Monday, November 01, 2010

MON 11/1: Talk, Music, Photos

I guess I'm still fatigued and hungover from a good weekend. Here is a snapshot of some Monday cheapness.

I'll hopefully get back on track tonight.


MON 11/1

Joseph Ellis, "First Family: Abigail and John Adams": Reading
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

History professor (Mount Holyoke) and Pulitzer Prize-winner Joseph Ellis has written several books about the early days of our country. His new work focuses on the Adams family (perhaps one of the early power couples?).

Seating begins at 5:30pm. It was from the Coolidge Corner Theatre, so it might be crowded.

MON 11/1

Skeptics in the Pub: Marian Call
at Tommy Doyle's, 96 Winthrop St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 to $10 suggested donation

The regular discussions that typical revolve around critical thinking and such will be replaced by loved-by-geeks singer-songwriter Marian Call from Alaska. If you didn't go to W00tstock, you can catch her in one more area appearance.

Your suggested donation will go to Marian Call.

MON 11/1

First Monday: "Beethoven, Schuller, Brahms"
at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston (New England Conservatory/Fenway)

The "First Monday" series is a great chance to hear classical chamber music from top-notch players associated with NEC in some capacity. Among the faculty (and alumnae) is The Boston Trio who'll play the Beethoven piece.

Tonight's program:
Beethoven, "Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2"
Schuller, "Quartet for Double Basses"
Brahms, "Sextet in G Major, Op. 36"

MON 11/1

"Out of Africa"
at Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass Ave, Boston (Back Bay)
$10 / $5 ages 2 to 18, seniors

Feat: Saeed Abbas, Balla Kouyate

Berklee's West African Drum and Dance Ensemble will be joined by two seasoned percussionists from Ghana and Mali.

MON 11/1

Kelly Davidson, "Rock 'N Roll Parents: Part 4": Reception
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

Feat: Coo & Howl

Many moms and dads are rockers who haven't hung up their instruments. In the fourth installment in her series, photographer Kelly Davidson continues to capture about a dozen local musicians and their kids in fun, domestic living with attitude. Multi-genre, acoustic-based Coo & Howl will also perform as you can mingle with the photographer and probably some of the subjects that are over 21.

MON 11/1

The Varmints, Port Charles Quintet, Dennis Most & the Instigators, Jay Allen & The Archcriminals
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

I'm not sure if the Varmints are playing, but there will still be plenty of top-notch garage-rock/punk including Dennis Most & the Instigators who may be coming from Western MA for tonight's gig.

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