Monday, May 04, 2009

MON 5/4: Art, Film, Play, Classical Music

So I made it to a couple 'cheap thrills' yesterday. I think I have a "fun hangover"...


MON 5/4

Noon to 9pm
The Harvard Student Art Show
at Harvard Science Center Pavilion Tent, corner of Oxford St & Kirkland St, Cambridge (Harvard Campus)

This is the first annual exhibition of student art at Harvard. I've been told prices will range between $10 and $1,000, so that means you could walk away with a piece of art for $10. It also means that some people don't really want to sell their art -- or they know someone will plop down a grand...

Think about how many Harvard alumni are in the public arena. Imagine 20 years from now, you can tell people about that painting by a famous politician, author, actor, or maybe even the next Unabomber...

There's a silent art auction & reception from 6pm to 8pm

They will accept cash or check for purchases.

MON 5/4

"The Limits of Control": Preview Screening
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

For those who love Jim Jarmusch films (like myself), it looks like another classic. I feel like I saw the preview a long time ago, because it parallels other titles in the Jarmusch oeuvre (Ghost Dog, Dead Man, etc). Nothing much seems to happen, but it's mysterious.

"Seats will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30pm."

"Broken Flowers" is playing afterwards for regular price at 9:30pm.

MON 5/4

"Deported/A Dream Play": Staged Reading
at Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown
$10 suggested donation

Playwright Joyce Van Dyke has been working on this play with the director and actors for about 2 years. It's based on true story of her grandmother during the Armenian genocide, but this work continues to present-day and into the the future.

Afterwards, there will be a panel discussion, "Telling Stories about the Genocide in the Theatre" that includes Dr. Martin Deranian (real-life son of one of the play's main characters), Tina Sajonian (BU Armenian Students Assoc.), Mariam Stepanyan (Armenian Library & Museum of America), and Ruth Thomasian (ProjectSAVE).

It's technically free, but they suggest a donation of $10.

MON 5/4

First Monday
at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston (New England Conservatory/Fenway)

The "First Monday" series is a great chance to hear classical chamber music from top-notch players associated with NEC in some capacity. This season, every "First Monday" has commemorated an anniversary of some kind. To wrap up the current season, NEC is celebrating 200th anniversary of Felix Mendelssohn's birth.

Tonight's program:

Nocturno for Winds
Quintet in B-flat Minor, Op. 87
Excerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream (arranged by the composer for two pianos, four hands)

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