Tuesday, February 22, 2011

TUES 2/22: TV, Dance, Tiger Mama, Comedy, Rock

Dang, there are a lot of "twos" in today's date...


TUES 2/22

"Brick City: The Story of Newark": Screening & Conversation
at Belfer Center, 79 JFK St, Cambridge (Kennedy School of Govt)

With: DaShaun "Jiwe" Morris, Garry McCarthy, Marc Levin, Robert Behn

Newark's reality program tries to add some narrative tension by not only focusing on the newsworthy personalities like Mayor Cory Booker or the police director Garry McCarthy (who is in attendance tonight) by also following the stories of citizens like reformed gang-members (like another panelist DaShaun "Jiwe" Morris).

One of the "Brick City" creative team, Marc Levin, will also be on the panel that will have a discussion after screening the second season premiere.

TUES 2/22

7pm to 8:30pm
"Boston Ballet's Dance Talk"
at Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, 685 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)

As I said on Friday when there was a similar program at Harvard: I'm not a ballet connoisseur, but I think it's a rather good deal to see some Boston Ballet dancers perform a few pieces and discuss it for free instead of paying $25-and-up to watch a complete program.

TUES 2/22

Amy Chua, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother": Discussion
at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

With all of the uproar about this book's controversial positions on parenting, one would think that people would pay an admission fee just for the chance to confront her (with some point that has been made many times before).

Maybe there are some concepts from Chua's traditional Chinese parenting regimen that can be implemented in a Western family... Or not...

TUES 2/22

Comedy Night
at Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Feat: Ryan Douglass, Will Noonan, Kate Ghiloni, Cam MacNeil, Lillian DeVane, Laura Crawford, Jenny Zigrino

There are some funny people that could make you happy that you went out for a laugh, and you don't have to pay a cover.

TUES 2/22

Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion, Ketman, Mighty Tiny
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$7 / 18+

If I was going to listen to some bands tonight, this would be where I'd be.

Between the Carnevale-masked theatricality of Mighty Tiny and the bandit-style handkerchiefs on the surf-rockers Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion, you have the loose-tight post-punky rock with horns.

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