Monday, June 20, 2011

MON 6/20: Readings, Film, Jazz, Dance

Well, it was a beautiful weekend. And it's a beautiful day.

If you skipped work, you might as well go out tonight and stay up late. Then you won't have to fake looking like crap...


MON 6/20

5:30pm to 8:30pm
"Printer's Devil Review": Launch Party
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (near Central Sq)

There will be readings of fiction and poetry from the inaugural online literary/art journal. Horn band Factory Seconds will perform afterwards.

Free PDR shirts, buttons, etc will be available...

MON 6/20

Civil War Movies: "Young Mr. Lincoln"
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Before he was president or a vampire-hunter, Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer -- who defended an innocent man against murder charges in this film directed by John Ford.

MON 6/20

Alina Simone, "You Must Go and Win": Reading & Performance
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

Singer-songwriter Alina Simone will read from her collection of wry essays and perform some songs.

MON 6/20

Torch Night
at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)

Feat: Gabrielle Agachiko, Catharine David, Richard White, Marva Wooden, Gordon Michaels, Gail Leondar-Wright, Debora Lane, Marilyn Dale

Since Somerville is holding its 2nd annual Jazz & Blues Fest, a nigh of torch songs is also returning. A variety of vocalists will perform the music of Nina Simone, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, and other smoldering standards of that ilk with a guitar trio backing them up.

There is something jazzy and/or bluesy in Somerville this week culminating in an outdoor concert on SAT 6/25 at the park near Powderhouse Sq.

MON 6/20

"Don't Ask Don't Tell"
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$5 / 18+

Feat: The Fagettes, DJ Drasher, DJ Driver, DJ Trueno

With a name like "Don't Ask Don't Tell" and an indie-rock band called The Fagettes on the bill, you have to believe this is a gay-friendly dance night with a sense of humor. There's a YouTube video from a couple months ago.

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