Friday, June 19, 2009

Sneak Peek: SAT 6/20 & SUN 6/21

Darn it. I'm heading out of town in an hour and returning late Saturday night. We'll see how things go, but I doubt you'll hear from me before Sunday...

Maybe there will be a Summer Solstice miracle and the weather will improve!


SAT 6/20

11am to 5pm
Life Is Good Festival
at Boston Common, near Charles St & Beacon St, Boston

Feat: Brett Dennen (2pm), The Blind Boys of Alabama (3:45pm)

Activities, music, and family fun.

Spend some dough; the proceeds benefit Project Joy.

SAT 6/20

1pm to 6pm
Summer Solstice Celebration
at Boston Center for the Arts Plaza, 539 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

Scheduled Performances:

1pm -- Andy Cambria, Wesley Corbett, Simon Chrisman, David Goldenberg
1:50pm -- Urbanity Dance
2:15pm -- Zili Misik
3:20pm -- Urbanity Dance
3:30pm -- Falling Flight Project
4pm -- Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents
4:50pm -- Phunk Phenomenon
Activities for young people too.

SAT 6/20

2pm to 9pm
Joe's Jazz & Blues Fest
at Powderhouse Park, about 135 College Ave, Somerville (near Davis Sq)
2pm -- Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (who will parade from Davis Sq to Powder House Park stage)
3:15pm -- Somerville High School Jazz Band
4pm -- Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club
5pm -- Paul Rishell & Annie Raines
6pm -- Cuban Jazz Project
7pm -- The Family Jewels
8pm -- The Mystix
The first show of a week-long festival.

SAT 6/20

7pm to 1am
Dancing On The Charles
at American Legion Marsh Post 442, 4 Gerry's Landing, Cambridge (off Soldiers Field Rd)
$10 before 9 pm / $20 after

Rain or shine disco/rave -- there are tents...

SAT 6/20

Big Bang Evolutionary Big Band
at David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St, Boston (Berklee / Back Bay)

Modern big-band jazz.

SAT 6/20

MeandJoanCollins, Ketman, Ho-Ag, The Main Drag
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$9 / 21+

Holy crap. Even if you don't think MeandJoanCollins is the best band in town, you might find a new favorite here.

SAT 6/20

Shepherdess, Gramercy Arms
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass. Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Kickass indie-rock and powerpop. Maybe $7... Start drinking early and get in free...

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SUN 6/21

11am to 5pm
Annual Chinatown Main Street Festival
near the Chinatown Arch, 70 Beach St, Boston
FREE admission

Food, traditional entertainment, arts/crafts.

SUN 6/21

10am to 4:45pm
Father's Day Community Day
at Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston (The Fens)

You don't need to bring your dad to get in for free...

Tickets to "Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice" are only $8.

SUN 6/21

Day of Portugal Parade
from Portuguese Sq, Concord Ave, Somerville (near Union Sq) to King Open School, 850 Cambridge Ave, Cambridge (East Cambridge)

Watch the 1-mile parade, or go to the end to the Portuguese block party. An excuse to eat Portuguese food, if the weather is alright.

SUN 6/21

Ted Widmer, "Adams, Jefferson and their Korans": Lecture
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Keynote address of "John Adams & Thomas Jefferson: Libraries, Leadership, and Legacy" conference, but this is free and open to the public.

SUN 6/21

1pm to 10pm
Make Music Cambridge
around Harvard Sq, Cambridge

Based on Paris's Fete de la Musique, about 150 acts playing around Harvard Sq for 9 hours, including a "French" dance party in Winthrop Park from 8pm to 10pm.

There's a PDF Guide, but you could just roam and/or do what you might normally do in Harvard Sq.

SUN 6/21

Rick Berlin, Brett Saiia, Ryan Lee Crosby, Tony the Bookie, Robert Gomez, Old New England Weather, The Theater Fire
at The Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain

SUN 6/21

Cotton Jones, The Antlers
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

Cool show alert! Read more.

SUN 6/21

Miss Derringer, Girl In A Coma
at Harpers Ferry, 158 Brighton Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+

You don't have to be goth-y kid who loves psychobilly/punk to enjoy the show...

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