Because it's hard to tell what mood you're in until the weekend comes around.
Here's the deal: We've got a new blog in town, covering everything from culture to entertainment to the arts and food. Whatever is improper—right now—is ripe for the clicking. Which brings me to the first ever edition of Fancy Free, because it's hard to tell what mood you're in until the weekend comes around.
Though he's been in the biz for more than 20 years, it wasn't until Ron White ("Tater Salad" for those in the know) joined the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy in 2000 that his stand-up took off. Now known for smoking cigars and drinking scotch on stage, the Texas comedian goes on a bender for 3 shows at the Wilbur this weekend.
Ron White plays the Wilbur Theatre on Nov. 10, 7 and 9:45 pm; Nov. 11, 7 pm. $49.50. wilburtheatre.com.
In its 26th year (like most of the town's population), the Allston Open Studios spans Saturday and Sunday, altogether showcasing more than 30 local artists. There are 3 studios to check out, plus the gallery at Orchard Skate Shop, displaying everything from pet portraits and leather-works to printmaking and fashion design. With any luck, there will be some excellent performance art dropping in and out of Orchard's half pipe, too.
Allston Open Studios takes place at 1 and 119 Braintree St., 20 and 32 Rugg Road and 156 Harvard Ave. on Nov. 10-11, 12-6 pm. Free. allstonarts.org.