Tuesday, May 27, 2008

TUES 5/27: Music, JFK Advisor, & RSVP for tomorrow

Bow Thayer, Tonight at Lizard Lounge
Man, I had a nice Memorial Day weekend. If you're in Portland, you should definitely catch a Sea Dogs game. The tickets in the 2nd section behind third base were $8... There were no lines at the concessions for hot dogs ($2.75), peanuts ($2.75), and beers ($4.50/$5). Watching the game was so much fun without the concern of who's going to win. Really good, relaxing time. Easily walkable from Old Port too.

I don't really have anything to add for today, but check a free rock show for tomorrow that needs a RSVP.


Stuff from the Weekly List:

TUES 5/27

Jabe & The All Night Circus, Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$10 / 21+

It's really going to be a night of well-written, well-played Americana/roots music.

TUES 5/27

Paul Ahlstrand Quartet
at Sally O’Brien’s, 335 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

If you've heard saxophone on a Boston band's recording, it was probably Paul. His quartet is classic straight-ahead jazz. It's top-notch stuff; I'm surprised we can hear them for free, you'll probably feel the same way. (You can always buy a CD.)

TUES 5/27 and WED 5/28


Ted Sorensen, "Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History": Reading
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 (tix available at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave -- or by phone: 617-661-1515)


5:30pm to 7pm
"An Evening with Ted Sorensen": Panel Discussion
at JFK Presidential Library, Columbia Point, Boston (UMass Boston campus)

When I saw this guy was a close advisor, I thought, "Whoa, he's still alive?!" (No offense to anyone in that age group!) Sorenson began working with "Senator" Kennedy in '53 and continued through the beginning of the Johnson administration. Decades after ghost-writing "Profiles in Courage", he's finally written his memoirs.

There's a reading on Tuesday. The Wednesday discussion should be especially interesting with scheduled participants from the Kennedy administration: Robert McNamara, Carl Kaysen, Lee C. White, and others. Register for the JFK Library event here.

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WED 5/28

Zox, The Sterns
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
FREE w/ RSVP/ 21+

My friends at Going are offering another free show along with Miller Lite. There might be other free options tonight; but I listened to a little Zox, and they're not bad. I really like The Sterns though.

It doesn't hurt to RSVP and register on Going. They recently changed their look/interface, so you might want to take a look. The last time I checked, you could control the amount of email you get from Going to the point rarely getting anything from the site.

WED 5/28

6:30pm to 8pm
Complimentary Mojitos
at Terrace Bar, Hyatt Regency, 1 Avenue De Lafayette, Boston (Downtown Crossing)
FREE / RSVP Required

This was listed only on my e-mail list, and I've been told it's now full.

If you're going, I think you should enter through the Avenue One restaurant.

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