Below is a list of some of the coolest events in the Boston Metro Area for the second week of the May Calendar Month. If you are interested in reading about additional events in Boston or you’d like to hear about updates to this list as new events are added, you may want to read the blog I have recently started. Remarkable Boston Events is still in the maintenance process, but dozens of new events are being added everyday, so I encourage you to subscribe to the blog or save the link and check back frequently.
You may also benefit from reading the other articles in the May Events in Boston, MA Series which are titled:
*Things to Do in Boston Metro: May 1-8 Events
*Things to Do in Boston Metro: May 16-22 Events
*Things to Do in Boston Metro: May 23-31 Events
*Things to Do in Boston With Kids: May Calendar Month
And now for the list of cool Boston events for the second week in May.
Made in Mass. Free Film Series Presents The Lost Son of Havana
Monday, May 10, 2010
Boston Public Library, Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston St. Boston 02116
The Lost Son of Havana, a documentary aabout Luis Tiant, former Pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, will show at Boston Public Library as part of the Made in Massachusetts Free Film Series. The film was directed by Jonathon Hock and produced by Kris Meyer, of Quincy. Filmmakers and/or cast members will be present to answer questions following the presentation.
Author Piper Kerman Discusses “Orange is the New Black
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St. Brookline 02446
Orange is the New Black is a story of Piper Kerman’s personal experience in a women’s prison. Hear her discuss it at Brookline Booksmith on May 11.
Cambridge Forum Discussion WithThe Onion
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
First Parish Church, 3 Church St. Harvard Square, Cambridge
Representatives from The Onion will discuss “Comedy’s Creative Power to Persuade” as part of the Cambridge Forum Public Radio Program Series which is recorded live in Harvard Square weekly.
Comedian Dom Irrera at The Wilbur
Friday, May 14, 2010
The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston 02116
Dom Irrera has been nominated six times for an American Comedy Award and has too many hot items on his resume to possibly list. One Night Stand(HBO), Command Performance(HBO) and Full Frontal Comedy(Showtime) are only a few of the Stand Up Specials and Series he is recognized for. Irrera has also performed on practically all of the major later night shows such as Leno, Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jon Stewart as well as The View and Oprah. The list goes on and I could continue but wouldn’t you rather just see him live? Get tickets at Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000.
Emerging America Performing Arts Festival
Friday May 14 through Sunday, May 16, 2010
Various Locations in Boston and Cambridge
Brought to you by A.R.T. American Repertory Theater, Huntington Theatre Company and Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, the Emerging America 3-day festival will showcase the latest work in American Contemporary Theater. For details, refer to the
Schedules of Events, which vary by day and are distributed among three Boston and Cambridge performance venues. A kickoff festival, parade and party is planned for Sunday, May 2nd to coincide with Harvard Business Association’s annual Mayfair Event. Emerging America Festival
Saturday, May 15, 2010
4pm to 8:30pm
Clay Center for Science and Technology, 20 Newton Street, Brookline,02445
The Clay Center for Science and Technology and the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston bring you the annual opportunity to learn about astronomy and have a lot of fun at the same time. Astronomy Day has indoor and outdoor activities good for all ages; everyone is welcome. The day is packed full of really cool events and exhibits, some of which include:
*Hot air balloon rides
*Safe telescope viewing of the sun
*Night telescope viewing of the moon, planets and stars
*Aexeous the Robot
*Laser Light Show
Families are encouraged to register beforehand or at the door to be eligible for door prizes. Free souvenirs will also be handed out to the first 300 children to attend Astronomy Day.
VIP Event with Bobby Orr
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Location to be announced
Boston area, MA
Sports Images, Inc. is bringing Number 4, Bobby Orr to a mystery location in Boston for a special meet and greet. Not much is being revealed about this rare opportunity, but the event website says the location will be disclosed to VIP ticket holders only. Upon first reading this, one might be led to think there are general non-VIP ticket holders as well, but after rereading the elusive details 10 or so times I’ve come to the conclusion that all of the event *tickets* are VIP and there are apparently 250 of them available. Meaning it appears that there are three packages one can purchase in relation to this event but only one of them allow you to actually attend the meet and greet. Details are available here but may be somewhat elusive so those interested should also call the corporate office ((781) 938-4340 extension 219 or 214) to inquire further. The
event website also has left only vague information about what exactly will take place at this Bobby Orr event but it does look like true Number 4, Bobby Orr fans with money to spend can make out with some extremely valuable collectors items.
Comedian and Actor Jay Mohr at The Wilbur
Saturday, May 15, 2010
The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St. Boston 02116
Jay Mohr, Comedian and Actor, will perform at The Wilbur Theatre on May 19. From stage work doing impressions on Saturday Night Live to film roles like Jerry Maguire, Picture Perfect and Pay it Forward, Jay Mohr has built up quite the versatile repertoire. You might also recognize him as Executive Producer and Host of Last Comic Standing or as Professor Rick Payne on the CBS Series, Ghost Whisperer. The man has talent. Go see him in actions. Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000.
This is only a handful of the many events taking place in Boston during the May Calendar Month. Check out my blog, Remarkable Boston Events, where I will regularly post additional events as they come to my attention.