Red Alert: A Space Comedy
improv in space
If there’s any setting with infinite comedic possibilities, it’s outer space (and maybe GOP strategy meetings). And with this weekend’s ImprovBoston show, the USS Starship Caliburn departs for its final galactic adventure and it’s up to you to make it the most dramatic yet. How, you say? By taking advantage of the red button given to all audience members, which, when pushed, sends the crew into crisis mode, altering the show. The power is yours.
ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St, Cambridge. 10Pm/16+/$18. improvboston.com
A Raucous Revival
comedy, music, burlesque, oh my
The good people of Midnight Mischief Cabaret decided to do every bored person a favor by creating an event that’s chock-full of stand-up comedy, burlesque, live music and, naturally, contortionists. (It’s not a party without contortionists.) With all this going on, even the pickiest person can find something to satisfy their late-night entertainment itch. Back scratcher not necessary. Especially if you’re already a contortionist.
Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St., Davis Sq., Somerville. 9pm/21+/$15. davissquaretheatre.com
The Sketchbook Show
the artist’s diary
Sure, you hated when your siblings read your diary while growing up, but that didn’t exactly stop you from snooping in theirs. And this is your last shot to snoop in the diaries of local artists in this Nave Gallery show comprising the personal sketchbook pages of many different creators. See the underbelly of their work without the shame and guilt, because hey, if they really didn’t want you to see it, they would’ve hidden it better.
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville. 2-8pm/all ages/FREE. navegallery.org
defend your name
Have you ever had anyone offend your honor, and then feel that flipping them off didn’t seem to do the trick? Well, after this class in single-handed sword skills, you can trade in your middle finger for a dueling glove and steel weapon, and channel your inner Zorro. Oh, and if you left your sword at your parents’ place, they have a couple on site. Win win.
Green Street Studios, 185 Green Street, Cambridge. 7:30pm/all ages/$20. schoolofmars.com
Pastie Making Workshop
DIY nipple couture
If you’re anything like us, there have been occasions where you were wearing a truly killer outfit, but you still couldn’t help but feel like something was missing. Something along the lines of sequins and tassels on your nipples, let’s say. Thankfully, the considerate ladies of Rogue Burlesque have sought to end your confusion by hosting this community craft night for creating just that. Men welcome. Weird, but welcome.
Out of the Blue Gallery, 541 Mass Ave, Central Sq., Cambridge. 7pm/18+/$15. rogueburlesque.com