Friday, May 06, 2011

FRI 5/6: Art, Science, Dance, Comedy, Rock

The Pills with red guitars; playing tonight at TT's
Here's today's post (Grrr).

Are interested in seeing Nikki Sixx or buy his book? He's at Barnes & Noble (Kenmore Sq) for an hour tonight at 7pm.

I got an email about entering to win some Saks Fifth Avenue perfume, so I did. You can enter too. I figure there will be another holiday where I have to give something to my mom.


FRI 5/6 (to SUN 5/8)

4pm to 7pm
Annual Fort Point Art Walk
around Fort Point, South Boston

Saturday & Sunday -- Noon to 5pm

Wouldn't it be nice to walk around when the weather is being so agreeable (with the possible exception of Saturday) and check out some art?

Take a look at the PDF map for info about some activities DIY art sessions on the weekend.

FRI 5/6

5pm to 9pm
First Friday Open Studios
at SoWa Arts Bldg, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston (South End)

Hey, there's also the regularly monthly art openness in the South End.

FRI 5/6

7pm to 10pm
Nerdnite: Nerdtacular
at MIT Museum Lobby, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge (near Central Sq)
FREE / 21+ appropriate


* Joel Lamere, "Shapely Sheets: Curved folding at an [almost] architectural scale"
* Louis Hyman, "Pwned: The history of debt in the U.S. and how banks came to own you"
* Hilary Close, "Epitaph for the plankton: How tiny dead things quietly built the world as we know it"
For the Cambridge Science Festival, NerdNite is heading out of a bar (but they will still serve beer) for talks on giant origami, personal debt, and the debt we owe prehistoric plankton.

FRI 5/6

7pm, 8pm
"Movement at the Mills"
at Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

Feat: Deadfall Dance, Lauren Simpson

It looks like there may not be a current art exhibit, but people will dance in the gallery at 7pm and 8pm.

FRI 5/6

7:30 pm
Sci-Fi Movie Night: "Moon"
at Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St, Cambridge (between Porter Sq and Fresh Pond)

I wanted to see this movie when it came out. When the director (David Bowie's son) made "Source Code" I was reminded that I still want to see it. David Aguilar of the Center for Astrophysics will introduce the film.

FRI 5/6

7:30pm to 9:30pm
Anderson Comedy: "The Gas"
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston

Feat: Fists of Joy, Cam MacNeil, Max Fox, Tawanda Gona, Maria Ciampa, Aaron Glaser

Maybe I don't feel like going to comedy clubs. I just like seeing comedians in bars/clubs, and it is still my claim that cover to this weekly show and $15 of tall boys is a good, funny start to the weekend. Rob Crean hosts.

FRI 5/6

The Shods (1am), The Pills (Midnight), Honest Bob & the Factory To Dealer Incentives (11pm), Ad Frank (10pm), Davina Yannetty (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Even if you don't know Shari or Jonny, anyone is invited to their birthday bash. They've got enough pull to bring The Pills back together! I was at their farewell gig, and I was legitimately sad -- these guys rocked! The Shods are continuing a mini-reunion after their gig at the Rumble Finals. It's a full-on party with what may be solo sets by AdFrank and Davina Yannetty.

FRI 5/6

The Stoves (11pm), Naked on Roller Skates (10pm), Slant of Light (9pm)
at Cantab Underground / Club Bohemia, 738 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

It's a peculiar line-up, because the bands progressively get louder and more aggressive. I think it could work like a sonic cheese plate. From the folkiness of Slant of Light to the catchy rock zing of Naked on Roller Skates to the old-school hard-rock vibe of The Stoves. Will they begin on time? Probably not.

FRI 5/6

The Major Stars, Bill Nace/Greg Kelley Duo, Vile Bodies
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$8 / 21+

This is another peculiar one that could work. If they go on in the order listed, I suspect Vile Bodies will punk everyone's palate to be ready for guitar-trumpet noise-jazz-rock and The Major Stars' sweetly skewed psychedelic rock.

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