Tuesday, October 12, 2010

TUES 10/12: Talks, Revue, Music

This Tuesday is mainly a day for talks and other low-key gigs. Maybe it's a Columbus Day hangover effect...


TUES 10/12

4pm, 6pm
Jim Shepard: Q&A/Reading
at Paramount Theater, 560 Washington St., Boston (Downtown Crossing)

As the guest editor of the current issue of Ploughshares, novelist Jim Shepard will be available for a Q&A session at 4pm and a reading at 6pm. Shepard is a well-regarded author and this is one of the the best literary journals out there, so this will be quality material.

TUES 10/12

Thomas Seeley, "Honeybee Democracy": Lecture & Booksigning
at Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)

Isn't the bee a fascinating creature? I doubt there will be much talk about the issue of sick bees, but it might come up in the process of discussing their rather complex behavior.

TUES 10/12

"Skewed & Screwed Revue"
at All Asia Cafe, 334 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 to $10 (sliding scale) / 21+ after 9pm

Feat: Alicia Greene (MC), Bri Broken, Matt Kona, Duncan Wilder Johnson, Samarra, Hypaspace, Alana Martin, Kevin Hall, Chantal Carrere, Lady Kielbasia, Alan Wilbar

A mix of spoken word, comedy, dance, and music is starting early; but they're planning on performing for about 5 hours. There are a lot of people scheduled, so they will probably get a solid amount of stage time.

This variety show is a benefit to assist a couple under financial stress after likely losing a job to transgender discrimination. A portion (25%) of the proceeds will also go to other LGBT folks who find themselves in similar situations.

The sliding scale is usually whatever you can afford or are willing to pay.

TUES 10/12

Al Kooper: Audio Engineering Society (Boston) Meeting
at Cushing Hall, Room 001, about 140 Comm Ave, Chestnut Hill (BC campus)

As a musician or engineer or producer, Al Kooper has more than 50 years of studio experience -- so you can imagine the resume is too long to list here (Bob Dylan and Blood Sweat & Tears are two big chapters). I imagine this will be interesting to people into recording and/or classic rock as I assume Al will talk about some of his adventures in the music studio.

TUES 10/12

John Powhida & Mass Ave Music All-Stars (10pm), Reed Waddle (7pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

In cooperation with the Mass Ave Music school, there's a Tuesday gig in October that's probably many of their teachers playing along with a different great local vocalist each week. The amazing John Powhida will surely entertain. [Facebook]

The early show is super-solid Reed Waddle who won the New York Songwriters Circles songwriting contest last year, which ain't easy.

TUES 10/12

Kaitlin Dibble's Delusions of Grandeur, Jen Kearney
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

Although the band name is a bit long, Kaitlin Dibble's Delusions of Grandeur are an amorphous group that surely must always include bluesy, rootsy singer-songwriter Kaitlin Dibble. She and her delusions are at the Plough every Tuesday in October with a different guest. Funky Jen Kearney is probably appearing without her usual band ("The Lost Onion"), yet she and her keyboard should do the trick quite nicely.

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