Monday, February 02, 2009

MON 2/2: Groundhog Day, Moustache Party, Reader-Writer

Bad news, folks. Phil from Punxsutawney says, "Six more weeks of winter." The Groundhog doesn't bother me as much as the guy who gave the Michael Phelps bong photo to the press. What a douchebag...


MON 2/2

6:30 pm
Bernhard Schlink: "The Presence of the Past"
at Colloquium Room, 9th Fl, Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary's St, Boston (BU campus)

Bernhard Schlink, the writer of "The Reader", will speak with the Boston Globe's Mark Feeney about "new forms of identity and political participation that could become templates for future European Union politics." It's probably going to be intellectually stimulating, but I bet it won't be as dry as it might sound. Besides writing novels, Schlink is a judge...

Hey -- "Reception to follow."

If you sprechen sie Deutsche, Schlink is reading from "The Reader" at the Goethe-Institut tomorrow night -- in German. I assume Kate Winslet will not be there forcing him to continue reading...

MON 2/2

Science on Screen: "Groundhog Day" w/ Dr. Peter Galison
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline
$9.75 / $7.75 students & seniors

I've long felt this was one of Bill Murray's best movies. He's given some funnier performances, but overall a very funny film with a good story at a near-perfect pace. What if you were caught in a time loop on your least favorite day in your least favorite place? Dr. Peter Galison is not the name of Murray's character in "Ghostbusters", but a physicist and science historian who'll talk about concepts like time loops, multiple realities, Andie McDowell, etc before the movie.

MON 2/2

7pm to 9pm
826 Boston's Moustache-a-thon Launch Party
at O'Brien’s, 3 Harvard St, Allston
FREE / All Ages

Have you been looking for a reason to grow a moustache? Do you like to raise money for good causes? 826 Boston is a nonprofit located in Egleston Sq that offers tutoring for young people to encourage and improve their writing.

All of the official rules & information will be provided tonight, but you can register ahead of time. The hope is that you collect pledges from now to the final party on FRI 3/13. The goal is to get 50 moustachioed people to raise $400 each. You can go tonight and listen to what's going on, and they might convince you. Folks from the Union Square Round Table should be there to say funny things on the stage.

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