Sunday, November 06, 2011

SUN 11/6: Art, Film, Rock

Just like yesterday, there's a lot of friggin' art to enjoy around town. I might go to the Fenway building just to see the view... I noticed nearby Lansdowne Pub is offering $1 oysters from noon to 4pm today with some live Celtic rock.

It didn't seem to fit, but there is a sale of knitted/crocheted items today and next weekend at the Nave Gallery in Somerville (1pm to 5pm) to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition.


SUN 11/6

11am to 5pm
Fenway Open Studios
at Fenway Studios, 30 Ipswich St, Boston (The Fens/Back Bay)

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

Noon to 6pm
Roslindale Open Studios
around Roslindale

Noon to 5pm
35th Annual Waltham Open Studios
at Waltham Mills & Back Pages Books, 144 & 289 Moody St, Waltham

Noon to 6pm
Vernon Street Open Studios
at Vernon Street Studios, 6 & 20 Vernon St, Somerville (Winter Hill)

Noon to 4pm
JP Rocks and Rolls Festival
at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain (near Stony Brook T)

For some reason, this weekend of the year appeals to 'Open Studios' planners. We are getting close to gift-giving holidays, but it's not close enough where people are sick of the commercialized bombardment.

Of course, there's no hard-shell -- or soft-sell really. I like walking around and seeing some cool things and have a chance to talk to the artists in a casual atmosphere.

With the exception of Roslindale, most of the studios are concentrated in one or two buildings. They even have a little bingo-style game to get you into multiple Rozzie studios.

I'm throwing in the JP Rocks and Rolls Festival, because it's mainly a arts/craft mart with records, food, and other funky stuff for sale that you might expect for Jamaica Plain.

(And you might see something for that person in your life that's so hard to find the right present.)

SUN 11/6

"Mom & Dad: I Have Something to Tell You"
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10 / $8 students, seniors

Director Assi Azar in Person

Let's give Israel credit that -- unlike some of their neighbors (looking at you, Iran) -- they realize that homosexuality exists.

In cooperation with the Israeli Consulate and Boston LGBT Film Festival, the host of "Big Brother - Israel" will be in attendance to screen the 48-minute documentary about coming out to his family.

I think "Out in Israel" Month is a Boston-based initiative.

SUN 11/6

Bozmo, The Fagettes, Thick Shakes
at Radio/Club Choices, 379 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$5 / 21+

If you're ready to rock tonight, just head to Union Square. At the hot, new music club in town (where I can only assume the sign still says "Club Choices"), a trio will bash it out on a Sunday night like it's Friday.

If you've listened to bands like Pretty & Nice, Wonderful Spells, and The Toothaches; then it may be hard not to love the punchy pop of Bozmo. From what I've seen, The Fagettes play it loose in a charming style -- and you gotta love the saxophone here and there. I dig Thick Shakes because they churn out golden garage-rock nuggets like 40 years never happened and 2 minutes lasted for ages.

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