Yep, I went brief. It felt like the thing to do.
"Boston After The Bombings": A Public Conversation Of Hope & Healing
at Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St, Boston (Theater District)
FREE w/ Registration
Tom Ashbrook & Jack Beatty of WBUR's "On Point" talks to "community and civic leaders" and the audience about the healing process.
And please don't bring big, bulky backpacks...
7pm to 8:30pm
"Flirting with Danger: Power & Choice in Heterosexual Relationships": Screening & Discussion
at Room 133, Bldg 3, 33 Mass Ave (Rear), Cambridge (MIT Campus)
One of the events during MIT's Sexual Assault Awareness Month explores the "line between consent and coercion".
"WARNING: This film contains discussions about sexual assault and/or violence that may be triggering to survivors."
7:30pm to 9pm
Salon: "Intellexploitation: Gender, Race, and Body Image in Post-exploitation Microbudget Filmmaking"
at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Central Hill)
$5 suggested donation
Feat: Mark Phinney, Paul M. McAlarney, Michael J. Epstein
Three first-time feature filmmakers discuss the process of meaningful, provocative films with low budgets.
Donations support Somerville Arts Salon series.
NEC Philharmonia: Spring Concert Series Finale
at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston (New England Conservatory/Fenway)
Borodin, "Polovtsian Dances"It was a 100 years ago that Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" shook the orchestral world. "Polovtsian Dances" was also performed on the same night (to less acclaim). Conductor Hugh Wolff and the NEC Philharmonia will also perform Schumann's first symphony that was inspired by the season.
Stravinsky, "The Rite of Spring"
Schumann, "Symphony No. 1 ('Spring')"
A pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm will help explain the significance of "Rite of Spring".
Soulkore's 2nd Annual J Dilla Tribute
at Milky Way Lounge / Bella Luna, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain (The Brewery Complex)
Feat: Letia Larok, Strobe & Essex, Mark Merren, City Slickers Crew, Eroc (Foundation Movement)
Hosted by DJ Nomadik
Influential hip-hop producer J Dilla died about 7 years ago, and many local artists get together to perform tracks from his repertoire and more for a night of music and art. (Dilla collaborated with Common, Madlib, Mos Def, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, etc, etc.)
A portion of the proceeds will go to The J Dilla Foundation.
The Bynars, Andre Obin, Dance for the Dying, ATM
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$9 / 18+
The Bynars will bust out the party-rock with crunchy guitars and bloopy synths. They have a lot of dancey and hip-hop support to make it another sweaty night in Allston.
The Union Square Round Table: "Dreams"
at The Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain
Feat: Fur Purse, Andrew Durso, Jimmy Anicet, more
No longer shackled to their namesake neighborhood, Union Square Round Table present general kookiness that's meant to be comedy and music. Most performances have a theme to bring some cohesion, except they usually are quite broad -- for your added enjoyment!