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This weekend in Boston: Robots, records, and roller derbies
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The world descends on Boston this weekend with a very special Marathon Monday coming up, and the city’s slate of events rises to the occasion. If you’re hanging out with any runners, remember that it’s just good etiquette to pay for their beers. They need the carbs, after all.
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Kid Ink, Loop, Betty Who, more Boston shows this weekend
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It's almost unfair how spoiled we are this weekend. Touring band after touring band, all rolling through on the same weekend of a national pot-smoking holiday? Seriously, this was like the greatest coincidence ever. Anyway, there are more than enough shows to check out this weekend, the challenge will be choosing wisely. More
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Kenji Nakayama ‘Études’ solo show at Fourth Wall Project, opening reception Friday
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The word Études comes from the French word "to study," and refers to a short, but considerably difficult, music composition designed to pose as practice material for perfecting a particular musical skill. Much like these technically challenging music compositions, Boston based expat, Kenji Nakayama's newest body of paintings depict work that can only be created and mastered by a person long dedicated to his craft. More
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This week’s events: Bond, blood drives, and beer dinners
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You're going to need something to do this week once you've filed your taxes and finally catch up on your Sunday-night DVR backlog. (This season of “Call the Midwife” is insane, right?) So catch a documentary, take in opening night at the theatre, give blood in exchange for pizza, or chase oysters with beer.
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Mr. T to Mortal Kombat: the best dressed of PAX East 2014
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This past weekend, hordes of game lovers took to the Convention Center to partake in endless gaming of all sorts, but the true winners of the festival were those who came in perfectly crafted costumes. BDCwire caught up with some of the characters of PAX East, whether they be gamers, staffers, game makers, or people who just love a good excuse to dress up. Here are the people of PAX East, and here's what they had to say to the world.
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Interview: RJD2 talks new album, plays The Paradise on Sunday
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It had been almost three years since influential producer RJD2 has put anything out, but finally he released his most recent album, "More Is Than Isn't" this past October. A definite departure from his four previous albums, RJD2's latest, although still steeped in his usual funky, hip-hop leaning style, shows the 37-year-old artist's ability to comfortably work across all genres. Part funk, part jazz, and a sprinkling of psychedelic synth arrangements, RJD2 crafts tracks that are not only peppered with vocal collaborations, but prove successful culminations of his previous musical approaches rather than simply a new shift in style. More
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MassArt benefit auction brings Warhol, Vicente, and more into modern era
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The nation’s only independent public college of art and design, MassArt, will host its 25th Annual Benefit Art Auction with a selection of over 300 artworks from painting to sculpture to furniture by national and international artists.

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Record Hospital Fest, Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble, more shows this weekend
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It's rock festivals galore this weekend. And by that, we don't mean the outdoor, sweaty bro, over expensive bottles of water types of music festivals. These are more like the community center, tattoo people and local music freak types of festivals. There are also some solid nerdcore bands playing this weekend for PAX East, but that's a different story. More
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10 things not to miss at PAX East this weekend
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Today through Sunday, hordes of video game fans will swarm the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center for PAX East. Billed as the “largest gaming event in North America,” the Boston show has doubled in size since the first show in 2010 at the Hynes Convention Center. Companies from XBox to Playstation bring their latest and greatest to show off to an estimated 70,000 attendees over the weekend. There’s so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming to battle the crowds. Here are our recommendations of what to see and do at PAX East.  

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Dicky Barrett’s Birthday Bash
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Our old friend Dicky Barrett, the man who helped launch RadioBDC, called in to announce Dicky Barrett's Birthday Bash, featuring the Mighty Mighty BossToneS, with special guests The Gaslight Anthem and Barrence Whitfield & the Savages. It's all part of Phantom Gourmet's BBQ and Music Festival, June 20-22 on City Hall Plaza. More