Saturday, February 11, 2012

SAT 2/11: Day Cheapness

Are you going to have special time with a loved one tonight for early V-Day? Get some tips from my Cheap Valentine Ideas.

The opening reception for BC's "Rural Ireland: The Inside Story" exhibit is on Monday, but it opens today. Emma Crawford wrote a CTB preview.


SAT 2/11 (and SUN 2/12)

Various Times
Boston Globe Travel Show
at World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston (Seaport)
$10 / FREE children 18 and under (with a parent)

* FREE with promo code *

Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Do you know what would totally make the Travel Show worth the trip? If you got in for free! Someone sent me a promo code for advance tickets, and I put in a jpeg in case it's supposed to be secret.

If you think you're likely to enter contests/giveaways, you're eventually going to give up your contact info...

Whether you have a dream destination or just want to go *somewhere*, there will be more travel info than you'll know what to do with. Maybe you should listen to one of the presentations to focus your quest.

SAT 2/11

Annual Lowell Winterfest
Around Downtown Lowell [PDF map]
Mostly FREE

It's weird to have a Winterfest when it doesn't feel like Winter. I assume they will find some snow to make the tracks for the human dog-sled competition (3pm to 5:30pm).

This shindig is pretty fun when it's cold and snowy...

SAT 2/11

1pm to 5pm
"Overdrive 2.0: Jam and Dance Showcase"
at Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, 685 Comm Ave, Boston

Yes, people still breakdance. If people still polka, then we should also breakdance. B-boys, b-girls, and hip-hop aficionados gather dance or watch (it's $6 either way).

(There is a later competition, but it costs more than 10 bucks.)

SAT 2/11

"At Night’s End": Play and Q&A
at Goethe Institut Boston, 170 Beacon St, Boston (Back Bay)
FREE advance / $5 door

Award-winning playwright Motti Lerner is kind of a big deal in Israel, and it seems like this 90-minute two-act play is one of his new works that is presented here in a workshop followed by a discussion with Lerner.

I watched a short clip with the author, and it takes place during Israel's 2006 conflict with Lebanon where a family deals with the strife. The message has something to do with the courage to change.

SAT 2/11

Roger Miller presents: "Early Cartoons with Solo Prepared Piano"
at Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)
$10 advance / $12 door

Are you feeling cool and arty? Don't expect to hear "Academy Fight Song" from Mission of Burma's Roger Miller as he performs a set of prepared piano. This is avant-garde stuff.

It should prepare you for the cartoons that will be at least 60 years old. The soundtracks were pretty wild back then, especially the old Warner Brothers toons.

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