Considering I gave myself over a month to get back in the saddle, this is rather pitiful. Would it be excusable if I said that I was spending many hours assisting a worthwhile non-profit organization?
Let’s see if I can get it in gear to fill the Google calendar and write a half-decent weekend post...
FRI 2/6 to SUN 2/8
Boston Globe Travel Show
at World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston (Seaport)
$10 / *FREE with Online Promo Code* / Children 12 and under: FREE (with a parent)
Friday: 5:30pm to 8pmIf you haven't been on vacation this winter, you have to be thinking about it. Most booths are set up to sell you something, but you can get a bunch of travel ideas. This event probably doesn't change much from year to year, but you might be inspired.
Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Those who are ready to pull the trigger will also find various discount offers -- especially if you don't mind getting on mailing lists.
There's also an array of seminars and presentations including a couple of Frommers and the author of "1000 Places to See Before You Die".
I found a discount code (use: BSN15), that will get you in for free.
"Homage to Ousmane Sembene: the Father of African Cinema": Film Screening & Discussion
at Bright Screening Room, Paramount Theatre, 559 Washington St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)
$10 / $5 students
FREE / All Ages
8pm -- Introduction by Dr. Claire Andrade-Watkins & Dr. Samba GadjigoAlmost 50 years ago a Senegalese feature film by director Ousmane Sembène was released, and the story followed a young woman who works for a wealthy French couple. You know that classism and racism are some of the issues addressed, but why not let professors from Emerson and Mt. Holyoke tell you about it.
8:10pm -- "Black Girl (La Noire de...)"
9:15pm – Q&A
8pm to 11pm
Damn Tall Buildings, The Western Den, Nemes
at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)
$10 / All Ages
I’m mainly recommending this show based on hearing Nemes live and being blown away by their tight harmonies considering that they can rock out as well.
It’s more harmonies and folky goodness all the way through.