Friday, November 27, 2009

Sneak Peek: SAT 11/28

Man, I'm still dragging from Thanksgiving... Here's hoping will be fun and/or productive -- for everyone.


SAT 11/28

2pm to 3:30pm
Holiday Tuba Concert
between Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market, 1 Faneuil Hall Market Pl, Boston

The weather may not be conducive, but it must be amusingly absurd notion to hear over a hundred tubas, euphoniums, sousaphones playing holiday music. At least, it might be amusing for a few minutes.

SAT 11/28

City Of Lights Parade & Holiday Art Stroll
around Downtown Lowell [PDF map]

Again, probably not a great day to historic downtown Lowell but do what you like. The parade starts at 4:30pm, and the Grand Marshall will be Micky Ward (soon to be famous outside of boxing circles). If you want to go early, the check out some Lowell art studios and galleries from noon to 4pm.

If you're walking around, you should sample beverages along the way to judge the "hot chocolate competition". (It's probably too late to reserve a seat on one of the trolley tours, but you could try.)

There's a lot of info on the PDF flyer.

SAT 11/28

The Deli Magazine - New England Launch Party
Feat: 28 Degrees Taurus, Muy Cansado, Otis Grove, The Day's Weight
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

Music website The Deli Magazine have opened a New England branch and celebrating by presenting this show with a diverse selection of local bands that won't clash as I see it -- some inventive rock, jazzy organ-funk, and Americana from Vermont. The doors open at 8pm, and the first 60 people in the door get a free Narragansett beer.

SAT 11/28

8:30 doors
The Gilded Splinters, Andrea Gillis Band, Forest Fires
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$6 advance / $8 door / 21+

It could be a musical cocktail. Combine the rockin' Americana of The Gilded Splinters with the rockin' soul-mama Andrea Gillis and chill with a set from Forest Fires, solo project by Christopher Pappas of The Everyday Visuals. Served in a pint glass, because I like the club's beer selection.

SAT 11/28

BrownBoot: Post-Thanksgiving Tryptophan Danceathon
at Rosebud Bar & Grill (behind Diner), 381 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$5 / 21+

If you missed BrownBoot on Halloween, Jordan Valentine and some of Noble Rot will bliss you out with another rock-soul union. They'll do the Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck/Small Faces covers again along with some other choice tunes. They might even play an original...

Miz Valentine will keep party going by DJing after 11:30pm (like she often does on Friday nights at this Davis Sq hidden nightspot).

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