Thursday, June 23, 2016

FRI 6/24: Dance Party on Mass Ave

Photos from TAS & Phoebe Sinclair

In case you are reading, consider this as the beginning of a "soft return" that will probably happen at the beginning of July...


7pm to Midnight
Annual City of Cambridge Dance Party (FB Link)
in front of Cambridge City Hall, 795 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Cambridge stops the traffic to get down and boogie, and all are welcome. Cantabrigians welcome everyone for dancing in the street until the clock strikes 12, and there should be a few happy pumpkins by the end... I have to believe Prince will be a prime booty-shaker, and David Bowie might be represented...

I have joined the fun in the past; there's an uninhibited atmosphere that might come from the big crowd of all ages. It may also be a good time to express that people shouldn't have to be afraid to dance together.

There are bars in either direction, if you would like to "hydrate" before you gyrate.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Weekend Calendar: 3/6 to 3/8

It's "Spring Forward" weekend, so does that mean some bars may be open until 3am on Saturday night...?

Friday: First Friday of the month means art is South End including photos of street art. There's a film premiere at the wall-climbimg place in Somerville, and I'd like to go just to walk around. Yes, Hallelujah The Hills is playing downtown tonight at a non-rock club!

Saturday: Years ago I made fun of the Somerville Maple Syrup Festival, but my townie neighbors don't quite evoke the pastoral charms of somewhere in Vermont... I do like standing outside the Old State House and taunting the Brits at the Boston Massacre Reenactment. We shouldn't have to encourage young women to pursue STEM careers, but I guess we do. Among all of the good music tonight, the Mardis/Tardy Gras Ball is where heart will be even if my booty doesn't get there.

Sunday: If you still haven't been to Chinese New Year celebration, Harvard Square is doing their thing. Someone told me about a 'organizing meeting' to take action about the MBTA's horrible, awful, maddening winter service -- and all are welcome to join.

And did you know March 8 is International Women's Day? Some arty people in JP knew!

More to come...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Weekend Calendar: 2/27 to 2/29

Not a bad weekend ahead of us, cheap-thrills-wise. I hope to have some more detailed opinions up before Friday morning.

If you count Thursday, there will be *two* indoor sightings of Keytar Bear. Most Medeski, Martin & Wood fans would pass Keytar Bear's Thursday gig to see a free perforamance by Medeski with the NEC Jazz Orchestra.

Friday: It's a good night for music, especially at Oberon with multimedia elements and at Cuisine en Locale with free tacos for early-birds.

Saturday: During the day, you can have winter fun at Franklin Park or support clean energy in Boston Common.

Sunday: Chinatown's New Year celebrations will be muted this year, but Quincy's event might be more animated although it's in a high school gym. If you plan ahead, there are $8 advance tix (at box office, $10 online) for Berklee's salute to Disney music...

More to come...

Monday, February 23, 2015

2/23 to 2/26: Calendar Updated

Howdy, folks.

Am working on getting a timely weekend post, but I did find some early-week cheap thrills. Expect more updates by tonight Thursday...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

SAT 2/21: Pix from Bit Fest 2

Noon to Midnight
"Bit Fest 2: Electronic Boogaloo": Arcade & Video Game Festival
at Aeronaut Brewery, 14 Tyler St, Somerville (near Union Sq)
FREE / 21+ after 6pm

Just got back from Bit Fest 2, and the party is still rolling. As I write this, you still have 7 hours to enjoy. I would have stayed longer if I didn't have other plans tonight.

Much like my recollections of going to the arcade as a little brat, someone is usually playing what you really want to play. The bright side is that there are tasty brews to sip while you practice patience. Keep in mind that half-pints let you try different beers more quickly...

It seemed like a perfect opportunity to play multi-player games with strangers on arcade machines or home consoles. (Yes, there is "Dark Castle" a vintage Mackintosh Plus.)

There were some folks playing Jenga, and you can see above that they have a variety of non-electronic games available.

Aeronaut Brewery is just a short walk from Union Square, however I did see a parking lot on Tyler street that said "Ames Business Park" -- where the action is happening.