Johnny’s List of Quirky Boston Events: 04/19/06

I’m setting up a website for all my activity stuff,

Swan Lake opens at the Colonial Theatre, Apr 20-23rd. If you’re ever going to check out ballet, this would be a good one to try.

Murder at the Coconut Cabana is an interactive murder mystery, which opens Apr 21st and runs through August at the Tremont Playhouse.

The New England Folk Festival is my favorite music festival of the year. It’s not just a bunch of concert, there’s also dance performance, and participatory sing and dance. If you play a folk instrument you can probably get in on some participatory jamming, too. Really worth checking out. Natick High School, 15 West Street, Natick, MA. April 21-23. F 7pm-11:30pm, S 9am-11:30pm, Sun 9am-5:30pm.

The Annual Harvard Intercollegiate Kendo Tournament is this weekend. It’s like sabre fighting but with kendo sticks, and looks pretty cool. About as close as you can get to light sabres. 🙂, in Cambridge. Apr 22-23.

Earth Day is this weekend! There are celebrations everywhere, notably at the Franklin Park Zoo, and the Free WBOS concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. See Its the largest celebration of Earth Day in USA. Apr 22nd

Unity & Respect – is the largest breakdancing competition in Massachusetts. Everett High School, 548 Broadway St. Everett, MA. Apr 22-23 Sat & Sun 12pm-8pm.

Champions on Ice is an ice skating performance with several greats, including Michelle Kwan, Irina Slutskaya, Sasha Cohen, Tanith Belbin, Ben Agosto, etc. TD Banknorth Garden in Boston. Apr 22nd

Next week at MIT, a lecture titled Mathematics & Magic Tricks, which stars a mathematician from Stanford and sounds quite interesting. I hope they perform, too. Apr 25. Stata Center at MIT, Kirsch Auditorium, 32 Vassar St. Cambridge, MA. 7pm.

Finally, the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center is holding a 20th anniversary fundraiser, Thursday April 20th at 6pm, at 41 Second Street in Cambridge.