Saturday, May 30, 2009

SUN 5/31: Hot Dogs, Bike Ride, Tango, Electro-Rock

Eat and/or ride and/or dance and/or listen and dance.


SUN 5/31

9am to 4pm
Hot Dog Safari
at Suffolk Downs Racetrack, 111 Waldemar Ave, East Boston
$10 advance / $15 door / FREE (children 6 and under)

Remember that the proceeds benefit the Joey Fund and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, because this is organized by the Phantom Gourmet family and their events are always disappointing in one way or another.

When fighting through the heaving masses for all-you-can-eat hot dogs, sausages, chicken, et cetera; one can't help thinking, "There must be a better way of doing this!" I was thinking that last year.

The good news is that more than a dozen food providers come in and really give you as much as you can eat. Ice cream sundaes are free. Soft drinks are free. Beer is available. It doesn't cost much to bet on live horse racing.

Advance tix available at Fuddruckers and Ace Tickets.

SUN 5/31

Bicycle Tour of Historic Somerville
Start at Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave, Somerville (Central Hill)
$3 donation requested

About 9 miles for 3 hours featuring Somerville's many historic houses of worship.

Rain date: SAT 6/6

Join the Somerville Bicycle Committee and the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission for a bike tour featuring Somerville's many historic houses of worship.

We'll meet at Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue, at 2 pm on Sunday, May 31. We'll take about three hours to ride about nine miles, stopping along the way to see various churches and synagogues throughout the city.

A $3 donation is requested to support the activities of the Historic Preservation Commission.

Rain date is Saturday, June 6, same time and starting location.

SUN 5/31

7:30 pm to 11pm
Tango by Moonlight
over the Charles River on the Weeks pedestrian bridge, Memorial Drive side, near Dewolf St, Cambridge

It's the first night of the 13th season that lasts for the next 6 full moons. (There's a clever math joke hiding in there.)

As usual, they'll start with brief period of tango instruction, then you can try for as long as you like until you feel like dancing any way you like.

It's a fun time with and without a partner, since you can usually find a partner or two. Perhaps the spirit will move you. And if the tango stymies you, it's fine to sway and turn however you like...

If you don't feel like tripping the light fantastic tonight, the other sessions are:

- SAT 6/6 -- Rain date: SUN 6/7
- FRI 7/3 -- Rain date: SUN 7/5
- SAT 8/8 -- Rain date: SUN 8/9
- FRI 9/4 -- Rain date: SAT 9/5
- SAT 10/3 -- Rain date: SUN 10/4
Note: "Regardless of clear or cloudy skies, raindates are used only if it is actually raining (pouring) at 7 pm on the primary date. Call 617-699-6246 if unsure."

SUN 5/31

Young Love, Paper Route, Yes Giantess, Herra Terra
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

It seems as if the main guy in Young Love left his hardcore band in Austin and moved to NYC a couple years ago on a whim. Arriving with little more than a guitar and some songs, he's just released a second CD of dancey rock. Paper Route is a Nashville band touring with Young Love, and they also deal in synthy rock that's influenced by Elbow and Boards of Canada. Obviously, the locals get in on the electro-pop action with Yes Giantess and Worcetser's Herra Terra.

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