Our most anticipated summer films because movie theaters have air conditioning and popcorn is fine to eat in excess.
OUT NOW: THIS IS THE END
A couple days ago, the dudes who brought you Superbad and Pineapple Express (and I shouldn't say it but I will, the The Green Hornet) came out with THIS IS THE END, a comedy about celebrities facing the apocalypse. I don't even know where to start dropping names, but this movie stars just about everyone you'd want to see in a movie and they all play themselves. James Franco, Seth Rogan, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, Martin Starr and Rihanna (for some reason?). I'm mostly excited about Channing Tatum . . .
Three local arts-related events we are excited about – plus our favorite upcoming comics.
JUNE 23: BAZAAR BIZARRE, SVMMER 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 . . .
The BPD seem pretty set on continuing their house show crackdown all summer which is fvcking lame but at least there are a lot of cool shows happening at venues, bars, galleries, parking lots, and other spaces this summer. Here are some we won’t be missing.
JUNE 15: STARLAB FEST 2013
Starlab Fest is an annual outdoor day-long party in the parking lot of Starlab record studio, with local music, food, vendors, and more. This year is the fourth installment, from 12-9pm on Saturday June 15th, with Mean Creek, Slowdim, Fagettes, Ex-Magicians, and eight more bands. It's an all-ages event. A suggestion $10 donation includes free BBQ (veggie options) and Gansetts. Local vendors will be selling . . .
Boston's best places to swim and check out cute lifeguards because it's not summer without an awkward crush and an awkward tan.
MEMORIAL DRIVE POOL: CAMBRIDGE
The Memorial Drive Pool is the coolest pool ever. It's totally free which generally means it's crowded as hell, but who cares? It's right off the road and overlooks the Charles River which makes it just the raddest spot to swim. There's a cool little gazebo with benches and plenty of shade for when it gets to be a million degrees. Or for when you need to check how many people liked that Instagram photo of you looking all sorts of fly in your tankini. Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool, 719 Memorial Drive, Open June 29-August 25, 11am-7pm daily, free.
MIRABELLA POOL: NORTH END
Okay, the Mirabella Pool is a seriously hidden gem. You . . .