Alas, another lopsided post...
The majority of us are going to Dunkin Donuts ate some point in the next week. Check out the printable coupons at Boston on Budget.
Noon to 4pm
National Coffee Day w/ Baileys Coffee Creamers
at City Hall Plaza, Boston (Govt Center)
Isn't everyday National Coffee Day?
It seems silly to add Baileys to your coffee if there's no booze included, however you could give it a shot if you're near Government Center this afternoon.
at Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston
FREE w/ valid college ID
If you have a college ID and haven't been to the MOS before -- and crowds don't bother you -- you might as well go.
5pm to 6:30pm
Shafeeq Ghabra, "The Gulf Today: Assessing the Impact of the Arab Transformation": Lecture
at Allison Dining Room, Taubman Bldg, 79 JFK St, Cambridge (Harvard Kennedy School)
A political science professor at Kuwait University is going to have an insight to the state of affairs. (Everyone has their bias, so it might be a good idea to process the info with a healthy skepticism. Right?)
Boston Film Festival
at Stuart Street Playhouse/Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart St, Boston (Theatre District)
5pm -- Documentary/Shorts ProgramOf the various film festivals throughout the year, the BFF selections probably have the greatest likelihood of ending up in wider distribution; so this is a chance to see a film before most Bostonians.
6:45pm -- "Stranglehold: In the Shadow of the Boston Strangler"
8:45pm -- "Free Throw"
It's documentary night. Choose from a program of 3 shorts or two world premieres from local filmmakers: a revived investigation of the Boston Strangler case by one of the investigator's grandson or a free-throw competition in L.A. to win a college scholarship.
6pm to 8pm
"Earth & Alchemy: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture": Opening Reception
"Zandra Rhodes: A Lifelong Love Affair with Textiles": Opening Reception
at Bakalar & Paine Galleries, South Hall, MassArt, about 621 Huntington Ave, Boston (The Fens)
Earth & Alchemy features 3-D pieces from about 25 artists to showcase different techniques and approaches to transform earth into something far from mundane.
The Zandra Rhodes exhibit showcases how the British designer transforms textiles into fashion statements.
6:30pm to 8:30pm
"Stirring the Pot: Women in Early Massachusetts": Panel Discussion
at Old State House, 206 Washington St, Boston (Government Center)
Panel: Charlotte Gordon, Cornelia H. Dayton, Jonathan L. Fairbanks
Doesn't it seem like women are overlooked in early American history with the exception of a Native American here or a seamstress there?
Science & Cooking Lecture: Enric Rovira
at Science Center, Hall C, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)
While I've missed the first few sessions of the new term, there are plenty of weekly lectures to go (through MON 12/3). Perhaps master chocolatier will provide samples, however this series has become more and more popular since they began a couple years ago.
A Night of Little Music with Claassen and Inserto
at David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St, Boston (Berklee / Back Bay)
Large band jazz is led by Berklee profs, Jeff Claassen and Ayn Inserto.
David Byrne & Steven Pinker, "How Music Works: Are We Born Musical?"
at Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, 685 Comm Ave, Boston
FREE w/ RSVP
You might still have a chance to hear two great thinkers talk about music.
Call 617-353-8725 or hope that people don't show up, because "Tickets must be picked-up at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the discussion or they will be re-issued".
Rushad Eggleston, Maeve Gilchrist & Mike Barnett
at The Burren, 247 Elm St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$10 / All ages
Things are going to get weird/bluegrassy/celtic.
The White Owls (8pm), Andrea Gillis Band (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)
Two great bar bands that go great together.
The Can't Tells, Slowdim, Friendly People, The Lousy Instruments
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$7 / 18+
Things are going to get melodic in an indie-rock kind of way.
Yale MA, Cassanovas in Heat, Lube
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+
Things are going to get punky.
at Milky Way Lounge / Bella Luna, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain (The Brewery Complex)
Things are going to get punky.