Friday, August 14, 2009

Sneak Peek -- SAT 8/15

History by day... Rock by night... Penultimate Shakespeare...

Maybe mangia on the streets of North End...


SAT 8/15

9am to 5:30pm
Cambridge Discovery Days
at Various Locations around Cambridge

Learn about Cambridge History in approximately one hour tours/presentations... Check out the schedule [PDF] for something that interests you.

Of some interest to me:

9am, Noon -- "Toilets, Closets, Attic & Basement: A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Longfellow House" (RSVP at 617-876-4491)
11am -- "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down: Folk Music in Cambridge"
11am -- "New Ideas from a Quiet Neighborhood"
2pm -- "Churches, Colleges, Taverns & Homes" (1pm), "Inman Square, Historically Speaking"
2pm -- "The Powder Alarm of 1774 and the End of British Government in Massachusetts"
2pm -- "The Women of Central Square"
4pm -- "Embellishing the Picturesque: Architecture at Mt. Auburn Cemetery"
Cambridge Historical Society (159 Brattle St, Harvard Sq) is also offering Toscanini's ice cream to take your picture (Noon to 4pm).

SAT 8/15

"The Comedy Of Errors"
at Parkman Bandstand, about 165 Tremont St, Boston (Boston Common)

Go. It's a fun, light, funny, Latin-flavored Shakespeare set in South Beach, Miami of the '30s.

SAT 8/15

Band of Skulls
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$0.92 / 21+

I wrote about this earlier. Looks like tickets are still available.

"Tickets are available at the Great Scott Box office without service charge from Noon-8pm 7 days a week."

SAT 8/15

"The Boston Cover Up": The Black Crowes
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$8 advance / $10 / 21+

A night of Black Crowes music with local rockers including: Brendan Boogie, Old Jack, Trucker Mouth, The Rationales, Rodrigo and the Crowebrahs, Pawnshop Diamonds, Nate Leavitt, Will Dailey, and others

SAT 8/15

at Atwoods Tavern, 877 Cambridge St, Cambridge (near Inman & Kendall Sq)

Rockin' out rootsy-style. (Gotta love the Atwoods beer selection.)

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