Thursday, February 07, 2008

Sneak Peek: FRI 2/8 to SUN 2/10

Dragged from my futon of illness...


FRI 2/8

at Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge (Harvard campus)

The director will be there for a Q&A after this new, well-reviewed indie film starring Samantha Morton, Jason Patric, and Teri Garr about an abusive relationship.

FRI 2/8

M.G. Lederman, Nash Kato (Urge Overkill)
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass. Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Urge Overkill frontman Nash Kato opens for indie-pop keys-man M.G. Lederman

FRI 2/8

Free Tibet Benefit feat. Rick Berlin, Ad Frank, Aloud
at Middle East - Corner, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 suggested donation

Mostly acoustic performance to raise funds for Students for a Free Tibet.

FRI 2/8 and SAT 2/9

6:30pm (SAT: Noon)
Lowell Winterfest
Around Downtown Lowell
Mostly FREE

Who knows what it'll be like with so little snow, but there will be winter fun, music and human dogsled races!

This still looks like a good map (PDF file).

FRI 2/8 to SAT 2/9

Fri: Noon to 6pm
Sat:1pm to 5pm
Grand Opening Celebration
at Back to Balance Acupuncture Center, 5 High St, Suite B3, Medford

Who knows how crowded it'll be, but there are "free treatments in the Community Room".

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SAT 2/9

"Double Indemnity"
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

I might not get up this early to see this excellent movie, but you could... Part of their monthly "Elements of Cinema" series, so a discussion follows.

SAT 2/9

9am to 5pm
Berklee's 40th High School Jazz Festival
at Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)

High-school bands early and Berklee student/faculty bands in the afternoon. I'd show up for a little while as opposed to 8 hours.

SAT 2/9

2:30pm to 4:30 pm
Receita De Samba w/ Barry Mitterhoff
at The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge (Inman Sq)

Their samba-power is already strong, and Receita De Samba will be joined by Hot Tuna mandolinist Barry Mitterhoff.

SAT 2/9

Boston Area Musicians for Peace
Feat: Beth DeSombre, Pat Scanlon & Friends, Lenny Solomon, Chuck Williams, Michael Troy
at Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 to $15, sliding scale

This the real, traditional, politically-active Cambridge folk to benefit a local chapter of Veterans for Peace.

Admission is by donation, sliding scale, $5-15 suggested, with nobody turned away due to ability to pay. Donations of pot luck dishes and beverages (no alcohol) to share are welcome.
There's even an Impeachment Letter-Writing Party at 4pm (refreshments provided).

SAT 2/9

Nervous Eaters (Midnight), Classic Ruins (11pm), The Radio Knives (10pm), The Killer Abs (9pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$8 / 21+

A mix of classic and contemporary Boston garage-rock.

SAT 2/9

Spiritual Rez, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
at Harpers Ferry, 158 Brighton Avenue, Allston
$10 / 18+

A good night of reggae.

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SUN 2/10

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Cabaret Life Drawing Class
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$7 / 18+

Wilder and looser than any other drawing class you've been to. You won't feel so bad about your drawing skills. Two models for this special edition with contests and prizes.

SUN 2/10

1pm to 3pm
Drop In and Draw
at Calderwood Courtyard, Fogg Art Museum, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)
$9 (museum admission) / $6 Students / FREE under 18

Definitely not as rowdy as Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Cabaret, but it's a casual chance to do some life drawing (models "dressed to resemble figures from paintings in our collections"), and the supplies are provided. Fun for the whole family, and admission is for all of the art museums.

SUN 2/10

2pm to 5pm
"The Great Chili Cookoff"
at Abbey Lounge, 3 Beacon St, Somerville (Inman Sq)

There should be over 25 different chilis to taste in two categories: meat and veggie. Eat free chili, vote for your favorite, and drink cheap beer!

Any questions, contact Mike.

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