BLENDER THRILLS An odd mixture of country and metal from Burlington, Vermont’s Waylon Speed comes to Somerville. After that, switch gears with Bombay Jim and The Swinging Sapphires at 10 p.m. Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. Cash cover at the door. Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, 17 Holland St. www.waylonspeed.blogspot.com

IT’S IN THE SAUCE Black Helicopter, Cortez and 13 Billion (their debut show) light up Union Square. Feb. 3, 9 p.m. Tickets $10. 21+.  Radio, 379-381 Somerville Ave. www.radiobarunion.com


I AM STEVEN SPIELBERG Join this exciting Super-8 filmmaking mini-course, taught by filmmakers Tara and Gordon Nelson. The course starts this Saturday and meets three more times (Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 3) before Sundance comes calling. Students will use a Super-8 camera to shoot films and be allowed room to experiment, as well as edit their films. Somerville Community Access TV will hold a screening at the end of the course. Feb. 4, Noon—2:30 p.m. Members $60, Non-members $100. Somerville Community Access TV, 90 Union Sq. www.access-scat.org

PUMP IT UP Five local DJs pump up their jams for this Dance Matinee fundraiser for the Somerville Arts Council. The show features one hour sets from D-Lux, Fuse, MetalKT, DJ Cousin John and batwings. Feb. 4, 2—7 p.m. Tickets $10 with all proceeds going to SAC. P.A.’s Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave. www.somervilleartscouncil.com

HALLUCINATIONS (ON FILM) Hear the newest compositions from Alloy Orchestra played against the backdrop of forgotten surrealist films of the early 1900s. Some films included are The Cameraman’s Revenge (1912), Filmstudie (1926), Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend (1906), and Princess Nicotine (1909). Feb. 4, 7:30—11:30 p.m. Tickets $24. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq. www.somervilletheatreonline.com


KID ‘N’ PLAY Grammy award winners Dan Zanes and Friends spread their age-appropriate music across the halls of the Somerville Theatre. They mix all musical genres for a family-friendly experience everyone can enjoy. Feb. 5, 3—5 p.m. Tickets $24. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq. www.somervilletheatreonline.com

DO I KNOW YOU? New exhibit, “Familiar Faces: Family and Self Portraits,” curated by Lois Fiore, has its opening reception. Artists include Sandra Allik, Sherry Autor, Bill Chisholm, Michael Crockett, Fiore, Cynthia Frost, Lou Gippetti, Cynthia Maurice, Susan Schmidt, and David Sholl. Runs through March 3. Feb. 5, 5—7 p.m. FREE. Brickbottom Gallery, 1 Fitchburg St. www.brickbottom.com

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