Weekend Picks: Tough Guys And A Beekeeper

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Joining us with her suggestions on what to do this weekend is Hilary Hughes, music and arts editor of dig Boston.

What: Classic Tough Guys series

Where: Brattle Theater, 40 Cambridge St., Cambridge

When: August 10-12. Full schedule here.

Price: $6.75 - $12

More: The series opens with "Get Carter" and "Point Blank" tomorrow. They're showing "Dirty Harry" and "Shaft" on Saturday, and then "The Getaway" and "The Mechanic" on Sunday.

They're all double features and all movies are being screened at a theater that serves beer, which is only appropriate for a tough guy marathon.

What: "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde"

Where: Virginia Wimberly Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St, Boston

When: August 11-26.

Price: Tickets start at $18

More: The play is produced by the local company Bad Habit Productions, and it's the first of  six shows they are doing this season that explore the theme of"Sex and Politics."

"Gross Indecency" was written by Moises Kaufman, who's best known for "The Laramie Project."

Kaufman pulled quotes from the transcripts of the trials of and from correspondence and interviews with Oscar Wilde, so this really a unique and more personal take on the downfall of one of the 19th century's most prolific writers.

Anthony's Pick

What: Buckwheat Zydeco

Where: The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St, Natick

When: August 10 at 8:00 p.m.

Price: $30

WhatLady Lamb the Beekeeper & Moe Pope

Where: Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Avenue, Allston

When: August 11, Doors at 8 PM; Show at 9 PM

Price: $15.50

More:  Lady Lamb the Beekeeping is the stage moniker of Aly Spaltro. She's a singer/songwriter originally from Brunswick, Maine, but Boston considers her one of its own because she has an avid fan base here and plays frequently at our venues.

This segment aired on August 9, 2012.


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