Tuesday, July 01, 2008

TUES 7/1 & WED 7/2: Climbing, History, Zydepunk, Electro-Fun, Cartoons, Reading

Still a mess at the new Cheap Thrills HQ, but here you go.


TUES 7/1

5pm to 7pm
Rock Climbing Wall Open House
at Fitness and Recreation Center, 915 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)
FREE w/ Registration

If you didn't go 5/22, here's another chance to try rock climbing at no cost (all equipment is provided) -- and you don't need to crack your head open at the quarry where no one will find you for days. For some reason, BU is offering their climbing wall for free.

Try to register here. There are a few steps, but maybe you'll want to do something free again in the future. You'll be halfway there for the next time...

TUES 7/1

"Crankee Yankees All Together Now!": A Solo Actor's Reflections
at Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St, Newton

Actor-historian Jim Cooke does a one-man show portraying four of America's most important curmudgeons: John Quincy Adams, Calvin Coolidge, Daniel Webster, and Edward Everett.

TUES 7/1

Studio Kaiju Presents: Rocktapussy
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$8 advance / $9 day of show / 18+

If you feel like dancing or camping it up tonight, I don't see how this could be bad. Take a couple attractive DJ's from Chicago, some people in big wacky Japanese monster costumes, some free shwag from Rockstar Games (makers of Grand Theft Auto, etc.) and throw in Kaiju Big Battel's DJ friend Clashious Clay -- you've got a party.

TUES 7/1

The Zydepunks
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville

All the way from New Orleans, this is the best unknown show of the week -- maybe of the month. These folks can't make it much easier for you to guess what they sound like: Zydeco meets Punk. Expect a driving, hopped-up Louisiana gumbo with big chunks of Irish, klezmer, and more.

They're getting raves from Rolling Stone to USA Today...

TUES 7/1 thru SUN 7/6

Various Times
Boston Harborfest
at City Hall Plaza and other spots around Boston
Most under $10 or FREE

I wrote a brief summary below.

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WED 7/2

"Christmas in July & August"
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Stay cool most Mondays in July and August on the city's dime. The dark, air-conditioned Rabb Hall will have Xmas-themed film programs starting this Wednesday with 2-1/2 hours of cartoon classics:

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus (1974), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), and Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962)

WED 7/2

Al Kooper, "Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards": Reading
at Porter Square Books, 25 White St, Cambridge (near Star Market)

The book could be incredibly interesting. Hey -- for starters, this guy played the organ part on "Like A Rolling Stone"!

WED 7/2

Zombie Nation, DJ Baltimoroder, DJ Chris Devlin
at Milky Way Lounge, 403 Centre St, Jamaica Plain
$10 / 21+

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