Category Archives: Things to do

Boston Winter at City Hall Plaza

We spent the afternoon in the city yesterday and had such a great time!   While not all of our grand plans for winter vacation will get crossed off the bucket list, skating at City Hall Plaza’s Boston Winter was one that we were sure not to miss.  Kids skate for $8 and adults for $10….skates are available for rent and there is a warm room with benches to store your shoes and lace up.

Some pretty nice outdoor shopping, plenty of places to grab a snack or even a drink (yes, please), and enough ice to accommodate plenty of skaters….all under the city lights of Boston. Kind of magical, really.

We got in there on the early side so we left just shy of the live entertainment rink side. The boys can never quite get enough skating so they skated once, we walked down to Faneuil Hall for lunch and a bit of shopping, and then walked back up the stairs to City Hall to hit the ice again.  During their second run my friend and I figured we had earned a hot mulled wine drink….sounds iffy, but was pretty yummy…and being able to stand outside by the rink in the middle of the city with a drink in our hands (legally) was a nice treat.

The Urban Lodge, conveniently located right next to the ice, has a bar, some comfy seating, snacks, warm blankets, and even a giant sized Jenga game.  There are also plenty of snack shacks serving up other drinks and treats. The shopping is pretty eclectic with a variety of items and maybe a little something for everyone.  In fact, I was thrilled to discover Rusty and Ingrid snuggled into the midst of some other shopping chalets.  Check out their website now, but expect a blog post about their amazing work very soon…now that I’ve been pleasantly reminded how incredible their work is!

The boys probably would have stayed all night, but we were getting chilly.  We took a spin through the phenomenal Boston Public Market (also a blog post for another day!) and headed home.

So happy to have made it into the city….and to have spent the day with good friends.

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Sax Gordon Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 12.22.2016

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Our special Xmas show this Thursday features the clinically-proven Magi of Mayhem: Mr. Gordon “Sax” Beadle. With his own brand of fairy dust, Big G, catnip to your ears, will have you convulsing in the aisles,whilst you beg to donate to our Musician’s Retirement Plan©, and just basically turning the old bar into a steaming heap of writhing bodies.

D.S.

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http://www.saxgordon.com/

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

A very special night… Wednesday, December 21st – 7pm ~ The 7th Annual AMERO FAMILY CHRISTMAS!

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On Christmas Eve, it was always an “Amero” tradition to gather and sing in the back room of the old house
in Essex with our beloved Mother Moulty and friends. These days, what happens at the Rhumb Line each
year on the last Wednesday before Christmas is pretty much an extension of our youth. In other words,
yes… we are INDEED grown up children. This Wednesday marks the 7th go-around for us – and it really
seems to have taken on a life of its own. Festive, fun and laughing all the way, the audience joins in on
classics like “Holly Jolly Christmas” & “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” – as well as a few of my, shall we
say, “twisted” numbers, like “(Have Yourself A) Willie Nelson Christmas” and “The Restroom Door Said
Gentlemen”. It’s a frickin’ blast no matter how you look at it. We urge that you arrive early to claim your
seat. It gets pretty nuts! Merry Christmas everyone! ~ Fly

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For those who missed the Amero Family (Linda, JB & Fly)
on North Shore 104.9’s “Curtain Up” with Aurelia Nelson,
click the link below, choose the drop menu at the upper
right corner of the green podcast field and choose “Curtain
Up 12-18-16”… http://www.northshore1049.com/pages/17218006.php

ps: …and click this link to play/download a few of my original
holiday numbers… http://www.flyamero.com/christmas_wishes/
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
12/28 Toni Ann

01/04/17 John Rockwell (guest host)

01/11 Sasquatch

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

the thousand dollar singer-songwriter finals are here. tonight @ katrina’s . what a lineup. the judges . CHRIS TRAPPER . RITA CARY . RUBY ROSE FOX

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Katrina’s Tuesday 7:30 -10:30pm 12.20.2016
This Tuesday night It all comes down to this! After 7 weeks of incredible performances by over 35 acts, the field has been narrowed down to 8 finalists. These acts will perform before a panel of celebrity judges for a chance to win a piece of the $1,000 cash prize.

Our Judges are:

Katrina’s Tuesday 7:30 -10:30pm 12.20.2016
This Tuesday night It all comes down to this! After 7 weeks of incredible performances by over 35 acts, the field has been narrowed down to 8 finalists. These acts will perform before a panel of celebrity judges for a chance to win a piece of the $1,000 cash prize.

Our Judges are:
CHRIS TRAPPER, a Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter, frontman for The Push Stars, and great-hair icon.
RITA CARY, a host on NRP radio who covers music on “All Things Considered.” She was the former morning host on 92.5, The River and a champion of up-and-coming singer-songwriters.
RUBY ROSE FOX, 2016 Singer-Songwriter of the Year Award Winner at the 2016 Boston Music Awards and the Improper Bostonian magazine’s pick for Best Musician of 2015 in the “Boston’s Best” issue, and featured on the cover of its 2015 “ Music” issue.

The evening’s lineup is as follows:
7:30pm: Introductions
8:00pm: Nadia Robertson
8:20pm: Chris Fritz-Grice
8:40pm: Sarah Seminski, Eric Reardon & Derek Dupuis
9:00pm: Martha Bourne
9:20pm: Pat Ramey
9:40pm: John Jerome
10:00pm: Benny Z & Mike Gruen
10:20pm: Renee & Joe
11:00pm: Announcement of the winners

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Brought to you by Chris Langathianos of Single Tree Music, Louise Welch

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Katrina’s
14 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA
(978) 515-7817
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The Ameros invade 104.9 FM tomorrow (SUN) at 9am

Amero_Family_Xmas[1]Just in case you didn’t know, the Amero Family Christmas is a Gloucester tradition and it’s coming back to the Rhumb Line next Wednesday 12/21.  You can get a taste of the fun tomorrow (SUNDAY) morning at 9AM when Curtain Up host Aurelia Nelson welcomes Fly, Linda & J.B. Amero into her studio — and you just never know what will happen when those folks get together.  Tune in for some outrageous musical fun!

Here’s a sampler of some of Fly’s Christmas songs.

Went over to Pauline’s Gifts on Wednesday for Ladies’ Day

Every time I go over to Pauline’s Gifts it always turns out to be fun with lots of conversation and great friends.  Again, please shop locally.

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Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight with Brian Templeton, Billy Loosigian 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line.12.15.2016 Put on your dancin shoes

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Dave says,

Everybody keeps asking me: when ya gonna bring back that guy, you know, big as a bear with designer overalls and a voice that could shatter diamonds? Or your sub-human desires. What? Who are you?
But seriously, folks; we got him this week. i’m talking about Mr. Brian Templeton, a great songwriter and foghorn, who commands your presence. His incisive toons and heady interpretations of classic gems is sure to explode the elastic in your BVD’s. He’s one of my go to guys when the goin’ gets rough, like my shrimp Po-boy- induced acne that needs some lovin’.

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Helping out on the guitar will be Mr. Billy Loosigian, celebrity pet stylist and New Hampshire’s answer to Jimmy Page. Been in every Boston band in the world since 1975.Mr. David Mattacks, the Atomic Clock, will add his cesium and desist order to the proceedings. I’m bringing my big-ass tube amp, just to show ya. Do not miss this.
Nexxxt Week: Sax (Flash) Gordon Beadle and the hippies from hell. OMG! Free radiation suits to the first 20 customers.

here’s a short clip from the last time Brian, Dave, Billy and Dave played The Rhumb Line

 

This Wednesday evening…Liz Frame joins Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line 7-10pm 12.14.2016

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, December 14th – 7pm
Special Music Guest: LIZ FRAME!

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Yo people! You really need to get out and see some of the
amazing Rhumb Line Wednesday happenings. It’s just over
the top, the talent we have tucked away on Cape Ann. Let’s
take this week’s guest, for instance… Liz Frame. Some of
the sharpest, wittiest and most polished lyric writing you’d
ever pay a fortune to see and hear – for no cover charge
whatsoever! She is pure joy. Do NOT make me come out
there and literally drag your rum-pum-pum bums from the
house in which they sit! 🙂

Also… please tune in for the Amero Family (Linda, JB & Fly)
on North Shore 104.9’s “Curtain Up” with Aurelia Nelson
this coming Sunday, 9-9:30am. We’ll be playing a few festive
songs and chatting up our annual “Amero Family Christmas”
show, scheduled for Wednesday, December 21. ~ Fly

ps: click the link to play/download a few of my original holiday
numbers… http://www.flyamero.com/christmas_wishes/
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
12/21 Amero Family Christmas!

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12/28 Toni Ann

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01/04/17 John Rockwell (guest host)

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Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

QUENTIN CALLEWAERT joins Fly Amero This Wednesday 7pm December 7th @ The Rhumb Line!

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, December 7th – 7pm
A VERY, VERY Special Music Guest:
QUENTIN CALLEWAERT!

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Folks… something very, very special will be happening this
week at the Rhumb. A young (he’s only 16) genius by the
name of Quentin Callewaert will be strutting his amazing
stuff for us all. He reminds me so much of myself when I
was his age (just a few years ago, of course). So full of
spirit and enthusiasm. He loves what he does, and it shows.
Some of you may have caught him on cable’s “Local Music
Seen” with Allen Estes – way back when he was only THIRTEEN!
OMG! And speaking of “back”… for those wondering, I am
100% back on my weekly Rhumb Line rotation. Surely,
Quentin and I will be trading a few licks, and maybe teaching
each other a few new tricks. Marina Evans is out of country
for the holidays this year. We’ll catch up when she returns.
And, something else to watch for… please don’t miss Allen
Estes, myself, Senator Bruce Tarr and many more friends on
North Shore 104.9’s live broadcast of its 21st annual Holiday
Toy Drive this coming Thursday. The fun and festivities will
be running throughout the entire day. Click the link below
for further details. All for now. Happy Holidays! ~ Fly

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http://www.northshore1049.com/pages/20375441.php?

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
12/14 – Liz Frame

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12/21 Amero Family Christmas!

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Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet

I took the boys to the Larcom Theatre on Sunday night for a holiday jazz concert with the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet.

I was excited for the boys to see a live performance on the stage of the Larcom Theatre as they’ll be performing there themselves in January for a school concert.  I also was psyched for them to hear some live Jazz….especially since it was infused with some fun holiday tunes.

I’m so glad we went.  The quartet was really quite exceptional and we all had a great time. It was such a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit.

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This Saturday Night ~ Little Sugar and The Big Spoonful 9pm @ Katrina’s…They are going rock the place

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Get ready cause Little Sugar and The Big Spoonful is coming to Gloucester… Keri Anderson female lead vocal powerhouse…Many of you remember her from the Rocky and Keri duo…
They’ll be @ Katrina’s this Saturday 9pm December 3rd to rock the joint…hope to see you there!

Little Sugar ( Keri Anderson)

Keri Anderson is a Elementary art teacher, a visual artist as well as a singer songwriter. Some of her bands she has performed with are: Whalebone Farmhouse, Sugar and The Cane Breakers, Keri Anderson and The Big Lonesome. Her current band Little Sugar and The Big Spoonful is lead by powerhouse guitarist Mike Lynch.
Dave Kendarian – bass
Ron Ouimette – drums

http://www.littlesugarandthebigspoonful.com/

https://littlesugarandthebigspoonful.bandcamp.com/releases

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14 Rogers Street

Goucester, MA

978.518.7817

https://www.facebook.com/katrinasgloucester/

 

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