Sunday, October 24, 2010

SUN 10/24: Rowing, Art, Lanterns, Folk

So, an afternoon in JP could include some poetry, flute music, and/or a tour at Forest Hills Cemetery followed by the Lantern Parade at Jamaica Pond.

For those who dig the vintage threads, there's "Top Shelf Flea Market II" at the Dilboy VFW Post from 10am to 4pm. Maybe you'll see something cheap, but it's like 10 thrift stores in one location. (Cash bar opens at noon.)


SUN 10/24

8am-ish to 5pm-ish
Annual Head of the Charles Regatta
along the Charles River, Cambridge (and Boston)

Your average person person doesn't follow rowing. I think I was rooting against the Winklevoss brothers while I was watching "The Social Network". I do admire the rowers on the Charles in the morning when I'm on the Red Line, and Head of the Charles is so Boston.

I've never stayed for the day, but it makes for a good hour or two along the river. The Iraqi rowing team is even competing!

Do I have a good spot to suggest? Anywhere that's easy for you. I usually do my Red Line thing and roughly walk from the Central Sq point somewhere close to Harvard Sq.

SUN 10/24

Noon to 8pm
Drawing Marathon #9
at Mobius Art Space, 725 Harrison Ave, Boston (South End)
$10 Suggested Donation

Instead of the usual models sitting still, your subjects will be performance artists will be doing their thing that could be music, movement, etc.

Bring your art stuff, and stay as long as like (up to 8 hours)... Don't get hung on the perfect image, just draw a lot! Feel free to bring water and snacks.

You can watch videos of past "subjects".

SUN 10/24

Noon to 5pm
Dorchester Open Studios
Various Locations near Uphams Corner and Lower Mills

It's a bit spread out, and more information was available on another site, but my theory is that lower rent attracts dedicated artists. Some spots are individual artists, and some are group locations.

It also bothers me when people paint Dorchester with a broad brush; there are good neighborhoods in Dorchester. It's a big frigid' place where most of the violence happens in one square mile. Oh, and be safe...

SUN 10/24

1pm to 5pm
Sculpture Path 10th Anniversary Celebration
at Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Ave, Jamaica Plain

1pm -- Family–oreinted tour Forest and lantern-making for parade
1:15pm -- Unveiling of Standing Ceres (new statue) at Lake Hibiscus
2pm -- e.e. cummings celebration -- reading followed by walk to his grave
3pm -- Peter H. Bloom flute concert in Forsyth Chapel.
3:30pm -- Sculpture Path tour with some participating artists
One can go for a walk anytime you like, but you might as well go and possibly get a little extra free entertainment.

SUN 10/24

Annual Lantern Parade
at Jamaica Pond, 507 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain

Even though this looks like it’s mainly a family/kids-oriented type of activity, single adults with attitude can also enjoy themselves with or without irony.

Think of it as hundreds of people walking around Jamaica Pond (not in the pond) with handmade lanterns for your pleasure. You walk around and enjoy the different views.

Just sit back and enjoy the view or make one ($5) in the afternoon.

SUN 10/24

Boris McCutcheon
at Atwoods Tavern, 877 Cambridge St, Cambridge (near Inman & Kendall Sq)
$5 / 21+

The Mass native with a deep, husky voice and killer tales that evoke the human condition is in town from New Mexico. He'll probably play solo; all the better to get the Boris McCutcheon experience.

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