Fluff, Jazz, Pumpkins: Weekend Event Picks, Sept. 26-28

From left: Richard Snee in ‘The Comedy of Errors’ (Stratton McCrady); Fluff Festival (John Blanding, Globe Staff); pumpkins at Gore Place (Gore Place Society)
From left: Richard Snee in ‘The Comedy of Errors’ (Stratton McCrady); Fluff Festival (John Blanding, Globe Staff); pumpkins at Gore Place (Gore Place Society)

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


WHO’S WHO The play that got Will Shakespeare started in the business involves twins, mistaken identities, slapstick, puns, and other fun stuff. Actors’ Shakespeare Project presents the bard’s first commissioned work, “The Comedy of Errors,’’ with a carnival theme. Through Oct. 19. $28-$50, $15 student rush at the door if available. Brighton High School, 25 Warren St., Brighton. www.actorsshakespeareproject.org

HAIL, IRELAND Where to start at ifest? The performances (Riverdance, Paddy Moloney, The Riptide Movement), the Chef’s Theatre (Lydia Shire, Barbara Lynch), the food (Kerrygold bakery), or the drink (Jameson Irish Whiskey)? There’s lots more entertainment, eats, libations, film screenings, literary salons, and other events celebrating Ireland and its culture at the three-day Irish extravaganza. Sept. 26-28. Seaport World Trade Center, Boston. www.ifestboston.com


QUARTER CENTURY OF DUNCAN For 25 years, Dances by Isadora has devoted itself to the work of choreographer Isadora Duncan. They celebrate their silver anniversary with “Body and Spirit: The Work of Isadora Duncan,’’ a program of seldom performed works including the “March Funebre.’’ Sept. 26-27, 8 p.m. $20, $15 students and seniors. Dance Complex, 536 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. www.dancesbyisadora.com

FATHER AND SON Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy has a family band with his 18-year-old son, drummer Spencer Tweedy. It’s called Tweedy, and its debut album “Sukierae’’ boasts 20 original songs by the elder Tweedy. Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave., Boston. www.berklee.edu


MORE THAN A BIT OF FLUFF The What the Fluff? Festival honors Fluff creator Archibald Query with art, music, games, gooey treats, and Fluff-inspired cocktails. SteamPunk meets Fluff for this year’s theme of SteamFluff. Sept. 27, 3-7 p.m. Free. Raindate Sept. 28. Union Square, Somerville. www.unionsquaremain.org

JAZZ BLOCKS Boston’s own Grammy-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington is artistic director of the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival. Performers include trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, vocalist Aubrey Logan, Bill Banfield’s the Jazz Urbane, Miguel Zenon, and Snarky Puppy. Plenty of kids’ activities are planned, too, so bring the family. Sept. 27, noon-6 p.m. Free. Six blocks in the South End, along Columbus Ave. between Mass. Ave. and Burke St., Boston. www.beantownjazz.org



IT’S RAINING PUMPKINS A thousand pounds of pumpkins dropped from a 120-foot high crane should be quite a sight. See it at the Crazy Pumpkin Drop, part of the Fall Festival at Gore Place. The event also features food trucks, a beer tent, antique cars, pumpkin catapults, mansion tours, and bluegrass music. Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (beer tent noon-3 p.m.). $10, food and drink extra; kids free, must be accompanied by adult. Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham. 781-894-2798, www.goreplace.org

IN THE PINK The 12-piece mini-orchestra Pink Martini melds rhythms and tunes from around the world into one eclectic sound. Influences include Latin, jazz, cabaret, and movie music. The von Trapps, descendants of the Trapp Family Singers, open. Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. $42-$79. Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. www.worldmusic.org

CUISINE AND CULTURE Tavern Road continues its Studio Sundays series, inviting guests to sip cocktails, eat snacks from the Tavern Road kitchen, and check out the work of local artists on the fourth Sunday of each month. This weekend features former engineer and RISD graduate Nicole Aquillano. Sept. 28, 4-7 p.m. Free admission, food, drink, and art for sale. 343 Congress St., Boston. www.tavernroad.com 

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