Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Advance Notice: THUR 8/7 to MON 8/11

Big Lebowski Party at Kings, 8/7
These are things that might be best enjoyed if you considered (or took action) ahead of time. I'm just saying...

(I'm going out of town for a couple days, so who knows what will be up tomorrow. I hope I can make it look like usual -- maybe even better...)


THUR 8/7

Big Lebowski Party
at Kings, 50 Dalton St, Boston (Back Bay)

I don't know what to say about this event besides, "The Big Lebowski!" Such an awesome flick. It's hard to believe people have been maniacally quoting this movie for only 10 years... I always thought Kings was a strangely shaped at lit place, but hey -- it's a night of free bowling and pool. Try your hand (and ball) at a "bowling strike contest", and there will be a prize for best Lebowski character costume.

I saw this advertised in the Metro, so I imagine it'll be crowded. (A line may develop...)

RSVP to Meghan at: mharrell)(at)(

THUR 8/7

Trivia Night
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Movie trivia night at the movie theater. Brilliant!

Teams of 2 to 6 players or individuals who wish to compete can email now to register. Individuals will be grouped together to form ad-hoc teams. A special prize will be given to the team with the best name.

See here for RSVP instructions.

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FRI 8/8

The Everyday Visuals, Hooray for Earth, Passion Pit, Harris, Thick as Thieves
at Middle East - Downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$8 advance / $12 day of show / 18+

It's a birthday party for Dave of WFNX's New England Product.

FRI 8/8 to SUN 8/10

"Hooked On Who"
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

"Doctor Who" episodes on a bigger screen than you have at home.

FRI 8/8

"Genesis Of The Daleks"
starring Tom Baker, script by Terry Nation [142 min]
SAT 8/9
"The Long Game"
starring Christopher Eccleston and Simon Pegg [45 min]

"Blink and School Reunion"
starring David Tennant [45 min]
SUN 8/10
"Pirate Planet"
starring Tom Baker, script by Douglas Adams [100 min]
See here for RSVP instructions.

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SAT 8/9

Elements Of Cinema: "La Strada"
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

SAT 8/9

"Futures At Fenway"
at Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston
$5, $10, and up

* Lowell Spinners vs. Hudson Valley Renegades
* Pawtucket Red Sox vs. Charlotte Knights.
In addition to autograph sessions, kids attending the event will be selected randomly throughout the day to participate in a number of exciting activities, such as participating in mascot races and taking part in other on-field activities.

SAT 8/9

11:15pm to 6am
20th Annual Boston by Bike at Night
Starts at Trinity Church, Copley Sq, Bolyston St, Boston (Back Bay)
(although you will need to fill out and sign a liability waiver before the ride begins)

Basically my write-up from last year:

Think of it as a fun, zero-emission sightseeing adventure around town. Boston is a great place to cruise around at night, and now you'll have some company. Ride through Boston 'til dawn with more than 100 bicyclists. The rules of the road are generally followed, but do you think any cars are going to screw around with a massive bicycle gang?

The ride starts to leave around 11:45pm, but it’s a good idea to get there early. The leaders of the Back Bay Midnight Pedalers are an urban planner and an architect, so they throw in some tasty, little known Boston info every now and then.

The route changes every year, but it’s about 30 miles of riding that could take you through Cambridge, Charlestown, as far down as JP, or even towards Brookline; it usually ends at Christopher Columbus Park in North End. It’s not fast or challenging except that you'll be in the saddle for a good part of the 6 hours -- and your booty might get tender.

There are some requirements/recommendations:

* You should bring a bike with lights, and you should wear something reflective.
* It’s strongly suggested that you bring a spare inner tube for your bike. With 100+ people out there, someone will probably get a flat.
* Helmets are recommended.
* You may want to bring something for breakfast
* Commemorative t-shirts will be available (probably $15ish).
Here’s the MBTA policy on bikes.

There’s no website, but here’s some semi-official info and photos from previous years.

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MON 8/11

Apollo Sunshine (11pm), Viva Viva (10pm), Steve Brodsky(9:15pm), Doomstar (8:30pm)
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston

Benefit for Spare Change Magazine

Advance tix are available, and there's no doubt in my mind it should sell out. Besides 3 awesome acts (haven't listened to Doomstar yet), Apollo Sunshine opened a show at Harborlights BofA Pavilion last week.

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