Wednesday, April 23, 2008

WED 4/23: Chelsea, Green Fun, Indie Films, Bar Art

Okay, so I didn't list much on the Weekly List for today, but here are some options...


WED 4/23

Chelsea Handler, "Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea", Booksigning
at Borders Books, 10 School St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

I'm not much of a fan, but this is my favorite book title I've seen in a long time.

WED 4/23

5pm to 7pm
EcoExpo 2008: MIT's Sustainability Showcase
at Stata Center, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge (MIT campus)

"Green technology" is the (hopefully very near) future of American innovation. If you're wondering why someone isn't doing something particular to help the environment, it might be in development at MIT. As part of their Earth Day celebrations, take a look at the sustainability research and initiatives that students are working on. There's free food too...

WED 4/23

IFF Boston Opening Night: "Transiberian"
at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville

I doubt there will be few -- if any -- rush tickets available for tonight's screening, but I have to believe it'll be showing in theatres around town soon. Train murder-mysteries are ripe for taut suspense, and this one stars Ben Kingsley, Woody Harrelson, and Emily Mortimer. Director Brad Anderson ("Next Stop Wonderland") and co-writer Will Conroy were already scheduled to appear, but Sir Ben Kingsley is also in the house tonight.

There are so many interesting, worthwhile films to see over the next 6 days; I'm going to try a separate post, but check out the site to find something you like.

WED 4/23

10pm to Midnight
The New Factographers, "Union Square (The Chirping Sidewalk)"
at Toast Lounge, 70 Union Square, Somerville

There's a new art collective in town, and they cover the streets of Somerville -- at least for now. The first project by The New Factographers is a multi-media offering called "Union Square (The Chirping Sidewalk)". After the Red Sox & Celtics hopefully do what they do best (W.I.N.), the multiple TVs will turn from sports-delivery units to art-transmitters. The sights of Union Square are interspersed other images while recording of various local bands provide the soundtrack. Toast Lounge will be a great place to hang out tonight with someone with little need for conversation.

Stay tuned for other subjects at other locations around Boston.

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