Oct. 11: Bone up on your local graveyard knowledge


Bone up on your local graveyard knowledge

It’s spooky szn (especially with this week’s whipping winds) and what better time to acquaint yourself with the Boston area’s (many) historic cemeteries? Curbed Boston has 26 of them mapped out, from Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord (resting place to the literary three-name trifecta of Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau) to Hancock Cemetery in Quincy (where both John Adams presidents were originally buried). You can also stroll through Mt. Auburn Cemetery, the first garden cemetery that inspired the similarly lush design of Forest Hills Cemetery. Because both are tree-filled parks, these cemeteries are popular spots for birding — Mt. Auburn even used to have its own swans until an especially aggressive one attacked a visitor.

How a library book sale gets made

The Friends of the Somerville Public Library’s twice-a-year book sale is underway, where books returned from library circulation or donated are on sale for only a buck a piece. It’s run by the nonprofit Friends, who have been raising money for library programming since the 70s. Books are donated throughout the year and stored in the library basement, then volunteers spend days hauling the goods upstairs to be sold. Friday 12-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.//$1 per book

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Rock out with Sheer Mag at the Sinclair. 9 p.m.//$16

Reminders: experimental music among the steam boilersbike ride to brass band revue

All weekend

And now for something completely different: the Brattle’s Python-athon brings nearly all of the Flying Circus gang’s movies to the screen this weekend. Friday-Monday, various times//$12

No Orange Line, no problem: BlueBikes is offering $1 rides for every weekend that that T is under construction, including this one. Saturday-Sunday//$1

Live out your bookish dreams of a bookstore slumber party at Porter Square Books’ annual Overnight Readathon. Ticket includes pizza at night, coffee and bagels in the morning. Saturday 8:30 p.m. - Sunday 7 a.m.//$25

Reminder: HONK! Fest


As part of the Melanin Pride Festival, the MFA is screening a selection of short films for their “Shorts: Melanin Queer Existence is Resistance” program. 12:30 p.m.//$13

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra plays the world premiere of “Greta” (as in Thunberg) at MIT’s Killian Hall. 8 p.m.//free

Reminders: WTF with Marc MaronAPPLE BOOZE BASH


Crisp weather got you thinking about biking around town? Head over to the Bikes not Bombs warehouse sale, where you can snag used bikes of all shapes and sizes for as low as $25.  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.//free entry

It’s another Black Market Flea, the Boston Hassle’s bimonthly flea market that contains multitudes (tarot! tea! fiber art! patches!) This one’s very seasonally appropriate Halloween theme. 12-6 p.m.//$1 entry

Reminder: Slut ballet