Monday, May 02, 2011

MON 5/2: Flowers, Whales, Jazz, Classical, Rock

Wow, Obama got Osama... It seemed like it wouldn't happen, but it does feel like some closure. At least, I hope some of those who've suffered will find a sense of closure.

Happy Hemp History Week! Maybe most of the people who support utilitarian hemp want to enjoy the recreational version. Still, maybe the crop could be regulated since it appears to be useful...?


MON 5/2

5pm to 9pm
"Art in Bloom": Open House
at Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston (Fenway)

Art in Bloom is an annual celebration when about 50 floral arrangements are placed next to artwork throughout the museum for a weekend. You can walk around independently, but there will be free guided tours.

I could be wrong, but it looks like the Chihuly exhibit might be free too...

MON 5/2

Philip Hamilton, "Getting to Know the Right Whale": Lecture
at Harborside Learning Lab, New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston (Waterfront)
FREE w/ Registration

The NEAQ has been studying right whales for 30 years, and new information continues to be discovered. Philip Hamilton is one of the Aquarium's main whale researchers.

Registration requested.

MON 5/2

"For Eric, Evening I: All Star Jazz Jam"
at Scullers Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston
$5 suggested donation / All Ages

Feat: Danilo Perez, Walter Beasley, Grace Kelly, Terri Lyne Carrington, Cecil McBee, Rebecca Parris, Phil Wilson, George Garzone, Bob Moses, Ralph Peterson, Dominique Eade, Bill Pierce, Donal Fox, Laszlo Gardony, and more

As part of Jazz Week, it's the first of two nights to celebrate Eric Jackson's 30 years as a jazz DJ on WGBH. Many fantastic players of the jazz scene will perform tonight. On Thursday, a program of jazz clips will be screened at the Regent Theatre.

Proceeds benefit JazzBoston's Riffs & Raps jazz outreach programs for young people and families in low-income communities.

MON 5/2

"First Monday"
at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston (New England Conservatory/Fenway)


Haydn, "Trio in D-major, Hob. XV:16"
Amy Beach, "Theme and Variations, Opus 80"
Brahms, "Quintet in F minor, Opus 34"
The "First Monday" series is a great chance to hear classical chamber music from top-notch players associated with NEC in some capacity. Every season seems to have a theme, and this time there's a focus on "alumni" to join students and faculty in the performances. For instance, most of the Borromeo String Quartet and other pianist alumni appear tonight.

MON 5/2

The Boyfriends, Kurt Baker, Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion!, Lee Corey Oswald, Dan Webb
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

Five performers seems like a big difference than the usual Monday threesome. It's going to be a rather fun show.

There are two scoops of powerpop goodness from The Boyfriends and Kurt Baker. Who are those masked surf-rockers? It's Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion!

On the front side, expect a solo set from Dan Webb (without his Spiders) and the aggressive folkiness of Lee Corey Oswald from the other Portland.

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