1v1 Skeeball Tournament
get drunk and skee
Lacking drive in your life? Need a greater purpose to get you through the year? Competitive skeeball is your answer. Well, not really, but this tourney is in its 11th season, and the organizers know how to host a skee party casual enough for you to be a spectator or contestant. Or just take advantage of the bar specials.
The Greatest Bar, 262 Friend St., Boston. 7:30pm/21+/Free. skeeboston.com
Art by Yasmina Reza/Staged Reading by Seth Gilliam
what is art?
Sometimes you really just want to have a stimulating conversation, but those flanking you lack the intellect. So adopt some new friends and listen in on the staged reading of Reza’s Tony Award-winning play, in which people get feisty over a large white painting. Oh and a guy from The Walking Dead will be there.
Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College, 231 Forest St., Babson Park. 8pm/all ages/FREE. babson.edu
MassDiGI Game Challenge
take your video games out of the basement
An annual pitch competition where the team with the winning video game concept or prototype is showered with prizes, cash, and PR opportunities. But even if your game doesn’t earn you any glory, there will be mentorship opportunities, educational sessions, and of course, an indie game showcase. If video games are your calling, this should call loudly to you.
Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center, 1 Memorial Dr. #1, Cambridge. 2.6 at 9:30am, 2.7 at 5:30pm/13+/FREE. massdigi.org
EDGAR ALLAN POE: Master of the Macabre
quoth the raven
Ever wanted to see Poe in person? Ever realize that he died decades ago? Well if you’re not ready to give up on your dream, come see historian Rob Velella pretend to be Poe as he reads his stories, tells the dirty details of his life, and shares a dark joke or two. Suggested dress code: dark and gloomy.
Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham. 4pm/16+/$15. edgar-allan-poe.bpt.me
Purple Rain Listening Party and Live Podcast Recording
praise prince almighty
Everyone’s favorite Prince album is over 30 years old, so the hosts of Theory For Turntables decided to give the masterpiece the night it richly deserves. It’s part standard listening party, part night of deep, obsessive discussion as the hosts analyze the music and ask all the important questions, like: Why must we all go crazy?
Catalyst Comedy Club at Boston Button Factory, 50 Melcher St., Boston. 8pm/all ages/$5-10, $15 at door. catalystcomedy.com
A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock ’n’ Roll
tree of americana
Local bastion of art and hardnosed rock-and-roller Dave Tree will showcase an array of his artwork depicting life on the farm as well as life on the stage, and the places where the two intersect. The exhibit, sponsored by Out Of The Blue Too Gallery in Cambridge, explores lost and found objects, classic Americana imagery, and just-as-classic Tree visionary displays of life, death, and rock.
Middle East Cafe, 472-480 Mass Ave., Cambridge. 7-11pm/all ages/FREE. mideastoffers.com