Friday, June 03, 2011

FRI 6/3: Photo, Art, Talk, Theater, Rock

Maybe I'm alone with this burning love for simple, straightforward Greek food. I like it fancy too, but the idea of homemade spanakopita makes me wish my last name had 3 or 4 more syllables...

This is the weekend for the big Greek Festival at Saint Athanasius in Arlington. A plate of lamb or pork cooked on a spit may be more than $10, but it's okay to share with a friend. Just saying...

Saturday stuff is on the calendar, and I think there's a chance that I won't fall on my bloggy face this weekend...


FRI 6/3 (thru SUN 6/5)

Noon to 10pm
Flash Forward Festival
at The Fairmont Hotel, Battery Wharf, Boston (North End/Waterfront)

Saturday -- Noon to 7pm
Sunday -- Noon to 6pm
I went last night, and it is quite a good photo exhibit in the main gallery with 2 or 3 photos from various photographers who entered the competition. I'd equate it to a large-scale presentation of stuff that would win awards from "Photo" magazine.

There are lectures/discussions during the day, but I'd consider taking a walk to the far right corner of North End for the "Sangria Party" tomorrow from 4:30pm to 7pm. (I even stumbled onto the opening reception and had a couple free bevvies, and that was a pleasnt surprise.)

FRI 6/3

5pm to 8pm
"Community Creations: Student Interpretations of the Gardner Museum": Opening Reception
at AAMARP Exhibition Space, 4th Fl, 76 Atherton St, Jamaica Plain (near Stonybrook T)

If I was in JP, I might swing by for probably 10 minutes worth of viewing young artist's 2D & 3D representations of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

FRI 6/3

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

Are you going to be in the South End? Why not wander around inside for a bit to enjoy some art and maybe you'll find wine and cheese in some rooms...

FRI 6/3

Mike White, "Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers Du Cinemart Collection": Discussion
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

If you love -- really love -- independent cinema, why not spend some time listening about the compilation of articles from the magazine "Cashiers Du Cinemart" and probably esoteric film talk in general.

FRI 6/3

"Right Ho, Jeeves": Reading/Performance
at Black Box Theatre, Boston Center for Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston (South End)

The works of P.G. Wodehouse is a paragon of English wit that may not appeal to all. (View a clip of young Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie as Jeeves & Wooster.)

Playwright David Schrag has adapted the Wodehouse novel, and it's getting it's first public reading at this Three Ring Reading Series that's offering different works everyday through Next Friday.

FRI 6/3

Autumn Hollow Band (Midnight), Muy Cansado (11pm), Trucker Mouth (10pm), The New Dumb (9pm), The Doctors Fox (8pm)
at Rosebud Bar & Grill (behind Diner), 381 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$10 / 21+

Muy Cansado begins a June Residency on the right foot. Along with their spunky brand of Boston post-punk. There's an eclectic mix of quirky rock (The New Dumb, The Doctors Fox), Americana from Autumn Hollow Band, and Trucker Mouth's heavy Southern-style rock.

There are good bands every week anchored by the Cansados at the Rosebud.

FRI 6/3

AdFrank & The Fast Easy Women (11:50pm), Count Zero (10:50pm), MeAndJoanCollins (9:55pm), Birds Make Birds (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

I don't want to believe this is the last gig for Fast Easy Women (even though they made a goofy video declaring it). I'd like to think that they'll all do their own things and not practice regularly together -- until the next gig at some unknown future. I assume we'll still get the vulnerable cool of Ad Frank's song in some format, but the FEW were a fantastic, modern-glam complement to his songs.

It's good to see MeAndJoanCollins haven't broken up, because they kick ass. They haven't been doing many gigs lately, so keep your fingers crossed. I have a feeling it's going to be a sold-out crowd.

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