Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Weekend Highlights in Cheapness & 2 More Weeks of CTB Calendar

There is a good chance that I will get back to full-on coverage of the local cheapness. In the meantime, these are some of the highlights through the weekend:

The Outside the Box Festival (7/14 to 7/17) offers way more than the headliners like Smash Mouth, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Zap Mama. Walk around the Common to enjoy loads of performers on various stages. I remember catching Atlas Genius last year, and it was great time.

As a music lover and game enthusiast, I like the sound of the Late Risers' Club Rock n' Roll Trivia Party (7/14). Yes, the trivia will be music-related, and the crowd will might even include some local rockers.

The new Cheap Thrills Boston rules now allow for events that cost slightly more than $10 when it feels special. There is a great rock show (7/14) featuring The Coathangers, L.A. Witch, Shepherdess, Gravel. If you check out one band, give The Coathangers a long listen.

ArtBeat (7/15 & 7/16) is one of the best annual music & arts festivals we have in the area. Festival Betances (7/15 to 7/17) is another one; the greased pole competition on Sunday is fun to watch.

We used to have to drive up to Wilmington to see Boston Roller Derby. Now they roll in Cambridge for part of the season -- including "Home Team Season Opener" (7/16). Yes, it's worth more than $10.

For those who see two paths and take the one less traveled, think about the Annual Boston Poetry Marathon (7/15 to 7/17) where each wordsmith only gets 8 minutes. There is a musical after-party on Friday too.

More to come...

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