Local cinephiles will want to check out these exciting events: Matt Porterfield's much-lauded film, Putty Hill, opens at the Charles, and there are special events on tap all weekend; and tomorrow night, MICA screens D.W. Griffith's classic, Intolerance, with a live musical score by Boister (full disclosure: I'm married to bandleader Anne Watts). The band's silent film scores have wowed the likes of Roger Ebert and The Sun's Mike Sragow, and, for this show, the group's lineup has expanded to include members of All Mighty Senators, Crack the Sky, and Rumba Club. The show, at the Brown Center, is free and starts at 7 pm.
Also tomorrow, there's an indie-rock blowout at 2640 featuring a great triple bill of Celebration, Arbouretum, and Future Islands.
Sunday, Brown Memorial celebrates the 80th birthday of the church's Skinner organ with an afternoon concert featuring John Walker, Marvin Mills, and Michael Britt.
For anyone entertaining notions of a long weekend, the legendary Pogues play Rams Head Live Monday night.