Thursday, January 06, 2011

THUR 1/6: Film, Talk, Theatre, Rock

Someone left a acomment yesterday, so I'll address it at the top: I pledge to have advance posting of cheap fun by this time next week -- if not sooner. Thw weekly emails for subscribers should resume shortly after that. Again, thanks for hanging in there.

There is also a rockin' benefit show tonight near Union Square tonight at Starlab. Take a look at Facebook or Lemmingtrail; if you want to go, someone would probably send you the address (maybe even me).


THUR 1/6

Double Feature:
"The Princess Bride" (5:15pm, 9:30pm), "Young Frankenstein" (7:15pm)
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$9.75 / $7.75 students / $6.75 seniors

There are a bunch of good, new films out right now ("True Grit", "Black Swan", etc). Or you could watch these two fun flicks on the big screen for one price.

THUR 1/6

Three Artist Lectures
at Trustees Room, 11th Fl, Tower Bldg, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston (MassArt)

I didn't look into these artists (who also teach at MassArt), however the topics sound mentally stimulating:

- Timothy Hawkesworth, "The Mark and Beyond Painting a Doorway to Possibility"
- Nell Bryer, "Visualizing Motion"
- Drew Matott, "Paper Pulp as the Peoples' Media"
There have free lectures on Thursday nights, and I'm not sure if everyone interested knows they're open to the public.

THUR 1/6 (and FRI 1/7)

8pm to 10pm
MIT Theater Arts Workshop: "Prometheus Bound"
at Kresge Auditorium, 48 Mass Ave, Cambridge (MIT campus)

Normally, a MIT workshop for a new multi-media adaptation of an ancient Greek play might only be interesting to me and a handful of others.

Then I found out that the production is a collaboration with American Repertory Theater to open at Club Oberon in March and that the music was composed by Serj Tankian (ex-System of a Down).

It's just a workshop, but it could be a cool preview.

THUR 1/6

Mr. Sister, Mount Peru, MeandJoanCollins, The Points North
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

The weekend is starting early, because this is one of those ridiculously good Thursday shows. I really like all of these groups and would say Mr. Sister and MeandJoanCollins are two of my faves.

Where Mount Peru & MeandJoanCollins will pump it up with some rootsy powerpop and modern glam respectively, Mr. Sister and The Points North will hold your attention through amazing vocals and delicate instrumentation.

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