Sunday, October 11, 2009

SUN 10/11: Fests, Drawing, Roots/Rock

Yeah, I stink but I have tomorrow off. I could get caught up... Go Sox!

I went to HonkFest yesterday, and it was awesome as usual. You can still catch some of it in Harvard Sq today.

(The subsequent pub crawl was great, but not conducive to blog production...)


SUN 10/11

9am to 8pm
Irish Heritage Festival
around Adams Corner, Dorchester (shuttles from Ashmont T and North Quincy T)

There's a lot good craic to be found in Dorchester. Lots of culture, food, vendors.

SUN 10/11

9am to 4pm
Transporterfest/Volkswagen Day
at Larz Anderson Museum, 15 Newton St, Brookline
$10 / $5 seniors, students, ages 6 – 12 (includes Museum admission)

I don't know if I'd pay $10 to look at a bunch of vintage VW's, but I love occasionally seeing an old, orange microbus that is parked in Somerville/Cambridge.

SUN 10/11

Noon to 6pm
Annual Harvard Square Oktoberfest
along JFK St, Brattle St, Mass Ave, Church St, and Charles Sq in Harvard Sq, Cambridge

It's a beautiful day, so get out and wade through the crowds to enjoy some good music. Besides many of the HonkFest bands, there's some fine rock/folk/etc from Lake Street Dive (2pm), Cassavettes (3pm), Emily Elbert (3pm), Televandals (4pm), Broken Blossoms (5pm).

SUN 10/11

2:30pm to 5:30pm
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Cabaret: Life Drawing Class
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 18+

Probably the most fun you can have at a drawing session in a public place. Anyone can give it a shot. From first-timers to professionals, all are welcome to have some art fun with no one to tell you what to do.

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.

You're not going to find a cheaper art class -- mainly because it's not a class. Just go and have some fun.

Model of the Month: Lots of curves to be drawn for Dirty Nellie and Decolletage of Big Moves Boston (who modeled on Columbus Day weekend last year)

SUN 10/11

Trampled by Turtles (fr. MN), Tony The Bookie Orchestra, Poverty Line Old Time Band
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 / 18+

Whether or not you have a three-day weekend, this is a damn good show to groove to tunes with a country/folk flavor. Trampled by Turtles bring their tasty, passionately rootsy sound from Duluth, and Poverty Line Old Time Band live up to their name. My fave of the night Tony the Bookie Orchestra should shake things up with their sweet, country-tinged rock.

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