Thursday, June 02, 2011

THUR 6/2: Photo, History, Film, Dance, Rock

Since I'm a fan of history and free programs at the library, I must mention that the BPL is offering 1-hour tours of their Civil War exhibition, "Torn in Two: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War", every Thursday evening (6pm) and Saturday afternoon (2pm) -- through September.

Hey, graphic designers -- and anyone else interested -- have you heard of PechaKucha Boston? It's a happening at Club Oberon (Free) at 6pm tonight.


THUR 6/2 (thru SUN 6/5)

Noon to 10pm
Flash Forward Festival
at The Fairmont Hotel, Battery Wharf, Boston (North End/Waterfront)

Friday -- Noon to 10pm
Saturday -- Noon to 7pm
Sunday -- Noon to 6pm
For those who enjoy the art of photography and/or those who practice it, this program of exhibits, lectures, and discussions might appeal to you.

If it doesn't appeal to you, it didn't cost anything but time...

THUR 6/2

6:30pm to 7:30pm
"Guy Peartree as Frederick Douglass"
at Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St, Jamaica Plain

Speaking of the Civil War, storyteller-actor Guy Peartree gives a performance of abolitionist Frederick Douglass in mid-life to share his transition from slave to historical figure.

THUR 6/2

"Beautiful Boy": Screening
at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville
FREE w/ PDF Pass

I'm not sure if drama about a couple who are grieving after their son shot up his school is worth seeing, but I think I'd rather see this film for free.

Print out the pass for two people, and get there early, because seating is not guaranteed.

THUR 6/2

9pm to 1am
Red Bull BC One Cypher: B-Boy Qualifying Battle
at Middle East - Downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / All Ages

More than a dozen of the best hip-hop/b-boy dancers in the Northeast region will compete head-to-head for a slot at the national event (which leads to the global contest).

The Red Bull All-Star team will also appear, and there's way more than popping and locking on the floor.

THUR 6/2

The Rex Complex, Railbird, Margaret Glaspy
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)

There's a bunch of peculiar rootsy, world-influenced rock from The Rex Complex and bluesy folk-rock from Railbird. Swinging, folky singer-songwriter opens.

The Rex Complex who have a new CD also have moved to NYC, they're also playing next Thursday too.

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