Happy International Women's Day!
Yep, it's even warmer today than yesterday! Enjoy before it cools down again...
THUR 3/8 (thru SUN 3/11)
"Lowell Celebrates Kerouac"
Various Locations around Downtown Lowell
I love Jack Kerouac, and it's pretty cool he grew up in Lowell. It would be his 90th birthday next Monday so there's a weekend of readings, performances, tours, etc.
Like today's discussion (4pm) about the recent publication of a novella written during his time as a merchant marine at UMass Lowell and a 'dialog' about Kerouac's history and literary estate (7:30pm) at the Lowell Visitors Center.
Lowell isn't exactly close for everyone, but I've enjoyed my occasional Kerouac-related visits.
5pm to 7:30pm
"End Impunity for Sexual Violence against Women and Girls"
at Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)
A screening of the Frontline episode "Opium Brides" will be followed by two panel discussions with participants from law enforcement, legislature, academia, and human rights organizations.
5:30pm to 8pm
Farm Share Fair 2012
at Argenziano School, 290 Washington St, Somerville (Union Sq)
Could you really eat farm-fresh produce in a fair commercial transaction directly with the people growing your food? Yes, you can -- at least from June to October.
More than a dozen CSA's will be in attendance tonight to answer all your questions. The weekly produce delivery is more than one person can/should consume, so think about inviting roommates or friends to join you tonight.
Unfortunately I didn't find a handy chart about CSA's in The Weekly Dig from a few years ago. You can read this article and this article if you want to feel better prepared to discuss things.
They do encourage folks to take public transportation.
"Ella Es El Matador (She is the Matador)": Screening & Discussion
at Room 120, Bldg 6, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge (MIT campus)
The 2nd annual Women Take The Reel Film Festival lasts through the end of the month that screens 2 to 3 programs per week at different campus locations (MIT, Northeastern, Simmons, BC, BU, Brandeis, and Emerson).
Tonight's documentary follows 2 female matadors -- a veteran and a rookie -- in Spain. The film is in Spanish and Italian with English subtitles.
"Rock 'n Roll High School: Clique Wars -- Nerds vs. Jocks vs. Freaks"
at Radio, 379 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$7 / 21+
Feat: Sarah RabDAU & Self-Employed Assassins (11pm), The Zambonis (10pm), Michael J Epstein Memorial Library (9pm), J Krafty (8:30pm)
What a cool concept for a gig! Especially when you've got good bands on the bill. First of all, The Zambonis do one of my all-time favorite songs "Hockey Monkey" and they don't seem to play in Boston frequently. These guys will obviously represent the 'jocks' versus the 'nerds' of Michael J Epstein Memorial Library (natch) and the 'freaks' of Sarah RabDAU & Self-Employed Assassins (not as freaky as since they expanded from a duo, but I can hear it). J Krafty, the 'crafty gangsta', will host/open just because... Hey, this is a good reason to go out on a Thursday night.
The Bynars (Midnight), Oranjuly (11pm), Parlour Bells (10pm), Animal Talk (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
If Union Square isn't in the cards tonight, there are some kick-ass bands at TT's -- especially the synth-pop party that is The Bynars and the Weezer-y goodness of Oranjuly.