Weekend Planner: Checkers Championship, 90's Party
Here's a look at the weekend ahead for June 22-24.
Here's a look at what's happening around the area this weekend.
1. New England Checkers Championship
Where/When: 8 Pine Street, Dover; Saturday, June 23, 8:30 a.m.
Why Go: The New England States Open and District 1 Championship will be held at the home of Richard White in Dover, on Saturday, June 23. Register 8:30 a.m., first round play starts at 9:30 a.m. Over by generally 6 p.m. Tournament will be a round-robin played under rules of American checker (English draughts). New England and individual state championships will be determined. This tournament is sanctioned by the American Checker Federation. There is no entry fee or cash prizes. Anyone may enter. For details please email Richard White at email@example.com or call 508-785-3197.
2. Steve Marchena in Concert at the Paradise Cafe
Where/When: Paradise Cafe, 565 High St., Dedham; Friday, June 22, 7 p.m.
Why Go: Paradise Cafe is celebrating its newly expanded menu which now includes a large selection of beer and wine with a free concert by renowned classical guitarist Steve Marchena. Enjoy complimentary wine samples and assorted treats.
3. Tramps Like Us - A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
Where/When: Showcase Live, Patriot Place, Foxborough; Friday, June 22, 6 p.m.
Why Go: In their continuing series of re-creating classic and historic Springsteen concerts, Tramps Like Us, who E Street Radio has called “The best of all tribute bands” will be re-creating what has been dubbed, “The Last Great Show” - the August 20, 1984 concert, which was the final show of Springsteen’s historic 10 night sold out stand at Brendan Byrne/Meadowlands Arena in New Jersey. This show featured the Miami Horns on "10th Avenue Freezeout" (later used on the Live 1975-85 set) and "Drift Away," which also featured surprise guest Little Steven Van Zandt, Springsteen’s former guitarist and closest confidant. This was Steve VanZandt’s first appearance with The E Street Band since his departure from the band a year earlier.
Pricing: $15, purchase tickets here.
4. Saved by the 90's - A Party With the Bayside Tigers
Where/When: Showcase Live, Patriot Place, Foxborough; Saturday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Danny, Alex, and Nat are graduates of Berklee College of Music who have converged to bring to the masses the timeless, unforgettable, effervescent music of the 1990's. With all your favorite hit singles, it's sure to be a party you won't soon forget. Doors open at 6 p.m., standing room only.
5. Trivia Tyme at T.G.I. Friday's
Where/When: T.G.I. Friday's, 1345 Boston-Providence Highway, Norwood; Sunday, June 24, 8 p.m.
Why Go: Check out Trivia Tyme at T.G.I. Friday's each and every Sunday night at 8 p.m. hosted by DJ Nick. Prizes to the top teams and extra points for best team name.