Guide to what’s happening in Boston this week
Living Dead Uprising
Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St., Somerville, $15-$20
Thanks to the Internet, we’re all zombies now. So why not embrace your zombie nature at this pub crawl/scavenger hunt? Have your face painted to look like the undead, and then traipse around Davis Square fulfilling zombie missions beamed to your smartphone (which all true zombies own) and hopefully upsetting random people with your ghoulish appearance.
Julie Weiman and Julie Vinette
Through Nov. 26
450 Harrison Ave., Boston
The two Julies in this exhibition share abstract sensibilities along with names. Weiman’s side, “Wicked Lemonade,” features paintings with more than 20 layers of color, added and removed as she goes, producing a unique effect. Vinette’s work clashes chaos with order by painting curvaceous forms based on reflections off water, glass or chrome over a penciled grid resembling graph paper.
Edel Bordon and Yamile Pardo
Through Dec. 4
460 Harrison Ave., Boston
A dual exhibition of Cuban art, Bordon’s work explores the human condition — his figures, even when with others, always seem lost in their own existential aloneness. Instead of people, Pardo depicts common objects often those associated with femininity like boots, handbags and stockings; they seem as meaningless, without an owner, as Bordon’s people, without a purpose, appear to feel.
Friday, 8 p.m.
45 Quincy St., Cambridge
Kim Duk-Soo, master of the changgo, an hourglass-shaped drum, leads this Korean group as members skip in circles, leap and spin while dressed in big hats with long, colorful streamers.?They play drums and a screechy oboe-like instrument, making an exhilarating cacophony that’d pass for avant-garde noise music if it weren’t descended from a 5,000-year-old shamanic tradition.
The Comedy Lab
Wednesday, 8 p.m.
40 Prospect St., Cambridge
This show happens every Wednesday, but we wanted to clue you into a particular segment this month: “My Dark Love,” an ongoing improvised Twilight parody, which you can see next week and on Nov. 30.
Boston Bhangra Competition
Saturday, 6 p.m.
One Hamilton Pl., Boston
Teams from across North America will compete in this massive Indian dance-off. Modern Bhangra has roots in Punjabi folk dance and an affinity with hip-hop that has led to many crossovers: Missy Elliott famously used a Bhangra riff in “Get Ur Freak On.” The colorful costumes, thumping beats, elaborate routines and super-high energy should make this a very entertaining show.