Friday, May 09, 2008

Sneak Peek: FRI 5/8 & SAT 5/9

Funny Mothers Day eCards
Wow, it's Friday again. My extended home invasion is almost over, and I'm going to try to have some fun. I hope you do as well. More to come later...


FRI 5/9

El Perro Del Mar, Anna Ternheim
at Borders Books, 10 School St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

Swedish indie-pop for lunch. (I liked being able to catch these shows...)

FRI 5/9

Eugene Robinson, Duncan Wilder Johnson, Harney/Gittens
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$8 / 21+

Hardcore spoken-word and more.

FRI 5/9

The Wyos, Miss Tess, Josh Lederman & The CSARs -- hosted by Curtis Eller
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$10 / 21+

More and more song excellence.

FRI 5/9

Band In Boston Donor Awareness Benefit
Feat: Drug Rug, Carter Tanton, Tony the Bookie Orchestra, Marc Pinansky, George Lewis Jr, Chris Warren
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 / 18+

Band In Boston is an awesome local music blog, and proceeds will be donated to the Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association, a program that finds donors for those in need.

FRI 5/9

Damone, The Murder Mile, Mark Lind & the Unloved
at Hard Rock Cafe, 22 Clinton St, Boston (near Quincy Market)
$8 / 21+

Rock, Rock, Rock!

FRI 5/9 thru SUN 5/11

Friday: 4pm to 7pm
Weekend: Noon to 5pm
"8th Annual Fort Point Arts Community Art Walk"
around Fort Point, South Boston

Their Spring "Open Studios".

Maps at:
• 249 A Street
• 15 Channel Center Street
• 300 Summer Street

PDF map available.

FRI 5/9 thru SUN 5/11

Various Times
Common Boston 08 Community & Architecture Festival
at Various Locations

Take guided tour of buildings/neighborhoods. Check out the 6 "Common Points" for programs & schedule: Fort Point, Dudley Sq, Maverick, Ashmont, Fenway, Jackson Sq.

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SAT 5/10

8:30am to Noon
Blackberry Curve Challenge
at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 Faneuil Hall Market Pl, Boston
FREE / 18+

Read the details, but this is a physical and mental challenge for teams of two.

Challengers will compete in a timed multi-mile, multi-disciplinary race that will incorporate Boston’s layout and landmarks in a competition that tests a two-person teams’ urban orienting skills, physical ability and mental prowess.

8:30am to 9:30am: Team Orientation
10am: Start -- Average time to complete the race is 2 to 3 hours

The winning Boston Challenge team will compete in the Ultimate Challenge in San Francisco on June 14th
Both members of the team will receive an all expense paid, three-night stay in San Francisco for themselves and one guest. Members of the winning team of Destination Alcatraz, the final challenge in San Francisco, win an all expense paid trip for two to their choice destination of Maui, Paris, Rome or the Mayan Riviera.

Register online. (Day-of registrations accepted on-site if race slots are still available.)
Additional information on Facebook.

SAT 5/10

1pm to 5pm
Goya Honoring Day +2
at Boston Center for the Arts Plaza, 539 Tremont St, Boston

"Goya" is Okinawan for "bitter melon". Art collective National Bitter Melon Council is having an outdoor performance in conjunction with their participation in the Artadia exhibit in the Mills Gallery to "celebrat[e] bitterness in its many forms."

Fun and activities may include:

* "I Am Not Bitter, But My Melon Is..." Balloons!
* Bitter Melon Mascot
* Culture Activity Booth for Kids and Families
* Bitter Characature Drawing
* "I am not bitter" Say it like you mean it!
* Bitter-releasing Chair Massage
SAT 5/10

2pm to 5pm
Artie Freedman, "Unexpected!": Opening Reception w/ The Illyrians
at Middle East - Corner, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Photo exhibit with Boston rock by The Illyrians (ex-Neats).

SAT 5/10

6pm to 9pm
Rock N Roll Dance Party w/ The Incredible Casuals
at Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain
$10 / All Ages

SAT 5/10

DJ Die Young, DJ Ian Michael Jackson, DJ David Day, Campaign For Real Time, Fantasy Mirrors, more
at Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston
$9 / 21+

More like a dance party with bands performing in between.

SAT 5/10

Wooden Leg
at Atwoods Tavern, 877 Cambridge St, Cambridge (Near Inman Sq)

SAT 5/10

Papercut Zine Library B-Day Party
Feat: Elizabeth Butters, Can-Can Revolution, Haruki Naginata, Dee Talentino
at Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 suggested donation / All Ages

BYO "Filling" Sushi Party at 6:30pm
Music, etc at 8:30pm

You don't have to bring fish, but your best bets for sushi-grade fish in Cambridge are: Kotobukiya (in Porter Exchange), New Deal Fish Market (East Cambridge), or Whole Foods.

SAT 5/10

"The Adventures of Prince Achmed": Live Soundtrack by Tiger Saw
at Coolidge Corner, 290 Harvard St, Brookline
$10 / All Ages

Amazing silent film from Germany with amazing chamber-pop from Tiger Saw.

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