Friday, November 12, 2010

Sneak Peek: SAT 11/13

When looking at this list, keep in mind that the music starting early continues until late.

We'll see how the bloggin' goes in the next couple days, but I feel optimistic...


SAT 11/13 and SUN 11/14

Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair
at Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)

Saturday -- Noon to 7pm
Sunday -- Noon to 5pm

Last month's Boston Book Festival didn't have any old books for sale. Over 120 rare book dealers from the US and Europe are expected this weekend.

Included are a few sessions like "How to Cure Smelly Books..." (Saturday, 1pm) and free book appraisals (Sunday, 1pm to 3pm).

SAT 11/13 and SUN 11/14

Noon to 6pm
Annual Allston Open Studios
at Allston Arts District (1 Braintree St, 119 Braintree St, 99 Franklin St, 20 Rugg Rd)

Noon to 5pm
First Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
at Brighton-Allston Heritage Museum, 20 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brighton

About 40 artists and craftspeople in many media are displaying (and selling) their work at the nearby buildings of the Allston Arts District. Kids are invited to make a mural on the 3rd floor at 119 Braintree. For a different crowd, the Boston Academy of Burlesque Education are also opening their doors in the same building.

About a mile away, another two dozen artists and crafters are selling their wares at the Brighton-Allston Heritage Museum.

SAT 11/13

Deep Heaven Now 2
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 / 21+

After laying dormant for a decade or so, the "Deep Heaven Now" moniker was revived in the summer for a day of ambient/psych/shoegaze rock at these two venues. It must have been a good time, because this next one is stretched over 2 days at the same places.


3pm -- Second Day Venom
4pm -- Amoroso
5pm -- MMOSS
6pm -- The Crushing Low
7pm -- The Dirty Dishes
8pm -- Brief Candles
9pm -- Roh Delikat
10pm -- The Vandelles
11pm -- Gospel Gossip
12:30am -- 28 Degrees Taurus
PA's Lounge
5:30pm -- Joe Turner & 7 Levels
6:30pm -- Dead Leaf Echo
7:30pm -- Ghost Box Orchestra
8:30pm -- The Sounds of Kaleidoscope
9:30pm -- Bobb Trimble & the Flying Spiders
10:30pm -- Night Fruit
11:15pm -- Screen Vinyl Image
Midnight -- The December Sound
The good news is that a single cover charge gets you into both locations, and the schedule is staggered to maximize listening for the ambitious of varying degrees. (PA's and Precinct are only a block away from each other.)

SAT 11/13

"The Friends of Eddie Coyle": Staged Reading
at The Burren, 247 Elm St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
FREE / Donations accepted

The book is considered a classic, the film was awesome, and now it's been adapted as a play -- and I think it can work!

There are more RSVP's than space in the room, but sometimes people don't show up. You can send an email and try to get your name on the list...

SAT 11/13

7pm to 10pm
"The Somerville News Writers Festival VIII": Readings
at Arts at The Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)

Feat: Timothy Gager, Malachy McCourt, Sam Cornish, Steve Almond, Ethan Gilsdorf, Jennifer Haigh , Michelle Hoover, Rusty Barnes, Fred Marchant, Diana Der-Hovanessian, Dan Sklar, Martha Collins, Douglas Holder

A combination of prose and poetry is going down in the evening. After 7 years of doing it, I imagine they might have a system for breaks, etc. The piano & vocals duo Cooper De Ville will play some old-time jazz as people get settled.

The Book Fair (FREE, 11am to 4:30pm) will be have many of these authors signing their books at various times.

SAT 11/13

Sarah Blacker & All Kinds Of Sugar, Vary Lumar, Petrina Foley, Billy Rogan, Roni Pillischer
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

According to Sarah Blacker's site, these performers are gathering for Roni Pillischer's birthday who will also take the stage at some point. I assume they're going late into the night.

SAT 11/13

Deva Mahal / Fredericks Brown
at The Beehive, 541 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

I don't recall seeing these gigs on any Deva Mahal or Fredricks Brown webpage, but I think they usually happen. Deva has an incredible voice whether or not she's collaborating with Kiwi keyboardist Steph Brown.

You're not paying a cover, so accept the more expensive drinks...

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