Dec 3-10: Laptop Giveaway, Harvard Musical, Train Show, Open Studios, Santa Parades / Fireworks / Caroling, Day of the Ninja

Welcome to the Week in Weird! Here are this week’s top items, and click to see the complete Johnny’s List of Weird Boston Events.

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Romance in the Austin Era @ Gore Place 12/4 – 12/19 Metro West
The event of the week is a breath of fresh non-Xmas air at Gore Place, the historical mansion. They’re doing a special “scandal tour” all about what made for 18th and 19th century scandals in the time where you couldn’t show a little ankle. It’s close to the only non-Xmas thing happening this week.
52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA.781-894-2798. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Wheel Questions Video Blitz & Laptop Giveaway 11/21 – 12/5 South Shore
It’s the last few days for my big video project. Nearly 200 videos are up, take a look! People ask questions about life, and I answer. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, it really reveals people’s innermost thoughts and concerns. Click to subscribe to the blog and enter the contest to win. The last day will be this Friday or Saturday.
Edaville Railroad, Various. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Harvard Med School Second Year Show 12/3 – 12/5 Boston Metro
Every year the second year students at the Harvard Medical School put on a musical comedy show to raise money. I’ve been and it’s fantastic. Since it’s a fundraiser, everyone is invited!
Roxbury Community College, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
New England Model Train Expo 12/5 Metro West
I’ve never been but this train show is surely worth a visit.
Best Western Hotel, Marlborough, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
NorthBEAST National Poetry Slam 12/4 – 12/5 New Hampshire
There’s a regional competition to support poets and the best team will go to a national competition. Oddly the poetry reading is pretty fantastic, like a one-person theatre show. Not dry like you’d fear.
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Nikkomo 12/5 Rhode Island
Nikkomo is the closest thing in Native American culture to the celebration of Christmas. Come see it for yourself and bring a small gift. They’ll have music, ethnic gifts for sale, and traditional foods. 1-4pm.
Tomaquag Museum, 390 Summit Rd, Exeter, RI.401-539-7213. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Day of the Ninja 12/5 Boston Metro
Competing with Talk Like a Pirate Day is the “Day of the Ninja” on December 5th. Dress and talk tough, ninja style. This local martial arts shop will have a “special class”. Call for details. I do get a sense that this is their regular class and they aren’t doing anything special for the day. But if you want some tips on how to be a real ninja, this beginner’s class looks like fun.
Boston Martial Arts Center, 161 Harvard Avenue, Suite 4E, Boston, MA.617-789-5524. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
see details on the complete Johnny’s List

And a lot more this week at the Complete Johnny’s List of Weird Boston Events, including:

Fort Point’s Holiday Sale (Open Studios), Hyde Park Open Studios, Charlestown Open Studios, Gorse Mill Open Studios @ Needham, Union Square Winter Craft Market, MassArt Annual Holiday Sale, Skating Rink Opening at Charles Hotel (Part 1), Davis Square Midnight Madness Shopping Event, Hot Chocolate Run in Northampton, New England International Auto Show, Pearl Harbor Day at Battleship Cove, Ring-in Christmas Concert (Handbells), Christmas in Salem House Tour, Annual Conway, NH Village Festival, Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, Concord Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting, Plymouth, NH Hometown Holiday Parade, Annual Holidays on the Green & Caroling @ Plymouth, Easton Lions Reindog Parade, Santa Arrives in Salem, Amesbury Santa Parade & Tree Lighting, Festival of Trees or Portsmouth Illuminated Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting, Holiday Carol Sing, Tree Lighting, Parade @ Falmouth, Tree Lighting & Caroling @ Brighton Main Streets, Sutton Chain of Lights, Maynard’s Annual Christmas Parade, Pembroke Tree Lighting, Macy’s Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lightings, Bazaar Bizarre, Lexington Holiday Festival Night, Haverhill Annual Christmas Stroll, Essex Holiday Festival, Rockport Santa Arrival & Tree Lighting, Swedish Christmas Fair and Holiday Celebration, Annual Marblehead Christmas Walk, Annual Christmas Stroll Weekend, Nantucket, New Bedford Downtown Holiday Stroll, Holiday Open House at Old South Meeting House, USS Constitution Tree Decorating & Lighting, Grafton Celebrates the Holidays, Federal Hill Christmas Stroll, Gingerbread House Workshops @ Verrill Farm, Holidays at Heritage Museum, Victorian Christmas Feast @ Astors’ Beechwood Mansion, Mrs. Gore’s Holiday Tea & Tours, Harvard Square Holiday Crafts Fair, The Nutcracker, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, and more.

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