PICK OF THE DAY
It’s election night, and results are being announced. It’s also the night that photos of the gay son of the favored presidential candidate go viral. Everyone scrambles to do damage control in “Now or Later,” Christopher Shinn’s political drama about freedom of expression. Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company. Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. (through Nov. 10). $25 and up,
$5 senior discount, $25 under age 36, $15 students and military. Calderwood Pavilion,
527 Tremont St., Boston. 617-266-0800. www.huntingtontheatre.org
Moon and movements
The Worcester Art Museum has quite a collection of iconic photographs dating from 1958-1975. The collection by Howard G. Davis III is on view at “Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation” featuring images of the presidency and assassination of John F. Kennedy, the civil rights movement, Vietnam War, American space program and mission to the moon, and the antiwar and counterculture movements.11 a.m.-5 p.m. (through Feb. 3). $14, $12 seniors and college students, free under 18 and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 508-799-4406. www.worcesterart.org
Below the surface
Playwright Scott T. Barsotti has a voracious appetite for the horror genre, which he devours for “The Revenants,” presented by Happy Medium Theatre. Mikey DiLoreto directs this story about two married couples holed up in a basement during an uprising of the undead. 8 p.m. (through Oct. 20). $18, $20 at the door; $15, $17 at the door for students and seniors. Recommended for ages 15 and older. Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston. 800-838-3006. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/271916
If you build it ...
Anyone who can explain how pyramids, skyscrapers, and other architectural and engineering gems are made is worth his weight in concrete. The Lowell Lecture Series welcomes David Macaulay , author of “Cathedral,” “City,” “Castle,” “Pyramid,” “Mill,” “Underground,” and “The Way Things Work.” 6 p.m. Free. Boston Public LibraryRabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-5400. www.bpl.org/lowell
On the move
The four “Uncle Vanya” scenes take place in different sections of the theater, so don’t get too comfortable in your seat. And discomfort is what it’s all about in this Chekhov play about a professor, his young wife, a sham, disillusionment, chaos, and, of course, love. Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company. 7:30 p.m. (through Nov. 4). $35. Chelsea TheatreWorks, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea. 617-887-2336. www.apollinairetheatre.com
What’s the big deal? Guillaume Blanchet feeds the fish, irons, and watches TV. The big deal is that the filmmaker does these things while riding a bike. See for yourself when the short film screens at the Boston Bike Film Festival. Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. $15, $20
at the door. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington.
It’s time to start thinking about winter sports, or at least watching them. “After Hours” starts the adventure at the Boston Winter Film Fest. Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. $15 and up (all-ages event). Theatre1 Boston, Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart St., Boston. 617-482-1800. www.bostonwinterfilmfestival.com