Monday, February 08, 2010

MON 2/8: Film, Art, Middle Eastern, Rock

Congrats, Saints! Laissez les bon temps rouler...

Starting tonight, it's the inaugural electronic music festival called "Together" that lasts through SUN 2/14. There are multiple events at different locations, including some panel discussions and other events. A lot of it is less than $10, if not free.


MON 2/8

"Fight Club" w/ Dr. Richard Wrangham
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline
$9.75 / $7.75 students, seniors

Yes, it's a violent movie. We're a violent species. The story is also really damn good which includes one of the best twists ever.

Prof. Wrangham (anthropology, Harvard) may be one of the best people to explain why guys would start underground fighting clubs. (D'oh, I just broke the first rule of fi-- ...never mind!) Over ten years ago, he co-wrote a book called "Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence."

MON 2/8

New England Art Awards Ball
Feat: Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band
at the Burren, 247 Elm St, Somerville (Davis Sq)

The New England Art Awards Ball is probably the best site to read about the region's art scene. They also annually present local arts awards (17 categories this year) where anyone is invited to vote, and likewise all are invited to hear the winners announced tonight in the back room of the Burren.

The SLSAPS will probably blow some extra joyful tunes since all of New Orleans and lovers of the Crescent City are celebrating today -- even though there's not much room to march in the Burren's back room.

"Creative attire is encouraged."

MON 2/8

2nd Annual Middle Eastern Festival
Feat: Husnu Senlendirici, The New York Gypsy All-Stars
at Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass Ave, Boston (Back Bay)

This year, the Middle Eastern Festival has its eyes towards the West where Romani musicians from Turkey and Greece mingle with jazz.

After spending a couple days with Berklee students, Turkish clarinetist Husnu Senlendirici will make some beautiful music with them in the first half of the concert. Senlendirici and the New York Gypsy All-Stars perform together in the second half.

MON 2/8

Tony The Bookie, The IOA
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

He may not have your winnings (or maybe he does!), Tony The Bookie will lay down some killer songs that straddle the fence between modern indie and old-time country. The IOA who do a funky, afrobeat/rock blend. When they played in November, I had heard the singer was going to Myanmar for a couple months so he'll probably have some interesting stories to tell...

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