Hot Off the T: Politics, Lizards and More
Five things to do in Boston this weekend.
- Interested in the music business? “Unplugged & Uncensored: An Insider’s Guide to the Music Industry” is a symposium about music and the music business. Anyone interested in recording their own music are welcome to join the discussion noon Saturday at the Boston Center for Adult Education. Tickets are $55. Take the Orange Line to Tufts Medical Center and walk nine minutes to the center.
- As protests in Syria intensify, news and art from the conflict has been hard to come by. One notable exception is “Beeshu,” a biting critique of the Syrian regime. The short film’s creators worked anonymously in a Damascus basement to finish the movie. Uploaded to the web, it went viral. You can catch the U.S. premiere of “Beeshu” 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the AIC Center. Take the Orange Line to Back Bay and walk 11 minutes to the center.
- We’re in the teeth of the Republican presidential primaries, and there’s been a lot of talk about the role of government and religion in the public sphere. Join author and retired Episcopal priest Frederick Stecker for “The Podium, The Pulpit and The Republicans: How Presidential Candidates Use Religious Language in American Political Debate,” which covers how religion is used as political propaganda. The free talk starts at 1 p.m. at The Church of St. John the Evangelist. Take the Orange Line to Downtown Crossing and walk nine minutes to the church.
- Long before they became insurance pitchmen, geckos were considered by kids everywhere the coolest lizards ever. Learn more about the fascinating, cold-blooded critters at the Museum of Science’s latest exhibit, “Geckos: Tails to Toepads.” The exhibit opens on Sunday. Take the Orange Line to the Green Line to Science Park and walk five minutes to the museum.
- Maybe your kid isn’t so into lizards (they can be icky, after all). Anyone looking for a sweeter alternative can try Family Movie Sunday at the Boston Public Library’s central branch. This week’s flick is “Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses.” The show starts 2 p.m. Sunday. Take the Orange Line to Back Bay and walk five minutes to the library.