MIT Hacking Arts 2014
get yer hack on
Nerdfest, or rather, the super esteemed, intellectual Hacking Arts Festival in Cambridge, in which technology, art, and entrepreneurship come together, is back for its second weekend jaunt. With musical performances from acts like Ryan Leslie and Bleep Blop, a cyber illusionist show with Marco Tempest, and a session with Colombia Records’ Marketing VP Elliot Lum, this is a must-see for all you techy folks, students, and pros alike. And yeah, we’re still searching for the Hackers screening on the schedule, too.
Microsoft NERD Center + MIT Media Lab, FRI 10.3 – SUN 10.5. 6pm/all ages/$20-105. hackingarts.com
JP Rocks & Rolls Fair
because jp does indeed rock
Before the brutal wintery months trample over the prospect of outdoor events, stop by the 4th Annual JP Rocks and Rolls record and arts fair next week. Buy some local art, a new record for your collection, or perhaps a sweater in honor of this sweet sweater weather. Rest assured—it wouldn’t be allowed to call itself a fair if there weren’t someone there to paint your face like a cat or dog, or Batman.
Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St., Jamaica Plain. 11am/all ages/FREE. spontaneouscelebrations.org
Best of Boston’s Story Slams
so the story slam goes…
Our friends at massmouth are keeping the art of storytelling alive and kicking with their Sunday series this month at Boston’s adult playground, The Lawn on D. Watch Boston’s best storytellers unravel their truest tales each week without the use of scripts or prompts (it’s about to get real). Then, muster up the courage to tell your own story during the open slam, and you might win a prize. Or, you’ll just conquer a fear of stage fright and free up some space in your skeleton closet.
The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston. Sundays through 10.26. 7pm/all ages/FREE. massmouth.org
Sirens of Doomsday
calling all scantily clad sinners
Well, it’s officially October. Which means Halloween is coming. It also means it’s horror-themed burlesque season, and kicking it off we have the warped minds of Boston’s own horror burlesque troupe, the Slaughterhouse Sweethearts, with a metal murder-a-thon. Catch both shows to fully unleash your lecherous Halloween spirit in all its glory.
Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. SUN 10.5, SUN 10.12. 7:30pm/18+/$13-20. americanrepertorytheater.org
18th Annual Boston Fringe Fest
all the world’s a fringe
BU’s College of Fine Arts School of Music, Opera Institute, and School of Theatre are at it again, delivering unto you their collaborative 18th annual Fall Fringe Fest. Bridging the gap between modern theatrics and traditional operas, the fest this year features three inventive productions dealing with everything from murderous dinner party guests, to characters from Edward Hopper paintings, to a tragic reimagined version of Georges Bizet’s “Carmen.”
Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. 7:30pm/all ages/$7. bostontheatrescene.com