Okay, we have a couple Boston/Allston options today. Tomorrow, there could be some JP fun...
6pm to 7:30pm
Life in the Universe #1: "Are We Alone?"
at MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge (near Central Sq)
Feat: Sara Seager, Dimitar Sasselov
It seems like 4 parts is still not deep enough to talk about life in the universe, but at least we can see the end of the lecture series versus the edge of existence...
Tonight's question won't be answered with a yes or a no, but it still could be an exciting discussion with professors from MIT and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
You can sit and wonder about the chances of life on other planets, or you can hear some experts tell you.
Sebastian Junger, "War": Discussion
at Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)
The Cambridge Reads program has been excited about getting people to read more -- and this visit by Sebastian Junger who will discuss his book about being deeply embedded in Afghanistan.
I'm not sure if tickets are still available from the Cambridge Main Library, Harvard Book Store or Porter Square Books; but it looks like seats were still available when I last checked.
"100 Years of Chills: A Vincent Price Centennial Tribute"
at Area Four, 500 Technology Sq, Cambridge (Kendall Sq)
$5 suggested donation
8pm -- "The Tingler" (w/ Vincent Price short films)Without having seen all Vincent Price movies, I'm not sure if his melodramatic style ever scared me other than simply being creeped out. It was fun to watch these cheesy flicks, and why not celebrate his birth centennial.
10pm -- "Theatre of Blood"
The restaurant/coffeshop is planning on coming up with some fancy versions of movie snacks, and I assume their usual menu will be available while watching the program on their walls.
As a reminder, the Brattle is a non-profit operation; the proceeds of your donation goes to them.
9:30pm to 10:30pm
Stuff "Nightlife Issue" Party
at Bijou, 51 Stuart St, Boston (Theater District)
FREE w/ RSVP
Good for Stuff Magazine for being true to their Nightlife Issue by having a late mixer at a club where I'd never want to be -- especially when Jacob Wirth is next door.
Looks like they'll offer free cocktails with Hennessy Black, a new cognac-based blend that's designed to work in mixed drinks. I think you can still RSVP...
TS & The Past Haunts, Aficionado, Worried Well
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+
Although Piebald didn't feel like a "Boston band" to me, I thought it was cool that they were from around here. Former frontman Travis Shettel is playing with a married rhythm section that's being called TS & The Past Haunts. The new EP is very easy on the ears, but I think longtime fans can dig it.
The other bands include labelmate Aficionado and a Maine duo that whip it up in complementary fashions.