Saturday, March 10, 2012

SAT 3/10: Day Cheapness

Yeah, the political wing of Massachusetts Pirates will be talking information liberty all day ($5) at the Democracy Center too.

And there is still 2 days of Kerouac-Love in Lowell...


SAT 3/10

Annual High School Jazz Festival
at Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)

Among the mix of high school bands who are hoping for Berklee auditions/scholarships are professionals who perform in a clinic setting. Walk around, there's no need to dwell somewhere for long since there is live music in many rooms.

The sweet spot in the schedule is 2pm to 5pm.

At 2pm, you could choose between Berklee grad Hailey Niswanger (who has played with some jazz heavyweights) giving a sax improv clinic or a Latin Jazz session with folks from the San Francisco Jazz High School All-Stars.

At 3pm switch between the Berklee P-Funk Ensemble (who hung with George Clinton last month) and Kendrick Scott, another accomplished Berklee grad who's giving a drum clinic.

If you want to hang a little longer, the Berklee Tower of Power Ensemble at 4pm will get you grooving as much as the real thing at this point.

SAT 3/10

11am to 3pm
"Celebrate China"
at Mandarin Oriental, 776 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)

The question is not "Is a fancy hotel the right venue for a day of free Chinese cultural activities?" The question is "How many times do I get to romp around a fancy hotel without security breathing down my back?"

If it makes feel better, it's being presented in conjunction with the Peabody Essex Museum who have a significant Asian collection.

These things are geared towards the kids/family angle, but it might be fine for the comfortable for the simply curious. There's a full schedule on a PDF: Make a lantern or a fan, taste teas, watch some lion dances, or maybe get a little Tai Chi & painting demonstrations.

SAT 3/10

11am, 2pm, 7pm
Boston Massacre Reenactment
outside Old State House, 206 Washington St, Boston (Govt Center)

Young people at 11am and 2pm; adults at 7pm.

The reenactment might be different than what you remember from history class, but this is where it happened -- and pretty close to what actually went down.

Personally, I think the little kids have a better chance of screwing up and making it really funny.

SAT 3/10

"American Meat": Food on Film Screening & Discussion
at Cahners Auditorium, Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston
FREE w/ Registration

Panel Discussion: Jonathan D. Kemp (FoodEx/Organic Renaissance Food Exchange), Dan Mandich (Westminster Meats), Danielle Nierenberg (Nourishing the Planet Program, Worldwatch Institute), Theo Weening (Whole Foods Market), Nick Zigelbaum (Siena Farms)

Maybe some of you out there have a full grasp of responsible, sustainable food production. Others, like me, need a bit more information. Why not start with the ever-expanding collection of food documentaries?

In the current batch of the MoS's "Let's Talk Food" programs, this film about the future of meat production.

Yes, noted farmer Joel Salatin of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "Food, Inc." fame is featured in this thing too.

Then local, locavore, meat-informed folks will bring it close to home.

What a coincidence that the extra-gross "pink slime" was back in the news this week.

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