To Hip-Hop, With Love
the wondertwins are back
This is an exclusive, one-night-only performance. Let that intrigue sink in for a minute. Coming back for the first time since last summer, Billy and Bobby McClain bring their three-part ode to African-American entertainment. With a soundtrack featuring Busta Rhymes and Sammy Davis Jr., they’ll perform everything from mime to tap to vaudeville. Oh and the robot too, because why not?
Oberon. 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 8pm/$10-20 americanrepertorytheater.org
Art on the Marquee Opening Reception
like las vegas,but art
Are you someone who drives by all those flashing digital signs and wonders why these people don’t get more creative than “OPEN” blinking infinitely? Well, these local artists will shut you up. This is round 13 of Art on the Marquee and artists including Dennis Miller and Lina Maria Giraldo will be presenting their latest digital masterpieces. Just be careful not to stare at the art too long.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. 415 Summer St., Boston. 6pm/FREE. artonthemarquee.com
Tigerman WOAH Record Release Party
Between Tigerman WOAH! releasing their new EP, Up South Vol. 111, These Wild Plains’ new album, and the kickoff for the #road2sxsw tour, there are plenty of reasons to get drunk and celebrate, even without the tacos. Come soak in all the good vibes as Dirty Bangs, The Mallett Brothers Band, These Wild Plains and Tigerman WOAH! all perform. If you don’t go, you’re a disappointment to society.
Cuisine En Locale. 156 Highland Ave., Somerville. 8pm/21+/. cuisineenlocale.com
The Nightcap: A Connect 4 Tournament
childhood pastime, intense competition
There’s nothing like taking something completely innocent and thrusting it into an adult context. This isn’t the Connect Four you played at Thanksgivings with your cousin; this is a serious game of strategy, and this tournament will determine who can boast to be the best. If we’ve intimidated you, good. But also still go because it’s for charity and you should.
District Hall. 75 Northern Ave., Boston. 8pm/21+/$10. districthallboston.org
SubCult Cinema Presents EvilRoboMax 2
and moped knights. moped. knights.
SubCult is like the Masonic Lodge of Boston cinema. Super secret. Super mysterious. Usually they keep their screenings more on the private side, but for one double feature they’ll be kind enough to let us little people in. Take this rare opportunity to see the Mike Pecci short Moped Knights and a unique cut of Evil Dead 2, Robocop, and Mad Max 2. That combination alone should be enough to convince you.
Coolidge Corner Theatre. 290 Harvard St., Brookline. Midnight/FREE!. subcultcinema.com
WTF Queerlesque!! Chapter 2
anything and everything in-between
It’s burlesque but with a little more flavor. Local “queerdo” Allix Mortis is bringing back this night of vaudeville, drag, and all-arts fringe with a new cast of artists for the season. Join in as they comment on politics, gender, and pop culture with all the feathers and pasties you could ever desire. Just try not to feel bad about your own humdrum name when performers like Butch Sassidy and Foxy Squire come onstage.
The Midway Cafe. 3496 Washington St., Jamaica Plain. 9pm/21+/$10. midwaycafe.com