5 activities this weekend including an art exhibition at the BCA and a block party at the EXIT Galleries

If you’re in the mood for dancing, you’re in luck this weekend. EXIT Galleries in Allston have a party all night long with live music from The Overhead Bins & Godcaster. If you’d rather watch than cut a carpet, Grant Jacoby & Dancers will perform experimental choreography in Cambridge on Saturday. There is also the world premiere of the play “Mama, are we poor?” at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. All that and more below.

‘OUTCHEA!’ in the EXIT galleries

Friday 5 August

Come to Allston this weekend for a music and performing arts festival at the EXIT Galleries. There will be live performances from The Overhead Bins & Godcaster, an immersive visual art installation by Sam Fish and complimentary drinks. The event is a celebration of DIY music—part boutique and part block party. There are local crafts for sale and a creative crowd. OUTCHEA! is not to be overlooked.

Friday 5th August to Saturday 20th August

Watch the opening weekend of playwright Richard Ravosa’s “Mommy, Are We Poor,” which follows a single mother of two before Christmas. When their boss offers to help, the family gets another chance at a merry Christmas. Greg Allen, a theater professor at Northeastern University, directs the play at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. Prior to the August 6 performance, there will be a fundraising reception for the Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides free legal aid to low-income residents of the state. There will also be a pay-what-you-can performance on August 17th.

Saturday 6th August to Saturday 10th September

Artist M’Kenzy Cannon’s new work will be on view at the Boston Center for the Arts beginning this weekend. This multimedia exhibition uses video, photos and objects to create an intimate space – a stranger’s home. The objects are fantastic and emotional. Cannon’s “PLEASE LET ME IN” is a kind of spatial theater in which visitors have the opportunity to explore the bewildering details of the space and to empathize with the art. There will be a public reception and curatorial tour on August 12th.

Foyer area of ​​the exhibition “PLEASE LET ME IN” in the BCA. (Courtesy of the artists and BCA)

Saturday August 6th

This unique dance performance, part of The Dance Complex’s DIY Performance Platform Series, really encourages visitors to do so see it. The choreography is immersive and meant to be viewed up close and from 360 degrees to see each movement from its most vulnerable side. The dance explores melancholy, pain and grief while morphing into armor and a cause for celebration. The performance is presented by Grant Jacoby & Dancers, a dance company based in New York, New Jersey and Boston. After the performances, the dance company organizes a talkback.

Sunday 7 August

Join some friends this Sunday and build a miniature car at GrandTen Distilling. The distillery will provide kits that include pine wood, plastic wheels, and metal axles for $5, or participants can bring their own materials. There will be a two-lane, 35-foot aluminum track, and people can show up any time between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to join the race. The winners are awarded in three categories: fastest time, top of the ladder and most beautiful car.

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