Friday, June 05, 2009

SAT 6/6: Dance, Arts, New England, Rock

This could've been up earlier, but I was a bit under the weather and didn't feel like typing much...


SAT 6/6

Noon to 10pm
1st Annual Dance for World Community Festival
inside & around Old Cambridge Baptist Church, 1151 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Hundreds of people are going to be dancing in the streets -- on stages and in the crowd. It's going to be chance to check out different styles, and there'll be chances for you to learn some steps. But go ahead and freestyle if you like.

From noon to 6pm, there will be various performances and so on. A segment of Harvard St near the church (from Quincy St to Ware St) is going to closed the whole time and there's going to be a big ol' dance party from 6:30pm to 10pm. This is the first year, so who knows -- if people to show up, it'll be a success. Right?

SAT 6/6

10am to 6pm
Coolidge Corner Arts Festival
at Devotion School Grounds, 345 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

You might not be able to buy any art for $10, but I like to walk around and look at what people are creating. You might also be aware that the artists (more than 70 will be there) are very interested to talk to you about their work.

If you're hungry, local restaurants will be selling samples (aka Annual Brookline Food Festival) via $2 tasting tickets from noon to 3pm.

SAT 6/6

10am to 6pm
See New England Festival
at City Hall Plaza, Boston (Govt Center)

Feat: Girl Authority (11am), Booty Vortex (12:30pm), Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra (2pm), Johnny Ray Band (3:30pm)

I guess this could be called the "Staycation Festival"; there's lots of cool stuff going on in New England, so you get can get info... and find out about deals... and win prizes (maybe by getting on mailing lists)... Who knows what else...

Maybe not worth a special trip, but there are a couple good bands playing (Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra, Booty Vortex) and you might find out something cool if you're walking around downtown.

(If don't go, Yankee Magazine's current issue also has a 'best of New England' angle.)

SAT 6/6

Noon to 5pm
Ice Cream Cone or Cup
at participating Friendly's locations

I think it's an annual tradition to get a free scoop of ice cream on this weekend. Friendly's claims to have 26 flavors. It may not be the best, but stop if you're driving by one. Feel like a kid again.

SAT 6/6

Pulp 45, The New Alibis, The Alrighters
aka "Drew Suxx's BBQ Bash/Morbid Tiki Party"
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$8 / 21+

The New Alibis consist of former member of such Boston punk bands as The Lost City Angels, Far From Finished, The Pug Uglies, and the list goes on. They know how to put it all together and make it sound right. Singer Drew Suxx is now leading the New Alibis and having a birthday, so anyone who believes in rock 'n roll -- or whoever decides to go -- gets Rumble-quality punk, psychobilly Pulp 45, and primal '50s-style R&B strained with punk attitude. It doesn't stop there; go hungry and enjoy some barbecue in the backyard patio.

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