I actually got into an event last night, and it was a blogger party at Bella Luna restaurant at Milky Way Lounge. At least, that's how I always thought about it; the food has been great every time I've eaten there although I'm usually heading downstairs for other reasons. I'll say more soon, but their new menu is awesome. The fancy fried mozzarella ("Half Moon" or something like that...) is simply the best I've ever had, and it's probably the best in Boston. (If anyone there is reading this, it was good to meet you.)
After enjoying much red wine last night, friggin' WGBH has to follow "Morning Edition" with the 1812 Overture?!?! Ah, my head...
I might have another short post about a free waffle ball tournament happening on Saturday, but here's the link.
(I love the variety below...)
"Trans Entities: The Nasty Love of Papi and Wil"
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10 / 18+
Every third Wednesday, Cinemental presents the "best of independent queer media". It's been sometimes difficult to find out about what is actually screening, and finally they have a dedicated spot on the web, besides announcements on Truth Serum.
It seems like a lot is packed in about an hour of running time... Besides 3 "undirected" sex scenes, Papi and Wil frankly discuss their trans-gendered relationship in what will probably be a more-than-just-thought-provoking manner. The exciting part of tonight's program is that they're attending to participate in the post-film discussion.
One of my two favorite sex columnists Tristan Taormino (of Pucker Up and Thomas Pynchon's niece) said about "Trans Entities":
It's the best transporn film I've ever seen, mostly because of the way we get to know the couple through Diamond's intimate, interview-driven story. Frank, articulate, and madly in love, Papi and Wil talk about being kinky, polyamorous people of color -- from BDSM to spirituality, no topic is off-limits, including their genders.
So there you go...
Electric Laser People (11pm), The Motion Sick (10pm), Where the Land Meets the Sea (9pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
FREE / 21+
Night #3 of The Motion Sick residency theme is "Flash" Wednesday. And they wrote a song called "Aquaman's Lament" [mp3] who is a superfriend of The Flash, so that's pretty damn cool.
The Sox are in Baltimore, so parking won't be a problem -- but the T is a low-emission way to free music...
From the Weekly List:
Alice Hunter: Puppet Show & "Vertigo"
at Raymond Park, about 200 Upland Rd, Cambridge (near Porter Sq)
Anything that is preceded by a puppet show makes me laugh, even if it's a Hitchcock movie. The brief description I read said it's "an interactive, aquatic puppet show" followed by cartoons and the film.
Rain Date: WED 8/27
6pm to 9pm
All-you-can-eat Crayfish Party
at Ikea Restaurant & Cafe, upper level, 1 Ikea Way, Stoughton
$9.99 / $4.99 Ages 12 and under
This is for those hungry on the South Shore and/or need some furniture. Besides crayfish, there will be "cheeses, crispbread, and soup or salad." (And you have to think Swedish meatballs too, right?)
Beverages and dessert not included. (Adult beverages also available.)