Saturday, October 19, 2013

Weekend Calendar

Lots of fun on the weekend friends. The Head of the Charles and Boston Book Festival may sound awesome to you, but manage your expectations and have a good time. Or do anything else.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

10/11 & 10/12 Honk! Festival & Parade

(Some of my person HonkFest pix)

Okay, trying to get back into the groove with Saturday & Sunday cheapness on the calendar.

This is basically a repost, because -- as I say below -- Honk Festival is my favorite day of the year in Somerville.


SAT 10/11 and SUN 10/12

Various Times
Honk! Festival & Parade
around Davis Sq, Somerville & Harvard Sq, Cambridge

Saturday -- 12:3pm to 9pm
Sunday -- Noon to 6pm
The HonkFest convenes horn bands of different shapes and flavors for a weekend of music and populist spirit.

For the 8 years in a row, Davis Square is filled with horn music and beautiful freaks, as if a bit of New Orleans is dropped in the middle of Somerville. I go whenever I can, because it's my favorite free event of the year.

About 30 bands from around the country -- including a group from NOLA, Austin, and even London -- set up at different spots around Davis.

Spend as much time as you can to walk around find your favorites. Bring your positivity and your party shoes.

On Sunday, you can parade along with the bands to Harvard Square for a couple hours. Then many of the bands will perform on a couple of the Ocktoberfest stages.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

SUN 8/25: Sunday Night Off-Topic Video

I love Hallelujah The Hills, and I love WBUR.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday & Saturday Calendar

Hold on to your hats; there may be more to come soon...

If I were going to do one thing Friday night, I'd go to the free rock show at Radio. If I wanted to dance, there's the "Videodrome Discotheque Madonna Birthday Party" or Lovewhip's gig at the Midway Cafe.

Monday, August 19, 2013

MON 8/19: Big Quiz Thing, Still Awesome

Tonight's annual "Big Lebowski" screening at Coolidge Corner Theatre may be close to 'sold out' already. Not everyone gets onstage for the pre-movie fun, yet it's a fun night.

That leaves BQT as the best cheap thrill of the night. Below is basically a re-post.


8pm to 10pm
The Big Quiz Thing: "August Edition"
at Club Oberon, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Do you know a free trivia night where there's a $200 1st-place prize? It's very competitive, but it can be done. The Cheap Thrills Boston team tied for 2nd place a couple years ago. We surely contributed to making it "the ideal live-trivia audience".

Your average pub trivia is alright, but this is probably the most entertaining trivia game I've played.

These folks will info-tain with witty audio-visual brainteasers revolving around the Commander-in-Chief.

Even a wrong answer has a chance for points if it's funny enough, so don't be afraid to make the best out of a question where you have no idea...

If you don't win the grand prize in the 3-way finale, your team could go home with some books, DVD's, gift card and/or tickets to "The Donkey Show".

There is a bar as well even if it isn't a pub.