Friday, November 05, 2010

Sneak Peek: SAT 11/6 & SUN 11/7

I do believe I'm going to post something more detailed and opinionated in my usual tardy fashion -- I hope my fashion will be changing soon.

On Sunday, think about visiting/contributing to the Billy Ruane memorial gallery space that will be open through 11/18.

There's also a Little Debbie Airstream going around the area and giving away snack cakes and more in exchange for a picture of your smile and maybe your email address. Strange but true; you are not hallucinating if you see it.


SAT 11/6

10am to 3pm
Open House/Studios
at North Bennet Street School, 39 N Bennet St, Boston (North End)

Founded as a vocational school over 100 years ago, there is a lot of fine craftsmanship happening there, such as furniture/carpentry, jewelry, and musical instruments. It's not only restoration, but the students create some fine pieces that are sold in the downstairs gallery.

SAT 11/6

11am to 5pm
Boston Lyric Opera Open House
at Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St, Boston (Theatre District)

SAT 11/6 and SUN 11/7

Noon to 6pm
South Boston Open Studios
The Distillery, 516 E 2nd St & King Terminal, 570 E 1st St, Boston (Southie)

Noon to 6pm
Fenway Open Studios
at Fenway Studios, 30 Ipswich St, Boston (The Fens/Back Bay)

Noon to 6pm
Waltham Open Studios
at Waltham Mills, 144 Moody St, Waltham

Noon to 6pm
Roslindale Open Studios
around Roslindale

What the heck is up with all the open house/studios on one weekend?

Some of these are mainly in one spot, so there's not really much walking. I've been to a few of them, and I think you can see some cool stuff at any location -- maybe even find some gifts...

I kinda like the idea of the opera open house to get a behind-the-scenes look.

SAT 11/6

1pm to 4pm
Field Hockey Afternoon Pick Up Game Tournament
at McKinney Field, 68 Faneuil St, Brighton

I thought this might be fun if there are some field hockey players who haven't heard of this yet.

Show up at 1pm to get on a pick-up team and play a round-robin tournament.

"Shinguards and mouthguards are mandatory. Please bring a white shirt and a dark shirt."

SAT 11/6

Dawes: Performance & Signing
at Newbury Comics, North Market Bldg, 4 Faneuil Hall Market Pl, Boston (Faneuil Hall)

Some folk rock before they play at Royale.

SAT 11/6

Bell & The Bees, Polly Pockets, Thundersun
at Frida Bee, 1297 Cambridge St, Cambridge (Inman Sq)

Bell & The Bees celebrate their CD Release at a funky vintage store. Good on them and their earthy, folky music. They're joined by more trippy folkiness of Thundersun and a solo project from Sarah of Drug Rug.

SAT 11/6 (and SUN 11/7)

The International Pop Overthrow: Night #4
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 / 21+

7:30pm -- Cliff Hillis
8:15pm -- Pleasant Sweaters
9pm -- Hannah Cranna
9:45pm -- The Shellye Valauskas Experience
10:30pm -- The Irresponsibles
11:15pm -- The Grip Weeds
A pretty strong variety for the powerpop lover.

SAT 11/6

"Gram National": Tribut to Gram Parsons
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)
7:30pm -- Jenee Halstead
8pm -- Rocking Horse Rodeo
8:50pm -- Lynda Lucas
9:40pm -- Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch
10:30pm -- The Molenes
11:20pm -- 25 Pearl
12:10am -- Loose Salute
1am -- Lynda Lucas w/ Derelicts
Gram Parsons started The International Submarine Band while he was a student at Harvard, and the rest is country-rock history. Loads of Americana, alt-country, cow-punk etc will do their thang in celebration of the pioneer -- and probably throw in a Parsons cover here and there.

SAT 11/6

Young Adults, Girlfriends, Doomstar!, earthquake party!
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 21+

This is a killer fuzzy/noisy/psych/punky show from top to bottom!

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SUN 11/7

"Notable Visitors": Walking Tour
at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge (near Watertown line)

I find this curious, because it's also informational about the people who 'reside' there and those who just visited here.

SUN 11/7

Bleu: In-Store Performance
at Newbury Comics, 332 Newbury Street, Boston (Back Bay)

Before his 11/9 gig at TT the Bear's ($10 advance / $12 door)

SUN 11/7

The International Pop Overthrow: Night #5
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 / 21+
7:30pm -- Jason Bourgeois
8:15pm -- Corin Ashley
9pm -- The Destries
9:45pm -- This Blue Heaven
10:30pm -- 1.4.5.
11:15pm -- Dave Rave
The IPO is finishing with a really strong night that will make the Monday hangover worthwhile. Dang!

SUN 11/7

Asa Brebner Band
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

Or Asa Brebner and friends bring the free straight-up rock 'n roll.

SUN 11/7

Drivin' N Cryin (10:20pm), Sons Of Bill (9:20pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 advance / $15 day of show

I have no idea what Drivin' N Cryin sounds like these days. You can probably get advance tix on Saturday at TT's.

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