As I like to see it, the cheap options are spread around town.
Jeff Lindsay, "Double Dexter": Reading
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)
Who knew the TV show was based on novels?
Oh. You did?
You still might be interested -- along with the rest of us -- hear some of the latest book and hopefully get a little insight about the source material versus the show.
BTW: It was going to be a ticketed event at the Coolidge Corner Theater, but it's been moved to the bookstore.
Liszt 200th Birthday Celebration
at Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, 685 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)
Lisztomania continues in the Hungarian pianist-composer's bicentennial year. It's time for BU's piano students to pound, stab, and dance across the keyboard in what should be a 'greatest hits' kind of program.
at Bell In Hand Tavern, 45 Union St, Boston (near Faneuil Hall)
FREE w/ RSVP / 21+
I mentioned this about a month ago.
There are other pub trivia nights out there, but you have to RSVP for this one. My theory is you and your team (up to 6 people total) might have a better chance at the top prize is $50 off the bar tab.
The Broken Lights (11:30pm), Captain Cat (10:30pm), The Sinister Turns (9:30pm), Comasoft (8:30pm)
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$8 / 21+
A trio of local bands offer up a bunch of tasty indie-pop for a mid-week respite. It's hard to believe you won't hear something you like from Captain Cat or The Sinister Turns. I haven't seen The Broken Lights yet, but they supposedly have a strong visual aspect to their performance.
A Chicago band, Comasoft, has the opening slot. They don't really match the rest of the lineup, and it's not my cup of tea; but it might be worth a laugh?
The Fagettes (Midnight), Headband (11pm), Carlisle Sound (10pm), Chris North Dream Quartet (9pm)
at Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain
$5 / 21+
One way to fight the urge to staying in for the night is to simply not go home. If you get to this gig aka "Midway Massacre", they claim to have some "burgers & dogs on the grill". Hey, there's potential to eat something! Then there's a good mix of trippy and gargey rock to wash it down (beer not included). If you still don't go out, you might want to see what you're missing via the internet.
Future Games II: The Halloween Special
at Club Oberon, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
Yeah, it's a crazy Halloween dance party on a Wednesday. The Videodrome Discotheque and Heart & Dagger Productions had so much fun previously in the future, they're doing it again...
You know the people who will show up are serious about having a good time. And they will want to shake the precipitation off their costumes as quickly as possible.