Tuesday, April 28, 2009

TUES 4/28: Film, Rock, Science

The Goodnight Loving, at O'Briens
Yep. Here's some stuff...


TUES 4/28

"Music Inn": Boston Premiere & Panel Discussion
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Music Inn was a jazz oasis in the Berkshires from the '50s to the '60s where many of greats passed through. After collecting more than 100 hours of footage, they've whittled it down to the film to be followed by a panel of major jazz guys led by filmaker/musician George Schuller: Gunther Schuller, Ran Blake, Ted Casher, and Joe Hunt.

Part of "Jazz Week Boston" (that has some special events that are cheap/free)

TUES 4/28

"World's Greatest Dad"
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline

Closing Night of IFFBoston.

From what I can tell, this is a damn good movie with a rather twisted plot where Bobcat Goldthwait has extracted a quality performance from Robin Williams. And that may not even be the most surprising thing about the film!

Director Bobcat Goldthwait scheduled to attend. (Maybe he'll talk about walking around Watertown Square while tripping on acid.) Tickets were still available when I checked yesterday.

TUES 4/28

The Tampoffs, The Goodnight Loving, Thick Shakes
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$8 / 21+

Our local bands will rock socks off, but go to see The Goodnight Loving from Milwaukee. These guys probably offer something different to different ears. The songs are a rowdy rock party where pop, garage, folk, country, and other friends have all been invited. You might love different parts than I do, but we'll both shake our heads and love it. The Tampoffs get punky whereas Thick Shakes capture the retro-garage sound.

TUES 4/28 (thru SUN 5/3)

Various Times
Cambridge Science Festival
at Various Locations

If you want to get your science on, these seem to be Tuesday's highlights:

5:30pm to 7pm
"Palm-Reading or Gene-Reading?: The Era of Personal Genomics"
at Holyoke Center Arcade, 1350 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

This lecture will address the kinds of variation that exists between people, how these genetic variations lead to observable traits, and where the future of personalized genomics and medicine lies. The lecture will be followed by a Science Cafe at a local bar [rv: I'm guessing Redline] to discuss personal genomics with leading researchers in the field.
6pm to 8pm
Hands-on Biotechnology Community Lab
at Biogen Idec, 14 Cambridge Center, Cambridge (Kendall Sq)

Come and not only see inside a biotech company, but get the chance to use equipment while learning more about DNA and the information it can provide.

You must pre-register for this event by sending an email. Please put "hands-on biotech registration" on the subject line. Please include the full names of everyone attending in your email and their age if they are students. You will be sent an email confirmation as well as directions and parking information.

Children under 11 are not permitted in the lab, and an adult must accompany children under 16.
6pm to 8pm
"The Brain Experience: Speaking of the Brain".
at Singleton Auditorium, 43 Vassar St (MIT Campus)

Four Brain and Cognitive Sciences professors share their research:
"The Magic of Vision" by Aude Oliva, "Curiouser and Curiouser: Exploratory Play and Children's Causal Reasoning" by Laura Schulz, "The Importance of Being Inhibited" by Yingxi Lin, "The Science of Fear" by Ki Goosens.

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