Friday, April 15, 2011

FRI 4/15: Blog, Art, Words, Drama, Rock

Have you ever had a taco at Anna's Taqueria? They're still celebrating their 15th anniversary on the 15th of the month. If you buy a burrito, quesadilla, a 'plate' -- or a taco -- you'll get free taco.

I hear they're remaking "Red Dawn" with North Koreans as the bad guys, which is totally ridiculous. The original is the midnight movie at the Coolidge Corner tonight and Saturday night ($9.75). Early Charlie Sheen campy adventure...


FRI 4/15

5:30pm to 7:30pm
Blogging While Brown Meetup
at Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center, One Memorial Dr, 11th Fl., Cambridge (Kendall Sq)

5:30pm -- Eat and Connect
5:45pm -- Introductions
6:45pm -- Talk and Q &A with Adam Gaffin
7:15pm -- Connect
There are still a few spots left if you're a blogger of color -- even if it's not brown. Meeting other bloggers can be a positive experience, and listening to Adam Gaffin of Universal Hub will be helpful.

As far as "Introductions", be ready to "introduce themselves, their blog, any current needs, and a goal to meet by our next meetup" in about 3 minutes.

FRI 4/15

6pm to 9pm
Andrew Neumann, "I've No Use For Flowers": Opening Reception
at Meme Gallery, 55 Norfolk St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

On view through SUN 5/1

More than being excited about this particular multi-media art exhibit about the nature of beauty, I got an email that the Meme Gallery will be closing at the end of May.

I've happened to walk by and go into Meme many times, and it's a really cool little art haven just a block from Central Square. Check it out, especially if you're in the neighborhood.

FRI 4/15

Rick & William Ayers, "Teaching the Taboo: Courage & Imagination in the Classroom": Discussion & Signing
at Harvard Coop, Level 3, 1400 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

It's "Obama-buddy event in Harvard Square" #1 of the night. Besides all of his notoriety, Bill Ayers is an educator.

FRI 4/15

Deval Patrick, "A Reason to Believe: Lessons from Improbable Life"
at First Parish Church, 3 Church St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

And "Obama-buddy event in Harvard Square" #2 of the night. Just an interesting coincidence.

Tickets available at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave -- or by phone: 617-661-1515.

FRI 4/15

7pm to 10pm
Progress Festival: "The Universe"
at Pozen Center, about 621 Huntington Ave, Boston (MassArt, enter on Evans Way)

Isn't this what art school about? Various art works are going to be connected a brain sculpture in the middle of the room.

FRI 4/15 (to SUN 4/17)

Various Times
at Calderwood Pavillion, Boston Center for Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston (South End)
Friday & Saturday -- 8pm
Sunday -- 2pm
I mentioned a college production of "Waiting for Godot" yesterday (that's running though Saturday), so I thought I'd give a shout-out for this play about the 1999 Columbine shootings. It was originally going to be performed at Lexington High, but it was deemed too violent and profane.

So they're doing it on a professional stage. Good for them!

FRI 4/15

Rock 'n Roll Rumble: Semi-Finals #2
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

Feat: John Powhida International Airport (11:45pm), Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys (11pm), OldJack (10:15pm), Black Thai (9:30pm)

Congrats to Spirit Kid for winning last night's semi! Again, it's simply too difficult to guess who might win tonight.

It's a bit disappointing that Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents had to drop out tonight due to a previous gig commitment. Still OldJack injects some soul influence into the slot. They rock, John Powhida Intl Airport rocks. Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys rock in their own peculiar way. Black Thai rocks loud. Should be a good night for a Rumble.

FRI 4/15

Come On Pilgrim!, The Diamond Mines
at Tommy Doyle's, 96 Winthrop St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

I didn't listen to Come On Pilgrim (didn't look hard enough), but I assume they named the band after The Pixies' first album -- so that's a good start. And I've liked leader Josh Caress' solo stuff in the past.

Still, I think The Diamond Mines are a really cool band with good songs and attitude even without a saxophone... If you go upstairs and hang out well before 9:30pm, you probably won't pay the cover.

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