Saturday, May 02, 2009

SUN 5/3: Outdoors & Indoors

You can walk around, or you could walk to a destination...

It's also the last day of the Cambridge Science Festival.


SUN 5/3

10am to 6pm
Annual Massachusetts Socialist Conference
at Encuentro Cinco, 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Fl, Boston (Chinatown)

I've heard people call President Obama called a "socialist". I wonder how socialists feel about that. Most of the workshops and discussions last about 90 minutes (or more); check the schedule. All are welcome.

SUN 5/3

Noon to 6pm
Annual Mayfair
around Harvard Square, Cambridge

Some of the bands to catch while enjoying the food, arts & crafts, etc.

Main Stage --
Noon: Sarah RabDAU and Self-Employed Assassins
1pm: Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys
2pm: Zili Misik
3pm: Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents
4pm: The Luxury
5pm: Chester French

Club Passim Stage on Brattle Street --
1pm: Chris O'Brien
2pm: Mieka Pauley
3pm: Anne Heaton

Rain date: SUN 5/17

SUN 5/3

Noon to 6pm
Annual Somerville Open Studios
all over Somerville

Over 300 artists in over 100 venues show you what they've been creating. Physical maps/pamphlets are in stands strategically located around town.

Brookline is also has a bunch of "Open Studios" this weekend.

SUN 5/3

1pm to 6pm
Spring Celebration & Open House
at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge

It may sound weird, but this place is beautiful. You can always walk around independently for free, but there are free walking tours, trolley rides, and activities.

SUN 5/3

"Remembering Jeanne Connolly - A Celebration"
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge
FREE / 21+

Acoustic conucopia of awesomeness in memory of a great fan of Boston music.

The tentative schedule:

2:10pm -- Andrea Gillis
2:20pm -- Ad Frank
2:30pm -- Juliana Nash & Greg Porter (Talking To Animals)
2:40pm -- Members of The Luxury
2:50pm -- Pete Cassani of The Peasants
3:00pm -- Eric Doberman
3:10pm -- Remembrances from some of Jeanne's friends
3:20pm -- Joyce Raskin & Chick Graning (Scarce)
3:30pm -- Dave Aaronoff & Kevin Stevenson (The Shods)
3:40pm -- Shaun Wortis
3:50pm -- Members of The Dirty Truckers
4:00pm -- Wide Iris
4:10pm -- Kevin Patey & Amy Griffin (The Raging Teens)
4:20pm -- Bo Barringer
4:30pm -- JJ Rassler & Jen D'Angora (The Downbeat 5)
4:40pm -- Thalia Zedek

It's free, but there's probably going to be chance to donate to a Cambridge Rindge & Latin scholarship fund in Jeanne's memory; so drop a few bucks in the basket.

SUN 5/3

Lorraine & Bennett Hammond
at Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle St, Cambridge (CCAE / Harvard Sq)

This is the concluding concert of the Annual Spring Dulcimer Festival. Dulcimer is a harp-like instrument that seems a little strange-sounding to me, because it always reminds me of the Middle Ages no matter what's being played.

SUN 5/3

3pm to 6pm
"For Pete's Sake, Sing!": Singing Party
at Doyle's Cafe, 3484 Washington St, Jamaica Plain

Join the Folk Song Society's monthly singing party which will be a celebration of Pete Seeger's 90th birthday. If you haven't seen PBS's "American Masters" program about Seeger, it's really good. (I was brought to to tears.)

Sing, listen, eat, drink.

"Instruments are welcome but not required. Feel free to bring a copy of Rise Up Singing! if you have one."

SUN 5/3

"Weeds as Feed": Edible Plants Walk
meet at the Williams St Entrance, about 200 Forest Hills St, Boston (Franklin Park)

This is the real old-school! Learn about some plants that actually taste good. Franklin Park will never replace Stop 'N Shop, but it's kinda cool to know what wild greens can be taken home and put in a pan. Heck, this could be especially handy until the economy recovers...

Led by local naturalist, Pamela Kristan.

SUN 5/3

Phantom Buffalo, Christians & Lions, Dave + The Daves
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
FREE / 21+

Free indie-rock. Phantom Buffalo is just magical to my ears. If you love The Shins, Phantom Buffalo will be right up your alley. Christians & Lions are folky and get a little psych in there.

Dave + The Daves are much like The Beat Awfuls with a different rhythm section than usual; it's another twisted, rootsy project originating from the Lot Six/Viva Viva band core.

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