Tuesday, May 22, 2012

TUES 5/22: Talk, Rock, Dance

It's $11, however it should be funny to see the premieres of the some 48 Hour Film Project shorts that were made this past weekend. There are 6 sets of films screening at 7pm and 9:30pm over the next 3 days at the Kendall Square Cinema.

If you're feeling glum today, embrace it. Actually ride it as far as you can go, because it's World Goth Day. FYI: There was a list of top 100 goth songs in the Phoenix last year.

Note: There are cheap options on the calendar through Friday. More to come...


TUES 5/22

Linda Greenhouse, "A Very Short Introduction to the Supreme Court": Lecture
at Honan-Allston Public Library, 300 N Harvard St, Allston

Why have a talk about the Supreme Court? As part of Harvard's 375th anniversary, academics have been visiting the branches of the BPL.

Yale Law professor Linda Greenhouse talks about those guys (and recently gals) in black robes that sit at the top of the Judicial Branch and affects our lives for decades and centuries after their decisions.

TUES 5/22

Brita Belli, "The Autism Puzzle: Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins & Rising Autism Rates"
at Boston Room, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

It seems reasonable to think the rise of autism is linked to a mix of environmental and genetic factors. Brita Belli writes about 3 families with autistic children to examine the issue from different angles.

Shouldn't we also look at the process of diagnosis and pharmaceutical treatment? Is there a similar level of autism in the rest of world?

TUES 5/22

Rory O’Connor, "Friends, Followers & the Future: How Social Media are Changing Politics, Threatening Big Brands, and Killing Traditional Media"
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

This is one of those great examples of the book title as summary. The preponderance of social media has changed how millions use the internet, so news outlets, advertisers, and political animals have grabbed onto the phenomena.

Journalist Rory O’Connor has been covering the online scene for a while, so he can probably make more sense of Facebook, Twitter, etc and their impact on you.

TUES 5/22

The Effective Dose, Richard James & The Name Changers
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
FREE / 21+

As The Effective Dose has been the anchoring band of Tuesdays in May, Richard James & The Name Changers did the January residency presented by MySecretBoston. That means you're getting a double-hit of funky, jammy rock. And it's free, baby. Free to dance, free to sway stiffly, or whatever you like.

TUES 5/22

PETROL: Third Anniversary Party
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 / 21+

Feat: DJ Justin Miller, The Juan Maclean

While some of us have clung to our electric guitars, Boston is more of a dance town every night. Petrol has been at it for 3 years of Tuesdays, so kudos to them. Besides the usual crew, big-time NYC DJ's Justin Miller and The Juan Maclean.

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