August 7, 2008
Cheap Summer Thrills
By Michael Marotta, Boston Herald
Aug. 7--EVENTArtsUnion's Vidfest 2008
Union Square, Somerville, Friday at 7:30 p.m. (Rain date is Saturday)
Live music and video art collide at Vidfest, an outdoor festival that blurs the line between audio and visual. With more than 10 video artists adding colorful sights to the sounds of local electronic act Secret Sea (ex-U.V. Protection), New York's Mixel Pixel and Providence comedy duo Awesome Brothers, Vidfest is a pleasant assault on the senses.
Summer Restaurant Week Boston
Beginning Sunday, running through Aug. 15, and Aug. 17-22.
The eighth annual Summer Restaurant Week Boston kicks off this weekend, and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau is helping to lower the cost through Open Table, an online site that lets the hungry peruse the menus of more than 180 eateries taking part. Check the Web site url below to make a reservation for a three-course lunch for $20.08 and dinners for $33.08.
Plymouth Rox Summer Fest
Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth; Saturday at 7 p.m.
It's former boy-banders and current party people landing in Plymouth for a free concert featuring seven artists and more than five hours of music. Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees and local boy Rich Cronin of LFO highlight the lineup, which also features the Funky Bunch, Kung Fu Girls and the Bello Project. Snag a ticket in advance, or take your chances at the door.
Info: memorialhall.com or call 508-747-1622
AVG GAS PRICE, PER AAA: $3.88
. Info: memorialhall.com or call 508-747-1622
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