Wednesday, May 06, 2009

WED 5/6: Capoeira, Animation, Talk, Film, Rock

Loney Dear, at Great Scott
After many attempts last night, I feel like a master margarita-maker. Not all of them were perfect, but I drank them anyway...

Anyone else get into the Galactic show tonight? Don't say I didn't tell you. I entered the contest after posting about it.


WED 5/6

Capoeira Gerais -- Open House
at Boston Ultimate Fitness / Nam Pai Academy, 7th Fl, 33 Harrison Ave, Boston (Chinatown)

It's a Brazilian martial art... It's dance... It's good exercise, I guess... You'll probably sweat your ass off and have some fun. I have a feeling that people who are really out of shape may not want to try it out right away, but no one is going to force you to do anything. Of course if you just go and watch, it might not be much different than watching people in a park.


Make sure to wear or bring comfortable clothing and sneakers. A TOWEL and WATER strongly recommended, because you are going to sweat! (If you forget the water, there are vending machines and a water fountain at the gym.)
WED 5/6

"Peggin' Out"
at Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston (MassArt)

Not much info out there:
Peggin' Out is a seventy-minute compilation of selected animated short films by MassArt sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Friday's program may or may not be different, but it'll be $5.

WED 5/6

Michael Shellenberger & Ted Nordhaus, "Break Through: Why We Can't Leave Saving the Planet to Environmentalists": Discussion
at First Parish Church, 3 Church St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

I saw these two guys in a documentary, and it portrayed them as generally despised by many in the environmental movement, because their position is that the green activists don't know how to present their issues in a compelling way. These guys are savvy operators that actually want to save the planet by effective measures instead of tree-hugging doom-saying.

Listening to Shellenberger and Nordhaus could really turn your head around, and more people should be listening.

WED 5/6 (thru TUES 5/12)

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

About 90 filmmaking teams created shorts from start to finish over this past 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.

All of them are shown over 4 nights (2 sessions per night): TUES 5/5 to THUR 5/7 and on TUES 5/12. I've watched a few of these instant films in the past, and they are usually pretty good.

WED 5/6

Loney Dear, Lia Ices, DJ Carbo
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+

There has been little Scandinavian music that I haven't liked. When I heard Swedish pro-bicyclist-turned-singer-songwriter, I was digging it. I'm not sure if I'd listen to Loney Dear over and over again, but I'm a sucker for indie-folk with lush those extra textures like strings (violins by Andrew Bird on the new CD), hand claps, a little whistling etc. My understanding is that the live experience includes a band. Brooklyn-based Lia Ices will turn a few heads tonight with her extraordinary vocals.

DJ Carbo spins between sets.

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