Monday, May 19, 2008

MON 5/19: Redbones Bike Party; Free Music, Readings, Bowling

Redbones Bike Party, May 19
So I think the free Salsa at MIT is probably over for the summer, but there still is free bowling at the Milky Way. I read the article in The Phoenix, the Milky Way/Bella Luna people are going to create a good atmosphere wherever they end up, but it won't be the same without the bowling for me. Yes, I rarely bowl when I go, but I like their presence.


MON 5/19

Cash In/Check Out, The Heartland, Dr. Rhythm and his Funky Machines
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Since last week, I haven't found more about, but I'm more confident that it may be an umbrella of the Cash In/Check Out folks. Besides their hardcore acoustic songs, The Heartland is one woman who gently delivers her music. I can only assume Dr. Rhythm and his Funky Machines is a guy and a drum machine, because Dr. Rhythm is a little drum machine that I like to use.

MON 5/19

7pm to 9pm
Four Stories: Alden Jones, Michael Palmer, MD, Jon Papernick, Ted Weesner, Jr
at The Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Not exactly "thrilling" but relatively cheap. Listen to four readings while enjoying some food and drinks. You can test if they actually give a free tapas with drink orders from 5pm to 9pm. It's a night to check out the (tiny) Enormous Room without the usual dance/lounge crowd.

Tonight's theme is "Now You See Me, Now You Don't: Tales of Appearing & Disappearing". The Four Stories is going disappear for a while -- this is the "season finale".

MON 5/19

5pm to 9pm
Redbones Annual Bike Party & Benefit w/ 2nd Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band
at Redbones, 55 Chester St, Somerville (Davis Sq)

You loved Bay State Bike Week, right? Okay, the total is over $10, but you get so much for your $15 -- a Redbones sandwich (meat or vegetarian) with fixin’s, a soft drink or Harpoon beer, and a raffle ticket. The sandwich plate with a beer is about $13 without tip! You could walk away with a prize, and Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band are going to play.

Bicycle valet parking is even included, but you don't have to ride a bike to go. (Maybe you want to win one...?)

Additional raffle tickets will be $2 each or 3 for $5. Drawing at 7:30 pm. Proceeds go to New England Mountain Bike Association & Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition.

MON 5/19

Introduction To Jewish Music: "From The Origins To Current Times"
at French Library/Alliance Francaise, 53 Marlborough St, Boston (Back Bay)

Am I the only one interested in the history and nature of Jewish music? Okay, I thought so... You just wait until you hear my electronica CD based on traditional Hebrew music! (One of my actual backburner ideas.)

They say the lecture will be conducted in French "with simultaneous English translation" (by Sorbonne musicology professor Anny Dreyfuss), so this might be interesting in itself to Franco-phones/philes. A Kosher reception will follow.

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