Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TUES 9/14: Talk, TV, Music

Hey, folks. I'm having technical difficulties today that are quickly turning into emotional difficulties, so this is what I've got for ya...

It's just the primaries, but there are a couple races with some competition. Thankfully we didn't receive wasted paper in the mail, because your voting location and the candidates are online. That's progress!


TUES 9/14

Jonathan Safran Foer, "Eating Animals": Presentation
at Hall D, Science Center, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge (Harvard campus)

The author of "Everything is Illuminated" is certainly eloquent in his way.

I haven't read this non-fiction book about vegetarianism yet, but it seems to be a rather reasonable and compelling from excerpts and interviews., and I've heard there are some very reasonable ideas that are explored.

"Eating Animals" will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.
Go if you think you can be convinced or you like hearing someone articulate your point of view.

TUES 9/14

8pm to 10pm
"Eastbound & Down": Season Premiere Screening
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
FREE / 21+

This show was pretty frickin' funny last season, and there's plenty of potential as Kenny Powers is hiding out and playing baseball in Mexico.

There is a Facebook event with an RSVP, but I believe it will be first-come, first-served until they reach capacity.

So get there early if you're interested in some kind of free food and possible drink specials.

Update: There is a bit more specific info -- The free food is from Anna's, and the "first 220 people in the door" get two $2 discount tix on Coronas or margaritas. The episode will screen around 8:40pm. Also expect some additional fun/raffle/etc.

Season 2 Trailer (a bit NSFW)

TUES 9/14

The Grownup Noise, Fancy Trash
at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

After about a month on the road across the country, The Grownup Noise are, in their words, "doing a reverse-Dylan" and playing an acoustic gig of their full of their clever, already folky indie-pop. Fancy Trash delivers some high-quality folk-rock in a similar vein.

TUES 9/14

Jimmy Ryan & Larry Dersch
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

The Plough is one the places that regularly books some of the best players on the local Americana scene. Among them is master mandolinist Jimmy Ryan who refuses to play genre-games with music. Everything I've heard him play has been really damn good. And Larry Dersch has drummed with way too many bands for me to want to list...

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