Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WED 11/24: Art, Music, Film, Comedy

Everyone ready to overeat and overdrink tomorrow?

For most people, this is the "Friday" of the week, so here are some options in case you don't feel like drinking at the local bar with people that come home for Thanksgiving.

There's not much going on tomorrow, but I'll probably have a Thursday post anyway.

I saw a list of restaurants open tomorrow and Charlies Kitchen had the cheapest Turkey dinner deal ($16). Of course, you could hit Great Scott who host an annual free Thanksgiving meal that's open to all.

UPDATE: Jeez! I apologize for really screwing up about the MFA hours today!


WED 11/24

10am to 4:45pm (correct hours)
Community Open House
at Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston (The Fens)

UPDATE: Closing at 4:45pm!!! I made a reading comprehension error.

They say about 10,000 people showed up for Saturday's free opening of the Art of the Americas wing. If you're not busy running errands, you'll likely find a much smaller crowd today.

Unfortunately, it looks like the Free Wednesday night plan may be on the way out. It's still around for December, but it looks like it will be a 'voluntary donation' deal in the future.

I did get an email from someone at the MFA that tonight is still a free night.

Think of it as a chance to see a major development in the art world for free...

WED 11/24

5pm to 7:30pm
Billy Novick Trio
at Grand Lobby Lounge, Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza, Boston (Back Bay)

I'm not sure if Billy and his trio are showing up the night before Thanksgiving. Despite his website only mentioning his residency through October, this site seems like a reputable source that says he's playing most weeknights in November.

I mention this, because this is better jazz than is usually heard for free in a hotel lounge -- and I was looking for a good variety for tonight...

WED 11/24

"Grizzly Man": Free Screening
at Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

If you haven't seen this documentary, it is mind-blowing to see a clearly crazy guy who decides to go into the Alaskan wilderness and spend time living among the bears.

Legendary director Werner Herzog culled the film from Timothy Treadwell's own video footage of himself. (He, of course, was eventually killed by a bear.)

WED 11/24

Dan Crohn, Chris D., Chris Fleming, Nate Johnson, Jim Whitman, Joe Wong
at The Comedy Studio, top of Hong Kong, 1238 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

A few laughs before seeing some annoying relatives could do the trick. And drinking too...

Print this coupon, and get a $1 discount on admission.

WED 11/24

Amy Correia, Jennifer Kimball, Alyssa Bonagura
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$9 advance / $10 door / 21+

Amy Correia and Jennifer Kimball are both highly acclaimed singer-songwriters with very different vocal styles. To see both on the same bill in an intimate club -- at "Cheap Thrills" approved price -- is a very pleasant surprise. A big folkin' surpise indeed.

Both are performing with bands (drummer Billy Beard doing double-duty). Alyssa Bonagura will kick things off with a solo set.

If you can't make it, Kimball and Correia will be here next Wednesday also.

WED 11/24

Destroy Babylon, The Macrotones
at Johnny D's, 17 Holland St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$10 / 21+

Now this is a "Let's party like it's Friday" gig. If you're not putting the turkey in the oven at the crack of dawn (which I don't suggest), then you could be shaking a tail-feather to the big funky Afro-beat vibe of The Macrotones and reggae-rockers Destroy Babylon.

These bands have teamed up on other occasions to play The Clash's "London Calling" in its entirety, so I wouldn't be surprised if you heard a few Clash numbers at some point...


John Overholt said...

According to the website, the MFA closes at 4:45 tonight, not 9:45.

rob v said...


I had the same feeling, but I did get an email from a MFA staffer.

I re-read it... and I mis-read it! D'OH!