Sunday, July 10, 2011

SUN 7/10: Art, Music, Improv

Wasn't yesterday a beautiful day!? Looks almost as good today.


SUN 7/10

2:30pm to 5:30pm
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Cabaret: Life Drawing Class
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 18+

Model: Ludella Hahn

Bring a lot of red whether it's paint, pen, or crayon. Her crimson mane will demand it, and maybe Ludella will demand it herself.

Here the tips I condensed from the organizers:

Come on time to get a seat up front. Keep it small so others can crowd in around you. Bring your stuff in a milk crate so you have something to sit on or put your stuff on. (we have lots of seats, but more is helpful) There will be some fancy paper for you to buy if you want.
No one is going to criticize your drawing, so don't worry about your skills. You gotta start some time, and you're not going to find a cheaper life-drawing class... with a bar... and no teacher... You might even win a prize. Bring anything to draw with and have a good time.

SUN 7/10

Gifrants & the Music of Haiti
at Longfellow House, 105 Brattle Street, Cambridge (near Harvard Sq)

One could hear Gifrants by chance at random T stops like Harvard Square, or one could take the Red Line to Harvard and take a short walk to this historic estate.

Why the music of Haiti? it's Senator Charles Sumner's bicentennial birth year, and he apparently pushed for diplomatic recognition for Haiti in 1862.

SUN 7/10

"A Shakespearean Cabaret"
at Jamaica Pond, about 507 Jamaicaway, Boston

Prior to presenting "All's Well That Ends Well" in a couple weeks, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has collaborated with New England Conservatory students and alumni for a set of songs that can be traced back to the Bard.

The program includes 16 pieces inspired by Shakespeare which were written by the likes of Schubert, Haydn, Cole Porter, Steven Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, etc.

SUN 7/10

The Dangling Conversation: "The Both Sides Now" Show
at The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge (Inman Sq)

The two-person improv group, The Dangling Conversation, describe themselves rather well (and better than I could from watching this one clip):
Our improv explores the small scale mania and beauty behind everyday relationships. Our performances are loopy, developed, strangely true to life, and yet hopefully different from what you’ve seen before.
They may perform again in the Boston area, but there's no time like the present. And every show should be different when it's improv theater.


Frank Zweegers said...

Thanks for the info!

urban Interest said...

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