The Weekend Update (Week of 4/17)

It All Comes Down To This


And We're Spent



Don't ya just love that Marathon Monday is a holiday?

While athletes from around the world (not to mention a few local diehards) pound the pavement for 26.2 miles, the rest of us look on, with a beer in hand, promising ourselves that ‘next year’ is our year.

Whether it’s drinking, eating or running, you’ve got your own marathon to tackle this weekend:

Vox's Marathon Party for the Social Athlete
With a front seat to all the finish line action on Boylston, Vox gives you every excuse to start a marathon day of drinking at 8 a.m.

Marathon Brunch at Beacon Hill Bistro
Runner or not, you’re a big believer in carbo-loading. Consider this five-hour brunch your Everest.

The Ultimate Beer Marathon
Combining the two best parts of Marathon Monday (workin’ on your fitness and getting sauced), this athletic boozefest is right up our alley.


Caught on the Go
40 Pics--Banger! w/ LA Riots, 4/10-- Michael Jackson? 119 Pics--Boutique at Venu, 4/10--Ahh, we LOVE us some glare-stare! 6 Pics--Member Susanna's Photos-- Guess She's Never Seen 'Children of the Corn' 62 Pics--Party Mouth, 4/12--Up To No Good
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FUTURE ARTS 2008
Sat 4/19 (7PM) at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts
Scope out the future of urban artwork in America with 25 artists and DJs Frank White and Ms. Thang. Get tickets early (the first 200 get a VIP reception w/ PBR and UFO)!
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VillageUnderground2 with Psylab + Gently Brothers
Wed 4/23 (8:30PM) at The Estate
Mixing East and West rhythms and beats with amazing visuals and belly dancers, Village Underground reignites the Boston party scene for a second time around.
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Culture
Independent Film Festival of Boston
Wed 4/23 - Tue 4/29 (7PM) at Somerville Theatre
This sixth annual fest of screenings, parties and panel discussions features a film by Guy Maddin, who's neck-and-neck with David Cronenberg in the race for the title of Most Bizarre and Twisted Canadian Film Director.
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"Synaesthesia," Mixed-Media by Dan Weisner
Tue 1/29 - Sat 4/19 (10AM) at Gallery at Dunia
Dan Weisner's stark canvases throw pop culture icons into abstract patterns and colors. His "Kate Moss" paints the model Warhol-like with blood flowing out of one nostril. And you thought that coke video was scandalous!
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Music
Record Store Day at Newbury Comics
Sat 4/19 (2PM) at Newbury Comics
Newbury Comics celebrates Record Store Day with free shiz and live acts at all their Boston-area locations. Check out the Harvard Square shop, where Amanda and Brian of the Dresden Dolls will be working the register and playing songs from their own i-Pods.
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The Greyboy All-Stars
Fri 4/18 (9PM) at Paradise Rock Club
Any group that makes a video with Sesame Street-meets -CrankYankers puppets is OK with us. Check out quality funksters The Greyboy All-Stars at the Paradise.
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Activities
9th Annual Boston Beer Summit
Fri 4/18 - Sat 4/19 (5:30PM) at The Castle at Park Plaza
These things always sell out quickly, so get your tix early and bask in the glory that is 50+ brewers serving 200+ brews.
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3rd Annual Volunteer Expo
Thu 4/17 (5:30PM) at Prudential Center's Huntington Arcade
A volunteer expo at the Pru? How clever. More than 50 volunteer groups trick us into doing something good while we're shopping.
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