2/21/10 – 3/03/10: Chinese New Year, Free Movie Preview, Winter Fests, Paul Revere’s Ride, Free Pancakes & Latkes
Welcome to the Week in Weird! I’m posting early this week because I scored 20 tickets for “Cop Out” on Tuesday. Email me to win ’em, firstname.lastname@example.org, and do me a favor and tell friends or appropriate mailing lists about Johnny’s List. Here are this week’s top items, and
|Cop Out||2/23||Boston Metro|
|I’m doing the blog early this week because I have 20 passes to give away for Cop Out! You’ve seen the previews with Bruce Willis, whom everybody loves, Tracy Morgan from Saturday Night Live, and Seann William Scott, the guy from American Pie. The trailers looks great and I’m completely thrilled. Email to win a ticket. 7:30pm.
Boston Common Theatre, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Hot for Harvard Night at Rocky Horror Picture Show||2/27||Boston Metro|
|The event of the week is the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It’s a campy PG-13 film with goth and sexual themes from the 1970s. The idea is not the show, really, it’s the performance. Before the film, and also during it, actors do skits, parody the film, and interact with the audience. Although it happens every Saturday, year ’round, this week is a special “Harvard Hottie” contest for best attire, and Harvard students get in for only $7. 11:59pm Saturday evening.
Theatre on Church Street, Cambridge, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Chinese New Year parade in Hvd Sq 1-4pm.||2/28||Boston Metro|
|The Harvard Square Business Association puts on perhaps 30 events a year and this looks like one of the good ones. It’s a Chinese New Year parade that starts at 1:30 in Winthrop Park (corner of JFK and Mount Auburn) and marches to Mass Avenue to the Hong Kong restaurant. From 1-3pm, the Hong Kong will have arts and crafts and performers doing puppetry, dance, and more.
From JFK Street to the Hong Kong on Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Peabody Essex Museum’s Lunar New Year||2/27||North Shore|
|And it’s a great excuse to visit the Peabody Essex Museum and the attractions of Salem during an off-peak month for tourism. See a lion dance, martial arts, music, art activities, film, and learn some martial arts, too. Free with museum admission.
East India Square, Salem, MA.978-745-9500 x3011. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Asian Lunar New Year||2/28||South Shore|
|Quincy will have a lion dance and two stages of music and dance. Although the venue is a high school, the promotion is top rate and I would bet it’s worth a visit.
North Quincy High School, 316 Hancock St, Quincy, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Longfellow Birthday Celebration @ Mt. Auburn Cemetery||2/27||Boston Metro|
|Longfellow turns 202 this year, and his famous poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride” turns 150. VIPs will talk about the poet, and do a multimedia presentation of late senator Ed Kennedy reading the poem, and there will be a wreath-laying ceremony and birthday cake. FREE.
580 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA.617 547-7105. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Learn To Build a Fire||2/27||Northern Mass|
|I really want to see this! What if you get stuck on a deserted island or the end of civilization or back in time in dinosaur days? You’ll need to learn to build a fire. 1-4pm. Free, but pre-register.
Brooks Woodland Preserve, Petersham, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Snowshoeing in the Moonlight, Moonlight Skiing and S’mores, Winter At Williams Barn, IHOP National Pancake Day, MIT Annual Latke-Hamentashen Debate, Jay O’Callahan: Forged in the Stars, Salem Film Festival, Full Moon Tour: Living in the Dark, StorySlam, BAGLY Winter Ball, Lantern Festival @ Forbes House Museum, Ice Climbing, An Evening of Side Show Delights and Vaudeville Theatre — Where EVERYTHING Is Real, Comedy Beanpot (competition), MIT Chorallaries Bad Taste Concert (a capella), Dracula on Valentine’s Day, International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella – Quarterfinals, and more.