Thursday, September 09, 2010

THUR 9/9: Film, Comedy, Rock

So "9-9-10" doesn't have the same numerological excitement as "9-9-09", but do any of those dates have any meaning anyway?

Thank you, Labor Day, for bringing the weekend a bit closer than usual.


THUR 9/9

"Walker's Shadow / La Sombra del Caminante"
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

As Colombia's entry in this IberoAmerican Film Festival, I like this line from the IMDB user review: "... a spare tale of two losers on the streets of Bogota."

THUR 9/9 (thru SUN 9/12)

Various Times
2nd Annual Boston Improv Festival
at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
at CCTV, about 45 Prospect St, Cambridge (across the street)
$10 for most shows

Congratulations, Boston! You came out last year with enough force to bring back the Boston Improv Festival. Performers from around the country and beyond have convened to contemporaneously create comedy.

I'd like to be able to recommend specific shows to you, but you never know what's going to happen. Right? (And I didn't do the research on each performance group...)

Today's schedule:


"That's What She Said", "The Chris & Paul Show"
at ImprovBoston Main Theater

"Magic & Misdemeanors", "Long Drives"
at CCTV Satellite Stage
"ImprovBoston Harold Night All Stars", "The New Deal"
at ImprovBoston Main Theater

"Boom Boom Washington", "Flaming Awesome"
at CCTV Satellite Stage
"Gentleman Caller", "Bare Hug"
at ImprovBoston Studio
"Three Hole Punch", "Topping Haggerty"
at ImprovBoston Main Theater

"We're From Here", "FDR"
at CCTV Satellite Stage
"Him & Her", "Slainte"
at ImprovBoston Studio
"Harry Roasts America", "Sawyer & Hurley"
at ImprovBoston Main Theater
"Johnny Astronaut", "Search Engine Improv"
at ImprovBoston Studio
Look at the descriptions, and see what premise may tickle your fancy. If you're interested in seeing more than one show tonight -- or this weekend -- discount passes are available at: 5-for-$30 ($6 per show) and 10-for-$50 ($5 per show).

Note: There may be some shows that are more than $10.

THUR 9/9

Apple Betty (Midnight), This Blue Heaven (11pm), The Backup Factor (10pm), Apollo Run (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

There's a load of good shows this weekend, and it begins with this kick-ass line-up from beginning to end. When Apple Betty hits the stage, the punky-spunky trio will pep you for the trip home.

They may not sober you up, but that's not what a rock party is all about. There is a serious amount of prime pop/rock tuneage ahead of AB. From the tremendous locals This Blue Heaven (listen to their new EP!) and The Backup Factor (fresh combo of players from excellent bands) to rather mind-blowing Apollo Run who don't play in Boston enough.

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