Week of 11/19-11/25: Laptop Giveaway, Thanksgiving & Santa Parades, Re-enactments, Ice Skate, Fandom, Hobby Train Fests

This week I’m giving away three sets of 4 tickets to Tomb, the Indiana Jones adventure, like a mini amusement park set near in Fenway in Boston. To win, help me get the word out to mailing lists about WeirdBostonEvents.org and let me know how many you reached. The most prolific 3 people (but don’t target inappropriate groups) will win! Email johnny@weirdbostonevents.org.

Here are this week’s top items, and click to see the complete Johnny’s List of Weird Boston Events.

Wheel Questions Video Blitz & Laptop Giveaway 11/21 – 11/28 Various
Did you know I run this art project called Wheel Questions? The idea is people ask questions about life, which I answer. So far I’ve gotten 10,000 in 2009. Well, I got contacted by HP about their new laptop, the Envy, and now I’m doing a “Video Blitz”. It’s a one-week experiment to see how many questions we can get from the community, and answers I’ll give, all on video. At the end, I’ll give away an HP Envy laptop. Click the link to enter the contest. It just takes 30 seconds and your chances of winning are good because it’s a small contest. (Few thousand people.).
See website for tour, Various. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
America’s Hometown USA Thanksgiving Celebration 11/20 – 11/22 South Shore
The first stop for Wheel Questions is this giant Thanksgiving parade and celebration, that will attract 125,000 people. There’s an artist’s event Friday night, a parade and festival on Saturday, 11am-4pm, and then a crafts festival Sunday 11am-4pm. They’ll also have an encampment of historical re-enactors, the Mayflower II ship, and a ton more.
Water Street, Plymouth, MA.508-746-1818. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Living Timeline 11/21 Worcester
Another historical re-enactment is at the Higgins armory, a fantastic museum that’s worth visiting any time. But this Saturday, they’ll have re-enactors portray military from all ages: ancient viking, roman, 15th and 17th centuries, including swordplay demonstrations.
100 Barber Ave, Worcester, MA.508-853-6015. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Frog Pond Opening Day & Skate Performance 11/19 Boston Metro
Bringing it back to Boston, there’s an ice skating rink on Frog Pond in Boston Common that is refigerated and open in warm or cold weather through March. For opening day, they bring professional ice skaters to perform, the Mayor will give a speech, and skating for the day is free! It’s a wonderful event and highly recommended. 5:30pm.
Boston Common, Boston, MA.617 635-2120. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
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:

Super Megafest, Great American Smokeout, Greenberg Toy & Train Show, Armenian Food Festival, PuppetSLAM, Imperial Court “Coronation, TraniWreck Transgiving Spectacular!, Rockland Open Studios, Portsmouth, NH Holiday Arts Tour, InsideOut: The Museum School Sale, Paradise City Arts Festival (Fall), Boston Latino International Film Festival, Peabody Leatherworkers Museum Open House, The Nightmare Before Christmas” at the Museum of Toys and Pop Culture, Trellis Lighting at Christopher Columbus Park, Edaville Railroad’s Christmas Festival of Lights, Mass Horticultural’s Festival of Trees, Methuen Santa Parade, Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting with Bellringers, 1627 Harvest Dinner @ Plimoth Plantation, Petting Zoo in front of Seasons Four Furniture Store, and more.

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