Wine and Film: Somm
The creative geniuses at Coolidge Corner have teamed up with vino lifestyle company Wine Enthusiast to present a four-part special event that glorifies your favorite Sunday night activity: pairing a fun, classic movie with a glass (or several) of red or white. The series kicks off with Somm, the irreverent and fascinating 2012 documentary that affords viewers an inside look in the surprisingly secretive world of sommeliers. Post-film, attendees will be treated to a complimentary wine tasting, and will have the opportunity to chat with visiting wine experts.
Where Science Meets Art: Metals and Wearables of Artisan’s Asylum
The juxtaposition of art and technology is not as wildly incoherent as people might think. Artisan’s Asylum, a non-profit community craft center based in Somerville, seeks to explore the magic that can be created when old artistic traditions are brought into contact with recent innovations. This event will feature the work of local artists, engineers, and designers living and working in the greater Boston “makerspace,” including metal sculpture and jewelry.
Artisan’s Asylum. 10 Tyler St., Somerville. All ages/6pm/Free. For more information, visit snagmetalsmith.org
Chances are, if you’re one of the millions of people who spend all year waiting for that fateful summer day when “Orange is the New Black” returns in all of its binge-watchable glory, you’ll be a fan of this show. But its creators promise this project is more than that—it’s a unique dramedy performance all its own, packed with a diverse female cast of Boston’s sharpest emerging comedians. The show promises to combine fully improvised stories of power struggles, friendship, back-stabbing, romance, and dirty secrets—what more could you ask for?
ImprovBoston. 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. All ages/10pm/$18. To purchase tickets, visit improvboston.com
Jesse Aron Green: Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik
German for “Medicalized Indoor Gymnastics,” this exhibit draws inspiration from a popular 1858 book of the same name that advertised physical exercises for “the maintenance of health and vigor of body and mind.” Collected in one exhibit for the first time, Green’s works playfully and provocatively reimagines prevalent tropes about mind, body, and fitness through a video installation, sculpture, and other media including drawing and photography. If anything, come for the 80-minute film of 16 male gymnasts acting out all 45 of the book’s exercises in 3-D splendor.
Harvard Art Museums. 32 Quincy St., Cambridge. All ages/Free. For museum hours and more information, visit harvardartmuseums.org
Story Club Boston Presents: Oh No, I Forgot!
Story Club Boston was founded to satisfy the simplest of human pleasures by telling horrible, funny, embarrassing, even amazing stories. Each event showcases planned performers, curated by the Story Club team, as well as an open mic for which members of the public can vie for time on via raffle. In honor of Memorial Day, this week’s theme takes the titular holiday literally—it’s the day of remembrance, so bring your best story of something forgotten. Especially if it involves your dignity.
Milky Way Lounge. 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain. All ages/6:30pm/$5. For more information, visit storyclubboston.com
Original Gravity Concert Series
Speaking of activities made better with booze (is that becoming a theme for this week?), Aeronaut Brewing Company presents Original Gravity, an annual series of special performances that features the music of local New England composers, paired with beer created by favorite Boston-area breweries. Each show is supplied with an exclusive type of beer, crafted specially to pair with that evening’s music. This week’s featured performer is Butch Rovan, a multimedia artist and researcher who utilizes augmented and altered instruments to construct his trademark experimental sound.
Aeronaut. 14 Tyler St., Somerville. 21+/5pm/$15 suggested donation. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit aeronautbrewing.com