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It's Thursday, so it's time for to round up activities for your weekend.

This week, Jim Sullivan shares his top picks — a darkly comic "how to" book by Augusten Burroughs (of "Running With Scissors" fame), a concert with the young singer-songwriter Regina Spektor and an immersive, multimedia theater performance at the ICA.

Details for all of Jim's picks can be found below.


  • Jim Sullivan, contributor to the Boston Herald and editor of, a Boston arts and events guide

BOOK TOUR: Augusten Burroughs

Who: Augusten Burroughs reading from his new book, "This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike"

When: Thursday, May 10, 6 p.m.

Where: Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline

Hosted By: The Brookline Booksmith (find ticket information here)

Price: $5

More: Watch another interview with Burroughs (caution: contains explicit language).

MUSIC: Regina Spektor

Who: Regina Spektor, performing songs from her new album "What We Saw from the Cheap Seats"

When: Thursday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Orpheum Theatre in downtown Boston

Price: $41.50-$52

DANCE: red, black & GREEN: a blues

What: red, black & GREEN: a blues, an immersive dance/music/theater performance

When: Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston's waterfront/Fort Point district

Price: $22-$25

More: Watch additional videos and read more about the production.

This segment aired on May 10, 2012.