6/9-6/16: Free Films, Pride Week, Dragon Boat & Scottish & River Fests, Parades, Block Parties, Fireworks, Jet Blue Celebration

Welcome to the Week in Weird! If you’re not part of the Facebook group, you missed Solitary Man tickets, although I just got more for TONIGHT. And I have tix for Cyrus and Karate Kid for tomorrow, please email me at johnny@EVENTSinsider.com and tell me how you’re getting the word out to everyone about this blog. 🙂

Here are this week’s top items, and

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Free movies: Cyrus and Karate Kid and Solitary Man 6/10 Boston Metro Boston's Events Insider, by Johnny Monsarrat
Cryus is a new comedy by John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, and Marisa Tomei and they’re doing a special Q&A with brother directing team, Jay and Mark Duplass. That’s 7pm at the Kendall Square theatre in Cambridge (but come an hour early to get in). I also have ONE ticket to Karate Kid with Will Smith’s son and Jackie Chan on Thursday at the Boston Common theatre at 7pm. Tell your friends about EVENTSinsider.com and then email me to get tix! ALSO TONIGHT I have tix for Solitary Man!!! Email me!
Various, Cambridge & Boston. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Jet Blue’s Record Break & Ticket Giveaway Celebration 6/10 Boston Metro Boston's Events Insider, by Johnny Monsarrat
Get this! Jet Blue is holding a festival where you try to “set a world record”, like juggling airplane bags of cashews, imitating an airplane, and a single breath captain’s announcement. The winners all get free roundtrip airplane tickets and a vacation getaway! Dan Rollman of the Universal Record Database will be there, and here THE BIG SECRET: this event was hastily prepared and thus won’t be that well attended. This means you PROBABLY have a REAL SHOT at winning one of the vacations! 10am-2pm. They’ll have karaoke, Wally the Green Monster, and more.
Copley Place at Dartmouth St. (across from Back Bay Station), Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Scooper Bowl (world’s largest ice cream festival) 6/8 – 6/10 Boston Metro Boston's Events Insider, by Johnny Monsarrat
The Scooper Bowl continues! You pay $8 for charity, and it’s all-you-can-eat ice cream from the best vendors. I went once and ate so much ice cream I nearly hurt myself. It’s the biggest event of its type in the world. Yum! 12-8pm daily.
Boston City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Boston Pride Week 6/4 – 6/13 Boston Metro Boston's Events Insider, by Johnny Monsarrat
This is the big week for Gay Pride, with parades Friday & Saturday, a festival, three block parties, a comedy show and dance party. My god!! I wish I were gay! Oh wait, everyone’s invited! Awesome!
Various, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Bunker Hill Day (Parade, Re-enactment) 6/13 Boston Metro
OMG! This may be the LAST Bunker Hill Parade. Apparently they cut funding for 2011. I gotta admit it. I have never even seen the monument. Well, this time I will have to go. The parade honors the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. There’s a ceremony at the monument at 10am, and some kind of parade.
Charlestown, MA.617-242-5652. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Boston Dragon Boat Festival 6/12 – 6/13 Boston Metro Boston's Events Insider, by Johnny Monsarrat
What’s even better? Dragon boat races. But wait! That’s not all. The festival along the Charles River also comes with a lion dance, martial arts demonstrations, Japanese drumming, live music, and Chinese yo-yo. So it’s a real festival, not simply a boat race. Take that, Head of the Charles! Dance and music performances all day.
Charles River, Cambridge, MA.617-426-6500 x78. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Rhode Island Highland Scottish Festival 6/12 Rhode Island Boston's Events Insider, by Johnny Monsarrat
You would have to be crazy not to go to this Scottish festival. Trust me, these people KNOW HOW TO PARTY and there’s a fantastic level of energy and ethnic pride to be seen. You can expect tons of dancing, music, and odd athletics, such as a boot toss and sheep dog demonstrations. They’ll have booths for all the clans, and the Society for Creative Anachronism, and competitions of all sorts of music, dance, and wacky sports like a haggis hurl. (I really hope that’s hurl as in throw and not hurl as in vomit.).
Washington County Fairgrounds, Richmond Townhouse Rd., Richmond, RI.401-596-5849. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
And a lot more this week at the Events Insider (was Weird Boston Events), including:

Riverfest, WHY ARE YOU NOT AT THE SCOTTISH FESTIVAL?, Boston Harbor Islands Free Ferry Day, Riverfest History, Art, Music & More at the Old Manse & National Hawthorne Society Summer Meeting, Summer Fest @ Elm Bank, Quincy Flag Day Parade and Celebration, Dedham Flag Day Parade, Annual KONE Regional Kite Competition, Kite Festival @ Lawrence, Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival, King Williams War at Rebecca Nurse Homestead, The Jane Austen of Roxbury — A Re-enactment & Tour, Abigail Adams Meets Captain William Smith, Corvette Day @ Larz Anderson Museum, Annual Back to the Beach Corvette Weekend, World Naked Bike Ride Day, Taste of Fort Point Channel, Colonial Re-enactment in Newbury, Gaspee Days Colonial Encampment, Fireworks, Parade, Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival, Greek Fest Woburn, Worcester Irish Music Festival and Boiled Cabbage O’Lympics, Waltham Riverfest, Shelburne Falls Riverfest, Duck Race on the Charles River, Be Our Guest: Free Summer Evenings at the Concord Museum, Stuart Street Block Party, JP Block Party, Wakefield Festival By the Lake, St. Anthony’s Feast in Cambridge, Boston GuitarFest, New England Fiddle Contest, Southern Connecticut Renaissance Festival, Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival, Singing Games with Roomful of Teeth, Sommerfest, Day of Portugal Festival Weekend, Randolph Country Fair, Boys & Girls Club Family Fun Festival, Bike to the Sea Day, An Evening of Personal Narrative, Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life, Strawberry Park Cajun/Zydeco Festival, Roots on the River 10, Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, Vermont Days, Block Island Annual Music Festival, MFA Classic Noir Summer Party, 10th Anniversary Celebration, Secret Gardens of Cambridge, The Shimmy Collective, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Naked, The Lady with All the Answers, Johnny Baseball (Red Sox musical with real baseball park food), Mummers Concert, and more.

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