Tuesday, July 29, 2008

TUES 7/29: Shakespeare, Folk, Art, Dance

Clear night for Shakespeare in the Common
If I heard it correctly this morning, the cutest weatherwoman in Boston (are there others?) Dylan Dreyer said it may be the best day of the week. Think about Shakespeare in the Common...


TUES 7/29

8pm (SUN: 7pm)
"As You Like It": Shakespeare in the Park
at Parkman Bandstand, about 165 Tremont St, Boson (Boston Common)

The annual Free Shakespeare performances are really one of the best gifts to the city, so we should appreciate it and take in a performance.

It's one of the Bard's sylvan love stories, which the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will twist it in their way as they usually do each year. From what I can tell, it looks like the sets will be reinterpreted in a 40's style.

Free Shakespeare doesn't last forever -- the final shows are tonight through Sunday...

TUES 7/29

The Starlings (10pm), Danielle Miraglia & Dana Price (8pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

My apologies, folks. Every Monday night at Toad has featured these acts. I always hope to check it out beforehand when I have these chances, but I usually flake. All the music tonight should be excellent; you can't lose. The early show features the bluesy folk of locals Danielle Miraglia & Dana Price. The Starlings are from Seattle, but it seems like they've spent the month playing around New England. Like the namesake bird, the singer of The Starlings has a beautiful voice that floats above the rootsy, old-time Americana.

From the Weekly List:

TUES 7/29

7pm to 10pm
"Sting 2"
at The Beehive, 541 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

I'm pretty sure the first event in this series was called "Beehive-Art-Scope 1", but "Sting" has a more thematic ring. Kudos, Beehive. Since they are nestled into the Boston Center for the Arts,
it's good to see this place get more cultural than just interesting decor, good food, and expensive drinks. Artwork will be displayed by many artists as well as some live artist performances by Sarah Slifer and Jessica Gath. Some live reggae (thought I found a link for "Island Allstars" before, but...) and jazz by Phil Grenadier & Jerry Bergonzi will keep things in the mood for artsy socializing.

TUES 7/29

9pm to 1am
Bootie Boston #5
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Central Sq & MIT)
FREE / 21+

Yes, take two cool songs and put them together in a crazy-techno-techie marriage. Hell, why settle for two songs? Make it 3 or 4... There's a chance that dj BC & Lenlow might play "Break Teen Spirit" (Britney Spears vs. Nirvana vs. Madonna vs. Justin Timberlake vs. Usher)! It might even be on the free CD that is given to the first 50 people. You will want to dance, I promise you.

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