Friday, March 27, 2009

Sneak Peek -- SAT 3/28

(Artist: Pauline Lim)

I haven't put these up on the CTB calendar yet, but there are some options for tomorrow: 2 pancake options, gardening get-together, day drinking (UK-style, minus football on TV), and a bunch of bands...


SAT 3/28

8am to 1pm
Annual Pancake Breakfast
at Brookline High School Cafeteria, 115 Greenough St, Brookline
$5 / $3 Seniors / FREE Children under 5

10am to Noon
Pancake Breakfast
at Nave Gallery, Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville (Teele Sq)

Springtime is for (pancake) lovers! Both breakfasts are all-you-can-eat; the proceeds both go to charities.

Okay, the Brookline breakfast seems a lot more like an event. They have jazz bands playing and face painting & ballons for kids. Their coffee is from Starbucks, if that sways you. It's organized by the Rotary Club, and proceeds go to "various Brookline charities".

You may end up sitting in the basement of a Somerville church, but you're still going to enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes with all-you-can-drink coffee & juice. Proceeds will benefit the Nave Gallery's "guest curatorial program". If you want to drive there's legal parking available at a nearby school.

SAT 3/28

11am to 5pm
Annual "Gardeners Gathering"
at Curry Student Center, 346 Huntington Ave, Boston (Northeastern campus)

If you're into gardening there are some instructional/informational sessions [PDF schedule] that start at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. There will be a bunch organizations on hand to share their information and pamphlets. Around 4pm our golden-tongued mayor will mumble something to the green thumbs, and door prizes will be awarded.

SAT 3/28

Noon to 7pm
New England Real Ale Exhibition
at VFW George Dilboy Post, 371 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)

At $5 admission, I think it's a good expedition for the beer-lover. With scores of cask beers at hand, the best deal seems the half-pint size (10oz) at $3 for trying different brews and getting a good buzz on...

SAT 3/28

3rd Annual Alt. Country Extravaganza! Day Two
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10 / 21+

Feat: Autumn Hollow (11:30pm), Mike Macdonald & The Widow Makers (10:45pm), Golden West Motor Lodge (10pm), The Bees Knees (9:15pm), Lucky 57 (8:30pm), Beau Roland Band (7:45pm), Dave Sammarco Band (7pm)

The twangy-rock love fest continues!

SAT 3/28

Varsity Drag (Midnight), St Helena (11pm), The Motion Sick (10pm), Mr. Sister (9pm)
at Cantab Underground / Club Bohemia, 738 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Wow! Every band is awesome.

SAT 3/28

Brown Shoe, Calling Aviv, Talking About Commas, Johnny Duke & The Aces, Rock Hard, Quarter Life Crisis, The Gypsy West
at All Asia Cafe, 334 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$6 / $9 for 18+ (21+ after 10pm)

It's a long, wild lineup. The two bands to hear are indie-rockers Brown Shoe and the guitar blues of Johnny Duke & The Aces. Brown Shoe are touring from California, and I assume they're on in the middle of the night between the acoustic acts (Talking About Commas, Quarter Life Crisis) and the WBCN High School Battle of the Bands contender (Calling Aviv)...

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