Monday, January 29, 2007

Is God Green?

As part of the MIT Environmental Film Festival, Is God Green? is being shown at MIT tomorow night.

A new holy war is growing within the conservative evangelical community, with implications for both the global environment and American politics. For years, liberal Christians and others have made protection of the environment a moral commitment. Now, a number of conservative evangelicals are joining the fight, arguing that man's stewardship of the planet is a biblical imperative and calling for action to stop global warming. Followed by a discussion with guest Rev. Amy McCreath.
Building 4, 4-370
Tuesday, Jan 30
Dinner at 6, film starts at 6:30

>> MIT Environmental Film Festival

Friday, January 26, 2007

Belly Dancing to Live Elvis Music

So I guess what happens here is there is an Elvis tribute band and some belly dancers entertaining you. I don't think you can participate in the dancing, which is sad I think i would be an excellent belly dancer.

Belly dancing and Elvis go together like peanut butter and fried bananas...
Another extravaganza with lots dancers, featuring familiar Elvis songs,
as well as a few from his 1965 "Middle Eastern" movie: Harem Scarum.

The rockin' music will be provided by enigmatic front-man, Scott "the Cat" Anderson, backed up by The Marshalls...

With dancing by Samarra, Nefertiti, Gypsy Fire, Qalayla, Baseema, Genevieve, and Zelanique
All Asia Cafe
Central Square, Cambridge

Saturday, Jan 27
7:45 pm - 9:45

>> Samarra Dance
>> All Asia

History through clothes?

Former History teacher Rachel Hirsch has opened her new vintage shop History. A store that brings history to life through the clothes. Starting with the 40's and ranging all the way up to today's wrap around dresses. Stop by and check it out-definitely a chicer way to learn.

Ever the historian, Hirsch tags every hand-picked item with a short story based on the decade in which it was made and the lives of female characters. One reads: "She looked across the table and wondered how Annie Hall would handle this."
1693 Mass Ave.
(Between Porter and Harvard Sq.)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Australia Day @ Tommy Doyle's

Did you know that Jan 26th is Australia Day? Well, it is., and if you are looking for somewhere to celebrate Tommy Doyle's in Harvard Square in hosting a trvia night and more.

Come and celebrate Australia Day with a night of Australian Trivia and live music from "The Beantown Project" at Tommy Doyle's Irish Pub, Harvard Square. There will be prizes galore, meat pies, music, dancing and much more...
Some facts to get your ready:
- 21% of the world's gambling machines are in Australia. We have a mere 0.003% of the world's population!
- The Australian $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes are made out of plastic.
- The first official world surfing championships were held at Manly, Sydney, in 1964 and won by an Australian, Bernard 'Midget' Farrelly.
- More people die in NZ every year playing Lawn Bowls than Scuba Diving.
- Australia is the world's biggest exporter of beef and veal.

Tommy Doyle's Irish Pub
96 Winthrop Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge

Friday, January 26
7:00pm (trivia game to start at 7:30pm)
$20 per person, Pay at the Door

>> American Australian Association

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Union Square Ethnic Market Tour

I went on a market tour of the North End a few months ago and loved it. Now come to find out there is a Union Square Market Tour. The Somerville Arts Council has developed a guide of the markets that is available in brochure format (from the city hall or any of the participating markets) as well as three group tours.

This guide will tell you where to find squid ink pasta, coxinha (Brazilian cheese dumplings) and 30-pound fish from Bangladesh called Lakka—just for starters.

The ArtsUnion Ethnic Market Guide provides lively short descriptions and key information about Capone’s Foods, Casa de Carnes, Halal Market, La Internacional Foods, Little India, New Bombay Market, Pao de Acucar & Brazilan Buffet and Reliable Market. Whether you’re looking for exotic, hard-to-find ingredients or simply want to learn more about the cultural and culinary diversity of Union Square, pick up one of these brochures and take a self-guided tour.

There will be three group tours of three markets each. Shop owners will share stories about their market— relating to history, culture and clientele and each will share a favorite recipe.

· Jan. 25: Halal Market (Bangladesh/India), Internacional Market(Latin American and Haitian goods), Casa de Carne (Brazilian butcher) Meet at Halal Market, 380 Somerville Ave., 6pm

· Feb. 15: Little India, Capone’s (Italian), Reliable Market(Asian) Meet at Little India, 77A Bow Street, 6pm

· March 8: Pao de Acucar (Brazilian), New Bombay (Indian), Internacional Foods (Latin American and Haitian goods) Meet at Pao de Acucar, 57 Union Square, 6 p.m.

>> Somerville Arts Council - Cultural Tours
>> Take a tour of Union Square’s ethnic markets - Somerville Journal

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Geary's Beer Dinner

Cambridge Common is hosting a celebration for Gearys 20 year anniversary. It all begins with a taste of Anniversary Ale; a rich strong ale.

The first course is Black Bean Cakes with a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, paired with Geary's Hampshire Special Ale, a year-round favorite, loaded with malt and alcohol warmth.

Next in line is a Potato Leek Soup with Carrot Chip Croutons, paired with Geary's Pale Ale, their flagship beer, brewed in the style of a classic British Pale.

For the third course of the evening, there are two choices. Either Bangers with Au Gratin Potatoes and Ale Mustard or Mussels in a Winter Ale Broth with Oat Bread Croutons, paired with Geary's Winter Ale, brewed seasonally and as long as the weather is bad.

Finally, the dessert course offers an unbelievable Porter Chocolate Cake with Fresh Whipped Cream, paired with Geary's London Porter.
Tuesday January 23
Tickets are available for $35
Reservations are recommended.

>>Cambridge Common

Dynamic Women in Business Conference

Ladies of the business world: The Women's Student Association at the Harvard Business School's Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference is next weekend, Saturday Jan 27th.

Every year, the conference brings together over 1,000 women, including students, alumnae, faculty, distinguished business leaders, and community members, to explore the opportunities and challenges facing women in today's business world. The Dynamic Women in Business conference is a powerful forum for women to learn, share, and inspire one another.
Harvard Buisiness School
Saturday, Jan. 27
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: $25.
Breakfast, coffee, lunch, and snacks provided

>> Women's Student Association

Monday, January 22, 2007

Ceramics for Kids

Half days are great for kids, but as for working parents-not so much. What are you to do with your kids from noon-3. The town of Somerville would like to help. The Recreation Building is hosting Early Release Ceramics classes. The cost is only $3 a week and it includes ceramic pieces, supplies, brushes, paints and a snack. Activity is available to children in grades 4-8.

To Register Call: 617-625-6600, ext. 2980.
Recreation Building,
19 Walnut St
Somerville MA.

Girl Talk will kill you

Trying to explain the scene at the Middle East for a sold-out Girl Talk concert is pretty much impossible. One of my friends said it was like being in a rap video, and that comes pretty close to describing the kind of chaos, debauchery and dancing that went down.

Before Girl Talk hit the stage, you could catch glimpses of DJ Greg Gillis watching opening act Dan Deacon and even stop by to say hello, which many people did. Gillis, who is very tiny in person, has the demeanor of a normal guy. And that's part of what makes Girl Talk so extraordinary.

The minute Gillis/Girl Talk hit the stage, standing in front of the blue-glow of his laptop, everything started to change. The kind of dance party that burst out at the Middle East is unrivaled by anything I've ever seen in Boston before. The minute the first song began, the crowd rushed the stage and a throng of dance-crazed lunatics surrounded Gillis while he laughed, danced and tried to keep his fingers on the laptop keyboard.

Sweat poured out of everyone and clothing began coming off instantly. T-shirts were tossed into the crowd, girls danced on platforms and arms were thrown up into the air with reckless abandon every time Gillis transitioned into a new song. "Once Again", "Pure Magic", "Bounce That" and "Hold Up" were highlights of the set, but wonders like "Smash Your Head", "Overtime", "Let's Call It Off" and "Scentless Apprentice" were enough to keep you dancing against your will. When the sweet sounds of Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" meet the fine lyrics of "Juicy" by rapper Biggie Smalls, you know it is time to get down.

There aren't many times when you would imagine a crowd of 600 people surrounding a man with a laptop. But Gillis makes it work. In recent interviews, the Pittsburgh-native who works as a biomedical engineer by day, claims that he just likes to take the best parts of songs and combine them. Meanwhile, music critics say his latest effort, Night Ripper, is "recontextulizing pop music". But I think Gillis is doing more than that. He's recontextulizing genres and scenes; nobody is too hip, emo, or indie to shake their ass at a balls-out dance party. And that's what Gillis delivers.

After three plus hours of booty-shaking to constant beats, the audience left the Middle East in a blissful, worn-out haze, almost happy that Girl Talk was done, if only so they could finally take a rest. You got the feeling that if Gillis would have kept playing, everyone would have danced themselves to death.

Show: A+

Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

Be a man and check out this screening of Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes.

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Director Byron Hurt, former star college quarterback, longtime hip-hop fan, and gender violence prevention educator, conceived the documentary as a "loving critique" of a number of disturbing trends in the world of rap music. He pays tribute to hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for glamorizing destructive, deeply conservative stereotypes of manhood. The documentary features revealing interviews about masculinity and sexism with rappers such as Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss, and Busta Rhymes, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, and cultural commentators such as Michael Eric Dyson and Beverly Guy-Shetfall. Critically acclaimed for its fearless engagement with issues of race, gender violence, and the corporate exploitation of youth culture.
Free Screening: Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
The Democracy Center
45 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge

Tuesday, January 23

>> Boston Cares - Event Listing

Sunday, January 21, 2007

BBQ and Coloring for a Cause

If you have ever been downstairs at Redbones you have noticed the colorful artwork of Rob Logan. Logan and Redbones have teamed up to host a group of events in which you can create your own art cards (learn more about artist trading cards), enjoy some redbones, sip a beer, hang with the kids (if you have em, if not bring someone elses) all to raise money for the Redbones Art in Somerville Fund.

Logan has created art card workshops for kids and he's bringing them to Redbones in a series of events for all ages. "The drawing facilitates creative thinking and trading them is all about communication," says Logan who launched his Art Cards workshops in Lewiston, ME to great acclaim. No skills necessary - just come for the fun!

All events are fund raisers for Redbones Art in Somerville Fund, a partnership of Redbones and the Somerville Arts Council.
Sunday, Jan 28 & Monday, Feb 19
noon - 6 pm
$10.00 admission buys 18 Art Card Templates/2 full cards, a Redbones sandwich and lemonade.

Monday evenings - Feb 5, Mar 5 & Mar 19
6 - 10 pm
$10.00 includes 18 Art Card Templates/2 full cards and an appetizer.

>> Art Cards @ Redbones

Saturday, January 20, 2007

How Bad Do You Wanna See GIRLTALK??

So you heard Girl Talk was coming to town awhile ago and you did nothing. It sold out. You were sad. Then they added more tickets, you still did nothing. It sold out again, and you were sad again. Now its the day of the show and the press around town has been crazy and you really wish you listened to that friend that said, hey buy those tickets. The only option now: be this creepy guys date to the show for $1. So how bad do you wanna see Gril Talk?

>> Girl Talk
>> 1 extra GIRLTALK ticket for one HOT party Girl

Friday, January 19, 2007

Where Beauty Kicks Booty!

World Womens Wrestling Returns to Somerville this Sunday Jan. 21st. How could I not report on an event of this important to the city of Somerville.

This event will be topped by a special mixed tag team grudge match, as WWW Champion, Tanya Lee teams with D.C. Dillinger of manager Sean Gorman's Dynasty of Champions to battle former champion, Nikki Roxx and her partner, "Straight Edge" Brian Fury.

In a very special challenge match, it will be former champion, "The Portuguese Princess" Ariel taking on the Canadian star, Portia Perez.

The bitter feud between Violet Flame and the mysterious Mistress Belmont continues with a "Princess of Darkness Match." The rules of this match are that each participant will be blindfolded and the battle continues until one person is pinned or submits.
Sunday, January 21
3 PM
Tickets: $16

Good Time Emporium
30 Assembly Square Drive
Somerville, MA

>> World Womens Wrestling

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Nude Comedy Revisited

I posted about the Naked Comedy Showcase a few weeks ago (Naked Comedy), but i thought there were some noteable quotes from this recent article about the show in the Cambridge Cronicle.

“Cambridge doesn’t have a problem with nudity; they just don’t want you to be a [tease] about it.”

“That’s how Cambridge defines art — lack of payment,” said Ofiesh.

“Really, what is the big deal about taking off your clothes? It’s more weird for the audience,”
>> Knock, knock: Where’s your clothes?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ice Ice Baby is Back

Grab those neon parachute pants you have been hiding in your closet and hit the Redline this Thursday for the Early 90's Revival Party.

Join HeyLetsGo and as we begin a new monthly tradition at Harvard Square's Redline. Each month we will be hosting an Early 90's Dance Party with only our favorite hits to get you JUMPing.
Thursday, Jan 18
10 pm

59 JF Kennedy St.

>> Early 90's Revival Party

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

On Ice at Charles Hotel

It's a great date idea if you have the cash. Classy snacks, cocktails, ice skating and benifits go to the The Greater Boston Food Bank.

Please join the Kitchen Cabinet on Thursday, January 18, 2007 from 6 to 9 pm, for On ice at the Charles Hotel. The Kitchen Cabinet is a group of socially-conscious professionals dedicated to raising funds and hunger awareness on behalf of the Food Bank. Guests will be treated to classic cocktails fine food and an evening of ice skating.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
6-9 pm
$75 / ticket ($50 is tax deductable)

Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street

>> On Ice - Greater Boston Food Bank

Laughing Liberally

I like to laugh and I sure as hell like libral politics. This week at the Comedy Studio In Harvard Square Baratunde Thurston hosts Laughing Liberally.

Laughing Liberally Lab is a night of left-leaning political standup comedy featuring New England comics bringing their sharpest and newest standup material. Consider it a gym for political laughs.
Laughing Liberally
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
8:00 PM

The Comedy Studio (@ the Kong)
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA

>> The Comedy Studio
>> Laughing Liberally

Adolescent Psychology

This sounds like a course I took in college. The fact is, some of us have kids, and they will all eventually get to adolescence. This could possibly be the worst stage of human life. Everyone involved gets hurt.

Joani Geltman will talk about the physical, cognitive and social-emotional changes that occur in adolescence and how these changes affect relationships with parents, friends and school life.
Thursday, January 18th.
Kennedy School
5 Cherry St. Somerville MA.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Opera Boston Underground

I have no idea if I like opera, I could say I dont, but I really haven't been exposed to it. Now am I going to go pay some insane amount of money, get all dressed up, and then trek across the river to see if I like it? Probably not. But, I am willing to walk down the street, pay 5 bucks, and drink some beers while checking it out, that sounds do-able.

Opera Boston Underground, a concert series in the Cambridge bar the Lizard Lounge with a cover charge instead of season tickets and standing room instead of velvet seats. You won’t see any fat ladies in Viking helmets or hear Italian arias; instead, some of the actors performing in Opera Boston’s next show, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, will be performing concert versions of some of the show’s songs.
January 17
7 pm
Cover: $5

Lizard Lounge
1667 Mass Ave

>> Opera Boston Goes Underground

Mashup Events this week

For all you geeks out there. There are two mashup events around MIT this week.

If you are confused already, here is what a mashup is from the About Mashup Camp site:

Mashups (be they software or content-oriented) are most often characterized by the way they draw upon functionality and/or content from two or more sources (at least one of which is third-party to the developer) to produce a new creative work. For example, if a birdwatcher "mashed up" her own database of birdsightings (by GPS coordinates) with the functionality and content of Google Maps, the resulting visual presentation where the locations of birdsightings are interactively overlayed on top of a map within the context of a Web browser could be considered a mashup.

First event,
Mashups in Flash
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
6:00 - 8:00 PM
MIT Stata Building
Room 32-144

This presentation includes a what is discussion, expamples, and a walk through of how to create a mashup using flash and photos from flickr.

>> Mashups in Flash

The second event,
Mashup Camp 3 @MIT
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - Thursday, January 18, 2007
Hotel @ MIT
20 Sidney Street

This two day event will include a variety of topics (proposed list of dicussions) and will be run open space style.

>> Mashup Camp

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Harvard wants Allston back

I have always thought of Allston as BU land, but apparently Harvard has plans to the contrary. Last Thursday, Jan 11th, Harvard released their plans for Allston to the City of Boston.

The globe reports:

Harvard University today released a sweeping plan to transform a 250-acre swath of Allston into an expanse of academic facilities, student housing and a new public square that officials said would be a twin to Cambridge's Harvard Square across the river, with a plaza, retail stores, theaters and a new art museum.
Fun fact From Universal Hub
Allston was originally part of Cambridge, but seceeded (along with Brighton) when Cambridge refused to repair the bridge linking the two.
>> Harvard details Allston campus plan - Boston Globe
>> Harvard submits multi-decade master plan framework for Allston - Harvard Gazette
>> Irredentist Harvard seeks to reclaim Allston - Universal Hub

Crepe's in Davis Square

Word on the street is that Mr. Crepes has opened in Davis square (where someday cafe used to be) with a limited menu.

>> Mr. Crepe returns
>> Mr Crepe - without the crepes!

Thursday, January 11, 2007


I haven't gone to a brunch since high school when I was dragged to Mother's Day brunch with a big group of extended family. I wasn't impressed. Over the past year I have heard a lot about brunches, its the new thing. I still haven't gone. Its kinda on my to-do list but nothing has sparked my interest.... until now. Cambridge Brewing Company is starting a Beerunch that will run every Sunday starting Jan 14th. Its Beer and Bunch, what a wonderful idea.

OK, so we’re a little bit obsessed with beer at the CBC. We admit it. We drink it; we put it in our food. Sometimes we even put food in our beer. ‘Beer-Cuisine’ has become a mantra at the Cambridge Brewing Company. Starting on Sunday, January 14th from 12-4 we will be open for ‘Beerunch’, our own beer infused spin on the classic brunch.
Every Sunday Starting January 14th.
12:00PM to 4:00PM

Cambridge Brewing Company
1 Kendall Square, Bldg 100

>> Cambridge Brewing Company

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Somerville Dog Licences??

I did not know that Somerville Public Library was funded in part by dog licenses. And I'm gonna guess that you didn't know that either. I didn't even know that licensing your dog was the law. I dont even like dogs (don't judge me), but I do like books and other public works projects. So, if you are dog owner and want more info on how to get your 2007 dog license, check the links below.

>> Somerville Dog - License your Somerville dog!
>> Obtaining a dog license

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

It's never too late!

The holiday's are a very crazy time-and I have brought this up so many times here, but I am not done! For those of you that are sad you forgot to send out holiday cards-don't wait until next year! Project Bread is offering Happy New Year Cards for those of us that enjoy procrastinating.

By sending Project Bread new year cards, you will be helping hungry children and families in Massachusetts. All of the 5 x 7 cards are printed in Massachusetts on high-quality recycled paper using soy inks.
So it's not too late to send someone a quick note, or a message of hope.

>>Project Bread Cards

Get on the T with a tap of your ass

I personally like the new CharlieCard system, probably cuz I had a big issue putting those paper tickets in correctly. Now here is another perk of the cards, apparently if you have the card in your back pocket, you can tap your ass on the sensor and the gate opens. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm a fan of any excuse to put my bum on something.

>> An advantage of CharlieCards you may not have thought of

This reminds me of the Tom Green Bum song, for a little flash back, check it out the video.

Winter Camping Expedition

I'm a big fan of camping. Especially sitting by the campfire drinking a beer. I usually try and get my camping in during the summer though, but if you can't wait that long and need to get away from the city for a weekend, BSSC is hosting a Winter Camping Expedition Jan 13 -14.

Learn the basics of winter camping in one day and night! The trip will consist of hiking into a local conservation land campsite, setting up camp, hiking wearing snowshoes, learning how to navigate by GPS, and learning how to cook to stay hydrated, nourished and warm. You’ll also have the opportunity to take a snowshoe/geo-caching hike, go on a night hike, enjoy a warm fire with fireside stories and a special dessert prepared by our guides! Dinner and breakfast will be provided for you as well as ALL of the necessary camping equipment. You will be responsible for bringing proper clothing, a lunch for the first day and personal camping equipment. An extensive list will be provided for you.
January 13 - 14
Saturday 10AM – Sunday 10AM
$95, non-members add $10.
Acton, MA

Space is limited, you must reserve ahead.


Sunday, January 07, 2007

Food for me, help for you

If you need to get some food shopping done this week, might as well head to Whole Foods in Cambridge this Tuesday. 5 percent of sales from all three stores for the entire day of shopping go to help prevent homelessness among Cambridge residents.

Now that the post-holiday refrigerator and pantry need restocking, the Cambridge community is encouraged to shop at one of three Whole Foods Markets on Jan. 9 to help support the Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund (CHAF), an organization of Cambridge Realtors and concerned citizens who responded to a need to help people with rising home rental costs. This fund-raising event will net 5 percent sales from all three stores for the entire day of shopping to help prevent homelessness among Cambridge residents.

The three Cambridge Whole Foods Markets participating in this fundraiser are located at Fresh Pond Mall, 200 Alewife Parkway, 340 River Street (off Memorial Drive) and 115 Prospect Street in Central Square. By making purchases on this day, shoppers will help to contribute funds to provide initial rental costs to individuals and families who otherwise would not have a place to live.
Kill two birds with one stone: feed yourself and help someone afford a home.

>> Shop and Help

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Country at The Kirkland

If you like country music or just need a place to show off that new cowboy hat and belt bucklet, Kirkland Cafe is hosting Boston City Limits Festival the first Saturday of every month which will highlight country bands and singers from around the area. This week: The Billies, Carrie Elkin, and Ashmon Station.

Boston City Limits Festival
Saturday, January 6
Cover: $5.00

Kirkland Cafe
425 Washington Street

>> Kirkland Cafe

Friday, January 05, 2007

Whole Tree Identification

Ummm What??

This event is free and open to the public.

We can easily observe the unique shapes and branching patterns of trees after their leaves have dropped in the fall. For this program we will walk on the golf course to look at a number of specimen trees* that are inaccessible to the public during other seasons. We will start outside and finish inside with refreshments and wrap-up. Wear
footwear for walking off-path.
*Trees that illustrate the outstanding
characteristics of their species.
Date: Saturday, January 6
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Meeting Place: Maynard Ecology Center
Basement of Neville Place
650 Concord Avenue, Cambridge

Please register ahead of time by:
Email Elizabeth Wylde at
Call:(617) 349-4793 and leave your name and phone number.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Somerville Condo for $155,000

I'm not mature enough to buy a home. I mean, I still have posters on my walls and a large pile of empty beer cans lining my kitchen wall, so I have a way to go. If you are a little ahead of me, there is a steal available through the city of Somerville Housing Division.

This luxury loft style condominium is located in the historic Durrell School Place. This affordable unit has top of the line finishes for $155,000, and includes 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, off-street deeded parking, central AC, 12 foot ceilings, and is just steps from shopping and public transportation. The condominium is located at 245 Beacon Street. The unit will be offered to income-qualified households of 1-2 people, who currently live or work in Somerville.
>> Somerville Housing Programs
>> Details

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Welcome Home Opening

Not exactly the warm and fuzzy version of home but, this looks interesting. A mixed media show by Meghan Bernal, opening this Saturday, January 5th and running until Jan 27th.

"Welcome Home" brings an artist to a place where she feels mentally and physically comfortable and at peace. Ironically, to most it is a cold and uninviting state of ruins. Over the span of 3 years, she has taken full advantage of this particular location's hospitality. Using a variety of mixed media, she attempts to convey her connection with certain aspects of a place that was left to fall apart and be forgotten. With words, objects and images, she chooses to rebuild and remember.
Saturday, January 5 (opening)

Saturdays 12 -4
January 5 - 27

"Welcome Home" by Meghan Bernal
Washington Street Art Center Gallery Committee
321 Washington Street
(617) 623-5315

>> Washington Street Art Center

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Best Burger in town! (No really!!)

For most Somerville residents, I know you can back me up on this-R.F. O'Sullivans burgers are FANTASTIC! They have actually won awards! Each burger has 1/2 pound ground beef, and topped with a variety of items of your choice. There are over 25 different pre-selected burgers. If those don't tickle your fancy-the cooks will pretty much add anything you request.
My personal favorite is the Blackjack. A burger slowly cooked with cajun spices and then topped with a chipotle mayonnaise. Al burgers come with thick steak fries, but you can opt out and switch them for a large portion of onion rings.

If you just want to hang out, and not in the mood for food, this is also a good choice. They have 4 large TVs and almost always have sports events on. They also have a jukebox for those nights where there is just nothing on. A plethora of beers in the bottle, and a nice selection on tap as well.

One downfall-it can get pretty crowded. They have a very simple layout. A U-shaped bar in the middle, and tables nestled snugly along the wall for 2-6 people each. Obviously I am not the only one who is a huge fan, because getting a table can be tough. BUT, on the plus side, you can get to it from the T. It is a little lengthy of a walk, but definitely doable. Plus if you can't get a seat at the bar, and/or prefer a table, the waitstaff have always been quick and friendly!

282 Beacon St.
Somerville MA, 02143
Hours: 11am-1am.



Naked Comedy

Sometimes comedy shows are awkward, right before if you know if they are gonna be funny or not, now imagine if the performer is naked. Well, that is how it works at ''Naked Comedy Show" at ImprovBoston in Inman Square

The dynamic of nude comedian and clothed audience added an extra dimension to self-deprecating material, and, at times, the comedians seemed to be assessing their usual material to see if it was appropriate in the nude. But after taking a few minutes to address the obvious, most comedians fell back into their routines, albeit with a bit more self-awareness.
I dont know if it would be funnier, more awkard, or just wierd. I guess you will just have to check it out to know.

The Naked Comedy Showcase @ ImprovBoston
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
1253 Cambridge Street

>> Naked Comedy Show
>> ImprovBoston

Monday, January 01, 2007

Karaoke at Charlies Kitchen

Its been a crazy past few weeks: family, dinners, parties. Everything has been so planned and stressful. I don't know about you but I'm looking forward to getting back to normal and some low key nights. Tomorow night at Charlie's Kitchen it's karaoke night. Throw back a few cheap beers, listen to some drunk signing and enjoy a burger with friends. Ahhh, it feels good to be back.

Every Tuesday Night
Charlie's Kitchen
10 Eliot Street
Cambridge, MA

>> Charlie's Kitchen