Tuesday, April 16, 2013

TUES 4/16: Volunteering, Jazz Film, Science

Whatever insanity was behind yesterday's attack at the Marathon, it has succeeded in bringing the best out of people and strengthening our sense of community.

Patton Oswald wrote:

...So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will."

I think the events below are still happening. Chin up, my friends, and let's keep going.


TUES 4/16

5:30pm to 7:30pm
One Brick Boston Monthly Social w/ Slumbrew
at The Kinsale, 2 Center Plaza, Boston (Govt Center)

Feel like volunteering in the near future? Hang out with One Brick Boston and drink a Slumbrew. You might even win a raffle...

TUES 4/16

Science Cafe: "Deep-Sea Vents"
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Feat: Dr. Peter Girguis

The purpose of Science Cafe is to present topics to the non-scientist. It's like a live version of NOVA (who organizes these events). Harvard's Dr. Girguis will tell you about tiny living creatures on at the bottom of the ocean.

TUES 4/16

7pm to 9pm
"Jazz Dreams II": Screening
at Room 101, College of Communication, 640 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)

In the spirit of "7 Up" and "Hoop Dreams", filmmaker Geoff Poister follows the trajectories of three young jazz musicians and plans to check in on them every 10 years or so.

A post-film Q & A session features Poister and one of the feaured artists Courtney Bryan follows the screening.

TUES 4/16 (thru SUN 4/21)

Various Times
Cambridge Science Festival
at Various Locations

If you don't associate 'science' with 'fun', then you might need to give the Cambridge Science Festival a chance to change your mind. During the next week, one of the smartest cities around touts one of the big things it does well with programs and activities for all ages.

Tuesday highlights include:

7pm to 8:30pm
"You're the Expert"
at MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge (near Central Sq)

An interactive nexus of comedy and knowledge that is usually a non-free show at Club Oberon.

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7pm to 8:30pm
"Genetic Genealogy: How much can your DNA tell you?": Discussion
at Broad Institute Auditorium, 7 Cambridge Center, Cambridge (Kendall Sq)

Yes, your genes give insight to your family history -- but what kind of insight?

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The Story Collider: "The Science I Never Expected"
at Johnny D's, 17 Holland St, Somerville (Davis Sq)

Feat: Marc Abrahams, Scott Asakawa, Seth Mnookin, Hazel Sive, Justin Werfel, Anna Wexler

Six people tell personal stories about the wonder of science in one way or another.

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