Monday, May 10, 2010

MON 5/10: Talk, Film, Karaoke, Music

Due to technical and other difficulties, this is the Monday post.

If you like bourbon and can get to Davis Sq by 5pm, you might want to consider the tasting at Redbones. (Good deal: 8 half-shots for $12 led by Tony from Downtown Wine & Spirits.)

Stuff Boston is hosting a session with complimentary cocktails and apps at the Hyatt Regency Terrace bar tomorrow (5/11). RSVP here to get on the list.

Update: JetBlue is having a $10 one-way sale today -- if you fly tomorrow 5/11 and Wednesday 5/12. A roundtrip for two to New York City is actually $82.80, which is still pretty good considering Amtrak would be $256 and Greyhound would be $72.

(Nassau for two would be $292.40, and that seems like an expensive one-nighter without a hotel room...)


MON 5/10

5:30pm to 7pm
Charles Bolden, "The Future of Space Flight": Lecture
at JFK Presidential Library & Museum, Columbia Point, Boston

The new NASA Administrator discusses the challenges ahead.

It's a good idea to register in advance.

MON 5/10

Robert B. Parker Memorial
at Metcalf Hall, Second Fl, Sherman Union, 775 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)

The man who created "Spenser: For Hire" (thus bringing the character "Hawk" to television) died earlier this year. All are welcome to attend the tribute to the author by family and friends including Sue Grafton, Dennis Lehane, and Calvin Trillin.

Presented by the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (at BU) where his archives are housed.

"Followed by a reception"

MON 5/10

5:30pm to 8:30pm
"The People Speak": Screening & Discussion
at Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)

Another large American presence who lived nearby left the building in January. The incredible Howard Zinn's final finished project was this documentary.

This event is free and open to the public but a ticket is required for entry.

Tickets can be picked up either at the Harvard Box Office (limit 2 per person) at 1350 Mass Ave, by calling the box office at 617-496-2222 (service charge applies for phone orders), or at Sanders Theater beginning at 3:30pm on the day of the event.
Sooo... there's not a good chance of getting in at this point. I've seen a couple clips, and I didn't find it as powerful as reading a Zinn book or hearing him speak. It may be more satisfying as a whole, and the co-directors Chris Moore & Anthony Arnove will be present and speak with the Globe's James Carroll.

MON 5/10

"The Lost Son of Havana": Screening
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

This documentary about Luis Tiant going back to Cuba for the first time in over 40 years was one of the standouts at last year's IFFBoston.

I imagine you can take this trip with "El Tiante" on NESN at some point in the future. ("Spaceman" was on the other night.) Or you can see it tonight...

"In English with segments in Spanish language with English subtitles."

MON 5/10

Gong Show Karaoke
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Karaoke contest with more rock songs than usual nights. Some prizes awarded.

Hosted by Tommy Somerville, a big man of music and humor.

MON 5/10

Dead Cats Dead Rats, 66 Breakout, Coyote Kolb, Jinx Brothers
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

A mixed bag of punk, rock, alt-country, and old-time country-blues. Sweet!

MON 5/10

BJ Snowden, Andy Menudo
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

Weird and wonderful songs from underground icon B.J. Snowden and ex-Mitten Andy Menudo (probably not a former Latin boy-band member).

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