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11/10: Three for free

Posted by Courtney Hollands  November 10, 2008 02:19 PM

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3free_logo.gif Pinching pennies? Chic but cheap? We understand. Here are three free events this week for your going out pleasure.

All week

- 'Made in America' @ the International Poster Gallery: This is the last week to check out Chicago-based printer Charles Mather's motivational work posters from the Roaring Twenties at the International Poster Gallery. The prints, which were designed to inspire factory workers and warn them against laziness and practical jokes, are vivid, graphic, and interesting social commentary against the backdrop of today's economic downturn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Saturday.

Wednesday, November 12

- 'Innovation in Hollywood' @ the Museum of Science: Can you imagine the sexy, trippy "Moulin Rouge" in black and white? What would "The Darjeeling Limited" be without the flowery, vivid colors of India? Author and Globe columnist Scott Kirsner stops by the Museum of Science tonight to talk about Technicolor, VCRs, and other technology that changed the movie industry. Film buffs and tech geeks should mark their calendars. Kirsner will be signing copies of his book — "Inventing the Movies" — after the discussion. Seating is limited. 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 16

- elodieO @ the Beehive: How can you not love a singer whose name sounds like a refrain in "Old McDonald's Farm"? The French electronic artist and chanteuse breathes Nico-like vocals over down-tempo beats. elodieO will perform songs from her new album "Stubborn," which features collaborations with Brazilian Girls Jesse Murphy and Aaron Johnston. Get ready to chill out. 8 p.m.

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["Gee, Dorthy, I'm so glad this movie's in Technicolor. Otherwise we'd never find the Emerald City." / Credit: Handout photo]

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