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5 Things To Do This Weekend, From A City Dance Party To A Giant Bamboo Bird

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In honor of summer, I invite you to go dancing in the streets and worship at the feet of a 20-foot-tall bird made of bamboo.

City Dance Party | Friday, June 29 | Central Square, Cambridge

You know summer’s really here when Cambridge’s City Dance Party rolls around. Hundreds descend on Central Square for this enormously popular event, in which a swath of Mass. Ave. is shut down and transformed into a massive outdoor dance club.

The City Dance Party in front of Cambridge City Hall. (Courtesy Kyle Klein)
The City Dance Party in front of Cambridge City Hall. (Courtesy Kyle Klein)

DigBoston Presents | Saturday, June 30 | The Sinclair, Cambridge

In the midst of a nationwide alt-weekly extinction, DigBoston has remained a consistent bright spot, particularly when it comes to local music coverage. This weekend, the paper brings you its favorite local albums of 2018 so far — live. Featuring some of Boston’s hippest artists, like punk-ish faves Kal Marks and experimental rapper Pink Navel.


Boston Harbor [re]creation: Processional Celebration to Install Beacon | Sunday, July 1 | Head Island, Boston Harbor

This summer, the the Boston Harbor artist residency program kicks off with a processional to install a 20-foot osprey made of bamboo. This spectacular sculptural bird, named Beacon, was created by local artist collaboration The Myth Makers in honor of Rachel Carson, a scientist and author whose writings played a key role in the rise of the environmental movement in the 1960s.


'Born For This' | Through July 15 | Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

This Broadway-ready musical tells the story of the brother-and-sister gospel duo BeBe and CeCe Winans, whose rise to fame in the 1980s put them in the path of racist backlash and spiritual upheaval. (Read Kilian Melloy's review.)

Loren Lott as CeCe Winans and Donald Webber Jr. as BeBe Winans in "Born for This." (Courtesy Joan Marcus)
Loren Lott as CeCe Winans and Donald Webber Jr. as BeBe Winans in "Born for This." (Courtesy Joan Marcus)

Your {Cosmic} Reality’ | Through Friday, June 29 | Dorchester Art Project, Boston

This Friday is your last chance to catch Boston artist Ben K. Foley’s trippy exhibition at the Dorchester Art Project, which utilizes light, mirrors and all manner of industrial materials to invert and expand our sense of reality.

Amelia Mason Twitter Arts And Culture Reporter
Amelia Mason is an arts and culture reporter and critic for WBUR.

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