Thursday, August 18, 2011

THUR 8/18: Music, Film, Etc

Shakespeare on the Common may be over, but there is free theatre from the Orfeo Group at the Charlestown Working Theater tonight (and next Thursday).

The Fisherman's Feast opens tonight. It's one of the bigger, if not biggest, North End festa -- more entertainment, more food vendors, more carnival games. (I said more, not better.) The highlight is on Sunday when they send a little girl on a zipline to the stage...

Likewise the Boston GreenFest has a kick-off concert tonight followed by more music as well as booths & exhibits tomorrow and Sunday at City Hall Plaza. There will also be eco-friendly fireworks. (Will they still be awesome? Or will it feel like tofurkey on Thanksgiving?)

Friday & Saturday cheapness on the calendar.

As noted below: If you're thinking about taking a free ferry ride to a Harbor Island tomorrow, you'll need to show up early to collect the first-come, first-serve passes -- no matter what time you want to go.


THUR 8/18

5pm to 7pm
Township, Devil On Horseback
at Jill Rhone-Brown Plaza, about 370 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

I've seen free concerts in this plaza area (not really a 'park'), but none have come close to matching the full-on rock potential of this gig. And it will probably be a long time before another outdoor gig will blast this intersection again.

Township's Marc Pinansky is playing a solo set at TT's tonight. He will supposedly share a trick to get in for half-price ($4).

THUR 8/18

6pm to 8:30pm
Harborwalk Sounds: Julia Easterlin
at Institute for Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave, Boston (South Boston/Seaport)

Don't be surprised if we don't see many more local gigs from Julia Easterlin. She graduated from Berklee this year, and who knows how long before Julia is Brooklyn-bound or beyond. (Playing Lollapalooza a couple weeks ago might have been more fun than a music theory class.)

It will probably be similar to Kiesza last week who began with solo songs and returned with a band.

Do yourself a favor and check out "The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl" exhibition inside. The summer music series coincides with free Thursday nights!

THUR 8/18

"No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti": Screening
at Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

I don't know how many people like black & white Taiwanese films (with English subtitles), but there were positive reactions at film festivals across the globe when it came out in 2009.

THUR 8/18

8pm to 10pm
Mount Peru, Welcome Home, Dear Creek, Hurricanes of Love
at Yes.Oui.Si Space, 19 Vancouver St, Boston (between MFA & MassArt)
$5 suggested donation

Every now and then, I'm reminded that this art space also has some cool shows. It's almost like going to a house concert in JP, but you don't have to 'know someone' to enjoy the indie-rock and folkiness. (And you have to go somewhere else to drink/get high all night.)

THUR 8/18

Anonymous (Project Move): Listening Party
at Good Life, 28 Kingston St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)
FREE / 21+

Live performances: Mark Merren, Boycott Blues, Raheem Jamal

Anonymous from Project Move (a group of Boston hip-hop allstars) is releasing a solo debut album, and it's free to hang out and listen to some excellent beats and rhymes.

Other local rappers will perform, and you can stop worrying whether high-quality stuff is being made in our town.

THUR 8/18

Hilken Mancini, Chris Colbourn
at The Haven, 2 Perkins St, Jamaica Plain

I'm not totally sure if Chris Colbourn and Hilken Mancini are going to duet like their album from a few years ago... Or they'll play separate sets... Or Chris will open for full-band tunes from Sheperdess... Or a combination of the above.

Still should be a good time to have a few pints and enjoy good tunes.

THUR 8/18

Sleepy Very Sleepy (11:50pm), Old Abram Brown (10:55pm), Dan Blakeslee (10pm), Marc Pinansky (9:15pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Not only will there be an inordinate amount of splendid (mostly acoustic) music from top to bottom, there is a chance to get some free beer and cheap pizza from 7:30pm to 9pm.

I assume the closer to 7:30pm, the better your chance at free beer...

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