Friday, October 16, 2009

Sneak Peek: SAT 10/17

I'd like to think I'll get a more detailed list up at some point.

Thanks for sticking with me folks. I'll get ahead soon...


SAT 10/17 and SUN 10/18

8am-ish to 5pm-ish
Annual Head of the Charles Regatta
along the Charles River, Cambridge (and Boston) [PDF]

The races will go on even if it's raining, but they'll shorten the distance.

SAT -- 7:45am to 6pm
SUN -- 8am to 4:30pm

SAT 10/17

Tour de Somerville
Start at Seven Hills Park, behind the Somerville Theatre (Davis Sq)

It's early, and it'll probably cold 'n rainy.

Have a good bike ride!

Raindate: SUN 10/18

SAT 10/17 and SUN 10/18

11am to 6pm
Annual Fort Point Open Studios
all around Fort Point (South Boston/Seaport)

Some of the artist studios are open tonight, a bunch of artists are still in Fort Point and you can see it (the art) for yourself.

SAT 10/17

"All Troops Home Now...": Rally & March
at Copley Square, about 600 Boylston St, Boston

In case you didn't get one of the flyers handed out last week, I actually take stuff from strangers. I'm passing this on for people in the mood for some protest.

Noon: Music starts
1pm: Rally
3pm: March
The supposed "speaker guidelines":
50% on wars and occupations of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Palestine.
25% on the economic crisis and the war at home
25% on movement building, local campaigns, action
SAT 10/17

Noon to 5pm
First Annual Homestead Hayfest
at Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington St, Newton (Newton Corner/Newtonville)

Old-time fun in Newton. Check out the PDF flyer. Raindate: SUN 10/18

SAT 10/17

For Amie: A Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit
at Middle East - Downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / All Ages

Feat: Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom), Travels, Drew O'Doherty, Colin Clary (The Smittens), The Broken River Prophet, more

Wow, there's a lot of good music.


SAT 10/17

1pm to 4pm
Home Movie Day
at Room B-04, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)

Anyone can bring in 5 minutes -- or less -- of footage on VHS, DVD, 16mm, 8mm, or Super 8. (They can show Super 8's?)

Or just watch...

Film check-in at 11am; please cue tapes ahead of time.

SAT 10/17

Stuart Weisberg, "Barney Frank: The Story of America's Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman": Reading
at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

This was written with Barney's cooperation. I wonder if he's in town this weekend...

Remember when he said this?
On what planet do you spend most of your time? ...Trying to have a conversation with you would be like arguing with a dining room table.
SAT 10/17

4pm to 6pm
Ghosts of Somerville
in Milk Row Cemetery, about 420 Somerville Ave, Somerville (next to Market Basket)
$8 / $5 for ages 8 to 12 and over 65

Walk around the usually closed cemetery and listen to historic Somervillians who've

Families welcome. Hot cider, donuts and pumpkins for sale. (Rain date: SUN 10/18)

SAT 10/17

Jason Crigler

Dennis Brennan

at Atwood's Tavern, 877 Cambridge St , Cambridge

Two good shows in one location: poppy folk/rock from Jason Crigler (dig the early time) and rock 'n roll master Dennis Brennan.

SAT 10/17

Red Invasion, August Spies, The Ruperts, Brunt of It, Allston Pants, Colin & The Cancer
at Massasoit Lodge #129 of Elks, 55 Bishop Allen Dr, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$8 / 18+

Punk rock at the Elks Lodge. Need I say more?

*** Cheap Book Sale ***

SAT 10/17 and SUN 10/18

10am to 7pm
Loading Dock Sale
at MIT Press Bookstore, 292 Main St, Cambridge (Kendall Sq)
- Whatever You Spend -
Literally *tons* of books will be on sale at drastically reduced prices--up to 90% off their original retail price. Saturday will be the "no-book-dealers" day.

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