5 things to do this weekend, including a genre film festival and a dance performance

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I can’t believe we’re already approaching the end of the month — and the end of the week! There are a ton of cultural events to keep you busy this weekend. If you like experimental cinema, the Boston Underground Film Festival is back after a two-year hiatus. If you have little ones, Minni organizes an art workshop for the whole family. If you are looking for something else, there are also options for you.

Until Sunday March 27

The Boston Underground Film Festival is back. The festival will present a selection of genre cinema throughout the weekend. You can see New England’s early Norse films, including Eskil Vogt’s dark fairy tale “The Innocents” and Hanna Bergholm’s thriller “Hatching.” The films presented at the festival will explore the themes of paranoia, freedom, violence and love. As BUFF notes, “fans of weird world cinema take note,” because this lineup is sure to delight.


Sunday March 27

This workshop, led by Minni, a community-based creative space for kids, provides an opportunity to explore 2D and 3D multi-sensory art processes with the whole family this weekend. There will be a group painting project, collage making and a special book reading. This event is aimed at young children from 1 to 5 years old and their companions.


From Saturday March 26 to Sunday March 27

You can catch the BoSoma Dance Company Spring Show opening this weekend at the Larcom Theater in Beverly. The company will carry out new and old work. Company members Stephanie Boisvert and Courtney Costa will tell a story about coming out of the dark days through dance, and former BDC dancer Tony Tucker will present original choreography that explores the plight of racism and police brutality. The BoSoma Youth Company will open the show.


Sunday March 27

“One Pint at a Time,” a new documentary that explores diversity in brewing, will premiere in Massachusetts this Sunday at the Cabot Theater as part of the Salem Film Festival. It’s a feature film that lifts the curtain on the black experience in craft brewing. A Q&A with producers and a beer tasting featuring black-owned breweries will follow the screening. If you can’t make it in person, the film will be available to stream from March 28 through April 3. [Check out our full guide of spring film festivals here.]


Until January 2027

For the first time in the history of the Peabody Essex Museum, Native American and American art will be presented together in this new exhibition. The works span more than 10,000 years ago to the present day. A mix of more than 250 paintings, costumes, furniture, and decorative arts, among others, represent the range of cultures that have passed through the United States. The exhibition will also include an installation room where visitors are invited to investigate the complex history of the country.

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