Monday, October 03, 2011

MON 10/3: Art, Film, Music

Do you Yelp? There's a chance to enjoy a bunch free or discounted events throughout the month of October.

Yes, they like it when you join and review stuff. Just say what you think about some places...


MON 10/3

Shahzia Sikander, "The Exploding Company Man and Other Abstractions": Reception
at Tower Auditorium & Bakalar Gallery, South Hall, about 621 Huntington Ave, Boston (MassArt/The Fens)

5:30pm -- Artist talk, Tower Auditorium
6:30pm to 8:30pm -- Reception, Bakalar Gallery
7pm -- Performance by Du Yun, Bakalar Gallery
From what I gather, the exhibit consist of 5 animated videos that draws inspiration from India and Iran. The Pakistan-born RISD will talk about her work before the reception where musician Du Yun, who collobarated with Sikander on one of the pieces, will perform.

The exhibit is on view through SAT 11/26.

MON 10/3

"The Little Shop of Horrors": Science on Screen
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline
$9.75 / $7.75 students

The '80s remake was so funny, one has to be intrigued by the original 1960 version.

The musical numbers were added in between the two movies when it inspired an Off-Broadway production, so it's going to be a low-budget dark comedy with an appearance by a young Jack Nicholson as the masochistic dental patient.

Here's the science part: Senior Research Fellow Aaron Ellison of Harvard Forest(?) will introduce the film by discussing carnivorous plants.

MON 10/3

8pm to Midnight
"Drink & Draw": Live Art
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

Artisits: Adrian Molina, Michael Miguel Horowitz, Bill Maass, Olivia Ives-Flores, Zach Lanoue, Liz Vuong, and more TBA

Feat: Dukes County Love Affair, DJ Cartel, Full Tang

While 10 artists create, a bluesy/funky acoustic group and a couple DJ's will play tunes. So it could be a good night to hang out and have a few beers and maybe buy some cheap art. It seems like many of the participants are linked to the Yes.Oui.Si gallery.

MON 10/3

Muir String Quartet
at Tsai Performance Center, 685 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)

Mozart, "String Quartet No. 16 in E flat Major, K. 428"
Bartok, "String Quartet No. 2 in A minor"
Brahms, "String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, op. 51/2"
The beauty of free classical music is that one doesn't feel so bad about falling asleep during the performance. You didn't have to pay to get cultured, and it's still soaking in regardless your state of consciousness.

MON 10/3

Gardens & Villa, Youth Lagoon
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+

This is a good chance to sample some out-of-town (California, Idaho) modern poppiness with a synthy emphasis. I don't know if there is a third band on the bill, so it might start a bit later. Or maybe not. [shrug]

MON 10/3

Girlfriends, Life Partners, Leagues, Fashion Snake
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

There's a going to be quite a bit of strange noisiness of different colors and volume levels before Girlfriends cap it off with some of the best damn fuzzed-out garage-pop that has hit my ears.

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