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Things to do for July 12, 2012
Here’s the Weekender
The weekend gave Speedos a shot. Not bad. Not too bad.
There is a time and a place for art. Say, on a Tuesday morning at the MFA. Even better: something like the three-hour Raw Artists event at the Estate tonight, featuring the work of 25 local filmmakers, musicians, fashion designers and performance artists. Even hairstylists. They paint with combs.
A Gathering of Sand Masters
The North Shore is great. And if you need a reason to go other than the fried clams, know that you can watch some of the world’s best sand masters at work in the largest professional sand-sculpting competition on the East Coast. Yes, you can still get those fried clams.
Two Days of Farmhouse Ale Glory
Two good things the hot summer months bring: water-gun fights and farmhouse ales. Speaking of the latter: there’s a festival celebrating them this weekend, where it’s all-you-can-sample for three and a half hours. Think: 70 beers. More than 25 New England brewers (Pretty Things, Notch, Peak Organic). Go.
Disturbing Indie Horror Films
Sure, you could watch Friday the 13th on Friday the 13th. But everyone does that. Instead, head to the Somerville Theatre for a screening of two new indie horror-gore films, including a short that skews on the more-than-disturbing side called Familiar. PS: if Jason makes an appearance, you’re in the wrong theater.
Root Beer. For Dinner.
Root beer. It rocks. Especially this Sunday, when Tryst is paying tribute to Somerville’s Tower Root Beer (birth year: 1914). You’ll get root-beer-friendly foods (hot dogs with sassafras baked beans) and a rum-and-pineapple cocktail topped with root beer and ice cream. How A&W never thought of this, we’re not sure.