Sunday, April 07, 2013

SUN 4/7: Greeks, Foraging, Political Humor, Rumble

Well, it could be a good little Sunday. Here are some diversions for your consideration...


SUN 4/7

1pm to 3pm
Greek Independence Day Parade
from Copley Square to Boston Common, Boston

The Greeks are proud people who think they invented everything, because they did do a lot for civilization about 3,000 years ago. More recently, Maria Menounos was born in Medford...

Our Greek-American neighbors annually parade to Boston Common and celebrate the anniversary of the war of independence against the Ottoman Empire. There will be music, dancing, food vendors, etc at Parkman Bandstand.

SUN 4/7

Ellen Zachos, "Backyard Foraging": Discussion
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

There is food outside your door. Not in a market, not on a farm, and not that squirrel in the road -- apparently it's growing wild and safe to eat. Ellen Zachos can tell you about some of the flora described in her book.

SUN 4/7

Abbie Barrett & The Last Date, Frank Viele
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

You could end the weekend with some brews and acoustic tunes. On one hand, there's Abbie Barrett's delightful folk-pop. On the other, there is Frank Viele's acoustic funk that could be your bag.

SUN 4/7

Vermin Supreme, Rob Potylo
at Middle East - Downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

Political activism meets humor and film and music for a night with Vermin Supreme and Rob Potylo.

It is hard to imagine Vermin Supreme not looking like a maniac all of the time with a rubber boot on his head. He sheds one crazy persona for another crazy persona as a Christian fundamentalist politician as seen in the movie "Vote Jesus". There will be a discussion along with a screening.

Rob Potylo will likely be weird, funny, and/or musical in his way.

SUN 4/7

Various Times
Rock 'n' Roll Rumble 2013: Preliminaries Night #1
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$8 / 18+

The Rumble has survived the radio station that initially sponsored it in 1979 to remain an institution that is more music festival than a battle of the bands. It still is a competition where some groups move on to the finals for prizes.

On six of the next seven nights, we will find out who goes on to the semi-finals. To the casual fan, it's a great chance to hear several top-notch local bands that generally cover different sounds in each show.

Tonight is a mix of shoegazey/psychedlic/hard-prog/indie-rock, so it should be a good time.

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