Friday, September 03, 2010

Sneak Peek: FRI 9/3 to SUN 9/5

So the hurricane brings rain and wind which shouldn't be too bad in Boston, but it gives you a reason to stay home tonight...

Otherwise, it's a pretty decent mix of music, dance, art and comedy for a holiday weekend.


FRI 9/3 & SAT 9/4

Various Times
"Free Fun Fridays"
at Various Locations

Like I said below, just show up and enjoy the visit like you paid to get in...

FRI 9/3

New England Historic Genealogical Society
Sports Museum
EcoTarium (Worcester)
Cape Cod Museum of Art
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Concord Museum
Stone Zoo
Buttonwood Park Zoo
SAT 9/4
Edward Gorey House (Yarmouth Port)
Worcester Art Museum
USS Constitution Museum
Basketball Hall of Fame (Springfield)
American Textile History Museum (Lowell)
Discovery Museums (Acton)
Cape Cod Children's Museum
Berkshire Museum
Something for everyone, right? Pretty close...

FRI 9/3

5pm to 9pm
First Friday Open Studios
at SoWa Arts Bldg, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston (South End)

There is usually a good crowd of people walking around and checking out the approximately 50 artist studios.

FRI 9/3 (to MON 9/6)

6pm to Midnight-ish
Campfire Festival
at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10 per day / $25 all 4 days

Getting folky for 4 days.

Tonight's Schedule:
6pm -- Joe Iadanza, Dietrich Strause, Philip Gibbs, Joe Baer Magnant
7:30pm -- The Whiskey Boys
8:15pm -- Meggfarrell's Whiskey Social
9pm -- The Olympic Symphonium
9:45pm -- The Callen Sisters
10:30pm --Ryan Fitzsimmons, Andrew Sloman, Jeremy Lyons, Brendan Hogan
Music starts at noon Saturday through Monday.

FRI 9/3

Anderson Comedy: The Gas
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$5 / 18+

Feat: Matt Kona, Josh Gondelman, P.J. Westin, Natalie Baseman, Chris Coxen, David Cope, Meghan O'Keefe, Alice Wetterlund, Zayde Buti

It's supposedly Matt Kona's 300th comedy performance, so he can't be that bad -- right? Lots of funny people and a musical performance from Zayde Buti. Stick around for The Pill (see below) at no extra cost.

Usually hosted by Rob Crean

FRI 9/3

Qwill, The Cilla Bonnie Band, The Dejas
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)

Mellow, folky indie-rock

FRI 9/3

Big Ben Hillman & The Royal Family, Nephrok Allstars
at Johnny D's, 17 Holland St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$10 / 21+


FRI 9/3

The Pill w/ The Honors
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$5 / 21+

Danceable Brit-pop, electro/rock, etc with at least one live set by The Honors.

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SAT 9/4

Blanks '77, Blood Stained Brindle, Ashers, Side Effects, The Spats
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / All Ages

Punk Matinee

SAT 9/4

Far From Finished, Have Nots, Lenny Lashley
at Middle East - Downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 advance / $12 day of show / 18+

Punk at night

($2 off admission with ticket stub from this afternoon show)

SAT 9/4

Suit of Hair, Drew & the Medicinal Pen, The Sunsets Quick, Nervous
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$7 / 18+


SAT 9/4

7:30pm to 11pm
Tango By Moonlight
at Weeks Memorial Footbridge, Memorial Dr & DeWolfe St, Harvard Sq

Dance on the bridge in the penultimate session of the year.

Each session begins with a demonstration/lesson for novices.

SAT 9/4 (and SUN 9/5)

Various Times
Gloucester Schooner Festival
around Gloucester Harbor

Saturday -- 10am to 10pm
Sunday -- 10:30am to 10pm

Hurricane Earl should pass before the races...

There's a fireworks display over the harbor on Saturday around 9:15pm after the "Boat Parade of Lights" beginning at 7:30pm.

Rain Date: MON 9/6

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SUN 9/5

6pm to 8pm
Martin Renteria, "MaraƱa de Espacios Vacios": Opening Reception
at Meme Gallery, 55 Norfolk St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Art with "action"

SUN 9/5

7pm to 9pm
"Literary Lives: Portraits from the Crawford Art Gallery and Abbey Theatre, Ireland": Opening Reception
at McMullen Museum of Art, Devlin Hall, 140 Comm Ave, Chestnut Hill

About 50 paintings of Irish writers along with items from BC's collection on display through 12/5.

Expect live Irish music as well as coffee & dessert at the reception (so probably don't dress like a slob).

SUN 9/5

Faux Ox, What Time Is It Mr. Fox?, Jaggery, The Milling Gowns
at Harpers Ferry, 158 Brighton Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+

Generally dark, eclectic rock

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