Ken Green at Story Space from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Havurat Shalom, 113 College Ave., Powder House Square, Somerville. There is a $5 requested donation.This article has 6 other Boston locations (Show)
Teddy Bear Picnic from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., near Union Square, Somerville. Free.
Starstruck: Close Encounters of the Awkward Kind from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. Free, but register here.
Festival of Us, You, We & Them all weekend at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Most events are free.
Summer Reading Series at Lesley University, taking place at the Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St., on Lesley’s Doble Campus in the Agassiz neighborhood near Harvard Square. Free.
The Tree that Falls Summer Concert from 3 to 4 p.m. at Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St., West Cambridge. Free.
Fat Cats for MICE Fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. at Alley, 10 Ware St., Mid-Cambridge, near Harvard Square. Free, though donations are encouraged with raffle tickets available at the door for prizes and a carnival of activities. (Fancy duds are requested, but not required.)
Malcolm Mooney and Herbcraft from 8 to 11 p.m. at First Church Somerville UCC, 89 College Ave., between Davis and Powder House squares in Somerville. Tickets are $12 (or $13.41 with the online service fee).This article has 5 other Boston locations (Show)
“The Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love” with Marilyn Yalom from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square. Free.
Skip the Small Talk from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Aeronaut Brewing, 14 Tyler St., near Union Square, Somerville. Admission is $10 for this 21-plus event.
Jelly: Women in Comedy Night from 9:30 to 11 p.m. at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Central Square. Tickets are $10.
Fresh Dance Friday with ProviDance Project from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday at Green Street Studios, 185 Green St., Central Square. Free.
Standing Waves Series with Aki Onda from 4 to 6 p.m. at The MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Ave., in The Port neighborhood near Central Square. Free, with a suggested donation of $5 to $10.
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