Monday, February 07, 2011

MON 2/7: Turtles, Trivia, Rock, Karoke, Art

The weekend posts sucked, but I have a good feeling about getting ahead this week...



MON 2/7

7pm to 8pm
"Papa Tortuga: One Man’s Crusade to Save the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle": Film & Lecture
at Harborside Learning Lab, New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston (Waterfront)

Fernando Manzano has spent more than 30 years protecting the sea turtles near a Mexican fishing village, and he's picked up the nickname "Papa Tortuga" (let's say 'turtle daddy'). He's on a brief speaking tour where the presentation probably includes a 20-minute film about his mission.

Registration requested.

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

MON 2/7

8pm to 10pm
The Big Quiz Thing
at Club Oberon, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

If you're really think you're a pub trivia bad-ass, why don't you put your money where that body-part-with-the-useless-information is... Leave it to New Yorkers to make turn trivia into a multi-media production...

My friend's team will probably win the grand prize of $200 -- but that doesn't mean your team of 8 people or less can't pull off an upset.

MON 2/7

Tom Appleman, "Dark Side of the Moon"
at Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass Ave, Boston (Back Bay)

If you're a Pink Floyd fan, you might have access to something that could persuade you that the real PF has decided to play the album that made them superstars.

Actually bassist & Berklee faculty member Tom Appleman has put together a band -- like he did for "Abbey Road" last year -- to perform the stoner classic in its entirety.

MON 2/7

Gong Show Karaoke
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 18+

After taking a few weeks off, this fun, low-key karaoke night is back.

The vibe is still generally positive. MC Tommy Somerville is a cool, funny guy (and possibly the loudest person I've ever met). Usually a band serves as the judging panel who may gong you mid-song like the old TV show.

The point is to go and have fun and not worry about how good you are. I was gonged in the second half, and it wasn't bad at all. The top 2 people do win prizes like a discount on your bar tab or a pair of tix to a TT's show.

Although listed on the site as 8:30pm, the action really starts around 9:30pm.

MON 2/7

Robb Waters, "Strange Faces": Opening Reception
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

Feat: DJ/VJ Josh Randall

When Robb Waters isn't designing video games, there is still some time for old-fashioned oil paint on canvas.

These paintings that recall the toys of his youth will be up until SUN 3/6, but Robb will be there tonight to chat and reminisce about the action figures that inspired each painting.

DJ Josh aka Robotkid (also in the video-game biz) will be there to set an equally funky and geeky mood.

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