Monday, February 28, 2011

MON 2/28: Film, Trivia, Nerds, Rock

I've mentioned Gong Show Karaoke at TT the Bear's Place on more than one occasion. It's a really good time, and it should become more and more popular as much as that would bum me out.

For a few bucks more than $10, the really damn funny Michael Showalter is performing at Brighton Music Hall tonight and doing a booksigning session (4pm to 5:30pm) at Barnes & Noble in Kenmore Square.


MON 2/28

"Training Day": Screening
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Denzel Washington could've won the Oscar for at leasr a half dozen other roles, but he was pretty awesome as the 'morally ambiguous' cop.

It's the last day of Black History Month, and it looks like this is the last film in the Monday movie series, "Black Gold: African American Academy Award Winners, Part 1". Coincidence?

MON 2/28

7pm to 9:30pm
Boston Skeptics in the Pub: "Trivia Remix"
at Tommy Doyle's, 96 Winthrop St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Trivia with skeptics? I'm guessing it'll be similar to other pub trivia nights, except more difficult. While being a friendly crowd, they consider themselves to be well-informed, critical-thinking types. There will be a set of acoustic quirkiness from Mikey Gesus as well.

The grand prize will be tix to fringey comedian Tim Minchin's show at the Wilbur Theatre in June.

MON 2/28

NerdNite: "Extra Sappy"
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)


"I'd Tap That: Getting Started with Maple Sugaring"
by Sam Bett & JJ Prior

"I'm sorry for your lossy"
by Ross Maddox
Feat: DJ Claude Money

It's my firm conviction is that you can work any NerdNite topic into the next general conversation you have with practically anyone. At the very least, you open up with, "You know what I heard on Monday?"

Now is the perfect time to hear about taking sap from maple trees and making something delicious. As far as tonight's second presentation, you find out why mp3 files don't sound good -- as opposed to pretending you can hear the difference...

MON 2/28

Dan Webb & The Spiders, The Cold Beat, Hands & Knees, The Scamps
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

Maybe Dan Webb & The Spiders might be the headliners since they're heading out for a month-long tour of Germany and UK. The best band to hear in my opinion is Hands & Knees.

Without knowing much about The Scamps, I'm pretty sure it's going to loud, rocking good time all night. I just happen to dig the way that H&K dial it back for some wonderfully jangletastic indie-rock. There is nothing wrong with the punky Cold Beat or garagey Webb & The Spiders, and you'll be glad to hear to whole gig.

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