Tag Archives: Art and Film

Visit the ICA Boston tonight

Institute of Contemporary Art BostonThe Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston is free on Thursday evenings, starting at 5PM. I realized it had been a while since I last posted this so I thought I’d remind those of you who may be looking for something a little different to do after work.  The good news is that since I last posted this reminder in the spring of 2015 a bunch of new restaurants and bars have opened in the neighborhood giving you several options after strolling through the the ICA.

Free Thursdays at the ICA run from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Curious to see what is on display? Check out their website here:  www.icaboston.org/exhibitions.

Movie night at Club Cafe: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane

bette davis, joan crawfordTonight is movie night at Club Cafe and host Christopher Nash will be showing What Ever Happened to Baby Jane.

The 1962 film about two aging sisters – one a has-been child star, the other a Hollywood actress whose career was ruined when an accident left her in a wheelchair – live in a dilapidated mansion.

Check out this Academy Award winning Hollywood classic film starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, starting at 6:30PM. For more details link here.

Deadpool 2 trailer has Ryan Reynolds getting a little cheeky

2017 Hasty Pudding’s Man of the Year, Ryan Reynolds, gets a little cheeky in this Deadpool 2 trailer that came out over the weekend. Just a heads up that the movie teaser is a little NSFW due to some skin on glass action and swearing.

Deadpool 2 is currently scheduled for release in one year, March 2018. Hopefully future movie teasers will be equally cheeky.

All About Eve coming to theaters March 5th and 8th

Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, movies, classic hollywoodFasten your seatbelts! Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and 20th Century Fox will be showing the 1950 classic,  All About Eve, around the country for two days only, Sunday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 8th.

WHEN: Sunday, March 5, 2017; 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017; 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Tickets for All About Eve can be purchased online at FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. The following movie theaters in and around Boston will be showing this classic film.

Fenway Stadium 13
Assembly Row 12
Revere Showcase Cinemas
Braintree 10
Legacy Place
Randolph Showcase Cinemas
Burlington 10

For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website.

All About Eve which stars Bette Davis and Anne Baxter also includes a young, aspiring actress who was then-unknown named Marilyn Monroe. If you’ve never seen this film, I encourage you to check it out. I promise you’ll love it. This could make for an excellent date night if you are looking for something different to do.

I.D. Festival celebrates our Trans Community

LGBTQ, Trans Community, gay BostonTonight is opening night for Trans Scripts Part I: The Women at the A.R.T. in Cambridge. The production shall run for the duration of the I.D. Festival, which celebrates the diverse experiences of the trans community.

Tickets for I.D. Festival are currently on sale by phone at 617.547.8300, in person at the Loeb Drama Center (64 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA; Tues – Sun, noon – 5PM) and) or OBERON (2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA; 1 hour before curtain), or online at americanrepertorytheater.org/id-festival.

gay boston, LGBTQ, Trans community

Alison Young and the Swinging Steaks (Sunday, January 22 at 8PM) Alison comes to The OBERON for one night only to perform a mix of original country songs and covers of contemporary favorites. Buy Tickets

gay boston, LGBTQ, Trans Community

Becca Blackwell (Monday, January 23 at 7:30PM) Transactivist performer and downtown New York theater star Becca Blackwell’s They, Themself and Schmerm is a fiercely vulnerable solo piece that details the tragic-comic transitions in life, family, sex, and gender. Buy Tickets

gay boston, LGBTQ, trans community

Peacock Rebellion (Friday, January 27 at 8PM) is an SF Bay Area -based, queer + trans people of color crew of artist-activist-healers who make sassy sexy art to help build a culture of social justice. Performances are from the Rebellion’s Brouhaha Stand-Up Comedy graduates. Buy Tickets

gay boston, LGBTQ, Trans community

Our Lady J (Saturday, January 28 at 7:30PM) Hot on the heels of writing on the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning TV show Transparent, Our Lady J comes to OBERON to paint the church pink with Gospel for the Godless, an exhilarating celebration of well-known pop songs, re-imagined through gospel. Buy Tickets

gay boston, LGBTQ, Trans community

NIC Kay (Sunday, January 29 at 8PM) lil BLK is an experimental solo performance by NIC Kay. Influenced by New York City gay/queer ballroom culture, live punk shows. lil BLK is a story about a fairy boi, child of god, little black girl, performer, and activist. The story plays out through a series of biographical moments that are equal parts narrative and dream. Buy Tickets

trans community, gay boston, LGBTQ

A.R.T. of Human Rights (Monday, January 30 at 7:30PM) Embark on an exploration through the documentary-musical My Prairie Home, in which indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Spoon’s inspiring process of building a life of their own, as a trans person and musician. Tim McCarthy will then moderate a discussion with Rae and performance artist NIC Kay about accessibility, process, creation, and the challenges ahead for trans and queer artists. Free – RSVP

poetry, gay Boston, LGBTQ, poetry slam, trans community

The Moth (Tuesday, January 31 at 8PM) The Moth StorySLAMs are growing in popularity, gathering people and stories from all over the country. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston have multiple shows each month. The Moth is open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s posted theme – Tuesday, January 31’s theme will be Gender. On Sale at 3PM Tuesday 1/24

Trans, LGBTQ, gay boston

Kit Yan (Friday, February 3 at 8PM) Queer Heartache is an award-winning solo slam poetry theatre show by Kit Yan that explores his identity as transgender, queer, Asian American from Hawaii. If you’ve ever had your heart broken, or wanted to tell someone your gender is none of their business, this show is for you. Buy Tickets

gay boston, LGBTQ, Trans Community

Calpernia Addams (Saturday, February 4 at 7PM) As a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Calpernia has toured the US and Europe playing original acoustic music, most recently opening for indie superstar Patrick Wolf in London, Ukraine, Germany and more across two continents. Buy Tickets

Octavia Spencer named Hasty Pudding’s 2017 Woman of the Year

theaterCongratulations to Octavia Spencer  who was named the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year 2017. She not only starred in one of my favorite movies The Help, but her pie scene in that movie is perhaps among my favorites ever. That movie earned her a well deserved 2012 Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award just to name a few. Past recipients of the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year include: Meryl Streep, Debbie Reynolds, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Dame Helen Mirren and most recently Kerry Washington.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the oldest theater organization in the country. Every year, the group honors a man and a woman who’ve made significant contributions to the entertainment world then, they roast the winners and host a parade in Harvard Square. Spencer will come to Harvard on January 26, 2017 to pick up her well deserved award.

Ryan Reynolds named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year 2017

ryan-reynolds-hasty-pudding-man-of-the-year-2017Earlier this month it was announced that Ryan Reynolds will be awarded the Hasty’s Pudding Man of the Year 2017. The producer and Golden Globe-nominated actor will come to Harvard Square to recieve his pudding pot on Friday, February 3. There’s no word on the theatrical group’s Woman of the Year award just yet.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the oldest theater organization in the country. Every year, the group honors a man and a woman who’ve made significant contributions to the entertainment world. Then, they roast the winners and host a parade in Harvard Square. Reynolds is the 51st recipient of the Man of the Year award, which was established in 1963.