Monday, November 08, 2010

MON 11/8: Talk, Film, Trivia, Music

So it's getting a bit cooler... Put on a jacket and do what you feel like.

Hey, do you like "Little Debbie" snack cakes? They've got a promotional Airstream around the area for another couple days to give out stuff and collect photos of people smiling.

I don't know how it's going to work, but I think that Little Debbie might be at these locations during the listed time windows: Price Rite in Revere (9am to 3pm), BJ's in Dedham (9am to Noon), and Price Rite in Hyde Park (Noon to 3pm). Maybe check their Twitter, if you're near one of these spots.


MON 11/8

6:30pm to 8pm
Louis Gossett Jr, "An Actor and a Gentleman": Discussion &
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Actor Louis Gossett Jr will discuss his long career and the other stories of his life with the co-author of his memoir, Phyllis Karas. A book signing will follow.

It's a Ford Hall Forum event, so registration recommended.

MON 11/8

7:30pm to 9:30pm
FiLmprov: "Duets"
at David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St, Boston (Berklee / Back Bay)

When avant-garde film meets improve jazz: a small ensemble with a vocalist will perform along with the films. Tonight's theme is "Duets: an exploration of couplings: musical and visual, vocal and instrumental." It should be strange, probably rather interesting.

MON 11/8

8pm to 10pm
The Big Quiz Thing
at Club Oberon, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

If you're really think you're a pub trivia bad-ass, why don't you put your money where that body-part-with-the-useless-information is... Leave it to New Yorkers to make turn trivia into a multi-media production...

A team will win the grand prize of $200. The maximum team size is 8. I know a guy whose team did win, and he kicks ass at trivia, so be ready for serious fun.

(I like the idea of a "smart-ass point", where you witty incorrect answer could still count.)

MON 11/8

Yukon Blonde, The Honors, Guillermo Sexo
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 21+

I feel like Yukon Blonde was in Boston not too long ago, but I couldn't find it in my 'archives'. These Canadians are passing through town tonight with a van full of bright, poppy rock that pulls from the classics along with a bit of twang.

They've got two top notch locals on the bill to definitely make it worth your time even if you end up liking one band way more than the others.

MON 11/8

The Furiousity, 007 Hundred Club, The Pink Parts, The Nose Jobs
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

It looks like a night full of loud, fast, brash punk rock with quite a bit of girl power. Also included is 007 Hundred Club who'll bring some full-bore Boston street-punk sounds.

MON 11/8

Night Fruit, Mountain Interval, Daniel Harris
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

This gig had to be listed, because they had my favorite flyer of the day and I really dug the songs I heard by Mountain Interval. These folks from Western Mass have a lot of cool sounds and dynamics in their clean indie-pop. Night Fruit sound like they have something cool 'n shoegazey going on that might be better served by hearing them live. One-man-band with guitar & loads of pedals Daniel Harris will probably warm things up with his gentle tunes.

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