Johnny’s List of Quirky Boston Events: 12/08/05

The only real festival this week of note is
The Boston Tea Party, Old South Meeting House. They re-enact the Boston Tea Party that helped kick off the Revolutionary War in the 1700s. Boston. 310 Washington Street. Corner of Washington & Milk. 5:30pm. Ends with a fife and drum concert. It should be fun.
I’m not going to run out of museums to recommend, which I’ll be doing all winter. Check out the
Boston Children’s Museum. I haven’t been in ages, but someone told me recently that if you’re a big kid at heart, it’s worth going. A few times a year they have family overnights, sort of a huge slumber party.
Performing this weekend is
Ten’s The Limit, Dec 9-10, 7 and 9pm, in Cambridge. It’s a showcase of short 10-minute dance pieces meant to give a broad exposure to styles, like an appetizer sampler at your favorite restaurant. It looks pretty cool, recommended. Of course, I was wrong about UnPossessed a couple of weeks ago, which was overly arty, weird with no purpose, and inaccessible. Also the Mikado is playing at MIT, the Gilbert & Sullivan classic.
Also there is a
Cubism Exhibit at the MFA. Now to April 16th, so there’s no hurry. A great time to visit the MFA by the way is on First Fridays. On the first Friday of the month, 5:30-9:30 when they have social gatherings. It’s a 21+ activity. The MFA is free on Wednesdays 4-9:45pm, and they show films most evenings Wed-Sat.
Bored and it’s too cold to even think about leaving the house? Well, the 4th season of “24” just came out on DVD, so you’re all set for 72 hours of viewing pleasure. Or, how about
Learning to Tie Animal Balloons. Oh come on, like you’ve never want to try this. Or learn some origami. It’s fun and you can entertain kids in the airport using a scrap of paper.
If that’s not serious enough for you, how about making your own pottery, at
The Clayroom, 1406 Beacon Brookline, or Made By Me, 1154 Mass Ave in Cambridge, which used to be also called The Clayroom. There are a bunch around other locations, too. Basically you walk in and pick up a pre-made piece of pottery with no decoration. It looks and feels like a scritchy bone. You paint it and they fire it in the kiln. You keep it or make it a “gift” that I’m sure your family will “love”.