Friday, June 10, 2011

FRI 6/10: Science, Art, March, Comedy, Music, Dr Who

If you don't need to give the Bruins your full attention, there is a lot of good stuff going on tonight. And some don't cost anything.

Btw: The weekend calendar is available below, and more should be forthcoming.


FRI 6/10

5pm to 8pm
Second Fridays
at MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge (near Central Sq)

Honestly, there are lots of cool stuff at the MIT Museum that's worth the price of admission, but it's even better when you can get in for free.

If you really want to see the best exhibit in the building, go upstairs and spend some time with the kinetic sculptures of Arthur Ganson. They look cool, and many embody scientific/philosophical ideas.

FRI 6/10

6pm to 9pm
Zsuzsanna Szegedi, "Temporal Works": Opening Reception & Performance
at Fourth Wall Project, 132 Brookline Ave, Boston (Fenway)

From what I can tell, there will be some experimental video and 3D pieces on view. The performance is based on a drawing that has over the past few days that will be destroyed tonight (perhaps with the help of the audience). Another performance takes place on FRI 6/24 before the exhibit closes.

Maybe there will be free 'Gansett too...

FRI 6/10

Boston Dyke March
meet at Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common, Boston (Tremont St Side)

Feat: Urvashi Vaid, Zili Misik, Mrs. Danvers

The march begins on the corner of Boylston & Charles St at 7pm, but people begin to gather at the bandstand/gazebo which will be the final destination after making statements around Back Bay.

There will be speakers, and -- while I can't too excited about Zili Misik -- Mrs. Danvers has some kick-ass songs to share with the crowd. All are welcome to support something that'll be a bit more progressive than tomorrow's Pride parade.

FRI 6/10

7:30pm to 9:30pm
The Gas: "The McCabe Interruption 2: Interruptier"
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$5 / 21+

Feat: Brett McCabe, Matt Devlin, Peter Rogier, Rick Canavan, Shaun Connolly, Abigoliah Schamaun, Gonzalo Cordova

If you haven't seen "The Benson Interruption", you might still enjoy the idea of a comedian onstage with other comedians while they do their routines.

Hecklers won't be necessary because Brett McCabe will attempt to kick up the comedy quotient with his unwelcomed remarks.

PS: I did notice that the Weekly Dig has a 2-for-1 coupon as I mentioned last month.

FRI 6/10

The Diamond Mines, Yoni Gordon, Thick Shakes, Yale Massachusetts
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)

The Diamond Mines have a new album, and I think rocks up and down the block. It's tuneful, and it's punky in a who-gives-a-flying-duck approach. It keeps getting better with high-octane troubadour Yoni Gordon, garage-rock treasure Thick Shakes, and fuzzy bounce from the imaginary(?) land of Yale, Massachusetts.

FRI 6/10

"Benefit for the Victims of the Crisis in Japan"
at Rosebud Bar & Grill (behind Diner), 381 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$5 / 21+

Feat: Gozu, Black Thai, Phantom Glue, Cocked 'N Loaded

Loud and hard bands are dropping the rock hammer to help the people of Japan, and they're all damn good so you don't need to feel philanthropic. You should bring extra dollars for the raffle, because there is a rather lengthy list of prizes to be won.

Proceeds will go to The Japanese Disaster Relief Fund -- Boston.


FRI 6/10 (thru SUN 6/12)

"Hooked On Who"
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$7 minimum donation

Friday: "The Terror of the Zygons"
Saturday: "The Hand of Fear" & "School Reunion"
Sunday: "The Eleventh Hour" & "The Doctor’s Wife"
If you ever watched the older "Doctor Who" episodes, the theater experience helps you realize that it's a corny sci-fi serial for kids -- except there's enough wit and panache for adult-sized kids to enjoy.

For instance, tonight's story is a four-parter from the Tom Baker era that involves the Loch Ness monster. The guffaws and interjections are like a midnight movie, but you don't have to wait 'til midnight...

FRI 6/10

Deva Mahal/Fredricks Brown
at The Beehive, 541 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

I like Fredricks Brown and Deva Mahal enough to suggest you go to The Beehive and drink slightly overpriced drinks. (There's no cover charge, so it evens out.)

This is the kind of soulful, funky music that could have wide appeal yet there's enough substance that you stand up proud to love it. And Deva Mahal possesses one of my favorite voices ever. It may be a good night get your groove on.

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