Monday, March 12, 2012

MON 3/12: Film, Theatre, Music

Dennis Brennan & The White Owls, at Toad
Here are some cheap diversions tonight. Or you can hit the last MBTA public session in Brighton.


MON 3/12

"Veronica Guerin": Screening
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

"Left on Pearl": Screening
at Connolly Branch Public Library, 433 Centre St, Jamaica Plain

In honor of Women's History Month, the BPL are showing films with strong female roles and empowerment. Those who are pro-choice can decide screenings in JP or at the main library.

In "Veronica Guerin", Cate Blanchett plays the protagonist that's based on the true story of an Irish journalist who follows a story without concern for her safety.

Last week marked the 41st anniversary when a group of women took over a Harvard University building and successfully ended their occupation 10 days later with a triumph for women's rights.

MON 3/12

"Close-Up: An Evening of Theatre"
at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St*, Boston (South End)

In conjunction with their current production "Recent Tragic Events", a dark comedy about a blind date on 9/12/01, the Whistler in the Dark present a night of performances inspired by the big events of the last year -- good and bad.

Expect a mix of storytelling, music and theatre about stuff like the Occupy movement, the Japan tsunami, and someone will probably mention the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

* Entrance to theatre on Northampton Street.

MON 3/12

The White Owls (8pm), Andrea Gillis Band (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

Like I said last month: You're getting two great bar bands that go great together. Dennis Brennan captains a kick-ass team of players through blues classics and hidden gems. Andrea Gillis is the big, soulful voice in front of her punky bar-band.

The White Owls have been Monday night regulars for a while, but Andrea Gillis Band's run may end in a couple weeks.

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