After I pick stuff, I realize that the events are sometimes clumped in one part of town. That's not my intention. I usually try to spread them out if I'm thinking about at all.
There's another semi-cheap thrill in the same direction: It's Opening Night for the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall (6:30pm). A little birdie at the BSO told me some $20 rush tickets will be available (and the cheapest tix are $75)...
Tomorrow has some good stuff though. I'll get something up, but there's a some free ice cream and a free harbor cruise...
7pm to 9pm
"Science in the News: Fuels of the Future"
at Armenise Ampitheatre, 200 Longwood Ave, Boston (Harvard Medical School / Longwood)
FREE (Register here)
Science in the News is an annual series of lectures/discussions on that (obviously) focuses on topical subjects. If you have no knowledge about what they're talking about, the sessions begin with a lesson to provide some background, then they talk about the current state of research and whatever applicable issues. Grad students at Harvard Medical School run the program, and they do a good job. (Podcasts are available.) Many of the topics lean towards the biological besides tonight's energy tutorial. Everyone should learn something new!
I don't think they would turn you away if you didn't register, but it wouldn't kill you to follow the rules...
Golden West Motor Lodge (11pm), Mike MacDonald & The Widow Makers (10pm), The Bees Knees (9pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
FREE / 21+
There's a whole mess o' twangy rock going down at Church tonight. The Americana/Alt-Country begins with The Bee’s Knees, and they might be my personal fave of the three. I hear more classic poppiness in their songs. Two big helpings of rootsy rock follow. Mike MacDonald & The Widow Makers have played every Wednesday in September, and I bet they want to finish up with extra-damn good set. Even though they picked a lousy name for the new and improved Linwood Grill, kudos to management for offering lots of musical entertainment for cheap -- and frequently free, like tonight, when the Sox are at home.