Monday, December 13, 2010

MON 12/13: Science, Film, Classical, Rock

You know, it was actually a pretty good weekend to run around practically or completely nude.

The Santa Speedo Run was probably rather easy on Saturday, and even a little rain may not have been that bad for last night's Primal Scream at Harvard.


MON 12/13

Jeremy Brodt, "In Search of Dragons" : Lecture
at Harborside Learning Lab, New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston (Waterfront)

Dragons... of the sea, that is.

I'm unsure if I've ever heard or known about sea dragons (they look like sea horses to me). NEAQ's Jeremy Brodt went to Australia last year to learn more about these creatures, and he'll tell you about it.

Registration requested.

"Programs last approximately one hour followed by a reception."

MON 12/13

"The Day The Earth Stood Still"
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline
$9.75 / $7.75 students, seniors

Feat: Dennis Hong, PhD

Although special effects look awesome, the best sci-fi films usually have some philosophical angle like "What would happen if aliens did land and tried to convince us to change our destructive ways?"

The original is surely a much better film than the effects-laden remake with Keanu Reeves from a couple years ago that I didn't see.

Since it's being screened as part of the "Science on Screen" series, robot expert Dennis Hong will discuss the advances and probably make some comparisons to Gort, the movie's iconic robot.

MON 12/13

NEC Philharmonia
at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston (New England Conservatory/Fenway)


Bach, "Musical Offering: Ricercare"
Wagner, "Tannhäuser: Overture & Venusberg Music"
Brahms, "Piano Quartet, op.25, G minor"
This program includes two pieces by Bach and Brahms that were arranged in the last century for larger ensembles. The Brahms arrangement by Arnold Schoenberg was created for a ballet.

Tonight's conductor, David Loebel, will discuss the original Brahms composition at 6:45pm, and you'll be able to hear the piano quartet.

MON 12/13

Mmoss, Banditas, Reports
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

As usual, Monday night at Charlies is a dandy spot for a variety of noisy, angular indie rock; Stonesy twangy, with female harmonies; and trippy, droney indie-pop -- in that order.

The bands are supposedly listed in reverse sequence and may start at 9:15pm. I think it'll probably be closer to 10pm. If you hang in long enough, Life Partners may go on after Mmoss (which will ruin a night of one-word bands).

Heck, upstairs at Charlies Kitchen is a good time any night...

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