Sunday, February 03, 2013

2/3: 6 Non-Super Bowl Things

Trying to get back in the saddle...


SUN 2/3

Noon to 9pm
"Harvard Skate on the Plaza"
at Science Center Plaza, about 1 Kirkland St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)
FREE / $5 skate rentals

It's not a big rink (40’ x 60’), but it's cheaper than the Frog Pond or Kendall Square.

The rink is going to open from Tuesday to Sunday through THUR 3/14.

SUN 2/3

2pm to 5pm
"Session Planetaria": Round-Robin-Style Improv Jam
at Sally O'Brien's, 335 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

Today's Theme: "Soul Food"

Okay, they got me. When you put a crazy name on an open-mic, I'm a bit more interested.

Last year, these folks were congregating at an East Somerville Ethiopian restaurant, and now they're in big-time Union Square. It's billed as "Rhythm, Rhyme, Stories and Songs with a world beat", so sit back and enjoy -- or sign-up (at 1:30pm or by email).

SUN 2/3

3pm to 5pm
iOS Game Dev Competition
at Grier Room #401, EG&G Education Center, 50 Vassar St, Cambridge (MIT campus)

Over the last month, teams have designed games that can "(1) run on the iOS simulator, (2) have at least one playable level or mode that doesn't crash". Booths will be set up for each game to give their pitch and demonstrate the game.

It's not the Lombardi Trophy, but at least 4 games will win prize money from $6,670 to $1,000.

The event is open to the public after 3pm.

SUN 2/3

MIT IAP Orchestra: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5
at Kresge Auditorium, 48 Mass Ave, Cambridge (MIT campus)

There's not much specific info about this gig. MIT's Independent Activities Period is a month where peculiar stuff is presented by students, staff, and alum's. My guess is that conductor/sophmore Daniel Zhang roped a bunch of players to learn Beethoven's Fifth over the last 4 weeks.

If you're going to the game competition (above), you might as well check out the concert too.

SUN 2/3

Roy Sludge
at Radio, 379 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

On most Sunday afternoons, Roy Sludge and his buddies dish out foot-stomping country music with loads of wit. (In a nod to the Dead Kennedys, the CD's title track is "Too Drunk To Truck").

It doesn't matter if you had brunch nearby or need to shop at Market Basket across the street or just want to swing by for some day-drinking, the doors are open and the tunes are top-notch.

Sludge and company will be hunkered down every Sunday in February.

SUN 2/3

The Milligrams (11:25pm), Western Education (10:25pm), Plumerai (9:30pm), To The Wedding (8:45pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$8 / 18+

What football game? It's just another Sunday with a bunch of synthy/shoegazy bands rocking out.

Good times!

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