Wednesday, January 13, 2010

WED 1/13: Business, Film, Lit Battle, Burlesque, Music

What a Tuesday... The last thing Haiti needed was another catastrophe! I also found out that one of my co-workers lost their home in the Malden fire. I was lucky when an earthquake ruined my home about 15 years ago, so I'm sending positive vibrations (and a few bucks) out into the world.

Besides the stuff listed below, there's a winter-theme art exhibit and Brazilian music at the Beehive (and the regular free poker tournament at Sally O'Briens).


WED 1/13

6pm to 8:30pm
"Grow Your Business": Workshop & Legal Counseling Clinic
at Conference Rooms CO5/06, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

If you're thinking about starting a commercial venture of any kind, it would be a good idea to get some basic guidance.

It would be a good idea to register, because they may not let business stragglers in.

WED 1/13 (thru WED 1/27)

7pm to 9:30pm
"The Adventures of Baron Munchausen"
at Room 133, Bldg 3, 33 Mass Ave (Rear), Cambridge (MIT Campus)

Since the news has been squawking about the surprise hit "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus", I'm guessing most people haven't seen Terry Gilliam's latest (and Heath Ledger's last) film. Maybe you'd like to watch a couple of his older works to get acclimated to his Imaginarium.

We're in the middle of "The Life and Death of Terry Gilliam: A Film Symposium" curated by Michael Rapa and Jennifer Williams-Rapa that includes four more screenings of Gilliam films ending on WED 1/27 with the documentary about his aborted Don Quixote movie.

WED 1/13

7pm to 10pm
Literary Death Match Boston, Episode 2
at Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

The program begins at "8:05pm (sharp)", but you may want to get there early. The first 35 guests will receive a free copy of "Opium9: The Mania Issue" -- a $12 value...

I'll admit that literary readings often scare me -- what if I'd rather gnaw my leg off than listen to the howlingly bad material? Hopefully I never suggest something like that to you (and tonight's competition will ensure another successful listing). No one complained after the first Death Match last year.

Four readers are stepping into the metaphorical octagon to do battle in several rounds that will have different rules. The judges will give their opinions, and two will move onto the final battle that is usually something ridiculous.

The erudite warriors will be: Elisa Gabbert, Steven Brykman, Janaka Stucky, and Michelle Hoover.

The judges are: AGNI editor Billy Giraldi (senior fiction of ), comedian Lamont Price, and the songtastic Audrey Ryan.

The battle is hosted by Opium co-founder Todd Zuniga. Proceeds benefit Opium Magazine.

WED 1/13

Rebecca Nagle, "A Dozen Things I Want To Do On Stage"
at Club Oberon, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10 / All Ages

Featured guests: Johnny Blazes, Intro to Anatomy, Miss Madison West,. Heywood Wakefield, Madge of Honor (aka M. Hanora)

It turns out that Rebecca Nagle is accurately titled. The Baltimore performance artist performs 12 different actions during the show (and I watched a condensed video) including burlesque, contortion, recitation, drama and quasi-kabuki along with audience participation.

My guess is that our local performers will preface Nagle's dozen, and Johnny Blazes will be the MC.

Heywood Wakefield is then going to scoot down the street for another burlesque show at Middlesex Lounge, which will supposedly include previews of another Club Oberon show near the end of the month (for a cheaper cover).

WED 1/13

Quilt, Manners
at Alchemist Lounge, 435 S Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain
FREE / 21+

If you're in JP, there is some free experimental and ambient folk noise to drink along to while listening.

WED 1/13

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

If you're in JP, there is some free experimental, funky, jazzy brass band to drink along to while listening.

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