Sunday, September 02, 2012

SUN 9/2: Music, Theater, Art, Lasers

This ain’t a great example of writing, but there is cheap fun waiting below the dashes and ahead of you.

If you see protesters potlucking in Copley Square this afternoon, those are Occupy Boston folks. So it's okay to test how cool they are with redistributing tasty resources...


SUN 9/2 (and MON 9/3)

Various Times
"Campfire Festival"
at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10 per day

Sunday -- 2pm to Midnight
Monday -- Noon to 10pm
Sunday schedule:
2pm -- Vudu Sister
2:45pm -- Reverend Freakchild
3:30pm -- Emerald Rae
4:15pm -- JUNGLE FIRES
5pm -- Oh! My Blackbird
5:45pm -- Isa + Lina
6:30pm -- Kellen Zakula
7:15pm -- Alley Stoetzel
8pm -- Adrianne Lenker, Ria Mae, Rhianna Larocque, Mark Whitaker
9:30pm -- Kate Klim
10:15pm -- The Farewells
11pm -- Tricky Britches
It's labor day weekend, and you haven't gone camping all summer. (I'm not that sad about it either.)

No need to bring marshmallows or graham crackers, it's a campfire minus the fire yet exceptionally more acoustic instruments than usual. The folky/bluesy goodness goes all day long, and I assume you can return if you feel like it.

(If I had to pick a day, I'd probably go on Monday night. But it's all good.)

SUN 9/2

Bread & Puppet Theater: "The Circus of the Possibilitarians"
at Cambridge Common, Cambridge (near Harvard Sq)
FREE / Pass-the-hat Donations welcome

These wacky, social-justice hippies from Vermont are kicking off “Revival Month”* for the second year.

In my brief interaction with founder Bread & Puppet Theater Peter Schumann, he is kooky in all the right ways who always seeks to represent the fairness, justice, and dignity that all people deserve. And the giant paper mache masks are so cool.

*It’s not really a big deal, but there are some other events thoughout the month.

Doesn’t "The Circus of the Possibilitarians" sound so fantastical?

SUN 9/2

4pm to 6pm
"Good Without God?": Debate Between Harvard College Faith & Action and Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, & Agnostics
at Science Center, Hall C, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)

Wow, Harvard Square is hosting a circus and a religious debate on the same day. I’d like to think the debate will be civil, thoughtful, and far from the circus across the street.

SUN 9/2

7pm to 9:30pm
Paul Klee, "Philosophical Vision: From Nature to Art": Opening Reception
at McMullen Museum of Art, Devlin Hall, 140 Comm Ave, Chestnut Hill (BC campus)

For the record, your second-favorite cubist's surname is pronounced “clay” when you’re chatting with art lovers at the reception.

Over 65 pieces will be on display with works lent by institutions such as Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard Art Museums, and Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern.

SUN 9/2

"Laser Lights"
at Frog Pond, Boston Common, Boston

They say ‘festivities’ begin at 7:30pm, but do you really want to stand around 90 minutes waiting to see the laser show? I’m guessing it could be really disappointing or surprisingly amusing.

That’s all I can say. Good luck.

SUN 9/2

Sea Monsters (10pm), Pesky J Nixon (8:30pm)
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)

After playing every Sunday for years at Precinct, the Sea Monsters revive the soul-rock party on most 3-day weekends with horns, various guests and adoring fans. It was a great way to end the week or begin the week (depending on your perspective).

If it's not a good old time for you, it's perfectly acceptable to a good new time.

SUN 9/2

The Honors
at Green Dragon Tavern, 11 Marshall St, Boston (Haymarket)
FREE / 21+

The Honors rock out almost every Sunday, but I'm loath to awake Monday morning with pounding head and cotton-dry mouth. That’s why I consider a good 3-day weekend option.

Tonight could be wall-to-wall uber-catchy indie-rock that bounces and jangles and swoons in wonderful ways. Although the band may not think it's a benefit, I'm guessing the place isn't packed like a Friday night.

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