Friday, September 25, 2009

FRI 9/25: Film, Art, Rock, Comedy

Ay, carumba! This is not a good start of the day for me! Keep your fingers crossed, folks.

Have a good time, whatever you're doing.


FRI 9/25

10am to 9pm
"Free Film Fridays"
at Mugar Omni Theater, Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston

This is it. The last free Friday of IMAX movies... In September... Maybe they'll do something like this again... Really big science and nature films... Think about it...

Shows are every hour on the hour. Today's times:

"Deep Sea" -- 10am, 11am
"Antarctica" -- Noon, 1pm, 8pm, 9pm
"Amazon" -- 2pm, 3pm
"The Greatest Places" -- 4pm, 5pm
"Mystic India" -- 6pm, 7pm
Can you guess what they're about?

I might go on my way home just for the heck of it. Then maybe I'll check out the MoS's Friday night observatory stargazing from 8:30pm to 10pm (weather permitting).

FRI 9/25

6pm to 8pm
"The Wedlock Project, Part 1: Engagement": Opening Reception
at Space 242, 242 E Berkeley St, 2nd Fl, Boston (South End)
FREE w/ RSVP / 21+

"Confronting perceptions of same-sex marriage through visual, performance, & public art"

As I understand it, artists TTBaum & Michael Grohall are getting married, and they're creating an art experience around it. The art begins tonight with a multi-media exhibit including photography, video, drawings, etc. Other artists have contributed work on the theme: Jay Critchley, Nathaniel Fink, Brian Halligan, Killer Banshee, and Luanne E Witkowski.

Baum and Grohall will also give the world-premiere of movement-based performance piece "Romeos".

It may not be too late to RSVP. If your name doesn't make the final list, throw a tantrum until they let you in. (This probably won't be necessary.)

I wrote a little about one of my visits.

FRI 9/25 to SUN 9/27

"Putting It Together"
at Loeb Drama Center, Experimental Theater, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Ever wanted to get acquainted with the songs of Stephen Sondheim? There's a story of a fancy party that provides the anthology of selections from his many musicals.

RSVP by email

(Name and number of tickets would probably be helpful.)

More (free) performances next week: THUR 10/1 to SAT 10/3

FRI 9/25

Township (Midnight), The Lights Out (11pm), Reverse (10pm), Roman Traffic (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

Wow, I don't know if this much rock awesomeness is allowed under Puritanical law that's still on the books. I've already dug the tight, punchy, poppish rock of The Lights Out, and they have a new CD out tonight. The tracks I've heard sound really damn good; if radio could still play good music, everyone would be eating this up. Get on the TLO train before it's moving too fast.

The rawk factor is way up with the heavy riffing of Reverse and Township's classic-modern hard 70's-rock (without the scarf on the microphone). Roman Traffic (fka Gravehaven) gets the party started.

FRI 9/25

Buttercup (11:45pm), The Vivs (10:30pm), The Barnies (9:30pm), David Minehan & the Organ Donors (9pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10 / 21+

This is a pretty damn good show too. Most of the bands haven't played for a long time. It might be about 10 years for some of these folks. The Vivs were basically the band previously known as Edith, and they got the itch for rock 'n roll after years of family life. The new stuff builds on 90's indie-rock in well-crafted songs.

It's been a while for Buttercup and The Barnies too, yet Dave Minehan perpetually slugs it out so splendidly in The Neighborhoods; Dave and mystery band will rock out some non-'Hoods material tonight.

FRI 9/25

Union Square Round Table: "That's Kind of Incredible"
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 -- 21+ / $13 -- 18+

This is a pretty fun and funny way to spend an occasional Friday. You may get a feeling that the weird, talented guy down the street has assembled a bunch of his friends to put on a variety show in a basement. It's not a basement, and there's an adjoining bar with reasonably priced drinks.

Every show usually has a theme. "That's Kind Of Incredible" offers a wide field of wackiness.

Most of tonight's guests are TBA, besides "Will the Magician" and musical guest Theory Engine that does sorta-ambient hip-hop (in my limited-listening opinion)...

Usually featuring: Ben Dryer, Chris Braiotta, Nick Branigan, Marian Didio, Keira Horowitz, Caitlin Roy, TD Sidell, Erik P. Kraft, Gretchen Gavett, Katie McCarthy

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