Sunday, August 26, 2012

SUN 8/26: Music, March, Movie

Abbie Barrett & The Last Date, tonight at Toad
Another beautiful day in Boston!


SUN 8/26

Carly Tefft
at Fox Point, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester (near JFK Library)

Hey, isn’t a nice day sit by the water and listen to a singer-songwriter for a while? Take the free shuttle from JFK/UMass as if you’re going to the Kennedy Library.

SUN 8/26

7th Annual Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Day
from Boston Common Visitor Center to North End Greenway Park, about 200 Hanover St, Boston

2pm to 3pm -- March
4pm -- Rally
It’s interesting that a serious commemoration of Italian-American history would abut a celebration of Italian-American food, carnival games, and -- oh, yeah religion.

I guess the hour between the march and the rally lets people wander over to Saint Anthony’s Feast.

SUN 8/26

Roy Sludge
at Radio, 379 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

On most Sunday afternoons, Roy Sludge and his buddies dish out foot-stomping country music with loads of wit (their CD's title track is "Too Drunk To Truck").

SUN 8/26

5pm to 7pm
Marc Pinansky & The Bored Of Health
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)

On most Sundays, Marc Pinansky of Township freely serves up acoustic songs at Precinct versus the big rock of his current band. The Bored of Health consist of stand-up bass and steel-guitarist as seen in this clip.

SUN 8/26

6pm to 8pm
Phillip Young Band
at Piers Park, 95 Marginal St, Boston (Eastie)

Hey, isn’t a nice day sit by the water and listen to some funky, gospel-flavored jazz for a while?

And may be see some nearby sculptures.

SUN 8/26

Films at the Gate: Night #4
at Chinatown Park, about 120 Essex St, Boston (Kennedy Greenway)

7:45pm -- Demonstration by Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association
8pm -- " Ip Man 2"
This annual event is usually a good chance to hang out and watch some kung fu movies while chowing down on some al-fresco takeout food in Chinatown. The experience is enriched by watching them with the original Chinese audio (and English subtitles).

Based on a true story of a guy who fought against the British colonial establishment of 1940’s Hong Kong, Yip Man just wants to teach his style of kung fu.

SUN 8/26

Abbie Barrett & The Last Date
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

On their latest release, Abbie Barrett & The Last Date shares a trio of uptempo indie-poppers that I enjoy a bit more than the folkier, sensitive stuff.

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