Johnny’s List of Quirky Boston Events: 04/26/06 Extra

I typed this before but it got erased.

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater is performing Apr 25 – Apr 30 at the Wang Theatre. (800) 447-7400

Boston College Arts Festival, Apr 27 – Apr 29, 617-552-2787.

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sing-a-Long. Apr 27. Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline. 7:30 and 10pm.

Nantucket Daffodil Festival. Apr 28 – Apr 30. Nantucket Island. 508-228-1700. 10,000 attend, but so what? It’s just a good excuse to see the island. Cape Air, 800-352-0714, Nantucker Airlines 800-635-8787, Island Airlines 800-248-7779, or ferry from Cape Cod. Annual Antique and Classic Car Parade, and the Annual Tailgate Picnic, as well as activities such as hiking, fishing, bird watching, and seal cruises.

North Cambridge Open Studios. Apr 29 – Apr 30. 12-6. Local arts exhibition.

West Medford Open Studios, which obviously didn’t get the memo about the conflicting Cambridge event.
Apr 29 – Apr 30. 12-5pm.

Okdaiko New England, which is a Japanese drumming troupe, is performing at the Media Arts Center of Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave, Roxbury. 617-731-0182. Apr 29, 8pm. Apr 30, 3pm

The Boston Sailing Center has opening weekend Apr 29-30 and is giving free sailboat rides. Lewis Wharf, Atlantic Avenue, Boston. 617-227-4198. 1-6pm. Dress warm. No experience necessary.

The Society For Creative Anachronism is having “May Day”, which is basically a medeival re-enactment. It’s one of two large annual SCA events that are local. Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham. Apr 30. Fencing, fighting, potluck, dance. 10am-10pm

Also the Charles River May Day Festival is happening May 1st, but it’s at dawn. 5:30-9am. Whose idea was it to schedule May Day when everyone is either sleeping or commuting to work? Weeks Footbridge by the Charles River in Cambridge. Morris Dancing at dawn & street procession to Harvard Square.

There’s also the MIT/Cambridge Science Expo, May 2nd at MIT in Cambridge. 2-6pm. Volunteers needed. 350 seventh and eighth grade students from 14 local public schools.

David Sedaris is performing May 3rd at Symphony Hall. 8pm. Or 3pm? The writer and comedian you’ve heard on NPR.

That should hold ya for a week.