Sunday, August 24, 2008

SUN 8/24: Carnival, Doggies, Shakespeare, Newgrassy, Dance

dancers parading at Cambridge Carnival
Ay, carumba! Before it gets any later, here are some things going on today...


SUN 8/24

Noon to 6pm
Cambridge Carnival Parade
from Central Sq to Kendall Sq, Mass Ave to about 450 Main St, Cambridge

If you can't make it to Saturday's parade & party, there's another one in Cambridge.

SUN 8/24

7pm (Sun: 4pm)
"Romeo and Juliet"
at Gore Place, 52 Gore St, Waltham

A newish group called the "Lonesome Coyote Theater" presents a minimalist outdoor production of the classic play with no set or costumes. Does true love really need that stuff?

Update: I went last week, and this was exceptionally good! This is an affirmation that you don't need a web presence to be good!

The way it's presented brings the play to life in a way that speaks to a contemporary audience. I felt like I understood the play more than any other time seeing it live or on screen. (Unfortunately when they said "no costumes", the women were still wearing clothes...)

Tip: Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

SUN 8/24

4pm to 6pm
"Dog Day Afternoon"
in Winthrop Park (corner of JFK and Mt. Auburn) Harvard Square

Bring your dog for a talk about doggie-friendly hiking places around Boston. Then there'll be a group walk around, which should be so organized with dozens of strange dogs. (Argh!) Contact the Globe Corner Bookstore in advance, and they can have a canine goodie bag for your friend.

Jenna Ringelheim, author of Best Hikes With Dogs: Boston and Beyond, will talk about her favorite dog hikes, discuss hike planning and safety, and answer questions about how all hikers can have a tail-wagging, good time.
I didn't realize it, but there are a lot of dog-friendly businesses in Harvard Sq...

SUN 8/24

Aoife O'Donovan (and friends)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

The lovely voice of Crooked Still (who are considered to be on the vanguard of bluegrass) does her own thing tonight with a band. I bet she's friendly with the band, but who knows if other friends are involved...

SUN 8/24

10pm to 1am
Rebound Sundays: "Lean Back"
at Phoenix Landing, 512 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 / 19+ / (FREE For Ladies Before 11pm)

Dubstep, Reggae, Dancehall, Garage, and Grime with DJ Pandai'a, Incyde, and DJ Skunk

My online friend Max says this is the best shot at "under 21" club dancing in the area...

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