Boston En Masse
Boston En Masse’s goal is to bring local artists into the spotlight, and, oh man, are there a lot of local artists. Over the course of the next three days, you’ll get the chance to listen to Rick (of Pile), Skinny Bones, Dent, Jaw Gems, Littlefoot, Milk, W00DY, Horse Jumper of Love, Guerilla Toss, Mal Devisa, Lady Bones, Anjimile, Ursula, Harmoos, IAN, STL GLD, Abadabad, Radclyffe Hall, Gracie, Peachpit, So Sol, and Castle Danger. The lineup changes every single night, so there’s no reason to miss these three nights of local music goodness.
Middle East Upstairs. 480 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 6-11pm/21+/$30. facebook.com/events/1493679537595832
Do you like Wes Anderson? How about Bill Murray? Good music? If you answered yes to any of these questions (and I know you did), then I’ve got a treat for you. Wes Anderson’s second full length film, Rushmore, will be playing at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday night. Follow the exploits of 15-year-old Max Fischer as he goes through the trials and tribulations of school life. The whole movie has a certain childlike wonder to it that’ll leave you with awe for days to come.
Coolidge Corner Theatre. 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 7-9pm/21+/$9-12. coolidge.org/films/rushmore-0
Make Happy by Bo Burnham
Are you happy? Regardless of your answer, you will be if you let Bo Burnham make you happy. Maybe—no promises. At the very least, he will make you laugh. Bo Burnham’s fourth comedy tour takes him back to his hometown of Boston to share his insightful and fresh style of humor. With everything going on in the world lately, we all need a night where we can kick back and let a funny man tell us jokes to help us unwind.
Shubert Theatre. 265 Tremont St., Boston. 8-11pm/18+/$60. boburnham.com
Studio 263: Art Auction/Dance Party
Disco ain’t dead, baby; it’s just been hibernating, waiting for the perfect moment to wake up, and that perfect moment is Saturday night. Studio 263 is turning back time to the ’70s in this art auction extravaganza. Sip some cocktails as you bid on art during the Silent Art Auction and add your photo to the Polaroid wall, forever solidifying your presence there that night. The auction ends at 9 pm, and once it does, Studio 263 is burning to the ground (the studio’s words, not mine) in the disco dance party of the millennia.
Gallery 263. 263 Pearl St., Cambridge. 7-10pm/21+/$30 in advance, $35 at the door. eventbrite.com/e/studio-263-art-auctiondance-party-tickets-19219463934
Thirsty Scholar Trivia
We all need a little R&R, especially on Sundays. It’s technically the start of the week, but it feels more like the end, doesn’t it? Well, what better way to spend your week than with a little bar trivia? And if trivia isn’t your thing, unwind with some friends and a few beers. Or just relax by yourself with a drink; sometimes the peace of solitude is the best option on those lazy Sundays.
The Thirsty Scholar Pub. 70 Beacon St., Somerville. 8-10pm/21+/FREE. thirstyscholarpub.com/somerville-ma-bar-events.html
Loving Jeff Berlin
[Ed. note: I’ve never seen a better live show locally than Hybrasil. They were it.] Jeff Berlin was an amazing drummer to see live with Hybrasil. Recently stricken by several strokes, Jeff’s in need of our help to get back there, and thankfully the incredible world of musicians that know and love him have put together an insane show to raise money for his medical costs. Come show some love and check out this amazing line-up: Jimmy Ryan & Hayride, The Curtis Mayflower, Club d’Elf (feat. Duke Levine), Hybrasil (with Tom Arey and guests Duke, Jimmy, and Dana), Vapors Of Morphine, and Bow Thayer.
The Burren. 247 Elm St., Somerville. 6-11pm/21+/$20. m.bpt.me/event/2411861