Tuesday, May 24, 2011

TUES 5/24: Food, Drink, Draw, Rock

Someone reminded me of this quote recently:

Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.

-- David Lee Roth
This Just In: There's a weekly magic & comedy night ($10) every Tuesday at the Comedy Studio/Hong Kong. It seems that Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock", dude with 'World Champion' hat) will appear tonight. The advance tix are $12, but there may be none at the door.


TUES 5/24

Chefs' Roundtable:
With Jody Adams, Barbara Lynch, and Lydia Shire
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

When the conventional wisdom says that cooking is a field dominated by men, three of the most successful chefs in town don't have a single Rocky Mountain oyster among them...

They'll talk about their craft and the business.

Food writer Alison Arnett will moderate.

TUES 5/24

6pm to 9pm
Luke O'Neil, "Boston's Best Dive Bars Drinking and Diving in Beantown": Book Release Party
at TC's Lounge, 1 Haviland St, Boston (Back Bay)

it's true that dive bars are an endangered species in Boston, but at least 90 are still boozing it up as chronicled in this book. Luke O'Neil knows his drinks; he got quite a few of my faces in this Top 10 Dive Bars piece.

I think you can get the book for $10 or maybe a few bucks more. You certainly will feel better since you should get a free 'Gansett for showing up and hanging with Luke and friends.

TUES 5/24

7:30pm to 9:30pm
Dr. Sketchy Boston: Evening Session
at Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston (South End)

Tonight's Model: Naomi Bennett

Have you wanted to go to Dr. Sketchy, but Sunday afternoons at Great Scott just don't work for you?

From first-timers to professionals, all are welcome to have some art fun with no one to tell you what to do. Just bring something to draw on and enjoy a judgement-free session.

If you're a fan of the opposite sex, you probably haven't been to Club Cafe. It's rather short walk from the Back Bay T station. The art is happening in the back room.

TUES 5/24

The Bright Light Social Hour, The Sound Of Growing Up, Allison Weiss, The Control
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

There's a band that's getting a lot of buzz in Austin, and they happen to be an Austin band. The local musicos crowned The Bright Light Social Hour with 6 wins at this year's Austin Music Awards during SXSW. They've got an uplifting, funky rock with pop sensibilities and an energetic live show, so it's easy to why BLSH are gaining attention. Check them out for good iPod fodder, especially for the upcoming warm months.

Some good poppy/folky acts open.

TUES 5/24

Chandler Travis Philharmonic, PJ O'Connell
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$7 / 21+

Another month of Chandler Travis is winding down. Oh, he and the Philharmonic will probably be back -- but summer is coming, and why come to Boston when there are perennial gigs at the Beachcomber...

Eevry week the CTP bash out a rollicking rock/R&B/jazz/soul/etc cocktail that goes down easily with a juicy fizz. Each week has also included a "Music Appreciation segment", where Chandler schools the crowd on something he loves.

It's unlikely that PJ O’Connell's backing band will include half of NRBQ and Mike Gent from the Figgs like his most recent album. He might just appear with solely his guitar, but the songs have got the master touch that comes from years of experience.

No comments: