Pink Floyd, Cambridge Science Festival, Abe Lincoln, Folk Festival, & Kite Day

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Pink Voyd: The Ultimate Pink Floyd Trip for All Ages Apr 25 Western Mass
Pink Voyd is unique amongst Pink Floyd tribute bands in playing no backing tracks, CDs, or robotic “click tracks” to be married to. Without exception, everything you’ll hear is played live. This allows the band to stop, speed up, slow down, interact with the audience, and reproduce the most faithful Pink Floyd concert in the world. The secret is a lot of work into the sound design of each note, not just the melodies. And each member of Pink Voyd plays multiple instruments, sometimes at once, so just four people can play what took Pink Floyd 12 artists to perform on tour. This small size allows Pink Voyd to coordinate and jam together and recreate everything from the early 1960s Floyd up to the modern era. Come this Saturday April 25 in Amherst MA and see the laser show from the 2008 world Rush tour and the original Pink Floyd 40-foot inflatable pink pig.
Mullins Center @ UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA. more
Extravaganja Apr 25 Western Mass
Speaking of the huge pig, it will be on display at this outdoor festival with a political action theme I will let you guess at. Come take pics and touch the real Pink Floyd pig and participate in the closing parade around 6pm marching from the festival to the Mullins Center for the Pink Floyd show.
Amherst Town Center, College Street at Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA. more
Abraham Lincoln at 200 Apr 24 – Apr 25 Boston Metro
Harvard University’s Houghton Library, Cambridge, MA. more
The Great Big Green Party in Harvard Square Apr 24 Boston Metro
Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. more
Free admission at the Harvard Museum of Natural History Apr 26 Boston Metro
Free as part of the Cambridge Science Festival. They’ll have a presentation “How Snakes Slither” at 2pm.
Harvard Natural History Museum, Cambridge, MA. more
Cambridge Open Studios – North/West Apr 25 – Apr 26 Boston Metro
12-6. Local arts exhibition.
Cambridge, MA. more
Battle Road Heroes Apr 18 – Apr 25 Metro West
Candle-lit path and listen to personal stories by re-enactors of Revolutionary War heroes.
Minute Man National Historic Park, Concord, MA. more
Boston College Arts Festival Apr 23 – Apr 25 Boston Metro
Boston College, Boston, MA. more
Earth Day Charles River Cleanup Apr 25 Boston Metro
Cambridge, MA. more
Breakonomics – Breakdance Competition Apr 25 Boston Metro
La Sala De Puerto Rico, MIT Student Center, 84 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA. more
Gore Place Sheepshearing Festival Apr 25 Boston Metro
52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA.(781) 894-2798. more
Milford Living Magazine 2nd Annual Kite Fly Apr 25 Connecticut
Walnut Beach, Milford, CT. more
Higgins Armory Presentation – Storm Troopers Apr 25 Worcester
Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA. more
Rhode Island Comedy Festival Apr 25 Rhode Island
Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI.401-762-4545. more
Greater Newburyport Earth Day Celebration Apr 18 – Apr 26 North Shore
Also, Earth Day isn’t over yet, in Newburyport…
Newburyport, MA. more
New England Folk Festival Apr 24 – Apr 26 Metro West
F 7pm-11:30pm, S 9am-11:30pm, Sun 9am-5:30pm.
Mansfield, MA. more
Annual Kite Day @ Bose Mountain Apr 26 Metro West
Framingham, MA. more
Hamilton/Wenham Kite Festival Apr 26 North Shore
Sponsored by the Wenham Council on Aging. Try calling Trudy Reid at 978-468-5529.
Gordon Conwell College, Wenham, MA. more
Cambridge Explores the Universe Apr 26 Boston Metro
Cambridge, MA. more
CRWA River Science Festival Apr 27 Boston Metro
Cambridge, MA. more
The Captain Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Awards Dinner Apr 26 Boston Metro
With Lincoln re-enactor. Contact Dave Smith at 781-647-332 or
National Archives Regional Center, 380 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA. more
Spring Fair @ Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum Apr 27 Rhode Island
Gilbert Stuart Museum, 815 Gilbert Stuart Rd., Saunderstown, RI.401-294-3001. more
Independent Film Festival Apr 22 – Apr 28 Boston Metro
Boston, MA. more
MIT/Cambridge Science Expo Apr 28 Boston Metro
2-6pm. Volunteers needed. 350 seventh and eighth grade students from 14 local public schools.
MIT, Cambridge, MA. more
Radio Lab Listening Party Apr 29 Museum of Science, Boston
Boston, MA. more
Third Annual Science Trivia Challenge! Apr 29 Boston Metro
Cambridge, MA. more
NOVA: Meet the Producers Apr 29 Boston Metro
Cambridge, MA. more
Boston Poetry Slam – Championships Apr 29 Boston Metro
8pm-midnight. This is the biggest event of the year for this regular Wednesday night event. Semi-finals April 5th, and finals April 12th.
Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. more

Also Fun
Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race Apr 25 Rhode Island
20,000 rubber ducks racing down the river.
Broad St. at Main St., Westerly, RI.401-596-7761. more
Boston International Film Festival Apr 17 – Apr 26 Boston Metro
This film festival features, amongst other films, “Tricks of a Woman” on 4/22, and you can’t tell from the website but apparently much of the cast and crew will be there to discuss the film.
Boston, MA. more
Geek Week Apr 22 – Apr 26 Boston Metro
Improv Boston, Cambridge, MA. more
Nantucket Daffodil Festival Apr 24 – Apr 26 Newport Area
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.
Nantucket Island.508-228-1700. more
Arbor Day Weekend Celebration @ Tower Hill Botanical Garden Apr 24 – Apr 26 Worcester
11 French Drive, Bolyston, MA. more
Boston Sailing Center – Open House Apr 25 – Apr 26 Boston Metro
They do a big one in April and then regular open houses. Free rides around the harbor and 10% off courses. 1-5pm. Dress warm. No experience necessary. Large parties might wait an hour to get a ride but it’s worth it. They server wine, soda, and water on their river boat while you’re waiting.
Lewis Wharf, Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA.617-227-4198. more
Run of the Charles Canoe and Kayak Race Apr 26 Boston Metro
Herter Park, Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA.508-698-6810. more
Art in Bloom @ MFA Apr 25 – Apr 27 Boston Metro
MFA, Boston, MA. more

Speech & Debate Mar 27 – Apr 25 Boston Metro
This smart comedy caught my attention, about a debate club.
Lyric Stage, Boston, MA. more
Pirates of Penzance Apr 16 – Apr 26 North Shore
The Pirates of Penzance is my favorite Gilbert & Sullivan performance and comes highly recommended.
Salem State College, Salem, MA. more
Banned in Boston Apr 29 Boston Metro
skits, songs, in a benefit, to feature local politicians and celebrities. Event usually sells out.
Avalon, Landsdowne Street, Boston, MA.617-524-7045. more
Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance Apr 30 Northern Mass
UMass Amherst Mullins Center, Amherst, MA. more


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