Tuesday, May 17, 2011

TUES 5/17: Film & Music

Good news, the weekend preview is almost ready.

There's also a new pub trivia game in town that starts tonight at Goody Glover's (8pm) and will be doing other regular nights in Allston, Cambridge, and Quincy. Geeks Who Drink claim it's more exciting and generally better than Stump...


TUES 5/17

6pm to 8pm
"Welcome to Shelbyville!": Screening & Discussion
at Lavine Civic Forum, City Year Headquarters, 287 Columbus Ave, Boston (Back Bay)

A look at a struggling town whose economic issues are compounded by immigration, race, and religion -- that's set during the 2008 presidential campaign. A panel discussion follows the screening.

To RSVP, email Rachel or call 617-422-0910, ext. 207

TUES 5/17

I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business, Mansions
at Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave, Allston
$5 to $20 / All Ages

It's a "Pay What You Want" tour, but the minimum appears to $5.

I'm not familiar with The Early November, but the former singer has chosen a longer name for his current project and making some decent poppy-rock. Doors at 6pm.

TUES 5/17

Boston Handbell Festival
at Old South Church, 645 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)
FREE / Donations Accepted

If you're walking through Copley Square, it's free to walk in and check it out. Although a few minutes of bell-ringing would drive me batty...

TUES 5/17

Zippah Recording Compilation #9 Release Party
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$8 / 18+

A local recording studio has wrangled about 15 artists who have worked with them for a compilation CD and a night of 15-minute (or slightly less) sets.

In chronological order from first to last:
The High Horses, Sugar Snow, Green Street Station, Abbie Barrett & The Last Date, Ashley Joelle Jordan, Phil Ayoub & the Ragged Impresarios, Ramona Silver, Brian Charles, The Field Effect, Jody Blackwell, Holly Hox & the Forget Me Nots, Kim Trusty, Ashpark, Paddy Saul, Ted Hu, Noize Tank, Ocean*Transfer

They say, "You may never see these artists in one place again!" They're probably right, because there's quite a variety of genres. (There are some good acts, but it might be a night for band friends to show up.)

TUES 5/17

Chandler Travis Philharmonic, Jennifer Kimball
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$7 / 21+

A wonderful rock 'n roll mish-mash is presented by the Chandler Travis Philharmonic every Tuesday in May with a different quality opener each week -- like singer-songwriter Jennifer Kimball.

TUES 5/17

Riki Rocksteady
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

I feel comfortable saying that you're not going to find better acoustic ska music than Riki Rocksteady tonight.

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