Tuesday, October 04, 2011

10/4: Tacos, Tunes, Teutons on Tuesday

Believe it or not, it's National Taco Day. The local place I noticed that's celebrating is also my favorite Mexican restaurant in the Boston-area. Nobody comes closer than Cantina La Mexicana to making food that I'd find at authentic taquerias in Los Angeles.

Who knows how "mini" the mini-tacos will be, but I assume 10 would be more than enough!

It's also the last night of the Ames Sessions series of free downtown music on Tuesday nights. As far as I can see, the weather will cooperate tonight so that Kim Boekbinder and Audrey Ryan will be able to dazzle and bemuse with their beautiful, quirky tunes on the patio of the Woodward (6pm).

To ideas is to "give Bostonians the opportunity to see buzz-worthy, up and coming artists perform for free in an intimate setting." I scouted it out a couple weeks ago, and this outdoor seating is comfortable enough for hanging with fantastic indie singer-songwriters who back themselves up with loops.

If you're going to have post-work drinks tonight, this is a sweet spot in the middle of the city. (FYI: $3.50 'Gansett tall boys...)

Although Oktoberfest officially came to a close yesterday in Germany, we Americans can pretend it lasts until Halloween.

The Beehive is doing their thing tonight with oom-pah music from 7pm to midnight.

In my recollection, the dark decor has a few vaguely Bohemian touches like faux-trophy horns and short beer mugs. There will be German dishes available (likely more than $10) and fresh pretzels (likely less than $10). Should be a lively night in the South End.

For full-on rock, there's a benefit show at O'Brien's in honor of a guy killed by a drunk driver a few years ago with Girlfriends, Bozmo, Luau, Dream Warrior ($8 suggested donation / 18+)

There's an eclectic show at Middle East - Upstairs anchored by genre-hopping Wisconsin rockers Sleeping In The Aviary. Bluegrass-y/funky The Doctors Fox open, and a Wilco tribute group will finish the night. The members come from good bands (Hangman's Alphabet, Eddie Japan, The Rationales, The Future Everybody, Neutral Uke Hotel, etc), but I couldn't find out much about this endeavor.

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