Guide to what’s happening in Boston this week

Contrpose Dance performs. This must be the bench scene. Bring on the crazy pants!

Festivals

India Day
Sunday, 3:30-8 p.m.,
Hatch Shell
1 David G Mugar Way, Boston, Free
www.iagb.org
This celebration of all things Indian happens annually at the Hatch Shell around Indian Independence Day. Expect the usual cultural festival mainstays: music and dance, food vendors and arts and crafts. Fun fact: India celebrates its 64th year of independence from colonial rule this year.

Going out

Yappy Hour
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
TAMO Terrace, Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane, Boston, 617-385-4315
www.tamobar.com
Ever wanted to bring your dog out to the bar? He is your best friend, after all! Well now you can at this weekly event. TAMO’s chefs will be whipping up fresh doggy biscuits (which will probably be more to his liking than cocktails) and you’ll get to mingle with other dog owners and hear training tips from Boston K9 Concierge.

Murder at the Science Museum Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Museum of Science
One Science Park, Boston
$31, 877-946-4868
www.watsonadventures.com
This Watson Adventure would be perfect for fans of Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol.” Museum of Science staffers have recently uncovered a lost invention of Benjamin Franklin’s, but someone’s been bumping them off. Who is the culprit, and might it have to do with (cue dark music) the Free-masons? Note: Tickets must be purchased beforehand!

Art

People You May Know
Opens Friday; on view Saturdays through Aug. 27, Washington Street Art Center, 321 Washington St., Somerville
Free, 617-623-5315
www.washingtonst.org
An exhibition of photos by Sean Allen Fisher which depicts, according to the Washington Street Art Center’s website, “the ways in which we share via the online network, the ways we collect connections, and the vast sea of indiscriminate people and images. A celebration of surface. Appropriated portraits of people you may know.” Plus, check out how cool the colors are in that shot  on the right of this text. And that’s not our printer’s fault it’s out of focus, it was Fisher’s artistic decision!

Euka’s Evening Art Walk
Thursday, 6 p.m.
Roxbury Crossing
1400 Tremont St., Boston
$10, 617-427-1006
www.discoverroxbury.org
Roxbury based artist Ekua Holmes gives you a tour of Roxbury’s public art offerings, as well as some peeks into the homes of local art-ists. Her intimate know-ledge of the area and its art- ists is sure to give you the inside scoop. Note: The tour is limited to 20 so you should buy your tickets in advance at Brown Paper Tickets.

Theater
 
‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’
Through Aug. 20
Boston Playwrights’
Theatre, 949 Comm. Ave., Boston, $10-$13,
617-549-9854
www.happymediumtheatre.com
In this play, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Sal Mineo, River Phoenix and Heather O’Rourke (aka the girl from “Poltergeist”) find themselves trapped in the same room together in what is apparently an afterlife reminiscent of Sartre’s “No Exit.” In order to escape, they must discover what unites them, presumably beyond simply being young, famous and dead.

‘Love Song’
Through Aug. 27
Charlestown Working Theatre, 442 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown
Free-$20, 866-811-4111
www.charlestownworkingtheater.org
Orfeo Group presents this play by John Kolvenbach about Beane, a lonely, sullen man whose outlook suddenly takes a serious 180 after he falls in love with a woman who has tried to rob him. Has he gone mad? Or does he just understand something about love — having denied himself it for so long — that the rest of us take for granted?

Music

Summer Sings
Monday, 7:30-10 p.m.
Old South Church
645 Boylston St., Boston
$8, 617-267-7442
www.choruspromusica.org
Here’s a choral concert where the audience is the chorus. In the first half you’ll learn the piece, Bach’s “Magnificat,” from Chorus pro Musica director Betsy Burleigh, and in the second you’ll perform it, with piano accompani-ment and soloists joining in. This is the third in a summer series. The final installment, Brahms’ “New Liebeslieder Waltzes” comes next Monday.

Movies

‘Skatetown USA’
Saturday, 9:30 p.m.
Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge
$7-$10, 617-876-6837
www.brattlefilm.org
A piece of cult nostalgia nonsense par excellence, this 1979 roller disco film stars Scott Baio, Flip Wilson, Patrick Swayze and Marcia Brady herself, Maureen McCormick, all of whom probably left it off their résumés. The plot is basic: love story, dude rivalry, comedy relief, etc., but you’re there for the sublimely ridiculous imagery, which, like the incessant beat of disco, does not let up. Nobody puts Brady in a corner!
 


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