Monday, December 19, 2011

MON 12/19: Swap/Talk,

Yep, it's one of those Cambridge Mondays. At least there are free to get in...


MON 12/19

7pm to 9pm
Boston Skeptics in the Pub: "Holiday Hooligans' War on Christmas"
at Tommy Doyle's, 96 Winthrop St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Is it a battle against if people want to have a yankee swap without celebrating Jesus who started the tradition with his disciples? You be the judge. Just bring a wrapped gift ($10 limit).

There will probably be a speaker or two that might have some secular-humanist opinions about the holiday season, etc.

MON 12/19

New Works Series: "Little Black Topsy and the Magical White Fairy Soap"
at Club Oberon, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

When little Topsy sees a soap ad, she gets the impression that blackness is something that needs to fixed. The play follows her search with elements of dance and multimedia.

A while ago, writer-director-star Cori Spencer said:

... it has been my goal to implement a movement vocabulary which not only expresses the tension that I witness between whiteness and blackness, but manifests that tension in the movements of a singular body.
Although there have been other performances, the New Works Series provides a chance to see a modern fairy tale on race and gender.

MON 12/19

You Won't, Dolfish
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

I remember noticing Dolfish earlier this year, because he sings higher than you'd expect. The Cleveland dude is back in town, and fans of Daniel Johnston or Violent Femmes should get into his matter-of-fact tales.

A pair of local guys sound like they don't care whether you pay attention or not, but there's a lot to like in the well-crafted folky indie-rock and interesting lyrics. Will you be sorry if you're out and about in Central Square? You won't.

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