Here are a few things to keep in mind, look ahead to, or take care of this week -- from the weather (balancing out), to movies, to pizza, to beats, to Peter Gabriel, to all sorts of music...
Here's the paraphrased forecast:
Monday: Fog in the morning. After that, sunny and 85.
Tuesday: Sunny and mid-80s. Chance of showers in the afternoon.
Wednesday: Sunny and around 80.
Weekend: More of that.
And things start to balance out for last week.
Fourth of July
OK, it's not this week. But it's the Monday of next week. So get cracking if you're planning a barbecue (might a trip to Rolf's be in order?) or making travel plans. And, yep, the fireworks on the ESP are that night.
Mike Mills' Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer, opens locally this week at the Spectrum. Reviews have been good and Plummers' performance is great, apparently. And if the movie is anywhere as charming as its trailer, it should be a worthwhile see.
Pasquale's -- the two-time winner of the Tournament of Pizza -- is for sale. So, who knows how much longer Viktoria will be making pizzas there. So go get a pizza (we recommend the sausage or the margherita). Enjoy it. And thank her for making pizza the hard way.
The annual Beat*Shot Festival is set up at Red Square this Thursday, Friday and Saturday with DJs from all over the East Coast and local spinning hip-hop, R&B, house, funk, electro, reggae, bub-step, jungle, breaks, drum and bass, and dance. $15 for all 3 days
+ Friday at Tanglewood: James Taylor and the Boston Pops (with John Williams). 8:30 pm - $21 for the lawn
+ Friday at Helsinki Hudson: New Orleans brass from Glen David Andrews. From a review of an Andrews' performance this past May: "But if you weren't in the Gospel Tent on Sunday at the close of New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011, you can't appreciate his ability to summon energies of prodigious scope in the name of God almighty. Approximating the power released by a six-pack of hydrogen bombs detonated at tent central, carrying his audience along on a wild ride from one detonation to the next, Andrews was searingly, exhaustingly astonishing." 9 pm - $18
+ Friday at Valentine's: act-name-of-the-week candidate JP Harris and the Tough Choices, setting out "to right the wrongs done to a music so classically and quintessentially American" (the music in question would be country). With Dan Johnson and the Expert Sidemen. 9 pm
These are a just a few things for this week. Know of something people should be looking forward to this week? Please share!
Look for our "Stuff to do this weekend" post on Friday.
photo via Glen David Andrews Band Facebook
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