Monday, March 21, 2011

MON 3/21: Film, Story, Music, Comedy


If you have the day off, the USS Ross destroyer is at the Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal and should be giving tours today.

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MON 3/21

6pm
"Million Dollar Baby"
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)
FREE

If you haven't seen this film, I enjoyed it. The last phase of Clint Eastwood's has been rather dark -- and this one was also darkly lit -- so it might be good to see it on the big screen.

There are 4 more movies in the series, "Black Gold: African American Academy Award Winners, Part 2".

MON 3/21

6:30pm
Story Slam: "Where I'm From"
at Kennedy's Midtown, 42 Province St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)
$7 / $3 students

Everyone should have a story about where they're from -- it might even be a better story why someone can't tell this story. The question is whether your 5-minute tale will be the judges' favorite story of the night.

This is the last story slam before the semi-finals that will lead to the Big Mouth Off on 4/26. Ten randomly chosen contestants have a chance to win a Kennedy's gift certificate and maybe the grand prize (which was a trip to Italy last year).

Tonight's guest is Brian O'Donovan of Celtic Sojourn. He's Irish, so he must have a couple good stories in his pocket.

MON 3/21

7pm
"Transcendent Man": Science on Screen
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline
$9.75 / $7.75 students, seniors

As one of the leading voices of the "Singularity" movement, Ray Kurzweil's advocacy alone could make people take this concept seriously.

Even if we don't like the idea of machines becoming smarter than people, Kurzweil has been on the technology forefront for decades. This documentary tells part of his story and opinions about Singularity.

Ray Kurzweil will introduce the film then participate in a Q&A session with filmmaker Barry Ptolemy afterwards.

It may be tough to get in to the screening...

Please note: The allotment of pre-sale tickets for this screening has sold out.

There will be 70 tickets available for purchase on the day-of (3/21) beginning at 12:30pm on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office only. Limit of 4 tickets per person.
Good luck.

MON 3/21

The White Owls (8pm), The Gilded Splinters (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)
FREE

The White Owls are killer blues squad that has Dennis Brennan ripping through classic tunes with yet another set of top-notch players. It's just one of the several iterations that finds the amazing Brennan rocking at the clubs like a fringe benefit for living in the Boston area.

Tonight's late show should be teeming with Stone-sy Americana courtesy of The Gilded Splinters.

MON 3/21

10pm
The Tish MacIntosh Show Presents: Mommy's Favorites-Stand-Up
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

Feat: Lamont Price, Matt Donaher, Bethany Van Delft, Gary Petersen

The Tish MacIntosh Show is a public-access children's show that I'm not sure how serious it's supposed to be. On the other hand, should a chidren' show be serious.

Laura Crawford and Chloe Jankowitz of the show are hosting a evening with some very funny people, and you'll probably see some footage of the show in case you don't check it out online beforehand.

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