Thursday, August 14, 2008

THUR 8/14: Food Tour, Rock, Jazz, Film Fest Party, & (gulp) Free Shakespeare

Costumeless Shakespeare Tonight: Juliet, let's get rid of the wings and this armor...
Well, we might get a weekend 'sneak peek' tonight, but don't hold your breath.

Has anyone seen any meteors? I'd love to hear about it.


THUR 8/14

6pm to 7:30pm
Union Square Food Tour
meet at Union Sq Plaza, Somerville (nexus of Somerville Ave, Washington St , Bow St)

Check out 3 of the ethnic markets in Union Sq, and they'll point out some of the others that you aren't visiting (South/Central American, Indian, Italian, even a little S.E. Asian). Find out what exotic foods are hiding behind those storefronts...

There might be space left. You can email or call: 617-625-6600 ext. 2985

Other tours are happening on 9/4 and 9/11, and there's a online brochure of the 8 featured markets (PDF file).

(You could catch some "Romeo & Juliet" too. See below.)

THUR 8/14

A Benefit For Daryl Rabidoux of Cancer Conspiracy
Feat: Eclectic Collective, Fly Upright Kite, The Constants, Herra Terra
at Harpers Ferry, 158 Brighton Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+

I'm slightly familiar with the VT prog-rock group The Cancer Conspiracy, but Daryl Rabidoux is in really bad shape after a car accident (and seems like a good guy too).

If you like rock that's hard yet complex, you should get quite a bit of that -- and you help out a fine musician without medical insurance.

THUR 8/14

Club d'Elf
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$10 / 21+

Another one of those musical experiences that everyone should have at least once in their lives.

THUR 8/14 to SUN 8/17

7pm (Sun: 4pm)
"Romeo and Juliet"
at Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

A newish group called "The Lonesome Coyote Theater" presents a minimalist outdoor production of the classic play with no set or costumes. Does true love really need

"To check on weather cancellations, call: 978-314-6403"

THUR 8/14 to SUN 8/17

Various Times
Bicycle Film Festival
at Various Locations
$10 per program / Some FREE Stuff

The national Bicycle Film Festival is coming to town for the first time. All sorts of of bikes and biking are represented in 6 programs of shorts -- and some long-forms. Tickets for screenings are available online (including a $27 festival pass).

THUR 8/14

7:30pm to 10:30pm
Opening Night Party
at The Video Underground/Revolution Bicycle Courtyard, 383 Centre St, Jamaica Plain
FREE / 21+

Fun will include: BoldSprints Roller Racing, Music, Food, Beer (PBR). (I didn't realize they shared that backyard. I'd go in through Revolution Bicycle...)
Afterwards the (free) after-party is happening about a block away at Alchemist Lounge (435 S Huntington Ave) with a couple rock bands: All These Kings (10:30pm), Double Wonderful (11:30pm)

FRI 8/15

"Greatest Hits"
"Bike Car"
at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville
$10 each
SAT 8/16

"Road to Roubaix"
"Fun Bike Shorts"
"Urban Bike Shorts"
at Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave, Boston (Seaport/South Boston) $10 each

"Bikes Rock!" After Party
Team Robespierre, Truman Peyote, DJ Etan, DJ Mark Pearson
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 (FREE w/ BFF Ticket) / 21+
SUN 8/17

Urban Bike Ride & Bike-in Brunch
start at Christian Science Center Plaza, 175 Huntington Ave, Boston
to Grand, 374 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

Looks like a ride around Boston then a free meal waiting at the end...
Valet bicycle parking provided by MassBike at all screenings.

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