Friday, March 06, 2009

Sneak Peek -- SAT 3/7

Hey, it's a good weekend to go out if crowds bother you, because throngs will be heading down to Harpoon Brewery for their St Patrick's Festival...


SAT 3/7

11am, 2pm, 7pm
Boston Massacre Reenactment
outside Old State House, 206 Washington St, Boston (Govt Center)

Young people are doing it at 11am and 2pm; adults at 7pm.

The reenactment might be different than what you remember from history class -- who calls 5 dead a massacre? -- but this is where it happened. Watch one of the crucial episodes in the American Revolution.

SAT 3/7

Annual Bacon Eating Contest
at Atwood's Tavern, 877 Cambridge St , Cambridge

In celebration of the Atwoods weekend brunch, 10 people will find out how much bacon they can scarf down in 5 minutes. I don't know if I'll be able to compete, but just have a feeling I could win it... I doubt I'll be in the mood for a bacon-flavored cocktail, but there will be an array of bacon victuals available.

SAT 3/7

6pm to 8pm
2nd Annual Beer and Cheese Tasting
at BRIX Wine Shop, 1284 Washington St, Boston (South End)

I love beer. I love cheese. I sing the praises of cheapness and frugality, so I can spend more money on tasty beer and cheese.

Beers to matched with cheeses:

-- Dogfish Head "Red & White" with Garrotxa, Spanish goat's milk
-- Avery "Hog Heaven Barley Wine" with Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, Vermont cow's milk
-- Hoppin' Frog "Gulden Fraug Abbey Ale" with Wavreumont, Belgian cow's milk
-- Shmaltz Brewing Co. "Rejewvantor" with Idiazabal, Spanish sheep's milk
-- Michael Plank "Heller Weizenbock" with Langenegg Rasskase, Austrian cow's milk
Remember -- "Two's company, free's a crowd..."

SAT 3/7

6pm to 10pm
MGFest Installation Showcase
at AXIOM gallery, Green Street T, ground floor level, about 150 Green St, Jamaica Plain
$7 Suggested Donation

Besides the current "Collision14:pov" exhibit, there will be a screening of digital animation in association with the "Motion Graphics Festival" that is being held this weekend. It's been a combination of presentations and workshops. I expect the videos will be looped for the evening.

I think this will be more interesting than the 80's Movie Anthem Midnight Sing-Along at the Coolidge Corner Theatre...

SAT 3/7

Benefit in Memory of Jeanne
Hallelujah The Hills (12:15am), Keys To The Streets Of Fear (11:15pm), Mr. Sister (10:15pm), Tony The Bookie Orchestra (9:15pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Unfortunately, Jeanne the wonderful bartender has gone to the Big Rock Club in the Sky. Four really cool bands are getting together for what I imagine is a fundraiser to defray the bills left behind.

Btw: What will be extra cool about this gig is that these bands share a lot of members, so you'll hear many of the same like-minded musicians tackle different repertoires throughout the show.

SAT 3/7

The 4th Annual Baron's Ball.
w/ The New Alibis, Mung, Jay Allen, Steve the Farmer & the Murder Balladeers
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$8 / 21+

Why is it the Baron's Ball? That's not important. There's much rock and fun to be had. Whenever Mung emerges from hibernation, it's something to consider.

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