Event Calendar: Oct. 16-22

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Event Calendar: Oct. 16-22

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By Rowena Lindsay, deputy inside editor

Entry of the week: Wednesday, Oct. 22

Immerse yourself in moving graphics of nebulas, galaxies and star systems as you listen to the music of the Museum of Science’s live performance Cosmic Loops. Stellar musical duo Eugene Friesen, four-time Grammy Award-winning cellist, and Ian Ethan, acoustic double-neck guitarist, will take the stage beneath the – artificially projected – stars  in the Charles Hayden Planetarium this Wednesday night. The musicians will be utilizing real-time live looping technology to supplement their sound. Museum of Science, 1 Science Park; 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.; $15; free.

Thursday, Oct. 16

Take in a dose of culture and celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) this Thursday. See a rare collection of Jainist paintings and art, including illustrated manuscripts and newly-restored cloth paintings, which feature large maps of the sky and Sanskrit syllables used for meditation. Enjoy various dance performances and drawing sessions held throughout the night. MFA staff will lead 15-minute talks highlighting specific art pieces in the museum. The night culminates in a presentation about how various cultures and religions celebrate Diwali around the world. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave.; 6 – 9:45 p.m.; free.

Friday, Oct. 17

If you are looking for a good, inappropriate laugh, look no further than Improv Asylum’s “The Show Against Humanity.” This performance is billed as a “show for awful people,” and based on the game Cards Against Humanity. Enjoy a compilation of politically incorrect and just plain wrong scenes from one of Boston’s best improv groups. Main stage actors, alumni and special guests of Improv Asylum are featured in the show and will make the audience hate themselves for laughing. Tickets are available at goldstar.com. 216 Hanover St.; 11:59 p.m.; $7.50.

Saturday, Oct. 18

Get in the Halloween spirit with All Things Horror’s presentation of “Trilogy of Terror,” a film festival featuring three independent cinema horror movies. The festival offers a different viewing experience for the horror lover than classic Halloween thriller movies. The three films shown will be indie flicks “The Last Buck Hunt,” “The Creep Behind The Camera” and “Bag Boy Lover Boy.” Each film offers a different look at the horror genre: comedic, B-rated and macabre. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square; 5 – 10 p.m.; $10 – 12.

Sunday, Oct. 19

Make your own jewelry, vases and more while developing a new talent to show your friends. If you have never tried the art of glassblowing before, the Diablo Glass School’s Family Experience day provides the perfect opportunity. Diablo offers a variety of glassblowing workshops focused on creating different glass goods. In this Sunday’s class, participants create their own glass pendants, a perfect gift for a loved one or a treat for themselves. Every other Sunday is the Family Experience class, where the studio offers a friendly and supportive environment for learning this new skill. 123 Terrance St.; 1 – 3 p.m.; $25.

Monday, Oct. 20

If you missed the Cold War Kids at Springfest last year, you have another chance to see the band at The Sinclair on Monday night. Hear songs from the band’s new album “Hold My Home,” which will be released on Oct. 21 and includes the new single “All This Could Be Yours.” The Los Angeles-based four-piece indie rock band now includes Modest Mouse guitarist Dann Gallucci. Avid Dancer, a psychedelic rock band along the lines of Tame Impala will open the show. 52 Church St., Cambridge; 8 p.m.; $30.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Experience Barrett’s Haunted Mansion at its absolute scariest at the haunted house’s Darkness Unleashed night this Tuesday. Enter the house with only a single flashlight as a light source to find ghouls and monsters lying in wait. The house changes every night, and on Darkness Unleashed nights the actors in the house are allowed to reach out and grab guests to scare them, a practice typically not allowed in haunted houses. Tickets must be ordered in advance and groups must arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled entry time. Take the Plymouth/Kingston line of the commuter rail to the South Weymouth stop. 1235 Bedford St., Abington; 7 – 11 p.m.; $30.

Photo courtesy Alfred Gracombe, Creative Commons