Friday, April 16, 2010

Sneak Peek: SAT 4/17


Tomorrow may be a rainy day, but there is some good outdoor cheapness in Cambridge...

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SAT 4/17

All Day
Record Store Day
at Independent record stores around the country
FREE / Whatever you buy

Weirdo Records (Cambridge) and Newbury Comics (Portland to Providence) seem to be the closest-to-Boston stores that are participating, but I'll double-check. Both are having live performances and special offerings.

SAT 4/17

10am to 3pm
Earth Day Celebration
at Jamaica Pond, about 500 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain
FREE

Rain or shine: "arts & nature exhibits, bird walk, park clean up, Jamaica Pond history tour"

See the poster for details.

SAT 4/17 & SUN 4/18

9am to 6pm
John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo
at Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)
FREE

Sports merchandise booths and info sessions on both days like "Annual Sports Medicine Symposium" and "Runner's Seminar Series". Just down the street from the Marathon finish line.

SAT 4/17

Noon to 1pm
Shakespeare Birthday Parade
from Cambridge City Hall, 795 Mass Ave (Central Sq) to Winthrop Park, about 50 JFK St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
FREE

Parade as part of Bookish Ball in Harvard Sq. Check the link for info about participating.

SAT 4/17

1pm
Bookish Ball & Shakespeare Birthday Bash
at Winthrop Park, about 50 JFK St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
FREE

Performances and attractions around Winthrop Park from 1pm to 5pm as well as "special in-store events, refreshments, entertainment and shopping discounts at participating stores all afternoon and evening."

Pick up a "Bookish Ball Passport" and visit book stores for stamps to enter a prize drawing.

SAT 4/17

5pm
"French Kiss-A-Thon"
at Winthrop Park, about 50 JFK St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
FREE / 18+ to participate


The best kiss wins 2 VIP tickets for Boston Babydolls "French Kiss" at Club Oberon (4/25 & 4/26) and other prizes.

SAT 4/17

6pm to 9pm
"Triiibe": Opening Reception
at Gallery Kayafas, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston (South End)
FREE

Photography exhibit of performance art with the artists in attendance at the reception.

SAT 4/17 & SUN 4/18

8pm to 10pm
"Memoirs": NUDanCo Spring Showcase
at Blackman Auditorium, 360 Huntington Ave, Boston (Northeastern campus)
$10 / FREE with Northeastern any college ID

Northeastern University Dance Company presents 15 pieces in various styles include contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, tap, and more.

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SAT 4/17

8:30pm
Brett Milano Roast w/ The Classic Ruins
at Magic Room Gallery, Sound Museum, 155 N. Beacon Street, Brighton
FREE

If you have a story you'd like to share about him, come down and tell it -- or just hang out and enjoy. BBC had a good little post.

SAT 4/17

Pretty & Nice (Midnight), The Big Big Bucks (11pm), MiniBoone (10pm), Earthquake Party! (9pm)
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$8 / 21+

Four cool bands rocking out.

SAT 4/17

9:30pm
Mellow Bravo, Tired Old Bones, Talk Modern, Tik Tok
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$9

Four other cool bands rocking out (a bit heavier generally).

2 comments:

elise said...

Thanks so much for the listing! The NUDanCo Memoirs show at Northeastern is actually free with ANY college ID, we have recently been told. Hope to see you there!

rob v said...

You might see me -- or hear me. I'm a loud talker... :-)

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