Friday, August 27, 2010

Sneak Peek: FRI 8/27 & SAT 8/28

A fuller Friday post is coming, but I stubbornly wanted to post the preview.


FRI 8/27

9am to 9pm
"Free Fun Friday"
at Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston

See the exhibits for free, but you still have to pay for Omni Theatre, Butterfly Garden, and 3-D Cinema.

FRI 8/27

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Robert Pinsky, Rakalam Bob Moses, Stan Strickland
at Courtyard, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Poetry and jazz meet for a courtyard concert.

FRI 8/27

Lion dance & Kung Fu demonstration by Wah Lum Kung Fu Athletic Association
"Drunken Master"
at Vacant Lot near Chinatown Gate, about 10 Hudson St, Boston (Chinatown)

Night #2 of "Films at the Gate" (thru SUN 8/29) features one Jackie Chan when he was young and relevant.

All movies have Chinese language audio and English subtitles. If subtitles are unavailable, bilingual summaries will be provided.

Folding chairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Feel free to bring your own seating.

FRI 8/27

The Bengsons
at Outpost 186, 186 1/2 Hampshire St, Cambridge (Inman Sq)
$10 (or b/o)

Husband-and-wife singers singers/storytellers/performers

(I like how this space says, "or best offer"...)

FRI 8/27

at Hatch Shell, Storrow Dr, Boston (Charles River Esplanade)

The last Free Flick of the summer at the Hatch Shell.

FRI 8/27

Motherboar, Phantom Glue, Livver
at Rosebud Bar & Grill (behind Diner), 381 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$6 / 21+

Born of Fire presents a night of metal

As they said in Clerks (NSFW), "Olaf, metal."

FRI 8/27

Muck & The Mires (Midnight), The Egos (11pm), The AcroBrats (10pm), Sprained Ankles (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Garage-rock and punk

FRI 8/27

Union Square Round Table: "Self Improvement"
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$8 / 21+

Guests: Eugene Mirman, Val Kappa
Musical guest: Zbornak

Humor, rock, and who knows what else play together with a theme of "Self Improvement"

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SAT 8/28

Noon to 7pm
Boston Caribbean Carnival Parade
from MLK Blvd & Warren St, Roxbury
to Peabody Circle
, about 675 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester (Franklin Park)

What more do you want from a parade than colorful costumes and music?

SAT 8/28

5pm to 8pm
at Union Sq Plaza, Somerville (nexus of Somerville Ave, Washington St, Bow St)

Feat: Radio Jarocho, La Tuza

"Celebrating Mexican Son Jarocho Music and Dance"

SAT 8/28

6pm to 8pm
"In a State of Glory": Poetry Reading [Facebook]
at Outpost 186, 186 1/2 Hampshire St, Cambridge (Inman Sq)
$10 or b/o

Feat: Julie Doxsee, Sarah Goldstein, Janaka Stucky, Brian Foley

If you're on the fence about attending, there should be some free wine...

SAT 8/28

Old Jack, Brendan Boogie
at Rosebud Bar & Grill (behind Diner), 381 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$5 / 21+

Tremendous rock/powerpop one-two punch

SAT 8/28

Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang, John Shade
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$10 / 21+

Juston Stens used to be in Dr. Dog, and John Shade is brilliant.

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