Sunday, April 14, 2013

SUN 4/14: Crafts, Science, Music

Some of the listings below encourage you to but stuff, but you can just look around...


SUN 4/14

11am to 5pm
"Local is for Lovers: 2.0"
at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Central Hill)
FREE admission

Remember in February when we had the "Nemo" blizzard? What was intended as a pre-Valentine's Day arts & crafts fair has been rescheduled for a pre-Patriots Day arts & crafts fair.

Your loved one may appreciate a gift that's not tied to a fake holiday (and your parents probably would like a gift for their upcoming fake holidays).

SUN 4/14 (thru SUN 4/21)

Various Times
Cambridge Science Festival
at Various Locations

If you don't associate 'science' with 'fun', then you might need to give the Cambridge Science Festival a chance to change your mind. During the next week, one of the smartest cities around touts one of the big things it does well with programs and activities for all ages.

There is plenty of science fun, but I wholeheartedly encourage you to check out the Artisan's Asylum Open House/DIY Fest (1pm to 5pm). I love that there is a giant space for people to make cool things. It's an amazing collective of workshops.

SUN 4/14

2pm to 4pm
Tallahassee: "Old Ways" Album Listening Party
at Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St, Jamaica Plain

Before their new album is released on 5/7 or when you go see them at The Sinclair on 5/3, why not hang out with Tallahassee and listen to "Old Ways"?

Eat, drink, and/or be merry while listening to the progress of a band that was already making some awesome music.

SUN 4/14

2pm to 5pm
"Art For Music 2013": A JP Music Festival Fundraiser
at James's Gate, 5 McBride St, Jamaica Plain
FREE admission

Unlike "Local for Lovers", this is a silent auction to support the 3rd annual JP Music Festival. There will be more than 50 pieces to give as gift or keep for yourself.

If you do win some bids, which could be quite likely, then you will go to the JP Music Fest and know it happened thanks to you.

There will be bluegrass from Mark Killianski (2pm to 3pm) and harpsichord(!?) dude Peter Sykes (3pm to 4pm) will provide the tunes. Maybe you like "raffles, a light buffet, and dessert bar"?

SUN 4/14

Boston Modern Orchestra Project et al., "Olly, All Ye, in Come Free"
at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston (New England Conservatory/Fenway)

It's possible that you might get in by shooting an email at this late hour, but one never knows. At 7pm, Oliver Knussen will receive an honorary Doctor of Music degree during the pre-concert talk. While the program doesn't include his operatic works based on "Where the Wild Things Are" or "Winnie the Pooh", it will hopefully be a night of playful orchestral music.

SUN 4/14

Marnie Stern, Roomrunner, Grass Is Green
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+

The main draw is Marnie Stern who seems like her music appeal to guitar-geeks, but there's enough weirdness to get the math-rock crowd excited. (I still wonder if her parents are jazz guitarists Mike & Leni Stern.) It's going to be noisey-fun night all-around with with Baltimore's Roomrunner and local lads Grass is Green.

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