Tuesday, June 30, 2009

TUES 6/30: Harborfest, Lemonheads, Film, Music & Robot Talks

The Lemonheads, Hatch Shell
Yeah, a lot of stuff is happening around 7pm tonight. Although I usually try to offer a spread, I don't schedule these things...


TUES 6/30 (thru SUN 7/5)

Harborfest Opening Ceremony
at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 Faneuil Hall Market Pl, Boston (between Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market)

If you work downtown (or are visiting) there is free cake at 12:30pm after the Mayor speaks. Fifes & drums by Bostonia Allarum Companie; 'big band' music by Four Guys in Tuxes.

There are some other free events around town today, but it really picks up tomorrow with Children's Day then Chowderfest (SUN 7/5) and obviously the Pops 'n fireworks on Saturday.

TUES 6/30

The Lemonheads: Performance & Signing
at Newbury Comics, 332 Newbury Street, Boston (Back Bay)

With their EarthFest appearance, this is The Lemonheads' second free Boston appearance in about a month. It's going to be acoustic and shorter (30 minutes or less), but it's still Evan Dando.

All of the songs on the new CD are covers. Dando choose them from various mixes that Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers) made for him over the years. So we get a variety "from early British psychedelic to Dutch electronica" including tunes by GG Allin, Townes Van Zandt, and Leonard Cohen.

TUES 6/30

"Humpday": Screening
at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville
FREE w/ Flyer [PDF]

It's a classic set-up: Two college buddies haven't seen each other in 10 years; one has married and settled down, and one is still just as wild as before. When they unexpectedly meet up again, things take a left turn. They dare themselves into an amateur porn contest and decide to have sex with each other. Is it beyond gay? Is it art?

Writer/director Lynn Shelton ("Someone to Watch Award", 2009 Independent Spirit Awards) will be in attendance.

Print the PDF flyer and arrive early. "Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is not guaranteed."

TUES 6/30

Elijah Wald, "How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll": Reading
at Porter Square Books, 25 White St, Cambridge (near Star Market)

It's a provocative title, but author/musician/teacher Elijah Wald presents valid arguments which might change whatever opinions you have about the history of popular music over the last century.

TUES 6/30

7pm to 9pm
Dorkbot-Boston: "People Doing Strange Things With Electricity"
at AXIOM gallery, Green Street T, ground floor level, about 150 Green St, Jamaica Plain

It's my understanding that Dorkbot meetings have always been open to the public, but I didn't keep track when they usually met in an unfamiliar (to me) Davis Square space. The group seems to moving to a new location in Union Sq, so it could explain the venue change.

Presentations by Leah Buechley, Gideon Weisz, and Brian Knep will be followed by an "OpenDork" session where other mad scientists will show off what they're working on -- or you could bring your own bizarre, electric work(-in-progress).

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