Monday, September 12, 2011

MON 9/12: Talk, Film, Trivia, Music

Out of 7 billion or so people in the world, could there be someone who starts their 'weekend' on Monday...?


MON 9/12

5pm to 7pm
Rock Shop #11: "College Radio"
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston

The start time has been moved to avoid a conflict with Monday Night Football, so musicians can get advice about radio airplay and watch the Patriots beat the Dolphins. (Sounds like a case for Greenpeace, no?)

If you're on the fence, there will be a drawing for Sox tix -- and they're grilling...

MON 9/12

"Interrogation Policy after Osama bin Laden Panel": Panel Discussion
at Room 310, Higgins Hall, 140 Comm Ave, Chestnut Hill (BC campus)

Feat: Glenn Carle, Sanford Levinson, Kenneth Himes

A former CIA interrogator, a constitutional law professor, and a theologian will discuss the ethics of severe methods that have been used in the past (and likely the present). Does the practice coincide with theory? And does conscience even enter the room theory and practice?

Afterwards the spy, the lawyer, and the priest will walk into a bar to create a silly joke...

MON 9/12

"Ride with the Devil": Screening
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

It looks like "Cold Mountain" next week will be the last in the Civil War Film Series. This Ang Lee has quite a few notable actors, so it looks like it has potential.

MON 9/12

7pm to 9pm
"Sous-vide Cooking: The Future of Healthy Cooking?": Lecture
at Science Center, Hall C, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)

Feat: Joan Roca (El Celler de Can Roca)

The slow and steady cooking of food may seem slightly esoteric and destined to remain in the realm of modern gourmet cooking like chef Joan Roca.

However with the right equipment, this method can increase flavor, safety, preservation. It's also a practically fool-proof technique.

MON 9/12

8pm to 10pm
The Big Quiz Thing
at Club Oberon, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

I love pub trivia nights, and this monthly event is on a higher level that basically ranks as the best trivia night I've ever attended.

When the CTB team attended, the BQT folks thought we (and the whole crowd) were great too -- even though we only tied for 2nd place.

MON 9/12

8pm to 11pm
BCMFest Ceilidh
at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

From what I can tell from watching a couple video clips, a Ceilidh ("kay-lee"...?) includes music and dancing like a Celtic hoe-down.

Tonight's gig has been described as a "night with old and new friends" that'll start out as a session and "develop into a full-blown ceilidh" as part of the monthly night in anticipation of the Boston Celtic Music Festival in January..

MON 9/12

Major Stars (11:30pm), New Rock Syndicate (10:30pm), Sunram (9:30pm), Concord Ballet Orchestra Players (8:30pm)
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)
$7 / 21+

I suggest this show for those interested in a mix of psychedelic garage-rock and noisy improv/avant music.

MON 9/12

Wounded Knees (10:30pm), The Milkman's Union (9:30pm), You Won't (8:30pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$7 / 18+

I suggest this show for those interested in a mix of groovy folkiness and Americana.

MON 9/12

The Big Big Bucks, The Diamond Mines, Yale MA, Lazy Layabouts
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

I suggest this show for those interested in a mix of catchy tunes, loud guitars, pounding drums, and waffle fries.

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