Thursday, April 28, 2011

THUR 4/28: Art, Talk, Film, DJs, Live Music

Grrr... Was hoping to have some weekend stuff up already. Will be brief to get going on that.

The annual Birds & Bards Festival begins today, and there are various avian events through Saturday at Boston Nature Center, Forest Hills Cemetery, Arnold Arboretum, and Franklin Park.

D'oh! I forgot to add the free Hemposium at Suffolk's Donahue Building. There'll be talks, music, video clips, and hemp displays in anticipation of Hemp History Week.


THUR 4/28

6pm to 8pm
"Move Me": Opening Reception
at AXIOM gallery, Green Street T, ground floor level, about 150 Green St, Jamaica Plain

Feat: Chris Fitch, Arthur Ganson, Tom Haney, Steve Hollinger, Erica Von Schilgen

Although kinetic sculpture may be on the 'low-tech' end of where art meets science, but it's really friggin' cool. (The Arthur Ganson exhibit at the MIT Museum is the best reason to visit the place.)

An informal artist talk is scheduled for 7pm.

This gallery in the T station is like a perennial cyberarts festival, so it's not surprising this is part of the current Festival.

On view through SAT 5/28

THUR 4/28

6:30pm to 8pm
"Trade-Offs: Can Free Trade Be Fair?": Discussion
at Moot Court Room, Suffolk University, 120 Tremont St, Boston (Beacon Hill)

Although I'm not a fan, Jeff Jacoby might not spoil the discussion about free trade with Rodney North of Equal Exchange and libertarian economics professor Donald Boudreaux (George Mason).

THUR 4/28

7pm to 8:30pm
Demetri Martin, "This Is A Book": Reading & Signing
at Harvard Coop, Level 3, 1400 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

It's not like watching his show, but I imagine his reading will still be somewhat amusing.

THUR 4/28

"The Town": Screening and Q&A
at Devlin Hall, 140 Comm Ave, Chestnut Hill (BC campus)

As part of Boston College's Arts Festival that's happening through the weekend, author Chuck Hogan will participate for the post-film discussion.

His novel "The Prince of Thieves" was the film's source material.

THUR 4/28

Red Bull Thre3Style Competition
at Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave, Allston
$5 / 18+

Competing DJs: Brek.One, Bruan Draper, Dj Lazee Boy, Jay-K, Dj Midas, Drama, DJ E-marce, C DUBS

Nine local DJ's get 15 minutes to get the dance floor bouncing by playing 3 different genres. The winner qualifies for the US Nationals.

Local hip-hopper Akrobatik will host the event, and DJ Vice will keep spinning after the competitiors.

THUR 4/28

Oh No Oh My (11:30pm), Oranjuly (10:30pm), Pray For Polanski (9:30pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

The warm, sunny weather couldn't have arrived on a better day for this show. Austin's Oh No Oh My (try saying it, "Oh no! Oh my!") play an easygoing indie-pop that will go nicely with Oranjuly's crunchy keyboard-laden sounds and the spunky rockabilly-flavored indie-rock of Pray For Polanski.

THUR 4/28

Jill Goldberg (10:30pm), Tsion Aberra (9:30pm)
at Tommy Doyle's, 96 Winthrop St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

An online pal sent me a heads-up about Jill Goldberg, so I wasn't expecting much -- then I was already wowed almost immediately by her fantastic voice. Give it a listen and take in some wonderful tunes. Tsion Aberra will open up with some rather tasty soul/R&B stylings.

Should be a good time, especially if you show up early and hang out, so you can put that $5 cover on the bar for a drink...

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