The midterms are over and it’s time to relax — aka, check out some art 'n culture:
'WET: A DACAmented Journey' | Thursday, Nov. 8 - Nov. 25 | ArtsEmerson, Boston
“WET: A DACAmented Journey” is Alex Alpharaoh’s searing one-man show about his experience growing up undocumented in America — and the precarious position he finds himself in as a DACA recipient in the Trump era.
Hassle Fest | Friday, Nov. 9 - Saturday, Nov. 10 | Various Locations
Hassle Fest is the annual live music blowout from BRAIN Arts/Boston Hassle, the city’s most prolific platform for underground and experimental music. Now in its 10th year, Hassle Fest is bigger than ever, spanning 10 venues across Boston, Cambridge and Somerville and featuring too many artists to name, including Lily and Horn Horse, featured below.
'Alexandria Smith: A Litany For Survival' | Thursday, Nov. 8 - Jan. 27 | Stone Gallery, Boston University
Artist Alexandria Smith explores black womanhood and the duality of consciousness in surreal, cleverly composed paintings. “A Litany For Survival” marks her first solo show in Boston. (Read more about the artist and exhibit from The ARTery's Pamela Reynolds.)
Billy Wylder | Friday, Nov. 9 | Oberon, Cambridge
Billy Wylder is helmed by Cambridge-based musician Avi Salloway, who writes propulsive, politically conscious songs around hypnotic guitar riffs. The group celebrates the release of its sophomore album, “Light the Match.” (Check out our feature on Billy Wylder, part of our Up Next series on rising local musicians.)
'Buy Me, Boston' Book Launch | Sunday, Nov. 11 | Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Revere-based author Brian Coleman’s “Buy Me, Boston” appreciates the quirky minutiae of local history: hand-drawn concert posters, old playbills, ad copy written with a personal flair. To celebrate the release of this exhaustive collection of Boston-area advertisements of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, the Brattle Theatre presents a night of archival footage and lively discussion.