Friday, October 03, 2008

Sneak Peek: FRI 10/3

Pantsless Pep Rally, Boston Derby Dames
Yes, I watched the Veep Debate last night, and I raised my fists in the air a few times when Biden made a good point. Other times I just raised a beer to my mouth... Here's Friday stuff before more of the day passes... Saturday & Sunday stuff -- if not more -- should be posted later.


FRI 10/3

5pm to 7pm
"Friday Flight School: The Chardonnays of Sonoma County"
at 606 Congress, Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress St, Boston (South Boston/Seaport)
$5 donation

If you're near the waterfront tonight, there's a weekly wine tasting starting at this hotel restaurant. It's supposed to be a casual event, so you can show up any time between 5pm and 7pm. Wine tastings can be free, but your $5 will benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. Each might have a 'theme' and will be "accompanied by seasonal
light bites prepared by chef Toby Hill."

Be gluttonous! You gave to charity...

FRI 10/3

7pm to 11pm
Pantsless Pep Rally for the Boston Massacre
at An Tua Nua, 835 Beacon St, Boston (near Kenmore Sq)
$10 / 21+

I love the Boston Derby Dames! There's not much profit in roller derby (yet), so why not have a pantsless good time at their dance fundraiser. This is a fun-loving crowd.

Wear your dancing shoes, but leave the pants at home. Show your support by showing your ruffly undies (you know how we do it!), wearing Massacre blue, and bringing signs to support your local pantsless militia on their quest for national roller derby domination.
Derby Dames' DJ Sir Trix-a-Lot spins will make the ruffled panties shake until 11 pm

FRI 10/3

7pm to 9:30pm
"From Here to Awesome" Film Festival
at Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston (MassArt)

All filmmakers submitted material they thought was awesome, and people voted for these... To be shown tonight: "Smile Boston Project" (20 min.), "Ring of Blood" (4 min.), "Book of Caleb" (108 min.).

MassArt campus map [PDF]

FRI 10/3

Celebrating 50 Years of Bossa Nova w/ Cesar Camargo Mariano
at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)
Pianist, arranger, composer, and producer Cesar Camargo Mariano is one of Brazil's most celebrated and sought-after musicians. In 2007, his album Ao Vivo with Leny Andrade received a Latin Grammy.
This is a $10 discount from last night's performance. (Remember to do your drinking ahead of time as this really is a cafe.)

FRI 10/3

Baltimore Round Robin Tour
at Pozen Center, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston (MassArt, enter on Evans Way)
$8 / $15 both nights

On the Baltimore Round Robin Tour, the crowd spins around to see the bands play one song followed by the next adjacent band that's set up around the room. It's a perfect scene for the live music fan who wants to hear multiple performers but wishes they could switch as fast as a DJ.

Charm City/Wham City's mad genius Dan Deacon has pulled together at least 10 bands each night:

Last night was "Eyes Night" for those who'd like a watch-and-listen (described as " a mixture of folk, noise, theatrics, improvisation"). Tonight is "Feet Night" for the uptempo sounds to move those feet and asses ("music that you dance, thrash or otherwise move around to and is a mixture of electronic, punk, hardcore, dance, and rock and roll"). Deacon fires up his keyboards and mic on Friday.

Max is a guy in the know about these things, and this is what he says:

Last time Dan was in Boston, he RULED. He got the crowd to play a gigantic round of London Bridge, which then dissolved into a whiteboy-hip-shaking moshpit, and at one point actually had to stop the show and say, "OK. EVERYONE. Take THREE steps backwards, and every time you feel like pushing the person next to you, just put your arms in the air and yell, 'WAHHHH'."

I read that the good times should be done by 11pm, if not before...

FRI 10/3 to SUN 10/5

Various Times
Boston Latino International Film Festival
at Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)

It looks like there are quite a few good bets this year. Almost everything looks interesting, and my picks aren't everything:

"Maldeamores/Lovesickness" (starring Luis Guzman!)
"Self Distribution, Technology and Film" Panel
in Room B-04
* FREE -- including you -- event *

"Who Am I? The Found Children of Argentina / Quien Soy Yo? Los Ninos Encontrados de Argentina"

"The Women of Brukman / La Lucha de Brukman"

"La Sangre Iluminada / Enlightened Blood"
"VIP... Very Important Prisoner"

"Solo Dios Sabe / God Knows" w/ "Farms Without Farmers"

"The Best Spanish Shorts of 2008"

"Erendira Ikikunari / Erendira the Indomitable"

"Cubanos: Life and Death of a Revolution" w/ "Siberia"
All films presented with English subtitles. There are more screenings scheduled next weekend.

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