Weekend Events Guide Jan. 22-24

I am looking to take this blog one step up and therefore I want to try something new. At the end of every week, I will highlight an upcoming event for each day of the weekend. Lately I’ve been getting so caught up doing things during the weekends, that I never post entries on the blog. Well, what’s the purpose of an events blog if I skip over the weekends, right? I am here to remedy that. So here goes it – any feedback on likes, dislikes, what you would like to see are very much appreciated!

FRIDAY

After a long week of work and school, sometimes the only thing I want to do is kick back and watch the Celtics play. I’ve already explicitly expressed my love for the Cs here, here, and here. I always love watching basketball, even more so when the Celtics are on the court. Tonight should be an interesting game because Kevin Garnett is back after missing 10 games. Oh, he was also recently named All-Star starter. The game, against the Portland Trail Blazers begins at 7:30 p.m. My friends and I are hitting up Boston Beer Works, and I recommend you do the same. Their beer, like the Celtics, won’t let you down.

Photo (cc) by Keith Allison and republished here under a Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved.

Saturday

Continuing with a low-key theme weekend, I’m in the mood to watch a movie.  I recently came across this:

A Town Called Panic is playing at the Kendall Square Landmark Theatre. Ty Burr reviewed the film in today’s edition of the Boston Globe and gave the movie 4 1/2 stars.

“Best of all, the movie’sfunny: Indian and Cowboy decide to build Horse a backyard barbecue for his birthday but end up ordering five million bricks over the Internet rather than 50; this eventually leads to a journey to the Earth’s molten core, a trio of obnoxious fish-men and their mother, giant robot penguins controlled by snowball-obsessed mad scientists, and Horse’s thwarted romance with the local music teacher (also a horse and voiced serenely by Jeanne Balibar). It could happen.”

The theater is located at One Kendall Square in Cambridge. 617.499.1996. Showtimes are: 1:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m. and 9:25 p.m.

Sunday

I am personally so excited for today’s event; Nouvelle Vague is in town. For those of you who do not know who they are, look them up right now. Basically, this French band covers classic punk rock hits from the 1980s. The songs are hands down the most beautiful covers you will ever hear. The band’s femme fatale lead singers add grace and elegance to alter a classic punk song into something sultry and lounge-esque. Check out a Q&A the Weekly Dig ran this week with Olivier Libaux, one of the band’s members.

The new wave band will be at the Somerville Theatre at 55 Davis Sq. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $29.

Honestly, Blondie and The Clash will never sound the same again.  Check out their rendition of Depeche Mode’s ‘Just Can’t Get Enough.’

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