Friday, August 20, 2010

Sneak Peek: SAT 8/21 & SUN 8/22

Banditos Misteriosos Water Gun Fight
Hey, folks, the weather is supposed to be good!


SAT 8/21

10am to 10pm
Boston GreenFest 2010
at City Hall Plaza, Boston (Govt Center)

Get some info, see exhibits, and enjoy activities related to the environment and sustainable living. I went last year and wasn't blown away, but there was some cool stuff.

There is music/entertainment all day long, and the exhibits are open from 10am to 6pm today and 10am to 4pm on Saturday. (A "Gubernatorial Green Debate" begins at 4pm tomorrow.

SAT 8/21

1:30pm to 3pm
Banditos Misteriosos Water Gun Fight
TBA at 11:59pm, Boston

It's a time-traveling theme -- cool.

I think the secret location was on the Esplanade last year (last two years?). Expect somewhere with a water source to refill...

Registration requested before 6pm.

SAT 8/21

2pm to 4pm
Ice Cream Showdown
at Grand (adjacent lot), 374 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$9.43 advance / $8 door

This was SO GOOD last year. Still worth it at 4x the price.

Sunday's Showdown in South End.

SAT 8/21

4pm to 8pm
Bazaar Bizarre
at Union Sq Plaza, Somerville (nexus of Somerville Ave, Washington St, Bow St)
- Whatever you buy

D.I.Y. vendors

Feat: WHIR, Dan Blakeslee, Cotton Candy, Jonnie Spaceman, Thick Shakes, DJ Mark E Moon

SAT 8/21

Battle House, Big Big Bucks, Thunderhole, The High Seas, Thief Thief, Beach Hair, Arvid Noe
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$8 / 21+

Get there at 3pm for BBQ (included with cover) before the indie-rock party.

SAT 8/21

One Night Band, Year #2
at Middle East - Downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 advance / $12 day of show / 18+

Pretty simple and similar to last year: "40 Boston musicians randomly shuffled into bands of 5 and given one day to prepare a four-song set".

All proceeds benefit Zumix. Go before 7pm (I think) tonight for advance tix or do it online.

SAT 8/21

9pm to 1am
Project MUM: "5 Years of MUM"
Under the McGrath Highway, about 150 Medford St, Somerville (outside Union Sq)

Five DJs (Flack, Pace, Axel Foley, Wayne & Wax, Brother Cleve) celebrating 5 years of "Music under McGrath" in a tribute to George Clinton & the P-Funk Mothership.

"Participants are encouraged to come outfitted with their best Funkadelic space attire!"


SAT 8/21

BrownBoot, 5-Point, The Twangified Trio
at Rosebud Bar & Grill (behind Diner), 381 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$5 / 21+

Rick, punk, and twang(?)

SAT 8/21 (and SUN 8/22)

All Day
Hannah Verlin, "Bloom": Interactive Art
Sat, August 21 & 22,. rain dates: August 28 & 29
at Prospect Hill Park, about 70 Munroe St, Somerville (near Union Sq)

"4,500 white paper flowers in a 40-foot circle on the hillside"

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SUN 8/22

11am to 5pm
Annual Quincy August Moon Festival
around 1400 to 1600 Hancock St, Quincy (Quincy Center)

Should be a pretty big celebration.

SUN 8/22

2pm to 4pm
Ice Cream Showdown
at SoWa Open Market, 460 Harrison Ave, Boston (South End)
$9.43 advance / $8 door

Eat great ice cream on Sunday too.

SUN 8/22

The Arkanes, Streight Angular, My Own Worst Enemy
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$6 / 18+

Rock from Liverpool and Boston

SUN 8/22

The Beat Awfuls
at Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

"A night" of rootsy indie-rock with The Beat Awfuls

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