Monday, October 19, 2009

MON 10/19: Film, Science, Skeptics, Poetry, Folk

Spirits of the Red City, at ZuZu
Oh, me, oh, my! There are a couple things to do tonight.


MON 10/19

Science on Screen: "Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde"
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)
$9.75 / $7.75 seniors, students

Most people probably don't remember this version from the director of "Gone with the Wind" & "The Wizard of Oz" that starred Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, and Lana Turner. The '31 movie might have been too fresh in people's mind to enjoy this one on its own merits.

Professors John Durant (MIT) and Anne Harrington (Harvard) are ideally suited to introduce this film since the history of science is the focus of both husband and wife, and they've taught a class together about science and medicine in Victorian England.

MON 10/19

7pm to 10pm
Boston Skeptics in the Pub: "The War of the Worlds"
at Tommy Doyle's (upstairs), 96 Winthrop St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

You won't see/hear a production of "The War of the Worlds", but the Post-Meridian Radio Players will include Orson Welles' classic in their live performances of old-time radio shows at the Somerville Theatre (10/29 to 10/31).

Artistic Director Neil Marsh is hanging out with the skeptics tonight to talk about how the public freaked out in 1938 (and probably about modern parallels). All are welcome to join for drinks and conversation -- except for close-minded people...

MON 10/19

"Blacksmith House Poetry Series": Fred Marchant & Teresa Cader
at Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

There will be poetry readings on most Mondays for the next two months. Tonight's poets are also local college professors (Suffolk and Lesley)

I might be gullible from time to time, but it's feasible that this building is where Longfellow observed his poem's subject, "The Village Blacksmith".

MON 10/19

Phantom Ears, Spirits of the Red City, The Simon Brothers
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

It should be a good evening of small groups of slightly skewed Americana tunes, except for Spirits of the Red City who might have up to 8 players. Supposedly Phantom Ears includes "members of Doomstar", but they may be playing somewhere else tonight.

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