Friday

The Nordeast Music Festival starts on Friday and runs through Saturday; Club Jager hosts a Sleazy & Easy September Dance Party; a very cool new exhibit, Dana Weiser / Who Are You ?!?, opens at the Burnet Gallery at the Le Meridien Chambers; Envision Artopia takes over the Graves; and Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps play with Dark Dark Dark in the First Ave. Mainroom.

Saturday

MCAD celebrates its 125th birthday with DJ Spooky; the Lowertown Bike Shop holds an opening bash and fundraiser; Maria Isa and Muja Messiah join forces to make Villa Rosa and will be playing at their CD release show at First Ave.; Ben Folds plays Orchestra Hall; and there’s going to be a night of old fashioned cocktails, outfits, and soul tracks at The Mad Men of Soul II – Analog Boogaloo at Lee’s.