The seventh annual Movers & Shakers Cocktail Competition is set for September 28.
The seventh annual Movers & Shakers Cocktail Competition is set for September 28.Shutterstock


Wednesday, September 28

Watch more than a dozen of Boston's best bartenders and caterers create bespoke mixed drinks at the Boston Center for the Arts' seventh annual Movers & Shakers Cocktail Competition, a fund-raiser at the Cyclorama. Judges will pick the best. Participating venues will pair food with the new drinks. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $50; 21 and over. 617-426-5000; bcaonline.org


Wednesday, September 28

Abandoned bear dens, a subterranean concert hall, and a museum of bad art are some of Boston's contributions to Atlas Obscura, a new guidebook to strange places and phenomena around the world. Authors Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton are at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in Chestnut Hill to talk about the project. 7:30 p.m. $20, or $35 with book. waterworksmuseum.org



Thursday, September 29

Amy Schumer is a best-selling author and an actress (she wrote and starred in Trainwreck), but most of all a comic. Her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, has won Emmies and a Peabody Award. Schumer brings her brassy, bawdy commentary on life to TD Garden. Tickets start at $40. tdgarden.com


Starting Friday, September 30

The biggest ArtWeek Boston yet kicks off, with more than 180 events taking place over 10 days across Eastern Massachusetts. Experience the art of food, art on the road, interactive exhibits, music, dance, architecture tours, and more. Overwhelmed by choices? The website winnows events by personality types. Many events are free. artweekboston.org


Friday and Saturday, September 30 - October 1

Philadelphia break dancer and hip-hop artist Raphael Xavier brings his new dance show, Point of Interest, to the Institute of Contemporary Art. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the 46-year-old artist proves the genre isn't just for the young. Free talk with performers after the 8 p.m. Friday show. Tickets $36 for ICA and CRASHarts members, $40 for nonmembers. icaboston.org


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