Tuesday, August 24, 2010

TUES 8/24: Film, Shakes, Talk, Rock

I didn't want to put an image of the "Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)", because it might be rained out...


TUES 8/24

6pm to 8pm
"Cinema Libertad/Liberty Cinema"
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

El Salvador's contribution to the IberoAmerican Film Festival, about a dozen films from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula being screened through the end of September.

It's my understanding that most films are feature-length, but I think "Cinema Libertad" [Facebook] is about 30 minutes long. I watched the trailer, and it looks quite good as two kids bring a little life to a rundown movie theatre.

TUES 8/24

6pm to 8pm
"Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)"
at Christopher Columbus Park, about 225 Atlantic Ave, Boston (Waterfront/North End)

Update: Postponed

This might be postponed due to rain. The city is supposed to make a decision in the early afternoon, so I'll update this info when I hear/read something.

This final show of the year's Waterfront Performing Arts Series features three guys mashing up all of Shakespeare's plays into hilarious mess.

TUES 8/24

7pm to 8pm
Michael Capuzzo, "The Murder Room": Reading
at Harvard Coop, 3rd level, 1400 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

This could be a novel -- and there are probably similar fictional tales -- but there really is a group called the Vidocq Society that includes experts from many fields who regularly meet for lunch and attempt to solve cold cases.

TUES 8/24

Banditas (11pm), Shepherdess (10pm), Sister Spaceman (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

This should be a damn fine show. The more I listen to Banditas, I begin hearing a laid-back, twangy rock vibe that's reminiscent of early-70s Rolling Stones with female harmonies replacing Mick. Every Shepherdess gig is a chance to see frontwoman rockstar Hilken Mancini and company rip through a tasty set of indie-rock with some cool twists and turns. The reverby, blues-garage of Sister Spaceman which seems to be exploring new territory beyond Mr. Airplane Man since the former duo has added another guitarist.

TUES 8/24

David Wax Museum, Miss Tess
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$7 / 21+

The David Wax Museum is near the end of its Tuesday residency. Last month they were on tour with The Old 97's and played at the Newport Folk Festival, and now we've been able to enjoy their jaunty, Mexican-flavored folk/Americana at Lizard Lounge.

The wonderful Miss Tess is no longer based in Boston, but she and her band are swinging through town as the guest opener. And swing they do indeed, although with a relaxed groove while fall under the spell of Miss T's voice.

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