Monday, October 25, 2010

MON 10/25: Book, Nerd, Halloween, Rock

Hey, so we're starting off with brief blurbs again this week. Cross your fingers, 'cause progress is really being made...


MON 10/25

Alexander McCall Smith: Lowell Lecture Series
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

When an author churns out 3 or 4 novels every year, one might think their work is lacking in quality, but Alexander McCall Smith's are popular. His "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series is generally wel-received from what I know.

MON 10/25

NerdNite: "Art-Science-Food"
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 / 21+

This monthly get-together is a chance to learn about some nerdy topics while having a few drinks and listening to some tunes in between courtesy of DJ Claude Money.

Tonight's speakers:

-- Jeff Potter, "Cooking for Geeks: Science in the Kitchen"
-- Ben Jordan, "Artistic Visualization and Creative Science"
Geek cuisine and turning math into art sounds like good trivia and conversation tidbits to me.

MON 10/25

Doctor Gasp Halloween Spectacular
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$6 / 18+

Feat: Dan Blakeslee, Vermont Joy Parade, Creepy Very Creepy, Cemetery Blues

It's Halloween week, and the theme gigs will be plenty through the end of the month. Dan Blakeslee pulls out his "Doctor Gasp" character for a bunch of shows of creepy music around New England for children of all ages (and tonight's children have to be 18+).

I have a feeling that it's going to a night of mainly acoustic-based tunes that will lean on the eerie side.

Here's a Doctor Gasp clip from a book shop in Portland about a week ago.

MON 10/25

Four Eyes, Awful Man, The Boyfriends
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

Oh, boy. There's almost always a worthwhile cheap indie-rock show on almost any night of the week in Boston. Maybe I lean towards Charlies on Monday nights, because it's usually the only night when they have live music. Still, these are three fun, rockin' bands.

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