Thursday, April 11, 2013

THUR 4/11: Film, Lit, Music

It's not on the CTB calendar, but I thought it would be cool to share a fundraiser for the Cape Ann Brewing beer bus(?) at Audubon Circle tonight. I didn't dig to find what's wrong with the VW van -- still it could be a good time. For $10, you get a beer and appetizers and raffle ticket to win a beer bus party.

Cheapness through Monday is on the Calendar.


THUR 4/11

Bright Lights: "Far From Afghanistan"
at Bright Screening Room, Paramount Theatre, 559 Washington St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

Directors (and Emerson professors) John Gianvito and Rob Todd, who will be in attendence, compiled footage from the war in Afghanistan to give an alternate viewpoint from the mainstream media.

THUR 4/11

7pm to 9pm
Peter Matthiessen, "Thoreau Award for Literary Excellent in Nature Writing" Presentation
at Room 250, Bldg 10, 222 Memorial Dr, Cambridge (MIT Campus)

Hopefully Matthiessen will speak extensively at this award program, because hearing a literary great speak is the main reason to go.

THUR 4/11

Silent Film Classics: "The General"
at Conference Auditorium, 2nd Fl, Sherman Union, 775 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)

Some consider Buster Keaton to be the greatest silent film actor for his amazing stunts and cinematography with sad-sack deadpan.

Silent film expert Martin Marks is manning the piano for the live soundtrack.

THUR 4/11

Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

The last time I walked by Toad when Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones were playing, and it was packed. It seems natural to down a few pints and kicking back to the breezy, old-time acoustic swing of Melvern Taylor's ukulele with the Meltones chugging along.

People love the ukulele power just about every other Thursday night.

THUR 4/11

Various Times
2013 Rock 'n' Roll Rumble: Preliminaries Night #4
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$8 / 18+

Feat: Twin Berlin (11:45pm), Lifestyle (11pm), Whitcomb (10:15pm), Mount Peru (9:30pm)

It's the Rumble, baby! And I hope Mount Peru is one of the bands in the Finals.

THUR 4/11

Bent Shapes, Foul Swoops, Halfsour
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Your best non-Rumble option for fuzzy-scuzzy awesomeness is at the Plough with the most excellent Bent Shapes and Virginia's Foul Swoops.

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