Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WED 4/13: Politics, History, Cupcakes, Progress, Music

I can't get into English-language opera, however the Boston Lyric Opera is presenting a discussion and mini-performance at the BPL's Rabb Lecture Hall at 7pm.


WED 4/13

"Campaign 2012: Who's in, Who's out? Who's up, Who's down?"
at JFK Jr Forum, Littauer Bldg, 79 JFK St, Cambridge (Harvard Kennedy School)

Feat: Alex Castellanos, Chris Cillizza, Mary Anne Marsh, Jonathan Martin

Moderated by Trey Grayson

For the political junkie, maybe you'll get something a little different than the TV shows and blogs. Since we know the President is running again, the real mystery is who will win the Repub nomination.

WED 4/13

6:30pm to 8pm
Benjamin Carp, "Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America": Lecture
at Orientation Room, 1st Fl, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Like many historical milestones, the back story isn't as simple as it was taught in elementary school. Taxes were an issue, but not like hardcore teabaggers probably think. Prof. Carp will suss it out for ya.

WED 4/13

7pm to 9pm
Cupcake Camp 2011
at Arts at The Armory Performance Hall, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)
$5 Suggested Donation

Over a dozen professional bakers (and probably a few home baking buffs) are offering a plethora of downsized goodies to sample.

Your $5 donation to try as many as possible while helping Lovin' Spoonfuls, which takes unused food from restaurants and markets for people who need it.

Too bad there probably won't be many leftovers tonight...


WED 4/13

7pm to 10pm
Progress Festival: "Science and Technology"
at Pozen Center, about 621 Huntington Ave, Boston (MassArt, enter on Evans Way)

Although I may not have a good handle about what's going on during "Progress Festival" over the next 10 days, there should be quite a bit of multi-discipline, multi-media stimulation. Many events open to the non-MassArt crowd.

For instance, Harvard Prof. George Church is best known for his work on the Human Genome Project -- and he's got a load of other cool ideas. Who knows what he'll say to art students.

WED 4/13

NEC Symphony w/ David Loebel
at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston (New England Conservatory/Fenway)


Beethoven, "Coriolan Overture, Op. 62"
Stravinsky, "The Firebird"
Rachmaninoff, "Symphony No. 2"
What is the difference between Monday's Philharmonia concert and tonight's Symphony concert? Two days and a completely different program with a different conductor.

WED 4/13

Lion Cub, The Family Kitchen, The Gilded Splinters, See London See France, Wolves & The Radio
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$7 / 21+

At the second benefit of the night, a bunch of bands are playing to support Saturday/Sundays Bread who provides meals to the Boston's hungry folks on the weekend.

I haven't heard most of these bands before, but there a mostly indie/folky/rootsy sound that's going on (Lion Cub is a pleasant new find) then Wolves & The Radio will get loud and rock it out.

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