Friday, September 10, 2010

Sneak Peek: FRI 9/10 & SAT 9/11

When I look at the potential cheap fun for the weekend, I feel like Usher and want to say "OMG"...


FRI 9/10 (to SUN 9/12)

Noon to 6pm
"Ahts": Boston Arts Festival
at Christopher Columbus Park, about 225 Atlantic Ave, Boston (Waterfront/North End)

Art on view and performances on multiple stages. Below are some of my highlights.


5:45pm -- Air Traffic Controller
6:45pm -- Mean Creek
1pm -- Melissa Ferrick
2:15pm -- BalletRox
3:30pm -- Boston Ballet
1pm -- Quartet of Happiness
3pm -- The Susan Constant
3:30pm -- Boston Ballet
There's art in Charlestown too on Saturday.

FRI 9/10

5pm to 8pm
"Ustav!": A Festival of Punjabi Culture
at Union Sq Plaza, Somerville (nexus of Somerville Ave, Washington St, Bow St)

"Punjabi film, music, dance and food"

(BTW: Sikhs and turbans do not equal Muslims.)

FRI 9/10 (and SAT 9/11)

"Under the Stars": International Movie Nights
behind the Old Fire Station, 165 Broadway, Somerville (East Somerville)

FRI 9/10 -- "Johnny Stecchino"
(Italian w/ English subtitles)

SAT 9/11 -- "El Ratón Perez"
(Spanish w/ English subtitles)

There's a hidden parking lot behind the old fire station in East Somerville, and international cinema visits for the 4th year.

They say, "Picnickers welcome!" Donate $6.50 online and receive: bottomless popcorn, a drink and movie theatre candy of your choice.

FRI 9/10 (thru SUN 9/12)

Various Times
2nd Annual Boston Improv Festival
at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
at CCTV, about 45 Prospect St, Cambridge (across the street)
$10 for most shows

Be prepared to laugh. It improves your chances...

Friday Performances: 8pm to Midnight
Saturday Performances: 6pm to 11pm
Sunday Performances: 5pm to 9pm

If you're interested in seeing more than one show tonight -- or this weekend -- discount passes are available at: 5-for-$30 ($6 per show) and 10-for-$50 ($5 per show).

FRI 9/10 (and SAT 9/11)

The Cover-Up Boston: Traveling Wilburys Weekend
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$10 advance / $12 door / 21+

Feat: Kingsley Flood (Bob Dylan), Jason Dunn (George Harrison), Spirit Kid (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Mercy James (Jeff Lynne), Brendan Boogie (Roy Orbison)

As seen below, get your Wilbury on!

FRI 9/10

Muck & the Mires (9:30pm), The Dirty Truckers (10:30pm), Jay Allen & the Arch-Criminals (11:30pm)
at Rosebud Bar & Grill (behind Diner), 381 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$5 / 21+

Get ready for the one-two punch of kick-ass rock 'n roll from Muck & the Mires and The Dirty Truckers.

FRI 9/10 to SUN 9/12

Various Times
Greek Music & Food Festival
at The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church, 29 Central St, Somerville (Spring Hill)

Friday -- 5pm to 11pm
Saturday -- Noon to 11pm
Sunday -- Noon to 9pm

Just because I love Greek food and music.

Via T, think #88 (Davis Sq/Lechmere) or #90 (Davis Sq/Sullivan Sq).

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SAT 9/11

10am to 2pm
at Larz Anderson Museum, 15 Newton St, Brookline
$10 / $5 seniors, active military, ages 6 – 12

Peruse Porsches

SAT 9/11 & SUN 9/12

Noon to 7pm
at Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)

College students: Grab schwag, get on mailing lists, and hear live music

Ends at 6pm on Sunday.

SAT 9/11

2pm to 4pm
Jonathan Franzen: Author Talk
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

It's scheduled for 2 hours. Wow... I assume there will be readings from "Freedom".

SAT 9/11

6pm to Midnight
"The Bombin'Wealth Strikes Back"
at YMCA Theatre, 820 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Live painting and music (beginning at 6:30pm), etc

Check out the video for a taste of the first event:

SAT 9/11

8pm to 11:30pm
Neutral Uke Hotel, The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library
at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)

Neutral Uke Hotel returns to play "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" in its entirety on ukulele. Also hear the debut performance of The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library.

Also a music photography exhibit by 5342 Studios


SAT 9/11

The Lights Out, Muy Cansado, Sidewalk Driver, The Press
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

A sweet rockin', indie-, glammin', poppin' mix of rock

SAT 9/11

Marconi, Pretty & Nice, In Cadeo, Baby Driver
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$9 / 21+

Another sweet mix of indie-rock

SAT 9/11

28 Degrees Taurus, Magic Shoppe, Miars
at Rosebud Bar & Grill (behind Diner), 381 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$5 / 21+

Shoegazey rock

SAT 9/11 (and SUN 9/12)

Various Times
Feast of Saints Cosma & Damiano
about 50 Warren St, Cambridge (East Cambridge / near Twin City Plaza)

Saturday -- 2pm to 11pm
Sunday -- 8:30am to 11pm

Like a North End feast in Cambridge

Procession on Sunday at 1pm

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