Wednesday, December 09, 2009

WED 12/9: Paper, Songs, Grooves

Origami at MIT
There's not many items today, but these are my "best cheapies". All three are even freebies!


WED 12/9

6pm to 7pm
OrigaMIT Lecture: Erik Demaine
at Room 134, Pierce Laboratory, 33 Mass Ave, Cambridge (MIT campus)

Yes, some reasonably intelligent don't have the patience to learn origami.

An otherwise handy friend has sometimes mentioned interest in folding paper into swans, etc -- but fails then gives up quickly. Maybe Erik Demaine (MacArthur Fellow and many other honors) can offer some kind of key to unlock the world of origami, so you can add another skill into your bag of tricks (or your résumé).

It seems 'open to the public', but I doubt you can blend into the crowd. Be ready for interaction.

WED 12/9

Aaron Perrino, Ryan Walsh
at Alchemist Lounge, 435 S. Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain
FREE / 21+

For all you Dear Leader/The Sheila Divine fans, frontman Aaron Perrino doesn't play solo gigs around town every week or even every month. It may not be as grand as full band shows, but the songs are still golden on their own.

I wish I had looked into who was playing with Perrino earlier, because it should be a great set from Ryan Walsh, leader of Hallelujah The Hills.

I'm not sure if I'm prepared to take the last train home from JP tonight... It's impossible to know whether this will be one of those special shows that unexpectedly changes one's life, but it will be damn good at the very least.

WED 12/9

Monique Ortiz
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass. Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

Whether solo or with bands (AKACOD, Bourbon Princess, etc), singer-bassist Monique Ortiz keeps it low and noir and bluesy. I'm guessing you may hear something new tonight even if experienced her music before.

Many of her recent gigs that I've noticed have been with a second bassist, but guitarist Chad Kinsey (from Lancaster, PA where Ortiz originally hails from) should add a fresh dimension. One of her AKACOD mates, Larry Dersch, will be behind the drumkit tonight.

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