Sunday, April 12, 2009

SUN 4/12: Zombies, Art, Africana, Americana, Mexicana

When the bunny meets the zombie? There's cheap fun for people that don't feel like doing the Easter thing. Jelly beans for everyone anyway!


SUN 4/12

Boston Zombie Outbreak
meet at Davis Sq, Somerville to Harvard Sq, Cambridge

Some people think this is insulting to Christians or uncool to do when children are dressed in their Sunday best. I went back and forth when I heard about this, but let's remember what religion has their central figure rise from the dead. I also don't see the problem with people (young folks especially) handling a little Halloween on Easter. Secondly, has anyone considered what Passover people think of zombies???

Whether you're lurching or watching have a good day! I assume they'll stumble down Elm St and eventually stumble to Mass Ave...

I'm guessing the cops won't patrol the red plastic cups like St. Paddy's Day...

Email for info. [Facebook link]

SUN 4/12

2:30pm to 5:30pm
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Cabaret: Life Drawing Class
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$7 / 18+

Get something to draw on. If there's a cheaper life-drawing session, it can't be more fun than Dr. Sketchy's. Be arty, be boozy, and you can decide the proportion of both.

A couple of tips: 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.
This month's models: "Johnny Blazes, M. Hanora, The Easter Bunny, and Jesus" (They said it, not me. See some pix from last year when Blazes and Hanora did a session.)

SUN 4/12

7pm to 9:30pm
Africa Night: "Letha Umlilo - Bring the Fire"
at Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge (Harvard Campus)
$8 / $5 students

For Africans, this is a variety show with acts from all over the continent. For others, it's a cultural lesson with music, dance, comedy, poetry, and more. Some perfromers that live in the area will be there like Lamine Toure (Senegal) and Balla Tounkara (Mali) who are amazing. I'm fascinated that a couple rappers from Zimbabwe Comrade Fatso and Outspoken are appearing.

The guy who I find an interesting choice is comedian Michael Blackson; he's from Africa, but grew up in Philly. IRL he doesn't speak with an accent, but his act is in stereotypical African accent that repeats "muddafukka" over and over. I'm sure I'm not picking up the subtle satire... Many student groups will also perform.

It might just blow your mind how vastly diverse Africa actually is. It's been blowing my mind thinking about it, I listen to the BBC and read The Guardian online... I'm trying, and it's friggin' hard! Maybe I should go, but I don't know if I'd be able to sit through a show when I'm jacked up on Easter candy.

SUN 4/12

Audrey Ryan (8pm), La Tuza (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

I can't decide what I like more about Audrey Ryan. Is it her thoughtful lyrics or her inventive melodies that flow into your ears like audio honey. We don't get much Mexican roots music around here. I've spent a lot of time in L.A., and La Tuza does it right.

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