Apr 20-28: They Might Be Giants, Giant Science & Folk Fests, Kevin Kline, Greek Parade, Kites, & Free Movies
Welcome to the Week in Weird! Here are this week’s top items, and
|Free movie: Exit Through the Gift Shop||4/21||Boston Metro|
|I have several tickets for a free movie preview of Exit Through the Gift Shop, Wednesday. Email me.
Boston Common Theatre, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Cambridge Science Festival||4/24 – 5/2||Boston Metro|
|The event of the week is undoubtedly the Cambridge Science Festival! They have tons of off-beat, interactive events on their calendar. It’s the first citywide science festival in the United States, and I’ve listed some of my favorite items below.
Various venues, Cambridge, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Earth Day Concert with They Might Be Giants||4/22||Boston Metro|
|Earth Day isn’t over! The event of the week is a free live concert by They Might Be Giants, conveniently schedule at 12-3pm on a Thursday, when most of us are stuck at work. Earth Day concert with They Might Be Giants Celebrate Earth Day at a free concert with They Might Be Giants on the Rose Kennedy Greenway between Rowes Wharf and the New England Aquarium. The Aquarium is a co-sponsor of the event, which is presented by radio station 92.5 The River. There will be an eco-village with tents and attractions on the Greenway. Citizen Cope will open the show.
Rose Kennedy Greenway, near the New England Aquarium, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Lyrids Meteor Shower||4/22||Metro West|
|Perhaps the best way to celebrate the Earth is to watch it being pummelled by rocks from space. Drive at night out to a pond or field where there aren’t any city lights, to watch the meteors. (The last time I tried this, I didn’t plan my destination and got stuck in an area with streetlights. Make sure to have a place to go in mind!).
Anywhere, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Cambridge Open Studios – North/West||4/24 – 4/25||Boston Metro|
|Or take this excuse to stroll through the streets of Cambridge, as local artists open their homes and studios to the public. It’s a nice walk and great to meet real artists, not just their vendors. 12-6pm.
All over, Cambridge, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Battle Road Heroes||4/24||Metro West|
|Patriots Day finally comes to a close with this walk down a nighttime candle-lit path, as re-enactors tell Revolutionary War stories. Spoiler Alert!! The British lose. 7-8:30pm.
Minute Man National Historic Park, Concord, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|New England Folk Festival||4/23 – 4/25||Metro West|
|I’ve been to NEFFA three times, and it’s sort of a “local” club experience turned into a sprawling weekend of participatory dance, song, and performance. While it doesn’t have the professional feel of many fests, the people who go are creative and inclusive and you’re bound to feel right at home.
Mansfield High School, Mansfield, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Greek Independence Day Parade & Expo, Gore Place Sheepshearing Festival, Spring Fair @ Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum, MIT Earth Day, Boston Poetry Slam – Championships, Independent Film Festival, Free Science Carnival w/ Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Making!, Big Ideas for Busy People, Science Trivia Challenge, MIT Free Museum Day, Let’s Rock the World Treasure Hunt!, Meet the Producers of NOVA, New Directions of Ecoplanning Lecture, Cambridge Water Department Tour, Student Science Showcase, Annual Kite Day @ Bose Mountain, Chelmsford Crossings Kite Show, Milford Living Magazine 2nd Annual Kite Fly, Hamilton Library Kite Day, Free movie: Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy, Free movie: Memento @ Harvard Film Archive, Boston International Film Festival, Family Astronomy Night, Statewide Volunteer Day, Earth Day Charles River Cleanup, Run of the Charles Canoe and Kayak Race, Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race, Artists for Humanity Greatest Party on Earth, Art in Bloom @ MFA, Nantucket Daffodil Festival, New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, JazzBoston Jazz Week, Canobie Lake Park – Opening Weekend, Earth Day @ Salem State College, Earth Day, Free Guided Tours, Greater Newburyport Earth Day Celebration, Weymouth Carnival, Nashua Carnival, Lecture @ Suffolk – Earth Day, Big Apple Circus, On This Moon, Massachusetts Day of Puppetry, and more.