Sunday, October 18, 2009

SUN 10/18: Boats, King, Art, Food, Drama

I'll be honest. This looks like a good day to stay inside and/or watch a movie, but you'll probably be happy that you went out.

You don't even need to spend much money (besides of a pint of brandy to keep you warm).


SUN 10/18

8am to 4:30pm
Annual Head of the Charles Regatta
along the Charles River, Cambridge (and Boston) [PDF]

The races will go on even if it's raining, but they'll shorten the distance.

SUN 10/18

King Bhumibol "Brookline Palace" Commemoration
at 63 Longwood Ave, Brookline (near Coolidge Corner)

Believe it or not, the King of Thailand was born in Cambridge over 80 years ago when his father was studying at Harvard & MIT. They lived in one of apartments at this address for a few more years.

I'm guessing the King will be chilling in Thailand, but there's going to be:

a ceremony to dedicate a plaque commemorating the king's time here, from 1926-1928. Buddhist monks will chant and daub the plaque with holy water, before Thai dancers perform on the sidewalk in front of the building.
People who live here won't be able to sleep in tomorrow.

SUN 10/18

11am to 6pm
Annual Fort Point Open Studios
all around Fort Point (South Boston/Seaport)

Some of the artist studios are open tonight, a bunch of artists are still in Fort Point and you can see it (the art) for yourself.

SUN 10/18

Noon to 4pm
Teele Square Fall Fest
at Broadway and Holland St, Somerville (Teele Sq)

Something like this could interest people from as far away as Davis, Ball, and Magoun Squares... It's a bit mysterious as to what will happen besides some of the local restaurants offering some of their fare...

SUN 10/18

"Oleanna": Staged Reading
at Screening Room, Zero Arrow Theatre, 0 Arrow St / corner of Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

The Institute for Advanced Theater presents David Mamet's play about a college professor and a sturdent that explores issues of sex and power.

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