Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WED 6/22: Museum, TV, Music

Does your job suck? Maybe you'd like to hear about joining the Peace Corps? There's an info session at the government building next to the Garden from 6pm to 7pm. You have to RSVP by email -- or call 617-565-5555 -- to get in.

Another RSVP requested event is the "Ethnic Market Tour" in Union Square from 6pm to 7:30pm. Each session (also on 7/9, 8/4, 9/8) visits three markets in the neighborhood where you can food stuff that Shaw's doesn't have in the international section. Tonight's itinerary includes Brazil, Asia, and 'a surprise'.


WED 6/22

5pm to 8pm
Summer Nights at the Museum: "Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid"
at Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)

7pm -- Wendy Williams, "Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid": Author Talk

If you haven't been to the HMNH, it warrants a visit just to see the glass flowers. And there's a lot of other cool stuff like a coelacanth and the skeleton of a giant sloth.

Every now and then, there is free admission; but half-off ain't bad. Two other summer evening sessions will be on WED 7/27 and WED 8/24.

Tonight at 7pm, science writer Wendy Williams will read from her new book, "Kraken", which must stir visions of "Clash of the Titans" for some.

WED 6/22

Sneak Preview: "Young, Broke & Beautiful" & "Rhett & Link"
at Olde Magoun's Saloon, 518 Medford St, Somerville (Winter Hill)

Just in case others live near my corner of the world, I list this night of communal TV-watching. (It's a Yelp-hosted event, so it should be well-attended.)

It seems like "Young, Broke & Beautiful" might be the more enjoyable program. Maybe "Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings" will surprise me by actually being funny...

Broke-Ass Stuart, host of YB&B, should be there... Expect some free apps and giveaways.

There's an online sweepstakes if you're interested in winning a copy of Stuart's book.

WED 6/22

Ivan & Alyosha (11:15pm), Mighty Tiny (10pm), Somerville Symphony Orkestar (9pm), The Klezwoods (8pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$8 / 18+

Hey, MySecretBoston, nice job on Night #4 of your June residency.

Besides booking some of our local rollicking left-of-center bands, there's the Seattle indie-folkers Ivan & Alyosha who are NPR faves. This should be quite a visual and sonic spectacle.

If you've enjoy the gypsy-punk sound of the Somerville Symphony Orkestar, you can get their debut CD for an extra $5 if you buy your ticket in advance.

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