Hey, I didn't go anywhere this weekend -- except for the Haymarket and Somerville. Expect this blog to be updated at least until the end of the Mayan calendar...
Geraldine Brooks, "Caleb's Crossing": Reading
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)
The new novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author is based on the life of the first Native American to graduate from Harvard University.
6pm to 7:30pm
"Egypt: Towards a Vibrant Civil Society": Panel Discussion
at Room 101, EG&G Education Center, 50 Vassar St, Cambridge (MIT campus)
Feat: Wael Ghonim, Mona Mowafi
If you don't recognize the name Wael Ghonim, he was the Egyptian Google employee who was instrumental in using Twitter to organize protests that led to Pres. Mubarak's ouster.
S. J. Chambers, "The Steampunk Bible": Presentation
at Porter Square Books, 25 White St, Cambridge (near Star Market)
Feat: Jake von Slatt, Mike Libby, Aleks Sennwald, Jess Nivens
If you're interested to learn more about steampunk, the discussion along with samples of steampunk creations will give you a good idea of the modern-Victorian aesthetic.
7pm to 9:30pm
Boston Skeptics in the Pub
at Tommy Doyle's, 96 Winthrop St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
Feat: John Rennie
Oh, the skeptics will probably have a field day with the fizzled "Rapture" over the weekend. I imagine the discussion could be wide-ranging with former Scientific American editor-in-chief, John Rennie.
Thea Hopkin's "Roots Attached Revue", Julie Dougherty, Brendan Hogan
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)
Thea Hopkins is in the midst of a Monday residency, so there will be more rootsy/folky goodness next week as well.
The Dead Trees
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+
Way back in 2005/2006, I recall when these guys were a rocking outfit with a funny name from Newton. They changed their name, went on tour with one of The Strokes, moved to LA, and still periodically return. I always dug their jangly-fuzzy rock, and you'll probably dig it if you're hanging around Central Square tonight.