The Freemasons all over the Commonwealth are having open houses from 9am to 3pm to encourage people to join in their service mission. While the skulls of colonial heroes probably won't be sitting on the shelves, it might be interesting to walk into the lodge on Tremont Street for no particular reason.
2pm at 4:30pm
Stacy Scibelli, "Made With Love": Interactive Artist Talk
at Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston (South End)
For a little bit of romance and affection -- or maybe simple human connection -- take a little time to hear about Stacy Scibelli's project where she has created hundreds of crazy garments that two people wear at the same time.
Listen to her POV and try something on, then the next step is up to you.
2pm to 3pm
Charles River Dam Tour [PDF]
meet at flagpoles, Paul Revere Park, below Charlestown Bridge, Charlestown
How many times do you get to tour a dam facility?
The relatively uninspiring edifice in the shadow of the Zakim Bridge preserves the shores of Boston and Cambridge while accommodating boats and fish. Someone even spotted an Atlantic sturgeon near the dam this week.
Every time the guide makes a point, I suggest you say, "Damn..."
3pm to 4:30pm
Turkish Cultural Day
at Bush Building Lobby, about 105 Mass Ave (Rear), Cambridge (MIT campus)
Having recently watched Anthony Bourdain visit Istanbul, the culture of Turkey is more fascinating than ever. Turkish MIT students intend this event to be a chance for outsiders to take a peek at the wonders of Asia Minor in its food, music, some historical slides, and the art of paper marbling.
Sons of Liberty: Improv Comedy
at Room B50, College of Arts & Sciences Bldg, 725 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)
A trio of BU students will perform 2 60-miute sets of longform improv comedy. If you like the first performance, maybe you should sit through the second one to make sure it's really improvised.
The only major difference between this and Improv Asylum is that no one will bring you a bucket of beer.
8pm to 10pm
Token Creek Chamber Music: "Mozart Marathon Concert"
at Kresge Auditorium, 48 Mass Ave, Cambridge (MIT campus)
"Divertimento in Bb major for Horns and Strings, K.287"As a composer that's been revered for centuries, it's interesting to consider that Mozart left more than a hundred unfinished pieces. Harvard music professor Robert Lewin has picked up the baton and has completed 3 of those pieces.
"Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, K. 442"
"Concerto in D Major, K. 537"
Along with their performances, Lewin will discuss the project with MIT music professor John Harbison. I think both might also perform.
8pm to 10pm
at Student Theater at Agganis Arena, 925 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)
Some must be interested in hearing what the BU On Broadway kids can do in bursts of 20 minutes.
In most cases musicals get tedious around the 15-minute mark, so this could be just right...