Thursday, July 05, 2012

THUR 7/5: Tall Ships, Salsa, Rock


The cheap pickings are slim on a post-4th hangover, but they are worthwhile.

And these three are free...

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THUR 7/5

Various Times
Boston Navy Week
OpSail Tall Ships 2012
at Various Locations
FREE

Today's visiting hours:

Fish Pier -- 4pm to 8pm
Black Falcon Cruise Terminal -- Noon to 6pm
Charlestown Navy Yard -- 10am to 6pm
I've already said that walking on the tall ships is a beautiful sight. The ships are sailing out soon, and it wouldn't be a bad evening to stroll through the Seaport or Charlsetown.

THUR 7/5

7pm to 9pm
Frankie RodrĂ­guez y Homenaje a la Salsa
at O'Day Park, 85 W. Newton St, Boston (South End)
FREE

Summer has arrived, and we get 6 outdoor concerts in parks around town thanks to the annual Tito Puente Latin Music Series.

From tonight's salsa to samba to Afro-Latin/jazz to modern orchestral, there's always a variety from week to where people can sit or listen or get up and dance -- even at the 'symphonic fiesta' that will include musicians and dancers from Villa Victoria Center for the Arts.

THUR 7/5

7pm to 9:30pm
Carmelita's Bistro Busk
at Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)
FREE

Feat: Lindsey Starr (8pm), Jim Healey (9pm)

The Armory's cafe hosts a handful of free music nights every month. Carmelita is one of the radio heroes that has championed local bands for years. She hosts a couple acts who are usually doing their thing in a quieter setting. There's no cover, but it's a busk where you can drop some coin or paper into the guitar case.

Jim Healey often gets hard and heavy in bands like We're All Gonna Die and Black Thai, however he has a gentler side in his eponymous band. Maybe Lindsey Starr will play solo or have a stripped-down version of her pop/rock outfit.

Prior to a 2-night hootenanny at Radio, Johnny Angel might perform after 7pm while he is back in his '80s stomping grounds.

Get on the bus (#88 or #90) through Somerville to Arts at The Armory.

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