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On The Town - On Campus

Second Annual MIT Off-line Poetry Slam

Kresge Auditorium. April 20, 7 p.m. Champion slam poet Lisa King hosts, with a special surprise guest. Contestants compete by reading their own original poetry. Poetry must be less than three minutes long, and slammers are not allowed to use any props but may read from printed copy. Judges for the competition are selected randomly from the audience. The lottery for participants will be held at 6:20 p.m.; participants should bring at least five poems to perform. Cash prizes ($100 and $50) will be awarded to two finalists. Sponsored by the MIT Program in Women's Studies, MIT Council for the Arts, and the DeFlorez Fund for Humor. Admision: $5, $2 other college students with ID, free for MIT students, faculty and staff with ID, high school students and younger. Information: 253-8844.

Music @ the Coffeehouse

Student Center (84 Massachusetts Ave.), third floor. 253-7972 or Rosemary W. McNaughton, e-mail

April 18

"The Three Bs." Bach, Beethoven and Bartok. Grant I. Ho '97 (violin), Andrew R. Newberg '97 (piano), Yukiko Ueno G (piano). Ho plays Bach's Unaccompanied Violin Sonata, No.1; Beethoven's Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 1 with Newberg, Bartok's Rhapsody for Violin and Piano, No. 1 with Ueno. 9 p.m.

April 21

Father Angg and the Burnt Fish Industry acousticisms. Robert J. Pensalfini G (linguistics and philosophy) plays all of the Father Angg and the Burnt Fish Industry classics, along with some new tunes and a selection of covers on his 11- to 12-string guitar. Australian crustacean acoustic grunge, not for the faint of heart. 7 p.m.

Lecture Series Committee

77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Information: 258-8881.


The latest horror/comedy movie from Wes Craven. Starring Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and Drew Barrymore. Friday, 7 and 10 p.m. in 26-100.

Cries and Whispers

Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Starring Liv Ullman, Harriet Andersson, and Ingrid Thulin. Agnes (Andersson) is dying and her two sisters return home to comfort her. 7:30 p.m. in 10-250.

Shallow Grave

Directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting). Three friends take in a new roommate, but they soon find him dead, and when they're gathering his remainings they find a large amount of cash. Instead of telling the police, they try to remove all evidence of his arrival so they can keep the momey for themselves. Sunday, 7 and 10 p.m. in 26-100.


Weird Romance

Kresge Little Theater, 48 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. April 1112, 8 p.m.; April 13, 2 p.m. Admission: $9, $8 for MIT faculty and staff and other students, $6 for MIT/Wellesley students (discount of $1/ticket for groups of 10 or more). Information: 253-6294. Musical Theatre Guild production of two one-act of "Speculative Fiction" musicals (The Girl Who Was Plugged In and Her Pilgrim Soul), set in the near future. Each story, using a character that is not quite human, presents a different perspective on that all-too human emotion, love. Music is by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid). Book by Alan Brennert with lyrics and additional book by David Spencer.

Patience (or Bunthorne's Bride)

MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players production. La Sala. April 18-20, April 24-26. 8 p.m. (and 2 p.m. on April 26). Tickets: $9, $8 for MIT community and other students, $7 for senior citizens and children, $6 for MIT/Wellesley students, $1 discount for groups of 10 or more. Info: 253-0190 or e-mail