Tuesday, January 20, 2009

TUES 1/20: Inaugural Fun, Art, Rock

Wherever you go in Boston today, you're going to find people celebrating. Here are some related and non-related events. You can check here for more ideas.

Good luck to President Obama and the new administration! C'mon, America. The more people that help, the better our chances are to rise up...


TUES 1/20

Inauguration "Living Room"
at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

A free champagne (or something similar) for the first 60 people who show up to watch the inauguration. (OJ also available.)

Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 11:30am.
(If you want to partake of your own beverage while watching history, there should be a big screen set up in the Harvard Sq Pit.)

TUES 1/20

5pm to 10pm
"Obama-rama Inaugural Gala on Ice"
at Charles Hotel Skating Rink, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

It's free skating and rentals tonight in celebration of Pres. Obabm. Grab a free hot chocolate... Maybe win a raffle...

Obama t-shirts and buttons will be for sale, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter.

TUES 1/20

6pm to 10pm
Obama Inaugural Ball, Bash and Celebration
at Cultural Exchange Center, Atlantic Works Bldg, 80 Border St, East Boston

Forget Cambridge; this sounds like the place for a radical good time. They recommend that you bring a couple old shoes for the "shoe-throwing contest"! There's going to be some jazz with Michael Carey (sax) & Todd Brunel (clarinet) and some acoustic party music from All of the Animals.

Bringing something for the potluck is encouraged. ("Please note: no alcohol can be consumed in this space.")

TUES 1/20

6:30pm to 9:30pm
"Turtles Can Fly"
at Room 105, Bldg 2, 182 Memorial Dr, Cambridge (MIT campus)

Someone recommended this movie, and I loved it. The movie tells the story of Kurdish orphans in Northern Iraq on the cusp of the US Invasion. They're surviving, but all are broken inside to different degrees and for different reasons. The cinematography was amazing as well. It's a film that will touch you somewhere.

This is the penultimate presentation in "Iran Through the Lens of History" that concludes with a Friday concert of traditional music from all over the Middle East.

TUES 1/20

7pm to 9:30pm
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Cabaret: Life Drawing Class
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 18+

It's usually on Sunday afternoons, but they're getting arty at night every now and then. This has to be one of the best creative drinking experiences next to pouring paint on yourself after having too many gin & tonics! Wilder and looser than any other art class you've been to. You won't feel so bad about your drawing skills. Wild models, contests, and prizes.

This month's model: Gingerita of Babes in Boinkland and last month's successful Xmas twist "The Slutcracker".

TUES 1/20

Archelon (as Presidents of the United States of America), Death & Taxes, American Car
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 / 18+

On Election Night, rock trio Archelon did a cover set of Presidents of the United States of America. They had a good time, and this seemed like another chance to perform one more time as Presidents of the United States of Archelon. It's an America-theme night with foot-stompin' punk of Death & Taxes and good ol' straightahead rock of American Car.

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