Friday, July 10, 2009

FRI 7/10: Free JFK, Tall Ships, Art, Film, Rock

Jenny Dee, by Dena Flows
I'm heading out of town for a few days, so it's rush-rush in my life. There should be at least one more post for Saturday & Sunday (maybe more). Have a great weekend, folks!

(To my e-list subscribers, my incompetence has reached a ridiculous point but I have a pleasant surprise in the works for ya.)


FRI 7/10

9am to 5pm
"Free Fun Friday"
at JFK Presidential Library, Columbia Point, Boston (UMass-Boston campus)

It's #2 of 10 free Friday activities thanks to The Highland Street Foundation. Just go, if you're free. Definitely something to see at least once in your life.

Or take a free Harbor ferry next Friday...

FRI 7/10

8pm to 10:45pm
Sail Boston: "Liberty Party"
at Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave, Boston (Seaport)
FREE / 18+

This may really just be a party at the Harborlights (am not fond of "BofA Pavilion"). There's going to be live music of some kind and the (overpriced) concessions will be open. It was described to me as "similar to Fleet Week in NYC if you've seen that episode of Sex and the City." So there you go...

Anyone (over 18) can pick up 2 tix at the "Sail Boston Operations Center, located at the Seaport World Trade Center" until 6pm. Meet a couple of sailors then head off for the rest of the night?

Some of the ships are making themselves open to the public for viewing. Other events are also happening in Downtown Crossing and Harborlights in the next couple days.

FRI 7/10

7pm to 9pm
"Human Drift": Opening Reception
at Fourth Wall Project, 132 Brookline Ave., Boston (near Fenway Park)

Feat: Ryan Crowley, Veronique d’Entremont, Matthew Lane, Monica Nydam, Rachel Salamone, Christopher Wawrinofky

I didn't find much info about this exhibit, but I read about the gallery in The Phoenix. It seems like a cool idea to use under-utilized property for cultural purposes.

A brief description:

The works in this exhibition range from precarious sculptural arrangements to painting as keepsake memento. Ideas circulate as impulsive meanderings around place.

This begins with the odyssey of Americana and it’s potential, but ends with the social void that modern technology creates. [...] We gather to discover loss, longing, and purpose.
The exhibit runs through FRI 7/31, and the gallery is open on Fridays through Sundays from noon to 7pm.

FRI 7/10

Sunset (about 8pm)
Friday Flicks: "Kung Fu Panda"
at Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Storrow Dr, Boston

It looks like a nice night. You could watch a silly movie during your picnic (or whatever)...

There's a movie scheduled for every Friday night through 8/28.

FRI 7/10

Jesus & the Argonauts (Midnight), Muy Cansado (11:10pm), The Motion Sick (10:20pm), St. Helena (9:30pm), Kingsley Flood (8:40pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10 / 21+

This is a friggin' sweet show. Is someone trying to punish me by booking a bunch of my favorite bands together when I can't go? I want to scream, "Why me?" like Nancy Kerrigan.

Seriously -- if you don't like anything you hear from The Motion Sick, Muy Cansado, St. Helena, or Kingsley Flood, then you obviously don't like indie/rocking bands with great songs. You're getting top-shelf variety with this lineup!

I don't know Jesus & the Argonauts, but the MySpace sounds promising. (Did you read it as "gee-zus" or "hey-zeus"?)

FRI 7/10

Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Loves, Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents, EJ Labb, Labb, Boston Molasses Disaster
at Middle East - Downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

There's something I want to say. Jenny Dee is a better, authentically soulful singer than Amy Winehouse and about a thousand times prettier. She seems like a genuine sweetheart on top of it too! I don't think the comparison talk needs to go any further. Jenny had some girl-group/soul vibe in the Downbeat 5, and she goes for the whole awesome nine yards with The Deelinquents.

Local soul-man Eli "Paperboy" Reed is going to do a set. Labb and band will power-pop stupendously. (Stoops-pendously?) Labb's sister and band will rap. Boston Molasses Disaster will get a bit jammy.

FRI 7/10

Starnes&Shah, Nick Szydlowski
at Cafe Luna, 403 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Starnes&Shah will play some outstanding acoustic tunes, folk-duo style. They're good people too.

FRI 7/10

Big Bear, Child Bite, Ketman, The Gondoliers
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 / 18+

This is not necessarily "young people" music, but this is "young spirit" or "open mind" music. Don't observe too much that you don't let your body take over. Hop on the noise/experimental train! (Ketman will probably sound like a straight-up pop band compared to the others.)

Big Bear & Child Bite ("best emerging band from Michigan") are releasing a joint 7" record, and you supposedly get a free copy as part of the cover charge. You may not have a turntable to play it, but the art is interesting.

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