Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sneak Peek: SUN 9/13

Cambridge Carnival Parade
I guess the weather didn't cooperate on Saturday, but let's think warm thoughts...


SUN 9/13

Noon to 6pm
Cambridge Carnival Parade
from Central Sq to Kendall Sq, via Mass Ave to about 450 Main St, Cambridge

The parade is fun to watch, and there's loads of food options -- and live music -- at the end. We'll see how the weather goes...

SUN 9/13

Noon to 6pm
(ahts): The Boston Arts Festival
at Christopher Columbus Park, Boston (North End/Waterfront)

Art and performances are scheduled to go on Sunday.


1pm -- Balletrox
1:45pm -- In Like Lions
2:15pm -- Boston Ballet
3pm -- Grace Kelly
3:30pm -- A Far Cry
4:15pm -- Cars On Mars
4:45pm -- A Night At The Rock Opera
SUN 9/13

Noon to 9pm
Greek Music and Food Festival
at The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church, 29 Central St, Somerville (Spring Hill)

I love Greek food and Greek music! You might end up spending more than $10 on food and drink, but it'll be worth it. There will be other activities and such that you might see at fairs & festivals, so it should be a good time.

Via T, think #88 (Davis Sq/Lechmere) or #90 (Davis Sq/Sullivan Sq).

SUN 9/13

Fenwick Smith
at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston (New England Conservatory/Fenway)

Flautist Fenwick Smith leads a small ensemble of NEC faculty and recent grads for an annual flute-centric concert. I find it interesting that Smith has performed such an opening concert for over 30 years and has repeated a program.

SUN 9/13

2:30pm to 5:30pm
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Cabaret: Life Drawing Class
at Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston
$8 / 18+

Probably the most fun you can have at a drawing session in a public place. Anyone can give it a shot. From first-timers to professionals, all are welcome to have some art fun with no one to tell you what to do.
A couple of tips: Come on time to get a seat up front. Keep it small so others can crowd in around you. Bring your stuff in a milk crate so you have something to sit on or put your stuff on. (we have lots of seats, but more is helpful) There will be some fancy paper for you to buy if you want.
You're not going to find a cheaper art class -- mainly because it's not a class. Just go and have some fun.

Model of the Month: Kitty Fox of Can Can Revolution (who modeled at the Tuesday night session about two weeks ago)

SUN 9/13

4pm to 8:30pm
"La Grande Fete"
at Union Sq Plaza, Somerville (nexus of Somerville Ave, Washington St , Bow St)

What's the occasion? Who cares. Haitians know how to party! For what Haiti lacks in material wealth, there's wealth of vibrant culture of music, dance, art, film, spoken word, food, etc.

Gifrants will perform, and I think he used to play regularly in the T. A local band, Watch Out!, plays kompa music; and there'll be a kompa dance demonstration.

4:30pm -- Live drumming
4:45pm -- Poetry and readings
5:15pm -- Gifrants
5:45pm -- Kompa dance demo
6:30pm -- Watch Out!
7:30pm -- Haitian documentaries
SUN 9/13

5pm to 9pm
Boston Improv Festival
at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
at CCTV, 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge (across the street)
$10 per show / $25 Nightly pass

No one can guarantee that an improv show is going to be good, but many of these performers are very good at what they do. Shows start every 30 on one of three stages, so there are plenty of choices.

Look at the descriptions, and see what premise may tickle your fancy.

With a little support there may be a "Second Annual Boston Improv Festival"...

SUN 9/13

Lorelei, Cotton Candy, Carlisle Sound, Somerville Speakout
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$7 -21+ / $10 -18+

Anchoring the night is Lorelei, avant-gardish indie rock that formed in the early '90s and got back together in '06. Indie-pop from Cotton Candy. Psychedelic stew from Carlisle Sound. DJ Patrick Bryant of WMBR's "Subject to Change" reads Somerville Speakout, complaint letters from Somervillians. There's a player on the right side of the page to hear samples.

SUN 9/13

Thick Shakes, Box Elders, Hospital Rats
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston

Two killer local garage-rock outfits join the bizarre savage-pop of Omaha's Box Elders.

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