Tuesday, April 06, 2010

TUES 4/6

Hey DKM fans:

There is a $10 opportunity to win a package to go to Dublin and see the Dropkick Murphys on 4/22. It includes two tickets, a meet & greet with the band, an autographed copy of the "Live on Lansdowne" DVD/CD, three nights in a hotel room, and $2,500 to cover transportation, etc.

Raffle tickets are $2 with a minimum purchase of 5 tix, which are available online.

The last day to enter is next Monday 4/12 and benefits The Claddagh Fund founded by bassist Ken Casey as an umbrella group to assist various programs for children, veterans, and alcohol/drug recovery programs.

Even if you don't like the Dropkicks, it's a trip to Ireland...


TUES 4/6

7pm to 9pm
Boston 48HFP Open Call
at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 18+ Audition / 21+ Drink

It's less than a month until the Boston 48HFP weekend, and some of the teams might need actors.

Tonight's audition is open to those who wish to audition (2 minutes maximum) for filmmakers that attend -- and anyone who just wants to watch. (You can watch some of last year's auditions.)

The general public can at the very least enjoy those auditions that get sprayed with silly string when the actor go over the allotted time.

Sign-ups begin at 6pm and are auditioned on a first come, first serve basis. "You can perform anything you want, it is your time to shine!"

Boston 48 Hour Film Project happens from FRI 4/30 to SUN 5/1. Films are screened from TUES 5/4 to THUR 5/6.

TUES 4/6 (and WED 4/7)

"In the Mood For Love"
at Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)

These free Tuesday/Wednesday screenings at the HFA are great to get acquainted with filmmakers like Wong Kar-Wai; I'll never complain about a free movie, but I notice he is one of their favorite directors to feature.

I prefer "Chungking Express" for its humorous take on unrequited love, but "In the Mood for Love" explores multiple extra-marital affairs in the director's typically lyrical, lush, colorful style.

TUES 4/6

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Opera Boston Underground: "Trouble in Tahiti"
at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)
$10 / All Ages

For those who enjoy -- or think that they might enjoy -- opera, these "underground" nights offer a usually shorter program in a casual setting for a fraction of the cost of going to Opera Boston's main productions. Consider this a chance to drip your metaphorical toe into live opera.

Tonight's semi-staged performance of one-act opera was written by the great Leonard Bernstein who wanted to create accessible music. This story about a dissatisfied married couple in the '30s has been described as "satiric and jazzy."

The shows have graduated from the underground Lizard Lounge to the slightly above ground-level room at Cafe 939. Alas, no booze is served but the acoustics are excellent and available seating is comfortable.

TUES 4/6

The High Seas, The Nightlights, Lady, The New Dumb
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$7 / 18+

The guy at HeadsUpBoston is inaugurating the TWOPLUS TWO music series that is going to take place on most Tuesdays at O'Brien's. Along with being on Tuesdays, it's apt title: Two local bands get together two out-of-town bands to offer a consistent spot to catch bands that don't normally play in the area.

Most of the bands tonight seem to lean toward the arty-prog side with appealing tunes rocking the atypical rhythms and chimey, angular guitars. I don't think I've heard of The Nightlights (NYC, formerly Boston), but I vaguely recall seeing the name of Lady (NH) -- and thinking that it wasn't a good band name for the 21st century.

I've enjoyed listening The New Dumb previously. They're a little punkier and seem to carry themselves with an appropriately "who-gives-a-fuck" attitude.

Check back at Heads Up Boston to eventually see videos from tonight's show.

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