Ah, the best laid plans...
Lots of cool stuff happening tonight -- and this weekend. I doubt it was planned, but I like that you can choose between Prince music and Queen music.
5pm to 7pm
"The Odysseus Project: Finding Home": Opening Reception
at Fort Point Art Gallery, 12 Farnsworth St, Boston (Fort Point)
Let's not forget the sacrifice of soldiers after Memorial Day. This exhibit features various images, video, and sculpture based on the theme of veterans returning home. I read an interesting article about veterans making art out of old uniforms, and some of this "Combat Paper" will be on display.
The exhibit is up until SAT 6/27; there's going to be a panel discussion on 6/18 and a related reading in Cambridge on 6/25.
Boston Dyke March 2009
at Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common, Boston (Tremont St Side)
Tomorrow's Pride parade is open to all, but this is for the ladies to do it for themselves.
7pm to 9pm
"Encounter in Ruwa: The Ariel School Sighting": Preview Screening
at Venue/Gallery, 38 Cameron Avenue, Suite 100, Cambridge (North Cambridge)
FREE, donations appreciated
If you believe that aliens visit Earth, but only to rural areas where the people don't have cameras to document the encounters, then you'll enjoy this work-in-progress.
Harvard psychiatrist Dr. John E. Mack investigated claims of a sighting in Zimbabwe. Dr. Mack is dead, but filmmaker Randy Nickerson has been working on his documentary about the episode and Dr. Mack's research.
Nickerson and Dominique Callimanopulos, who traveled with Dr. Mack to Africa in 1994, will attend. If you're an extraterrestrial, PLEASE show up too!
"Donations are appreciated and will contribute to the completion of this film."
8pm to Midnight
The Party Like It's a Verb Party
Feat: Giulia Rozzi, MC Mr. Napkins, Jess Sutich, John Shaughnessy
at VFW George Dilboy Post, 371 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
It's another film fundraiser; it's an indie-comedy this time. Funny comedians will perform. A DJ will make you dance. Laughs, booty-shaking, and cheap drinks! The filming is supposed to happen this summer, but maybe some kind of footage will be shown...?
If you really want to help (or see something you like), there's going to be an auction. Or you could win a door prize...
"A Celebration of Prince"
Feat: Troy Durden, Kevin Ross, Letia Larok, DJ Nomadik, and more
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10 / 21+
It was Prince's birthday a few days ago, so the Soulkore folks are throwing their annual Purple One party.
Whatever Prince is doing these days or how many mediocre albums are released from the vault you can't deny the musical genius of his prime. He created something new out of funk and rock that all kinds of music-lovers could enjoy. Hey, let's have more tribute parties!
It doesn't look like there's a lot of rock tonight, but expect everyone to do some Prince material in their sets. The DJ's will be playing plenty of Prince-related music all night.
"The Cover-Up Boston": Queen
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$10 / 21+
Feat: Brendan Boogie, Gunpowder Gelatine, John Powhida International Airport, The Pesos, Calycadenia, The Narrow Channels, Ad Frank, Jason Dunn
The second volume of "The Cover-Up" moves from Elvis Costello to Queen. Some of the performers return to celebrate the awesomeness of Freddie Mercury and band. Lots of top-notch talent take their shot at these rock classics, but you have to think Gunpowder Gelatine is going to kick butt as an all-female Queen cover band.
The Fiery Furnaces, Hallelujah The Hills, Bodega Girls
at Middle East - Downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$12 / 18+
This was on the event calendar to let you know about the $10 advance tix. Pretend you're paying $10 and see a truly awesome show with The Fiery Furnaces. I don't know (there's been a lot of coverage of this show), but this is going to be a full house. Especially with two great openers!