ACTORS AS MUSICIANS A double-header of joke bands come splitting into Monday Mini-Cinema at The Armory. First This Is Spinal Tap follows the most realistic fake eighties metal band, then The Rutles emulate the goofiness of The Beatles in their mop-top TV-friendly days. April 2, 7—10:30 p.m. Suggested Donation $3. Center for Arts at the Armory café, 191 Highland Ave. www.artsatthearmory.org


GET YOUR WEB DESIGN ON Intro to WordPress Web Design, instructed by Meagan O’Brien, begins an eight-session course. Learn the basics of WordPress, how to purchase a domain name, network and maintain. By the end you’ll have cemented your place in the dot com stratosphere. This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 26. Setting up the domain will cost approximately $80. April 3, 7—8:30 p.m. Registration $100 for SCAT members; $150 for non-members. Somerville Community Access Television, 90 Union Sq. www.access-scat.org

WRITE HERE WRITE NOW Author S. Bear Bergman, responsible for Butch is a Noun and The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You will perform for this evening of storytelling. Bear has won multiple awards for her work as a performance storyteller and as an editor for Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. This event benefits Write Here Write Now. Bear will also have a number of books for sale with autographs a live possibility. April 3, 8—10 p.m. Sliding scale door donation $10—$30. Unity Somerville, 6 William St. www.writeherewritenow.org


TAP WIRE GENTLY The third edition of Wiretap Wednesday peeks into The Armory with hosts Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola. This nights special guest will be Nick Zaino. Come be a part of the live-streaming experiment. April 4, 7—10 p.m. Free. Center for Arts at the Armory café, 191 Highland Ave. www.artsatthearmory.org

BEST BUDDIES The pure rock ‘n’ roll Americana of The Adaptables lend their tunes to this benefit for Best Buddies, an organization geared at creating one-on-one friendships for people with developmental disabilities. Come find new friendships and let the positivity overtake you. April 4, 6:30 p.m. Cash cover at the door. Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, 17 Holland St. www.johnnyds.com


BUSKING THE NIGHT AWAY It’s hard being a musician today with the Internet gobbling up tunes like the Great Whale gobbles up plankton. At WAAF’s Bay State Rock Bistro Busk, the audience has a chance to chip in for musicians climbing up the ladder of recognition. This month features R&B sensation Shea Rose who won last year’s Boston Music Award for Best R&B/Soul/Urban Contemporary Artist. In addition Lovewhip, from Jamaica Plain, will be there trying to electrify the clothes right off your waist. In true vagabond style, a guitar case will lay open for any donations. April 5, 7—9:30 p.m. Free. Center for Arts at the Armory café, 191 Highland Ave. www.artsatthearmory.org

ALL LIVE ALL THE TIME May the James Force be with you always. And also with you. Thursday’s live music triple-header features the music of James Force, Ryan Schmidt and Black Motel. April 5, 9 p.m. Tickets $5. 21+. Radio, 379-381 Somerville Ave. www.radiobarunion.com

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