Tuesday, November 10, 2009

TUES 11/10: Talks, Charity Pie, Laughs, Rock

Wild Yaks, at Middle East - Downstairs
Am keeping it short and simple today. The talks below seem interesting and could appeal to different folks. There's a couple female-power items too (and men are welcome).


TUES 11/10

6pm to 7:30pm
Great Decisions Discussion Series: "Rising Powers"
at Orientation Room, 1st Fl, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Prof. Ravi Ramamurti (Northeastern) will speak about the changing global stage where the US is competing to maintain its dominance.

TUES 11/10

6:30pm to 10pm
National Debate Series: Boston
at Morse Auditorium, 602 Comm Ave, Boston (BU Campus)

Debate teams from BU, BC, Harvard, and MIT will debate public health insurance, the military's DADT policy, and additional troops in Afghanistan.

After the debates, there will be a 40-minute "political roundtable" including Steve Pagliuca, Gregory Payne, Glenn Gaudet and Jeff Kimball.

It might be a good idea to register. Program starts at 7pm.

TUES 11/10

7pm to 9pm
Peter Singer, "Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century"
at Room 120, Bldg 6, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge (MIT campus)

More and more robots are being used on the battlefield. Another bit of science fiction is in the early stages of science reality (and a lot this technology is happening within Rt. 128).

TUES 11/10

8pm to 10pm
PieintheSky Fundraiser Party
at Milky Way/Bella Luna, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain
$10 donation

Buy a pie for Thanksgiving and/or hang out and eat complimentary pizza... Groove to tunes spun by DJ Mike Swells. It's for a good cause.

TUES 11/10

7pm to 8pm
Alix Dobkin, "My Red Blood": Discussion & Performance
at Barnes and Noble, Level Five, 660 Beacon St, Boston (Kenmore Sq) The Reading Room,

Iconic lesbian folksinger will discuss her memoir and sing a few songs. From her communist parents to Greenwich Village in the '60s to the present, there's plenty of stories.

TUES 11/10

7pm to 9pm
Claudia Stevens, "Blue Lias or The Fish Lizard’s Whore"
Auditorium, 2nd floor, George Sherman Union, 775 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)

One-woman, one-act play with music about famed fossil collector Mary Anning in England's male-dominated scientific community.

Did you ever read or see "The French Lieutenant's Woman"? This is the same woman.

TUES 11/10

The Rob Crean Show
w/ Jenny Z, Sarah Heggan, MC Mr. Napkins, Diamond Mines
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 damn funny line-up, The Diamond Mines rock, and members of the Anderson Comedy troupe will perform as well

TUES 11/10

Viva Viva, Mean Creek, Cropduster, Wild Yaks
at Middle East - Downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

It's Kevin's birthday show. He happens to be the "national act" booker at the Middle East, so you can imagine he has a little juice to get bands to play his party. So he got four awesomely rootsy indie-rock bands to play including NYC's Wild Yaks.

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