Friday, April 03, 2009

Sneak Peek: SAT 4/4

Pillow Fight Boston
People are practically begging me to go out for drinks. Expect a late CTB delivery, but there will be a delivery tonight...


SAT 4/4

10am to 5pm
Poetry Marathon
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

April is National Poetry Month, and this is one of the big local celebrations., and
High school students have been chosen for the first six 10-minutes, and Sam Cornish (Boston's Poet Laureate) is scheduled for 11am. More than 50 poets will hit stage -- possibly including you! I assume you'll have to sign up before 1:30pm (and have something to recite under 10 minutes), but it's open mic from 1:30pm to 4pm.

SAT 4/4 & SUN 4/5

at Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)
$10 / $8 Students & Seniors / FREE for 12 and under

Fun with sustainability! Most of the environmentally-friendly exhibitors are companies. (Free samples? Bring a hemp bag.) There are loads of informational workshops & presentations on each day... Kermit said it's not easy being green, but it's getting easier all the time.

SAT 4/4

World Pillow Fight Day
at TBA, Boston

Whether simply for fun or for catharsis, discreetly bring a pillow and wait for the horn to go at it. You can see the full details here, but keep it fun. Only play with people that want to play. Costumes are encouraged.

The location is going to be on the Banditos Misteriosos site after midnight (12:01am). (Darn those Banditos...)

SAT 4/4

7pm to 9pm
"Sextant Series": Reading & Music
Feat: Carrie O. Adams, Joshua Harmon, Peter Richards, Janaka Stucky, Black Fortress of Opium
at The Distillery, 516 East Second St, Boston (Southie)

You know this is a good time when a reading says, "BYOB Encouraged." There will be some victuals to partake, but don't be afraid to bring your own. (Hey, it's cool to share too...) This is how a good, cultured party should be -- listen to some poetry and good tunes in an art gallery. It'll probably be in the gallery space at The Distillery, but I'm sure directions will be given at the door.

SAT 4/4

Steve Brodsky (7pm), Autumn Hollow Band (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

I really think everything Steve Brodsky does is awesome, so it doesn't matter whether it's trippy solo-acoustic song stylings (probable) or anything else (plausible). The Autumn Hollow Band are also a fine rootsy/alt-country rock band that will keep the good times rolling.

SAT 4/4

The Stumbleweeds, The Memphis Rockabilly Band feat. Roy Sludge, DJ Easy Ed
at Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain

The Midway has been having a few rockabilly/country nights lately, and there's nothing wrong with that. The Stumbleweeds and Memphis Rockabilly Band are the real good stuff. True to the bone good-time music.

You could buy advance tix, if you must get in.

SAT 4/4

"The Lost Boys": Interactive
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline

Maybe teen-vampire flicks will always be popular every 20 years or so. It's not a landmark in filmmaking, but "The Lost Boys" is a fun movie. Grab a goody bag to play along during the movie. There may even be more surprises of the "interactive" kind.

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