A little bird told me that I was mentioned in a Boston.com post about good blogs in the area. So thank you, Dara Sussman -- and whoever may be reading because of her.
Since she mentioned my shout-out for McGreevy's $1 burgers on Tuesday nights (4pm to 11pm). I'll go there tonight and give a dollar to the first 5 people that I hear asking about the 'Cheap Thrills Boston' guy. Or just say, "Hi, Rob."
I'll definitely be there between 7pm and 8pm. Look for the dorky, balding guy in gray business casual at the bar...
at Williams Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston (New England Conservatory/Fenway)
Maybe listening to German "art songs" from the 19th century doesn't float "das boot" -- but maybe you're in the moody for some jaunty, old tunes that traces back to the beginning of people singing around a piano.
(Apparently Williams Hall is n the same building as Jordan Hall.)
6pm to 7:10pm
Fiscal Fitness for 2012: "Forging Your Financial Future"
at Conf. Room 6, Concourse Level, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)
Could you and your family benefit from a financial planner?
I assume this is a situation where no one will want you to invest at the end of the presentation.
Steven Raichlen, "Man Food Fire: The Evolution of Barbecue": Lecture & Tasting
at Geological Lecture Hall, Peabody Museum, 24 Oxford St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)
It might be tough to get in to this presentation based on the popularity of food lectures on the campus. When the doors open to a first-come, first-served lecture and reception; there is probably going to be line.
I've seen Steven Raichlen host cooking/grilling shows on PBS, and he knows his stuff (that's delivered in a classic PBS style).
After a talk about the multi-cultural history of applying food to fire (and vice versa), Bondir's Jason Bond is going to prepare a barbecue tasting paired with local beer. Raichlen will also sign his books such as "Planet Barbecue", "Barbecue Bible", and "Best Ribs Ever".
TUES 4/24 (thru SUN 4/29)
Cambridge Science Festival
at Various Locations
There are also daytime events. Some of the evening highlights are:
6pm to 9pm
Swissnex Boston Science Cafe featuring The Giant Cell
at The Atrium, 100 Technology Sq, Cambridge (Kendall Sq)
FREE w/ RSVP
Switzerland sponrs some life-science fun and discussion.6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ernest Moniz, "The Clean Energy Future: Opportunity or Train Wreck?"
at Sidney Pacific Residence, 70 Pacific St, Cambridge (MIT campus)
Professor Moniz has also spent time in government, so he should have an interesting perspective on what the future of clean energy development. There is an RSVP if you're going to stay for dinner.7pm to 8:30pm
Charles Duhigg, "The Power of Habit": Discussion
at Lecture Hall, Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge (near Harvard Sq)
A NY Times reporter has written about the nature of habits, such as making/breaking them and the pros & cons.7pm to 9pm
Story Collider: Science Fest Edition
at MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge (near Central Sq)
FREE / 21+
Stories about how science has affected people's lives. It's apparently for a mature audience, but there should be some laughs (and a cash bar).TUES 4/24
6th Degree, Samly Man & The Phamily Dub Band
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
FREE / 21+
It's a dub reggae party hosted by MySecretBoston.
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)
It's a catchy indie-rock party that you still have some Tuesdays to catch.