Wednesday, October 15, 2008

WED 10/15: Vodka, Science Film, Dim Sum, Debate, Country

Kung Fu Kitchen at Pho Republique Can you believe it's the final presidential debate tonight? We're almost there, folks... Remember -- there are 3 important Questions on the ballot even if this is a traditionally "blue state".


WED 10/15

7pm to 9pm
Ketel One Party
at The Asgard, 350 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Central Sq & MIT)

Not much to say about this, there will be free Ketel One cocktails from 7pm to 8pm and some complimentary apps. I know a few vodka drinks will make the debate seem more interesting... It's a Stuff(at)Night party, so everyone attending must RSVP. (They might even be jerks if you DO send them your info.)

WED 10/15

"Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives": Sneak Preview
at Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston

I'm a big fan of the band Eels, so a documentary about bandleader Mark Oliver Everett digging into the life and theories of his emotionally distant father sounds really intriguing. It turns out the senior Everett proposed that there are an infinite number of parallel universes with an infinite number of different life results (basically).

Sure you can see it on PBS next week, but you won't get to hear from Prof. Max Tegmark (Physics, MIT) and Nova producer Paula Apsell.

"Seating is limited. Seating passes are available to the general public in the Museum lobby beginning at 5:45pm, the evening of the program. First come, first served."

WED 10/15

Presidential Election Topics Panel & Debate Watching
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Unfortunately, this panel discussion about the presidential election (in association with the New York Review of Books, Guardian America, and Harvard Book Store) will be a more candid and detailed discussion than any part of the debate.

The panel includes Michael Tomasky (editor of Guardian America), Peter W. Galbraith (ex-Ambassador to Croatia, Sr. Fellow at Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation), Frances FitzGerald (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam"), and Mark Danner (contributor to NYRBooks, journalism professor at UC Berkeley & Bard College).

Tickets can be purchased at Harvard Book Store or at 617-661-1515. (The $10 covers panel discussion & debate screening (and snacks) -- and are not a store coupon.)

WED 10/15

8:30pm to 1am
Kung Fu Kitchen
at Pho Republique, 1415 Washington St, Boston (South End)

I'm not totally sure what the scene is going to be tonight, but I know the food is delicious at Pho Republique. I even sometimes remember to pronounce it "Phah"... Classic kung fu movies will be playing... complimentary dim sum will be offered... martial arts demonstrations will be kicking and punching... The Nam Pai Kung Fu Academy will also perform at least one lion dance tonight. (All in attendance can sign up for a free Kung Fu lesson.)

It's a cash bar, and the full menu is available as well.

Please RSVP to let them know you're coming (but you can probably get in without doing so)...

WED 10/15

Country Music Night #2
The Sacred Shakers (10:30pm), The Coachmen (9pm)
at The Beehive, 541 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

Cow Island Music has done it again, and brought another gosh-darn, mighty-good country night at the "Beehive Saloon". The rockabilly/honky-tonk of the Coachmen are up first, followed by the big good-time, gospelly country outfit The Sacred Shakers. They actually include a couple of The Coachmen and the lovely vocals of Eilen Jewel. (Remember, the drinks are not as cheap as that perfect country bar in your mind.)

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