Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend
Including the Boston Music Awards, Paul Oakenfold at the Royale, and more.
Boston Music Awards
The 30th Annual Boston Music Awards will honor music talent in the Massachusetts area by awarding artists with titles including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and more. This year’s nominees for Artist of the Year include Animal Flag, Julie Rhodes, STL GLD, and The Ballroom Thieves. Aside from the award winners, local music lovers can see 10 different artists perform live throughout the show including Tall Heights and Camino 84.
$30+, Thursday, 6:30 p.m., House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, bostonmusicawards.com.
Beacon Hill Holiday House Tour
Experience a tour of extraordinary private residences that demonstrate the importance of historical preservation. This year’s tour will feature Peace and Property: Rose Standish Nichols and Tea, a pop-up exhibition about Rose Standish Nichols’ famous tea parties. Curated specially for this year’s tour, the exhibition is about the famous tea parties Nichols held to encourage discussions, advance her political and social agendas, and promote world peace. Learn about the society in which Nichols used entertainment to her advantage to affect change.
$125, Sunday, 12-4 p.m., Nichols House Museum, 55 Mount Vernon St., Boston, nicholshousemuseum.org.
Cultural Survival Bazaar
Immerse yourself in 60 different countries from around the world at this festival that aims to promote the rights and cultures of indigenous people. “The Bazaars are a place for folks in the area to meet artists, and to learn about them, their culture, their art… And the work they’re involved in aside from the art that they do,” says Jess Cherofsky, program manager of Cultural Survival. Approximately 50 vendors will be selling a huge variety of crafts, including woven bags from Colombia, woven baskets from Venezuela, pottery from South Africa and wood carvings from Bethlehem, to name a few.
Free, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway, Cambridge, culturalsurvival.org.
Tartuffe is the story of a man who tries to marry into the fortune of the Orgon family. Famed French writer Moliére “spins religious piety and hypocrisy into high comedy” in this satire, and the Huntington’s production apparently doesn’t slack off on the production design: “On the Huntington stage, a two-stories-high, diaphanous white curtain opens on what, in Alexander Dodge’s impressive design, looks like a multimillion-dollar, overwrought New York aerie furnished in white and gold,” Carolyn Clay wrote for WBUR. Will the Orgon household catch on to Tartuffe’s plan? Watch and find out! Brett Gelman, most recently seen as a crusading journalist in Netflix’s Stranger Things, stars in the title role.
$20+, through Sunday, Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston, huntingtontheatre.org.
British DJ sensation and multiple Grammy nominee Paul Oakenfold boasts decades of performing at popular nighttime spots and festivals around the world and also has experience producing soundtracks for Hollywood blockbuster movies as well. You might have heard music from him in anything from the Matrix Reloaded to Baby Mama to Shrek 2. Try to think of one other uniting factor from those three movies while dancing the stress of the week away.
$10+, Friday, 10 p.m., Royale Nightclub, 279 Tremont St., royaleboston.com.