Tuesday, October 13, 2009

TUES 10/13: Talks, Pop, Blues, Comedy

Stephanie's Id
It's so much easier to preach Zen non-attachment than to practice it. After almost 10 years, I think I've finally lost my favorite umbrella.


Plenty of fun for the price of a cheap umbrella (or less)!


TUES 10/13

"Advising The President"
at JFK Forum, 79 JFK St, Cambridge (Kennedy School of Govt)

A Conversation With Ted Sorensen (Special Counsel, Adviser to President Kennedy) and Ken Duberstein (Chief of Staff, President Reagan)

Isn't it cool that lectures like this are regularly open to the public?

TUES 10/13

Pae White: Lecture
at Trustees Room, 11th Fl, Tower Bldg, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston (MassArt)

White's work seems very interesting and has been exhibited extensively including the 2009 Venice Biennale. I imagine she'll have some stimulating things to say about art.

MassArt campus map [PDF]

TUES 10/13

Winterpills, Stephanie's Id
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$8 / 18+

This might be excellent rainy evening music. When I was listening to Stephanie's Id, I had the sensation of being bundled up on a cold night with wine numbing me through my veins. Winterpills reminds me of the melancholy pop that Elliott Smith made.

TUES 10/13

Avi & Celia), Erin Harpe
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$6 advance / $7 door / 21+

Avi & Celia started out ripping it up as a bluesy duo that already had the energy of a full band. They've added a rhythm section for their new CD "Hey Mama", and it's bluesy/rootsy/rockin' stew as expected.

During their October residency, a different guest opens each week. Blues mama and delta-guitar mistress Erin Harpe gets the mojo rolling with an acoustic set.

TUES 10/13

The Rob Crean Show
w/ MC Mr. Napkins, Tim Vargulish, Ahmed Bharoocha, Matt D, Worldmap
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$7 / 21+

It's a comedy show in the format of variety/talk show with various segments, interviews, and performances. It's a funny group of people doing something other than a your average stand-up show.

It's also a chance to see the hilarious MC Mr. Napkins. Musical guest Worldmap sound interesting -- a little indie-noisy, a little progressive rock. Members of the Anderson Comedy troupe will perform as well.

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