Oct. 9: One last dance


One last dance

Green Street Studios is the latest spot to close because of impossible rent. The dance and performance space in Central Square is “thriving both artistically and financially,” as the board of directors wrote in their announcement, but can’t handle the large rent increase from a new owner. Days after the announcement, the Cambridge City Council voted unanimously to create director of arts and culture position within city administration. But whether that position will be able to get to the real issue of rising rents and redevelopment remains to be seen. Green Street Studios will be holding classes until they close Oct. 27. On their final day, join a visibility dance circling the block of Central that’s home to three dance organizations (Green Street Studios, The Dance Complex, Studio at 550). Oct. 27, 12-1 p.m.//free

No carbon for new city buildings

Buildings make up more than two-thirds of Boston’s climate-damaging emissions. In a step toward reining that in to meet the city’s goal of being carbon neutral by 2050, all new city buildings now must be net zero. They can get there either by not emitting carbon in the first place or offsetting emissions with investments that reduce it. But the city’s own Carbon Free Boston report from earlier this year notes that 85 percent of the buildings expected to exist 30 years from now exist today, and what we need is “deep energy retrofits” on basically every building.



It’s one of your final opportunities this season to use your lunch break to learn more about gardening on the Kendall Square Rooftop Garden, if the rain doesn’t ruin it. 12 p.m.//free

Love learning from podcasts? Check out the Sound Education conference (Wednesday-Saturday, various times//$20+), where you can learn from (and party with) the actual people connected to the voices in your headphones. The conference kicks off tonight with a live taping of The Allusionist, a podcast about language. 7:30 p.m.//$25

Reminder: back to school data viz


Celebrate 10 years of the Greenway and a restored Rings Foundation with a performance created by renowned dance choreographer Peter DiMuro. Waterway/Lightway/Greenway consists of a dance by ~30 multigenerational dancers accompanied by the new Rings Fountain colored-light show! 6:15 p.m.//free

The ICA holds a discussion on the connections between art, racism, and public health. 7 p.m.//free

Reminders: Writer’s Room open houseLines Divide exhibitionAfro-futurist theater