Friday, October 30, 2009

Sneak Peek: SAT 10/31

Salem is such a madhouse this time of year... Get your kicks around Boston.

For those not into Halloween can visit the artists of Southie or go to the Veggie Fest.


SAT 10/31 & SUN 11/1

10am to 6pm
Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
At Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont St, Boston (near Roxbury Crossing T)

SUN 11/1: 10am to 4pm

Eat your vegetables -- sample them in new and delicious ways. Expanded to 2 days, so cross your fingers that the public will spread out...

See if there is a speaker or info session that interests you. There's even some vegan comedy at 4:15pm on Saturday by Myq Kaplan and Zach Sherwin.

SAT 10/31 & SUN 11/1

Noon to 6pm
Annual South Boston Open Studios
At Various Locations in Southie

It's really a short walk from Broadway T to The Distillery, then King Terminal and Norman Crump Studio are pretty close.

SAT 10/31

4pm to Midnight
Great Pumpkin Beer Festival
at Cambridge Brewing Company, One Kendall Square, Cambridge
$10 = Souvenir Glass & 16 oz. of beer

CBC is offering 6 pumpkin-flavored brews, and there are 15 more pumpkin beers from ther breweries.

You start out with 4 beer tickets that are worth 4 ounces of beer. Additional booze costs $5 per 4 beer tickets.

SAT 10/31

Annual Halloween Bike Ride
meet outside Green Street T Stop, about 150 Green St, Jamaica Plain
FREE / All Ages

Imagine the type of fun-loving, free-spirit types that would ride all around town in costume. You don't have to wear a costume or decorate your bike, but you should. The ride starts around 8:30 and goes about 14 miles at an easy pace with some hills.

The route is a secret until you get there, but you'll head to Brookline, Boston, Allston, and Cambridge before returning to JP by 11:45pm for a group visit to JP Lick's.

"Costumes, helmets and lights are encouraged."

SAT 10/31

Ryan Adams Tribute Band by Zac Taylor & Friends
at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)

Drunk Ryan Adams would riot at a no-alcohol venue. Sober Ryan Adams would say something poetically positive, and be a little boring. You figure out what you want.

SAT 10/31

The Cover Up: "Kidz Rock"
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$8 advance / $10 / 21+

Feat: Brendan Boogie & The Best Intentions, Larry Banilow, Dylan and The Movies, Apple Betty, Schooltree, Ashley & the Pussy Cats

I think classic children's music can offer plenty of fun. Expect tunes from The Muppets, Schoolhouse Rock, Willy Wonka, The Wizard of Oz, etc.

Even though I might not be there, I'm kinda hoping that Ashley from Boston Band Crush and her friends will be dressed just like the Pussycats.

Who knows what Schooltree will sing, but it includes members of Steamy Bohemians & Valhalla Kittens for a naughty treat.

SAT 10/31

Innerpink & friends as Guns N Roses, Amigazo as Black Sabbath, 66 Breakout
at Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain
$8 / $5 with costume / 21+

Are you in the mood for metal? Someone with Innerpink better be wearing a top hat! Amigazo already sounds a bit like Black Sabbath. 66 Breakout play a lot of classic blues tunes, but it's cranked up.

SAT 10/31

Brownboot as Rod Stewart & Small Faces (Midnight), Bean Pickers Union as The V-Roys (11pm), The Gilded Splinters as Hank Williams (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

Brownboot is another collaboration between Jordan Valentine & Rodrigo Van Stoli who did something together for a Black Crowes night. (Update: It sounds really good and fun!)

If I were you, I'd catch Sarah Borges at 7pm.

SAT 10/31

Erin Harpe & Jim Countryman, The Weisstronauts
at Rosebud Bar & Grill (behind Diner), 381 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$5 / 21+

Delta blues and fun-lovin' instrumental rock with everyone in costumes.

Guess what? Costumes are... encouraged.

SAT 10/31

Annual Halloween Horror Double-Feature / Marathon
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline
$10 Double Feature; $20 Marathon

The double-feature is: "The Blob" (1988) and "Night Of The Creeps". You can stay up all night to watch 4 more 'secret' movies for $10 more.

You might find it hard to believe there will be a costume contest.

Live rock punkabilly and metal by Wicked Whiskey & Razormaze (as W.A.S.P.)

Overnight parking passes available for $5.

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