August 1, 2008

ON THE SCENE ; People, Trends, Gossip and More


Among the many things to love about Church, the heavenly new music club in the Fenway, is that you can attend Punk Rock Yoga every Sunday. It's a full yoga workout, but instead of chants or soothing tunes geared toward controlled breathing, you get old- school punk. Sounds a little counterproductive - we're supposed to feel relaxed after yoga, not ready to tear down establishment walls, right? We'll try anything once. Hit up Michelle Fleming for reservations at 774-454-7290 or go to For more on Church, call 617-236-7600 or go to


Every Sunday in August, the Village Landing Marketplace on Plymouth Harbor will host artist demonstrations in its gazebo. It's a fine time to meet top talents from the local art scene and learn about making jewelry, landscape painting, still-life, quilting and other pursuits. If you're an artist and wish to be part of the demonstrations, call Nicole at Not Simply Beads at 508-317-8020. Otherwise, just show up starting this Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m.


On the Scene has whiled away many an evening at Quincy's Marina Bay Beach Club and its predecessor, WaterWorks. It's a summer institution, especially when the weather's nice. Marina Bay recently finished renovations including a new 3,000-square-foot deck overlooking the Atlantic, an entryway with a New England lighthouse theme, and spacious rooms for private parties. Beyond structure, the place got a brand new coat of paint - several paints, actually, in nautical colors - and 60 feet of arbor vitaefor its palm tree grove. To get in on the action, take a peek at www.marinabaybeachclub or call 617-689-0600.


On the Scene feels the need to mention an album from 2007 that had he been able to absorb sooner would probably have cracked his Top 10, and that, folks, is Eddie Vedder's 11-song original soundtrack to "Into the Wild." It's the best thing about the film, which from this corner felt uneven and overpraised with moments of greatness (much like its director, Sean Penn). Why do we mention this now? Well, you're sure to hear a few of its best songs when Vedder brings his solo tour to Boston's Opera House for two nights Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $75. Vedder's doing Pearl Jam, solo tunes and covers.

CHAD BERNDTSON For The Patriot Ledger

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