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#67 News and Nods



Calling all artists, musicians, and filmmakers! Starting in September, the Compass will throw a monthly show to celebrate the release of the paper. The IT’S OUT! show will feature music, art, film, and more, all chosen to show off the incredible diversity and talent of our community. We are holding an OPEN CALL for artists and filmmakers who would like their work displayed at the show. If you’re interested, send a sample of your work to [email protected], with the subject line “It’s Out submission”. The first It’s Out! show will be on September 5 @ HI: Boston Hostel! – Emma D

WaterFire is literally & figuratively hot & cool

Ever wondered how dozens of bonfires lit in the rivers of downtown Providence would look? Ponder no more! You’ve got three opportunities to see your greatest fantasies played out before your eyes on 8/1, 8/15, and 8/29, courtesy of Barnaby Evans’ sculpture WaterFire. Lighting is shortly after sunset, but it’s worth getting down an hour or two early to bask in the other art installations and the eclectic music program. And if you haven’t been down to the Ocean State recently, it’s just a super chill commuter rail ride away. $5 suggested donation, for more information. – Marisa Bulkeley

Gettin’ Down at the School of Groove

Maybe you always wanted to take music lessons as a young’un but never had the chance. Maybe you tried out the french horn but didn’t really dig it, and your middle school band teacher terrified you. Regardless of what sidetracked your musical dreams, you should seriously consider taking classes at the School of Groove. They offer affordable private lessons on guitar, bass, vox, drums, and more. Throw in free use of a practice space and the opportunity to join a band with other students and receive group instruction, and you’ve got an exceedingly cool learning opportunity. If you go to shows and ever wondered what it’d be like to be the cool cucumber up on stage, here’s your chance to find out. Don’t bystand, start participating!

Come Be Our Friend at Our Friendly Toast Fundraiser! 8/6

We are your friends, you’ll never be alone again! Or at least from 4PM-8PM at the Friendly Toast in Cambridge on Thursday 8/6. The good folks at BRAIN Arts who produce this very paper and run and book Boston Hassle shows want to invite you to our Friendly Fundraiser where 20% of the night’s sales will go directly towards bringing you more music, art, film, culture, and ink stains on your hands! We’re trying to raise enough money to print an issue of the Compass, so if you’re hungry enough to help us reach our goal come on out to Kendall Square! But after 8PM you’re on your own again. -Harrison Bralower

On the Road to Bummer City

As the last stretch of summer begins there is but one recommendation, dear reader: plan your trip to Bummer City today. The Bummer City Historical Society consists of about twenty people whose main goal is to increase the number of accessible and inclusive events/spaces. If you have a song, poem, short narrative, dance number or whatever be sure to attend their monthly open mic at the Hostelling International Boston from 7:30p.m-9:30 p.m. on August 20th featuring Lady Queen Paradise. Sign-ups start at 7 p.m. so be sure to plan accordingly. This open mic is sure to provide a space in which you can express the strangest of your emotions! -Rey De La Fuente

The Coolest Yard Sale of Summer!!

Listen, I totally understand that you just *needed* to buy that $5 Spiderman land phone because one day you’re “definitely going to get a landline!”  A banana slicer that is “literally shaped like a banana” is honestly an invaluable kitchen utensil. You’re “definitely going to get into pottery this summer!”, so really, that kiln is going to pay for itself. An alarm clock that not only tries to wake you up with a sound, but also shakes the bed to let you know that morning has arrived!? I get it, but do you ever feel like one of the hardest parts of being a grownup is coming to terms with the fact that you have too much stuff and not enough space? You’re in luck! On 8/15, come to the “Cool, Air-Conditioned, Monster Yard Sale” at the Manning Apartments in Central Square! Not only can all that cool stuff you got go to someone who can put it to even better use, but bonus: a portion of the proceeds benefit the Alliance of Cambridge Tenants, because everyone deserves to live comfortably. -Sophie Samul

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