Weekend Picks: Tough Guys And A BeekeeperPlay
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.
What: Buckwheat Zydeco
Where: The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St, Natick
When: August 10 at 8:00 p.m.
What: Lady Lamb the Beekeeper & Moe Pope
Where: Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Avenue, Allston
When: August 11, Doors at 8 PM; Show at 9 PM
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.