Tuesday, April 26, 2011

TUES 4/26: Stories, Drawing, Surf, Comedy

The Independent Film Festival of Boston starts tomorrow, and Newbury Comics is giving away 2 all-access passes. You have to enter today.

It looks like a good evening for a grilled cheese. If you're near 'Cambridgeside', Restaurant Dante (inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel) serves up grilled cheeses with a twist on Tuesdays after 5:30pm in their bar and lounge. It changes every week and you can't be too disappointed at $2 each. Especially considering the awesome mini-burger they serve on the bar menu.


TUES 4/26

6pm to 8:30pm
Mass Mouth "Big Mouth Off": Story Slam Finals
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

I listed a bunch of the Story Slam events over the last 6 months, and now it's time to hear the 18 winners of the various nights compete for the grand prize. There will be some audience participation in between stories.

TUES 4/26

Will Oldham, "Slow Fade": Reading
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline

With Ben Chasny, Elisa Ambrogio, Wayne Rogers

I'm not familiar with Rudolph Wurlitzer's 1984 novel "Slow Fade", but it's being released as an audiobook from Chicago indie label Drag City that's partially read by Will Oldham aka Bonnie Prince Billy.

Oldham will read along with musician friends adding a soundtrack.

TUES 4/26

"Little Black Topsy and the Magical White Fairy Soap"
at Central Square Theater, 450 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 to $15 suggested donation

Live performance is blended with video to create what may be a rather twisted fairy tale about a black girl who goes on a quest to find the titular cleansing agent.

After the performance, there will be a panel discussion about the play's relevance on race and gender issues.

Feel free to give what you can, because proceeds benefit the YWCA Cambridge.

TUES 4/26

7:30pm to 9:30pm
Dr. Sketchy Boston: Evening Session
at Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston (South End)
$8 / 21+

Feat: Johnny Blazes & Madge of Honor

The monthly Sunday afternoon drawing sessions have borne a sibling event. From first-timers to professionals, all are welcome to have some art fun with no one to tell you what to do.

The art-fun is happening in the back room. Bring something to draw with and to draw on.

TUES 4/26

Trabants (10pm), Spytones (9pm), Electric Heaters (8pm)
at Johnny D's, 17 Holland St, Somerville (Davis Sq)

Surf is up! Yes, there are actually enough surf-rock bands in the area for multiple nights whether it's on the traditional side or edgy like Trabants.

TUES 4/26

Stand-Up Night
at Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Feat: Sameer Naseem, Laura Crawford, Todd Womack, Matt Donaher, Sharkee Katz

As I've said before, I have nothing against paying for comedy but it's nice to laugh for free. Even if you don't get a cheap drink, you didn't pay a cover to see funny people.

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