Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WED 2/23: Stories, Silents, Somerville, Sports, Sound

Hey, today is the last day of Bodega's clearance sale that I mentioned on Monday.

The Boston Athenaeum is also open until 8pm tonight, so you can see the Edward Gorey exhibit that I mentioned last Monday. It's really cool and worth the suggested $5 donation (which is just a suggestion into a box).


WED 2/23

6:30pm to 9pm
"Smut Slam": Story Slam
at Kennedy's Midtown, 42 Province St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)
$5 / 21+

Feat: Cameryn Moore the Phone Whore

About 8 to 10 people will be chosen to tell their sexy stories at what is probably Boston's first Smut Slam.

I'm not sure what you'll win, but you'll certainly have some bragging rights, because the story is supposed to be true. There are other "story slam rules", but each person will get 5 minutes.

Tonight's theme: "I didn’t know..."

As in discovery, exploration, surprise -- or: "I didn't know I could fit that many anal beads in there!"
During the intermission, there'll be a separate "Iron Smut" contest where people will have a chance to challenge hostess Cameryn Moore (aka the Phone Whore) in a 2-minute improve using 3 randomly chosen words.

If you don't have a story, you can listen. You cheeky monkey...

WED 2/23

"Safety Last", "The Immigrant", "The Pawn Shop": Silent Films
at Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

The main feature of this silent film night is "Safety Last", a 70-minute comedic romp starring Harold Lloyd that culminates in that famous scene where he's hanging from the building clock.

"The Immigrant" and "The Pawnshop" stars Charlie Chaplin as "The Tramp" who is moving to America in one and trying to keep his job in the other.

WED 2/23

"The History of Somerville, 2010-2100": Presentation
at Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)

I saw the August '10 version of this slide-show presentation during an event in Union Square, and it was a funny and interesting predictions for Somerville's future.

Anyone can join the fun at the end by sharing their visions of the future.

WED 2/23

Learning Community: Bob Ryan, "Talking Sports!"
at First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St, Boston (Back Bay)

As I read the info about this event is that it's too late to RSVP for the 6pm dinner ($10), but you can still show up to hear Bob Ryan.

I imagine he'll take questions at the end about any topic besides Jason Kidd's wife.

WED 2/23

"A Night of ExperiMENTAL Comedy"
at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Tonight: "Save the Date" & "Cher: A Love Story"

In a two-part show, one group will likely base their improve dating scenarios on suggestions form the crowd.

My interest is really piqued by an actress who created a one-woman show based on Cher a couple years ago. If you start with a ludicrous premise, there should be some laughs ahead...

WED 2/23

Chandler Travis Philharmonic, Ramona Silver
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$5 / 21+

While Chandler Travis reigns over the summer Cape music scene with The Incredible Casuals, he normally plays in the Boston area backed by his 'Philharmonic'.

The CTP debuted 15 years ago at the Lizard Lounge, so why not celebrate with a Wednesday residency? I happen to love his wacky brand of genre-skipping good-time rock. Yikes, it's the last Wednesday -- this month goes by so fast.

Whether or not Ramona Silver is a stage name, it's still has a good ring to it. As do her super-catchy tunes. Good stuff!

WED 2/23

earthquake party!, Thief Thief, Arvid Noe, The Big Big Bucks
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$7 / 18+

Earthquakes happen all the time, and I doubt that anyone in earthquake party! advocates for destructive tremors like New Zealand this week. I think their fuzzy, juicy lo-fi pop is meant to shake you into a party mood.

For a night of semi-seismic good times, they're joined by proggy/mathy guitar-drums duo Thief Thief, chaotic indie-slack of Arvid Noe (named after an early AIDS patient?), and garagey-poppy rock of The Big Big Bucks.

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