Geoff and I may not live in Cambridge anymore, but we still work there and it is my heart-home. That’s why when a giant fire blew up in the middle of the city at the end of 2016 it felt not only like a giant slap in the face, we anxiously watched as people we knew, first responders primarily, fought to save the community we love. Some of the people displaced by the fire turned out to be from MIT. Nobody we knew personally, but the MIT and Cambridge communities rallied around them.
Collective memories are short, especially for tragedy. That fire was at the beginning of December. Other things have happened since then, and this next week is going to be a busy one in the US. Happily, there are still benefits happening in and around Cambridge for the 125 people displaced by those fires. Displaced is a really clean, clinical term for, “lost everything in a raging inferno from HELL.” I know, I had to deal with the aftermath of the fire that killed my grandmother. Once you’ve been through a fire you never, ever forget.
This weekend, if you’re around Cambridge and you can, help these folks out. I can pretty much promise you they had the worst holiday of their lives, and they’re going to be rebuilding for years. Here’s a really enjoyable way to lend a hand.
There’s even going to be time to go, enjoy yourself, and get home in time for the Sherlock S4 finale.
See you there.
Come join Cappella Clausura and Emmanuel Church and we participate in the 3rd annual Back Bay Night Out. Retail stores, restaurants, and all sorts of other organizations will be participating in an event that will stretch from the Public Garden, down Newbury St. and throughout Copley Square and the Prudential Center.
Stores are offering everything from discounted shopping to free beauty consultations, gifts with purchase, and more. Check out the schedule of events for the Prudential Center here. The Back Bay Association lists some of the other participating retailers here.
With the warm weather it’s the last gasp of summer so don’t miss your chance for some amazing fun!
P.S. And if you like keeping your dollars local, there’s still time to advertise with Cappella Clausura for the upcoming season. Click here to check it out!
If you haven’t gotten a Mother’s Day gift yet (and what are you waiting for, I mean really) or a graduation/birthday/yay winter is over gift then this weekend is the perfect time. Cambridge Open Studios is happening all over Cambridge from 12-6 tomorrow and Sunday. Check out the downloadable guide here.
There’s even a free shuttle to get you from place to place. Yep, free.
I’ll be exhibiting in the same place where I was last year, the gallery at Cambridge College at 1000 Mass Ave. There will be music, free food and drink, and we’ll have dancers who will be demonstrating their art throughout the day as well. We’ve also got some student artists from Cambridge Rindge and Latin showcasing their photography which is super cool.
Come on by, invite a friend or three or bring your mom. It’s going to be a beautiful weekend.
See you there!
DYAD- David Thorne Scott & Mark Shilansky present: Emerging from the musical wasteland
Dave sent me an email about this fantastic pair of concerts. Naturally, I’m working both nights. *grumble* But YOU should go. Check it out.
Continue reading “@DavidScottJazz and @Shilanikus in concert 3/27 & 4/10 – Jazz by DYAD”
After a small break in January, we’re back at it, this time in time for Valentine’s Day. Geoff and I will be vending at the Somerville Local First Local is for Lovers Market at the Armory in Somerville on Sunday February 8th from 10:00am – 3:00pm. (For those of you scurrying to check your calendars, this is the Sunday after the Superbowl.)
This will be our first market with SLF since Singing Stones Jewelry became a part of Cambridge Local First. I, for one, am really excited.
We’re also going to be back showing with the ever fantastic Gravestone Girls, Erica from Esoterica and Smiley Baby Hats, Q’s Nuts, and the good folks at Next Step Living. This is, as always, a full on family event with Knucklebones there to entertain and enlighten the kids while the adults shop, listen to great music, and check out the hard cider vendor Far From the Tree Craft Hard Cider.
We really hope to see you there!
It’s that time of year again, crunch time for shopping for friends, family, roommates, and that annoying Office Yankee Swap. Have no fear! I have your solution.
December 6th, 2014
I have two shows coming up, my last two shows of the year. The first is 11:00am – 5:00pm at First Church in Jamaica Plain. This show has been going on forever and is beloved among JP residents. Get there early, the good stuff goes fast!
Also, the good people at First Church will be doing a canned food drive as well as a drive for gloves, hats, scarves and new men’s socks for patrons of the food pantry. If you have any of those items, no other clothing items please, bring them with you to help brighten someone’s holiday.
I am really looking forward to my first show with the good folks at First Church in JP. I hope to see you on Saturday.
December 13th, 2014
Then, on Saturday December 13th, I’ll be in a completely different venue and there will be free wine. That’s right, I’ll be at the Brookline Liquor Mart and there will be wine tastings all day as well as a group of local craft vendors selling all sorts of items from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
The folks at Brookline Liquor Mart have added this Art Fair to their extensive list of December offerings. Come by and check us out. It’s sure to be a great time. And, I’ll have wine charms for sale.
I hope to see you at one or both of these great events!
This may rank as one of the more unusual shows I’ve done to date. Also, I know I don’t have any plaid to wear. And I do not own cowboy boots. But, I think it is going to be really fun. And tasty. Really tasty.
Crafts, Food, Beer & Cider. Om, nom, nom. Come join us.
Continue reading “2nd Annual Inman Sq Harvest Hoedown Sunday 11/9/14 12-4pm”
There are all sorts of amazing things happening in November this year. I just happen to be involved in one of them each weekend leading up to Thanksgiving. Are you looking to plan your activities and maybe get a jump on some handmade Christmas shopping? Look no further.
Continue reading “Plan your November, Boston! Start here.”
Every so often there is an internet cat meme that I just really, ridiculously love. Grumpy Cat just makes me ridiculously happy. I think she might be my totem animal.
You can imagine then that I was forced to stop in the freezing cold the other day and take these photos.
Continue reading “Grumpy Cat is my BFF”
Some friends and I have developed a Christmas Eve tradition that I am partaking of even as I type this. Do we exchange gifts? Do we throw a party? Do we sing carols together?
Yes, but not on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve we go out for Indian food at a very specific restaurant.
Continue reading “A Christmas tradition”