Thursday, January 07, 2010

THUR 1/7: Art, Opera, Rock, Roots, Reggae

Lots of stuff going on tonight. I got out of my sick bed to tell ya about it... Have a good time, friends.


THUR 1/7 to SAT 1/9

Noon to 7pm
FlexiB, "Drawing Disappearance"
at MEME Gallery, 55 Norfolk St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

I posted some pix yesterday. As mentioned on Monday, the wall is sanded every night to start with new art on top of the 'ghosts of art past'.

Stop by if you're in Central Square. It's really close, and it's small enough to see everything and chat with the artist in about 15 minutes.

THUR 1/7

6pm to 7pm
Opera Factory's Così fan tutte
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Back in August, the 18 local teens finished their 5-week summer workshop in association with Opera Boston and Cloud Place with their performance of this Mozart opera where they created the sets and did everything with the guidance of their mentors (as well as putting together a multimedia installation).

They're "getting the band back together" for another performance.

THUR 1/7

Action Verbs, Forest Fires, Old Jack, Blizzard of '78, Oranjuly
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 / 18+

This is a Friday night show on a Thursday night. Any of these bands would be worth your time to check out, but this is an indie-pop jubilee -- one right after after the other in different yet delicious flavors.

Over at TT's around the corner, I really like The Main Drag and Spirit Kid so that's another option.

THUR 1/7

Three Day Threshold (10pm), Dietrich Strause (7pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

In a beer-soaked blend of rock and country, Three Day Threshold rips it up for rootsy, honky-tonking good time. For the early-birds: dogwalker by day and singer/songwriter by night, Dietrich Strause has a way with words and with melody.

THUR 1/7

Ronald Reagan
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)

After Kay Hanley's pre-Hot Stove gig (just over $10 and probably sold out), these two sax guys do quirky takes on '80s classics. If you're looking for a place to drink tonight near Harvard Sq or Porter Sq, this is one of the free choices.

THUR 1/7

Dis 'n Dat Band, Dub Station, Papa Biggy, Dj Khandie, Letia Lerok, BoBo Smith
at Johnny D's, 17 Holland St, Somerville (Davis Sq)

In the mood for a reggae party? Until I get my act together and find out who's playing at The Western Front in advance, there are shows like this. Live performers and DJs will keep you warm tonight while also mixing in a bit of Hip-Hop and R&B here and there.

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