The Week thru 4/4/10: Pillow Fight, Senegal’s Independence, Anime & Burlesque & Young Film Fests, & tons of Easter Egg Hunts!

Welcome to the Week in Weird! This week I’m giving away tickets to the Young Film Festival and to their cocktail party which is WEDNESDAY. Email me to win at johnny@weirdbostonevents.org. Here are this week’s top items, and

click to see the complete Johnny’s List of Weird Boston Events.
Senegalese Independence at Teranga Restaurant 4/4 Boston Metro Weird Boston Events, by Johnny Monsarrat
It’s been 50 years since Senegal won its freedom from France. I’ve never seen a West African event in New England before, so this is the Weird Event of the Week! There’s a restaurant called Teranga that is Primary Senegalese, but also has French, Vietnamese, Moroccan, and Ghanian influences. They’re having an all day festival this Sunday, from 11am to 10:30pm, with Senegalese dancing and live music. I’ve been to the restaurant — it’s upscale but rather than being snooty, it’s a place you can relax and call home for an evening. Best of all, the food is uncompromisingly authentic. By this I mean, nothing here is Americanized “”sweet and sour chicken””. You may not like everything, but you’ll definitely have a unique experience and discover something new. I couldn’t hear much on the phone when I called in, but the event features the Senegalese group Lamine Tour√©, they’ll have off-the-menu appetizers after 8pm (when dinner ends), and you could win a free dessert!
1746 Washington Street, Boston, MA.617-266-0003. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
see details on the complete Johnny’s List
World Pillow Fight Day 4/3 Boston Metro Weird Boston Events, by Johnny Monsarrat
Pillow Fight Day is exactly what you think it is! Bring an old pillow you can destroy and have at!
A secret. See website., Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
see details on the complete Johnny’s List
see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Anime Boston 4/2 – 4/4 Boston Metro Weird Boston Events, by Johnny Monsarrat
Anime Boston is the big annual festival for people who love Japanese cartoon movies, and they’ll have a costume contest, game shows, dancing, and a music video contest.
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Young Filmmakers Competition 4/3 Boston Metro Weird Boston Events, by Johnny Monsarrat
If that’s just too geeky, join the young film lovers at the Young Filmmakers Competition. I don’t normally feature film fesivals, but the weather’s too cold for much outdoors, and a ton of filmmakers to meet and mingle with. The evening isn’t just a screening and awards show. They’ll have a social mixer both before and afterwards. Tickets are only $5, but they’ve given me 4 free passes to give away. So email me to win.
Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Young Filmmakers – Movers and Shakers Cocktail Competition 3/31 Boston Metro Weird Boston Events, by Johnny Monsarrat
I’ve also got 4 free passes to their cocktail party on Wednesday. Maybe you’ll meet and fall in love with the future film star of Avatar 4 or Terminator 7. 7-9 pm!
Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
The Great Burlesque Expo 4/2 – 4/4 Boston Metro Weird Boston Events, by Johnny Monsarrat
Another place to mingle with future starlets is this weekend devoted to burlesque. They’ll have classes, a pool party, a major show, and the usual convention stuff such as art show and vendor room.
Hyatt Regency, 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Room to Dream Gala & Carnival 4/1 Boston Metro Weird Boston Events, by Johnny Monsarrat
Hmm. Burlesque convention or some kind of ill-described carnival for charity. Which one to choose? Well, they’re on different days, so you don’t have to choose.
Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. 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:

Closing Party & Pond Skim @ Wachusett Mtn, Boston Underground Film Festival, Full Moon Tour @ Gore Place, Deadline for Manuscript Mart, Boston Motion Graphics Festival, MobileCampBoston, Easter Egg Hunt — Hull, MA, Easter Egg Hunt – Wachusett Mountain, Easter Egg Hunt @ Casey Farm, Bunny Bonanzoo @ Stone Zoo, Easter Egg Hunt — Winslow Farm, Easter Egg Hunt @ Charmingfare Farm, 4-H Easter Egg Hunt!, Easter Egg Hunt @ Waterford, CT, Easter Egg Hunts – Grafton, Easter Egg Hunt – Wilmington Town Common, Easter Egg Hunt – Falmouth, Easter Egg Hunt – Marblehead, Easter Egg Hunt – West Springfield, MA, Easter Egg Hunt – Lexington, MA, Easter Egg Hunt @ Mystic, CT, Easter Egg Hunt @ Foxboro, MA, Annual Easter Egg Extravaganza, Easter Egg Hunt @ New Bedford, MA, Easter Egg Hunt – Westerly, RI, and more.

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