Guide to what’s happening in Boston this week - Metro US

Guide to what’s happening in Boston this week


Classic DJ Throwdown

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

100 Northern Ave., Boston

$10-$15, 617-478-3103


This is the first of the ICA’s outdoor dances happening Fridays in August. Tonight’s theme is classic turntable-ism. DJ Ninja B, DJ Nestley Quick, DJ Laz e Boy and DJ Leanski show off their old-school techniques with scratching, DJ battles and classic tunes. While you’re there, you can check out “The Record” — ICA’s vinyl-related exhibition.


Summer Arts Fest

Saturday, 12 p.m.

Martini Shell

1015 Truman Pkwy., Hyde Park, free, 617-698-1802


This local community festival features chalk art, stamp printing, natural dyeing, something called “tattoo you,” a group mural and bead-making — you know, all the stuff you used to do in the summer before you had annoying stuff like “a job” to attend.

Hungry Tiger Street Festival

Saturday, 7 p.m.

Union Square, Somerville

Free, 617-625-6600 ext. 2985


The Somerville Arts Council presents a food and art fest inspired by the night markets of the Eastern world, with live on-street cooking demonstrations (and of course sampling), performances and local artists — who, according to SAC’s website, will also be “costuming visitors on sight with original one-of-a-kind wares unlike any you have ever seen before.”


Boston Urban Music Festival

Saturday, 5 p.m.

City Hall Plaza, Boston

Free, 617-635-3911


A free outdoor concert featuring performances by Mac Miller, Goapele, Moufy with Moe Pope, Fame or Juliet, Phunk Phenomenon, Frank White, Yung Fresh and Flem. Last year’s concert drew more than 25,000 people, so if you don’t want to go, don’t pretend it’s because no one’s gonna be there.

Gaelic Storm

Thursday, 8 p.m.

Wilbur Theatre

246 Tremont St., Boston

$25-$45, 800-745-3000


Check out this classic Scottish and Irish Celtic band who play both original and traditional songs. They are most famous for being the pub band in “Titanic” that Rose dances to. Since this exposure, they’ve been one of the top-selling acts in the genre.


‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’

Through Aug. 13

Smith Theatre

101 St. Theresa Ave.,

West Roxbury

$15-$25, 617-325-4920 ext.383


Roxbury Latin presents Tom Stoppard’s ’60s classic, which looks at the events of “Hamlet” from the point of view of Hamlet’s buddies, who Stoppard turns into existential clowns as they delve into heavy subjects like free will, futility and the value of art. You may appreciate normality anew after this trip of a play.


‘Two-Lane Blacktop’

Friday, 7 p.m.

Harvard Film Archive

24 Quincy St., Cambridge

$7-$9, 617-496-3211


This cult film evokes the danger and excitement of the early 70’s, when being cool and driving fast was all that mattered. Starring James Taylor and Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, it features beautiful views of the old Route 66.

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