5 Funny Females

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 5 Funny Females™, www.5funnyfemales.com , a national touring stand-up comedy show with a line-up of the most talented up and coming female comedians across the United States which was created and hosted by Susan Alexander, www.susanalexandershow.com in 2005. Susan Alexander began her stand-up comedy career in San Francisco. Her comedy is outrageous and entertaining covering topics from her Korean mom to celebrity gossip. Susan appeared in the Friars Club: So You Think You Can Roast? TV pilot roasting George Takei. Her stand-up has been featured on Rooftop Comedy, Comedy Time and WEtv. Susan is the co-host/creator of The Denial Show, a weekly web series calling out celebrities in denial. She is regularly featured on Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, Beverly Hills, New Jersey, New York and Orange County Social Edition shows. Susan is based in New York City. 5 Funny Females feature the funniest variety of female comedians from NYC, Boston, ABC, Bravo, Comedy Central, NBC and VH1. Tuesday, August 19th- 7:30pm
Hosted by Susan Alexander
Jessie Baade – Nick at Night’s Funniest Mom Contest
Dana Cairns – Chicago Women’s Funny Festival
Selena Coppock – VH1, New Rules for Blondes
Sam Johnson – Women’s Improv Group
Kelly MacFarland – ABC, NBC, Comedy Central Wednesday, August 20th – 7:30 PM 5 Funny Females feature the funniest variety of female comedians from NYC, Boston, ABC, Bravo, Comedy Central, NBC and VH1.
Hosted by Susan Alexander
Ellen Moschetto – Rooftop Comedy
Lillian DeVane – Ladies and Nerds
Julie Kitayama – Women of Color in Comedy
Kendra Cunningham – SNL, Jimmy Fallon
Bethany Van Delft – Comedy Central, TV Guide Network



08/19/14 - 08/20/14

$20/$25



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Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Glass Fusing Adult/Child

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult/Child Course taught by Michel L’Huillier
Using pre-cut colored glass pieces, glass powders, frits and stringers participants will create a small project such as a plate, bowl, fused necklace or name plate. Registration is for two.



08/20/14

Tuition: $90.00
Early Registration: $90.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2015)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AW147374&sem=40

New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



Night Ranger

Presented by Zeiterion Performing Arts Center at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

80's rock legends Night Ranger will bring their signature brand of feel-good rock n' roll to the Zeiterion stage on Wednesday, August 20th! The thirty-year rock veterans are touring the US to support their new album "High Road". Don't miss the chance to see the band that brought you "Sister Christian" and "(You Can Still) Rock In America".



08/20/14

$35-$45



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Zeiterion Performing Arts Center - 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740



Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concerts

Presented by City of Boston at City Hall Plaza

R&B, funk, and soul music legends Tavares, the Fab Four stylings of Beatlejuice, a dance night with Stardust, and the classic sounds of Charlie Thomas’ Drifters will entertain music fans of all ages as the Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series returns to City Hall Plaza from July 16 through August 20.

Now celebrating 42 years as Boston’s longest-running outdoor concert series, these performances bring four summer nights of great entertainment to this unique venue located in the heart of the city.

July 16 Tavares

July 23 Beatlejuice- a tribute to the Beatles

August 6 Stardust, decades of Dance from 60's through today

August 20 Charlie Thomas’ Drifters



07/16/14 - 08/20/14

Free



- http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/default.aspx?id=12691

City Hall Plaza - 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA, 02201



Thunder From Down Under

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Australia’s THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER® – the perfect girl's night outback – is an intimate performance that shows off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won't be able to resist!

Each sexy performer embodies a different female fantasy and brings it to life, turning your wildest dreams into reality. This isn't the type of show you just sit and watch - THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER is a fully interactive experience. The handsome blokes show off their dance moves, make their way through the crowd and even select a few lucky ladies to join in the fun on stage. Don't miss your chance to get up close and personal with these Aussie hunks! Critics, celebrities and fans from around the world rave that THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER is the best male revue show from the Las Vegas Strip!



08/21/14

Full price tickets are $30 and $40, with limited VIP seats available for $55. VIP tickets include premium seating in the first five rows. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=147

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Harborwalk Sounds: Oyinda + Bigfoot Wallace

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Nigerian-born and London-raised, singer/songwriter/producer Oyinda draws from both pop and the British electronica scene in hypnotic, emotionally complex tracks. A gripping live performer, Oyinda has a unique, cinematic storytelling style that envelops audiences. Last summer she released her first EP, Before the Fall. This summer she’ll be performing at Lollapalooza.

Bigfoot Wallace is a singer/songwriter/musician named Jon Hubbell from Chandler, Arizona, whose quiet, gentle style recalls Bon Iver and the Postal Service. His second and most recent album, Songs for the Larva, features songs about newness, home, love, and friendship.
 



08/21/14

Museum admission is always FREE during ICA Free Thursday Nights



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds/oyinda_bigfoot-wallace/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Fiddle Masters Concert

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

Top musicians from around the country have come to teach at Brian Wicklund's American Fiddle Camp. Together they put on a show of enormous talent. This year features fiddlers Brian Wicklund, Katie McNally, and Mia Friedman, cellist Ariel Friedman, and guitarist Flynn Cohen.  Learn more about these fiddlers at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/635714



08/21/14

$15 (general) or $10 (under 18, over 62, or WGBH members)



- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/635714



Star Dance School Summer Dance Camp

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

About our Summer Dance Camp: Our Summer Dance Boot Camp for children ages 5-17, filled with all kinds of fun and exciting dance classes, will help beginning students to gain self-confidence in dancing, and help the intermediate or advanced dancers to get the techinque and skills they need to move to the next level in their dance career. It is also a great opportunity for students to dance multiple times a day all week at a discounted rate, and for our Hip Hop/Breakdance dancers to get a chance to polish their moves and get ready for our Street Dance Crew Auditions starting September 1st, 2014! Healthy snacks will be provided every day. Full day students please bring a lunch. At the end of each week, a dance showcase will be performed for family and friends!



07/07/14 - 08/22/14

Early Bird Camp Registration starts March 5 and ends May 1st.



Early Bird Pricing (if purchased before May 1st, 2014):




1 week of full days (9am - 5pm) - $330.00

1 week of half days (9am-1pm, or 1pm-5pm) - $210.00

1 full day (9am-5pm) - $70.00


1 half day (9am - 1pm, or 1pm - 5pm) - $50.00







Regular Pricing (if purchased after May 1st, 2014):






1 full week of full days - $390.00

1 full week of half days - $250.00

1 full day - $90.00

1 half day - $70.00



- http://www.stardanceschool.com



Speakeasy Circus

Presented by Boston Circus Guild at OBERON

Celebrate the spirit of the roaring ‘20s with live music, glittering dancers, and jaw-dropping circus spectacle.

Get dolled up in your finest threads and put on your dancing shoes! Join as the A.R.T.’s OBERON is transformed into the Oberon Social Club, a hot new speakeasy guaranteed to liven up the scene. The cool cats and dapper dames from the Boston Circus Guild will amaze you with phenomenal acts, including acrobatic feats of strength, astounding juggling, high-energy hooping, titillating burlesque, and glamorous aerial performances, all set to the sounds of the hippest electro swing and jazz in Boston.

Enter the underground cabaret and get front row seats to a spectacular show both on and offstage. Seedy thugs mingle with drunken socialites, flappers dance their cares away, and the band keeps the joint jumpin'. Through it all, the club's proprietor will have to make deals with bootlegging gangsters, keep away from the fuzz, and manage one sassy diva. Will he be able to balance his unstable partnership with an unsavory crime boss and his dream of having the coolest club around? Will the business of the underworld be too much for him? Wild times are sure to ensue!

Two shows every night! Following the late show, stay for a swingin’ dance party that goes until 1:00 am.



05/23/14 - 08/22/14

Table seats: $45
Mezzanine booth seats: $35
Stools: $35
Standing room: $25



- http://www.bostoncircusguild.com/speakeasy

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Kingston Trio

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Known for their role in the folk revival of the early 60’s, their iconic takes on traditional folk classics like “Tom Dooley” and for their trademark three-part harmonies, The Kingston Trio returns to Rockport for an unforgettable evening of vintage folk classics. Featuring the talents of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty, the Trio will perform beloved hits like “M.T.A,” “Worried Man,” “Greenback Dollar” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”



08/22/14

$68 $58 $49



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Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Pitter Patter Puppets

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

Perfect for ages 2-6 and great fun for ages 7-100!

Puppeteer Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive, and extremely funny.



06/27/14 - 08/22/14

Tickets: $8.00
Tickets are General Admission and seating is first come, first served. We recommend arriving a half hour before show time to be able to choose seating.



- http://www.caperep.org/2014season/shows/pitter-patter-puppets

Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



The Irish Rovers

Presented by Spectacle Management at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

 After nearly 50 years of the road, The Irish Rovers are ready to say Farewell to Rovin' with one final performance on Cape Cod on Friday, August 22 at 7:30pm at Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis. Raise a glass and sing along as the Irish Rovers perform all your favorites!



08/22/14

Tickets for The Irish Rovers are $47 and go on sale May 30 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased at(617) 531-1257 and at www.caryhallshows.com. There are no additional fees to order tickets by phone or online.



- http://spectacleshows.com/

Barnstable Performing Arts Center - 744 West Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02661



Cinderella

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

The washing and waxing and scrubbing have been finished, but Cinderella's gown is ruined and her Stepmother and stepsisters have already left for the ball! Will the Fairy Godmother arrive in time? The mice seem to think so.... Join us and find out!



08/22/14

$12.00 Inner Circle, $10.00 All Other Seats



- http://www.nsmt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=222&Itemid=1603

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



Young At Art Camp

Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts

Young at Art Camp is designed specifically for ages 4-5..  It runs 9 weeks, from June 23 through August 22.  You may enroll for one or more weeks.

Young at Art includes age appropriate, creative, hands-on art and music activities each day.  Every day also includes ample time for snack and outside play.  Each group is lead by two experienced teachers and one or two counselors, depending on enrollment.  THere is never mroe than 15 children for three staff.  

See more details at :  http://www.acarts.org/yaa.php

 

 



06/24/14 - 08/22/14

$180 members, $200 nonmembers/week



- http://www.acarts.org/yaa.php

Arlington Center for the Arts - 41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



JCC Kid’s Choice End of Summer Vacation Program

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Children in grades K-6 can choose from a variety of activities including swimming, sports, cooking and rock climbing at the JCC Kid's Choice End of Summer Vacation Program. Special highlights include arts and crafts festival, field day, miniature golf field trip, nature scavenger hunt and Shabbat Family Feud. Come for one day or as many days as you would like.



08/18/14 - 08/22/14

Early registration savings for registering before August 1. Cost $120-145 per day, JCC member cost $100-125 per day.



- http://www.bostonjcc.org/schoolvacations

Leventhal-Sidman JCC - 333 Nahanton Street, Newton Centre, MA, 02459



29th Annual Free Friday Flicks at DCR’s Hatch Shell

Presented by Department of Conservation and Recreation at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) present the 29th Annual Free Friday Flicks movie series at DCR’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston! Movies this summer include Frozen, Monsters University, Despicable Me 2, The Goonies, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2, Men In Black 3, The Lego Movie, and Beetlejuice. For full schedule click here.

Free Friday Flicks is a summertime tradition in Boston, attracting thousands of movie-goers to enjoy family-oriented feature length movies under the stars all summer long at DCR’s Hatch Shell in Boston! Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic, and watch a movie with family and friends on Friday night for free! Movies begin at sundown, but arrive early to grab your spot on the lawn and enjoy free food samples, games, and giveaways with WBZ NewsRadio 1030 – the fun starts at 6pm with WBZ’s Morgan White Jr!

 



06/20/14 - 08/22/14

FREE



- http://boston.cbslocal.com/flicks/

DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade - 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA, 02108



Wavelengths: Hooray for Earth

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

MUSIC

Wavelengths: Hooray for Earth

 

Hooray for Earth emerged in Boston in 2005, finding a following before relocating to New York. Widely praised, their full-length debut True Loves accomplishes the unlikely trick, exemplified by 1990s bands like Depeche Mode and Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, of infusing synth pop with just enough darkness to undercut its sweetness but retain a victorious, infectious optimism.



08/22/14

$15 members + students
$20 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/wavelengths/hooray-for-earth/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers

Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

Best known for his tenure fronting the J. Geils Band, singer Peter Wolf was born and raised in the Bronx, and came from a family active in show business. His father was a dancer, song plugger, disc jockey, and singer of light opera; his mother, an organizer for the civil rights and labor movements, was a teacher for inner-city children in the Bronx. Wolf's earliest passion was painting, and he was accepted on a scholarship to the Museum of Modern Art's Special Studies for Children, and later to the High School of Music and Art, just blocks from the Apollo Theater, where the young Wolfwould made weekly visits. Seeing performers like Jackie Wilson, Dinah Washington, Otis Redding, and James Brown sparked his early interest in blues and R&B. After graduating from high school, he hitchhiked through the Midwest; in Chicago, he became involved in a couple of blues and folk music societies while studying painting at the University of Chicago. While there, he visited the South Side blues clubs, drawing influences from the musicians he saw there. 



08/22/14

$39 in advance / $139 premium / $45 day of concert
Children age 12 and under are admitted free.



- http://lowellsummermusic.org/page.php?wpage=root/eventdetail.htm&Event=LSMS-E40557

Boarding House Park - 40 French Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Oz with Orchestra at Tanglewood

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

The Wizard of Oz was a technical marvel for the MGM studio in the late 1930s. MGM has stunningly re-mastered this timeless classic, and in this version, produced by John Goberman, the brilliantly restored images are accompanied by a the Boston Pops playing entirely new transcriptions of Harold Arlen's brilliant lost scores. Hearing Judy Garland's original 1939 vocals backed by lush, live orchestration, will transport children and adults alike. With this presentation of The Wizard of Oz on the big screen, moviegoers will be treated to the Oscar-winning film as it has never been experienced before.



08/22/14

$22-$121



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Frog Eyes / PS I Love You

Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939

Victoria, British Columbia, quartet Frog Eyes are the antithesis of its quiet Canadian village. Utilizing the carnival atmosphere of Rain Dogs-era Tom Waits, the frenetic energy of vintage Cramps, and the diabolical scheming of pre-Murder Ballads Nick Cave, the post-punk collective created an atmosphere of psychedelic unease with its 2002 full-length debut, The Bloody Hand.

Lead singer Carey Mercer, who mined similar territories in his previous group, Blue Pine, leads the indie rock ensemble, which also includes his wife, Melanie Campbell; Grayson Walker; and Michael Rak. In 2003, after the critical success of The Bloody Hand, the group released the enigmatic Golden River on the Animal World label, resulting in another flurry of raves and a newly minted fan base. They signed to Absolutely Kosher the following year and released their strongest record to date, the volatile and charismatic Folded Palm, as well as the lo-fi acoustic EP Ego Scriptor. Other records include Tears of the Valedictorian (2007) and Paul's Tomb: A Triumph (2010). In 2014, the band issued the appropriately titled Carey's Cold Spring, a nine-track collection of new material that reflected Mercer's recent throat cancer diagnosis, as well as the passing of his father.



08/22/14

$12 General Admission



- http://www.cafe939.com/events/

The Red Room at Cafe 939 - 939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215



Redbird

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Redbird is both the name of an album and of a loose affiliation of four American songwriters that began to take shape during a common tour experience. In early 2003, Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, and Peter Mulvey toured together in England as an Americana triple-bill. England is a small country and the drives were not long, and it developed that in the afternoons after checking into their hotel rooms they’d pull up chairs, plug in the electric tea kettle, uncase their guitars, and start playing songs. Any song, if it was good, and they hadn’t already played it, and they knew the first few lines. Old or new songs, written by other people mostly, jazz ballads or country crooners, blues or Bowie, the Beatles or anything else, all the late greats and plenty of neither, anything as long as it had the right spirit. Something like a poker game played without hard money, and everyone pushing their little pile of strange coins and trinkets, pocketknife or compass, to the middle of the table to be reckoned.



08/20/14 - 08/22/14

Non-members $35/ Members $33



- http://www.passim.org/club/redbird-9

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Mark Poulin as Roy Orbison

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Mark Poulin has been performing his Roy Orbison tribute for over 15 years. He performs his own concerts and works with many tribute shows in New England and nationally. His rendition of Roy visually and vocally are eerily accurate. "When we heard you sing for the first time, we were dumbfounded. Who could possibly sound like Roy Orbison? Not that we didn't think you could do it, but who the hell can sing like Roy? Well, my friend, you did." We got home I broke out my Roy CD's and compared. Babe?? "You Got It." Pun Intended." - A fan.



08/22/14

$22 (Students/Seniors $21, Members $19, Children Under 12 $11)



- http://www.amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=2364

Amazing Things Art Center - 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA, 01702



LIGHT MINUS ZERO – Photography by Rick Macomber

Presented by Clock Tower Gallery

DP/Director and photojournalist Rick Macomber is the winner of four prestigious Emmy Awards, nominated for eight Emmys in Videography and Editing and ten time first place winner for the Boston Press Photographers’ Association.  His coverage of the Cambodian refugee camps in Thailand for CBS Boston has won him a prestigious Boston Press Photographers “Best of Show” award. He has also won a Parents’ Choice award for his production of a “How To” video for children called “YOUR NEW KITTY,” which was hosted by his own two daughters. In addition Rick Macomber has covered the nightlife scene with access to some of the world’s best rock bands like Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, U2… the list goes on. Rick has interviewed three US presidents and countless Hollywood and sports celebrities for CBS as well. Rick has also covered major breaking news stories around the globe such as the horror of 9-11 from Ground Zero in NYC and the 50th Anniversary of D-Day from the beaches of Normandy, France. These days Rick is shooting with HD cameras creating short films and stockpiling digital still images.



07/25/14 - 08/22/14

Free



- http://www.winthropculturalcouncil.org



Frog Eyes/PS I Love You/Skinny Bones

Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Red Room at Cafe 939

Victoria, British Columbia, quartet Frog Eyes are the antithesis of its quiet Canadian village. Utilizing the carnival atmosphere of Rain Dogs-era Tom Waits, the frenetic energy of vintage Cramps, and the diabolical scheming of pre-Murder Ballads Nick Cave, the post-punk collective created an atmosphere of psychedelic unease with its 2002 full-length debut, The Bloody Hand.

Lead singer Carey Mercer, who mined similar territories in his previous group, Blue Pine, leads the indie rock ensemble, which also includes his wife, Melanie Campbell; Grayson Walker; and Michael Rak. In 2003, after the critical success of The Bloody Hand, the group released the enigmatic Golden River on the Animal World label, resulting in another flurry of raves and a newly minted fan base. They signed to Absolutely Kosher the following year and released their strongest record to date, the volatile and charismatic Folded Palm, as well as the lo-fi acoustic EP Ego Scriptor. Other records include Tears of the Valedictorian (2007) and Paul's Tomb: A Triumph (2010). In 2014, the band issued the appropriately titled Carey's Cold Spring, a nine-track collection of new material that reflected Mercer's recent throat cancer diagnosis, as well as the passing of his father.

PS I Love You is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2006 in Kingston. The band is signed to Canadian independent record label Paper Bag Records. The band is a duo, with Paul Saulnier on vocals/guitar/bass pedals and Benjamin Nelson on drums.



08/22/14

$12



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=a508a56ab329ed4334532ca3682358a9

The Red Room at Cafe 939 - 939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215



Calamity #7

Presented by Calamity Co Dance at Third Life Studio

Calamity Co Dance presents Calamity #7, a modern and pop art variety show full of dance, music, comedy, and visual art. It’ll be a night of silliness, friendship, snacks, engaging, and collaborative art. Come get to know the artists and their work in a casual environment, then join in the dance party that will inevitably end the evening.

Visit www.calamitycodance.com for an updated list of the artists who will be participating.



08/22/14

$10, or  if you are BDA or bring a snack to share



- www.calamitycodance.com

Third Life Studio - 33 Union Square, Somerville, MA, 02143



Aviation Day Storytime

Presented by World's Only Curious George Store at World's Only Curious George Store

Up, up, and away: it’s Aviation Day! Come by to read stories about flying: with wings, in planes, every which way! And after stories, don’t forget to pick up a special activity packet full of coloring fun.



08/22/14

Free



- http://thecuriousgeorgestore.com/blog/events/2014-08/

World's Only Curious George Store - 1 JFK St., Cambridge, MA, 02138



Speakeasy Circus

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

Get dolled up in your finest threads and put on your dancing shoes! Join us as we transform A.R.T.’s OBERON into the Oberon Social Club, a hot new speakeasy guaranteed to liven up the scene. The cool cats and dapper dames from the Boston Circus Guild will amaze you with phenomenal acts, including acrobatic feats of strength, astounding juggling, high-energy hooping, titillating burlesque, and glamorous aerial performances, all set to the sounds of the hippest electroswing and jazz in Boston.

Enter our underground cabaret and get front row seats to a spectacular show both on and offstage. Seedy thugs mingle with drunken socialites, flappers dance their cares away, and the band keeps the joint jumpin'. Through it all, our club's proprietor will have to make deals with bootlegging gangsters, keep away from the fuzz, and manage one sassy diva. Will he be able to balance his unstable partnership with an unsavory crime boss and his dream of having the coolest club around? Will the business of the underworld be too much for him? Wild times are sure to ensue!

 



08/22/14

Tickets from $25



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OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



"Sir George and the Dragon" by Pumpernickel Puppets

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

 Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you'll meet Zelda the babysitter, a silly bat, Sir George and his clumsy dog, and of course the lovable dragon. Will Sir George slay the dragon? Not to worry, everything ends happily in this fun show.

August 23 (Saturday) | 10:30am & 1:00pm



08/23/14

$12 general/$8 members



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



The Fab Four

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute. The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude", the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. 

Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. The Fab Four is truly the Ultimate tribute.

Indian Ranch offers music lovers a chance to see some of the greatest country, roots rock, classic rock and pop bands steps from Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. Nestled between pine trees, the amphitheater offers the ability to see the stage from anywhere in the audience. Additional shows will be announced soon.  For more information, visit www.indianranch.com



08/23/14

Tickets range in price from $25-$60 and are now on-sale through IndianRanch.com, the Indian Ranch Box office, Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Currently the hours are Monday through Thursday: 9AM to 5PM, Friday: 9AM to 8PM, Saturday and Sunday: 10AM to 5PM (open to 8:30 if there is an evening show).



- http://www.indianranch.com/ai1ec_event/the-fab-four?instance_id=263

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Erik Griffin

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Fans of the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics” instantly recognize Erik Griffin as the show’s iconic series regular Montez. Most recently, his debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, was released and his Comedy Central Presents Half-Hour Stand-Up Special premiered this year. Erik also tours the country headlining popular comedy clubs and colleges every weekend.



08/21/14 - 08/23/14

Thursday- $20/$30



Friday & Saturday- $25/$35



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Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Lost Bayou Ramblers

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

 Foot-stomping zydeco collides with fist-pumping rock ‘n’ roll when the Lost Bayou Ramblers joins us from Louisiana with a modern edge on traditional Cajun music. Opening for Arcade Fire this spring, the band’s latest album, Mammoth Waltz (featuring Dr. John and Scarlett Johannson), earned a Grammy nomination for its primal grit.



08/23/14

Foot-stomping zydeco collides with fist-pumping rock ‘n’ roll when the Lost Bayou Ramblers joins us from Louisiana with a modern edge on traditional Cajun music. Opening for Arcade Fire this spring, the band’s latest album, Mammoth Waltz (featuring Dr. John and Scarlett Johannson), earned a Grammy nomination for its primal grit.



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=925

MASS MoCA - 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA, 01247



The Light in the Piazza

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

Book by Craig Lucas • Music by Adam Guettel
Directed by William Roudebush • Musical Direction by Scott Storr

It is 1953 and Margaret Johnson is touring Tuscany with her beautiful daughter, Clara. Clara’s hat, taken in a gust of wind, falls at the feet of handsome young Florentine, Fabrizio. As this fateful, romantic encounter grows into love, Margaret must decide whether revealing the truth will rob her daughter of happiness. This fresh, romantic score is critically acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in musical theater and won seven Tonys in 2005.



07/29/14 - 08/23/14

$30 Regular seating
$35 Center seating
Group rates and Student Rush tickets available, call the box office for information.



- http://www.caperep.org/2014season/shows/light-piazza

Cape Rep Indoor Theater - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



Dana Fuchs

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

“Imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin backed by a higher-energy version of the late-’60s Rolling Stones…Rock’n'roll doesn’t get any better.” -- Stereophile Magazine

Whether playing the title role in the hit Janis Joplin musical “Love, Janis,” or taking a turn as Sadie in the highly acclaimed Beatles movie, Across the Universe, Fuchs’ talent and charisma are undeniable. She returns to the stage after the release of her 2013 album, Bliss Avenue. This third album from Fuchs shoots for the stars, runs with fans’ expectations and channels the blues, while simultaneously defying them.



08/23/14



- http://www.natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



25th Anniversary Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park

Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

This summertime event will be celebrating its 25th year featuring the Cape Symphony under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Eldredge Field in Orleans and will feature special guest performers, guest conductor and an official commemorative painting by a Cape Cod artist. Please visit http://artsfoundation.org/pops-park-tickets for more information.

 

 

 

Photo credit - William F. Pomeroy

 

 



08/23/14

$25-$50; One child age 10 or under is admitted at no charge with one paid Lawn Ticket.



- http://artsfoundation.org/pops-in-the-park



Berlioz, Rachmaninoff and Respighi

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

BERLIOZ - Roman Carnival Overture

RACHMANINOFF - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

RESPIGHI - Roman Festivals; Fountains of Rome; Pines of Rome



08/23/14

$20-$94



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



REVEALED: Portraits from Beneath One’s Surface

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

REVEALED is an exploration of self - a glimpse into the spiritual expressions and personal beliefs of the participants that uncovers what lies beneath the surface in each of us. The REVEALED Project demonstrates both our singular uniqueness and the common thread we share with one another. Each expression is revealed in a simple wooden box.

Photographer Scott Indermaur and filmmaker, Christian de Rezendes, combine their artistry in this 42 minute film about the photography project. REVEALED: Personal Visions of Transformation and Discovery is a fine art hard-cover book containing 123 REVEALED subjects from around the country. This book is a beautiful and insightful 9″x12″ 128 page book. It also contains images never released before. Join the creators of these two compelling and articulate visual conversations for a screening of the film and a talk back with the artists.

 



08/23/14

$15.00 General Seating



- http://www.newburyportacting.org



Britt Connors CD Release, Amy Regan opens

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Singer/Songwriter Britt (Sawdon) Connors, born and raised in West Boylston, MA, is hard at work preparing to release her second album, a follow-up to to her acclaimed 2010 release “The Bad Side of Good”. For the past decade, Britt has been honing her craft as a songwriter while building a loyal following and performing at some of the top venues in the Boston area. In the past few years, Britt has performed at renowned Boston clubs such as the Beehive, Ryles, Scullers, the Lizard Lounge, and to sold-out audiences at the Regattabar and Johnny D’s, legendary concert clubs. She has also performed up and down the east coast from Maine to Florida.

Britt’s current working band, "Bourbon Renewal," is comprised of some of Boston’s most in-demand musicians, a tight working unit that that brings her bluesy, pop-oriented, "Y'all-ternative" music to new heights. Britt also performs her music solo and in various duo and trio settings for more intimate venues. With her talented band and formidable songwriting and singing, Britt plans to continue her momentum and reach larger audiences with her next album.

Watch Britt here!



08/23/14

Non-members $15/ Members $13



- http://www.passim.org/club/britt-connors-cd-release-amy-regan-opens

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Garnet Rogers with Chris Pahud Opening

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Barely out of high school, Garnet Rogers was on the road as a full- time working musician with his older brother Stan. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music. Since then, Garnet Rogers has established himself as "One of the major talents of our time". Hailed by the Boston Globe as a "charismatic performer and singer", An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday. "Chris Pahud sings with all his heart, and his heart is huge. His voice and songs come from such a beautiful place, I smile every time I hear him sing... and witness him doing what comes so natural to him... " Mary Gauthier - Lost Highway recording artist



08/23/14

$20 (Students/Seniors $19, Members $17, Children Under 12 $10)



- http://www.amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=2365

Amazing Things Art Center - 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA, 01702



Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for free live performances of pop, R&B, bluegrass, roots, folk, Latin, and more. All that's needed to enjoy an afternoon of music is a ferry ticket. The concerts are part of Berklee Summer in the City presented by Natixis Global Asset Management.

Saturday, August 23
1:00 pm – Bailey Taylor honed her sound – a pure voice combined with banjo-style fingerpicked guitar – writing and performing in the Twin Cites before coming to Berklee. Her passion is music’s role in cross-cultural communication and much of her songwriting focuses on social change.
2:00 pm – The Georgia English Band tell stories of youth, discovery, and vulnerability. English used pop, soul, folk, and jazz to explore everyday themes on her 2012 all-original album In the Fog. She also received Berklee’s Songwriting Achievement Award and a SESAC Award.
3:00 pm – Wambura Mitaru’s music blends funk, soul, R&B, jazz, and hip-hop as well as sounds from her African background. A young, passionate singer and songwriter from Nairobi, she attended the Kenya Conservatoire of Music before enrolling at Berklee on a full scholarship.



08/23/14

FREE



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/bailey-taylor-georgia-english-band-wambura-mitaru

Georges Island - Georges Island, Boston, MA,



Mansion Mysteries - Hooray for Hollywood

Presented by Mystery Cafe

IT’S A CASTING-CALL FOR THE NEXT GREAT MOVIE!
Famous Director Rudy Von Hessel is there with his bevy of talent to make the film. His leading lady—the gorgeous, talented and oh-so-in-love-with-herself Gloria Swansong—accompanies him. Gloria throws kisses to all of her fans and kiss-offs to everyone else. Rudy announces to everyone that with the help of his staff they’ll be holding auditions for roles in the movie.
Alarms will go off in your head as things get complicated by mysterious activities taking place and, just when the cast is announced, Gloria makes a toast and dies! Someone poisoned Gloria Swansong!!!
A detective arrives with clues to solve the murder. You’ll scream—with laughter! You’ll cry for help—solving clues! And you’ll alarm yourself—by how much fun you’re having!
Join us for a night you will never forget as we bring back our Mansion Mysteries with Hooray for Hollywood! Fun, food, spirits, and a mystery to solve – all in one memorable night!



07/19/14 - 08/23/14

$75.00



- http://mysterycafe.com/shows/mansion-mystery-hooray-hollywood/



A Night at the “Brewseum” – A Craft Beer Expo

Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton

This “adult only” fundraiser will feature tastings of local and regional craft beers and ciders, gourmet food trucks, talented local musical acts, displays and exhibits to demonstrate the art and science of brewing, and a home brewing competition.

Through the generosity of our title sponsor, North Easton Savings Bank, this "adult only" fundraiser will be held both inside The Old Fire Station, and outdoors in The Wild Place – the Museum’s beautiful, outdoor learning center, which for this one evening will become our Biergarten, sponsored by Bank of Easton. All proceeds benefit the exhibits and educational programs of the Children’s Museum in Easton.

Featured craft brewers include: Battle Road Brewing Company, Berkley Beer Company, Blue Hills Brewery, Cisco Brewers, Clown Shoes Beer, Downeast Cider House, Magic Hat Brewing Company,
Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project, Wachusett Brewing Company, Foolproof Brewing, Jack's Abby Brewing, Peak Organic Beer, Mayflower Brewing Company and Harpoon Brewery.

Local musical talents, sponsored by The Blackthorne Publick House, will be featured on two stages and include Dan Fernandes, Kevin Kidd & The Barnburners String Band, and Peter Joy.

A highlight of the event will be a home brewing competition offering home brewers a chance to showcase their craft and have their beers rated by a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: ales, lagers and other. One of the featured prizes will be a donated graphic design service to create your own custom label!

Five regional businesses are Participating Partners in the event and will feature the craft beers at their business in the weeks before and after the event. Tickets will also be available for purchase in advance at these partner locations: Pops Fine Wines and Liquors, Stoneforge Grille (Easton location), Stoughton House of Brews, Maguire’s Bar and Grill, The Foundry/An American Table and Bar and The Blackthorne Publick House.

 



08/23/14

$25 in advance, $30 at the door



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The Children's Museum in Easton - The Old Fire Station, North Easton, MA, 02356



Stephane Wrembel

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

Virtuosic Gypsy swing guitarist Stephane Wrembel is the second coming of Django Reinhardt — a fretboard wizard who embellishes the hot jazz of the 1930s with flourishes of world music to create a sound all his own. Born in Paris and educated at Berklee College of Music, Wrembel wrote the theme song to Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, has performed at the Academy Awards, and is generally one of the most astonishing musicians you'll ever hear. He's here with his quartet, each member a monster musician in his own right.



08/23/14

$20 preferred/$12 advance/$16 day of



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=935

MASS MoCA - 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA, 01247



Madame Burlesque: An Evening of Tributes

Presented by Boston Babydolls Burlesque at Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre

The legends of burlesque are still amongst us in spirit. The Boston Babydolls Burlesque are re-creating a magical evening that never was, as classic burlesque performances are re-imagined and created fresh for modern audiences. See burlesque from high art (a Sally Rand inspired bubble dance en pointe) to low comedy, with all of the glamour, glitz, and sizzle of a night at Minsky's (without the raid). With new set pieces, costumes, and takes on original tunes, this steamy evening will have your pulse-pounding.

The Boston Babydolls, known for their high production values, re-imagine classic burlesque and update it for a modern world. Taking our cues from the gorgeous Victorian-era theatre we call home, we're reaching for the stars... and bringing those stars to you.



08/20/14 - 08/23/14

Special PREVIEW on Wednesday, Aug 20th - any ticket, regularly $15, now $7.50!

Other nights, Orchestra tickets, regularly $25.00 for $12.50!



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Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre - 820 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02139



Highfield Hall: “An Irish Farewell to Summer”

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

End your summer with a sparkling dose of traditional Irish music played by Carraroe, a quartet whose members Bill Black, Kevin Daly, Mark Oien and Torrin Ryan, are devoted to performing the very best of Irish dance tune repertoire. Hear jigs, reels, polkas and hornpipes and relish in the singing of Gaelic melodies. The members of Carraroe are delighted that performers from the Haley School of Irish Step Dance will be joining them in their concert to bring the best of Irish traditional music and dance to Falmouth. More at highfieldhall.org or call 508-495-1878.



08/24/14

General: $20; Members: $15 



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Highfield Hall - 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA, 02541



Tom Rush

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

In what has become a delightful, much-anticipated Rockport tradition, folk legend Tom Rush returns to the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Rush’s easy, world-weary baritone and nimble finger-picking combined with his wry, poignant songwriting made him a star of the 60’s urban folk revival.



08/23/14 - 08/24/14

$68 $58 $49



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Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Rock and Blues Concert Cruise: Barnstar with Dietriche Strause presented by Passim

Presented by Rock and Blues Cruise

 The Rock and Blues Concert Cruise will be hosting Barnstar! with Dietrich Strause presented by Passim as the last of their concert series.

The cruise will start boarding at 2pm at the Seaport World Trade Center Pier, sail at 3pm, and board/dock at 6pm.

Restrictions: 21+ only, no outside food or drinks (there will be concession stands for alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks as well as food)

Tickets are $25 in advance and are purchasable online at www.rockandbluescruise.com or $30 at the door on the day of the show. 

 



08/24/14

$25 in advance, $30 day of show



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Mort Sahl Live: An Evening with a Comedy Legend

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Crowned as leading the new breed of modern comedians by Time magazine in 1960, Mort Sahl was the first entertainer ever to appear on its cover. Before comedy clubs existed, Sahl began performing at the hungry i music club in San Francisco in the early 1950s. He differed from other comedians, appearing in casual clothing rather than a suit, skewering popular politicians such as Eisenhower, Joe McCarthy, and JFK. Sahl’s approach is energetic, tangential, and deep and wide in both social and political scopes, inspiring Woody Allen, George Carlin ,and countless other comedians. A 1955 performance with Dave Brubeck was recorded and released (without Sahl’s permission), selling as Mort Sahl At Sunset, and recently recognized by the Library of Congress as the first stand-up comedy record album. When Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Sahl regularly targeted the government’s official Warren Commission Report during his routines, resulting in the loss of much of Hollywood’s support, while maintaining audience popularity with college tours and a best-selling book, Heartland. Sahl is the longest active performing American social satirist, spanning sixty years and eleven presidents.



08/22/14 - 08/24/14

Reserved Seats:
$45 First 5 Rows Orchestra
$40 Middle Rows Orchestra
$35 Rear Orchestra
$30 Balcony



- http://regenttheatre.com/details/mort_sahl_live_an_evening_with_a_comedy_legend

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS East Parish Burying Ground – Art, History, and the Environment

Presented by Historic Newton

East Parish Burying Ground – Art, History, and the Environment
Come stroll through the oldest of Newton’s three historic burying grounds (1660) and discover the beauty of one of the Puritans’ primary art forms – gravestone carvings – as well as the natural beauty of the landscape. Join Harry Lohr, a longtime supporter of Newton’s historic Burying Grounds, to learn what the burial ground can tell us about shifting attitudes toward death and advances in technology. Observe the effects of changing environmental factors at the burying ground and see what is being done to preserve and restore it. Meet at the corner of Cotton and Centre Streets, Newton, 02458

For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.
All walks are free and are only cancelled in case of severe weather.



08/24/14

FREE



- http://www.historicnewton.org



Grease

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip to the fabulous fifties with the original rock ‘n roll high school musical, GREASE! Bad boy Danny and good girl Sandy meet and fall in love in this all-new production featuring all of the irresistible songs from the Broadway show and hit movie you love! Get ready to hand-jive the night away with this high-energy, electrifyin' musical that will make you want to stand up and shout, "A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop A-wop-bam-boom!" Be there or be square!

SONGS INCLUDE: GREASE IS THE WORD • YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT • SUMMER NIGHTS • HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU • BORN TO HAND JIVE • FREDDY MY LOVE • THERE ARE WORSE THINGS I COULD DO



08/12/14 - 08/24/14

$50.00 - $75.00



- http://www.nsmt.org

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



The Retro Futura Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Thompson Twins’ TOM BAILEY will play Thompson Twins hits live for the first time in 27 years as part of the Retro Futura Tour 2014. Howard Jones, Ultravox’s Midge Ure, China Crisis and Katrina (ex-Kartina & The Waves) will join Tom on his first tour since 1987. This will mark the continued touring of one of the true eighties icons and godfathers of modern electronic dance music in full electric mode. If you were too young the first time around, this is your chance to find out where all those beats and sounds came from and if you were around, all those memories with come flooding back!



08/24/14

$35-$65



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/retro-futura/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Rock and Blues Cruise Concert Series: Barnstar! with Dietriche Strause presented by Passim

Presented by Rock and Blues Concert Cruise at Seaport World Trade Center

21+ Boarding begins at 2PM - Cruise departs at 3PM from the World Trade Center Pier, Seaport Blvd in Boston.


Barnstar! makes bluegrass for people who hate bluegrass. Barnstar! is the brainchild of Zack Hickman (long-time bassist for Josh Ritter) and has featured a revolving cast of some of the top singers and pickers in modern American roots music. The current lineup, possibly its most handsome, features Jake Armerding (fiddle) and Taylor Armerding (mandolin), Mark Erelli (guitar) and Charlie Rose (banjo). This ain't your daddy's bluegrass. Except in the case of Jake Armerding... His dad is in the band.



08/24/14

$25 in advanced and $30 day of



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Seaport World Trade Center - 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA, 02210



All-Beethoven Program

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

BEETHOVEN - Choral Fantasy

BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 9



08/24/14

$21-$106



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Summer Performances at Maudslay Arts Center

Presented by Maudslay Arts Center

Whether you’re sitting under the stars on a moonlit evening, or lounging on a blanket on a Sunday afternoon, the Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series provides the perfect setting for your entertainment pleasure.

Celebrating its 22nd season, the MAC performance schedule offers something for everyone, including the “pops” refrains of the Hilliard Festival Orchestra, the classical Aeterna Trio, Boston’s First Lady of Jazz Rebecca Parris, foot-stompin’ country with Don Campbell, the chutzpah of the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, The Shaw Brothers, The Paul Broadnax Quintet, and much more. Click here for a full schedule.



07/05/14 - 08/24/14

Saturday Performances: Patio Seating (tables and chairs) $25; Lawn Seating (bring your own chairs or blankets) $20; Children 12 and under free.

Sunday Performances: General Admission $12; Children 12 and under free.

Tickets may be purchased online, at the gate (cash or check only), or by calling to reserve at (978) 499-0050.



- http://maudslayartscenter.org/news/



Roger Street Friedman and Sherman Ewing

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

After a zigzagging career in and out of the music business, Friedman is here to stay. His debut, The Waiting Sky, which is set to release this summer, is boldly vulnerable and masterfully played roots rock.

Long Island born and Brooklyn based Roger Street Friedman was born into a creative household. His father was an artist, his mother was a writer, and his two older brothers were budding guitarists. Everyone was passionate about music. At 18 Friedman left home to join the rock band The Walk as their bassist, recruited by veteran producer and engineer Michael Wright (who previously had worked with megastars Foreigner). Friedman’s band mates were considerably older and as a teenager he just didn’t gel with them. “I was an immature kid, I didn’t understand the work and dedication it took to be good at music,” Friedman says. He took off to Colorado and ended up skiing for a few years. He then spent the next twenty-eight years in a fulfilling career but wandering aimlessly in and out of musical pursuits until the loss of his parents, and an unexpected blessing, awoke the music within.

Friedman and his wife had been previously told they wouldn’t be able to conceive. Seven years ago they got pregnant and the bliss and awe of the gift of new life inspired Friedman to write his first complete song in years, “The Miracle Is You.” When his newborn’s babysitter suggested he record his next song, “Fiberglass Buddha,” in her husband’s home studio he had a huge epiphany. “Being in that studio, my world went from black and white to color. I made the decision to move my life in that direction again,” he says.

Friedman’s aesthetic is a diverse blend of folk, blues, R&B, rock n’ roll, and country. He’s been favorably compared to Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel, The Dead, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Joan Armatrading. His songwriting is concise and powerfully introspective, intimate, and filled with warmth.



08/24/14

Non-members $15/ Members $13



- http://www.passim.org/club/roger-street-friedman-and-sherman-ewing

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



BACA - Performance Showcase

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Featuring Elizabeth Young, Wendy Wolfberg, Lisa Hall, Teddy Edgar, and Frank Stewart, with Tom LaMark on piano The Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA) creates a supportive community of cabaret performers, provides opportunities for live cabaret events, and cultivates enthusiastic audiences. Cabaret vocalists, musicians, songwriters, music educators, and producers comprise BACA's membership, along with audience members who love the cabaret art form and come to listen. BACA members express themselves primarily through song and may blend vocals with additional art forms (e.g., storytelling, humor, dance) to create their own unique acts. The majority of our membership ranges from aspiring singers to professional vocalists who perform from Provincetown to Boston to Worcester to New York City and beyond. BACA members perform a broad array of musical styles from jazz, blues, pop, Broadway, the American Songbook, folk, contemporary, and country to classical.

Founded in 1995, BACA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by a Board of Directors.



08/24/14

$10 ($8 ATAC and BACA members)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

Amazing Things Art Center - 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA, 01702



Macbeth

Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre

Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.



08/15/14 - 08/24/14

$23



- http://www.MLTlive.org/

Marblehead Little Theatre - 12 School Street, Marblehead, MA, 01945



Ethel Merman's Broadway

Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre

The Award-Winning, Critically Acclaimed Musical Celebration of Broadway's Greatest Singer: Ethel Merman! Stage and TV star Rita McKenzie recreates the amazing life of "La Merm," with songs from such hit musicals as Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes, Hello, Dolly! and more. You'll hear all of Merman's hits—such iconic songs as: "I Got Rhythm," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Anything Goes," "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries," "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and, of course: "There's No Business Like Show Business."
 



08/21/14 - 08/24/14

Balcony Standard Seating. Regular price tickets are $45.



- http://stonehamtheatre.org

Stoneham Theatre - 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA, 02180



Boston Urban Music Festival

Presented by City of Boston at City Hall Plaza

2014 marks the fifth year of BUMF, a family-friendly, free urban music event presented by the City of Boston. BUMF offers a contemporary view of the urban music scene in and around Boston celebrating the best of Hip-Hop, R & B, Funk and Soul, featuring both local and national acts. Besides the free outdoor concert, BUMF also works to highlight some of the city's most important musical non-profit organizations and raise awareness of the need for quality music programs for students and adults alike.



08/24/14

Free



- http://www.bostonurbanmusicfestival.org/

City Hall Plaza - 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA, 02201



Open Media Life Figure Class

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult Course taught by Karina Kadiyska
This class provides a personalized instruction in a variety of drawing and painting techniques. Students will explore different observation approaches to looking and experiment various mediums including oil, acrylic, charcoal, or ink. Work will be primarily from models.



06/23/14 - 08/25/14

Tuition: $420.00
Early Registration: $378.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)
Materials Fee: $85.00
Drop ins - $55 per class (must RSVP one day before class)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AD147357&sem=40

New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



Cinema Jukebox: NASHVILLE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Nashville weaves the stories of twenty-four characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress—into a cinematic tapestry that is equal parts comedy, tragedy, and musical. Many members of the astonishing cast wrote their own songs and performed them live on location, which lends another layer to the film’s quirky authenticity. Altman’s ability to get to the heart of American life via its eccentric byways was never put to better use than in this grand, rollicking triumph, which barrels forward to an unforgettable conclusion.



08/25/14

$11 general admission, $9 seniors and children, $8 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/nashville

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Supercharged Painting- Oil and Acrylic

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult Course taught by John Murray

This class combines an active studio atmosphere with an experimental approach to painting. Students of all levels will improve techniques and experiment with new ways to making art. Class encourages figurative and abstract approaches to working with plenty of individual critiques that will help students to develop a personal voice in their work.



06/23/14 - 08/25/14

Tuition: $490.00

Early Registration: $441.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)

Drop ins- $55 (must RSVP one day before class)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AD147363&sem=40

New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



CpM Auditions (SATB)

Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, Boston

Chorus pro Musica is an SATB chorus of approximately 80 singers. Rehearsals are mostly on Monday evenings 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM, at Old South Church, Copley Square in Boston, with occasional Tuesday rehearsal (Monday holiday) and additional rehearsals during concert weeks. The repertoire is choral music from the Renaissance to the present, with an emphasis on new and rarely performed choral music.

The chorus accepts new members through auditions twice a year. Auditions for the 2014-2015 season are by appointment: Monday, August 25, 7:30-10:00pm.



08/25/14

By appointment



- http://www.choruspromusica.org/

Old South Church, Boston - 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116



Berklee American Roots Music series

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

A night of American roots music featuring performers in a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, cajun, western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex.

The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America's cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.

Among its many projects, the American Roots Music Program produces concerts, hosts visiting artists, designs and implements curriculum, creates and hosts faculty development sessions, and designs and implements symposiums and seminars. Also, using a broader definition of the term "roots," the program examines the core of what it means to be a musician in all idioms, and contemplates the roots of our western musical traditions, ranging from Bach to traditional African music.

 



08/25/14

Nonmembers $10
Members $5



- http://www.passim.org/club/berklee-american-roots-music-series-made-possible-sam-eisenson-fund-country-music-berklee-8

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Glass Mosaic Adult

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

Adult Course taught by Michel L’Huillier
Learn the basics of glass mosaic techniques using your creativity, a huge variety of pre-cut glass pieces, glue and make small trivet or decorative panel. Michel will grout and clean your project, and it will be available for pick up within a week



08/26/14

Tuition: $65.00
Early Registration: $65.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AW147375&sem=40

New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



Mixed Media Artist's Books

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult Course taught by Cristina Hajosy
Explore the world of artist's bookmaking with this survey of techniques and applications. From basic single sheet constructions, accordions, sewn binds, and boxes to more complicated hybrids, this course covers all the materials and techniques of students' and contemporary artists' work compliment the in-class demonstrations and open lab.



08/05/14 - 08/26/14

Tuition: $185.00

Early Registration: $166.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)

Materials Fee: $35.00



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AV147361&sem=40

New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

Based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Directed by Julie Allen Hamilton
Musical Direction by Scott Storr

Join Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang in this musical romp through an average day in the life of Charlie Brown. The musical features wonderful songs like “Suppertime,” “My New Philosophy,” and “Happiness.”

Outdoor Daytime Children’s Shows
Rain or shine. If it rains, we go indoors!
All shows at 10am.
One hour shows for kids.



06/23/14 - 08/26/14

Tickets: $10.00
Group rates are availabl. Call the box office for more information.



- http://www.caperep.org/2014season/shows/youre-good-man-charlie-brown

Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



Israel Dance Drop-In Class in Newton

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

The Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton will offer a ten-week Israeli Dance Drop-in class on Tuesdays, June 24-August 26 from 7-9:30pm. Participants will be introduced to a variety of steps, styles, and rhythms as they develop a repertoire that will keep everyone moving through the entire class. No experience necessary. Open to the entire community.  For more information, contact 617-558-6480 or arts@jccgb.org.



06/24/14 - 08/26/14

$10 per class



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Leventhal-Sidman JCC - 333 Nahanton Street, Newton Centre, MA, 02459



Kina Zoré Presents: AFRICA NIGHT!

Presented by Kina Zoré at Lizard Lounge

TUESDAYS in AUGUST are....AFRICA NIGHT!

Boston's first weekly night dedicated to AFRICAN music!  Hosted by Mozambican Afro-Pop group Kina Zoré, other African groups (Afrobeat, Mbalax, etc.) will perform as well.  Come to the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge for an amazing night of dancing and fun.  Kina Zoré will also be releasing their debut album Tchova Nholo ("Never Give Up").

About Kina Zoré:

Triumphant horns, uplifting vocals, and swirling polyrhythms make Kina Zoré a force of hypnotic beauty. Fronted by soft-spoken and charismatic Mozambican songwriter Helder Tsinine, the six-piece powerhouse commands the dance floor with earthy-yet-electric African rhythms that echo from Helder’s hometown of Maputo, Mozambique. Since winning the 2011 Peacedriven Songwriting Contest and 2012 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Kina Zoré has attracted international attention, including features on BBC Africa, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Agência Angola Press. With fans flocking to dance floors across the Northeast, it should come as no surprise that the name “Kina Zoré” itself is a call to dance.



08/05/14 - 08/26/14

$10



- http://kinazore.com

Lizard Lounge - 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Supercharged Painting - Oil and Acrylic

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

Adult Class taught by John Murray

This class combines an active studio atmosphere with an experimental approach to painting. Students of all levels will improve techniques and experiment with new ways to making art. Class encourages figurative and abstract approaches to working with plenty of individual critiques that will help students to develop a personal voice in their work.



06/25/14 - 08/27/14

Tuition: $490.00

Early Registration: $441.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)

Drop-in - $55 (must RSVP one day before class)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AD147354&sem=40

New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



Figure Education

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

Adult Courses taught by Helen Payne

In this fresh approach to figure drawing, students will gain core fundamentals while exploring how artist's visions of the body were shaped by their time and place. Students will gain great observation skills, anatomical understanding, proportion and tone. Class includes topics related to how human body drawings have evolved from the Paleolithic.



07/09/14 - 08/27/14

Tuition: $350.00
Early Registration: $315.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)
Materials Fee: $85.00
Drop in $55 - (must RSVP one day before class)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AD147364&sem=40

New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



Suzuki Preschool Open Enrollment

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

 The Suzuki Preschool of Newton is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2014-2015 school year.  The Suzuki Preschool is an integrated arts program with the key focus on music.  We offer a 1/2 hour of music instruction daily by Suzuki trained musicians along with individual piano and violin lessons.  Come and explore our curriculum and tour our facility.



06/11/14 - 08/27/14

Tuition based on number of days/times



- http://www.suzukinewton.org



Katie McNally and Hannah Sanders & Liz Simmons

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Katie was first introduced to fiddle music by her classical violin teacher at age 10 and immediately found in the Celtic traditions her musical home. From the earliest, teachers remarked on her natural style that was authentic, yet her own and identifiable. Years of study at fiddle and Celtic music camps from Atlantic Canada to Boston and from Nashville to California followed, feeding the excitement and laying the rich traditional footing from which her own uniquely roots-based modern compositions and playing style would be drawn.

Katie tours, teaches, and performs at concert venues, music camps, festivals, and dances throughout the United States. She has studied Scottish dance and is a much sought-after musician for Scottish Country dances, balls, and camps for her lively, warm and infectious playing. Katie attended both The University of Glasgow and The National Piping Centre in Glasgow Scotland where she studied ancient and modern Scottish Literature and Scottish traditional music. Katie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University in 2012 with concentrations in Music, English and Child Development where she earned The Etta and Harry Winokur Award for Outstanding Contribution to Performance.

 

HANNAH SANDERS (The Dunns) from Old England, and LIZ SIMMONS (The John Whelan Band, Annalivia, Long Time Courting) from New England, join forces to create a harmonic blend of voice and guitar. Their music draws from English musical traditions as well as American old time, blues and contemporary folk. Even though these gals grew up with an ocean between them, they had similar childhoods spent traveling with musician parents, and were exposed to many different styles of music, among them traditional folk and rock and roll. A transatlantic pairing of two seasoned performers who stay busy with other projects but just love it when they get to tour together, Hannah and Liz have impressed audiences with their unique, haunting vocal blend, their guitar chops, and their witty stage banter. They have toured in the northeastern US– opening for Karan Casey & John Doyle and The Wiyos and sharing shows with Laura Cortese & Jefferson Hamer among others, in addition to headlining their own shows– and they completed their first tour of England last summer. Currently they are touring in support of their new EP "World Begun".



08/27/14

Non-members $15/ Members $13



- http://www.passim.org/club/katie-mcnally-and-hannah-sanders-liz-simmons

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Bridget Everett Returns to OBERON

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

"Multiply the mouthy, flesh-jiggling early Bette Midler by one hundred, five her the super-plus-size figure and fashion sense of Divine, the John Waters Diva, and the manners of a Flintstone, and you've got a rough approximation of Bridget Everett..." - The New York Times

"Wynona Judd meets Melissa Etheridge, via the local bar floozy, on a rocket ship out of Twin Peaks" - The Village Voice

Bridget Everett returns to Oberon with her funny yet gut-wrenching and outrageous performance. Bridget's played to sold out venues nationally, been joined by guests ranging from Broadway icon Patti Lupone to rock icon Flea, and has instantly developed a cult-like following with her edgy cabaret. Each performance is as explosive as it is unpredictable. She has been called one of the "Funniest People in New York" by Time Out. Her film, theater and television credits include Inside Amy Schumer, At Least It's Pink, Two Broke Girls, Jeffrey Cole Casserole, The Bleep Show w/ Whitney Cummings, Jukebox Jackie, and Our Hit Parade. Bridget has appeared at Montreal and Chicago's Just For Laughs Festival, HBO's Aspen United States Comedy Arts Festival, The Adelaide International Cabaret Festival, The San Francisco Sketchfest, and The New York Comedy Festival. Bridget was awarded a grant from Joe's Pub in 2013 as part of their New York Voices series. Everett has toured nationally with Amy Schumer.

Discounts available with an A.R.T. 2014/15 Subsription.



08/27/14

$25 in advance/$30 at the door



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/bridget-everett-returns

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



FAMILY WORKSHOP: PLANTS AND DANCE the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

Presented by Historic Newton

Indoor/outdoor fun dance workshop for children ages 5-10 with a parent or caregiver (one child per
adult). Students will explore actions inspired by the variety of trees and plants found at the museum, translating plant shapes and
growth into dance movement. Led by dance educator Kate Bresee.

No previous dance work necessary -- wear comfortable clothing appropriate for moving outdoors.



08/26/14 - 08/27/14

child/adult pair: $20 per session or $30 for both sessions(members); $25 per session or $35 for both sessions
(non-members.) Advance registration required



- http://www.historicnewton.org



Summer 2014 Programs at Brookline Music School

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Whether you are 4 years old looking for a general music and arts experience, 9 years old ready to choose an instrument, or an experienced teen/adult interested in ensemble playing, Brookline Music School has the right fit for you!

Programs include:
Fiddle Fun! (ages 8 years to adult) NEW!
Curtain Call (ages 7-14 years) NEW!
Meet the Instruments! (ages 6-9 years)
Choose Your Instrument (ages 9-11 years) NEW!
Music & More Summer Arts (ages 4-6 years)
Pre-Ballet & Sibling Dance (ages 3-7 years)
Young Beginners Piano: Introduction to Music for Little Mozarts (ages 4-6 years) Beginning Piano Classes (ages 7-9 years)
Beginning Percussion Classes (ages 4-6; 7 years and older)
Drumming for Non-Drummers (ages 7-12 years)
U R a Star! (ages 7-9 years) NEW!
Young Musicians’ Summer Chamber Music Workshop NEW!
Adult Summer Chamber Music Workshop NEW!
Summer Recording Project (ages 8 years and up)
First Steps Music & Movement Summer Sessions (ages 0-3 years)

Private Music Instruction (Ages 4 and up)
Summer lessons at Brookline Music School are very flexible. You can register for a single trial lesson, or as many lessons as you’d like. Since everyone’s schedules are so varied, we have students and teachers arrange scheduling directly.
 



06/30/14 - 08/28/14

Class fees vary, see website



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/summer/doverview-of-summer/

Brookline Music School - 25 Kennard Rd., Brookline, MA, 02445



Lyle, the Crocodile

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

Based on the book Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Waber
Adapted for the Stage by Kevin Kling
Music by Richard Gray Directed by Holly Erin McCarthy
Musical Direction by Scott Storr

When the Primms move into their home on East 88th Street in New York City, they find Lyle the Crocodile in their bathtub. He wins everyone’s heart with his bravery and generosity not to mention hisextraordinary dancing talent!

Outdoor Daytime Children’s Shows
Rain or shine. If it rains, we go indoors!
All shows at 10am
One hour shows for kids



07/02/14 - 08/28/14

Tickets: $10.00
Group Rates available. Call the box office for information.



- http://www.caperep.org/2014season/shows/lyle-crocodile

Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



Painting Outdoors

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult Course taught by Michael Wilson
Students will paint outdoors under the tents at Washington Park or in different locations that will be previously notified Explore a range of subject matter including still life, interiors and landscapes, and master painting techniques while you implement your own visual language and style. Students of all levels are welcome. Drop ins - $55 (must RSVP one day before class)



07/10/14 - 08/28/14

Tuition: $395.00
Early Registration: $355.00



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AD147366&sem=40

New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



Painting Oil and Acylic

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult Course taught by Tanya Harsch
This is a perfect class for students of any level. Work at your own pace while receiving individual instruction and critique. Over the course of the class, students will explore technique, color theory, and composition



07/10/14 - 08/28/14

Tuition: $365.00
Early Registration: $328.00 (Deadline: June 15,2014)
Drop in - $55 (must RSVP one day before class)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AD147368&sem=40

New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



Art for Mindfulness

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult Course taught by Susan Dahl
Discover new ways to experience your creativity. This class will introduce the concepts of meditative practices through the use of art materials and media exploration. Try some stress reduction techniques while drawing, painting and creating with mixed media. No artistic experience is necessary. People interested in starting or reinforcing a meditative practice will find that art can make it easier to integrate its insights in their daily lives. Increase your art skills, and learn step-by-step procedures for creating a variety of art projects weekly.



07/09/14 - 08/28/14

Tuition: $285.00
Early Registration: $256.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AV147369&sem=40

New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



"looks can be deceiving" Opens at Harvard

Presented by Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.

 

Unbound Visual Arts, Inc., and the Harvard Allston Education Portal are very pleased to announce the opening of Joanne Desmond: looks can be deceiving. This exhibition, at the Harvard Allston Education Portal Art Galleries, features  two and three dimensional re-purposed mixed media artwork that explores the relationships and realities among our memories, identities and emotions. The exhibition, curated by John Quatrale, will run from May 15 - August 28, 2014.

 

The exhibition includes a unified body of monotypes, collages and encaustic artwork that was created using a wide array of materials including paper, wood, wire, fabric, thread, ink, and nails.  The autobiographical subjects present conduits  for discovering and confronting her life, ancestry and where she finds herself today.  Throughout the creation of this work the artist is searching for “peace, acceptance, and [ability] to let…. go” of fear and the past. Her artwork conveys the power of connecting many divergent elements,  people and “threads” of life. “Discovering what lies beneath the surface of someone or something”  is especially important to the artist.  It is her way of reminding us all that things oftentimes appear one way but are in reality are totally different.  In the end, the exhibition invites visitors to think about taking “second looks” and to prompt everyone to have the courage to act, to dream more and to always choose to do their best when confronted with life’s inevitable difficulties and changes.

 

 

An artist and curator discussion will take place on Thursday May 15 from 5:30-7:00 pm. The exhibition runs from May 15 through August 28, 2014 and is open Monday - Thursday from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Harvard Allston Education Portal, 175 North Harvard St., Allston, MA 02134 (Barry’s Corner). MBTA Buses: 66, 70, 70A, 86.  There is a Hubway station directly outside the Ed. Portal.

 

 

Joanne Desmond, a member of Unbound Visual Arts, maintains her art studio at the Lydia Pinkham Studios in Lynn, MA. She received a B.A. in Art from the University of Massachusetts/Boston with a concentration in printmaking and photography, a Master of Education (M. Ed.) in Arts & Learning from Endicott College, Beverly, MA, and a Master of Fine Art (M.F.A.) from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA.  She serves on the board of the Monoprint Guild of New England. She has exhibited widely including a solo exhibition at Berkshire Community College, and group exhibitions at the Fitchburg Art Museum, the Newburyport Art Association, the Nave Gallery, ?the Bromfield Gallery, the Brickbottom Gallery, and the Boston Printmakers 2013 North American Print Biennial.

 

 

Unbound Visual Arts, is a non-profit corporation based in Allston-Brighton and serving the Boston area. It was incorporated in late 2012 to enliven the creative economy in contemporary fine art for artists and art supporters through curated exhibitions, education and sharing. To date, Unbound has organized over 40 solo and group theme-based exhibitions at different venues in the area.

 

 

The Harvard Allston Education Portal (Ed Portal) is a vibrant space that fosters learning and exploration for Allston-Brighton residents of all ages. The Ed Portal was created to bring Harvard's greatest strengths, world class teaching and research, to the Allston-Brighton community. The Ed Portal is the Allston-Brighton community's front door to Harvard's educational, cultural, arts, and recreational resources. More than a physical space, the Ed Portal is a strong link between the Harvard community and Allston-Brighton community.

 



05/15/14 - 08/28/14

FREE



- http://www.UnboundVisualArts.org



Harborwalk Sounds: Common Thread

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Founded by Berklee bassist Alissia Benveniste, guitarist Maddie Rice, and drummer Amber Baker, Common Thread is an all female collective of like-minded musicians from all over the globe, brought together by a passion for funk and pop music and the need for a stronger female presence in the music industry. Pairing classic jazz instruments with unexpected elements like recorder, their sound is as irresistable as their presence. The group has played around the Boston area and recently appeared at BAMCafé Live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.



08/28/14

Museum admission is always FREE during ICA Free Thursday Nights



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds/common-thread/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

NPR's oddly informative weekly hour-long news quiz program is again live at Tanglewood. The Peabody Award-winning series offers a fast-paced, irreverent look at the week's news, hosted by Peter Sagal along with judge and score-keeper Bill Kurtis.



08/28/14

$24-$120



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



The Surviving Kenneallys & Laney Jones

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

The Surviving Kenneallys are back again after performing in Club Passim’s Bluegrass Festival this April. The band, hailing from Somerville, is composed of Joseph Kenneally, Brighid McHugh Mullane, Jesse Wellman, Ryan Dalley, Ian Dalley, and Stephen Boyd. Then the Kenneallys will strum their hearty mix of folk, bluegrass, punk, and Queen.
https://www.facebook.com/thesurvivingkenneallys

Laney Jones’s songwriting is as quirky and charming as her upbringing in rural Florida. Raised on an exotic animal farm surrounded by an alligator-infested lake, she artfully spins tall tales of love, life, and adventures from down in the swamplands.

Laney’s voice has been described as “a mix of lemon, molasses, gin and gunpowder”. Her talents on the banjo have been augmented through studying with prominent clawhammer and old-time technicians Mark Johnson and Bruce Molsky. Laney also incorporates multi-instrumental prowess on ukulele and harmonica in her live shows and recordings.
www.laney-jones.com/biography



08/28/14

Non-members $12/ Members $10



- http://www.passim.org/club/surviving-kenneallys-laney-jones

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and International Artist on Our Journey to Meet Africans in India

Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

The Siddi people living in India today are the descendants of enslaved Africans of centuries past. Journalist Kenneth Cooper and Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper, an American artist of Indian and African ancestry, will recall their moving experiences; his as Washington Post South Asia Bureau Chief, hers through stunning photographs. The couple traveled through the northwestern state of Gujarat, Gandhi's home, to visit the town of Talala and the nearby village of Jumbur, where residents clearly have retained aspects of their African heritage. His article, "Within South Asia, a Little Touch of India," appeared in the Washington Post on April 12, 1999. It featured postings from New Delhi and reports of other African-descended populations, the Muslim Sheedis of Pakistan and the Catholic "kaffirs" of Sri Lanka.

Our current exhibit, Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers, allows the Museum to continue the ongoing discussion of freedom rising and explore the history of enslavement, migration, and diverse cultural legacies of Africans in the Indian Ocean World. Join L'Merchie Frazier, MAAH's Director of Education and Interpretation, for the final guided tour through the exhibit before it closes on August 30. Stay tuned for our next exhibit, Freedom Rising: Reading, Writing and Publishing Black Books, opening in September.



08/28/14

Admission fees apply



- http://www.maah.org



Author Event With Kara Weiss

Presented by More Than Words Bookstore And Cafe

Local author Kara Weiss will be reading from her award winning book Late Lights followed by a Q&A session at More Than Words.

Late Lights: A novella-in-stories is about Monty, Erin, and B.J., three childhood friends who grew into three very different people. Each story delves into a different aspect of their lives, exploring the intensely difficult and complicated realities of their adolescent experience including: juvenile detention, illicit sex, violence, and gender.



08/28/14

Free



- http://karaweiss.com/



Free Summer Yoga at Frog Pond

at Boston Common Frog Pond

A vibrant group of instructors leads power vinyasa flow for over 100 students of all levels. This style of yoga provides a space for all to challenge themselves, release stress, expand energy, and tap into the beauty of trees, grass, and water found at Boston’s most historic park.

Bring your mat and positive energy every week. FREE Yoga meets every Thursday evening at the Boston Common parade ground behind the Frog Pond Carousel. Each session begins at 6pm and lasts for an hour.



06/05/14 - 08/28/14

FREE



- http://www.bostonfrogpond.com/warm-weather-programs/free-summer-yoga/

Boston Common Frog Pond - 46 Beacon St, Boston, MA, 02108



Circus Fun

Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton

Come on down to the Children’s Museum in Easton on Thursday, August 28th from 10am – 3pm for some Circus fun! Learn the ins and outs of being a clown from an actual Clown College graduate at 11am! The Vegetable Circus will be held at 1pm and will teach you how important being healthy really is. Vegetables? At a Circus? You betcha! This high energy show will include comedy and musical performance that encourages healthy living. Come enjoy this special circus that teaches kids growing up healthy can be fun!

The Vegetable Circus is an offshoot of the Allied Wellness Education Network (AWEN), a non-profit and national wellness organization. Veggie Circus performances inspire active and healthy lifestyle choices that empower children to focus, recognize their strengths, and express themselves.

The Museum is located in the Old Fire Station on Sullivan Avenue in North Easton. Admission is $9.00 per person, members and children under 1 are free. For more information call The Children's Museum in Easton at (508) 230-3789 or check our website, www.childrensmuseumineaston.org.

 



08/28/14

You can buy your tickets at the Museum, the day of the event.
Admission is $9.00 per person and free for museum members and children under 1 years old.



- http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/home0.aspx

The Children's Museum in Easton - The Old Fire Station, North Easton, MA, 02356



Summer Arts Program

Presented by United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre

Full day vacation programming for children ages 4.5 - 12.

Session 1: June 23 - July 3, 2014*............$425 (*Closed July 4, 2014)

Session 2: July 7 - 18, 2014.....................$475

Session 3: July 21 - August 1, 2014.........$475

Session 4: August 4 - 15, 2014................$475

Session 5: August 18 - 29, 2014..............$475

Arts Activities: Each day, children will be given the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of visual arts projects and techniques ranging from crafts projects to painting, printmaking and sculpture. All artwork will be yours to take home at the end of each session. Children will be taught traditional technical skills but will also be encouraged to work on original creations and will be given freedom to use their imaginations for innovation and creative problem-solving. The Vacation Arts Program is a non-competitive environment that encourages each young artist to develop their interests, grow in their own personal style and work with others as they explore the world of art.

Field Trips: On Friday the groups will attend a field trip to a local arts & cultural institution. If applicable, children will be taking public transportation to and from this location. There is no additional cost of participating in field trips and a bagged lunch is provided. Specific information regarding field trips each session will be sent at the start of the program.

Yoga: Youth will participate in an hour long Yoga class by Urbanity Instructors that will help develop strength, flexibility, coordination and focus. Through the use of Yoga postures children experience new ways to move their bodies and express themselves.

Creative Movement & Dance: Through a partnership with Urbanity Dance Studio, children will learn a variety of contemporary dance techniques such as jazz, ballet and hip hop.

Musical Theater: Rhythm, beats and tones will provide an exciting, expressive, and fun environment to stimulate children's developing brains.



06/23/14 - 08/29/14

$425 - $475



- http://www.uses.org



Family Fun Fridays

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage featuring special activities designed to help you rediscover the joy of being outside together. Musical performance at the Outdoor Concert Stage at 11AM, special family activities, lawn games, and a chance to see Wicked Plants and Big Bugs make this a great start to the weekend for the whole family. Free with museum admission

Weekly Schedule:
July 11: Stacey Peasley – Information and photos can be found at: www.staceypeasley.com

July 18: Toe Jam Puppet Band “The Green Show” – Information and photos can be found at: http://www.toejampuppetband.com/

July 25: Wayne Potash – Information and photos can be found at: http://www.waynepotash.com/

August 1: Cape Cod African Dance and Drumming - Information and photos can be found at: http://www.capecodafricandanceanddrum.com/

August 8: Zak Morgan - Information and photos can be found at: http://zakmorgan.com/

August 15: Ben Rudnick and Friends - Information and photos can be found at: http://www.benrudnick.com/

August 22: Toe Jam Puppet Band “The Bug Show” - Information and photos can be found at: http://www.toejampuppetband.com/

August 29: The Elbows - Information and photos can be found at: http://theelbows.net/

 



07/11/14 - 08/29/14

Free with General Admission Ticket Purchase

General Admission Ticket Prices:
Adult $18.00
Youth, ages 3-12 $8.00
Child 2 and under Free
Members Free



- http://www.heritagemuseums.org/calendar/



Paula Cole

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Rockport’s own Paula Cole has won Grammy’s and played sold-out arenas, but always manages to return to her hometown for a memorable night of smash hits like “I Don’t Want to Wait” and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” as well as tunes from her most recent record, Raven. A true Cape Ann treasure, Cole’s melodic gifts and storytelling prowess remain in fantastic form.



08/28/14 - 08/29/14

$68 $58 $49



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Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Roomful of Teeth

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

 WORK- IN-PROGRESS

Upon receiving a 2014 Grammy, Roomful of Teeth director Brad Wells said, “We wouldn’t have this album without our work at MASS MoCA.” We’re so proud to have them back! This season listen for Hindustani and Persian singing styles, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Ritornello with film, and compositions by MASS MoCA and FreshGrass favorite, Sam Amidon.



08/29/14

$25 preferred / $15 advance / $20 day of



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=926

MASS MoCA - 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA, 01247



Vacation Arts Camp (gr 1-6)

Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts

Vacation Arts Camp is for kids entering grades 1-6.  Each week has a different theme featuring activities in visual arts, music and movement, and drama, register for one or more.  Days run from 9am - 4:30pm with options for early drop-off and extended day until 6pm.

* Experienced teaching staff, trained counselors

* Children are grouped according to bith date, 15 per group (depending on enrollment

* Creative thinking and growth through the visual and performing arts

* Theme based art experiences emphasizing creativity and problem solving

* Ample time for games and outside play

 



06/24/14 - 08/29/14

$245-310 members

$265-330 nonmembers



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Arlington Center for the Arts - 41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Summer Arts Under The Umbrella

Presented by Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

 Let your creativity be your guide this summer with The Umbrella Community Arts Center's summer programs!  Guided by our experienced instructors who are practicing artists, arts educators, and teachers.  They share a love of their art with a keen awareness of the developmental needs of children and young adults. We offer fine arts education for ages 4-13 and an excellent Counselor in Training program for ages 14-16.
 
Learning, growing, and experimenting through art is at the heart of what we do.  Small classes ensure plenty of individual attention. Each age group is led by one of our trained Teacher’s Assistants. The TA gets to know each child and works to build a cooperative spirit within the group.

We offer arts for every interest. Children have the opportunity to try Drawing & Painting, 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Art & Nature, Performance and Woodworking/Workshop.  Each week is unique with projects designed to engage your child’s creativity and artistic spirit.



07/07/14 - 08/29/14

Class fee is $275 for half day camp and $465 for full day.



- http://www.emersonumbrella.org/classes/vacation-weeks/summer-arts-under-the-umbrella-2014/

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts - 40 Stow St, Concord, MA, 01742



Summer in the City Entertainment Series

Presented by Boston Harbor Hotel

This summer, the Boston Harbor Hotel will once again become one of Boston’s liveliest outdoor entertainment venues when it launches its 16th annual Summer in the City Entertainment Series on Thursday, June 12, continuing through Friday, August 29.

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors, and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies, and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.

As the sun sets, the harbor comes alive with different bands performing nightly on the hotel’s floating barge. Cool breezes, passing yachts, Chef Daniel Bruce’s award-winning cuisine, and cocktails al fresco all paint a lively scene that is reminiscent of the European seaside, but is entirely unique to Boston. With each night sporting a different theme from Summer Soul Tuesdays and Rat Pack Wednesdays to Blues Barge Thursdays and Movies by Moonlight Fridays and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Soul Tuesdays: Playing a mix of R&B and soul, Tuesday’s bands will highlight favorites from legends such as Marvin Gaye, Al Green, James Brown, Otis Redding, Roberta Flack and Gladys Knight & the Pips.

Rat Pack Wednesdays: A tribute to the original Rat Pack, Wednesday nights will capture the swinging magic of this famed era with a contemporary spin on the classics of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and others.

Blues Thursdays: What began as the foundation for the Summer in the City Entertainment Series when it launched 16 years ago, the Blues Barge– anchored behind the Boston Harbor Hotel – now provides the setting for some of the best local and national blues artists to share their talents every Thursday in the summer.

Movie Night Fridays: Revisit Hollywood’s silver screen and modern classics with an all-star lineup of movies every Friday night against the backdrop of the starlit harbor. Start the weekend early and enjoy cocktails or dinner before the movie begins at dusk.



06/12/14 - 08/29/14

Free



- http://www.bhh.com/d/bhhresponsive/media/PDF/dining/Updated_Schedule_Summer_14.pdf



Morning Market: The Work of Women by Lori Lander

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

The Multicultural Arts Center will be exhibiting paintings by local artist Lori Lander from June 5 until August 29, 2014, in the Upper Gallery. The paintings of Morning Market showcase the beauty and grace of not only the morning hours, but also the women living and working in them each day. For this series, Lander has sought out the morning markets and created a body of work that embodies the light, color, and movement of these women and the atmosphere surrounding them.



06/05/14 - 08/29/14

Free



- http://www.multiculturalartscenter.org/galleries

Multicultural Arts Center - 41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA, 02141



Summer in an Artist's Paradise

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

For an artist, it’s the perfect summer afternoon: two hours immersed in ceramics, followed by another two hours of drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture. Clay classes focus on a different skill each week, including handbuilding techniques, working on a potter’s wheel, and creating vessels of all kinds—mugs for hot chocolate, bowls for oatmeal, vases for flowers, and unique decorative pieces. Three different drawing classes encourage students to experiment with storytelling through pictures and to develop their own visual language. During other weeks, students can silk-screen images onto unusual surfaces such as wood or fabric, design inflatable creatures with plastic sheeting, capture powerful images through painting or photography, and even cast multiple plaster sculptures of their toes.

Maud Morgan Arts is a program under the umbrella of the Agassiz Baldwin Community, a private non-profit organization with a forty-year history of quality programs and services in the Cambridge community.



07/07/14 - 08/29/14

$280 per week plus $50 materials fee



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



Wavelengths: Boston DJ Round Robin

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

MUSIC

Wavelengths: Boston DJ Round Robin

 

Bring your dancing shoes; Boston’s best DJs join forces for an end-of-summer party to remember.



08/29/14

$15 members + students
$20 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/wavelengths/dj-round-robin/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Train at Tanglewood

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

Grammy-winning multi-platinum group Train will again perform at Tanglewood on Friday, August 29 in the Koussevitzky Music Shed.The multi-platinum band Train made its mark on music history with the Grammy Award-winning song "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" and chart-topping singles like "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels." Train earned its third Grammy in 2011 for the worldwide smash "Hey Soul Sister" from Save Me, San Francisco. The top-selling single of 2010, "Hey Soul Sister" hit #1 on radio in the United States and in fifteen countries abroad. Save Me, San Francisco has sold over one million albums worldwide and over ten million tracks. In addition to taking the sales and radio worlds by storm, Train has made numerous television appearances, performing on the NFC Championship Game, American Music Awards, the Grammy Nomination Concert, Crossroads, The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Monday Night Football, A&E Private Sessions, America's Got Talent, The View, Dancing With The Stars, Live With Regis and Kelly, Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Bachelor, Rachael Ray, and more. In 2012, Train released their sixth album, California 37, and the album's single, "Drive By," charted in the Top 40, Hot AC, and AAA radio. Train recorded the album in San Francisco and Los Angeles with Butch Walker and Espionage producing the record



08/29/14

$27-$99.50



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Free Fun Fridays

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

The Highland Street Foundation continues the tradition of sponsoring Free Fun Fridays at cultural institutions throughout Massachusetts this summer. Boston-area favorites include: 

MIT Museum, Worcester Art Museum, and Franklin Park Zoo (June 27)
Falmouth Museums on the Green (July 4)
JFK Library and Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, and New England Historic Genealogical Society (July 11)
Museum of Fine Arts and Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center (July 18)
The Freedom Trail Foundation and Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University (July 25)
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and Concord Museum (August 1)
Boston Harbor Island Alliance and USS Constitution Museum (August 8)
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Plimouth Plantation, and Reagle Music Theatre (August 15)
Boston Children's Museum, Museum of African-American History, and the Old Manse (August 22)
Norman Rockwell Museum and Griffin Museum of Photography (August 29)

For more details and a full schedule of Free Fun Fridays, visit the website here: http://highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays.html



06/27/14 - 08/29/14

FREE



- http://highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays.html



ICA Summer Fridays

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Your summer getaway is just a T ride away. Every Friday from June through August, you’ll experience something new and exciting at the ICA—from Wavelengths, our new series of waterfront concerts and DJ nights, to perennial favorites Talking Taste and First Fridays. Come down to Boston's waterfront and enjoy it all!

Wavelengths
Fridays, July 11 – August 29 | 6:30 pm
Hot sounds meet cool breezes on the waterfront! Introducing Wavelengths, our new series of Friday-night concerts and DJ sets on Boston Harbor, featuring a dynamic lineup of musical talents, pop-up restaurants, refreshing cocktails, and more!

Talking Taste
June 13, 20, + 27 | 6:30 pm
Join hometown restaurant hotshots for a picturesque celebration of the culinary arts, back by popular demand! For the sixth year running, the ICA is bringing new and exciting tastes to the Boston waterfront this summer with its popular Talking Taste series. Held on the grandstand, weather permitting, or in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, Talking Taste events include a cooking demonstration—with samples!—and audience Q+A. Come hear expert tips and trade secrets from some of our city’s most creative, celebrated chefs.

First Fridays
Friday, June 6 + Friday, August 1 | 5 – 10 pm
Say hello to summer! Kicking off the season on Friday, June 6, is First Fridays: Flower Power, celebrating the opening of our newest exhibition, Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take with spotlight talks, specialty cocktails, and a brand new set by DJ Knife. On Friday, August 1, don your summer whites and join us for First Fridays: White Hot, a sizzling dance party with refreshing cocktails, a cool breeze, and hot tunes from Boston's best DJs. As always, admission to First Fridays is FREE for ICA members. The ICA will be closed on Friday, July 4 for Independence Day.



06/06/14 - 08/29/14

ADMISSION

$15 general admission
$13 seniors
$10 students

FREE for members and youth 17 and under



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/special-events/summer-fridays/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Scamps Comedy Presents: Katie Grady

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Boston comedy star Katie Grady returns as headliner-host for a showcase of professional stand up comedy. Quiet, twisted and extremely funny, Grady has been featured in the Marshall's Women in Comedy Tour, the Toyota Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival and Comedy Central Laugh Riots. She has headlined in Boston clubs and was once identified in The Boston Globe as one of "nine young Boston comics on the verge of breaking out." Worcester Magazine presented her as "Comedy's next superstar." Following an extended hiatus to battle alcoholism, suicidal depression and cancer - all great comic fodder - she's returned to her calling, to make people laugh. As her bio reads, "Her style is unique and refreshing, like a sparkling non-alcoholic beverage." She'll be joined by other professional Boston stand ups, including a surprise appearance or two.



08/29/14

$18 (Students/Seniors $17, Members $15)



- http://www.amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=2368

Amazing Things Art Center - 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA, 01702



REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 25 FOR NEW FALL CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Presented by Lexington Arts and Crafts Society at Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

 Adults, and Teens (Beginner to Advanced) Relax! Enjoy! Be Creative!

A summer program has been created to stimulate your artistic side:
Painting (all mediums), Chinese Brush Painting , Polymer Clay, Drawing, Mosaic Tile, Metalsmithing, Glass fusing, Dying your own yarn, and Pottery.  Adding art enriches our lives!



07/25/14 - 08/29/14

Varied



- http://www.LACSma.org

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society - 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA, 02421



Dine Out Boston

Presented by Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dine Out. Dine Out Often. Dine Out Boston.

Enjoy prix fixe lunches & dinners at over 170 of Greater Boston restaurants from August 17-22 & 24-29. For details, go to the official site DineOutBoston.com to view participating restaurants, menus and make reservations.

You can continue to enjoy fine dining while supporting the extraordinary work of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company by bidding on gift certificates from participating DOB restaurants at DOBauction.com. Auction begins August 18th.

Dine Out Boston (formerly Restaurant Week) is brought to you by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and American Express twice a year, providing locals and visitors an opportunity to sample area restaurants at special prices. Participating restaurants design prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. 



08/17/14 - 08/29/14

Prices vary by restaurant - be sure to check each restaurant for specific prices and menus.
Prices are per person and exclude beverages, tax and gratuities.



- http://www.bostonusa.com/visit/dineoutboston/



Dine Out Boston 2014

Presented by Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau at

Perhaps you’ve heard – Restaurant Week is now Dine Out Boston. Whatever name it goes by, it is still fantastic time to have a gastronomical adventure at some of Boston's best restaurants, each offering tasty prix fixe lunch or dinner menus (or both) from August 17th-22nd and then again from the 24th-29th. Here’s the fun part: this time around there are three pricing tiers for each meal period. Lunch menus are available for $15, $20 or $25, and dinner menus are priced at $28, $33 and $38. Price and number of courses vary by restaurant, so get scrolling to find one that fits your appetite and your budget.



08/17/14 - 08/29/14



- http://www.bostonusa.com/visit/dineoutboston/



Concerts in the Courtyard

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library

The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston's most beautiful spaces, will be filled with music during these free, one-hour concerts throughout the summer. The courtyard will host music that ranges from jazz to classical and from world to folk.

In 2014, the concert season will take place on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. These concerts are sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation.

In inclement weather, concerts will be moved inside to the Commonwealth Salon.



08/13/14 - 08/29/14

Free



- http://www.bpl.org/programs/concerts.htm#20140808?utm_source=ArtsBoston+Insider+Week+of+8%2F11%2F14&utm_campaign=ArtsBoston+Insider&utm_medium=email

Boston Public Library - 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



EMEFE

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

 EMEFE (as in M.F.A. — Music Frees All) is a ten-piece soul-funk- everything band on a mission to prove there are no bad days, only days that need a new soundtrack. The blazing rhythms and bright sound, recalling Afrobeat godfather, Fela Kuti, will bounce off the bricks in our concert courtyard to ensure a good day — or at least a good night!



08/30/14

$10 advance / $15 day of / $5 member price



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=927

MASS MoCA - 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA, 01247



Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Art from the Cold War Era

Presented by Museum of Russian Icons

Darker Shades of Red offers visitors a rare opportunity to reexamine and analyze the Cold War period through the exploration of the Soviet Union’s official brand. Strikingly graphic and explicit in its socialist message, the collection reveals the economic, social and political ideology of the Soviet Union from the mid 1940s to1990.

From the Bolshevik Revolution onward, the poster has been an influential source for Soviet dogma. Leaders consigned a high priority on communicating the ideas of revolution, socialism and social responsibility to its citizenry. Posters were used to direct and manipulate mass consciousness in accordance with Communist Party objectives. Allegorical images of Soviet leaders, soldiers, workers, and peasants were common heroic themes; images of machinery symbolized productivity in industry and farming. Locomotives, sputniks and rockets insinuated a collectivized sense of progress and achievement. This nationalistic information was communicated to the public through vibrant compositions combining figures, text (often poetry) and geometric blocks of strong color.

Post World War II tensions between the Soviet Union and the West lead to the beginning of the Cold War. Fear of nuclear proliferation and anti-west attitudes were often reflected in Soviet posters during the decades that followed. Civil defense posters explained how to prepare for a nuclear attack. Caricatures of American and British leaders depicted the West and its political structure as the enemy of the Soviet people.

The objects in Darker Shades are drawn from the private collection of Gary Hollingsworth, a Florida art restorer who traveled extensively in the former Soviet Union. The exhibit includes 55 original Soviet posters (w/ translations) and assorted ephemera like medals and orders, statuettes and factory banners.



06/14/14 - 08/30/14

Free to Museum Members or with Admission.
Admission: Adults $7; Seniors (59 +), $5; Students, $2; Children 3-17, $2; Children <3, Free.



- http://museumofrussianicons.org/index.php?cID=696



Capitol Steps

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Political satire gets a musical makeover with the uproarious comedy troupe Capitol Steps. Adapting familiar pop hits to skewer both sides of the political spectrum, the Capitol Steps revel in sardonic songs, side-splitting puns and over-the-top impersonations. No one is safe.



08/30/14

$78 $65 $45



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Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Keith Alberstadt

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Keith Alberstadt is a nationally-touring comedian making new fans wherever he performs. His likable personality and down-to-earth charm invite people into his brand of humor — one that is smart but not brainy and relatable but not hacky.

Keith has appeared twice on The Late Show with David Letterman, and has been featured on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” CMT’s “Greatest Redneck Moments” and “Funniest Video Countdown,” and CNN Headline News’ “Not Just Another Cable News Show.”

He is in his fifth season as a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. He has also contributed to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, National Lampoon’s “Sports Minute or So,” and various online magazines.

With Comics on Duty, Keith has made seven tours to the Middle East to perform for U.S. and British troops. He is also a highly requested act for corporate functions and charity fundraisers.

Truly believing that sarcasm is a universal language, Keith delivers a style that is charming, playful, and easy to rally around. He can be heard regularly on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show, the John Boy and Billy Show, and the Rick and Bubba show, and his two CDs, One Night Stand and It’s Pronounced Jenkins, are in steady rotation on every comedy channel on Sirius/XM Radio.



08/28/14 - 08/30/14

$25.00



- http://www.laughboston.com

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



William Devry and Ryan Paevey

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 William Devry and Ryan Paevey from ABC's "General Hospital". Will plays "Julian Jerome" and Ryan plays "Detective Nathan West". LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE. 

Mix and Mingle, Q & A, Unlimited photo ops and autographs. 
*All ticket holders will recieve a free autographed photo of each of them.*



08/30/14

$85



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=1afc86d4258eb78b7de3e7ae88190e33

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Thompson Square

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

Thompson Square will bring their 2014 Just Feels Good Tour to Indian Ranch in Webster, MA on Saturday, August 30th at 2PM. Recently, Thompson Square released their single “Testing the Water” to Country Radio. It is the third single from Just Feels Good, the ACM and CMA winning duo’s sophomore album and the follow-up to “If I Didn’t Have You” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About.” The husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson swept the 2012 Vocal Duo awards (CMA, ACM, CMT, ACA) thanks to a trio of hit singles including the No. 1 double-platinum-selling "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" as well as "I Got You" and "Glass."
Tickets for Thompson Square at Indian Ranch go on-sale Wednesday, April 30th at 10AM.
 



08/30/14

$37.00-$54.50



- http://www.indianranch.com/ai1ec_event/3245?instance_id=256

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Jim Breuer

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central's “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions, and family-friendly stand-up.

He appeared on ABC’s “Home Improvement” starring funny man Tim Allen, before making his big break which came in 1995 when he joined the cast of NBC’s legendary “Saturday Night Live.” During his four years on SNL, Breuer quickly became a fan-favorite for his original character “Goat Boy” and his dead-on impressions of actor Joe Pesci. He has appeared in the popular films “Zookeeper,” “Dick,” “Titan A.E.” and “Beer League.” On the small screen, Breuer hosted MTV's popular “Beach House” and VH1’s “Web Junk 20.” His other television appearances include “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “The Marriage Ref.” Breuer is also a frequent guest on the Howard Stern Show.



08/30/14

$29



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Play Date: Making and Moving

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Spend the day exploring artistic expression and art-making with your family. David Parker and the Bang Group return to the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater with a brand new take on The Wizard of Oz in which audience members will be invited onstage to follow their own yellow brick roads. Families may bring a new pair of children’s socks to be distributed locally via Cradles to Crayons.



08/30/14

FREE for up to two adults per family when accompanied by children 12 and under.

Youth 17 and under are always admitted FREE to the ICA.



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/families/play-date/making-and-moving/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Josh Groban with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

One of today's most popular music superstars, Josh Groban has become a Tanglewood favorite. He partners with the Pops, Keith Lockhart, and chorus, for a spectacular close to the 2014 summer season.



08/30/14

LAWN ONLY $22



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Greg Abate and Friends

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 225 days a year touring the globe. In the mid 70's after finishing a four year program at Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years. In 1978 Greg formed his group Channel One which was a favorite in the New England area and from there had the opportunity to play tenor sax with the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra under leadership of Dick Johnson from 1986 to '87. For this show, International Jazz Artist Greg Abate , Grammy Nominated Artist, with Ben Cook piano, Todd Baker bass and Gary Johnson drums perform Jazz Classics and Be Bop Compositions and some original music in that style.



08/30/14

$18 (Students/Seniors $17, Members $15, Children Under 12 $9)



- http://www.amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=2367

Amazing Things Art Center - 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA, 01702



Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival

Presented by Magic 106.7

Join us for free family movies this summer on South Garden at our Annual Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival! The festival runs every Saturday from July 5 to August 30 in the Center’s South Garden with entertainment, games and gift card giveaways.  The first 20 guests to arrive each night will receive a free picnic blanket compliment of The Shops at Prudential Center.

July 5: Frozen
July 12: Monsters University
July 19: The Smurfs 2
July 26: Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil

August 2: Despicable Me 2
August 9: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
August 16: The Lego Movie
August 23: Finding Nemo
August 30: The Little Mermaid



07/05/14 - 08/30/14

The festival is free to the public and guests who make a $10 purchase in the Center can take advantage of on-site discounted parking.



- http://www.magic1067.com/inside-magic/events/listings.aspx



Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for free live performances of pop, R&B, bluegrass, roots, folk, Latin, and more. All that's needed to enjoy an afternoon of music is a ferry ticket. The concerts are part of Berklee Summer in the City presented by Natixis Global Asset Management.

Saturday, August 30
2:00 pm – Ludovica Burtone, an Italian violinist, composer, and arranger, came to Berklee in 2012 to follow her passion for jazz. Burtone and her string quartet present a variety of compositions, from classical to jazz standards, tangos, and original compositions.



08/30/14

FREE



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/ludovica-burtone

Georges Island - Georges Island, Boston, MA,



Bread & Puppet Theater: "Insurrection Oratorio"

Presented by Bread and Puppet Theater

An improvised piece developed by Peter Schumann, artistic director of Bread & Puppet, with instrumental music created on mechanical sound sculptures including "Container Man," a massive multi-media kinetic sculpture. All sound sculptures were designed by Viktor Lois, Hungarian-born artistic director of Contemporary Arts International (CAI). The "Oratorio" will include Bread & Puppet's signature visual elements, along with movement, vocals, and pertinent political social commentary. Sourdough rye bread will be served and cheap art will be for sale after the performance. Presented by CAI.



08/30/14

$20 general admission ("walk-in discount" $10), $35 per carload (over 3 people $10 each); tickets available at the door (cash or check only) or general admission in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/777264.



- http://www.contemporaryartsinternational.org



Armando Variations 2

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Where does inspiration come from? In this show, it comes from a long list of outrageous games and concepts. The audience chooses what they want to see and whatever they say goes. It could be a karaoke song, a storytelling challenge, arts and crafts, a vacation slide show, an interview, Sex with Me (the line game, not actually...well...), or something else!

With two casts taking turns between quick games and doing runs of scenes inspired by those games, this show is fast and furiously funny! The audience is in the driver's seat, and with more than 20 games to choose from, each show is completely different...and always hilarious.



08/23/14 - 08/30/14

$12 / $10 (with student ID)



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ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Blue Man Group

Presented by Blue Man Group at The Charles Playhouse

OUR SPACE HAS A NEW FACE. Experience Blue Man Group at the newly renovated Charles Playhouse!

 

Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny." Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group's show is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.

Please note: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.  Blue Man Group is recommended for Ages 7+.  



04/01/14 - 08/31/14

Tickets start at $49
 



- http://www.blueman.com/boston/about-show

The Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton St, Boston, MA, 02116



The Eye is a Door: Landscape Photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn

Presented by Smith College Museum of Art at Smith College Museum of Art

Seeing is a way of knowing; photography is a way of thinking—Anne Whiston Spirn

The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  Spirn views photography as a tool that helps hone this ability by focusing attention on significant details in the landscape in order to discover the invisible. She has been on the forefront of the movement to make this kind of visual thinking a fundamental part of people’s daily lives.



01/31/14 - 08/31/14

$5 Adults, $4 Seniors (65+), $3 Students (13+ with ID), $2 Youth (6–12)



- http://smith.edu/artmuseum

Smith College Museum of Art - Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton, MA, 01063



Tony Bennett at Tanglewood with special guest Antonia Bennett

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

No one else in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett. His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950's. He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including "I Wanna Be Around," "The Good Life," "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" and his signature song, "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." He is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and now in the first two decades of the 21st century. In the last ten years alone, he has sold ten million records. Bennett has received 17 Grammy Awards and the Grammy Lifetime Award. He has introduced a multitude of songs into the Great American Songbook that have since become standards for pop music. He has toured the world to sold out audiences with rave reviews whenever he performs.



08/31/14

$25-$97.50



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



SUMMER - FREE FOR ALL

Presented by Smith College Museum of Art at Smith College Museum of Art

Admission is free for Smith College Museum of Art through August 2014 while the second and third floor galleries are closed for reinstallation and reinterpretation. Free admission is made possible by the generous support of the Director’s Associates, Tryon Associates, and Members of the Museum.

Photo: Lynne Graves



05/27/14 - 08/31/14

FREE



- http://smith.edu/artmuseum

Smith College Museum of Art - Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton, MA, 01063



Murder Ballad: A New Musical

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL PREMIERE!

Murder Ballad is a 360-degree immersive theatrical experience where the action happens everywhere you look. With a pulse-pounding, electric rock score, this dangerously steamy and razor-sharp new musical will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first forbidden kiss to the last untimely breath. Murder Ballad tells the dramatic story of a love triangle gone wrong centering on Sara, an uptown girl who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her. The musical explores the complications of love, the compromises we make, and the betrayals that can ultimately undo us forever.



08/29/14 - 08/31/14

$30 Reserved Seating / $15 Standing Room



- http://www.MurderBalladBoston.com

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Abigail Lee Goldberger: "Fairytales & Enchantment" Art Exhibiition

Presented by Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.

Abigail Lee Goldberger is inspired by myths, nature, memories, folk art, children’s books, longing, science, and religion. Themes and stories begin to unravel as she layers multiple colors of oil paint onto the canvas. The balance of color and contrast contribute to the captivating mood, which is dreamlike and mysterious. Although the expressions in the characters are calm and the images are static, there is a sense of energy and movement in the whimsical and brave world that Abigail generates.

She stops the reality of the domain we live in and produces an escape, a fairytale utopia where a new universe is created on the canvas. Each surreal character is portrayed as an animal or human, and the new environment begins to tell a colorful story. Whether there is an innocent glowing baby floating in a misty sky and surrounded by purple flowers, or a majestic lion sitting on polka dotted grass with twinkling stars above him, the images become fascinating. It is important for viewers to carefully ponder the paintings, and for a moment become liberated in  Abigail’s fantasy realm.

Unbound Visual Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation based in Allston-Brighton and serving the Boston area.  It was incorporated in late 2012 to enliven the creative economy in contemporary fine art for artists and art supporters through curated exhibitions, education and sharing.

 

 



07/17/14 - 08/31/14

FREE



- http://www.UnboundVisualArts.org



Soul Sessions xix The Lotus Garden

Presented by 1 o o o v i r t u e s d a n c e at ZuZu @ The Middle East

1 o o o v i r t u e s d a n c e presents Soul Sessions, a home for artists of any style to come together to express current themes in a creative performance and intimate party. Individual artists get a platform to share their work in an exciting and safe environment, while audiences get the power of live performance as well as the comfortability of its personal setting to soak in the inspiration. At Soul Sessions, you get the feeling of being in your best friend's living room, you get the thrill of live music and live dance up close and personal, and you get a killer dance party in between each performer. Join us to break the fourth wall, let your soul shine, and soulebrate! 

Featuring DJ Lotusound with phenomenal artists from Berklee, Alvin Ailey, Urbanity, Emerson, and much more!



08/31/14

$10 For audience
$5 For performers



- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Soul-Sessions/674401725972048

ZuZu @ The Middle East - 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Bread & Puppet Theater: "Circus"

Presented by Bread and Puppet Theater

As described by Bread & Puppet Theater, "The Nothing Is Not Ready Circus" is for the not yet existing upriser masses and their kids who need to practice their upriser skills by teaming up with butterflies, cockroaches and elephants. Lions, horses and dogs are also employed to invent the correct rhythmical patterns that fight planetary destruction. The boot flags of the 15th century peasant revolution lead the way, with a lively brass band for accompaniment. Bread & Puppet's "Circus" acts can often be politically puzzling to adults, but accompanying kids can usually explain them. Sourdough rye bread will be served and cheap art will be made available (with a recommended donation) after the performance. For more information, please visit: http://magazinebeach.org/events/

 Presented with assistance from the Cambridge Arts Council and the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association.



08/31/14

Pass-the-hat donation. Takes place rain or shine; rain location: Cambridge Community Center (http://www.cambridgecc.org/).



- http://breadandpuppet.org



Chocolate Sundays

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Look out Boston and surrounding area, Kenny Williams is one of the headliners for Chocolate Sunday’s on Sunday, August 31. Located inside the Westin Hotel, here is your chance to come out and get your laugh on inside the newest and sexiest comedy club in the country. Kenny Williams is from the suburbs of Long Island New York and has appeared on every TV show that features Hip Hop Comics. His imagination and style will make anyone laugh. 



08/31/14

$20-$30



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=fe8495d9c3328d9a28132d1e76b099eb

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Family Fun Days

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Come celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village on August 30-September 1. Play games ranging from base-ball to French & English (tug-of-war). Make a craft, meet oxen in training, or watch a toy fire-balloon flight. Other shows include 19th century magic with Bob Olson, the Old Sturbridge Village Singers, and the Old Sturbridge Village Dancers.



08/30/14 - 09/01/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/family-fun-days

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



Thoreau's Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau's The Maine Woods, the Harvard Museum of Natural History offers an exhibition of prints by photographer Scot Miller, who has traversed the state of Maine for years retracing the footsteps of New England's native son, Henry David Thoreau. Opening Saturday, November 16, 2013, Thoreau's Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller features stunning photos of places Thoreau explored and wrote about, with historical information and specimens from Harvard's collections. The exhibition compliments the ongoing exhibition, New England Forests in the Zofnass Family Gallery.

Photographer Scot Miller inspires an appreciation of places of unique natural interest such as Yosemite, Walden, the Texas Hill Country and the Maine wilderness. His earlier photographic books of Thoreau's Walden and Cape Cod were published by Houghton Mifflin. A native Texan, he lives in Dallas.



11/14/13 - 09/01/14

Adults: $12.00

Non-Harvard Students with I.D.: $10.00

Seniors (65+): $10.00

Children ages 3–18: $8.00

Children under 3: Free



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/press_room/index.php

Harvard Museum of Natural History - 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

 Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community will explore the traditions and techniques of indigenous Mexican artisans and how they can be applied to modern fashion and styles.

Carla Fernández has gained international recognition for her extraordinary approach to documenting and preserving the rich textile heritage of Mexico's indigenous communities by transforming it into beautiful contemporary clothing, and proving tradition is anything but static.

This first-ever fashion exhibition at the Gardner Museum explores the development of a new language in visual design that Fernández has built over two decades. She uses a method called "the Square Root" based on the Mexican tradition of making clothing from squares and rectangles. This process emphasizes forms of fabric and delicate, thoughtful construction based on whole fabric, as opposed to cutting in curves and molding to the body.

The Barefoot Designer is multi-faceted exhibition consisting of garments, textiles, drawings, photographs, performance, video, workshops and source materials demonstrating Fernández's multi-layered design process. A key component of that process is her design workshop Taller Flora, a mobile laboratory that collaborates with Mexico's indigenous communities, a sustainable business model based on close collaboration with and recognition of local knowledge and talent. During her career, Fernández has worked with many indigenous communities throughout Mexico. The exhibition will highlight the styles and techniques of five states: Chiapas, Yucatan, Campeche, the State of Mexico and Mexico City.

Mobility and collaboration can be seen and felt throughout the exhibition: in its installation, multiple films and monthly dance performances, as well as workshops for the public. The garments and mannequins are positioned on life-sized, mobile displays. Fernández has also activated the garments through a live and filmed dance performance by dancers Raushan Mitchell and Silas Reiner, bringing to life the notion of "clothing as canvas." The exhibition will include short process videos of weavers, embroiderers, and carpenters by photographer and filmmaker Ramiro Chaves, as well as fashion films produced by Chaves and Pedro Torres in New York City, Boston and Mexico City. A series of fashion photos by photographer Graciela Iturbide will be on view. A large workshop table adds a hands-on visitor experience to the exhibition, with a variety of workshops scheduled. Fernández will run a two-day clothing workshop as well as workshops with the Gardner's School and Community Partnership Programs.

"I want people to understand that you can find happiness many different ways, and one way is by creating goods by hand and making things unique to the artist," Fernández said. "Discovering the process helps people to understand how these different worlds work, because you fall in love with the artisan, and then you fall in love with the piece. You can create a whole economy based on the artists, and how their work is made."

Learn more about Carla Ferna?ndez's residency at the Gardner Museum.

Carla Ferna?ndez: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community is made possible with generous support from The Coby Foundation, Ltd. and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional assistance from the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The media sponsor for Carla Ferna?ndez: The Barefoot Designer is Boston Globe Media, Inc.

 

Image: Carla Fernández, Molinillo bracelets and embroidered Molinillo rebozo. Artisans: Bracelets by Juan Alonso; embroidery by Endy Lopez; rebozo by Fermin Escobar. Model: Liliana Dominguez. Photo: Graciela Iturbide.

 

 



04/17/14 - 09/01/14

Admission
Adults: $15
Seniors 65 and up: $12
College Students:
$5 with current ID

Free:
Members
Visitors under 18

General admission tickets are available for purchase at the front desk or online. *Tickets aren't required to visit Café G or Gift at the Gardner.



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/home

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA, 02115



Heritage Museums & Gardens exhibit Wicked Plants

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

Heritage Museums & Gardens, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, will open for the 2014 Season on Saturday, April 19th with a new feature exhibit, Wicked Plants. This new exhibit will introduce you to the evildoers lurking in your backyard and beyond. Enjoy a hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals – without the risk of intoxication, addiction, dismemberment, or other danger. The exhibit is housed in a “decrepit old home,” where each room will introduce you to different plants, along with their signature wicked characteristics, mysteries, and other engaging activities.

 



04/19/14 - 09/01/14

Free with Museum Admission
Adult $18; Children $8



- http://www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org



"Squirrel Stole My Underpants" by Bonnie Duncan

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

 Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an entire world emerges from her laundry basket, and curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands. Will our lonely heroine rescue her underpants and discover the magic within herself? Join us on this adventure to find out!

Saturday Aug 30 - Monday Sept 1, 10:30 and 1:00



08/30/14 - 09/01/14

$12 general/$8 members



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Big Screen Classics: JAWS

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

 When a leviathan of a Great White begins making snacks out of the good people of Amity Island, it's up to police Chief Brody, the grizzled fisherman Quint, and Richard Dreyfuss to embark on one of the greatest fish stories ever told.

The physical scars these men boast and brandish in the cabin of the Orca seem like paper cuts when compared to the carnage inflicted by the teeth of their intended prey. Will these men have what it takes to reel in the horror that awaits them beneath the waves? One thing is for certain: they're going to need a bigger boat.



09/01/14

$11 general admission, $9 seniors and children, $8 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/jaws-0

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Seasons of Love: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Musical Dinner Revues!

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre

Cape Rep Theatre presents Seasons of Love: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Musical Dinner Revues! at the Old Sea Pines Inn, directed and designed by Scott Storr, running Sundays, June 15 through August 31, and Mondays, August 11 & 18 and September 1. All performances are at 6:00 pm at the beautiful Old Sea Pines Inn, 2553 Main Street, Brewster, MA.  Tickets are $67 and include dinner, show, taxes and gratuity. Call the Inn for tickets and information:  508-896-6114 or www.oldseapinesinn.com.

This year’s show celebrates the past twenty years of revues at the Inn and will showcase the talents of Cape Rep’s performers, including local favorites Jared Hagan, Celeste Howe, Devon McFadden and Chelsey Jo Ristaino, with creator, Scott Storr, at the piano.



06/15/14 - 09/01/14

Tickets are $67 and include dinner, show, taxes and gratuity. Call the Inn for tickets and information: 508-896-6114 or www.oldseapinesinn.com.



- http://www.caperep.org/2014season/special_events/seasons-love



Magna Carta: Cornerstone of Liberty

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts Boston

See a rare copy of England's Magna Carta along with the Sons of Liberty Bowl, drafts of Declaration of Independence, and more symbols of liberty and justice.

One of only four surviving copies of the original Magna Carta - a document written in 1215 that is the foundation for many liberties that Americans enjoy - travels to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for a special exhibition in the Art of the Americas Wing. An inspiration for the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, the exemplar typically housed in the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincolnshire, England, is on view in partnership with the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Magna Carta - Latin for “Great Charter” - joins other historical loans as well as portraits and works of art from the Museum’s collection - including the MFA’s Sons of Liberty Bowl (1768) by Paul Revere, which is engraved with the words "Magna/Charta" and "Bill of/Rights" - to tell the story of patriots and revolutionaries who fought for freedom in the face of tyranny. The exhibition also includes portraits, marble busts, and historical documents related to several of the Founding Fathers, presidents, and abolitionists, particularly from Massachusetts, who were inspired by the liberties enshrined in Magna Carta.



07/02/14 - 09/01/14

Free with Admission



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/magna-carta

Museum of Fine Arts Boston - 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02115



Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take explores the trajectory of the artist’s twenty-five-year career, highlighting the major themes that unify his multilayered and varied practice. Comprising works produced from 1987 through the present, this exhibition examines how Hodges transforms both everyday and precious materials into poignant meditations on themes including time, loss, identity, and love. 

This exhibition brings together photography, drawing, works on paper, and objects rendered in mirror, light bulbs, and glass alongside several major room-size installations to examine and illuminate Hodges’ command of material and gesture. 
 



06/04/14 - 09/01/14



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/jim-hodges/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc.

This open-air Festival for the whole family is a free, social justice event with great ethnic food, arts and crafts, community workshops, music, theater, dance, trolley and walking tours, and children's activities. Performers include: Bread and Puppet Theater, Rebel Diaz, Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band, Wilda Mendez, Veronica Robles, Voci Angelica, Hot Like Fire, Banda Joven, O'Shea-Chaplin Academy of Irish Dance, among many more.



09/01/14

Free



- http://breadandrosesheritage.org



Harvard Film Archive Presents "M"

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

There is nothing tentative in M: not the use of sound to expand the visible frame, nor the implied links between mass culture and mass murder, nor the canny deployment of the serial killer story to reveal the organizing structures of a world in which, as Anton Kaes puts it, “nothing [is] left to chance but death.” Embodied with an uncanny and twitching malaise by Brecht actor Peter Lorre, the child murderer is himself childish: a whistling flaneur who seems less Mabusian master of destinies than a slave to his own dark impulses. For much of the film he is a cipher for the dual investigations of police and criminals, their respective regimes of detection and surveillance converging in a darkly prescient picture of a law beyond the law. Footage of Lorre’s climactic confession would later be incorporated into the infamous Nazi propaganda film The Eternal Jew as “proof” of the Jewish actor’s leading audiences towards a dangerously ambiguous reading of legal justice.



07/25/14 - 09/01/14

$9 - Regular Admission
$7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
$12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons
Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members



- http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2014julaug/lang.html#M

Harvard Film Archive - Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Trident Gallery Presents Ruth Mordecai’s New Works on Paper

Presented by Trident Gallery

Trident Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings, collages, and monotypes on paper by Ruth Mordecai. The gallery will host a public reception for the artist on Saturday, August 9, 5–7pm. The artist will be at Trident Gallery for conversation Saturday, August 2, 5–7pm, and will lead a discussion of her work on Sunday, August 17, 5–6pm. For more information please visit: http://tridentgallery.com/ 



08/01/14 - 09/01/14

Free



- http://tridentgallery.com/



Basket Bombing Drop-in Workshop

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Come by throughout the season and join our “basket bombing” workshops. Using simple weaving techniques and traditional basket making materials, visitors will create baskets that will be installed across the Fruitlands landscape, ultimately designing a cutting-edge, ever-growing assemblage of basketry! No experience required. All materials provided.

For more information, please visit: http://www.fruitlands.org/bsktwk



09/01/14

Free with admission



- http://www.fruitlands.org/bsktwk

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



The Teaseday Club

Presented by Boston Babydolls Burlesque at The Davis Square Theater

Every month King Teaseday presents a showcase of Boston's best variety! Comedy , striptease, burlesque, magic, juggling, and more!



09/10/13 - 09/02/14

General Admission, $15.00



- http://www.Teaseday.com

The Davis Square Theater - 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144



Boston Ballet School September Open House (Northshore Studio)

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Boston Ballet School- Northshore

Activities:
• Purchase Dress code from On Your Toes Dancewear
• Learn how to make a ballerina bun
• Enter-to-win a ballerina birthday party
• Special Adult Student offer: Purchase a 10 class card get your 11th class free

Classes:
• Placement/Trial Class for 9-19 year olds 5:30-6:30pm
• Trial Children’s Class for 2-7 year olds 5:30-6:00pm
• Adult Event-free barre (possibly stretch and strengthen) class 6:00-6:30pm



09/02/14

Free



- http://www.bostonballet.com/school.html

Boston Ballet School- Northshore - 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead, MA, 01945



Etchings From Moscow by Alexander Vetrov and Stanislav Nikireyev

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

Cambridge, MA – The Multicultural Arts Center and From Russia with Art Gallery presents Etchings from Moscow on view beginning June 6 until September 2, 2014, in the Lower Gallery, exhibiting works by Alexander Vetrov and Stanislav Nikireyev, two honored Russian artists with an exceptional eye for detail and beauty.

Alexander Vetrov blends color tactfully and artfully into his etchings, depicting scenes of Russian villages in the different seasons of the year, churches in ruins, his home, his mother. Stanislav Nikireyev (1932-2007), Vetrov’s mentor and inspiration, captures all the seasons of nature and its creatures, both from the past and from more current eras, through his black and white etchings.
 



06/06/14 - 09/02/14

Free



- http://www.multiculturalartscenter.org/galleries

Multicultural Arts Center - 41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA, 02141



Highfield Hall: A Cut Above: Art from the American Guild of Paper Cutters

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Curated by the Guild especially for Highfield Hall, this exhibition features over 50 art works by the country’s best cut paper artists. The show highlights the diversity of this extraordinary medium and includes a large cut paper installation based on an Alice in Wonderland theme. More at highfieldhall.org



07/10/14 - 09/02/14

$5 donation greatly appreciated

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm, Sundays 10am to 2pm; closed Saturdays. 



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

Highfield Hall - 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA, 02541



Boston Ballet School September Open House

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

Activities:
• Purchase Dress code from Back Bay Dancewear
• Learn how to make a ballerina bun
• Enter-to-win a ballerina birthday party
• Special Adult Student offer: Purchase a 10 class card get your 11th class free

Classes:
• Placement/Trial Class for 9-19 year olds 5:30-6:30pm – we will have two split in ages but at the same time to better assess the students
• Trial Children’s Class for 2-7 year olds 5:15-5:45pm and 6:00-6:30pm
• Introduction to Ballet for Adults Time: 7pm - Pre-registration will be available ahead of time, and prices will be same as regular adult class pricing.



09/02/14

Free



- http://www.bostonballet.com/school.html

Boston Ballet School - 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Timeless Journeys at Boston's International Poster Gallery Through Labor Day

Presented by International Poster Gallery

International Poster Gallery (IPG) proudly presents the 21st Annual Summer Poster Show: "Timeless Journeys." Travel posters awaken our dreams of adventure, nostalgia, beauty, and wanderlust perhaps more than any other poster category. Experience traveling to these exotic vistas through more than 50 posters from the Golden Age of Travel to Mid-Century Modern. Highlights include early Pan Am posters, a spectacular range of Air France posters, and smaller graphics such as luggage labels. The headliner of the summer show is San Francisco – Hawaii Overnight! Via Pan-American circa1939. For additional information, please visit www.InternationalPoster.com or call 617.375.0076

In addition to gallery shows and special exhibitions, IPG’s award-winning website, www.internationalposter.com offers one of the largest, most comprehensive online collection of vintage advertising posters in the world. Originally launched in 1998, the site contains nearly 5000 images accessible through a powerful search engine.

 



07/15/14 - 09/02/14

Free



- http://www.internationalposter.com/



Jeff Bridges

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 “Natural” is as good a word as any to describe the feeling of Bridges’ self-titled major label debut. Featuring a roster of magnificent songwriters and musicians, and produced by Bridges’ friend of three decades, Grammy-award winner T Bone Burnett, the ten-song disc is soulful and heartfelt. It may mark a switch from the six-time Oscar nominee’s usual day job, but the performances on Jeff Bridges consistently feel both comfortable and true.



09/03/14

$40-$75



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Fujiya & Miyagi

Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

 Despite the name, Fujiya & Miyagi are neither Japanese nor a duo. The electronic trio of singer and guitarist David Best, synth player Steve Lewis, and bassist Matt Hainsby are deeply indebted both to vintage '70s Krautrock and the '90s bands that were themselves influenced by the likes of Neu! and Kraftwerk, from Stereolab and Broadcast to Aphex Twin and the Orb. The group started in the coastal city of Brighton, England in 1999, when Best and Lewis first met in a pickup football game.



09/03/14

$12 general admission



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Brighton Music Hall - 158 Brighton Avenue, Boston, MA, 02134



Boston Ballet School September Open House

Presented by Boston Ballet Studios- Boston Location at Boston Ballet School

Activities:
• Purchase Dress code from Back Bay Dancewear
• Learn how to make a ballerina bun
• Enter-to-win a ballerina birthday party
• Special Adult Student offer: Purchase a 10 class card get your 11th class free

Classes:
• Trial Children’s Class for 2-7 year olds 5:15-5:45pm and 6:00-6:30pm
• Introduction to Ballet for adults: 6:30-8:00pm - Pre-registration will be available ahead of time, and prices will be same as regular adult class pricing.



09/03/14

Free



- http://www.bostonballet.com/school.html

Boston Ballet School - 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Chris O'Brien and The Sea The Sea

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Chris O'Brien grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is the son of two women. Music was always an important part of his life, and after trying a handful of different instruments, Chris picked up the guitar at the age of fourteen. It wasn't long before he began writing his own songs. In 2001, Chris joined the renowned Boston music scene and began playing open mics around the city. He released his first album, "Lighthouse," in 2007 and his second album, "Little Red," in 2010. "Lighthouse" became one of the best-selling singer/songwriter albums on iTunes after Chris appeared on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion." (Listen to the show on the music page.) Chris O'Brien's songs have appeared on celebrity playlists, TV shows (Skins: Season 3, Episode 8 "Effy"), and National Public Radio. He currently lives in Arlington, Massachusetts and is finishing his undergraduate degree at Harvard University. http://www.chrisobrienmusic.com

It was a sign - very literally - that first brought Chuck and Mira together. "She was actually holding a sign with my name on it," recounts Chuck, who was showcasing in a songwriting contest that Mira had volunteered to stage-manage. However, it wasn’t until the fall of 2011, nearly five years later, when they reconnected to form THE SEA THE SEA They borrowed their name from Xenophon's Anabasis, the ancient tale of Greek soldiers returning to their coastal home after a long arduous battle inland. "The Sea! The Sea!" is a cry of joy.

Once they began writing and singing together, it didn’t take long for Chuck and Mira to weave their many voices into one. They’ve already received praise from NPR and No Depression and now, by enlisting the careful production of Todd Sickafoose (Ani DiFranco, Andrew Bird) with accompaniment like tuned wineglasses and swathing strings, they’ve created their honest and ethereal debut album, Love We Are We Love.  They accompany each other with electric/acoustic guitars, the occasional banjo, piano, and percussion, but it is Chuck and Mira’s rich harmonies that provide the depth to their songwriting. Their perfectly matched voices sometimes share the back-and-forth conversations of the song’s characters and other times are the exchanges of one mind, weighing a decision, analyzing the moment, and trying to find the answers. www.theseathesea.com



09/03/14

Non-members: $15/ Members: $13



- http://www.passim.org/club/chris-obrien-and-sea-sea

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Julian Velard Vinyl Release, Chrissi Poland opens

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Julian Velard’s engaging style of theatrical, piano-based pop has been hailed by The Sunday Times as “catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination.” Velard turns the piano-pop tunesmith stereotype on its ear with a biting, 21st century wit in a stylish package - think Harry Connick, Jr. with the panache of a Brooklyn hipster - recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. http://julianvelard.tumblr.com/bio/

Enchanting vocalist and songwriter Chrissi Poland weaves together the sounds of soul, jazz and pop, creating her unique and captivating tone, compelling people to wonder how "that voice comes from that little body." Her songwriting embodies a lyrical depth and melodic richness that draws audiences of all kinds in with ease. Born and raised in southern Massachusetts, Chrissi started out playing bars and clubs in and around Boston, then soon after moved to New York City and began playing shows in the West Village underground scene. She quickly made a name for herself in New York, and within a few years began touring the world with her own work as well as with other artists. As a multi­instrumentalist and in­-demand vocalist, Chrissi has worked and performed with an array of artists, jazz greats, and icons including Nile Rodgers, Sting, Moby, Scissor Sisters, The Edge Will Lee, Dave Weckl, Kylie Minogue, Elvis Costello, Pat Benatar, Tower of Power, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Clint Black and legendary Stax "Soul Man" Sam Moore (formerly of Sam & Dave). Her most recent EP, Reckless Ones, received acclaim for its versatility and performances. http://chrissipoland.com/



09/04/14

Passim Members $13/Non-Passim Members $15



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/julian-velard-vinyl-release-chrissi-poland-opens

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



NT Live: Medea

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.



09/04/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors & Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/medea

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



National Theatre of London in HD: Medea

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.



09/04/14

$22 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $5 Youth



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/medea/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



An intimate evening with Mary Lambert

Presented by David Friend Recital Hall at David Friend Recital Hall

 As a performer, Lambert exemplifies the traditions of a singer/songwriter while melding a background in spoken-word. After the powerful body-image poem “I Know Girls (Body Love)” went viral without any promotion, her debut album Letters Don't Talk firmly established Mary as a formidable unsigned artist. This status was cemented when the lesbian singer-songwriter paired up with the multi-platinum selling artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to help write and sing their revolutionary single, “Same Love”. The track, an honoring of same-sex marriage, has led Mary to tour nationally with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and allowed her to reach millions by performing live on MTV Video Music Awards, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, VH1, and The Colbert Report. “Same Love” has reached platinum status in the US, peaking at number 11 on The Billboard Hot 100. In August of 2013, Lambert released her version of the hit song entitled “She Keeps Me Warm".



10/05/13 - 09/05/14

$15 in Advance, $20 Day of Show



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David Friend Recital Hall - 921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Charlie Farren and Sarah Blacker

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

Charlie Farren has long been known for great songs, great singing, and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Alone onstage with acoustic guitar in hand, Charlie captures an audience with his unique delivery, insightful lyrics, memorable songs, soaring vocal, and subtle yet innovative guitar style. It wasn't always quite so subtle, as Charlie formed this original self-taught style with a history of successful, hard-crunching rock bands throughout the 1980s, including fronting the Joe Perry Project.

“Female Performer of the Year” in the New England Music Awards, Boston-based 2012 Boston Music Award nominee for Singer/Songwriter of the year, Sarah Blacker is also a current nominee for Songwriter of the Year, and Song of the Year for 2013′s single, “Shiver,”  in the New England Music Awards.  Sarah was recently called “one of the brighter artists to grab our attention recently,” by No Depression magazine.  The Boston Herald called her, “Boston’s delightful folk nymph,” yet he also said of her, “Sarah Blacker makes some of the most interesting folk music in Boston — mostly by making folk the starting point and reaching out toward rock, Americana and prog.” She is a prolific singer/songwriter currently touring behind her 3rd album in just three years.



09/05/14



- http://www.natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Classic Albums Live: Abbey Road

Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

Toronto-based sensation Classic Albums Live performs the works of classic rock bands the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. This skilled ensemble of musicians recreates the greatest rock albums of the 60s and 70s live on stage, note for note, cut for cut. Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without gimmickry. 

Now, 44 years after The Beatles recorded their final studio album - the album many feel was the Fab Four's best - a handpicked collection of world-class musicians will come together to perform, in its entirety, one of the most influential popular music recordings of all time, the rock masterpiece Abbey Road.



09/05/14

$28 in advance / $78 premium / $35 day of concert
Children age 12 and under are admitted free.



- http://lowellsummermusic.org/page.php?wpage=root/eventdetail.htm&Event=LSMS-E40821

Boarding House Park - 40 French Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Red Molly

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Since 2004, Americana trio Red Molly has been bringing audiences to their feet with gorgeous three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and their warm, engaging stage presence. The band consists of Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar). This past year, the ladies were invited to open multiple shows for music legend Willie Nelson and they performed at the venerable RockyGrass festival in CO. Their new CD "Light in the Sky" spent 20 weeks on the Americana Music Association's Top 40 radio chart and charted as Folk DJ's #3 Top Album of 2012. In 2013, the band will spend the month of March touring throughout Australia, and in August will head to Europe for the first time, for Denmark's Tonder Festival. They have also been invited to appear for the third time at NC's legendary music gathering, MerleFest. Also scheduled is a fourth appearance at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, where in September 2012 the Bristol Herald Courier dubbed Red Molly "The Twin City's sweethearts", saying the band "lit up the stage, as a massive crowd of adoring fans sat mesmerized by their silky smooth harmonies and superb musicianship." http://www.redmolly.com/



09/05/14

Non-passim members: $25/ Passim members: $23



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/red-molly-1

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Bill Staines

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

"Any new song that can live comfortably beside the well-worn songs of folk tradition has a good chance of surviving the test of time. Such, we believe, are the songs of Bill Staines" -- Charles "Sandy" Paton, Folk Legacy Records

Anyone not familiar with the music of Bill Staines is in for a special treat. Weaving a magical blend of wit and gentle humor, he is rightfully one of the most popular performers on the folk music circuit.



09/05/14

$18 (Students/Seniors $17, Members $15, Child Under 12 $9)



- http://www.amazingthings.org/

Amazing Things Art Center - 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA, 01702



Cantrip

Presented by Rockport Music

 A trio injecting a youthful energy and flair to Scottish traditional music, Cantrip has quickly become one of the most admired Celtic acts working today. Expertly balancing tradition and innovation, the band infuses a modern sensibility to beloved chestnuts of the Scottish folk canon as well as their own impressive compositions.



09/05/14

Tickets: $20, $25



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/cantrip/



City Works Opening Reception

Presented by Vessels Gallery

Join Vessels Gallery for the First Friday opening reception for City Work: Boston Architecture in Porcelaina solo exhibition of nationally recognized ceramicist, Stephanie Young. In City Works, a collection created for Vessels Gallery, Young turns to the man-made, weaving together art and architecture for a fresh reflection on the history of Boston. The surfaces of these new vessels are carved with the facades of iconic Boston architectural landmarks. From Commonwealth Avenue Brownstones to the towers of the Longfellow Bridge Young draws the viewer’s attention to the ornamental details of the buildings -- windows, doors, archways, reflections of her own visual intimacy with the Boston of the turn of the century.



09/05/14

Free



- http://www.vesselsgallery.com/



Highfield Hall: Skylark A capella Group Presents The Best of Britain

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Skylark, a professional chamber choir of over 15 vocalists based in Atlanta, will celebrate choral music of the early 20th century from the UK's greatest composers including classics like Benjamin Britten's Hymn to St. Cecilia and Vaughan Williams' Shakespeare Songs alongside classic folksong settings by Holst and Elgar. The concert follows a week long, season kick off retreat in Falmouth. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit garden programs at Highfield Hall & Gardens. For more information and to hear the group's latest recording, visit skylarkvocalensemble.org. 



09/05/14

Non-Members: $30; Members: $25 
 



- http://www.skylarkvocalensemble.org.

Highfield Hall - 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA, 02541



Drummers' Call

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

A fife-and-drum corps from around the country will assemble at Old Sturbridge Village on September 6. Watch and listen as this talented group demonstrates their unique set of skills, and learn about the role they played in early New England militia groups. Be sure not to miss the high point of the day: the corps’ parade around the Village common!



09/06/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/drummers-call

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



First Saturday Open Studios

Presented by Western Avenue Studios at Western Avenue Artist Studios

Join the over 300 artists of the Western Avenue Studios and Western Avenue Lofts as we open our doors to the public on the first Saturday of every month from 12-5PM.  See painters, photographers, mixed media artists, jewelers, sculptors, fiber artists, glassworkers, ceramics artists, and more.  See where our artists work, talk to them about their process, and bring home unique and local art for yourself or a loved one.  Something for everyone!  On-site parking is free.



01/04/14 - 09/06/14

Free



- http://westernavenuestudios.com/

Western Avenue Artist Studios - 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA, 01851



Maz Jobrani

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Maz Jobrani has had two Showtime comedy specials, I Come In Peace and Brown and Friendly. Maz starred in the films Friday After Next, 13 Going on 30, and The Interpreter. Maz has guest starred on Curb Your Enthusiasm, 24, ER, NYPD Blue, Traffic Light, Man Up, Men at Work, and most recently Whitney. He has performed his standup on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Lopez Tonight. He has been featured on NPR, CNN, The BBC and in print in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Newsweek. Maz also co-hosts a popular podcast about fatherhood called “Minivan Men,” and currently is gearing up to shoot JIMMY VESTVOOD: AMERIKAN HERO, a feature which he co-wrote and is starring in.



09/06/14

$29-$75



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Voices of Hope Presents UNFINISHED 2

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

A one night benefit presented by Voices of Hope at North Shore Music Theatre. Building on the theme of last year's sold out UNFINISHED benefit, UNFINISHED 2 is a musical revue paying tribute to singers and songwriters who were taken before their time.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at MGH Cancer Center.



09/06/14

$45.00 Inner Circle, $35 All Other Seats, $75.00 for Inner with Post Show VIP Party



- http://www.nsmt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=2237

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



A Village Festival 2

Presented by Origins Folkloric Dance Company at Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre

Origins Folkloric Dance Company, formed in September 2011, is a professional ensemble dedicated to performing ethnic dances from the Middle East, Mediterranean, and North Africa. They are pleased to present their first full-length show in a theatrical setting. Join them on a journey through Egypt, North Africa, and Lebanon, and enjoy the lively and colorful spectacle of folkloric dance. The program includes original choreographies, as well as choreographies by leading teachers and scholars of Middle-Eastern folkloric dance.



09/06/14

Tickets $25 before 8/16; $30 thereafter



- http://originsfolkloricdance.com/a-village-festival-2/

Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre - 820 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02139



Alonzo Bodden

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

An international headliner, Alonzo has performed comedy worldwide including Just For Laughs in Montreal, Kilkenny Ireland Comedy fest, Sydney, Australia, Brighton Beach in the UK, and he’s entertained the troops everywhere from Iraq to Greenland. His brand new one-hour comedy special, "Who's Paying Attention?" premiered on Showtime and he can be seen as a host of the new ITV show Inside the Vault. Introduced to America on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Alonzo Bodden was runner up on Season 2 and came back to win it all on Last Comic Standing Season 3, “The Best of the Best.”



09/04/14 - 09/06/14

$20-$35



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=70ba5b35bc48076fc10c594a68ffa5df

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Philippe Crettien

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Philippe R. Crettien is chairman of the jazz department at the Rivers School Conservatory in Weston, MA, leading instrumental instruction, saxophone, Jazz Orchestra, and other ensembles. He has a B.A. from the Berklee College of Music; honors in philosophy and literature from the French Lycee of London; and a degree in Musicology from the Sorbonne, Paris.



09/06/14

$18 (Stu/Sen $17, Mem $15, Child U12 $9)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

Amazing Things Art Center - 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA, 01702



Reunions Can Be Murder

Presented by Mystery Cafe

It’s your class reunion at All American High! Get ready to show off all you’ve become while you get reacquainted with familiar faces and high school favorites.

A former wallflower has organized a fantastic reunion featuring a panel discussion from some of All American High’s most successful alumni. The nerd, the jock, the tortured artist, and the head cheerleader are all invited, but when the night is marred by murder the entire class must work together to figure out who acted out on old grudges or new jealousies. Help solve the crime and you might be crowned Reunion King or Queen!

No matter what your role was in high school, now you have the chance to be the hero. Get ready to laugh and cry because this class reunion is one you will never forget!

Fun, food, spirits, and a mystery to solve – all in one memorable night!



05/03/14 - 09/06/14

$52.00



- http://mysterycafe.com/shows/reunions-can-be-murder-3/



Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Laura Cortese has a vision for her band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. It's appropriate then that the trio, featuring Cortese, call themselves Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards. True to their adventurous spirit and wide-ranging influences, the group was recently selected from a pool of 400 bands to tour with the US State Department's American Music Abroad program. From January 22 through March 3, 2014, they set off to India, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Bangladesh to perform and teach as artist ambassadors. Such a mission was perfect for this trio, whose music communicates the depth and soul of American roots music, using their own uniquely modern voices. http://www.lauracortese.net/about



09/06/14

Non-passim members: $20/ Passim members: $18



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/laura-cortese-dance-cards

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Sharon Isbin

Presented by Rockport Music

One of the most acclaimed classical guitarists in the world, Sharon Isbin has made an enormous musical impact. Her fearlessness and curiosity have both expanded the range of classical music and helped redefine the perceptions of classical guitar.

Isbin’s appearance in Rockport is the Massachusett’s premiere of her documentary—Sharon Isbin: Troubadour, which includes guest appearances from a wide array of luminaries including Michelle Obama, Joan Baez, Steve Vai, Stanley Jordan, Garrison Keillor, Mark O’Connor, Martina Navratilova and many more. The one-hour film will be shown along with a live performance from Isbin herself.

 



09/06/14

Tickets: $46, $38, $28



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/sharon-isbin/



Calliope to Present Images of Fate

Presented by Calliope Inc. at First Church in Boston

Images of Fate, conducted by Calliope's assistant conductor Jacques Dupuis, is planned to include Bruckner's Te Deum, Beethoven's Elegischer Gesang, Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs, and Brahms' Begräbnisgang and Gesang der Parzen.



09/06/14

$35 (premium seating), $25 (general admission), and $15 (seniors and students w/ ID)



- http://www.calliopemusic.org

First Church in Boston - 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA, 02116



CCM Fall Open House

Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

Come to The Concord Conservatory of Music on Saturday, September 6th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, and experience the music! Feel what it’s like to play the violin, cello, and other instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo. Sing and play musical games with your young child in a Music Kids class. Let your elementary-schooler experience the fun of learning piano with friends in a Group Keyboard class. Meet our talented faculty, who teach everything from percussion to piano, and have performed on every continent except Antarctica. And don’t forget the ice cream on your way out!

Demonstration classes will be held for the Music Kids program at 1:00 and 2:00, and for the Group Keyboard program at 1:30 and 2:30. The Instrument Petting Zoo will run from 1:00 to 3:00. For more information, email info@concordconservatory.org, call (978) 369-0010, or visit our website at www.ConcordConservatory.org.



09/06/14

Free



- http://www.ConcordConservatory.org

Concord Conservatory of Music - 1317 Main St., Concord, MA, 01742



Celebrate Fruitlands 100!

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Come celebrate Fruitland's centennial year and the opening of our anniversary exhibition 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. This free event will be fun for the whole family, with live music, craft activities, artist demonstrations, games and more! 



09/06/14

Free



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Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



Our Voices VIII Staged Readings of Women Playwrights & Poets

Presented by Our Voices Annual Celebration of Boston Area Women Playwrights at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

An Evening of Staged Readings of short plays and poems by Boston area women, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Wellesley College. The evening begins with a playwright/audience reception at 6:30 p.m. and Staged Readings begin at 7:00 p.m. There will be a playwright/audience discussion following the readings. Over the past eight years, Our Voices has presented the work of over 100 Boston area women playwrights featuring some of Boston’s most talented actors and directors.



09/06/14

FREE



- http://kellydumar.com/our-voices-annual-festival/

Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 02481



Jan Luby, Bernice Lewis, Honor Finnegan In Concert

Presented by The Center for Arts at the Armory at Center for the Arts at The Armory

Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents Rhode Island singer-songwriter Jan Luby, Williamstown singer-songwriter Bernice Lewis and New York singer-songwriter Honor Finnegan. The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by a round-robin song swap.



09/06/14

$10



- http://artsatthearmory.org

Center for the Arts at The Armory - 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA, 02145



Blue Hat, Yeah!

Presented by notloB Music

Blue Hat, Yeah! is a new band on the forefront of the New England bluegrass and progressive acoustic music scene. Their blend of traditional bluegrass and original instrumentals influenced by jazz, bluegrass and old time music makes them a new voice in the bluegrass world. The band's members have attended Berklee College of Music, The New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music and The New Zealand School of Music and each bring a diverse background of traditional music to the group.

"Blue Hat, Yeah! is the name of this ambitious group of fine, young musicians whom are working hard at creating their own brand of Acoustic/Bluegrass music. Hailing from the Boston area and having studied our genre, they are constantly working, honing, and raring to go; showcasing to the world what they have to offer. This is a refreshing, young band with tasteful material, smiles, and a hunger for people to hear and enjoy what they have to offer. Keep your eyes and ears on this aspiring band in the future."
Jesse Brock Mandolin/vocals The Gibson Brothers

Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Fiddle
Bronwyn Keith?Hynes is a Boston-based musician originally from Charlottesville, Virginia. Accepted on a scholarship to Berklee College of Music at age 16, she graduated in 2013 with a diploma in Violin Performance. Bronwyn is fast gaining recognition for her fiddling in both Irish and Bluegrass circles. Her playing, improvising, and writing is informed by her past five years of intense immersion in the Boston acoustic music scene and time spent studying traditional Irish and Cape Breton music before moving to Boston. Bronwyn performed with Peter Rowan at the 2013 IBMA and has also performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts; The Inter?Celtic Festival in Lorient, France and Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. This year she was selected to attend the 2014 Savannah Acoustic Music Seminar, held in April, where she will study with artists such as Julian Lage, Bela Fleck and Mike Marshall. As well as performing with Blue Hat, Yeah! Bronwyn also performs with the Wes Corbett Trio and The Moonlight Ramblers.

Catherine Bowness, Banjo
Since picking up the banjo at age 12, Catherine (BB) Bowness has travelled throughout New Zealand, Australia and the United States playing and teaching bluegrass music. At age 15, she received the Frank Winter memorial award at the Auckland Folk Festival allowing her to travel to the USA, where she won the Uncle Dave Macon banjo contest in Murfreesboro, TN. She was the first banjo player accepted to the New Zealand School of Music, receiving a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance. In 2013, BB was one of just sixteen young musicians selected to attend the Savannah Acoustic Music Seminar, studying with world-class artists such as Julian Lage, Mike Marshall and Darol Anger. Since re-locating to Boston last year she has kept busy recording, performing and teaching in and around Massachusetts.

Nathanial Sabat, Bass
A graduate of the voice program at New York City’s renowned LaGuardia High School, Nate Sabat’s musical roots are in choral singing. However, he started playing bass just before he began at LaGuardia, and, years later, was accepted to the Berklee College of Music as an upright bass principal. There, he has made it a goal to delve into the thriving Boston acoustic music scene, inside and outside of Berklee. To date, he has performed, worked and studied with artists such as Kronos Quartet, The New York Pops, Eugene Friesen and Bruce Molsky. This winter, he was chosen to be one of sixteen young acoustic musicians to attend the Savannah Acoustic Music Seminar in April, and will work with artists such as Bela Fleck, Mike Marshall, and Chris Eldridge. After graduating Berklee, he plans to stay in Boston for a few years to continue to play, record, and compose.

Mike Robinson, Guitar
From the age of six, Mike Robinson has had a guitar in his hands. He was raised in a musical family on a thirty-five foot sailboat that traveled the Caribbean. When he was twelve, Mike and his family moved to Boulder Colorado where he joined his middle school jazz band and began attending bluegrass festivals. At age sixteen he premiered a composition on the first ever CCJA record, "Fourteen Channels" on Tapestry Records. By the time Mike moved to New York City to study at The New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music, he had developed a style of playing and writing that mixed his love of both jazz and bluegrass music. This winter he was accepted to attend the Savannah Music Festival Acoustic Music Seminar, which will be held in April 2014 and where he will be studying with some of the top acoustic musicians in the world. Mike currently lives in New York and is in his third year as a student at the New School. Mike is in high demand as a guitarist and singer in both the jazz and bluegrass music worlds.

Matt Witler, Mandolin
Matt Witler is a Boston based mandolin player. Starting on the fiddle at the age of nine, Matt fell in love with old time and bluegrass music. At the age of 14 he picked up the mandolin and began to study music in earnest. Matt is now in his final semester at the Berklee College of Music. While Matt is rooted in the bluegrass tradition, he has explored and been influenced by Jazz, classical, and pop music. In 2012 Matt won first place in both the mandolin, and flatpick guitar contests at Rockygrass bluegrass festival. Matt is a founding member of the Lonely Heartstring Band, a progressive acoustic band that is quickly gaining acclaim in the bluegrass community.

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09/06/14

$12 general public, $10 students



- https://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic/



Serenade

Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP

The Criers launch the concert season by taking a good multi-dimensional look at one of our most beloved string orchestra works – the Tchaikovsky Serenade! We begin with a nocturnal “serenade” delivered by Biber’s own town crier, the Night Watchman. Then Mozart and Stravinsky provide an amazing frame through which to enjoy Tchaikovsky’s classical brilliance and Russian fire.

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: The Night Watchman
W. A. Mozart: Divertimento in F
Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in D
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings



09/06/14

$15 general admission



- http://www.afarcry.org

St. John's Church, JP - 1 Roanoke Ave, Boston, MA, 02130



Highfield Hall: Portals and Passageways: An Environmental Art and Sculpture Exhibition

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Artist reception and exhibition celebration: June 29, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. This exhibition inaugurates Highfield Hall & Gardens’ outdoor environmental sculpture initiative. 20 regional artists have created large scale, temporary environmental art works utilizing Highfield Hall’s grounds and gardens, and the adjacent pathways of Beebe Woods which surround the property. The exhibition is appropriate for all, including families and groups.



06/29/14 - 09/07/14

$5 for a tour map and guidebook to the art.



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

Highfield Hall - 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA, 02541



Cambridge Carnival International

Presented by Cambridge Carnival International, Inc. at Kendall Square

The largest Cambridge festival is undertaking it´s 22nd year. It´s a colorful and festive celebretion rooted in African and Caribbean traditions, with thousands of attendees. 

The highlight of the festival is a grand costume parade accompanied by rich rhythmic musicality promoting all types of cultures. Participants can be seen as revelers masquerading through the streets in dazzling handmade costumes, dancing to the beat of the Carnival. The festival is also an opportunity to celebrate Cambridge’s diversity, enjoy international foods, and purchase multicultural crafts from around the world!

In addition the festival includes ethnic foods, 4 live music zones, a Kidsfest, and Health Fete which promoting healthy lifestyles for residents and visitors.

 

 



09/07/14

FREE festival



- http://cambridgecarnival.org/

Kendall Square - 300 Athenaeum Street, Boston, MA, 02142



HISTORIC NEWTON SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

HISTORIC NEWTON SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND
Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both of the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street AND the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton MA 02458.

For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.



09/06/14 - 09/07/14

FREE



- http://www.historicnewton.org

Historic Newton - 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458



Fences

Presented by Gloucester Stage Company at Gloucester Stage

 This sensational drama starred James Earl Jones as Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball.



08/21/14 - 09/07/14

Adult- $40
Senior/Student - $35



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Gloucester Stage - 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930



The NXT Cast

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Improv Asylum's NXT cast returns this summer with their latest revue.This fully-produced show is a blend of sketch and improv comedy written and performed by this fresh cast.



07/06/14 - 09/07/14

$15



- http://www.improvasylum.com

Improv Asylum Theater - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



Opera at the Theatre: DON CARLO

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

For the 2013 Salzburg Festival, Peter Stein and Antonio Pappano are working with the original version of the opera – albeit in Italian and minus the ballet. 

By retaining this prelude, psychological development of Elisabetta di Valois and Don Carlo becomes clearer and more poignant. In the forest of Fontainebleau, where the daughter of the French king first encounters Carlo, the couple experiences their only moment of happiness. With the cannon fire that heralds the conclusion of the war between Spain and France, harsh reality obtrudes: Carlo’s bride thus suddenly becomes his mother, a traumatic blow that leaves both of them with lasting emotional damage.



09/07/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/don-carlo

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Loves It

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Born in Austin, Texas in 2010, Loves It is the duo comprised of songwriters of Vaughn Walters and Jenny Parrott that has already played hundreds of shows in the US, Europe and Asia in that short time. The harmony driven pair often switches between guitars, fiddle, and banjo, adding special guests to create a bigger sound, and playing with a veneration for tradition, and a determination to bring a modern voice to their favorite folk, country, gospel and punk sounds. https://www.facebook.com/lovesitmusic/info



09/07/14

Non-passim members: $12/ Passim members: $10



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/loves-it

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



BCMFest Celtic Session

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

BCMFest (Boston's Celtic Music Fest) Session events are held the second Monday of every month at Club Passim to spotlight local Celtic musicians and singers. CMFest showcases Greater Boston’s best musicians, singers, and dancers from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, and other Celtic traditions.



09/08/14

FREE



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/bcmfest-celtic-music-session-0

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Audition for the NEW Concord Youth Chorus Project

Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

Love to sing? Want to improve your singing voice, learn how to harmonize, and gain performance experience? Join us! No prior singing experience required. Placement Auditions will take place on Tuesday, September 9 from 4pm to 6pm; call now to schedule your 10-minute appointment. Our informal auditions quick and stress-free. No need to prepare anything – just come ready to sing a little and meet your director! Students can also request an interview over the summer by calling the CCM office. Students should be registered to take the audition.

 

The Concord Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce a new offering for their 2014-2015 season. Local choral director Ruth Hartt will head The Concord Youth Choral Project, two vocal ensembles open to grades 3-5 and 6-8, with rehearsals on Tuesday afternoons. This exciting new choral program is designed to provide an after-school group singing opportunity for singers from Concord, Acton, Lincoln, Lexington, and surrounding communities. Students will receive training in vocal technique and musicianship, while exploring a wide variety of musical genres including folk, jazz, contemporary, and world music. Ensembles will meet once a week for 60 minutes; each semester will culminate in a joint concert.



09/09/14

$350 per semester



- http://www.ConcordConservatory.org

Concord Conservatory of Music - 1317 Main St., Concord, MA, 01742



Sidemen Rising: Dinty Child and Zachariah Hickman

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

The restless multi-instrumentalist, Dinty Child, has brought his incredible range of sounds to live shows and recordings with artists from Laurie Sargent to Chandler Travis. He fronts his own legendary rock and roll dance band, The Funky White Honkies.

 

Zachariah Hickman is a double bassist, multi-instrumentalist and producer based out of Boston, MA.  Originally from Lynchburg, VA, he received his formal training in jazz performance and composition from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.   For most of his adult life he has toured with singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, traveling all over the world and recording 7 full-length albums.  Currently, he is performing as bassist and musical director for Ray Lamontagne.  He has performed at many notable venues and festivals, including Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Bonaroo, Dublin Castle, The Fillmore, and the Royal Albert Hall.  With Josh Ritter, he has also performed with the Boston Pops in Symphony Hall, the New York Pops in Central Park, and many other orchestras in Europe and the United States.  Television appearances include David Letterman, Conan O’brien, and Late Night with Jools Holland for the BBC.  As a producer, Zachariah as made records with a number of talented singers, including Rose Cousins (for which he won a Canadian JUNO award), Mark Erelli, Laura Cortese, Miss Tess, and his own bluegrass band Barnstar!  He has also produced and ringmastered his own circus, released his own brand of mustache wax, and runs a vaudeville style variety show, Zack Hickman’s House of Ill Repute.



09/10/14

Non-passim members: $15/ Passim members: $13



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/sidemen-rising-dinty-child-and-zachariah-hickman-0

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Loudon Wainwright III

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

"...one of America's most astute lyrical commentators...lyrically compelling and emotionally overpowering." - Mojo Magazine

Loudon Wainwright III has had a long and illustrious career highlighted by 22 album releases, a 2010 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for “High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project,” and two previous Grammy nominations for “I’m Alright,” 1985 and “More Love Songs,” 1986. His most recent recording, “Older Than My Old Man Now” was named one of NPR’s Top 10 Albums of 2012.

Wainwright is perhaps best known for the novelty song “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)” and for playing Captain Calvin Spalding (the “singing surgeon”) on the American television show, M*A*S*H.

His songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others. He has collaborated with songwriter/producer Joe Henry on the music for Judd Apatow’s hit movie Knocked Up, written music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel Lucky You, composed topical songs for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered and ABC's Nightline, and recorded several songs for the soundtrack of HBO's Boardwalk Empire.

As an actor, Wainwright has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, and Judd Apatow.



09/11/14



- http://www.natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys and The Lonely Heartstring Band

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

With roots in the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys have been traversing the country with instruments in tow since the release of their 2012 record, Release Your Shrouds. The album showcased the band's instrumental ingenuity, Lindsay's vocal prowess and their aptitude for cultivating original material. It's been said about their live performances that there is something for everyone. From blues to bluegrass, Lindsay and her band have a fresh approach to the American roots genres which they weave in and out seamlessly from song to song. They're now touring in support of their new short release, the Here Between EP, which serves as a snapshot of their unique and ever evolving sound. In short, Lindsay Lou, Joshua Rilko, Mark Lavengood and PJ George are a heavy pickin', powerful harmony slingin', tight knit family fashion conglomeration. http://www.lindsayloumusic.com/bio.html The Lonely Heartstring Band is an acoustic quintet based out of Boston, MA. Their music is a combination of old and new styles, melding the sounds of traditional bluegrass with modern songwriting and arranging. The band began with a common love for the music of The Beatles, bringing some of their favorite songs to life while attempting to remain true to the original arrangements.
http://www.lindsayloumusic.com/bio.html

The Lonely Heartstring Band is an acoustic quintet based out of Boston, MA. Their music is a combination of old and new styles, melding the sounds of traditional bluegrass with modern songwriting and arranging. The band began with a common love for the music of The Beatles, bringing some of their favorite songs to life while attempting to remain true to the original arrangements.
http://lonelyheartstringband.bandcamp.com/



09/11/14

Non-passim members: $12/ Passim members: $10



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/lindsay-lou-flatbellys-and-lonely-heartstring-band

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Hudson River Valley Tour

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Fruitlands interpretive staff  lead this tour of museums and historic homes to study the art of some of the most beloved artists in our vast collection of Hudson River School landscapes.



09/08/14 - 09/11/14

$1500/person



- http://www.fruitlands.org/tour

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

"One of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today.  He makes me proud!”...B.B. King

Having performed with such greats as Carlos Santana, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Otis Rush, Earl King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and The Allman Brothers, legendary blues guitarist Ronnie Earl performs with an intensity that hasn't cooled in close to four decades of playing.

His discography includes acclaimed albums on Stony Plain, Black Top, Bullseye Blues, Verve, and Telarc. Grateful Heart: Blues and Ballads, his 1996 Bullseye Blues release, won DownBeat's Blues Album of the Year, and in 2004 his song "Hey Jose" won the award for Best Blues/R&B Song at the 3rd Annual Independent Music Awards.

After a period releasing albums on his own in the mid-'00s, Earl reunited with The Broadcasters for his 2009 release Living in the Light. His record, Spread the Love, came out in 2010, and his latest 2013 release, Just for Today, is a sizzling live recording.



09/12/14

$30 public / $26 members Members Only Pre-sale ends July 15, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://www.natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Kabbalat Shabbat with Havurah on the Hill and Isaac Akiba of the Boston Ballet

Presented by Vilna Shul. Boston's Center for Jewish Culture. Inc

Shabbat is back! Join us this month for services, dinner and fun when we welcome the talented (and Beantown born!) Isaac Akiba of the Boston Ballet.

Come to the Vilna Shul for
6:30 PM Wine and Appetizers
7:00 PM Shabbat Services
8:15 PM Speaker
8:45 PM Dinner


Isaac started dancing in Boston Ballet’s Citydance program at age nine and began training at Boston Ballet School in 1998. During this time, he studied under Sydney Leonard, Franco Devita, and Dierdre Miles Burger. Akiba joined Boston Ballet II in 2007, was promoted to Boston Ballet company dancer in 2009, and was promoted to second soloist in 2012.

His Boston Ballet repertoire includes Nissinen’s The Nutcracker; Kudelka’s Cinderella; de Valois’ The Sleeping Beauty; Gielgud’s Giselle (Peasant Pas de Deux); Alosa’s Paquita (Pas de Trios); Clerc’s La Bayadere (Bronze Idol); Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet (Benvolio); Nureyev’s Don Quixote (Lead Gypsy); Lander’s Etudes (Turning Man); Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck); Balanchine’s Jewels (Rubies, Diamonds); Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments (Melancholic); Balanchine’s Prodigal Son; Balanchine’s Symphony in 3 Movements (Jumping Couple); Balanchine’s Coppelia; Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux; Robbins’ Fancy Free; Elo’s The Elo Experience (Slice to Sharp, Plan to B, Double Evil); Elo’s Carmen; Matthews’ Ein Von Viel; Pickett’s Tabula Rasa; Forsythe’s the 2nd detail (Ion).

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Curious about HOH or new to the community? New faces are always welcome!

Free validated parking is available for Havurah on the Hill's monthly Shabbats. The Vilna Shul is also easily accessible by public transportation. Just take the MBTA Red Line to Charles/MGH. For driving, walking and public transport directions, please go to: http://vilnashul.org/about/location



09/12/14

The suggested donation for this event is $10.00. After you register, you will be asked to proceed to PayPal where you can contribute to help defray the cost of the event. We appreciate your generosity.



- http://vilnashul.org/events/event/kabbalat_shabbat_and_isaac_akiba_of_the_boston



David Mallett

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

David Mallett is one of America's finest singer/songwriters. Period.

David Mallett hails from a small town in northern Maine, and in a career that spans four decades, his music has traveled to all corners of the world. His songs have been recorded by more than 150 artists, including Pete Seeger, Alison Krauss, John Denver, Emmylou Harris, and even the Muppets, and his "Garden Song" has become an American folk classic.

He has performed in town halls and folk clubs across America and Europe in addition to major venues such as Barns of Wolf Trap, Newport Folk Festival, and "Prairie Home Companion". The Bangor Daily News recognized him as one of the 58 most memorable Mainers of the 20th Century. The readers of FOLKWAX (www.folkwax.com) voted him 2003 Artist of the Year and "Artist in Me" 2003 Album of the Year. He has recorded 14 albums, including "The Fable True" (2007), based on Thoreau's last expedition in 1857, a spoken word CD with accompanying music.



09/12/14

$22 (Students/Seniors $21, Members $19, Children Under 12 $11)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

Amazing Things Art Center - 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA, 01702



Matt Andersen

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Growing up in Perth-Andover, you learn a thing or two about the tough grind. The family-oriented, blue-collar community is home to singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Andersen. While manual labour wasn’t his calling, hard work is something you pride yourself on growing up in a small-town. Having played over 200 shows in 2012, his work ethic has never been questioned. Matt’s narrative-driven writing cuts through the soul, blending blues and folk, encompassed in total honesty. He takes listeners on a ride with his diverse musical styles, skilled guitar work and over-the-top showmanship. Matt’s intimate, high-energy performances have captivated audiences across the world, from Canada, to the US, to Australia and the UK, from small clubs to festivals. http://www.stubbyfingers.ca/info/



09/12/14

Non-passim members: $18/ Passim members: $16



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/matt-andersen

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



An Evening of Song

Presented by The Church of St. John the Evangelist at Church of St. John the Evangelist

On Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7 p.m., start off your weekend right and indulge in an Evening of Song at The Church of St. John the Evangelist, 35 Bowdoin Street in Boston. Featuring soprano Caterina Minicozzi and mezzo-soprano Michelle Wright, the program will be a mix of art songs, oratorio, opera and popular songs, including the Pie Jesu (Requiem) by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the famous Barcarolle from Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman.

Soprano Caterina Minicozzi has appeared in leading roles throughout Europe, the US, and Israel with such companies as Regensburg Stadttheater, Israel National Opera, New York Grand Opera, Mississippi Opera and the New Jersey State Opera, among others. She has been called “a forceful dramatic soprano” for her performance as Abigaille in Verdi’s Nabucco, and “a talented actress” by Opera International. She has studied with such illustrious teachers as Bruce Norris and the late Chloe Owen.

Mezzo-soprano Michelle Wright makes her home in the Boston area and is a member of the Church of St. John the Evangelist. She has been a soloist in the Mass for the Feast of San Gennaro, as well as in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, both in New York City. Operatic roles include Anita in the world premiere of Roland Tec’s Stained Glass, Third Lady in The Magic Flute, Sally in A Hand of Bridge, and Euphrosina in The Miracles of Saint Nicholas: The Son of Getron, a medieval miracle drama directed by Thomas Forrest Kelly. Ms. Wright also studies with Bruce Norris.

Accompanying Ms. Minicozzi and Ms. Wright will be current music director/organist for Church of St. John the Evangelist, Jessica Rucinski, who has been involved with Harvard Early Music Society, Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and Tanglewood Music Center. She has participated in masterclasses with Marilyn Horne, Kiri te Kanawa, Anne Sofie von Otter, and Martin Katz, among others.

Come join these talented ladies for an evening of song!
 



09/12/14

Tickets are $15 at the door.



- http://stjev.org

Church of St. John the Evangelist - 35 Bowdoin Street, Boston, MA, 02114



Free September 12 Second Friday 4-8 PM

Presented by Smith College Museum of Art at Smith College Museum of Art

4–6 PM Hands-on! Art making for ages 4+ with adult (while supplies last)
6 PM Open Eyes An informal, guided conversation about an art object

Reinstalled galleries open Sept 12!

Light Refreshments by Tryon Common
Museum Shop open 10–8 PM
PLUS visit a Northampton Chalk Art Festival artist outside SCMA!

Photo: Lynn Graves

 



09/12/14

FREE



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Smith College Museum of Art - Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton, MA, 01063



From My Father's Hand: The Art of Abraham Isaac Goldberg, 1910-1970

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

Abraham Isaac Goldberg did not have the privilege of earning a living as an artist. Instead, he worked long hours in a factory to support his family, but during his lifetime, he created hundreds of sketches, drawings and paintings. His son, Haim, says that Goldberg’s artwork “brings back a certain time and place, a certain way of life that was difficult but enriching at the same time.” In 1929, Goldberg left the Lithuanian shtetl where he had grown up and immigrated to Montreal. Ten years later, when the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact disintegrated, over 2,000 people from Goldberg’s shtetl—including his remaining family members—were massacred.

Many of Goldberg’s sketches reflect his perspective on social and political events during the Great Depression and World War II. Haim Goldberg loves the drawings he describes as “the class-conscious, evil capitalist thugs with a big belly and a fistful of dollars.” One caricature of Stalin and Hitler depicts them as birds with human faces, kissing, each with a blade tucked under his wing while swastikas and hammer-and-sickles light up the sky behind them like fireworks. He also used his drawings to respond to personal crises. In 1950, Goldberg was hospitalized after a heart attack, and he filled a sketchbook with pictures both amusing and disturbing of the doctors and nurses who treated him.

Other works provide insight into the things and people that Goldberg loved. One self-portrait shows him at an easel with the pictures in his imagination surrounding him: a jury evaluating his artwork; the first prize he hoped to win; and his wife, for whom he so desperately wanted to succeed. According to Haim, Goldberg loved to paint landscapes. Haim remembers many trips to a remote cabin where his father would go off into the woods and paint. In contrast to the boldness of his political drawings, his portraits of relatives and strangers evoke tenderness with elegant lines and soft shadows. Goldberg passed away in 1970 at the age of 59, and for Haim, this exhibit is bittersweet. He wishes the artwork could have been displayed while his father was still alive to enjoy it, but, says Haim, “the overriding thing is to do it well now.”

“From My Father’s Hand: The Art of Abraham Isaac Goldberg, 1910-1970” is on display at the Chandler Gallery from August 15-September 12 with an opening reception on September 4 from 6-8pm. Maud Morgan Arts is a program under the umbrella of the Agassiz Baldwin Community, a private non-profit organization with a forty-year history of quality programs and services in the Cambridge community. Maud Morgan Arts comprises a full arts program of classes and workshops for all ages, the Chandler Gallery, and a collection of original art by noted artist and community resident Maud Morgan (1903-1999). The agency works to reflect the diversity and talents of the community, bringing people together to make art, share art, and support visual arts education.



08/15/14 - 09/12/14

Free and open to the public



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



Return to the Idyll

Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall

Thomas Adès’s metaphysical meditation on life, death, and memory gives way to Shostakovich’s brilliantly expanded, terrifying Violin Sonata, performed by the unbelievable Augustin Hadelich. “Return to the Idyll” will shed new light on Janácek’s early masterpiece. The extreme delicacy of sound and the force of emotion in this program constitute a love letter to the acoustics of our beloved Jordan Hall.

Thomas Adès: Arcadiana, arr. AFC
Dimitri Shostakovich: Violin Sonata, arr. Zinman/Pushkarev
Leos Janácek: Idyll

Featuring Augustin Hadelich, violin



09/12/14

A-level tickets: $50
B-level tickets: $30
C-level tickets: $20
Senior discount: 20%, all levels
Student / under 18 / hardship: $10



- http://www.afarcry.org

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Mitch Fatel

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Mitch Fatel has been showcasing his comedic talent for 15 years and is the number one requested comedian on Sirus Satellite Radio. Fatel is known for his unique style of engaging his audiences with his innocent demeanor, then catching them off guard with his mixture of mischievous dialogue and off-color comments. He has appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and Howard Stern. Fatel was awarded “Best Comedian” at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival in 2006 and in April of 2007, Fatel’s half hour stand-up special debuted on Comedy Central to rave reviews. Fatel also recorded a one hour special for the network entitled, Mitch Fatel is Magical that debuted in 2009. His third album, Public Display of Perversion, was released in March of 2013 and debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. He currently has a reality show pilot at A&E based on his life.



09/11/14 - 09/13/14

$25



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Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Bret Michaels

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

Multiplatinum global superstar Bret Michaels will take the stage at Indian Ranch on September 13 at 2PM. He has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record breaking touring sales, reality TV stardom, and legendary songs that have sold over 32 million records.



09/13/14

Tickets: $32.00-$49.50
Children's: $21.00



- http://www.indianranch.com

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Ronan Tynan

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

North Shore Elder Services presents Ronan Tynan. Mr. Tynan is truly a modern day "Renaissance Man." Faced with numerous challenges throughout his well documented life, he has persevered with enormous passion and determination. He attributes his success to his faith and the knowledge that 'the Man Above' guides him through every door he opens. Introduced to international audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, Tynan quickly became known for his unique voice and irresistible appeal. Concerts feature selections from traditional, Irish, religious, and classical venues, this is a concert you don't want to miss.



09/13/14

$100 VIP (ROWS A-B) - $60 INNER (ROWS C-J) - $50 ALL OTHER SEATS



- http://www.nsmt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=2237

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra Perform British Rock Classics!

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra is a giant 10-vocalist rock band that performs thunderous, fist-in-the-air renditions of classic ‘60s & ‘70s Brit Rock. As the works of Mozart and Beethoven live on in symphonies, the URO performs as a unique and unconventional kind of orchestra, bringing to vivid life the glorious music of Queen, David Bowie, The Beatles, The Who and Led Zeppelin. Performing with power, nuance and feeling, the URO is honored to bring these iconic classic songs to today’s audiences.



09/13/14

Reserved Seats: $25



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/the_ultrasonic_rock_orchestra

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Erin McKeown, MaryLeigh Roohan opens

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Erin McKeown is an internationally known musician, writer, and producer. With 9 full length albums, 2 EPs, and numerous soundtracks to her credit, she has spent the last 15 years crafting a reputation as an original musical voice and compelling live performer. An active voice on social justice issues and culture, Erin was a 2011-12 fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Recently, she’s also added radio to her resume- blogging and hosting for WNYC New York Public Radio. A member of the board of the Future of Music Coalition, McKeown also works closely with Air Traffic Control on immigration issues. http://www.erinmckeown.com/about/



09/13/14

Non-members: $20/ Members: $18



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/erin-mckeown-maryleigh-roohan-opens

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Titan I

Presented by Cape Symphony

Mozart Sonata in E minor

Brahms Sonata in D minor
Beethoven “Kreutzer” Sonata

Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
Mikael Darmanie, Piano

Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented Principals and some special guest artists we can’t wait for you to meet. Each concert in this four-part series brings you a different piece from three undisputable geniuses: Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.
Playing the music of the Titans is like stepping inside a Rolex watch, a world of precision, intrigue and beauty. The repertoire we’ve chosen for this series is purposely eclectic. Some pieces were commissioned. Several had a muse in mind. Many were genuine works of inspiration. Each one shows another facet of the composers’ brilliance through different instrumental configurations. Each one exposes the talent and range of the Symphony musicians in a way you’ve never heard before. Each one has a story to tell.
That’s why we’ve chosen the setting as carefully as the music. Intimate. So we can talk, share and really get to know the music – and each other – before, during and after the concert. Interesting pairings. Interesting people.
All the ingredients for a very entertaining evening. Come play with us.



09/13/14

$35.00 General Admission | $10.00 Student | $133.00 Full Series



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-special-events-1.asp



The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement

Presented by Image Unlimited Communications at Boston Center for Adult Education

This class is more than just simply putting flowers in a vase; it is a disciplined art form where the arrangement is considered a living entity where nature and humanity are brought together. Steeped in the philosophy of developing closeness with nature, the Ikebana style of flower arranging is over 600 years old and contains philosophical and symbolic meaning that students will explore.

Taught by professional Ikebana instructor Russell Bowers, students will learn the tools and techniques they need to create their own Ikebana arrangement and what it takes to create an aesthetic connection between nature and art. Every student will leave class with a unique arrangement to beautify their homes with. To sign up for this exclusive opportunity, students can register online or call the Boston Center for Adult Education.



09/13/14

Non-Members: $51.00/Members: $43.00, Materials: $40.00



- http://www.bcae.org/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=11664&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=1&int_catalog_id=0

Boston Center for Adult Education - 122 Arlington St., Boston, MA, 02116



An Evening of True Blues at The Spire

Presented by Spire Center for Performing Arts

The Spire Center for Performing Arts presents an evening of True Blues featuring Les Sampou and Mark Small. Les Sampou is a blues/rock musician, who got her start n the Boston folk scene. Because of her songwriting, vocal and guitar virtuosity, Les not only has been featured at such places as Montreal Jazz Fest but has opened for such legendary artists as Aretha Franklin, Leann Rimes, and James Cotton. Don't miss her up close and personal at the Spire where she will perform classic country blues and new originals.

Mark T. Small plays both Delta and Chicago style blues, all in a one man show. He has opened for and played on the bill with such names as; Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Coco Montoya, Robert Cray, John Mayall and many others. Mark’s live performances include many great traditional Delta Blues numbers with a Chicago Blues slant that transforms each tune into a tour de force. Included are the blazing flat-picking techniques that grabbed audiences in Mark’s Bluegrass days; the hot slide guitar playing that creates a mood and timbre change in each set; and the showmanship that he has developed from 25 years of experience as a band front man.

 

 



09/13/14

$20



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Author Gregory Flemming Appearance for His Book

Presented by Barnes & Noble Booksellers Peabody

Please join Mr. Flemming as he talks about his new book, telling the true story of Philip Ashton—a nineteen-year-old fisherman captured by pirates, impressed as a crewman, subjected to torture and hardship, who eventually escaped and lived as a castaway on a deserted island in the Caribbean.

Publishers Weekly has given his book a starred review, “Flemming relates the story of the capture by pirates of Philip Ashton in 1722, and in the process he reveals a fascinating history of pirates during the first decades of the 18th century, “the golden age of piracy.” . . . From battles with warships to the way the pirates split their plunder, Flemming’s focus on individual actors adds a welcome depth to the history of piracy with this engaging and harrowing account of “America’s real-life Robinson Crusoe.””



09/13/14

Free



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The Agricultural Exhibition

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

The coming of fall meant the approach of the harvest for 19th century New Englanders. It’s in the spirit of that season that Old Sturbridge Village presents the Agricultural Exhibition, which will take place September 13-14. Costumed historians will demonstrate 1830s farming techniques, and visitors are welcome to try plowing behind the Village’s team of oxen. OSV will also be showcasing heritage breed farm animals and heirloom vegetables.



09/13/14 - 09/14/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/agricultural-exhibition

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



The Charlie Daniels Band

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

Formed in 1972, Charlie Daniels Band has been entertaining crowds for more than 40 years and has been a staple on the Indian Ranch calendar. The CDB was there during the beginning of the Southern Rock movement and still rock audiences across the country. The band scored its first top ten hit with “Uneasy Rider” and since then has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979 and single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards.



09/14/14

Tickets: $31.00-$48.50
Children's: $21.00



- http://www.indianranch.com

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Evelyn Rydz: Forever Yours

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts Boston

SMFA Traveling Fellow adn alumna Evelyn Rydz explores America's coasts, photographing the manufactured remnants of modern life that wash up on the shoreline. Photographs and delicate drawing from her travels to Kamilo Point, Hawaii are the focus of this exhibition. Nature's attempt to reclaim these cast-offs fascinates Rydz, who draws our attention to their transformation on their long journey along the global ocean current, and to the larger implications of society's everyday actions.

Image: Evelyn Rydz, Postcards from Kamilo (Coral and Bottle Cap), 2013–2014. Pencil and colored pencil on drafting film. Courtesy of the Artist and Miller Yezerski Gallery. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.



04/19/14 - 09/14/14

Admission: $25; $23 (seniors and 18+ students)



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/evelyn-rydz

Museum of Fine Arts Boston - 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02115



Body Worlds Vital at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Presented by Boston Exhibits, LLC at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market)

 Due to popular demand, Body Worlds VITAL has extended its stay in Faneuil Hall through this summer until September 14th.

Physician and anatomist Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the potential of the active and actualizing human body. Featuring authentic human bodies, the exhibition shows the body through cautionary displays about distress and disease, and inspirational insights about the virtuosity and resilience of the human body.

BODY WORLDS Vital is a limited time exhibit and will be open to the public until April 3rd. It is located on the second floor of Quincy Market in Faneuil Hall Marketplace in a newly renovated 11,000 square foot, museum-quality space.

To learn more about the exhibit and to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.bodyworldsboston.com. School groups can reach out to the Group Sales department by visiting the website or by calling 866-276-9458.

Hours vary by day. Visit www.bodyworldsboston.com and click “BUY TICKETS” for exhibit times.



04/15/14 - 09/14/14

Adults: $22.50 Children ages 3-12: $15.50 Seniors ages 65+: $18.50



- http://www.bodyworldsboston.com

Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market) - 4 South Market Building, Boston, MA, 02109



HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS Crystal Lake: Resource to Recreation

Presented by Historic Newton

Crystal Lake: Resource to Recreation
From skating in winter to swimming in summer, Crystal Lake has been an important community resource for outdoor recreation. Did you know that it also provided much of the ice that kept local resident’s food cold before the refrigerator? Join local resident Lucy Caldwell Stair to hear some of the stories behind this beloved community resource, and add your own. Meet in grassy lot adjacent to the Crystal Lake bathhouse parking lot on Rogers Street, Newton 02459

For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.
All walks are free and are only cancelled in case of severe weather.



09/14/14

Free



- http:// www.historicnewton.org



9th Annual Films at the Gate

Presented by Asian Community Development Corporation at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Watch free movies under the stars! This is a three-day martial arts film festival which takes place Friday through Sunday, September 12-14, in Chinatown Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The film festival begins at 6:30pm with martial arts and other cultural performances followed by the feature film at 8pm. Up to 1000 people pass through the entire course of the event.



09/12/14 - 09/14/14

FREE



- http://www.asiancdc.org/content/9th-annual-films-gate

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Yun-Chin Zhou, piano

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

A native of Shenyang, China, pianist Yun-Chin Zhou, whose given name means pure melody, has been hailed as a “dashing virtuoso … complete with dazzling fingerwork and shapely phrasing” (Cleveland Plain Dealer).  First Prize Winner of the 2013 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Zhou will give major debut recitals in New York and Washington, DC in the 2014-15 Young Concert Artists Series.

This season, Mr. Zhou joins YCA clarinetist Narek Arutyunian in a special program at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, presented by Musical Armenia. Upcoming appearances include educational outreach and recital engagements on the Harriman-Jewell Series, the Friends of Music Series, Saint Vincent’s College, the Lied Center of Kansas, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

At the YCA Auditions, Mr. Zhou was awarded seven concert prizes, including the Sunday Musicale Series, and Vancouver Recital Series, as well as the John Browning Memorial Prize, Ruth Laredo Memorial Award, and the Slomovic Prize, which provides support for his debut in Washington, DC.

The TCAN Young Masters Series is sponsored by the Roy L. Komack Memorial Fund.



09/14/14

$25 public / $20 members



- http://www.natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Body Language: an interactive installation exploring the impact of trauma

Presented by mobius

 

The exhibit is a result of the collaborative work of artist, writer and professor Margaret Bellafiore with activist, writer & trauma survivor, Christine Cissy White. Their piece is an inquiry into the way trauma and extreme stress are experienced.

Body Language draws on visual art, science, poetry and personal experience geared to an audience of both trauma survivors and non-trauma survivors. “It was as though the world were covered in a veil of gray” Julie Lovely said about the flatness she felt following trauma. At one station attendees will have the option of “trying on” that feeling by wearing eyeglasses with a gray veil. Bellafiore and White have designed several such stations using a variety of mixed media representations to show why and how trauma “stains” the brain and disrupts physiology.

Bellafiore and White’s understanding of trauma is influenced by information presented at the 2014 Trauma Conference in Boston on Psychological Trauma: Neuroscience, Attachment and Therapeutic Interventions as well as interviews with trauma survivors, poetic testimony, independent study and professional experiences related to the symptoms of traumatic stress.



09/13/14 - 09/14/14

Free and open to the public



- http://www.mobius.org



The Bombadils

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

The Bombadils are a four piece folk ensemble that unite an eclectic variety of influences to present a unique interpretation of traditional music. Though the group first connected in Montreal, QC, at McGill University over a shared curiosity surrounding the Celtic and bluegrass traditions, fiddler Sarah Frank, guitarist Luke Fraser, bassist Alan Mackie, and flautist Anh Phung were raised Canada-wide and trained in classical performance and modern improvisation. Endearingly described by those closest to them as “cinematic folk”, The Bombadils have been bringing music and high spirits to the concert halls and Irish pubs of the world since 2009, allowing diverse influences to flow naturally through their compositions, arrangements, and improvisations, all the while bridging cultural and linguistic forms.

“Fill Your Boots!”, the 2012 debut album, displays a concise and spirited overview of the band and the energy that would drive them through to the present day. “Fill Your Boots!” - featuring five original compositions and five standards to which the group lends each of their voices and the roots of their talents as multi-instrumentalists - paved the way for two years on the road spreading their word and honing their craft, culminating in the realization of “Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet” in 2014. Nine originals and three standards highlight the youthful and honest songwriting the four are capable of in addition to the polished performance thereof. Having added mandolin, banjo, harmonica, and a variety of Irish whistles to their arsenal, “Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet” is both a landmark in the band's constant evolution as well as an experiment in textures and a call to continue to move forward.

http://www.thebombadils.com/



09/14/14

Non-passim members: $12/ Passim members: $10



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/bombadils

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



5th Annual Boston Local Food Festival

Presented by The Williams Agency

For one spectacular day each year, the Sustainable Business Network of Mass transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation's largest local & sustainable food hub! Boston Local Food Festival is a free outdoor festival that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England. The festival also features lively chef & DIY demos, a seafood throwdown competition, diverse music and performances, family fun zone and more.

Festival goers learn about the benefits of sustainably grown and produced food, shop the market, eat delicious local restaurant food available for $6 or less, participate in fun, educational activities and exhibits, engage with top local chefs, and enjoy local music. Themed “Healthy Local Food for All”, the festival connects Massachusetts and New England eaters of all backgrounds with the abundance of fresh, nutritious local food choices available close to home.



09/14/14

FREE



- http://www.bostonlocalfoodfestival.org



Chris Isaak Live!

Presented by Zeiterion Performing Arts Center at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Rock star Chris Isaak will bring his rockabilly-influenced style to the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center on Sunday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. Throughout his career as a musician and actor, Chris Isaak has carved out a unique niche in American popular culture. As a musician, Isaak’s sly sense of humor and raw charisma have colored the popular songs he's written over the years – and he's written some classics – from moody ballads like “Wicked Game,” to rocker- like “Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing.” 



09/14/14

$45- $65



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Zeiterion Performing Arts Center - 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740



Arts and Fitness Classes this Fall

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Registration is underway for fall classes at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Classes begin during the week of September 14 and are open to the entire community. Classes for children include swim lessons, basketball, soccer, Taekwondo, dance, gymnastics, handwriting, LEGO League and musical theatre. Classes for adults include Pilates, dance, Tai Chi, tennis, painting, drawing and Mah Jongg. View entire listing of classes and register online at bostonjcc.org/register or call 617-558-6419.

 



09/14/14

Registration costs vary



- http://www.bostonjcc.org/register

Leventhal-Sidman JCC - 333 Nahanton Street, Newton Centre, MA, 02459



Boston Comedy Chicks

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Robin Maxfield will host a hilarious line up of Chick Comics! Jocelyn Chia is our special feature along with Chrissy Judge Kelleher, Cindy Pierce, Jeanne Sullivan, Mindi Fay, and Deb Farrar-Parkman. 



09/14/14

$15-$20



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=5866ac4b2f44fc55bc4a45c692628614

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Under Milk Wood: A Centennial Celebration

Presented by The Poets' Theatre at Sanders Theatre

The historic Poets’ Theatre celebrates its return with a gala celebration in honor of the Dylan Thomas Centennial. Under Milk Wood, Thomas’ magical piece about the inhabitants of a tiny Welsh fishing village, had its world premiere at The Poets’ Theatre in 1953. We proudly present this historic work again in a star-studded concert version to celebrate TPT’s return to the stages of our city. A cast of major Boston actors, poets, and personalities will perform this hilarious, moving, and unforgettable classic. It’s sure to be one of the most memorable events of the season.

With Cherry Jones, Christopher Lydon, Thomas Derrah, Alvin Epstein, Benjamin Evett, Erica Funkhouser, David Gullette, Karen MacDonald, Aidan Parkinson, Lloyd Schwartz, Lawrence Senelick. Directed by Bob Scanlan. 



09/14/14

General Admission: $20; Students: $12 



- http://www.poetstheatre.org/under-milk-wood/

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Grade-A Group

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

Hey la-dey-la, Group is back!  That’s right, after a year of diligent writing, Group returns with another knockout production. This year we deliver Grade-A Group: three nights of our exciting short plays, as well as two performances of a full-length play.  Group members include: Cynthia Arsenault, Ray Arsenault, Joshua Faigen, Kim Holliday, David Houlden, Michael Kimball and Kathleen Miller.  

A Synopsis:

Take a gander at our menu:

 

It’s the morning after in Cynthia Arsenault’s "Booze Cruise Blues."  Two partiers, still fried from the night before, awake to discover they are alone, unmoored, and drifting out to sea.

"It’s My Wonderful Life," a monologue by Cynthia, coddles up to those xeroxed Christmas letters we get from friends who want to tell us about their perfect lives. 

 

In "Houston" by Michael Kimball two astronauts get a sunny-side-up look at privatization. 

In Michael’s "Disagreement at Dead Boot Saloon"  there’s gun control in the old wild west. Some hard-boiled types settle their differences without bullets.

 

In Kathleen Miller’s "Pumpkin" a woman visits her parents for Halloween but gets bedeviled by what she discovers.

 

Roger opens his door to a stranger in Ray Arsenault’s "Forward Flash" and reality gets flipped over - easy and often.

There’s trouble with costumes in Ray’s "Just a Party." A couple about to leave for a Halloween party scrambles to hash things out.

    



09/12/14 - 09/14/14

Adults $18.00 | Seniors/students $15.00



- http://www.newburyportacting.org



September Senior Day

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Fruitlands is partnering with Tufts Health Plan to offer free admission for seniors aged 62 and over on September 15. The Museum will offer a private, guided tour for our senior guests beginning at 10:30AM (the tour is approximately 2 hours in length). The Museum’s Artist-in-Residence, Richard Kattman, will be available to speak with this audience about his work and will be actively painting on-site that day.



09/15/14

Free for adults 62+



- http://www.fruitlands.org/seniorday

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



National Theatre of London in HD: A Streetcar Named Desire

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella. As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.



09/16/14

Tickets: $22 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $5 Youth



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/streetcar-named-desire/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



The Comedy Lab

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Each month ImprovBoston presents a brand new comedy show comprised of THREE sets.

You can expect to see everything from sketch to improv, and even stand up comedy. Look for specific show descriptions below and buy tickets online to make sure you get a seat for Comedy Lab.

UPCOMING LAB SCHEDULE:

WEDNESDAY 9/18 @ 730PM: Oh Boy!, Release the Goods, Screentime
WEDNESDAY 9/25 @ 730PM: Oh Boy!, Carrie Drzik, Screentime
WEDNESDAY 10/02 @ 730PM: Squirm!, The Greg Show, If You're Feeling Humorous
WEDNESDAY 10/09 @ 730PM: First Impact Gets Spooky, Double Feature, If You're Feeling Humorous
WEDNESDAY 10/16 @ 730PM: Squirm!, Double Feature, Freaky Body Switch
WEDNESDAY 10/23 @ 730PM: Freaky Body Switch, Double Feature, First Impact Gets Spooky
WEDNESDAY 10/30 @ 730PM: Squirm!, Nightmare on Prospect Street, First Impact Gets Spooky

 



09/25/13 - 09/17/14

General Admission: $12.00


Student Admission: $10.00



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/comedy_lab

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Seven-string guitar master Charlie Hunter has been playing with drummer Scott Amendola since the 1990s, when they were two-thirds of the acclaimed jam-band-meets-jazz Charlie Hunter Trio. Following up on their duo release Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead, the two just released Pucker, a lean and sinewy session marked by fierce grooves, caressing melodies, and startlingly intuitive interplay. This type of musical partnership, constantly growing and evolving, is best experienced onstage.

http://kuumbwajazz.org/event/charlie-hunter-scott-amendola-duo-2/



09/17/14

Non-members: $25/ Members: $23



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/charlie-hunter-and-scott-amendola

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Free Wednesday Program Open House for Seniors

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Senior adults are invited to attend a free sampling of the Jewish Community Center’s Wednesday Program at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Wednesday, September 17 from 10am-3pm. The open house will include a Jewish New Year talk with Rabbi Mark Sokoll, JCC President/CEO; an art lecture on Sargent and Whistler; and a musical performance by The Bo and Bill Winiker Trio. Participants will also have full use of the JCC fitness facility and indoor pool. Lunch is included for a suggested $3 donation.

The JCC Wednesday Program runs from September 17 to June 10. Full year and partial year participation options are available. For more information, contact 617-558-6443 or senioradults@jccgb.org. All arts and humanities offerings at the JCC are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.
 



09/17/14

Free



- http://www.bostonjcc.org/Seniors

Leventhal-Sidman JCC - 333 Nahanton Street, Newton Centre, MA, 02459



Steve Forbert

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

As a young man from Meridian, Mississippi, Steve Forbert traveled to New York City and played guitar for spare change in Grand Central Station. He vaulted to international prominence with a folk-rock hit, “Romeo’s Tune,” during a time when rootsy rock was fading out and the Ramones, Talking Heads and other New Wave and punk acts were moving in to the public consciousness. Still, critics raved about Steve’s poetic lyrics and engaging melodies, and the crowds at CBGB’s club in New York accepted him alongside those acts. “I’ve never been interested in changing what I do to fit emerging trends,” Forbert observes. “Looking back on it, I was helping to keep a particular American songwriting tradition alive at a time when it wasn’t in the spotlight.”

After his first two records came a plethora of well-crafted, unforgettable songs on such albums as Little Stevie Orbit, Streets of This Town, The American in Me, Mission of the Crossroad Palms and Evergreen Boy. His tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Any Old Time, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004. In October 2012, 35 years after his first album, Steve has released an exciting new one, Over With You. Its ten fresh but mature songs pinpoint a wide range of emotions that color personal relationships — emotions that most listeners have undoubtedly felt and struggled to understand at some point in their lives. “This is an album that has taken a lifetime to make,” explains Forbert. “You don’t just pull these songs out of thin air — you have to live them.” http://www.steveforbert.com/media.html



09/18/14

Non-passim members: $25/ Passim members: $23



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/steve-forbert-2

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Opening Reception for The Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul

Presented by Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery. College of the Holy Cross at Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross

Please join us for the opening reception for The Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul. The exhibition is an exploration of an important form of Italian installation art: the nativity scene, or the presepe, by Margot Balboni, an independent curator and photographer, and Sarah Stanbury, a medievalist and member of the Holy Cross English Department.



09/18/14

No cost, open to the public



- http://offices.holycross.edu/cantorartgallery

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross - 1 College Street, Worcester, MA, 01610



Opening Reception for Reconfiguring Abstraction

Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

Please join us for the opening reception of "Reconfiguring Abstraction" at the Fort Point Arts Community Gallery on August 21, 5-7pm. Show is on view through September 18.

"Reconfiguring Abstraction" features the work of two Boston artists, Lisa Russell and Mary Bucci McCoy. Painters Russell and Bucci McCoy present intimately scaled work that, in different ways, abstracts lived experience into sensual painted languages. These languages are engaged with the essential dialectical issues of relationship, space, and material. Each artist shares a succinct and tactile affinity for paint as substance, acknowledging both its physical and emotive presence. Their studio practice falls within the established traditions of abstract expressionism while being forward thinking in its formal presentation.

For more information, please visit: http://www.artsboston.org/event/detail/441673157/preview



08/07/14 - 09/18/14

Free



- http://www.fortpointarts.org/posts/fpac-gallery-presents/



Salon Series

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.



09/18/14

$30



- http://www.proarte.org/salon-series-3/

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Family Show

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Winner of the Nickelodeon award for Best Children's Theater, Family Show dishes out laughs for adults and children every Saturday. Audiences consider us the “Pixar” of Boston Comedy!

Our improv and music extravaganza is completely made up on the spot every week based on your suggestion. No two shows are alike! Best of all, children who want to participate have opportunities to be on stage and take part in the fun! Our show is ideal for family outings, birthday parties, and school field trips! Best for children ages 4 and above, but appropriate for ALL ages and an absolute favorite for teens, though they refuse to admit it at first, you know, just like a teenager.

(FAMILY SHOW SELLS OUT A LOT; WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU BUY ADVANCE TICKETS)



09/23/13 - 09/19/14

$14 general admission

$8 Children 12 & Under



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/familyshow

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Sommore

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Sommore has appeared on various shows including HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo, Comic View, and BET Live from L.A. She has also done guest appearances on television sitcoms The Hughleys and The Parkers, and she has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She also appeared on Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav. In 2008, she appeared as one of the mob members on several episodes of the game show 1 vs. 100.



09/19/14

$27



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



GET UP, STAND UP! A Multimedia Reggae Concert Experience

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Reggae music was hewn from the turbulent cold war politics of the 1970’s from which the cry of the downtrodden and forgotten peoples of Jamaica were expressed through this powerful musical art form. Bob Marley was able to synthesize this cry for justice, equality and love into a universal message that continues to resonate across the globe as a reassuring beacon of truth. Today, as human-kind grapples with critical issues of climate change and extreme economic inequality, music can and must play a critical role in helping to effect transformative changes in mind, body, soul and society! Join us for a multimedia reggae experience with a powerful set of Marley’s music followed by an equally powerful set of contemporary reggae…all with a POSITIVE VIBRATION!  Featuring Matt Jenson and the Liquid Revolution and the Berklee College of Music Bob Marley Ensemble. For more information: http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/get_up_stand_up_a_multimedia_reggae_concert_experience



09/19/14

General Admission Tickets: $18 in advance; $23 day of show



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/get_up_stand_up_a_multimedia_reggae_concert_experience

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



CCM Free Faculty Concert: Xonor Trio

Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

The Concord Conservatory of Music will start its Free Faculty Concert Series for the year with the Xonor Trio, featuring CCM violin instructor Yumi Okada, and piano instructor Rasa Vitkauskaite, as well as Ignacy Grzelazka on cello. The group will play chamber music works by Beethoven, Piazzolla, and Mendelssohn.

Xonor Trio was founded in 2009, the same year it won the Chamber Music Honors Competition at the Boston Conservatory. The trio members are all highly accomplished musicians and winners of multiple international competitions. They play in the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra in Washington DC, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and the Back Bay Chorus Orchestra. Since its creation, the trio has performed all over New England.



09/19/14

Free



- https://concordconservatory.org/node/372

Concord Conservatory of Music - 1317 Main St., Concord, MA, 01742



Cheryl Wheeler with special guest Chris Trapper

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

You may not be familiar with Cheryl, but you have probably heard her music. She is very respected as a songwriter by her peers, which can be seen by how many of them record her songs. Chery's songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dan Seals, Peter Paul and Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Boggus, Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura O'Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and Holly Near. If they think she is great, then you owe it to yourself to learn more if you aren't familiar with her. From her albums you can tell that she is a gifted songwriter with a beautiful voice. From other people's comments about her you can learn that she is a natural story teller with a fantastic sense of humor. But until you see her in person, you never really believe what you've been told about her. Besides, almost half of the songs she does during her shows haven't been recorded! http://www.cherylwheeler.com/home/bio.html



09/19/14

Non-members: $40/ Members: $38



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/cheryl-wheeler-special-guest-chris-trapper

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Cormac McCarthy

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Songwriter Cormac McCarthy won “Best Folk” in the Music category at the 19th annual Spotlight on the Arts Awards on April 18, 2013. The Awards are given by the arts community to celebrate the best of what makes the Seacoast a vibrant place to live.

Cormac is currently releasing his fifth album, Collateral, which has been praised as “a new and timely album of singular impact and gorgeous artistry”. The Portsmouth Herald’s Martin England wrote, “Collateral” is a remarkable achievement... McCarthy doesn’t look down on the characters he describes, but rather, stands shoulder-to-shoulder with them, and it’s his clear-eyed empathy that makes “Collateral” so believable”



09/19/14

$18 (Students/Seniors $17, Members $15, Children Under 12 $9)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

Amazing Things Art Center - 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA, 01702



NightCap

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

NightCap is a late-night fringe comedy show that showcases up and coming talent in Boston. Before you call it a night on a Fridays and Saturdays, make plans to stop by ImprovBoston, grab a drink at the bar and catch a FREE set of Boston's BEST* stand-up comics and improv comedy acts. We guarantee you Laugh Out Loud! (And if not, it's 100% FREE, so you have nothing to lose.) Nightcap shows last until Midnight-ish.

Interested in performing at Nightcap? AWESOME! Contact nightcap@improvboston.com with details. (New comics and improv acts will be asked for a recent video link or may get invited to try out material at our The Jam or Studio 40 before they get booked for Nightcap). Follow Nightcap on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates!



09/27/13 - 09/20/14

FREE with ticket from 10pm show



- http://www.improvboston.com

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Orny Adams

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

American comic Orny Adams first rose to international prominence after co-starring in Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary “Comedian.” In 2010, Orny followed up his critically acclaimed debut comedy DVD/CD “Path Of Most Resistance,” with a powerful and poignant one hour special “Orny Adams Takes The Third” which aired on Comedy Central. Currently, Orny can be seen playing the iconic role “Coach Finstock” on the hit MTV show “Teen Wolf,” a one hour drama created by Criminal Mind’s Jeff Davis.



09/18/14 - 09/20/14

$20



- http://laughboston.com/event/orny-adams-2/

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



The Rat Pack Is Back

Presented by NECC Foundation, Inc.

The Rat Pack is Back!


Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.


The music and feel of old Las Vegas comes to the Merrimack Valley this fall when “The Rat Pack is Back” performs at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts in Andover, Mass.


This is the 10th annual signature event of the Northern Essex Community College Foundation, Inc.,
the Women of NECC, and the NECC Alumni Association.
 

Proceeds from this event benefit NECC’s Endowment Fund. »Read more


For more information on the band – visit their website: www.ratpackisback.com
 

For Tickets:
Call NECC’s Event Line at 978-556-3870, order online at www.mktix.com/neccf
or email Lori Smerdon at lsmerdon@necc.mass.edu.
 

Proceeds from this event benefit NECC’s Endowment Fund.
 



09/20/14

$39.00 per person / reserved seating



- http://www.necc.mass.edu/community-engagement/signature-event/



The Martin & Lewis Tribute Show - Classic Songs and Comedy Routines

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

A 90-minute show from the World's Best Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Impersonators! Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were the hottest act in America during the early 50’s. Dean of course was the straight man, and Jerry added the comedy. Never have two artists captured the very essence and chemistry of these two celebrities more than Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis. Both of these incredible performers have each had amazing success on their own. Tony spent the last 27 years performing in Australia and created a name for himself as the quintessential “Jerry Lewis Tribute Artist” selling out countless venues and earned respect as one of Australia’s best entertainers. Since his 1st appearance at the annual Dean Martin Festival in 1998, Tom Stevens has earned his title as “Best Dean Martin Tribute Artist.” Even Dean’s daughter, Deana said, “I’ve never seen anyone look and sound more like my Daddy!” “They sold out 4 shows at our Sedona International Film Festival. It’s the best show we’ve presented in the last 10 years. We loved them!” - Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director



09/20/14

Reserved Seats:

$35, First 5 Rows Orchestra

$30, Middle Rows Orchestra

$25, Rear Orchestra

$20, Balcony



- http://regenttheatre.com/details/the_martin_lewis_tribute_show_classic_songs_and_comedy_routines

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Love Letters

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Starring Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross. LOVE LETTERS, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, charts the love affair of a star-crossed couple through their notes, letters and cards in which they reveal their hopes and dreams, victories and defeats over 50 years as they lead separate lives.

This special one-night-only benefit performance for the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance is only the second time that Sam and Katharine have appeared together on stage for what will surely be a magical night to remember.



09/20/14

Full price tickets are $45 and $55, with limited VIP seats available for $85. VIP tickets include a photo opportunity with the performers and a post-show champagne and dessert reception.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=145

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



HarborArts Festival 2014

Presented by HarborArts

East Your Art Out!

HarborArts Festival 2014 is the fourth annual anniversary celebration of the HarborArts Shipyard Gallery. The tradition continues every September with live music and DJ performances, local artists and artisans exhibiting and selling their work, street theatre, celebrated local food and beverages, mobile galleries, installations, and much more!

This year’s festival will foster an important opportunity to heighten awareness of climate change and issues surrounding sea level rise. We Are Music will bring in prominent thinkers in the climate change movement and experts in climate and sea level rise to conduct a public panel and questionnaire the day of the event. Community members will be invited to participate in the discussion and bring forth questions and concerns. A host of Boston and New England-based environmental groups will also be present on site so attendees can learn about and get involved with the efforts already being made to combat these issues in the area. Our goal is to grow the greater awareness of and local level participation in a global movement to address climate change.

Under the bright sun, Harbor Arts welcomes people of all ages from East Boston and all over the region for activities the whole family can enjoy. As the sun sets, we'll dance the night away under the stars, with sweeping views of the Boston Skyline!

During the day, visitors will be delighted with the sounds of local bands and performers. With an evening hosted by and featuring Boston’s DJ and production duo Soul Clap, this is sure to be a night of music not to be missed! Soul Clap will headline the evening and bring some of the top names in music from the Boston area and beyond.

Presented in association with We Are Music and Soul Clap Records.



09/20/14

Free Entry. $10 Suggested donation.



- http://www.harborarts.org/festival



Marcelo Lehninger conducts Mozart, Villa-Lobos and Beethoven

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

BSO Associate Conductor Marcelo Lehninger returns to the Symphony Hall podium for a concert spotlighting members of the orchestra. Four BSO principals take center stage for Mozart's seldom heard Sinfonia concertante for winds, last performed by the BSO in 1989 (with a different solo quartet). Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos's Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 for soprano and cellos is one of several like-named pieces intended to meld Brazilian musical ideas with the classical tradition. One of Villa-Lobos's most popular scores, the work is in two parts, sung in Portuguese: an Aria with words by Ruth Correa (who sang its premiere) and a Dance with words by Manuel Bandeira. The accompaniment for cellos alone makes it a rarity on orchestral concerts; these will be the first BSO performances of the piece. Closing the concert is Beethoven's powerful Symphony No. 5, among the best-known of all orchestral pieces.



09/18/14 - 09/20/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Wishbone Ash

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

"The most interesting two-guitar team since the days when Beck and Page graced The Yardbirds." - Melody Maker. Wishbone Ash is considered to be one of the major innovators of the harmony twin lead guitar format. This distinction was validated by Traffic Magazine quoting the group as having "Two of the Ten Most Important Guitarists in Rock History" and Rolling Stone’s award as "Top 20 Guitarists of All Time."

Wishbone Ash embarked on the nascent Progressive Rock scene in 1969, taking full advantage of a fertile musical environment where they produced a distinctive brand of melodic rock. Inspired equally by British folk traditions and American jazz and R&B, the group played to public and critical acclaim.

More than 40 years later, having pioneered the use of twin lead guitars, Wishbone Ash has gained worldwide recognition, based firmly on a regime of relentless touring. Their latest studio release, Blue Horizon, continues to solidify their reputation as a musical force to be reckoned with.

The band includes founding member Andy Powell, who handles lead vocals and trades licks with Finland’s guitar wizard Muddy Manninen. Bassist Bob Skeat, a 17-year veteran of the band and in-demand studio musician, keeps the bottom rocking with Joe Crabtree, one of th best of Britain’s new breed of drummers whose performance credits include Pendragon and David Cross of King Crimson.



09/20/14

Members: $27; Public: $30 



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



The Dan Band

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Dan Finnerty caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart," as well as his appearance as the sleazy bat-mitzvah singer in Starsky & Hutch and again as the inappropriate wedding singer in the record breaking hit The Hangover. What started as a drunken joke for Finnerty singing "I Am Woman" at a karaoke bar has spiraled out of control into The Dan Band – a cult phenomenon. The Dan Band plays to sold out crowds from Los Angeles to New York and has caught the attention of Steven Spielberg, who signed on to executive produce Dan’s one hour concert special The Dan Band: I Am Woman, directed by McG.



09/20/14

$22



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the_dan_band/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Joe Stevens & Bethel Steele

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

California based singer/songwriter, guitar and banjoman, Joe Stevens is a third-generation professional musician in a long line of restless westward moving souls. A prolific writer, the muse began whispering at the age of fifteen and Joe has produced some untold hundreds of songs and essays. A dark past and keen insight gives weight to Joe's words, sung in his signature smoky voice and framed by his distinct brand of North American Roots music.

Joe is one third of Coyote Grace, the Alt-Americana trio founded in Seattle's Pike's Place Market. Coyote Grace began as a busking nomadic duo with Ingrid Elizabeth on upright bass, ukulele, and cajon. They were joined by Michael Connolly (owner of Seattle’s Empty Sea Studios) on mandolin, fiddle, dobro, accordion, and more. Coyote Grace has five independently released albums on their own Mile After Mile Music, and have toured extensively with the Indigo Girls, Melissa Ferrick, and Girlyman, and have had the privilege of sharing stages with contemporaries such as Chris Pureka and legends such as Cris Williamson and Lowen and Navarro. http://joestevensmusic.com/bio

Bethel Steele is an Americana-inspired singer-songwriter who calls Boston, Massachusetts home. Bethel’s smoky alto and playing style - which ranges from driving rhythm guitar to delicate finger-picking - evokes a wide range of emotions. Broken Record, is the latest project, a stripped-down 5-song EP that captures the energy and intimacy of a live performance and showcases Bethel’s raw emotive vocals, driving guitar playing and introduces a new musical family member, the 5-string banjo! Of Love and Whiskey, Bethel’s 2012 full-length release, was described as “deep and inspired” by Italian reviewer Remo Ricaldone. John Apice, a reviewer for NoDepression.com says this about Bethel’s writing: “Steele knows how to tell a great story, adorn it in bright musical colors and deliver confidently [with a] deep, beautiful cognac flavored voice surrounded by a wealth of original material. Bethel is confident and sings with authority... Bethel has pencil sharpened and sees what many other artists seem to miss.” Of Love and Whiskey, debuted on the Folk-DJ charts at #17 for the month of June and climbed up the Roots Music Report’s Top Folk Album charts to #16. http://www.bethelsteele.com/biography



09/20/14

Non-members: $15/ Members: $13



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/joe-stevens-bethel-steele

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



FirstWorks Urban Carnevale, Co-presented with the City of Providence

Presented by FirstWorks

A public celebration of music, spectacle, and food in the heart of Providence with FirstWorks artists from around the globe-and here in Rhode Island.  From the dizzying spectacle of Australia's Strange Fruit, to the irresistible rhythms of Morocco's hottest band - PLUS new generation masters from Southern Italy and local Rising Stars.  You're at the center of it all - join us!  Featuring Australia’s Strange Fruit, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Morocco’s Ribab Fusion, Oumou Sangaré, RPM Voices.



09/20/14

Free



- http://www.first-works.org/firstworks-pages/firstworks-festival-view-01.php?id_cat=23



Harpeth Rising

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Harpeth Rising chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. These words also describe the music created by the three women – Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals). Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into a sound that is organically unique. “We don’t set out to create something different, we just write in a way that is true to ourselves while trying to always expand and explore the new influences in our lives.” says Greenberg. “We’re aware of genre divisions, we’re just not bound by them.” http://www.harpethrising.com/bios/



09/20/14

Non-passim members: $15
Passim members: $13



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/harpeth-rising-1

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Estonian Night

Presented by Lexington Symphony

Join Lexington Symphony in 2014–2015 as it celebrates its 20-year anniversary! Popular all over the world and offering insights into the moods and experiences of Estonia’s people, the music of renowned Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is spotlighted in Lexington Symphony's imaginative season opener program, which is offered in honor of Pärt’s 80th birthday. As a featured guest for the evening, the Symphony welcomes pianist and fellow Estonian Diana Liiv, a favorite performer of Pärt’s works. Estonian composer Eduard Tubin’s (1905–1982) Estonian Dance Suite offers an engaging introduction to folk dances of the region, while the heroic Karelia Suite by Finland’s celebrated composer Jean Sibelius draws inspiration from the Finnish legends of the Kalevala, a 19th-century work of epic poetry based on folklore and mythology. Full program: Tubin, Estonian Dance Suite; Pärt, Lamentate for piano and orchestra (Diana Liiv, piano); Pärt, Fur AlinaFür Anna Maria, and Variations for the Healing of Arinushka for piano; Pärt, Tabula Rasa for solo violin, viola, and string orchestra with prepared piano; Sibelius, Karelia Suite. Conductor’s Talk with Jonathan McPhee at 7 p.m.   



09/20/14

Tickets: $50/$40/$30; Students: $15

 

LexSix and LexFour season subscriptions, which offer up to a 25 percent discount off individual tickets, are available now through September 20.
 



- http://www.lexingtonsymphony.org



Artist Talk with Stephanie Young

Presented by Vessels Gallery

Come engage with City Works Boston Architecture in Porcelain artist Stephanie Young during the South end open Studios. Converse and learn about Young's techniique, process and inspriation for creating City Works a collection created for Vessels Gallery.



09/20/14

Free



- http://www.vesselsgallery.com/



Smörgåsbord Nordic Food Festival

Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

Local chefs go Nordic! Drawing upon influences from traditional and “new Nordic” cuisine, local chefs will try their hand at Nordic cooking, and you’ll be the judge! Join us for tasting stations, Nordic vendors, a book talk with renowned Finnish chef and cookbook author Sami Tallberg, plus music and fun for all ages, including a kids station!



09/20/14

$10-$25 adults, $5 children

Early bird discounts available for tickets purchased by August 31.



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The Jam

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

The Jam is where audience members can get out of their seats and jump on stage to perform alongside with visiting troupes and ImprovBoston cast members. 

The Jam combines three acts.

The first act "Hot Off The Press" changes weekly featuring experimental comedy from ImprovBoston veteran performers and new improv ensembles; The second act (and the CORE of The Jam) "Office Hours" features a shortform jam hosted by IB Comedy School Faculty; The third act "Faculty Lounge" features an IB Instructor Set.

JAM LINEUP:

SUNDAY 9/29 @ 7PM: TourCo | JAM | Faculty Lounge
SUNDAY 10/06 @ 7PM: Groaners and Boners | JAM | Faculty Lounge
SUNDAY 10/13 @ 7PM: An Improvised People's History | JAM | Faculty Lounge
SUNDAY 10/20 @ 7PM: Improvised 3's Company | JAM | Faculty Lounge
SUNDAY 10/27 @ 7PM: Coach Crotchky | JAM | Faculty Lounge



09/29/13 - 09/21/14

$5 General Admission



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Judy Collins

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. She’s garnered several top-ten hits gold- and platinum-selling albums. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Arlo Gutherie, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.

Judy Collins, now 74, is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, social activist, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.

Reserve your discounted parking in advance: http://www.parkwhiz.com/wilbur-theatre-parking/lazparking-boston/?pwa=bf272332



09/21/14

$40-$50



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Dance at the Cinema: BALANCHINE/MILLEPIED (Ballet)

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

From the Paris Opera Ballet. This encounter between two great French composers and two choreographers from the New York City Ballet, its founder George Balanchine and former student Benjamin Millepied. Alongside Balanchine's Palais du Cristal, set to music by Bizet, Millepied adapts Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe. Philippe Jordan will be accompanying the Paris Opera Ballet for the first time.



09/21/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Chris Young

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

Chris Young has accomplished more by 28 than some artists do in a lifetime. He has already scored 5 consecutive #1 hits on country radio, and his new single “Who I Am With You” from his recently released album, A.M., is currently making its way up the top 40 Country Charts. Before coming to Indian Ranch in September, Young will be touring with Brad Paisley’s “Beat This Winter Tour,” Dierks Bentley’s “Riser Tour,” and George Strait’s “Cowboy Rides Away.” He has recently made appearances on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Tonight Show, and CBS’s Home For The Holidays. Entertainment Weekly named him one of last summer’s Top Tour Openers.



09/21/14

$42.00-$59.50



- http://www.indianranch.com/ai1ec_event/chris-young?instance_id=228

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

For the first time in almost 50 years, Royal Shakespeare Company is performing the entirety of Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy, Two Gentleman of Verona. Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl. At the helm of this production is Royal Court Theater Associate Director Simon Godwin making his Royal Shakespeare Company directorial debut.



09/19/14 - 09/21/14

$18



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=film_twogentlemeofnverona#

Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Cape Symphony: Masterpiece I The Firebirds

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
LINDSAY DEUTSCH, VIOLIN

Three masters. Three sparks that flicker, then burst into flames. This season opener is a musical bonfire, and you’re at the heart of the blaze! Meet our magical firebirds: Stravinsky, the student. Rimsky- Korsakov, his mentor. These musical masters know how to spin the orchestral color wheel and land boldly on red. Red for opulence. Passion. Daring. Adventure. Everything we want in our music – and more! The Firebird Suite is a dazzling freefall through fantasy; the Russian Easter Festival Overture unveils the mysteries of Russian culture and faith. And, with her return to our stage, Lindsay Deutsch proves there’s even more fire in her bow as she takes on Khachaturian’s fiery concerto, the master melodist at his undisputable best. There’s a smoldering fire in all of us. Come see yours ignite!

THE FIREBIRD SUITE (1919) | Igor Stravinsky
VIOLIN CONCERTO | Aram Khachaturian
RUSSIAN EASTER FESTIVAL OVERTURE | Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov



09/20/14 - 09/21/14

$29 - $68



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-1.asp

Barnstable Performing Arts Center - 744 West Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02661



Summer Classics: Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

The Actors Studio of Newburyport present Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Anne Easter Smith. First performed in 1895, this play’s high farce and witty dialogue have helped make it Wilde's most enduringly popular play. The Importance of Being Earnest is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrief, maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the conventions of late Victorian society, the play's major theme is the triviality with which the culture treats anything that might be of personal value in favor of appearances.

Funded in part by a generous grant from New England BioLabs Inc.

 



09/19/14 - 09/21/14

General Admission: $15



- http://www.newburyportacting.org



Revels RiverSing

Presented by Revels at Weeks Footbridge

Wave goodbye to summer at this joyous celebration of the Autumnal Equinox filled with singing, music, and more by the Charles River in Cambridge. Enjoy pre-show festivities in Harvard Square followed by a puppet-filled Parade to the river and a magical night of song - and singing together - in an idyllic setting along the banks of the Charles.  This year's RiverSing performers and soloists include musicians David Coffin and Stan Strickland, Actors' Shakespeare Project, the RiverSing Chorus of adults and children - and you!  Bring a picnic and your best voices and enjoy this free family event as we welcome in the fall!    



09/21/14

FREE



- http://www.revels.org/shows-events/riversing/

Weeks Footbridge - DeWolf Street and Memorial Drive, near Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 02138



stART on the Street: Fall Edition

Presented by stART on the Street

stART on the Street continues with more then 250 arts and crafts vendors, stage and street performers, food trucks and restaurants (vegan and vegetarian options will be available), hands-on-kids' activities, area non-profits and interactive creative features. The fun takes place in between Highland and Pleasant streets in Worcester, MA.



09/21/14

FREE



- http://www.startonthestreet.org/start-street-fall-edition



What the Moon Saw by Puppetkabob

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: Fall Fairy Tale festival with a series of enchanting puppet shows that feature re-tellings of classic fairy tales. About "What the Moon Saw":

What happens when your favorite fairy tale characters team up for a moonlit adventure? Find out in this energetic, imaginative production by the award-winning Puppetkabob! What the Moon Saw remixes Hans Christian Andersen's "Thumbelina" with "The Ugly Duckling" to tell the story of two misfit characters who join forces to outwit their meddlesome nocturnal adversaries. This production, newly remastered for Puppet Showplace Theater's 40th anniversary season, features a stellar cast, live music, and magical scenic transformations.



09/12/14 - 09/21/14

$12 dollars per ticket



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Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Cahalen & Eli

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West are, simply put, two of the most innovative and subtle roots musicians today. Their music draws from old folk sources, but it sounds vibrantly alive. Cahalen Morrison writes songs that sound like a Cormac McCarthy novel: simple, beautifully crafted, and seemingly formed from raw natural elements. Eli West brings jagged, angular arrangements based in bluegrass and old-time, but refracted through a 21st century lens. Like Ansel Adams’ photography, their music is instantly accessible and built from the simplest materials, but at the same time seems to transcend its base fundamentals. Together, Cahalen and Eli tap the root of the old country and bluegrass duets. As the sparse landscapes of Cahalen’s vocals reflect the warm glow of Eli’s voice, it’s clear that this duo was made to sing together. http://cahalenandeli.com



09/21/14

Non-passim members: $17
Passim members: $15



- http://www.clubpassim.org/cahalen-eli-92114

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Peter Case

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Peter Case’s work sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination and spans a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock. Raised in Buffalo, NY, Case came to the Bay area in 1973 and worked as a street musician and played in the seminal power pop group The Nerves, before moving to Los Angeles to form the Plimsouls, landing a deal with Geffen Records. The Plimsouls achieved success with the single, "A Million Miles Away,” but broke up shortly after. Case’s 1986 solo Geffen record revealed deep roots in folk and blues, and earned him his first Grammy nomination for the song “Old Blue Car” as well as the Number 1 spot on the NY Time’s 1986 Best CDs list. Six CDs later, Case earned another nomination for Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John, a remarkable collection of songs that features Case’s voice and a single guitar. It’s clear that Case is a major talent on the Americana troubadour landscape. https://www.facebook.com/petercasepage/info



09/21/14

Non-passim members: $20
Passim members: $18



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/peter-case

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Composer Focus: Music of Britten

Presented by Composer Focus at Lily Pad

"Composer Focus" is a new classical concert series, specializing in 20th and 21st century chamber music for piano and strings. Each concert focuses on music by a single composer - the music includes everything from the minimalism of Philip Glass to the extreme modernism of Gyorgy Ligeti.

This (September 21st) concert features the music of Benjamin Britten whose operas revitalized the genre and whose music possesses the purity of Mozart and the emotional intensity of modernist expressionists. You will hear music for voice, viola, cello, piano, and a string quartet (Britten's second string quartet).

The Lilypad is an intimate venue located in Inman Square. It serves wine and craft beer. Please visit "www.composerfocuscconcerts.com" and "lilypadinman" for more information.



09/21/14

$10 at the door, open seating.



- http://www.composerfocusconcerts.com

Lily Pad - 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Hidden Gems of the Back Bay Fens

Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

What do a 17th century Japanese Temple Bell, a historic bridge made of Roxbury puddingstone, the oldest continually operating victory gardens in the country, and a tree once thought extinct have in common? They all reside in the Back Bay Fens. Learn about these and other treasures on a guided walking tour of the Back Bay Fens led by Emerald Necklace docents.

Tours start and end at the Shattuck Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115.



09/21/14

Free



- http://www.emeraldnecklace.org/calendar/tours/



Freisinger Chamber Orchestra

Presented by Freisinger Chamber Orchestra at Old South Church, Boston

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme featuring Edevaldo Mulla, cello soloist
Jakov Jakoulov: The Horizon (world premiere written for the FCO)
Chabrier, Meyerbeer, Saint Saens French Arias sung by Grace Allendorf, mezzo-soprano, Peter Freisinger, piano
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K550

This is our ONLY concert this season, not to be missed! For its musical, energetic, and emotional performances, the orchestra has received rave reviews from the Boston Musical Intelligencer and from the public.  Comprised of graduate music students and young professionals, the FCO is a valuable addition to Boston's rich orchestral culture, and features talented composers, singers, and instrumentalists. In this program, Albanian cellist Edevaldo Mulla, who studied at the Boston Conservatory, shines in Tchaikovsky's colorful Variations on a Rococo Theme. Composer Jakov Jakoulov, born and trained in Moscow, is performed internationally. Grace Allendorf, a local talent who sings convincingly and with superb intonation, will perform exquisite French repertoire. She was also featured in our St. Matthew Passion in 2012.

We look forward to greeting you on Sunday, September 21st in the spacious and beautiful sanctuary of Old South Church (right in Copley Square), easily accessible with both the Green and Orange Lines!

 



09/21/14

$13 Adults Suggested (at door only; no advanced purchase or reservations)



- http://FreisingerChamberOrchestra.org

Old South Church, Boston - 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116



Barnstable @ 375

Presented by Cape Symphony at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

It’s Barnstable’s birthday, and Cape Symphony is in charge of the music. So, they pulled a few strings and drummed up an orchestra! Then they called a few friends who could hit all the right notes. And, when it came to the gift, they had only one thought: a musical premier. What else do you get a town that has everything!

Don’t miss this memorable evening of celebration, a once-in-a-lifetime event. Siobhan Magnus, our very own American Idol, and Grammy-nominated jazz artist, Kate McGarry are coming home to take us "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" with music you know and love, like "When You Believe," "Danny Boy," "All My Tomorrows," and of course, "Old Cape Cod."

You’ll also be the first to experience the Seven Faces of a Stone, composer Brett Abigana’s exquisite musical tribute to the Seven Villages of Barnstable. You will also hear from hometown poets, writers and actors and learn of other artists who have made contributions, as breathtaking as the landscape, to Barnstable’s rich history.

Join us for a remarkable evening as we celebrate our town. After all, Barnstable only turns 375 once.



09/21/14

$25 General Admission



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-special-events-2.asp

Barnstable Performing Arts Center - 744 West Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02661



Berklee American Roots Music Series

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

A night of American roots music featuring performers in a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, cajun, western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex. The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America's cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program. Among its many projects, the American Roots Music Program produces concerts, hosts visiting artists, designs and implements curriculum, creates and hosts faculty development sessions, and designs and implements symposiums and seminars. Also, using a broader definition of the term "roots," the program examines the core of what it means to be a musician in all idioms, and contemplates the roots of our western musical traditions, ranging from Bach to traditional African music. http://www.berklee.edu/events/detail/12503/berklee-american-roots-music-series



09/22/14

Non-passim members: $10
Passim members: $5



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/berklee-american-roots-music-series-made-possible-sam-eisenson-fund-country-music-berklee-14

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Highland Glee Club 14-15 Season Open Rehearsals

Presented by Highland Glee Club at The First Baptist Church in Needham

The Highland Glee Club has been performing choral music for men since 1908. Its members include singers from all walks of life and many communities in Boston's suburbs. The club performs a varied selection of classical music, show tunes, folk songs, ballads and spirituals from its extensive library of more than 1000 pieces written for mens' chorus.

The HGC is looking for new members. If you are interested in joining us, we encourage you to stop by the First Baptist Church (858 Great Plain Ave in Needham, MA) on one or all of the first three Mondays following Labor Day (September 8, 15, 22) at 7:15 PM.



09/08/14 - 09/22/14

Free



- http://www.highlandgleeclub.com

The First Baptist Church in Needham - 858 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, MA, 02492-3030



"Ways to Live Forever" movie screening

Presented by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation at Somerville Theatre

Join us for a special screening of the British feature film, Ways To Live Forever. Starring Robbie Kay (ABC's Once Upon a Time, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Ella Purnell (Maleficent), Alex Etel (The Water Horse, Millions), Ben Chaplin (The Truth About Cats & Dogs), Greta Scachi (The Player, Emma), and Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones, the Harry Potter series).

Like most inquisitive boys, 12-year old Sam wants to know about UFOs, horror movies, ghosts, and girls. Sam also has leukemia, and although the adults in his life don't want him to dwell on it, Sam wants to know everything about his disease and death, a possibility he might face. Together with his best friend, Felix, he embarks on a "scientific investigation" with questions, observations, evidence, reflections, and lists of all the things he wants to do someday -- like breaking a world record, flying in a blimp, kissing a girl for the first time, and experiencing what it's like to be a teenager. In this poignant yet ultimately uplifting tale, Sam and his family face the immensity of an uncertain future with love, humor, and a touch of the unexpected.



09/23/14

Tickets are available online or at the door for $12, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and other pediatric cancer charities/foundations.



- http://feitheatres.com/somerville-theatre/

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



Emmylou Harris

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylous Harris' contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Harris is known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. Admired through her career for her talent as an artist and song connoisseur, Harris shook up country radio in the 1970s, and established herself as the premiere songwriter of a generation selling more than 15 million records and garnering 13 Grammy Awards (this year she and Rodney Crowell won the Grammy for "Best Americana album"), three CMA Awards, and two Americana Awards.

Harris is one of the most admired and influential women in music. She has recorded with such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Daniel Lanois, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Ryan Adams, Beck, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett and most recently Rodney Crowell. Few artists have achieved such honesty or have revealed such maturity in their writing. Forty years into her career, Harris continues to share the hard-earned wisdom that—hopefully if not inevitably—comes with getting older, though she’s never stopped looking ahead.

A longtime social activist, Harris has lent her voice to many causes. She has performed at Lilith Fair, helping promote feminism in music and organizing several benefit tours to support the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. Harris is also an avid supporter of animal rights and is actively involved in Bonaparte’s Retreat, the dog rescue organization that she founded.

 

Generously sponsored by Unum.

 



09/23/14

Full price tickets are $39.50, $49.50, and $59.50, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for groups of 10 or more.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=144

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Children’s Art Centre Centennial Celebration

Presented by United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre at Children's Art Centre

United South End Settlements’ Children’s Art Centre is an extraordinary place tucked behind a historic gate in the South End. Under a vaulted ceiling, youngsters create and experience art in a setting that was designed exclusively for children.

Hosted by WGBH’s Jared Bowen, the pARTy will feature the presentation of the Centennial Achievement Award in honor of notable CAC alumnus Allan Rohan Crite.

Guests will also enjoy live music, interactive arts activities, hors d’oeuvres provided by some of the South End’s most artful restaurants, and a silent auction of artwork created by talented artists with ties to the South End.



09/23/14

Individual tickets will be $100 and will be available in mid-August. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tom O’Toole at totoole@uses.org.



- http://www.uses.org/events/event/caccentennial/

Children's Art Centre - 36 Rutland St, Boston, MA, 02118



The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Tour

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Ready, Steady Wiggle, will bring more of the toe tapping, laughter-inducing Wiggle-tastic excitement to families all over the US and Canada, stopping in nearly 40 markets across the continent. Children will be kept dancing, singing and laughing during this colorful concert with Yellow (and first-ever female) Wiggle Emma, Red Wiggle Simon, Purple Wiggle Lachy and the last remaining original (and Blue) Wiggle Anthony.

Fans will also have the opportunity to see all of their wiggly friends, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword and bop along to Hot Potato, Rock A Bye Your Bear and all their other cherished favorites as well as exciting new hits like Do the Propeller.

On August 26, the Wiggles will release their latest CD and DVD to North America: "Apples and Bananas!" Filled with timeless classics and new hits, they are sure to keep children singing along at home, in the back of mum’s van, and also in the concert venues of North America!



09/24/14

Full price tickest are $29.50 and $39.50, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=149

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Tour

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Ready, Steady Wiggle, will bring more of the toe tapping, laughter-inducing Wiggle-tastic excitement to families all over the US and Canada, stopping in nearly 40 markets across the continent. Children will be kept dancing, singing and laughing during this colorful concert with Yellow (and first-ever female) Wiggle Emma, Red Wiggle Simon, Purple Wiggle Lachy and the last remaining original (and Blue) Wiggle Anthony.

Fans will also have the opportunity to see all of their wiggly friends, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword and bop along to Hot Potato, Rock A Bye Your Bear and all their other cherished favorites as well as exciting new hits like Do the Propeller.

On August 26, the Wiggles will release their latest CD and DVD to North America: "Apples and Bananas!" Filled with timeless classics and new hits, they are sure to keep children singing along at home, in the back of mum’s van, and also in the concert venues of North America!



09/24/14

Full price tickest are $29.50 and $39.50, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=149

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Bruce Hornsby

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Bruce Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s two-and-a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when “The Way It Is”–the title track of his 1986 debut album–became one of the most popular songs on American radio. Despite his early mainstream successes, Hornsby has pursued a more personal, idiosyncratic musical path, focusing on projects that sparked his creative interest, including collaborations with the Grateful Dead, Spike Lee, Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley, Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny, and Robbie Robertson. Hornsby’s performance will offer a glimpse of a restless spirit who continues to push forward into exciting new musical terrain.



09/24/14

$35-$65



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/bruce-hornsby/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



John Mailander & Lukas Pool CD Release

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

John Mailander is a San Diego based musician currently studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He is in demand throughout the Southern California area for performance, session work and instruction. Playing in a variety of styles, he has become known for his soulful voice on the fiddle and mandolin. He has shared the stage with artists including the Alison Brown Quartet, Victor Wooten, Tim O’Brien, Darol Anger and Christopher Guest. John recorded with IBMA winner Rob Ickes on his upcoming instructional DVD Fiddle Tunes for the Dobro. He has performed at events including the San Diego Symphony Summer Pops and Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. At Berklee, John has studied under the instruction of John McGann, Julian Lage and others. https://www.facebook.com/johnmailandermusic/info Lukas Pool can best be described as a true banjoist with virtuosic abilities in clawhammer, three finger banjo styles and easily adapts to any genre and groove. He attended Berklee College of Music on scholarship graduating in 2012 and has studied under and has been influenced by such greats as Matt Glaser, Darol Anger, John McGann, Dave Hollender, Bruce Molsky, Noam Pikelny, Tony Triska, and Jens Kruger. Lukas Pool’s music background began as a boy growing up in the “Folk Music Capital of the World”, Mountain View, Arkansas where he jammed with local old time and bluegrass musicians and performed in area stage shows. He is a two time National Old-time Banjo Champion and has won or placed in many other contests. http://www.lukaspool.com/about



09/24/14

Non-passim members: $12
Passim members: $10



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/john-mailander-lukas-pool-cd-release

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series: Dan Kenary

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

 Dan Kenary, President and Co-founder of Harpoon Brewery, will host a fun-filled evening of beer tasting paired with food samples and a discussion of “How Passion, Continuous Improvement and Grassroots Marketing Have Made Harpoon Brewery the Largest Craft Brewer in New England.” Kenary will share the story of how Harpoon Brewery, started in 1986, introduced fresh, local craft beer to Boston, becoming the first brewery to commercially brew and bottle beer in Boston in more than 25 years. The price to attend the program is $45 per person ($40 for OSV Members), which includes a reception with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the speaker will begin at 7:00 p.m. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. This event is presented by SpencerBANK.



09/25/14

$45 per person ($40 for OSV Members)



- http://www.osv.org/event/speaker-series/speaker-series-dan-kenary

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



Reel Rock 9 Film Tour 2014

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Now in its ninth year, the REEL ROCK Film Tour features a special presentation of the highly-anticipated feature-length film “Valley Uprising.”

The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite.

The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination.

Valley Uprising is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity — and the laws of the land.



09/25/14

General admission: $20



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/reel_rock_8_film_tour_2013

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Tim Easton

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Raised in Akron, OH, alt-country singer/songwriter Tim Easton was influenced by a combination of pop icons (the Beatles, Kiss) and bluegrass/folk legends (Doc Watson, John Prine). Kosher Spears, his college band from his days at Ohio State, performed their unique roots rock hybrid across the Midwest, and Easton eventually found himself busking in the streets of Paris, London, and Dublin. Returning to the States, his folk-based songwriting brought an earthy sound to the Haynes Boys (an existing rock band that recruited Easton in the mid-'90s) and they recorded one album, Guardian Angel, for New York-based Slab Records. The band subsequently split, with its members working in Gaunt and Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, and Easton pursuing his solo career. In 1998, Easton recorded his first solo album, Special 20, with session musicians in Nashville, and released it on his own Heathen Records. After inking a deal with EMI Publishing in the fall of 1999, he relocated to Los Angeles to explore scoring films and pursue a record deal. His performances at songwriter hubs like Largo and McCabe's brought about a recording contract with New West Records, and his first release for the label was 2001's The Truth About Us. 2003 brought his solid follow-up for the label, Break Your Mother's Heart. It was followed by Ammunition in 2006. A concert set, Live at Water Canyon, appeared in 2008, followed by Porcupine in 2009 and a pair of self-released albums, Beat the Band and Since 1966, Volume 1, both in 2011. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/easton-mn0000501521



09/25/14

Non-passim members: $15
Passim members: $13



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/tim-easton

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Joan Osborne

Presented by Rockport Music

Armed with her strong, sultry voice, Joan Osborne’s genre-crossing prowess has garnered accolades as a singer-songwriter, pop hitmaker, and rootsy soul singer for almost two decades. Since the release of her 1995 breakout album Relish and her hit song “One of Us” that catapulted her into super stardom status with seven Grammy nominations, Osborne has waded deeper into the world of blues and R&B, from which her love of singing began.



09/25/14

Tickets: $58, $48, $39



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/joan-osborne/



Artist Lecture: Julian Voss-Andreae presents Sculpture Inspired by Proteins, Physics and People

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Art and science collide and combine in painter-turned physicist-turned sculptor Julian Voss-Andreae’s studio. Starting out as a painter Julian Voss-Andreae changed course as a young man and studied physics, mathematics, and philosophy before pursuing research in experimental physics and quantum behavior for Carbon-60 “buckyballs”. Then, in the new millennium, Voss-Andreae returned to the creative arts when he moved to the United States to study Sculpture at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Join us for an illustrated lecture featuring Julian Voss-Andreae’s large-scale outdoor sculptures and learn how his background in physics and mathematics inspire his creativity and bold artwork. See examples of Voss-Andreae’s monumental art installations at http://julianvossandreae.com/works/.



09/25/14

Members Free, Nonmembers $5



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Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



Ricky Nelson Remembered Starring Mattew and Gunnar Nelson

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

He is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie and No. 1 TV show in the same week. Life Magazine coined the phrase ‘Teen Idol’ after him and he is credited with pioneering the country rock sound. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson’s life and music touched millions; his twin sons, multi-platinum recording artists in their own right, relive the music and memories in their multi-media event, Ricky Nelson Remembered Starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson.



09/25/14

$30-$50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/ricky-nelson-remember-starring-matthew-and-gunnar-nelson/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Last Comic Standing Live

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Last Comic Standing returns with their 8th season. The goal of the program is to select a comedian from an initially large group of hopefuls, with the winner receiving a cash prize, a development contract with NBC, and a half-hour scripted project that will be developed by Universal Television. Follow along this season on NBC and then see the finalists LIVE at The Wilbur in Boston!



09/26/14

$29-$39



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Girls Night: The Musical

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Girsl Night: The Musical has been thrilling audiences and earning raves from critics throughout North America since it began touring after its sensational Off-Broadway debut. This touching and hilarious 'tell-it-like-it-is' musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends. Audience members can’t help but laugh, cry and even sing and dance in the aisles to some of the most popular hit songs of the 80s and 90s! Follow five friends as they re-live their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out ... and you'll recognize a bit of yourselves in each one of them! It is described as “Desperate Housewives meets Mamma Mia” (Applause Magazine) and “As funny and outrageous as Sex & the City!” (The Advocate). Girls Night: The Musical is packed with hits “Lady Marmalade,” “It’s Raining Men,” “Man I Feel Like A Woman,” “I Will Survive,” “We are Family” and many more!



09/26/14

Full price tickets are $30, $35, and $42, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=150

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Parks and Recreation at Atlantic Wharf Gallery

Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

FPAC’s newest exhibition at Atlantic Wharf gallery embraces the spirit of summer. Parks & Recreation features art that kicks off its shoes, gets outdoors, catches a breeze, and savors the long days. The show includes work by eighteen FPAC member artists, with paintings, drawings, photography and mixed media.

Works by:
Kristen Alexandrov, Emily Cobb, Chris Faust, Leslie Anne Feagley,
Sarah Gay-O’Neill, Elisa H. Hamilton, Mike Hammecker, Rachel Hammerman,
Peter Harris, Jeffrey Heyne, Ian Kennelly, Sterling Mulbry,
Andrew Neumann, Danny O, Stephen Sheffield,
Ryuji Suzuki, Nick Thorkelson, Jennifer Wood

Guest juror: Lexi Lee Sullivan, Assistant Curator, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum



07/14/14 - 09/26/14

Free and open to the public



- http://www.fortpointarts.org/posts/atlantic-wharf/



Harvest Party

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

There’s no better place to enjoy the brisk fall weather than the Harvest Party at Old Sturbridge Village on September 27. Take in the sights, sounds, and experiences of the season around the Village with live music, hayrides, bonfires, and dancing. The Freeman farm will be teeming with the smells of old-fashioned fall cooking, and the Village kiln will heated up to fire a year’s worth of vintage, redware pottery.



09/27/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/harvest-party

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



Friends' Day

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



09/27/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/friends-day

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



Rob Schneider

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Actor, writer, comedian. Schneider got his big break in 1990, when Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels hired him on as a writer for the show. Soon, he was performing his own material and was a cast regular until 1994 when he left to pursue his film career. Schneider appeared in two successful Adam Sandler vehicles, The Waterboy (1998) and Big Daddy (1999). He then landed the lead role in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, which was adored by audiences and panned by critics. It prompted a second film, The Animal, which met with equal success in 2001. Schneider made his directorial debut with Big Stan in 2007. Reuniting with Adam Sandler, Schneider had a small role in You Don’t Mess With the Zohan (2008). The Chosen One marks his second directorial effort, and he also co-wrote the script and stars in the film.



09/27/14

$25-$35



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Last Comic Standing Live Tour

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

The Emmy-nominated laugh-fest LAST COMIC STANDING returned to NBC in late May with an all-new group of the world's funniest comics. Watch the series this summer on NBC, then see the finalists perform live as the comics appear onstage at The Hanover Theatre this September.



09/27/14

Full price tickets are $27 and $37, with limited VIP seats available for $112. A 10% discount is available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders. VIP tickets include best seats in the house, post-show 30 minute meet & greet, photograph with the comics, Q&A session with the comics, autographed VIP laminate, collectible L.C.S. merchandise item, and socializing with the comics.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=143

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Ambient Folklore

Presented by Worcester Center for Crafts

Worcester Center for Crafts and guest curator Luis Antonio Fraire present Ambient Folklore, the work of nine distinctive artists who intend instant visual communication in their work. Each artist has a certain technique for transmitting information visually that is uniquely their own and creates ambient folklore. The exhibition focuses specifically on the communicated narrative, essentially creating an immersive storytelling environment as the viewer goes from work to work, artist to artist. In some cases the subject matter is directly addressed symbolically or the story lies in the material, where it came from and how it was used. Often the narrative conveys the sensibilities and methods of the individual artist, and their own experiences represented metaphorically for the viewer's own associations and consumption.

Ambient Folklore features work from Lisa Barthelson, Elizabeth Duffy, Luis Antonio Fraire, Nicholas Kantarelis, Amy Klausmeyer, Victor Pacheco, Mari Seder, John Havens Thornton, and Pay Coomey Thornton.



08/07/14 - 09/27/14

Free



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Andris Nelsons conducts Wagner and Respighi

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

This wide-ranging one-night-only event celebrates the start of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons' tenure with the orchestra, and features two close colleagues of the conductor as soloists-his wife, the acclaimed Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, and the outstanding German tenor Jonas Kaufmann. Each sings selections from the Wagnerian and Italian verismo repertoires, after which they join forces for a powerful duet from Puccini's Manon Lescaut. The concert opens with Wagner's Tannhauser Overture - the work that first inspired a five-year-old Nelsons to a life in music - and closes with Respighi's spectacular orchestral showcase, Pines of Rome.



09/27/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



The Remains - LIVE at the Regent Theatre!

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Inspired by a trip to swinging London, The Remains formed in 1964. Along with groups like The Lovin’ Spoonful and The Byrds, The Remains were a strong American response to the sounds of The British Invasion. The Remains formed in 1964 at Boston University, where all four members were first-year students living in the same dorm in Kenmore Square. Singer-guitarist Barry Tashian and keyboardist Bill Briggs were from Westport, Connecticut, drummer Chip Damiani from Wolcott, Connecticut, and bassist Vern Miller from Wharton, New Jersey. They took Boston by surprise. The line of fans stretching from Kenmore Square to Fenway Park meant only one thing: It was “Remains Night” at The Rathskeller (The Rat) and by New Years Day 1965, The Remains were signed to a major recording deal, playing to packed venues throughout New England.

At the end of the 1965 they had two regional hit singles on Epic Records and had performed for 14 million viewers on Ed Sullivan’s Christmas Show. Their 1966 self titled album is a garagey tour de force, wending it’s way through classic psychedelia, soul, and vintage fuzz. With the success of their fourth single, "Don’t Look Back," The Remains hit a new level, playing high profile shows up and down the East Coast and scored an opening act spot for The Beatles on their final US tour. The Remains went on to cult success, and in 2002, thirty six years after the release of their first record, the band recorded Movin’ On. Movin’ On shows a more mature Remains, but with no exuberance lost. The passion and soul have stayed with The Remains and their music as they’ve branched off into new territory. Movin’ On has touches of Country and Rockabilly slap-back, but the fun ethic of Garage Rock pervades each and every track.



09/27/14

Reserved Seating

$45.00 VIP / Preferred Center Orchestra Seating (Row A thru Row J)

$35.00 Remaining Orchestra Level Seating

$28.00 All Balcony Level Seating



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/the_remains_live_at_the_regent_theatre

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Melanie

Presented by Rockport Music

A singer-songwriter known for her surprise starring role at Woodstock and her subsequent #1 hit “Brand New Key,” Melanie has remained an iconic voice for the “summer of love” generation. She comes to Rockport for the first time, armed with a batch of new material from last year’s Ever Since You Never Heard of Me.



09/27/14

Tickets: $46, $38, $28



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/



BU Dance Program Presents: Dance Showcase 2014

Presented by Boston University Dance at Boston University Dance Theater

The Dance Program at Boston University is pleased to present Dance Showcase 2014 featuring work by faculty and guests, including C&S Creations from New York City. Performances are Friday and Saturday, September 26 and 27, at 8 p.m. at the Boston University Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Avenue. There are several premieres.

The concert includes performers spanning five decades and work by seasoned choreographers, Ryan Casey, Sarah Foster & Christian Serrano, Carey McKinley, Lynn Modell, Margot Parsons, DeAnna Pellecchia & Ingrid Schatz, Marin Orlosky-Randow, Nailah Randall-Bellinger and Liz Roncka. Lighting design for the concert is by Lynda Rieman.

Boston University has an extensive dance program offering students and the general public traditional technique classes as well as social and contemporary forms. The concert roster reflects the diversity of the curriculum and takes an inclusive look at what constitutes concert dance.



09/26/14 - 09/27/14

$20 general public; $15 (Boston Dance Alliance card holders);

$12 (students and Boston University community with ID)
 



- http://www.bu.edu/fitrec/dance

Boston University Dance Theater - 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



History and Landscape of the Back Bay Fens

Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

From foul muddy flats to the parkland of today, the Fens have undergone many transformations in the last 125 years. Join Emerald Necklace docents as they talk and walk through this historic landscape. Stops include the Kelleher Rose Garden, with its 1,500+ roses, and the oldest World War II Victory Gardens in America.

Tours start and end at the Shattuck Visitor Center.



09/07/14 - 09/27/14

Free



- http://www.emeraldnecklace.org/calendar/tours/



JazzFest Falmouth - The Birth of the Blues Recital and Lecture by Robert Wyatt

Presented by ArtsFalmouth at Highfield Hall

Steinway Artist Robert Wyatt, an expert on Gershwin, has performed throughout the United States and internationally, gathering critical acclaim for sensitive and colorful solo and chamber music recitals. Featured on NPR and PBS broadcasts, he has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution.

 



09/27/14

Members: $20; Non-Members: $25



- http://www.JazzFestFalmouth.org

Highfield Hall - 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA, 02541



music heard above the sway: Vaughan Williams, Adams, Tanaka, Schubert

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston

PROGRAM:
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Along the Field for tenor & violin
Karen Tanaka, Invisible Curve for flute, string trio & piano
John Luther Adams, Dark Wind for bass clarinet, vibraphone, marimba & piano
Franz Schubert, Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 114, D. 667, "Die Forelle" The Trout

Our season opener explores the region between human imagination and the world around us: music that shimmers with the spirit of place, including recent Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams’ Alaskan night and Schubert’s joyous portrayal of the Austrian countryside.

With guest artist William Ferguson, tenor

 



09/27/14 - 09/28/14

$45, $35, $25; $5 off for students/seniors



- http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/september.html

First Church in Boston - 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA, 02116



Snarky Puppy / Kneebody

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

 With the release of its live, two-disc album/DVD Tell Your Friends, Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music, a reputation solidified with its 2014 Grammy win for Best R&B Performance. The band topped the iTunes jazz charts with both its Grammy-winning 2013 release, Family Dinner: Volume One and with the 2014 release of We Like It Here.

Snarky Puppy fuses a deep knowledge of and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical—or most carefree—of audiences. In her 2010 book The New Face of Jazz, Cicily Janus called the group “one of the most inventive in sound and funk since Maynard Ferguson’s fusion years.”

The core of the group, now based in Brooklyn, features Grammy Award-winners Robert “Sput” Searight on drums (God's Property, Snoop Dogg) and Shaun Martin on keys (Kirk Franklin, Erykah Badu). Led by award-winning bassist/composer Michael League, Snarky Puppy delivers raw funk and sensitive dynamics, relentless pocket and lyrical melodicism, lush harmony and soulful simplicity, and, most importantly, a delicate mixture of composition and improvisation.



09/28/14

Orchestra 1: $35.00

Orhcestra 2: $32.00



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Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS: Great Old Trees of Newton Centre

Presented by Historic Newton

Great Old Trees of Newton Centre
Newton has many beautiful old trees, and they can tell the story of the city’s development just as well as its buildings. Marc Welch, Director of Urban Forestry for the City of Newton, and Beth Wilkinson, local resident and member of the Newton Tree Conservancy will lead us through the history of one of Newton’s many leafy neighborhoods, drawing out the stories of the place through its historic trees. Meet at the Newton Centre Playground, at the corner of Centre Street and Tyler Terrace, Newton 02459

For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.
All walks are free and are only cancelled in case of severe weather.



09/28/14

FREE



- http://www.historicnewton.org



Sunday Parkland Games

Presented by Charles River Conservancy

The Charles River Conservancy (CRC), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), presents the 6th season of the Sunday Parkland Games. The free games and activities are held in the parklands on the banks of the Charles River, along Memorial Drive between the Weeks Footbridge and John F. Kennedy Street in Cambridge. During the games, this street is closed to cars. This year, the games will take place Sunday afternoons from 3:30pm to 6pm, starting June 22 through September 28.
The conservancy is partnering with Knucklebones, a local athletic and events company, to provide athletic equipment and instruction for people of all ages and abilities. Games include bocce, beanbag toss, (mini) basketball, badminton, tetherball, hula-hoops, jump ropes, and more. The game equipment is sized for children as young as 3 up to adults. From 5pm to 6pm, Cambridge-based Karma Yoga will conduct one-hour yoga classes.
Since 2009, the Sunday Parkland Games have been a part of the Charles River Conservancy’s efforts to encourage physical activity for children and families, making recreation opportunities easily accessible to urban residents. Other current Conservancy programs include enlisting 2,000 volunteers a year to help beautify and steward the parklands, building bridge underpasses for improved pedestrian and cycling access along the river pathway, working to bring back swimming to the Charles River, and developing a skate park at North Point in Cambridge.



06/22/14 - 09/28/14

Free



- http://www.thecharles.org



Finding Neverland

Presented by American Repertory Theater

Based on the Miramax film by David Magee, Finding Neverland follows the real-life relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, one of the most beloved stories of all time. Staged by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus with music by U.K. pop sensation Gary Barlow (Take That) and choreography by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels ("So You Think You Can Dance"), this new musical explores the power of imagination to open up new worlds, and the pressures put upon those worlds by the inevitability of growing up. Finding Neverland is presented by the A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein.



07/23/14 - 09/28/14

Tickets from $25



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/finding-neverland



iFest - See, Hear, Taste, Experience the Best of Ireland at Seaport World Trade Center

Presented by iFest Ltd. at Seaport World Trade Center

Ireland is coming to visit!

iFest, a three day festival of contemporary Irish Culture comes to the prestigious Seaport World Trade Center, Boston from September 26th - 28th 2014. The collaboration of Irish culture, art and enterprise is showcased through the interactive iFest pillars of food & drink, live entertainment, culture & creativity, Irish roots, sporting heritage and tourism & hospitality.

Taste the very best of Irish cuisine from Ireland’s top chef’s Darina Allen and Kevin Dundon along with Boston’s own Barbara Lynch. Experience a smooth Irish Whiskey or fine craft beer at one of the many master classes and tasting sessions. Enjoy a Boston Irish afternoon tea experience with Bewleys Irish tea and Boston’s top pastry chef Maura Kilpatrick.

With three entertainment stages, hear the best of Irish music play with Grammy award winning legend, Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains and Ireland’s top band talents including The Riptide Movement, Heathers & Jack L. There are also performances and master-classes from Riverdance and a large outdoor Ceilí to take part in.

Immerse yourself in Irish culture at the iFest Literary Salon, a literary programme which will feature up and coming Irish & American authors. A showcase of costume design from Emmy award-winning Joan Bergin and fashion shows by Junk Kouture.
Discover your past with Genealogy master classes from John Grenham of ‘Who do you think you are’. Learn about the Irish in America with exhibitions from the National Archives, ‘Ireland through the TV lens’; screenings and panel discussions around Ireland’s TV archives.

Meet and greet with the sports stars of the GAA. Watch iconic matches and hit a ‘sliotar’ at the hurling simulator. With sporting memorabilia and panel discussions. Discover the history of Irish sport and Irish sporting greats. Explore a showcase of Irish Tourism in the Tourism Ireland hospitality village for travel and holiday inspiration. Enjoy a full Irish hospitality experience in the iFest VIP lounge, or entertain in the iFest Corporate Hospitality suite.

“iFest Boston is the ultimate Irish party, with the cream of Irish talent as our hosts, celebrating our resilience and exceptional talent, and sharing the celebration with our friends in Boston,” says iFest Founder and CEO Rachel Kelly. ‘’With world leading food and drink, music and dance, debate and literature, laughter and craic are the main ingredients, bound with warmth and hospitality, and enjoyed with friends.’’

The event is open to the public on Friday, September 26th from 6:00p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Saturday, September 27th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m and from 6:00p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Sunday, September 28th from 12:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m. A general admission ticket gains you access to all of the action at iFest during your chosen 5 hour session. VIP tickets are also available and with this you will be able to relax in the iFest VIP lounge, enjoy a complimentary cocktail, meet Irish food producers and sample delicious Irish food plus intimate performances from iFest entertainment including Riverdance performers.

Limited number of early bird tickets now on sale. For more information and to book your tickets visit www.ifestboston.com



09/26/14 - 09/28/14

Early Bird General Admission: $45
Early Bird VIP: $95
General Admission after Early Bird: $60
VIP after Early Bird: $120
Children (Ages 6-17): $30
Family (2 adults, 2 children): $140



- http://ifestboston.com/

Seaport World Trade Center - 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA, 02210



Doubt, A Parable

Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre

When a zealous Principal confronts a Priest about a relationship with a student, is she on a witch-hunt, or is the Priest hiding a dark secret?

#1 Play of 2004 (Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Daily News, Star-Ledger, Associated Press, Timeout New York, Wall Street Journal) 10th Anniversary Production

By John Patrick Shanley
Starring Karen MacDonald
Directed by Caitlin Lowans
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER



09/11/14 - 09/28/14

Regular price tickets Premium $50 Standard $45 Arts Boston Discount Standard @ 50% OFF



- http://www.stonehamtheatre.org

Stoneham Theatre - 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA, 02180



Geoff Muldaur

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Geoff Muldaur is one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge, MA and Woodstock, NY. During the 1960's and '70's, Geoff made a series of highly influential recordings as a founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and the Paul Butterfield's Better Days group, as well as collaborations with then-wife Maria and other notables (Bonnie Raitt, Eric Von Schmidt, Jerry Garcia, etc.). He left the stage and recording world in the mid-1980's for a working sabbatical but continued, however, to hone his craft, albeit 'flying beneath radar'. He composed scores for film and television, and produced off-beat albums for the likes of Lenny Pickett and the Borneo Horns and the Richard Greene String Quartet. Geoff's his definitive recording of "Brazil" provided the seed for - and was featured in - Terry Gilliam's film of the same title. http://www.geoffmuldaur.com/bio.html



09/28/14

Non-passim members: $25
Passim members: $23



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/geoff-muldaur-2

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



JazzFest Falmouth - Pianist Alan Broadbent in Concert

Presented by ArtsFalmouth at Highfield Hall

Two-time Grammy winner Alan Broadbent has been a pianist for Irene Kral, Woody Herman, and Nelson Riddle. His first Grammy came from his arrangement of When I Fall in Love for Natalie Cole; his second for his accompaniment written for Shirley Horn. He is Diana Kroll’s concert conductor and has written arrangements for Sir Paul McCartney.



09/28/14

$25



- http://www.JazzFestFalmouth.org

Highfield Hall - 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA, 02541



Four-Handed Illusions: An Intimate Evening of Laughs and Wonder

Presented by Magician Joel Acevedo

Illusionists Joel Acevedo and Steve Kradolfer join their talents in a magic and comedy performance that is engaging, funny, and mystifying. As one of only 50 guests, you will surely experience the magic just a few feet from your eyes. Add the elegance and sophistication of Boston’s Hampshire House and the result is an unforgettable event. A unique combination of intelligent comedy and amazing magic; a show you don’t want to miss.



09/07/14 - 09/28/14

$45 - General Admission



- http://www.joel-magic.com/four-handed-illusions



Spirit Books Exhibition & Book Launch

Presented by Essex County Greenbelt Association

Exhibition of The Spirit Books, one-of-a-kind sculptural handmade books cradled in twigs, branches, vines, and roots, to celebrate the launch of The Spirit Books book which contains images and information about 34 books in the series that Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord began in 1992. The two-day event will include an exhibition of 20 of the Spirit Books, a talk by the artist on Saturday, September 27 at 11 AM, and a book sale and signing. 30% of all sales go to Greenbelt, Essex County's Land Trust.



09/27/14 - 09/28/14

FREE



- http://www.ecga.org/what_we_do/view_event/132-the_spirit_books_book_launch_11am-4pm



Manhattan Short Film Festival at Rockport Music

Presented by Rockport Music

Unlike any other festival, The Manhattan Short Film Festival invites you—the viewer—to vote for the festival’s winner! The festival takes place in 250 cities across 6 continents and includes screening venues in all 50 states of the United States, the first film festival ever to do so.



09/28/14

Tickets: $9.75/ $7 Students & Seniors



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/manhattan-short-film-festival/



Robin Hood by Brad Shur

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: Fall Fairy Tale festival with a series of enchanting puppet shows that feature re-tellings of classic fairy tales. About "Robin Hood":

Explore the wilds of Sherwood Forest in this rollicking retelling of the classic Robin Hood tale. When the Sheriff of Nottingham begins demolishing woodland homes as part of a grand castle-expansion scheme, the starry-eyed Robin sees his chance to fight back and fulfill his dream of becoming a hero. Of course, he'll need a little help from his friends. Join Maid Marion, Little John, and a mischievious deer with excellent taste in clothes on a medieval mission to save the forest. Featuring original music by composer Paul Watkins and beautifully-crafted costumes and scenery.

About the performer: Brad Shur is a versatile puppeteer who has created and performed characters made of everything from pixels to papier mache. As the Artist in Residence at Puppet Showplace Theater he performs regularly and teaches puppetry classes to students of all ages, Pre-K to adult. As protégé of master puppeteer Paul Vincent Davis, Shur trained extensively in glove puppetry and currently performs two of Davis’ classic shows at venues across New England. "Robin Hood" was Shur's first original glove puppet show. Shur’s other original works include "The Carrot Salesman," "Dr. Doohickey and the Monster Machine," "The Yankee Peddler: Stories and Songs from Old New England" and "The Magic Soup and Other Stories," featured at the Puppeteers of America National Festival 2013. Prior to becoming the Artist in Residence at Puppet Showplace, Shur toured the country as a performer with Big Nazo (Rhode Island), Wood & Strings Theatre (Tennessee) and The PuppeTree (Vermont). As a builder Shur has designed and fabricated puppets for American Idol, Dollywood, Avenue Q, and the U.S.S. Constitution Museum. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.



09/27/14 - 09/28/14

$12 per ticket



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Closer Than Ever

Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center For The Arts Charles Mosesian Theater

Each song is a story in Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire’s Closer Than Ever, winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. Twenty-four wise and witty “songs of experience,” based largely on true stories, intertwine insightful tales about love, security, happiness, and self-definition in an ever-changing world. Universal experiences and truths are uncovered through charming melodies and smartly-crafted lyrics. Called “one of the half-dozen finest American theater scores of the last decade” by The New York Times.



09/06/14 - 09/28/14

Tickets vary in price based on seat location and day of the week and range from $25 - $60 per ticket. Handling and Facility Fees apply. There are discounts for Students and Seniors.



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Arsenal Center For The Arts Charles Mosesian Theater - 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472



The Craft Festival at Fruitlands

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Come check out our 4th Annual Craft Festival in partnership with the Worcester Center for Crafts. Craftsmen from all across New England are onsite for this juried festival. Handmade ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, wood and more will be available for purchase.

Your entrance fee includes admission to the museum!



09/27/14 - 09/28/14

$5 per person, children under 12 are free



- http://www.fruitlands.org/craftfestival

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



Cinema Jukebox: STOP MAKING SENSE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense documents the groundbreaking Talking Heads at their peak and was directed by Jonathan Demme.



09/29/14

$11 general admission, $9 seniors and children, $8 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/stop-making-sense-0

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Ulterior motive: Cartoons by James Crane

Presented by Boston University School of Theology

Through simple statements, and intricate black-and-white line drawings, Jim Crane comments on theology, ecology, politics, and the human condition. His cartoons, created in the 1950s and 1960s seem even more relevant today. Crane's cartoons were published in theological magazines including, motive (a magazine of the Methodist Student Movement), Ave Maria (a Catholic family magazine), and United Church Herald. Contact Kara Jackman (kjackman@bu.edu) for more information. 

 

 

 



07/23/14 - 09/29/14

Free



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Watercolors in Nature

Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting wish list! Small class size for individual attention. May join series in progress. As the weather warms, we will head outside as the weather allows. All levels welcome! Relax, enjoy and create!
Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



05/06/14 - 09/30/14

$36 Members; $44 Non-Members per class



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:startDate=1398830400:endDate=1412049600:whoTags[]=audience_adult:keywords=Watercolors

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Loni Love

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Throughout her career, comedian and actress Loni Love, has brought audiences into hysterics with her witty satire and hilarious stand-up. Loni was named a Hot Comic in Campus Activity magazine and one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch” for both Variety and Comedy Central. Loni has also been seen on E!s Wildest TV Show Moments, and recurs as a panelist on both the late night talk show Chelsea Lately and truTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents: The World’s Dumbest. Love is also a host of Logo TV’s popular series Gossip Queens. On the small screen, Love starred in her own half-hour special for Comedy Central in 2007 and has also been seen on the channel’s Premium Blend,Weekends at the DL and Chocolate News. Her many television appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Dr. Drew’s Life Changers, Bethenny, Good Afternoon America, Kickin’ It, The Doctors, The Joy Behar Show, Rosie, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, VH1′s I Love the 70′s/80′s/90′s, Vh1′s The Great Debate and Comics Unleashed” among numerous others.



09/30/14

$20-$25



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Ye Olde Freedom Tour -- Resistance and Rebellion in Historic Boston

Presented by Ye Olde Boston Tours

Join us as we walk along Boston's Freedom Trail to hear unique stories about resistance and rebellion in Boston and to see key sites from the American Revolution. Our Freedom Trail tours are special because we have a limited number of tickets available, our guides are knowledgeable and personable historians, and we see more historic sites than other tours. Duration 1.5-2 hours.



05/16/14 - 09/30/14

$16.50 Adult



$14.00 Student, Senior (62+)



$9.00 Youth (6-13)
 



- https://www.yeoldebostontours.com/home.html



Sarah Berry: "Castoffs & Containers" Curated Art Exhibition

Presented by Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.

Unbound Visual Arts, Inc., and Athan's Bakery and Cafe are pleased to present the opening of Sarah Berry: Castoffs & Containers at the Athan’s Café Art Gallery in Brighton. This exhibition features Sarah Berry’s mixed media pieces that combine her photographs with objects - new or used – either previously discarded or destined to become castoffs. Her photography is photojournalistic in style, capturing scenes in clear detail often with a dash of bold color. The addition of objects relating to each photograph illustrates our attempts to contain our environment, our spirit, and our physical being. They prompt us to consider that, eventually, these objects will be discarded, becoming castoffs in the World.

Light and visually appealing, her work gently, and sometimes not so gently, reminds us of the impact our ‘stuff’ has on our unique and wondrous planet, Earth. Sarah’s repurposing of everyday items hints to us to imagine ways of reusing our containers and castoffs. For more information, please visit: https://sites.google.com/a/unboundvisualarts.org/uva-website/exhibitions/athans-cafe-art-gallery. 

 

 



07/17/14 - 09/30/14

Free



- http://www.UnboundVisualArts.org



Summer Selective 2014, Juried Show

Presented by Newton Open Studios at NewTV

Our second annual summer juried showcase of six Newton Open Studios artists, organized by NOS. The artists and the works have been selected by juror Kathleen Smith Redman, Exhibitions Director at New Art Center. Included are a broad and exciting range of work: city-scape hotography, chinese brush compositions, mono prints, portraits, photo-based flower images, and abstract work.

Join the artists for a Wine and Cheese reception on Wednesday, August 13 from 6:30-8:30. Many thanks to NewTV for hosting this exhibit and this reception and also to Whole Foods Market Newton for delectable cheeses and desserts!

Entrance to NewTV is at the top of Easy St, next to National Lumber.



07/24/14 - 09/30/14

Free



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NewTV - 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands, MA, 02461-0192



Tree/House/Retreat: Art embodying retreat and sanctuary

Presented by Newton Open Studios

We're turning the 2nd floor of City Hall into a summer retreat. You'll see photography, pastels, paintings and more, all on the theme of sanctuary and retreat.

Join the artists for a reception on September 10th from 6-7pm outside the Mayor's Office on the 2nd Floor. Then, mozy over to the Library for NOS artist Vicki McKenna's reception, 7-8:30.



08/21/14 - 09/30/14

Free



- http://newtonopenstudios.org/events.php



JazzFest Falmouth - The New Black Eagle Jazz Band

Presented by ArtsFalmouth

The Grammy-nominated Black Eagles have delighted audiences with New Orleans style jazz, ragtime, gospel, and blues for over 40 years. Their music has been featured in Ken Burns documentaries, NPR Radio, and on Prairie Home Companion.



09/30/14

$25 in advance, $30 at the door



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Urban Timber: From seed to city

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

This exhibition celebrates wood as New England’s most sensible and abundant choice of material for urban building, highlighting its flexibility and technical qualities, including timber's potential to combat climate change. Urban Timber: From seed to city includes a number of case studies, examples of existing wood technology and recent material innovations in the many kinds of engineered timber available to the building industry today.

Also on display, and the result of an open competition, are four winning projects proposed by emerging architects featuring innovative structural uses of timber. The winners collaborated with mentor architects, engineers, and material suppliers to install their unseen installations in the gallery. For more information, please visit: http://www.architects.org/bsaspace/exhibitions/urban-timber-seed-city 



08/01/14 - 09/30/14

Free and open to the public



- http://www.architects.org/bsaspace/exhibitions/urban-timber-seed-city



Piano Masters Series: Awadagin Pratt

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

American pianist Awadagin Pratt performs works by Bach-Busoni, Brahms and Liszt.



09/30/14

$15 | Senior $10 | Student (w/ ID) Free



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Seully Hall - 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115



Expanding The Field Of Painting

Presented by The Institute of Contemporary Art at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Since the end of the 19th century, painting has gone through a repeated cycle of death and rebirth in the face of artistic innovations such as photography, conceptual art, installation, and digital-imaging technologies.

At each of these challenges, artists have explored alternative ways of making a “painting” that go beyond the application of paint to a canvas using a brush by diversifying the components of its production and presentation. This exhibition highlights the most recent growth in painting, examining key transformations in the practice since the 1970s. Pushing the boundaries of its definition, the artists whose works are on view have deconstructed and reinvented what a painting is and what it can be. While some have maintained a commitment to traditional materials, others have expanded the genre beyond its limits to take the form of video projections, a pile of advertising posters, altered book covers, and even vintage chairs hung side-by-side on the wall. Through their varied investigations into the history, present, and future of painting, these artists acknowledge and often exaggerate its contradictions to proclaim that painting still is, and will likely remain, very much alive.



11/01/13 - 10/01/14

$15 general museum admission
$13 seniors
$10 students

FREE for ICA members and youth 17 and under
FREE for all every Thursday from 5 to 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights.
FREE admission for up to two adults accompanied by children 12 and under during Play Dates, offered on the last Saturday of every month.



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/ICA-Collection-Expanding-the-Field-of-Painting/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Henry W. Kendall Photography Exhibition

Presented by Norfolk Charitable Trust Archive

50 years of photography by distinguished physicist, environmental activist, and world-class mountaineer. His masterful photographs capture his many climbing and diving expeditions and reflect his deep love of nature.



08/06/14 - 10/01/14

Free



- http://www.nct-archive.org/henry-w-kendall/photography



Sowah Mensah, West African drummer

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Sowah Mensah is an ethnomusicologist, composer and a “Master Drummer” from Ghana, West Africa. Sowah has taught music in both Ghana and Nigeria and is currently a music professor at both Macalester College, and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN where he also directs each school’s African Music Ensemble. In addition, he is currently a James Marsh Professor-at-Large at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT and directs the African Music Ensemble at the University of Minnesota. Sowah is the director of Sankofa, a Ghanaian Folklore and Dance Ensemble in the Twin Cities and a member of Speaking in Tongues, a four-piece group based out of the Twin Cities that uses two percussionists, a bassist and a Chinese pipa player.



10/01/14

Free, no tickets required.



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/community-concerts/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & whatsnext in Concert at Scullers Jazz Club

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

“This is classic American-bred jazz with a slight Turkish accent, bold and refreshing in its own way and well worth hearing.” - Jack Bowers, AllAboutJazz.com.

whatsnext is not only the title of composer, ethnomusicologist, pianist, multi-instrumentalist, Harvard research fellow and Emerson and Holy Cross faculty member Sanlikol's new CD, it is also the name of his top-notch 12-piece ensemble, comprised of top flight Boston and New York based musicians. Here is the lineup: Mehmet Ali Sanlikol on piano, keyboards, continuum, zurna, ney and vocals, Jerry Sabatini on trumpet and flugel horn, Jeff Claassen on trumpet and flugel horn, Mark Zaleski on alto sax and clarinet, Aaron Henry on tenor and soprano saxes, Chris Gagne on trombone, Jared Sims on baritone sax and bass clarinet, Utar Artun on piano and keyboards, Phil Sargent on electric guitar, Fernando Huergo on electric bass, Bertram Lehmann on drums and George Lernis on kettledrums, frame drums and percussion.

Mehmet Sanlikol has composed for, performed and toured with a wide range of internationally known stars and ensembles including Tiger Okoshi, Bob Brookmeyer, Esperanza Spalding, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Okay Temiz, Erkan Oiur, Yansimalar, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Brenna MacCrimmon and The Boston Camerata. Sanlikol has also composed, arranged, produced and performed with Turkish pop stars such as Fahir Atakoilu, Burcu Günei, Ümit Sayin, Edip Akbayram and Nil Karaibrahimgil.

In 2004, Sanlikol completed his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Composition at NEC and helped found a non-profit organization known as DÜNYA in Boston. DÜNYA is a musicians’ collective dedicated to contemporary presentations of Turkish traditions, alone and in interaction with other world traditions, through musical performances, publications and educational activities. Sanlikol is the organization's President.



10/01/14

$25



- http://www.sueauclairpromotions.com/Sue_Auclair_Promotions/Introducing_Mehmet_Ali_Sanlikol_%26_whatsnext_Oct_1.html

Scullers Jazz Club - 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134



BACH EXPLORED Concert 1: Bach the Dionysian

Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston

BACH EXPLORED Concert 1: Bach the Dionysian

Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa present a series of three recitals entitled "BACH EXPLORED." Each program will focus on a different aesthetic facet of Bach's musical language, surveying its roots in music of his contemporaries and forebears. Concert 1, “Bach the Dionysian,” celebrates violinist-composers who indulged in the pleasures of virtuosity: this program features flighty, mercurial fantasias and scherzos of the 17th century, and sensuous, indulgent sonatas of the 18th century.



10/02/14

Suggested donation: $20



- http://www.doriankomanoffbandy.com/bachexplored.html

First Church in Boston - 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA, 02116



Lena Dunham: "Not That Kind of Girl"

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

From the creator of HBO’s Girls comes Not That Kind of Girl, a collection of personal essays that David Sedaris calls “subversive” and Judy Blume hails as “always funny.” In the words of Lena Dunham herself: “No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a dietician. I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle.” Lena will be in conversation with Mary Karr (The Liars’ Club, Lit).

 



10/02/14

$38 - Every ticket includes a copy of Lena's new book.



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/lena-dunham/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live.

With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella. As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.



10/02/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Poet in the Park

Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Join us for the final installment of our Poet in the Park Series! Charles Simic, Pulitzer Prize winner and US Poet Laureate, will close out our program with a reading from his work and a discussion in response to the Lesley Dill and Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibitions, all outside in the Sculpture Park!



10/02/14

$15 for Not-Yet-Members | $10 for Members | $5 for Students.
Limited tickets are available! Registration is required.



- http://www.decordova.org/calendar/poet-park

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum - 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA, 01773



The Swingle Singers

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

The Swingle Singers celebrate 50 years an an acappella institution and a new album "Weather to Fly."

The a cappella ensemble has pushed the boundaries of what the human voice can achieve. Their vocal agility and blend, combined with captivating showmanship, have thrilled generations of audiences around the globe. Five decades on from their pioneering, Grammy-winning debut album "Jazz Sébastien Bach" in 1963, today’s Swingle Singers are an international a cappella phenomenon. These seven young and versatile voices deliver folk ballads, funk jams and fugues with equal precision and passion. As part of their 50th year celebrations, the Swingles invite you to join them for the next stage of their extraordinary journey.



10/03/14

$40 public / $35 members



- http://www.natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven, Bartok, and Tchaikovsky

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

For his second program of 2014-15, Andris Nelsons leads three great works reflecting his lifelong immersion in the world of symphonic repertoire-works that also demonstrate the commanding stylistic range of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven's Symphony No. 8, premiered in 1814, is as consistently high-spirited and jolly as anything the composer ever wrote. The contrastingly aggressive and lurid Suite from Bartok's 1918 ballet score The Miraculous Mandarin captures the urban tension of post-World War I Europe. Tchaikovsky's final work, the Pathetique Symphony, is noteworthy for its melodic warmth and the composer's intricate, magical orchestrations. Premiered shortly before his death, the Sixth ends unusually, and emotionally powerfully, with a slow, mournful movement rather than a triumphant finale.



10/01/14 - 10/03/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Awkward Sex...and the City

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Watch some of New York City's finest lady-storytellers relive their most embarrassing sexual experiences on stage just for your viewing pleasure. Featuring: Natalie Wall, Emmy Harrington, Jamie LeeLo, Carly Ann Filbin, Ginny Leise
Who doesn't want to watch a bunch of ridiculously talented and sexy ladies make you laugh about their most awkward sexual experiences? Exactly.
"Storytelling at Awkward Sex... and the City" - The New York Times
"Top 5 Things to do in NYC." - CBS NY



10/03/14

$20-25



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=80e4d457f2a104a29a87fe2a56e4f166

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



In the House and On the Web: 21st-century Strategies For Interpreting Historic Interiors

Presented by Nichols House Museum

On Friday, October 3, five speakers from Europe and the United States will come together to share experiences from their museums and heritage sites which have successfully integrated technology into interpretations of their historic interiors and landscapes. From mobile applications to virtual recreations, learn from these 21st-century innovators and come away with cutting-edge ideas from museum professionals around the world. Please join us for this full-day event. SPEAKERS: Lee Glazer, PhD- Associate Curator, American Art, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC Victoria Kastner - Historian, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California Annie Kemkaran-Smith - Curator (Art Collections) Down House, National Collections Group, London, UK John A. Sibbald - Founder and First Chairman, Virtual Hamilton Palace Trust, Hamilton, Scotland Loic Tallon – Senior Mobile Manager, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Lunch is available either at the Union Club (additional $45 per person) or on your own. More information coming soon on a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to tour two recently re-installed British period rooms, the dining room from Hamilton Palace (1700) and the drawing room from Newland House (1748), with Thomas S. Michie, Russell B. and Andree Beauchamp Stearns Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Art of Europe. Additional fee will be required.



10/03/14

Individual- $75 per individual Student- $35 per student Individual with lunch- $120 per individual Student with lunch- $80 per student



- http://www.nicholshousemuseum.org/symposium_2014.php



Valiant Veterans and the LiveLife Center presents: Faces of Freedom

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

A benefit concert to establish a wellness center and living community, in MA, for combat veterans and their families suffering from the invisible wounds of war. Post Traumatic Stress (PTS); Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); Military Sexual Trauma (MST). A magnificent evening of patriotic entertainment and multi-media exposing the truth of war beyond the war; on the front lines of home.

A night filled with professional performances from Justin Waithe, Clyde Wheatley, Reverend Will Bard and Bard Family Experience and a variety of vocal and instrumental music, dance, and media awareness, all centered on the cost of selfless service to those we call the ... 'Faces of Freedom.'

 



10/03/14

Full price tickets are $25, $50, $75, and $100. Limited VIP seats available for $130, which includes premium seating, pre-concert reception with food and drinks, meet & greet with Founder Reverend Will Bard, Executive Board, and event performers.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=152

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Ryan Montbleau

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A Boston-based troubadour known for his soulful vocals and deft, bluesy fingerpicking guitar, Ryan Montbleau blends folk, soul, blues and rock together for a joyful hybrid of sound. He has now released eight total records, the most recent being the critically-adored For Higher, which he recorded in New Orleans with some of the city’s finest players including Ben Ellman (Galactic), Anders Osborne and George Porter Jr. (The Meters).



10/03/14

Tickets: $28, $22, $15



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/ryan-montbleau/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Awkward Sex...and the City

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Watch some of New York City's finest lady-storytellers relive their most embarrassing sexual experiences on stage just for your viewing pleasure. Featuring: Natalie Wall, Emmy Harrington, Jamie LeeLo, Carly Ann Filbin, and Ginny Leise. Who doesn't want to watch a bunch of ridiculously talented and sexy ladies make you laugh about their most awkward sexual experiences? It's been claimed as the "Top 5 Things to do in NYC." -CBS NY. 



10/03/14

$20-$25



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=80e4d457f2a104a29a87fe2a56e4f166

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



“Rockin’ The Wall”—How Music Changed The World: Boston Premiere!

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

The documentary feature, Rockin’ the Wall, is the compelling story of rock and roll’s part in bringing down the Berlin Wall and smashing the Iron Curtain. Told from the perspective of rockers who played at the time, on both sides of the Wall, and from survivors of the communist regimes who recalled the lifeline that rock music provided them, Rockin’ the Wall features new interviews and several original songs written exclusively for the film.

The message that emerges is that music is a force of liberation, and in a society like America’s, where it is seldom - if ever – truly suppressed, music failed to ignite a social revolution. Behind the Iron Curtain, where the mere act of expressing one’s individuality constituted a potential act of revolution, music provided the key thread upon which the anti-communist struggle gained ground.



10/03/14

General Admission Tickets: $8 Advance, $10 Day of Show



- http://regenttheatre.com/details/rockin_the_wall_boston_theatrical_film_premiere_director_qa

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Ron White

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. All 4 of his comedy albums charted #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Charts. He has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and over the past 9 years (since 2004) been one of the top three grossing stand up comedians on tour in America. As an actor, Ron White had supporting roles acted in the major theatrical films Horrible Bosses and Sex and the City 2. He is a co-Executive Producer of Bridegroom, a Linda Bloodworth–Thomason documentary, which debuted at the 2013 NYC Tribeca Film Festival and won the Audience Award.



10/03/14 - 10/04/14

$45-$55



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/ron-white/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Berenstain Bears

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Currently engaged in a critically-acclaimed, sold out off-Broadway run in NYC, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! is hitting the road. Come on down to Bear Country where Brother Bear, Sister Bear, Papa Bear, and Mama Bear sing and dance in this colorful new musical filled with fun for the whole family. Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear’s grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can’t stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.



10/04/14

$12-$29



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Christian Finnegan

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes stuff. Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as Chad, the only white roommate in the infamous “Chappelle’s Show” sketch “Mad Real World”. Most recently, he starred as Martin on the TBS sitcom “Are We There Yet”. Currently, he can be seen as a co-host of Zest TV’s web based travel show, “CustomNATION”. Over the past decade, Christian has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special “Au Contraire”, as well as ’Comedy Central Presents”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and countless network interstitials. He’s also appeared on “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Good Afternoon America” and “The Today Show”. Political junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”. Christian’s two stand up albums, “Two for Flinching” and “Au Contraire!”, are available on iTunes and Amazon. His music-centric podcast “Audio Spackle” debuted on Cave Comedy Radio in January 2013. When he’s not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his wife, author Kambri Crews, and their two faithful pooches.



10/02/14 - 10/04/14

$25.00



- http://www.laughboston.com

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS with Fresh Haggis

Presented by notloB Music

notloB Parlour Concerts presents...THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS in their only Boston-area appearance with FRESH HAGGIS

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland 's premier traditional bands.  Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies.  Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people.  These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that.  

The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect.  They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable.  As the Winnipeg Free Press noted, "The Tannahill Weavers - properly harnessed - could probably power and entire city for a year on the strength of last night's concert alone.  The music may be old-time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll."  

Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland, and named for the town's historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the group has made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms.  Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes.  They are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage.  From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.

The Tannahill Weavers will be supported by....
Fresh Haggis

Fresh Haggis is a dynamic new band formed of some of the finest young up-and-coming musicians on the Boston Celtic-music scene. Composed of border piper/singer Elias Alexander, guitarist/singer Eamon Sefton, and fiddler/singer Kathleen Parks, the group celebrates the continued vibrancy of the Irish and Scottish musical traditions through youthful, passionate arrangements of songs and tunes, including some original compositions within the style. Traditional music at the peak of exuberance!

 



10/04/14

Free with suggested minimum donation $25 or $40/couple.
Limited front row premium seating $40 or $60/pair.
Students $15 or $25/couple.

RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY SUGGESTED
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Don't be left out, RESERVE NOW!



- https://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic/



JazzFest Falmouth - Catherine Russell in Concert

Presented by ArtsFalmouth

Grammy-winner Catherine Russell, one of the foremost interpreters of mid-century 20th century American music, is a genuine jazz and blues vocalist – who can sing virtually anything. She has performed with David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Michael Feinstein, Steely Dan and Rosanne Cash. She won her Grammy for her appearance as a featured artist on the soundtrack album for the HBO TV series Boardwalk Empire.
 



10/04/14

General Admission: $30 in advance, $35 at the door



- http://www.JazzFestFalmouth.org



Global WarNing

Presented by 555 Gallery

This exhibition presents two perspectives on the true costs of carbon-based fuel production in the 21st century. The first by Garth Lenz explores the environmental costs related to the pending US State Department approval/disapproval of the $5.3 billion Keystone XL Pipeline, planned to bring oil from the Canadian Tar Sands in Alberta to port on the Gulf of Mexico. The other perspective by Lisa Wiltse explores the human costs by focusing on a small ghetto in Manila, Philippines called Ulingan.

In the work of each photographer, we discover both the tragedy of our existence on earth, but also the possibility and the shear wonder and tenacity of both the human and natural spirit. While each situation marches us on the path of climate change, each also demonstrates quite profoundly why we should care.



09/04/14 - 10/04/14

Free



- http://www.555gallery.com



South Shore Habitat for Humanity

Presented by South Shore Habitat for Humanity at

South Shore Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with the Braintree Area Local Partnership Committee, is hosting an Arts & Craft Fair Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Thayer Academy.

South Shore Habitat for Humanity is a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need.



10/04/14

Free, donations welcome



- http://sshabitat.org



Two Nashville Outlaws, One Outlaw Night

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings were two of the most important figures in the 1970’s Outlaw movement within Country Music. Two great friends that shared many stages together over their careers that lasted decades and who both left behind a legacy of songs that are apart of the American Music Landscape. This is a full band concert extravaganza proudly recreated by The Truck Stop Troubadours. The “Regional Champions of Classic Country & Rockabilly Music” are bringing folks the chance to Experience these “Two Legends” in a Live Show . A Tribute To Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash “Two Nashville Outlaws, One Outlaw Night."



10/04/14

Reserved seating:

Preferred - $35 (Front 10 rows in The First Level Center Orchestra)

Remaining First Level Orchestra- $30

Balcony - $25



- http://regenttheatre.com/details/two_nashville_outlaws_one_outlaw_night

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Apple Days

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village presents a weekend full of apple-related activities including apple picking, orchard tours, and cider-making at the ox-powered cider mill. You can try tasting heirloom apple varieties, pressing your own cider, and making apple-themed crafts. Members are welcome to put their finest baking to the test in the apple pie contest.



10/04/14 - 10/05/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/apple-days

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



Anything to Declare?

Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at Greene Theater

By Maurice Hennequin & Pierre Veber
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush

Paris, 1912. The well-to-do Dupont family is thrilled that their naïve young daughter Paulette has married Count Robert de Trivelin. But upon returning from their honeymoon, it’s learned that the young bridegroom has yet to consummate the marriage. He suffers from a psychological block brought on by a border crossing train guard yelling out a phrase at the, uh…um, most inopportune moment. Since that disruption, the Count has been unable to perform his marital duty. With only three days left to meet his incensed mother-in-law's demand for the promise of a grandson, the Count seeks the assistance of Zeze, a courtesan passing herself off to her clientele as a prominent artist. Dupont family members manage to parade through Zeze's salon and back to the Dupont home, along with a sobbing ex-suitor of the bride, acamel dealer of unknown origin, and a maid desperate to break ties with Zeze and start a career of her own. The clock ticks away, doors slam, identities are mistaken, and all hell breaks loose as a chaotic race to consummate the marriage by the deadline catapults the action to….well, a climax!

 



10/02/14 - 10/05/14

$8 Emerson Community
$12 Public



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Greene Theater - Tufte PPC, 10 Boylston Place 6th floor, Boston, MA, 02116



Year Zero by Michael Golamco

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Divided between two worlds, all teenagers need someone to talk to. Vuthy has chosen a skull. He is a young Cambodian-American struggling to find his place – in a community that doesn’t truly accept him and in a family that seems to be disappearing. A comedic drama about finding a direction and a home.

Sponsored by Enterprise Bank



09/11/14 - 10/05/14

$20-$60

 



- http://mrt.org/1415Season



Maurizio Pollini, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

A paragon of virtuosity and musical excellence, Maurizio Pollini’s position among the top instrumental soloists in the world has been secure for nearly a generation.

SCHUMANN
Arabesque in C Major, Op. 18
Kreisleriana, Op. 16

CHOPIN
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35
Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53

 



10/05/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=829 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Tickets will go on sale from 1-2pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/pollini.htm

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



HISTORIC NEWTON OCTOBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

HISTORIC NEWTON OCTOBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND
Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both of the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street AND the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton MA 02458.

For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.



10/04/14 - 10/05/14

Free



- http://www.historicnewton.org

Historic Newton - 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458



Chicago

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Murder. Greed. Corruption. Violence. Exploitation. Adultery. Treachery. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.

SONGS INCLUDE: ALL THAT JAZZ • CELL BLOCK TANGO • MISTER CELLOPHANE • WHEN YOU'RE GOOD TO MAMA • RAZZLE DAZZLE • I CAN'T DO IT ALONE • CLASS • ROXIE • ME AND MY BABY



09/23/14 - 10/05/14

$50.00 - $75.00



- http://www.nsmt.org

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



Family Concert - Disney, the Beatles, & Looney Tunes

Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre

The Boston Civic Symphony opens its 90th season with music from the greatest rock group of all time and two cartoon giants; Walt Disney and Looney Tunes. Jordan Rich will be our guest host and 17 year old violist Chris Rogers-Beadle, winner of the orchestra's 2014 Young Artist Concerto Competition, will be the soloist.

Kids (and adults too!) are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite cartoon character.

There will be an instrument petting zoo at 1:00 pm and free refreshments will be served.

 

 



10/05/14

All Tickets $10



- http://www.bostoncivicsymphony.org

Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre - 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA, 02493



"A Grand Night for Singing" at Reagle

Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present a tribute to the genius of Rodgers & Hammerstein with "A Grand Night for Singing," at the Robinson Theatre.  From "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'" to "Some Enchanted Evening," A Grand Night for Singing is an intimate Broadway revue featuring over 30 of Rodgers & Hammerstein's greatest hits.  A six-piece, on-stage orchestra will accompany a stellar five-member cast through classics from such shows at Carousel, Oklahoma!, The King and I, South Pacific and more.



10/04/14 - 10/05/14

$35 to $63 for adults
$32 to $47 for seniors
$25 for youth ages 5 to 18.
Student rush seats at 50% off are available one hour before curtain with a valid college ID.



- http://www.reaglemusictheatre.com/upcoming.html#GrandNight

Robinson Theater - 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA, 02452



The Frog Prince and Other Frogs

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: Fall Fairy Tale festival with a series of enchanting puppet shows that feature re-tellings of classic fairy tales. About "The Frog Prince and Other Frogs":

Puppetry, music, and storytelling combine in this hilarious production about the wonderful world of Frogs. In "Frog, He Did a Courtin' Go," Mr. Frog does his best to marry Miss Mousie and avoid getting swallowed by a snake. Then, an enterprising frog attempts to replace the Big Bad Wolf in a very silly version of "Little Red Riding Hood." In "Frog and Eggplant," a magical spirit allowss a dreary frog to trade places with...a vegetable. Finally, in “The Frog Prince,” an enchanted frog helps a very nearsighted Princess to finally see things clearly. Lots of live music and audience interaction make this production a fun, froggy experience!

About the performers: Andrew and Bonnie Periale founded Perry Alley Theatre in 1986 and moved to their current home and studio in NH in 1988. Together, they’ve produced a dozen major shows and many shorter pieces for touring. Andrew and Bonnie have performed at numerous national and regional festivals, at the Smithsonian Institution, the Center for Puppetry Arts (Atlanta), the Jim Henson International Festival of Puppetry and many other venues across the U.S. as well as in France and Italy. They have produced the magazines for UNIMA-USA for 28 years, establishing Puppetry International magazine in the early 1990s. Recognition includes The Paul Vincent Davis Award, the George Latshaw Award, 3 Henson Foundation grants, 2 UNIMA Citations, an Emmy nomination, finalists in the International Festival of Film and Television and, from UNIMA-USA, a Lifetime Achievement award.



10/04/14 - 10/05/14

$12 per ticket



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



“With A Little Help From His Friends” Record Release Party & Concert for Brad Delp Foundation

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Support The Brad Delp Foundation by joining us for a very special event. Sunday, October 5th will see the release of “Two Days a Week”, produced as a 45rpm vinyl in a limited edition pressing of 500 records, featuring two previously unreleased Brad Delp songs written, produced and recorded with Steve Baker: “Sunday In The Dark” and “Tuesday”.

The concert features an all-star lineup of Brad’s friends and collaborators performing the music they wrote, recorded and played together. Scheduled to appear are Beatle Juice, long time friend Roger Carmody, and RTZ bandmate Brian Maes.

The evening also includes a rare appearance from members of Brad’s former band, Howard Roark And The Architects. The reimagined lineup features John Muzzy of Beatle Juice and David Stefanelli of RTZ on drums, Cambridge staple Steve Sadler on guitar, the incomparable Steve Baker on keys, plus Joe Holaday and Roger Kimball sharing the bass duties. Roger played with the original HRATA and also played with Brad in his high school band The Monks.



10/05/14

Reserved seating:

Center Orchestra Rows A-G (VIP / Supporter) $45.00
Center Orchestra Rows H-L and First Two Seats in Side Orchestra Rows A-L $35.00
Center Orchestra Rows M-P and remaining Side Orchestra $25.00
Balcony $20.00



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/with_a_little_help_from_his_friends_record_release_party_concert_to_benefit

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Wearable Art 2014 - MassArt Fashion

Presented by Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Fashion is art. If you don't believe us, check out "Wearable Art 2014" featuring work by students from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The exhibit showcases MassArt students' creativity, with designs utilizing unconventional materials such as window screenings, Capri Sun juice boxes, rope, thumbtacks, and more. The exhibition will be open to the public at Copley Place, September 14th through October 5th, culminating with a Runway Show at center court on Wednesday, October 8.



09/15/14 - 10/05/14

FREE



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Manhattan Short Film Festival

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Manhattan Short Film Festival is a unique experience, extending beyond its headquarters in New York City by inviting participating venues worldwide to screen entries and allow audience voting to determine the winner. The festival takes place in 250 cities across 6 continents and includes screening venues in all 50 states of the United States, the first film festival ever to do so.



09/28/14 - 10/05/14

General Admission: $9.75; Students & Seniors: $7 



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/manhattan-short-film-festival/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



JazzFest Falmouth  Brunch with Emmy Winners Goodis and Glenn

Presented by ArtsFalmouth

Goodis and Glenn have each won Emmy Awards for their television work. Glenn has performed with such notables as Chuck Berry, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Nancy Wilson, Alice Cooper, Captain & Tenille, the Delphonics and many others over more than 30 years. For more information, please visit: http://www.jazzfestfalmouth.org/ 



10/05/14

Free with Brunch or Lunch



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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze!



Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze! Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds. Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance. Celebrate the tradition TODAY and experience it's modern flare of twists and turns where excitement and suspense are so intense you'll be tempted to cover your eyes. Witness the spectacle as we measure out the perfect mix of marvel and majesty in an imagination equation where the impossible comes to life. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!



10/02/14 - 10/05/14

$30-$200



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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company

Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show) makes his Huntington debut in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner directed by Huntington favorite David Esbjornson (All My Sons). Joanna surprises her liberal, white parents when she brings home John, her African-American fiancé, to meet them. Both sets of parents must confront their own unexpected reactions and concerns for their children as their beliefs are put to the test. Set in the 1960s, this funny and poignant new stage adaptation offers a fresh interpretation of the beloved Academy Award-winning film and also features Julia Duffy (Newhart) and Boston favorite Will Lyman.



09/05/14 - 10/05/14

Prices range $25 to $99.
 



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/guess-whos-coming-to-dinner/



Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater

Tonight, Emilie du Châtelet, leading physicist (before there was such a word), card shark, and all-around bad ass during the Age of Enlightenment returns searching for answers: Love or Philosophy? Head or Heart? Join the outspoken, revolutionary, and brilliantly sexy Marquise who introduced Newtonian physics to France and took Voltaire as her lover (correcting errors in his work) for a “fiercely inquisitive and joyfully sexy” (San Francisco Chronicle) theatrical exploration. Traverse time and space with a woman living ahead of her time, ignoring the rules of polite society, with her only limitation being that of her dexterous mind.



09/04/14 - 10/05/14

TIckets begin at $15.



- https://www.centralsquaretheater.org/shows/emilie-la-marquise-du-chatelet-defends-life-tonight/

Central Square Theater - 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139



2014 Boston Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

Are you a college-bound high school student interested in pursuing a college degree in the areas of music, dance, theater, visual arts, or graphic design?  Explore your college options and more at the Boston Performing and Visual Arts College Fair!

Meet one-on-one with representatives from colleges, universites, conservatories, and other educational institutions with specialized programs in the visual and performing arts.  Learn about educational opportunities, admission and financial aid, portfolio days, audition and enterance requirements, and much more!

For more information visit www.nacacnet.org/pva



10/08/14

FREE



- www.nacacnet.org/pva



Hear From a Scholar: John Dixon Hunt

Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Join us and acclaimed landscape historian John Dixon Hunt, Professor Emeritus of landscape architecture at University of Pennsylvania, as he lectures on the attack mode of Little Sparta, artist Ian Hamilton Finlay's garden in Scotland. Book Signing to Follow. Find out more about our current Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition and Little Sparta



10/08/14

Free with Admission or Membership to the Sculpture Park



- http://www.decordova.org/calendar/hear-scholar

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum - 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA, 01773



JazzFest Falmouth  Dave Zinno Quartet

Presented by ArtsFalmouth

All members of the quartet have played with music luminaries including icons Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Gary Burton, Esperanza Spalding, Phil Woods, Scott Hamilton, Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith, Ravi Coltrane, and Roy Hargrove.

 



10/08/14

$20



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Schubert and Mozart - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Join the BSO for a special open rehearsal prior to the official conert opening. The German pianist-conductor Christian Zacharias returns to the BSO in his dual role for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, performing from the keyboard as Mozart would have done for most of his concerto premieres during his Vienna years. This concerto, one of the composer's most joyous, may have been written for and premiered (in June 1784) by his student Barbara Ployer. Music by Mozart's Viennese successor Franz Schubert opens and closes the program. Schubert's familiar music for the 1823 play Rosamunde has had a successful life in the concert hall, although the play itself was a failure and has long since been lost. Completing the program is one of Schubert's most popular works, the haunting, two-movement unfinished Symphony in B minor.



10/09/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Gaelic Storm with Enter the Haggis

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Gaelic Storm steps back into the ring with the dazzling #1 Billboard World Album Chicken Boxer, a heavyweight record that comes out swinging with a mix of empowering anthems and traditional ballads. With catalog sales of more than 1 million, the group has now had three albums debut at #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart, 2008’s What’s the Rumpus?, 2010’s Cabbage, which remained parked in the top slot for three consecutive weeks, and 2012’s Chicken Boxer. Chicken Boxer is the fifth album to be released on the band’s own label, Lost Again Records, and showcases the incomparable songwriting and accomplished musicianship of a band that has made their mark bringing fans to their feet two hundred days per year. The group’s ability to deftly incorporate a rock sensibility into their sound affords them rare crossover appeal. In recent years, they’ve performed on the same bill with acts ranging from Zac Brown Band and the Goo Goo Dolls to Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett, at events as varied as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Milwaukee’s Summerfest. With their signature acoustic production, Gaelic Storm blends indie-folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition to serve up a ringside seat for fifteen rounds of pugilistic poultry pounding sound. In other words, Chicken Boxer will knock you out.



10/09/14

$25-$35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/gaelic-storm/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



History Zero: Film Screening + Conversation

Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

On October 9, 7:30 pm, artist Stefanos Tsivopoulos will join SMFA faculty members Jane Gillooly and Tina Wasserman for a conversation and screening of his film, History Zero, which represented Greece at the 2013 Venice Biennial.

The film takes its starting point from the multi-layered contemporary crisis in Greece, which Tsivopoulos sees as an opportunity to interpret an alternative visualization of the future. Depicting three human experiences, “History Zero” explores the role of money in the formation of relationships and political and social elements relating to the ownership of money. Hosted in conjunction with SMFA’s exhibition “Reverb: New Art from Greece.”

Image: Stefanos Tsivopoulos, History Zero (still), 2013.A film in three episodes. 35 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.

 



10/09/14

Free



- http://www.smfa.edu/reverb

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115



Bob Marley

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Celebrating 15 years as a stand-up comic, Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late- night TV circuit: “The Late Show” with David Letterman, “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, “Late Night” with Conan O’Brien and “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. Marley, a Maine native and University of Maine at Farmington graduate, uses biographical and observational material for his high-energy routines. He began his career in his hometown of Portland, and then moved to Boston to gain experience in a city known for spawning comedy all-stars.

Reserve your discounted parking in advance: http://www.parkwhiz.com/wilbur-theatre-parking/lazparking-boston/?pwa=bf272332



10/10/14

$25-$27.50



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Aries Spears

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 As a principal cast member on Fox’s hit sketch comedy show Mad TV, Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. The producers made full use of many of Aries’s talents by calling on him frequently to create new hilarious characters and write sketches. Aries has also found great success in the world of feature films. He appeared in Out-of-Sync, and portrayed Red Foxx in Warner Bros.’s Why Do Fools Fall In Love. In addition, Aries starred alongside John Leguizamo in TriStar’s The Pest and delivered his most notable performance to date as Cuba Gooding, Jr.’s brother in Columbia’s blockbuster hit Jerry Maguire.



10/10/14

$25



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



An Intimate Evening with Clint Black

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars. His many talents have helped shape his long career, as Black has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music industry.

To date, Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, a benchmark in any artist’s career. An astounding one-third of these songs eligible for major single release also achieved hit song status at Country radio, while more than 20 million of his albums have been sold worldwide. While it’s well-known that Black is an accomplished singer and guitarist, people may be surprised to learn that he is also proficient on drums and harmonica.

Black's continued success can be attributed in part to his deep sense of Country music history, and his humble gratitude in being an important part of it. The 1989 debut of his critically acclaimed fan favorite, the Triple Platinum Killin’ Time, marked a shift in the industry, with a return to the more traditional sounds of the genre. CMT lists this album as one of the 100 Greatest Albums in Country Music.

 

Generously sponsored Baystate Savings Bank.

 

 

 



10/10/14

Full price tickets are $39 and $49, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=141

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Kira Seamon's Bird Ballet

Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES DANCE at Traditions of Dedham

As one of the most successful and popular dancer/choreographers in New England (she now has over 180,000 total view of her artistic works including her blogs, films, books, websites, videos and photographs), award-winning ballerina Kira Seamon is pleased to announce her newest 1-Woman concert! Spreading its wings and soaring to new heights, Bird Ballet is on the way!

Performing her own choreography to some of the best music from famous "Bird Ballets", this enchanting hour will feature gorgeous music, costumes and avian photography. Dances will include Black Swan, White Swan, Canary and Bluebird variations with Bird Ballet 2 including Firebird variations. Honored to be a 3-time Grant Recipient from her Cultural Council (including a grant for this concert) this one-of-a-kind performance will be filmed and broadcast on Public TV.



10/10/14

FREE



- http://www.kiraseamon.com

Traditions of Dedham - 735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA, 02026



2014 North America Same-Sex Ballroom Dance Championship

Presented by Boston Open DanceSport Same-Sex Ballroom Dancing at Hynes Convention Center

 Come spectate, cheer and vote for your favorite dance couple!

2014 North America Same-Sex Ballroom Dance Championship lands in Boston! 

Ballroom dancing is so popular these days. All those shows on the TV, spectacular costumes and fancy moves....makes you want to dance!

Here is the second year, very untraditional Same-sex ballroom dance competition! Couples will be competing in all styles of Ballroom, Latin and Country Western. 

 

 



10/11/14

$30 tickets for adults


$15 tickets for college students


kids free



- http://www.BostonOpenDanceSport.com

Hynes Convention Center - 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Fresh off their NETFLIX Stand Up Special, "Fat Man Little Boy"- Kevin and Steve are back on the road to make you laugh, play some Broken Lizard movie trivia, and reveal what strange events inspired the idea for Beerfest. This show has it all: stand up, stories, and general gusto from two of your favorite Broken Lizard members- Kevin Heffernan ("Farva" in Super Troopers & "Landfill" in Beerfest) and Steve Lemme ("Mac" in Super Troopers & "Finkelstein" in Beerfest).



10/09/14 - 10/11/14

$20-25



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Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Bob Marley

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Celebrating 15 years as a stand-up comic, Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late- night TV circuit: “The Late Show” with David Letterman, “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, “Late Night” with Conan O’Brien and “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. Marley, a Maine native and University of Maine at Farmington graduate, uses biographical and observational material for his high-energy routines. He began his career in his hometown of Portland, and then moved to Boston to gain experience in a city known for spawning comedy all-stars.



10/11/14

$25-$27.50



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Schubert and Mozart with conductor and pianist Christian Zacharias

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The German pianist-conductor Christian Zacharias returns to the BSO in his dual role for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, performing from the keyboard as Mozart would have done for most of his concerto premieres during his Vienna years. This concerto, one of the composer's most joyous, may have been written for and premiered (in June 1784) by his student Barbara Ployer. Music by Mozart's Viennese successor Franz Schubert opens and closes the program. Schubert's familiar music for the 1823 play Rosamunde has had a successful life in the concert hall, although the play itself was a failure and has long since been lost. Completing the program is one of Schubert's most popular works, the haunting, two-movement unfinished Symphony in B minor.



10/09/14 - 10/11/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Columbus Day Weekend Flea Market

Presented by Harvard Schools Trust at Bromfield School

Featuring a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles, the Harvard Flea Market boasts over 170 booths filled with vintage jewelry, Blu-ray DVDs, video games, books, pottery, oriental rugs, lamps, paintings, gardening items, leather, fossils and minerals, horse tack, coins, vintage postcards, memorabilia, furniture, glass, household items, cookbooks, holiday gifts and crafts, sports equipment, toys, clothing, farmer's market items and more.

Many local vendors will be selling refreshments, including the Lions Club with their famous hamburgers and hot dogs, plus Italian ice, slush, pulled pork, cole slaw, clam chowder, Thai cuisine, and cookies from Harvard Sweet Boutique. The Congregational Church of Harvard will also be having an Apple Festival featuring "Pies on the Common" -- homemade apples pies fresh out of local ovens.
 



10/11/14

$3 adults; $1 kids and seniors; $5 early birds



- http://www.harvardfleamarket.com/

Bromfield School - 14 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard, MA, 01451



ON THE CONTINENT

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Principal Conductor Kevin Rhodes opens our season with Respighi’s fanciful and dramatic orchestration of medieval lute pieces, and Mozart’s restrained and intimate Clarinet Concerto performed by our very own Ian Greitzer. We conclude with Beethoven’s witty and beloved Eighth Symphony.

RESPIGHI - Ancient Airs and Dances

MOZART - Clarinet Concerto

BEETHOVEN - Symphony No.8



10/11/14

Price Range: $18-$73



- http://www.proarte.org/on-the-continent/

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Far From Heaven

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

From the creators of the musical Grey Gardens and Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out) comes a lush musical adaptation of Todd Haynes' acclaimed romantic melodrama of private longings and social taboos. A 1950s Connecticut housewife's perfect life is shattered when she discovers her husband's shocking secret and then seeks comfort in a forbidden relationship that dramatically alters her view of herself and the world.



09/12/14 - 10/11/14

$25-$61



- http://www.speakeasystage.com/doc.php?section=showpage&page=heaven

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Verdi - Macbeth

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Approximate HD runtime 3:13

 



10/11/14

Tickets on Sale:
Met Member Subscriptions: Friday, August 15
General Public: August 22
Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/verdis-macbeth/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Sweeney Todd

Presented by The Lyric Stage Company of Boston at The Lyric Stage Company

Stephen Sondheim's Tony-Award winning Sweeney Todd, a macabre musical thriller, blends Sondheim’s characteristic wit with a sweeping and hauntingly beautiful score, grisly humor, and chilling drama. Set against the backdrop of the shadowy back alleys and side streets of 19th-century London, the musical follows disgraced barber Sweeney Todd on his quest for vengeance after years of unjust imprisonment and exile. With the aid of Mrs. Lovett, the proprietor of a failing pie shop, Sweeney sets out to avenge the terrible wrongs done to him and his family. “There is more artistic energy, creative personality, and plain excitement in Sweeney Todd … than in a dozen average musicals.” — New York Times

Note for parents: Sweeney Todd is not appropriate for children due to graphic violence and sexual situations. Recommended for high school age and above. If you have questions about specific content, please contact the box office.



09/05/14 - 10/11/14

Tickets range $25 to $67.


There are a limited amount of $25 tickets available for each performance. Ticket price depends on the seating section and day of the week.

Discounts available for students and seniors by calling the Box Office.



- http://lyricstage.com/productions/production.cfm?ID=82

The Lyric Stage Company - 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Monteverdi Madrigals: Songs of Love and War

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at NEC's Jordan Hall

The all-star performers of BEMF’s own Vocal & Chamber Ensembles kick off our 25th Anniversary Season with an exquisite program featuring music from Monteverdi’s eighth and final book of Madrigals, led by Grammy-nominated Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs. Published near the end of his extraordinarily long career, prior to his last operas, Book Eight contains the most important secular works of Monteverdi’s final decades. In a revolutionary juxtaposition, the volume presents both familiar portrayals of love through song and the stirring rhythms of his newly reimagined depiction of war in music, giving this iconic repertoire unparalleled contrasts.



10/11/14

$100 - $66 - $49 - $38 - $19



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/14-15_boston/madrigals.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Middletown

Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

By Will Eno
Director: Sarah Hickler

Wry, acerbic, funny, profound and heartbreaking, Middletown takes place in a small American town, where a wide array of characters’ lives intersect - a cop, a librarian, a tourist, a doctor in a library, the town square, outer space, a hospital bed. There is an uncanny honesty in the characters and the dialogue. Hidden fears, anxieties, dashed hopes and dreams are expressed underneath the small-town social pleasantries. Described as a cross between Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Samuel Beckett, it won the Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play. It is filled with distinct, foibled, funny and well-written character roles with dramatic arcs for women and men.

 



10/09/14 - 10/12/14

$8 Emerson community
$12 Public



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The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Harvey Robbins Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame of America

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

2014 INDUCTEES INCLUDE:

Kathy Young and The Innocents
The original members of The Duprees
The Clovers
The Persuasions
The Shades of Blue

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:

Pete Hernandez and The Lovenotes, Ambassadors of Doo-Wopp in Hawaii (Bruno Mars' Father)
Jackie Wilson with a performance by his son, Bobby Brooks Wilson
 



10/12/14

$59.00 Inner Circle - $49.00 All Other Seats



- http://www.nsmt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=2237

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



Nick Swardson

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Nick Swardson is the latest comedian to emerge as a triple threat: comedian, actor and writer/producer. He began doing stand-up at the age of 18, and within one year he was chosen to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Nick wrote and starred in the Happy Madison-produced films “Grandma's Boy” and “Benchwarmers.” Happy Madison also produced Nick's first CD and DVD release, “Party.” His other film credits include “Art School Confidential” directed by Terry Zwigoff, “Blades of Glory” with Will Ferrell and “You Don't Mess with the Zohan” with Adam Sandler. In 2009, Nick completed his first starring role in the Columbia Pictures feature “Born to Be a Star,” which he co-wrote and produced with Sandler and Allen Covert.



10/11/14 - 10/12/14

$35-$49



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/nick-swardson/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Traces

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Boston favorites and circus icons les 7 doigts de la main return to ArtsEmerson by popular demand with their signature work, Traces. The company gathers to piece together the life events that bring them to this moment. What follows is an explosion of music, storytelling and amazing acrobatic feats that surprises, awes and delights at every turn. After a successful run on Broadway and world tour, the celebrated Quebecois troupe brings this newly reimagined collection of skills and scenes that consider the footprints we leave behind. Founded in Montreal in 2002, les 7 doigts de la main (7 Fingers) have traveled the world with their distinct circus style. Past projects include Loft, Traces, La Vie, Psy , Sequence 8, and A Muse. The 7 Fingers have also delivered a diverse range of projects, including The Royal Variety and ceremonies of both the Turin and Vancouver Olympics.



10/01/14 - 10/12/14

Tickets start at $25
 



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Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



The Lion King

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House

Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard.  Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist.  See the Tony® Award-winning Broadway sensation that Newsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.” The New York Times says, “There is simply nothing else like it.”  Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you’ll remember forever.  Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar®-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”



09/09/14 - 10/12/14

$30 - $140



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/lion-king-ss/

Boston Opera House - 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Pete Davidson

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Pete Davidson hit the stage for the first time at the age of 16. Since then Pete has toured North America playing colleges, comedy clubs and theaters. The Staten Island, NY native was busy in 2013 debuting as a series regular on three MTV programs Guy Code, Wild ‘N’ Out and Failosophy. Pete made his standup television debut on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and followed that up with an appearance on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party. 2013 also marked his television acting debut with a guest starring role on FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He is also set to make his film debut in 2014 with a co-starring role in Nick Cannon’s School Dance.

At just the age of 20, Pete’s stand-up comedy is considered fresh and honest. In 2011 CBS radio took notice and claimed he was “next up … and by next up we mean now! The praise landed him a co-hosting role on 92.3 NOW’s morning show “Rollin With Nick Cannon.” His work on the highly rated talk show led to a nationwide tour with Cannon. Even at a young age Pete has a lot to say on stage. He takes his real life situations whether it’s tackling family issues or the pitfalls of adolescence and finds humor behind it all. When he’s not touring, Pete can be seen throughout New York City performing at Caroline’s on Broadway, The Comedy Cellar and The Stand.



10/09/14 - 10/12/14

$15-$20



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=5f75c3170cc0b04c010a8d8b584f3f18

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Cape Symphony: CapePOPS Radio Days

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
FIVE BY DESIGN, GUEST ARTISTS

Pardon me boys, is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo? Let’s take a Sentimental Journey back to the days when bands were big and swing was king. The forties! When Pepsi hit the spot (“twelve full ounces, that’s a lot!”), and the hottest entertainment came from a thing no bigger than a bread box. The radio. Yep, that little Philco got us hooked on serials, cereals and the latest hits of the day. And you’ll hear the best of the best in this fun (and funny) radio rewind complete with commercials, sound effects and hometown heroes like Rosie the Riveter and the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B. For a country at war, the music was pure harmony – five-part, to be exact. Our fabulous guest stars and your very own orchestra know how to Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive on all your forties favorites – from Moonlight Serenade to Moonlight in Vermont. So, I’ll Be Seeing You – and that gal from Kalamazoo. After all, It’s Been a Long, Long Time.



10/11/14 - 10/12/14

$30 - $69



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-2.asp

Barnstable Performing Arts Center - 744 West Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02661



Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Bassist/composer Edgar Meyer and mandolinist/composer Chris Thile have collaborated on several critically acclaimed projects including the Grammy-winning Goat Rodeo Sessions and Chris Thile's 2013 solo recording, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, produced by Meyer. These two MacArthur Fellows will cross traditional boundaries in a diverse program of mostly original music.



10/12/14

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $30.  Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales are 5-7pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=833 for seating and ticket information.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/thilemeyer.htm

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Dance at the Cinema: BODAS DE SANGRE/SUITE FLAMENCO

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Teatro Real, Madrid
Recorded May 9, 2011

Antonio Gades took a huge step forward for Spanish dance with the creation of his ballet Blood Wedding, or Bodas de Sangre, based on the play by Federico García Lorca.

The dances with which Antonio Gades began his solo career in about 1963 were gradually shaped into the numbers that would become the Suite Flamenca five years later.



10/12/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/bodas-de-sangre-suite-flamenca

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Works most artful & ingenious: Embroidery by Ann Grey

Presented by Atwood House Museum

Highly original and strikingly beautiful contemporary needlework is the subject of Works most artful & ingenious: Embroidery by Ann Grey, the first comprehensive exhibition of this Chatham artist’s career. The Atwood House Museum is excited to be able to present some 30 examples of Grey’s work, many of which have never been publically exhibited before. The exhibition will open visitors’ eyes to the potential of a medium often considered limiting. Along with the finished pieces the exhibition will explore Grey’s creative process by including works in progress, examples of her drawings, and several of the artist’s handmade “notebooks” in which she records experiments that find their way into her work.



08/01/14 - 10/12/14

Adults: $6; Children: $3



- http://www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org/



Baroque Fireworks! H+H Turns 200

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Celebrate in Baroque style with a Bicentennial kickoff concert overflowing with virtuosity and pomp. H+H musicians display their full range with Harry Christophers leading familiar orchestral and choral selections, including Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks.



10/10/14 - 10/12/14

$22-$88



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/baroque-fireworks/

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze!

at DCU Center

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze! Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds. Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance. Celebrate the tradition TODAY and experience it's modern flare of twists and turns where excitement and suspense are so intense you'll be tempted to cover your eyes. Witness the spectacle as we measure out the perfect mix of marvel and majesty in an imagination equation where the impossible comes to life. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!



10/09/14 - 10/13/14

$30-$200



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DCU Center - 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Sleeping Beauty by Tanglewood Marionettes

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: Fall Fairy Tale festival with a series of enchanting puppet shows that feature re-tellings of classic fairy tales. About "Sleeping Beauty":

This charming production, staged in the pages of a giant painted storybook, transports audiences to a mystical realm. When a wicked witch curses the baby princess Aurora, the entire kingdom is doomed to fall into a deep sleep. Will a prince with a true heart arrive in time to break the spell? Find out in Tanglewood Marionettes' masterful adaptation of this beloved Fairy Tale classic!

About the performers: "Founded in 1993 by Peter and Anne Schaefer, Tanglewood Marionettes is a nationally touring marionette company whose unique productions have been seen by hundreds of thousands of children and families across the country. With seven shows currently in their repertoire, the company performs year-round at venues ranging from school assemblies to renowned cultural institutions.

Performer Peter Schaefer was born into a Boston-area family of puppeteers and has visited Puppet Showplace since he was a child. After apprenticing with the Bennington Puppets, Peter launched his own company, “Mountain Marionettes,” before joining with Anne Schaefer and fellow Bennington puppeteer Stephen Hancock to form Tanglewood Marionettes.

The company has received two UNIMA awards, puppetry's highest honor, for their productions An Arabian Adventure and The Dragon King.

Tanglewood Marionettes believes above all that a performance is a communal experience, with connections established not only with the performers, but also between members of the audience themselves as they laugh together, gasp together, and cheer together when the good guys prevail!"



10/11/14 - 10/13/14

$12 per ticket



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Masters of Illusion: Believe the Impossible

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Believe the Impossible! Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person. You’ll see grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers…everything you could possibly imagine and performances that you never dreamed possible – all rolled up into a live show!

Masters of Illusion is a huge stage phenomenon born from the multi-award winning television series Masters of Illusion and from the World Magic Awards, which is recognized as the International Academy Awards of Magic. The live tour premiered in September 2011 and is in its fourth season. The tour has played 105 shows in 68 venues, 28 states, 5 countries and 3 continents. One of the exciting features of this magical experience is that the entire audience participates in a mind-boggling illusion and some lucky individuals even get picked to assist with illusions on stage!

Generously Sponsored by United Bank.



10/15/14

Full price tickets are $29.50, $39.50 and $49.50 depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=139

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



David Sedaris

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

NPR humorist and bestselling author David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. A master of satire, David has long been a Celebrity Series favorite, attracting sell-out crowds at every visit.



10/15/14

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $30.  Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales are 5-7pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=833 for seating and ticket information.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/sedaris.htm

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Arrival from Sweden- The Music of ABBA

Presented by Rockport Music

Arrival from Sweden, the world’s most popular ABBA tribute show, magnificently replicates the infectious songs and Nordic pop pageantry of Sweden’s greatest musical export. Relive the sound, look and joyful celebration of ABBA, down to the crystalline harmonies and original outrageous costumes.



10/15/14

Tickets: $55, $45, $30



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/arrival-from-sweden-music-of-abba/



OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series: Susie Middleton

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

 Longtime editor of “Fine Cooking Magazine,” Susie Middleton is now an editor-at-large for the magazine and is author of the recently published “Fresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories.” She is also the author of the popular cookbooks “Fast, Fresh, & Green” and “The Fresh & Green Table.” She can be heard giving recipe tips on WGBH Radio, and her “sixburnersue.com” blog has a wide following. She writes for “The Huffington Post” as well. Middleton, who operates a small farm on Martha’s Vineyard, advocates sustainable agriculture. The price for the program is $15 per person ($13 for OSV Members). A cash bar will be available. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the speaker will begin at 7:00 p.m. Middleton’s latest book will be available for purchase at the event and a book signing will take place prior to the talk.



10/16/14

$15 per person ($13 for OSV Members)



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Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Com Truise

Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

 Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12’-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey. An admitted synth obsessive, Com Truise is the maker of an experimental and bottom heavy style he calls “mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk”.



10/16/14

$14 General Admission



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Brighton Music Hall - 158 Brighton Avenue, Boston, MA, 02134



Rappaport Prize Lecture: Liz Deschenes

Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at Mass College of Art Tower Auditorium

Join artist Liz Deschenes and deCordova's community at her evening lecture at the Tower Auditorium at MassArt.

Deschenes is the 2014 recipient of deCordova's prestigous Rappaport Prize, an annual award given to an established contemporary artist with ties to the New England area. Born and educated in Rhode Island, and currently a professor at Vermont's Bennington College, Deschenes has been described by  the New York Times as "one of the quiet giants of post-conceptual photography." In her work, Deschenes strips the medium of photography to its essential core through a body of abstract and now sculptural photographic installations.

Created in 2000 and endowed in 2010, the Rappaport Prize is an annual art award presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum through the generosity of the Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation. Each Prize is given to celebrate the achievement and potential of an artist who has demonstrated significant creativity and vision, and to encourage said artist to continue in a career of innovative art-making.

 



10/16/14

Free and Open to the Public. Limited priority seating is available for deCordova leadership and Members; please RSVP to membership@decordova.org



- http://www.decordova.org/calendar/rappaport-prize-lecture-liz-deschenes

Mass College of Art Tower Auditorium - 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02119



EMMANUEL MUSIC - CROSSROADS

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major
Wolf: Italian Serenade and Mörike-lieder with strings
                  Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Harbison: Crossroads – the East coast premiere of the chamber orchestration
                  Peggy Pearson, oboe & Kendra Colton, soprano
Stravinsky: Concerto in D for Strings

As a kickoff to our Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, this inaugural concert celebrates four lyrical composers at the height of their craft:

Mendelssohn, Wolf, Harbison, and Stravinsky

Conducted by Ryan Turner
 



10/17/14

Tickets: $30; $60; $120; students always $10



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall - 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



UnderScore Friday Evening: Brahms and Nielsen

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Esteemed Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the BSO for Brahms's vast, emotionally intense D minor piano concerto, which the Viennese composer wrote over the course of several years, in part as a reaction to the tragedy of his mentor Robert Schumann's attempted suicide in 1854 and his death two years later. Brahms - still only in his mid-twenties - was soloist in the concerto's premiere in January 1859. The great Danish composer Carl Nielsen chose to write his Fourth Symphony, an expression of the "Elemental Will of Life," in one large movement. He prefaced this questing 1916 score with a telling aphorism: "Music is Life, and, like it, is Inextinguishable." UnderScore Fridays feature members of the BSO introducing each piece from the stage and include special multi-media clips for the 2014-15 Season.



10/17/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Regina Carter's Southern Comfort

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Violinist Regina Carter has established herself as an enduring and creative force in jazz. A MacArthur Fellow (the “Genius” grant), Carter draws from diverse influences, including classical, Motown, swing, funk, and world music. Her latest project, “Southern Comfort,” features her improvisational virtuosity and the work of multiple arrangers to music suggested by her father’s roots in Alabama.



10/17/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=931 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets for Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort start at $30, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Harvard Box Office, Holyoke Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/carter.htm

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Tango Lovers Company

Presented by TANGO LOVERS Organization at Berklee Performance Center

With dynamism and high artistic quality, Tango Lovers Company brings all the glamour, passion, and sensuality of tango to the stage. Featuring talented artists from Argentina and Uruguay, Tango Lovers Company delivers avant-garde aesthetics that have drawn rave reviews from the press, with SF Weekly calling the performance “tango at the highest level.”

Tango Lovers Company includes a cast of 20 world-class artists—dancers, musicians, and vocalists with rich international careers spanning prestigious theaters around the world—who combine an exquisite and elegant balance of “tango de salon” and stage tango.
Dare to experience the sensuous pleasure of Tango Lovers Company.



10/17/14

$45 - $65 - $85



- http://www.tangolovers.com

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Dawn to Dusk

Presented by Symphony Nova at Old South Church, Boston

Lovers parting at dawn and reuniting at dusk. No one knows romance like Nova musicians. Come find out how!

MARTINU Nonet

PISTON Divertimento for Nine Instruments

LALO Deux Aubades

SEKLES Serenade for 11 Solo Instruments

Featuring the Nova Fellows and Lawrence Isaacson, Music Director. Learn more about the Nova fellowship at www.symphonynova.org.



10/17/14

$20 General Admission; $10 Student



- http://www.symphonynova.org

Old South Church, Boston - 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116



David Alan Grier

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Countless theater, television, film and comedic endeavors have pushed David Alan Grier’s career to remarkable heights and his ability to excel across all mediums and contexts is a testament to his inherent sense of comic timing and creative drive. The three-time Tony and Grammy Award-nominee was trained in Shakespeare at Yale where he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Grier has enjoyed many accolades and awards throughout his career, not the least of which was his inclusion on Comedy Central’s list of the “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.”



10/17/14

$25-$35



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Bob Nelson, Rain Pryor, and Artie Fletcher

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 The tour that is sweeping the nation in 2014. Starring Bob Nelson, Rain Pryor & Artie Fletcher.



10/17/14

$29



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



A Mass for St. Augustine of Canterbury: Missa sine nomine

Presented by Blue Heron Renaissance Choir at St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Blue Heron, "one of the Boston music community's indispensables" (Boston Globe), offers another gem from the Peterhouse Partbooks (copied c.1540). This characterful, quirky, and entirely anonymous (and nameless) work was perhaps dedicated to Canterbury's local hero, St. Augustine. Blue Heron's Music Director is Scott Metcalfe.

Blue Heron has been engaged with the Peterhouse Partbooks since its founding in 1999, and has released three CD's of the best music found in them, and plans to release two more. The critics have raved about the recordings. "Expressive intensity ... even a hint of baroque flair" (Alex Ross, The New Yorker)

"An exciting series... top marks in all respects" (Barry Brenesal, Fanfare).



10/17/14

Reserved: Sec. A $63 ($60 in advance)/ Sec. B $46 ($42.50 in advance)

General Seating: Sec. C $33 ($30 in advance)/Sec. C Senior $28 ($25 in advance)/Sec. C Student/Low Income $10



- http://blueheronchoir.org/concerts/current-season/mass-for-st-augustine/

St. Peter's Episcopal Church - 320 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA, 02493



"A Love Supreme": the 37th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert w/ Donald Harrison

Presented by Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC)

The Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) in collaboration with the Center for the Arts at Northeastern University present the 2014 John Coltrane Memorial Concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Coltrane's majestic suite A Love Supreme, considered by many to be the greatest spiritual jazz composition of all time. This year’s featured guest is Donald Harrison, New Orleans saxophonist, composer, arranger and principal consultant for the Treme series on HBO.

Harrison will join with Boston-based master musicians Bill Pierce, Carl Atkins, George W. Russell, Jr., John Ramsay, Ron Mahdi, Yoron Israel and Leonard Brown. Together, this all-star ensemble will perform contemporary versions of some of Coltrane's sacred music from the later stages of his life that served to bring the devotional essence of African and African American music to "jazz." A feature of the evening will be the Ensemble's performance of the complete A Love Supreme Suite with recitation of Coltrane's prayer by Eric Jackson of WGBH radio, who will also serve as host for the evening.

The John Coltrane Memorial Concert is produced by Leonard Brown (Associate Professor of Music & African American Studies) and Emmett G. Price III, (Associate Professor of Music and former chair of the Department of African American Studies).



10/18/14

Ticket prices, including service charge, are $40 VIP, $30 general admission and $25 for students and seniors.



- http://www.friendsofjcmc.org



Pirates of Penzance

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

 THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, the frothy, fanciful Gilbert & Sullivan musical produced by Opera Providence; stage director, Nathaniel Merchant; and Artistic Director, Rene de la Garza. There will be moments here and there of tenderness, poignant romance and wry humor.

For the most part this farce is a madcap ballet of Victorian characters, props and set pieces zipping on, around and off the stage, keeping your eyes open in delight and giving a relentless momentum to the playfully jabbing social satire. The demanding score will have our conductor’s baton looking almost like another blade thrusting and parrying amid the shipboard swordplay.



10/18/14

Full price tickets are $52 and $62 depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=136

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Angels In America, Part II- Perestroika

Presented by Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

In the second part of Tony Kushner’s epic tale of AIDS, homosexuality and religion in 1980s New York, the plague of the illness worsens, relationships fall apart as new ones form, and unexpected friendships take form. Featuring the same cast and creative team as The Umbrella’s acclaimed production of Part 1, Millennium Approaches, Perestroika is the conclusion of the Angels in America saga.



10/03/14 - 10/18/14


Adults: $20
Students/Seniors: $15



- http://www.emersonumbrella.org/theater/current-season/angels-in-america-part-2/

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts - 40 Stow St, Concord, MA, 01742



Juilliard String Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

Founded in 1946, the ever-evolving Juilliard is widely known as "the quintessential American string quartet." Since their last Celebrity Series appearance in 2005, the Quartet has welcomed violinist Joseph Lin and violist Roger Tapping into the fold. In this program, the Juilliard focuses on two of Vienna’s greatest musical eras, early 19th and 20th centuries. 

Five Movements, Opus 5 - WEBERN
String Quartet, Opus 3 - BERG
String Quartet in D minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden” - SCHUBERT



10/18/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=865 for seating and ticket information.


Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.


Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $35, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Jordan Hall Box Office, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA.


Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.


Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.


Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/juilliard.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



MassArt Presents Family Day!

Presented by MassArt

Twice a year, visitors of all ages are invited to Family Day! Drop in for a free, fun-filled day of interactive activities and artmaking designed and guided by MassArt students and gallery staff to illuminate the featured exhibitions. With materials and inspirations provided, let your creativity flow! Refreshments served. For more information, please visit: http://www.massart.edu 



10/18/14

Free and Open to the Public



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Across the Pond

Presented by Lexington Symphony

The second concert of Lexington Symphony's 2014-2015 20th-anniversary season celebrates two of England’s most notable composers: George Butterworth and Sir Edward Elgar. Butterworth, one of the most promising English composers to emerge at the turn of the 20th century, died at the age of 21 at the Battle of the Somme in WWI. His masterpiece A Shropshire Lad demonstrates what great talent he possessed at such an early age. Elgar’s stunning choral masterpiece Dream of Gerontius — heard only twice in the past 28 years in Boston — marks the instant when a person leaves this world and the journey of the soul begins. Elgar’s melodies convey faith, sorrow, and wonder all at once in one of the most inspiring works ever written. Come enjoy A Shropshire Lad, and Dream of Gerontius, with New World Chorale; Holly Krafka, and Artistic Director Conductor’s Talk with Jonathan McPhee at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Lexington Symphony Concert Fund Partners.



10/18/14

Tickets: $50/$40/$30; Students: $15



- http://lexingtonsymphony.org/come-to-concerts/concerts



Harvest Festival- Make Your Own Instrument

Presented by Rockport Music

Engage in Rockport’s annual Harvest Festival activities by making your own instrument—tambourine, maracas, guitar, and more—using fun, everyday items. All ages are welcome to participate.



10/18/14

Free, no tickets required.



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/community-concerts/



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Mozart- Le Nozze di Figaro

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th-century manor house in Seville, but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino.

Richard Eyre (Production); Rob Howell (Set & Costume Designer); Paule Constable (Lighting Designer); Sara Erde (Choreographer)

Approximate Runtime 3:52



10/18/14

Tickets on Sale:

Met Member Subscription: Friday, August 15
General Public: Friday, August 22

Subscriptions (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/mozarts-le-nozze-di-figaro/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Reverb: New Arts from Greece

Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Reverb presents eleven emerging and mid-career Greek artists whose works reflect the way artists are currently interpreting the reverberations of social, political, and economic conditions during a crucial time in Greece’s history. Guest curated by Eirene Efstathiou and Evita Tsokanta.

Image: Paky Vlassopoulou, Explosions in the sky – Welcome Ghosts. 2013. Mixed media. Courtesy of the artist.

 



09/09/14 - 10/18/14

Free



- http://www.smfa.edu/reverb

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115



A Mass for St. Augustine of Canterbury: Missa sine nomine

Presented by Blue Heron Renaissance Choir at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Blue Heron, "one of the Boston music community's indispensables" (Boston Globe), offers another gem from the Peterhouse Partbooks (copied c.1540). This characterful, quirky, and entirely anonymous (and nameless) work was perhaps dedicated to Canterbury's local hero, St. Augustine. Blue Heron's Music Director is Scott Metcalfe.

Blue Heron has been engaged with the Peterhouse Partbooks since its founding in 1999, and has released three CD's of the best music found in them, and plans to release two more. The critics have raved about the recordings. "Expressive intensity ... even a hint of baroque flair" (Alex Ross, The New Yorker)

"An exciting series... top marks in all respects" (Barry Brenesal, Fanfare).



10/18/14

Reserved: Sec. A $63 ($60 in advance)/ Sec. B $46 ($42.50 in advance)

General Seating: Sec. C $33 ($30 in advance)/Sec. C Senior $28 ($25 in advance)/Sec. C Student/Low Income $10



- http://blueheronchoir.org/concerts/current-season/mass-for-st-augustine/

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Nick DiPaolo

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Nick Di Paolo is probably one of the most authentic voices whether on or off stage. He’s referred to as a comic's comic because there are no facades, no act. It’s all Nick DiPaolo, all the time.



10/16/14 - 10/18/14

$20-$35



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=4bea78b6e0d5039697a622f0df31609c

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Puppet Showplace Slam: "Grown-Up Fairy Tales"

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Boston's only evening puppetry cabaret returns this July with an exciting line up of short-form acts created by and for adults. This high-impact evening of theater showcases artists who use (or sometimes abuse) puppets in widely varying scenes. Slam pieces range from silly to sophisticated, from profound to profane. Live music, a cash bar, and puppet store make this an event you won't want to miss!



10/18/14

$15 | Members $13



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Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



From Field to Table Weekend

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Costumed interpreters at Old Sturbridge Village will show how early New Englanders brought in the harvest and celebrated the bounty with the beautiful colors of fall serving as the backdrop to this unique and industrious time of year. OSV invites visitors to learn firsthand about all the hard work that went into an 1830s fall harvest: try digging at potatoes, threshing grain, husking corn, and pressing apple cider.



10/18/14 - 10/19/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



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Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



Escape Reality: Come to King Richard's Faire

Presented by King Richard's Faire

King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, announces its 2014 season, to run August 30 through October 19, 2014 on weekends and Monday holidays (Labor Day, Columbus Day). Tucked away on 80 acres of beautiful, enchanted forest off Rt. 58 in Carver, Mass., King Richard's Faire now begins to prepare for its 34th season offering guests a full day of live, interactive entertainment for all ages, including new liger cubs, daring knights jousting on horseback, and eight stages filled with song and dance, stunts and storytelling. Every Saturday afternoon, the King's Stage offers special themed contests and events to add variety to the festival-like entertainment lineup.

Guests can mingle with the King and his royal court, noble and not-so-noble subjects and skilled performers. When as famished as a mud beggar, tantalize taste buds with the Faire's delicious spit-roasted turkey legs, buttery ears of corn, boules filled with chowder and stew, ringlets of fries, and quench thirst with champagne, wine and brew.  Shoppers can stroll through the 16th century village filled with the wares of more than 100 unique and talented artisans, including local New England artists. At every turn, guests will encounter fantasy and wonder in our minstrels, musicians, acrobats, stilt walkers, giant life-size puppets, wenches, and more special surprises. 

Faire hours are 10:30a-6p every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays, from August 30th through October 19, 2014. Tickets are $29 for adults (12+) and $16 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free, and parking is free.  Discounts given to groups of 25 adults or more and private parties can be accommodated (birthdays, vow renewal ceremonies, weddings). Reservations for all groups are required by emailing info@kingrichardsfaire.net. The Faire is located at 235 Main Street (Rt. 58) in Carver, Mass., phone is 508-866-5391.

Visit King Richard on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TheKingRichardsFaire) and on Twitter and Instagram @KRFaire, and on Pinterest as well.



08/30/14 - 10/19/14

Tickets are $29 adults (12+), $16 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free. Parking is free.



- http://www.kingrichardsfaire.net



Good People

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

GOOD PEOPLE
By David Lindsay-Abaire • Directed by Kristin McLaughlin
Pulitzer prize winning playwright, David Lindsay Abaire, employs his brilliant humor and understanding of the human condition to take a look at class in America through the lens of his boyhood home, Southie, Boston. Margaret Walsh is a smart, wisecracking, single mom surviving on low pay and hard work.  In an attempt to get ahead, she risks pride and reputation and approaches an old boyfriend, now a successful doctor, to help her.  Margaret Walsh's "family” in Southie—Jean, Dottie and Stevie, are funny, endearing, loyal and unforgettable.



09/18/14 - 10/19/14

Tickets: $25.00
Group rates and Student Rush tickets available, call the box office for information.



- http://www.caperep.org/2014season/shows/good-people

Cape Rep Indoor Theater - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



Boston Symphony Chamber Players

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

The centerpiece of the opening program of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players' 2014-15 season is Nielsen's Wind Quintet, Op. 43, composed in 1922 for an outstanding Copenhagen ensemble. Arguably the finest wind quintet in the repertoire, the piece explores the characteristic personalities of each instrument alone and in ensemble. Particularly striking is the finale, a series of variations to the tune of one of Nielsen's own songs. The work is preceded by the Trio Sonata in G for flute, violin, and continuo, attributed to J.S. Bach but possibly composed by his son Carl Philipp Emanuel. Closing the program is an arrangement of Brahms' Serenade No. 1 in D for winds and strings, one of the composer's least familiar orchestral works, reconstructed by Alan Boustead in the 1980s for what is presumed to be the original intended instrumentation. Although light in character, the Serenade was a major undertaking by Brahms, a kind of stand-in for a symphony he wouldn't finish until much later.



10/19/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Terezin Music Foundation Gala

Presented by Terezin Music Foundation

The Symphony Hall Gala Concert of the Terezín Music Foundation (TMF) will feature internationally celebrated musicians to mark the seventieth anniversary of the production of the Nazi propaganda film The Fuhrer Gives the Jews a City, performed in Terezín by imprisoned artists and children who were soon after murdered at Auschwitz. Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra will perform Pavel Haas’ Study for String Orchestra, composed in Terezín. Survivor Ela Weissberger, who played the cat in the original 1944 Terezín production of Hans Krasa’s Brundibar—a children’s opera with a message of resistance against the Nazis—will join the Boston Children’s Chorus to perform the opera’s finale.

Virtuoso pianist Garrick Ohlsson will perform the American premiere of a new TMF Commission by Slovak composer L’ubica Cekovská, whose piece (which Mr Ohlsson premiered to acclaim at the 2013 Prague Spring Festival) is “my private statement and testimony on account of these dreadful occurrences in our time. Innocent people who wanted simply to live their lives are gone.” The Boston Children’s Chorus will also perform TMF Commissions by Boston-area composers Thomas Oboe Lee and Stephen Feigenbaum.

Following the 4:00 p.m. concert will be a 6:00 p.m. private benefactors’ dinner with the artists, where original “Monuments Man” Harry Ettlinger will receive the Terezín Legacy Award, a sculpture by luminary glass artist Stephen I. Weinberg.



10/19/14

$150 FRIEND: Reception and Concert only, 1 ticket
$500 PATRON: Reception, Concert, Dinner, 1 ticket
$2,500 BENEFACTOR: Reception, Concert, Dinner, 2 tickets
$5,000 COMPOSER'S CIRCLE: Reception, Concert, Dinner, 6 tickets
$10,000 VISIONARY: Reception, Concert, Dinner (table for 10), 10 tickets



- http://tmfgala.org



Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Proving that everything new can be old again, pianist Scott Bradlee has become a viral pop sensation after creating a series of clips for YouTube that finds him and his ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox reworking 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles — transforming Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” into a ’50s-style doo wop number, giving Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” a ’20s jazz accent, crossing Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” with Irish folk music, and showing how Ke$ha’s “Die Young” would work as a classic country tune.



10/19/14

$25-$35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/scott-bradlees-postmodern-jukebox/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Little Red Rosie and the Dragon of Dümm by Sea Beast Puppet Company

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: Fall Fairy Tale festival with a series of enchanting puppet shows that feature re-tellings of classic fairy tales. About "Little Red Rosie and the Dragon of Dümm":

"This hilarious production intertwines the stories of "Little Red Riding Hood" and "St. George and the Dragon" in a fast paced fairy tale frenzy! Rosie is a strong, independent girl who takes matters into her own hands instead of waiting for someone to save her. George, in contrast, proves he doesn't need  brute strength to make a name for himself. When the two join forces to save a dragon-plagued town, they teach an important lesson about not letting others define who you are. Featuring over 100 illustrated puppet characters, show-stopping musical numbers, a giant dragon, and lots of irreverent humor, this production is sure to delight audiences of all ages!"



10/18/14 - 10/19/14

$12 per ticket



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze!

at TD Garden

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze! Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds. Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance. Celebrate the tradition TODAY and experience it's modern flare of twists and turns where excitement and suspense are so intense you'll be tempted to cover your eyes. Witness the spectacle as we measure out the perfect mix of marvel and majesty in an imagination equation where the impossible comes to life. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!



10/15/14 - 10/19/14

$30-$200



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TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



John Hiatt

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

After forty years, John Hiatt remains one of America’s most respected and influential singer-songwriters today with the Los Angeles Times hailing that, “(Hiatt) writes the funniest sad songs – and the saddest funny songs – of just about anybody alive.” His songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, the Neville Brothers, Rosanne Cash (the #1 country hit, “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”), the Jeff Healey Band (“Angel Eyes”), Jewel, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle and Linda Ronstadt.

He earned a Grammy nomination for his album Crossing Muddy Waters, and B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a Grammy for their album Riding With The King, the title track from which was a Hiatt composition. In 2007, John Hiatt was honored with his own star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame, and his legacy was even further cemented in 2008 with an Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting and his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
 



10/19/14

Tickets: $93, $83, $55



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/john-hiatt/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Patriotic Overtures, Haydn and Hovahness with Trumpeter Joseph Foley

Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at McKenzie Auditorium

Please join The Wellesley Symphony as we welcome trumpet virtuoso Joseph Foley performing the Haydn Trumpet Concerto and Hohvaness' Prayer of St. Gregory. Also Grieg's Symphonic Dances op. 64 and two pieces to celebrate our national anthem: "From Sea to Shining Sea", by John La Montaine composed for the Inaugural Concert of John F. Kennedy in 1961, and Dudley Buck's Festival Overture on the National Air "The Star Spangled Banner".

Max Hobart, Music Director

 



10/19/14

Adult: $25, Seniors/Students: $20, children under 12: Free; MassBay students, faculty, and staff: Free with MassBay ID



- http://www.wellesleysymphony.org/

McKenzie Auditorium - 50 Oakland Street, Wellesley Hills, MA, 02481



The Comedy of Errors

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project

What happens when a group of traveling side show performers decide to mount one of Shakespeare's first comedies for a lark? A ribald romp of mistaken identities ensues. One of Shakespeare's earliest, shortest, and funniest plays, and his first commissioned work, The Comedy of Errors takes us on a farcical ride where anxieties lock horns with the transformative power of love. Despite the absurdity, we are left with an awareness of mortality, human frailty, and a lingering question: how is the sense of self undermined when the world fails to recognize you?



09/24/14 - 10/19/14

$28-$50. $15 student rush at the door, first-come, first-serve



- http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/comedy-errors



Arlington Open Studios

Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts

Come join us at the Arlington Center for the Arts and explore the vibrant arts community of Arlington. 80+ artists will be sharing their work and wares. All under one roof at ACA.



10/18/14 - 10/19/14

Free



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Arlington Center for the Arts - 41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Brahms and Nielsen featuring pianist Rudolph Buchbinder

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Esteemed Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the BSO for Brahms's vast, emotionally intense D minor piano concerto, which the Viennese composer wrote over the course of several years, in part as a reaction to the tragedy of his mentor Robert Schumann's attempted suicide in 1854 and his death two years later. Brahms - still only in his mid-twenties - was soloist in the concerto's premiere in January 1859. The great Danish composer Carl Nielsen chose to write his Fourth Symphony, an expression of the "Elemental Will of Life," in one large movement. He prefaced this questing 1916 score with a telling aphorism: "Music is Life, and, like it, is Inextinguishable."



10/16/14 - 10/21/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



In Collaboration: The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Following their meeting at the renowned Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013, Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids have pursued a collaboration with a depth and identity all its own. Their initial performances (on Austin City Limits and at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series) have been widely heralded for the seamless harmony of the three singers, the unassailable virtuosity of the players, and the obvious if uncommon chemistry the young artists have found with one another. This Fall, they are presenting it, fully realized for the first time, in a limited tour of some of the country’s finest symphony halls and performing arts theaters.



10/21/14

$28-$35



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Itaysha Jordan: selected photographs

Presented by Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College at Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College

Pine Manor alumna Itaysha Jordan returns to Boston with her iconic fashion photography"...An Iconic image is one that leaves an imprint on your mind."—Itaysha Jordan. Also on view: A Wide Range of Emotions, paintings by Pine Manor alum Devon Govoni.

For more information, please visit: www.pmc.edu/hess-gallery. Photograph copyright Itaysha Jordan studios



09/08/14 - 10/22/14

Free

The Hess Gallery is open during Annenberg Library hours. Please check the library hours for more information at: http://www.pmc.edu/library-hours--location.



- http://www.pmc.edu/hess-gallery

Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College - 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Robin Trower

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 The Robin Trower story started in the mid Sixties when he began his recording career in the Southend rhythm and blues band the Paramounts. But the first time Trower truly surfaced on rock’n’roll’s radar was in 1967, with Procol Harum – house band of the Summer of Love. Though not on their mega-hit ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’, he completed five albums and many tours with them before breaking away for a solo career in 1971. Robin soon found himself outselling Procol by a considerable factor as he tuned in to the heavier zeitgeist of a new decade, his second album, ‘Bridge Of Sighs’ reached the Top 10 in the States. 2014 is the 40th anniversary of the release of “Bridge of Sighs”, and is being marked by several celebrations, including this tour.

After a long absence, Robin will return to the stage in the US for a six week tour in October and November 2014. It will feature a trio, Robin’s favourite line-up, with Richard Watts on Bass and vocals, and Chris Taggart on drums. This will be the first tour to spotlight songs from “Roots and Branches” together with many of the audience favourites. Make no bones about it, Robin Trower is an axeman’s axeman. He’s been a Fender Stratocaster endorsee ever since Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre let him try one before a gig in the early Seventies, and now has his own signature model – an honour accorded to few.



10/23/14

$40-$55



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



King Lear

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center

 Shakespeare’s Globe returns to ArtsEmerson after their well received Hamlet with a striking production of King Lear. Joseph Marcell (celebrated classical actor also known for his role as Geoffrey in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") gives a commanding performance as Lear, a king suspicious of his daughters’ loyalty after he has divided his realm among them. With an ensemble of eight actors creating all the characters and music, this production reinvigorates this classic story with extraordinary theatricality. Shakespeare’s Globe has become one of the most popular visitor destinations in the UK, at the heart of the regeneration of London’s Bankside. Shakespeare’s Globe is a charity and continues to operate without annual government funding. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole, the theatre season plays in repertory from April to October annually, and has gained an international reputation for performance excellence. Globe Education, directed by Patrick Spottiswoode, is one of the largest arts education departments in the country, and shares its approaches to the teaching of Shakespeare with over 100,000 students a year. Shakespeare’s Globe Tour and Exhibition is open all year round and is the world’s only permanent exhibition dedicated to Shakespeare’s theatrical career. Other on-site facilities include the Swan Bar and Brassiere and private entertaining rooms, with stunning views over the River Thames. The Globe Shop sells a wide range of gifts and books, aimed to increase the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare.



10/15/14 - 10/23/14

Tickets start at $25
 



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=king_lear

Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Kevin James

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

KEVIN JAMES broke into the film world in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith, but his comedy career started well before that as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom, "The King of Queens."

"The King of Queens," which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007, but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world.

James, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" (2009) and "Zookeeper" (2011) will be shooting "Mall Cop 2" this spring. James also starred in Columbia Pictures’ "Grown Ups" (2010) alongside Adam Sandler; additionally, James and Sandler have worked together on "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" (2007) and "Grown Ups 2" (2013).



10/23/14

Full price tickets are $38, $58, and $88, depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=142

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



NT Live: Skylight

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.

As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.



10/23/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/skylight

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



West Point Woodwind Quintet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The West Point Woodwind Quintet of the West Point Band is made up of members of the Concert Band. The group performs at many different events, such as military social functions, school presentations and formal recitals. The West Point Woodwind Quintet has supported the United States Recruiting Command with tours of high schools and colleges to promote Army bands and audition prospective candidates.



10/23/14

Free, no tickets required.



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/community-concerts/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Boston University College of Fine Arts and New Repertory Theatre present New Rep's Classic Repertory Company, New Rep's flagship educational outreach program, which tours professional productions of classic and modern works of relevant literature to schools, colleges, and community centers throughout New England. CRC is produced in collaboration with Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. Directed by Boston University alumnus Clay Hopper, the 2014-2015 Classic Repertory Company features BU alumni as both actors and designers. For more information on Classic Repertory Company visit www.newrep.org/crc.



10/23/14

$20 general admission | $15 Boston University community and BU alumni | $10 CFA Membership, New Repertory Theatre subscribers, and Student Matinee students | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability | Additional discounts apply for students, seniors, groups, WGBH and WBUR members, and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/of-mice-and-men/

Boston University Theatre, Mainstage - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Treats and Tricks

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



10/24/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/treats-tricks

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



The Worcester Chorus & Arcadia Players - OPENING NIGHT

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

Music Worcester starts the 2014-2015 Season in the biggest way possible – Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9, famous for its rousing use of “Ode to Joy,” with The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester and Arcadia Players. Music Worcester will be making a special announcement this evening to celebrate the Chorus, who has been integral to Mechanics Hall concerts and events since Music Worcester’s founding in 1858.

Beethoven Overture to The Ruins of Athens
Concerto for Violin, Cello, & Piano in C major, Op. 56 “Triple”
Susanna Ogata, violin; Guy Fishman, cello; Ian Watson, piano
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral”
Andrea Chenoweth, soprano; Emily Marvosh, alto; Stefan Reed, tenor; Woodrow Bynum, bass



10/24/14

$49 for Adults

$15 with Student ID

$5 for Youth Below 18

10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders.



- http://musicworcester.org

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Marlon Wayans

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Marlon Wayans is an actor, model, producer, comedian, writer and film director. His films have grossed more than $736-million in domestic box office, an average of nearly $50-million per outing. He has worked with house hold names, such as Tom Hanks, the Cohen Brothers, and Lady Killers. As a standup comedian, Wayans is selling out nationwide and adding shows every weekend.



10/24/14

$35



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Shakespeare's MACBETH

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Classic Repertory Company, New Repertory Theatre’s flagship educational outreach program, tours professional productions of classic and modern works of relevant literature to schools, colleges, and community centers throughout New England. CRC is produced in collaboration with Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. Directed by Boston University alumnus Clay Hopper, the 2014-2015 Classic Repertory Company features BU alumni as both actors and designers. For more information on Classic Repertory Company visit www.newrep.org/crc.



10/24/14

$20 general admission | $15 Boston University Community and BU Alumni | $10 CFA Membership, New Repertory Theatre Subscribers, and Student Matinee Students | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability | Additional discounts apply for students, seniors, groups, WGBH and WBUR members, and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers
 



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/macbeth/

Boston University Theatre, Mainstage - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Spookapella XI

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

It’s the spookiest time of year again as we conjure up our 11th annual Spookapella, delivering hauntingly-good vocals and eerily perfect harmonies performed by Five O'Clock Shadow and Pitch, Please!. The six vocalists that make up Five O’Clock Shadow produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and creating unique textures that excite, entertain, inspire, and are guaranteed to enchant. Pitch, Please!, the newest addition to the Northeastern University scene, is a ferocious group of women who are looking to push the boundaries of female a cappella.



10/25/14

General: $22; Members: $20



- http://www.natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Mario Frangoulis: Simple Miracles

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Mario Frangoulis is a world-renowned powerhouse Greek tenor with an electrifying voice and stunning charisma. As 2011’s “Best Male Classical Crossover Artist," he is recognized on Billboard’s Classical Crossover charts alongside Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. Frangoulis wows audiences around the globe with his unique ability to belt out everything from an operatic aria to a booming rock anthem. Fresh off a dazzling performance with the legendary Boston Pops that has gripped millions of public television viewers across the nation. This performance is in support and celebration of the centennial anniversary of St. Spyridon Cathedral in Worcester.

With special guest artist, Mayeli Burguete from Mexico

Mayeli Burguete, also known as the "Angel of Swing," is a Mexican singer, born in Hermosillo Sonora, Mexico. From an early age Mayeli showed talent and interest in music. Mayeli went on to receive numerous awards as member of the Baradela Big Band.

The Angel of Swing Big Band with Barandela offers a first class show by playing original music and themes that have earned a gold status and that have marked the Big Band era during the 20's, 30's 40's and 50's.

Burguete performs jazz, blues, jump blues, and doo wop. Rhythmic currents of worship give her a fresh and modern way to give new impetus to the current fashionista trend. Big Band style. She has recorded 3 CD’s; “Barandela Big Band -The New generation of Big Bands," "Viva Swing" and "I'm your connection." The band is currently in production with their latest album, “Rockabilly Swing.”

 

 

 



10/25/14

Full price tickets are $47, $72, $92, $117 and $167.



 



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=131

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



J.S.Bach and Brahms

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

This program pairs two of the great works for voice and orchestra in the German musical literature. Bach's 1727 cantata for bass soloist and orchestra stands among the best-known of his several hundred works in the genre. Its text (the title translates to "I have enough") refers to the sustaining power of faith in the hour of death. A German Requiem, Brahms's largest work, originated with music he wrote following Robert Schumann's attempted suicide in 1854 and evidently was also connected with the death of the composer's own mother. The result is an utterly personal, scarcely ceremonial Requiem for soprano and baritone soloists, chorus, and orchestra, episodically setting texts from the Bible. Its "German"-ness derives partly from the fact that, unlike the traditional Latin Requiem text, Brahms used Martin Luther's German translations of scripture. Bryn Terfel, who has previously appeared with the orchestra at Tanglewood and in gala Symphony Hall concerts, here makes his BSO subscription series debut. Acclaimed British soprano Rosemary Joshua makes her BSO debut in the German Requiem.



10/23/14 - 10/25/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Spookapella XI

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

“A cappella that rocks” – The Improper Bostonian

It’s the spookiest time of year again as we conjure up our 11th annual Spookapella, delivering hauntingly-good vocals and eerily perfect harmonies. Get into your costume, or just into the spirit…

The six vocalists that make up Five O’Clock Shadow produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and creating unique textures that excite, entertain, inspire, and are guaranteed to enchant. Throughout its 23-year history, Five O’Clock Shadow has redefined the possibilities of vocal music by incorporating mouth percussion, real-time digital effect processing and innovative writing and arranging.

Pitch, Please!, the newest addition to the Northeastern University scene, is a ferocious group of women who are looking to push the boundaries of female a cappella. The group is interested in bringing only the most rocked out, artful, and interesting arrangements to the table, no matter the genre. They will sing your face off and leave you begging for more.

Additional surprise guests may glide in as well...



10/25/14

$22 public/$20 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends August 25, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



St. Lawrence String Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

For close to 25 years, the St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) has brought its exquisite musicianship and adventurous spirit to the world’s most hallowed chamber music halls. The Quartet expertly balances a strong commitment to the great established quartet literature with the fervent championing of new works by such composers as John Adams, Osvaldo Golijov, Eziquiel Vinao and Jonathan Berger.



10/25/14

Tickets: $52, $41, $31



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/st-lawrence-string-quartet/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Dan Cummins

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Dan’s unusual observations and unique autobiographical stand-up have earned him numerous television performances on The Tonight Show (both Conan and Leno have invited him over to the couch!), Showtime’s Live from Amsterdam, Comedy Central Presents, a one-hour Comedy Central special - Crazy with A Capital F, Last Comic Standing, Nickelodeon’s Mom’s Night Out, and on many other late night and cable programs. He’s currently a cast member on the popular World’s Dumbest series of pop-up commentary shows on TruTV.



10/23/14 - 10/25/14

$20-$25



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=b08c676f5614b7ed395a0c417750d9e5

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA

Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at The Strand Theatre

A modern Romeo and Juliet story, AIDA is a contemporary musical tale of the bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. It is a battle against all odds with an uplifting finish. It inspires us all to reach for the stars.

Music by Elton John. Lyrics by Tim Rice. Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang.



10/17/14 - 10/26/14

Orchestra: Adult $45/ Senior $25/ Student $25
Mezzanine: Adult $37/ Senior $25/ Student $25
Boxes / Wheelchair: Adult $25

Discount available for groups of 15 or more people



- http://www.fiddleheadtheatre.com

The Strand Theatre - 543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, 02125



David Rogers’ Big Bugs

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

What happens when you recreate the insects all around us on a gargantuan scale using all natural materials? You have Big Bugs.

Sculptor David Rogers creates insects such as 25-foot long ants and dragonflies with 17-foot wingspans using various combinations of whole trees, cut green saplings, dry branches, and other forest materials. All wood is found dead or harvested sustainably. The inherent uniqueness of these materials, their different shapes, colors and textures provide these sculptures with their character, definition and a sense of motion. The effect is a role reversal of dimension and perception.

These over-sized statues were inspired years ago by the sight of a sapling bent over by a winter storm. “It reminded me of a dinosaur’s backbone,” Rogers says, “so I started collecting branches and twigs and fashioned a dinosaur.” The leap to insects was a small one. “Insects play this vital role in a garden but are unnoticed, so I put them on such a large scale that you can’t help but notice them.”

The Big Bugs at Heritage will include: three ants, a dragonfly and a damselfly, an assassin bug, a praying mantis, a spider on a web, a ladybug and a grasshopper, all placed in interesting landscape settings throughout the grounds.
 



05/31/14 - 10/26/14

Free with a General Admission ticket.
General Admission prices as follow:

Adult …………………………..$18.00

Youth, ages 3-12 …………..$8.00

Child 2 and under …………..Free

Members……………………….Free



- http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/old-east-windmill/



Heritage Museums & Gardens Is Buzzing with Excitement Over David Rogers’ Big Bugs

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

What happens when you re-create insects on a gargantuan scale using all natural materials? You have ‘Big Bugs’! Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, presents sculptor David Rogers’ ‘Big Bugs’ exhibit, opening on Saturday, May 31st. Rogers creates insect sculptures, such as 25-foot-long ants and dragonflies with 17-foot wingspans, using various combinations of wood and forest materials. The effect is a role reversal of dimension and perception. ‘Big Bugs’ including three ants, an assassin bug and others will alight in interesting landscape settings throughout the grounds through Sunday, October 26. More information will be posted at heritagemuseumsandgardens.org

 



05/31/14 - 10/26/14

Free with Museum Admission
Adults $18; Children $8



- http://www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org



Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF)

Presented by Boston Asian American Film Festival at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF), a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW), announces a provocative and entertaining program of independent cinema highlighting recent, significant works by and/or about Asian Americans and the Asian diaspora. The festival takes place October 23rd to 26th in Boston at Emerson College's Bright Family Screening Room in the Paramount Center and in Cambridge at the Brattle Theatre

This festival features Boston/New England premieres, exclusive Q&As with filmmakers and various co-sponsored events around Boston.



10/23/14 - 10/26/14

Varies for each screening



- http://www.baaff.org

Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Assassins

Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center For The Arts Charles Mosesian Theater

“Side-splitting and sobering in equal measure,” raves The Los Angeles Times of this five-time Tony Award winner, including Best Revival of a Musical. Stephen Sondheim takes us into the criminal minds of some of history’s most notorious assassins, including John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, and John Hinkley, Jr. Bending both time and space, this musical gathers a most unlikely meeting of historical misfits.



10/04/14 - 10/26/14

Tickets vary in price based on seat location and day of the week, and range from $30 - $60 per ticket. Handling and Facility Fees apply. Senior and Student discounts available.



- http://www.newrep.org/productions/assassins/

Arsenal Center For The Arts Charles Mosesian Theater - 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472



The Magic Flute

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

 South Africa’s Award-winning Isango Ensemble gloriously bursts on the scene with The Magic Flute, Mozart’s classic opera, completely reimagined, transformed and transported. The enchanting story tells of a man's quest to rescue his wrongly captured love, and the trials they must endure to be together. Drawing its artists mostly from the townships surrounding Cape Town, this energetic ensemble has traveled all over the world, and with the help of some magical musical instruments, they are able to bring an old story new joy and pleasure. Isango Ensemble is a South African theatre company that draws its artists mainly from the townships surrounding Cape Town. Isango’s stage productions and films have played to sold-out audiences across the world and have received numerous international awards. Isango’s productions reimagine classics from the Western theatre canon, finding a new context for the stories within a South African or township setting, thereby creating inventive work relevant to the heritage of the nation. Isango intends to further develop this process by building a truly mixed audience, reflecting and uniting a diverse South African nation.



10/21/14 - 10/26/14

Tickets start at $25
 



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Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Sphinx Virtuosi & Catalyst Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is one of the nation's most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Alumni of the internationally-renowned Sphinx Competition, this 18-piece chamber orchestra is comprised of the nation's top Black and Latino classical soloists.



10/26/14

Tickets: $20, $15



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Fall Fringe Festival

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210

The BU Fall Fringe Festival, now in its 18th season, is a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. The festival’s mission is to produce new or rarely performed significant works in the opera and theatre repertoire, bringing performers and audiences together in unique theatrical settings. 2014 titles include the BU New Play Initiative production of The Whitmores by Ben Ducoff, Later The Same Evening - a one-act opera inspired by five Edward Hopper paintings and written by John Musto and Mark Campbell, and La Tragédie de Carmen - an adaptation of Bizet's Carmen adapted by Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carrière. For full Fringe Festival information: www.bu.edu/cfa/fringe



10/08/14 - 10/26/14

$7 General Admission | $3.50 with CFA Membership | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability



- http://www.bu.edu/cfa/fringe

Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210 - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Boston Philharmonic present Mozart & Rachmaninoff

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

The vagaries of love, its ecstasies, surprises and wrenching reversals, form the substance of Mozart’s great comic opera Così fan tutte. Love’s comedies and love’s tragedies are inseparable, the equal sides of a balance held aloft with ironic poise by Mozart at his most masterful.

The operatic genius of Mozart makes itself felt in his non-operatic works as well, and nowhere more so than in the Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola. Unusual in form, unusual in the way that its two solo instruments interact, daring in its overtly operatic expressiveness, it is one of the pivotal works in Mozart’s evolution as a composer, and one in which we see his experimental and revolutionary side most clearly. Mozart never wrote a purely instrumental work that was more blatantly operatic than this one. We are extremely fortunate to have two of the supreme masters of their instruments to perform this work with us, violinist Miriam Fried and violist Kim Kashkashian.

If ever there were a symphony overflowing with love it is the Second Symphony of Rachmaninoff. Almost from its first note the emotion-drenched themes well up in an unstoppable flood, all of them clothed in Rachmaninoff’s most gorgeous orchestration. The variety to be found in this symphony is astonishing too – with its tender confessional passages, its rapt outpourings, its hearty humor, and its occasional dark moments. A performance of this work is always an “event,” and you won’t want to miss it!



10/23/14 - 10/26/14

Level A - $72, Level B - $52, Level C - $36, Level D - $15



- http://bostonphil.org/concerts/october

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Inside the Haunted House by The Gerwick Puppets

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

In this original Halloween story, two brave children dress up as ghosts to investigate a creepy old mansion. Find out what haunted surprises await them inside! Elaborate scenery, large-scale puppets, lighting effects, and dramatic music create the fun and spooky atmosphere in this humorous Halloween tale.

This performance marks the Gerwick Puppets' 40th anniversary! A celebratory reception will take place following the 3pm performance on Sunday October 26th.



10/25/14 - 10/26/14

$12/General Admission, $8/Members



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Pilobolus

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

Over their 40-plus year history, Pilobolus has appeared at the Olympics, the Oscars, and around the world. This unique and wildly creative dance ensemble continues to amuse, innovate and astonish audiences.
 



10/24/14 - 10/27/14

Ticket information:

For Friday Oct. 24th: http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=947

For Saturday Oct. 25th: http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=948

For Sunday Oct. 26th: http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=949


Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.


Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $35, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling Citi Charge at 866-348-9738, or at the Citi Shubert Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont Street, Boston.


Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.


Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.


Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/pilobolus.htm

Citi Shubert Theatre - 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



National Theatre of London in HD: Skylight

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.



10/28/14

Adults: $22; Students & Seniors: $15; Youth: $5 



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/skylight/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Jim Gaffigan

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Jim Gaffigan has proven himself a major talent beloved to a wide range of audiences, achieving accolades and awards for his stand-up comedy, acting, and writing.

His clever, quiet style has made him one of the top five most successful touring comedians in the country today and his CDs and DVDs have reached platinum sales. Gaffigan has had an unprecedented number of appearances on late night’s “Letterman” and “Conan.” His writing and voice work on the animated series Pale Force for Conan led to nominations for both a Broadband Emmy and a Webby Award.



10/29/14

$75



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/jim_gaffigan/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Public Space? Lost & Found Exhibition

Presented by MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT)

 Since 2001, Antoni Muntadas has taught a graduate seminar in public space at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (formerly the Visual Arts Program). In addition to the Public Space symposium, an exhibition based on this seminar is on view in the lobby of the MIT Media Lab Complex. An archive of course posters, syllabi, research materials and documents, travel photographs and logs, and documentation of projects are presented as a condensed survey mapping the ideas and the destinations explored and researched in Muntadas’s courses.

The exhibition presents scholarship and projects that challenge or support ideas of cultural identity, of public space, and of their relation to cultural production.



04/18/14 - 10/30/14

FREE



- http://act.mit.edu/projects-and-events/events/exhibitions/public-space-lost-found-exhibition/



Children’s Champion Award Dinner

Presented by U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Join the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for its annual fundraising gala, the Children’s Champion Award Dinner, to honor Heidi Klum with the Children’s Champion Award and National Board Member, Barrie Landry with the Helenka Pantaleoni Humanitarian Award. The Children’s Champion Award Dinner honors individuals who strive to help us reach the day when ZERO children die from preventable causes. Head to The Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails, dinner, and a live auction.

Honorees: UNICEF Supporter, Heidi Klum is the Children’s Champion Award recipient and U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Member, Barrie Landry is the Helenka Pantaleoni Humanitarian Award recipient

Award Presenter: TBD

Gala Chairs: Alli Achtmeyer, Beth Floor and Bryan Rafanelli



10/30/14

The Children's Champion Awards Dinner has a variety of sponsorship and ticket opportunities starting at $1,000.



- http://www.unicefusa.org/childrenschampion



Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music that is unique yet familiar in texture.



10/30/14

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $30.  Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales are 5-7pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=833 for seating and ticket information.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/fleckwashburn.htm

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



David Bazan & Passenger String Quartet

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

The seed for this album was planted during a one-off show back in 2012. Bazan was invited to play a show in Tacoma WA with the Passenger String Quartet and eventually started talking about making proper studio recordings of these songs. Although it took nearly two years for everyone’s schedules to line up again, in February 2014, they were able to spend a week at Avast! studio in Seattle tracking a collection of 10 songs pulled from Pedro The Lion, Headphones and Bazan solo albums. Join us for the anticipated Album Release Show for the New David Bazan and Passenger String Quartet Recording at the Regent Theatre.  



10/30/14

General Admission: $20



- http://regenttheatre.com/details/david_bazan_passenger_string_quartet

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



NT Live: Frankenstein

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

National Theatre Live’s 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of National Theatre Live's 5th anniversary celebrations.

Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.



10/30/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/frankenstein

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Ametsuchi: An installation and video by Rinko Kawauchi

Presented by Lesley University

Ametsuchi, translated loosely as “song of the universe,” brings together images of distant constellations and tiny figures lost within landscapes, as well as traditional-style photographs of controlled-burn farming (yakihata) in which the cycles of cultivation and recovery span decades and generations.

Reflecting upon the first time she traveled to southern Japan and witnessed yakihata, artist Rinko Kawauchi recalls, “the force of the flames burning up the vast grassland was far stronger than I had imagined. Witnessing the landscape completely burnt to pitch black, I was seized by the illusion that I myself had burned up. It was a refreshing sensation, as if the self I had been up until that time was no longer—that I had been reborn anew.”

Kawauchi has gained international recognition for her nuanced, lushly colored images that offer closely observed fragments of everyday life. In this show, she shifts her attention from the micro to the macro, and she punctuates the series with images of Buddhist rituals and other religious ceremonies — a suggestion of other means by which humankind has traditionally attempted to transcend time and memory.

 

"Ametsuchi: An installation and video by Rinko Kawauchi" is free and open to the public. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit here.

Gallery hours

Monday through Saturday: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
For information, call: 617.585.6600
 



09/04/14 - 10/30/14

FREE



- http://www.lesley.edu/NewsDetail.aspx?id=17994



Lavell Crawford

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Perhaps best known for his role on BREAKING BAD, Lavell next hits the big screen alongside Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Uma Thurman in AMERICAN ULTRA for Lionsgate. Recent projects include his on-going recurring roles on THE CRAZY ONES, SUPER FUN NIGHT, and ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, as well as his work for several weeks as Guest Host of the STEVE HARVEY RADIO SHOW, regular appearances on CHELSEA LATELY, recurring voice over roles on Adult Swim’s SQUIDBILLIES, ongoing series regular role on Swim’s new series, SPERM WHALE. and roles on TOSH.0 and WORKAHOLICS. His one-hour special LAVELL CRAWFORD: CAN A BROTHER GET SOME LOVE recently premiered this year on Comedy Central, his second special for the network. Lavell has had a deal for a scripted series at Comedy Central as well.



10/31/14

$22-$30



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Richard Goode, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

Celebrated American pianist Richard Goode is one of the most acclaimed interpreters of Beethoven.

BEETHOVEN
The Last Word
Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Opus 109
Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Opus 110
Selections from Bagatelles, Opus 119
Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Opus 111
 



11/01/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=869 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $35, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Jordan Hall Box Office, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/goode.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Bizet - Carmen

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

 



11/01/14

Met Member Subscriptions: Friday, August 15
General Public: August 22
Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/bizets-carmen/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



The Pine Hill Project: Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Two of the folk community’s most beloved artists join forces for a double bill of folk/Americana, each bringing a unique perspective, personality and style that beautifully compliment the other. Kaplansky and Shindell are a folk match that should not be missed. With special guest Teresa Williams.



11/01/14

Tickets: $52, $41, $31



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/lucy-kaplansky-richard-shindell/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Cozzolani Vespers / Buxtehude Jesu Membra Nostri

Presented by Cappella Clausura

We open our season with two early Baroque masterpieces. A generation, gender and worlds apart, Chiara Cozzolani and Dietrich Buxtehude are joined by the power of their emotional and spiritual expression. Be prepared to be blown away. And if you leave speaking of "Cozzohude" and "Buxtelani," well, so do we. With period ensemble featuring guest artists Carol Lewis, gamba, and Catherine Liddell & Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbos.
 



11/01/14

Advance Tickets: $20; Seniors & Students: $15
Tickets at the door: $25/$20

Don't just buy individual tickets --
Join us as a subscriber this year and get 4 concerts for the price of 3!
Each concert season by Cappella Clausura presents a unique journey -- a body of work by women composers and their colleagues
and influences that simply can't be heard anywhere else. 2014-15 subscribers will enjoy the following benefits:
• 25% discount. Take all 4 concerts and one of them is yours for free!
• Preferred seating in rows reserved for Subscribers. No need to line up early!
• Easy ticket exchanges. Exchange your ticket for the alternate performance of the same program --
or for another upcoming concert in the same season.
• Invite-a-guest. Each subscriber may request two additional free tickets to any season concert.
A great way to share Cappella Clausura with your friends!



- http://clausura.org



An Evening With Bruce Cockburn

Presented by Great Northeast Productions, Inc. at Somerville Theatre

Great Northeast Productions, Inc. will present legendary Canadian icon, Zen songwriter, guitarist, singer, poet, activist and psalmist Bruce Cockburn in concert on Saturday, November 1 at the historic, 100-year-old Somerville Theatre. This will be Cockburn's first Boston concert in three years and also his only New England appearance this season. 

Bruce Cockburn has always been a restless spirit. Over the course of four decades, the celebrated Canadian artist has travelled to the corners of the earth out of humanitarian concerns—often to trouble spots experiencing events that have led to some of his most memorable songs. Going up against chaos, even if it involves grave risks, can be necessary to get closer to the truth.

Cockburn's new memoir, Rumours of Glory will be released by Harper Collins worldwide on November 4. In addition, an hour-long video documentary, Pacing The Cage, an intimate look at Bruce Cockburn, his life and his music, was made available in June, 2013. Cockburn's most recent CD, Small Source of Comfort--his 31st album--released in 2011, garnered "Contemporary Album of the Year" and "Contemporary Singer of the Year" from the Canadian Folk Music Awards as well as a Juno award for "Top Roots & Traditional Album of the Year Solo."

“Fans of Bruce Cockburn’s extraordinary acoustic fingerpicking will be thrilled with Small Source of Comfort, his 31st studio album. Cockburn’s shimmering arpeggios, syncopated riffs, and hypnotic single-note lines blend elements of Mississippi John Hurt, Jerry Garcia, Leo Kottke, and Brazilian greats Luiz Bonfa and Oscar Castro-Neves, yet remain entirely his own.” wrote Premier Guitar Magazine.

Cockburn has also won 13 Juno Awards and has been nominated for 32; he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 from the Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers.



11/01/14

$42.50 and $36.50 [including theatre restoration fee]

Tickets are on sale now at www.feitheatres.com and at the Somerville Theatre Box Office. For more information call, 617-625-5700.



- http://www.sueauclairpromotions.com/Sue_Auclair_Promotions/An_Evening_with_Bruce_Cockburn_November_1.html

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.

Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production will feature Broadway/television star Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray, Hair) as The Narrator and Broadway star Ace Young (Grease, Hair) as Joseph.

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including "Those Canaan Days," "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door."



10/28/14 - 11/02/14

Full price tickets are $45, $55, $65 and $75, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more (excludes Fri/Sat evening performances), corporate partners, and WOO Card holders. 15% discount available for groups of 15 or more (excludes Fri/Sat evening performances).



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=122

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Mamma Mia!

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Over 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone's having the time of their lives!



10/28/14 - 11/02/14

$29 - $144



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/mamma-mia-ss/

Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre - 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 1

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

This first concert features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf that continue, with striking originality, in the tradition of Schubert and Schumann.

Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, op. 1
Wolf: Mörike-lieder, 1-9, 11, 14, 16-19

Danielle Maddon, violin
Joan Ellersick, viola,
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
Randall Hodgkinson, piano (Mendelssohn)
Ryan Turner, tenor
Margot Rood, soprano
Brett hodgdon, piano (Wolf)



11/02/14

$55 - Patron
$30 - General
$10 - Student



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

A celebration of creativity, community, and friendship, The Visitors (2012) documents a 64-minute durational performance Kjartansson staged with some of his closest friends at the romantically dilapidated Rokeby Farm in upstate New York. Each of the nine channels shows a musician or group of musicians, including some of Iceland’s most renowned as well as members of the family that owns Rokeby Farm, performing in a separate space in the storied house and grounds; each wears headphones to hear the others.

As the music begins and repeats, individual players stop, start, and move between rooms. Viewed together, the individual videos present an ensemble performance Kjartansson calls a “feminine nihilistic gospel song.” The piece itself sets lyrics from a poem by artist Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Ragnar´s ex-wife, to a musical arrangement by the artist and Icelandic musician Davíð Þór Jónsson; the title comes from a 1981 album from Swedish pop band ABBA, meant to be its last.



07/23/14 - 11/02/14

Museum Admission



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/ragnar-kjartansson_the-visitors/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Opera at the Cinema: ROMEO ET JULIETTE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette is one of the most famous and moving love stories in all of opera, despite the fact that everyone already knows how the story ends.

Stage director Bartlett Sher (winner of a Tony Award for best director of a musical for his revival of South Pacific on Broadway) makes his European opera debut with this production of Roméo et Juliette at the Felsenreitschule. Tenor superstar Rolando Villazón sings opposite young Georgian soprano Nino Machaizde, one of the newest darlings of the opera world.



11/02/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/rom%C3%A9o-et-juliette

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Cozzolani Vespers / Buxtehude Jesu Membra Nostri

Presented by Cappella Clausura at Eliot Church

We open our season with two early Baroque masterpieces. A generation, gender and worlds apart, Chiara Cozzolani and Dietrich Buxtehude are joined by the power of their emotional and spiritual expression. Be prepared to be blown away. And if you leave speaking of "Cozzohude" and "Buxtelani," well, so do we. With period ensemble featuring guest artists Carol Lewis, gamba, and Catherine Liddell & Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbos.
 



11/02/14

Advance tickets: $20; Seniors & Students: $15
Tickets at the door: $25 / $20

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and influences that simply can't be heard anywhere else. 2014-15 subscribers will enjoy the following benefits:
• 25% discount. Take all 4 concerts and one of them is yours for free!
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A great way to share Cappella Clausura with your friends!



- http://clausura.org

Eliot Church - 474 Centre Street, Newton, MA, 02458



Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Part ballet, part modern, part street dance, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal defies categories with its blend of hip, funky moves infused with infectious energy, humor, and imagination. The internationally renowned repertory company, also known as BJM, continues to evolve with all the vitality and spirit of exploration for which it has been known since its inception in 1972. Led by Artistic Director Louis Robitaille since 1998, BJM presents the Boston premiere of Closer, choreographed by Benjamin Millepied, and new works by Andonis Foniadakis, and Rodrigo Pederneiras from Grupo Corpo.



11/01/14 - 11/02/14

$40 | $48 | $69



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2019

Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Shibori Dyeing

Presented by Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts at Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

Shibori_is the Japanese art of creating patterns by binding, stitching, folding and twisting fabric during the dyeing process. Learn traditional techniques of_Nu Shibori_(stitching),_Arashi Shibori(pole-wrapping) and_Itajime Shibori_(Shaped resist). Using household supplies and non-toxic dyes made with vegetables and teas, create a series of scarves and go home with the skills to dye larger pieces at home.Dress for class expecting to get messy and wet.Note:_After taking this class, you may wish to dye fabric and take_Clothing Construction: Kimono Robe_8 Thursdays, Jan 9_Feb 27, 2014, 6:30_9pm



10/27/13 - 11/03/14

$70.00



- http://www.eliotschool.org/classes/shibori-dyeing

Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts - 24 Eliot St. PO Box 300351, Boston, MA, 02130



Juanjo Mena conducts Sibelius and Schubert featuring violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena, chief conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, is joined by the fine German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann for Sibelius's great Violin Concerto. The Finnish composer wrote this work between 1902 and 1905, and Richard Strauss led the premiere of the definitive version. A violinist himself, Sibelius is said to have worked out his one-time ambition to become a concert virtuoso with this three-movement concerto, which features the composer's distinctive, Finnish folk music-influenced flavors in a work by turns fiery and lyrical. Franz Schubert wrote his towering orchestral masterpiece, the so-called Great C major symphony, toward the end of his short life. Its exact dates have never been established, but he wrote this formally and harmonically innovative piece at around the same time Beethoven wrote his Ninth Symphony.



10/30/14 - 11/04/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Lucky Day Music Class with Stacey Peasley

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Temple Israel of Natick

Popular children’s entertainer Stacey Peasley combines her love of young children with her musical talents in an eight week class held at Temple Israel (145 Hartford Street) in Natick on Tuesdays, September 16 through November 4 from 9:45-10:30am. Using instruments and props, kids will move to music ranging from pop and rock to children’s favorites and Stacey originals. Geared towads infants up to 3 years old with an adult. Cost is $160/session (Please note: fee is for one child plus adult - additional siblings are $95/session). Register at bostonjcc.org/mwmusicwithstaceypeasley. For more information, contact metrowest@jccgb.org or 508-879-3300. All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.



09/16/14 - 11/04/14

Cost is $160/session (Please note: fee is for one child plus adult - additional siblings are $95/session)



- http://www.bostonjcc.org/mwmusicwithstaceypeasley

Temple Israel of Natick - 145 Hartford Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons return for an evening filled with their chart topping hits, including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," "My Eyes Adored You," and many more. Frankie Valli was catapulted into rock and roll stardom after his iconic American Bandstand performance of "Sherry" with the Four Seasons. As a solo artist and with the Four Seasons, Valli has produced 19 top ten hits and sold over 100 million records worldwide. Hit singles include "December, '63 (Oh, What a Night)," “Bye Bye Baby," "Dawn," as well as the hit title track of the bestselling "Grease" soundtrack.

 

Made possible through the support of Herb Chambers Toyota - Hyundai of Auburn

 

 



11/05/14

Full price tickets are $62.50, $82.50, $92.50; with limited VIP seats available for $128. 10% discount available for members, corporate partners and WOO Card holders during member presale ONLY. 10% discount available for groups of 10 or more.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=154

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Shaggy

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

An exemplary career that has spanned well over a decade, Shaggy has enjoyed cross- oversuccess. He is the only certified Diamond-selling Dancehall Reggae artist. However, Shaggy has remained humble, taking his career in strides. He has defied the odds, succeeded on his own terms and conditions to break down barriers for those who dare to follow in his footsteps.



11/05/14

$25-$35



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Chris D'Elia

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Chris D’Elia is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Recently named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” D’Elia can next be seen starring as Danny on NBC’s new comedy Undateable. He previously starred opposite Whitney Cummings on NBC’s multi-camera comedy Whitney. D’Elia’s other credits include Comedy Central’s Workaholics, TBS’ Glory Daze and Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy.



11/06/14

$30



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Steep Canyon Rangers

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Steep Canyon Rangers are a spirited bluegrass group that delves into folk, country and pop music, adding undeniable songwriting skills to go along with their instrumental prowess. While known to many for frequent collaborations with legendary comedian/banjo player Steve Martin, the North Carolina sextet’s music stands on its own.



11/06/14

Tickets: $49, $39, $27



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/steep-canyon-rangers/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



"Final Sale" Opening Reception

Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present “Economic Racism in Perspective: Past and Present in the US and Germany,” a series of events scheduled for November 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of 1964 Civil Rights Act and consider more broadly the dangers of economic discrimination. By considering both the American and German examples, the Center aims at encouraging a wide-ranging discussion of the consequences of racism in commercial life.

Linking the events is “Final Sale. The End of Jewish Businesses in Nazi Berlin,” a historical exhibition on economic segregation in Nazi Berlin. Based on new research, the exhibition explores the fate of 16 small businesses, focusing on the entrepreneurs who built them and their struggle to survive in an increasingly segregated and racist business environment, from internationally renowned theater director Max Reinhardt to a family of egg wholesalers. “Final Sale” will be on display throughout the month of November at the Rubin-Frankel Gallery (213 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215).

For more information on similar conferences and lectures, go to bu.edu/judaicstudies/dispossession, contact tus via email at erp2014@bu.edu, or call 617.353.8096. 



11/06/14

Free



- http://bu.edu/judaicstudies/dispossession



Nick Offerman: Full Bush

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Nick Offerman (Parks & Rec’s ‘Ron Swanson’) is back at the Wilbur with his new stand-up routine, “Full Bush”. The routine features a veritable smorgasbord of cautionary tales, tunes, and tips for prosperity (with minor nudity).



11/07/14

$35-$49



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/summer-of-69-nick-offerman-megan-mullally/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

 Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and Disney/Pixar’s "Toy Story" in their new touring show DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY'S MUSIC FESTIVAL. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more! The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie; are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family! You can’t resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters. Come join them at DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY'S MUSIC FESTIVAL for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin’ memories to last a lifetime.



11/07/14

Full price tickets are $37 and $57; limited VIP seats available for $67.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=138

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Gruff Rhys

Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

 Gruffydd Maredudd Bowen Rhys is a Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author. He performs solo and with several bands, including Super Furry Animals who obtained mainstream success in the 1990s.



11/07/14

$12 General Admission



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Brighton Music Hall - 158 Brighton Avenue, Boston, MA, 02134



Haunted Dinner Theater - Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead!

Presented by Mystery Cafe

Join us the Haunted Dinner Theater presented by the Mystery Cafe as we present our show “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!” this fall at the iconic Hawthorne Hotel in Salem’s historic district. It’s a family friendly whodunit where the actors perform tableside and you help solve a comic, interactive, haunted mystery!
The world famous Witches of Salem are up to no good, and when one of them turns out to have real magical powers mayhem ensues!
Join us for a night you and your kids will never forget as we bring the Haunted Dinner Theater to Massachusetts with Ding-Dong, The Witch Is Dead!

 



09/19/14 - 11/07/14

$55.00 for adults, $30 for kids



- http://haunteddinnertheater.com/



Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with Riccardo Chailly, conductor and Nikolaj Znaider, violin soloist

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra 's unique timbre, its virtuosic flexibility, its musicians' rapture-inducing, infectious joy, coupled with the profound sincerity of their music-making, are the unmistakable characteristics of this beloved institution, the oldest civic symphony orchestra in the world.

MENDELSSOHN
The Hebrides (Overture)

BEETHOVEN
Violin Concerto

MENDELSSOHN
Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”



11/07/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=837 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45 and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket will be on sale 5-7pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/leipzig.htm

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Gary Backstrom & "Rhythm Of The Saints" - A Live Tribute to Paul Simon

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Rhythm Of The Saints is a special live tribute to one of America’s most brilliant songwriters, Paul Simon, featuring an amazing seven-piece band featuring Gary Backstrom of Jiggle The Handle as well as members of Max Creek, Heavy Metal Horns, Ryan Montbleau and more! The show will feature songs from Simon's long career from the 1960s through his current work. A magical night for any music fan old or young.



11/07/14

Reserved Seats: $17 advance; $22 day of show



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/gary_backstrom_rhythm_of_the_saints_a_live_tribute_to_paul_simon

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



An Evening of Illumination

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

The annual Evening of Illumination will take place at Old Sturbridge Village on November 8. Explore a time without electricity and street lights. Take in the captivating scenes of an early New England village lit only by candles, oil lamps, and fireplaces. Tours will be offered to select buildings around the Village, and the night will be capped off with refreshments in the Bullard Tavern, including mulled cider and a cash bar. Tours are limited to 15 guests each and leave the Visitor Center every 10 minutes from 6:00 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.



11/08/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/evening-illumination

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



Craig Shoemaker

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 What comedian do you know that has 2 Emmy’s, appeared on Broadway, and was voted “Best Male Standup” at the American Comedy Awards? That’s right, it’s The LoveMaster Craig Shoemaker! Best known for his engaging, relatable standup and iconic baritone-voiced character, The LoveMaster, Craig has appeared on hit television shows such as “Parks & Recreation” and “The Bold & The Beautiful”. Craig’s latest 90-minute standup special, “Daditude”, aired prime time for three months on SHOWTIME Newtwork. The Los Angeles Times praises him, saying: “Shoemaker is insightful and amazing… we are moved beyond laughter to tears”.



11/06/14 - 11/08/14

Thursday- $20/$30

Friday- $25/$35



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Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Shaping Sound Dance Company

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

 After a sold-out 13-city tour, SHAPING SOUND returns to the stage. SHAPING SOUND is an electrifying new show originally seen on the reality television series "All the Right Moves" that features Emmy Award Nominees and Stars of "So You Think You Can Dance" Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson with a dynamic company of contemporary dancers. Experience the exhilarating collaboration of the newest dance visionaries as they mash-up music genres and dance styles in one explosive, commercial dance theater experience for all ages.



11/08/14

Full price tickets are $32, $42, $52 and $62 depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=137

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. In this special afternoon, BYSO play's Prokofiev's classic Peter and the Wolf.



11/08/14

$20 Kids under 18 are Free (limit four per family) to get free kids tickets, please order through phone



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Mavis Staples

Presented by Spectacle Management at John Hancock Hall

For more than sixty years, from her early days with The Staple Singers to her recent work with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples has been legend of the Gospel and Blues. Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Staples was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album for "One True Vine."



11/08/14

Tickets are $59-$49



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=9

John Hancock Hall - 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Peter Yarrow - A Night of Conversation and Song

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

“We all know the music of Peter, Paul and Mary—folk classics that remain the soundtrack for generations. But our patrons were thrilled to experience the relevancy of that music, and how it resonates through today’s headlines, when Peter Yarrow brought his solo show to the Tower Theatre. It was so much more than a nostalgia show. Peter connected with the sold-out audience in ways that went well beyond a normal concert: he encouraged sing-alongs and audience participation; he signed autographs at intermission; he personally greeted each and every one of our VIPs and members; he even auctioned two personalized guitars to raise money for our educational outreach programs. Peter turned our theatre into his living room. He created an inclusive atmosphere, encouraging each of us to change our part of the world. It was a memorable evening rooted in the historic milestones of his past, yet focused on the current issues that continue to call him to activism. We all know how all the songs of Peter, Paul and Mary sound; what a rare treat to hear what Peter thinks of them. “

–Ray Solley, Executive Director, Tower Theatre Foundation, Bend, Oregon



11/08/14

Reserved Seats (Prices Include Facility Fee):

$53 VIP / Center Rows A & B $53 (Includes Meet and Greet with Peter Yarrow)
$38 Preferred Orchestra (Center rows C to J)
$33 Rest of Orchestra
$28 Balcony



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/a_night_of_conversation_and_song_with_peter_yarrow

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Bach and Ruehr

Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

Cantata Singers’ 51st season commences with a program featuring the world premiere of Elena Ruehr’s Eve paired with two cantatas by J.S. Bach.  Cantata Singers has commissioned Boston-based composer and 2014 Guggenheim fellow Elena Ruehr to write Eve, which is Cantata Singers’ 14th commission and the first from a female composer.

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 77, “Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben”
Elena Ruehr: Eve World Premiere; Cantata Singers Commission
J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 195a, “Dem Gerechten muß das Licht immer wieder aufgehen”



11/08/14

Subscriptions start at $85
Single tickets $25-$69
Student, senior and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Balance

Presented by BoSoma Dance Company at Boston University Dance Theater

This one hour performance offers thought provoking and energy inspiring dance. Katherine Hooper's new work delves into the controversial discussion of the work/life balance and askes the question is it really possible to have it all at the same time. Lindsey Leduc joins BoSoma again as a guest choreographer creating passionate energy between the dancers and audience. This year's opening act brings The Dance Project, Mass Motion Dance Strubridge, Boston and Peabody intensive study students to the stage once again.



11/08/14

$25 General Admission | $20 BDA/Senior/Student | Group Discounts of 10 or more tickets available



- http://bosomabalance.bpt.me

Boston University Dance Theater - 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Dancing at Lughnasa

Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at Semel Theater

By Brian Friel
Directed by Courtney O'Connor

Ballybeg, County Donegal, Ireland. During the summer of 1936, the five Mundy sisters welcome home their mentally and physically frail elder brother, returning from a life as a missionary in Africa. Love briefly seems possible for some of them, but their world and family are rapidly being changed and challenged as summer, dreams and hopes fade away. As the now-grown Michael shares the story of his mother and her sisters, the women join together to celebrate the Celtic harvest festival of Lughnasa and allow themselves one last joyous dance before reaping their bitter harvest. Vivid, layered characters and language combine in this elegant and rueful memory play that is widely regarded as Brian Friel's masterpiece, and his tribute to the spirit and valor of the past.

 

 



11/06/14 - 11/09/14

$8 Emerson community
$12 Public



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Semel Theater - 10 Boylston Place, Boston, MA, 02116



Les Miserables

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling epic story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. The world's most popular musical examines the metamorphosis of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean who agrees to care for a dying factory worker's young daughter, all the while being hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert. The Tony Award-winning masterpiece has thrilled audiences around the world and will now be presented in a unique in-the-round production.

SONGS INCLUDE: DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? • STARS • BRING HIM HOME • MASTER OF THE HOUSE • ONE DAY MORE • AT THE END OF THE DAY • I DREAMED A DREAM • ON MY OWN



10/28/14 - 11/09/14

$50.00 - $75.00



- http://www.nsmt.org

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



An Evening with Paul Anka

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Singer, songwriter, and actor, Paul Anka became famous in the late 1950s, 60s, and 70s with hit songs like “Diana,” “Lonely Boy,” and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder.” In addition to his illustrious singing career, Anka wrote the theme music for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady,” the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra’s signature song “My Way,” and Michael Jackson’s posthumous hit “This Is It.” Anka is the only artist in history to have a record on Billboard’s Top 50 chart for seven consecutive decades, and has cemented his places as one of the most prolific and versatile singer/songwriters of any generation.

 

Made possible through the generous support of Mary C. DeFeudis.

 



11/09/14

Full price tickets are $49.50, $69.50 and $79.50 depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=133

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Yale Alumni Russian Chorus and Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Yale Russian Chorus was founded in 1953 at the height of the Cold War by Denis Mickiewicz, a student at the Yale Music School, and George Litton, president of the Yale Russian Club. With its unique repertoire of religious and secular music from Russia and neighboring lands, the Chorus quickly established a prominent place in the pantheon of Yale singing groups. It thrives to this day, transcending dramatic changes in the political climate.

The Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus is a performing group of women from a variety of cultural and academic backgrounds who share a common interest in Slavic music. Most members of the Chorus had very little exposure to Slavic Music before coming to Yale, and most members do not speak any of the native Slavic languages. The Slavic Chorus, Yale’s oldest all-women vocal ensemble, has always been dedicated to maintaining musical vigor, excitement, and fellowship among members and with our audience. It is comprised primarily of undergraduates.



11/09/14

$20, $15



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/yale-russian-chorus/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Home Free - Crazy Life Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Columbia Records recording artist Home Free has announced details for their upcoming “Crazy Life Tour,” which will see the band traveling from coast to coast on their first headlining tour since being crowned champions of Season 4 of NBC’s The Sing-Off in December. The tour will celebrate their Sing-Off victory, as well as the release of their debut album, Crazy Life, available now in major retailers and at all DSPs.



11/09/14

$25-$50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/home-free-crazy-life-tour/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Christoph Kreutzmüller: “Kristallnacht and the Destruction of Jewish Commercial Activity in Germany”

Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present “Economic Racism in Perspective: Past and Present in the US and Germany,” a series of events scheduled for November 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of 1964 Civil Rights Act and consider more broadly the dangers of economic discrimination. By considering both the American and German examples, the Center aims at encouraging a wide-ranging discussion of the consequences of racism in commercial life.

Sunday, November 9 at 5pm: Christoph Kreutzmüller will present a Key-note lecture on “Kristallnacht and the Destruction of Jewish Commercial Activity in Germany.” Dr. Christoph Kreutzmüller is Senior Researcher and Educator, Museum of the House of the Wannsee Conference.

For more information on similar conferences and lectures, go to bu.edu/judaicstudies/dispossession, contact us at erp2014@bu.edu, or call 617.353.8096. All events, with the exception of the Dispossession conference, are free and open to the public.



11/09/14

Free



- http://bu.edu/judaicstudies/dispossession



Cape Symphony: Masterpiece II Opera's Greatest Moments

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
DEBORAH SELIG, SOPRANO | PATRICE HOUSTON, MEZZO SOPRANO | BRIAN THORSETT, TENOR | ANDREW GARLAND, BARITONE
THE CHATHAM CHORALE, JOSEPH MARCHIO, MUSIC DIRECTOR
THE FALMOUTH CHORALE, JOHN YANKEE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

We’re off to the opera for another fabulous first – an entire concert devoted to the world’s greatest productions. We’ll catch up with Carmen, have fun with Figaro and toast La Traviata. We’ll hear much from Mr. Mozart, plenty from Puccini and the very best of Verdi. This opera fest brings you the best of the best: unforgettable arias, duets and choral masterpieces from Rigoletto, Nabucco, Aida, La bohème, Madama Butterfly, the Barber of Seville, the Marriage of Figaro, The Pearl Fishers– and more. You’ll hear every incredible, indelible moment from the grand opera stage in one single outing – now that’s something to sing about!



11/08/14 - 11/09/14

$29 - $68



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-3.asp

Barnstable Performing Arts Center - 744 West Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02661



Lil Rel

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Lil Rel has been seen on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, his Comedy Central Special, and his show stopping performances on Comedy Central’s Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at The El Rey, Martin Lawrence 1st Amendment on Starz, and HBO’s Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy. He also recently appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show, Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam and E’s Chelsea Lately.



11/06/14 - 11/09/14

$15-$20



- http://laughboston.com/event/lil-rel-4/

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Dear Elizabeth

Presented by The Lyric Stage Company of Boston at The Lyric Stage Company

A play in letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and back again.

Told through the extensive and imaginative correspondence between two of the 20th century’s most important and celebrated American poets — Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell — Dear Elizabeth is a different kind of love story, of artists and friends. Bishop and Lowell's thirty-five-year friendship served to buoy each other up in life and art, each being profoundly impacted by the other. Celebrated playwright Sarah Ruhl weaves a lyrical, moving portrait of a friendship between two writers that transcends oceans, continents, and time. “[An] articulate, imaginative, and moving theatrical experience.” – New Haven Register “Heartfelt, elegant, and even playful.” – Hartford Courant



10/17/14 - 11/09/14

Tickets range $25 to $63.

There are a limited amount of $25 tickets available for each performance. Ticket price depends on the seating section and day of the week.

Discounts available for students and seniors by calling the Box Office.



- http://lyricstage.com/productions/production.cfm?ID=85

The Lyric Stage Company - 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Addams Family A New Musical

Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre

Gomez and Morticia Addams couldn't be prouder of their creepy and kooky family. But when their delightfully sinister daughter, Wednesday, falls in love with a perfectly normal boy and invites his parents over for dinner, nothing will ever be the same. Just in time for Halloween, see all of your favorite characters from The Addams Family come to life in this wonderfully wacky new Broadway musical comedy.

 



10/16/14 - 11/09/14

Regular Price Ticket $50, Balcony Standard



- http://stonehamtheatre.org

Stoneham Theatre - 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA, 02180



Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents Dvorak & Bartok

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Symphony Hall

The real “news” of this concert is the return to Boston of legendary Russian cellist Natalia Gutman. One of the world’s most honored and revered musicians, Gutman has played many of the central works of the cello repertory with Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic, but never the most famous of them all, the Dvorák Cello Concerto – also, like the Fine toccata, an “American” piece, in the sense that it was written during the period that the composer lived in the United States. This will be a thrill both for the audience and for the young players in the orchestra, who will have the rare privilege of rehearsing, performing, and even studying, with a living legend.

Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, concludes the program with one of 20th century music’s most invigorating orchestral works, which, like the music of Fine, has Boston associations. Written in this country like the other two works on the program, it was commissioned in 1945 by Serge Koussevitzky as a display piece for his ultra-virtuosic Boston Symphony Orchestra. 70 years later this popular but extremely demanding showpiece is now performed – and brilliantly so – by an orchestra of players age twelve to twenty-one!



11/09/14

Level A - $50, Level B - $30, Level C - $15



- http://bostonphil.org/concerts/november-0

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

Presented by Cambridge Symphony Orchestra at MIT's Kresge Auditorium

Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

featuring:
Diana Jacklin, soprano;
Joanna Porackova, mezzo-soprano; and
New England Conservatory Youth Choir, Walnut Hill Youth Chorale
Jonathan Richter, Chorale Director



11/09/14

Adult $20 | Seniors/students  $15



- http://cambridgesymphony.org/event/resurrection-mahlers-symphony-no-2/

MIT's Kresge Auditorium - 48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Brian Kaplan: Not Your Vacation

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Brian Kaplan's photographs in Not Your Vacation are part of an extensive project documenting Cape Cod in the off-season. Kaplan's stark views of shuttered motels and abandoned tourist traps challenge the often nostalgic and idealized depictions of this popular vacation destination. Cleared of out-of-towners, the Cape Cod of winter depicted in Kaplan's unapologetic photographs feels like a desolate ghost town reminding us of the transient nature of leisure time and the isolation that remains after the fleeting summer. 



09/07/14 - 11/09/14

Adults $11 | Seniors $9 | Students $8 | Members and children under 17 Free



- http://www.danforthart.org/briankaplan.html

Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Sarah Pollman: Aura/Ground

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Sarah Pollman: Aura/Ground includes work from two of the artist's photographic series--separated by shifts in philosophy and technique, but united in close observation of the tenuous relationship between past and present. Her Father/Mother gravestone images, captured in the Golden Hour when natural light is diffused, are powerful explorations of identity and eternity, of anonymity and permanence. Haunting, ghostly figures hover in her spectral and uncanny nightscapes. Taken together, these projects pull at the tenuous ties that bind past and present, and explore the ephemeral and lasting traces which remain. 



09/07/14 - 11/09/14

Members Free
Children Under 17 Free
Adults $11
Seniors $9
Students $8



- http://www.danforthart.org/sarahpollman.html

Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



The Expressive Voice: Brought to Light

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

The Expressive Voice: Brought to Light is a reinstallation of our Permanent Collection showcasing select works from the 1930s to today. Works on view highlight the mythical and spiritual aspects of the movement-- the otherworldly that is "brought to light" on the canvas. Included in the exhibition are works by the founding members of the movement-- prominent Boston artists Karl Zerbe, Jack Levine, and Hyman Bloom-- as well as like-minded artists representing later generations of the movement. 



09/07/14 - 11/09/14

Adults $11 | Seniors $9 | Students $8 | Members and children under 17 Free



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



From the Ground Up

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

New works created specially for Boston Conservatory dance students by nationally- and internationally-recognized choreographers, including Brian Brooks, Uri Sands, Omar Carrum, Claudia Lavista and Daniel Pelzig.



11/06/14 - 11/09/14

Premium Seating: $30
Regular Seating: $25

Discounts
Alumni/WGBH/Senior: $5 off
Student (w/ ID): $10 off



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The Boston Conservatory Theater - 31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Veteran’s Day

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village celebrates Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11 by offering all veterans and active military personnel and their families (up to six people) free admission. Kids can use toy muskets to drill with the militia. Costumed historians will be wearing uniforms detailing 300 years of military history. Get your own musket ball with your initials on it at the blacksmith’s shop, and enjoy the Village’s other regularly scheduled activities.



11/11/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/veterans-day

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



Eric Johnson & Mike Stern

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 The collaboration between “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet” (Guitar Player) and “one of the more distinctive guitarists spanning several decades” (All About Jazz), Eric Johnson and Mike Stern, respectively, hits the next level as the friends and mutual admirers play two Texas concerts before going into Johnson’s Austin studio to cut tracks for an album on the Concord Jazz label to be released this fall. Backing the two on the shows and recordings is noted drummer Anton Fig, who has played with “The World’s Most Dangerous Band” on David Letterman’s NBC and for 28 years and worked with legends like Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, B.B, King and many others, and bassist Chris Maresh, longtime Johnson bassist and co-writer.



11/11/14

$30-$50



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Sergey Antonov, cello

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc.

 Tuesday, November 11, 7:30pm, WamsWorks

Emphasis on Sergey – photo of pianist fine to use, but he should take up more real estate

Sergey Antonov, cello
2007 Gold Medalist, International Tchaikovsky Competition
in recital with Bernadene Blaha, piano

Winner of the most famous music competition and educated at the Moscow Conservatory, cellist Sergey Antonov makes his Music Worcester debut in a program mixing rarities and Rachmaninoff’s incredible Cello Sonata.

Popper Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68
Dohnanyi Cello Sonata in B flat major, Op. 8
Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

“a brilliant cellist” – Mstislav Rostropovich



11/11/14

$45 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



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Andris Nelsons conducts Gubaidulina and Sibelius featuring violinist Baiba Skride

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

New BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons returns for his second series of 2014-15 concerts, joining forces with several longtime collaborators for music with a Scandinavian and Slavic accent. This program features acclaimed Latvian violinist Baiba Skrida, a compatriot and contemporary of the conductor, as soloist in Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina's Offertorium - a piece recorded by the BSO in 1988 and considered one of the most important 20th century concertos for the instrument. Gubaidulina's music is strongly affected by her spirituality, making use of the modern era's wealth of expressive techniques. Closing the concert is Finnish composer Jean Sibelius's Second Symphony, a work of remarkably pastoral temperament that remains one of his most beloved works.



11/06/14 - 11/11/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



DISPOSSESSION International Conference

Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present “Economic Racism in Perspective: Past and Present in the US and Germany,” a series of events scheduled for November 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of 1964 Civil Rights Act and consider more broadly the dangers of economic discrimination. By considering both the American and German examples, the Center aims at encouraging a wide-ranging discussion of the consequences of racism in commercial life.

To explore the connection between economic racism and political violence, an international scholarly conference, entitled “Dispossession. The Plundering of German Jewry, 1933-1945 and Beyond,” will take place from November 9-11, 2014. “Dispossession” brings together twenty-five scholars from different countries working on the financial history and cultural meanings of the Nazi theft of assets belonging to Jews. The panels will engage with the legal, financial, and cultural techniques used to exclude and expropriate German Jews as well as transitional justice in the immediate postwar period.

For more information on similar lectures and conferences, go to bu.edu/judaicstudies/dispossession, contact us via email at erp2014@bu.edu, or call 617.353.8096. All events, with the exception of the Dispossession conference, are free and open to the public.



11/09/14 - 11/11/14

To register for this event and confirm ticket prices / hours of operation, please contact us via email at erp2014@bu.edu, or call 617.353.8096 



- http://bu.edu/judaicstudies/dispossession



SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new comedy that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life. Your inner goddess will be laughing out loud with this clever re-imagining of the characters as they come alive with hysterical comedy, musical numbers, steamy performances from the leading hunk in the grey tie, plus lots of surprises! Learn more at spankshow.com.



11/12/14

$37.75 - $47.75



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/spank-the-fifty-shades-parody/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Rosanne Cash, The River & the Thread in Concert

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash celebrates her acclaimed new album, The River & the Thread, a collection of new original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors.



11/13/14


Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=939 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $30, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Harvard Box Office, Holyoke Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket will be on sale 5-7pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/cash.htm

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

The rhythmic backbone of Progressive Rock’s first supergroup, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Carl has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest drummers, astounding rock fans worldwide with his dazzling speed and technical virtuosity. In between the hugely successful reunion tours of his other supergroup, the original line-up of ASIA (currently at 5 annual world tours and counting!)...and the amazing one-time-only reunion of Emerson Lake & Palmer at London’s 2010 High Voltage Festival…Carl has been thrilling audiences world-wide with his utterly unique show (“ranging from jazzy improvisation, soaring stylized guitar leads, funk bass lines, classical melodies, and hard rock shredding” - Hollywood Today) - The Carl Palmer Band celebrates the music of Emerson Lake & Palmer.

With guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick, the Carl Palmer Band performs re-imagined instrumental versions of ELP’s original compositions and Classical arrangements, including “Trilogy,” “Hoedown,” “Pictures at an Exhibition,” “Fanfare for the Common Man,” “Tarkus,” “The Barbarian,” “Carmina Burana,” and “Karn Evil 9.” 



11/13/14

Reserved Seats: $48 Orchestra; $33 Balcony (includes Facility Fee)

(Limited Preferred Patron Seats in the First 5 Rows Center Orchestra: $75)



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/carl_palmers_elp_legacy

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Robert A. Margo: "Obama, Katrina, and the Persistence of Racial Inequality”

Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present “Economic Racism in Perspective: Past and Present in the US and Germany,” a series of events scheduled for November 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of 1964 Civil Rights Act and consider more broadly the dangers of economic discrimination. By considering both the American and German examples, the Center aims at encouraging a wide-ranging discussion of the consequences of racism in commercial life.

Thursday, November 13 at 7pm: Robert A. Margo will present "Obama, Katrina, and the Persistence of Racial Inequality." Professor Robert Margo is the former chair of the BU Economics Department and incoming president of the Economic History Association. For more information on similar lectures or conferences, go to bu.edu/judaicstudies/dispossession, contact us at erp2014@bu.edu, or call 617.353.8096. All events, with the exception of the Dispossession conference, are free and open to the public.



11/13/14

Free



- http://bu.edu/judaicstudies/dispossession



Triumph! Unsung Black Veterans in U.S. History (Duty-Sacrifice-Honor)

at The Strand Theatre

Triumph! Unsung Black Veterans in U.S. History (Duty-Sacrifice-Honor) is a three month exhibit that celebrates men and women of color in U.S. history that have contributed to the greatness of our nation. The exhibit features 13 portraits of veterans such as the late William Harvey Carney, a Virginia slave who escaped via the Underground Railroad to Massachusetts and later served with the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment as a sergeant.



08/14/14 - 11/14/14

Free



- http://strandboston.com/calendar/event/158-triumph-unsung-black-veterans-in-us-history

The Strand Theatre - 543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, 02125



Jo Koy

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

From filling sold–out clubs across the nation, to appearing weekly as a regular on Chelsea Lately, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. His infectious, explosive energy onstage, insightful jokes, and family-inspired humor crosses all boundaries. In 2007, Variety magazine named Jo Koy one of the “10 Comics to Watch!” As a single father, Jo Koy was inspired by his son and began working on his first Comedy Central special “Don’t Make Him Angry,” which aired in January 2009. His much-anticipated second Comedy Central special “Lights Out” aired in October 2012, and is now available on DVD. Jo has appeared on various VH1 I Love series, as well as The Joy Behar Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Jamie Foxx: Laffapalooza.



11/15/14

$27



- http://thewilbur.com/jo-koy-5/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Trace Adkins: The Christmas Show

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

TRACE ADKINS: THE CHRISTMAS SHOW is a reverent, family-friendly theatrical production, featuring songs from his Celtic Christmas album, “The King’s Gift.” The show combines fireside story-telling with performances of classic carols. The show combines fireside story-telling with performances of classic carols. Adkins’ historical and humorous narration, loving delivery of time-honored Christmas classics and the lush instrumentation make for a truly special holiday event.

Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hit list includes “You're Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins),” and “Just Fishin’.” The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice." In recent years, Adkins has performed seven USO Tours.

In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, the former oil-rigger recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Trace played a tough as nails biker in "The Lincoln Lawyer" (starring Matthew McConaughey), then a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family-friendly film "Moms Night Out" (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew). He developed and hosted GAC’s “Great American Heroes” honoring every-day heroes and he has hosted the American Country Awards on FOX for four consecutive years.



11/15/14

Full price tickets are $43, $53, and $63 depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=148

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Yannis Pappas

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

  Yannis Pappas has been featured on Comedy Central, AXS TV, VH1's Best Week Ever and CBS. He tours the world doing stand up comedy and is known for his immensely popular characters Mr. Panos and Maurica. Along with Director Jesse Scaturro, he is the co-founder of the comedy production company Ditch Films.



11/13/14 - 11/15/14

$20-$25



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=3bd9d65293062b5e24a22f0a25fa0720

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Boston Baroque: Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610

Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall

Boston Baroque's Grammy-nominated Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 returns this Fall to Jordan Hall with the debut of soloists soprano, Yulia Van Doren and tenor Thomas Cooley. They are joined by Boston Baroque and Boston favorites, tenor Aaron Sheehan and soprano Teresa Wakim.

This masterpiece remains an important part of Boston Baroque’s repertory, and its 1998 recording of the work received a Grammy nomination.



11/14/14 - 11/15/14

Tickets range from $35-$95

Discount tickets available day of concert: senior rush (age 65+, $20), student rush ($10 ID required), $30 under 30 (ID required)



- http://bostonbaroque.org

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Dusk Rings a Bell by Stephen Belber

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre

What’s more powerful – a kiss or a crime?
Molly and Ray unexpectedly meet 25 years after their teenage romance. Though their kiss has had a lasting effect on both of them, the memory of their youthful fling is overshadowed by tragic revelations about what has happened in the intervening years.



10/23/14 - 11/16/14

$20-$60



- http://mrt.org/1415Season



Boston International Fine Art Show

Presented by Fusco & Four

Galleries from Europe, Canada and across the U.S. will offer more than 3,000 original works of art at the 18TH ANNUAL BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FINE ART SHOW in Boston’s hip and historic South End. New England’s premier show and sale of contemporary and traditional fine art, featuring paintings, works on paper, sculpture, photography, fine prints, and mixed media. Works on view range from affordable art by today’s emerging artists to museum-quality masterpieces.
 



11/13/14 - 11/16/14

Tickets are $15, under 12 is free

Tickets include: complimentary special programs, re-admission, catalog, coat check. A bistro Café, discount and valet parking are also available.



- http://fineartboston.com/



Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Sunday, November 16, 3pm, Mechanics Hall

Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing

An evening of acoustic string jazz featuring Grammy Award-winning Mark O’Connor. O'Connor's jazz performances and compositions pay tribute to his friend and mentor; the legendary French jazz master Stéphane Grappelli. While performing a number of tunes closely associated with Grappelli, O'Connor's albums and live performances extend the repertoire with O'Connor's original compositions. Hot Swing continues to celebrate acoustic string jazz in new and exciting ways.

Violinist/composer/fiddler Mark O'Connor is widely recognized as one of the most gifted contemporary composers, regularly collaborating with Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer and jazz greats.


"No matter what he plays, when you're listening to O'Connor, you know you're listening to genius." —THE SEATTLE TIMES



11/16/14

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



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Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 2

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

This second concert also features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf.

Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F minor, op 4
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, op. 1
Wolf: Mörike-lieder, 20-33

Heather Braun, violin
Arneis Quartet: Heather Braun, Rose Drucker, Daniel Doña, Agnes Kim
Judith Gordon, piano (Mendelssohn & Wolf)
David Kravitz, baritone
Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano



11/16/14

$55 - Patron
$30 - General
$10 - Student



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Celebrating Richard Strauss at NEC's Jordan Hall

Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall

Join the Boston Civic Symphony, Max Hobart, conductor, at NEC's Jordan Hall where we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, performing one of his favorite works, "Burleske" for piano and orchestra, with local artist Jonathan Bass.

 

Toch - Pinocchio - A Merry Overture

Strauss - Burleske

Liszt - Totentanz

Jonathan Bass, Piano

Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D Minor

 



11/16/14

$40-$15

Senior & Student discounts offered



- http://www.bostoncivicsymphony.org

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor and Gil Shaham, violin soloist

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

LISZT
Mephisto Waltz No. 1

PROKOFIEV
Violin Concerto No. 2

SAMUEL CARL ADAMS
Drift and Providence

RAVEL
Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
 



11/16/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=841 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45 and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/sfsymphony.htm

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Trace Adkins, The Christmas Show

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Country star Trace Adkins’ The Christmas Show 2014 Tour is a reverent, family-friendly theatrical production, featuring songs from his Celtic Christmas album, The King’s Gift. The show combines fireside story-telling with performances of classic carols. Adkins’ historical and humorous narration, loving delivery of time-honored Christmas classics and the lush instrumentation make for a truly special holiday event.



11/16/14

$56-$78



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/trace-adkins/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Sergey Schepkin, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

One of the world’s leading interpreters of Bach, pianist Sergey Schepkin has earned a reputation as an artist of remarkable technical ability with a passionately enthusiastic spirit.

Schepkin has performed in many of the world’s great halls, making his Carnegie Hall recital debut in 1993— a performance which garnered accolades from the New York Times. He has played with many renowned instrumentalists throughout his career, including the Borromeo, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, New Zealand and Vilnius string quartets, as well as the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, of which he was a founding member. Schepkin is also a member of the Boston-based Trio Amici, where his partners are violinist Lucia Lin and cellist Owen Young, both members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.



11/16/14

Tickets: $34, $28, $19



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/sergey-schepkin/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Jermaine Fowler

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Before building a buzz with stand-up, Jermaine was featured in promos for McDonalds, Sobe, and Sports Illustrated. In 2012, Jermaine was one of the “New Faces” at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and was invited back the following year to tape Funny as Hell for HBO. Now, you can catch him touring nationally with College Humor and Comedy Central on Campus. You can see Jermaine on MTV2′s Guy Code, the new Comedy Central series, Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, and is the co-creator, writer, and star of a new TV series, Friends of The People airing this Fall on TruTV.



11/13/14 - 11/16/14

$15-$20



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Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



ALICE

Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre

Alice is a new musical written and directed by Andrew Barbato. Based on the books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Alice through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. This new adaptation by Andrew Barbato and Lesley DeSantis, offers a fresh musical perspective on the satirical vignettes drawn up by Lewis Carroll and sends us on a fantastical coming of age adventure. Alice, relying on her wit and empathy, must negotiate the seemingly arbitrary rules of polite society; the tea parties, the poetry recitals, the croquet matches, and the very important dates with very important people. In this distorted adult world of Wonderland, will Alice retain her childhood dreams when pressured by the capricious nature of conformity? Join us for the professional premiere of this new work!



10/17/14 - 11/16/14

$35 central orchestra or front mezzanine
$30 side orchestra or mid-mezzanine
$25 back mezzanine
$20 rear mezzanine



- http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/current-season.aspx

Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



A... My name is Alice

Presented by Wellesley Players at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater

This slick and lively revue offers a marvelous kaleidoscope of contemporary women. Sophisticated, bawdy, funny and insightful, the twenty numbers portray friends, rivals, sisters and even members of an all women's basketball team. This musical, filled with sketches, monologues and clever musical numbers, offers a woman’s perspective on love, life, motherhood, and friendship. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and perhaps you’ll learn a little more about the women in your life.

"Delightful...The music and lyrics are so sophisticated that they can carry the weight of one act plays." - The New York Times

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award

 



11/07/14 - 11/16/14

$25 Adults; $22 Students/Seniors



- http://www.wellesleyplayers.org

Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater - 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472



Irving Berlin’s “Watch Your Step”

Presented by American Classics at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Watch Your Step, was Irving Berlin’s debut musical. “Play a Simple Melody,” “They Always Follow Me Around,” “When I Discovered You,” and “The Syncopated Walk” were all introduced by this musical. The original Broadway production, produced by Charles Dillingham, opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on December 8, 1914. It ran for 175 performances and featured in the cast Vernon and Irene Castle, Frank Tinney, Elizabeth Murray, Harry Kelly and Justine Johnstone.



11/16/14

$25 adults, $20 students, seniors, BACA members, StageSource members



- http://americanclassicsmusic.org/current-season/

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall - 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Annie

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre

The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as "It’s the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don’t Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."



11/05/14 - 11/16/14

Tickets: $35 - $125.00



- http://www.citicenter.org/show/2463/

Citi Wang Theatre - 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Simón Bolívar String Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

MENDELSSOHN
String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

GINASTERA
String Quartet No. 1

BRAHMS
String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, no. 1

Seating for this performance is limited.



11/18/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=1028 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets for Simón Bolívar String Quartet are currently on sale as part of a subscription ticket package, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661, or at the Celebrity Series box office Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/bolivar.htm

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall - 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



An Evening with Randy Newman

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. Randy Newman’s many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys, and two Academy Awards, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013—the same year he was given an Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award. Mostly recently, Newman was presented with a PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award in June 2014.



11/19/14

$50-$75



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/an-evening-with-randy-newman/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Philharmonic presents Sibelius & Brahms

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

Calling all Sibelius lovers! On this program you will hear three works by the great Finnish master that essentially define him as a composer. First and most famous is Finlandia, turbulent at the beginning, inspiringly melodic at the end. It was written in protest over Russian incursions and censorship in Finland, and it soon became a sort of alternate to the actual Finnish national anthem. Then, in "The Swan of Tuonela" we find the composer in an altogether less public mood. It is dark, haunting, and ineffably beautiful, and contains one of the most striking solo parts for English horn ever composed (played at these performances by Peggy Pearson). Finally, the compressed, gnomic and staggeringly powerful Seventh Symphony, the composer’s last symphony and the crowning achievement of his compositional life.

After intermission the great Korean pianist HaeSun Paik joins the orchestra for Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto. Ms. Paik is one of the musical giants of the classical world today. Her total command of the piano is simply overpowering, and these gigantic technical resources are always in service to a probing musical mind and deep and stirring sensitivity. Her every performance is a major event, and the Philharmonic is proud to be able to present her in these concerts playing one of the greatest, and most demanding, of all piano concertos.



11/20/14

Level A - $72, Level B - $52, Level C - $36, Level D - $15



- http://bostonphil.org/concerts/november

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Ethel

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Acclaimed as “indefatigable and eclectic” (The New York Times), “vital and brilliant” (The New Yorker), and “one of the most exciting quartets around” (Strad Magazine), Ethel invigorates the contemporary music scene with exuberance, intensity, imaginative programming, and exceptional artistry.

At the heart of Ethel is a collaborative ethos – a quest for a common creative expression that is forged in the celebration of community. As cultural and musical “pollinators,” the quartet brings its collaborative discoveries to audiences through multi-dimensional musical repertoire and community engagement. Founded in 1998 and based in New York City, Ethel is comprised of Ralph Farris (viola), Dorothy Lawson (cello), Kip Jones (violin) and Tema Watstein (violin).
 



11/20/14

Free, no tickets required



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/community-concerts/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



"The Last Store Standing: Commerce as Force, Symbol and Casualty in the Gentrifying American City"

Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present a series of events scheduled for November 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of 1964 Civil Rights Act and consider more broadly the dangers of economic discrimination. By considering both the American and German examples, the Center aims at encouraging a wide-ranging discussion of the consequences of racism in commercial life.

The American story of economic discrimination and its persistent effects will be considered by experts Robert Margo and Japonica Brown-Saracino, in two lectures that will focus on the insidious legacy of segregation in American commerce (Nov 13 and Nov 20).

Japonica Brown-Saracino will explore: "The Last Store Standing: Commerce as Force, Symbol and Casualty in the Gentrifying American City." Dr. Brown-Saracino is Associate Professor in the BU Sociology Department and author of the prize-winning book A Neighborhood That Never Changes: Gentrification, Social Preservation, and the Search for Authenticity (2009, University of Chicago Press).

For more information on similar conferences or lectures, go to bu.edu/judaicstudies/dispossession, contact us at erp2014@bu.edu, or call 617.353.8096. 



11/20/14

Free



- http://bu.edu/judaicstudies/dispossession



Mary Chapin Carpenter

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances this fall. The tour marks Carpenter’s return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Carpenter will be joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki).



11/21/14

Tickets: $95, $85, $60



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/mary-chapin-carpenter/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Ether Dome

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

A new treatment promising to end pain pits a doctor and his student in an epic battle between altruism and ambition. Based on the true story of the discovery of ether as an anesthetic in 1846 and set in Boston's own Massachusetts General Hospital, this fascinating new play explores the ecstasy of pain, the sweetness of relief, and the hysteria that erupts when healthcare becomes big business.

Produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse and Hartford Stage.



10/17/14 - 11/21/14

Ticket price range: $25-$83
 



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/ether-dome/

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Redbird featuring Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, Peter Mulvey

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

"A record made by people who sound like they genuinely enjoy playing together (which can't be said for many groups), and who've found strong common ground." – Minor 7th

The brainchild of folk singers Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, and Peter Mulvey, Redbird is a real-time, unstaged love letter to the body of American song. Across a collaborative tour that started 10 years ago, the three discovered musical affinity and a shared love of a fairly diverse spectrum of Americana. The diverse singer-songwriters combine their talents into a show filled with spontaneity, complex harmonies, and a warm relatability that only established folk singers can bring.



11/22/14

$30 public / $25 members



- http://www.natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Russell Peters

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Renowned for his quick wit and piercing mimicry, Russell Peters has mastered the art of traversing between hilarious characters of all races and cultures, creating an immediate connection with his audiences. His riotous performances have established him as an artist with bona fide international acclaim. Peters has been nominated for four of Canada’s prestigious Gemini Awards. He has been a featured comic at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. His television appearances include CBC-TV‘s “Comics!”, “Club Class” on Channel 5 (UK) and two one-hour “Comedy Now!” specials on Canada’s Comedy Network. He has also hosted his own talk show on BBC-TV (UK) and performed on “The David Frost Comedy Festival Special,” broadcast on both the BBC and the CBC. In April 2005, Peters was the first South Asian to headline and sell-out the famous Apollo Theatre in New York City.



11/21/14 - 11/22/14

$50-$65
 



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/russell_peters/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Andris Nelsons conducts Harbison, Esenvalds, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons demonstrates his thoughtful, adventurous programming with this wide-ranging selection of works. He and the BSO are joined by cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra, whose title suggests the symphonic nature of the score. Nelsons also leads the BSO's first world premiere and BSO commission of the season, a new work for chorus and orchestra by the conductor's Latvian compatriot Eriks Esenvalds, who has secured a strong international reputation especially for his choral works. Opening the program is John Harbison's choral scherzo Koussevitzky Said:. Written for the 75th anniversary of Tanglewood and premiered there in 2012, this short piece sets words about music by the BSO's great former music director, Serge Koussevitzky. Setting Konstantin Balmont's Russian translation of Edgar Allan Poe's poem The Bells, Rachmaninoff's work for vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra is considered one of his highest achievements. The BSO has only performed this great work on one other occasion, in subscription concerts in 1979.



11/20/14 - 11/22/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: ROSSINI - Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.



11/22/14

Met Member Subscriptions: Friday, August 15
General Public: August 22
Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/rossinis-il-barbiere-di-siviglia/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Faith Joyously Affirmed! A Holiday Prelude

Presented by The Spectrum Singers Inc. at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

The Spectrum Singers presents choral music from diverse cultures celebrating end-of-year festivities in a program entitled "Faith Joyously Affirmed! A Holiday Prelude" -- including works from Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa traditions.



11/22/14

$45 seats reserved by row: Floor center forward half and sides forward half; Balcony forward center


$30 seats reserved by row: Floor center rear half and sides rear half; Balcony rear center


$15 seats: Floor sides rear half; Balcony sides


Group sales half-price (five or more tickets)



- http://spectrumsingers.org

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



ELF: The Musical

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf.

The New York Times says that Elf is “Splashy, peppy, sugar-sprinkled holiday entertainment holiday entertainment!" USA Today calls Elf, “Endearingly Goofy!” Variety proclaims, “Elf is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Generously sponsored by Harvard Pilgram Health Care.

 

 



11/21/14 - 11/23/14

Full price tickets are $39, $49, $59 and $69, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more (excludes Fri/Sat evening performances), corporate partners, and WOO Card holders. 15% discount available for groups of 15 or more (excludes Fri/Sat evening performances).



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=123

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



The Old Man and The Old Moon

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center

The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. comes to Boston with a luminously lo-fi spectacle that elevates traditional storytelling to high art. Their fantastical, song-filled tale takes us to the end of the world when an old man abandons his duty of filling the moon with liquid light to search for his missing wife. With a rollicking array of ever-changing characters, inventive theatrical effects and an infectious contemporary folk sound, these seven young actor-musicians transform the seemingly ordinary into sheer wonder. After premiering “The Old Man and The Old Moon” at the Gym at Judson in the fall of 2012, the seven men of PigPen embarked on a collaboration with Chicago-based director Stuart Carden to revise the piece - first with a script/music workshop at Williamstown Theatre Festival in the Summer of 2013, then with a fully staged reimagining of the show opening the season at Writers Theatre in Chicago in the Fall of 2013. The resulting play, with a tighter script, no intermission, extended music, and new puppetry is now a part of the 2014 season at Williamstown Theatre Festival, where it will continue to change and evolve with the help of original designers Lydia Fine, Bart Cortright, and the addition of Chicago sound designer, Mikhail Fiksel. This final production will open the 2014 season at The New Victory Theater in New York City and then move to the Paramount Center Mainstage in Boston in partnership with ArtsEmerson.



11/19/14 - 11/23/14

Tickets start at $25


 



- https://artsemerson.org

Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

The contemporary choreographer Tania Pérez-Salas and her Compañía de Danza, which is based in Mexico City, are internationally celebrated for dramatically vivid, scintillating approach to modern dance.
 



11/22/14 - 11/23/14

 


Ticket information:

Saturday, November 22: http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=957

Sunday, November 23: http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=958

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $60 and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling Citi Charge at 866-348-9738, or at the Citi Shubert Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont Street, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.

 



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/perezsalas.htm

Citi Shubert Theatre - 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Dance at the Cinema: DON QUIXOTE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

“The Knight of the Sad Face” and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, are mixed up in the wild love affairs of the stunning Kitri and the seductive Basilio in a richly colourful, humorous and virtuoso ballet.



11/23/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/don-quixote-0

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Itzhak Perlman, violin

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Hearing this living legend perform live is an experience no music lover can afford to miss.



11/23/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=845 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Tickets will be on sale 1-2pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/perlman.htm

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Boston Philharmonic presents Sibelius & Brahms

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

Calling all Sibelius lovers! On this program you will hear three works by the great Finnish master that essentially define him as a composer. First and most famous is Finlandia, turbulent at the beginning, inspiringly melodic at the end. It was written in protest over Russian incursions and censorship in Finland, and it soon became a sort of alternate to the actual Finnish national anthem. Then, in "The Swan of Tuonela" we find the composer in an altogether less public mood. It is dark, haunting, and ineffably beautiful, and contains one of the most striking solo parts for English horn ever composed (played at these performances by Peggy Pearson). Finally, the compressed, gnomic and staggeringly powerful Seventh Symphony, the composer’s last symphony and the crowning achievement of his compositional life.

After intermission the great Korean pianist HaeSun Paik joins the orchestra for Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto. Ms. Paik is one of the musical giants of the classical world today. Her total command of the piano is simply overpowering, and these gigantic technical resources are always in service to a probing musical mind and deep and stirring sensitivity. Her every performance is a major event, and the Philharmonic is proud to be able to present her in these concerts playing one of the greatest, and most demanding, of all piano concertos.



11/23/14

Level A - $102, Level B - $82, Level C - $52, Level D - $25



- http://bostonphil.org/concerts/november

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’Italiana in Algeri)

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

Rossini’s acclaimed comic opera gem, The Italian Girl in Algiers, tells the story of a young woman who travels to Algiers to find her missing lover. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Music by Gioacchino Rossini. Libretto by Angelo Anelli. Conducted by Andrew Altenbach. Stage direction by Johnathon Pape.



11/20/14 - 11/23/14

Premium Seating: $30
Regular Seating : $25

Discounts
Alumni/WGBH/Senior: $5 off
Student (w/ ID): $10 off



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The Boston Conservatory Theater - 31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Fancy Cutting Boards

Presented by Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts at Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

Make a multicolored cutting board using a variety of wood in a variety of shapes, including curves. Using the band saw and basic lamination, cut, bend and glue multiple times to create a beautiful and complex design. These cutting boards make a superb holiday gift.



11/10/13 - 11/24/14

$120.00



- http://www.eliotschool.org/classes/fancy-cutting-boards

Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts - 24 Eliot St. PO Box 300351, Boston, MA, 02130



Design for Artisans

Presented by Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts at Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

Understand the basic elements and concepts that apply to every aspect of designing objects and art. Through a series of two-dimensional exercises, gain skill in visual organization, balance, repetition and rhythm using line, shape, texture, value and color. As your eye develops, your designs for furniture, clothing, quilts, surfaces and abstract forms will gain in beauty and sophistication. All levels welcome.



11/17/13 - 11/24/14

$150.00



- http://www.eliotschool.org/classes/design-artisans

Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts - 24 Eliot St. PO Box 300351, Boston, MA, 02130



Kira Seamon's HARVEST CORNUCOPIA (A Thanksgiving Tradition)

Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES Dance at Traditions of Dedham

As one of the most successful and popular dancer/choreographers in New England (she now has over 175,000 total views of her artistic works including her blogs, films, books, websites, videos and photographs), award-winning ballerina Kira Seamon is pleased to announce her newest 1-Woman concert!!! Back BY "POPULAR DEMAND", HARVEST CORNUCOPIA (A Thanksgiving Tradition) will be a visually stunning blend of dance, music, photography and poetry! Fast becoming a new tradition at TRADITIONS, this wonderful HOLIDAY CONCERT will feature Kira's ever-popular turkey photos as well as completely new Fall Foliage photography!...Kira is looking forward to taking many day trips on AMTRAK's DOWNEASTER, to explore the beautiful New England landscape and bringing back to TRADITIONS, the BEST AUTUMN HAS TO OFFER via her landscape photography. Kira Seamon won 51 CONTEST WINNER AWARDS and 16 RECOGNITION AWARDS in 3 different INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITIONS in 31 PHOTOGRAPHIC CATEGORIES!!!...She has also received hundreds of PEER RECOGNITIONS for her photography including "Magnificent Capture", "Top Choice", "Superb Composition", "All Star", "Outstanding Creativity", "Absolute Masterpiece", "Exceptional Contrast" and "Superior Skill"!!! She has had her work recognized by DANCE TEACHER MAGAZINE with a write-up and was awarded the EDITORS' CHOICE Award for a DANCE TEACHER VIDEO OF THE MONTH!!!. She also had a mention in DANCE SPIRIT MAGAZINE and was named a DANCE SPIRIT FUTURE STAR OF THE MONTH, EDITORS' AND VIEWER'S CHOICE!!! This festive One-of-a-Kind concert is sure to get everyone into the Holiday Spirit and is a fun way to kick off the Holiday Season!!



11/26/14

FREE!!!!



- http://www.kiraseamon.com

Traditions of Dedham - 735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA, 02026



Bartok, Haydn, and Mussorgsky featuring Leonidas Kavakos, conductor and violin

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The Greek-born violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos returns to the BSO as both soloist and conductor in Bela Bartok's Two Portraits for violin and orchestra, which the BSO has never performed. The yearning Portrait No. 1 is an arrangement of the first movement of the composer's first, long-suppressed violin concerto; the brief second Portrait is an arrangement of a quick, waltzing piano bagatelle. Kavakos also leads Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 82 in C, The Bear, one of the six so-called "Paris" symphonies he wrote in the mid-1780s for that city as his international reputation grew. Its nickname, not the composer's own, apparently comes from the droning figure at the start of the finale, which suggested, to a later arranger, music for a dancing bear. Completing the program is Ravel's familiar arrangement of Mussorgsky's kaleidoscopic Pictures at an Exhibition, a suite of highly characterized musical reactions to fantastical paintings.



11/25/14 - 11/29/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Bad Jews

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Two cousins wage war over a coveted family heirloom in this biting comedy about religion and culture. At odds are the annoyingly devout Daphna Feygenbaum, a young woman who wears her Jewishness like a righteous badge of honor, and her equally self-centered cousin Liam Haber, an entitled young man who has spent much of his life distancing himself from his cultural traditions. When the combatants are forced to spend the night in close quarters, the result is a viciously funny brawl over family, faith, and legacy.



10/24/14 - 11/29/14

$25-$61



- http://www.speakeasystage.com/doc.php?section=showpage&page=jews

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Juston McKinney

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Juston has appeared on both the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. He toured as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour The Next Generation. He has numerous appearances on Comedy Central including his own half-hour special and his own one-hour special, A Middle-class Hole, which was released by Warner Brothers on CD/DVD.



11/28/14 - 11/29/14

$25



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=d7b5f36c7e5513e418db86f8f9b5fb44

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Thanksgiving Weekend

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Historians at Old Sturbridge Village will interpret a 19th century New England Thanksgiving from November 27 to November 30. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette, and join the men of the Village for a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American Thanksgiving traditions and customs, and hear the minister talk about the real meaning of Thanksgiving at the Meetinghouse.



11/27/14 - 11/30/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/thanksgiving-weekend

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



Handel Messiah

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

A holiday tradition for 161 years—make it yours!  A favorite that never goes out of fashion, this classic oratorio is kept fresh each year by the vision of Harry Christophers, the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus, and internationally acclaimed soloists. “Rejoice greatly” in H+H’s stellar performance of Messiah, the heralding of the Christmas season.



11/28/14 - 11/30/14

$25-$94



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/handel-messiah/

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



The Nutcracker

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Jump start the holiday season with The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Arts Worcester and the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra. Share the magic and beauty of this beloved Worcester production with your favorite loved ones!

 

Presenting Sponsor: Commerce Bank

Production Sponsor: Price Chopper



11/28/14 - 11/30/14

Full price tickets are $24, $30 and $36, depending on seating location. $3 discount available for members, groups of 15 or more, WOO Card holders, and AAA members. $1 discount available for Price Chopper Advantage Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=70

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



La Serva Padrona & Livietta e Tracollo

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at NEC's Jordan Hall

The BEMF Chamber Opera Series returns for its 6th production, with a double bill of Neapolitan comic opera by Pergolesi. Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs along with Stage Director Gilbert Blin helm semi-staged productions of Pergolesi’s delightfully charming La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo. Originally written as intermezzi to be performed during a production of more serious operatic fare, these comic masterpieces found fame in their own right across Europe enchanting audiences with their engaging wit and Pergolesi’s theatrical music. Soprano Amanda Forsythe, acclaimed by The New York Times as “simply dazzling,” leads a cast of four singers of the BEMF Vocal Ensemble. She is joined by Erica Schuller, soprano, Douglas Williams, bass-baritone, and Jesse Blumberg, baritone, as well as members of the BEMF Dance Ensemble who will bring to the stage craft their extensive experience with commedia dell’arte.



11/29/14 - 11/30/14

$66 - $125 - $49 - $38 - $19



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/14-15_boston/chamberopera.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

 Based on the popular Emmy-nominated series, co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will be presenting demonstrations that take the audience behind the myths and explain how they decide which myths to bust.

Hailing from Indiana farm country, Jamie Hyneman is a multifaceted man: He’s been a wilderness survival expert, boat captain, diver, linguist, animal wrangler, machinist and cook, to name but a few.

The son of a filmmaker/painter and a psychotherapist, Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate – and just about anything else you can think of.

MYTHBUSTERS: BEHIND THE MYTHS TOUR is comprised of 4 audience participation sections and a finale “contest”. Interspersed with the audience participation segments, Adam and Jamie will take questions from the audience, with storytelling about the show and questions answered being augmented by pictures and video.



12/02/14

Full price tickets are $38, $48, $58, and $68. Limited VIP seats are available for $125 and include premium seating and photo opportunity.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=134

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Michael McDonald

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots and innovative concept shows, the five-time Grammy Award winning McDonald is both timeless and ever-evolving.i



12/03/14

$32-$85



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/michael-mcdonald/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, are bringing an all new concert to cities across the U.S. The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live features Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry), and Twist (Jon Beavers) performing in this brand new production featuring new hit songs such as “Walk Like an Egyptian” along with fan favorites from their live-action TV show and recent albums. The band will perform all of their biggest hits that teach preschoolers about music appreciation and how to express their feelings through movement, song and instrumental music. Fresh Beat Band Party packages, which include a meet and greet with The Fresh Beat Band will be available.



12/03/14

Full price tickets are $39.50 and $49.50. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders. Limited VIP seats available for $149.50 and includes one premium seat within the first 15 rows of the theatre, photo opportunity with the Fresh Beat Band, one Fresh Beat Band party gift, and one Fresh Beat Band VIP laminate. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.

Citi® Offers: Offers only available to Citi credit cardmembers and Citi Debit MasterCard customers. Password Information: Enter the word CITI + the first 2 digits of your Citi credit card or Citibank Debit MasterCard account number (no dashes) located on the front of your Citi card.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=155

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Tony V. & Friends

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Join Boston comedy legend, and headliner, Tony V, as he and fresh-faced local talent share stories and deliver a taste of Boston's unique brand of comedy.



09/03/14 - 12/03/14

$10



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=e67ea96c2521b98773624728d6d0d738

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

 Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy explores the study and teaching of anatomy, not only as a process of mapping body structures, but also as a complex social and cultural activity. The exhibit traces a wide variety of anatomical practices through three important periods in the history of anatomy: the sixteenth, nineteenth, and twenty-first centuries. Collection objects, historical imagery, 3-D settings, and multimedia experiences invite visitors to enter a sixteenth-century dissection "theater," investigate nineteenth-century anatomical practices, and explore how modern methods and techniques, including the use of digital technology, are transforming anatomical education.



03/06/14 - 12/05/14

Regular museum admission rates apply



- http://chsi.harvard.edu/chsi_bok.html



A Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff

Presented by Island Moving Co.

Island Moving Co. invites you to join us for our wonderful holiday ballet A Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff. Follow our young protagonist throughout the mansion as she celebrates the holiday season with her family, engages in battle with the Mouse King, dances with the Snow Queen and travels with her beloved Nutcracker to the magical Land of Sweets. Be seated in the spacious ballroom for the second act, where she is entertained by Sweets from throughout the Land.



11/28/14 - 12/05/14

Pre-sale Tickets $125 ON SALE NOW.



Pillow Seats are available at matinee shows for children aged 6-10. Children will sit at the edge of the dance floor on a pillow during the second act. Gold Seats are the first row of tables closest to the dance floor with no obstructed views. Silver seats are the second row of tables behind the Gold Seats. If you would like your child to sit with you at a table, you must purchase a GOLD or SILVER seat.



All pre-sale ticket buyers receive preferential seating in our Gold section.



- http://www.islandmovingco.org/?page_id=30



George Lopez

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. For two seasons, Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS, which represented Lopez’s return to series television after co-creating, writing, producing and starring in Warner Bros. Television’s groundbreaking hit sitcom George Lopez, which ran for six seasons on ABC. George Lopez remains a hit with viewers in syndication on both broadcast stations and cable’s Nick at Nite, ranking as one of the top-rated shows on the network and among the top five comedies and top 20 weekly programs in syndication. Time magazine named him one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America, and the Harris Poll named him one of the Top Ten Favorite Television Personalities. Lopez has made more than 200 television comedy, talk show and hosting appearances, including co-hosting the Emmy Awards and twice hosting the Latin Grammys.



12/05/14

$55-$75



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/george-lopez/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Pops Holiday Concert

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops will perform their signature Sleigh Ride, as well as other Holiday classics, and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. The magnificence of hearing these pieces performed by America’s Orchestra is not to be missed! Santa Claus himself will make a guest appearance during the concert’s finale followed by the traditional Boston Pops Holiday Sing-a-long to bring this special performance to a close.



12/05/14

Full price tickets are $55, $75, $95 and $125, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members and groups of 15 or more.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=153

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Voices Boston, Benjamin Britten's

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

The popular What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow examines Benjamin Britten’s Christmas choral masterwork, “A Ceremony of Carols,” the last work produced during Britten’s 3-year U.S. residency from 1939-42. Join the “hyper-kinetic maestro” Kapilow, as he teams up with the renowned chorus Voices Boston (formerly PALS Children’s Chorus) to examine one of the masterworks of 20th-century choral music.



12/05/14

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=873 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/wmigbritten.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Garfunkel & Oates

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Garfunkel & Oates are a unique musical comedy duo comprised of actresses Kate Micucci (Raising Hope, Bored to Death) and Riki Lindhome (Enlightened, Fun Size, Last House on The Left). They’ve been featured in Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch and their very own HALF HOUR Special just premiered on Comedy Central. They’ve appeared on The Independent Spirit Awards, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Attack of the Show, Last Call with Carson Daily and their videos have been featured on CollegeHumor.com and FunnyorDie.com. Their album All Over Your Face was #1 on iTunes comedy the week it was released and their NEW album Slippery When Moist was just released!



12/06/14

$28



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/garfunkel-oates/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Worcester Chorus in Handel’s Messiah

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Saturday, December 6, 8pm, Mechanics Hall

The Worcester Chorus in Handel’s Messiah
Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

An annual tradition for over a century, Music Worcester’s presentation of Handel’s Messiah will again feature the esteemed Worcester Chorus with wonderful soloists.

Kristen Watson, soprano
Teresa Bucholz, alto
Richard Monroe, tenor
Dana Whiteside, bass
Festival Orchestra

“The Chorus gave beautiful voice to both the intense and the quiet segments...” Telegram & Gazette



12/06/14

$42 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points to Woo card holders



- http://msuciworcester.org

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Jazz Brunch featuring The Ray Santisi Trio & Patricia Adams, vocals

Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club

Ryles Jazz Club, Sunday brunch - - 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA  617 876 9330 10:00am to 3:00pm

Featuring:  Ray Santisi, piano; Dave Zox, bass; Gary Johnson, drums, Patricia Adams vocals

Singin' and swingin' jazz and blues standards, this repertoire returns you to an era of speakeasies, spats and supper clubs— when movies were in black-and-white and jazz was boozy, bluesy and undefined.

The cuisine is superb. The price is right.  It's the most fun and the best value in Boston for a meal and show. Doors open @ 10:00am and continues until 2:30pm.While you dine, the band showcases songs from Tin Pan Alley and Harlem renaissance.

Reviewed by Cadence Magazine as "No gimmicks, just really good music", people come from as far away as Maine and New York to hear this band, in the authentic styles of composers Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter et. al.

MENU: HTTP://WWW.RYLESJAZZ.COM/BRUNCH.CFM

There is no cover charge. Ryles is wheelchair accessible and family friendly. All major credit cards are accepted. Two complimentary parking lots marked S&S keep your auto safe. Take the red line to Harvard Square.

When weather is inclement, always call to confirm the club is open.
 



03/23/14 - 12/07/14

No cover or music charge



- http://www.rylesjazz.com

Ryles Jazz Club - 212 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



HISTORIC NEWTON DECEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

HISTORIC NEWTON DECEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND
Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both of the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street AND the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton 02458.

For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.



12/06/14 - 12/07/14

Free



- http://www.historicnewton.org

Historic Newton - 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458



Funny Girl

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

FUNNY GIRL
Music & Lyrics by Bob Merrill & Jule Styne • Book by Isobel Lennart, Jule Styne, & Bob Merrill • Directed by Maura Hanlon • Musical Direction by Scott Storr
 

Set in New York in the early 1900s, this is the story of vaudeville, radio, film and theater comedienne, Fanny Brice, from her Brooklyn beginnings as a star-struck Jewish teenager who fast-talked and wisecracked her way into show business, to her turn as the toast of New York, to the unraveling of her personal life. This American classic features the great music of Jule Styne, including the hits "People" and "Don't Rain on My Parade.”



11/06/14 - 12/07/14

Tickets: $30.00 Side seating
$35.00 Center seating
Group Rates and Student Rush tickets available.



- http://www.caperep.org/2014season/shows/funny-girl

Cape Rep Indoor Theater - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



The Trip to Bountiful

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-Award winning performance as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote’s classic The Trip To Bountiful for a limited engagement in Boston. Living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), Carrie dreams of making one final journey to her hometown of Bountiful. What follows is Foote’s masterpiece of memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home.    

Due to a prior commitment, Vanessa Williams will not appear in performances on Saturday, December 6.

 



11/20/14 - 12/07/14

Tickets start at $25



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Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Cape Symphony: CapePOPS Holiday on Cape Cod

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
SIOBHAN MAGNUS, GUEST ARTIST | JOHN STEVENS, GUEST ARTIST | PATRICK THOMAS, GUEST ARTIST
THE CHATHAM CHORALE, JOSEPH MARCHIO, MUSIC DIRECTOR
CAPE CONSERVATORY DANCERS, JANE CAPUTO, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

It’s the holiday pops. Time to pull out all the stops! This party’s certainly the best, because you probably know most of the guests! Siobhan. John. Patrick. Nothing glitters more than these stars, our faves on American Idol and choice from The Voice. They’re super cool, super talented and ready to put the swing, bling and country spin into your favorite holiday tunes. Big orchestra? Check! Some silliness? You bet! Dash through the snow, and laugh all the way with the Chatham Chorale’s wacky take on the Twelve Days of Christmas. And, join the throng for the annual sing-along. We’ve put the ho-ho-ho (and a few extra surprises) into this fun, family show. There’s simply nowhere else to go to put the cheer in the year.



12/05/14 - 12/07/14

$31 - $70



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-4.asp

Barnstable Performing Arts Center - 744 West Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02661



Boston Open Studios 2014

Presented by Boston Open Studios Coalition and City of Boston

Talk to and buy art directly from the artist, see demonstrations, listen to music, sample area restaurants and peruse off-the-beaten path retail shops in Boston's historic neighborhoods! Click here for a full schedule by neighborhood.

East Boston Artists Group  
June 7 & 8  
noon – 6pm 
More Information about the East Boston Artists Group

United South End Artists                                              
September 20 & 21  
11am - 6pm 
More Information about the United South End Artists

Jamaica Plain Arts Council
September 20 & 21  
11am - 6pm   
More Information about the Jamaica Plain Arts Council
  
Hyde Park 
September 14 
11am - 5pm 
More Information about Hyde Park Open Studios

Roxbury Open Studios
October 3, 6pm-8pm 
October 4 & 5, 11am-6pm 
More Information about Roxbury Open Studios

Fort Point Arts Community
October 17, 4pm- 7pm 
October 18 & 19, noon – 6pm 
More Information about the Fort Point Arts Community

Dorchester Open Studios
October 25 & 26 
noon - 5pm 
More Information about Dorchester Open Studios

South Boston Open Studios
November 2 & 3 
noon - 6pm 
More Information about South Boston Open Studios

Roslindale Open Studios 
November 1 & 2 
11am - 5pm 
More Information about Roslindale Open Studios

Fenway Studios 
November 16 & 17 
11am - 5pm 
More Information about the Friends of Fenway Studios

Allston Arts District 
November 15 & 16 
noon - 6pm 
More Information about the Allston Arts District

Artists Group of Charlestown 
December 6 & 7 
11am - 5pm 
More Information about the Artists Group of Charlestown



06/07/14 - 12/07/14

Free



- http://www.cityofboston.gov/arts/visual/openstudios.asp



Diane Kelley presents Holiday Spectacular 2014

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

A holiday show for all ages! An upbeat and fun variety show featuring some of Worcester county's finest singers, dancers and actors, Holiday Spectacular is in it's fourth season. This show will leave you tapping your toes and singing Christmas tunes all the way home (and for days after). Join us for lots of holiday cheer and some singing and dancing snowmen, reindeer and hot chocolate for everyone!



12/07/14

Full price tickets are $26 and $32, depending on seating location. $3 discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, kids, students and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=94

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Cape Ann Big Band Holiday Show

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Enjoy the holidays with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing holiday favorites, old and new, infused with a bit of jazz, swing, and rock n’ roll. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire without horizon and promises to perform the show-stopping, danceable music it’s known for.



12/07/14

Tickets: $34, $28, $19



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/cape-ann-big-band/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Awake and Sing!

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company

In a cramped Bronx apartment, a working-class Jewish family dreams of a brighter future. Matriarch Bessie Berger's fierce determination keeps her family afloat, whatever the cost. Gritty, passionate, funny, and heartbreaking, Odets' 1935 masterpiece beautifully captures both the hopes and the struggles of an unforgettable American family.



11/07/14 - 12/07/14

Ticket price range: $25 to $99
 



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/awake-and-sing/



Handel's Messiah

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

Come hear Boston's only performance of Handel's masterpiece in a sacred space. The Trinity Choirs will sing George Frideric Handel's Messiah (Advent and Christmas portions and Hallelujah chorus), as well as Johann Sebastian Bach's Magnificat.



12/07/14

$10, $30, or $50



- http://trinitychurchboston.org/worship-and-music/music/concerts

Trinity Church Boston - 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Phèdre

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at First Church in Boston

Being descended from philandering gods and bloodthirsty warriors does not make for a fate of calm karmic season. If Phédre is troubled by her family's erotic history, it may come as no surprise that she falls hard for her stepson, Hippolytus, when her husband, Theseus, appears to be on permanent vacation. If only switching horses was that easy. Instead, monumental rage, mistrust, guilt, and ultimately death seem to be the order of the day for this family story worthy of a Greek tragedy. Oh, wait, it is a Greek tragedy - and one of epic proportions.



11/19/14 - 12/07/14

$28-$50. $15 student rush at the door, first-come, first-serve



- http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/ph%C3%A8dre

First Church in Boston - 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA, 02116



Group Violin & Viola for Adults - Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Whether you are a complete beginner or looking for a refresher course, our Group Violin & Viola class is for you. This class will cover fun music each week in an enjoyable, relaxed environment for adults while learning the proper posture, holding the instrument and bow, and basic techniques. If you have had an interest but have not followed through on it yet, this is the class to try. Invite a friend and learn together!



09/22/14 - 12/08/14

Tuition: $205



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/group-classes/group-instrument/

New School of Music - 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Beginning Piano for Adults - Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

A perfect place to start your study. Less pressure for busy adults, fun, and support from the other class members. Subjects of classes will be note learning, how to practice in limited free time, beginning music theory (the language of music), some improvisation (playing without notes) with other class members.



09/23/14 - 12/09/14

$215



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/group-classes/group-instrument/

New School of Music - 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Chris Botti

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop muisc and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 2013 55th Grammy Awards. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.



12/10/14

$50-$65



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/chris-botti/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Inon Barnatan, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

A native of Tel Aviv, Inon Barnatan has recently been appointed New York Philharmonic's first Artist in Association. Don’t miss the much anticipated Boston recital debut of this rising artist.

Seating for this performance is limited.



12/10/14

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=962 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.

(617) 482-6661



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/barnatan.htm

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall - 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Returning to the Piano: Group Class for Adults - Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Piano class for those with some previous study-no matter how long ago, it will come back! Class will focus on reading music, some group playing, and simple harmony.



10/02/14 - 12/11/14

Tuition: $215



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/group-classes/group-instrument/

New School of Music - 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Pondering Walden Discussion Series

Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Consider Walden, revisited in connection with its natural and literary inspirations (Walden Pond and Henry David Thoreau's book Walden) during this in-depth discussion series with Walden experts.

November 20: Join Leslie Perrin Wilson, Curator of Special Collections at Concord Free Public Library, in an informal discussion of the "Reading" chapter in Walden. Revisit this passage of Thoreau's classic to discover what has made this work so provocative for over 150 years.

December 11: Join Walden, revisited artist Gina Siepel and Re-Surveying Walden performative project collaborator in an informal discussion of a chapter in Walden. Explore what has made Thoreau's text such an inspiration to Siepel's artistic practice.



11/20/14 - 12/11/14

Free Admission



- http://www.decordova.org/calendar/pondering-walden-discussion-series

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum - 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA, 01773



MobFellas

Presented by Mystery Cafe

Let the Mystery Café usher you into the secret world of the mafia elite. Rub elbows with wiseguys, killers and femmes fatales as you take part in the secret celebration in which a mob underling will become a “made” man.

Mob boss Carmine Pelagatti is set to bestow a great honor on one of his top men, but in a world where murder comes with a smile, the night is bound to be marred by betrayal, double-dealing and even death.

You’ll need to keep your wits about you to keep up with the cast of fast-talking fast-shooting characters and make it out with your honor and your life intact. Figure out who whacked who and maybe you’ll have it “made.”

This show at this location is perfect. The Italian Dinner is served “family style” and the family that owns the restaurant just loves our actors and our audiences.



10/25/13 - 12/12/14

$49.95



- http://mysterycafe.com/shows/mobfellas/



Mike Epps: After Dark Tour

Presented by Live Nation

Comedian Mike Epps and Live Nation have come together for Mike's 2014 fall tour deemed "The Mike Epps: After Dark" which will cover over 20 cities nationally.  Comedian/actor Mike Epps has generated an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers and within the entertainment industry for being one of the funniest comic actors to emerge into the Hollywood scene.



12/12/14

VIP: USD 98.75,
Orchestra: USD 64.50
Orchestra/Mezzanine/Balcony: USD 58.50
Orchestra/Balcony: USD 48.50



- http://www.livenation.com/artists/77743/mike-epps



Norm MacDonald

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Norm Macdonald is perhaps best known for his five seasons as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” (SNL). He was named, by Comedy Central, #83 on the five part miniseries “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time”. Macdonald proved that his acerbic wit and writing were not contained to the small screen. In 1998, Macdonald co-wrote and starred in the comedic film Dirty Work, which became an instant comedy cult classic. Macdonald also played in many hit films like Billy Madison and Man on the Moon. In 2000, Macdonald rejoined Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, (The People Vs. Larry Flint and Man On The Moon) and starred alongside Dave Chappelle in the film, Screwed.



12/12/14

$25-$32



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/norm_macdonald/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Tallis Scholars

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Peter Phillips and the legendary voices of The Tallis Scholars return to Boston this holiday season for their 39th concert with BEMF! Their sublime program features some of the most breathtaking and virtuosic vocal music of the late 15th and 16th centuries, from the festive exuberance of Josquin’s Missa Gaudeamus to a selection of miniature masterpieces by Byrd including his famous “Lullaby” and a trio of motets, and concludes with an astonishing Magnificat by Turges found in the Eton Choirbook. Join us in celebrating the season with this evening of soaring beauty and incomparable harmonies.



12/12/14

$66 - $49 - $38 - $19



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/14-15_boston/tallis.htm

St. Paul Church, Cambridge - Bow and Arrow Streets, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Little Murders

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

In this satirical dark comedy, depressed New Yorker Alfred Chamberlain finds himself embroiled in an urban nightmare as his wedding to the perky, can-do Patsy Newquist grows near. Written by Jules Feiffer. Directed by Ken Baltin.



12/09/14 - 12/12/14

Premium Seating: $30
Regular Seating : $25

Discounts
Alumni/WGBH/Senior: $5 off
Student (w/ ID): $10 off



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The Boston Conservatory Theater - 31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Free Drop-in Family Days

Presented by Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites families to drop in and unleash their creativity during Free Drop-In Family Days. Sponsored by the Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln, and Maynard Cultural Councils, this is an opportunity for families who want their children to enjoy art in a fun and affordable way. Families will engage in art-making activities designed and taught by our talented instructors. The projects use a variety of art materials, mediums, and professional artists’ tools, incorporate seasonal themes, and are intended for all ages to enjoy.

Art projects are designed to take 30 to 60 minutes to complete, and families can drop in any time between 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM. Each Drop-In Day ends at 4 PM.



09/13/14 - 12/13/14

Free



- http://www.emersonumbrella.org/classes/free-drop-in-days/

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts - 40 Stow St, Concord, MA, 01742



Met Opera Live in HD: WAGNER - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.

 



12/13/14

Met Member Subscriptions: Friday, August 15
General Public: August 22
Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/wagners-die-meistersinger/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Julian McCullough

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Julian McCullough is a nationally touring comedian who was most recently seen as Whitney Cummings’ co-star on the E! series Love You Mean It. In 2011 he won the New York’s Funniest competition and filmed his half hour Comedy Central Presents stand-up special. Julian has performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Conan and This American Life. He is also a regular on Chelsea Lately and will be taking his new live show, DREAMGIRLS, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year.



12/11/14 - 12/13/14

$20-$25



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=f26be360206d722f2c0fc2dd560f97a6

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Candlelight Carols

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

In one of Boston’s most beloved traditions since 1909, we celebrate the birth of Christ through carols, candlelight, readings, and anthems offered by the Choirs of Trinity Church. Come, sing, listen, and be moved.



12/13/14 - 12/14/14

FREE: Saturday, December 13th, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Benefit concert: Sunday, December 14th, 4:00 pm; tickets are $45, $75, and $110.



- http://trinitychurchboston.org/worship-and-music/music/concerts

Trinity Church Boston - 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Lavell Crawford

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Lavell Crawford is a SAG Award Winning actor, writer, & producer who is best known for playing Saul Goodman’s bodyguard, “Huell Babineaux” on AMC’s BREAKING BAD. Recent projects include a series regular role on Adult Swim’s new series, SPERM WHALE as well as his on-going recurring roles on THE CRAZY ONES, SUPER FUN NIGHT, and IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA. Lavell has repeatedly guest hosted the STEVE HARVEY RADIO SHOW and has regular appearances on CHELSEA LATELY, TOSH.0 and WORKAHOLICS. He lends his voice as recurring characters on Adult Swim’s SQUIDBILLIES and his second one-hour special LAVELL CRAWFORD: CAN A BROTHER GET SOME LOVE recently premiered on Comedy Central.



12/12/14 - 12/14/14

$30.00



- http://www.laughboston.com

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Christmas Time at Reagle!

Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater

Reagle Music Theater of Greater Boston presents its annual holiday spectacular, Christmas Time at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452).  Start your holiday tradition! Christmas Time is a musical extravaganza featuring Santa's Workshop, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Victorian Christmas, precision dancers and The Living Nativity.  A cast of 200 comes gift-wrapped in fabulous holiday sets and costumes - all backed by a full, live orchestra. Tickets make a great gift!



12/05/14 - 12/14/14

$35 to $63 for adults. Senior, Youth and Group discounts available. (Youth ages 5 to 18; children under age 5 are not permitted in the theatre).



- http://www.reaglemusictheatre.com/

Robinson Theater - 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA, 02452



Dance at the Cinema: SWAN LAKE LEGENDS

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

A never-before-seen high definition restoration of a historic Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn 1966 performance of Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky) at the Vienna State Opera House.

Choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev and conducted by John Lanchbery, with the Wiener Symphoniker orchestra. Nureyev and Fonteyn revolutionized the world of ballet by crossing the borders between classical ballet and modern dance. Hailed as the greatest ballet partnership of all time, Nureyev once said that they danced with "one body and one soul".



12/14/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/swan-lake-legends

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Celebrate the holidays with Rockport Music! Brian O’Donovan’s acclaimed Celtic holiday show returns this year with a festive program featuring a stellar line-up of singers, musicians, and dancers steeped in Celtic tradition and traditional Irish cheer.



12/15/14

$66, $52, $35



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/christmas-celtic-sojourn/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Preschool & Toddler Wednesdays

Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum

Join us every week for our special preschool and toddler program. Enjoy a story, meet a live animal, and get creative with a supervised craft activity -- all geared especially for little ones aged 3 and under. These preschool and toddler programs are very popular and space is limited. So, while they are free with admission, tickets are issued at the Ticket & Information Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that these programs are designed for families.



01/08/14 - 12/17/14

Free with EcoTarium admission ($14 adults, $8 children 2-18, $10 seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2



- http://www.ecotarium.org/events-activities/kids-programs



The Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul

Presented by Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery. College of the Holy Cross at Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross

The Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul is an exploration of an important form of Italian installation art: the nativity scene, or the presepe, by Margot Balboni, an independent curator and photographer, and Sarah Stanbury, a medievalist and member of the Holy Cross English Department.

The Italian presepe is a vibrant form of installation art practiced all over Italy by everyone from school children to the most highly trained artists. The story is always the same, but the personal act of making a presepe continuously re-energizes the story.

The exhibit will include over fifty of Balboni’s photographs of nativity scenes from the thirteenth-century to today along with historical objects on loan from the Carnegie Museum of Art, a private collection, as well regional and local institutions such as Harvard’s Houghton Library, the Knights of Columbus Museum, the Fitchburg Art Museum and Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.



09/03/14 - 12/17/14

Free



- http://offices.holycross.edu/cantorartgallery

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross - 1 College Street, Worcester, MA, 01610



James Palmigiano: Recent Collages

Presented by Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery. College of the Holy Cross at Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross

Fr. James Palmigiano is an artist and Trappist monk who resides at Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts. His collages reflect his experience of life in the monastery, with the apparent harmony of each piece born of a process of adding and subtracting, organizing and rearranging in a search for balance, order and presence.

Fr. Palmigiano's work will be on display in the Cantor Resource Gallery.



09/03/14 - 12/17/14

Free and open to the public



- http://offices.holycross.edu/cantorartgallery

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross - 1 College Street, Worcester, MA, 01610



Boston Accents

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Join Laugh Boston for Boston Accents every Wednesday at 7:30pm.

Boston Accents features the best stand-up comedians in Boston, from legends that have put Boston comedy on the map, to the next generation of nationally known comics from our city.



09/10/14 - 12/17/14

$15-$20



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=4d40d9bbb73c2d564d6eb0f5b68c4ae6

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Julia On Tap

Presented by Julia On Tap

Julia Boynton's ongoing tap classes—from Continuing Beginner to Advanced levels.



07/01/14 - 12/18/14

Class fees vary depending on length of class.

Students may pay by the class or by the session.

Registration is at first class.



- http://www.juliaontap.com



Rock Off Main

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on stage where it belongs, performing for their peers. Shaking the old firehouse for the past fifteen years, Rock Off Main features the best pop, emo, punk, ska, hardcore, and indie bands in the Boston area. Tickets are sold at the door for all performances. This performance of Rock Off Main will feature: TBD.



06/27/14 - 12/19/14

$8



- http://www.natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Face Off

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Face Off is the fastest, highest energy competitive improv show in Boston. New England's best comedians battle for your laughter and applause in a comedic duel to the death. Two teams enter: one tastes the sweet nectar of victory and takes home the coveted Cheapest Trophy in the World (trademark pending); the other eats their dust in an agonizingly hilarious defeat. Face Off presents fast-paced competitive improv comedy, improv games, scenes, and team challenges, offering you a night of glory, bragging rights, and most of all, fun. You be the judge. Literally.



05/03/14 - 12/20/14

$18 general admission - $14 students



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/face-off

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



The Jazz and Latin Workshops at Coolidge Hill Studio

Presented by The Jazz and Latin Workshop at Coolidge Hill Studio

Berklee Professor of Percussion and five-time GRAMMY winner Mark Walker leads instrumentalists and vocalists in continuing weekly jazz and Latin groups designed to sharpen jazz performance skills.

Students learn basic chart reading, time-keeping, improvisation scales, soloing, phrasing, and improvisation techniques.

What do you need to participate in the Jazz Workshop? Some proficiency on your instrument, a love of jazz! Instruments welcome to participate include drums, bass (electric, acoustic or upright,) piano, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin, flute, guitar (electric or acoustic,) vocals and percussion.

The studio will provide drums, percussion, guitar amp, bass amp, piano. Workshops will also be video recorded and available online for participants to review.



07/19/14 - 12/20/14

$45 for a two-hour workshop
$40 discount if pre-paying online for four workshops.
Cash, check, credit card or paypal accepted.



- http://www.thejazzandlatinworkshop.com



Family Holiday Pops

Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre

Celebrate the holidays with the Boston Civic Symphony and Max Hobart, conductor, as we bring you the most popular, family-friendly holiday concert in New England. Mezzo-soprano Rebecca Krouner will be our soloist and radio and television personality Joyce Kulhawik will be the guest narrator for "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." We'll have our traditional sing-along, a visit from Santa, and children can conduct the orchestra. Free refreshments will be provided. Due to high demand of this performance, please buy your tickets early before it's sold out. 



12/20/14

Adults: $20; Children & Students under 18: $10



- http://www.bostoncivicsymphony.org

Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre - 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA, 02493



Holiday Community Sing

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Join the Town of Rockport and Rockport Music for the annual holiday sing-along. Free, No tickets required.



12/20/14

Free, no tickets required.



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/community-concerts/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Jake Johannsen

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Jake's interesting take on life and his uniquely intelligent style have made him a regular at venues all over the country and a former host of Comedy Central's Two Drink Minimum. A self-confessed raconteur of weird stories, it's no wonder Jake is one of David Letterman's favorite comics. With over 35 Letterman appearances under his belt (not to mention a handful of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Politically Incorrect gigs) Jake is no stranger to late night television. These appearances gave Jake the exposure he needed to land his very own HBO comedy special, This'll Take About An Hour.



12/18/14 - 12/20/14

$20-$25



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=0cbca3881b97e3320535597a3fb03315

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

Presented by The Lyric Stage Company of Boston at The Lyric Stage Company

A middle-aged Upper-West-Side doctor’s wife is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA, and evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she’s shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating and somewhat mysterious childhood friend. Filled with passion and humor, the New York Times called The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife a “window-rattling comedy of mid-life malaise.”

“Uproarious . . . earns its wall-to-wall laughs." — New York Times

"Charles Busch comes of age as a comic playwright of the first rank." — New York Daily News



11/21/14 - 12/20/14

Ticket price range: $25 to $63

There are a limited amount of $25 tickets available for each performance. Ticket price depends on the seating section and day of the week.

Discounts available for students and seniors by calling the Box Office.



- http://lyricstage.com/productions/production.cfm?ID=86

The Lyric Stage Company - 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Christmas by Candlelight

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Discover the foundations of today’s Christmas traditions at Old Sturbridge Village’s Christmas by Candlelight event. Historians will explain the origin of traditions like Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more throughout nine special evenings in the month of December. Costumed interpreters will sing 19th century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can ride in horse-drawn sleights (weather permitting), sip hot cider, and see chestnuts roasting on an open fire. There’s no other place in New England that does an old-time Christmas quite like Old Sturbridge Village.



12/05/14 - 12/21/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/christmas-candlelight

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



13 Things About Ed Carpolotti Book, Music and Lyrics by Barry Kleinbort

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre

When in debt, panic. Then sing.  
Virginia Carpolotti is a devoted widow with loving memories for her recently-deceased husband. Though her love endures, her confidence in him flounders as one shady character after another comes calling for the debt that Ed put in her name, and things really heat up when a mysterious $1million ransom note appears. A delightful comic musical featuring Tony Award-nominee Penny Fuller.  
Sponsored by Wannalancit Mills/Farley White Interests



11/28/14 - 12/21/14

$20-$60



- http://www.mrt.org/show/13-things-about-ed-carpolotti



A Christmas Carol

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL tells the tale of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future hoping to change his destiny and save his soul. This brilliant musical, an original adaptation written for NSMT audiences, follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season.

SONGS INCLUDE: PATAPAN • THE APPLE TREE WASSAIL • GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN • DING, DONG, MERRILY ON HIGH • HERE WE COME A-WASSAILING • THE BOAR'S HEAD CAROL • WE SAW THREE SHIP • WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS



12/05/14 - 12/21/14

$55.00, $60.00 & $70.00



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North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



Feast Your Eyes

Presented by Wellesley College

Artfully photographing a meal is not only a recent foodie fad, but taps a long history of feast and famine imagery. Connecting contemporary interest in cuisine with the rich tradition of still life in art, this exhibition of prints, drawings, photographs, and paintings from the Davis collections serves up an opportunity to consider how representations of food reflect cultural ideas about consumption in different eras.



09/17/14 - 12/21/14

Free



- http://www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum/



Opera at the Cinema: FALSTAFF

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

A lyric comedy opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi.

The composer views the escapades of the old penniless and pot-bellied knight, who wants to deceive the wives and ends up routed, in a dirty washing basket and tossed into the river Thames, with the clear-sighted, distant and mischievous gaze we recognise from his later photographs. At the age of eighty, his composing was leisurely and liberated from the rules. Arias, duets and ensembles merge together in the same musical movement, continuous and boisterous, making Falstaff an unsurpassed operatic comedy that, a century later, continues to give us the gift of joyous laughter.



12/21/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/falstaff

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



The Little Prince

Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center For The Arts Charles Mosesian Theater

An imaginative new take on the beloved novella, The Little Prince tells the story of a world-weary aviator and a mysterious, regal little boy who help each other discover rare and unique insights into love, loss, and laughter. Filled with enchanting music and heartfelt lyrics, it has been touted by critics around the country for its appeal to all ages. This classic parable reminds us that “what is essential is invisible to the eye” and that all grown-ups were once children.



11/22/14 - 12/21/14

Tickets vary in price based on seat location and day of the week, and range from $25 - $60 per ticket. Handling and Facility Fees apply. Senior and Student discounts available.



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Arsenal Center For The Arts Charles Mosesian Theater - 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472



D.L.Hughley

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. D.L.Hughley can currently be heard nationwide as host of his own radio afternoon show “The D.L. Hughley Show” which is syndicated in 50 cities across the country. D.L. is also one of the hosts of TBS’s newest game show “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host” which airs on Tuesday nights. First and foremost a standup comedian, he stars in his 5th stand-up comedy special “Reset” which is currently airing on Showtime. In addition, D.L’s first humorous book title, I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up, is out in bookstores.



12/26/14

$29



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/d-l-hughley/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

Presented by Dinner Detective Boston

 The Dinner Detective® is America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show. You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! Everyone is a suspect, even you, and the killer might be at your table!



03/01/14 - 12/27/14

$74.95



- http://www.thedinnerdetective.com/bos



Mainstage

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

ImprovBoston Mainstage is the cornerstone of comedic talent at ImprovBoston. Showcasing our Freeform style of play, an ever-evolving show, Mainstage is the heart of ImprovBoston. Blending games, scenes, skillful storytelling, memorable music and audience participation, an elite cast of Boston's best improvisers creates a show that redefines itself with every performance. No rules. No boundaries. Just spectacular comedy and incredible improvisation.

Featuring: Ken Breese, Deana Criess, Natalie Cunha, Nate Lopez, Mickey McCauley, Matt McLaughlin, Mike Morrell, Jenna O'Brien, Ellie Race-Moore, Ben Scurria, Holly Tarnower, Brad Taylor and Misch Whitaker; Directed by Bobby Smithney



05/02/14 - 12/27/14

General Admission: $18, $14 Students



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/improvboston-mainstage-tickets-6331211825?ref=ebtn

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Jen Kirkman

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and the author of the book, “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself,” which became an instant New York Times Bestseller when it was released in April 2013.

Jen is currently a writer and regular round table guest on Chelsea Lately. She also was one of the stars of the hit-spin-off ‘mockumentary’ show After Lately. Jen’s latest stand-up album Hail to the Freaks (released March 2011) hit #13 on the Billboard Charts. Her debut album was 2006’s “Self Help.”


Jen is also well known for her role as the narrator in a few episodes of the cult-hit series “Drunk History” which aired on Comedy Central and HBO. Jen has appeared on: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,@Midnight, Conan, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, and the Cartoon Network’sHome Movies.


Entertainment Weekly said in 2012, “If you like Louis CK, check out Jen Kirkman’s hyper self analytical humor.” Jen has a weekly podcast, “I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman”, which is often in the top 100 in comedy on iTunes. Jen tours as a stand- up but is based in Los Angeles. She is currently working on her second book to come out through Simon & Schuster.



12/26/14 - 12/27/14

$25.00



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Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Murder on Mount Olympus

Presented by Mystery Cafe

Zeus has called for a grand feast to be held at The Arena on the base of Mount Olympus, and you are invited to join the celebration with Apollo and Aphrodite, Ares and Athena! The Gods are known for their power, magic and revelry, which means this is sure to be a legendary affair.

But the children of the Titans often clash, and when ambrosia and nectar lead to murder Zeus demands that all those present help solve the mystery. Will you be able to find the killer before Zeus punishes all of mankind? Fun, food, spirits, and a mystery to solve – all in one memorable night!



09/27/14 - 12/27/14

$50
 



- http://mysterycafe.com/shows/murder-on-mount-olympus/



Artie Lange

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

One of the most sought after live comedians in the business, Lange is currently the co-host of “The Nick and Artie Show,” a Fox News Radio show he created with fellow comedian Nick Di Paolo. Launched this past fall, the show has already garnered rave reviews and a massive fan base. Lange was a beloved regular on “The Howard Stern Show” for five years and during that time his memoir, Too Fat To Fish became a New York Times bestseller.
Artie has also produced his own concert DVD, Artie Lange: It’s The Whiskey Talkin,’ which includes a sold out stand-up performance; a behind the scenes look at some of Artie’s gigs and the award-winning short film Gameday, which Lange wrote, produced and starred in. Another milestone for Artie was selling out his Carnegie Hall performance for the New York Comedy Festival in 3 hours. He continues to sell out venues across the United States.



12/27/14

$32-$45



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/artie-lang/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Jamie Wyeth

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The first comprehensive retrospective of artist Jamie Wyeth (born 1946) will examine his imaginative approach to realism over the course of six decades, from his earliest childhood drawings through various recurring themes inspired by the people, places, and objects that populate his world. A member of a family of artists—including his grandfather, Newell Convers “N.C.” Wyeth (1882–1945); his father, Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009); and his aunt, Carolyn Wyeth (1909–1994)—Jamie Wyeth has followed a unique path, training with his aunt Carolyn after leaving school at age 11, studying anatomy in a New York City morgue and working in Andy Warhol’s New York studio, The Factory. "Jamie Wyeth" will include approximately 100 paintings, works on paper, illustrations, and assemblages created by the artist, many in a range of “combined mediums,” his preferred term for the distinctive technique he brings to his compositions. The exhibition will feature Wyeth’s portraits of subjects such as his wife, Phyllis Wyeth; John F. Kennedy (commissioned by family members after his death); Rudolf Nureyev; and Andy Warhol; which will be shown alongside a selection of preparatory drawings and studies that offer a window into the artist’s immersive approach to portraiture. The exhibition will also feature landscapes of the worlds he inhabits in the Brandywine River Valley (between Pennsylvania and Delaware) and the Midcoast of Maine—especially the islands of Tenants Harbor and Monhegan—still lifes of pumpkins (a fascination from his youth) and the many animals and birds that are part of his family and surroundings. Organized by the MFA and accompanied by an extensively illustrated catalogue, the exhibition will travel to three additional venues.



07/16/14 - 12/28/14

Free with Admission



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/jamie-wyeth

Museum of Fine Arts Boston - 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02115



A Christmas Carol

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

"God Bless us, everyone!" Continue our family holiday tradition and start getting in the holiday spirit with Troy Siebels' adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale. You know the story, you love the message of Christmas redemption, and the love for mankind that the season brings. Join us for our 6th annual spectacular production of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL.



12/19/14 - 12/28/14

Tickets to A CHRISTMAS CAROL are on sale to members and as a subscriber add-on. Subscribe to the 2014-15 Broadway Series and guarantee the best seats in the house to award-winning Broadway tours including Joseph and the Amazing Techincolor Dreamcoat, ELF The Musical, Million Dollar Quartet, Flashdance: The Musical, I Love Lucy: Live On Stage, and Camelot.
 



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=128

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



John Oliver

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

John Oliver is an Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award winning writer. His HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events. On his occasional breaks from television, John returns to his first love of stand-up and plays to sold out venues across the US. From 2006 to 2013 John was a correspondent and guest host on the multiaward winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He first came to prominence as a cutting-edge political stand up in the UK, with a string of television appearances and sold-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival. Having made the move to America in 2006 to work on The Daily Show, John won the Breakout Award at the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2007 and went on to write and star in his first hour long Comedy Central stand up special John Oliver: Terrifying Times in 2008. Such was its success that John has now hosted four seasons of his own stand up series for Comedy Central, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, featuring a hand-picked selection of his favorite comedians.



12/30/14

$52



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/john_oliver/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Storied Walls: Murals of the Americas

Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Features large-scale drawings, photographs, and actual pieces of murals from the Awatovi, Maya, and Moche cultures. From New Mexico and Guatemala to the desert cities of Peru, the murals provide a rare and unique glimpse into the past.



08/06/12 - 12/31/14

Free with Admission



- http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/calendar

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology - 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02138



Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

The Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail, located in the heart of the HyArts Cultural District, celebrates the significant role the Kennedy¹s played in shaping the history of Hyannis and Cape Cod. The 1.6 mile trail consists of 10 informational signs that are placed at key locations from Main Street to the harbor, finishing up at the JFK Memorial at Veteran¹s Beach Each stop provides a brief history of the site and its significance to the Kennedy¹s and their life on Cape Cod. Visitors along the trail can retrieve additional information by accessing the QR code or dialing the number on each sign. Follow the blue sail stencils on the sidewalks leading the way to each stop. Brochures and maps will be available at the JFK Museum on MainStreet, Hyannis



08/14/13 - 12/31/14

Free!



- http://www.hyartsdistrict.com/



Final Flight: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History

 Final Flight: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon, a species that once filled North America’s skies by the billions. In this small exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, see one of the world’s last mounted specimens of this now vanquished bird and learn how its extinction inspired the protection of other species.



02/22/14 - 12/31/14

Regular museum admission rates apply



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/special_exhibits/index.php

Harvard Museum of Natural History - 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Hammond Residential Real Estate South End Exhibits: The World We Live In

Presented by Hammond Residential RE

The Hammond Residential Real Estate office located in the ATELIER 505 building, at 505 Tremont Street in Boston's South End, is pleased to present an exhibit in conjunction with Canvas Fine Arts & Masterpiece Framing & Fine Art Gallery: The World We Live In, from September 2014 through December 2014. The exhibition will feature select works by artists Beth Barry, Gloria Bernstein, Anna Comella, Tally Forbes, Gloria King Merritt, Robert Hickox, Matthias Lupri, Matt McKee, and Randi Siu. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 18 from 6-8 PM, at which time the artists will be present to discuss their works. Most of the artwork exhibited will be available for purchase.



09/20/14 - 12/31/14

Free



- http://www.hammondre.com/South-End-MA-Real-Estate-Office/



New Faneuil Hall Visitor Center

Presented by National Park Service: U.S. Department of the Interior at Faneuil Hall

The National Park Service visitor center at 15 State Street closed its doors on May 21, 2012 and was replaced by a new, state-of-the-art, visitor center in historic Faneuil Hall on Friday, May 25, 2012.

The new visitor center is much more than an entryway into Boston National Historical Park and Boston African American National Historic Site. It serves also as a gateway to all of the Massachusetts National Parks.

Open, light-filled and welcoming, visitors will find visual displays, printed materials, maps and park rangers on hand to provide expert guidance.

The new Faneuil Hall Visitor Center, integrating current technologies and design while remaining faithful to the traditional national park experience that travelers have come to know and love, will give visitors from all over the globe the information they need to make the most of their time in Boston and Massachusetts.



05/25/12 - 01/01/15



- http://www.nps.gov/bost/faneuil-hall-vc.htm

Faneuil Hall - 1 Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA, 02109



Cape Symphony: New Year's Day Party

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO-PAK, CONDUCTOR
PETER SCHICKELE, SPECIAL GUEST STAR
MARGOT ROOD, SOPRANO | KARA CORNELL, MEZZO SOPRANO

Have a blast at this New Year’s Day bash. Our parties are legendary. So are our guests. This year, meet the master of music and the king of comedy. That’s right, Peter Schickele, most famous for his dubious “discovery” of P.D.Q. Bach (the illegitimate and surprisingly untalented son of J.S. Bach), is crashing the party and bringing down the house with his side-splitting parodies of classical music – like the 1712 Overture (much better with slide whistles and kazoos than noisy ol’ canons). He’s grabbed onto Grammies, shared laughs (and the stage) with the great Itzhak Perlman and turned the entire classical world on its very musical ear for over half a century. So hang on to your seats, because your very own orchestra and two versatile vocalists will also help paint the town red on this red letter day with Viennese waltzes, unforgettable arias and big Broadway hits.



01/01/15

$30 - $69



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-5.asp

Barnstable Performing Arts Center - 744 West Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02661



Necessary Monsters

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Sex, murder, and terrible danger lurk just around the corner in Necessary Monsters, the new reality-bending comedy from John Kuntz, author of the award-winning plays The Salt Girl and The Hotel Nepenthe. Through a series of intricately connected stories, Kuntz pulls us into the labyrinth of the human psyche for this dream-like and darkly hilarious look at the ways that we do violence and the stories we create to keep us up at night.



12/05/14 - 01/03/15

$25-$61



- http://www.speakeasystage.com

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



December School Vacation Week

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

School’s out for a while and you need fun activities for your kids. Old Sturbridge Village educators have been planning outdoor events for kids ranging from sledding to sleigh rides, and indoor events like puppet shows and crafts. Send your kids to OSV during school vacation to keep them learning and having fun in a family-friendly environment.



12/26/14 - 01/04/15

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/december-school-vacation-week

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



Light Princess

Presented by American Repertory Theater

Presented to great acclaim last season, this adaptation of George MacDonald’s classic fairy tale follows a young princess cursed to live without gravity. Floating through life unburdened by cares or sorrow, the princess is always just out of reach of everyone around her. If her parents, the King and Queen, don’t help her get back to earth by her 16th birthday, the curse will become permanent. Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2015, this playful production combines wit and humor, music and movement, to delight both children and their families.



12/06/14 - 01/04/15

Tickets from $25



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/light-princess-0



Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - Present

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present is the first exhibition in 40 years to examine the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from the mid-twentieth century through to the present. Adapting age-old techniques and traditional materials, artists working in fiber manipulate gravity, light, color, mass, and transparency to demonstrate the infinite transformations and iterations of their material. Early pioneers such as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sheila Hicks, Lenore Tawney, and Claire Zeisler demonstrated a revolutionary redefinition of fiber art in the 1960s and 70s, showcasing radical, non-representational forms. Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present addresses the cultural and critical forces that contributed to the initial efflorescence of the fiber revolution in the mid-century, its contraction in the 1980s, and its recent reclamation by contemporary artists.

Crisscrossing generations, nationalities, processes, and approaches, the exhibition features approximately 50 works by 34 artists—including works by the aforementioned artists alongside Olga de Amaral, Eva Hesse, Ernesto Neto, Rosemarie Trockel, Anne Wilson, and Haegue Yang—that range from small-scale weavings to immersive environments, all made in fiber.



10/01/14 - 01/04/15

Museum Admission



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/fiber/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Lorna Simpson

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art at

Opening on September 20 at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Lorna Simpson is a comprehensive retrospective that highlights the main themes and concerns of the influential artist’s 30-year career. The exhibition has been touring in Europe to great acclaim since the summer of 2013, and will be shown in the United States for the first time at the Addison Gallery in Andover, Massachusetts, through January 4, 2015.



09/20/14 - 01/04/15

Free
 



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/Exhibitions/Simpson/Pages/default.aspx#Title1



Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms, Haydn, and Strauss featuring cellist Gautier Capucon

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons' two January programs focus on classics of the orchestral repertoire. In this first program of 2015, he is joined by French cellist Gautier Capucon and BSO principal violist Steven Ansell for Strauss's rollicking, wide-ranging tone poem Don Quixote, which depicts musically several episodes from Cervantes's novel. Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn, whose theme is the famous "Chorale St. Anthony" (likely not by Haydn after all), was originally composed for two pianos but is, in its orchestral guise, a major symphonic feat. Haydn himself is also featured in this program. Following the great success of the six so-called "Paris" symphonies, the composer wrote three more for his admirers in that city, nos. 90-92, in 1788-89. No. 90 - a favorite of Maestro Nelsons' - includes a famous "false" ending in the first movement, one of Haydn's wittiest musical jokes.



01/08/15 - 01/10/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Titans II

Presented by Cape Symphony

Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented Principals and some special guest artists we can’t wait for you to meet. Each concert in this four-part series brings you a different piece from three undisputable geniuses: Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

Playing the music of the Titans is like stepping inside a Rolex watch, a world of precision, intrigue and beauty. The repertoire we’ve chosen for this series is purposely eclectic. Some pieces were commissioned. Several had a muse in mind. Many were genuine works of inspiration. Each one shows another facet of the composers’ brilliance through different instrumental configurations. Each one exposes the talent and range of the Symphony musicians in a way you’ve never heard before. Each one has a story to tell.
That’s why we’ve chosen the setting as carefully as the music. Intimate. So we can talk, share and really get to know the music – and each other – before, during and after the concert. Interesting pairings. Interesting people.
All the ingredients for a very entertaining evening. Come play with us.

Mozart Duo for Violin & Viola in G major
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
TBA, Viola

Beethoven Grand Trio, op. 87
Zachary Sheets, Flute
Mark Miller, Clarinet
Elizabeth Mitnik Doriss, Oboe

Brahms Horn Trio
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
Clark Matthews, Horn
Donald Enos, Piano



01/10/15

$35.00 General Admission | $10.00 Student | $133.00 Full Series



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-special-events-1.asp



Russian Portraits

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Baptist Church in Newton

Kevin Rhodes takes us on a neoclassical journey of Russian simplicity and textual clarity with Prokofiev’s First Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s majestic Serenade for Strings. Yevgeny Kutik, in his first Pro Arte appearance, explores Prokofiev’s folk melodies as they reach their energetic conclusion.

Kevin Rhodes, Conductor
Yevgeny Kutik, Violin
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston

Prokofiev, Symphony No.1
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No.2
Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings



01/10/15

Price Range: $18-73



- http://www.proarte.org/russian-portraits/

First Baptist Church in Newton - 848 Beacon Street, Newton, MA, 02459



Million Dollar Quartet

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony® award-­?winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll,” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, humorous banter and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Ring of Fire,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “See Ya Later, Alligator,” “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.

This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n’roll band for one unforgettable night. Rock and Roll's best kept secret...revealed, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET! For more information, visit: www.milliondollarquartetlive.com



01/09/15 - 01/11/15

Tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET are currently available to Broadway subscribers as part of five and six show subscription packages, including JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, ELF THE MUSICAL, FLASHDANCE, I LOVE LUCY: LIVE ON STAGE, and CAMELOT. New subscribers will be seated beginning on May 1, but are encouraged to submit subscription orders early, as they will be processed in the order received by the theatre. Subscribers are guaranteed the best seats while saving $94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=121

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Boston Symphony Chamber Players

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

On Sunday, January 11, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players will present the world premiere of Eric Nathan's new work for oboe, horn, and piano, a BSO commission. A former Tanglewood Composition Fellow, Nathan was the recipient of the 2013-14 Rome Prize of the American Academy in Rome. The program opens with Czech composer Josef Myslive?ek's Quintet No. 2 in G for two clarinets, two horns, and bassoon, followed by Boston composer Arthur Foote's Nocturne and Scherzo for flute and string quintet. Dvo??k's Octet-Serenade in E for winds, strings, and piano closes out the afternoon.



01/11/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Handel & Haydn’s Guy Fishman, cello & Ian Watson, fortepiano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Both principal players of Handel and Haydn Society, acclaimed cellist Guy Fishman joins with renowned fortepianist Ian Watson in a greatly anticipated performance of Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas for fortepiano and violoncello, Op. 5, Nos. 1 & 2, plus variations and a piano sonata.

Guy Fishman is active as a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. He is principal cellist of Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society, with which he made his Symphony Hall solo debut in 2005, and is in demand as an early music specialist in the United States and Europe, performing in recital and with The Arcadia Players, El Mundo, Aston Magna, The Boston Classical Trio, among others.



01/11/15

Tickets: $34, $28, $19



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/guy-fishman-and-ian-watson/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Beginning Group Piano - Mondays Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Ages 4-6. Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun! Children learn in a small group setting with a maximum of five students in the class. A piano or 61-note keyboard required for home practice.



09/22/14 - 01/12/15

Tuition: $305



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/group-classes/group-instrument/

New School of Music - 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



St. Petersburg Symphony

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Tuesday, January 13, 7:30pm, Mechanics Hall

St. Petersburg Symphony
Vladimir Lande, conductor
Andrei Gavrilov, piano

A legendary soloist in an infamous piano concerto… A virtuosic opening overture… One of the 01/13/2015most popular works in classical music by Rimsky-Korsakov… Music Worcester proudly presents the return of the St. Petersburg Symphony with Andrei Gavrilov, winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition and one of today’s most acclaimed musicians.

Bernstein Overture to Candide
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

“Dramatic and touching…” Music International



01/13/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points to Woo card holders



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Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Mozart and Bruckner - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Acclaimed for his performances of the Classical repertoire, German pianist Lars Vogt returns to Symphony Hall as soloist with Andris Nelsons and the BSO in Mozart's proto-Romantic C minor piano concerto. Composed in the spring of 1786 and premiered by the composer in Vienna, the C minor is unique in its strangeness and restlessness, and features a fascinating theme-and-variations finale. Following intermission, Andris Nelsons conducts Anton Bruckner's magisterial Symphony No. 7, still probably the most popular of that composer's works. Bruckner wrote his Seventh Symphony, often likened to "a cathedral in sound," between 1881 and 1883, and it was premiered in Leipzig in 1884.



01/15/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Neil deGrasse Tyson

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia. Tyson’s professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way.



01/14/15 - 01/15/15

$57-$152



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/neil-degrasse-tyson/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

A Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain concert brings a genre-crashing ride through popular music: a funny, virtuosic, foot-stomping and melodious entertainment. It is a joyous, thought-provoking journey through songs you’ve heard, songs you’ve forgotten, and songs you perhaps wish you hadn’t encountered, all transformed into a lively, headlong stream of transcendent sounds and warm personality.



01/16/15

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=877 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/ukulele.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Andris Nelson conducts Mozart and Bruckner featuring pianist Lars Vogt

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Acclaimed for his performances of the Classical repertoire, German pianist Lars Vogt returns to Symphony Hall as soloist with Andris Nelsons and the BSO in Mozart's proto-Romantic C minor piano concerto. Composed in the spring of 1786 and premiered by the composer in Vienna, the C minor is unique in its strangeness and restlessness, and features a fascinating theme-and-variations finale. Following intermission, Andris Nelsons conducts Anton Bruckner's magisterial Symphony No. 7, still probably the most popular of that composer's works. Bruckner wrote his Seventh Symphony, often likened to "a cathedral in sound," between 1881 and 1883, and it was premiered in Leipzig in 1884.



01/15/15 - 01/17/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



LEHÁR: The Merry Widow

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts.



01/17/15

Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/lehars-the-merry-widow/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Cape Symphony: Masterpiece III Passport to England

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
REBECCA HAINS, SOPRANO
ANGELA JAJKO, MEZZO-SOPRANO
THOMAS M. FRATES, BARITONE
NEW ENGLAND GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY CHORUS

The UK? OK! That’s right, we’re crossin’ the pond to jolly old England. Home of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Queen Mum. Also home to the masters of mirth: (drum roll, please) Gilbert & Sullivan. Enjoy the silliness of song aboard the HMS Pinafore and develop a penchant for pirates as we perform highlights from the funniest comic operas ever written. No time for a cuppa. We have to catch the Liverpool bus for a little Beatles (gone Baroque!), then dash up to Downton (Abbey, that is) to catch the series’ opening theme song. We’ll also hear music written for kings by the “Prince of Baroque” and lose ourselves in Elgar’s Enigma, the true jewel in the orchestral crown. Yes, it’s the very best of the Brits, symphony style. Find out what all the Pomp and Circumstance is about. Your ticket is your passport

ENIGMA VARIATIONS | Edward Elgar
POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE MARCH NO. 1 | Edward Elgar
MUSIC FOR THE FOYAL FIREWORKS AND WATER MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS | George Frideric Handel
CROWN IMPERIAL | William Walton
GILBERT & SULLIVAN HIGHLIGHTS
RULE BRITTANIA | Thomas Arne
THEME FROM DOWNTON ABBEY | John Lunn
PENNY LANE | Paul McCartney & John Lennon, Arr. Peter Breiner
 



01/17/15 - 01/18/15

$29 - $68



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-6.asp

Barnstable Performing Arts Center - 744 West Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02661



Emerson String Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

The Boston debut of the new Emerson, with cellist Paul Watkins, is greatly anticipated.

PURCELL
Two Fantasias
Chacony, arranged by Benjamin Britten

LOWELL LIEBERMANN
String Quartet (Boston premiere)*

BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Opus 132

*Co-commissioned by Celebrity Series of Boston



01/22/15

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=881 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.

(617) 482-6661



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/emerson.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Canadian Brass

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Now in its 43rd season, Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold two million of its almost 100 albums worldwide, and contributed nearly 600 new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today.

Canadian Brass is made up of five extraordinary talents: visionary founder and tuba legend Chuck Daellenbach plus four top brass stars—Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Bernhard Scully (horn).

“After four decades, it's great to see Canadian Brass--practically an institution at this point--still 0sounding fresh, still attracting young virtuosos and, above all, still having fun with the music.” --National Public Radio



01/23/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://musicworcester.org

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Beginning Group Recorder - Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Ages 5-8. Recorder class is an exciting opportunity for young students to be introduced to playing a woodwind instrument. Students learn about reading music, playing as a group, and have lots of fun doing it! We will end the term with a class performance. No previous experience with music or an instrument is required. Tuition includes the purchase of a recorder.



09/26/14 - 01/23/15

Tuition: $350



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/group-classes/group-instrument/

New School of Music - 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Angela Hewitt, piano; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

Internationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and world-renowned British/Canadian pianist, Angela Hewitt, are two remarkably refined and sensitive performers, perfectly suited in musical temperament for brilliant collaboration.

Program will include vocal and piano works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Fauré and Debussy.



01/23/15

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=885 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/hewittvonotter.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Repertory Ambassadors Choir

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Repertory Ambassadors | ages 8-13
Director: Rachael Chagat

This ensemble is open by audition only and is intended as the next step in the process of vocal skill and musicianship. Emphasis will be on proper vocal technique, sight reading skills and musicianship. Singers will explore and perform secular, sacred, and popular music as well as music from different cultures and genres. This ensemble will exhibit the highest level of music making and choral singing.



09/20/14 - 01/24/15

Tuition: $400



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/ensembles/choir-ensemble/

New School of Music - 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Young Ambassadors Choir - Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Young Ambassadors | ages 13 – 18
Director: Murray Kidd

This ensemble is open by audition only. It is intended as the culmination of training and preparation from within the organization. This ensemble will exhibit the highest level of music making and choral singing.



09/20/14 - 01/24/15

Tuition: $400



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/ensembles/choir-ensemble/

New School of Music - 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Tugan Sokhiev conducts Berlioz,?Saint-Sa?ns and Rimsky-Korsakov featuring cellist?Johannes Moser

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Born in the Ossetian region of the Caucasus and making his BSO debut in these concerts, Tugan Sokhiev is music director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. He is joined by the German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser, also making his BSO debut, for Saint-Sa?ns's Cello Concerto No. 1, a single-movement, fantasia-like work by turns fiery and charming. Opening the program is Hector Berlioz's?Le Corsaire?Overture, which, as was often the composer's practice, took shape from earlier sketches. The title is an incidental reference to James Fenimore Cooper's?The Red Rover?("Le Corsaire rouge"). Rimsky Korsakov's orchestral masterpiece, the "symphonic suite"Scheherezade, masterfully spins out its?Arabian Nights-inspired tableaux via transformations of an immediately recognizable musical motif. The work features a major solo violin part usually played by the orchestra's concertmaster.



01/22/15 - 01/24/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Training Choir - Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Training Choir | ages 5-7
Director: Rachael Chagat

This ensemble will be an un-auditioned group consisting of children aged 5 – 7 years of age. Children will be introduced to the fundamentals of choral singing in using their voices to make music. They will focus on building the necessary skills of pitch-matching, listening, and rhythm.



09/20/14 - 01/24/15

Tuition: $300



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/ensembles/choir-ensemble/

New School of Music - 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Beginning Group Piano - Saturdays Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Ages 4-6. Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun! Children learn in a small group setting with a maximum of five students in the class. A piano or 61-note keyboard required for home practice.



09/20/14 - 01/24/15

Tuition: $350



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/group-classes/group-instrument/

New School of Music - 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Haydn: Symphonies and Concerto

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Artistic Director Harry Christophers and Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky continue their critically-praised survey of the orchestral music of Joseph Haydn.  The sequel to 2012’s Haydn in Paris, the program has Nosky taking the stage in Haydn’s seldom-heard Violin Concerto in C Major, followed by a powerful foray into the minor key, the dramatic Symphony No. 83.



01/23/15 - 01/25/15

$22-$88



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/haydn-symphonies-and-concerto

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, and Anna Bass in "Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host"

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

This American Life host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show that combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, “have no business being together—dance and radio.” One is all words and no visuals. One is all visuals and no words. The result is a funny, lively and very talky evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its first test run at Carnegie Hall. “What makes it work,” says Glass “is a shared sensibility. As dancers, Monica and Anna are these amazingly relatable and funny storytellers without words.”



01/24/15 - 01/25/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=966 (Saturday, January 24th) and http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=967 (Sunday, January 25th) for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/glass.htm

Citi Shubert Theatre - 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann High School Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Israeli conductor Asher Fisch makes his BSO subscription series debut with this diverse program. Opening the concert is the Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman'sAstrolatry, a 2012 work inspired by the stars and constellations. These will be the first BSO performances of any music by Dorman, who is a former Tanglewood Music Center Composition Fellow. Lithuanian-born violinist Julian Rachlin returns to Symphony Hall for Serge Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, a 1930s masterpiece with a breathtakingly beautiful slow movement. Robert Schumann's robust Symphony No. 1, composed in his so-called "symphonic year" of 1841, is one of his most energetic and optimistic scores.



01/29/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston

 BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa present a series of three recitals entitled "BACH EXPLORED." Each program will focus on a different aesthetic facet of Bach's musical language, surveying its roots in music of his contemporaries and forebears. “Dark Visions,” the second program, probes the deepest reaches of human expression, from musical ars moriendi to violinistic depictions of grief and despair.



01/29/15

Suggested donation: $20



- http://www.doriankomanoffbandy.com/bachexplored.html

First Church in Boston - 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA, 02116



An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award?winning saxophonist, and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is among the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, he continues to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist and a composer. Expect an astounding performance by one of the most innovative and forward?thinking jazz ensembles around.
 



01/29/15

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=971 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/marsalis.htm

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Paula Poundstone

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Paula has starred in comedy specials for HBO and Bravo while garnering numerous awards, accolades, and firsts for a female comedian. She is recognized as one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups Of All Time, is the first woman to win the cable ACE for Best Standup Comedy Special, and is the first woman to perform standup at the prestigious White House Correspondents Dinner. In 2012, she received the 2012 Moment Magazine Creativity Award at their 35th anniversary. She is also the recipient of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic, and in 2010 was accepted into the Comedy Hall of Fame.



01/30/15

$25-$35



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Pauly Shore

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

For over two decades, Pauly Shore has been an iconic figure in show business in front of the camera, and for the last 10 years, behind the scenes with multiple producer, director, and creator credits. He’s also recently starred in comedy specials and scripted films for the premiere cable networks Showtime and CMT. Independent films that enjoyed worldwide distribution include Adopted, Pauly Shore is Dead, Pauly~tics, and others. Pauly can be frequently seen in on the popular comedy web site Funny or Die, where he has done several digital shorts that have gone viral. He is currently in post-production on a true-to-life documentary about his mother the legendary founder of The Comedy Store. When Pauly isn’t touring the country on his sold-out comedy tour, he enjoys hiking, cooking and connecting with his Los Angeles roots.



01/30/15

$25



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



LEGACY - Mother, Daughter ART Exhibition

Presented by Artist Exposure

“LEGACY” Exhibit Opening Reception: Friday, December 20th 5 – 8:00 PM ARTIST EXPOSURE PRESENTS: “Legacy” Exhibit December 20 – January 31, 2014 Mother, Daughter Find Passion in Watercolors PLYMOUTH, MA – Artist Exposure Gallery is pleased to present a mother-daughter exhibition by artists: Martha D. Kelly and Muriel L. Davis. The “LEGACY” show will run from December 20 – January 31, 2014 with an opening reception on Friday, December 20th from 5-8:00pm. The exhibition will also feature musicians from the group Con Moto (with movement) Tom Shaughnessy: Viola, Susan Curtiss: Flute, Stewart Sanders: Violin and Lois Weiss playing the Cello. Martha D. Kelly will honor her mother Muriel L. Davis’s memory with a watercolor exhibition titled “Legacy.” “Legacy” is a unique mother-daughter artist combo exhibition. Muriel blessed her daughter with the creativity and encouraged her to pursue her dreams to become a painter. Please join us and experience their journeys as you see this mother-daughter Watercolor Exhibition. Opening Reception: Friday, December 20th 5 – 8pm Exhibition: December 20 – January 31, 2014 



12/20/13 - 01/31/15

FREE



- www.artistexposuregallery.com



Asher Fisch conducts Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann featuring violinist Julian Rachlin

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Israeli conductor Asher Fisch makes his BSO subscription series debut with this diverse program. Opening the concert is the Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman'sAstrolatry, a 2012 work inspired by the stars and constellations. These will be the first BSO performances of any music by Dorman, who is a former Tanglewood Music Center Composition Fellow. Lithuanian-born violinist Julian Rachlin returns to Symphony Hall for Serge Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, a 1930s masterpiece with a breathtakingly beautiful slow movement. Robert Schumann's robust Symphony No. 1, composed in his so-called "symphonic year" of 1841, is one of his most energetic and optimistic scores.



01/29/15 - 01/31/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil

Presented by Cantata Singers at St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Hear Sergei Rachmaninoff’s stunning a cappella masterpiece in the original Church Slavonic. Often called simply the Vespers, Rachmaninoff considered the piece one of his finest compositions. Ethereal, poignant, and beloved around the world, the All-Night Vigil (Vespers), op. 37 was composed during the “golden age” of Russian choral music, when composers like Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Rimski-Korsakov were all writing music using texts from the Russian Orthodox liturgy. The All-Night Vigil is considered the crowning musical achievement of this era.



01/24/15 - 01/31/15

Subscriptions start at $85
Single tickets $25-$69
Student, senior and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org

St. Paul Church, Cambridge - Bow and Arrow Streets, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Murder Most Medieval

Presented by Mystery Cafe

The world famous Mystery Café cordially invites you to attend a Medieval banquet in honor of Sir Lancelittle’s return to court! Party like it’s 1399 with a zany cast of characters who will transport you to another world, complete with food, fun, music, mayhem, and…murder!
Queen Maliciouscent has planned a celebratory feast to welcome home her favorite knight, Sir Lancelittle. With the entire court in attendance, the revelry starts off with bang but ends with a thud as a murder interrupts the festivities! Who could have committed such a heinous crime? Who is hiding a sordid past? Who has a secret love? Who is holding on to a grudge? Everyone is a suspect – including you! As soon as you arrive, you will become part of the mystery and the fun. Learn how to swordfight, try your hand at entertaining the court with a joke, question the suspects and solve the crime – you could even become the evening’s “Super Sleuth” and win a prize! So join us for an experience you’ll never forget: “Murder Most Medieval!” Fun, food, spirits, and a mystery to solve – all in one memorable night!



09/13/14 - 01/31/15

$54.00



- http://mysterycafe.com/shows/murder-medieval/



bid them dance and bid them sing

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston

Prokofiev’s fiendishly kinetic Quintet originated as a ballet that was too difficult to dance, Lutoslawski captured the spirit of Polish folk music, and Dvorak never lost sight of the rhythmic vitality and heartfelt lyricism of his native Bohemia, the song and dance at the root of all music. PROGRAM:
Witold Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes for clarinet & piano (1954)
Joseph Phibbs, Flex for flute, violin, cello & piano
Sergei Prokofiev, Quintet in g minor for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola & bass, Op. 39
Andrea Clearfield, Three Songs after Pablo Neruda for oboe & double bass
Antonin Dvorak, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87



01/31/15

$45, $35, $25; $5 off for students/seniors



- http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/february.html

First Church in Boston - 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA, 02116



OFFENBACH: Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.



01/31/15

Ticket release dates:
Met Member Subscriptions: Friday, August 15
General Public: August 22

Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/offenbachs-les-contes-dhoffmann/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

 Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty
On view beginning March 8, 2014
Whistler’s Peacock Room reimagined – drawing parallels between the excesses of the Gilded Age and current economic conditions, the artist reimagines James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room as a fantastic ruin



03/08/14 - 02/01/15

FREE for members / $7 not-yet-members



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=847

MASS MoCA - 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA, 01247



The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

 Photochemical film is quickly drifting into obsolescence as the motion picture industry transitions to digital media and fewer and fewer manufacturers and labs produce and print film. Yet many visual artists who create work for gallery and museum settings remain among the devoted users of 16 mm and 35 mm film formats. This exhibition features work by six artists who emphasize film’s unrivaled texture and luminosity, as well as its potential for metaphor.



03/29/14 - 02/01/15

FREE for members / $7 not-yet-members



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=903

MASS MoCA - 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA, 01247



The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre

When the dog is mom’s best friend. When Kyle and Hamilton Best’s mother dies in a bizarre accident involving a Filipino drag queen, the two brothers try to find common ground – often failing with hilarious results. They bicker over the details of the obituary, Kyle’s unfortunate taste in men, and whom Mom loved best – only to find it may very well have been the dog.



01/08/15 - 02/01/15

$20-$60



- http://mrt.org/1415Season



bid them dance and bid them sing

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

Prokofiev’s fiendishly kinetic Quintet originated as a ballet that was too difficult to dance, Lutoslawski captured the spirit of Polish folk music, and Dvorak never lost sight of the rhythmic vitality and heartfelt lyricism of his native Bohemia, the song and dance at the root of all music.

PROGRAM:
Witold Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes for clarinet & piano (1954)
Joseph Phibbs, Flex for flute, violin, cello & piano
Sergei Prokofiev, Quintet in g minor for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola & bass, Op. 39
Andrea Clearfield, Three Songs after Pablo Neruda for oboe & double bass
Antonin Dvorak, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87



02/01/15

$45, $35, $25; $5 off students/seniors
 



- http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/february.html

Goethe-Institut Boston - 170 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company

In this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mashup from master of comedy Christopher Durang (Betty's Summer Vacation), Vanya and Sonia's quiet, bucolic life is hilariously upended when their glamorous movie star sister arrives for the weekend with her brawny boy toy in tow. A Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation, this rollicking and touching new comedy pays loving homage to Chekhov's classic themes of loss and longing.



01/02/15 - 02/01/15

Ticket price range: $25 to $99.
 



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/vanya-sonia-masha-spike/



Measure for Measure

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at Multicultural Arts Center

Society is going to hell in a handbasket. Duke Vincentio figures the best way to rectifty a bad situation is to remove himself and put the government into the hands of the one person who can restore order, Angelo. Big mistake. Angelo may not be as righteous as the laws he enforces. We learn he's sitting on some pretty wrongheaded lust when the one innocent who pleads to him for mercy on behalf of her brother suddenly becomes the object of his deep-seeded desire. Sex, prison, and power collide in a city of the edge, and a vaulted struggle begins.



01/07/15 - 02/01/15

$28-$50. $15 student rush at the door, first-come, first-serve



- http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/measure-measure

Multicultural Arts Center - 41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA, 02141



Youth Concert: "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Geared toward students in grades 4-6, these concerts act as an introduction to the full orchestra experience, encouraging long-term ownership of orchestral music and the BSO, and delivering positive character development messages through each performance led by Germeshausen Family and Youth Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins.



02/04/15 - 02/06/15

$10



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Janine Jansen, violin and Itamar Golan, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

Globe-trotting Dutch violinist Janine Jansen’s career is skyrocketing as is the pianist Itamar Golan, a consummate collaborator who has concentrated his formidable energies on chamber music. Both of these remarkable musicians share a passion for music played at the highest level.

PROKOFIEV
Five Melodies

BEETHOVEN
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G Major

RAVEL
Sonata for Violin and Piano

RAVEL
Tzigane



02/06/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=923 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

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- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/jansengolan.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Christian McBride Trio with Cécile McLorin Salvant

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

This incredible double bill pairs the Christian McBride Trio with Cécile McLorin Salvant and her trio. Bassist Christian McBride has been one of the busiest and most important figures in the jazz world for 20 years. Miami born and raised, 24-year old vocalist Salvant has burst onto the jazz scene with astonishing speed since winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition three years ago.
 



02/06/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=975 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

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- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/mcbridesalvant.htm

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Newberry Consort

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

The Newberry Consort has delighted audiences with provocative and ravishingly beautiful programs for nearly three decades. The ensemble, led by co-directors David Douglass and Ellen Hargis, returns to BEMF in a spellbinding multimedia performance of selections from the Cantigas de Santa Maria with singers from Boston’s own Exsultemus. The Cantigas, a gorgeous collection of medieval Spanish songs in praise of the Virgin Mary that are replete with tales of saints, sinners, and miracles, come alive in a presentation incorporating projected images of the lavish illustrations from the original 13th-century manuscripts commissioned by King Alfonso X of Castile.



02/06/15

$66 - $49 - $38 - $19



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/14-15_boston/newberry.htm

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Family Concert - "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall.?



02/07/15

$20 Kids under 18 are Free (limit four per family) to get free kids tickets, please order through phone. Pre-concert activities, including an instrument playground and instrument demonstrations, take place from 9-10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Jamie Barton in Recital – the return of Artist Night!

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Saturday, February 7, 8pm, Mechanics Hall

Jamie Barton in Recital – the return of Artist Night!
with Bradley Moore, piano

Decades ago one of the most popular concerts at the Festival was Artist Night, where stars of the Metropolitan Opera would come to Worcester. Music Worcester is pleased to bring back that tradition with mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton – winner of the Metropolitan Opera Council auditions, 2013 Cardiff Singer of the Word, and fresh off her resounding success in Norma at the Metropolitan Opera this past fall. Other recent and upcoming appearances include Houston Grand Opera, the Cleveland Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and being invited to sing at Marilyn Horne’s 80th Birthday Party.

Program to include Dvoraks’s Gypsy Songs.

“But the night belonged to Jamie Barton, a sensitive, attentive artist with a stunning and flexible sound.” – New York Classical Review



02/07/15

$42 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
!0% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://musicworcester.org

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



A Future Perfect

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Claire and Max find their values put to the test when bestfriends Alex and Elena announce they are having a baby. Claire is climbing the corporate ladder in advertising, while her husband Max is a puppeteer for PBS. With friends entering into parenthood, they ask: What happened to the indie-rock kids that hated everything their parents believed in? A Future Perfect is a dark comedy about friendship, babies, and defining success.



01/09/15 - 02/07/15

$25-$61



- http://www.speakeasystage.com/doc.php?section=showpage&page=future

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Uncommon Women and Others

Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

By Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Maureen Shea

Six years after graduation, seven women meet for an impromptu reunion lunch and relive their college days in the early 1970’s at Mount Holyoke College, measuring their youthful dreams and hopes for the future against the fear and anguish they face living in the “real” world.

More than any other theatre artist of her generation, Wendy Wasserstein (1950-2006) changed the way contemporary women’s lives were presented onstage. She celebrated the complexity of the “New York woman” long before Sex and the City arrived on the scene. Her heritage can be seen in the post-1970’s “boom” of activity from women playwrights, many writing “serious” plays in Wendy’s preferred genre of comedy, from Paula Vogel to Teresa Rebeck, on through toSarah Ruhl. Wasserstein was one of a handful of women who have achieved pre-eminence as a professional playwright. She won a Pulitzer Prize and was the first woman to win an unshared Tony Award for The Heidi Chronicles (1988). Further, she was our most successful commercial female playwright in the last half of the 20th century (perhaps of all time?).
 

 



02/05/15 - 02/08/15

$8 Emerson Community
$12 Public



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The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Breath & Imagination

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center

From the author of Emergency and Knock Knock comes a musical tale of faith, hope and family. Before Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson, there was Roland Hayes—the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist. Born the son of a slave in rural Georgia, Mr. Hayes built a career in Boston that blossomed around the world. This play chronicles his journey from a child singing in church to a master musician singing before the crowned heads of Europe. Written by celebrated poet and author Daniel Beaty, Breath & Imagination explores the life of an American pioneer through words, movement, spirituals and classical music.    



01/27/15 - 02/08/15

Tickets start at $25



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Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Renée Fleming, soprano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence.

Subscription child tickets may be limited for this performance.



02/08/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=853 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Tickets will be on sale 1-2pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.
 



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/fleming.htm

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Boston Children’s Chorus

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Boston Children's Chorus (BCC) was founded by Hubie Jones, a civic leader who for almost five decades has labored to address the social problems facing Boston's underserved children and communities. In 2001, Mr. Jones experienced a breathtaking performance by the nationally renowned Chicago Children's Choir, and returned to Boston determined to replicate this innovative program, as there were no organizations in Boston that effectively combined a mission for artistic excellence with an agenda for social change. He gathered the support of civic leaders and, after a year of planning and pilot projects, the Boston Children's Chorus was launched in October of 2003.



02/08/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/bostonchildrenschorus/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



UnderScore Friday Evening: Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a new work written for Aimard: Sir Harrison Birtwistle's?Responses: Of sweet disorder and the carefully careless, a BSO co-commission receiving its American premiere at these concerts. Jurowski leads the world premiere of?Responses?with the LPO and Aimard in December 2014; the work's subtitle references an essay collection by the British architect/historian Robert Maxwell, Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. Opening the program is a selection of short, colorful works by the Russian composer Anatoly Liadov, whose works were frequently championed by Serge Koussevitzky. Stravinsky's complete ballet score?The?Firebird, his first phenomenal success for the Ballets Russes, fills out these concerts.



02/13/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México (State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra)

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Friday, February 13, 8pm, Mechanics Hall

Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México
(State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra)
Enrique Bátiz, Music Director
Dalia Kuznecovaite, violin

Maestro Enrique Bátiz helped found the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México as a means of union and identification among Mexicans. Both the orchestra and its artistic director have repeatedly received the Annual Award Mexican Union of Theatre and Music, awarded for its over 40 years of existence as well as for its continued the promotion of musical activities in Mexico.

Award winning, Lithuanian violinist Dalia Kuzcecovaite has been a beneficiary of the Rostropovich Fund since 2004 and has toured the globe extensively as a concerto soloist since winning several major competitions in 2008.

Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Ponce Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No. 4

“...Brilliant technique, a fine sense of harmony and a strong temperament.”
Salzburger Nachrichten



02/13/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



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Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Vladimir Jurowski conducts Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky featuring pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a new work written for Aimard: Sir Harrison Birtwistle's?Responses: Of sweet disorder and the carefully careless, a BSO co-commission receiving its American premiere at these concerts. Jurowski leads the world premiere of?Responses?with the LPO and Aimard in December 2014; the work's subtitle references an essay collection by the British architect/historian Robert Maxwell, Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. Opening the program is a selection of short, colorful works by the Russian composer Anatoly Liadov, whose works were frequently championed by Serge Koussevitzky. Stravinsky's complete ballet score?The?Firebird, his first phenomenal success for the Ballets Russes, fills out these concerts.



02/12/15 - 02/14/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



TCHAIKOVSKY: Iolanta, BARTÓK: Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.



02/14/15

Met Member Subscriptions: Friday, August 15
General Public: August 22
Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/iolanta-and-duke-bluebeard/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Flashdance: The Musical

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.

FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance - What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Manhunt” and “I Love Rock & Roll.” In addition to these hits, 16 hot new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay), and Robert Cary with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis).

For more information, please visit www.FlashdanceTheMusical.com



02/13/15 - 02/15/15

Tickets for FLASHDANCE are currently available to Broadway subscribers as part of five and six show subscription packages, including JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, ELF THE MUSICAL, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, I LOVE LUCY: LIVE ON STAGE, and CAMELOT. New subscribers will be seated beginning on May 1, but are encouraged to submit subscription orders early, as they will be processed in the order received by the theatre. Subscribers are guaranteed the best seats while saving $94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=125

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Green Porno

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Iconic actress Isabella Rossellini teams up with legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière to present Green Porno, Live On Stage, a hysterical and eye-opening zoology lesson on the kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life. Rossellini has adapted The Sundance Channel series of the same name into an intimate lecture using cheeky theatrics to delightfully discuss this bizzare world of seductions and deadly enigmas.  



02/13/15 - 02/15/15

Tickets start at $25



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Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Cape Symphony: CapePOPS Rhapsody in Bluegrass

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
THE ANNIE MOSES BAND, GUEST ARTISTS

You asked for it. Nashville’s Annie Moses Band is back with a brand new show that takes us deep into the heartland, the rich and rhythmic heartbeat of America. Shenandoah. Simple Gifts. Summertime. The songs you know and love, woven together into a colorful patchwork quilt. But you’ve never heard them like this before. Take Gershwin’s rhapsody. It’s definitely blue… blue as in bluegrass, a new style that suits it so well. This family band has a gift for rearranging all the notes and pulling every string imaginable (violin, viola, cello, mandolin and harp!) to create a new sound for each song that’s so fabulously familiar, but deliciously different. Yes, we’re calling this musical train the Orange Blossom Special. It’s crossing borders and crossing genres… from country and classical to folk and pure jazz. America the Beautiful. In song. Hear it with one of the most exciting bands we’ve ever met. LIVE!



02/14/15 - 02/15/15

$30 - $69



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-7.asp

Barnstable Performing Arts Center - 744 West Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02661



The Second Girl

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

With Eugene O'Neill's classic Long Day's Journey into Night as a backdrop, The Second Girl is set in the downstairs world of the Tyrone family kitchen in August 1912. Two Irish immigrant servant girls and the chauffeur search for love, success, and a sense of belonging in their new world in this lyrical and poignant world premiere by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ronan Noone (Brendan, The Atheist) and directed by Campbell Scott (The Atheist).



01/16/15 - 02/18/15

Ticket price range: $25-$83



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/second-girl/

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, which begins with an amazingly long-breathed, lyrical melody, and also features a brilliantly exciting scherzo. Stravinsky's?Pulcinella?and Poulenc's?Les Biches?were both composed for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Stravinsky's score reworks music mostly from the Baroque era for an effect both contemporary and out of time;?Les Biches?was completely?au courant, a light and frothy tableau of a swank party in the south of France. Milhaud's seminal, lively ballet score?Creation of the Worldis an important mainstream example of Paris composers' fascination with American jazz in the years after World War I.



02/19/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



The Boston Philharmonic

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Friday, February 20, 8pm, Mechanics Hall

The Boston Philharmonic
Benjamin Zander, Music Director & Conductor
Aga Mikolaj, soprano

J. Strauss Frühlingsstimmen Op. 410 (Voices of Spring)
R. Strauss Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G major

The Boston Phil returns to Mechanics Hall in a program highlighting some of Maestro Zander’s favorite works, including one of Mahler’s powerful symphonies. Soprano Aga Mikolaj, a student of the late Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and former company member of the Bavarian State Opera, appears in the incredibly poignant Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss.

“…vigor and enthusiasm” – Boston Globe



02/20/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with College ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



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Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Calder Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

The Calder Quartet performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision. Already the choice of many leading composers to perform their works – including Christopher Rouse, Terry Riley and Thomas Adès – the group’s distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything they perform. ANDREW NORMAN
Sabina RAVEL
String Quartet in F Major THOMAS ADÈS
Arcadiana BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Opus 95, "Serioso"



02/20/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=889 for seating and ticket information.



Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.



Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.



Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.



Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.



Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.






 



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/calder.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Stephane Deneve conducts Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc featuring violinist James Ehnes

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, which begins with an amazingly long-breathed, lyrical melody, and also features a brilliantly exciting scherzo. Stravinsky's?Pulcinella?and Poulenc's?Les Biches?were both composed for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Stravinsky's score reworks music mostly from the Baroque era for an effect both contemporary and out of time;?Les Biches?was completely?au courant, a light and frothy tableau of a swank party in the south of France. Milhaud's seminal, lively ballet score?Creation of the Worldis an important mainstream example of Paris composers' fascination with American jazz in the years after World War I.



02/19/15 - 02/21/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Boston Philharmonic presents Strauss & Mahler

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

Turn of the century Vienna was a world in which radical change vied with a tendency towards nostalgia in an uneasy balance. Youth and old age had their distinctly different viewpoints, and each found indelible artistic expression. The unconventional assemblage of pieces on this program is a reflection of that tension and imbalance.

First come the whirl and bittersweet nostalgia of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Frühlingsstimmen, one of the best known works by that master of the waltz. Both glamorous and haunting, it is an evocation of a time of elegance, charm and endless youth that never really was.

From the buoyancy of the waltz we move to the other end of the spectrum – and to the other Strauss. Richard Strauss’ great last work, the Four Last Songs, is his supreme, uncanny musing on the things of this world that linger most memorably just before the light is extinguished forever. Clothed in an orchestral garb of autumnal colors and radiant in the glow of sunset, it may be the most perfect example of his orchestral art that he bequeathed to us, and it also contains his supreme writing for the female voice. The extraordinary, silver-toned Polish soprano Aga Mikolaj, who has made a specialty of this Strauss masterwork, will be making her Boston debut in these concerts.

Mahler’s Fourth Symphony brings yet another aspect of the complex Viennese matrix to the fore. Light and charming on the surface, but constantly plumbing deep recesses, it is a vision of life, and of the world after life, as seen from the viewpoint of a child who has suffered deprivation in this world, only to discover overflowing abundance in the next. Aga Mikolaj returns in the vocal fourth movement of the symphony as the boy in heaven, experiencing true delight for the very first time. The Fourth Symphony is quite possibly the most perfectly beautiful composition Mahler ever wrote.



02/19/15 - 02/22/15

Level A $72 | Level B $52 | Level C $36 | Level D $15



- http://bostonphil.org/concerts/february-0

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Disney On Ice presents Frozen at TD Garden

Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen!  The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all! 

Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.



02/13/15 - 02/22/15



- https://www.facebook.com/events/244952129040058/

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



The Wiz

Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at The Strand Theatre

The funky, modern re-telling of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum won 7 Tony awards.  This Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul.



02/13/15 - 02/22/15

Adult $25-45

Discount available for groups of 15 or more people.



- http://www.fiddleheadtheatre.com/

The Strand Theatre - 543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, 02125



Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/conductor

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

The magnificent pianist Leif Ove Andsnes collaborates as player/conductor with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as part of his epic long-term project, The Beethoven Journey, focusing on the master composer’s five piano concertos.



02/22/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=893 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

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- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/mahlerandsnes.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Angels in America

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Based on the award-winning play by Tony Kushner, the operatic version of Angels in America is a story about the human experince, touching on relationships, love, loss, cowardice, and courage set during the early stages of the AIDS pandemic in 1980s New York City. Angels in America is composed by Peter Eötvös, with a libretto by Mari Mezei, conducted by William Lumpkin, and with stage direction by Jim Petosa.



02/19/15 - 02/22/15

$20 General Public | $15 BU Alumni, WGBH members, Huntington Theatre Company subscribers, senior citizens | $10 with CFA Membership | $5 Students with valid ID | Free with BU ID, two tickets, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability
 



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/angels-in-america-opera/

Boston University Theatre, Mainstage - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Evening in Paris

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Winner of the Tchaikovsky Medal, Sergey Antonov makes his first Pro Arte appearance in Saint-Saëns’ demanding cello concerto, lead by returning Boston Lyric Opera Music Director David Angus. The enthusiasm continues with Mozart’s Paris Symphony and dance interpretations by Fauré and Ravel.

David Angus, Conductor
Sergey Antonov, Cello
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston

 

Mozart, Paris Symphony No.31
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No.1
Fauré, Pavane
Ravel, Pavane for a Dead Princess & Mother Goose Suite



02/28/15

Price Range: $18-73



- http://www.proarte.org/evening-in-paris/

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Brentano Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

For more than 20 years, the esteemed Brentano String Quartet has been delighting chamber audiences with what the New York Times has hailed as a “luxuriously warm sound and yearning lyricism.” The quartet, which is comprised of Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin on violin, Misha Amory on viola and Nina Lee on cello, hit the ground running from its founding in 1992, quickly racking up coveted awards such as the Cleveland Quartet Award and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award. In 1996 the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center invited them to be the inaugural members of Chamber Music Society Two, a program which has since become a coveted distinction for chamber groups and individuals.



02/28/15

Tickets: $46, $38, $28



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/brentano-quartet/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Mother Hicks

Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at Paramount Center

By Suzan L. Zeder
Directed by: Megan Sandberg-Zakian

Description: Southern Illinois 1935. This evocative Depression-era story, part one of a trilogy, explores three outsiders - a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy eloquent in the language of his silence, and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. Told with poetry and sign language, Mother Hicks chronicles the journeys of these three characters as they find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.



02/26/15 - 03/01/15

$10 Emerson community
$15 Student and senior
$20 General



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Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



An Evening with Audra McDonald

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

The darling of Broadway (and Boston) returns to the Symphony Hall stage for another of her brilliant, unforgettable performances.
 



03/01/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=849 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/audra.htm

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Stile Antico

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Since making their North American début at the June 2009 Festival, the young singers of Stile Antico have rapidly established themselves as a favorite on the BEMF concert stage and one of the most sought-after Renaissance vocal ensembles in the world. Performing in the BEMF Concert Season for their fifth consecutive year, the group explores the music associated with three great Hapsburg monarchs: Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, his successor and grandson Charles V, and Charles’s son King Philip II of Spain, who married Mary I of England. They employed many of the finest Spanish, Flemish, and English Renaissance composers, including Morales, Josquin, Isaac, Gombert, and Tallis. The glorious works on this program range from heart-wrenching laments to solemn and joyous motets, every one truly fit for an emperor.



03/01/15

$66 - $49 - $38 - $19



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/14-15_boston/stileantico.htm

St. Paul Church, Cambridge - Bow and Arrow Streets, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Charles Dutoit conducts Stravinsky, Debussy and Brahms featuring violinist Julia Fischer

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Continuing his recent multi-season "residency" with the BSO for two weeks of concerts this season, Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit leads German violinist Julia Fischer in the great Brahms Violin Concerto, composed in 1878 for Brahms's lifelong friend, the virtuoso violinist-teacher Joseph Joachim. Stravinsky's?Dumbarton Oaks?is named for the Washington, D.C., estate of its commissioners; its premiere took place there under the baton of Nadia Boulanger. This brief, objective, consummately neoclassical chamber concerto is a "concerto" in the sense that each section is treated as a solo participant. Debussy's?Images?is at the other end of the spectrum, a richly orchestrated, richly illustrative triptych drawing on an English jig, idealized Spanish music, and a subtle, evocative Spring Round.



02/26/15 - 03/03/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



The Silk Road Ensemble

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Tuesday, March 3, 7:30pm, Mechanics Hall

The Silk Road Ensemble

Drawing together distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas, the Ensemble was formed under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The group’s innovative artists have eagerly explored contemporary musical crossroads. Members explore one another’s traditions, celebrating the multiplicity of approaches to music from around the world. They also develop new repertoire that responds to the multicultural reality of our global society.

“One of the 21st century’s great ensembles” – Vancouver Sun



03/03/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



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Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Cameron Carpenter, organ

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Juilliard trained organist Cameron Carpenter’s goals are anything but modest: the brash, outspoken and phenomenally talented musician and composer wants the organ recognized as a premier recital instrument on par with violins and pianos. Carpenter has energy and vision equal to his talent: His repertoire is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist.
 



03/05/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=984 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/carpenter.htm

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Charles Dutoit conducts Szymanowski's King Roger

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

For his second week of concerts, Charles Dutoit leads the BSO in what is sure to be one of the season's most important events-the first BSO performances of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski's moving opera?King Roger. Set in 12th-century Sicily and loosely based on Euripides'?The Bacchae,?King Roger?has long been championed by Maestro Dutoit, who led the Paris, New York, Japanese, and Canadian premieres of this rarely heard work, which, even beyond the conflict between Christianity and paganism built into the libretto, more broadly addresses the universal struggles between paganism and intellect, intellect and wisdom, darkness and light. Featuring an internationally heralded cast headed by star Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who makes his BSO subscription series debut in the title role, these performances will be sung in Polish with English supertitles.



03/05/15 - 03/07/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Oceanside by Nick Gandiello

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre

The past never lets go. Gwen thought she had successfully walked away from her troubled past. But then her ex-husband returns with news of their grown daughter’s disappearance and with him come the demons that she sought to erase from her idyllic new life. A powerful drama that explores complex family dynamics.



02/13/15 - 03/08/15

$20-$60
 



- http://www.mrt.org/show/oceanside



I Love Lucy: Live On Stage

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

I Love Lucy: Live On Stage is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – is live on stage and in color for the very first time! L.A. Examiner’s Ron Irwin says I Love Lucy: Live On Stage is “an absolutely brilliant and utterly engaging tribute to that iconic television show!” TV Guide’s William Keck calls it “the most entertaining stage production I’ve seen in years – including Broadway!”

The truth is in the title – whether young or old, everybody really does love Lucy. Generously Sponsored by Commerce Bank.



03/06/15 - 03/08/15

Tickets for I Love Lucy: Live On Stage are currently available to Broadway subscribers as part of five and six show subscription packages, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Elf The Musical, Million Dollar Quartet, Flashdance, and Camelot

New subscribers will be seated beginning on May 1, but are encouraged to submit subscription orders early, as they will be processed in the order received by the theatre. Subscribers are guaranteed the best seats while saving $94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=124

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Sunday, March 8, 4pm, Mechanics Hall

Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

Presented in partnership with the Hibernian Society

Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Recognized the world over for their standing room only appearances, their concerts are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

“A SPIRIT-RAISING CONCOCTION”
The Irish Times



03/08/15

$42 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://musicworcester.org

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Presenting Stephen Burns

Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall

Wellesley native Stephen Burns returns to Boston to perform the world premiere of Thomas Oboe Lee’s Trumpet Concerto. He will also conduct his original composition Fanfare for Freedom. Assistant conductor Taichi Fukumura will conduct the final piece, "Symphonie Fantastique" by Berlioz.

 

Burns - Fanfare for Freedom

Honegger - Pastorale d’été

Thomas Oboe Lee - Trumpet Concerto

World Premiere

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique



03/08/15

Adults $40-$15

Senior & Student Discounts Offered



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NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Mendelssohn Elijah

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Known in the 19th century as the Messiah of its day, Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio never loses its grip on an audience. Acclaimed bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams sings the pivotal title role of the Old Testament prophet.



03/06/15 - 03/08/15

$22-$88



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/mendelssohn-elijah/

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Danu

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Based in the city of Waterford (Dungarvan Co.), the talented septet (along with kindred spirits like Lúnasa and Dervish) have successfully brought Celtic music back to its earthy, traditional roots while keeping a modern, youthful sensibility. The band has released seven records since forming in 1994, and has been voted Best Overall Traditional Act by Dublin's magazine Irish Music, as well as getting voted Best Traditional Group twice in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Danú is comprised of founding members Benny McCarthy (accordion), Dónal Clancy (guitar) and Donnchadh Gough (bodhran, uillean pipes), as well as Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (vocals, whistle), Tom Doorley (flute), Oisín McAuley (fiddle) and Éamon Doorley (bouzouki).



03/10/15

$46, $38, $28



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/danu/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Intermediate Modern Dance

Presented by EgoArt. Inc at Green Street Studios

Ongoing class every Monday night at Green Street Studios taught by Artistic Director Nicole Pierce. Class runs 5:45-7:15 with live music Thorough warm-up followed by long eclectic phrases. Emphasis on clarity, musicality, expression. Students cover a wide range of ages and backgrounds. A good balance of demanding movement in an open, humorous atmosphere.



03/11/09 - 03/11/15

Single Class $15 10-Class Card $120



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Green Street Studios - 185 Green Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



The Worcester Chorus in St. John Passion

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Friday, March 13, 8pm, Mechanics Hall

The Worcester Chorus
Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

J. S. Bach St. John Passion

Darlene Ann Dobisch, soprano
Ryland Angel, counter-tenor
Charles Blandy & Matthew Anderson, tenors
Thomas Jones, Steven Small, & Stephan Barnicle, bass-baritones

A renowned interpreter of Bach, Christopher Shepard follows up his presentation from 2012 of Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the great St. John Passion.



03/13/15

$42 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.org

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Daniil Trifonov, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

Daniil Trifonov dazzled Celebrity Series audiences in his sold out 2012 recital on The Debut Series. Don’t miss this phenomenal young pianist as he continues his meteoric rise.

BACH/LISZT
Fantasia and fugue in G minor, BWV 542

BEETHOVEN
Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

LISZT
Transcendental Etudes, S. 139



03/13/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=897 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/trifonov.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Venice Baroque Orchestra with Avi Avital, mandolin

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Back by popular demand! The Venice Baroque Orchestra has been hailed as “one of the world’s most adventurous and dramatic period-instrument ensembles” (NPR). Enjoy thrilling Italian Baroque concertos by Vivaldi, Galuppi, Locatelli, and Paisiello, highlighted by a selection of virtuosic mandolin concertos featuring Grammy-nominee Avi Avital. Acclaimed for “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility” by The New York Times, Avital has emerged as one of the world’s most engaging and exciting instrumentalists.



03/13/15

$66 - $49 - $38 - $19



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/14-15_boston/vbo.htm

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Leo Kottke

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A two-time Grammy nominee, legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke is known for his signature fingerpicking style drawing from blues, jazz and folk music and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Widely recognized as a master of his instrument, he has collaborated on records with legends such as John Fahey, Chet Atkins and Lyle Lovett, and is a frequent guest on radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion.



03/14/15

$58, $48, $39



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/leo-kottke/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Donald Harrison, CubaNOLA

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center

Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest, alto saxophonist and New Orleans native Donald Harrison, explore the common roots of jazz as seen in the early music of New Orleans and Havana. CubaNOLA features arrangements of early charangas, rags, and contemporary works.



03/14/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=1010 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/ofarrill.htm

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Titans III

Presented by Cape Symphony

Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented Principals and some special guest artists we can’t wait for you to meet. Each concert in this four-part series brings you a different piece from three undisputable geniuses: Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

Playing the music of the Titans is like stepping inside a Rolex watch, a world of precision, intrigue and beauty. The repertoire we’ve chosen for this series is purposely eclectic. Some pieces were commissioned. Several had a muse in mind. Many were genuine works of inspiration. Each one shows another facet of the composers’ brilliance through different instrumental configurations. Each one exposes the talent and range of the Symphony musicians in a way you’ve never heard before. Each one has a story to tell.
That’s why we’ve chosen the setting as carefully as the music. Intimate. So we can talk, share and really get to know the music – and each other – before, during and after the concert. Interesting pairings. Interesting people.
All the ingredients for a very entertaining evening. Come play with us.

Brahms String Quartet, op. 51, no. 2

Mozart Clarinet Quintet
With Mark Miller, Clarinet

Beethoven String Quartet, op. 59, no. 2

Pedroia String Quartet
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
Rohan Gregory, Violin
Peter Sulski, Viola
Jacques Lee Wood, Cello



03/14/15

$35.00 General Admission | $10.00 Student | $133.00 Full Series



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-special-events-1.asp



ROSSINI: La Donna del Lago

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.



03/14/15

Met Member Subscriptions: Friday, August 15
General Public: August 22
Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/la-donna-del-lago/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Tristan & Yseult

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult elevates this classic love triangle to epic proportions – complete with forbidden desires, broken hearts and tender truths. This innovative tale finds King Mark of Cornwall at war – ruling with his head, not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister Yseult, or on the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Using music from Irving Berlin to Bob Marley, Kneehigh’s thrill-ride of a production blends comedy, live music and jaw-dropping theatricality for a night of theatre as hilarious as it is moving. Kneehigh are a UK based theatre company with a local, national and international profile. For over 30 years Kneehigh have created vigorous, popular and challenging theatre and perform with the joyful anarchy that audiences have come to expect from this ground-breaking company. They work with an ever-changing ensemble of performers, artists, technicians, administrators, sculptors and musicians and are passionate about their multi-disciplined creative process.  



03/05/15 - 03/15/15

Tickets start at $25



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Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Symphony Chamber Players with pianist Emanuel Ax

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

Pianist?Emanuel Ax?joins the Chamber Players on Sunday, March 15 for a program centered on the music of Robert Schumann and Gy?rgy Kurt?g (himself a noted admirer of Schumann's music and one of the great chamber music coaches in the world today). The program begins with two works by Schumann written in 1849: first, his?Fantasy Pieces?for clarinet and piano, written over the course of two days; and the Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano, written over four days and one of the composer's most popular chamber works, composed for the then-recently invented valved horn. The centerpiece of the concert will be Kurt?g's melancholic song cycle,?Scenes from a Novel?for soprano and ensemble, composed in 1982 and setting texts by Russian writer Rimma Dalos. Kurt?g's brief, eight-movement Wind Quintet, Op. 2 is a Webern-influenced delicacy of intimate colors. Closing the program is another work featuring Mr. Ax, Schumann's exuberant Piano Quintet in E-flat, one of the masterpieces of the genre.



03/15/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Strauss and Mozart featuring pianist Emanuel Ax

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Revered German conductor Christoph von Dohn?nyi leads the BSO in two consecutive weeks of programs this season. The first features beloved pianist Emanuel Ax in two works-Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat, composed in early 1784 as the first of the dozen piano concertos dating from the height of his popularity in Vienna; and Richard Strauss's?Burleske, a sparkling, classically stylish early work composed when he was twenty-one. The program opens with the lovely Sextet for strings from Strauss's final opera,?Capriccio, and ends with Mozart's?Haffner?Symphony, which began life as a serenade composed for the Haffner family in 1782, then was turned by Mozart into a symphony introduced in Vienna the following year.



03/12/15 - 03/17/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Mozart's C Minor Mass

Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

Mozart’s iconic Great Mass in C Minor, K. 427 contrasts in beautiful and surprising ways with Beethoven’s Elegiac Song, op. 118 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 86 in D Minor. The C Minor Mass was unique in its time for the work’s magnificent choruses, sensuous solo movements, and large ensemble. Paired with Mozart’s masterpiece is Beethoven’s brief and tender Elegiac Song—a musical gem often overlooked among Beethoven’s grander works—and Haydn’s sumptuous Symphony No. 86.



03/20/15

Subscriptions start at $85
Single tickets $25-$69
Student, senior and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



EMMANUEL MUSIC - BACH: St. JOHN PASSION

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

This sacred oratorio brims with the beautiful yet unrelenting musical and textual tension found between gentle reflective arias and brutal crowd choruses. Betrayal, torment, and death commingle with messages of peace and hope in this complex and evocative work. A pre-concert talk with Artistic Director Ryan Turner, Reverend Pamela Werntz, and Rabbi Howard Berman addresses the poignant and sensitive issues raised from this work.

Evangelist: Matthew Anderson
Jesus: TBD
 



03/21/15

Tickets: $30; $50; $70; $150; students always $10



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Mozart's last three symphonies

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Any opportunity to hear the final three symphonies of Mozart played by the BSO in a single program-in this instance under the distinguished baton of Christoph von Dohn?nyi-is a special event. Virtually defining their genre at the peak of the Classical era, the composer's last three symphonies were written within the span of a few weeks in the summer of 1787. Scholars have never pinpointed what may have triggered their composition-perhaps a projected concert series that never took place-but Mozart covered an enormous amount of expressive and technical ground, elevating the symphony (along with Haydn) far beyond the glorified, serenade-like status it had previously held. For Viennese audiences who came of age immediately after Mozart's early death in 1791-i.e., Beethoven's generation-these three works and just a handful of others kept Mozart's name and spirit alive, inspiring composers like Beethoven and Schubert to greater heights. They remain Mozart's most frequently performed symphonies, by far.



03/19/15 - 03/21/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



American Brass Quintet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A groundbreaking ensemble that has been at the vanguard of brass chamber music since its founding in 1960, the American Brass Quintet has forged a powerful legacy that cannot be overstated. 

Since its beginnings, the American Brass Quintet has dedicated itself to only performing works originally written for brass, a daunting task considering the short list of historical works for brass already in existence. This has led to the commissioning of numerous works from contemporary composers that are now considered to be among the most significant contributions to the brass quintet repertoire. ABQ has premiered works by Jan Bach, William Bolcom, Elliott Carter, Jacob Druckman, Eric Ewazen, William Schuman, Ralph Shapey, Gunther Schuller, Virgil Thomson, and Melinda Wagner among many others.



03/22/15

Tickets: $39, $35, $25



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/american-brass-quintet/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



2014 Abstract Sculpture at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway

Presented by Armenian Heritage Foundation

Annually, the Park's Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, reconfigures in late March in celebration of the immigrant experience - all who were pulled apart from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores with lives reconfigured in new and different ways.  



03/26/14 - 03/25/15

FREE



- http://www.ArmenianHeritagePark.org



Bach St. Matthew Passion

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

“There is nothing like it in all music,” said Leonard Bernstein, describing this monumental oratorio. H+H reprises its sold-out 2012 performances of the Saint Matthew Passion with an exemplary cast of soloists, including Joshua Ellicott and Roderick Williams as the Evangelist and Jesus, respectively. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind masterwork, to be performed during the final days of Lent.



03/27/15 - 03/29/15

$25-$94



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/mendelssohn-elijah/

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



The Muse and Morros: 30 Years of Revolutionary Comedy Remastered

Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

The three-man comic hurricane returns to Boston celebrating their 30th Anniversary as the most prominent Chicano-Latino performance troupe in the country. From Southern California, master storytellers and social anthropologists Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza and Richard Montoya remix iconic moments from their signature satiric, comedic political commentary including sketches told from Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Washington D.C. and Miami. This unique trio of writer/actors digs deep into America’s racialized culture providing an evening of raucous, unhinged theatre.



03/11/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets start at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=culture_clash

The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Sunday, March 29, 3pm, Mechanics Hall

Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Jeremy Denk, piano

Suk Serenade for Strings in E flat Major, Op. 6
J.S. Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053
J.S. Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A Major BWV 1055
Dvorák Serenade in E Major Op.22

One of the most-recorded ensembles of all time since its founding in 1959 in London, the Academy returns in 2015 with pianist Jeremy Denk, who recently was awarded both a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship as well as the Avery Fisher Prize.

“…precision and warmth of the strings, the sonic beauty and well-blended tones of woodwinds and horns, the assured musicianship that yields authentic, well-executed performances of works spanning three centuries." – South Florida Classical Review



03/29/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.com

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



called back

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston

Love and loss are at the center of this poignant program, extraordinary works that arose from tragedy: from Schubert’s ode to Beethoven, to George Crumb’s exquisite meditation on the nature of life and death, to Louis Vierne’s epic Piano Quintet, a rarely-heard, late-Romantic masterpiece written in response to the death of his son in World War I.

PROGRAM:
Franz Schubert, Auf dem Strom for soprano, piano, and horn, D. 943, Op. 119
Maurice Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin for wind quintet
George Crumb, Apparition for soprano & piano
George Rochberg, Contra Mortem et Tempus for flute, clarinet, violin & piano
Louis Vierne, Piano Quintet in c minor, Op. 42 (1917)



03/28/15 - 03/29/15

$45, $35, $25; $5 off for students/seniors



- http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/march.html

First Church in Boston - 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA, 02116



Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Wang Theatre

The magnificent Ailey company continues its exciting new expansion of repertoire under Artistic Director Robert Battle while celebrating the core works that have made it the world’s leading modern dance company.



03/26/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets available are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/ailey.htm

Citi Wang Theatre - 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Lisa Batiashvili, violin and Paul Lewis, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

The English pianist Paul Lewis is internationally recognized as one of the leading performers of his generation. Lisa Batiashvili, a native of The Republic of Georgia, is one of the world’s most sought-after violinists and recently selected as the New York Philharmonic’s Artist-in-Residence for 2014-15.



03/29/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=902 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/batiashvililewis.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Brattle Street Chamber Players

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The fourteen-member Brattle Street Chamber Players has quickly developed into one of Harvard's most exciting musical chamber ensembles. A conductorless string chamber orchestra, Brattle has brought an intimate and dynamic approach to a broad-ranging repertoire of standard, seldom performed and newly composed music for strings since its founding in 1998.



03/29/15

Tickets: $20, $15



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/brattle-street-chamber-players/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Zumba Classes every Monday and Wednesday at 7pm at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

If you are looking for a fun way to get fit, burn calories, lose weight, or a good cardio workout, Zumba is a perfect choice for you. Zumba is Latin dance inspired and is a lot of fun! Group and Private Zumba and Dance Fitness classes are available.



04/07/14 - 03/30/15

$12 per class and discount packages available.



- http://www.stardanceschool.com



Andris Nelsons conducts Gandolfi and Mahler featuring organist Olivier Latry

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons returns for the final three of his ten enormously wide-ranging 2014-15 programs. Here he conducts the BSO's second world premiere of the season, a concerto written by Boston-based composer Michael Gandolfi for Symphony Hall's remarkable, recently restored Aeolian-Skinner organ. Gandolfi's dynamic, pattern-infused, colorful works include the earlier BSO commissions?The Garden of Cosmic Speculation(premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra) and?Night Train to Perugia?(premiered by the BSO in 2012). Gandolfi's new work shares a program with Gustav Mahler's powerful Symphony No. 6, arguably Mahler's most heartfelt symphonic statement-his wife Alma called it "the most completely personal of his works."



03/26/15 - 03/31/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Matthew Ritchie: Remanence

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Ritchie’s contribution to the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall will continue his exploration of the possibilities, limitations, and collaborative capabilities of various media. Here, painting escapes its traditional confines both dimensionally—by extending across the art wall to the adjacent bay of windows—as well as materially—through the inclusion of sound. The imagery, like the Dewey Square mural, will be composed of dark, gestural and diagrammatic lines on a pale background. The drawing on the wall will become more and more colorful as it reaches the windows, where the drawing will erupt with complexity and color.

Supported by Louis Vuitton and additional support provided, in part, by Jean-François and Nathalie Ducrest.



06/26/14 - 03/31/15

Mueseum Admission



- http://www.icaboston.org/matthewritchie/fineberg-art-wall/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Beethoven and Shostakovich - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, intensely musical virtuosity, and expansive scope elevated the genre of the violin concerto to ambitious new heights. Shostakovich-a Beethoven devotee-purportedly wrote his Symphony No. 10 as a response to Joseph Stalin's death in 1953. Considered one of his finest, most characteristic orchestral works, the musically and emotionally rich Tenth seems partly to have been an exorcism of his conflicted personal feelings toward the Soviet dictator.



04/02/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, intensely musical virtuosity, and expansive scope elevated the genre of the violin concerto to ambitious new heights. Shostakovich-a Beethoven devotee-purportedly wrote his Symphony No. 10 as a response to Joseph Stalin's death in 1953. Considered one of his finest, most characteristic orchestral works, the musically and emotionally rich Tenth seems partly to have been an exorcism of his conflicted personal feelings toward the Soviet dictator.



04/02/15 - 04/04/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



XDance

Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at Greene Theater

 Directed by: Marlena Yannetti

 At times playful, sexy, funny, and wistful, X Dance is 90 minutes of experimental choreography and dance.



04/02/15 - 04/05/15

$8 Emerson community
$12 Public



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Greene Theater - Tufte PPC, 10 Boylston Place 6th floor, Boston, MA, 02116



Adriana Varejao

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

The ICA presents the first U.S. solo presentation of work by Adriana Varejão, one of the leading voices in contemporary Brazilian art. Varejão’s work mines the history of Brazil referencing the history of art, architectural ruins, Baroque church interiors, Portuguese azulejos (blue and white ceramic tiles), scenes of colonialism, and Brazilian indigenous paganism. The exhibition features a selection of works made from 1993 to the present—including early paintings, floor and wall-based sculptural works, installations, and work from Polvo, a recent series of self-portraits highlighting the spectrum of interracial identity in Brazil. The exhibition traces the artist’s exploration of the effects of colonialism through the lens of anthropophagy, the concept that Brazilian culture was developed through a process of ‘devouring’ and reinterpreting the symbolic and cultural contributions of its colonizers.



11/19/14 - 04/05/15

Museum Admission



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/adriana-varej%C3%A3o/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



The Colored Museum

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company

Climb aboard for a madcap and stinging journey through 11 hilarious looks at African-American culture — from the depths of the Celebrity Slaveship to the spinning heights of Harlem. Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe's landmark comedy has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, skewering stereotypes and redefining what it means to be black in contemporary America.



03/06/15 - 04/05/15

Ticket price range: $25 to $99.



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/colored-museum/



Dublin Guitar Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Described as a "quartet with a difference" by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is a one-of-a-kind classical guitar ensemble that occupies a unique space in the wider chamber music world. It is the first classical guitar quartet devoted to new music. Audiences can expect an explosive, entertaining, and completely novel concert experience.

Program will include works by John Tavener, Leo Brouwer, György Ligeti, Arvo Pärt.

Seating for this performance is limited.



04/08/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=988 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/dublin.htm

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall - 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Mozart and Strauss High School Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like work, commissioned by the BSO for Tanglewood's 75th anniversary and premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in 2012, came to him wholly in a dream-hence its title. Its personal aspects and use of quotation make it a neat companion for Richard Strauss's novelistic tone poem?Ein Heldenleben?("A Heroic Life"), which references several of the composer's earlier pieces in an amazingly virtuosic orchestral display. In between, the acclaimed Mozartian Richard Goode joins Maestro Nelsons and the orchestra for Mozart's elegantly soft-spoken final piano concerto.



04/09/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston

BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa present a series of three recitals entitled "BACH EXPLORED." Each program will focus on a different aesthetic facet of Bach's musical language, surveying its roots in music of his contemporaries and forebears. “Bach the Apollonian” closes the series on an exalted note, with grand, heavenly sonatas by two generations of composers.



04/09/15

Suggested donation: $20



- http://www.doriankomanoffbandy.com/bachexplored.html

First Church in Boston - 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA, 02116



UnderScore Friday Evening: Schuller, Mozart and Strauss

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like work, commissioned by the BSO for Tanglewood's 75th anniversary and premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in 2012, came to him wholly in a dream-hence its title. Its personal aspects and use of quotation make it a neat companion for Richard Strauss's novelistic tone poem?Ein Heldenleben?("A Heroic Life"), which references several of the composer's earlier pieces in an amazingly virtuosic orchestral display. In between, the acclaimed Mozartian Richard Goode joins Maestro Nelsons and the orchestra for Mozart's elegantly soft-spoken final piano concerto.



04/10/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Kyle Athayde Dance Party

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

Considered among the greatest American composers in any genre, Duke Ellington’s work looms large on the cultural landscape. In this performance, Rob Kapilow shines the What Makes it Great? spotlight on important elements of Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), Nutcracker Suite, Queen’s Suite, Such Sweet Thunder and Afro-Eurasian Eclipse.



04/10/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=915 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/wmigellington.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Music of Handel, Steffani, and Monteverdi

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at Sanders Theatre

BEMF’s 25th Anniversary Season comes to a triumphant conclusion with a powerhouse recital of operatic highlights, vocal chamber duets, and personal favorites selected by each artist. In advance of their eagerly anticipated appearances as Poppea and Nerone in BEMF’s June 2015 production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, beloved soprano Amanda Forsythe and superstar countertenor David Hansen join forces with BEMF’s Grammy-nominated Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs for a one-of-a-kind concert featuring selections from Monteverdi’s Poppea, sparkling chamber duets by Steffani and Handel, and solo showcases from each performer. This collaboration of world-class artists promises to be a truly unforgettable musical event!



04/10/15

$100 - $66 - $49 - $38 - $19



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/14-15_boston/forsythe.htm

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Big Fish

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman whose larger-than-life stories of epic adventures delight everyone around him, except his pragmatic son Will. Just as Edward's health begins to decline, Will learns that he is about to become a father, and sets out to discover his family's real story by seeking the truth behind his father's tall tales.



03/13/15 - 04/11/15

$25-$61



- http://www.speakeasystage.com/doc.php?section=showpage&page=fish

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Out of the City by Leslie Ayvazian

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Everyone loves a birthday surprise. When two middle-aged married couples take a weekend trip to celebrate a milestone birthday, they find themselves pondering elusive romance and contemplating what comes next. This unorthodox love story proves that rejuvenation can be found at any age.



03/19/15 - 04/12/15

$20-$60



- http://mrt.org/1415Season



Needles and Opium

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Legendary artist Robert Lepage is back with a new production of his acclaimed Needles and Opium. Presented as a hypnotic series of vignettes, this fascinating, introspective performance tracks the intersection and creative drive of Parisian poet/filmmaker Jean Cocteau on his way to New York, and American jazz legend Miles Davis during his stay in Paris in 1949. Startling technical wizardry serves true emotional depth on a journey into the night that puts us under a spell and leads us into the light - as much magic as it is theatre. Robert Lepage is a director, playwright, actor and film director. He founded his multidisciplinary production company, Ex Machina, in 1994 and has won such accolades as the medal of the Officers of the Ordre national du Quebec, Herbert Whittaker Drama Bench Award, Hans Christian Andersen Prize, the Prix Europe and the Stanislavski Award, among others. Lepage’s new Ring cycle for The Metropolitan Opera will be performed in its entirety in New York, spring 2012.  



04/09/15 - 04/12/15

Tickets start at $25



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Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 3

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

This third concert also features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf.

Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20
Wolf Mörike-lieder, 34-53

Roberta Anderson, soprano
Mark McSweeney, baritone
Michael Beattie, piano
Jesse Irons, violin
Gabby Irons & Karen Oosterbaan, violin II
Mark Berger & Noriko Herndon, viola
David Russell & Cora Swenson, cello



04/12/15

$55 - Patron
$30 - General
$10 - Student



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Cape Symphony: Masterpiece IV Walking Among Giants

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
JON KIMURA PARKER, PIANO

Giants take giant steps. In 1921, a Russian pianist and “scandalously modern composer” named Prokofiev borrowed $300 and left his worn-torn homeland, hoping to find an audience for his third concerto in America. Decades later, pianist Jon Kimura Parker took a giant step of his own, making his stunning Carnegie Hall debut with the Russian’s now critically-acclaimed piece, known as the “Giant.” This year marks Parker’s 30th anniversary performing this famously difficult masterpiece which positions both soloist and orchestra as mighty protagonists. Another place, another time. Mahler, Vienna’s brilliant conductor, crosses a different threshold with the premier of his fourth symphony, so beautifully interlaced with a song, a child’s view of heaven. To capture the music’s purity, innocence and wonder, a young boy will perform the solo, usually sung by a soprano, Mahler often said “my time will come.” Maestro Pak, a master interpreter of the composer, and the orchestra will prove that it will
always be. Join us as we walk among Giants.

SYMPHONY NO. 4 | Gustav Mahler
PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 | Sergei Prokofiev



04/11/15 - 04/12/15

$29 - $68



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-8.asp

Barnstable Performing Arts Center - 744 West Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02661



Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock stunned jazz audiences in 1978 when, in the midst of jazz-rock’s enormous popularity, they toured as an acoustic piano duet. That spirited tour produced two classic albums: Corea Hancock and An Evening with Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock: In Concert. Corea and Hancock have never again recorded together as a duet. The Celebrity Series checks in on this historic collaboration between two master musicians.



04/12/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=861 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

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- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/coreahancock.htm

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



God's Ear

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at The Davis Square Theater

God's Ear is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

The manifestation of grief is a wily snake that assumes unpredictable forms. Through a most unusual use of language, Jenny Schwartz guides us through a window of loss that may appear at first opaque but, in fact, cuts to the bone.



03/25/15 - 04/12/15

Ticket Price:$28-$50. $15 student rush at the door, first-come, first-serve



- http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/gods-ear

The Davis Square Theater - 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144



Andris Nelson conducts Schuller, Mozart and Strauss featuring pianist Richard Goode

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like work, commissioned by the BSO for Tanglewood's 75th anniversary and premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in 2012, came to him wholly in a dream-hence its title. Its personal aspects and use of quotation make it a neat companion for Richard Strauss's novelistic tone poem?Ein Heldenleben?("A Heroic Life"), which references several of the composer's earlier pieces in an amazingly virtuosic orchestral display. In between, the acclaimed Mozartian Richard Goode joins Maestro Nelsons and the orchestra for Mozart's elegantly soft-spoken final piano concerto.



04/09/15 - 04/14/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Harlem Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Harlem Quartet, praised for its “panache” by the New York Times, is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” says the Cincinnati Enquirer. The quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers.



04/16/15

Free, no tickets required.



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Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Russian National Ballet Theatre in Adolphe Adam's Giselle

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at The Hanover Theatre

 Friday, April 17, 8pm, Hanover Theatre

Adolphe Adam’s Giselle
Russian National Ballet Theatre

One of classical ballet seminal works coupled with the return of the popular Russian National Ballet Theatre – Giselle will bring striking sets and costumes back to Hanover Theatre for this annual April tradition of Music Worcester.

“Each member danced with emotion and style…” The Star Press



04/17/15

Tiered Seating:
1st Tier - $51
2nd Tier - $46
3rd Tier - $43
4th Tier - $40



- http://musicworcester.org

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Joseph Calleja, tenor

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

Blessed with a golden age voice that routinely inspires comparisons to earlier singing legends, the Maltese-born Joseph Calleja has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after tenors today. Gramophone magazine’s 2012 artist of the year and a Grammy nominee, this silver-toned tenor promises an unforgettable recital experience.



04/17/15

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Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.
 



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/calleja.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Chameleon Up Close: Gloria Chien & Elizabeth Schumann

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

Join us for a very special reprise of Gloria and Elizabeth’s earth-shattering rendition of The Rite of Spring, as well as Debussy’s own evocations of ancient gods and exotic rituals. The Goethe-Institut will be transformed into an intimate cabaret setting with table seating and a complimentary glass of wine, and the concert will be hosted by Artistic Director Deborah Boldin.

PROGRAM:
Claude Debussy, Six épigraphes antiques
Steven Stucky, Allegretto quasi Andantino (Schubert Dream)
Franz Schubert, Grand Rondo in A Major, Op. 107, D. 951
Igor Stravinsky, Le sacre du printemps for piano four-hands



04/19/15

$45 | $5 off for students/seniors



- http://chameleonarts.org/concerts/recital_april.html

Goethe-Institut Boston - 170 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Philharmonic presents Saint-Saens & Berlioz

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

 The magnificent Overture to Wagner’s Tannhäuser is a dramatic, conflicted collision between idealized religion and idealized passion. Considerable heat is generated on both sides. Neither side wins, but all of the music – both the devout and the torrid – is unforgettable.

The Symphonie fantastique of Berlioz also concerns itself with passion and religiosity, but both, in this work, are not just fervid, but are driven to the brink of obsessive madness. This amazing early work of Berlioz ushered in previously unknown orchestra colors and instrumental techniques, and employed harmonic and rhythmic audacities that were so shocking in 1830 that, in a good performance, they still manage to stun us today. Benjamin Zander and the BPO have performed it several times in the past, and judging from past experience the odds are that these performances are going to stun us again.

In between these two tumultuous works comes the beloved First Cello Concerto of Saint-Saëns. Its single movement melds a huge variety of melodic ideas – and astonishing instrumental virtuosity – into a supremely satisfying whole. Nineteen-year-old Jonah Ellsworth, who is already well-known in Boston from local appearances, is the phenomenal soloist in these performances.



04/16/15 - 04/19/15

Level A $72 | Level B $52 | Level C $36 | Level D $15



- http://bostonphil.org/concerts/april

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Trio Jean Paul

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Chamber music devotees will not want to miss Boston’s introduction to Trio Jean Paul, an illustrious two-decade chamber music institution that plays with a refined wit and poetic intensity worthy of its literary muse, the German Romantic poet, Jean Paul.

BEETHOVEN
Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, no. 1

WOLFGANG RIHM
Fremde Szenen III

DVO?ÁK
Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65

Seating for this performance is limited.



04/22/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=992 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash