Saturday, February 19, 2011

SAT 2/19: Art, Talk, Film, Music

Ugh, here is cheap stuff.


SAT 2/19 (thru SAT 2/26)

Noon to 5pm
Peter Hoss & Eli Keszler, "CycSpecific": Gallery Exhibit
at Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

Gallery Hours:
Monday thru Friday -- 9am - 5pm
Saturday -- Noon to 5pm

Looking at the websites of the two artists, one might guess the site-specific installations are going to be abstract and dynamic with a lot of 'found' material.

It's an interesting project because there are many spoken-word & musical performances as well as talks & workshops during the week in conjunction. The 10pm shows are $10 (2/19, 2/23, 2/25, 2/26), and the free workshops/talks occur during days/evenings on 2/20, 2/21, 2/23, 2/24, and 2/27.

SAT 2/19

2pm to 4pm
Bijan C. Bayne, "The History of Negro League Baseball in Boston & Southeastern New England": Lecture
at Grove Hall Public Library, 41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester (near Franklin Park Zoo)

I can't be the only person that finds the history of Negro League Baseball to be interesting. Of course, DC-based Roxbury native Bijan C. Bayne has written books and articles, presented at GWU, and will speak at Harvard next month on the topic.

SAT 2/19

Double Feature:
"Beauty and the Beast" (1946), "Histoire(s) du Cinéma: Fatale Beauté"
at Bright Screening Room, Paramount Theatre, 559 Washington St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)
$10 / $5 students

If you haven't seen Jean Cocteau's "La Belle et La Bete", then you've only seen cheap imitations of this classic tale. Even with technical limitations of 60+ years ago, there is a beauty unsurpassed in any version since.

Also screening is an episode of Jean-Luc Godard's 'history of cinema' series from 1997 titled "Fatal Beauty".

Both are in French with English subtitles.

SAT 2/19 (and SUN 2/20)

Ron Holbrook Memorial to Benefit the Pine Street Inn
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 21+

Night #1: The Welch Boys, The Blue Bloods, Dead Friends, Beantown Boozehounds, Full Powered Halo

Night #2: Refuse Resist, The Welch Boys, Burning Streets, The Damaged, The Murder, The Snipes, Lenny Lashley (acoustic)

Ron Holbrook was the original drummer for The Welch Boys, and he passed away in '07. Every year since then, many comrades in punk pay tribute by bashing it out one after the other. Some are mainstays, and some rotate to keep it fresh I assume.

Either night is a jampacked punk-rock jamboree with raffles and no chance to have a bad time.

All of the proceeds will benefit the very worthy Pine Street Inn.

SAT 2/19

The Gilded Splinters (11pm), The Dirty Truckers (10pm), Tad Overbaugh & The Late Arrivals (9pm)
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)

All three are solid rootsy, twangy rock. Can't go wrong if you're in the mood for an Americana party.

SAT 2/19

St Helena (Midnight), Muy Cansado (11pm), This Blue Heaven (10pm), Leo Blais (9pm)
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

Wow, another show where there isn't a bad band. A top-notch night of rockin' indie-pop.

SAT 2/19

Beer Muscles
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

Keyboardist Marc Scortino used to play with Burlington band Raq and the bassist, drummer, and violist from The Ryan Montbleau Band are joining him.

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