Abe Lincoln, Al Gore, Revere Carnival, & Festivals of Henna, Dancing, and Literature
03/22/09 by Johnny Monsarrat
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The Week in Weird
|A Visit with Abraham Lincoln||Mar 26||New Hampshire|
|Abe Lincoln is still celebrating turning 200! This re-enactment is in southern New Hampshire, right near the border. It’s practically Lowell. So go! 7:30pm. Sponsored by the Hollis Historical Society.
The Lawrence Barn Community Center, 40 Depot Road, Hollis, NH.603-465-7561. more
|Al Gore Speaks on the Environment Yet Again||Mar 30||Metro Boston|
|Another guy who just won’t stop touring is Al Gore, who continues to speak for the planet.
CitWang Center, Boston, MA. more
|Northeast Henna and Bellydance Gathering||Mar 28 – Mar 29||Rhode Island|
|Also for New Age healers is this bellydancing festival! And you can get Henna, which is sort of like a tattoo for people who are (smart? Not so hard core? Take your pick. ) want it to wash off in a week.
Various, Providence, RI. more
|Dance Marathon||Mar 28 – Mar 29||Boston Metro|
|Your bellydancing skils will come in handy at this 18-hour dance marathon to benefit AIDS research.
Boston University, Boston, MA. more
|The Boston Tea Party – Swing Dance Festival||Mar 26 – Mar 29||North Shore|
|There’s no charity, but for enthusiasts, here is an entire weekend of workshops, classes, and dance parties for swing, lindy hop, ballroom dancing. Also a c]ompetition. Register in advance.
The Sheraton Ferncroft Resort, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA.978-777-2500. more
|Annual International Folk Music Festival||Mar 26||Metro Boston|
|This festival is poorly described but involves music and, since they’re calling it a fesival, may come with social events as well.
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. more
|George W. Veditz American Sign Language Festival||Mar 27||Metro Boston|
|A lot of colleges made the list this week. Here’s another, a sign language festival. How great is that! They’ll have a deaf magician, a deaf comedian, and workshops.
Northeastern University, Boston, MA. more
|Literally Salem 2009||Mar 27 – Mar 29||North Shore|
|Or come to this literature festival and go to author talks, parties, open mics, and workshops.
Various Locations, Salem, MA. more
|Revere Spring Carnival||Mar 25 – Apr 19||Metro Boston|
|Fiesta Shows is the major traveling carnival in New England, and wherever they go it’s bound to be a party. Here’s their first event of the year, in Ruh-VEE-uh.
Showcase Cinemas, Revere, MA. more
|Easter Egg Hunt – Wachusett Mountain||Mar 29||Worcester|
|And apparently it’s not too soon to celebrate Easter! It’s free to ski if you are dressed in a full bunny costume. They limit the easter egg hunt to kids 5-12, those lucky bastards.
Wachusett Mountain, Princeton, MA. more
|Annual Open House at Tower Hill Botanical Garden||Mar 29||Metro West|
|OK, here are some less weird events that may also be worth attending. First up is the Tower Hill Botanical Garden, which has their annual free open house.
11 French Drive, Bolyston, MA. more
|Boston Turkish Film Festival||Mar 27 – Apr 5||Boston Metro|
|Also if you missed the Turkish food festival, come check out their film festival.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. more
|Boston Underground Film Festival||Mar 19 – Mar 26||Boston Metro|
|And the Boston Underground Film Festival continues.
Various Places, Boston, MA.617-202-5059. more
|CraftBoston||Mar 27 – Mar 29||Boston Metro|
|There’s no lack of merchant “festivals” if you want to go buy something… Here…
Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA.617.266.1810. more
|Boston Gift Show (Spring)||Mar 28 – Mar 31||Boston Metro|
|… Or here…
Boston Convention & Expo Center, Boston, MA.(800) 272-SHOW. more
|AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries||Mar 26 – Mar 29||Boston Metro|
|… Or here… (why do I list this stuff? Well… It can be fun to walk around, it’s like a traveling museum…).
Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA.617-363-0405. more
|SlamBoston||Mar 24||Boston Metro|
|SlamBoston is the ultimate poetry slam, because they mix in theatre as well to create eight short plays. I’ve seen one and it’s great fun, not snooty or unapproachable at all.
Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA.617-933-8600. more
|SWAN Day Festival Performance||Mar 26 – Mar 28||Boston Metro|
|I couldn’t find out mucuh about “SWAN Day”, but apparently it’s a series of performances by women and workshops for women.
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA. more
|Harlem Globetrotters (annual perf.)||Mar 29 – Mar 30||Boston Metro|
|And this has to be the last time I list the Harlem Globetrotters… A great show for kids but I went last year, and it’s not quite as amazing as I had hoped. You know, like circus stunt amazing…
TD BankNorth Garden, Boston, MA. more
|Speech & Debate||Mar 27 – Apr 25||Boston Metro|
|Finally, this smart comedy caught my attention, about a debate club.
Lyric Stage, Boston, MA. more