you smell it, Bostonians? Can you smell it in the air? That, my
friends, is the scent of the end of summer. Soon, the thousands of students
we have been missing (or perhaps not missing) will return; everything
will be open later, as summer hours will end; but so will the long
days, warm nights and dreamy endlessness of summer.
finally here. People count down to this for months. As soon as the
weather starts to change, it's fresh in everyone's minds -- the ritual,
the camaraderie, the friends and families gathering together, all to
celebrate overlarge cartilaginous fish with rows and rows of
flesh-ripping teeth. Yes, ladies and gentlemen: it's Shark Week
of the best things in life are free, and I don't mean the taste of new
toothpaste or laughing with friends. Sure, those are great, but that
warm fuzzy feeling we call happiness can be achieved with more creative
ways, like scoring free Slurpee's, learning how to make art out of trash
and attending a sand sculpture festival.
got you down? Did last weekend's boozing, barbecuing and fireworking
set your expectations so high such that the prospect of a return the
weekend routine of eating ice cream and watching True Blood suddenly
seems so banal?Fear
not, because we have not one but TWO awesome weekend-long cons to save
you from the brink of desperation.
We have finally reached that point in the summer where all
the local schools are out. Swarms of children roam free; already, their
vacation-slackened brains have started atrophying, their feral
instincts taking over. Ice-cream-truck drivers patrol the streets with
caution, fearing the packs of errant urchins who might ambush them.
Unmitigated crapfest that was Green Lantern got you down? Worry not, because we've got plenty to tide you over until Cars 2. That
includes fantasy films, classics, and free TV preview screenings right
here in Boston, plus a great film festival in Nantucket. For the more
esoteric, there is also a film about a rubber tire that comes to life
and kills people.
since the weather looks absolutely atrocious today through Wednesday
and completely uncertain thereafter, Laser Orgy has provided you with a
variety of indoor-outdoor events. And they're kind of all over the
place. Art enthusiasts, Repo
devotees, water-gun warriors, puppet fanatics, political satirists, and
bacon lovers rejoice -- this week, we've got something for you.
you found last week's events too high-minded and cultural,
then do we have news for you! This week's, we give you a multitude of events ranging from trashy to flashy ... and also, curiously, an unusual number of
opportunities to dress up in ridiculous costumes: there's a renaissance
fair, a pirate crawl, a J-pop concert, and the Pride Idol show.
Welcome to June! It's Potty Training Awareness Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Bathroom Reading Month.
This first week of June celebrates none of those, which is probably a good choice; instead, it embraces the off-beat with interactive arts, cult films and gorey
House, Black Shampoo and The
all having midnight showings, and Aussie musical-comedian Tim Minchin will be
preforming at the Wilbur.
For a sunny week in the end of May, this week's events are spectacularly
morbid. It's jam-packed with many a celebration of gorey fun, from book
events to film screenings to marches and parties celebrating the
And now, for some nerd-inspired slam poetry:This is for the nerds who want to get involved with humanoid robots but never had a chance to go to a workshop! This is for the people who have had to rewind their videos because whoever rented it before them didn't!This is for the zombies that got autopsied without donating their bodies to science!
The Week in Geek 02.14 - 02.18: [Valentine's Day week if you haven't been outside in like 1500 years]Hark
ye geeks, and discover Laser Orgy's newest feature: The Week In Geek, a
regular listing of geeky-awesome events in Boston. So next time you're
overfull of Cheetos and bored of launching rockets at Nazi zombies, you
can check this blog right here and find out what kind of dorky events
are going on in the Boston area, whether it be sci-fi cons, steampunk
museum exhibits, something to do with video games or lectures on
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