Tuesday, February 01, 2011

TUES 2/1: Words, Magic, Film, Music

There is always a chance that any of these may be cancelled due to weather -- although people have been known to travel while it's snowing...

Of course, I'm not a weatherman.


TUES 2/1

5pm to 7pm
"Celebrating Gerry Lesser: From Appian Way to Sesame Street and the World": Discussion
at Askwith Hall, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge (Radcliffe Yard)

It's not surprising that one of the guiding forces behind "Sesame Street" also happened to teach at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

While Prof. Lesser died in September of last year, panelists from HGSE and public television will pay tribute to his impact on education.

TUES 2/1

Annual Faculty Reading
at School of Management Auditorium, 595 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)


Feat: Robert Pinsky, Louise Gluck, Allegra Goodman, Ha Jin, Leslie Epstein, David Ferry, Ronan Noone, Sigrid Nunez, Maya Sloan

Just to remind everyone how many impressive authors/poets are on their faculty, BU's Creative Writing department has a reading that is open to the public.

TUES 2/1

"Mystery Lounge"
at The Comedy Studio/Hong Kong Restaurant, 1236 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10 or $9

Feat: Jim Spinnato, Pete Haddad, Bill Hoagland

Will magicians from Connecticut drive through a snowstorm to perform? Or will they magically appear?

TUES 2/1

"The Beaches of Agnes"
at Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

I remember having a program of Agnes Varda's films not too long ago, and the French director may have even been in attendance for some screenings.

This cinematic memoir may be a good intro. It may be better, if you have seen her work.

TUES 2/1

Danielle Miraglia (7pm), The Blue Ribbons (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)
FREE / 21+

It's more difficult to get everyone in a band to show up for a snowy gig, but I bet the bluesy-folky Danielle Miraglia will trudge through with her guitar.

TUES 2/1

"Sun Ra in Song"
at David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St, Boston (Berklee / Back Bay)


Sun Ra and his 'Arkestra' made some of the best crazy/spacey free-jazz I've ever heard, and I've listened to a bit of the stuff.

I think maybe some of the magic was generated by the man himself and the players around him, but I bet the Berklee's "Faculty Inter-Galactic Sun Ra Astro-Infinity Myth Equation Commemorative Arkestra" can do the music justice.

TUES 2/1

9pm to Midnight
at River Gods, 125 River St. Cambridge (near Central Sq)

Yeah... Kanye is a character. I actually support people who interrupt Taylor Swift, especially if they take interesting paths in their music.

See a performance recorded at Abbey Road Studios and probably his longform video for "Runaway" as well as hearing Kanye-related tracks. Maybe it won't be so crowded tonight...

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