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Redbones Benefit for Somerville Homeless Coalition

Mon., July 30, 6-9pm (rain date Aug. 6): With twenty-five years under its belt, Redbones knows barbecue and how to through a party! Redbones combines the two at its annual Pig Pickin’ and fund raiser for the Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC).

The mid summer party takes place on the street in front of the restaurant and attracts hundreds who come for the Q and come for the cause!  The barbecue with fixin’s, sides and a beverage is $25.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids under 10 with proceeds going to the SHC.  No reservations necessary.  More information at 617.625.2200 and www.redbones.com.
Redbones Pig Pickin’ is true to Southern tradition – an outside event where the smoking lasts for hours and folks gather for the party which frequently supports a community cause.  For the July party, Redbones ‘Rig’ Master, Robert (Rudi) Rudolph, will fire up three custom made, portable ‘pig rigs’  Sunday night in front of the restaurant and slow smoke a couple of whole hogs for 16 – 20 hours ‘til they’re ready for pickin’ at the party.  Whether attending a pig pickin’ for the first time or often, being there when the pig comes out of the smoker is a must see moment – then step up for the food!

Along with the whole hogs, the Pig Pickin’ includes loins, butts, and bellies served with sides of slaw, corn on the cob, greens, corn bread and watermelon plus a choice of beer, lemonade or iced tea.

Of course, no Pig Pickin’ is complete without live music – this year provided by the The Springhill Rounders, The Frank Drake Band and returning favorite The Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band – Somerville’s own version of a New Orleans-style street band. www.slsaps.org

‘Redbones has donated the Pig Pickin’ proceeds to SHC for eleven years and we are grateful to Rob and Caryn (Redbones co-owners) for their loyal support,’ says SHC Executive Director, Mark Alston-Follensbee, who continues, ‘the party also raises awareness about the SHC and provides our existing contributors, as well as a new audience, with an opportunity to support us and come to a fun party!’

About the Somerville Homeless Coalition
Since 1985, the Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC) has been improving the lives of homeless and working poor people in Somerville and the greater Boston area by providing housing and supportive services to end homelessness while fostering independence.  To learn more, please visitwww.shcinc.org.

Redbones, at 55 Chester Street, Davis Square, Somerville, is open daily for lunch, dinner and late night dining.  Delivery, take out and catering are also available.  For information about having a Pig Pickin’ for your next event, call Redbones at 617.628.2200 or visit http://www.redbones.com and click on catering.

Davis Square Walking Tour

Sun., July 29 at 2pm: Boston By Foot will be offering a Davis Square walking tour as the featured July tour (so just one time this year). $15/person $5/members. Starts at the plaza across from the Somerville Theatre. More at http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Davis_Square

Learn about the vibrant neighborhood of Davis Square. An eclectic mix of the old and new, the once commercial area of West Somerville is now a rich mix of theaters, restaurants, shops, artists, students and listed as one of the hippest places to live in the United States.

Preparation for HONK! 2012

Thu., July 26, 7-9pm: Attention Past, Present and Future Participants in the HONK! Festival Parade!

We love making the HONK! Parade with you, and look forward to doing so this coming October! (The 2012 HONK! Festival will take place October 5-8!)

We invite you to brainstorm and discuss the subject of this October’s HONK! Parades (notice plural…) on Thursday, July 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sprout, 339R Summer Street, near Davis Square.

We propose the following agenda:

1. Schedule of parades for the 2012 HONK! Festival, including

a) Lantern Parades Friday, October 5;

b) Neighborhood Parades Saturday, October 6; and

c) The HONK! Parade proper: “Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes, and Feet” from Davis Square to Harvard Square, Sunday, October 7.

2. “Street Art and Giant Spectacle”–how do people around the world and over the centuries make “big affect” images for processional performance?  An informational skillshare via the magic of the digital projector

3. Brainstorming Sessions: What things have worked for you in past parades?  What are you thinking of for this year’s parades?  Should we organize parade building workshops in the coming months to help you build cool things?  What would be most helpful to you in your preparations for the HONK! Parade?

Please rsvp to parade@honkfest.org if you can come to this happy funtime productive meeting!  Also let us know if you have any suggestions, questions or comments!

Thanks!

John Bell, for the HONK! Parade

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