Friday, August 26, 2011

FRI 8/26: Update

Okay, well. Am still resting with my feet up, and have started sleeping semi-regularly at night so the blogging could be getting more frequent again. This is late, but a little bit better than just the calendar listings.


It looks like the weather is going to be alright tonight, and there are 3 outdoor movie options on my radar. I like Chinatown's "Films at the Gate" (scheduled thru SUN 8/28); tonight's film is described as a comedy featuring kung fu actors from the 70s.

The Hatch Shell summer film series concludes with "Iron Man 2", and "Annie" is playing on the harbor side of the Boston Harbor Hotel.

This was the last "Free Fun Friday" of the summer, and that includes free admission to a performance of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" at Watertown's Arsenal Center for the Arts for the first 340 people. If you really want to go, tix can be picked up beginning at 4:30pm at the theater on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The comedy is usually cheap ($5) at Great Scott on Friday nights, and tonight's lineup is promising. I didn't see a 2-for-1 coupon in the Phoenix this week, but maybe try the Weekly Dig.

As far as free music, I'd probably go to Sally O'Briens (Union Sq) for rootsy/Americana either early with Jimmy Ryan & Asa Brebner with back-up (6pm) or later with Rocking Horse Rodeo (9:30pm)

There's almost free indie-rock upstairs at Tommy Doyle's (Harvard Sq). The fantastic Naked on Roller Skates go on about 10:15pm, and Ashlands Attic open around 9pm. The cover is $5, but you could start drinking earlier, and they probably will call it even.

Downstairs at the Cantab (Central Sq) it's a birthday bash for Nancy Neon, a champion of the local music scene, with old-school Boston garage/punk from The Classic Ruins, The Port Charles Quintet, and James Straight & The Wide Stance along with bubblegum classics redone by Sticky Business.

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