Friday, October 29, 2010

Sneak Peek: SAT 10/30

Your set of cheap options on All Hallow's Eve Eve.

Again -- while over $10, the annual Halloween Horror Movie Marathon at Coolidge Corner Theatre is a good deal if you can stay up from midnight to noon on Sunday.

I may be able to get a Sunday post up soon, but there is some items in my weekend Halloweeny post.


SAT 10/30 and SUN 10/31

15th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
at Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont St, Boston (near Roxbury Crossing T)

Until 6pm on Saturday -- Until 4pm on Sunday

You know what's scary? The massive crowd in the tiny exhibit space when this was only on one day when people were going crazy for samples of vegetarian treats.

You'll have better luck on Sunday.

SAT 10/30

1pm to 8pm
"Halloween on Newbury"
at Best Buy, 3rd Floor, 360 Newbury St, Boston (Back Bay)

Feat: Kingston530 (1:30pm), Oranjuly (2:45pm), McAlister Drive (4pm), SuperVolcano (5pm)

This doesn't feel very "Halloween" to me, but that's apparently what it's called. If you're in the area, check it out. There should be giveaways and contests too.

If you're going to hear one band, try for Oranjuly.

SAT 10/30

1pm to 5pm
"The Grand Tasting Event"
at Gordon's Fine Wine & Liquors, 894 Main St, Waltham

Are you near Waltham tomorrow? Get your sample-drink on at about 15 tasting stations (along with a few complimentary tastings too). At least some, if not many, wines will be discounted 21%.

SAT 10/30 (and SUN 10/31)

6:30pm & 8pm
"Choose Your Own Opera Adventure: An Original Cabaret"
at VFW George Dilboy Post, 371 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)

In their continuing efforts to bring fresh and exciting opera productions to the people (Best-show-title-ever contender: "Goethe Your Hand Off My Heine"), OperaHub mashes classic selections of the genre into an interactive cabaret format.

They're doing 5 shows altogether that will each be different thanks to the whim of the audiences.

The final show:


at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain
If you want to reserve tickets, send an email with your name, phone number, requested performance date, and number of seats requested.

SAT 10/30

Heloise & The Savoir Faire, Big Digits, Banditas, DJ Disco Phantom
at Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 / 21+

Electro/hip-hop meets rootsy indie-rock.

SAT 10/30

"Scared for Good" Halloween Concert
at Old South Church, 645 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

The "Phantom" will play that creepy organ song as well as spooky theme songs, etc.

"A voluntary offering will be taken to benefit [various] non-profit organizations."

SAT 10/30

Polk Records Halloween Bash
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$7 -- 21+ / $10 -- 18+

Feat: SuperVolcano as MGMT, A Bit Much as Ziggy Stardust, PFM as Radiohead, StreightAngular as Passion Pit, Deezy & the Brobots as Weezer, Birdorgan as The Residents, Whore At The Door as The Pixies

This reminds me that these gigs are for the fun of it. There's already way more "bands being other bands" than you need in one show and there is a bunch of guys doing a set of Pixies.

SAT 10/30

Innerpink as Bowie & Queen, Amigazo's Metal Extravaganza
at Castlebar, 575 Washington St, Brighton (Oak Sq)
$5 / 21+

There is a "special film screening" at 8:30pm, and the music starts at 10pm. No reason not to sow up early at Castlebar where the drinks are generally cheap and stiff.

SAT 10/30

The (ex-)Sneaks as Wilco, Old Jack as Jenny Lewis, Nate Leavitt as Ryan Adams
at Rosebud Bar & Grill (behind Diner), 381 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$5 / 21+

If Wilco, Jenny Lewis, and Ryan Adams were playing on the same bill, I'd want to see it. Also known as Halloween Jam at Rosebud.

SAT 10/30

Hallelujah The Hills, Magic Magic, Boy Without God
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 21+

Wow, this gig makes me wish my friends were getting married on another weekend. Any chance to see Hallelujah The Hills is worthwhile. I love their noisy alt/chamber/rock, and "Wave Backwards To Massachusetts" from their previous album will always be one of my favorite 'state' songs.

Thankfully, I've figured out that Magic Magic is from Dedham instead of Salem, so I won't make a stupid witch reference. Still this is some very cool retro/psych indie-rock to absorb. On top of these two bands, Boy Without God is a fantastic songwriter with a great voice.

SAT 10/30

Spitzz as The Cramps (Midnight), The Coffin Lids (11pm), Sticky Business (10pm)
at Cantab Underground / Club Bohemia, 738 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

There will probably be a band at 9pm-ish at Nancy Neon's Halloween Bash. Besides the creepy garage/punk, Sticky Business is a bubblegum-rock tribute.

SAT 10/30 (and SUN 10/31)

"Rocky Horror Picture Show"
at Loews Harvard Square, 10 Church St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10 / 17+

Sunday: 10pm

So these guys do the "Time Warp" every week, but doesn't it feel like a good outing for Halloween weekend... The classic camp and all the accoutrements will be seen over three nights instead of one.

Or if you haven't seen the movie yet, this might be a good excuse.

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