Monday, September 20, 2010

MON 9/20: Film, Science, Talk, Roots, Rock

Hey, I noticed there were still free tickets (RSVP required) available for WFNX's Disorientation Week shows at the Lansdowne Pub later this week and next week.

FRI 9/24: Delta Spirit, Leo Blais
TUES 9/28: The Futureheads, The Wandas
WED 9/29: A Silent Film, The Luxury

They're probably still serving pints in plastic cups, but there's a reason why we can't have nice things. And the shows are free...


MON 9/20 (thru THUR 9/23)

Various Times
Annual Boston Film Festival
at Stuart Street Playhouse, 200 Stuart Street, Boston (Theatre District)
Most $8

Of the various film festivals throughout the year, the BFF selections probably have the greatest likelihood of ending up in wider distribution. So this is a chance to see a film before most Bostonians, and some screenings will have the director and/or star in attendance.


"3rd Shift: Michael's Lament" (Narrative)
"Please Remove Your Shoes" (Documentary / World Premiere)
"Cherry" (Narrative / East Coast Premiere)
Kyle Gallner and Director Jeffrey Fine will be in attendance.
9:15 pm
"The Last Harbor" (Narrative / World Premiere)
Wade Williams, Stephanie Lemelin and Director Paul Epstein will be in attendance.
Shot in Rockport
The Globe gives a rather straightforward summary of the lineup, and The Phoenix offers more opinion to help you decide what might interest you this week.

MON 9/20

4pm (to 10pm?)
College Night
at Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston
FREE w/ College ID

If I haven't said it lately: Don't ever throw your student ID away! Most places won't scrutinize the expiration date. They might at the Museum of Science ("Valid college ID required"), but if most places that offer a discount probably won't notice.

You might think that you don't want to visit the Museum of Science, but it's the entertainment quotient is higher than any area museum that comes to mind. It's definitely worth at least one visit.

Most of the usual stuff will be available, and you might win one of the raffles.

Although I didn't see it this year, they usually stay open until 10pm on College Night.

MON 9/20

Four Stories, "The Forbidden: Tales of Transgressions, Secrets, and Sins": Reading
at Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Feat: Steven Beeber, Jennifer Haigh, Carissa Halston, Randy Ross

Tonight is the season opener of this monthly reading series that does its best to encourage audience participation by offering a free drink for asking the best question.

This reading series does a good job of generally getting seasoned writers, and there's a different theme each time... Maybe Steven Beeber will read a passage from his book "The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's: A Secret History of Jewish Punk".

The couches/seating are very comfortable even if the room really isn't enormous, and drinks & food are available.

MON 9/20

The Pothole Crew
at Atwoods Tavern, 877 Cambridge St, Cambridge (near Inman & Kendall Sq)

I'm not sure what songs these guys do together, but it's going to be a bunch of good players with Jimmy Ryan (mandolin), Joe Kessler (violin), Steve Mayone (guitar), and Larry Dersch (drums).

MON 9/20

Girlfriends, Carnivores, Weekend Dads
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$7 / 18+

Girlfriends have got it going on. I love their infectiously fuzzy garage-pop who take similar ingredients as other bands but mix their proportions and bake it in their way that comes out just right to me.

Carnivores are a band out of Atlanta who make a punky/psychedelic racket that should appeal to lovers of Girlfriends. They've gotten quite a bit of love on the Internet and favorable notice in the NY Times. Weekend Dads could be quite good, because the members have supposedly played in other fine local bands.

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