The cheese, man. Cometh.
This Southie house of staff-paired wines and artisan cheeses from around the world has just opened its doors, boasting everything that the name suggests. Think: an extensive collection of wines available courtesy of a high-tech wine dispenser and served by the glass, homemade panini sandwiches, fresh charcuterie platters, craft beer, and even crepes. Yeah, that’s right. Crepes, people. Crepes.
Fromage South Boston. 401 West Broadway St., Boston. Now open. For more information visit facebook.com/fromagesouthboston
From UK-based acting troupe Magnificent Bastard Productions comes Shit-Faced Shakespeare, an interactive fringe show making its first foray onto US soil right here in Boston. The performance contains everything you’d expect from a professional staging of a Shakespeare play … except that on each night of the run, one of the cast members is completely wasted, for the good (or ugly) of everyone there. Life’s rule: When one has the chance to see drunk theater, you do it. Period.
Davis Square Theatre. 255 Elm St., Somerville. 18+/$20. For tickets visit shit-facedshakespeare.com
Banned in Boston 2015
A tickler of a Boston fundraiser hosted by Urban Improv, this annual event brings together some of the best of Boston’s local celebrities, media personalities, politicians, and business, arts, and community leaders together under one roof for one night. It’s a spectacle of improvisational music and skits, all centered around “making it” in Boston. Proceeds benefit Urban Improv’s mission of using theater to transform the lives of the city’s youths. And the organization’s other mission: to keep you howling.
House of Blues. 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 7:30pm (6pm reception at Lansdowne Pub)/all ages/$150-250. For tickets, visit urbanimprov.org
Founded in 2000 in an intimate Seattle backyard by a group of friends, and since then appearing in over 75 cities, Slideluck is a nonprofit organization bringing artists into direct contact with audiences vis-à-vis food and art. This is its very first New England show, with emphasis on the topic of “art and technology.” Just show up with your own special dish and a curious mind, and go from there. No quiche, please. Unless it’s actually good.
Microsoft NERD Center. 1 Memorial Dr., Suite #1, Cambridge. 6pm/all ages/FREE. For tickets visit slideluck.com/boston
First Annual Human 5K + Robot Race
Nice weather = get your fat ass off the couch once in while. Maybe just to go buy a soda. Or maybe to check out this 5K race featuring people dressed as robots, featuring a legit robot sprint race (hopefully the robots are friendly and not all SkyNet-y). It’s one of the more unique races of this spring, so be sure to sign up—or just come out to support a celebration of technological creativity and achievement. Or to watch humanity fall to the machines.
Alewife Station. 36 Cambridge Park Dr., Cambridge. 7am/all ages. For more information visit vecnacares.org
Harvard Book Store Presents: Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell (see: The Tipping Point) is in town Monday to discuss David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, his new book about underdog survival, in which he asks readers to change how they think about themselves in relation to setbacks, disabilities, and disadvantages both big and small. Think of it as an intimate pep talk from one of the US’s most prominent contemporary writers. Or just a chance to see his gorgeous mane up close.
First Parish Church. 1446 Mass Ave., Cambridge. 8pm/all ages/$20. For tickets visit harvard.com