Sunday, September 19, 2010

SUN 9/19: Fair, Rumble, Film, Read, Sing, Rock

Have a beautiful Sunday, friends!


SUN 9/19

11am to 5pm
Harvard Square Urban-Ag Fair
at Winthrop Park (corner of JFK and Mt. Auburn), Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

I walked through the Urban-Ag Fair last year, and the beer garden allowed folks to sit on bales of hay with pumpkins sitting around. There was some live music and some local food booths. Someone brought a couple live chickens. You should also find info on stuff like composting, etc…

Not a bad stop if you're thinking about walking and sitting by the river.

SUN 9/19

Noon To 6pm
Rumble On The River
at Harry Parker Boathouse, 20 Nonantum Rd, Brighton (Charles River)

Feat: Rubblebucket (4:50pm), Gentlemen Hall (3:20pm), Banana Phonetic (2:15pm), Buru Style (1:05pm), Duppy Conquerers (Noon)

It's shocking that these bands are playing a free show by the Charles. Nice work to the folks at My Secret Boston for organizing a kickass show!

Go, dance, and have a great time. Unfortunately, beer may only be available in the VIP tent -- but the music should release some euphoric chemicals into your system.

Check out Rubblebucket as a favor to yourself. A friend introduced them to me about a month ago, and they really grew on me rather quickly. I guess I'd call them fusion-music at its best.

SUN 9/19 (thru THUR 9/23)

Various Times
Annual Boston Film Festival
at Stuart Street Playhouse, 200 Stuart Street, Boston (Theatre District)
Most $8

Of the various film festivals throughout the year, the BFF selections probably have the greatest likelihood of ending up in wider distribution. So this is a chance to see a film before most Bostonians, and some screenings will have the director and/or star in attendance.


"Lurking in the Trees"
Director Martin Hamburger will be in attendance.
"I Want So Much to Live"
Director / Producer Elizabeth Holder will be in attendance.
"10 Mountains 10 Years"
Director / Producer Jennifer Yee will be in attendance.
"It's Kind of a Funny Story"
Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will be in attendance.
"Nice Guy Johnny"
Director / Producer Ed Burns will be in attendance.
The Globe gives a rather straightforward summary of the lineup, and The Phoenix offers more opinion to help you decide what might interest you this week.

SUN 9/19

Vin Femia, "Patriot Pride: The Fifty Year Rise of the New England Patriots as Seen Through a Fan's Eyes"
at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

I know one of the Femia's, and they are passionately articulate sports fans. Even listening to Vin for a little while will give an insight to the history of the Pats.

SUN 9/19

6pm to 7:30pm
Annual RiverSing
over the Charles River, near the Weeks pedestrian bridge, Cambridge or Boston

The autumnal equinox is around the corner, celebration the seasonal change with song over the Charles River.

Listen and watch the bands, choirs, and giant puppets... Sing along and watch... Okay, what are you supposed to sing? Fake it or download the lyrics. [PDF] It's a lot of traditionals; if you don't know them, you will before the song is over.

The parade from Winthrop Park to the river starts at 5pm.

SUN 9/19

The Honors
at Hennessy's, 25 Union St, Boston (near Faneuil Hall)

I should probably check this scene out first, but this is their 53rd Sunday in a row... And The Honors are ridiculously awesome.


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