Thursday, January 19, 2012

THUR 1/19: Top 4 Free Things To Do Tonight

Edgar Allan Poe, by Steve.D.Hammond
Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe!


THUR 1/19

6pm to 8pm
"100 Years (version #4 Boston, 2012)": Opening Reception
at Stone Gallery, 1st Fl, College of Fine Arts Bldg, 855 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)

Performances: Marilyn Arsem, Jeff Huckleberry, Mari Novotny-Jones, Daniel S. DeLuca, EL Putnam

After stops in Dusseldorf; New York City and Moscow, an exhibit that covers the last century (or so) of performance art will be on view through SUN 3/25.

More than 200 pieces (including photos/video/audio) are on display, and there will be multiple live performances over the next couple months.

Several artists associated with local Mobius Group will do some wild and wacky -- err, I mean, give thought-provoking and sublime displays of their work...

THUR 1/19

7pm to 8:30pm
"Celebration of the 203rd Birthday of Edgar Allan Poe"
at Boston Room, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston is sponsoring a birthday for America's original master of macabre who grew up a few blocks away near Boston Common.

Speakers will include Prof. Paul Lewis, Boston's preeminent Poe scholar who curated the BPL's exhibit a couple years ago.

Project manager Jean Mineo will present the 3 top proposals for the Edgar Allan Poe Square Public Art Project and ask for your feedback.

You may even win a prize during the Poe-themed trivia game, and there's a rumor that Mr. Poe (or a close facsimile) will show up.

THUR 1/19

Catharine Utzschneider, "MOVE! How Women Can Achieve Athletic Goals at Any Age"
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

Attention female readers who are looking for some perspiration inspiration: BC professor and Liberty Athletic Club coach Catharine Utzschneider has filled a book with scientific information and personal stories about female athletes from various levels.

THUR 1/19

SkeeNation Boston: Season II Kickoff Tourney
at The Greatest Bar, 3rd Fl, 262 Friend St, Boston (near North Station)
FREE / 21+

There is little luck at the upper echelon of skeeball. That said... With a little luck, you and a partner could walk away from this shindig with a pair of Celtics tickets.

The costs to register for the 8-week season wasn't readily available, but you can compete tonight for free -- and there's no obligation to show up again.

Judging from last season's teams, it seems to be a healthy but casual sort of competitiveness...

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