3/4/2010 – 3/10/2010: Re-enactment, Train Show, Oscar Night, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Free Movie Preview, Polar Splash
03/04/10 by Johnny Monsarrat
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|Boston Massacre Re-enactment||3/6||Boston Metro|
|The event of the week is the re-enactment of the Boston Massacre. It’s the historical event that got the British fighting with the American colonists before the War of Indepdendence. Sat 11am & 2pm little kids re-enact the massacre in a strange combination of cute and horrid. 11:30 & 2:30 Trial of the Century w/ John Adams. Then 7pm Boston Massacre re-enactment. And it’s free!
Old State House, Boston, Boston, MA.617-720-1713 x27. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Rail-A-Rama XL Train Show||3/7||Southern Mass|
|Also, there will be a model train show! Sometimes I go to these things just to interact with hobbyists who have so much passion and energy. 10am-4pm. Free parking. $5.
Christina’s Function Facility, Rt 1, Foxboro, MA.617-361-4445. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Free Tickets to “Brooklyn’s Finest||3/4||Boston Metro|
|TONIGHT! I’ve got free tickets for a screening of “Brooklyn’s Finest”, tonigiht at 7:30pm (but plan to arrive at least an hour early to get a seat). It’s an extremely high-rated thriller with Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Richard Gere, and Wesley Snipes.
Boston Common Theatre, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Special Olympics Passion Plunge||3/6||Boston Metro|
|I am told that the Passion Plunge does NOT involve mentally challenged kids being encouraged to dive into freezing water. It’s a charity for the rest of us to help support them. That makes more sense. Also at Lake Quinnsigamond in Shrewsbury.
Nantasket Beach, Hull, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
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|Chinese New Year Banquet||3/5||Boston Metro|
|We’re not letting go of winter this week, or the Chinese New Year, which apparently continues, this time at the Boston Chinese Neighborhood Center, complete with a lion dance and food. Call immediately because they will sell out. 5:30pm reception and 7pm dinner.
Empire Garden Restaurant, 690 Washington Street, Boston, MA.617-635-5129 x 1053. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Cape Cod||3/6||Cape Cod|
|Or speaking stretched out holidays, it’s not too soon to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! The first parade of the season starts at 11am.
Rt 28, West Dennis, MA.617 268-7955. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Oscar Gala @ Brattle Theatre||3/7||Boston Metro|
|Everyone’s excited about the Academy Awards, which you couldn’t get a seat to even if you did live in California. Please don’t be fooled by local bars that do nothing but put it on the television. That is not an event! I called King’s, for example, and they basically said they weren’t doing anything special, but, “um, well, we’ll have it on the TV!”. Instead, try going to a classy event like this live broadcast to the Brattle Theatre.
Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA.617-876-6837. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
And a lot more this week at the Complete Johnny’s List of Weird Boston Events, including:
Oscar Night America @ Hard Rock Café, Oscars at CinemaSalem, RIIFF Providence Oscar Night America Celebration, Oscar Night Hartford, Mass Audubon’s Maple Sugaring Festival, Annual Mardi Gras Madness, Earth Rocks! Festival, WinterQuest: In Search of the Snowy Owl, AAA Travel Marketplace, The Flower & Patio Outdoor Living Show, Boston Underground Film Festival Launch Party, Mortified Boston, Jerkus Circus, Echo Performing Arts Festival, Charles River Dance Festival, and more.
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