Friday, August 01, 2008

Sneak Peek: FRI 8/1 to SUN 8/3

Downbeat 5 at TT's Tonight (you get the idea...)
It's Shakespeare out thou friggin' ear, but there's other cheap fun to be had... I hope the Weekly List will be ready soon.


FRI 8/1

Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles, John Cate Band
at Natick Common, corner of Main St (Rt 27) & Central St (Rt 135), Natick

Sarah Borges does actually rock (with a little country).

Rain location: Natick Center for Arts, 14 Summer St, Natick

FRI 8/1

Nerd Nite w/ Wounded by Lazors, Cityscapes
at Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain

Josh Cook, "How To Read Ulysses" (9:15pm); John Fennel, "Can Psychologists Pick out the Pervert? Inherent Overreaching in Sexually Dangerous Person Hearings" (10pm); Brian Cawrse, "A Trip Through North America's Hallucinogenic Houseplants" (10:45pm); Wounded by Lazors (11:30pm); Cityscapes (12:30pm)

FRI 8/1

The Dollyrots (Midnight), The Downbeat 5 (11pm), Cheater Pint (10pm), Miskatonic (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

The Downbeat 5 are tremendously good!

FRI 8/1

The Vital Might, [Munk], Topheavy, Axemunkee
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

[munk]'s final show (as [munk]), and I believe him.

FRI 8/1

"Rock Band" Competition
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

All theaters will be in use for all levels of players.

FRI 8/1 to SUN 8/3

Various Times
Shakespeare in the Square Festival
at Winthrop Park, corner of JFK St & Mount Auburn St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

American Repertory Theater, Actors' Shakespeare Project, and Revels team up to fill the area with a boat load of Shakespearian entertainment and fun including a production of "Love's Labour's Lost". I assume they're closing down the street, because Winthrop Park is tiny...(?)

Who are the Orion Sword Dancers? I guess they're friends of the Revels folks who dance... with swords...


FRI 8/1
* 5pm to 7:30pm: Commonwealth Morris Men/Orion Sword Dancers (around Harvard Sq)
* 6pm to 6:45pm: "Shakespeare Slams"
* 7:15pm to 9:45pm: "Love's Labour's Lost"

SAT 8/2
* 2:45pm to 4:15pm: Music: Renaissonics
* 4:30pm to 5:15pm: "Shakespeare Slams"
* 7:30pm to 10pm: "Love's Labour's Lost"

SUN 8/3
* 1:30pm to 3:30pm: Commonwealth Morris Men (around Harvard Sq)
* 3pm to 5:30pm: "Love's Labour's Lost"
* 5pm to 7pm: Orion Sword Dancers (around Harvard Sq)
* 6pm to 7:30pm: Music: Tapestry, Tom Zajack Trio
* 7:45pm to 8:30pm: "Shakespeare Slams"

FRI 8/1 to SUN 8/3

8pm (SUN: 7pm)
"As You Like It": Shakespeare in the Park
at Parkman Bandstand, about 165 Tremont St, Boson (Boston Common)

The annual Free Shakespeare performances are really one of the best gifts to the city, so we should appreciate it and take in a performance.

It's one of the Bard's sylvan love stories, which the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will twist it in their way as they usually do each year. From what I can tell, it looks like the sets will be reinterpreted in a 40's style.

The last weekend of free Shakespeare! (at least, this production of free Shakespeare...)

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SAT 8/2

2pm to 6pm
Annual Celebrate Shakespeare Day
at Parkman Bandstand, about 165 Tremont St, Boson (Boston Common)

There's little info readily available, but: to participants of all ages. ...a free multi-faceted event featuring workshops, performances, backstage tours, games, and lectures for the public to enjoy and learn more about the works of William Shakespeare.
Past workshops have included: voice projection, stage-fighting, stage death techniques (naturally follows stage-fighting)...

SAT 8/2

4pm to 8pm
Peace Hip Hop Festival
Feat: EPMD, Chubb Rock, Das EFX
at City Hall Plaza, Boston (Govt Center)

Also performing are local rappers and dance troupes: Akrobatik, Esoteric, Static Noyze, Status Quo.

SAT 8/2

4pm to 6:15pm
Field Trip #5
Feat: Drug Rug, The Earth People Orchestra, Good Night & Good Morning, A.P. Swearengin
meet at Green Street T Stop, about 150 Green St, Jamaica Plain

I went to the first Field Trip. Good times...

SAT 8/2

5pm to 8pm
"Mixology: A 16 Count Dance Infusion"
at Union Sq Plaza, Somerville (nexus of Somerville Ave, Washington St , Bow St)

An array of local dance companies will showcase their work, celebrating the fusion of diverse dance cultures and expressions — including jazz, modern, contemporary ballet, folk, hip-hop & street dance.
Musical Guests: Jake Hill, Jim Hanft

SAT 8/2

Casey Desmond, Jason Miles Goss, Danny Gallagher
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$10 / 21+


SAT 8/2

The Wonderful Spells
at Alchemist Lounge, 435 S Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain

Very nice power-pop.

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SUN 8/3

10am to 4pm
"Tutto Italiano"
at Larz Anderson Museum, 15 Newton St, Brookline
$10 (includes Museum admission) / $5 seniors, students, ages 6 - 12

"...over 200+ exotic Italian cars"

SUN 8/3

11am to 3pm
Davis Square Community Yard Sale
at Hodgkins Park, about 100 Holland St, Somerville (near Teele Sq)

If you buy stuff, it will benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

All are encouraged to bring stuff for fun in the park. Info is available on LiveJournal and Facebook.

SUN 8/3

Magic People, Animal Hospital, Filia Motsa
at Milky Way Lounge, 403 Centre St, Jamaica Plain

Wild blend o' music!

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