Monday, March 02, 2009

MON 3/2: Movie or Play

Happy B-day, Dr. Seuss
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

It might be difficult to go out on a snowy Monday night, but it's going to stop eventually. Here are a couple cheap ideas.

The Boston Derby Dames match was fun; the Boston Massacre outclassed the Maine Port Authorities by 128 to 24.


MON 3/2

Science on Screen: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" w/ Mahzarin Banaji
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline
$9.75 / $7.75 student, seniors

I saw this movie years ago. It's a strong statement about racism where people are discriminatory until it affects their daughter and her fiance. Well-written and keenly performed by Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, and -- uhh -- whoever played the daughter...

Dr. Mahzarin Banaji (Social Ethics, Harvard) studies our prejudices, even the unconscious feelings that we don't admit. (Take the Implicit Association Test to check yourself.)

MON 3/2 & TUES 3/3

7pm to 9:30pm
"Atlas of Mud": Staged Reading
at Broad Institute Auditorium, 7 Cambridge Ctr, Cambridge (Kendall Sq)
at Central Square Theater, 450 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE ($10 suggested donation)

On snowy days, wiseacres question the existence of "global warming", so let's call it "climate change". For a play that won a Kennedy Center College Theater playwriting award (under a different title), there's little information about this play other than "a mythic allegory exploring the human dimensions of global warming."

It's a staged reading of a play that's big on science. There will be talk-back sessions with playwright Jennifer Fawcett, director Jay Scheib, and a "scientist".

A listing I saw said, "Reservations required to guarantee seating," but I didn't see any reservation info besides perhaps a phone number: 617-576-9278

MON 3/2

Late Music Update:

Jinx Brothers (10pm), '66 Breakout (10:45pm), Sal Ammoniac (11:30pm)
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

Or maybe just check out the cool detail on the large version of the flyer...

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