Solidarity Through Pride @ Alternative Art Space
Unless you’re living under a rock, you know that June is Boston Pride Month, and it’s time to get your gay on! There are literally hundreds of events on the calendar beyond the parade on June 11, so don’t just focus on one day to celebrate gay pride. For instance, the Solidarity Through Pride exhibit. Check out local artists and their work interpreting what that solidarity means to them and the community. And it’s free!
CHVRCHES @ House of Blues
Scottish synthpop for the win! The trio from Glasgow has been making cutting-edge music that defies the synth tag since 2011 but has only released two albums, the latest being Every Open Eye in 2015. What the group lacks in volume it more than makes up for in performance, and the live show is highly recommended for anyone adventurous enough to have their ear bent. The Boston shows are almost sold out (second show June 4 @ HOB), so hit that link right quick.
House of Blues. 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 7pm/18+/$25+. ticketmaster.com
Raiders of the Lost Ark LIVE @ Symphony Hall
What if we told you that one of the greatest actions flicks ever made will be shown at Symphony Hall this Friday and Saturday with a live score performed by the Boston Pops to celebrate the 35th anniversary of its release? Damn right you’d do a backflip! The score, created by legendary composer John Williams, is one of the classic modern-day film tracks that you’d have to be Helen Keller not to recognize immediately. Ok, that was in poor taste, but this performance is going to kick some serious ass, so who cares!
Symphony Hall 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. 3 & 8pm/all ages/$36+. bso.org
Beacon Hill Art Walk @ Beacon Hill
There are worse things than meandering through the alleyways and gardens of Beacon Hill on a Sunday. For instance, a colonoscopy. Fear not, however; your ass is safe and this weekend is the 25th Beacon Hill Art Walk, which is definitely a lot less uncomfortable. Local artists will be displaying works of visual art throughout the neighborhood until 6 pm. Grab a map at 135 Charles St. to plot your travels.
Beacon Hill Art Walk. 135 Charles St., Boston. Noon/all ages/FREE. beaconhillartwalk.org
DIIV @ The Sinclair
Wikipedia says that the group’s second album was released after a “lengthy and troubled gestation period,” whatever the fuck that means, but it references a link to an interview that we should probably read. No worries. This is going to be a sweet show and definitely better than anything else you’re going to be doing on Tuesday. Unless, of course, you have a lengthy and troubled gestation period planned. If so, we’d stick with that.
Taste of Somerville @ Buena Vista Pavilion
Holy crap, it’s Taste of Somerville! This year’s lineup includes “Aeronaut Brewery, Winter Hill Brewing, American Fresh Brewhouse by Somerville Brewing, and Bantam Cider, alongside fine cuisine from the likes of favorites Bergamot, Bronwyn, Kirkland Tap and Trotter and dozens more. New this year are some of Somerville’s more exciting restaurants, like Tasting Counter, and Meju.” Holy crap, you’re so going to this! Proceeds benefit Somerville CAN.
Buena Vista Pavilion. 50 Holland St., Somerville. 5:30pm/21+/$50. tasteofsomerville.org