Tuesday, September 02, 2008

TUES 9/2: Rootsy Music, Comedy, Video, Theatre

Laugh Track, tonight and tomorrow
Ah, what a great weekend. Welcome back, students! I saw some of you at Porter Square waiting in long lines to get Charlie Cards. (I admit some pleasure that you weren't on my train...)

If you have any energy left, here's some cheap things happening tonight. I didn't put much extra effort for today...


TUES 9/2

Audrey Ryan, James Houlahan
at Tommy Doyle's, 96 Winthrop St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

I love listening to Audrey Ryan's original music, and I mean that in the most complimentary way. When listening to her clever songs with those high, creative melodies, I don't feel like comparing her jazzy folk-rock to anyone. With strong singer-songwriter James Houlahan also performing, the Tuesday Acoustic Showcase is not a bad deal.

From the Weekly List:

TUES 9/2

Zack Hickman's House of Ill Repute
Feat: Miss Tess, Chris O'Brien, Charlie Rose, Ryan Fitzsimmons
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between
Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$5 / 21+

Zack Hickman used to do a music "variety show" at Club Passim a few years ago, and it's being revived at Lizard Lounge.

TUES 9/2

7pm to 8:30pm
"Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video": Film Screening
at Room 120, Bldg 6, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge (MIT Campus)

Seems like an academic version of of an expose on "video vixens" -- but with a gender studies angle... (There will be nudity & profanity, so that's a plus!)

TUES 9/2 & WED 9/3

Laugh Track Comedy Show
Tuesday: at Durty Nelly's, 108 Blackstone St, Boston (Haymarket)
Wednesday: at Milky Way Lounge, 403 Centre St, Jamaica Plain

Most of these guys are very funny -- especially Ken Reid! You can tell him I said that.

TUES 9/2: Ken Reid, PJ Westin, Shane Mauss, Josh Gondelman, Dan Crohn,
Bigg Nez, Rob Crean, Tim Vargulish, Tim Wilding

WED 9/3: Shane Mauss, Ken Reid, Renata Tutko, Nate Johnson, Tom E.
Morrello, Maria Ciampa, Matt Wilding, Rob Crean

TUES 9/2 to SUN 9/7

8pm (SUN: 2pm)
"Cloud 9"
at Zack Box Theatre, Downstairs, 8 The Fenway, Boston (Boston Conservatory)

The students are coming back, and free theatre abounds. In this two-act play, one half of the action occurs in colonial Africa of the 19th century and concludes in present-day (relatively) London. Because theatre can be experimental, some characters seem to travel in time. I wouldn't get hung up on that, except perhaps to see it as comment on the issues of gender and sexuality over history.

TUES 9/2 to SUN 9/7

All Day
Brimfield Antique Show
at Brimfield Fairgrounds, take Mass Pike West to Route 20 West (Exit 9), Brimfield
Most FREE, some $5

Every year this little Western MA town becomes engorged with antique sellers and hunters. Quite a spectacle, and you may spend a lot of money -- or find the deal of your life!

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