Weekend Rundown (Pride edition)

It’s Pride Week, there’s two large cultural events, Arts After Hours produces its first musical in DTL, and a boatload of bands to choose from.

Thursday, 6/9

LynnHappens welcomes Shake Thursdays at Fran’s Place, 776 Washington Street to its list of recurring Thursday things to do. Check the calendar on the right for more.

 

Friday, 6/10

1. Help raise money for Lynn & Swampscott’s fireworks on July 3rd by participating in a Golf Tournament at Gannon at 3:30pm. Details are listed on the right (mouse-over).

2. Arts After Hours makes its theatrical debut in DTL with the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in the Neal Rantoul Theatre in LynnArts, 25 Exchange Street. Click the ad on the right to purchase tickets. Visit AAH’s web site to see the list of celebrity guest spellers for each performance. June 10-19 8PM (Sundays at 4PM).

3. Adam McGinn plays Walnut Street Cafe at 8:30pm.

4. DJ Seth is at Turbine, 56 Central Square at 9pm, with a modern blend of classic mod-era bands, British freakbeat etc. (like The Who) with mod-revival (like The Jam) and original and second wave ska, power pop, 80-s to current Brit-pop, classic American soul/motown..nothing else like it. But, he won’t mind if you attend AAH’s musical first, or if you’re seeing the Spelling Bee another night, if you pre-game with him at Turbine before attending a Pride night at 47 Central or Frans. Come say hello to the LynnHappens editor!

5. Brown Chicken Brown Cow is at Lynnway Sportscenter at 9pm for a 21+ show. This band includes Lynn’s local guitar hero, Eric Houde. Another must-see. Bowling’s just a bonus.

 

Saturday, 6/11

1. Wake up bright and early for Parks and Rec sponsored Hershey Track and Field at Manning Field. 9:00am check in! Registration was due May 27th, but watching is free. LH editor is not sure if chocolate is somehow involved.

2. The International Folk Festival is POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER back at Heritage State Park by the ocean! It starts at noon and runs all the way to 8pm. The festival includes ethnic food, a demonstration of “cricket,” face-painting, and the universally-understood mime Mr. Peacock. Performers include Crystal Pan Jammers Steel Band, Coco Torres & Julio Bare,  Khmer Cultural dancers, Ralph Mancini’s songs of Italy, Fernand’s Haitian band, Roberto Rio’s Troupe, Berklee College of Music students playing music from Greece, Turkey and the Mid-East, and Women of the World performing music in solidarity with Japan.

3. The North Shore Navigators have a home game vs. the Laconia Muskrats at Fraser Field. 6:15pm.

4. Arts After Hours presents: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in the Neal Rantoul Theatre in LynnArts, 25 Exchange Street. Click the ad on the right to purchase tickets. Visit AAH’s web site to see the list of celebrity guest spellers for each performance. June 10-19 8PM (Sundays at 4PM).

5. Clay Ventre & the Bond Girls with opener Hannah Cranton are at Walnut Street Cafe. 157. 8:30pm.

6. Filtrum returns to the Sand Bar on 714 Washington Street. 9pm.

7. Vinny Scag & the Scagmatics scag at the Brickyard, 163 Blossom Street, starting 9pm.

8. Frans Place Pride Party 776 Washington Street. 9pm

9. 47 Central Pride Party. Do I need to say the address? 9pm.

 

Sunday, 6/12

1. St. Mary’s hosts a Cultural Fair from 12 to 3pm, 8 South Common Street (in the large chapel parking lot). Mouse-over the event on the right for all the countries represented.

2. Arts After Hours presents: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in the Neal Rantoul Theatre in LynnArts, 25 Exchange Street. Click the ad on the right to purchase tickets. Visit AAH’s web site to see the list of celebrity guest spellers for each performance. June 10-19 8PM (Sundays at 4PM).

3. Don White’s open mic at Walnut Street Cafe features…Walnut, who is celebrating the release of his second album June 25th. (See earlier post).

4. Tatiana’s weekly comedy open mic as at 8pm. 70 Market Street.

5. It’s Fran’s Annual White Party at 776 Washington Street. You must wear all white attire to enter. 9pm.

6. Local rappers C WELLS, FATZ, KING DAME, and J SWAGG perform at Kevin’s, 151 Central Ave. 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink. 9pm.

 

Is that all? There’s still more to the right, and remember, if it’s not listed here, you probably didn’t tell LynnHappens.

 

Kimmy Bingham of Lighter and Local posts her line up of events here.

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Jane Ward has some great ideas, over at Food and Fiction.

To see what Rob & Laura, The Two Palaverers, found for you, click here.

Jill and Kristen of North Shore Dish direct you to some great finds here.