Monday, March 30, 2009

MON 3/30: T Talk, Cupcakes, Fast Films, SXSW Rock

Hey, so I'm back at it... I didn't have as many choices out there for tonight, but I think these are interesting. I wonder if the Johnny Cupcakes or Young Widows (et al) will 'sell out' tonight. I have no idea, but there's a chance. (Bring your earplugs if you go to Great scott!)


MON 3/30

5pm to 7pm
Cupcake Tastings
at Kickass Cupcakes, 378 Highland Ave, Somerville (Davis Sq)

Update: Whoops! I forgot about the cupcake tasting at Kickass...

If you're in Davis Sq this evening, swing by and pop something tasty in your mouth. Every last Monday of the month, there's cocktail-inspired mini-cupcake tasting! ("Hurricane" flavor, maybe?)

Go ahead and take a couple home with you...

MON 3/30

5pm to 7pm
MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting
w/ Jonathan Davis, MBTA's Chief Financial Officer
at State Transportation Building, 2nd floor, 10 Park Plaza, Boston

If you've transcended "simply pissed off" to "genuinely curious" about fare increases and service cuts, the T's CFO is attending this public meeting. You can hear the current plan and probably join in on the discussion.

MON 3/30

6:30pm to 8:30pm
"An Evening with Johnny Cupcakes"
at Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston (MassArt)
$3 students / $12 general

Johnny Cupcakes was a guy who started off selling t-shirts out of the trunk of his car to having a shop on Newbury St. Along the way, Urban Outfitters stole one of his shirt designs and BusinessWeek Magazine named Johnny the "Young Entrepreneur of 2008".

Mr. Cupcakes will talk about his art, his business, and all sorts of helpful hints for the young (and old?) entrepreneur. Proceeds will benefit Youth Design Boston that guides and places inner-city high school students with internships in the design profession. So feel free to buy something off the merch table or get some raffle tickets.

MON 3/30

48 Hour Film Project: "Best of All Time"
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline
$9.75 / $6.75 Child, Senior

The premise is simple: You get 48 hours to write, film, and edit a complete film (4 to 7 minutes in length). 48HFP's have been taking place in various cities since 2001, and this is a "best-of best-of" program unlike the usual presentation of the "best-of-weekend" selections. Besides 6 Boston-made entries, there are also a batch of last year's best from Minneapolis, Mumbai, Philly, Paris, and Toronto. About 17 shorts will be shown.

MON 3/30

Young Widows, My Disco, Howl, Sinaloa
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston

So three of these bands are touring after their appearances at SXSW. Young Widows is what you get when a hardcore punk band from Kentucky changes personnel but soldiers on as a new band. They decide to expand their sound, slow down some tempos, and keep rocking. My Disco does an angular, noisy post-punk thing with odd rhythms, etc. Howl is heavy, heavy metal from Providence. They're joined by Somerville punks, Sinaloa.

1 comment:

hoppzor said...

speaking of cupcakes, kickass cupcakes in davis has their free cupcake happy hours tonight.