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Weekend event picks, Sept. 14-16

Posted by Milva DiDomizio  September 10, 2012 11:52 AM

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Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See Milva DiDomizio and June Wulff's picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend.

FRIDAY

LITTLE SHOP OF BLOOD Just like TV, the “Blood Rose Rising” pilot was picked up and there are two new episodes at this live, multimedia, supernatural romantic thriller created by Ben Evett and co-written with Steve Barkhimer. When a young history prof inherits a rundown Victorian mansion haunted by the beautiful Rose, Robert figures out that he can bring her back to life with blood from the living. Sept. 14-15, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 16, 5 p.m. (three episodes in repertory through Nov. 18). $25-$40 (VIP $48 and up). 21+. Naga, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. www.bloodroserising.com

SINGING MACHINE Remember them from “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?” If you can’t get that darn song out of your head, replace it with some new old tunes from Rockapella at “Motown & More.” The setlist includes “Stop The Love You Save” and “Dancing Machine” by the Jackson 5. Sept. 14, 8 p.m. $21-$31. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-747-2261. www.berkleebpc.com

SATURDAY

BREW BONANZA 26 bars, 26 different kinds of beer. Sounds like a drinking marathon is brewing. Your Boston Beerathon ticket includes a map of the route, drink specials, and entertainment. A portion of the proceeds benefits local non-profit organizations.
Sept. 15, noon-4 a.m. $20-$25. 21+. Begins at Faneuil Hall Square, Boston. www.bostonbeerathon.com

FLICKS OF FANTASY Ever wonder what makes “Battlestar Galactica” fans tick? Ilana Rein looks at the phenomenon in her indie documentary “We Are All Cylons.” It’s the featured presentation in the Etheria Film Festival, which showcases short science fiction and fantasy films directed by women. Topics include twisted fairy tales, a magical swan woman, and fertility lotteries. Sept. 15, 4-10:30 p.m. $10-$15. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq., Somerville. 617-625-5700, www.etheriafilmfestival.com

PLAYING AT SYMPHONY HALL It will be more like music to your eyes when four squash players from England and Egypt go at it at “Showdown@Symphony.” The two-man teams of England’s James Willstrop and Nick Matthew against Egypt’s Ramy Ashour Amr Shabana will play on a portable unit on the Symphony Hall floor. Sept. 15, 7 p.m. $25-$175. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-938-3871. www.squashshowdown.com

SUNDAY

DANCE OR DIE We don't generally like an ultimatum, but we don’t mind the one from Puerto Rican-born DJ and producer Robbie Rivera. When he stops in Boston on his “Dance or Die” tour, you better get on the floor. Expect a hot night of electro-tinged house from an artist who’s made DJ Magazine’s top 100 list. Sept. 16, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. $20. 21+. Proper dress required. Prime, 295 Franklin St., Boston. www.wanttickets.com

BAND OF BROTHERS Three little words (and a couple of “and” words) make up the title of Scott and Seth Avett’s release, “I and Love and You.” At An Evening With the Avett Brothers, the siblings will give a nod to folk, country, bluegrass, rock, and pop with their voices, banjo, and guitar. Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. $25-$40. Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com

ROCK SOLID Lights, sound, pyrotechnics, and rock music from two bands that haven’t shared a stage since 1982. Kiss and Motley Crue share headlining responsibilities in Mansfield. Sept. 16, 7 p.m. $30.50-$151.50. Comcast Center, 885 S. Main St., Mansfield. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com

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