Sunday, September 16, 2012

SUN 9/16: Art, Music, Film

In case you’re not watching football...


SUN 9/16

11am to 6pm
South End Open Studios
at Various Locations, many around 450 Harrison Ave, Boston (South End)

There are different open studio events in the South End during the year, but one of this weekend's appeal is that every major studio building is open this weekend including the BCA's studio building.

Over 200 artists are displaying their work, and it may not be too early for holiday shopping or the random upcoming birthday -- perhaps not cheap but original.

SUN 9/16

12:30pm to 3pm
Boston Musica Viva
at Carroll & Sons Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston (South End)


Michael Gandolfi, "Grooved Surfaces"
David Froom, "Circling"
Roberto Sierra, "Bongo-O"
Franco Donatoni, "Elly"
Patrick Greene, "AbstractEXTRACTION"
Bernard Hoffer, Country Dance from "A Boston Cinderella"
If you’re going to South Boston’s Open Studios, you might as well stop for a while at the Carroll and Sons Gallery to enjoy a bit of contemporary classical mainly by local composers.
And the Henry Horenstein "Honky Tonk" photo exhibit is pretty cool.

SUN 9/16

"Hootenanny in Harvard Square"
at CCAE Courtyard, 42 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Isn’t the beauty of a hootenanny is that it’s a casual get-together where the good music is based on good will. If you’re in Harvard Square, it wouldn’t be bad to swing by and listen – or sing and clap.

Those aching to play old-timey songs with other folks can bring their instrument along.

SUN 9/16

Roy Sludge
at Radio, 379 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

On most Sunday afternoons, Roy Sludge and his buddies dish out foot-stomping country music with loads of wit (their CD's title track is "Too Drunk To Truck").

SUN 9/16

Not So Silent Sundays: Buster Keaton's "The General"
at Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Central Hill)
Donations Accepted

It seems like Brendan Cooney is involved with 4 out of 5 silent movie presentations I see. The cool thing about his film soundtracks are not idle doodling along with the action unlike hacks from a century ago.

He has created an original score to one of the great Buster Keaton classics, and new film will be screened every month.

SUN 9/16

The Pomps, The Forthrights, Nick & the Adversaries, DJ Generoso
at Radio, 379 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$8 / 21+


Oh, there’s a lot of kick-ass ska/rocksteady/punk on deck. This is the kind of lineup that can make you forget that tomorrow is Monday. I assume DJ Generoso will keep things generally skanking-fun in between bands.

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