Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sneak Peek: FRI 2/1 to SUN 2/3

Dang, I'm having a hard time whittling stuff down. I could have stayed in last night, but I had a fun time of dinner and movie with my lady. Here's some options for the weekend; many will be on tomorrow's list...


FRI 2/1

The Last Town Chorus, The Low Anthem
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$10 / 21+

Excellent rootsy chill sounds.

FRI 2/1

The Vital Might, The Bleedin Bleedins, The Appreciation Post, Build a Machine
at Paradise Lounge, 969 Comm Ave, Boston (near BU)
$10 / 18+

Am not crazy about the opening band, but The Vital Might and The Appreciation Post rock.

FRI 2/1

Sad Marvin, A.K.A.C.O.D., The Big Disappointments, The Murder
at Middle East - Downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

This is a last-minute show with bands that range from awesome to pretty good.

FRI 2/1

Death & Taxes (11:45pm), Dave Smith & The Country Rebels (10:45pm), Padded Hell (9:45pm), The Kickbacks (9pm), Mark Lind (7:15pm)
at Abbey Lounge, 3 Beacon St, Somerville (Inman Sq)
$8 / 21+

Boot-stomping punk and rock.

FRI 2/1

6pm to 10pm
"Inappropriate Touching: Dirty Comics and Art": Opening Reception
at Washington Street Arts Center, 321 Washington St, Somerville (Union Sq)
FREE (donations appreciated)

There's all kinds of dirty pictures from humorous to erotic to downright weird (to all of the above?). Perhaps you'll see there's an artistic streak that runs through all of them. Or maybe you'll just point and giggle -- that's cool. Besides dirty disco DJ Area D, enjoy live electro and hip-hop from Real Life Time Machines, Plunge into Death, and Angela (which is a duo).

FRI 2/1

6pm to 9pm
"Love, Sex & Chocolate" (an art show)
at The Art Kitsch(en), #223B in 450 Harrison Ave, Boston

Joe Kitsch has a pretty small studio as it was set up when I went, but he puts the effort to have a theme to the monthly SoWa Open Studios on 'First Fridays' (of the month). There are a crap-load of artist studios to visit (and to enjoy their 'refreshments') -- and a bunch of people who look around -- but go ahead and pop into Joe's.

The other artists include Seth Diamond, Mike Howard, Sara Theophall.

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SAT 2/2

Scamper, Baker, Harris, Aloud
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 advance / $10 day of show / 18+

It's Scamper's last show, and I liked them on other occasions. I think I like the other 3 bands more, esp. Baker.

SAT 2/2

10am to Noon
Pancake Breakfast For Art
at Nave Gallery, Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville (Teele Sq)

All-you-can-eat pancakes with coffee & juice for $6 to support local arts.

SAT 2/2

10am to 5:30pm
Vietnamese TET 2008 Celebration
at Bayside Expo Center, 200 Mount Vernon St, Columbia Point

Happy Vietnamese Lunar New Year!

SAT 2/2 and SUN 2/3

Going Green Expo Boston
at Bayside Expo Center, 200 Mount Vernon St, Columbia Point
$10 / Under 16 free

Saturday: 10am to 8pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Get your sustainability on and learn how you can make your life more green. (I'm sure there will be other events during the year that''l be free, but you can do whatever you want to do.)

SAT 2/2

Shaun & Suzi's Mardi Gras Ball XV
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$12 / 18+

It's slightly over $10, but there are so many good performers.

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SUN 2/3

Umm, it's the Super Bowl...

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