3/15/10 – 3/24/10: Maple Sugar, Storytelling, Rocky Horror, Sci-Fi, Model Train, St. Patrick’s Day Parades, & Free Ice Cream
Welcome to the Week in Weird! I have one ticket for Repo Men for TONIGHT, with Jude Law and Forrest Whittaker, in Boston. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For me, the worst time of the winter isn’t February. It’s right now, because Spring is coming, but so slowly. Don’t let people from other areas of the world get you down with their bragging. See Johnny’s New England Manifesto for reasons to be a proud New Englander!
Here are this week’s top items, and
|Sharing the Fire, Northeast Storytelling Conference||3/19 – 3/21||New Hampshire|
|The event of the week is storytelling: for adults! It’s not x-rated, but rather one of only two big storytelling festivals in New England, and it’s not just for kids. It’s sort of like one-person one-act plays.
The Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Rocky Horror “Alice in Wonderland” Night||3/20||Boston Metro|
|Going up the weirdness scale, every Saturday at midnight, local theatre geeks show the old film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and have a ‘cast’ of performers parodying or acting out the scenes on the stage while the film is playing. They’ll also do a preshow. This week they have an Alice in Wonderland theme, so come dressed to win a costume prize.
Theatre, Church Street, Cambridge, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|VERICON||3/19 – 3/21||Boston Metro|
|Even more geeky is this science fiction convention, run by Harvard students.
Sever Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Zine Fair & BlastFest||3/20||Boston Metro|
|But wait! There’s something even stranger! Before there was blogging, people wrote “zines”, self-published magazines of varying quality. Come take a look. It’s part of a music festival, see the link. 11am-7pm.
Cambridge YMCA, 820 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Murder Mystery at The Governor’s Inn||3/20 – 3/27||New Hampshire|
|It can only be topped by this, a murder mystery dinner with a Star Trek theme. This is one of a few locations where you play the role of detective and try to find clues and solve the case and they serve food, too. It’s only $59 including the food and gratuity.
78 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH.603-332-0107. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Plimoth Plantation Rare Breeds Animal Parade!||3/20||South Shore|
|Imagine you work at Plimoth Plantation, the re-enactment village. You want to spice things up a bit. Why not invite hundreds of exotic animals!! That’s educational, right? Didn’t the Pilgrims have zebras and emus? You bet your sweet butt they did.
137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA.508-746-1622. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|South Shore Model Railroad Club Open House||3/20 – 3/21||South Shore|
|Also in that area is one of the few model railroad festivals. (I grew up at a time when spaceships were high tech, and even airplanes were standard, so I’m always a little confused by people who have to go back all the way to trains for their power fantasy.).
Bare Cove Park, Bldg 51, 19 Fort Hill St, Hingham, MA.781-740-2000. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Tropical Fiesta, Jamaica Plain, Obscura Day Walking Tour of Forest Hills Cemetery, Linda Fang: Stories from China, Green Fair 2009, LibrePlanet, Best in Show” movie with veterinarian lecturer, Sugar Maple 101 at Appleton Farms, Hebron Maple Fest, Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, Revels: Spring Sing, Plymouth Rock Blues Festival, Massachusetts Tattoo & Art Festival, Cardboard Box Derby @ King Pine & Loon Mtn, Paradise City Arts Festival (Spring), Boston Gift Show (Spring), The Great American Meat Out, Boston Restaurant Week – Winter, Egg Hunt, St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Abington, MA, St. Patrick’s Day Kite Fly, Leprechaun Leap, St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Road Race – Holyoke, MA, St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Lawrence, MA, St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Manchester, NH, St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Mystic, CT, St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Bridgeport, CT, St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Meridan, CT, St. Patrick’s Day at Patriot Place, PuppetSLAM, SlamBoston, International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella – Quarterfinals, No Hunger, No More, and more.