Tag Archives: Art and Film

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

Adam and Andy comicClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Neil Patrick Harris to receive Hasty Pudding Award

neil patrick harrisHarvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has named Neil Patrick Harris as this year’s “Man of the Year”.  He will be given his pudding pot following a parade through Harvard Square and roast scheduled for Friday, February 7th.

Neil Patrick Harris will join an esteemed list that includes men like Paul Newman, James Cagney, Robin Williams, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr and many more.  You can see the full list of award recipients from our nation’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe here.

Bob Mizer and Tom of Finland exhibit at MOCA closes this week

GayThis past November I wrote about this exhibit at MOCA in Los Angeles and I’ve had a few of you write to me to let me know that you’ve enjoyed it.  I was recently contacted by the organizers and asked if I would remind readers (especially those of you in the Los Angeles area or those of you traveling there) that the exhibit closes this Sunday.

The MOCA exhibition features a selection of Tom of Finland’s drawings and collages, alongside Mizer’s rarely seen photo-collage “catalogue boards” and films, as well as a comprehensive collection of his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial, where drawings by Tom were first published in 1957.

On view at:  MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER
8687 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood

Institute of Contemporary Art free tonight

ICA Boston Now that the holidays are over, the inevitable ‘holiday hangover’ may have settled in and if you are like many others your wallet is only just now realizing the full impact of all those presents, holiday party gifts and impulse buys from last month.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t go out tonight. The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA Boston) is a fantastic local museum that is open to the public and free each Thursday evening from 5 – 9pm.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

Saturday morning cartoonClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT.  You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

Adam and Andy

Click on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT.  You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Bob Mizer and Tom of Finland exhibit at MOCA

GayThe Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is the first American museum exhibition devoted to Bob Mizer and Touko Laaksonen (a.k.a. “Tom of Finland”).  The exhibition features a selection of Tom of Finland’s drawings and collages, alongside Mizer’s rarely seen photo-collage “catalogue boards” and films, as well as a comprehensive collection of his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial, where drawings by Tom were first published in 1957.

The exhibit opened earlier this month in Los Angeles and runs through January 26, 2014.  Do you live in Los Angeles or have plans to visit in the coming weeks? You may want to check out this exhibit.  I would love to see something like this come to the ICA Boston. More information is available on MOCA’s website here.

Take the bus

I love this commercial to encourage use of public transportation.

Boston Film Festival: Oct 25-27

Boston Film FestivalAttention movie fans.

The 29th Annual Boston Film Festival starts tomorrow and runs through the weekend, featuring films screening in Theatre 1 at The Revere Hotel.

Tickets for the festival’s screenings are available for purchase at the theater or via the Boston Film Festival website.

John Singer Sargent Watercolors at MFA

John Singer SargentOctober 13, 2013 – January 20, 2014 at MFA Boston

Fresh and full of light, the MFA’s latest exhibition traces the footsteps of this iconic American painter in his travels across Europe and the Middle East, exploring their landscapes and observing their people.  For a taste of Sargent’s genius, check out the murals he painted at the Boston Public Library before you visit the MFA. You may purchase tickets to the MFA exhibit here.

Adult admission $25
Seniors (65+) and Students (18+) $23

Youths 17 and under FREE

 

Lighting art installation

Boston University Talking TowersStarting at dusk tonight and running through October 13th each night until 2 AM a public art installation will be visible as a bright-red beam of light will slice the Boston skyline, stretching between two Boston University towers more than a half mile apart. 

The afterhours show is part of a temporary public art installation by Florian Dombois. The display is intended to serve as a “metaphorical centerpiece” for TransCultural Exchange’s 2013 conference happening at Boston UniversityEngaging Minds: International Opportunities in the Arts.

Thanks to BostonInno for the tip.

Arts Week Boston: Xylograph Your Xylophone

Art Week BostonNot joining Sergio and I at The Donkey Show tonight? You may want to check out this program from Arts Week Boston:  Xylograph Your Xylophone.

Hosted at the Audio Concepts Experience Center at 870 Commonwealth Avenue. The program runs from 6:30 – 8:30 pm and is $20.13.  The fee helps pay for beverages, food and additional materials.

About Xylograph your Xylophone: Furniture maker, Ray Bachand of 60nobscot has combined two of his exceptional talents – woodworking and music – to create a memorable evening for people looking to do something different. During the course of the evening each participant will make a xylophone and learn to play it. Of course wine, canapés, and music will help fuel your creative inspiration.  
 
 

Four: Presented by Boston LGBT film festival

gayAre you a fan of the movies? Do you like LGBT themed films? Four will present its Boston premiere on Thursday, September 26th at 7:30PM at the AMC Loews Boston Commonif enough people express interest in the film.

When I was contacted late on Tuesday night 59 more seats needed to be reserved. 

To watch the trailer and reserve a seat link here

South End Open Studios next weekend

South End Open Studios 2013Mark your calendar because next weekend is the South End Open Studios, September 21-22 from 11-6 PM.

The two-day free event showcases the works of more than 200 established and emerging artists creating art in a wide variety of media. This is a great event to check out if you’ve not visited before or if has been a while since visiting this event that is expected to attract huge crowds.

For more information, visit, useaboston.com.

#MySexLifeInMovieTitles

In-and-out movieThe Huffington Post wrote that the Twitter hashtag #mysexlifeinmovietitles was trending all last weekend.

The article, Dating after Divorce: Twitter hashtag will make you feel better about your sex lifewas definitely a funny read and it got me to thinking what movie might best sum up your sex life?  NOTE: Hey Mom – you may stop reading this post now… 

Here were a few of the Tweets from last weekend that made me laugh.#mysexlifeinmovietitles