Tuesday, January 05, 2010

TUES 1/5: Reading, Music, Art

Monique Ortiz, Tuesdays in January at Plough & Stars
Well, the best cheapness I found were medical stories and female-fronted music -- see some "live art" in Cambridge.

For those of you interested in Photography, Filmmaking, Animation, Web Design, etc: BU's Center for Digital Imaging Arts is having an open house tonight. Their main purpose is probably enrollment, but you can go and talk to people in the field about anything you like...


TUES 1/5

Jonathan Edlow MD, "The Deadly Dinner Party: and Other Medical Detective Stories": Reading
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

Much like the concept of various TV shows, diagnostic medicine can be similar to detective work. As a doctor at Beth Israel Deaconess and professor at Harvard, Dr. Jonathan Edlow writes about 15 real-life cases in the style of detective stories.

TUES 1/5

St. Claire
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 18+

Most of the time, I do my best to reasonably determine what's happening before I list an event. This time it feels like part of the picture is missing: The band's MySpace and the club's site both list the gig, but there's no mention of other bands. Could this be a multi-set performance from St Claire? Did they not confirm the supporting bands? Maybe a surprise band is going to play...?

Whatever the case, I can say that the group (who include a brother & sister along with Amelia from Mr. Sister) will give you a sweet, clever, folky, noir songs with yearning vocals that I enjoy.

TUES 1/5

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

Monique Ortiz is beginning a month-long Tuesday residency where there will be two sets each night with different guests each week. For the first week, guitarist Jim Moran used to play with Ortiz in Bourbon Princess and also joined with her & drummer Larry Dersch at the Plough's 40th anniversary show. It should be a tasty low-rock stew, even if there isn't the second bassist.

TUES 1/5 thru SAT 1/9

Noon to 7pm
FlexiB, "Drawing Disappearance"
at MEME Gallery, 55 Norfolk St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

I mention this yesterday, and I'd recommend stopping by if you're in Central Square. It's really close, and it's small enough to see everything and chat with the artist in about 15 minutes.

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