Three local arts-related events we are excited about – plus our favorite upcoming comics.
LOCAL ART EVENTS
JUNE 23: BAZAAR BIZARRE, SUMMER EDITION
The Boston Bazaar Bizarre is a DIY-spirited craft fair that happens annually around the holiday season – it describes itself as "a craft and art event run by the craft community, and for the craft community" and prides itself on being an entirely non-profit event free of corporate sponsorship. This year the organizers of the Bazaar Bizarre, Small Craft Advisory, are teaming with the Somerville Arts Council to present an outdoor one-day summer market called UNION MADE in Union Square. Swing by to check out the selection of 50 local independent vendors selling handmade ceramics, knits, soaps, jewelry, candles, and more plus appearances from the Boston Comics Roundtable and several local bands. Union Made, 12pm-6pm, Union Square, Somerville
JUNE 29: THE PUBLIC CINEMA DANCE PARTY
The Non-Fiction Cartel is a Boston-based film collective that is about to launch a fellowship program in support of documentarians in Boston and New England. In support of the fellowship, the collective is throwing this "Public Cinema Dance Party" projecting crowd-sourced video footage. Hear muzic by local DJs and drink a local beer. Want to see your video projected during the part? Send your stuff along to firstname.lastname@example.org The Public Cinema Dance Party, 9pm-1am at The Union, 3 Sanborn Court in Union Square, Somerville, $10 ADV/$15 DOS
JULY 18: CAROUSEL SLIDESHOW IN JAMAICA PLAIN
Formerly known as ALL VISUAL BOSTON, Carousel is a one-night-only group photography show that takes place in the form of a looped digital projection. The show features local and internal artists, curated and hosted by Aviary Gallery. For each installment, Aviary works with a rotating guest curator. Submissions for the July 15th event are open until June 15th, 2013 at 11:59pm EST; check out the Facebook page for info on how to submit. Carousel Slideshow @ at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain
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OUT NOW: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS
Fans of Adventure Time’s resident vampire queen should check out Marceline and the Scream Queens. Recently released in trade paperback, the six-issue spinoff follows Marceline as she deals with posers, performance anxiety, and the trials of fronting a paranormal rock band (~~**dramaaaa**~~). It’s pretty math. Marceline and the Scream Queens is out now!.
JUNE 26: X-MEN
The first issue of Brian Wood’s all-female X-Men kicked off in May, to rave reviews. It’s splashy, action-packed fun that happens to feature seven of the more badass women of Marvel’s beloved franchise (bonus points for believable human bodies, actual clothing, and Storm’s Mohawk). When some trolly twitter users proposed renaming the title #XWomen, Wood bluntly replied, “Over my dead body; they’re X-Men, always have been.” Fvck yeah. X-Men #2 comes out June 26.
JUNE 26: ADVENTURE TIME
And what's summer without a ton of Adventure Time, Ryan North’s comic book inspired by the not-just-for-kids’ cartoon. The series' previous issue launched a new story arc, with Finn and Jake exploring a dungeon designed by serial princess-abductor Ice King. Also along for the adventure is Ice King (he’s not super helpful). Adventure Time #17 comes out June 26.
AUGUST 14: SAGA
Are you reading Saga? You should be. Acclaimed author Brian K. Vaughan’s latest series is a doozy. At its core, Saga is a story of two lovers from warring factions struggling to protect their newborn daughter. But it’s so, so much more than that. It’s a space opera told as a sprawling epic; it’s an action-adventure; it’s a romance novel; it’s a political allegory. Saga is everything. And there’s a large, talking cat that detects lies. Sadly, the newest issue doesn’t come out until August, but that gives you plenty of time to catch up. Are you reading Saga? READ SAGA. Saga #13 comes out August 14.