Wednesday, October 05, 2011

WED 10/5: Film, Music, Talk

Isn't it cool that a Wednesday night in Boston could offer Sinatra tunes, a well-known actress doing spoken word, an Edgar Allan Poe concert, a discussion on space travel, and a hip-hop party? I love this town.

Keeping it brief... Planning to get ahead...


WED 10/5

Double Feature: "Dr. Strangelove" (5:15pm, 9pm) & "Duck Soup" (7:15pm)
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$9.75 / $7.75 student / $6.75 senior

Also Thursday: "Duck Soup" (6pm, 9:30pm) & "Dr. Strangelove" (7:30pm)

Tonight's program is related to program, this year examining Sebastian Junger's Cambridge READS appearance (TUES 10/25) that is associated with his book "War". (Or the related documentary "Restrepo" for Cambridge WATCHES.)

At the Junger event, there will be no doubt that war is hell. Films like "Dr. Strangelove" and "Duck Soup" remind us of the absurdity of war whether it's Kubrick or the Marx Brothers.

WED 10/5

6:45pm to 7:45pm
Krisanthi Pappas, "The Songs of Frank Sinatra"
at North End Public Library, 25 Parmenter St, Boston (North End)

Color me embarrassed that I didn't know it was "Italian Heritage month", but others remembered and scheduled events like giving a woman's touch to Old Blue Eye's canon.

WED 10/5

Science in the News: "Toward the Final Frontier of Manned Space Flight"
at Armenise Ampitheatre, 200 Longwood Ave, Boston (Harvard Medical School / Longwood)

Grad students will fill you in about the state of the space program and our prospects for visiting other planets to make out with exotic aliens.

This lecture series continues through 11/16 with different subjects every week.

Registration is recommended.

WED 10/5

Open 8x8 Poetry Slam
at Cantab Underground, 738 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Central Sq & Harvard Sq)

Featured poet: Amber Rose Tamblyn

The open mic section begins at 8pm, and the featured poet goes on around 10pm.

I'm sure Amber Tamblyn wants to be judged on her poetry, but my curiosity is piqued because I've seen her on "House" and "127 Hours". If I were to go for celebrity-watching, I'd probably scan the room for David Cross who might've tagged along.

WED 10/5

"Dream Within A Dream": The Edgar Allen Poe Tour
at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville

Feat: Box Five, What Time is it Mr. Fox?, Molly Zenobia, Why Are Those Girls So Loud, Karin Webb, Jill Gibson, Alexanda Day

It seems fitting that the gothy, Poe-inspired cabaret music & spoken-word tour should begin a few miles from Edgar Allan's birthplace. The evening ends with all the performers collaborating on a tag-team version of "the Raven".

Doors at 7:30pm.


WED 10/5

Barstool Sports Silver Bullet Party
at The Paradise, 967 Comm Ave, Boston (near BU)

Feat: Bad Rabbits, Moufy, 5&ADime

Maybe when they become nationally famous -- and they might -- Bad Rabbits will annoy me. Until then I will get down to their modern-throwback funk/R&B party. Up 'n coming rapper Moufy and mashup-guy 5&ADime will keep the place bumping until Bad Rabbits hit the stage.

If you're going, you should try to avoid the line (or getting shut out) by RSVP'ing with the names of people going with you.


WED 10/5

Banditas, Bunny's a Swine, The Silks
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5-ish / 21+

Do what I do and get to the Plough early. You won't even need to worry whether there's a cover or not, and put those dollars toward a round of beverages while you wait until the music starts.

If you're like me, you might talk too much instead of listening. That would be a shame, because each band does a different thing like edgy Americana, fuzzy indie-pop, and bluesy rockabilly -- and they do it well.

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