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Off-Campus Fall Festivities

Off-Campus Fall Festivities
Off-Campus Fall Festivities

The first weekend of the school year is perfect for that Last Hoorah of summer, to celebrate before the school year speeds up and you’ve too much on your plate even for dinner with friends. Enjoy early September at when of the many festivals and events in and around Boston.

CollegeFest 2006 This is an opportunity to get free stuff, watch mostly pop music, and mingle among thousands of your average Bostonian college students. Damian Marley headlines the event with his hit “Welcome to Jam Rock.” Acts include Bubba Sparxxx, Marty Casey & LoveHammers, Jared Campbell, NBFB, Audible Mainframe, Logan, Matt White, Violet Nine, The Press, and Boston-based Eclectic Collective. Other highlights include Playboy Playmates, MTV Real World Austin cast members, free samples, giveaways, and contests. Hynes Convention Center 900 Boylston Street, Boston Green Line to HCC Sat, Sept. 9, 12-7PM; Sun, Sept 10, 12-6PM; $10 for both days

Faneuil Hall Marketplace 30th Anniversary Party

70s legend KC and the Sunshine Band performs a free concert to celebrate thirty years of this classic Boston attraction which serves 10 million tourists and locals annually.

Spanning four buildings, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North and South Markets, the Marketplace boasts 50 shops, 30 restaurants/pubs, an international food colonnade, the “Bull Market” pushcarts, year-round street performers, and the nationally-acclaimed Comedy Connection.”

Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Green/Orange/Blue lines to Govt. Ctr. Sunday, Sept 10

5th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention

Three-day event of tattoo artistry, performances, contests, and wicked fun. “Le Gata Negra Performance: BCB and LGN will be presenting 3 days of pro wrestling at the Boston Tattoo Convention, including first of its kind “Sink ‘Em and Ink ‘Em”, a match in which the loser must get the tattoo of the victor’s choosing!

Featured Artists: Jason Maybruck. Art Gallery Tour, Lizardman Freakshow, Suicide Girls!, TattooNow. Also, T-shirt Giveaways. Tattoo Seminars. Purchase tickets at www.BostonTattooConvention.com.

Boston Center for the Arts 539 Tremont Street, Boston. Sept 8, 9, 10

Music, Food, & Poetry in Medford Sq.

Undergraduate Shea Mullaney reads from his debut collection of poetry, Follow the Wolf Moon. His reading will be followed by an acoustic performance by Somerville singer-songwriter Keith Hampton. Relax, listen, have some food, browse the store. For more info: 781-391-7171 or www.best-sellers.com.

Bestsellers Cafe & Bookstore 24 High St, Medford

By T: Red Line to 94, 96 buses to Medford Sq. By Car: Exit 32 off I-93N, Rt. 60/Medford Sq.

Sat, Sept 9, 3-5PM; FREE

The Bad Poets Society Live Event: Mankind’s Worst Poetry from Shakespeare to the Modern Age!

“Poe, Shakespeare, Longfellow. Great Poets are eternal. Alas, none of them will be anywhere near The Bad Poet’s Society, a tribute to the world’s worst verse, from the inept poesy of Scotland’s William McGonagall, to the lyric dementia of Nick Kenny, a poet in love with the US Navy.” Jimmy Tingle, Somerville’s One Man Renaissance kick of festivities with his own special reading. Don’t Miss this Unique Festival of Inferior Rhyme! For more info: 617-591-1616 or www.jimmytingle.com.

Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway Theater 255 Elm Street, Davis Sq, Somerville Sept. 10, 7PM; $10