Thursday, September 23, 2010

THUR 9/23: Film, College Night, Music


Since it's the first full day of Fall, one might get in the mood by reading some Keats.

It look like some people will be reciting the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report -- so if that doesn't get you in the mood for Fall, I don't know what will...

Beginning today (through Sunday), there are a bunch of free open house happenings at the Paramount Theater for its reopening after a few decades.

Oh, yeah: In celebration of this weekend's Bike Film Festival, there's the Boston Area Handbuilt Bike Show tonight (7pm) at Fourth Wall Project.

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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.

5pm

"Arcadia Lost" (Narrative / East Coast Premiere)
Director Phedon Papamichael will be in attendance.
7:15pm
"Iron Cross"
Roy Scheider's last film.
9:30pm
"Jaws"
It's FREE to see one of Roy Scheider's classic in the 35th anniversary year.
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.

THUR 9/23

7pm to 11pm
College Night
at Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston (The Fens)
FREE with college ID

Feat: "Surprise Artist" (8:45pm), Liz Longley (8:30pm), dance party w/ DJ Taylor Walker (9:30pm)

You should've heard about this at school, but maybe you're studying too hard or partying too hard...? Maybe you kept your college ID and want to go?

The MFA says the surprise artist is "so popular among the college age-group that the identity is being kept under wraps until the night of the performance."

Yes, the line will entry line will likely be long (more than 5,000 students went last year) and many students can get in for free any day of the week -- but it doesn't hurt to be social outside of your current circle.

There will be some free food by Chipotle from 8pm to 9:30pm in the Courtyard Cafe and free coffee at Bravo restaurant from 8:30pm to 10pm.

I really liked the Avedon exhibit, so fans of photography and/or fashion should check it out.

THUR 9/23

8pm
Brian Wright, Coyote Kolb
at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)
$8

Singer-songwriter Brian Wright (and his band?) are bringing the folksy/twangy good word for 2 Thursdays in a row. Alt-country rockers Coyote Kolb get things going on the right foot for a night of song.

THUR 9/23

8pm
Aloud, St. Claire, Old Jack
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10 / 21+

This release party for Aloud's new CD, "Exile", should be something pretty special. Any of their gigs is usually one of the best straight-up rock shows you can see/hear, however there is an ambitious streak in this band. For the last CD, they created a multi-media performance which I saw and was rather impressed.

The new album expands their arrangements with horns and strings, so Aloud has assembled the 'Exile Orchestra' to add the instrumentation and choir for the inaugural performance. Be prepared to be blown away.

Along with the folky St Claire and the soulful rock of Old Jack, poet James Caroline will host the proceedings.

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THUR 9/23

9:30pm
Mice Parade, Les Shelleys
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+

Although I haven't listened to a lot of the world-music-influenced indie-rock of Mice Parade, it sounds quite good (and very different than Vampire Weekend to me). The folky goodness of Les Shelleys kicks off a night full of positive vibes.

2 comments:

br said...

The Bike Film Festival is coming to Boston this weekend -- http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/boston/ . Festivities start tonight with the Boston Area Handbuilt Bike Show -- http://bahbe.com/ . The event tonight is free. This weekend's movies are all under $10, and just over $5 per screening if you get festival weekend pass.

amazing grace music said...

I am satisfy for how much i pay in the event just to see how i enjoyed the festival. Thanks Guys

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