Below is a list of some of the coolest events in the Boston Metro Area for the third week of the May Calendar Month. If you are interested in reading about additional events in Boston or you’d like to hear about updates to this list as new events are added, you may want to read the blog I have recently started. Remarkable Boston Events is still in the maintenance process, but dozens of new events are being added everyday, so I encourage you to subscribe to the blog or save the link and check back frequently.
You may also benefit from reading the other articles in the May Events in Boston, MA Series which are titled:
*Things to Do in Boston Metro: May 1-8 Events
*Things to Do in Boston Metro: May 9-15 Events
*Things to Do in Boston Metro: May 23-31 Events
*Things to Do in Boston With Kids: May Calendar Month
And now for the list of cool Boston events for the third week in May.
Saturday Local Artist Market (SLAM)
Saturdays May 15 and 29, 2010
12pm to 4pm
The Burren, 247 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville 02144
On two Saturdays per month, The Burren in Davis Square transforms into SLAM, a marketplace of local artists selling their unique works. One can expect to find paintings, photography, jewelry, book bindery, handmade soaps, glass, textiles, ceramics and artisan foods. SLAM
Phone Whore 2010
Saturday May 15, Sunday May 16, 2010
The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge 02238
For Mature Audiences
Cameryn Moore’s one woman performance act Phone Whore is taking off on its 17+ city North American Tour and Boston is cool enough to be the first stop. This original play, based on real life experiences with phone sex and sexually “deviant” behaviors might, as it suggests, change your views on sex forever. Get Tickets
Made in Mass. Free Film Series Presents What’s Going On Up There?
Monday, May 17, 2010
Boston Public Library, Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston St. Boston 02116
Made in Massachusetts Free Film Series Presents “What’s Going On Up There?”, a documentary looking at the pros and cons of the future of the space exploration industry according to many different types of people and professionals with interest in the topic. The film was written, directed, produced and edited by Maryanne Galvin, award winning Filmmaker and Forensic Psychologist from Boston. Galvin and/or members of the cast will be present to answer questions after the screening.
Unity Dow and Max Essex Author Talk
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave., Harvard Square, Cambridge
Unity Dow and Max Essex will discuss their book “Saturday is For Funerals”, a look at Botswana as a model example of how a country dealt with an enormous AIDS crisis. Dow is a Human Rights Activist, Judge and Writer from Botswana. Essex is Lasker Professor of Health Sciences at Harvard University, Chair of the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative (HAI), and Chair of the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute in Gabarone, Botswana.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb Talks About Impacts of The Black Swan
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
First Parish Church, Parlor Room, 3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Author, Professor and Expert on Randomness, Probability and Luck, will discuss “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable”, his new to paperback bestseller. According to Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Black Swans exist in many places in our society and have a great impact on the world and our individual lives. Google and the 9/11 Disaster are examples of Black Swans. This author event will take place at First Parish Church in Harvard Square. Seating is limited so purchase your $5 ticket in advance if you are able.
Discuss Autonomy and The Right to Die at the Philosophy Cafe
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Harvard Book Store, Used Books Dept. 1256 Mass. Ave, Cambridge
Join the Philosophy Cafe discussion on “Autonomy and its Limits: Is There a Right to Die?”. Read more about the topic here. The Philosophy Cafe is a casual group that gathers on the third Wednesday of each month in the Used Books Dept. of Harvard Book Store to discuss philosophical topics. There are no requirements or expertise needed to participate; everybody and is welcome to engage.
Comedian and Actor Jon Lovitz at The Wilbur
Friday, May 21, 2010
7:30pm and 10pm
The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St. Boston 02116
Jon Lovitz aka “Tommy Flanagan of Pathological Liars Anonymous”, “Master Thespian”, “Hanukkah Harry”, and “The Devil” is well known for his Emmy worthy performances on Saturday Night Live. He has also been in over 30 movies including Big, The Wedding Singer and High School High. And his distinctive voice has scored him roles in many cartoon series, for example The Critic, in which he speaks for character “Jay Sherman” or The Simpsons, speaking as Marge Simpson’s boyfriend, “Artie Ziff”. Go see him live while he’s in town. You have two opportunities to do so. Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000.
EarthFest: Free Festival and Concert
Saturday, May 22, 2010
11am to 5pm
DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, 10 Storrow Dr., Boston, 02108
Whole Foods Market presents the 17th, Annual 92.9 EarthFest, Free Concert and Festival. This year’s event will feature music from local and national bands including Collective Soul, Gin Blossoms, Crash Kings and Marcy Playground. There will also be eco-friendly vendors and info booths where you can learn about environmentally conscious products, groups and activities. You might even be able to score some swag if you arrive early enough.
EarthFest is suitable for all ages. Families with children are invited to check out Kids’ Planet, a mini EarthFest within the EarthFest. This interactive family area, fit with its own entertainment stage with live performances as well as other hands on activities geared toward kids.
Spring Wine Fest 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
1pm to 5pm
or 6pm to 10pm
Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts,539 Tremont St. Boston 02116
$39 to $59
Boston Event Guide and The Cyclorama present Spring Wine Fest 2010. The venue will be divided into various sections to represent the different regions of the world. You will get a passport to take to each area where you will have the chance to taste wines from that region.
Two wine tasting sessions are available; the afternoon session from 1pm to 5pm is between $39 and $49 in price (the earlier you buy, the less you pay) and the evening session from 6pm to 10pm ranges from $49 to $59. The tasting sessions seem to be exactly the same according to the website, minus the availability of music, which the event details implied is only granted to the evening party goers. The evening session is also labeled a “party” while the afternoon is being called a “tasting”. If this matter is of importance to you, call BostonEventGuide.com who is producing the event (781-44-7771) and get the scoop about what you will be paying for. Additionally, if you are interested in this event, it is recommended you get tickets soon as there’s a chance they might sell out. Get Tickets
Saturday, May 22, 2010
12pm to 5pm
Boston Teacher’s Union Hall,North Entrance at Bayside Expo, 180 Mt. Vernon St. Boston
Shopping Palooza, an Art4fun Ventures Event, will bring over 40 vendors to the Boston Teacher’s Union Hall near the North Entrance at Bayside Expo Center, to offer you a marketplace of sale-priced shopping. Browse arts and crafts products, candles, hand bags, jewelry, hats, incense, cosmetics and more. Entry to Shopping Palooza is free of charge and so is the parking. There will also be a cash bar and music to add to the entertainment. For questions, contact Arthur Edwards at [email protected]
Spring Anime Kaiju Experience (S.A.K.E.)
Saturday, May 22, 2010
12pm Noon to 12am Midnight
Courtyard By Marriott, 275 Tremont St., Boston 02116
$12 in advance, $15 at door
United Fan Con, Inc. will hold their 2nd Annual S.A.K.E.- that’s Spring Anime Kaiju Experience- at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel on Tremont Street in Downtown Boston’s Theatre District. The day long event, which will occur between 12pm Noon and 12am Midnight, will have plenty of activities to keep anime fans busy:
*Fan Judged Art Show
*Cosplay Photo Booth
*Hall Cosplay Contest
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Buy in advance
Weekend Mayan Festival
Saturday May 22, Sunday May 23, 2010
11am to 4pm
Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem 01970
Cost of Museum Admission
Peabody Essex Museum will dedicate a weekend festival to celebrate the ancient Maya culture of Guatemala and Mexico. Learn about the unique arts and culture of everything Maya. Activities for all ages are scheduled throughout both days, some of which include:
*Guided Gallery Tours
*Hands on Art Activities
Some of these activities require reservations. See Maya Festival Schedule of Events.
This is only a handful of the many events taking place in Boston during the May Calendar Month. Check out my blog, Remarkable Boston Events, where I will regularly post additional events as they come to my attention.