Happy autumnal equinox, everybody! Tomorrow is the first day of fall, or the first day of your plan to move to the southern hemisphere so it’s spring and summer forever and you never have to carry Chapstick. But don’t do that, because there’s fun stuff to do in Boston this week and anyways you have all those nice sweaters.

Monday, September 22 – “Children of Men”
The Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen series brings ”Children of Men” back to the big screen. The political thriller directed by Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”) plunges the audience into a frightening, dystopian future: In the year 2027, it’s been 18 years since the last baby was born, and after enjoying an admittedly pretty awesome decade or so without any crying babies on buses, trains, or airplanes, society is starting to freak out. The science part of Science on Screen will be provided by reproductive endocrinologist Dr. David Ryley, who will talk about the future of fertility rates. (7 p.m., $8-10, all ages)

Monday to Thursday, September 22-25 – A Tribute to Robin Williams
The Brattle Theatre celebrates the life of Robin Williams with a six-film tribute series spanning the actor’s career, beginning with Monday’s screening of Robert Altman’s “Popeye.” I remember getting it from the video store when I was like eight because obviously I loved Popeye cartoons, and I was sorely disappointed. The big draw here is Wednesday’s double feature of “Dead Poets Society” and “Goodwill Hunting.” (Various times, $8-10, all ages)

Tuesday, September 23 – Dewey Square Mural Unveiling
It’s time for a new mural on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, as Matthew Ritchie gives way to Shinique Smith, currently featured at the Museum of Fine Arts. The Greenway celebrates Tuesday’s unveiling by throwing a party beneath the 70-by-76 foot mural, featuring an interactive installation from Artists for Humanity, live music from Zumix and the Debo Band, plus food trucks and the Dewey Square farmers’ market to fill you up because it’s really not fair to judge a piece of art on an empty stomach. (5 p.m., FREE, all ages)

Tuesday, September 23 – “Zombie Cop”
The Harvard Square Script Writers presents a staged reading of member Joel Karlinsky’s sci-fi comedy “Zombie Cop” at the Central Square Theater. Imagine “The Walking Dead” meets “Police Academy.” The website says to imagine “Blade Runner” if it was written by Mel Brooks, which is even more flattering. The story follows Stanley Fisher, a brilliant and principled undercover cop framed for the murder of his partner. After his execution, he awakens to find himself reanimated as Officer Z59, part of a fantastic, but ill-conceived, government experiment where death row alums are wiped of their memories and groomed to join a super-powered police force of zombie cops. (7 p.m., FREE, all ages)

Wednesday, September 24 – Awkward Sex…and the City
Watch some of New York City’s finest lady storytellers relive their most embarrassing sexual experiences on stage just for your pleasure as Natalie Wall’s Awkward Sex…in the City tour stops by Oberon in Cambridge. Whew. I was afraid this was actually a screening on an old “Sex and the City” episode with everyone’s parents in the room and it’s really awkward but no one wants to change the channel because that will just acknowledge how awkward it is and make it even more awkward so you just stare in the direction of the TV and white-knuckle the arm of the couch until “The Sopranos” comes on and you can comfortably watch people get shot in the face. (8 p.m., $15-20, 18+)

Thursday, September 25 – Farewell to Smoken Joe’s Benefit
An all-star lineup of Boston’s best blues musicians teams up at this benefit for Joe and Wendy Dodd, owners of Smoken’ Joe’s in Allston, which will unfortunately close its doors on Tuesday. The Dodds accrued a large debt in keeping Smoken’ Joe’s open to promote blues music and Southern food in Boston. Doesn’t the House of Blues book blues bands? Haha, nah dude. But I guess there’s no hard feelings because the benefit will go down at HOB’s Foundation Room. (5:30 p.m., $20, 21+)

Thursday, September 25 – “Let’s Make a Sandwich”
Boston’s premiere (only?) avant-opera troupe Guerilla Opera presents “Let’s Make a Sandwich,” an evening of two micro-operas based on some interesting source material: a 1950s black-and-white instructional video featuring a mother and daughter making a tuna fish sandwich. Each opera will be presented twice, with separate stagings by two directors, Copeland Woodruff and Giselle Ty, highlighting the collaborative process and creative choices involved in creating new opera. Here’s a creative choice to try out, free of charge: Replace every instance of the word “sandwich” with “sammich” or “sangwich” and see how long it takes the audience to walk out. (8 p.m., $10-15, all ages)

Photo credit: Rose Kennedy Greenway


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