Wednesday, May 04, 2011

WED 5/4: Music, Science, Mystery

Okay, let's get ahead of ourselves. Why don't we? (Crossing my fingers.)

I was on the fence about listing the Juan Downey video art exhibit's opening reception at MIT. I don't think it's part of the Boston Cyberarts Fest, but it could be since there are a few days left.

There are a couple Cambridge Science Festival doo-dads below, so go figure.


WED 5/4

"Women Rock!"
at BU Central, 775 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)
$7 Suggested Donation

Feat: Molly Allis, Allison Francis, Steph Barrak, Jenny Owen Youngs

With respect to all of the women, they all rock on a certain level simply for doing a benefit show for Concern Worldwide to help rebuild girls schools in Haiti.

The gig can be recommended for Jenny Owen Youngs who gives Bostonians another chance to catch her after last month's Middle East gig. Molly Allis be a rocker in this lineup, but the others all have good qualities.

WED 5/4

6pm to 9pm
Annual Science Trivia Challenge
at Broad Institute, 7 Cambridge Center, Cambridge (Kendall Sq)

It's Cambridge Science Fest all week, and the annual Science Trivia Challenge could be an entertaining way to pick up some scientific knowledge. It would more fun to compete with a team, but the deadline has passed. There are various rounds that begin at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm.

WED 5/4

Author Talk: Mystery Panel
at Abbey Room, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Feat: Hank Phillippi Ryan, Cara Black, Hallie Ephron

Three women who write mystery novels get talk about... well, a mystery. No, you can't ask Hank a consumer advocacy question.

WED 5/4

7pm to 9pm
Science in the News: "Black Holes and Cosmic Roles: Understanding the Center of the Galaxy"
at Pfizer Auditorium Hall, Mallinckrodt Bldg, 12 Oxford St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)

Black holes are cool and mysterious. Two Harvard grad students will expand on that concept otherwise it wouldn't be part of the Cambridge Science Festival...

WED 5/4

The Giant Kings
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$10 / 21+

The Giant Kings are one of those ninja squad of veteran players that play classic killer soul/R&B with Chris Cote on vocals (who you may not recognize without his Louis XIV wig) and Duke Levine on guitar. And there's no denying that Duke Levine is a sick guitar player.

You've also got next week and the week after to soak it in.

WED 5/4

Rocking Horse Rodeo, Ethan Robbins & Cold Chocolate
at Milky Way Lounge / Bella Luna, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain (The Brewery Complex)

In the mood for some folky alt-country and bluegrass? It's free, and just a couple blocks from the Sam Adams brewery.

WED 5/4

Primordial Sounds presents: MMOSS, Sore Eros
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$3 / 21+

The bands are going to give it a triply and/or mellow. Maybe the pRIMORDIAL sOUNDs guys are going to enhance the experience with appropriate DJ work, because they like to reverse the lettercase of their name.

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