Weekend Guide: January 6 – 8

, Staff

Still looking to fill in your calendar for this weekend? Well, you’ve worked too hard not to enjoy you free time so here are some ideas – music and non-music related – on how to spend your weekend.

Our Best Picks

BCMFest at Club Passim and First Church Parish on Friday and Saturday: We may be a couple months from St. Patrick’s Day but you can get your Celtic fix early with the Boston Celtic Music Fest. Now in its ninth year, you can enjoy the sounds of The Reiner Brothers, Triple Spiral, Bob Bradshaw, Kimberley Fraser and many more. Tickets range in price from $15 to $28. Get the full schedule of events here.

Westbound Train at the Middle East Downstairs on Saturday: Back for their first hometown show in two years, the Boston ska veterans will celebrate their 10th anniversary with what is sure to be a good time. Join the fun and take in sets from openers Macrotones, Great Lakes MA and The Runaround for $12.

Our Music Picks

Friday  

Asher Roth at the Middle East Downstairs: Probably bad timing with the students still out on break for Mr. “I Love College”, but we’re sure he’ll still be able to pull in an audience. Tickets are $25.

Edwin McCain at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: If it seems like Edwain McCain is always in town it’s because he basically always is, and he always delivers. Catch this road warrior for $20 or $25.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Palace Theatre in Manchester: Originally scheduled for the Capital Center for the Arts, you’ll have more room for dancing now in Manchester. Tickets are $40 to $60. They’ll also perform a pair of intimate shows at Scullers Jazz Club on Saturday but tickets for those shows are long gone.

Red Horse at The Center for Arts in Natick: Hear a little of the new and old from this trio of folk artists. Tickets are $30.

Danielle Miraglia, Ryan Fitzsimmons at the Narrows Center for the Arts: Both artists will be celebrating album releases at this co-headlining gig. Tickets are $17.

Saturday

Tim Gearan at Club Passim: After the BCMFest stick around for Tim Gearan as he churns out some ballads with Mike Benjamin opening. Tickets are $15.

Naked On Rollerskates at Great Scott: Although their name doesn’t sound like a good idea, this show certainly is, with fellow local favorites Full Body Anchor, Tijuana Sweetheart, and RealSynthetic opening. Tickets are $10.

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters at Showcase Live: See one of the most respected blues guitarists around for $30.

Deborah Henson-Conant at The Center for Arts in Natick: See who some have called the “Jimi Hendrix of the Harp” as she does her take on the blues. Tickets are $26.

Our Non Music Picks

Frozen Fenway Hockey East Doubleheader on Saturday: College hockey returns to Fenway Park with UMass going against UVM and UNH vs. UMaine scheduled for Saturday. A limited amount of tickets have been re-released and are available for $30 to $100.

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