FYI: The calendar has cheap fun for Thursday & Friday.
And you might still be able to win tickets for Friday's Beer Summit (see below).
5:30pm to 6:45pm
"BSO 101": Adult Education Series
at Symphony Hall, 310 Mass Ave, Boston (South End-ish)
I mentioned this seminar/series when it started in October, and it's not too late to get some insight into classical music from Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians.
Tonight's session is titled, "Beethoven Up Close". An RSVP email is suggested, and you don't have to say it's your first time...
Glenn Stout, "Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark": Discussion
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)
The PBS program on Fenway Park was interesting, but it didn't capture the Sox fans' passion for the historic baseball stadium.
Glenn Stout appeared in the show, and I don't blame him for my tepid response.
"Blue Note: A Story of Modern Jazz"
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
Harvard's Learning From Performers program is presenting 2 nights of films related to the Blue Note label that released much of the classic jazz records of the '50s and '60s -- however only the first night's documentary is free.
The unfortunate aspect is that I've heard the film is heavy on interviews versus performance footage. Still jazz drummer/writer/producer Michael Cuscuna who runs his own label will introduce the program and provide a little music history for students of all stripes.
7pm to 8:30pm
Tom Hayden & Noam Chomsky: "Revisiting Port Huron"
at Wong Auditorium, Tang Center, 70 Memorial Dr, Cambridge (MIT campus)
On the 50th anniversary of Tom Hayden's civil rights/anti-war manifesto, he and Noam Chomsky discuss its relevance in history and the present. They say:
A brief question and answer session will be held following the talk.(My favorite part of these events is watching Chomsky get the rock-star treatment afterwards.)
Matt Hill & The Deep Fryed Two
at Smoken' Joe's BBQ, 351 Washington St, Brighton (Brighton Center)
Hey, it's nothing to sneeze at when someone wins "Best New Artist Debut" at the Blues Music Awards -- like Matt Hill did last year. The kid can play, and he can sing. This is Saturday night music that's arriving a few days early, so be prepared to have a good time.
The St. Louis guitarist and his band might be on their first trip to the Boston area. He and the "Deep Fryed Two" are playing tomorrow at the Rosebud in Somerville tomorrow night. The cover will be $10, and it's usually $5 at Smoken' Joe's.