Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sneak Peek: FRI 5/28 & SAT 5/29

I've updated the calendar through Sunday with some cheapness, so I thought about giving you a heads-up for the weekend.

(Subscribers, this could bode well for the return of the weekly list...)


FRI 5/28 (to MON 5/31)

"Campfire Festival"
at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10 per day / $30 weekend pass

A ridiculous amount of (mostly) folky goodness.

Music starts at Noon from Saturday to Monday.

FRI 5/28

6pm to 8pm
"Splatter! Smudge! Smear!": Opening Reception
at Space 242, 242 E Berkeley St, 2nd Fl, Boston (South End)

Celebrating Comic Art, features work by Jamie Buckmaster, Craig Bostick, Alison Cowell, Andy Fish, Veronica Hebard, Bret Herholz, Mike Leslie, Derek Ring, Paul Ryan, and Tak Toyoshima.

...including comic pages, original pieces, and prints. [e.g. full 22-page full issue of "Batman: Gothic Knights" (2000) and an original Paul Ryan "Phantom" cover (#11, Sweden, 2004)]
You can still probably RSVP. When I went they didn't check after people started to go out for smokes...

FRI 5/28

Howard Zinn's "Marx in Soho"
at Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Fl, Boston (Chinatown)
$10 to $20 sliding scale

A play by Howard Zinn comes returns from the afterlife to defend his reputation.

Proceeds benefit Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition and the Socialist Party of Boston.

Also at Nate Smith House (near Stonybrook T) on SAT 5/29 at 2pm.

FRI 5/28

8:30pm to 9:30pm
"Magical Mayhem"
at Out of the Blue Art Gallery, 106 Prospect St, Cambridge (near Central Sq)
$5 donation / All Ages

Feat: Will the Amazing Mentalist

Magic in a very intimate venue.

FRI 5/28

Sam Wheeler, The One Smith, Naked On Rollerskates, The Rationales
at Sally O'Brien's, 335 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
FREE / 21+

Rock with snap, crackle and twang.

Dennis Brennan & Mike Dinallo play from 6pm to 8pm.

FRI 5/28

Union Square Round Table: "Fan Fiction"
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 / 21+

Comedy, etc with a new theme each time.

Musical guest: Fred the Donkey (Feat: Jesse Gallagher)

FRI 5/28 & SAT 5/29

"Journey of The Childmen: The Mighty Boosh On Tour"
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline

Look at us, Boston. This is apparently the US premiere of the concert film.

Special pre-show: "Mighty Boosh celebration and costume contest"

Save $3 if you have purchase "Book of the Boosh" from Brookline Booksmith and bring receipt.

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SAT 5/29

9am to 4pm
"Small Ships Boston"
at USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard
Miniature ship model exhibit and hobby fair, sponsored by the Society of Miniature Ship Collectors.

Event features small scale ship models from around the world.

Ship modelers, producers and collectors will be available to discuss miniature ship building and collecting with the public.
SAT 5/29 (and SUN 5/30)

10am to 7pm
2010 Boston Skillshare
at Simmons College Main Bldg, 300 The Fenway, Boston (The Fens)
$3 to $10 sliding scale donation

There are different sessions throughout the day. Previous skillshares have been in the main building.

SAT 5/29 (and SUN 5/30)

11am to 6pm
Native American Spring Moon Pow-Wow
at Marshfield Fairgrounds, 140 Main St, Marshfield
$5 / $2 ages 4 to 12

Dancing, singing, storytelling, games, arts/crafts, etc.

"Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating."

[Details in PDF]

SAT 5/29

Zombie March Boston VI
meet at South Station, Boston

Zombies to shuffle off at 4pm.

Silent rave to follow [Facebook]

SAT 5/29

4pm to 7pm
Soft Serve Ice Cream
at Bleacher Bar, 82A Lansdowne St, Boston (Fenway Park)

If you're going to the game or in the area, you might as well... "stop by the Bleacher Bar Take Out Window anytime between 4pm to 7pm to get your free soft serve!"

SAT 5/29

Jason Crigler & Goats In Trees
at Atwoods Tavern, 877 Cambridge St, Cambridge (near Inman & Kendall Sq)

Folk/rock from a guy with an amazing personal story.

SAT 5/29

Chauncey, My Radio, Circle Circle Star
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$9 advance / $10 door / 21+

A Chauncey Reunion along with a performance by My Radio, a band with an ex-Chauncey singer.

SAT 5/29

Taxpayer, The Russians, Hot Protestants, Aaron Perrino
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$9 / 21+

Four heaping scoops of Rock

SAT 5/29

The Honors
at House of Blues -- Front Room, 15 Lansdowne St, Boston (Kenmore Sq)
FREE / 21+

Free Rock

SAT 5/29

Old Jack, Forest Fires, I Pistol
at Rosebud Bar & Grill (behind Diner), 381 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$5 / 21+

Rock-plus at my new fave bar. Eat/drink early (and often) and probably avoid cover charge.

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