Friday, April 10, 2009

Sneak Peek -- SAT 4/11 & SUN 4/12

Before it gets any later, but things are still looking... good. (Although I am going to tonight's Iron Pour...)

I guess Easter is turning into zombie weekend in Boston. J. Cannibal's Feast Of Flesh has a classic Italian zombie movie (with zombie contest, of course), the Zombie March on Sunday, then back to Coolidge Corner on Monday for "Night Of The Living Dead" with the local doctor who is into studying the undead.


SAT 4/11

10am to Noon
Franklin Park Spring Clean-up
at Valley Gates Parking Lot, Circuit Dr, Boston (Franklin Park, between Playstead and Golf Course)
Your Time & Effort

I probably won't go -- but I support the concept... Hey, free coffee and donuts before you start:

Spend a few hours ridding the park of winter grunge! We’ll pick up litter, rake paths, sweep historic stairs and playgrounds and help save trees in the woodlands.

Meet at Valley Gates Parking Lot, midway along the main park road, for coffee and donuts to start the day.

All ages and abilities welcome.
SAT 4/11

Noon to 8pm
"King of the Wing" Contest
at All Asia Cafe, 334 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 21+

To benefit The Home for Little Wanderers, a bunch of local punk rockers are playing and holding 3 buffalo wing contests (and a celery contest?). Some of the contestants have nicknames like Heavy Set Joe, The Panda, and "Wing Kong".

Tentative schedule:
Noon -- The Sprained Ankles
1pm -- Wrong Side of the Tracks
2pm -- Razors in the Night
3pm -- The Cham-peons
4pm -- Dead Aces
4:30pm -- The Acro-Brats
5pm -- 007 Hundred Club
5:30pm -- Young Tremors
6pm -- The Spoilers
7pm -- The Alrighters
SAT 4/11

David Ray Griffen, "9/11: Time to Take a Second Look"
at Morse Auditorium, 602 Comm Ave, Boston (BU Campus)
$5 suggested donation / FREE students & senior citizens

I'm quite skeptical that any part of the US government was involved in the attacks on 9/11/01. Sure, there's reams of information hidden away that probably implicates by various degrees of non-action or negligence.

Whatever you or I believe, Griffen is probably a nut. It might still be interesting to listen.

SAT 4/11

The Lights Out (12:30am), Gozu (11:30pm), The New Alibis (10:30pm), Trucker Mouth (9:30pm)
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 / 18+

Night #6 of the Rock 'n Roll Rumble.

It's the last preliminary round, and it's going to loud. The Lights Out do strong, hooky rock. Could Gozu not be a metal band? (Or maybe someone looking for the Keymaster?) The New Alibis will deliver excellent, classic Boston punk. Trucker Mouth put a Southern spin on hard rock.

SAT 4/11

J. Cannibal's Feast Of Flesh VIII
Feat: "Cemetery Man" w/ Black Cat Burlesque, Vagiant
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline

This is a really fun midnight movie experience. There are hundreds of people in costume. A killer band always plays, and Vagiant is no exception. There's a couple horror-theme routines from Black Cat Burlesque. Best zombie contests too. Supposedly Martin Scorsese himself has called "Cemetery Man" one of the best Italian films of the '90s... Be sure to grab your free gory goodie bag.

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SUN 4/12

Boston Zombie Outbreak
meet at Davis Sq, Somerville to Harvard Sq, Cambridge

Some people think this is insulting to Christians or uncool to do when children are dressed in their Sunday best. I don't subscribe to either; Christianity celebrates Jesus coming back from the dead, and little kids enjoy zombies 'n scary stuff. I assume they'll stumble down Elm St and eventually stumble to Mass Ave...

Email for info. [Facebook link]

SUN 4/12

2:30pm to 5:30pm
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Cabaret: Life Drawing Class
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$7 / 18+

Get something to draw on. If there's a cheaper life-drawing session, it can't be more fun than Dr. Sketchy's. Be arty, be boozy, and you can decide the proportion of both.
A couple of tips: Come on time to get a seat up front. Keep it small so others can crowd in around you. Bring your stuff in a milk crate so you have something to sit on or put your stuff on. (we have lots of seats, but more is helpful) There will be some fancy paper for you to buy if you want.
This month's models: "Johnny Blazes, M. Hanora, The Easter Bunny, and Jesus" (They said it, not me. See some pix from last year when Blazes and Hanora did a session.)

SUN 4/12

7pm to 9:30pm
Africa Night: "Letha Umlilo - Bring the Fire"
at Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge (Harvard Campus)
$8 / $5 students

Experience a couple hours of African diversity in a "fun-filled night of African dance, music, storytelling, comedy, poetry, and fashion."

Performers include: Comrade Fatso, Outspoken, Lamine Toure, Balla Tounkara, Michael Blackson, and various Harvard student groups

SUN 4/12

Audrey Ryan (8pm), La Tuza (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

Audrey Ryan is so good! Listen to her.

La Tuza es muy bueno! Escuchar a ellos.

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