I don't like when it's an 'all-Cambridge' night, but that's how it goes in cheapness.
Happy Food Day, by the way! There's not many local events that would cost $10 or less today, but the idea is to promote healthy, affordable, sustainable food.
There are free recipes in a PDF from folks like Mario Batali, Rick Bayless, and Mark Bittman.
CineCaché: "Unhappy Birthday"
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10 / $8 seniors, students
Regarding CineCaché, the Chlotrudis Society presents a series of "sneak previews, festival favorites, regional features, and overlooked gems" every other Monday through the end of the year.
It's the time of year where scary films abound, so a horror film about something going terribly awry for couples stuck on a secluded British island is a Halloween-appropriate selection. There's even a gay angle to make it edgier...
NerdNite: "Boston History and Viruses"
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 / 21+
"A Tourist in My Own City: Uncovering the Weird & Interesting Right in Front of Our Eyes"It's my firm belief that you can work any NerdNite topic into the next general conversation you have. At the very least you can open up with, "You know what I heard on Monday?"
by Devin Cole
"Dinosaurs, Zombies, and Shapeshifters: A Paleovirologist's Guide to Our DNA"
by Ravi Subramanian
You're likely to hear a few new things about Boston, and science topics like virus vulnerability might be scarier than any movie this side of "Contagion"...
DJ Claude Money should be there to fill the chatty gaps with grooves for the last NerdNite of the year.
Thief Thief, Celestial Shore, Fat History Month
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+
My interest in numbers has me thinking about the 2-5-2 pattern of bands that could fall under a math-rock / post-punk umbrella. The Boston bands on either side of the NYC quintet are duos, not that they don't make enough noise to fill the space. Should be interesting.