Thursday, December 01, 2011

THUR 12/1: Medicine Wheel

Photo from last year's Medicine Wheel

Whoops, this was a major omission from the calendar...

There are some free things happening tonight, and you may want to check out some tunes at O'Brien's to benefit a local human rights organization. The advance tickets may still be available at a CTB-approved $10.


SAT 12/1

All Day until Midnight
Medicine Wheel
at Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

As you may know, today is "World AIDS Day".

The Medicine Wheel is annual installation in remembrance of those who've lived and died with AIDS, and it centers around 36 shrine-like pedestals arranged in a circle with different designs and various items left by visitors over the years.

I've been there once before, and it's a heavy experience. It's dimly lit, and most people are respectfully quiet, and there are periodic performances (on the hour). One can reflect in a quiet, safe, and beautiful place; it's a quite a special experience.

Every year, it changes slightly with a different theme. For the 20th year, it's "Water".

Note: Anyone is free to "leave an offering (personal object, letter, picture, jewelry, poem...) for the healing and remembrance of all affected by HIV and AIDS."

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