Scout Picks Nov. 22 – 25

hqdefaultTime slows down in the week before Thanksgiving. But that doesn’t mean you should slow down with it – after all, there is just as much to see and do in this city as ever. We say do it all now, before the relatives start arriving.

Friday
Issues!
8 p.m. $8 early / $10 at door.
Comicazi, 407 Highland Ave.
Inspired by storytelling podcasts like “The Moth,” but with a nerdy twist, “Issues!” features four performers telling true stories about the nerdy experiences that changed their lives.

Saturday
Jazz in the Green Room
1 p.m. $10.
The Green Room, 62 Bow St.
Enjoy an afternoon of jazz with pianist Bert Seager and vocalist Rebecca Sullivan while taking a gander at the Green Room, Somerville’s newest art studio and event space. Today’s show is the inaugural event in what will be an ongoing series.

Saturday & Sunday
Opera from Terezin
8 p.m. Saturday & 3 p.m. Sunday. Free.
The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.
The New England Conservatory presents The Emperor of Atlantis, a one-act opera with music and libretto by two inmates of the Nazi concentration camp Theriesinstadt. The opera was briefly rehearsed in 1944 but never performed, and the composer and librettist both died in Auschwitz. A rare opportunity to see a fascinating piece of history.

Sunday
Old School Game Show
7 p.m. $15 General / $30 Guaranteed Participation.
Davis Square Theater, 255 Elm St.
A live game show done Somerville-style, with pub trivia, sketch comedy, live music and more all thrown vaudeville-style into the cauldron. All guests have the option of dropping their names into the fishbowl, but spectators are also welcome.

Monday
Gayle Waters-Waters
8 p.m. $15.
Davis Square Theater, 255 Elm St.
YouTube’s favorite New England power-mom, the hilarious creation of comic Chris Fleming, live onstage in all her power-walking glory, with her daughter Terri Gross Waters-Waters dutifully in tow.

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