Monday, March 29, 2010

MON 3/29: Film, Nerdery, Pop, Punk

My apologies for no Sunday stuff and too little (too late) today. Technical and personal difficulties are to blame.

Hey, there is still a chance to win a Boston Skyline necklace created by local artist who contacted me. Come up with a good idea for our skyline to win. There are no wrong answers -- we're just going to pick our favorite!


MON 3/29

"Monument Ave"
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

From what I know, this film is actually much better than its near anonymity. The cast includes Denis Leary, Famke Janssen, Colm Meaney, Martin Sheen, and Billy Crudup; and directed by the late Ted Demme. Get a glimpse into crime culture of Charlestown that still exists perhaps to a lesser degree today.

Part of "Made in Massachusetts" Film Series.

MON 3/29

"Boston Skeptics in the Pub": Kimball Atwood IV
at Tommy Doyle's (upstairs), 96 Winthrop St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Besides being an anesthesiologist, guest speaker Dr. Kimball Atwood IV is a writer that addresses the shortcomings of natural remedies. There may be some efficacy of these methods, but it doesn't hurt to regulate and be skeptical...

Think of it as a preview from one of the speakers at next month's Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism convention.

MON 3/29

at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (near Central Sq)
$5 / 21+

Get your drink-on while you get your nerd-on by listening to a couple talks and boogie down...

Phoebe Cohen is taking a night off from her paleontology doctoral thesis to present the cheery talk titled "Mass Extinction Will Get You Every Time: A Brief History of Life's Worst Moments". Rebekah Rogers will discuss "Adaptive impacts of a chimeric gene in Drosophila melanogaster," which should be more interesting than it sounds. (Without stealing her thunder, I'm guessing it's about the fight to sterilize fruit flies.)

DJ Claude Money will offer some funky, nerd-friendly tunes before, after, and in between.

Yes, you're destroying brain cells when you drink. Think how much smarter the survivors will be if you're listening to nerdy presentations with similarly curious people around you!

MON 3/29

Arms & Legs, Audrey Ryan, Colleen Green
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

After a swing along the West Coast and shows to SXSW and back, the excellent Audrey Ryan is back in town. Listen and love her music. Apparently Arms & Legs are big in China where they eat up this folky indie-pop. Former Bostonian Colleen Green sings a bunch o' songs too.

MON 3/29

White Pages, Home/Alone, The Fauxcase Showdown
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

It should be another fun Monday of punk rock upstairs at Charlies. The bassist from White Pages is having a birthday. The Fauxcase Showdown is a "tribute to Showcase Showdown" that includes members of the two bands.

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