Sunday, December 13, 2009

SUN 12/13: Latkes, Art, Tea Party, Rock

Speaking of Christmas movies, I love "A Christmas Story" when the dad wins the lamp. Mass Market #5 at MassArt will have some cool stuff that could be gifts. I look at my Jimi Hendrix clock everyday and remember thinking that I must keep it...

Too bad that it's cloudy tonight, the Geminid meteor shower is supposed to be good around midnight.


SUN 12/13

2pm to 4pm
Annual "Everybody Loves Latkes" Party
at Winthrop Park, about 50 JFK St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Who doesn't like potato pancakes? If you're in Harvard Square, grab a free latke. For the third year, hundreds of fried little treats and tasty condiments are shared in the Chanukkah spirit. It seems like various restaurants in the area participate for some unconventional latkes, and there should be some holiday music.

I've found many gifts for special someones at the Harvard Square Holiday Fair at First Parish Church...

The Charles Hotel is opening their rinky-dinky skating rink, but it's free today from noon to 8pm.

SUN 12/13

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

Feat: Mandy & Lady Clara

There are few times when hanging out at a bar is considered creative or artistic -- napkin origami isn't that special... At Dr Sketchy's, drawing and drinking are combined at whatever ratio you desire as the usually wild models put provocative twist on traditional posing.

No one is going to criticize your drawing, so don't worry about your skills. You gotta start some time, and you're not going to find a cheaper life-drawing class... with a bar... and no teacher...

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.
Just go, get arty, have fun. You'll have some drawings to remember what you did...

SUN 12/13

Annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment
at Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

You know what's crazy about the Boston Tea Party besides dumping tea in the harbor while dressed up as Native Americans? It happened in December! It was only 236 years ago on the 16th, that a small band of rebels left the debate at Old South Meeting House and gave Great Britain the biggest punking until a scrawny, non-violent Indian guy led another revolution.

It's friggin' cold, and it probably wasn't warmer back then! What we look back as a great moment in revolutionary history was the usual coterie of frustrated, angry New Englanders deciding to get piss-drunk and do something ridiculous yet righteous.

You can sit in for the a re-creation of the debate that took place that night to hear Sam Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and others discuss the fairness of British rule. see how the the 'original teabaggers' did it. If you go, bring some tea to throw walk over to the harbor.

SUN 12/13

Action Verbs (11:30pm), Clatter Clatter (10:40pm), The Sound Of Growing Up (9:50pm), The Chairs (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

The Chairs have left the hinterlands of Wisconsin in the winter to share their sweet sounds. Go and listen to some easygoing, strumming-drumming, buzzing-fizzing, plinking-plonking indie-pop. Four good bands on a Sunday eve.

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