Thursday, August 18, 2011
Get out to Larz Anderson for a couple of shows, or the Common for some family fun, or spend some time in "The Room."
When/where: Larz Anderson Auto Musuem, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Why: Check out the marvels of high tech bikes, new and old, at the Larz Anderson museum. If you have a bike you want to show off, it's $10 to register. Pricing: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors/students/military/children, and free for children under 6. When/where: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, at Allandale Farm, Why: Celebrate the humble tomato and harvests upcoming with live music, grilled corn, kids' games, hayrides, tastings and more varieties of tomato than you thought possible. Pricing: $7 When/where: the Frog Pond at Boston Common. Frogs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the carousel from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Why: While you're down at the Common for Frog Appreciation Day--a …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Car enthusiasts attend an Italian car show at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum despite a downpour
This past weekend, amid torrential rains, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum held their Italian car show: Tutto Italiano. The museum has been holding weekly car shows between May and October for the past sixteen years. Normally attracting around 5,000 visitors, the car shows allow owners the chance to have their cars judged against other cars in the same class. Although the rain kept many people away, many others still decided to attend the event despite the downpour. Visitors perused the cars protected by raincoats and umbrellas, taking a break indoors to check out the museum's exhibits when the rain got too heavy.
It's a tax-free weekend, and a perfect time to get some back to school shopping started. Groovy.
When/where: Coolidge Corner Theatre, at 11:59 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Why: Bruce Campbell is Ash Williams, horror's greatest unsung hero, who is pulled back into the medieval era by the power of the Necronomicon. With his trust chainsaw and boomstick, he must lead the people of the village he lands in to battle against undead hordes. It's a cult classic filled with B-movie self-awareness, snappy one-liners and Campbell's famous chin. Pricing: $9. Note: Fans of USA Networks' "Burn Notice" may recognize the hero of this film as Sam Axe from the series. When/where: in stores all weekend. Why: The Commonwealth has again suspended sales tax on all non-business purchases below $2500 for this weekend only. If there's something you …