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Blue Heron, Cambridge
Blue Heron, Cambridge


Fri June 5, 2020

Home entertainment just got better. From plays to films and concerts to book readings, Cambridge’s game is strong! Take a front row seat and enjoy.    

Brattle Theatre for the Film Buff Step into their virtual screening room where magic unfolds. Brattle Theatre invites you to break out of your “cinematic comfort zone” with selections that span the history of film. There’s something for everyone, even the little ones. New film screenings are held on Monday and Thursday while movies for kids are every Tuesday and Saturday.  

Club Passim for the Folk Fan The show must go on! Between live streams and recorded shows from the past, Harvard Square’s beloved performance space is keeping the beat alive. There’s no dearth of folk music here, with a concert held everyday. Club Passim’s Keep Your Distance Fest is another new initiative that supports artists through these challenging times. Independent musicians across genres treat you to performances about sticking together, staying calm and remaining hopeful.

Central Square Theater for the Stage Lover Central Square Theater brings the stage to you with Art Is Our Activism. This online series of play readings, conversations and informative programs fosters discussion for the here and now. Unwind while a reading of The Phlebotomist plays out, for instance.

Literary Events for the Bookworm Do you miss browsing book stores to your heart’s content? Virtual readings and discussions will help fill the void. Harvard Book Store’s virtual author series lets you in on conversations with authors to discuss the nuances of their latest works. A new one happens every day so you won’t be short on food for thought. Further down Mass Ave, Porter Square Books is opening its virtual doors for a varied line-up of events. There’s even a summer fair!

Blue Heron for the Renaissance Listener It’s a fact: music soothes the soul! Hailed by the Boston Globe as “one of the Boston music community’s indispensables,” Blue Heron performs music composed between the years 1400 and 1600. This vocal ensemble is making sure it continues to regale you. Blue Heron’s concert videos are frequently uploaded to their YouTube channel for your peaceful listening pleasure.

Stream Fest for the Arts Patron The river doesn’t stop flowing. And so, you have Stream Festival, a virtual version of Cambridge’s annual River Fest. Jump in as local favorites like Rachel Sumner and Ken Field share their music. You can also relax with a presentation of artworks such as the landscape paintings, Beside Still Waters. There’s a whole lot more to keep you streaming: dance, theater performances and video art too. Stream Fest is accessible on its site as well as on CCTV.

Story Chapel for the Peace Seeker Have you heard of Satigata? Traditional Buddhist chants come alive with not just singing bowls and bells but also acoustic guitars and hand drums! Satigata is rooted in a community experience of mindfulness, meditation and spiritual growth. Founders, Chris Berlin and Darren Becker, will perform their songs at the historic Story Chapel June 5. Sign up for this evening of virtual meditative music, let the peace flow through and keep an eye out for future Satigata events.