Wednesday, May 21, 2008

WED 5/21: Free Music, Shakespeare & Ken Starr, Talks

White Williams, Tonight at Urban Outfitters
Hey -- You know Ted Kennedy would want you to have fun while he's in the hospital. He would do the same thing if the situation were reversed...


WED 5/21

5pm to 7pm
Shakespeare and the Law: "King Lear and the Perils of Surrendering Authority"
at Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St, Boston (Theatre District)

If the Federalist Society does anything constructive for the general public, it might be presenting their annual "Shakespeare and the Law" series for free. There will be an abridged staged reading of Shakespeare's tragedy about power, family, and trust. Incidentally: "The event is hosted by former Whitewater Special Prosecutor... Kenneth Starr." Participants will include Federal District Court Judges, Supreme Judicial Court Justices, ex-Gov. Paul Cellucci, and other big fancy lawyers who will perform a one-hour version of the play and/or sit on the discussion panel.
You might still be able to RSVP (required) to Dottie Moore: by email or 617-449-6617

WED 5/21

White Williams
at Urban Outfitters, 11 JFK St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

I listen to WERS for much of the day at work. I'd like to listen to WMBR & WBUR more, but the reception is lousy in my office. Every now and then, I know WERS plays tracks from White Williams because the music will perk my ears up and I'm curious who the artist is. The easygoing, new-wavey songs are the product of this noise-rocker turned pop-lover. I like how his record company's web page describes his CD as "driven by a casually heterosexual backbeat."

It's good stuff, and he's giving a free show thanks to Toyota's Free Yr Radio promotion. I went last year, and Dinosaur Jr was friggin' awesome. I think they played for more than an hour; did most of the latest CD along with some classics.

More than capacity showed up, and there's always a chance of that happening again. If you show up at 7:45pm and see a long line, I suggest waiting it out because they can fit a lot of people.

Be sure to print this out for entry. (It looks like one person per flyer.)

WED 5/21

9pm, 10pm, 11pm
Preacher Jack
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
FREE (but drop a little something in the basket)

It is my firm belief that your life will feel more complete after you experience Preacher Jack in person. It's fitting that the Preacher will douse the faithful in 3 sets of his gospel-charged boogie-woogie/rockabilly at Church...

WED 5/21

Tom French, "Bats in Peril: Why Disease is Decimating Bat Colonies around New England": Lecture
at Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge

I find this stuff interesting, and it's free to get in:

In recent months, over a quarter million bats in Western Massachusetts, Vermont, and New York have perished from a deadly disease called white-nose syndrome. Tom French (Director of Endangered Species Program w/ MA Div. of Wildlife) will discuss why we should be concerned about bat mortality and the effect it could have on insect populations and other ecological issues.
Or you could join a discussion of behavioral economics downstairs at the Harvard Book Store...

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