Saturday, July 07, 2012

SAT 7/7: Early Cheapness

Am not sure what happened with the CTB calendar, but it's fixed at least through Thursday.


SAT 7/7

3pm to 7pm
"Printmania": Zine, Comic & Print Fair
at Union Sq Plaza, Somerville (nexus of Somerville Ave, Washington St, Bow St)

Feat: Hot Molasses, Future Carnivores, Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Besides having the good sense of reading this blog, you're probably an open-minded (and good-looking) person who is interested in what's being produced by local writers and artists.

If it's printed on paper, there's a good chance that someone will be selling something like it. A local printer/lithographer and a bookbinder will also show their stuff along with a few activities and live music.

This could be a fun add-on diversion if you're thinking of grabbing a bite or beverages in the Camberville area. (The farmers' market is in the same spot until 1pm today.)

Rain date: SUN 7/8

SAT 7/7

The Baseball Project
at House of Blues, Foundation Room, 15 Lansdowne St, Boston (Kenmore Sq)
FREE / All Ages

Baseball fans -- or fans of Dream Syndicate, Young Fresh Fellows, and REM -- can find a little treat in between the doubleheader.

Members of these bands collaborate in various projects including 2 CD's of original baseball-themed songs. Usually Peter Buck plays bass, but actual REM bassist Mike Mills is sitting in on this tour. I read that the Red Sox organist is sitting too.

Some of their songs include an ode to Tony Conigliaro "Tony (Boston’s Chosen Son)", "Buckner’s Bolero", and straightforward ditty "Ted F---ing Williams".

They're playing upstairs at the House of Blues after the first game, so the start time is tentative.

SAT 7/7

7:30pm to 11pm
Tango By Moonlight
at Weeks Memorial Footbridge, Memorial Dr & DeWolfe St, Harvard Sq

As usual, they'll start with brief tango lesson for the first 15 minutes or so, then you can try for as long as you like until the tango stymies you and dancing and sway in your own style.

It's a fun time with and without a partner, since you can usually find a partner or two. Perhaps the spirit will move you. I've gone several times over the years, and it's always a good time.

Date night material? Add dinner, and you've got a classic combination. If not tonight, there are more moons and tangos through October.

SAT 7/7

Greg Klyma & Amy Kucharik
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

Klyma and Kucharik are both clever singer-songwriters on their own. They've been combining their wonder-song powers on the road, and these kooky kids want to share some some tunes and time with a hometown crowd. I've listened to both on a few occasions, and it should be a fun time.

SAT 7/7

"Exclamation Point! 10": FILMSTOCK
at Fort Point Theatre Channel, 10 Channel Center St, Boston (Fort Point)

Maybe you want to see the 'promo video' to get you interested. There will be about 10 short films to see, and I imagine that many of the filmmakers live in Fort Point. It should be kinda cool to hang out in some space in a Fort Point alley.

Even if you don't go, you might enjoy knowing that a play called "It Always Rains When John Cusack Is in Anguish" that will be performed as well.

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