Monday, January 24, 2011

MON 1/24: Art, TV, Film, Music

Yeesh! It's a "better late than never" edition today...

Update: If you're near BU tonight and don't mind waiting in line for a cheap Burrito, Olecito is selling $1 burritos until 8pm.


MON 1/24

6pm to 9pm
Peter Schumann, "NoLanguage": Opening Reception
at Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

The Bread and Puppet Theater has been performing annually at the Cyclorama for the past few years.

Along with the performances from THUR 1/27 to SUN 1/30, the B&P experience includes an art installation that opens tonight with a talk by artistic director Peter Schumann, vignettes from the company, and music by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra and the Dirty Water Brass Band. TI assume that their famous fresh-baked bread will be part of tonight's refreshments.

Yeah, it covers political issues in a creative, Vermont-hippie kind of way. There should also be "cheap art" available for sale.

MON 1/24

6pm to 8pm
"The Beer 30 Show": First Live Taping
at Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill, 1265 Boylston Street Boston, MA Map

A new syndicated sports & comedy show in the vein of "The Man Show" and "The Best Damn Sports Show Period" will film its pilot episode tonight.

It could be a fun night, and one of the show hosts is a comedian from Quincy Graig Murphy. Another local comedian Jimmy Dunn will warm up the crowd. Budweiser will supposedly assist the audience to be in the right mood...

MON 1/24

"Lilies of the Field"
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Sidney Poitier won an Oscar for a man who has some car trouble and ends up spending time with nuns from the Eastern Bloc. He helps them build a chapel, and they learn about each other's life experiences.

It should be warm enough as part of the new Monday movie series, "Black Gold: African American Academy Award Winners, Part 1".

MON 1/24

"Full Metal Jacket"
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline
$9.75 / $7.75 students, seniors

Stanley Kubrick directed this Vietnam War tale from training camp to the thick of battle as well as a lot of the insanity in between.

Not only will you enjoy a masterful film (including Vincent D'Onofrio as a fat simpleton before his "Law & Order" days), psychiatrist and MacArthur Fellow Jonathan Shay who is an expert on combat trauma as part of the Coolidge's "Science on Screen" series.

MON 1/24

"A Feast of Baroque Concertos"
at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston (New England Conservatory/Fenway)

Would you believe the New England Conservatory has a recorder player on its faculty?

Aldo Abreu will lead a bunch of mainly string players through concertos by Bach and Telemann and the world premiere of a 'Baroque Concerto' by another faculty member Larry Thomas Bell.

MON 1/24

007 Hundred Club, By The Throat, With A Bullet
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Sadly, tonight is the last 007 Hundred Club show. On the bright side, another Boston-punk door opens when a Boston-punk door closes. I hope we'll see these guys continue rocking out like the prepositional phrase punks By The Throat and With A Bullet.

MON 1/24

Castle To Castle, Ryan Walsh
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Before Ryan Walsh was in Hallelujah the Hills, he played in a band called The Stairs. Coincidentally the two members of Castle To Castle were in that same band. It won't be a full band reunion, but I'd bet they'll join together for at least one song among the indie-folk.

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