editor’s note: Welcome to the weekend V3, vanyalandto help you organize your weekend entertainment with curated selections and recommendations across our three pillars of Music, Comedy and Film/TV. It’s what you need to know, where you need to be and where you’re going, with us along the way.
Music: SCENE’s Sunset Hang in Salem
We’ve said this in the past, but we really just need any excuse to make the trip to Salem in the summer, and SCENE’s 12th Hanging at Sunset is giving us a reason to head north this Sunday (Aug 7). The electronic music and visual arts showcase is part of the city’s week-long Salem Heritage Days and aims to “give a stage for new music that might otherwise go unnoticed by the mainstream.” It features a strong lineup throughout the day at Willows, with performances from J Bagist and Jonova 7, as well as DJ sets from Kerry Quirk and Nick Minieri. And while he annually provides his essential “Hometown” mixes documenting Boston’s electronic music community, for this set Minieri promises “100% original tracks, mostly stuff from the last 3 months that no one’s heard yet,” and only that’s why it’s worth taking a look. . Check out the full lineup below.
SCENE’s SUNSET HANG :: Sunday, August 7 at Salem Willows, 167 Fort Ave. in Salem, MA :: 1-8 pm, free, all ages :: Facebook event page :: City event page from Salem
Comedy: Kathe Farris in The Rockwells
We’ve just spent the weekend at The Rockwell for the ultra-excellent NICE, a festival (we’re still thinking about Addie’s set on Saturday afternoon), and now we’re back for a laugh. kathe farris will be settling in the Davis Square underground space tonight (Aug 5) and Saturday (Aug 6) to record their new album, with the shows produced by Howl & Roar Records.
We first told readers about this earlier in the week on Mic’d Up, where Jason Greenough writes, “After quite some time being Boston’s smoothest comedic force, and a few reschedulings, Kathe Farris is putting her refreshingly blunt take on maternity and much more on record. Make your way underground to Somerville to witness a titanic weekend of comedy presented personally by one of the scene’s sharpest wits.”
KATHE FARRIS :: Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6 at The Rockwell, 255 Elm St. in Somerville, MA :: 7:30 pm (both nights) :: Tickets are $12
Film/TV: ‘Night race’ a capitol theater
Arlington’s Capitol Theater has been hosting its Feel Good Flicks series all summer, and while better impossible projected last month, for us there is nothing better than today’s and tomorrow’s projection of Night race. The 1988 action comedy “Odd Couple” starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin is back on the big screen where it belongs, and it’s a great excuse to stay home while the heat wave continues in Greater Boston.
Here’s the synopsis for the film, for the uninitiated: “Jack, a tight-lipped bounty hunter, is hired to track down a mob accountant named ‘The Duke’ and bring him to Los Angeles. It’s supposed to be a simple ‘midnight run’. But when Jack finds the Duke, the FBI and the mob are itching to get their hands on him. On a cross-country chase, Jack must evade the authorities, hide from the mob, and keep from being driven insane by the Duke’s erratic personality.”
‘MIDNIGHT RUN’ :: Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6 at the Capitol Theatre, 204 Massachusetts Ave. in Arlington, MA :: Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 3 pm :: $12 Friday, $8 Saturday : : Information and tickets page