Squealing Pegs: MassArt Animation Showcase

Tomorrow, 7 p.m.

MassArt Tower Auditorium

621 Huntington Ave., Boston

MBTA: Green Line E to Museum of Fine Arts

$5, 617-879-7689

At this juried show you’ll see the year’s best work from MassArt animation students. You never know who’ll end up going on to make the next “Ren & Stimpy Show,” or who’ll end up storyboarding those weird drug ads with the sad little egg-man, but you’ll surely see a much wider variety of animation here than DreamWorks could afford to muster.

‘The Human Centipede’

Tomorrow and Saturday,

11:59 p.m.

Coolidge Corner Theatre

290 Harvard St., Brookline

MBTA: Green Line C to Coolidge Corner

$9, 617-734-2500


Sometimes, ideas for movies are complicated, involving nuances of social interaction, cause and effect, and mysterious designs of the beyond. Other times, they make movies like “The Human Centipede” — a hideous monster grafted together from three people. That’s the long and short of it. This one apparently sent people running/vomiting from their seats. Awesome.


Open Studios

Saturday & Sunday

Various Locations

West Medford

Free, 781-483-3605

Another sprawling art show like the one in Somerville last week, this features more than 70 artists from around West Medford who’ll be showing off their work, including paintings, photos, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, woodwork and blown glass, in 29 different locations. Check the site listed above for a map. Oh, and we almost forgot — the Fort Point Arts Community is doing their version as well this weekend. It’s called Artwalk, and you can find out more about it at



Tomorrow through Sunday

Cutler Majestic Theatre

219 Tremont St., Boston

MBTA: Green Line to Boylston

$40-$65, 617-876-4275

Momix is an illusionist dance troupe. Using otherworldly props, costumes, music ranging, according to them, “from birdsong to Vivaldi,” and Cirque de Soleil-style dancing in which the human body is an endlessly posable rubber doll, this performance, called “Botanica,” promises to be surreal.

Rogue Burlesque — Schools Out!

Wednesday, 10 p.m.

Middlesex Lounge

315 Mass. Ave., Cambridge

MBTA: Red Line to Central

$5, 21+, 617-791-3993

Though certainly adults-only, this is a burlesque, not some boring pole-smearing strip club act. Humor and camp is high, with names like Sister Dixie Douya and Ms. Sassypants, and tonight’s performance fea-tures a contortionist. In--deed, it’s all pretty geeky. Says one dancer: “I wanted to do a total, rock-out, blonde-girl-on-the-hood-of-the-car, MTV-style striptease —- but involving math.”


‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical’

Through May 30

Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont St., Boston

MBTA: Orange Line to Back Bay

$46-$51, 617 266-0800

Basically, it’s what happens to the people who go on Jerry Springer when they’re not in the studio. Filled with both stereotypes and heart, this musical promises to cover the following subjects: “agoraphobia, adultery, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, kleptomania, flan and disco.” What else could you want?


Duckling Day

Sunday, 10:30 a.m.

Boston Common

24 Beacon St., Boston

MBTA: Red or Green Line to Park Street

$25 donation, 617-723-8144

The insane cuteness of this event bears noting: led by the Harvard University Band, families retrace the steps of the ducklings in “Make Way for Ducklings.” For the kids, there will be a face painter, a magician and a balloon artist, and there will be a birthday cake at the end for the 40th anniversary of the Friends of the Public Garden.

Matthew Dinaro

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