Thursday, May 12, 2011

THUR 5/12: Art, Film, Rock

If I wasn't working today, I'd go down to the Paramount Theatre and watch one of the 2 free programs (12:30pm, 2:30pm) of short films by Emerson students.

Stay tuned for weekend cheapness that might actually be posted before the weekend.


THUR 5/12

9am to 9pm
John G. Boehme, "Memoranda of Understanding"
at Meme Gallery, 55 Norfolk St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

All day long, a Canadian performance artist will be conducting various tasks, and it looks like there might be a lot of "breaking stuff".

This piece will also be performed at next month's Venice Biennale, but this is conveniently located off the Red Line.

THUR 5/12

7pm, 9:30pm
48 Hour Film Project: Premiere Screenings
at Kendall Square Cinema, One Kendall Square, Cambridge

It has to be difficult to make a short film from beginning to end in 48 hours. On this past Friday, the filmmakers were given a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue that they had to use.

After writing, acting, and editing in 48 hours, they turned in the final product on Sunday night. About 80 entries are being shown over 6 sessions, and they're usually a bunch of decent results.

THUR 5/12

Zbornak, Kaia Wilson, Jennifer O'Connor, Sister Spaceman
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$9 / 21+

Former Team Dresch member and queer rock maven Kaia Wilson is on the road from Oregon and making her local stop with NYC singer-songwriter Jennifer O'Connor (who was pretty good when she opened for Rhett Miller). Sister Spaceman opens the night raw and bluesy, and Zbornak closes with a bit more indie-rock.

Kaia & Jennifer may give an outdoor performance in Union Square at 7pm.

THUR 5/12

Karaoke Underground (10:45pm), Ghost Box Orchestra (9:30pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Austin's best indie and punk karaoke night is hear for a night.

For a little contrast, Ghost Box Orchestra is a richly complex rock band without vocals although you are probably not welcome to jump on stage and sing.

THUR 5/12

Movers & Shakers, Mr Sister
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

For the third year in a row, Movers & Shakers are doing every Thursday in May at the Plough. There's a different opener every week, and they're all worthwhile.

Mr Sister opened for 90's college-rockers Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 on Tuesday, and they're joining in a punky party tonight.

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