Sunday, August 01, 2010

SUN 8/1: Cars, Graves, Kinks, Shakes, Tunes

Wow, it's already August.

I can't tell you much about the jazz concert (5pm) at Highland Park/Fort Hill that isn't in the event description.


SUN 8/1

10am to 4pm
"Tutto Italiano"
at Larz Anderson Museum, 15 Newton St, Brookline
$10 / $5 seniors, students, ages 6 – 12 (includes Museum admission)

It's more than Ferraris and Lamborghinis, but that would be the main reason I’d go. There’s usually more than 200 Italian cars and motorcycles on the lawn for gawking and salivating.

SUN 8/1

"A Visit with Anne Sexton and E.E. Cummings": Walking Tour
at Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Ave, Jamaica Plain

Maybe I'm strange, but walking around Forest Hills without a guide is a lovely experience. If you really want to see where Sexton and Cummings are buried, a guide is helpful. (It took two visits for me to find e.e.'s grave.)

SUN 8/1

3pm to 6pm
The Kink Academy Open House
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)
FREE / 21+

Feat: Glitter & Lies

A bar is as good of a public place to find creative "sexuality instruction" as anywhere else. Expect demonstrations on various subjects, contests, and live glam-rock (probably near the end) from Glitter & Lies.

Learn a thing or two, and add a little variety to your repetoire...

SUN 8/1 (to SUN 8/15)

at Parkman Bandstand, about 165 Tremont St, Boston (Boston Common)

Tuesdays to Saturdays -- 8pm
Sundays -- 7pm (2pm matinee on 8/8)

If my count is correct, "Shakespeare on the Common" is returning for its 15th season. Even if one doesn't make a donation, we shouldn't take for granted what is one of the highlights of free/cheap Boston culture. Take the time to go in the next three weeks.

The productions are always well done, and "Othello" is especially one of the Bard's best. As usual, the design has been moved to a different time period. The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company seems to favor the early 20th-century; the set and costumes have a '40s influence.

As I mentioned the other day, Seth Gilliam plays the title character. You'll probably recognize him as Sgt. Ellis Carver on "The Wire" or Clayton Hughes on "Oz" among many film & TV appearances.

SUN 8/1

The Cold Beat, Wolves and the Radio, Jeff Rowe, Soccer Mom
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 18+

The Cold Beat rock out with loud, muscular way, but my heels and head have (so far) remained in their usual position. Maybe the new CD that's available tonight at the show may kick me in the butt. I like the few I've listened to on MySpace. I'm digging it more song-by-song. It's a solid night of punky/shoegazey rock by Wolves & the Radio and Soccer Mom, along with the hard folk sounds of Jeff Rowe.

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