Sunday, September 30, 2012

SUN 9/30: Cars/Bikes, Booze, Rock

Since a few of today's cheap thrills have been cancelled due to weather and the RSVP list has closed on another, the list is a bit short. (I'm assuming about the Franklin Park event, but who wants to exercise outside on a day like this?)


SUN 9/30

10am to 2pm
Japanese Car & Motorcycle Day
at Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St, Brookline
$10 / $5 military, seniors, students, children under 12

Japanese cars were touted for years as dependable cars. Although I don't pay attention to such things anymore (thanks, MBTA), I assume that most drivers have owned one at some point.

Based on photos from a couple years ago, the highlights are old Datsun/Nissan Z series (including some Corvette engines) as well as old and tricked-out Subarus, Hondas, Mazdas, and Acuras. There are a lot of crazy motorcycles too.

SUN 9/30

8pm to 11pm
"Beat It Rummy"
at jm Curley, 21 Temple Pl, Boston (Downtown Crossing)
FREE-ish / 21+

There's going to be a Sailor Jerry rum cocktail competition in several round tonight, and it seems like Narragansett is getting in on the fun in some way, so the chances of a free beverage or two seems strong.

Early reports from the Phoenix mentioned a pizza party that would keep expenditures in the $10 range.

If you haven't been to jm Curley yet, it's one of the best pubs in the Downtown Crossing area. I like they've spelled out where they stand on bar etiquette.

SUN 9/30

The Silks
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

Whenever I listen to The Silks, I'm reminded how much I like these guys who play a bluesy rock 'n roll without the gross baggage that bands with less sensitivity add to make it seem different than their predecessors. These guys have the right touch to make it seem smooth as silk.

If I wanted to hear music tonight, I'd listen to The Silks who are playing rock 'n roll -- and not imitating it.

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