Friday, November 26, 2010

FRI 11/26: Goldbergia, Comedy, Music

Oh, man. I hope most people eat and drank less than me yesterday. Here is something before it gets any later.

Paul Waddell is still living with a turkey at the Meme Gallery today and tomorrow, and he'd love company for some interactive performance art.

If you're going to shop today, Newbury Comics sent me an email that they're giving a 10% discount on everything today.

If you feel like driving to Avon, you could see The Enchanted Village at Jordan's Furniture. It should be open for at least four more weeks.


FRI 11/26

1pm to 4pm
13th Annual Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction Event
at Rockwell Cage Gynmasium, 120 Vasser St, Cambridge (MIT campus)
$10 / $5 students, seniors, people under 18

Expect to see 30+ teams bring their Goldberg-ish creations that will be connected into one giant, quirky "chain reaction" by mechanical-genius/artist Arthur Ganson aided by MIT students.

Each link of the contraption will be set up checked out from 1pm to 3pm, when spectatorscan walk around and talk to the teams. The main event is scheduled for 3:30pm. With each segment lasting between 30 seconds and 3 minutes, it really could last 15 to 45 minutes.

Your admission fee also gets you into the MIT Museum for the day, which will be open until 6pm, so I encourage you to go see Ganson's exhibit. Really cool stuff.

If you have the day off and don't want to shop, this is something you're not likely to see again -- until next year.

FRI 11/26

Anderson Comedy: "The Gas"
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston

Feat: Justin P. Drew, Joey O'Neill, Lucas Lewis, Emma Willman

How funny was your dinner last night? This will be funnier.

Rob Crean and Anderson Comedy host The Gas every Friday night for an relatively early and cheap night of comedy.

FRI 11/26

Girls Guns And Glory (11:15pm & 12:15am), Highway Ghosts (10:15pm), Daisy's Little Secret (9:15pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Girls Guns & Glory say this is their "1st Annual Post-Thanksgiving Bash", so there's some promise to become a post-turkey tradition. It looks like GG&G are going to play 2 sets of top-notch twangy rock that won them the Rumble a couple years ago. Highway Ghosts and Daisy's Little Secret get the party started with Americana and Southern rock.

FRI 11/26

Union Square Round Table: "Hey Sluts, It's Thanksgiving"
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$8 / 21+

Feat: Eugene Mirman

Isn't it a good sign when the theme of the night makes you laugh?

In my mind, this may always be somewhere between a comedy and variety show with a stable of regular performers that may tell jokes or just speak about something (with or without multimedia) that will make you laugh or maybe do something else slightly strange. And frequent guest Eugene Mirman is really damn funny.

Some of the possible performers: Chris Braiotta, TD Sidell, Ben Dryer, Keira Horowitz, Nick Branigan, Steven Derocher, Marian Didio, Caitlin Roy

Musical Guest: Life Partners

FRI 11/26

Midatlantic, Dirty Bombs
at House of Blues -- Front Room, 15 Lansdowne St, Boston (Kenmore Sq)
FREE / 21+

When the Front Room at the House of Blues began booking bands, they had some good bands playing almost every night of the week.

We music-lovers can still find live music here on a less frequent basis, but the quality is still high -- like this one-two punch of big rock. The Ireland-Boston-based Midatlantic serves up some tasty rock that often spreads wings and soars (but not in an irritating way). Dirty Bombs is a new band featuring the main guys from The Luxury and Conservative Man with the rhythm section of Televandals for a kickass blend of guitar and synth that rocks and makes you want to dance.

FRI 11/26

The Throttles
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5-ish / 21+

The Throttles will play "two or three sets". The guitarist and bassist used to play with rockabilly band The Amazing Royal Crowns, and I hear some surf and blues influences from this trio.

As I often sat about gigs at the Plough: If you start drinking early enough, you'll be there before they start charging at the door...

1 comment:

Mark Adams said...

Sounds like everyone is enjoying their share of caffeine. Good. Good.