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What to do this weekend, Nov. 3-6

Posted by Nicole Cammorata  November 2, 2011 03:47 PM

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It's the first weekend of November. Did everyone remember to say "rabbit, rabbit" on the first? Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See Nicole Cammorata and June Wulff's picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend. Now get out and go to it!

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[Dana Carvey, Roli Polie Guacamole, and Gilbert Gottfried]

THURSDAY

DIVE BAR FORMAL: Who says dive bars can’t be classy? Get gussied up for a good cause, where a $10 ticket will get you a beer and a donation to the Jimmy Fund. A dress code will be enforced, so no jeans or T-shirts, folks. Nov. 3, 9 p.m. Tickets: $10. 21+ Pour House. 617-236-1767, www.divebarformal.eventbrite.com

PAUL OAKENFOLD: This legendary record producer and DJ has opened for Madonna and U2, kept residencies at London’s famed Ministry of Sound and Liverpool hotspot Cream, and has effectively steered the electronic music genre via his record label Perfecto. Nov. 3, 10 p.m. Tickets: $20 - $30. 18+ Roxy Providence, 79 Washington St., Providence. 401-831-7699. www.roxyri.com


FRIDAY

SPRING AWAKENING: We’re trying to navigate the passage from middle age to decrepitness, but that’s not a sexy journey like the one that moves from adolescence to adulthood. The latter is the subject of the Tony-winning musical “Spring Awakening,’’ presented by F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company. (Our musical would be called “Winter Sleep.’’) Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. (through Nov. 12). $25. The Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 781-245-0500.www.fudgetheatre.com

GOTT LAUGHS: This outrageous comic used to be a duck and a cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” Gilbert Gottfried was the voice of the duck in those AFLAC commercials until he ruffled some feathers. The former duck is in town to quack you up. 7:30 p.m. $32.50. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.thewilbur.com


SATURDAY

IN THE DARK: House music DJ duo Anthony Webster and Ruslan return for a night of pulsing rhythms and groovy dance beats. Nov. 5, 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $10-$15. 21+ Underbar. 617-292-0080, www.underbaronline.com

BELMONT WORLD FILM’S FAMILY FESTIVAL: “A Cinematic Kaleidoscope of Cats, Characters and Circus Dreams” starts at 11 a.m. with Animated Best Loved Children’s Books from Scholastic/Weston Woods Studios. At 1 p.m., it’s “Eleanor’s Secret,” an animated film about a special library where characters from classic children’s books come to life. Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (additional screenings Nov. 11 in Belmont). $7; $3 and $5 kids. Charles Mosesian Theater, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-484-3980. www.belmontworldfim.org


SUNDAY

ISN'T THIS SPECIAL: Who is your favorite Dana Carvey character or impersonation? We vote for the Church Lady; wait, maybe Hans the bodybuilder; no, it’s H. Ross Perot. Whatever. The Emmy-winning comedian and former SNL member is in town Sunday (church day). Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. $35-$55. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.thewilbur.com

ROLIE POLIE GUACAMOLE: This Brooklyn-based trio sings about nutritious foods including hummus, guacamole, and apples. Listen for “Wake Up Shake Up,” “Red Light Green Light,” and “Swim Like the Dolphin.” Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. $5 (Recommended for ages 2-7). Brookline Music School, 25 Kennard Road, Brookline. 617-277-4593. www.bmsmusic.org

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