Sunday, October 02, 2011

SUN 10/2: Art, Fests

Well, Honk!Fest was as fantastic as it ever was. The parade is happening today...


SUN 10/2

11am to 5pm
Lowell Open Studios

11am to 6pm
Roxbury Open Studios

11am to 5pm
Watertown Open Studios

So we're in the middle of Open Studio season. Again, I like these things to talk to the artists and see their studios. Maybe you can do your holiday shopping early over the next couple months.

Which one to go to? Whatever works for you. Lowell has a handful of locations that are cluster with a couple outliers. Watertown's artists are mainly at the Arsenal Center, a building of artist studios, and a few single spots. Roxbury is dispersed, but there are trolleys to make it easier -- one could take the Orange Line or the "E" Line, then venture from there.

SUN 10/2

Noon to 6pm
Annual Harvard Square Oktoberfest & Honk! Parade
at Harvard Sq, Cambridge

If you don't mind crowds, there 6 stages of live music, 3 beer gardens, hundreds of crafts & food vendors.

If you don't get your fill of Honk! on Saturday, the parade is coming from Davis Square and many of the bands will perform on various stages.

Main Stage:

Noon -- SuperVolcano
1pm -- HONK! Parade
2pm -- McAlister Drive
3pm -- Skyler
4pm -- Old Jack
5pm -- Hungry March Band
Church Street Stage:
Noon -- Susan Cattaneo
1pm -- The Bynars
2pm -- Sarah Wallis
3pm -- Last October
4pm -- Miss Geo
5pm -- Self Proclaimed Rockstars
Passim Stage:
Noon -- The Electric Heaters
1pm -- Tall Heights
2pm -- Chris O'Brien
3pm -- Lindsay Mac
4pm -- Treat Her Right
5pm -- Baby States
HONK! at Eliot Triangle:
2:15pm -- Carnival Band
3pm -- Young Fellaz Brass Band
3:45pm -- Minor Mishap Marching Band
4:30pm -- Environmental Encroachment
5:15pm -- What Cheer? Brigade
HONK! at Winthrop Park:
2:15pm -- Expandable Brass Band
3pm -- Forward! & Milwaukee Molotov Marchers & Open Hand Orchestra
3:45pm -- Dja-Rara
4:30pm -- Brass Messengers
5:15pm -- Springville All Star Marching Band
HONK! at Palmer Street:
2:15pm -- Detroit Party Marching Band
3pm -- Extraordinary Rendition Band
3:45pm --Titanium Sporkestra
4:30pm -- Rude Mechanical Orchestra
5:15pm --Seed & Feed Marching Abominable
Your results may vary, but I'd try to catch these acts: The Electric Heaters (Noon), The Bynars (1pm), McAlister Drive / Chris O'Brien (2pm), Old Jack / Treat Her Right (4pm), Baby States (5pm).

Rain date: SUN 10/9

SUN 10/2

Noon to 6pm
Davis Square Oktoberfest
outside Redbones, 55 Chester St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
FREE Admission

For something on a smaller scale: there's going to be a beer garden and food from nearby restaurants including Redbones. I bet there's going to be some bratwurst and other German-style treats.

I like the idea of stein holding & keg rolling contests along with live music and dancing.

Rain Date: SUN 10/9

SUN 10/2

Noon to 6pm
Annual CollegeFest
at Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)

College students: Grab shwag, get on mailing lists, and hear live music. I wouldn't have liked it when I was college-age, but people have told they had a good time.

Thousands of other students will be there, so it's another chance to meet people besides the people on your campus...?

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