Friday, October 14, 2011

FRI 10/14: Art, Science, Horror, Music, Theater

Yes, Saturday & Sunday cheapness is on the calendar. And I believe I have more posts up my sleeve...


FRI 10/14 (thru SUN 10/16)

Various Times
Annual Fort Point Open Studios
all around Fort Point (South Boston/Seaport)

Friday: 4pm to 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Believe it or not, there are hundreds of artists that are holding out as the Seaport is filling up with fancy hotels and restaurants.

Fort Point has been opening their studios longer than any other neighborhood in Boston. A limited number of artists are participating today, and more join on the weekend.

FRI 10/14

5pm to 8pm
Second Fridays: "Feel the Heat"
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 -- like every 2nd Friday of the month.

I keep listing this, because they have a different presentation like a dude from an MIT lab talking about the nature of heat and how you can keep it inside your home.

And the Arthur Ganson exhibit is an mind-blowing nexis of art, science, and philosophy.

FRI 10/14 (and SAT 10/15)

Various Times
Shudder Fest Horror Film Festival
at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville
$8 advance / $10 door

7:30pm -- "The Corridor" & short films
10pm -- "Absentia" & short films
7pm -- "I Didn't Come Here To Die" & short films
9:30pm -- "Ashes" & short films
I've been slacking on listing the monthly indie-horror screenings presented by the All Things Horror guys, but there are 4 chances to see horror movies that might actually be scarier than big-budget flicks.

Both of tonight's features are creepy ones where everything seems normal until people get CRAZY. Like the monthly screenings, there will be short films on each program directed by Devi Snively tonight.

FRI 10/14

8pm to 11pm
Danielle Doyle, Flightless Buttress, The Wednesdays
at Arts at The Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)

Singer-songwriter Danielle Doyle is moving to Thailand, so I have to let you know this is your last chance to hear her soft, dusky vocals in person for a while. Mixing it up between the folky songswomanship of Danielle and The Wednesdays, will be some intricate guitar and cello duets by Flightless Buttress.

FRI 10/14 (thru MON 10/31)

"The Wrathskellar"
at 545 Cambridge St Enter thru Rear, Cambridge (East Cambridge)
$14.50 advance or $20 advance / $25 door

Although only the first show was $10, I want to give a shoutout for something above the usual limit. Pay attention from the beginning and you'll pick up clues for the narrative that emerges throughout the show.

I'll have a review of my experience up soon, but I was left leaving that it was a thouroughly enjoyable theater experience that was well-paced, funny, and sexy.

Far from being a cheesy attempt to scare, it's darker than your average burlesque for Halloween time.

If you don't mind signing up (easy process), discounted advance tickets are available.

FYI: I noticed a couple people miss the sign, but you enter around the corner through a little alley behind the building.

FRI 10/14

9pm to 11pm
Ben Kilcollins
at Capiz Lounge, Renaissance Boston Marriott, 606 Congress St, Boston (Seaport)

So free original music in the Seaport continues for the second consecutive Friday -- and will continue -- with some solo songs from Maine. Maybe it's not a reason to go, but maybe it is a reason to stay in the area...

FRI 10/14

9pm to 2am
Xmortis Monster A-Go-Go
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / $5 before 10:30pm / 18+

Feat: DJ Chris Ewen, DJ Black/Mail

It's Halloween month, so maybe going to a goth/industrial dance night might be unnerving if not scary. Throw in some horrorpunk and psychobilly as well as burlesque, and it sounds like a creepy good time.

PS: Dress in all-black if not something more 'goth/fetish' appropriate.

FRI 10/14

Tad Overbaugh & The Late Arrivals (9:30pm), The Scrimshanders (10:30pm), Clock Strikes Ten (11:30pm)
at Radio/Club Choices, 379 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

One week in, and Union Square's newest music club is still got some sweet shows with many more to come.

Since we have a mutual friend, I can say my several encounters with Tad Overbaugh (band or solo) have all been good performances. "Tip My Girl" should be a classic in every dive bar jukebox -- it's probably the best song about a stripper.

Alt-country rockers The Scrimshanders are playing a reunion set (including Dirty Truckers' Tom Baker) for all of you turn-of-the-millennium music fans who want to hear their first album live. With 2 shots of Americana comes a blast of Cheap Trick songs from Clock Strikes Ten, which means singer John Powhida will perform the first 2 Fridays at Radio.

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