Saturday, May 10, 2008

SUN 5/11: Stuff for Mom and not for Mom

Something you won't see at Harvard Mayfair...
I had some technical difficulties with the Weekly List, and this just wasn't a good weekend for that. I had a good time at the Alternative Comedy Festival last night. (Emo Phillips was awesomely funny.) Stay tuned for pix and videos...

If you're reading this on Saturday, here are a couple last-minute ideas to get a unique present for your mother:
MassArt Annual Spring Sale (10am to 7pm), SMFA Spring Sidewalk Sale (10am to 5pm). You're going to spend more than $10, but they're close to each other...


SUN 5/11

11am to 5pm
Mom Gets In Free
at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, Boston (The Fens)
2-for-1 admission -- $12 / FREE for 18 and under

Don't let Mom see you didn't have to pay for her or any of her younder kids...

SUN 5/11

Noon to 6pm
Annual Mayfair
around Harvard Square, Cambridge

It's not exactly the same lineup as expected last week, but I still think it's a good year to go -- now people may have forgotten about the postponed event... Maybe some mothers won't want to go out... This will probably be more fun than underground explosions shooting flames from random manholes!

Besidea the arts/crafts/food/etc, these are some bands to check out, but there are several stages of music altogether:

Action Verbs (1pm), Girls Guns and Glory (4pm), Hallelujah the Hills (5pm)
at Main Stage, Eliot St and Mount Auburn St

Ryan Fitzsimmons (3pm), Tim Gearan (4pm)
at Club Passim Stage, Church St and Brattle St

SUN 5/11

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Cabaret Life Drawing Class
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$7 / 18+

Wilder and looser than any other art class you've been to. You won't feel so bad about your drawing skills. Crazy models, contests, and prizes -- oh my! So get your sketchbook, drawing pad, mini-easel, stolen office paper, whatever -- and experience the coolest & cheapest life-drawing class around.

"A couple of tips: Come on time to get a seat up front. Keep it small so others can crowd in around you. Bring your stuff in a milk crate so you have something to sit on or put your stuff on. (we have lots of seats, but more is helpful) There will be some fancy paper for you to buy if you want."

This month's model is Nomi Sparks, a woman who pretends to b a man pretending to be a woman.

SUN 5/11

Robby Roadsteamer, Chris Coxen, Shane Webb, JJ Leslie
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$7 / 18+

A night of comedy.

SUN 5/11

Henry Winkler, "The Life of Me: Enter at Your Own Risk": Reading
at Porter Square Books, 25 White St (near Star Market)

The Fonz writes children's books?

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