V3 Weekend: flipturn, Ray Harrington, ‘Glitter & Doom’

Music Box Films

Editor’s Note: Welcome to V3 Weekend, Vanyaland‘s guide to help you sort out your weekend entertainment with curated selections and recommendations across our three pillars of MusicComedy, and Film/TV. It’s what you should know about, where you need to be, and where you’ll be going, with us riding shotgun along the way.

Music: flipturn at House of Blues

Most of us one day woke up and realized flipturn was our new favorite band. And for those who have yet to experience that sensation, that day is sure to come. It may even arrive in the final moments before the Florida band rolls up our way for a show tonight (March 29) at Citizens House of Blues in Boston, part of a 2024 tour that finds flipturn “playing our biggest headline shows yet.” The rise has been gradual for the group born out of a Ferrnadina Beach garage in the mid-’10s by a couple of high school friends, but it also has been earned; 2022’s Shadowglow elevated their game and drawing national attention, and a deluxe reboot of the record landed this summer. And let’s not sleep on their Tears For Fears cover. For those wondering, the name flipturn comes from the world of competitive swimming, which bassist and co-founder Madeline Jarman participated in growing up.

FLIPTURN + RICHY MITCH & THE COAL MINERS :: Friday, March 29 at House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St. in Boston, MA :: 7 p.m., all ages, $26 to $45 :: Event info :: Advance tickets

Comedy: Ray Harrington at Nick’s Comedy Stop

It’s been another top-shelf week of live comedy around Boston, with festivals, theaters, and the clubs all coming correct. And as usual, Nick’s Comedy Stop in the Theatre District is right in the mix, welcoming Vanyaland fave Ray Harrington back for a pair of gigs tonight and tomorrow (March 29 and 30). Mic’d Up serves up the pitch: “The comedy of Harrington continues to be the stand-up equivalent of a good quality dapping, where it’s not necessarily laid back or low-key, but definitely comfortable and legit. An ace storyteller, a dynamite joke writer, and always someone you’ll want in charge of bringing your night out into the stratosphere, Harrington returns to the legendary grounds of Nick’s for a weekend of all-around fun and easily digestible comedy.”

RAY HARRINGTON :: Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 at Nick’s Comedy Stop, 100 Warrenton St. in Boston, MA :: 7:15 p.m., $15.40 to $22 :: Advance tickets

Film/TV: ‘Glitter & Doom’ at CinemaSalem

Every now and again a film catches our attention. It could be from its alluring title, it could be from the colorful movie poster, or it could be from the simple promise of a queer musical romance revolving around the music of the Indigo Girls. Glitter & Doom checks off all those boxes, as director Tom Gustafson’s latest screens at Cinema Salem today through the weekend (March 29 to 31 and beyond). Here’s the word: “In a fantastical summer romance set to the iconic hits of the Grammy Award-winning, trailblazing Indigo Girls, Glitter & Doom follows the love-at-first-sight connection between carefree circus performer Glitter (Alex Diaz) and struggling musician Doom (Alan Cammish). An undeniable spark throws them into a summer of camping trips, late-night conversations, and innovative song-and-dance numbers – until the real world comes calling. Their relationship is put to the test as Doom confronts the realities of finding success in the music industry and Glitter has an opportunity to run away to Paris as a circus performer.” Oh dear, sign us up.

‘GLITTER DOOM’ :: Now playing at CinemaSalem, 1 E India Square Mall in Salem, MA :: Showtimes and information