I'm in a vague sense of denial about the encroaching holiday season, but there are topical events below.
10am to 4pm
Holiday Flea Market & Bloody Mary Bash
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
* Whatever you buy
It may say more about my personality, but I love the idea of browsing arts-craftsy/vintage stuff while drinking a bloody mary. I didn't know TT's had 'world famous Mega Monster Bloody Mary'. (In a plastic cup maybe?)
They're even calling it Santa's Hot Dog Village where you get a Narragansett tall boy and a hot dog for $5.
A 'Bad Santa' will be there, and you can bring something for the food drive to benefit Rosie's Place.
Or there's a holiday market in the South End too where you can find a branchy place with Bloody Marys.
2:30pm to 5:30pm
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Cabaret: Life Drawing Class
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 drawing / $10 ogling / 18+
Models: Johnny Blazes & Madge of Honor
There are few times when hanging out at a bar is considered creative or artistic beyond napkin origami...
At Dr Sketchy's, drawing and drinking are combined at whatever ratio you desire as the usually wild models put provocative twist on traditional posing.
A couple of tips that I cribbed from the organizer a while ago:
Come on time to get a seat up front. Keep it small so others can crowd in around you. Bring your stuff in a milk crate so you have something to sit on or put your stuff on. (we have lots of seats, but more is helpful) There will be some fancy paper for you to buy if you want.No one is going to criticize your drawing, so don't worry about your skills. You gotta start some time, and you're not going to find a cheaper life-drawing class... with a bar...
Noon to 6pm
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
at The Loft, 438 Somerville Ave, Somerville (next to Market Basket)
1pm -- Amy AlveyAnother shopping experience for the day is right next to Market Basket in that building with the Indian market. While you look at the locally-produced goods, local musicians will share their tunes. They say free wine and coffee for guests so you better not cry, better not shout, and better buy something.
2pm -- Mike Crockett
3pm -- Kristen Ford
4pm -- Patrick Coman
5pm -- Dan Blakeslee
3pm to 5pm
"Music of the Silk Road"
at Yenching Auditorium, Peabody Museum, 2 Divinity Ave, Cambridge (Harvard campus)
FREE / Donations welcome
How often do you listen to music from Tibet, Turkey, China, and Japan? If never, then this is your chance. If it's often, then you probably don't go to many concerts.
Marc Pinansky & The Bored Of Health
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)
Most of Marc Pinansky's Sundays have been spent at Precinct in Union Square, so he and the Bored of Health are headed to Porter Square. Unlike Marc's hard-rockin' Township, I believe the BoH consists of a steel guitarist and a stand-up bassist.