Thursday, January 05, 2012

THUR 1/5: Theater, Talk, Music

I took a quick look to see if there was any room for the last night of $12 classes at the BCAE, and all of them have witing lists except for Swing Dance (6pm), Ballroom Dancing (7:30pm), and Chess for Beginners (7:30pm).


THUR 1/5

"Hookman": Staged Reading
at Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

What does a modern teenager do when their friend has been murdered by a horror-flick madman?

There's a lot of potential for "Hookman" to be a dry, wry examination of the dealing with emotions in a social-media world.

Before this play hits the stage in its full gory/glory in March, this is a chance to see one of the final drafts.

THUR 1/5

Cindy Milstein, "Occupy Anarchism": Talk
at Lucy Parsons Center, 358A Centre St, Jamaica Plain

When I saw yesterday's "Radical Movie Night" at the Parson's Center, I noticed they were having a talk about the lessons that anarchists can glean from the anarchical Occupy movement. Hmmm.

THUR 1/5

Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One, Reverend Todd Seely, Yankee Cockfight, Wicked Hearts
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

As far as punk-rockers that go acoustic, it doesn't get much better than this batch of guys especially Lenny Lashley of the fantastic Darkbuster. Then Yankee Cockfight are a couple of guys who do the rough, gutsy, down-home blooz thang with guitar, harmonica and stomping on the ground.

THUR 1/5

Miss Tess & The Bon Ton Parade, Danielle Miraglia
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$10 advance / $12 door / 21+

This makes the list because advance tix were still available when I checked earlier -- and to use as an example of how we can sometime neglect the chances for free fun.

There used to be many chances to see the wonder Miss Tess and her The Bon Ton Parade swing through their tunes for free at places like Toad. Now that she's moved along, we have to take these periodic chances at her musical brass ring. And the soulful, folky Danielle Miraglia is quite good too.

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