Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TUES 5/12: Art, Film, Comedy, Rock, plus

History by Hank Kearsley
Hey another lovely day to ride your bike or see a LGBT film. Or both. Or neither. Or walk among the yacht-loving yahoos. Whatever you want. Fine, be that way... There's stuff happening tonight, and this is some of it.


TUES 5/12

7pm to 8:30pm
Newton Open Studios: Preview Reception
at Newton Free Library, 333 Homer Street, Newton (Newton Corner)

Newton is having their "Open Studios" this weekend, but you can pop over to the library for the free reception ('wine and dessert'). Hang with some artists and pick up a map for the weekend.

TUES 5/12

7pm, 9:30pm
Boston 48 Hour Film Project
at Kendall Square Cinema, 370 Binney St, Cambridge

This is the last batch (12 per screening) of freshly-created shorts from start to finish over last weekend. On Friday they were each given a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue. After writing, acting, and editing in 48 hours, they turned in the final product on Sunday night.

TUES 5/12

The Greater Boston Alternative Mayday! Mayday! Comedy Show
Feat: Chris Coxen, Erin Judge, Robby Roadsteamer, Mehran, Ken Reid, Joe Wong, Anderson Comedy Group, Peter Bowers, Sean Sullivan, DJ Jon Belmont
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$8 / 18+

There are a lot of very, very funny people. You might not feel like laughing, but you will laugh. It will be beyond your control. Joe Wong was recently on David Letterman, so who knows how many local shows he'll do before moving to LA for world-wide comedy fame...

TUES 5/12

Black Fortress of Opium, The Holey Moleys, Alec K. Redfearn & The Seizures
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$8 / 21+

If Jim Morrison was born 40 years later as a Turkish woman and Robbie Krieger was a better guitar player, they might sound something like Black Fortress of Opium. This show is overflowing with coolness, since The Holey Moleys are also playing. Stephen Brodsky and Audrey Ryan join forces with Matt Brodsky on drums to create bitchin' tunes of extra-special goodness. Alec K.Redfearn & The Seizures time-travel from 80 (or so) years from the past and make Old-World music for moderns.

TUES 5/12

Illinois, Those Wolves Actually Happened
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$9 / 18+

Illinois must have had a good time with their new album, "The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe". They released it in chapters with accompanying videos and monthly gigs in Boston (as well as other cities, but who cares where else). The whole she-bang is out, and it's time for another "release party" gig. I wholeheartedly encourage lovers of rock to give them a listen. I became a fan by unexpectedly hearing them live, so think about going. Local band Those Wolves Actually Happened will open, and I like them because they don't seem like the other "wolf" bands that take themselves too seriously.

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