Tuesday, November 02, 2010

TUES 11/2: Fiesta, Art, Book, Film, Music

Maybe I'm just an anti-establishment hipster, but I like the art and culture of Dia De Los Muertos (aka Day of the Dead) more than Halloween. There isn't much cheap and open today, but it's not bad to think about departed loved ones instead of candy.

Hey, voting is free! Find your polling place and exercise your voice in government.

Think about your neighbors... and the people you see on the street... and those standing in front of you in stores... Do really want them to decide who wins???

(Okay, I didn't really get my act together last night. Maybe tonight...)


TUES 11/2

4pm to 6pm
Tzompantli: Day of the Dead Remembrance
at Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Ave, Jamaica Plain

Enjoy a program of music and dance in English & Spanish. You can bring offerings (e.g. photos, flowers, mementos, and traditional sugar skulls) to place on a decorated candle-lit altar for departed loved ones. La Pinata, a Latin American youth group will perform.

I'm sure it's okay to catch a bit at any time between 4pm and 6pm. And it's okay to take the Tower Street shortcut from Forest Hills T.

TUES 11/2

6:30pm to 8:30pm
Sting! IX: "The Real World"
at The Beehive, 541 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

Feat: Sophia Ainslie, Ria Brodell, Peter Harris, Shay Kun, Buck Squibb, Brian Unwin, Joe Wardwell

Music: Nathan Sabanayagam Trio

As I've said before, I don't mind paying extra for drinks when I get in free and something interesting is going on. In the series of the Beehive's art series, this exhibit consisting of paintings & photography revolves around the theme of "our built environment and how we inhabit it."

You can also dig the jazz/reggae/funk of the Nathan Sabanayagam Trio.

TUES 11/2

Seth Harwood, "Young Junius": Discussion & Signing
at Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

A writer who grew up in Cambridge and left as a youth has written a novel about a teenager who's on the cusp of trouble and is supposed to leave town but stays to find his brother's killer. (Let's hope the book isn't completely autobiographical.)

Harvard Extension is offering a free workshop with Seth at the same location that starts at 5:15pm. It looks like they'd want you to register (like for their other free workshops), but maybe you could stand in the back...

TUES 11/2

"Four Lions": Sneak Preview
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Gotta love the British and their sense of humor -- and how they can address sensitive issues with a laugh that also makes you think. One of the guys at Boing Boing said this "farce about British 'homegrown terrorists' had us squirming and laughing in equal measure."

Director Chris Morris will be attending, and I assume he'll make comments and/or answer questions.

Doors open at 6:30pm; entry on a first come, first served basis.

Stone Hearth Pizza will be selling slices, so bring some money for pizza and beer.

TUES 11/2

Yellowbirddd, Paul Sentz, Mikey French Fries
at Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

Last week, there was a metal gig here, and now a show that's more appropriate to the scale involved. If you didn't know the name of the club is sarcastic, yet it's a comfortable spot to hear a trio of singer-songwriter dudes.

I hadn't listened to Yellowbirddd before, but this guy sounds really good. It would be nice to send him off on his month-long tour with a warm hometown gig. Give him a listen at least.

Paul Sentz used to play in a band called This Car Up, which made good indie/pop stuff but I always had a bad reaction to the band name. Mikey French Fries who plays and has played drums with a bunch of good bands, and he also likes to sing and strum his own rootsy stuff.

It's the Enormous Room, so DJ madDELISH will spin before and after sets.

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