Through 4/14/10: Comic, Robot, Indian Fests, Colonial Re-Enactments, Carnivals, Free Day at The Old Manse
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|Boston Comic Con||4/10 – 4/11||Boston Metro|
|After seeing Kick-Ass, comic book fans should pile in Boston for this major convention It seems to be quite a real event, with workshops, artists, lectures, as well as numerous vendors. 10am-5pm both days. Hint: if you are a straight woman and know how to giggle, you can CLEAN UP at this convention.
Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|National Robotics Week||4/10 – 4/13||Boston Metro|
|Personally, I’d prefer to be at the Boston Museum of Science, which is having a robot festival, with lectures, demos, and a “block party” on April 17.
Museum of Science, Boston, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Burlesque Life Drawing||4/11||Boston Metro|
|Although this is a regular event, I like to mention it from time to time. Some day I’ll go and tell you whether it lives up to its hype. 2:30-5:30pm. It’s not just drawing sexy models, it’s a “community” with burlesque performance, drinking, and hooting. My goodness.
Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Rube Goldberg Machine Design Contest||4/10||Metro West|
|Also geeky, check out this MIT student run event for middle school students. They build complex Rube Goldberg type devices. You know, where the candle burns through a string which releases the parrot who eats the grain, spilling over the bucket, etc.
Fay School, 48 Main Street, Southborough, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Environment Festival @ The Clay Center||4/11||Boston Metro|
|This one’s also at a high school, but it’s a lot more than just a high school festival. They’ll have science demos, a live animal show, hybrid cars, and more. No really, it seems interesting. Thanks, kids with rich parents! 3-5pm.
20 Newton Street, Brookline, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Harvard Square’s SpringFest||4/10||Boston Metro|
|I can’t really get a handle on this festival, but it appears to be outdoors and they’ll have carnival games, dance, martial arts demonstrations, magic, and arts and crafts. I’ll go check it out and report to you in 2011! 11am-5pm.
99 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Sensational India! Festival||4/10 – 4/11||North Shore|
|Another museum that’s always holding events is the Peabody Essex in salem. There aren’t many South Asian events around Boston. But this weekend they’ll have dance, live music, storytelling, cooking demonstrations, and more.
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Bedford Spring Carnival, Bedford Minuteman Company’s Pole Capping, Paul Revere Capture Ceremony, Meriam’s Corner Exercise, Northeast Wars, Concord Patriot’s Day Celebrations, Thomas Edison’s “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, Boston Motion Graphics Festival, Annual Harvard Intercollegiate Kendo Tournament, Lowell Film Festival, Open House at The Old Manse, Boston Turkish Film Festival, Six Flags New England – Opening Weekend, Revere Spring Carnival, Down:2:Earth Expo, Spring Open House @ Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Athol-Orange River Rat Race, It’s Big Night @ Ipswich & Norfolk, Beeline Festival, Intergalactic Cardboard Sled Race @ Mt. Sunapee, Revels 2nd annual “Cook-Off”, Newton / Needham Restaurant Week, Subway FREE Cookie Day, Smuckers Stars on Ice, Banned in Boston, Big Apple Circus, and more.