Thursday, March 17, 2011

THUR 3/17: Non St Paddy's Stuff

Happy Evacuation Day!

Despite (or because?) the economic downturn that is regularly discussed, I'm guessing most bars will be full -- especially those near Faneuil Hall or Fenway Park.

I didn't really see anything incredibly special that made it a St Paddy's destination I could recommend. Even your usual bar might be charging a cover...

Maybe you'll see a Dropkick Murphy or two if you're hanging out at McGreevy's...

There's an Irish thing at the West End's public library, but there won't be booze. Beware you may hear Irish music on recorders!

Like I said yesterday: Corned beef, cabbage, and a bottle at home is the cheap way to go.


THUR 3/17

Stephen Kendrick, "The Remarkable Life of Frederick Douglass"
at Abiel Smith School, Museum of African American History, 46 Joy St, Boston
$5 / $3 under 17, under 62

Everyone can agree about one thing regarding Frederick Douglass: The guy had awesome hair.

Oh, he also happened to be a major American civil rights figure. Rev. Stephen Kendrick has written a book called "Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader & a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery & Save the Union and Sarah's Long Walk: How the Free Blacks of Boston and their Struggle for Equality Changed America".

After he says the title, the lecture may be close to over.

THUR 3/17

J.L. Bell, "Washington's First Spy Ring": Evacuation Day Lecture
at Carriage House, Longfellow National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St, Cambridge (near Harvard Sq)

A RSVP required, but there may be space to hear a historian talk about General George Washington's super-secret league of patriots who aided the Revolution's push of the Brits out of Boston.

Call (617) 876-4491 to get in.

THUR 3/17

6pm to 9pm
"Foto-tipos": Opening Reception
at Villa Victoria, 85 W Newton St, Boston (South End)

Feat: Lana Z. Caplan, Alex Díaz, Marta Fodor, Montse Morcate, Waleska Rivera, Héctor Román, Rolando Silva, Anabel Vázquez, Iris Nanette Vázquez

I don't know if I could summarize this better:

Artists from Boston, Puerto Rico, and Spain pay tribute to the artistic inventions, techniques and theoretical thinking of the 19th Century.

"Foto-Tipos" captures the unique beauty of early analog photography and highlights its lasting influences on our visual culture with engaging contemporary art works created using antique processes.

The exhibit closes on WED 5/4 -- or "Cuatro de Mayo"...

THUR 3/17 (thru SAT 3/19)

7:30pm, 10pm
"Bear Patrol"
at Boston Playwrights Theatre, 949 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)
$8 / $4 students

Late Nite Friday & Saturday -- 10pm for $4.

From what I can gather, this seems to be a post-apocalyptic, beats-heavy, Boston-based take on a "Wizard of Oz" road tale that examines the bonds of family and friendship.

Playwright John J. King said:

I wanted to do a show that was a blast for the audience. When I read the novel of the Wizard of Oz, I kept finding strange connections to Boston, and it’s been fun to create this tour of our city thru the eyes and narrative-arc of a story we all know and love. The familiarity of the tale and setting, I hope, will give the audience a lot to connect to and laugh at.
Ain't it great that we can affordably see wild & crazy theater?

This show "runs 90 minutes", and is "not appropriate for children under 16."

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