Sunday, March 21, 2010

SUN 3/21: Crawl, Punk, Acoustic, Kimchi, Classical, Trivia

Apollo Sunshine and Bell & the Bees
Some semi-outdoor cheapness (I'm counting the travel to W. Roxbury) awaits below.


SUN 3/21

NERAX Pub Crawl
start at The Independent, 75 Union Sq, Somerville
- What You Drink -

It's a nice day for a walk, and it could even be nicer with some beer stops along your walk. The annual NERAX festival returns this week where cask-conditioned (no added artificial carbonation) ales from UK and America are available over 4 days -- 3/24 to 3/27. (It's an acquired taste, but it doesn't take long to acquire...)

I think this might be the first year with an opening crawl to 4 good beer bars between Union Sq and Kendall Sq. besides whatever drinks you buy, a brewer will be at each stop with a special sample of theirs for crawlers:

The TAP in Haverhill at The Independent (1:30pm), Pretty Things at Atwood's Tavern (2:45pm), Smuttynose at Lord Hobo (4pm, opening early for this), and Cambridge Brewing Company (5:15pm) will offer a special version of their Tall Tale Pale Ale.

SUN 3/21

Guns Up!, For the Worse, Ashers, Watchfire, Word for Word
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

It's the last show of Boston Rules, OK 2010. You bet your ass that people will be moshing at this hardcore show.

SUN 3/21

Apollo Sunshine, Bell & the Bees
at Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St, Cambridge (Cambridgeport)

The Apollo Sunshine guys seem to be making the most of their first week back in a while. After playing the Paradise on Thursday and BlastFest yesterday, their making an acoustic appearance today at a small art gallery along with Bell & the Bees (which also features local Sunshine Jesse Gallagher). If you walked here from Central Sq, you'd be halfway to the Charles to enjoy the sunny day.

And it looks like they've got a gig tomorrow night too.

SUN 3/21

3pm to 6pm
The Greater Boston Kimchi Festival
at Parish Hall, Parker Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 Corey St, West Roxbury

Who knows how many different kimchis will be available for sampling, but anyone who thinks they're a foodie or an adventurous eater should taste the widest possible array of the Korean delicacy in New England. There should be some great stuff to try since my understanding is that there are more of Koreans in the area than you might think.

Besides the judging and eating (awards in "Best Traditional Cabbage", "Best Traditional Non-Cabbage", "Best Innovative", "Best Professional", and "Best In Show"), there should be entertainment and various spicy cabbage fun.

Although West Roxbury isn't the most T-friendly location, the site has bus info:

To get to the church by public transportation, you can take the Orange Line to Forest Hills...

and take the 37/38 or the 36 bus, both of which stop in front of the church.

On Sunday, the following buses are available from Forest Hills:
- 37/38 (2:15pm, 3:15, 4:15)
- 36 (2:25pm, 3:05, 3:25, 4:05, 4:25, 5:05).

Event co-organizer Alex Lewin makes a basic kimchi to give you an idea to make your own:

SUN 3/21

The Boston Trio
at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston (New England Conservatory/Fenway)

For over 10 years, The Boston Trio (violin, cello, and piano) have been performing beautiful music. They are comprised of NEC professors and alumnae, and they'll be joined a school violinist for the Mozart piece.

Mozart, "Piano Trio in C Major"
Smetana, "Trio in G Minor"
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, "Piano Trio"
This is the sort of professional chamber music that one usually pays top dollar for.

SUN 3/21

8pm to 10pm
Sex and Drugs Trivia: with F*ckbucket
at The Savant Project, 1625 Tremont St, Boston (Mission Hill)

Haven't you always wanted to combine your love of trivia with your knowledge of sex and drugs? I had a good time when I went with a couple pals from Bostonist (we won). If I understand correctly, the third Sunday of every month may get a little raunchier -- starting tonight. Of course, there will still be saucy prizes to win...

Whatever the Yelp page says, it seems that hostess Cameryn Moore will be joined by guest co-host Sugar Dish of Babes in Boinkland.

"Note: F*ckbucket is 21+ only, and queer-, trans- and kink-friendly."

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