Wednesday, July 30, 2008

WED 7/30: Film, Dance, Talk, Boogie, Shakespeare

Christmas in July Film Series at Boston Public Library
I'm a bit of a nut, but I had a few things to add. And there's the Cheesecake Factory deal below...


WED 7/30

"Christmas in July & August"
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Stay cool most Mondays and Wednesdays in July and August on the city's dime for about 2-1/2 hours in the dark, air-conditioned Rabb Hall, downstairs at the Boston Public Library.

Not such a exciting lineup tonight but there's 30 minutes of "Night Before Christmas & Best-Loved Yuletide Carols" with Meryl Streep talking and singing, and one of those classics "White Christmas" starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney.

WED 7/30

"Dancing Under the Stars"
at Pier 4, Charlestown Navy Yard (near Courageous Sailing Center)

Try a few dance styles like swing/salsa/ballroom. There's a 20-30 minute lesson at the beginning, then it's "open dancing". No experience or partner necessary. Instructors from Charlestown SuperShag Dance Studios will be there to help. Could be fun... Could be lame...

"Beverages & snacks to be provided."

If you wanted to be cool, you could add this onto a dinner with your loved one at Tavern On The Water or Navy Yard Bistro...

WED 7/30

9pm to 11pm
"The Boston Film Race"
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Filmmakers were challenged to create a short in 24 hours. The theme was "Dating", and they all had to include the element, "fluffing a pillow"... I don't think I recognize the names of the production teams, but here are some of the titles: "6 Months of Dating Bliss", "Daddy's Girl", "The Mashed Potato", "The Lobster Trap", "Flirty Face", "Trust the Process", "Jail Date", and "Pillow Talk - The Winston Merriweather Story".

Also screening on THUR 7/31 at 9:30pm.

From the Weekly List:

WED 7/30

6pm to 7pm
Midsummer Nights' Science Lecture: "A Race Against Resistance"
at Broad Institute, Room 1154, 7 Cambridge Center, Cambridge (Kendall Sq)

It seems like bacteria is getting smarter and tougher to treat. But it doesn't just seem that way, it's really happening! There is hope, and you can hear about it without a lot of scientific know-how that you slept through. Dr. Deb Hung, MD, PhD will talk about research they are doing right there in Cambridge, Mass.

You might still be able to register to attend.

WED 7/30

9:30pm, 10:30pm, 11:30pm
Preacher Jack
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
FREE (but drop a little something in the basket) / 21+

Three sets of real, live gospel-fueled rockabilly/boogie-woogie from the one and only Preacher Jack!

WED 7/30 (thru SUN 8/3)

8pm (SUN: 7pm)
"As You Like It": Shakespeare in the Park
at Parkman Bandstand, about 165 Tremont St, Boson (Boston Common)

The annual Free Shakespeare performances are really one of the best gifts to the city, so we should appreciate it and take in a performance.

It's one of the Bard's sylvan love stories, which the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will twist it in their way as they usually do each year. From what I can tell, it looks like the sets will be reinterpreted in a 40's style.

Free Shakespeare doesn't last forever -- the final shows are tonight through Sunday...

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