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What to do this weekend

Posted by Courtney Hollands  June 8, 2011 09:46 AM

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Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See June Wulff, Milva DiDomizio, and Courtney Hollands's picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend. Get out!


[Gustafer Yellowgold; Yoga in the Park; Bassic Four-Year Anniversary]


Robin Trower: Back in the 70s, this British blues rocker had a defining guitar moment during a Jimi Hendrix concert. He used that ethereal Hendrix sound to create his own style of expression and was referred to by the press as "The White Hendrix." Trower is on tour to support his new CD, "The Playful Heart." 8 p.m. $37-$57. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000.

Bassic's Four-Year Anniversary: Shine those shoes or don a bowtie and tails for this fancy fete — just make sure you can move. Resident DJs Damian, C Dubs, Scotch1, and Grizzly (minus Panda'ia and Steppo) will keep the joint jumping with their signature blend of dubstep and bass-heavy tunes. And be sure to get your paws on the limited edition anniversary T-shirt. 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $5, free if you dress up. 21+. Good Life. 617-451-2622,


'The Mountain Song': Live music, puppetry, shadow plays, choreographed movement, and clever lighting create theatrical fables by PigPen Theatre Company. "This tale is about searching for long-lost family. Presented by Company One. 8 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday (through June 25). $25, $15 students, $18 on Wednesdays, pay-what-you can performance June 19 at 2 p.m. ($6 minimum). Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St., Boston. 617-933-8600.


Chamber Music on Georges Island: Step onto the ferry, onto Georges Island, and onto your blanket to enjoy classical music by Project Step: Junior Chamber Ensemble. This event is sponsored by Boston Harbor Island Alliance. 1-2 p.m, weather permitting (additional music concerts on Georges and Spectacle Islands continue through Sept. 4; park ferry departs from Long Wharf; picnics welcome). Concerts are free. Georges Island, Boston Harbor. 617-223-8666.

Flag Day Program: Celebrate the holiday by learning the real story behind the stars and stripes. View the museum's 15-star flag, do hands-on activities, and explore origins, history, legends, and myths surrounding our flag. 1 and 2:30 p.m. $7 family. National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Rd., Lexington. 781-861-6559,

'Burn This' reading: Jeffrey Donovan stars in USA Network's series "Burn Notice," and he'll star in the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's reading of Lanford Wilson's play. The performance, directed by Steven Maler, wraps up the company's American Voices series. Donovan is known to CSC audiences for his 2005 portrayal of Hamlet, and will be featured as Robert Kennedy in Clint Eastwood's upcoming "J. Edgar," due out in 2012. 8 p.m. Free, but space is limited. Boston Center for the Arts, Wimberly Theatre, 527 Tremont St., Boston.

Jo Koy: We give this comedian the thumbs up for acknowledging his mom's contribution to his success. She encouraged his childhood endeavors in talent shows and performances for family and friends. The love paid off. Koy is now a hot comic with appearances on Jay Leno and Comedy Central and a regular gig on "Chelsea Lately." 7 p.m. $27. Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000,

SomerFun Fest: We're curious about the dunk tank with local celebrities, one piece of the festival pie. The other slices at this street festival include carnival games, a mixed-breed dog show, scavenger hunt, farm and food demos, and live entertainment. 3-7 p.m. (Rain date June 12). Free. Union Square, Somerville. 617-625-6600, ext. 2985.

Epic-Terrestrial: Miami-bred producer and DJ Abel got his start in South Beach and has worked with Donna Summer and Cher — the spinster brings his Latin flavor and house beats to the House of Blues Saturday night for the main event of Boston Pride at Night. 10 p.m. Tickets: $40, $30 in advance. 21+. House of Blues. 888-693–2583,


Yoga in the Park: Find family fun and fitness in classes for kids (10 and 10:30 a.m.) and an adult class (11 a.m.-noon). Bring a picnic or purchase one at the venue. 10 a.m. to noon; also July 10 and Aug. 14. Sculpture park tours at 1 p.m., museum tours at 2 p.m. $10 ($25 for all three sessions), $25 per family per session. (Reservations recommended; includes admission to Sculpture Park and museum; rain location has limited space). DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln. 781-259-8355.

Gustafer Yellowgold: He's just a little yellow cone-headed guy from the sun trying to get along in the Minnesota woods. The creation of illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor, Yellowgold beams down in the Boston area with a new multimedia show to celebrate summer. Adults like him, too — in addition to regular rounds on the children's music circuit, he's performed as a supporting act for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree. 2 p.m. $10, $8 kids and seniors. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 781-646-4849,

Photo credits: Michael Blanchard (Yoga in the Park); Nick Minieri (Bassic)

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Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.

Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.

Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.

Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.

Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.

Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.


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