Tuesday, September 04, 2012

TUES 9/4: Learning, Playing, Seeing, Listening

Ay, carumba. It's one of thoser weeks, but maybe I'll improve as the days go by.


TUES 9/4 (to THUR 9/6)

Various Times
"Take for $10" Classes
at Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St, Boston (Bay Village)

Sure you can take some free online courses from Harvard & MIT, but they don't offer "Basic Cooking 101" or "Piano for Beginners".

I should've posted about this earlier since many of tonight's classes are at "waiting list" status (as well as some for subsequent nights). Yet it's not too late to take a variety of one-hour classes for $10 in the next few evenings.

Courses in language, cooking, arts, crafts, and more are being offered -- and you might actually learn a few things in an hour.

TUES 9/4

"Game Over": A Night by Gamers for Gamers
at Good Life, 28 Kingston St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)
FREE / 18+

Since I haven't personally checked out this game night, you'd be better informed by reading this review and looking at some photos.

It looks like whatever your tastes (board, cards, electronic), there may be others ready to play.

TUES 9/4

Henry Horenstein, "Honky Tonk": Illustrated Talk
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

Photographer Henry Horenstein's book on the country music outposts across America also has a corresponding exhibit at Carroll And Sons (South End) that opens tomorrow. Listen to him tonight and/or visit the opening reception on Friday 9/7.

TUES 9/4

"Saint Petersburg Documentary Film Studio, 80th Anniversary"
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10, $8 Students & Seniors

To celebrate the 80+ years of a Russian documentary film studio, they're showing a 93-minute program of recent works about space-junk retrievers in the far north, the attitudes of modern Russian women, and the day in the life of a factory.

All films presented with English subtitles.

TUES 9/4

Tall Heights, Tricky Britches, The Ballroom Thieves
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$8 advance / $10 door

Lots of folky & bluegrassy goodness.

TUES 9/4

Pretty & Nice, Love Of Everything, Earthquake Party
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 / 21+

Lots of punky/poppy/noisy goodness including one of my personal faves, Pretty & Nice, which should be one of your faves too.

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