Tuesday, January 27, 2009

TUES 1/27: Talk, Film, Rap, Soul, Folk, Bowl

Gretel, at Toad
I was going to post another music gig today; but the more I listened to them, the less I liked them... There's still interesting stuff to do and other good (and free) music to hear.


TUES 1/27

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past": Discussion
at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Professors Gates is going to discuss his companion book to a PBS show called "African American Lives 2", which explores the genealogy of prominent people like Quincy Jones, Oprah, Chris Rock, etc.

TUES 1/27

Community Cinema: "Tulia, Texas"
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Every month, we get a chance to see an episode of "Independent Lens" before it airs. This hour-long film looks at a slice of the "War on Drugs". (Haven't heard a 'mission accomplished' speech yet? Hmm, neither have I.)

Back in the late 90's, an undercover cop infiltrated the bustling drug industry of Tulia, TX (pop. 5,000) and busted 46 cocaine dealers. I'm sure the film might discuss the demographics of Tulia, but 39 out of those 46 were black. What a coup! Or was it...?

There should be a lively post-screening discussion. It would be nice to let them know you're coming.

TUES 1/27

Cappadonna: In-Store Performance
at Underground Hip-Hop Headquarters, 234 Huntington Ave, Boston (South End-ish)

Hey, all you Wu-Tang fans! Cappadonna has a new CD, and he's going to perform and sign copies. I posted this 6pm event last, because I don't believe it will really start at 6pm...

TUES 1/27

Jesse Dee (8pm), Gretel (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

The early show is neo-soul man Jesse Dee performing solo -- quite good stuff. Later on is Gretel, which isn't my favorite name but the songs are lovely.

TUES 1/27

"Blizzard Bowl Tournament"
at Milky Way Lounge, 403 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
FREE / 21+

Sure, you could've bowled for free last night, but tonight it's free AND it's a competition. The first 12 teams of four bowlers to sign up will play for a chance at some kind of prize. You might fill a foursome when get there. At another Milky Way tournament, a CTB reader showed up solo and ended up on the winning team.

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