As the fourth cohort of Neighborhood Salon Luminaries settles in, and the previous three continue to inform, claims Vedro, “not only the community engagement programs, but now, more and more, other types of programming, and collaborations throughout the museum.”
Read on to ensure that visions of Kris Kringle Coladas and Manischewitz cobblers dance in your head.
We are doing two issues of DigBoston—What’s Wrong With Boston (#WWWB), and What’s Right With Boston (#WRWB)—that will ride the holiday slide into 2020. It’s a big deal that we’re hurtling into another decade, and so we wanted to do something different from the regular look-back and look-ahead spreads.
Electric Wizard @ The Palladium
Steeped in bong resin and occultism, Electric Wizard let you know exactly where they are coming from and what you are in for. Jus Oborn has been plying his stock for decades now, using the well-worn Sabbath playbook but adding in an unwavering focus on the darker side of things. ...
"There’s something about screaming and cheering on badass ladies while knowing that you’re raising money for a good cause that really helps lift the spirits out of the daily pits of doom we get sucked into."
A weekly calendar might look like this: all-ages hardcore matinee on Sunday, up-and-coming rock showcase on Tuesday, Afro-pop extravaganza Wednesday, head-banging metal on Thursday, vintage blues on Friday, all topped off with a ’60s rock legend in town on Saturday night.
“By most accounts, we’ve used more energy and resources during the last thirty-five years than in all of human history.”
"It’s going from Central Square in Cambridge over the Mass Ave Bridge and then into the Boston Common. Both cities are heavily affected by drugs and alcohol, and most have a deep sense of community. Families have been torn apart, and they’ve also been brought back together."
Besides the tradition, there’s the troupe’s compelling content, and the Bread and Puppet spectacle is like no other. In Krugman’s words, “the show is meant to shake city slickers and country cornstalks alike out of their complacency in the face of the destruction of the planet and the political and economic tyranny under which we all live.”
The square is bustling with activity. Groups of flow artists, jugglers and passersby circle up, picking up, discarding, and trying out different props at random. Near the main road, an impromptu multiball contact juggling class is in session.