Monday, March 15, 2010

MON 3/15: Stories, Baseball, Film, HipHop, Folk, Rock

Thanks to Shakespeare, we know it's not a good idea for a dictator to go to the roman senate on this day... I'm just saying, beware the ides of March...


MON 3/15

6:30pm to 9:30pm
Story Slam: "Outrageous"
at Kennedy's Midtown, 42 Province St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

Are you ready to tell an outrageous 5-minute story? If it’s good enough, you could win a prize and be invited to "The Big Mouthoff" in April at the Boston Public Library (grand prize is a trip to Tuscany).

After everyone has put their name into consideration, 10 people are chose randomly to perform. If you’re not story-telling, you might end up judging. Or just listen, play the games between stories, and have a good time.

It might be good preparation for getting into the Irish spirit since Brian O'Donovan of "Celtic Sojourn" will co-host tonight.

MON 3/15

7pm to 8pm
Steven Goldman et al, "Baseball Prospectus 2010": Discussion
at 5th Floor Reading Room, Barnes & Noble at BU, 660 Beacon St, Boston (Kenmore Sq)

The Baseball Prospectus usually does a pretty good job at handicapping the baseball season. More than stat projections, there are essays about each team and significant players. It could be interesting to her their take on the emphasized defensive strategy for the Sox this year.

Maybe you'll even pick up a tip or two for your fantasy baseball league...

MON 3/15

"Best In Show"
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline
$9.75 / $7.75 students, seniors

As someone who'd never want to watch a dog show, the folks behing mockumentaries like "This is Spinal Tap" and "Waiting for Guffman" created a hilarious romp into that world.

As part of "Science on Screen" series, Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman (Veterinary Medicine, Tufts) -- who really is a leading veterinary behaviorist -- can speak authoritatively on the relationship between people and dogs as well as these types of competition.

MON 3/15

7pm to 9pm
"An Evening with French Rapper Hame"
at Room 155, Stata Center, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge (MIT campus)

Remember the violence outside of Paris a few years ago? About a year before, La Rumeur (self-described " rap group for black immigrants living in France") put out a CD that Hame, one of the MC's, described as an album "about hate and violence, from the first to the last track."

The activist rapper will speak (in English) about the unrest of France's disenfranchised, screen some shorts (with English subtitles), and probably give a brief live performance. This is the international spirit of hip-hop!

MON 3/15

Tom Petty Tribute Night
at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

About 15 or so folky acts will each do a Tom Petty song. It is a short jump for many of Petty's songs to be given this kind of treatment, so it's a chance to hear a bunch of local artists in one sitting. Maybe you'll hear some fresh perspectives to the music too.

Feat: Brendan Hogan, Bethel Steele, Ryan Schmidt, Kim Davidson, Brian King, Janet Feld, Beth Colegrove, Kait Berreckman, Cat Carr, (and maybe The Petty Thieves?)

MON 3/15

Kaitlinjay's Birthday Extravaganza
at Middle East - Corner, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 18+

I think Kaitlinjay books some nights in the Corner, so a bunch of talented folks are showing up to celebrate and perform. It looks like a good night to walk back and forth from ZuZu (where Riki Rocksteady is doing double-duty).

Feat: Coyote Kolb, Kaitlinjay & Amy Griffin, Riki Rocksteady, Chrissy Spoiler, FumDom (keyboards & drums of Viva Viva), Banditas


MON 3/15

The Rocksteady Super Soul Revue, Mellow Bravo
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

I'm assuming it's going to get louder than usual with a "Super Soul Revue" and big, bold rock of Mellow Bravo.

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