Wednesday, January 28, 2009

WED 1/28: Coffee, Film, Multi-Media, Dance

Okay, we've already had a few snowstorms this season. I'm ready to act like it's normal and do anything while it's snowing. After work, I might grab a piece of cardboard and sled down a hill...


WED 1/28

All Day
Free Coffee & Breakfasty Bits
at Panera Bread Locations

It's past breakfast time for most, but you can still go by your nearest Panera for a cup of coffee and a bite. They want you to donate a dollar to their Operation Dough-Nation Community Breadbox program.

WED 1/28

"The Big Lebowski"
at Central Public Library, 79 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)

I love this movie. Fans should go and say the dialogue before the characters -- like some people I know... Other comedies to be screened in upcoming weeks.

WED 1/28 & THUR 1/29

7pm (8pm on THUR)
Bryce Dessner & Matthew Ritchie, "Darkness Visible": Performance & Lecture
at Broad Institute Auditorium, 7 Cambridge Center, Cambridge (Kendall Sq)

I'm not really sure how this is going to work out, except I liked their flyer (and was intrigued that this was the guitarist from The National). I watched a video of the multi-media installation "The Morning Line" that is the basis of these shows, and it's going to avant-garde and could be fascinating. The actual installation looks like a beautiful sci-fi set, but tonight's program is a discussion about their collaboration on the piece, a performance of the 25-minute musical composition that's heavy on the bass clarinet. A Q&A follows.

Tomorrow will mainly be a concert accompanied by Dessner's brother (also of The National), Evan Ziporyn (clarinetist from "The Morning Line"), and a group MIT & Wellesley students playing strings and guitars. This will include another Ritchie/Dessner piece with a video from Ritchie.

WED 1/28

MUSK, the Final Blow-out
Feat: Plunge Into Death, Magic People, Husky "N" Muskie, DJ Nitetrain, The Area D Initiative
at Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain
$5 / 21+

Do you feel like dancing tonight? I've noticed a lot of wacky, fun events from MUSK over the years; so I tip my hat one more time and look forward to the next project(s). Sounds like they're going out with a blast with live electro & hip-hop and excellent DJ's:

a rare live turntable set from DJ Nitetrain, outsider rap strait outta the group home from Husky "N" Muskie, the psych-chaotic Magic People, one man DJ/band The Area D Initiative, and the band that kicked off MUSK 3 1/2 years ago: Plunge into Death

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