5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Monday, May 16, 2022

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1 The Framingham Public Library is hosting a discussion called Inside the Squid tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom with Professor Kyung Hyun Kim.

“Anyone who has visited Korea in recent years has likely noticed that comedy variety shows are quite popular there. These Korean productions feature a pack of male performers standing around before a camera in a public space before dispersing to change into track suit uniforms and play silly playground games such as hide-and-seek, capture-the-flag, jump rope, rock-paper-scissors, wordplay, and pass-the-cellphone. Recently arrived on Netflix is Squid Game, a horror drama version of these Korean comedy shows. The nine-episode Korean drama-thriller strips away the veneer of comedy where grown-ups play children’s games. By instead fictively enrolling desperate men and women who are drowning from personal debts into literally deadly competitions derived from the same childhood games, Squid Game propels the Korean game show format into the dystopian world of neoliberal capitalism that it seeks to critique. This talk will discuss a range of topics from the success of Squid Game to Korea’s emergence as a global pop juggernaut,” said the library 

Kim is author of Hegemonic Mimicry: Korean Popular Culture of the 21st Century published by Duke University Press.

Register: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.

2. The Coburnville-Tripoli Neighborhood Association will hold its monthly meeting tonight at 7 at the Columbus Club on Fountain Street.

3. Margareth Shepard is holding her campaign kick-off for state representative today at 6:30 p.m. at Tropical Cafe on Hollis Street in Framingham.

4. CITY of FRAMINGHAM meeting (all are remote unless otherwise noted):

  • Framingham School Committee: Policy Subcommittee at 4:30 p.m.
  • Framingham City Council: Environment & Sustainability Subcommittee at 6 p.m.
  • Framingham City Council Finance Subcommittee at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Traffic Commission at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Strategic Initiative & Financial Oversight Committee at 7 p.m.

5. FLYERS IN ACTION:

  • Framingham High Baseball at Wellesley High at 3:45 p.m.
  • Flyers softball hosts Wellesley at Winch Field at the high school at 3:45 p.m.
  • Girls tennis hosts Milton High at Bowditch Field courts at 3:45 p.m.
  • Boys tennis travels to Milton for a match against the Wildcats at 3:45 p.m.

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