Sunday, May 22, 2011

SUN 5/22: Art, Awesome, Music

Okay, no apocalytic disasters yesterday? Let's enjoy Sunday before life goes on as usual.

There's a "Top Shelf Flea Market" at the Dilboy VFW in Davis Square from Noon to 6pm. It's free admission, but you'll probably spend more than $10 except maybe if you just hit the bar...


SUN 5/22

Noon to 6pm
Cambridge Open Studios: North/West
from Alewife / Fresh Pond to Porter Sq & Harvard Sq, Cambridge

Noon to 6pm
East Boston Open Studios
near Maverick Square & Beyond, Boston

You could walk around Cambridge or Eastie and chat with artists. If you look at the PDF brochure, most of the studios in Cambridge are between Porter Square and Alewife.

Since I don't go to Eastie enough, I like the idea of a few spots with a bunch of art bundled together.

SUN 5/22

2pm to 8pm
"Play-Jurisms: creativity! copyright! ethics! appropriation!"
at Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Anyone can attend, however people who create in whatever medium might be more interested -- especially if you build on the works of others.

2pm -- "Create, Don’t Appropriate: The Dangers of Misplaced Anger in the War on Corporate Mass Media Culture"
3:15pm -- "Artists Who Appropriate and the Art That They Make": Panel Discussion
4:30pm -- Boston Radical Reference Workshop / “Show-And-Tell/ Open Discussion”
7pm -- “Gang Clan Mafia Sings Happy Birthday to You, Pac Man”
8pm -- Factory Seconds: Performance
I'm not sure how a horn band applies to the event theme, but it'll be a fun finish.

SUN 5/22

2pm to 3pm
Neil Pasricha, "The Book of (Even More) Awesome": Discussion
at Harvard Coop, 3rd level, 1400 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

As many things that can irritate, there are more things that can bring a smile or an approving nod.

An example of an awesome thing would be creating a blog to chronicle this stuff and getting a book deal.

Neil has an MBA from Harvard, so maybe he'll have a local awesome thing to share.

SUN 5/22

3pm to 5pm
"Visionseven": Art Reception
at Outpost 186, 186 1/2 Hampshire St, Cambridge (Inman Sq)

Feat: Nina Ata, Wesley Ennis, Kristin Ford, Shea Justice, Joshua Luke, Roberto Mighty, Jason Pramas

All 7 artists are MFA Visual Arts candidates at the Art Institute of Boston, so the concepts are meticulously conceived that work on multiple levels to signify Man's inhumanity to man.

And there might be cool to look at as well. Snag a glass of wine and enjoy some art that isn't part of a walking tour.

SUN 5/22

Rescue Grand Opening Party
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 18+

Feat: Little Victory

I thought this thrift-style store opened a long time ago, but let them throw an opening party if they want to do it.

Little Victory is coming up from Brooklyn, so they've got a 50-50 shot at exploding on music websites. They actually have a good distorted rumble while still being potentially danceable.

There will be a bunch of DJ's who might lean heavy on The Smiths and Morrissey, because it's his birthday.

The last time I went to a PBR-sponsered gig with live screen-printing, the shirts were free... Just saying you might leave with an extremely colorful shirt.

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