Wednesday, April 01, 2009

WED 4/1: Party, Film, Music

Remember -- you can play all sorts of April Fool's pranks for free...


WED 4/1

6pm to 8pm
"Stuff" Party
at Jasper White's Summer Shack, 50 Dalton St, Boston (Back Bay)

I mentioned this earlier, but everyone who's going has to RSVP. Free drinks, free apps, maybe free other stuff... If you can get in...

WED 4/1

at Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)

This is one of the all-time film masterpieces from Akira Kurosawa. Crimes have been committed, and every observer's perspective tells a different story. As you're watching the film, you might think you've seen this formula before. That's because they copied Kurosawa! And he did it better than everyone else.

Get entertained and ponder the nature of truth at the same time.

WED 4/1

Liz Stahler (7pm), The Sweet and Low Down (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

The Sweet and Low Down is collaboration between Miss Tess and most of Lake Street Dive.

They're both featured in The Phoenix where this project is described as: "all these songs we’ve been meaning to learn -- rockabilly, Willie Dixon, Mills Brothers, ’40s jazz." From the one song on MySpace, I hear a jumpy/bluesy vibe.

Early show Liz Stahler is no slouch either. She has a gorgeous voice to caress the direct, honest lyrics.

WED 4/1

Hugh Wolff conducts NEC Sinfonietta
at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston (New England Conservatory/Fenway)

I guess Hugh Wolff is kinda a big deal; he brings an impressive resume to NEC. As far as I can tell, a sinfonietta is sized somewhere between a full symphony orchestra and a chamber group, but it looks like there are over 20 musicians. I guess the music of Leonard Bernstein (pride of Lawrence, Mass!) fits well into this format.

Tonight's program:

Bernstein -- Overture to Candide
"West Side Story": Symphonic Dances
Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60.
Get there at 7pm for more Leonard Bernstein song performances along with commentary from Wolff, Opera Studies chair John Greer, and alumnus William D. Brohn (who orchestrated "Wicked").

The Dropkick Murphys
at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq, Somerville

Secret show for first 500 people with DKM shirts or tattoos.

Don't take "no" or "what?" for an answer!


Anonymous said...

That has to be an april fools day joke about the DKM!

rob v said...

If you don't have any Dropkicks attire, you still have time to get a tattoo... ;-)