Saturday, November 14, 2009

SUN 11/15: Macaroni, Dancing Birds, German Songs, Folk-Rock

Eat, drink, and/or be merry!


SUN 11/15

Boston Macaroni & Cheese Takedown
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
FREE to enter / $10 all-you-can-eat / 18+

Anyone in the mood for mounds of macaroni 'n cheese? I love it out of the box, but homemade is delicious. Maybe someone will figure out the crispness of leaving it in the oven for a while...

It's very similar to the chili takedown that happened in June.

For the price of of 5 or 6 boxes, you can have a most wondrous buffet of cheesy noodles. The price of admission, you can fill your gullet with as much mac 'n cheese as you like; and PBR is sold to wash it all down rather cheaply.

If you can wait a little while for lunch, satisfy two meal cravings with one beautiful binge!

SUN 11/15

"Dance, Dance, Evolution: The Origins of Music and Dance in Man and Bird"
at Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$9 / $7 seniors, non-Harvard students / $6 ages, 3 to 18

I'm fascinated by the origin of music and dance. Maybe I'm a little Freudian, but I've thought it must have something to do "mating"... This program is geared for "middle-school children and families", so it won't get graphic but it still could be interesting.

PhD candidates Adena Schachner and Timothy Brady will discuss music & dance and evolution and their work in getting birds dance to a beat.

(I like looking at the glass flowers and weird fossils in the permanent collection too.)

SUN 11/15

"Goethe Your Hand Off My Heine": German Art Song Cabaret
at at Christ Church Cambridge, Zero Garden St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Listen -- German opera may not be your usual weekend fare, but aren't you expecting a fun show with a name like that? OperaHub is calling this year the "Pretzels & Beer Season", and these performances are the kickoff.

I thought I got the joke with Goethe, however it seems Heine is not just a rear end but an author as well... So it's going to be German verse set to music. Am not sure how it works, but the "music will be performed in its original language, with translations provided, and spoken dialogue will be in English."

"Audience members are invited to meet and mingle with the performers at a reception featuring German-inspired treats after all performances.

SUN 11/15

The One Smith
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)
FREE / 21+

From the band that used to be Mollycoddle comes The One Smith. There was a final Mollycoddle show last month, and I get the feeling they weren't happy making beautiful powerpop, but everyone needs to change now and then. It's folkier and rootsier now, but still darn good.

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