"Literary Lives" Opening Celebration | Portraits of Irish writers by Irish visual
artists, accompanied by coffee, dessert, and live music | Boston
College, McMullen Museum,
Devlin Hall, 140 Comm Ave,
Boston | September 5: 7-9 pm | 617.552.8587
Liederfest VI | Schumann
"Der Contrabandiste," and Spanisches
Liederspiel | Church of St.
Mehran + Matt D.
+ Sara Heggan | Comedy show | House of Blues front room, 15 Lansdowne St, Boston
| August 26 @ 9 pm | 888.693.2583
"Gold" Summer Party
| Fashion show with gold-painted models and contemporary clothes and
accessories | Rumba at the InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Ave, Boston
| August 27: 9 pm-1 am | intercontinentalboston.
Ice Cream Social for Dogs | Free ice cream from Polka Dog Bakery for dogs
and free gelato for their human friends, plus pet-care advice and photos | Joe
Wex Dog Recreation Space at Peters Park, 1277 Washington St, Boston
| August 19: 5-7 pm | arlboston.org
Bazaar Bizarre | Odd-craft
fair with live music and 40 vendors | Union
| August 21: 4-8 pm | bazaarbizarre.
Tubby Love | Acoustic soul/reggae fusion | Institute of Contemporary
Northern Ave, Boston
| August 12 @ 6 pm | berklee.edu
"Summer Brew" | Mixed-media celebration of contemporary art and Boston's
young artists, composers, and performers | Urbano, 284 Amory St, Jamaica
Plain | August 13: 6-8 pm | urbanoproject.
Singer-songwriter Angel Taylor
Downtown Crossing Block Parties | DJs,
prizes, food, cocktails, and more | Summer St, Boston | Aug 5 + 12: 5-8 pm | facebook.com/dtcblockparties
"New Media and Community: Making the Internet Personal" | With editors from the Boston
Globe and ArtThrob | Cornerstone Books, 45 Lafayette St, Salem
| Aug 5 @ 6 pm | 978.
STOP! Hammer Time
Stuff to do, free of charge:
Nini & Ben | Alt-folk | Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave, Boston
| Tonight, July 29 @ 6 pm | 617.478.3100
Black Eyed Peas Karaoke Competition | Sing to win tickets to the group's Boston show | Kings Back Bay, 50 Dalton St, Boston
| Tonight, July 29 @ 9 pm | kingsbackbay.
Party like it's 1964 at Noir's Mad Men premiere bash. There's no cover.
Being broke doesn't have to be boring. You can get into all of the following events for free. For more of what's happening this week, follow @BostonFunShit on Twitter or find our new BostonFunShit page on Facebook.
"Rubber Biscuit Comedy Revue" | With Josh Gondelman, Maria Ciampa, Sameer Naseem, and Matt Kona | House of Blues Front Room, 15 Lansdowne St, Boston | July 22 @ 9 pm | 888.
Paul Reubens as Pee Wee Herman
FEST | Outdoor
screening of the ‘80s classic Pee-Wee's Big Adventure | Seven
Somerville | July 8 @ approximately 8:15 pm | somervillema.gov
CROSSING BLOCK PARTIES
| DJs, prizes, food, cocktails, and more | Summer St, Boston| July 8 +
15: 5-8 pm | facebook.
A first glipmse of the Ovo egg. For more info, follow us at twitter.com/BostonPhoenix
In the wise words
of food critic Robert Nadeau: "Being a good dog is the essence of a
thing; being a good person is a garnish on top of a thing." But what of
being a good egg? Well, if that egg happens to be Cirque du Soleil's Ovo, it might just be the one thing that can unite us all
broke doesn't have to be boring. Check
out these events, all free of charge:
OGLETREE | The Presumption of Guilt: The
Arrest of Henry Louis Gates and Race, Class, and Crime in America
discussion and signing | July 1 @ 7 pm | Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Ave,
Today from noon till 4 pm, the Boylston Street location of Spike's Junkyard Dogs will be
celebrating their fourth anniversary in the hot dog game by offering up
free dogs (of both the beef and veggie variety). Also, we can report
that Spike himself will be in attendance. Whether this is an actual
pooch or a grown man in a dog suit is for you to find out.