Thursday, May 31, 2007

Things that suck

It's looking like rain today, which is going to put a damper on my evening of kickball and fun. ugg. On this note, here are some other things that suck
* $1 Oysters at Dante Fri June 30th
* Kirkland Cafe has closed- Kirkland Café manages a Meltdown on its last night

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

ORLIO Kickoff

Interested in testing a new beer? Orlio Organic Beer Company is attempting to make a name for itself in craft beer.
Starting here in Cambridge. It consists of seasonal india pale ale(spring/summer), Common ale, and a seasonal black lager(fall).

"O" is for the Orlio Organic Beer Company. . .
A new beer maker dedicated to creating a new choice in craft beer.
Wed. 5/30
Cambridge Common
1667 Mass Ave.
Between Harvard and Porter

>>Orlio Beer

Monday, May 28, 2007

Annual Spring Exhibition

For those of us who like art-this is the place. Except way better. It is art by kids. Cambridge Multicultural Arts is hosting Cambride Public School's Annual Spring Exhibition.
Drawings, Sculptures, and paintings on the lower level by grades K-8. Photographs on the second level by students grades 9-12.
The exhibition is from may 8-june 8. They are hosting a reception Thursday May 31. It is free for both viewing as well as attending the reception, but of course donations are always welcome.

Cambridge Mulitcultural Arts Center
41 Second St.
Cambridge MA.

Thursday May 31.

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed, and Fri. 10a-6p
Thurs. 10a-8p.


Sunday, May 27, 2007

Farmers Market

The farmers markets are opening! The markets in Davis and Central Square began last week. Union Square will begin in June. Do a little good for Massachusetts.

We are a public, non-profit, charitable service organization dedicated to the needs of farmers, consumers and communities. We are managed by a volunteer Board of Directors and work with community development groups. We hold weekly Farmers' Markets in many local neighborhoods and provide support for over 127 farmers' markets state-wide. Massachusetts farmers' markets connect local consumers directly with fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, baked goods, and other products grown or produced on local farms. In addition to providing a healthy shopping experience, markets provide a natural setting for special events and build community in the neighborhoods where they take place
Somerville: Davis Square
Day/Herbert St.
Wednesdays 12p-6p.

Cambridge: Central Square
Bishop Allen Dr. (Behind Harvest Co-op)
Mondays 11a-6p

Somerville: Union Square
Union Square Plaza
Saturday's 9a-1p. Begins June 9th.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Karaoke popularized by the Japanese

I have never been to this place called Guido's, but I hear they have Karaoke on Saturday's! For those of us that are not going camping (i couldn't even count the number of RVs I passed on my way to work.) or the beach, what a better way to spend a night with family members you rarely see. Laughing at other people! That's one of the best reasons to go to Karaoke. Who sings at those things anyway. Well I do after a few Malibu and cokes :) Don't like to sing, $2 PBR and fun times can still be had.
Two other things I have heard people rave about: the urinal trough, and steak tips. hmmmm???

13 Belmont St.
Show starts at 8:30


Late last night, after a kickball game and some pitchers at Redline we stopped by Pinocchio's for a slice. I had never been. It was delicious! I got the Sicilian deep dish artichoke. I wish i could have another right now. Cheap, fast, and tasty. Perfect stop in between bars.

Since this question came up last night, what is Sicilian pizza?

Sicilian pizza, also known as Sfincione (or Sfinciuni in Sicilian language) is a variety of pizza with ingredients incorporated into the dough, instead of just placed on top. This variety of pizza originates from Palermo, Sicily. An authentic recipe does not use mozzarella cheese, often adding small chunks of pecorino cheese and bits of anchovies. In America, Sicilian pizza usually refers to an altogether different variety, consisting of a thick square dough and toppings on top instead of inside the dough. (Wikipedia)
74 Winthrop St (next to Berks)
Harvard Square

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

We all love a good debate

Drinking Liberally is gathering on the 2nd floor of the Hong Kong in Harvard for the upcoming Democratic presidential candidates debate. Be there or be conservative, sorry that's horrible, I got nothing right now, hopefully Obama doesn't run into this problem.

Sunday, June 3

Event starts at 6:30. Debate at 7.

Hong Kong, 2nd floor
1236 Mass Ave
Harvard Square, Cambridge

>> Drinking Liberally

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ride Safe

It's finally nice enough to get that bike out of storage and take a ride around town. If you are looking for some new routes check out, a wiki that features dangerous biking areas to avoid. Especially good for those of us who ride without helmets (deep breaths mom).

Powered by Google Maps, the site features an interactive map of locations considered dangerous by local riders. The initial list of hazards was provided by Ian Thistle, a bike enthusiast of Braiotta's acquaintance. Users can add their own hot spots using a wiki-style feature, which Braiotta plans to inaugurate this week
>> For safe city biking, a wiki this way comes
>> The Right Ride

Monday, May 21, 2007

Broke in Boston

Hong Kong is taking on Broke in Boston-A guide to Living Cheap in the city.

Whether you’re a Bostonian, planning a move to Boston, or just visiting, Broke in Boston is your invaluable guide to saving money.
In this pocket-sized gem, you will find information on orienting to Boston and the city’s rich history; cheap places to eat; inexpensive sources of entertainment; discount clothing and furniture stores; maps of Boston and public transit; weekend getaway ideas; a listing of annual festivals; tips for apartment hunting; food and drink recipes; and much, much more.
huh?! Interesting yes? I am very interested in checking out that book. Who answers no to "Would you like to spend a little less money?"

Fun times had by all, mostly because it is cheap (not quite free) Don't get me wrong, free apps, and free admission, but if you buy the Broke in Boston book for $10 you get a raffle ticket for $50 gift card to Grafton Street Pub and Grille.
Anyone eaten there? I have not yet heard good or bad things. I think I need to check it out sometime soon.
Plus, I don't even have to mention Scorpion bowls! mmmmmmm Scorpion Bowls.

Hong Kong
Harvard Square
Tuesday 5/21

>>Broke in Boston

Dance Month

I would like o start by apologizing. I am so sorry this wasn't posted sooner. I don't know how Rachel and I did not know about this. We know about EVERYTHING to do with Cambridge/Somerville. Well ok so we don't. But this seems like a big deal, so everyone should enjoy it for what is left of May! Apparently May is DanceMonth in Cambridge.

DanceMonth is a citywide celebration of the movement arts in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Neither a festival nor a showcase, it is a way to focus on the richness of dance that is already an intrinsic part of our lives. Still a collaboration between the Mayor's office and the Dance Complex, DanceMonth is now a Cambridge tradition and most eagerly-awaited herald that Spring is finally here, and here must be Cambridge.
DanceMonth is celebrating its 14th year! They are hosting things such as Dance Distractions Tuesdays@Noon, and Workshops.
Everything happening now!

>>DanceMonth is...

Friday, May 18, 2007

PNS Spring Fair

Lots of family talk lately-good bad. It goes both ways. But I love babies! They are so darn cute. For me? TBA.
PNS (Parents' Nursery School obviously) is hosting its annual spring fair.

Live music, games & crafts, bake sale, giant yard sale, and raffle & prizes! Lots of activities for kids!
Saturday May 19.
40a Reservoir St.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Free Coffee

I'm alive. I blame my lack of posting on my job, which has required me to spend insane amounts of hours locked in my office. Without coffee I might not be here, so in celebration I'm sponsoring free coffee day this thursday. I can't back that up. Here are the facts, the true ones this time.

Thursday, May 17th, J.P. Licks is hosting their first annual “Free Coffee Day.” Customers can visit any of seven J.P. Licks locations from open to close and receive a free cup of coffee, but that is just the beginning. In addition to a free cup of coffee on that day, guests will also be receiving a “Free Iced Coffee Card." This card will be valid through the entire summer and will allow a customer to stop into any J.P. Licks store when the weather rises above 81 degrees (1981 is the year the 26-year old shop was established) and get a free iced coffee. Why the free coffee at every location? J.P. Licks wants the Boston public to experience good coffee. They roast all of their beans on site at their Jamaica Plain headquarters to ensure customers receive the freshest cup of coffee possible. J.P. Licks is the only New England coffee company to do this.
Thursday, May 17th
J.P. Licks
Davis Square
4A College Ave.

>> FREE Coffee on Thursday!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Philosophy Cafe

Nothing like getting together on a Tuesday night to have some serious conversations/debates.
Topic this week, Standards Evolving: Are we Making Moral Progress?
Moderated by Tom Clark

McIntyre and Moore Booksellers
255 Elm St.
Davis Square
For information call: 617-629-4840.
Wheelchair Accessible

Monday, May 14, 2007

The Great Park Pursuit

I am not going to lie. I found this on the Mix98.5 website. I am saving freeloaders points in hopes that someday I will be able to earn a trip to Aruba. But enough excuses about my surfing. The great Park pursuit sounds like so much fun!
You start by registering a team online. A team must be atleast 1 adult (over18) and one child (under 18). Teams are challenged to visit six different state parks and need to complete tasks for the week. This is done on Saturday's over a six week period.

Teams will hike to amazing views, learn to fish, pitch a tent and roast s’mores, discover secrets of the past, ride a horse drawn wagon, learn about birds of prey and even how cows are milked. Each week is filled with new outdoor adventures to discover and enjoy!
If you complete all six weeks you are deemed a semi finalist. You will then get to compete for several grand prize packages.
*Bike Package
*Kayak Package
*Climbing Package
*Camping Package

The first Park is Blue Hills Reservation in Milton. Arrive between 11:00 and 3:00 for the first adventure!
Then check the website for clues to see which park you need to be at the next week.

>>The Great Park Pursuit

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Legacy of Taste

Cheap, a good cause, and a nice view!

Meals on Wheels in Boston invites you and a guest to attend the Legacy of Taste private wine tasting event. The event is $5 per person payable at the door with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Meals on Wheels programs in Boston.
The Legacy of Taste will be led by Master Sommelier and Master of Wine Doug Frost – one of only three people in the world to have achieved both of these remarkable distinctions.
5/16, 5/17 and 5/18
6:30p or 8:30p
Top of the Hub’s Skywalk (50th floor of the Prudential Building)
$5 per person
Space is limited RSVP now!
Must be 21 with valid ID.

>>Legacy of Taste

Friday, May 11, 2007

Spring Cleaning

Who makes it spring cleaning. Do people hoard more during the winter? Is it because you can finally open your windows? I am so curious why spring cleaning? Anyway, it is a little refreshing to spend the day kicking your house's ass. It just feels good after. Then I always make plans to attack something else, but i never seem to make it past that one day. If you have motivation and like to help the keep our world clean (who is going to say no to that) here are a few outdoor clean-ups.

Collect trash and debris from the riverbanks. Pokers, gloves, bags, and refreshments will all be available. Check in at the parking lot next to the Condon band shell on Route 16.
For information, call 781-391-2604

If possible, bring gloves, rakes and gardening tools; flowers, trash bags, pick-up sticks and painting supplies will be provided. Email for more info.
Meet at the ramp to the Latta Brothers Pool House

Meet at kiosk at the intersection of Boston Avenue and the Mystic Valley Parkway. Ages 8-up are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of Alewife Reservation, the city of Cambridge, and the Somerville Dog Owners Group.

The Zombies are coming!

I am not writing this post to encourage you to attend, so much as to warn you.
Saturday May 12 dozens of undead will be marching down Mass Ave. I live right off Mass Ave smack in the middle of Davis and Harvard. I am not sure this is something I want to see. But hey-if this is your cup of tea-go for it! (i was a little tempted when I read there would be "thriller" dancing. I heart MJ.)

Marchers are expected to make themselves up like zombies and act the part (moaning, groaning, Thriller-dancing) along the march’s route between Davis and Harvard Squares. Rain or shine, the March will wind its way down Mass Ave. and conclude for an afterparty at The Cellar bar at 991 Mass. Ave. near Harvard Square
Saturday 5/12
6:30p March begins
Davis Sqaure-Harvard Sqaure.


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

It's a love hate relationship.

I am addicted to chocolate. Not even just the candy bars, I heart everything sweet. Sometimes I just need it. Trust me though, my stomach does not need it. My belly stopped needing chocolate when I got lazy and stopped moving. I don't want to stop eating chocolate. I heart it. Maybe just some control. Cambridge Women's Center is hosting a ummm maybe you could call it an information session?

Learn to understand your craving for sweets and to
gain control without willpower or deprivation.
Cambridge Women's Center
46 Pleasant St.
Thursday 5/10

Wheelchair accessible
Childcare is available with 2 days notice.
Info/directions/childcare: (617)354-8807
*Women only space

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Hang out with mom(not mother's day)

We love to laugh hahahaha loud and long and clear. We love to laugh-so everybody can hear!
If you heart laughing like I do you should check out Pre-Mother's Day Comedy Rant and Rave Show.
Laughter is the best gift ever. No, not true. I completely made that up. But it would be a fun time.
Host Janet Cormier with Dorothy Dwyer, Dave Decker, Steve Duval, Brian Freer and Chris Nesmith.

Sunday 5/6/07
All Asia
334 Mass Ave, Cambridge
Central Square
Admission $5

Friday, May 04, 2007

Fiesta Del Rock!!

Are you ready to rock!?!
Thats right screw cinco de mayo-no not really. This is all part of it I swear.
The Franklin Kite and The Resonance take the stage at Tommy Doyle's on Saturday night.

The Franklin Kite and The Resonance hit the stage at Tommy Doyle's for a true Fiesta del Rock. Two parts rock, three parts Fiesta.
Tommy Doyle's
Harvard Sqaure
Admission $2 (Not even gonna mention that's cheaper than keg parties I used to go to.)

>>The Franklin Kite
>>Tommy Doyle's

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Glassy Class, or is it Classy Glass

If you are looking for a gift for a friend or if your mom is a booze hound (reminder mothers day is soon), check out Bread and Badger in Davis Square for homemade etched glass.

She scours craft and thrift stores for vintage vases, shot glasses, and colored candle holders in onyx, cobalt blue, or pale pink. Then, using her artist’s eye, she freehands whimsical designs — stars, anchors, flowers, sea creatures — and ink-inspired skull and crossbones or hearts swathed with “mom” banners.

Each glass piece is one of a kind, so you can be sure you’re expressing your true self.
416 Highland Ave
Davis Square

>> Bread and Badger
>> Dude that's so Etchy
>> Magpie

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May Fair

Spring Spring spring-I love spring! Why? Mostly just because spring equals summer which equals my birthday! But until I start that celebration, I have to find others. ENTER-MAY FAIR! 24th Annual May Fair in Harvard Square.
Harvard Sqaure is shut down for the day to traffic, and opened to millions of people. Ok not millions, but sometimes feels like it when you try to walk across the street.

There will be:

*Musical performances on the crosswalk
*Performances at Eliot triangle
*Bandfest at Forbes Plaza
*Club Passim stage will be open
*Dance Stage on Church Street
*A Readers Ramble
*Chalk on the Walk(Church St)
*Largest Outdoor Human Genome Project
*Golden Shoe Hunt

Harvard Square
May 6th
Raindate May13th

>>24th Annual May Fair
>>Chalk on Walk