also learn about the history of the Greenway while tasting delicious handmade treats. Fantastic for a date, or foodies, or … do we really have to sell this? Just be sure to bring a mask and come in packs of eight or less. The tour lasts an hour.
[Greenway/Waterfront, Atlantic Ave, Boston. 3:30-6 pm/$25. cocoabeantown.com]