Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TUES 8/25: Drawing, Singing Actress, Strings

Alicia Witt, tonight at Bell in Hand
Do you recognize this woman as the little girl in "Dune"? She's in town tonight.

Good news (for me): I got into "The Big Lebowski" party last night. Will tell you about it in the near future.


TUES 8/25

6:30pm to 8:30pm
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Burlesque: Life Drawing Session
at O'Brien's, 3 Havard St, Allston
$8 / 18+

It's an evening version of the monthly Sunday sessions that are usually held at Great Scott. Maybe Tuesday night works better for you.

Anyone can give it a shot. From first-timers to professionals, all are welcome to have some art fun with no one to tell you what to do.

A couple of tips: Come on time to get a seat up front. Keep it small so others can crowd in around you. Bring your stuff in a milk crate so you have something to sit on or put your stuff on. (we have lots of seats, but more is helpful) There will be some fancy paper for you to buy if you want.
You're not going to find a cheaper art class -- mainly because it's not a class. Just go and have some fun.

Tonight's model: Kitty Fox of Can Can Revolution (who posed as a group last year)

TUES 8/25

Alicia Witt, The Soap Stars
at Bell In Hand Tavern, 45 Union St, Boston (near Faneuil Hall)

Yes, Alicia Witt the actress is quite an accomplished pianist with rather nice voice who also writes songs. I especially liked her twisted, dissonant cover of Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al".

She's performed in film, TV, and stage. She was the daughter on "Cybill", but I liked her in "Dune", "Cecil B. DeMented", the "Sopranos" episode when she had a one-nighter with Chris.

According to her hometown paper (Worcester Telegram & Gazette), Alicia is filming in New Hampshire so she found a show to play. Apparently she used to do piano lounge gigs when she was a kid.

Yes, there's a curiosity factor, but the music is good. She's opening for The Soap Stars, a friend's pop-rock band (who also happens to be an actor).

TUES 8/25

String Quartet Showdown
at Alchemist Lounge, 435 S Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain
FREE / 21+

You just don't hear a lot of string quartet music in a bar. Even less frequently would be two live string quartets battling each other. Cellist Jeremy Harman organizes this madness.

I know it really happened in previous weeks, and it looks like it's going down again tonight. Wouldn't it be cool if the devil showed up and challenged someone to a violin showdown...?

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