a bleak, bleak week in the US, Laser Orgians. With the economy
taking a nose-dive and the threat of double-dip recession (which sounds
more like JP Licks flavor of the month than a real thing but, woefully,
it is the latter) it is time to distract our burdened minds with some
finally here. People count down to this for months. As soon as the
weather starts to change, it's fresh in everyone's minds -- the ritual,
the camaraderie, the friends and families gathering together, all to
celebrate overlarge cartilaginous fish with rows and rows of
flesh-ripping teeth. Yes, ladies and gentlemen: it's Shark Week
of the best things in life are free, and I don't mean the taste of new
toothpaste or laughing with friends. Sure, those are great, but that
warm fuzzy feeling we call happiness can be achieved with more creative
ways, like scoring free Slurpee's, learning how to make art out of trash
and attending a sand sculpture festival.
since the weather looks absolutely atrocious today through Wednesday
and completely uncertain thereafter, Laser Orgy has provided you with a
variety of indoor-outdoor events. And they're kind of all over the
place. Art enthusiasts, Repo
devotees, water-gun warriors, puppet fanatics, political satirists, and
bacon lovers rejoice -- this week, we've got something for you.
you found last week's events too high-minded and cultural,
then do we have news for you! This week's, we give you a multitude of events ranging from trashy to flashy ... and also, curiously, an unusual number of
opportunities to dress up in ridiculous costumes: there's a renaissance
fair, a pirate crawl, a J-pop concert, and the Pride Idol show.
For a sunny week in the end of May, this week's events are spectacularly
morbid. It's jam-packed with many a celebration of gorey fun, from book
events to film screenings to marches and parties celebrating the
And now, for some nerd-inspired slam poetry:This is for the nerds who want to get involved with humanoid robots but never had a chance to go to a workshop! This is for the people who have had to rewind their videos because whoever rented it before them didn't!This is for the zombies that got autopsied without donating their bodies to science!
forecast: high chance of coolness all week in the MIT area, with a lull
Wednesday and Thursday to get ready for an action-packed weekend of
goth nights, video games, and movie screenings. Be sure to get tickets to PAX East soon -- time is running out fast. Also, if you've ever heard of a little thing called Lord of the Rings, the Conference On Middle-Earth is revived and happening March 26.
Nobody at the Brattle applauded for the credits. The party host,
attired in the manner of a Dharma Initiative scientist, who'd been dispensing
raffle and trivia prizes during the commercial breaks, strongly advised
everyone not to stick around for the (terrible) Jimmy Kimmel post-show, and go
home. The mood felt rather glum, and I knew why.
It may be Star Wars Day everywhere else, but tonight in Harvard Square, it's Zombie Day: Anyone looking to catch a sneak preview of George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead
would do well to shuffle down to the Brattle Theatre tonight. In anticipation of its May 28 theatrical release (note that you can already catch this sixth installment of the "Dead" series in a number of places online), the Grandfather of the
Zombie Film will be on hand to introduce his movie -- and if that isn't enough to peel you zombie fans off the couch, I'm not sure anything will.
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