Friday, October 22, 2010

FRI 10/22: Art, Comedy, Drama, Music


It's a bit ironic.

I went to blogger party last night, and I was excited to dish out much cheapness when I got home. Kudos to Ginger Park for pouring a big shot of Red Stag! (This restaurant does look as cool as it does in pictures.)

I'm pretty sure that the best sites belonged to the people I spoke to: Jenny, Jen, Jack, Johnny, and Michelle. One of them was really awesome, and they know who they are...

I told Johnny that I occasionally check his site to see if I've missed something cheap, and he asked if I ever mentioned it. He was disappointed when I said it was on my links list.

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FRI 10/22

5pm to 11pm
"Steampunk: Form and Function An Exhibition of Innovation, Invention and Gadgetry": Reception
at Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, 154 Moody St, Waltham
FREE w/ RSVP

There seems to be a mutual admiration between the Steampunk community and a museum that's located in a historic Industrial Revolution mill.

There was a steampunk festival in May, and now CRMI is the first American museum to host an exhibit (thru next May?) of this synthesis of Victorian aesthetics and science.

More than 30 pieces will be on display including iPods, computers, clocks, maybe a motorcycle, and pinball game.

I'm not sure how wild this event will be. They say, "Light refreshments will be served," but it is going on until 11pm...

You do have to RSVP by email or phone: 781-893-5410

FRI 10/22 and FRI 10/29

6pm to 8pm
"Freeky Fright Nights": Art Reception & Costume Party
at Space 242, 242 E Berkeley St, 2nd Fl, Boston (South End)
FREE w/ RSVP

I tried to let you know earlier. If you don't have a costume with you, you can still RSVP and go.

I'm guessing it's going to be more crowded tonight, so you may want to check it out next Friday anyway. I've found it's a good, semi-cultured way to start a Friday night with art and a drink or two.

FRI 10/22

7:30pm to 9:30pm
Anderson Comedy: "The Gas"
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$5

Feat: Mike Pincus, Mike Abramson, Ryan Shea, Ryan Douglass, Erika Storm Wasser, Erika Kreutziger, Scotty Lombardo, MC Yung Homofobe, Nick Palm

How the hell did they get 2 Mikes, 2 Ryans, and 2 Erikas on the same show? That's not funny-haha, although it's funny-peculiar. I really don't think you can find more laughs for fewer dollars at a place with relatively cheap beer. And you gotta think that MC Yung Homofobe is going to be ridiculous.

Hosted by Rob Crean with guest Gary Petersen

You can even stick around and dance at The Pill for the same cover -- or go do something else with your Friday.

I don't have a copy of the Weekly Dig, but there might be a two-for-one coupon in there...

FRI 10/22

7:30pm to 9:30pm
"The Hijabi Monologues"
at Kresge Little Theater, 48 Mass Ave, Cambridge (MIT Campus)
FREE

I wonder if Eve Ensler knew that she was going to impregnate pop culture after writing the "Vagina Monologues". In the next iteration of the format, the stories of American Muslim women are shared to enlighten some people and provide sympathy for others.

A Q&A session will follow the performance.

FRI 10/22

8pm
Dramamine: The Girls of the Motion Sick, This Blue Heaven, Sarah Rabdau & the Self-Employed Assassins
at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)
$12 / All Ages

Okay, I have to write it: Dramamine is not the remedy tonight for The Motion Sick, but a shot for those who are in withdrawal. That said, this is going to be a fun show as the ladies to love The Motion Sick will dress up in drag and rock out like their male counterparts did until recently.

The awesome This Blue Heaven and Sarah Rabdau & the Self-Employed Assassins will open.

All sorts of hi-jinks may ensue, so I'm going over the $10 limit. Think of all the money you save, because they don't have a bar!

FRI 10/22

9:30pm
Wasted Talent, The Sprained Ankles, Duncan Wilder Johnson, The Full-Time Dreamers, Clay N. Ferno
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 / 21+

There was a similar show around this time last year for Clay N. Ferno's birthday. It looked like a fun time to have a clash between hip-hop and punk. Both the Wasted Talent and The Sprained Ankles bring a sense of genre to the table.

You've got extra rock with The Full-Time Dreamers as well as Clay N. Ferno and Duncan Wilder Johnson giving spoken-word a metal sensibility.

5 comments:

Sophia Cacciola said...

thanks Rob! looking forward to donning my mustache tonight!

Jen said...

Nice to meet you last night Rob! I've been a reader for a while.

rob v said...

I'm hoping to see Dramamine rockin' the 'staches tonight!

rob v said...

Wow, it's so cool that people actually read this thing...

Johnny at EVENTS Insider said...

Thanks for the mention!

Let me know what tickets you'd like to win and I'll put ya in front!

-Johnny
EVENTS Insider

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