Springfield kicks off its Pride celebration with a flag-raising ceremony and documentary premiere. A drag competition, open mic night and movie screening round out the week of activities. Thursday, May 30 to Tuesday, June 4. -RR
Harvard Book Store offers 15% off in-store fiction purchases during Fiction Fridays. -RR
See the freedom of expression in action at the Cambridge River Festival this weekend. The daylong festival brings music, dance, poetry and theatre to the riverside, with appearances by Actors' Shakespeare Project, American Repertory Theater, Abbie Barrett & the Last Date, Cambridge Open Studios' artists, ImprovBoston, New Repertory Theatre and OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center. Saturday, June 1. 12-6pm. Free. -RR
#MassOps marks International Privacy Day with a protest outside the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, whose officers collect and keep information about constitutionally protected speech and political activity. Join other privacy advocates at 1 Schroeder Plaza in Roxbury on Saturday, June 1 at 2.30pm. There will also be a pub crawl at 6:30pm after the protest. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. -RR
Raised in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury as the only child of her bisexual, activist father Alysia Abbott reflects on the history she lived through, the subject of her nonfiction debut, "Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father." Abbott joins author and lecturer Michael Bronski in conversation at Harvard Book Store. Tuesday, June 4. 7pm. Free.
CO = Christopher Ott, ACLUm Communications Director
RR = Raquel Ronzone, ACLUm Communications Content Specialist
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