Friday, September 18, 2009

Sneak Peek -- SAT 9/18

Talk Like a Pirate Day, 9/19

I didn't notice any specific local celebration, but it doesn't mean you shouldn't celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate" Day.

Believe it or not, there's a good chance of more cheapness posted tonight...


SAT 9/19 & SUN 9/20

11am to 6pm
Annual South End Open Studios
at Various Locations, around 460 Harrison Ave, Boston (South End)

Hundreds of artists in all types of media invite you in to enjoy (maybe buy) their works at various locations.

I love talking to the artists, and many will have some free cheese and wine...

It's an easy walk, but there will be shuttles going around every 15 minutes or so.

SAT 9/19

10am to 5pm
Software Freedom Day
at Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor, Boston (Chinatown)

Software Freedom Day is a "day-long public event focused on celebrating software freedom," and it seems designed for people to stay the whole day.

SAT 9/19

"High Noon" to 6PM
20th Annual MassCann/NORML Boston Freedom Rally
at Boston Common, Boston

Two stages of music with performances by: Big Shug, Termanology, Graveyard BBQ, Prospect Hill, Keep Me Conscious, Thunder Brothers, DJ Slim, The Organ Beats, The Luxury, The Force, SuperPower, Cars on Mars, and more

Many speakers between bands - maybe even some "special guests"...

Remember: If you're carrying, have less than an ounce! (Maybe you should read the FAQ)

SAT 9/19

1pm to 10pm
Block Party on the Greene
at Greene Rose Heritage Park, 238 Broadway St, Cambridge (Kendall Sq)
$5 / 21+

Update: The new schedule is up.

Feat: Will Dailey & the Rivals, The Wandas, The Honors, Cocked N' Loaded, The Cretins, It's From the Sky, Lindsey Starr & the Chemical Smiles, DJs Roguewaves & Randy Deshaies

I'm not sure if all the bands scheduled from last week will make it, but I'm crossing my fingers. Supposedly there will be an area for outdoor drinking too...


SAT 9/19

2pm to 4pm
Social Cinema: "D Tour"
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Documentary about Rogue Wave's Pat Spurgeon search for a kidney donor.

A discussion with an organ donor and an organ recipient will follow.

SAT 9/19

3pm to 7pm
Urban Country Fair
at Union Sq Plaza, Somerville (nexus of Somerville Ave, Washington St, Bow St)

Presented by Truth Serum

Feat: Three Day Threshold, Lucky 57, Tin Panhandlers, DJ Brother Cleve

City and Country meet in Somerville with arts-'n-crafty vendors, free workshops (balloon twisting, recycled knitting, yogurt making), down-home music, "non-traditional" country-western dancing lessons by Gays for Patsy...

SAT 9/19

5pm to 8pm
Caliente: A Celebration of Latin Music
at City Hall Plaza, North Stage, Boston (Govt Center)

Lots of salsa (musical type); Frankie Negron headlines.

The festival program also features performances by Salvadoran salsero Alex Deras, and local artists and organizations including La PiƱata, a unique program that teaches Boston youth Latin American cultural performing arts, and in turn they share these with the community at large through interactive, and educational presentations.
SAT 9/19

"Under the Stars": International Movie Nights
Feat: "Luna de Avellaneda (Avellaneda's Moon)"
behind the Old Fire Station, 165 Broadway, Somerville (East Somerville)

East Somerville Main Streets presents the one of three free international cinematic street parties. After visiting Brazil and Italy, the fun lands in Argentina with music and food available before the movie at 8pm.

It looks like a very touching film, but it doesn't get too schmaltzy.

(Spanish with English subtitles)

SAT 9/19

Aloud, Brendan Boogie & The Best Intentions, The Blizzard of 78, VulGarrity, The Grownup Noise
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)

Second night of "Boston Band Crush University presents: What's Your Major?"

Aloud rocks. Brendan Boogie & The Best Intentions rock. The Blizzard of 78 have got it together. VulGarrity rocks. I like The Grownup Noise too.

Comedians and spoken-word artists will do short bits between bands, and the Saturday schedule should go like this:

12:15am -- Aloud
12:05am -- Nate Johnson
11:30pm -- Brendan Boogie & The Best Intentions
11:20pm -- Ken Reid
9:50pm -- VulGarrity
9:40pm -- Maria Ciampa
9:00pm -- The Grownup Noise


SAT 9/19

The Marvels, Razors in the Night, Sprained Ankles
at The Baseball Tavern, 1270 Boylston St, Boston (Fenway)
$8 / 21+

Punk rock show in the basement. You can go up to the roof deck to see Fenway Park, but the Sox won't be there...

SAT 9/19

Rusty Scott Quartet: "Ultimate Tenor Battle"
at Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire St, Cambridge (Inman Sq)

Feat: Tim Mayer, Bill Pierce, Andy McGhee

Ain't it fun to hear classic-bop jazz with loads of saxophone?

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