“Red Devil,” by Michael Torlen, shows as part of “The Missing Half-Second.”

Sunday, August 18

The show on view through the rest of this month at Able Baker Contemporary (29 Forest Ave., Portland), The Missing Half-Second, features work in various media by over two dozen artists who aim to convey emotions in abstract form. Open 1-5:30 p.m. today. 917-545-6235. ablebakercontemporary.com. The local “long-form” improv-comedy troupe Boxed Wine? just makes shit up at Blue (650 Congress St.) at 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $10 (all ages). 774-4111. portcityblue.com.