By Alana Dore, deputy inside editor

 

Event of the Week:  Sunday, April 19

Preparing for Monday’s marathon event? Head over to the South Street Diner to fuel up with its annual all-you-can-eat pancake phenomenon. As Boston’s only 24-hour, seven-day-a-week diner, the South Street Diner has been featured in many movies including the Kevin Spacey film “21.” Formerly Blue Diner, the restaurant will offer this spectacular deal for only a few hours, so be sure to add this to your list of must-dos for the weekend and fill up on your choice of chocolate chip, blueberry or banana pancakes. 178 Kneeland Street; 2 – 10 p.m.; $6.

 

Thursday, April 16

Le Laboratoire Cambridge is opening its new sensory art experience.  “MEMORY: Witness of the Unimaginable” will explore the relationships between memory, scent and sound through the ritual use of music and perfume. Composer Dániel Péter Biró and master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel have worked closely with the founders of Le Laboratoire Cambridge to create this stunning public exhibit. 650 Kendall Street, Cambridge; noon – 9 p.m.; free.

 

Friday, April 17

Nave Gallery Annex is holding an opening reception for its new exhibit, “The Birds and the Bees.” The exhibit will explore both the literal insects and animals, as well as the metaphors surrounding their encounter. The exhibit, curated by artist Annie Silverman, will include technical botanic illustrations, intricate beehive patterns and all the vibrant colors of spring. Drop in to the annex, take a gander and meet some of the talented contributing artists. 53 Chester Street, Somerville; 6 – 8 p.m.; free.

 

Saturday, April 18

This weekend, students of the Boston Conservatory will perform works by famous choreographers under the direction of Cathy Young at the Boston Conservatory Theater. The event, Limitless, will feature “Battlefield” by the artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Robert Battle; “Swing Concerto” by Danny Buraczeski; “To Have and To Hold” by Shapiro and Smith; and the premiere of Darrell Moultri’s new work. The performers will be accompanied by music students from the school. 31 Hemenway Street; 2 – 4 p.m.; $25-30.

 

Monday, April 20

Celebrate Marathon Monday away from the crowds at the Brattle Theatre. The theatre will host a triple feature event of everyone’s favorite puppets, the Muppets. It includes the original, “The Muppet Movie,” “The Great Muppet Caper” and “The Muppets Take Manhattan.” This event will wrap up a weekend of celebratory double feature and sing-along events. 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge; noon – 6 p.m.; $15.

 

Tuesday, April 21

Up for a little dancing? Every Tuesday night, the Milky Way Lounge, just steps from the Stony Brook T stop, becomes the Dirty Water Saloon for an evening of dance. The night begins with a Two-Step lesson, followed by some simple line dancing instruction, and closes with a free-for-all dancing extravaganza. The night includes popular country and pop music as well as some classic hits, and everyone from beginner to expert is welcome. No partner necessary, just bring your own two feet. 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain; 7 – 10 p.m.; $10.

 

Wednesday, April 22

The 2015 Independent Film Festival of Boston kicks off with the premiere of James Ponsoldt’s film, “The End of the Tour.” Starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg, the film follows a multi-day interview between David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone’s David Lipsky, adapted from Lipsky’s book “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself.” The film will play at the Somerville Theater. 55 Davis Square, Somerville; 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.; $19.

Photo courtesy TheCulinaryGeek, Creative Commons