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



Abstract Landscape Painting with Richard Kattman

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Artist-in-Residence Richard Kattman leads participants through the essential steps of replicating the Fruitlands landscape in acrylics on canvas in this one-day plein air painting workshop. Together, participants will search for the DNA of the landscape and express through paint and brush the connections between mind, spirit, and nature. All skill levels welcome. A supply list will be provided with registration.

Space is limited. Registration required.



09/17/14

$100 Members $110 Nonmembers



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

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



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



The Concord Film Project Presents: Monsieur Lazhar

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

The Concord Film project returns to The Umbrella Community Arts Center this fall, beginning September 17 with a screening of Monsieur Lazhar, directed by Philippe Falardeau. At a Montreal grade school, Bachir Lazhar, only recently arrived from Algeria, is hired as a substitute after the sudden death of one of the school’s teachers. As the students come to terms with their loss, their new substitute teacher faces his own painful past.



09/17/14

$7 at the door or online (additional fees apply to online ticket purchases)



- http://www.emersonumbrella.org/theater/concord-film-project/

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



Lisa Birnbach Presents: MY LIFE AS A WOMAN

Presented by Inbound 2014 - Hubspot at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Lisa Birnbach, award-winning journalist, cultural commentator and bestselling author of The Official Preppy Handbook, will present her views on working women, marriage and motherhood -- from Sex and the City, Oprah, and the Kardashian's to Lean-In and The Bachelorette. Today's influences for women are loud and clear about one thing: Mixed Messages. Are we leaning in while watching "After the Final Rose"?



09/17/14



- http://www.inbound.com/

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center - 415 Summer Street, South Boston, MA, 02210



Santiago Diaz

Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

Join classical guitarist Santiago Diaz for an evening of beautiful music—classical, Romantic and Latin American—arranged for solo guitar. The Boston Globe wrote “He’s a really spectacular player. The combination of his technique and his passionate performance is really not to be missed.” Santiago Diaz will thrill you with his brilliant interpretation of classical and romantic music arranged for solo guitar.



09/17/14

$15 | Members $10



- http://goreplace.org/festivals-and-music.htm

Gore Place - 52 Gore St, Waltham, MA, 02453



Anthony Palocci Jr. Artist Talk

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

 Montserrat alumnus Anthony Palocci Jr. (‘09) paints visceral portraits of ordinary, often overlooked objects from the home, studio and streets. Fans, fridges and keypads appear emotive due to warm underpaintings and thick and thoughtful paint application. His work is on view in the Schlosberg Gallery, August 23 - September 20.



09/17/14

Free



- http://www.montserrat.edu/galleries/public-programs/



Franklin Evans & Anthony Palocci Jr Opening Reception

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Franklin Evans’ site-specific, all-encompassing environments include unstretched canvases, wall paintings, photos, sound and theoretical texts. Celebrating connections over divisions, Evans’ work brings images and ideas together through indexing, cataloguing and mapping. On view in the Montserrat Gallery, September 17 – December 14, 2014. Learn more at ww.montserrat.edu/galleries/montserrat

Montserrat alumnus Anthony Palocci Jr. (‘09) paints visceral portraits of ordinary, often overlooked objects from the home, studio and streets. Fans, fridges and keypads appear emotive due to warm underpaintings and thick and thoughtful paint application. His work is on view in the Schlosberg Gallery, August 23 - September 20. Learn more at www.montserrat.edu/galleries/schlosberg



09/17/14

Free



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The U.S. Navy in the War of 1812

Presented by USS Constitution Museum at USS Constitution Museum

Author and historian George Daughaum (1812: The Navy's War) will discuss the U.S. Navy's superb performance during the War of 1812, which forced Great Britain, and indeed all of Europe, to take the fledgling United States more seriously initiating a fundamental change in the British-American relationship, and enabled America to maintain a robust navy even in peacetime. 



09/17/14

Free



- http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/visit/calendar-of-events/

USS Constitution Museum - Charlestown Navy Yard, Bldg 22, Boston, MA, 02129



Walking Tour of the Flat of Beacon Hill

Presented by Boston By Foot

This walking tour is inspired by Samuel Eliot Morison's childhood memoir One Boy's Boston. Discover Morison's neighborhood on this tour through one of Boston's least known and most delightful areas.

The Flat of Beacon Hill is built on 19th century-made land along the Charles River. The Flat is geologically part of Back Bay and culturally part of Beacon Hill, with the architecture of both.

This intimate patch of real estate soon acquired carriage houses and horse stables owned by the wealthy families living on Beacon Hill. Today, many of these edifices have been converted into charming residences and seamlessly blend among the notable landmarks such as the Charles Street Meeting House, the Church of the Advent, and the Sunflower Castle.

What do Sam Mayday Malone, a private-eye named Spenser, and a Fox Terrier named Igloo have in common? They all know the Flat is where it's at!

Tour will proceed rain or shine. Purchase tickets in advance online via http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/North_Slope or purchase them from your guide the day of the tour (cash only).



09/18/14

$15 General Public

$5 for members of Boston by Foot



- http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Flat_of_Beacon_Hill



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



HISTORY BOOK CLUB AT THE JACKSON HOMESTEAD AND MUSEUM

Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

Join the book club in discussing Battle Cry of Freedom, by James M. McPherson. This Pulitzer-Prize-winning work is a fast-paced narrative that integrates the political, social, and military events in the two decades from the end of America's war with Mexico to Lee's surrender at Appomattox. The New York Times described it as the "best one-volume treatment of its subject. . . . compellingly readable." The book club is free and open to all; new members are welcome. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, Newton 02458.



09/18/14

Free



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



The Beatles Remixed

Presented by The Beehive at The Beehive

On Thursday, September 18th, 2014 The Beehive, located in Boston’s South End, presents a tribute to The Beatles with an evening of live performance featuring cutting edge re-interpretations and remixes of Beatles tunes that come from the imagination of some great musicians whose own music has been influenced by the group. Husband and wife team Aaron and Amy Bellamy will bring together hot jazz and funk musicians from the Boston area including guitarist Steve Fell, drummer Pete Mclean, saxophonist Paul Lieberman, and Melissa Bolling and Jen Kearney on vocals.



09/18/14

No Cover



- http://www.beehiveboston.com/

The Beehive - 541 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Forensics Panel and Launch of THE SKELETON CREW

Presented by Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Come hear The Skeleton Crew author Deborah Halber, web sleuth Dan Brady, serial killer expert Enzo Yaksic and forensic researcher Melinde Lutz Byrne expose shocking facts about the “silent mass disaster” of unidentified human remains in the US at an eye-opening discussion about the literally tens of thousands of skeletons in our nation’s closets.

About the book:

THE SKELETON CREW: HOW AMATEUR SLEUTHS ARE SOLVING AMERICA'S COLDEST CASES provides an entree into the gritty and tumultuous world of Sherlock Holmes–wannabes who race to beat out law enforcement—and one another—at matching missing persons with unidentified remains.

In America today, upwards of forty thousand people are dead and unaccounted for. These murder, suicide, and accident victims, separated from their names, are being adopted by the bizarre online world of amateur sleuths.

It’s DIY CSI.

The web sleuths pore over facial reconstructions (a sort of Facebook for the dead) and other online clues as they vie to solve cold cases and tally up personal scorecards of dead bodies. The Skeleton Crew delves into the macabre underside of the Internet, the fleeting nature of identity, and how even the most ordinary citizen with a laptop and a knack for puzzles can reinvent herself as a web sleuth.



09/18/14

Free



- http://tridentbookscafe.com/event/skeleton-crew



Sounds of Freedom: HiFadility Performs 'Jazz for Peace Love and Prosperity'

Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

Boston's Next Hot Music Producer Competition winner, HiFadility is honored to introduce audiences to a new musical experience through the Museum of African American History's MAAH Music Concert Series. This performance will be set in the African Meeting House, a National Historic Landmark reknown for centuries of facilitating avant-garde thinking about freedom and equality, and for creating space for social activism, cultural expression, and exchanging new ideas.

HiFadility, a Berklee College of Music-trained pianist, composer, sound designer, producer, and turntablist, will introduce audiences to a new music experience. He will harmonize music of the past with sounds of the future through a live exploration of traditional jazz infused with electronica. Known for connecting generations and genres, from jazz to hip-hop, and electronica to Caribbean folk music, HiFadility blends familiar keyboard riffs and creates a unique sound that transcends traditional music stylings.



09/18/14

Admission fees apply



- http://www.maah.org



Bird Extinctions in the Hawaiian Islands

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

Helen F. James, Curator of Birds, Smithsonian Institution, takes us to an archipelago that has been an epicenter for bird extinctions: the Hawaiian Islands. When people first set foot there approximately 800 years ago, the islands were home to a rich diversity of birds that included many unusual—even flightless—species. Most of these birds became extinct after the islands were colonized, leaving behind only their bones. James will discuss her strategies for finding the remains of these extinct species, reconstruct the history of their demise, and highlight lessons that can be drawn from their story.



09/18/14

FREE



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

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



Safe at Home: Baseball as Pastime and Passport

Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture

“Baseball was a kind of secular church that reached into every class and region of the nation,” wrote Philip Roth, “and bound millions upon millions of us together in common concerns, loyalties, rituals, enthusiasms, and antagonisms.” In conjunction with the traveling exhibition Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American, the New Center presents a conversation among some of Boston’s leading baseball writers about the role of the game in the acculturation of American Jews – as players, fans, executives, and writers – and the related experiences of other immigrant and minority groups. Moderated by Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s “Only a Game”, the conversation features Bob Ryan, retired columnist for The Boston Globe and regular commentator on ESPN; Michael Silverman, who covers baseball for the Boston Herald and is currently writing a book with Pedro Martinez; and Ilan Stavans, acclaimed writer and scholar of both Jewish and Latino cultures, who has written and edited dozens of books, including Beisbol.



09/18/14

$28 Regular/$45 Patron



- http://www.newcenterboston.org/ai1ec_event/new-center-live-safe-at-home-baseball-as-pastime-and-passport/?instance_id=



Brendan James / Mikey Wax / Jarvis

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

Brendan James is a pianist and singer-songwriter from Derry, N.H. His ongs have been featured on many television shows, including Private Practice, American Idol, Bones, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill. His first three albums climbed the iTunes Top 10 pop charts, and his touring schedule has seen him playing alongside the likes of John Mayer, Paula Cole, and Keb Mo.

James is known for lyrics that tackle issues such as gun violence and marriage equality.

In 2013, James released his fifth album, Simplify, produced by Matt Chiaravalle (Warren Zevon, Joe Bonamassa). Of the album’s title track, James says, “The process of evolution, especially technological evolution, is occurring at such blinding speeds these days that we must take collective moments to breathe together, find calm together, or we will forever leave behind our real essence as animals in paradise.”

While attending college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Mikey Wax honed his skills as both a singer and songwriter and released his debut album Change Again in 2009. The album received a strong initial reaction on social media sites like Facebook and Youtube thanks in part to friends and a small group of early supporters. Shortly after, the single "In Case I Go Again" was selected by YouTube to be a featured music video on it's homepage, resulting in over half a million views and propelling the album to the top 100 on the iTunes pop chart in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Mikey has performed nation-wide sharing the stage with artists such as Howie Day, Jon McLaughlin, Andy Grammer, Tony Lucca, Ryan Cabrera, Tyler Hilton, Graham Colton and Landon Pigg, among others.

Brian Jarvis will also be supporting.



09/18/14

$14



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/brendan-james-0

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



Canon PIXMA PRO City Senses Gallery

Presented by Canon PIXMA PRO at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter (AFH)

Canon invites you to PIXMA PRO City Senses. The gallery offers an interactive experience for all five senses while viewing photography from local photographers, Josh Andrus, Scott Nobles and actor Donnie Wahlberg. Using the sensory triggers of touch, taste, smell and sound as inspiration, the celebrity host and photographers were tasked with bringing their iconic city to life through photographic prints displayed in each gallery. All attendees will be entered to win Canon printers, cameras, baseball/football tickers, signed prints and more.

Please see flyer for more information. This event is free and open to the public.



09/18/14

Free; No tickets required for entry



- http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/actors/donnie-wahlberg.htm

Artists for Humanity EpiCenter (AFH) - 100 West 2nd. St, Boston, MA, 02127



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



The Future of the Book A Harvard Library Strategic Conversation

Presented by Harvard Library

Book history continues to be a thriving area of scholarship, engaging librarians and academics from across the disciplines, including business, history, classics, art and design and, more recently, the digital humanities.

Join us for a discussion that asks “What is the future of the book? How will recent developments in technology and publishing impact scholarship and publishing? Will—or should—the history of the book guide its future?”

The discussion will feature James O’Donnell, university professor and former provost at Georgetown University and author of Avatars of the Word, as well as Ellen Faran, director at MIT Press. It will be moderated by Ann Blair, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Harvard University, and author of Too Much to Know.



09/19/14

FREE



- http://library.harvard.edu/library-calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D111221851



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



Cinematheque: "The 78 Project" Movie Screening with filmmakers Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Wright

Presented by Boston University College of Communication at Boston University's College of Communications, Com 101

Boston University's Film and Television Department’s Cinemathèque is a series of meetings and conversations with filmmakers/televison-makers and free screenings of important, innovative films and television programs. Cinematheque is the department’s premiere screening series.

This week, we will be screening The 78 Project with the filmmakers, Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Wright. The movie documents a journey across America to make one-of-a-kind 78rpm records with folk singers, punk rockers, Gospel and Cajun singers on their front porches, sitting rooms, kitchens and back stoops. Channeling recording styles of the ‘40s and ‘50s Steyermark and Wright travel through small town America with a 1930s Presto direct-to-disc recorder, a microphone, and pile of blank discs. In one 3-minute recording each musician shares their lives through an intimate performance of their music.



09/19/14

Free



- http://www.bu.edu/com/academics/film-tv/cinematheque/

Boston University's College of Communications, Com 101 - 640 Comm Ave, Room 101, Boston, MA, 02215



Sun Kil Moon

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

Mark Kozelek, frontman of Sun Kil Moon, is renowned for his intense, highly autobiographical songs. An expressive, talented guitarist with a beautiful and evocative voice, Kozelek has been building his own musical brand for over 20 years with his previous band Red House Painters, his current project Sun Kil Moon, and solo work. Sun Kil Moon’s recently released recording, Benji, has received raves for its elegant, poetic songs that elevate exceedingly personal stories into universal displays of humanity.



09/19/14

Reserved Seating
$29.50 (Plus Somerville Theatre $1 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2051/sun-kil-moon

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



Cyclops: A Satyr Play

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

The wild Festival of Dionysus from Ancient Greece meets modern underground club culture in Cyclops: A Satyr Play--an audience fueled performance event celebrating the only surviving Satyr Play.

Following a sold-out workshop last fall, Cyclops returns to Oberon, the immersive second stage of the American Repertory Theatre, with an expanded production this September.

This interactive experience, conceived and directed by James Blaszko, reimagines the classic tale of Odysseus and his crew marooned on the island of the Cyclops amidst a sea of electronica, alternative rock, drinking, and artificial phalluses. A theatrical hybrid on its way to becoming a new cult classic, the best way to understand Cyclops and its following among culture vultures and club-goers alike is to experience it for yourself.



09/11/14 - 09/19/14

Cyclops: A Satyr Play creates an interactive world for the audience to inhabit. When you come to Oberon, you can expect to get swept up in the excitement! There are several ways to partake in the experience:


DEITY SEATING:


Begin the show dancing and drinking among the mortals, and then retire to Mount Olympus with reserved seating and table service from the bar. An excellent option for lovers of the classics and those who want to have a more selective hand in their engagement with the show.


--$25





DANCE FLOOR:


Followers of the Cult of Dionysus can expect to get up close and personal with ancient Bacchic spirits and directly contribute to bringing the satyr play back to life. There is limited general seating available on the sidelines for revelers who "like to watch," and hardcore fans can rejoice the return of the Satyr Circle. Dressing up is always welcomed, but don't feed the satyrs!


--$15 - $20








Audience members with special needs or who may have difficulty standing for more than 20 minutes at a time are encouraged to contact the box office at 617.547.8300



- http://www.eyeofthecyclops.com

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Talk Like a Pirate Day Tours

Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

Come celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day at Gore Place. What is Talk Like a Pirate Day? This parodic holiday was created in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers, of Albany, Oregon, who proclaimed September 19 of each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate! (Aye, matey!) Along with hearing true pirate stories, you'll enjoy refreshments, play pirate trivia (why do pirates wear an eye-patch?), and view the beautiful Gore mansion. Pirate dress is encouraged! Tours at 7 and 8:15pm. Admission is $15, $10 members and ages 5-12. For tickets, visit talk-like-a-pirate-7pm.brownpapertickets.com or talk-like-a-pirate-8-15.brownpapertickets.com .



09/19/14

$15, $10 members and ages 12 and under



- http://www.goreplace.org

Gore Place - 52 Gore St, Waltham, MA, 02453



Break of Reality / I/Ø

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

Break of Reality has been applauded for its “genuine technique” and ability to “rock out like they mean it,” according to Time Out/New York. With a sound described as having “excitement, originality, and an undeniable intensity that louder, heavier bands only dream of,'' as the Rochester City Newspaper put it, Break of Reality is a cello rock band originally formed at the Eastman School of Music in 2003. The band is filling concert venues around the country with fans eager to hear their original music as well as interpretations of Tool, Metallica, and System of a Down. Cinematic, subdued, and heavy all at once, it draws fans of Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, and Yo-Yo Ma. Break of Reality has given hundreds of performances across the country at performing arts centers, colleges, rock clubs, and music festivals such as South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Through its affiliation with Pandora Radio, Break of Reality’s music has been streamed for millions of listeners around the U.S. The band’s three albums, The Sound Between (2006), Spectrum of the Sky (2009), and Covers (2012), have sold more than 40,000 copies worldwide.

Based out of Boston, Massachusetts, I/Ø has been playing together since fall of 2012. Drawing heavy influence from bands like Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, and Hammock, I/Ø finished their first instrumental full-length album over the summer of 2013. Based on open textures, nuanced melody, and a heavy artillery dynamic, the I/Ø sound allows the audience to form its own subjective aesthetic intention for the music, free from the confines of language and clarity. The band’s songwriting process is organic, similar to the ebb and flow of the emotional states that fuel the final product—difficult to observe and often impossible to define. I/Ø believes human experience can be too beautiful and grotesque, inspiring and abhorrent, heartwarming and traumatic, to put into words.



09/19/14

$12



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



The Translator's Voice

Presented by New England Translators Association at Democracy Center

Steve Sadow views himself as an “activist” or “embedded” translator. Most of his translation work is done with the intention of “spreading the news” about the virtually unknown but very high quality literature produced by Latin American Jews. During many trips to Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Montevideo, San Jose, and Concepcion, Chile, he has immersed himself in Latin American Jewish culture in all its forms. Along the way, he has made many long term friendships with writers of non-fiction, fiction and especially poetry.

Steve will read from and discuss his translations of autobiography, novels and short stories and poetry. He will explain how he (and his frequent collaborator Jim Kates) go about doing translation. Steve’s goal is to make known and promote a literature -- along with the work of individual writers, many of whom have become personal friends. He will discuss his experiences in disseminating those translations: publications, presentations within Latin America, lectures at many US universities, at a Mexican bookstore, the Argentine Consulate in New York, and a Chilean synagogue. He will add his insights about how bi- or multilingual websites can serve to make the Latin American Jewish and other minority communities aware of their own literature, and even more importantly, make this literature available to the English-speaking world.



09/19/14

FREE



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Democracy Center - 45 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Anonymous People: Film Screening in Lynn, Massachusetts

Presented by Frames Debate Project

The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addition to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational mass media descriptions of people in active addiction that continue to perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.

The Anonymous People screening is the kickoff event for the first Frames Debate Project debate that will take place in Lynn, Massachusetts in January 2015. Frames Debate Project is a multimedia policy debate series created by cisual artist Tomashi Jackson and policy analyst Nia Evans to explore the intersections of inadequately provided mental health care, addiction and drug policy in major cities in Massachusetts.

To stay abreast of future FRAMES Debate Project events, please visit our hub at https://www.facebook.com/framesdebateproject.



09/19/14

FREE



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Fair, Yates and Betschart

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

Now an annual event at TCAN, expect another "spirited" reunion of friends at this special FYB concert event. It was 1977 when Inky Fair, Tom Yates, and Doug Betschart started performing weekly at a spooky little mansion in Framingham called Timothy's Spirits Company- and five years later they were still "packing the house" to a dedicated following.

With an unusual combination of bass pedals, drums, organs, and guitars they perform originals and an eclectic mix of covers ranging from David Bowie to Genesis, Pure Prairie League to Frank Zappa, Hendrix to Neil Young.

As a courtesy to patrons, wine and beer will be served at this performance.



09/19/14

$14 public / $12 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



Shakespeare at Fenway

Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Fenway Park

Directed by CSC’s Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, CSC will bring a starting line-up of local and national celebrities to the iconic ballpark for an evening of famous scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays. Currently scheduled to appear are actor/writer Mike O’Malley (Glee, Yes Dear, Shameless), actress Kerry O'Malley (CSC's Twelfth Night, Broadway's Into the Woods,  A&E's Those Who Kill), and actor Neal McDonough (Suits, Desperate Housewives, Band of Brothers).



09/19/14



- http://commshakes.org/press/news/news-item/66

Fenway Park - 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA, 02215



Opening Reception for the Fall Exhibitions

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Please join us to celebrate the opening of our fall exhibitions. Mingle with the guest curators and Addison staff. Explore our new shows while enjoying a glass of wine and a bite to eat. This event is free and open to the public.



09/19/14

FREE



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/VisitUs/Pages/Calendar.aspx



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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Tanglewood Marionettes Present: "The Dragon King."

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Large, beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, colorful sets, and integrated lighting and sound create a fully immersive theatrical experience. Their highly skilled puppeteers have spent many years perfecting their art, delighting audiences of all ages as they bring their repertoire of classic tales to life. They are the recipients of two UNIMA awards, puppetry's highest honor, for their productions An Arabian Adventure and The Dragon King.

Colorful sea creatures, an exciting adventure, and a Dragon King that will knock your socks off! All this and more can be found in this award-winning production.



09/20/14

$12 ($10 Members)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Bombay Jim & the Swingin' Sapphires

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Since the release of their 2001 CD Keep Honkin, Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires is hailed as one of the country’s hottest swing bands. Featured on the HBO Series, Family Bonds, and heard on jazz and swing radio stations throughout the nation. Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires has opened for the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and the Les Brown Orchestra. They have performed at The Great Connecuticut Jazz Festival and the Cape Cod Jazz Festival to name a few. Members of the band have backed industry luminaries such as, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Torme, and Frank Sinatra



09/20/14

$20 | Seniors/students $19 | Members $17 | Child under 12 $10



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



Gino Vannelli

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

Since the 1973 release of his debut album, Crazy LifeGino Vannelli has remained one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. He is the recipient of multiple Canadian Juno awards, has been nominated for several Grammy Awards, and has sold more than 10 million records worldwide with hits including “I Just Wanna Stop,” “Living Inside Myself,” “People Gotta Move,” “The Wheels Of Life,” “Black Cars,” and many more.



09/20/14

$45-$150



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/gino-vannelli

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Solas

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

One of the most popular, influential, and exciting Celtic bands, Solas presents Shamrock City, a multimedia show of original music with remarkable photos and tales from turn-of-the-century copper boomtown Butte, MT. Inspired by a family story of immigration, mining, and murder, Solas and bandleader Seamus Egan take you on the unforgettable journey of his great-great-uncle Michael Conway's life in Ireland and mysterious death in America. Solas will present Shamrock City for the first half of the concert, followed by an additional set of Solas favorites.

"Solas populates their newly minted, wily western landscape with gamblers, drinkers, and women . . . a richly textured musical backdrop that could be a first cousin once removed of Springsteen’s The Seeger Sessions."—Siobhan Long, The Irish Times



09/20/14

Reserved Seating
$28.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/1998/solas

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



Magic Without Tricks

Presented by The Nave Gallery

Artists, consciously or unconsciously, dabble in magic. They borrow signs and symbols, and plant symbolic language, like seeds, into our hearts and minds to offer us new perceptions, and how this happens is…well, a little like magic. To the searching viewer an art work may yield the secrets of the artist’s craft without losing its “magical” power. Is this what separates real magic from mere trickery? Does the difference matter?



08/27/14 - 09/20/14

Free



- http://navegallery.org/wp/magic-without-tricks/



Hawk Watching at Pack Monadnock

Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Join us at one of the best hawk watching locations in New England! This peak provides a broad view of the surroundings and is a magnet for migrating raptors. Watch for falcons, broad-winged hawks and other raptors. Birds often come close, feeding on migrating dragonflies. We will also keep our eyes open for migrating songbirds, cover bird identification, migration, and the behavior of hawks and the other birds we encounter. Currently, September 13th is the date for the rehabilitated hawk release. Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Directions to the meeting location and additional information are included in a link in the registration confirmation email
 



09/13/14 - 09/20/14

Adults $20.00m/ $25.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Monadnock:program_code=34772:endDate=1411185600

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Fall Migrants of the Charles River Canoe

Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Join us for fall bird watching along the Charles! We'll watch for fall migrants and wading birds as we paddle through the beautiful Medfield marshes. Instructions and Directions: Directions to the meeting location and additional information are included in a link in the registration confirmation email. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided.
Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



09/20/14

Adults: $35 Members; $45 Non-Members



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:program_code=34798

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Jazz in the Yard

Presented by Historic Newton at Jackson Homestead

Back for the fifth year! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a swinging afternoon of great jazz outdoors behind the Jackson Homestead in our natural "amphitheater" featuring flautist Lance Martin, Rusty Scott & The B3 Kings, KenYaDig, The NJ&WF Latin Jazz All-Stars, and more. Wine and food available. Presented by the New England Jazz Enrichment Foundation as part of the Newton Jazz & Wine Festival. www.newtonjazzfest.org. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, Newton 02458. Rain date Sunday, September 21. Free.



09/20/14

Free



- http://www.newtonjazzfest.org

Jackson Homestead - 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458



Songs From the Moon

Presented by Boston College at Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center

Songs From the Moon, a new play which introduces six women of different backgrounds, unfolds in the South End of Boston. Each character explores her life and relationships with the others (and the mysteriously absent Wanda) through story, dance, and original music by Chris Renna. Richly evocative, this performance piece uses descriptions of the city, nature, food, color, history, and space to give depth to the characters’ struggles.



09/19/14 - 09/20/14

Admission is $15, $10 for seniors, Boston Dance Alliance, or w/BC ID.



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Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



MISTRAL Presents: SONGS WITHOUT WORDS

Presented by Mistral at St. Paul's Church, Brookline

The season kicks off on Saturday, September 20, 5pm at St. Pauls's Church in Brookline with "Songs Without Words,” a program of beguilingly lyrical chamber works by ‘songful’ composers: Felix Mendelssohn's sunny String Quintet in A and Gabriel Faure's masterful Piano Quartet in C minor, as well as a selection of "Songs without Words" by Prokofiev and Mendelssohn.



09/20/14

Adults $30; Seniors $25; Students Free;
Group rates available



- http://www.MistralMusic.org

St. Paul's Church, Brookline - 15 St. Paul's Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



Grotonfest

Presented by Groton Networking

Family festival, continuous entertainment, 150 artisan, business, non-profit and food booths. Free admission, handicap accessible.



09/20/14

Free



- http://www.grotonfest.com



Anthony Palocci Jr.'s Art Exhibit

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Montserrat alumnus Anthony Palocci Jr. (‘09) paints visceral portraits of ordinary, often overlooked objects from the home, studio and streets. Fans, fridges and keypads appear emotive due to warm underpaintings and thick and thoughtful paint application. His work is on view in the Schlosberg Gallery, August 23 - September 20. Learn more at www.montserrat.edu/galleries/public-programs/



08/23/14 - 09/20/14

FREE



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NBSO Concert: Spellbound

Presented by New Bedford Symphony Orchestra at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Guest Artist: Roberto Plano, piano
Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm in the theater; free and open to the public.

Our spellbinding season begins with the return of one of the most popular NBSO guest artists of all time, pianist Roberto Plano. Playing Schumann's dazzling Piano Concerto in A Minor, Roberto will once again put us under his spell.

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
French composer Paul Dukas based this “symphonic poem” on Johann Wolfgang van Goethe’s poem of the same name, and the dazzling instrumentation of the piece closely follows the events in the verse. The work is widely recognized because of its appearance in the 1940 Walt Disney film, Fantasia.

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
Featuring Roberto Plano
Completed in 1845, Schumann’s Romantic concerto is in three movements (although he preferred that they be listed in concert programs as only two). The dramatic opening features a fierce cascade on piano and the introduction of the theme by the oboe, followed by a slower, more delicate intermezzo whose tone is pure Schumann, then concluding with an exciting and joyous finale.

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Considered Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular work, this colorful symphonic suite is based on the stories from One Thousand and One Nights (also called The Arabian Nights). As the music unfolds, we hear the Sultan’s young bride, Scheherazade, spin tales of wonder that so mesmerize the Sultan, he forgets to have her executed!



09/20/14

Tickets $60, $50, $45, $25 Online, by phone or at box office. Students always $10 by calling or visiting the box office.



- http://www.nbsymphony.org

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



A Faculty Recital: Courtney Huffman, soprano with Stephanie Emberley, piano

Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Music Center, Gordon College

The first of the Alton C. Bynum Recital Series, Soprano Courtney Huffman joins forces with pianist Dr. Stephanie Emberley to present a dramatic program stretching the boundaries of the classical vocal recital. Featuring some of the famous "war horses" of Richard Strauss along with more obscure pieces by Lili Boulanger and a semi-staged version of Libby Larsen's riveting song cycle Try Me, Good King: The Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII, it is sure to be an unforgettable evening of music.



09/20/14

General Admission: $20.00
Seniors (65+): $15.00
Gordon Faculty/Staff and Students: $10.00



- http://www.gordon.edu/musicevents

Phillips Music Center, Gordon College - 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA, 01984



The Downtown Gloucester Block Party Series

Presented by The Downtown Gloucester Block Party Series

Ending the Block Party Series in style, the September party offers a stellar mix of entertainnment. Gloucester's impeccable Docksiders Big Band, a quintet of Boston jazz maestros and a variety of other talent play on five outdoor stages.

Pianist Bert Seager has assembed a stellar group of musicians including eminent bassist John Lockwood, two muscular tenor sax players, Brian Levy and Henry Paz and the incomparable Joe Hunt on drums. These award winning masters have played internationally with countless jazz icons from Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz to Pat Metheny.

Main Street restaurants will serve al fresco and the stores are open for shopping. Stroll through Gloucester's Little Italy for all things Italian. Kids' Town offers fun, games and Disney characters to keep the youngsters amused. 

The party is on Main Street and begins at 6 pm. See the website for directions and details and Facebook for news.

 

 

 

 

 



09/20/14

Free!



- http://www.glostablockparty.com



Celebrate our Waters en Plein Air

Presented by Addison Art Gallery

Celebrate our Waters showcases our precious bays, ponds, lakes, marshes, creeks and beaches. Event include guided walks, bike rides, talks, tours, kayak trips, cat boat sailing, aquaculture events, a sand sculpture contest, plein air painting, art demonstrations, an artist's talk and reception, and a bonfire on Nauset Beach. Celebrate our Waters is an ideal weekend to put other things aside and join together in celebrating what brought many of us here in the first place – the wonderful waters all around us.

Watch award-winning painters as they create work inspired by the shores of Orleans.



09/20/14

FREE



- http://www.addisonart.com/events.html



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



Boston's Hub On Wheels afteparty and Music Festival

Presented by Wonkka Productions at City Hall Plaza

Directly following Boston's Hub on Wheels ride where 10,000 cyclists converge on the city for a morning ride there will be a free party/music festival at Boston's City Hall Plaza with live local music, bike stunt shows, a beer garden, food, vendors. Admission is absolutely free!! Please share this event and witness the spectacle!

Live music from:

Daniel Miller and the High Life
Seth Wonkka & A Cold Lonesome Nowhere
Tomorrow Morning

 



09/21/14

Free



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



MISTRAL Presents: SONGS WITHOUT WORDS

Presented by Mistral at West Parish Church, Andover

The season kicks off in Andover with “Songs Without Words,” a program of beguilingly lyrical chamber works by ‘songful’ composers: Felix Mendelssohn's sunny String Quintet in A and Gabriel Faure's masterful Piano Quartet in C minor, as well as a selection of "Songs without Words" by Prokofiev and Mendelssohn.



09/21/14

Adults $30; Seniors $25; Students Free; Group rates available



- http://www.MistralMusic.org

West Parish Church, Andover - 129 Reservation Road, Andover, MA, 01810



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



South End Open Studios

Presented by United South End Artists

United South End Artists presents the 28th annual South End Open Studios, Boston’s premier open studios event Saturday & Sunday September 20 & 21. A back-stage pass that invites you to visit studios and meet the artists who work in Boston’s largest and most exciting community of artists. View extraordinary art displayed in Boston’s most innovative galleries. 200+ artists and galleries display painting, sculpture, photography, bookbinding, ceramics and jewelry and clothing design. A free mobile app will be offered to provide GPS-enabled maps that highlight studio and gallery locations and give artist and gallery information and images. Quick Response (QR) codes will be posted in many locations. 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM rain or shine. Free and open to the public. Located at various sites in the South End, including Boston Center for the Arts 539 Tremont Street, 450 Harrison Avenue, 535 Albany Street, 35/59 Wareham Street and 46 Waltham Street.

 



09/20/14 - 09/21/14

Free



- http://useaboston.com



Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra Presents

Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts

Enjoy an afternoon of light and lively favorites at the Pops. Student trombone soloist Christian M. Howard will play the "Moreau Symphonique, Op. 88" by Alexander Guilmant.



09/21/14

General Admission Seating

Tickets: $20.00

Seniors, Students, and College Employees: $15.00

Merrimack College Student Rush: $5.00



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Rogers Center for the Arts - 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA, 01845



Rhiannon Giddens

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Sanders Theatre

While Rhiannon Giddens continues to shine with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which she cofounded in 2005, she still finds time to take on thrilling special projects and solo appearances. Last fall she joined fellow folk artists for Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of “Inside Llewyn Davis,” a special concert to celebrate the music featured in the Coen brothers film. She also recently joined Marcus Mumford, Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket to write music and record an album of two dozen recently discovered Bob Dylan lyrics written in 1967 during the recording of the legendary Basement Tapes. For this special concert, she'll be performing with members of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and a wonderful group of special guest musicians to be announced.



09/21/14

Reserved Seating
$42.00, $37.00, $28.00 (includes Sanders $0.75 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2000/rhiannon-giddens

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Fall Migrants at Great Meadows

Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

It is migration time! Come tour one of the area's most important bird habitats, Great Meadows. We'll look for migrating songbirds as well as ducks and waders in the pools and marsh wren along the dike.

Instructions and Directions: Please dress for the weather. See link in registration confirmation email for directions. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



09/21/14

Adults: $15 Members; $18 Non-Members



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:program_code=35101

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad

David Haas, piano

Kevin Frenette, guitar

Scott Getchell, trumpets

Glenn Dickson, clarinet

Larry Terry, alto sax

Kit Demos, bass and modular synthesizer

Dave Fox, drums



09/21/14

$10 donation at the door



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Lily Pad - 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Weekend-Long Jazz/Rock/Pop Festival

Presented by South Shore Conservatory at South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) presents its first Cedar Hill JRP Festival, an entire weekend of the best jazz, rock and pop music on the South Shore, from September 19 to 21 in the Jane Carr Amphitheater at One Conservatory Drive in Hingham. Chateau Edmus is the presenting sponsor of the Festival. Featuring the varied talents of its own jazz/rock/pop (JRP) department faculty members, SSC kicks off the weekend with a rocking opening party on Friday at 7 pm, featuring a sneak peek of the fabulous music showcased throughout the weekend. This party, thrown at a private home in Hingham, is a chance for music lovers to start the weekend off mingling with the JRP band musicians. Saturday’s line-up includes The Jones River Band with SSC fiddler Katy Boc at 1 pm, Boompa with SSC Guitarist Erik Caldarone at 2 pm, Jon Jarvis Trio with SSC bassist Chris Rathbun and SSC percussionist Ed Sorrentino at 3:30 pm, Rakalam Bob Moses with SSC pianist Ed Broms at 5 pm, and headliners Sugar Ray and the Bluetones with SSC pianist Anthony Geraci at 7 pm. Sunday’s line-up includes Till We’re Both Dizzy, with SSC fiddler Katy Boc and SSC pianist Jimmy Craven at 2 pm, the Timo Shanko/Ed Broms Quartet at 3 pm, and Barricades with SSC alumni guitarist Chris Norton at 4 pm. The festival ends with the entire JRP faculty on stage performing at 5:30 pm. “We are so excited about this festival,” says Director of Performance Beth MacLeod Largent. “Over the years, our JRP performances became more and more popular, always selling out, and audiences kept asking for more, so we started having JRP concert/parties in private homes. People just love the authenticity of these performances!” “The idea of a JRP festival grew from a seedling to a sprout over a year’s time,” she continues. “The more we offered, the taller the sprout grew. Finally we decided to go all out with creating an entire weekend of our amazing faculty in all their different approaches to making music.” Tickets to the Cedar Hill JRP Festival are available at http://www.sscmusic.org/cedar-hill-jrp-festival.html, or by calling 781.749.7565, ext. 20. Friday night’s Kickoff Party is $100/person. The cost of the 2-day Saturday/Sunday pass is $60/adult and $10/student. A Saturday Only pass is $40, and Sunday Only pass is $25. SSC students may attend any Saturday or Sunday concert for free. For more information about all South Shore Conservatory programs and events, visit www.sscmusic.org or follow us on Facebook.



09/19/14 - 09/21/14

Admission varies, depending on day.



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South Shore Conservatory - One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA, 02043



Falmouth Chamber Chorale presents “S’ Wonderful!”

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Conducted by John Yankee and featuring pianist Stephanie Weaver, the locally renowned Falmouth Chamber Chorale will be singing an assortment of American spirituals, classical and popular music mixed with a touch of Broadway.



09/21/14

$25/$20 members.



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

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



Plein Air Painting Workshop with Jill Pottle

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

 Enjoy the outdoors in this two day workshop painting on location and viewing the amazing vista of Fruitlands. Working on location helps to build skills in perspective, recording information quickly and capturing the rich natural light. Students will learn how to simplify forms, develop overlapping areas of trees and hills to create depth, emulate color relationships in the sky and land and other compositional issues. Participants will learn how to get going quickly and how to capture the scenery fast with big shapes and ideas. Join us and find out how exciting it is to capture a moment in time in paint!

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, contact programming@fruitlands.org or call (978) 456-3924, ext. 291



09/20/14 - 09/21/14

$200 Members, $220 Nonmembers



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

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



"The Sturgeon Queens" Film Screening at the Yiddish Book Center

Presented by Yiddish Book Center

Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family create Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives. Produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the store, this documentary features an extensive interview with two of the original daughters for whom the store was named, now 100 and 92 years old, and interviews with prominent enthusiasts of the store including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, "New Yorker" writer Calvin Trillin, and "60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/14/09/film-sturgeon-queens or call 413-256-4900.



09/21/14

Student | $4
Yiddish Book Center Member | $6
General Admission | $8



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/14/09/film-sturgeon-queens



Spirit Awards Benefit

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

The image of a starving artist toiling alone in a garret is ingrained into our American schema of the visual arts, but the Spirit Awards shatter the idea that artists are hermits and that art-making and art appreciation are solitary, exclusive pursuits. This September, the Spirit Awards Benefit to support Maud Morgan Arts honors two Cambridge artists—painter and activist Lori Lander and sculptor and public artist Mitch Ryerson—to celebrate the ways that the visual arts bring people together. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Art at the Heart Scholarship Fund, created in honor of Lander and Ryerson.

At the Spirit Awards, jazz drifts through the air while guests sip wine from handcrafted ceramic cups and sample savory Indonesian appetizers as they immerse themselves in the evening’s artwork. Platters painted by noted Boston-area artists for the silent auction gleam from the arts center’s open doors, drawing guests inside for a closer look. Upstairs in the print studio, etched plates roll through the printing press, and prints of Mitch Ryerson’s early ideas for outdoor play structures, delineated in soft grays, gently emerge ready for guests to take home. Two limited-edition scarves available at the event literally envelop guests in artwork. The dramatic purple, green and black shapes from Maud Morgan’s 1976 screenprint “Black Corner” flow across one scarf, and the other scarf is a reproduction of Lori Lander’s painting of women in rice fields, “Rice Harvest V.” Guests can also attend two gallery openings: Lander’s “Rhythms and Rituals: The Work of Women” and Ryerson’s “With the Grain.” The evening culminates as guests gather under the tent for the awards ceremony when Lander and Ryerson will each receive a Spirit Award.

However, the Spirit Awards is more than one memorable evening. People who come to the event are ensuring a future for a human tradition as old as cave painting. Through the Art at the Heart Scholarship Fund, more young people can fall in love with clay and acrylics, paper and ink, or yarn and wood. More adults who haven’t used a paintbrush since childhood can find the courage to start a watercolor…and then start another one, and the visual arts can empower more elders to share their truths, their humor and their visions from a lifetime of experiences. The Spirit Awards celebrate art at the heart of community because at Maud Morgan Arts, the connection between creativity and community happens every day.

The Spirit Awards honoring Lori Lander and Mitch Ryerson will be held on Sunday, September 21, from 7-9pm. For a preview of Spirit Awards artwork, visit: shop.maudmorgan.com Maud Morgan Arts is a program under the umbrella of the Agassiz Baldwin Community, a private, nonprofit 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 Cambridge resident Maud Morgan (1903-1999). The agency works to reflect the diversity of talents of the community, bringing people together to make art, share art, and support visual arts education.



09/21/14

$25



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



Jobe: The Musical

Presented by Common House Productions at Hibernian Hall

This premiere musical takes place in the proverbial "Our Town" of Overton. The minister Anna Bell of The First Born, New Born, Non-Denominational, Totally Inspirational, Functionally Congregational Church of Overtown is preaching a sermon on the Book of Job. She tells the story of a man named Jobe in their very own congregation who undergoes a Job experience. Milton Wright's "Jobe" is full of breathtaking music and humane wisdom. 



09/18/14 - 09/21/14

$25 General Admission
$15 Students / Seniors



- http://www.jobethemusical.com

Hibernian Hall - 184 Dudley St., Boston, MA, 02119



Crocodile River Music Family Show

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

Join Crocodile River Music for a unique concert is geared towards younger children, to get them drumming, stomping, dancing, and moving to the sounds of African drums! This promises to be an amazing event featuring African and African-influenced music including Brazilian, Caribbean and Flamenco. CRM's concerts, workshops, lecture/demonstrations, residences, and other educational programs make them a leading source of African music and cultural activity in New England. Following the performance, adults and children 10 and older can have an opportunity to learn African drumming history and technique with CRM’s professional musicians. Learn more....



09/21/14

$11 adult / $9 child



- http://natickarts.org

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



All in Good Fun

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Developed by Talene Monahon

It is a story all too common in the news today: A well-respected school, praised for safe campuses and happy students, is plagued with high-profile hazing exposés, sexual assault scandals, and controversies over campus Greek life. All in Good Fun, developed and performed by Talene Monahon, is a theatrical documentary that examines the complex nature of social life and fun on college campuses through the view of those within one. Using the words of over 25 students, faculty and staff at Dartmouth College this 2013 United Solo Festival Bestseller takes a close look at collegiate life to understand the limit of "fun."



09/17/14 - 09/21/14

2014 Single Ticket Prices:

Saturday Evenings: $39, All Other Performances: $37



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/GoodFun

Peterborough Players - 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH, 03458



Allston Village Street Fair

Presented by The Parents and Community Build Group and The Ringer Park Partnership Group

Enjoy a Family Friendly Day of Entertainment, Interactive Activities, and Fun - Featuring 3 Stages, Live Bands, a Multitude of Multicultural Street Performances, International Food Court, Amusement/Arcade Area, Artists & Vendors Gallery, Giveaways, & Much, Much, More.

Featuring 6 Hours of Non-Stop Entertainment and Fun from 2 Outdoor Stages of Live Music, Celebrity Guests, Street Performances, Amusements, Interactive Activities, International Food Court, Arts/Crafts Vendors Market, Public Art Street Mural Area, Thousands of Promotional Giveaways, and Much, Much More!

The Allston Village Street Fair is a Huge Success, and is Bigger and Better each year.
Experience the World on Harvard Avenue - It's All In Allston!



09/21/14

Free



- http://allstonvillagestreetfair.com/about/index.html



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



Fall for Jazz: Horace Silver Meets Pixinguinha

Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100

 Faculty Jazz Concert – Tom Lee, flute; Brad Hatfield, piano; Gustavo Assis Brasil, guitar; John Lockwood, bass.



09/22/14

Free



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Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100 - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Science on Screen: CHILDREN OF MEN

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Hailed by The New York Times as a “superbly directed political thriller...about a nervously plausible future,” Children of Men immerses us in a world engulfed in violence, where women can no longer bear children. Directed by Alfonso Cuáron (Gravity), the film is at turns hopeful and frightening, and features memorable performances by Clive Owen, Michael Caine, and Julianne Moore.

Before the screening, reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist Dr. David Ryley will give an overview of what the future holds for fertility rates, and what infertility treatments are currently being developed.
 



09/22/14

$11 general admission, $9 seniors, students and Museum of Science members, Free to Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/children-men

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



ACT Lecture Series | Marko Peljhan | Dronological: The Art and Science of Unmanned Systems

Presented by MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT)

Unmanned aircraft systems have recently been rediscovered due to their use in the so-called “war on terror,” but are an invention more than 100 years old. The lecture will explore the histories and interconnectedness of these systems with geopolitical, scientific, techno-social, tactical media and conceptual contexts. It will also present cases of their real and imagined appearances, uses, and disappearances in order to track the potential future vectors of utilization and concurrent reflection.

Image: ARCTIC PERSPECTIVE

Photo: Matthew Biederman

 

 



09/22/14

FREE and Open to the Public



- http://act.mit.edu/projects-and-events/lectures-series/2014-fall/spet-22-marko-peljhan-dronological-art-science-unmanned-systems/



"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



Life at Colonial Harvard: The Archaeological Evidence

Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Harvard University's 1650 charter founded a new institution committed "to the education of the English and Indian Youth of this Country in knowledge and godliness." The Harvard Yard Archaeology Project contributes to renewing that multicultural commitment. In September, the Peabody Museum team begins its fourth excavation in Harvard Yard, seeking deeper knowledge of 17th Harvard College and the Native American and English students. Diana Loren, Museum Curator, Peabody Museum Archaeology & Ethnology, presents the project's findings to date, including printing type from the first printing press in the British colonies, and a preview of the team’s excavation goals this fall.

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology



09/23/14

Free



- https://peabody.harvard.edu/calendar



Advanced Audio Live

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

Held in conjunction with the A3E Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange Conference, this concert will be a showcase for advanced audio applications that are changing how music is being produced and performed. Berklee faculty, students, and prominent alumni will be featured using innovative software and hardware they developed. Covering a wide range of current electronic music styles, the concert will feature special guest artist and Electronic Production and Design alumnus Moldover.



09/23/14

$12



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/advanced-audio-live

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Folk Open Mic

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

Tickets sold at the door for all performances. Performer sign-up begins at 7:30pm.

The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come early to sign-in as a performer, or to get a great seat for one of the most successful and entertaining open mic nights on the East coast. Each Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night features a variety of new and experienced performers, followed by concert presentations by the featured artist of the evening. Come and see why TCAN has become the gathering spot to see and meet local artists and nationally recognized touring performers.

Featured Artist: Doug Kwartler and Susan Levine



09/23/14

free for members / $5 public



- http://natickarts.org

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



New Orleans Burlesque: Fleur de Tease

Presented by Beat Hotel

Three of NYC's top burlesque performers will twist and twirl their tassels in homage to the storied history of New Orleans burlesque, once a hot-spot for superstar entertainers performing at legendary clubs in the French Quarter. The great residents of the Big Easy who once invented jazz used that same creativity to produce a vibrant burlesque scene that has remained ever present in the city since the 1940's. The sultry show will feature three tempting, teasing and tantalizing ladies including New York City’s Calamity Chang. This “Asian Sexation” is a talented burlesque performer as well as the co-producer of the world's only Asian Burlesque Spectacular show in NYC. Joining her onstage is “The Go-Go Pussycat” Bettina May, a former Suicide Girl who has been performing nationally for the past six years The Maine Attraction who will entice the audience with her dance-inspired “Burlesque Fusion.” The ladies will perform to the explosive sounds of The Brian Thomas New Orleans Band. Boston based trombonist Thomas is one of the most sought after musicians in the country playing music ranging from jazz to funk. He has been playing trombone since the age of 10 and leads his own jazz quartet, big band, and funk power house Akashic Record, each of which feature his original compositions.



09/23/14

FREE



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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



Bill Staines

Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

 Bill's music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease his feelings about the prairie people of the midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon, the on-the-road truckers, or the everyday workers that make up this land.



09/24/14

$15 | Members $10



- http://goreplace.org/festivals-and-music.htm

Gore Place - 52 Gore St, Waltham, MA, 02453



Dawn of Midi / Cookies

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

Listenable and insane: that’s the sound Dawn of Midi spent years shaping, culminating in its most mesmerizing work yet, Dysnomia.

In many ways, Dysnomia is the first record that truly reflects the trio’s critically acclaimed live show, a test of endurance and trust that involves bassist Aakaash Israni, pianist Amino Belyamani, and percussionist Qasim Naqvi performing their compositions note-for-note, without ever appearing the least bit predictable. If anything, Dawn of Midi’s sets are as red-blooded and rhythmic as a seamlessly mixed DJ set, casting spells on crowds in the same way the group’s favorite experimental and electronic acts have for decades. Perhaps this is why The New Yorker‘s music critic, Sasha Frere-Jones, wrote “an hour flew by in what seems like minutes” after witnessing Dawn of Midi's high-wire act last year, and Radiolab host Jad Abumrad said “[I've] seriously never seen anything like these guys.”
 



09/24/14

$15



- https://www.facebook.com/events/667711616652067/

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



Susan Cottle Artist Talk

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Susan Cottle depicts metropolises and countrysides in the American South West and Europe. She transposes her atmospheric experience of these places into paintings to impart an authentic essence of place on her viewer. On view in Montserrat’s Schlosberg Gallery, September 24 - October 18. Learn more at www.montserrat.edu/galleries/public-programs/



09/24/14

FREE



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Susan Cottle Opening Reception

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Susan Cottle depicts metropolises and countrysides in the American South West and Europe. She transposes her atmospheric experience of these places into paintings to impart an authentic essence of place on her viewer. On view in Montserrat’s Schlosberg Gallery, September 24 - October 18. Learn more at www.montserrat.edu/galleries/schlosberg



09/24/14

FREE



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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 Matthew 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



Concert of Franco-American and Celtic Music on Fiddle and Piano

Presented by Boston College

 Don and Cindy Roy, fiddle and piano.



09/25/14

Free



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Odissi Dance Workshop

Presented by The Dance Complex at Julie Ince Thompson Theatre at the Dance Complex

Odissi Dance Workshop | Introduction to a classical dance style from India

Dates: September 18th & 25th
Time: 6 to 7 PM
Venue: Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Learn: History of Odissi, Postures & Footwork, Mudra (hand gestures), Breathing Techniques, Strengthening Exercises
RSVP: Sign up early to save 20%. Contact Payal 817.937.1896 or pmistry@gmail.com
Same day drop-in: $20 per class



09/18/14 - 09/25/14

$20 per class.



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Julie Ince Thompson Theatre at the Dance Complex - 536 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Paul Hornschemeier Artist Talk

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

 Paul Hornschemeier is the cartoonist behind Forlorn Funnies and Mother, Come Home. His imagistic storytelling is sharp and personal, and his perspective of the cartoonist as designer challenges traditional expectations of sequential art. Learn more at www.montserrat.edu/galleries/public-programs/



09/25/14

FREE



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Florence Ladd on 'The Spirit of Josephine'

Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

Inspired by legendary performer Josephine Baker, Florence Ladd's new novel is A Family Reunion in Paris: The Spirit of Josephine. The author skillfully breathes life into the featured character Violet Fields, an aging African American singer in Paris clubs and music halls who is visited occasionally by the spirit of Josephine. Violet’s niece, Hope, visits from the US. and facilitates a renewal of family ties. This gripping story, set in Paris, delves into racial treatment, expat experience, social mobility of African Americans, and family reunion dynamics. It has been called a “deliciously evocative novel... sure to resonate with anyone who cherishes family and treasures Paris.”

Florence Ladd is a psychologist, fiction writer, and essayist whose novel, Sarah's Psalm, received the 1997 best fiction award from the American Library Association's Black Caucus. The Spirit of Josephine, was published in 2014; another novel, Jason Henderson’s Senior Year, will appear in 2015. Her poems have been published in The Women’s Review of Books, The Progressive, The Rockhurst Review, Sweet Auburn, Beyond Slavery and Transition. With Marion Kilson, she also is the co-author of Is That Your Child? Mothers Talk about Rearing Biracial Children.

Educated at Howard University (B.S.) and the University of Rochester (Ph.D. in psychology), she has taught at Simmons College, Robert College and the American College for Girls in Istanbul, the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has held deanships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Wellesley College. In 1985-89, she worked for Oxfam America, as director of education programs and associate executive director. From 1989-1997, she was director of the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, at Harvard University. Married to sculptor Wm. J. Halstead Harris, Ladd has five stepchildren and a son, the poet/librettist Michael Ladd, who lives in Paris. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Flavigny-sur-Ozerain.



09/25/14

ADMISSION:

General Admission: $5;

Youth (13 - 17) and Seniors (62+): $3;

MAAH members and children 12 years and under: Free



- http://www.maah.org



Léo Marillier plays Saint-Saëns & César Franck

Presented by The French Cultural Center

The French Cultural Center is proud to welcome the talented French violinist Léo Marillier for a program focusing on the way composers construct dramatic situations in different repertoires. Mr. Marillier will first present the first movement of Saint-Saëns’ violin concerto N.3 in B minor, a really dark movement that gives place to some important violin solos and ends with a certain maestria.

The program will continue with Saint-Saëns’ sonata in D Minor opus 75, a major piece of the romantic era in which the dramatic impulse is omnipresent. This recital will end with César Franck's sonata that was composed as a wedding present from Franck for dear colleague and performer Ysaÿe.

Throughout the evening, Mr. Marillier will comment on the pieces and provide some historical background and preparation for the audience before he plays. Mr. Marillier will be accompanied by French pianist Mr. Alexandre Lory.

Reception to follow the concert.



09/25/14

$10.00 for members and students with valid ID
$15.00 for non-members



- http://www.frenchculturalcenter.org/index.cfm/events/scheduled-events/leo-marillier-plays-saint-saens-cesar-franck/



Auguster / Rich People Food / K.O

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

Formed in early 2013, Auguster has built a successful reputation around the Boston area. Started by singer-songwriter Jimmy Marino, the six-piece band seamlessly blends rock, pop-punk, and electronic music, producing songs reminiscent of Say Anything, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Yellowcard. Using memorable lyrics, arena-style choruses, and a huge dynamic range, Auguster aims to create emotionally powerful music and stunning live shows. Despite going through multiple member changes since the beginning of 2014, the band has since solidified its lineup, and its new EP, Fragments, is slated for a fall 2014 release.

Rich People Food began in 2011 and has happily morphed into the band it is today. Steve Weston (lead guitar) and Lisa Hickox (synthesizer/keyboard/bass) anchor Rich People Food with strong, melodic alt-pop sensibilities, while Brian Bernhard (vocals and rhythm guitar) brings with him a raw and honest lyrical sentiment, and Brendan Reza (drums) provides the band’s diverse and dynamic backbone. Armed with an ever-expanding catalog of unique sounds, Rich People Food can be seen all around Boston and the coastal Northeast. The group released a new five-song EP in early 2014.

Kristen Olsson delivers raw, emotional indie pop with a twist of jazz; a debut EP is slated for release this September.
 



09/25/14

$5 General Admission



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/auguster-rich-people-food

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



George McCann Band

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

Join us for this special CD Release Party! Fiery lead guitarist George McCann is a longtime member of the James Montgomery Band. A native of the MetroWest area, George has played stages from Mississippi to Portugal. He has also performed with many diverse artists, from Blues legends James Cotton and Kim Wilson, to Rock Icons Steven Tyler and Billy Squier. Inspired by the Blues greats, his playing is intense and articulate as well as melodically inventive. On this special night George will be leading his own four-piece band in celebration of the release of his first solo CD, Shades of Blues. The album features George singing and playing his own original compositions including the atmospheric mood piece Shades of Green and a couple of choice Blues covers. The performance features: Tom West on keyboards, Russell Keyes on Bass, and Forrest Padgett on drums. As a courtesy to patrons, wine and beer will be served at this performance. For this performance only, each CD purchase will include a high-quality 8.5x11" photo print poster of the album cover artwork, a Shades of Blue guitar pick, and a special collectible bag to take it all home in.



09/25/14

$14 public / $12 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



Grace Kelly & Yoko Miwa

Presented by gimmeLIVE

"I've heard the future of jazz and it is Grace Kelly." - David Was, NPR's Day to Day

Award winning singer/songwriter/saxophonist/composer, Grace Kelly, routinely sells out the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport as well as many other venues across the country. We are proud to present Grace in a stellar show at the beautiful Larcom Theatre with critically acclaimed pianist Yoko Miwa opening. Experience the future of jazz in the acoustically perfect Larcom Theatre - an extraordinary evening you won't soon forget!

 



09/25/14

RESERVED SEATS
$25, $30, $35



- http://gimmelive.tv/graceyoko.cfm



Farewell to Smoken Joe's Blues Benefit Sept 25 at HOB

Presented by Smoken Joe's BBQ and Blues at House of Blues

On September 25, notable Boston blues musicians will band together for a special benefit in honor of Joe and Wendy Dodd, owners of the popular blues venue Smoken’ Joe’s at the House of Blues, Foundation Room, in Boston.

Over the past eight years, Joe and Wendy Dodd have been dedicated to the promotion, education, and preservation of Southern culture through good down home cooking and lively entertainment. Through that mantra, they have become a cornerstone in the Blues community, giving numerous local bands the opportunity to take the stage – seven nights a week. After closing briefly last fall, Owners Joe and Wendy Dodd have continued to battle financial trouble and health woes. It has been an overwhelming burden. Smoken’ Joes, which closes on September 23, has been a bastion of local music and an embassy for Southern food and hospitality. They have spent their retirement savings and accrued a large debt to keep Smoken’ Joes open and to continue promoting the blues in Boston.

The continuous dedication to preserving the blues tradition has always been an integral component of their mission. They have showcased prominent national, international, and local performers as well as given emerging artists their first start. On September 25th, some of those musicians will come together at the House of Blues to say thank you to Wendy and Joe and to heat up the Foundation Room with some of the hottest blues in Boston. During the course of the event, there will be prizes and raffling off various memorabilia.

Featured bands include:

David Maxwell, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Chris Stovall Brown, The Peter Parcek Band, Chris Fitz, Eddie Scheer, Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, Charlie Keating Band, Bees Deluxe, Juke Joint Five., Professor Harp . . and more. The list will be updated and will be posted on the Smoken’ Joe’s facebook page as more musicians join this volunteer effort to aid Joe and Wendy Dodd who have been devoted to good food, good music and to providing a great venue for both at Smoken’ Joes. For those who cannot attend, the Boston Blues Society has very generously set-up a donation page for those who would like to contribute to the cause.



09/25/14

$20 all proceeds will go to Smoken' Joe's



- http://www.houseofblues.com/boston/fr

House of Blues - 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA, 02215



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/



Kathy Kosins - The Art Of The Duo

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Vocalist Kathy Kosins is an ASCAP award winning songwriter, record producer and recognized modern abstractionist painter.

the SPACE between Kathy Kosins new CD, (MAHOGANY JAZZ RECORDS ) acknowledges her past while providing a glimpse into her future creative direction. The opening track "Drowning In A Sea Of Love" a Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff R&B composition signals Kathy's continuing commitment to rhythm and blues as a foundational part of her current and future jazz creations. The past is represented by Kathy's two previously issued jazz singles. Kathy's tradition of finding and recording obscure songs continues with the song "You Were Only Passing By". The inclusion of a live bonus track performance of "Go Slow" from Kathy's "Ladies of Cool" stage show acknowledges last year's highly successful "To the Ladies of Cool" CD. "Go Slow" is the first live recording Kathy has even commercially released.



09/26/14

$18 ($17 Stu/Sen, $15 members, $9 child U12)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Fall Migrants at Dunback Meadows

Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

It is migration time! Dunback Meadow in Lexington, MA is a great spot to view migrating warblers. Challenge yourself to identify these jewels of bird watching and other fall migrants in their more subtle fall plumage!

Instructions and Directions:
Directions to the meeting location and additional information are included in a link in the registration confirmation email. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



09/26/14

Adults: $15 Members; $18 Non-Members



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:program_code=35216

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Opening Reception - 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 for the opening reception of our 15th Annual Open Studios! There will be 80+ artists sharing their arts and crafts all under one roof in the center. Artwork includes paintings, ceramics, metalsmithing, books and more! 



09/26/14

Free



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



A masterclass with actor/vocalist Carolee Carmello.

Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts)

Currently playing the role of Mrs. du Maurier in the new musical “Finding Neverland” at the American Repertory Theater, Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Carolee Carmello will lead a master class for undergraduate singers. Observers are welcome; admission is free (tickets/RSVPs not required). This event is presented in collaboration with American Repertory Theater.



09/26/14

Free and open to the public.



- http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/lfp/details.php?ID=44864



Lorelei

Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

 The first in a new chamber series hosted by Boston's Lorelei Ensemble. Margot Rood, Clare McNamara, and Stephanie Kacoyanis, along with cellist Patrick Owen will perform works by Scott Ordway, Heather Gilligan, Julia Alford-Fowler, Guillaume Du Fay, and John Jacob Niles.

Also, don't miss a sneak peak at Lorelei's 2014-15 Season!



09/26/14

$30 General Admission (Includes food and drink)



- http://www.loreleiensemble.com



Making Meaning in the Marketplace: a panel discussion and workshop

Presented by North Bennet Street School

How do artists define success? Hear a panel of four talented makers discuss the strategies they use to craft their creative practices to succeed in today's marketplace. Thursday's 5pm networking session will be followed by a moderated discussion at 6pm. Friday's 9am to 3pm workshops for student artists and makers will focus on bridging creative skills and passions with marketplace opportunities. Presented in conjunction with the American Craft Council.



09/25/14 - 09/26/14

FREE



- http://www.nbss.edu/about/news/SuccessStories/index.aspx



Improvised Reunion Tour

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

An Improvised Reunion Tour is a look into the lives of your favorite grunge band, country music star, motown group, boy band (or girl band) that never actually existed..



09/19/14 - 09/26/14

General Admission: $10



- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improvised-reunion-tour-tickets-11848652639

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



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



Confessions of an Unquiet Mind-An Evening with C. Anthony Martignetti

Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church

C. Anthony Martignetti, PhD, is a writer and psychotherapist with a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts. Anthony founded the Biscuit Box Theater Company and Souled Out Artists writers group, who collectively have been performing shows in and around Lexington since 2002. His first collection of memoirs, Lunatic Heroes: Memories, Lies and Reflections (3 Swallys Press, Aug. 2012), includes a foreword by Amanda Palmer. His second and most recent collection of memoirs is entitled Beloved Demons: Confessions of an Unquiet Mind (3 Swallys Press, Dec. 2013), and includes an introduction by Neil Gaiman. He is currently recording and posting never-published, never-performed audio stories (some of which he will share with us this evening) on the Story Store page of his website, www.camstories.net.



09/27/14

$10.00



- http://www.lexingtoncommunityed.org

Follen Community Church - 755 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA, 02420



Intro to Photoshop One-day Workshop

Presented by Camera Eye Photography Workshops at Camera Eye Photography Workshops

This class aims to introduce new photographers with digital cameras to Photoshop. Photoshop is an extensive program which offers thousands of tools to edit, manipulate, and enhance photographs. We will introduce students to that potential by walking them through the basic tools that make up the program from shooting to uploading, resizing, then preparing images for the web. This course will include methods and tools like sharpening, color correcting, spot removal, layer editing and more. The class will lay a strong foundation for Photoshop and ensure the program is learned correctly from square one.

Instructor Alejandra-Carles Tolra



09/27/14

$85



- http://www.cameraeyeworkshops.com/#!photoshop-one-day-workshop/caa5

Camera Eye Photography Workshops - 6 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA, 02144



Fall For Us: Autumn Show/Party

Presented by Unstraight at O'Brien's Pub

FALL FOR US: SHOW/PARTY TO START YOUR FALL RIGHT!

We love you in every season, but let's make this September just that bit more magical with a fabulous show/party!!! Bring your friends, lovers, acquaintances, and the random people you just met on the street out to dance, sing, drink, kiss, and fall for us; you know you want to.

Fall For Us will feature four heart-fluttering, shoe-stomping, fun-inducing bands: Unstraight (facebook.com/unstraightband; unstraightmusic.com; Instagram/Twitter: @unstraightband), Happy Little Clouds (www.happylittlecloudsband.com), and Bad Movies (reverbnation.com/badmovies), and Gregory McKillop & The Slightly Smaller Band (gregorymckillop.com).

GLBTAQ-more-than-friendly. 21+, $8, 8 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/279894548872449/



09/26/14 - 09/27/14

$8



- https://www.facebook.com/events/279894548872449/

O'Brien's Pub - 3 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA, 02134



Natixis Global Asset Management and Berklee College of Music Present Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Corner of Massachusetts and Columbus Avenues

On September 27, music lovers of all ages will gather for the 14th annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival in Boston's historic South End - home to several legendary clubs during Boston's jazz heyday. The all-day, free outdoor event will offer contemporary jazz, funk, Latin, pop, and soul acts on three stages. Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), one of the world's leading asset managers, is the presenting sponsor of the festival and will present a $5,000 scholarship to a student musician. Past Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festivals have drawn as many as 80,000 music fans.

The Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival - Boston's biggest block party - takes place on Saturday, September 27, from noon to 6 p.m. on Columbus Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Burke Street in Boston's South End. The outdoor performances are open to the public free of charge. This year, the festival celebrates the theme Jazz: The Global Ambassador. Check beantownjazz.org for updates and a full schedule of events.

Highlights include Grammy-nominated singer/percussionist and former Prince collaborator Sheila E., who will be backed by a Berklee student band; jazz-funk collective Snarky Puppy; alto saxophonist, MacArthur "genius" fellow, and Berklee alumnus Miguel Zenón; Grammy-winning vocalist Dionne Farris, formerly of the alternative hip-hop group Arrested Development, with the Russell Gunn Quartet, and rising jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire.

Faculty and alumni also play a major role, with performances by faculty artists Bill Banfield's the Jazz Urbane with special guest Grace Kelly; the Yoron Israel/Bill Pierce Quintet; the Screaming Headless Torsos, led by David Fiuczynski; and Marco Pignataro Jazzet featuring Eddie Gomez; as well as alumni acts such as Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio, and Aubrey Logan.

"We have seen how important music and the arts are to fostering cultural exchange, so I am happy that our theme this year is Jazz: the Global Ambassador," said Terri Lyne Carrington, Grammy Award-winning drummer, composer, Berklee professor, and Artistic Director for the festival. "Creative music expression affects the universal rhythm of life and is a profound tool in aiding our global society."

"The BeanTown Jazz Festival provides the city of Boston with amazing access to world-class performers - many of whom got a start here in Boston," said John Hailer, president and chief executive officer, Natixis Global Asset Management - the Americas and Asia. "Music and culture should be a shared experience in our communities - not locked away in a museum or concert hall. We're proud to be a part of the festival and to continue our annual scholarship program."

This year, Natixis Global Asset Management launched the 2014 Jazz Diplomacy Project, which includes a series of more than 200 events celebrating jazz and bringing together thought leaders to explore solutions to challenges facing the world today. As part of the Jazz Diplomacy Project, Natixis has provided support to the Foundation for the National Archives and the Newport Festivals Foundation. Natixis was also presenting sponsor at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.

"Our hope is to encourage more people to become jazz ambassadors by sharing the history of jazz and exploring the lessons the world has learned through the genre," added Hailer. "BeanTown's global ambassador theme and ideals of using music as a tool for peace, intercultural dialogue, social change, and democracy tie in nicely to our year-long Jazz Diplomacy effort."

The Natixis Family Park will transform Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue with activities including inflatables, face painting, and an instrument petting zoo staffed by Berklee professionals. The park also hosts KidsJam, an interactive program led by Berklee’s Music Education department, introducing young children to a variety of musical activities, including singing and sound exploration, playing rhythm instruments, and creating, listening, and responding to music.

The outdoor celebration also features a variety of vendor booths offering foods and crafts from all over the world.

Discover Roxbury's High Notes of Jazz Roxbury Walk is offering tours throughout the day for a nominal fee, exploring the area around the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival. The site was once the epicenter of music, food, and nightlife for Boston's jazz community during the 1930s through 1950s. Tours will organize from the Discover Roxbury booth at the festival.

Berklee College of Music, for the fifth year, is the proud recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival and its theme. In awarding the prestigious Art Works grant to Berklee, the NEA cited the festival as a celebration of Boston’s diversity as reflected in the attendees, music, food, and crafts.



09/27/14

FREE



- http://www.beantownjazz.org

Corner of Massachusetts and Columbus Avenues - Massachusetts Avenue and Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



World of Klezmer

Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center

Explore contemporary music rooted in Jewish heritage and tradition with new works by Israeli composer Eitan Steinberg featuring soprano Etty Ben-Zaken.

David Schiff: Divertimento from Gimpel the Fool
Aaron Copland: Vitebsk
Eitan Steinberg: Assembly of the Souls  WORLD PREMIERE
feat. Etty Ben-Zaken, soprano
Arr. By Eitan Steinberg: Play, Klezmorim, Play
feat. Etty Ben-Zaken, soprano



09/27/14

$30 General Admission, $25 Seniors, $10 Students / Children

(All seats general admission)



- http://www.bmv.org

Tsai Performance Center - Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



"WINDOWS ON EARTH"

Presented by Gallery Seven at Gallery Seven

Windows on Earth: Photographs by Astronauts on the International Space Station on display at Gallery Seven through September 27th.  Proceeds from the show will support Earth science education thru WindowsOnEarth.org and SpaceStationAcademy.org.

IMAGE: "Crooked Island, Bahamas", Archival Inkjet Print by Astronaut Crew Expedition 39



08/20/14 - 09/27/14

Free



- http://www.gallerysevenmaynard.com/gallery/curGalrent-exhibition/

Gallery Seven - 7 Nason Street, Maynard, MA, 01754



Intro to Lightroom One-day Workshop

Presented by Camera Eye Photography Workshops at Camera Eye Photography Workshops

Adobe Lightroom is an excellent image editing program that is stream-lined for the beginner and intermediate photographer. Lightroom can offer fantastic editing capabilities with easy-to-use interfaces. It is ideal for large batches of photographs from travel, weddings, or the single image. Lightroom is a powerful, yet easy to use alternative to the more complex Photoshop programs.

This class will introduce students to how to use Lightroom, editing RAW files and JPGS, and answer all questions regarding it’s use. From image organizing to slideshow output, this class will cover everything you need to know to get started with Lightroom.

Instructor: Luis Brens



09/27/14

$75



- http://www.cameraeyeworkshops.com/#!intro-to-lightroom-one-day-workshop/c13p1

Camera Eye Photography Workshops - 6 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA, 02144



The Forgetting Curve

Presented by Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Rising Company, Bridge Rep of Boston, presents World Premiere of The Forgetting Curve, a new play inspired by the true-life story of Patient HM.

Desperate to cure his epilepsy, a young man underwent an experimental neurosurgery in 1953 -- shockingly, the procedure destroyed his brain's ability to form new memories. Now known as Patient HM, he became widely studied, and his fascinating case serves as inspiration for The Forgetting Curve, a new play told in a non-linear style through the lens of fictional neuroscientist, Dr. Laura Nebbens. She has studied HM for several decades, and on the eve of accepting a prestigious award, struggles to reconcile all she has scarified to leave the legacy of her life's work. Both she and HM have made significant contributions to the scientific community, and the human race -- but at what cost?

After an ambitious and successful first season, Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston has been deemed a company to watch, with 8 IRNE Nominations, and a prestigious Eliot Norton Nomination for Best Production of a Play. For The Forgetting Curve, Bridge Rep is teaming up with New York-based company, Theatrum Mundi Productions, which recently served as an above-the-title producer for The Velocity of Autumn, on Broadway. 

Learn more at www.bridgerep.org.



09/11/14 - 09/27/14

Full price tickets are $45 plus processing fee.

Student tickets are half price.

All seating is general admission.



- http://www.bridgerep.org/

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Let’s Make a Sandwich: An Experiment in Opera Production

Presented by Guerilla Opera at The Zack Box

Let’s Make a Sandwich is comprised of two short chamber operas; RareBit with music and libretto by Curtis K. Hughes, and Ouroboros with music and libretto by Rudolf Rojahn. Both librettos are freely adapted from the same source material, a 1950 short informational film of the same title. Both operas will be directed separately by two directors, Copeland Woodruff and Giselle Ty, with a brief intermission between each pair. The goal of this production is to open a window into the process of creating opera, highlighting how each composer and each director approaches the same material, as well as where the composer’s work ends and the director’s work begins.

Meet the composers, directors, cast and creative team from Let’s Make a Sandwich, directly following the performance on Friday, September 26. Talk-backs are included with ticket purchases and are held in The Zack Box Theatre at The Boston Conservatory.



09/25/14 - 09/27/14

$15 general admission, $10 senior citizens and free for students with a valid ID (for at-the-door purchases only)



- http://guerillaopera.com/season/lets-make-a-sandwich/

The Zack Box - 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02215



Autumn Photography: Focus on Colors and Landscapes

Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

As summer comes to a close, we look forward to some of the best landscape photography elements in New England. Fields are full of flowers and colors abound. Prepare for the upcoming season of gorgeous fall color to help you make the most of your fall landscape images. Limited class size for personal instruction. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



09/27/14

Adults $35M, $45NM



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:whoTags[]=audience_adult:program_code=35096

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY AT JACKSON HOMESTEAD

Presented by Historic Newton at Jackson Homestead

The Jackson Homestead and Museum is participating in Museum Day, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine, in which museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, Newton 02458. For more information or to print a ticket, visit: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday



09/27/14

Free



- http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday

Jackson Homestead - 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458



SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY AT DURANT KENRICK

Presented by Historic Newton

Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds is participating in Museum Day, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine, in which museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. At Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton 02458. For more information or to print a ticket, visit: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday



09/27/14

Free



- http://www.historicnewton.org



Wanda Sykes

Presented by Zeiterion Performing Arts Center at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly, Wanda Sykes brings her quick-witted stand-up to the Z stage. You’ve laughed along with her in your living room with her self-titled, late-night talk show Wanda At Large on Fox, and two HBO Specials – Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired and I’ma Be Me along with roles in the TV series Curb Your Enthusiasm and The New Adventures of Old Christine. This comedienne, author, actress and mother brings her unique brand of real-life hilarity to the Z for a one-night-only performance.



09/27/14

$45-$89(includes meet & greet w/ artist)



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



Queen Night at The Donkey Show

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

Calling all Dancing Queens - Once a month The Donkey Show’s glittery world gets a little more glitter with Queen Night! The Queens will be in the disco booth and all over the dance floor shaking their groove thang before taking the stage for a disco diva-inspired performance.

Kurt Fowl
Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 7:30PM and 10:30PM

Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus’s celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show, brings you the ultimate disco experience—a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skates and hustle queens inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the 70s disco hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you. After the show, the party continues into the night so you can live out your own fantasy of disco fever!

Tickets can be purchased online at AmericanRepertoryTheater.org.



09/27/14

tickets from $25



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/?gclid=CNiQhYaMysACFSpp7AodoTEA9Q

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Meet and greet with renowned artist Robert Bissell at Dzian Gallery

Presented by Dzian Gallery

DZian Gallery will be hosting a meet and greet with renowned artist Robert Bissell on Friday, September 26th from 5:00-9:00PM and Saturday, September 27th from 4:00-8:00PM in the Natick Mall. Featuring Robert's highly sought-after works that will be on display. There is no fee to enter the event however; Bissell’s artwork and books will be for sale. Furthermore, Robert Bissell will be available to sign a personal dedication on any purchases made that evening.

Imaginary Realist Robert Bissell creates a completely different atmosphere from our daily experience, inviting us to learn more about ourselves. In his paintings the world of animals is a mirror for human existence, self-definition and reflection.  These are not mere children's tales - quite the contrary.  Bissell's work causes us to reflect on the environment, life, death, renewal and the stages of transition - departing from the safety of family, and making our way in the world.



09/26/14 - 09/27/14

Free



- https://www.facebook.com/events/1457668291151544/



Into the Wood: Demonstration and activity day

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Inspired by the exhibition ‘Urban Timber: From Seed to City,’ BSA Space opens its doors in celebration of all things wood. From paper, to baskets, to furniture, to buildings, wood is an integral part of our daily lives. Experience wood in all its forms through ongoing demonstrations, hands-on activities for the whole family, and jumbo Jenga. A special curator tour with exhibition curator Yugon Kim will take place at 12:00 pm.



09/27/14

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/wood



Justice in Action

Presented by Theatre Espresso at Wheelock Family Theatre

PARTICIPATE! Take part in a performance of Theatre Espresso’s interactive play "Uprising on King Street: The Boston Massacre". DEBATE! Play jurors in the trial of Captain Preston. You and your family will explore concepts such as “the right to counsel” and “guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.” DECIDE! You decide Captain Preston's guilt or innocence! PLUS Meet Juliette Kayyem, who will be honored for her significant contributions to the civic education of young people. A national leader for civil rights and justice, Kayyem was a civil rights attorney in the Clinton Administration advocating for access to educational institutions for girls and minorities. As President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, she pushed for comprehensive immigration reform. Kayyem was a candidate for Governor of Massachusetts. Described as a "rising star" for her ability to engage minority and young advocates, she consistently advocates for the rights of all. What is the "Road to Tolerance" program? Theatre Espresso’s "Road to Tolerance" program enables Boston students to participate in historical plays at the John Adams Courthouse in collaboration with the Supreme Judicial Court. Students speak with judges, lawyers or historians about what happened in history and how it relates to current issues. Students are led on a tour of the John Adams Courthouse and learn about the Justice System. The program helps students more fully comprehend the complexities of historical events and articulate questions and opinions about issues of social justice and the law. Visit: www.TheatreEspresso.org



09/27/14

Free



- http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/special-events.aspx

Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



Boston Ballet School Open House (North Shore Studio)

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

Take a FREE class with a friend and make new friends at Boston Ballet School's North Shore Studio Open House! See class schedule for Saturday, September 27 below. Please note, students must meet age requirement as of 9/1/14. Beginners welcome! Class Schedule: Hand in Hand 2 (16mo with parent) 9:30-10:15am Hand in Hand 3 (2 years with parent) 10:30-11:15am Creative Dance 1 (3 years) 8:45-9:30am Creative Dance 2 (4 years) 11:15am-12:00pm Pre-Ballet 1 (5 years) 11:15-12:00pm Pre-Ballet 2 (6 years) 10:30-11:15am Primary (7 years) 9:30-10:30am Elementary 1 (8 years) 12:00-1:00pm. Boston Ballet School’s North Shore Studio is conveniently located at 40 Leggs Hill Road, on the second floor of the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, near Vinnin Square on the Salem/Marblehead line.



09/27/14

Free and open to the public



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



Sherrod Small

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Sherrod Small, one of the top stand-up comics coming out of New York City today, appears at clubs and colleges across the nation. With his witty commentary on politics, culture, and city life, Small has been quoted in The New York Times and on Fox News. He has appeared on numerous popular shows on VH-1, including “Best Week Ever,” and is currently seen on G4’s “The International Sexy Ladies Show,” TBS' "Are We There Yet?,” and VH-1's "Undateable." He regularly appears as a guest on NBC’s “Today” show, Fox’s “The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet,” and Fox News’s “Red Eye.” He has performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” and NBC’s “Showtime at the Apollo,” and has written for and performed on Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.” Small performed on the Emmy Award-winning “Chris Rock Show” on HBO and has made several appearances on “Late Night with Conan O'Brien.” Small also appeared in Jerry Seinfeld’s film “Comedian.”

Off the screen, Small has toured the US, entertaining thousands of college students at both the New York Comedy Film Festival Tour and the Burly Bear Network Comedy World College Tour. He was selected to perform at the prestigious HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Internationally, he has participated in the Comedy Café European Lucky Strike Tour and The Comedy Factory Tour in Amsterdam, culminating with a featured stand-up spot on “The Comedy Factory” television show



09/26/14 - 09/27/14

$25.00



- http://www.laughboston.com

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



Let's Talk About Food Festival

Presented by Marlo Marketing/Communications at Copley Square

 The 3rd annual Let’s Talk About Food Festival, the region’s largest public outdoor seminar and food celebration event, will return to Copley Square September 27 with a lineup of celebrity and local chefs, top food brands and leading scientists, academics, and visionaries. The free festival will feature: discussions with local and renowned experts on issues from sustainability to GMOs, live interactive cooking demonstrations, kid-friendly activities and healthy food sampling—all designed to reshape how we eat, grow, cook, buy, and sell food in our communities.

To kick-off the festival, the Washington, D.C.-based Food Policy Action will launch their National Food Policy Scorecard, an effort to inspire civic action to hold lawmakers across the country accountable for how they vote on issues that affect the food our families eat. Speakers include: Michel Nischan, President and Founder of the Wholesome Wave Foundations and a James Beard award-winning restaurateur; Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group; and U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree. This event will take place at the Trinity Church on Friday, September 26 at 6:00PM. To RSVP, visit www.letstalkaboutfood.com



09/27/14

Free



- http://www.letstalkaboutfood.com/

Copley Square - 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Gordon Michaels Concert at Riverside Theatre Works

Presented by Riverside Theatre Works at Riverside Theatre Works

Gordon Michaels, one of Boston’s most seasoned soul singers, will appear at Riverside Theatre Works on September 27 at 8:00 PM for a one-time performance of his cabaret show, “Blast of Broadway.” Featuring show-stopping songs from The Wiz, Dreamgirls, Ain’t Misbehavin, Smokey Joe’s Café, and more, it’s guaranteed to have audience members dancing in their seats!



09/27/14

Tickets are $25 for table seating and $20 for theatre seating and can be pre-ordered online at www.RTWboston.org.



- http://www.RTWboston.org

Riverside Theatre Works - 45 Fairmount Ave., Boston, MA, 02136



Jimmy Tingle: Making Comic Sense

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

Jimmy Tingle: Making Comic Sense
An Evening of Comedy, Commentary, and Conversation

The Cambridge, Mass.-born Tingle has a career spanning three decades, as a comedian, writer, actor, activist and entrepreneur. He rose up from the Boston comedy boom of the '80s, the scene that spawned Denis Leary, Bobcat Goldthwait and Paula Poundstone.

He did two seasons of "”60 Minutes II” on CBS in the “Andy Rooney” spot. Tingle was less curmudgeonly journalist and more exasperated, wry comic. “Some cities are using money from parking tickets to fund the schools,” Tingle told “60 Minutes II” viewers. “Why is the quality of a child’s education being influenced by their parent’s inability to park? ‘Dad, the school needs a computer! ‘Don't worry, son, I'll leave the car in front of the hydrant.’”

Tingle also worked as a contributor and satirist for MSNBC and has appeared on The Tonight Show, CNN, “Larry King’s Weekend,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The American Comedy Awards,” as well as his own HBO half-hour comedy special. He has also been a guest on NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” and appeared regularly on “Heat” with John Hockenberry.



09/27/14

$25 public / $22 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



A Night At The Opera!

Presented by Cape Ann Symphony

Cape Ann Symphony proudly announces the launch of the orchestra’s 63rd Concert Season on Saturday, September 27 at 8 pm with A Night At The Opera! featuring an exciting program of opera favorites performed by rising young stars of the opera world. The program features Bizet, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and more thrilling opera favorites sung by Mara Bonde, soprano; Krista River, mezzo; Ethan Bremner, tenor; and Thomas Jones, baritone. Maestro Yoichi Udagawa is Cape Ann Symphony's Music Director and Conductor.



09/27/14

Ticket Prices for Conerts

Adult/$35.00

Senior Citizens/$30.00

Young Adults/$20.00

Children Age 18 and Under/FREE

Season Subscriptions are Available.
 



- http://www.capeannsymphony.org



Jue Wang Piano Recital at Jordan Hall

Presented by Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts at NEC's Jordan Hall

Pianist Jue Wang, first prize winner of both the Santander and the María Canals International competitions, will appear at NEC's Jordan Hall on Saturday, September 27 at 8 PM. He has made successful debuts at Carnegie Hall and London's Wigmore Hall, as well as other prestigious venues around the globe. As part of the Santander award, he had an extensive concert tours with more than 100 performances working with leading orchestras and conductors including Zubin Mehta and Charles Dutoit receiving rave reviews worldwide. The New York Times said "He coaxe(s) an impressive range of colors from the instrument with virtuosic and expressive ease." Jue Wang earned his BA and master degrees from the Shanghai Conservatory, and his Artist Diploma from Manhattan under Marc Silverman. He also studies with legendary Byron Janis. Program includes Chopin Ballades, and Rachmaninoff's Barcarolle, and the original version of his Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor. Free student tickets available. Details at www.ChinesePerformingArts.net.
 



09/27/14

Tickets: (Children under 6 not admitted)
$50: VIP Reserved Seats, $30: open seating at non-VIP section, $15: student open seating at non-VIP section
100 free student tickets (age 14 and up) available at
http://www.chineseperformingarts.net/specials/20140927/index.htm
Rush tickets $10 for students and senior, available 6:30 pm on concert day at Jordan Hall Box Office only, 617-585-1260
Order Online: http://www.chineseperformingarts.net/tickets/index.htm (no fee)
Email: Foundation@ChinesePerformingArts.net, 781-259-8195



- http://www.chineseperformingarts.net/contents/season/20140927/index.html

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Zoo Clue Challenge at Franklin Park Zoo

Presented by Franklin Park Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo

Think you know a lot about the Franklin Park Zoo? Or, maybe just animals in general? Challenge yourself and a team of friends on Saturday, September 27 for the first Zoo Clue Challenge scavenger hunt. This is a quest-based team event for adults 18 and older that will explore the animals and exhibits at Franklin Park Zoo. These puzzles are meant to be difficult, highlighting signs and animals that normally go unnoticed at the Zoo. Bring your wits! Bring your friends! Bring your team spirit! Win a Zoo-rific prize!

Teams can consist of up to four people with a cost of $50 per team. The event begins at 2:00 p.m. sharp with the prize ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the event.

Please note: This event will require a lot of walking both inside and outside, rain or shine. Plan accordingly! For this year’s Zoo Clue Challenge, you will also need a camera or smart phone, since you will be required to take photos as part of some tasks.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams!



09/27/14

$50.00 per Registration



- http://zoonewengland.doubleknot.com/event/zoo-clue-challenge/1584037

Franklin Park Zoo - 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA, 02121



Erik Lindgren 60th Birthday Chamber-A-Go-Go Concert

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall

Composer/pianist Erik Lindgren (Tufts B.A. in Music, 1976) is in residence from September 22-27, culminating with this concert retrospective at 8 p.m. Since 1980, Lindgren has been a founding member of the Boston-based new music ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, which has toured internationally and recorded eleven crossover CDs mixing rock and chamber music aesthetics. Original repertoire will include "Progressive Music for String Quartet" (2006), "Dark Garden" suite with projected visuals (2013), recent tangos, and works by Birdsongs.

The concert will be preceded at 7 p.m. by a screening of Michael Burlingame's "To A Random" (1986), a 23 minute film with original unused soundtrack by Erik Lindgren.

This concert has been made possible by the Granoff Music Fund.



09/27/14

Free; no tickets required



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Distler Performance Hall - 20 Talbot Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02155



James Lindsay Quartet

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

JAMES LINDSAY QUARTET

Five friends play five friends over four shows: teenagers, adulthood, middle age, and old age. Watch as these talented improvisers show the true range and potential of humankind: all the glorious highs and treacherous pitfalls that strike over the course of our lifetimes. Will they make it through or will they break under the weight of life's demands?



09/20/14 - 09/27/14

General Admission: $12



- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/james-lindsay-quartet-tickets-11856975533

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



Barakat's 7th Annual Walk For Literacy

Presented by Barakat, Inc.

Come for a day of fun, sun and giving in Cambridge! Barakat’s Walk For Literacy is an annual event dedicated to the empowerment of children and women through education. Join a diverse community of walkers to raise funds and awareness for our students in Afghanistan and Pakistan – just $25 sends 1 girl to 1 year of elementary school. Register now for only $30, or for $40 at the door, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and a free T-shirt. Choose your route: 2.5 or 5 miles. Then start raising pledges to meet your personal fundraising goal. All proceeds benefit Barakat’s schools and programs. Barakat envisions a world where the people of South and Central Asia fully realize their fundamental human right to education.

Find out more and register at www.barakatworld.org/walk



09/27/14

Pre-Registration: $30

Registration at the door: $40



- http://www.barakatworld.org/Walk



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



Luiz Simas (piano/vocals) with special guest Marilynn Mair (mandolin)

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Rio-born Brazilian composer/singer/pianist Luiz Simas is a genuine Carioca! A New Yorker since ‘89, he has performed in the US, Brazil and in Europe. Luiz' voice and music have warmed major venues including Birdland, Carnegie Hall and Bargemusic. He'll be joined at Amazing Things by his special guest Marilynn Mair, who has performed at Carnegie Hall, at the White House, at Lincoln Center, and in Europe, Japan, and Brazil. She has earned the title, “First Lady of the Mandolin”. Marilynn is a Professor of Music at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. The program will start with Luiz on piano and vocals playing his infectious original tunes as well as beloved Brazilian bossa standards, and then continue with Marilynn and Luiz playing together beautiful Brazilian choros.



09/28/14

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



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Sunday Funday

Presented by Faneuil Hall Marketplace at Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall Marketplace is welcoming back college students to Boston with Sunday Funday's @ Faneuil! Every Sunday in September, Faneuil Hall Marketplace will host performances by entertainment groups from local schools and universities in the West End and South Market. Bring your classmates and show your school spirit! College students that bring their school ID to Sunday Fundays @ Faneuil will receive a free Faneuil Hall Marketplace koozie.



09/07/14 - 09/28/14

Free



- http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/event/sunday-fundays-faneuil/2145441321

Faneuil Hall - 1 Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA, 02109



iFest - See, Hear, Taste, Experience the Best of Ireland

Presented by iFest Ltd. at Seaport World Trade Center

iFest, a three day festival of contemporary Irish Culture, comes to the prestigious Seaport World Trade Center, Boston from September 26th - 28th 2014. 

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.

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.

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.’’



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



Music Heard Above the Sway: Vaughan Williams, Adams, Tanaka, Schubert

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston

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.

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



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



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



Design Exchange Boston (DxB)

Presented by AIGA Boston

Design Exchange Boston (DxB) is a two-day design and innovation conference dedicated to celebrating the impact of design. The DxB experience explores the ideas, work and strategies currently shaping our culture.

Whether in music, art, design, tech, architecture, medicine, fashion, travel, government, science, or education, there are some more willing to experiment than others. There are some that lead the way with bold ideas, fierce determination, and the courage to see things differently. They share a willingness to try, and more importantly, a willingness to fail. Ultimately, they share the will to succeed.

This year DxB 2014 will be held on September 27 & 28 at District Hall. We’re excited to welcome you, the entrepreneurs, professionals, students, educators, makers, and design-savvy public to #startexperimenting.



09/27/14 - 09/28/14

Two-day General Admission Passes

$195 – Early Adopter price ends July 26

$249 – Regular price July 27 – Sept. 1

$295 – Late Registration Sept. 2 – Sept. 28

Two-day Student Passes

$85 – Early Adopter price ends July 26

$125 – Regular price July 27 – Sept. 1

$195 – Late Registration Sept. 2 – Sept. 28



- http://www.dxboston.com



The Fall Festival at Gore Place

Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

 Food trucks, beer tent, live music, antique cars, wagon and miniature train rides, and a crazy pumpkin drop are featured at the first annual Fall Festival at Gore Place. Admission: $10, members and ages 12 and under free. Free parking. Tickets available at the door or online at fall-festival.brownpapertickets.com .
http://goreplace.org/fall-festival.htm



09/28/14

$10, ages 12 and under free



- http://goreplace.org/fall-festival.htm

Gore Place - 52 Gore St, Waltham, MA, 02453



Pink Martini

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Symphony Hall

Influenced by Latin music, jazz, cabaret, cinema scores, and more, Pink Martini brings melodies and rhythms from different parts of the world together to create a fabulously eclectic, modern sound. The 12-piece award-winning band is led by Thomas M. Lauderdale and features an illustrious roster of regular guest artists, who in the past have included NPR correspondent Ari Shapiro and many others. Pink Martini welcomes special guests the von Trapps to this exciting performance.



09/28/14

Reserved Seating
$79.00, $68.00, $58.00, $42.00 (includes Symphony Hall $2.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2002/pink-martini

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Various Variations 1: Bach and Mendelssohn

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre

Bach   Goldberg Variations (integrated versions for piano and for string trio)
Mendelssohn   Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49

Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Marcus Thompson, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Randall Hodgkinson, piano

Originally composed for two-manual harpsichord, Bach’s Goldberg Variations can be heard with different timbral qualities when performed in versions for piano and for string trio, each taking turn in various variations to bring out its intricacies. The Piano Trio in D minor by Mendelssohn, who revived
interest in the music of Bach 80 years after his death, is applauded for the appealing directness and warmth of its themes.

Various Variations   This fall BCMS surveys some of the greatest examples of variation writing in the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky.

 



09/28/14

$23, $34, $45, $56; Students: $8; Seniors or WGBH members: $4 off



- http://www.bostonchambermusic.org/?concerts=2014-928-sanders

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



HISTORIC NEWTON AT NEWTONVILLE VILLAGE DAY

Presented by Historic Newton

Swing by our booth at the Newtonville Village Day and check out our historic atlases. See when your street first appeared, and compare houses and buildings from the past to what it looks like today. At Highland Avenue and Walnut Street, Newtonville. Free.



09/28/14

Free



- http://www.historicnewton.org



Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks & Water

Presented by Essex National Heritage Commission

Explore Essex County’s cultural, historic, and natural sites during two weekends of 150+ FREE events! Enjoy a variety of walks, guided hikes, sails, historical tours, and other adventures that will connect you to the spectacular places, faces, history and heritage that define the Essex National Heritage Area’s 34 cities and towns just North of Boston.

See the full listing of 150+ events at www.trailsandsails.org.



09/19/14 - 09/28/14

Free



- http://www.trailsandsails.org



#i{craft}history Celebration

Presented by Plimouth Plantation at Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation will be holding the FIRST #icrafthistory WEEKEND to celebrate the launch of its Craft Center and Plimoth Bread Company from 9/27-9/28! PLYMOUTH RESIDENTS ARE FREE that weekend! MA residents also receive 50% off of a Heritage Pass with valid ID! Check out the entire schedule online! Over 50 crafters will help us celebrate, and we have musicians, foodies, and more! http://icrafthistory.org



09/25/14 - 09/28/14

Half off admission for MA residents and Free for Plymouth residents



- http://icrafthistory.org

Plimoth Plantation - 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA, 02360



Curatorial Tour: 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Join Fruitlands Curator Michael Volmar for an insider’s view of the centennial year exhibition, 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. Showcasing some of the finest items in the Fruitlands collections, each object in the show was selected by you, our supporters! Each of the five collections – the Land, the Shakers, the Transcendentalists, the Native Americans, and American Art – are represented in this first-ever publically curated Fruitlands exhibit. Join us as Dr. Volmar provides an overview to the remarkable and historically significant objects and become reacquainted with our vast collections.

Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, call 978-456-3924, ext. 291 or email programming@fruitlands.org.



09/28/14

Members free, Nonmembers $5



- http://www.fruitlands.org/100objectstour

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



Greek Festival, Boston

Presented by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England

The Annunciation Cathedral Boston at 514 Parker Street is having its annual Greek Festival on the grounds of the Cathedral under a big tent and indoors. Located at Parker and Ruggles Street, it is accessable by public transportation on the Green Line- E, Orange Line, Ruggles Street extit and rte 39 Bus from Datmouth Street or from Forest Hills. Enjoy Greek Foods, Greek Music, Greek Dancing, Boutiques, a tour of our Historic Cathedral. Childrens Events as well. Giros, lamb, and all the Greek foods of our custom and delicious home made pastries.  From Friday noon on the 26th through 8 PM on Sunday the 28th. Both Friday and Saturday the festivl is from 12PM to 10PM. 



09/26/14 - 09/28/14

FREE ADMISSION- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC



- http://www.bostoncathedral/facebook.com, http://bostoncathedral.org



Seeing Sound - A Mary Ellen Bute Retrospective

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

A pioneer of visual music and electronic art, Mary Ellen Bute produced over a dozen short abstract animations between the 1930s to the 1950s. Set to classical music by the likes of Bach, Saint-Saens or Shostakovich, and filled with colorful forms, elegant design and sprightly, dance-like-rhythms, Bute's filmmaking is at once formally rigorous and energetically high-spirited, like a marriage of high modernism and Merrie Melodies. In the late 1940s, Lewis Jacobs observed that Bute's films were ‘composed upon mathematical formulae depicting in ever-changing lights and shadows, growing lines and forms, deepening colors and tones, the tumbling, racing impressions evoked by the musical accompaniment.’ Bute herself wrote that she sought to "bring to the eyes a combination of visual forms unfolding along with the thematic development and rhythmic cadences of music.’ – Ed Halter, critic, curator and professor in the Department of Film and Electronic Arts, Bard College



09/28/14

$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/2014sepoct/bute.html

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



David Coleman and Confirmation

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center

Tufts Gospel Choir director David Coleman leads his acclaimed contemporary gospel ensemble, Confirmation, in "Hymns 2.0", an afternoon concert of high energy and spirit-filled song featuring original compositions and arrangements by Coleman.

A Sunday at Tufts-Community Concert Series



09/28/14

free; no tickets required



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Granoff Music Center - 217 College Ave, Somerville, MA, 02144



Laurence Berman Lecture-Recital

Presented by First Parish in Needham

In this first of 3 lecture-recitals, concert pianist and retired UMass-Boston professor Laurence Berman explores the question of what makes a piece of music meaningful? Today's theme is "Music as an Art of Representation." Berman will use Debussy piano pieces and a Bach keyboard concerto to examine cultural and historical themes and demonstrate how music has the power to confront and express matters of fundamental human concern. Conversation, wine and hors d'oeuvres will follow the performance.



09/28/14

FREE



- http://uuneedham.org/laurence-berman-to-give-three-lecturerecitals-this-fall/



"The Oven"

Presented by Yiddish Book Center

A performance piece, written by author and Amherst College Professor Ilan Stavans and directed by Matthew Glassman of Double Edge Theater, about Stavans’ life-changing experience using hallucinogenics during a shamanic religious ritual in Colombia.

 



09/28/14

General admission: $10
Member: $8
Student: $6



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/14/09/performance-oven



Soul Sessions xx

Presented by 1 o o o v i r t u e s d a n c e at Out of the Blue Art Gallery

 1 0 0 0 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, audiences get the power of live performance plus the comfortability of it’s intimate setting to soak in the inspiration. At Soul Sessions, you get the feeling of being in your best friend’s living room, 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 and let your soul shine. #soulebrate



09/28/14

10$ per ticket available at the door



- https://www.facebook.com/events/679937452096581/

Out of the Blue Art Gallery - 109 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Boston Ballet School Open House (Newton Studio)

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton

Take a FREE class with a friend and make new friends at Boston Ballet School's Newton Studio Open House! Following is the schedule for Sunday, September 28. Please note, students must meet age requirement as of 9/1/14. Beginners welcome! Class schedule: Hand in Hand 3 (2 years with parent) 9:30-10:15am Creative Dance 1 (3 years) 10:15-11:00am Creative Dance 2 (4 years) 11:00-11:45am Pre-Ballet 1 (5 years) 1:15-2:00pm Pre-Ballet 2 (6 years) 2:00-2:45pm Primary (7 years) 12:15-1:15pm. Boston Ballet School’s Newton Studio is conveniently located at 863 Washington Street in Newtonville.



09/28/14

Free and open to the public



- http://www.bostonballet.org/Newton-Open-House



Alastair Moock

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

"A Tom Waits for your tots, a Woody Guthrie for your progeny."- The Boston Globe

Alastair Moock is a Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner, three-time NAPPA Gold Award Winner, and now a 2014 Grammy Nominee for Best Children’s Album. Long one of Boston’s premier folk artists, Alastair turned his attention to family music after the birth of his twin daughters in 2006. The Boston Globe calls him "a Tom Waits for your tots" and Time Out New York calls him "a musical descendant of Woody Guthrie who refreshes the classic brand of acoustic folk with a zany sense of humor." Alastair Moock and Friends’ live shows are rowdy, rootsy, singin’ and dancin’ fun for the whole family!



09/28/14

$12 adult/ $10 child



- http://natickarts.org

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



Kultar's Mime

Presented by Sikh Research Institute at Center for the Arts at The Armory

Kultar’s Mime is an immersive theater experience that uses the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom as a point of departure to tell the stories of Sikh children in the aftermath of the 1984 Delhi Massacre. It synthesizes the sufferings of innocent victims of organized violence, separated by thousands of miles, numerous years and insurmountable differences of religion, language and culture. Blending Poetry, Art and Music, it tells a story of human suffering and courage, reminding us that in the end all innocent victims are the same, regardless of which God they worship and what tongues they speak.



09/28/14

FREE



- https://sikhri.org/kultars-mime/

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



Matt Meyer Drumming Workshop

Presented by Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church at Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, Danvers

Matt Meyer will present his participatory workshop, "Drumming and Spirituality". The event is suitable for families and children.

Matt's "Drumming and Spirituality" workshop is a chance for people of all skill levels to participate in hands on rhythm-making. The workshop includes instruction on basic technique, as well as information on the origins of percussion instruments from around the world. Participants will also experience the spirituality of community music-making through stories, games and discussions as well as look at how rhythm and music intersect with Unitarian Universalist values. Bring your own drum if you have one, for those who don't, enough will provided.



09/28/14

FREE



- https://www.facebook.com/events/595318120579534/

Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, Danvers - 323 Locust Street, Danvers, MA, 01923



Letterpress Printmaking - Holiday Cards

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

In this two day letterpress class students will learn the basics of hand typesetting, letterpress terminology, fundamentals of letterpress printing as well as what to look for and how to achieve a good final print. We will complete two projects, the first being a collaborative, group print as we gain a feel for the process. Each student will take the knowledge they have learned to complete the second project, a folded greeting card of their design. All materials will be provided, and each student will leave with a minimum of 12 greeting cards.



09/27/14 - 09/28/14

Price: $175



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/



Pastel Painting: Shake Things Up with Bold Color and Strong Strokes!

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Have you been curious about pastels? Why not give them a try? In this workshop I will introduce techniques, mark making and color exploration. We will look at reference photos in a new way and learn to adapt what you love in other's work into your own style through changes in your palette. This will all be done using fun and inspiring activities that can be applied to any medium. You will be inspired, excited by the potential of the medium and just have a great time. And I promise that if you have been stuck in your creativity level it will vanish by the end of this workshop.



09/27/14 - 09/28/14

Price: $175, non–credit



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/



Gallery Talk for Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Gallery Talk for Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism with exhibition curator Keith Kauppila. This event is offered in collaboration with the Essex National Heritage Area’s Trails & Sails program.



09/28/14

FREE



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/VisitUs/Pages/Calendar.aspx



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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Faculty Chamber Music Concert – Works of Mozart, Schumann, and Kurtag

Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100

 Leah Kosch, piano; Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet; Lilit Muradyan, viola.



09/29/14

Free



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Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100 - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Optical Poetry - An Oskar Fischinger Retrospective

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Decades before computer graphics, before music videos, even before Fantasia (the 1940 version), there were the abstract animated films of Oskar Fischinger (1900 - 1967), master of ‘absolute’ or nonobjective filmmaking. He was cinema's Kandinsky, an animator who, beginning in the 1920's in Germany, created exquisite ‘visual music’ using geometric patterns and shapes choreographed tightly to classical music and jazz. – John Canemaker, New York Times



09/29/14

$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/2014sepoct/fischinger.html

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



Night of the Living Shred

Presented by Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub at Middle East Upstairs

Come join us once again for a night of brutality at the Middle East Upstairs! New special guests this time!!! Tickets are only $10! 18+

Joe Stump 
Chirality
Seven Spires
Framework



09/29/14

$10 in advance, $12 Door



- https://www.facebook.com/events/739578489443162/

Middle East Upstairs - 472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Huma Bhabha

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

Sculptor, Huma Bhabha (Karachi, Pakistan), pushes the limits of human figuration with sculptures of grotesque dignity. Her figures are powerful metaphors for the global citizen: precarious, unstable, prone to misinterpretation; yet highly frenetic, adaptable, and charged with a sense of fierce autonomy.



09/29/14

Free



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The Stratis Haviaras Reading featuring Brenda Shaughnessy

Presented by Harvard University Department of English at Thompson Room, Barker Center

Brenda Shaughnessy’s most recent collection of poetry is Our Andromeda, (Copper Canyon Press, September 2012.) She’s also the author of Human Dark with Sugar, which was a finalist for the 2008 NBCC Award, and Interior with Sudden Joy.

Her poems have appeared in Harpers, McSweeney’s, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Slate.com and elsewhere. She is Poetry Editor-At-Large at Tin House Magazine, and is Assistant Professor of English and in the M.F.A. Program at Rutgers-Newark.



09/29/14

Free and open to the public



- http://english.fas.harvard.edu/event/stratis-haviaras-reading-featuring-brenday-shaughnessy/

Thompson Room, Barker Center - 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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



Leo Blanco / Jason Anick and Jason Yeager

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

 Berklee assistant professor of piano Leo Blanco kicks off this faculty showcase night with original compositions blending contemporary South American music, modern harmonies, and improvisation. Next, Berklee instructors Jason Anick and Jason Yeager join forces as the United Jasons to present a dynamic program of modern jazz infused with classical, rock, Latin, bluegrass, and other influences.

One of the leading creative and virtuosic forces on the violin and mandolin, string department faculty member Jason Anick released his second album, Tipping Point (featuring Yeager on piano), earlier this year. A highly original pianist and composer, piano faculty member Jason Yeager is releasing his second album, Affirmation, this fall. Together, the United Jasons will present a program consisting of original compositions, exciting covers spanning multiple musical worlds, and collaborative improvisation.



09/30/14

$12 at the door
$8 in advance



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Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Ciné-Club de l'Alliance: Les Petits Russieaux

Presented by The French Cultural Center at The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB)

When his friend Emile suddenly dies, Edmond, a widowed pensioner who was secretly envious of his old fishing partner's sexual escapades, suddenly questions his solitary life and daily routine. Pascal Rabaté adapted his own comic strip in this directorial debut, starring Daniel Prévost and Hélène Vincent.

This 2010, 94-minute film will be presented in its original version, with English subtitles.

The screening will conclude with an open discussion led by our in-house film expert, Barbara Bouquegneau.

RSVP is required, so please visit us online or call 617.912.0400 to register.



09/30/14

Free, $5 suggested donation



- http://www.frenchculturalcenter.org/index.cfm/events/scheduled-events/cine-club-de-lalliance-les-petits-ruisseaux/

The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB) - 53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Getting Your Book Published: What’s Happening Now And What’s Coming Next?

Presented by BusinessGhost

How do you get a book published today? Who gets deals with New York and why? Of all the self-publishing options, which work the best? How can you use a book to tell the story of your venture? And in a world where fewer and fewer people are reading books, how do you get people to notice yours? Find out in a lively give-and-take.



09/30/14

FREE



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-your-book-published-whats-happening-now-and-whats-coming-next-tickets-13023693217?aff=affiliate2



Expanding The Field Of Painting

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston 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



Erin Rubico & Matt Ban - Stage Door Live!

Presented by Zeiterion Performing Arts Center at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Fresh off of their respective smash performances – Matt Ban as Dennis DuPree in Broadway’s Rock of Ages, and Erin Rubico as the Baroness Shrader in New Bedford Festival Theatre’s The Sound of Music- this husband and wife team return to the Z for a memorable night of Broadway and pop favorites. This superbly talented husband and wife duo perform along with live piano accompaniment in an intimate, café style setting on the Zeiterion stage. Tickets are currently available for purchase online at www.zeiteiron.org, by phone at 508-994-2900 or in person at our box office at 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford MA 02740.



10/01/14

$20 (general admission/ on-stage seating)



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



The Annual Spencer Lecture on Drama

Presented by Harvard University Department of English at Thompson Room, Barker Center

Diane Paulus is the Artistic Director of the A.R.T. at Harvard University and was selected for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.



10/01/14

Free and open to the public



- http://english.fas.harvard.edu/event/annual-spencer-lecture-drama/

Thompson Room, Barker Center - 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Currency is Heat

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

The Jazz Club at the Multicultural Arts Center presents the CD Release of Shelley Neill’s The Currency Is Heat which will be performed with her recording partners: Laszlo Gardony on piano, Ron Mahdi on bass and Yoron Israel on drums, all three of which are on faculty at Berklee College of Music. The combination of talent promises to both surprise and delight the listening audience with startlingly original takes on familiar tunes. In addition, East Coast Grill will be making some of their fiery signature appetizers - free for the tasting - for this event at part of an ArtWeek Boston collaboration! Cash bar drink options will include non-alcoholic beverages, wine, beer and their signature Hellotinis and Bloody Marys.

 



10/01/14

Tickets are $25 with a purchase of a CD and $15 without the CD



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



Craft Cocktails: Bully Boy Distillery Tour & Diablo Glass School Exhibition

Presented by Boston Date Night

Tour Bully Boy Distillery, Boston’s first craft distillery, and view an exhibition of one-of-a-kind, colorful glassware from Diablo Glass School – perfect for a variety of libations!

After the tour, guests are invited to sip a house-made cocktail, served in hand-blown glassware from Diablo Glass School, while learning about glassblowing and the school’s class offerings. This ArtWeek Boston event is presented by Boston Date Night, Bully Boy Distillers, and Diablo Glass School.



10/01/14

$15



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/boston-date-night-presents-craft-cocktails-with-a-bully-boy-distillery-tour/



Business Casual: A Dramatic Reading Of A New Two-Act Play

Presented by BusinessGhost

What happens when two married people who sell software together cross the line and fall in love? Please attend (your friends are welcome, too) a staged reading of New York Times best selling author Michael Levin’s new play, Business Casual, and then stay for a discussion about the play. This is your chance to influence the writing of a play scheduled to be performed in New York in early 2015. Your comments and criticisms will be gratefully welcomed! Light snacks will be provided.



10/01/14

FREE



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-casual-a-dramatic-reading-of-a-new-two-act-play-tickets-13023861721?aff=affiliate1



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



La Maison Fournaise: An Impressionist Hot Spot

Presented by The French Cultural Center

The French Cultural Center is honored to welcome Mrs. Marie-Christine Davy for a presentation on La Maison Fournaise, its glorious past and its recent rehabilitation.

In 1857, Alphonse Fournaise purchased a piece of land with some buildings in Chatou, France to open a boat rental business (at a time when boating on the Seine was becoming fashionable), a restaurant and a small hotel managed by his wife.

The Maison Fournaise then became a place of fun and festivities, and a famous restaurant in the 1880s. Painters, artists, writers, including Renoir, Monet, Sisley, Pissarro, Whistler, Caillebotte, Maupassant to name a few, would gather together there. This is the place depicted in the famous Renoir painting Le déjeuner des canotiers (Luncheon of the Boating Party), 1881. Closing in 1906, the Maison Fournaise was neglected before being bought by the town of Chatou in 1979.

A century later, this place has come back to life in a modern context due to the combined efforts of the city council and a local association. Saving this part of French heritage is a fine example of perseverance and a success despite challenges.

Mrs. Davy, currently the president of the Maison Fournaise’s Friends Association, was in charge of the rehabilitation and restoration of the building, so is the perfect person to share with us this incredible story.

Reception to follow.



10/02/14

Free for Members
$5 for Non-Members



- http://www.frenchculturalcenter.org/index.cfm/events/scheduled-events/la-maison-fournaise-an-impressionist-hot-spot/



Danger and Survival in the European Hell of World War II

Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot

Longtime Lexington resident Pedro Lilienfeld will recount his family’s background and their harrowing personal experiences against the backdrop of the historical events that affected them immediately following the breakout of World War II. Starting with Hitler’s seizure of power in 1933, and the subsequent events that took place, the Lilienfeld family was in mortal danger and on the run from Germany to Spain, from Spain to France, and from France back to Spain, until finding a haven in South America in 1942. From repeated unsuccessful attempts to gain admission to the United States, to mortal danger following the Nazi German occupation of a French town, this evening’s true story of hope and survival despite the vicissitudes in the European hell of World War II is not to be missed.

Pedro Lilienfeld was born in Madrid, Spain in 1934 of German-Jewish parents who had emigrated from Germany shortly after Hitler’s accession to power. He has resided in Lexington, MA since 1967. Lilienfeld worked professionally as an aerosol physicist and atmospheric scientist. Presently he teaches a course on introductory astronomy within the Lexington Community Education program.



10/02/14

$10.00



- http://www.lexingtoncommunityed.org

Lexington Depot - 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA, 02420



Manhattan Short Film Festival 2014

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

100,000+ film lovers in over 300 cities gather in Cinemas, Museums and Universities across 6 continents for 1 purpose: View & Vote in the 17th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Fest



10/02/14

General admission: $10



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/2014_manhattan_short_film_festival

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



The Revolution Will Be Online

Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, MAAH and Ford Hall Forum present Callie Crossley and three popular anti-racism bloggers in the historic African Meeting House. Crossley, host of WGBH Radio's Under the Radar, moderates a panel with Jay Smooth (The Ill Doctrine), Spectra Speaks (Spectra Speaks), and Andrew Ti (Yo, Is This Racist?) facing the audience for an in-person discussion on the current state of racism and activism in the United States.

Topics include how far we’ve come -- or haven’t -- since 1964, what do racism and anti-racism look like from a Millennial perspective, and how do activists relate to those who came before them? This nuanced conversation also will touch upon multiracial contexts, the value of intersectionality, the perils and perks of connecting via the Online community, social media commenting, and more.



10/02/14

FREE



- http://www.maah.org



Sarah Hill Artist Talk

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Sarah Hill encroaches in the emotional exchange between artist and audience. In performance, video and animation, their work describes conflicted ways the body is controlled, trauma is processed and identity is communicated.



10/02/14

FREE



- www.montserrat.edu/galleries/public-programs



Legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Oct 2 at Scullers, CD Release Party, 42nd Season Opener

Presented by Aardvark Jazz Orchestra at Scullers Jazz Club

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, one of the longest running large jazz ensembles in the world, has been called “stunning” (Billboard.com), “brilliant” (CultureJazzFrance) and “a bracing walk on the wild side of the big band spectrum” (JazzTimes). The famed orchestra opens its 42nd season at Scullers Jazz Club Boston on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 8 pm, with the North American release of the band’s 12th CD, Impressions (Leo Records), featuring compositions by Aardvark music director Mark Harvey. Tickets: $25. Information: 617-562-4111 or www.scullersjazz.com

The band will perform selections from the new CD, plus a rare Django Reinhardt composition Manoir de mes Reves, arranged by Bob Brookmeyer, as well as Gerry Mulligan's seldom heard A Ballad. Rounding out the show will be Dizzy Gillespie's Manteca, and the Mary Lou Williams classic Roll 'Em.



10/02/14

$25



- http://www.aardvarkjazz.com

Scullers Jazz Club - 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134



Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli Group

Presented by Lily Pad at Lily Pad

Melissa Kassel - Voice

Tom Zicarelli - Saxophone

Phil Grenadier - Trumpet

Bruno Raberg - Bass

Nat Mugavero - Drums



10/02/14

$12 at door



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Lily Pad - 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



DJ Mmmmixer

Presented by MMMMAVEN

Play the DJ at Mmmmaven, an electronic music production and DJ school. Tour the studios of this “Future Music Academy,” and get hands-on experience and individualized instruction on industry-standard equipment from instructors who are also professional DJs.Tickets include entry into the mobile “pop-up lounge” with a DJ, cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka and small bites from Dosa Factory (Indian cuisine). This ArtWeek Boston event is presented by Boston Date Night and Mmmmaven.



10/02/14

$15



- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-date-night-presents-the-dj-mmmmixer-tickets-12627706811



Diamonds 101 and Sparkling Wines

Presented by Boston Date Night

As part of ArtWeek Boston, Boston Date Night presents an evening of dazzling diamonds and sparkling wines with Persona Jewelry+ and Beacon Hill Gourmet.

Begin the evening with sparkling wines and a cheese tasting from Beacon Hill Gourmet (65 Charles Street). The date night continues at neighboring Persona Jewelry+ (62 Charles Street) with “Diamonds 101,” a conversational, hands-on course taught by Gary Shteyman, in-house designer and master jeweler. Touch, hold, and inspect diamonds of varying sizes and quality. You’ll also explore a wide selection of jewelry designs from classic styles to the latest trends.



09/30/14 - 10/02/14

$20



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/boston-date-night-presents-diamonds-101-sparkling-wine-tasting-4/



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



Channel Zero Presents "The Mysterious Island" (1929)

Presented by Channel Zero at Somerville Theatre

A Silent Steampunk Classic, Unseen in Boston in over eighty years!

Lionel Barrymore stars as Captain Nemo whose super submarine The Nautilus has been stolen by a power mad Balkan Dictator and taken to the Lost City of Atlantis!  Based on the Classic Science Fiction Novel by Jules Verne & very freely adapted to include sea monsters, sentient amphibians & even...A Girl!



10/03/14

$7.50 General Admission



- http://www.channel0.blogspot.com

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



Highest Closet Performances

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Sarah Hill encroaches in the emotional exchange between artist and audience. In performance, video and animation, their work describes conflicted ways the body is controlled, trauma is processed and identity is communicated.



10/03/14

FREE



- www.montserrat.edu/galleries/public-programs



Beatlemania and Pop-Up Dining

Presented by Boston Date Night at The Brattle Theatre

Treat yourself to a rockin’ good time with the classic, “A Hard Day’s Night,” starring the world’s most famous rock band, The Beatles, as you enjoy gourmet renditions of all-time favorite movie snacks created by Chris Hallahan, chef de cuisine at Lumière in Newton and a personal chef from Kitchensurfing, an online marketplace of outstanding local cooks. This ArtWeek Boston event is presented by Boston Date Night, Kitchensurfing, and The Brattle Theatre.



10/03/14

$20 in advance; $22 at the door



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/boston-date-night-and-kitchensurfing-present-beatlemania-and-pop-up-dining-at-the-brattle-theatre/

The Brattle Theatre - 40 Brattle St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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

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



Arts in the Village presents the Phoebus Ensemble

Presented by Arts in the Village at Goff Memorial Hall

The Arts in the Village Concert Series opens its 14th season on Saturday, October 4, with a program by the Phoebus Ensemble, a clarinet and bassoon duo. Formed 14 years ago, Phoebus quickly established itself as an exciting and unusual combination, whose repertoire includes arrangements made by clarinetist Igor Begelman and bassoonist Larisa Gelman. For this concert, they will be performing music by Bach, Chopin, Poulenc, and Schubert, along with more recent works by Eugene Bozza and Morton Gould.



10/04/14

$16 | Seniors $14 | Students/children $6



- http://www.carpentermuseum.org/Arts.htm

Goff Memorial Hall - 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA, 02769



An Evening with Groucho

Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts

Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray for Captain Spalding,” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.”

The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with the likes of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Marx foil, Margaret Dumont and MGM’s Louis B. Mayer. A show perfect for all ages!



10/04/14

At the Door $35.00 | Advance Tickets $30.00 | Advance Seniors/students/college employees $25.00 | Merrimack College Student Rush $5.00



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Rogers Center for the Arts - 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA, 01845



Zakir Hussain, Kumaresh Rajagopalan & Jayanthi Kumaresh

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Tsai Performance Center

Each renowned for exceptional individual accomplishments, Zakir Hussain, Kumaresh Rajagopalan, and Jayanthi Kumaresh come together to offer a virtuosic performance of traditional Indian classical music with flavors of southern India’s Carnatic music. Tabla superstar Zakir Hussain is celebrated the world over for his dazzling and mesmerizing performances. Kumaresh Rajagopalan, one of India’s top Carnatic violinists, is known for his brilliant musical interpretations with numerous artists including his brother Ganesh. Jayanthi Kumaresh is recognized as one of the world’s top performers on the veena, a plucked string instrument considered by many to be a celestial instrument with ties to ancient times.



10/04/14

Reserved Seating
$79.00, $65.00, $50.00, $35.00



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2004/zakir-hussainkumaresh-rajagopalan-jayanthi-kumaresh

Tsai Performance Center - Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Fall Foliage Canoe and Breakfast on the Charles

Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Start the weekend with a relaxing canoe trip. Watch the morning mist rising off the water as fall colors reflect off the river. Listen to bird songs and watch for turtles and great blue herons as we paddle through historic Rocky Narrows Reservation and scenic Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, ending at South Natick Dam. A hearty breakfast will be served midway on the banks of the river. Instructions and Directions: Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided. Additional information, including directions to the meeting location Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



10/04/14

Adults: $45 Members; $55 Non-Members



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:whoTags[]=audience_adult:program_code=34799

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Bushwalla

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

The self-proclaimed "Original Gangster from Cleveland," Bushwalla represents the eclectic talents of Billy "Bushwalla" Galewood. Bushwalla started performing musical theater at the age of 9 and he crafted his performing skills over the next 10 years as a professional clown with the Cleveland Opera, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, and the Cleveland Ballet. Later, in New York, he supported himself as a street performer, entertaining onlookers with juggling, magic, chair-balancing, and fire-breathing.



10/04/14

$14



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



Full Moon Story Slam at The Actors Studio of Newburyport

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

What is a Story Slam?  Simply put, a story slam is a competition based on the art of storytelling. It puts a dual emphasis on content and performance, encouraging storytellers to focus on what they're saying and how they're saying it. It is an exercise in crafting stories within a set time limit and it is great entertainment!

Story slammers sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening’s theme. 

.   Theme:  ‘Fear,  From small ones to pure and unadulterated big ones.’



10/04/14

All Tickets $15.



- http://www.newburyportacting.org



Sound Energy

Presented by Equilibrium Concert Series at Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Sound Energy is Micah Ringham, violin; Ashleigh Gordon, viola; Robert Mayes, cello. Founded in 2014, Sound Energy explores the wide range of sonic possibilities inherent in the ensemble. In this program, their second public performance, the evanescent flourishes of the world premiere of John Aylward’s Arachne is paired with Marti Epstein’s slowly blossoming Barcarolle. Anchoring the program are Jeffrey Mumford’s kaleidoscopic in soft echoes… a world awaits and Alfred Schnittke’s Trio.



10/04/14

Tickets are $10 general admission and are sold at the door.



- http://www.equilibriumconcertseries.org

Cambridge Friends Meeting House - 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Wearable Art Extravaganza

Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery

Wearable Art Extravaganza in the Onyx Room at Western Avenue: from the mild to the wild. Artists from all media will be creating and showcasing wearable art. Attendees will see everything from traditional clothing and earrings, to drag queens in “wearable” art. This event will raise money, through your generous donations, for children impacted by HIV/AIDS. The Miracle Providers Northeast (MPs) and the Loading Dock Gallery are partnering to raise money for the MPs annual holiday gift event. Each year the MPs provide a wish list of gifts for approximately 400 children, through various agencies, whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The event will begin at 6:30 pm following open studios and the artist reception in the Loading Dock Gallery. Cash bar and refreshments will be available. Suggested donation is $10 per person, $15 per couple



10/04/14

Suggested Donation at Door $10/person $15/Couple



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Highest Closet Performance Art Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Sarah Hill encroaches in the emotional exchange between artist and audience. In performance, video and animation, their work describes conflicted ways the body is controlled, trauma is processed and identity is communicated.



10/04/14

FREE



- www.montserrat.edu/galleries/public-programs



Homecoming: Jazz Ensemble Concert

Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Music Center, Gordon College

The Gordon College Jazz Ensemble ("The Coy Pong Piranhas"), under the direction of Dr. David W. Rox, celebrates Homecoming with a concert of jazz favorites in a variety of styles.



10/04/14

FREE



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Phillips Music Center, Gordon College - 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA, 01984



People's Champs

Presented by MASS MoCA

With twenty hands, People’s Champs synthesize rhythms from all over the world — from Rio to Lagos to Detroit to Budapest — yet their roots-dance music is always deeply inflected with their Brooklyn heritage. Slinking synths and electronic riffs fold in to traditional rhythm and blues orchestration for an incredible night of moves-bustin’ up in the club.



10/04/14

$10 students / $12 advance / $18 day of / $22 preferred



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=940



How It's Done: A StandUp Showcase

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

How It's Done: A Standup Showcase

This intimate standup comedy show features nationally-recognized comics paired with some the most talented young comics Boston has to offer. Featuring veterans Lamont Price (Comedy Central), Mike Whitman (Boston Comedy Festival), and Ken Reid (TV Guidance Counselor Podcast). Along with up-and-comers Ryan Donahue (Laughing Devil Fest), Jamie Loftus (Boston Comedy Festival), and others. Hosted by regionally-recognized soon-to-be national treasure Al Park! Join us as the vets show the kids, and the audience, how it's done, son.

Sept 20th: Mike Whitman, Peter Martin, TBA

Sept 27th: Lamont Price, Ryan Donahue, TBA

Oct 4th: Ken Reid, Jamie Loftus, TBA



09/20/14 - 10/04/14

General Admission: $10



- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-its-done-a-standup-showcase-tickets-11856474033

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



Roberto Carlos

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre

With a career spanning 52 years, Roberto Carlos is the number-one artist in Brazil as well as in Latin America. A singer and songwriter with over 500 songs to his credit, a youth idol, and the greatest representative of a cultural movement called Jovem Guarda in the 1960s, he found his identity in romantic songs and consolidated his success in the 1970s. Without clinging to fads, he forged his own path, leaving a trail of songs that speak of love, solidarity, and trust in tomorrow.

In April 2010, at the height of commemorations of his 50 years in music, Roberto Carlos was honored by the president of his record label, Sony Music, with a trophy for the more than 120 million products (records, CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs) sold around the world. At the time Richard Sender, President of Sony Music International, declared: “Michael Jackson is the king of pop; Elvis the King of Rock; and Roberto Carlos is the king of Latin music.”



10/04/14



- http://www.citicenter.org/show/2384/

Citi Wang Theatre - 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Daniel Sloss

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Daniel Sloss has been widely hailed as comedy’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning half-man-half-Xbox.

He started performing stand-up aged just 16 and has appeared on the UK’s premier TV shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Rob Brydon Show, Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks, Comic Relief’s Mock The Week, Paul O’Grady Show (Daniel’s TV debut aged 18), Comedy Store, BBC’s Stand Up For Sport Relief, Set List, Russell Howard’s Good News, as well as starring in his own BBC show, The Adventures Of Daniel (aged 19).

In August 2008, aged just 17, Daniel became one of the youngest-ever finalists in the UK’s premiere national comedy competition So You Think You’re Funny?

In 2009 his first solo show, Teenage Kicks, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe, selling out the run and transferring to London for his debut at the prestigious Soho Theatre whereupon he became the youngest-ever stand-up to perform solo both at the venue and in the West End. That September he also made his national television debut as the first stand-up on Ch4’s Paul O’Grady Show.

In 2010 Daniel’s new solo show My Generation also sold out its entire season at the Edinburgh Fringe. His 2011 show The Joker was likewise a total smash-hit, selling an astonishing 10,000 tickets. This show subsequently played to great audiences and acclaim across the UK in a 50 date tour produced by Live Nation after they took him on as their youngest solo comedy client. He went on to win the prize for Best New Comedian at the Scottish Variety Awards.

Similarly his 2012 Edinburgh fringe show The Show sold out it’s run at the festival, at the International Conference Centre and again shifting more than 10,000 tickets, and later toured the UK with over 50 dates. That same year Daniel also performed a solo season at Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival and was invited to give a prestigious Tedx talk - a serious yet comedic presentation. His debut stand-up DVD Daniel Sloss – Live! (recorded at Glasgow’s legendary Kings Theatre) was released on 2Entertain in the autumn of 2012.

In 2013 he achieved an unprecedented Edinburgh triple - his show Stand-Up sold out the entire run, again over 10,000 tickets (back at the International Conference Centre and restricted only by the venue’s capacity) and then toured the UK and all over Australia in spring of 2014.

His new show Daniel Sloss – Really…?! premieres at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe and will then tour the UK as well as 23 shows across 16 countries in Europe.

Daniel has toured internationally throughout Australia, South East Asia and throughout Europe. He has starred at major UK outdoor Festivals including Rockness, Latitude and Austrian Alps festival Altitude (Comedy & snowboarding alongside alumni such as Eddie Izzard. Daniel featured in ITV2’s documentary about the event)

In 2013 he made his USA debut with seasons at Crackers Comedy in Indiannapolis and Comedy Works in Denver as well as his making his USA TV debut with an appearance on the Conan O’Brien Show on 5th December. He was booked to come back on exactly 2 months later, which in turn led to a third invite - 3 appearances in just over 6 months. The first stand-up ever to achieve this, it’s led to Daniel becoming a recurring cast member on the show. In addition, Daniel has signed a talent deal with Conan’s production company Conaco to develop his own show for a Hollywood studio. He also appeared on the critically acclaimed TBS Pete Holmes Show.



10/02/14 - 10/04/14

$20.00



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



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



Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE)

Presented by Boston Comics Roundtable

The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo was established in 2010 to create a showcase space for artists and writers in the greater-Boston area working in the field of comics. The event is a joint project between the Boston Comics Roundtable, a comic creators collective, and the Lesley University College of Art and Design. Unlike traditional comics shows, which emphasize commerce and memorabilia, MICE puts a focus on the art of making comics. We connect local creators with local audience. We also run a number of workshops for children and adults, as well as panel discussions on the craft and relevance of the comics form. MICE also features several special guest professionals from the world of independent comics and graphic novels.

This years guests are: Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, Emily Carroll, James Kochalka, Box Brown, and Paul Hornschemeier.



10/04/14 - 10/05/14

Free



- http://micexpo.org



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/



From the Top Live in Boston

Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall

Meet “young musicians who will knock your socks off” (NBC’s “Today”) when From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WCRB 99.5, tapes its NPR radio show at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston. This recording of the popular NPR program hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley will feature amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young musicians from across the country. Featured on the show will be 12-year-old violinist Maria Lakisova from Vernon Hills, Illinois, who is a student at Midwest Young Artists, and 17-year-old pianist Yun-Chih Hsu from New York, New York, who is a student at the Juiiliard Pre-College Division. Also featured will be the Snitzer String Quartet from the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, including violinist Carolyn Semes, violinist Beatrice Hsieh, violist Joseph Burke, and cellist Zachary Mowitz. More performer and repertoire information to be announced.



10/05/14

Single tickets start at $27. Senior and student discounts available.



- http://www.fromthetop.org/boston-tickets

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



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



The Boston Conservatory Orchestra: Life, Death and the Afterlife—in Reverse

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre

The Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs works by Theofanidis, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Featuring Boston Conservatory faculty member guest artist Kerry Deal (soprano).



10/05/14

Standard: $15
Student/Senior: $10
 



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Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The New England Tenors "A Fall Concert Featuring The New England Tenors and Friends"

Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts

The New England Tenors return for their annual concert featuring Jeffrey Hartman, Damien Corcoran, and John Middleton-Cox. This concert is always a crowd-pleaser and we welcome them back for what promises to be a great afternoon of entertainment!



10/05/14

All Tickets at the Door: $25.00
Advance Tickets: $22.00
Advance Seniors 60+ and Students: $20.00
Merrimack College Student Rush: $5.00



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Rogers Center for the Arts - 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA, 01845



A Family Affair: Music of Liszt, von Bulow, & two Wagners

Presented by Park Avenue Congregational Church

The 2014/2015 PACC Concert Series opens on October 5th at 3 PM, with a dramatic Organ Concert, "A Family Affair, Music of Liszt, von Bulow, & two Wagners where Jeffrey Brody uses his highly expressive key board skills to provide a sonic feast.  Liszt's daughter Cosima is a common thread in the lives of the related composers featured in this program.

The second half includes familiar instrumental music transcribed by Brody to take advantage of the varied and rich sound of PACC's treasured Skinner organ and the Santuary's outstanding acoustics. The transcriptions fit into a venerable tradition where familiarity with great music was gained via intimate performances in private homes long before radio and CDs.

Currently Music Director of Longwood Opera, Jeffrey Brody is active as organist, composer, conductor, vocal coach, and collaborative pianist.  As the Music Advisor of the Boston Wagner Society, he selects repertoire and artists for their concerts, and is a frequent contributor to their publication.  He is also Resident Artist, Music Director and Organist of Park Avenue Congregational Church.

The PACC Concert Series was started 24 years ago to benefit PACC's music program and organ restoration fund.  For more information, please call 781-643-8680 or visit www.pacc-ucc/events/concertseries.



10/05/14

In advance (via 781-646-8680) />

$15 adults, $10 seniors/students


At the door $20 and $12



- http://pacc-ucc.org/events/concertseries.



Korean American Contemporary Artists

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

Korean Cultural Society of Boston (KCSB) presents the 2nd exhibition by Korean American contemporary artists in the Boston area. Close to 30 works, juried by Jane Portal, the Matsutaro Shoriki Chair, Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa of MFA Boston, will be exhibited. Featured invited artist is Peter Haines.

The exhibition features pieces in a variety of media, including oil paint, photography, clay and fabric.

KCSB was founded in 2012 and focuses on presenting Korean culture. Besides exhibitions, exciting concerts of Korean Traditional music and dances are organized every year. KCSB also organizes a classical concert series and a special concert of soprano Hye-Kyung Hong in May, 2015.



09/20/14 - 10/05/14

free admission and parking



- http://www.LACSma.org

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



HOMESTEAD HAYFEST AT THE JACKSON HOMESTEAD AND MUSEUM

Presented by Historic Newton at Jackson Homestead

Join us for a family-friendly outdoor festival at the Jackson Homestead. Try weaving wool into cloth, making your own butter, pressing cider, dipping candles, and more! Learn through hands-on activities how Newton families lived in the 1800s.



10/05/14

Free



- http://www.historicnewton.org

Jackson Homestead - 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458



Laurence Berman Lecture-Recital

Presented by First Parish in Needham

In this second of 3 lecture-recitals, concert pianist and retired UMass-Boston professor Laurence Berman explores the question of what makes a piece of music meaningful? Today's theme is "Rustic Pastoral and the Romantic Sublime." Berman will use Schubert, Impromptus, Op. 142, No 1 and Op. 142, No. 3 to examine cultural and historical themes and demonstrate how music confronts and expresses matters of fundamental human concern. Conversation, wine and hors d'oeuvres will follow the performance.



10/05/14

FREE



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The Weston Wind Quintet and Friends

Presented by Weston Wind Quintet at St. John's Church, JP

JP Concerts presents The Weston Wind Quintet (Michael Tabak - flute, William Smith - oboe, Danby Cho - clarinet, Elizabeth Jones - French horn, Shu Satoh - bassoon) and Friends (Kristyn Morey - flute, Nicole Caligiuri - oboe, Yhasmin Valenzuela - clarinet, Jeffrey Stewart - French horn, Michael Meehan - bassoon) performing Franz Danzi's Wind Quintet in B-Flat Major, Op. 56 #1; Endre Szervanszky's Fuvosotos (Wind Quintet) #1; and Emile Bernard's Divertissement for Double Wind Quintet, Op. 36
 



10/05/14

$10 ($5 for seniors and students)



- http://www.jpconcerts.org

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



Mozart and More

Presented by Boston Classical Orchestra at Faneuil Hall

Guest artists Lucia Lin (violin) & Cathy Basrak (viola)

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

Mozart: Sinfonia concertante

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

Boston Classical Orchestra, led by Music Director Steven Lipsitt, opens its 35th season of “Great Music, Up Close” with Mozart and More, a program of Mozart, Beethoven and Bach that highlights the professional ensemble’s reputation for vivid, committed music-making in the intimacy of historic Faneuil Hall. Boston Symphony Orchestra artists Lucia Lin (violin) and Cathy Basrak (viola) join the BCO for Mozart’s masterful double concerto, the Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola and orchestra. For Lin and Basrak, the concert marks only the second opportunity the longtime BSO colleagues have had to perform together outside their symphonic work. Conductor Lipsitt trades his baton for the clarinet for Bach’s sparkling Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, playing the piccolo trumpet part on piccolo clarinet. The concert ends with Beethoven’s dynamic Symphony No. 1.

 



10/05/14

Tickets $37 - $74, $19 for Students with ID
 



- http://www.bostonclassicalorchestra.org

Faneuil Hall - 1 Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA, 02109



NT LIVE: A Streetcar Named Desire

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

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.



10/05/14

$20 per ticket
Arts on Screen subscriptions available for discounted tickets: Please call box office at 603-924-7585 or check out our website http://peterboroughplayers.org



- http://peterboroughplayers.org/nt-streetcar

Peterborough Players - 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH, 03458



The Singularity

Presented by Science Fiction Theatre

Astrid is on her last egg- if she does not get pregnant now, she’ll never have a child. The Singularity is a black comedy set in a dystopian future about a woman who will try anything to have a baby. When sperm banks and hookups fail her, Astrid's desperation hits an all time low. She tries one last thing: dark matter. All Astrid wanted was to be a mother, but now she must ask “a mother to what?



09/19/14 - 10/05/14

$25



- http://sciencefictiontheatrecompany.com/2014/09/tickets-now-available-for-the-singularity/



Line Works

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

Anne Briggs' watercolors combine descriptive, lively lines of pen and ink drawing with the interpretative colorful washes of watercolor. In her recent work exhibited in Line Works, Anne has expanded upon her line and wash approach to include painting on yupo paper, where the paint slides and glides to create unique visual effects, and also adding more mixed media such as Asian paper for textural interest.

 



09/03/14 - 10/06/14

Free



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



Science on Screen: SOYLENT GREEN

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Based on the Harry Harrison novel, Make Room! Make Room!, Soylent Green was one of the most popular science fiction films of the 1970s, and remains a cult classic to this day. Flash forward 40 years later, and there is now a drink mix on the market called Soylent, which purports to replace food. As the world population continues to grow, what does the future of food look like?

Scientist, educator, food writer, and author P.K. Newby will introduce the film and discuss what we can expect to see on our dinner plates in the coming years.



10/06/14

$11 general admission, $9 students, seniors and Museum of Science Members, free to Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/soylent-green

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



Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series -- “Music, Mediation, and Post-Secular Religion"

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center

Amherst College Professor of Music Jeffers Englehardt presents our first colloquium of the semester. Lunch to be served after the lecture.

This colloquium has been made possible by the Granoff Music Fund.



10/06/14

Free; no tickets required



- http://as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter/

Granoff Music Center - 217 College Ave, Somerville, MA, 02144



"The Gatekeepers." A Jewish Studies Movie Night

Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

 A screening and discussion of "The Gatekeepers." The film is Dror Moreh's 2012 documentary on Israel's security establishment, the Shin Bet. It is based on a series of interviews with five former heads of Israel's Secret Service who reflect on their successes and failures to maintain security, even while violence flares up again, this time in the Gaza Strip. These five men individually and as a group have come to reconsider their hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach toward their enemies based on a two-state solution. We are showing this documentary in anticipation of the campus visit of Amichai Ayalon, one of the "gatekeepers," on October 28. Kosher pizza and discussion to follow the screening.



10/06/14

Free



- http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/news/calendar/?eid=156173



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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"Film Class" 101 Screening with Anabel Vazguez and Ethan Berry

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

 Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez unearths myth, history and sociopolitical issues through an autobiographical lense. As an artist and a curator, Vázquez Rodríguez creates opportunities to consider our experience of personal, regional and political spaces. Learn more at www.montserrat.edu/galleries/public-programs



10/08/14

Free



- http://www.montserrat.edu/galleries/public-programs



Nick Jonas

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Multi-talented recording artist and actor,Nick Jonas has already intrigued the public and impressed the masses with the release of his new song “Chains,” earlier this summer (Watch the video featuring Dylan Penn, daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright), and will release his much anticipated self-titled album November 11 via Island Records.



10/08/14

$29.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/nick-jonas/

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



The Nick and Knight Tour

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

Mega boy band singer-songwriters Nick Carter from Backstreet Boys and Jordan Knight from New Kids on The Block are releasing a collaborative album titled ‘Nick & Knight.’

Plans are to release an official first single this summer, with hitmakers Jeremy Skaller, J Kash & Nate Campany, The Stereotypes, Mario Marchetti and Halatrax among others lending their talents to the ‘Nick & Knight’s’ project.



10/08/14



- http://www.citicenter.org/show/2364/

Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre - 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre

Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will be appearing live, and will give interactive readings to audience members throughout the show. She will also share personal stories about her life and her unique gifts. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading.

New episodes of Long Island Medium began to air August 3rd on TLC. The highly-rated show follows Theresa’s life as a typical Long Island wife and mom with one very big difference…she can communicate with the dead. Since she cannot “turn off” this gift, messages from departed loved ones can come through at any time. The local car mechanic, manicurist or cashier at the bagel shop may find themselves receiving a spontaneous reading from Theresa as she goes about her day. The unique challenges that her special abilities create for her husband of 22 years, Larry, and her two children, aged 20 and 24, and how they cope, are also a main theme on the show.

Theresa’s second book titled “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” is scheduled to be released September 30th, 2014. Her first book titled “There’s More to Life Than This” debuted at #2 on the NY Times Best Seller List in the fall of 2013.

Theresa has been a practicing medium for 10 years and is a certified medium with the Forever-Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to connecting science with the afterlife. She helps individuals find closure by connecting them with their departed loved ones. For Theresa, this is not just her job... this is her life. Learn more about Theresa at theresacaputo.com.



10/07/14 - 10/08/14



- http://www.citicenter.org/show/2560/

Citi Wang Theatre - 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



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 Bay State 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



Bent

Presented by Zeitgeist Stage Company at BCA Plaza Theatre

Martin Sherman’s modern classic, an international phenomenon, Bent, comes to Boston. It is the Night of the Long Knives in Berlin. Adolf Hitler, in his terrifying rise to power, purges his own army of homosexuals through arrest and murder, and sends thousands of gay Germans to suffer and die in the concentration camps. For Max, his lover, and gay men across the country, nothing would ever be the same again. We follow Max to the Dachau concentration camp, where gays were persecuted further - ostracized even by their fellow prisoners. There, Max struggles to regain a sense of power through his wits, his charm, and no small degree of ruthlessness. Through it all, he finds tiny moments of liberation - and even happiness - by embracing the companionship and eventual love of a fellow prisoner.



09/19/14 - 10/11/14

Preview Weekend (9/19-9/21): $20-$25

Regular Performances: $30-$35
 



- http://www.zeitgeiststage.com/

BCA Plaza Theatre - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118



Kids' Shows: Mister G

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Mister G is Ben Gundersheimer, a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who spent 20 years as a Boston-based rock frontman and solo artist before transitioning to family music.

Recently, he's performed with Dan Zanes, led a song-writing workshop in London, and filmed a video for his newest record with children in South America. His music has been hailed by People magazine as “irresistible” and a “top choice for libraries” by School Library Journal.

Join us for the launch of his new literacy and creativity-themed album, The Bossy E.

Recommended for ages 2+



10/11/14

$11 adults, $8 children



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/mister-g

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



Fall Foliage Morning Canoe on the Charles

Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Starting from the Medfield marshes, enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch for the many animals found in and around the river. (Paddlers must be at least 12 years of age.) Instructions and Directions: Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided.


Additional information, including directions to the meeting location, are included in the link within the registration confirmation email.
Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



09/27/14 - 10/11/14

Adults: $35 Members; $45 Non-Members



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=morning

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

2013 MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham is one of the most celebrated young choreographers performing today. His sensual and provocative company, Abraham.In.Motion, performs the Boston premiere of When the Wolves Came In, a repertory program comprising several new works inspired by We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, including Hallowed, a new solo work set to a series of moving spiritual hymns, and The Gettin', a new ensemble work created in collaboration with Grammy Award–winning jazz musician Robert Glasper and world-renowned visual artist Glenn Ligon.

Free preperformance talks by renowned choreographer and ICA artist-in-residence Trajal Harrell 30 minutes prior to curtain in the ICA lobby on Friday, October 10, Saturday, October 11 and Sunday October 12.

Free postperformance Q&A with the company Friday, October 10.



10/10/14 - 10/12/14

$50.00 | World Music/CRASHarts Members $40.00 



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2006/kyle-abraham-abraham.in.motion

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



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

 



- https://artsemerson.org/

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



"The Oven"

Presented by Yiddish Book Center

A performance piece, written by author and Amherst College Professor Ilan Stavans and directed by Matthew Glassman of Double Edge Theater, about Stavans’ life-changing experience using hallucinogenics during a shamanic religious ritual in Colombia.



10/12/14

General admission: $10
Member: $8
Student: $6



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/14/09/performance-oven



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



Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built To Amaze!

Presented by Feld Entertainment 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. From the blueprints to the band, the crates to the clowns, the hammer to the high wire, witness the spectacle as we measure out the perfect mix of marvel and majesty in an imagination equation where the impossible comes to life.



10/09/14 - 10/13/14



- http://www.ringling.com/

DCU Center - 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Yuna

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Paradise Rock Club

Yuna, a charismatic young singer-songwriter from Malaysia, has quickly risen from regional DIY notoriety to full-on international stardom with the effortlessly universal appeal of her organic blend of contemporary pop, acoustic folk, and soulful R&B. Her personally charged songs are deeply felt and melodically irresistible, combining her engaging voice and expressive songcraft with imaginative production. An artist, yet to be announced, will open.



10/14/14

General admission, standing room only, 18+
$18 advance, $20 day of



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2008/yuna

Paradise Rock Club - 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



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



Painting Materials and Methods with Jill Pottle

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

This course is for beginning and returning painters/artists who want to acquire fundamental painting skills and new approaches to painting with oils or acrylics. A dynamic and accomplished artist, Pottle’s instruction includes weekly exercises and one-on-one teaching geared to all levels of experience. Whether picking up a brush for the first time or the hundredth, students emerge from this course with greater confidence and a renewed passion for painting.

Registration required. E-mail programming@fruitlands.org or call 978.456.3924 x291.



09/12/14 - 10/17/14

$200 Members, $220 Nonmembers



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

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



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



Hidden Falls Presents: Movie! The Musical

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

The renowned Boston musical improv troupe, Hidden Falls, returns with their newest installment of jam-packed fun, Movie! the Musical, where classic movies evolve into spectacular musicals on the spot. Hidden Falls is a group of seasoned musical improvisers who create and perform cutting edge, spontaneous Broadway-style formats. The pitch-perfect synthesis of improv know-how and showtune mastery, Movie! the Musical pushes the boundaries of comedy and music theater with this jam-packed, high-intensity recreation of favorite cinematic pastimes. Whether it’s Gone With the Wind or Dumb and Dumber, these pros will bring any audience-suggested movie to impressively irreverent musical life.



09/19/14 - 10/17/14

$18 General Admission
$14 Students (at the door)



- http://www.improvboston.com/schedule

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



"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



Marcus Roberts Trio

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A superb pianist with a deep love for New Orleans jazz, blues and gospel, Marcus Roberts has created a sparkling career out of his impressive technical ability, his remarkable interpretive skills and a decades-spanning musical partnership with Wynton Marsalis.



10/18/14

$39-$58



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/marcus-roberts-trio/

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



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



The Trio of Poets: Album Release

Presented by Lexington Community Education at First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Lexington

In Spring 2014, Lexington's own Regie Gibson, Jena Kirkpatrick (Austin, TX) and Tim Mason (Utah and Cambridge, MA) known as The Trio of Poets, recorded their debut album in front of a live audience in Lexington, MA. The Trio is now set to release that album this October. Here’s what people are saying in advance of the release:

“We were among the very fortunate to hear the Trio of Poets. All we could give back to them at the end was a standing ovation. Whether you never 'got' poetry or you'd never leave home without a poem in your back pocket, hear this group! These poets will take you to the stars, keep your feet tapping and burst your heart and mind wide open with unforgettable imagery."

The Trio will be joined by drummer and percussionist Matt Steinberg and bassist Alison Keslow. Come and be a part of the live performance and celebration!



10/18/14

$10.00

Pre-registration required. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.



- http://www.lexingtoncommunityed.org

First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Lexington - 7 Harrington Rd., Lexington, MA, 02421



Kids' Shows: Ben Rudnick & Friends

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Multiple award winners in family music, Ben Rudnick & Friends' adventurous acoustic music and lyrically humorous style have won them fans of all ages. Whether on stage or record, the band’s formula of delivering interpretations of favorite, well-known songs combined with infectious original tunes is a winner. Concerts are community-building events; the recordings bring families together. Ben Rudnick and Friends make people happy and that makes them happy. The fun is contagious! Recommended for ages 3+.



10/18/14

$11 adults, $8 children



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/ben-rudnick

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



Dianne Reeves

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

Four-time Grammy Award–winner Dianne Reeves is among the most prominent and influential vocalists in jazz. She’s a glorious singer with a sumptuous sound, who has for three decades proudly carried the torch kindled by Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Steeped in tradition, her rhythmic virtuosity and improvisational ease are breathtaking.



10/18/14

Reserved Seating
$48.00, $42.00, $37.00, $30.00 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2010/dianne-reeves

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Hamlet

Presented by Sea Change Theatre Company

 Sea Change Theatre Company presents Hamlet by William Shakespeare.  Join us for the classic tradgedy of vengeance, muder, and madness.



10/03/14 - 10/18/14

$12-$15



- http://www.seachangetheatre.com



Susan Cottle's Art Exhibit

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Susan Cottle depicts metropolises and countrysides in the American South West and Europe. She transposes her atmospheric experience of these places into paintings to impart an authentic essence of place on her viewer.

On view in Montserrat’s Schlosberg Gallery, September 24 - October 18.

Learn more at www.montserrat.edu/galleries/schlosberg



09/24/14 - 10/18/14

FREE



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Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



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

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



Jon Imber and Graphicornucopia

Presented by Museum of Art, UNH

Two new exhibitions, one focusing on portraits by Jon Imber, a Massachusetts and Maine-based painter, completed in the years before and in the months after his 2012 diagnosis with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the second, featuring prints from an extraordinary gift by Dr. Lawrence '49,'50G and Marilyn Staples'48, highlights the American print revival of the mid-20th century and covers a broad range of artistic movements and styles, will be on view at the Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire beginning September 4, 2014. A reception takes place on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. The Museum of Art and its programs are open to the public free of charge. The exhibitions run through October 19, 2014.



09/03/14 - 10/19/14

Free



- http://www.unh.edu/moa



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



In His Ecstasy: The Passion of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church

The 19th century English Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins's unusual imagination and experiments in rhythm and syntax have had a tremendous influence on the direction of modern poetry. In the play “In His Ecstasy—The Passion of Gerard Manley Hopkins,” the 19th century Jesuit poet-priest returns from beyond the grave to visit a twenty-first poetry-reading group at a parish he once served in Liverpool, England. Some of the parishioners are transformed, for a short time, into characters of some of his poems to converse with Hopkins A lively discussion about how Hopkins’s theology, sensibility, and sexuality influenced the poems’ creation ensues. Father Hopkins and the parishioners share in recitations and dramatizations of the poems. The play lasts approximately one hour.

Tom Daley leads writing workshops and classes on the poetry of individual poets at Lexington Community Education, a poetry writing workshop at the Boston Center for Adult Education, and serves on the faculty of the Online School of Poetry. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of journals. In addition to the play, In His Ecstasy—The Passion of Gerard Manley Hopkins, he is the author of Every Broom and Bridget—Emily Dickinson and Her Irish Servants. He performs both plays as one-man shows. His first full-length book of poems, House You Cannot Reach, will be published by FutureCycle Press in 2015.



10/19/14

$10.00



- http://www.lexingtoncommunityed.org

Follen Community Church - 755 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA, 02420



On the Town

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

 A New York City musical comedy bursting with high energy and dancing, On the Town is the 1944-set story of three sailors who embark on an adventurous, 24-hour escapade to the Big Apple in search of love. Music by Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Directed and choreographed by Michelle Chassé. Musical direction by Bill Casey. Conducted by Reuben M. Reynolds, III.



10/16/14 - 10/19/14

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



String Masters Series: Roberto Díaz and Max Levinson

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

Violist Roberto Díaz performs works by De Falla, Hindemith, Brahms and Bloch. Featuring guest artist Max Levinson (piano).



10/19/14

Standard: $15
Senior: $10
Student (w/ ID): Free



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Seully Hall - 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115



SpokFrevo Orquestra

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

An astounding 17-piece big band from northeast Brazil, SpokFrevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant, old style of carnaval music packed with high energy, driving rhythms, and infectious happiness. Directed by saxophonist Inaldo Cavalcante de Albuquerque, known as Maestro Spok, SpokFrevo Orquestra plays blistering new arrangements with carnavalesque abandon. Rows of trumpets, trombones, and saxophones are backed by a rhythm section of guitar, bass, kit drums, surdo (large drum usually associated with samba and samba reggae), and pandeiro (heavy tambourine).



10/19/14

Reserved Seating
$37.00, $32.00, $28.00 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2012/spokfrevo-orquestra

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Fall Foliage Afternoon Canoe on the Charles

Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch for the many animals found in and around the river. (Paddlers must be at least 12 years of age.) Instructions and Directions: Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided.
Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



09/28/14 - 10/19/14

Adults: $35 Members; $45 Non-Members each



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=afternoon

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Reconsidering Hanna(h)

Presented by Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Hanna, a brutally blunt international journalist, is struggling to come to terms with her husband’s violent death. After accepting a seemingly tame assignment, she becomes increasingly obsessed with uncovering the history of another Hannah: the infamous Hannah Duston who was kidnapped by a Native American raiding party in 1697. Soon the individual stories of the two Hanna(h)s begin to merge into a single portrait of a smart woman, torn from the only world she knows, who crosses the line between civilization and her own wilderness.



09/25/14 - 10/19/14

$30/General Admission - $25/BU Faculty/Staff, Seniors (62+) - $10/Students (with valid ID)



- http://www.BostonPlaywrights.org



Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

 The exhibition features over 100 of the internationally renowned photographer’s most recent works. Hido’s work is cinematic in scope, and offers a darkly dramatic glimpse into a world that reflects both the alienation and dislocation of suburban America and the inspiration of noir film and literature. A major new monograph published by Nazraeli Press accompanies the exhibition.



09/05/14 - 10/19/14

Free



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La Traviata

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre

Music by Giuseppe Verdi  |  Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, not seen at BLO in nearly a decade, returns in a glorious new production. The tale of Violetta, a worldly courtesan with all the men of Paris at her feet, takes a wrenching turn when she risks all for a chance at enduring love. Anya Matanovic makes her Boston Lyric Opera debut in the role opposite Weston Hurt as the father who will stop at nothing to protect his family’s honor. His son Alfredo loses and regains Violetta, leading to one of the greatest scenes of reconciliation in all of opera. Sung in Italian with projected English translation.

Conducted by Arthur Fagen
Directed by Chas Rader-Shieber



10/10/14 - 10/19/14

Tickets: $30 - $223



- http://blo.org/events/la-traviata/

Citi Shubert Theatre - 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built To Amaze!

Presented by Feld Entertainment 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. From the blueprints to the band, the crates to the clowns, the hammer to the high wire, witness the spectacle as we measure out the perfect mix of marvel and majesty in an imagination equation where the impossible comes to life.



10/15/14 - 10/19/14



- www.ringling.com/

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



A Tribute to Thelonious Monk - featuring Lewis Porter & Dave Liebman

Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church

Thelonious Monk is revered as a genius of modern jazz. His compositions are quirky, hard swinging, brilliantly logical, and unforgettable. The legendary Dave Liebman on saxophone and Lewis Porter on piano will present their original interpretations of some of the most exciting works of Monk. They will also share their thoughts on the music, and will answer your questions. This is an evening not to be missed!

David Liebman is considered a renaissance man in contemporary music with a career stretching over forty years. He has played with many of the masters including Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, McCoy Tyner and others. He has authored books and instructional DVDs; recorded as a leader in styles ranging from classical to rock to free jazz; and received numerous awards in the field of Jazz.
Lewis Porter, Ph.D, long known as a jazz educator and author of books including the celebrated and definitive volume John Coltrane: His Life and Music, is active as a jazz pianist, keyboardist and composer. Known for a free and open attitude, he contributes to many types of musical situations. Dr. Porter has appeared in concert internationally with such masters as Joe Lovano, Ravi Coltrane, Jeff Coffin, Jane Ira Bloom, Wycliffe Gordon, and many others. He has recorded thirteen CD’s.

Pre-registration required. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
 

 



10/20/14

$10.00



- htttp://www.lexingtoncommunityed.org

Follen Community Church - 755 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA, 02420



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



Creative Writing: Getting Started and Staying with It

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Do you have a story to tell? Are you looking for a way to begin? This short course will give you a place to start. Each session will begin with an exercise that will fling you right into the process of creative writing. We will discuss ways to keep that process flowing in the midst of our busy lives. Our emphasis will be on developing your own voice on the page. You will have opportunities to share your work and receive constructive feedback from other writers. Current writers are welcome, but no experience is necessary for this class—only the desire to write.



10/01/14 - 10/22/14

Price: $150



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/



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



‘What’s your vision?’

Presented by National Association of Women Artists - Massachusetts Chapter, Inc.

In celebrating 125 years fostering public awareness of and interest in visual art created by women artists, What's your vision? is a mosaic of evocative small works that best represent our organization as we continue this long and important contribution of woman to the history of American culture and art.

Art Exhibition from August 23rd – October 23rd, 2014. 



08/23/14 - 10/23/14

Free



- http://nawama.org/images/whats-your-vision



With the Grain and Rhythms and Rituals

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

Mitch Ryerson wants you to climb all over his artwork, and Lori Lander paints scenes so luminous you could dive into them. Both Ryerson and Lander will be honored this September at the Spirit Awards Benefit, which celebrates Art at the Heart of Community in support of Maud Morgan Arts. Ryerson’s benches, playground structures and repurposed tree trunks and Lander’s paintings of women in markets, rice fields and festivals plunge viewers (and climbers) into unexpected lands.

Every time children come upon Ryerson’s Pooh House on Hurlbut Street—a mini-lending library carved into the remaining trunk of a silver maple, complete with a stuffed Pooh Bear—they make their parents stop to see it. Ryerson, a professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, likes the challenge of creating a structure that is both inviting and durable. “When you make a dining room table, it is more predictable how people will use the piece,” says Ryerson. “But designing for the outdoors is a little more of an adventure.” Many of his outdoor pieces are multifunctional. The Marimba Benches at Forest Hills Cemetery serve as seating and as musical instruments. They also bear poetry written by local middle-school students. “It is always a collaborative process,” says Ryerson. “You’re always working with other people and you have to listen to them for the work to be successful.” Ryerson’s show will focus on his public work from the last 10 years including drawings and models of playgrounds and park benches as well as furniture pieces.

Lander’s paintings capture everyday moments in communal gathering places around the world, often the Indonesian island of Bali. Lander, the co-founder of the Cambridge Martin Luther King Day of Service and Many Helping Hands 365, is particularly interested in observing how people work together. “I am particularly drawn to the special grace and dignity of women as they attend to the rhythms and rituals of daily life and as members of their many communities,” says Lander. “I try in my paintings to explore the movement, color, and light of their lives through pattern and texture.” Lander’s bold palette infuses each painting with the glow of the sun. Yellow shirts shimmer against cerulean skies and cobalt seas, ripe vegetables shine in open stalls, and rice fields radiate golden heat. In the Temple Procession series, women balance offerings of fruit above their heads, and sunlight strikes at an angle, juxtaposing the brilliance of light and the coolness of shadow within each figure. If you gaze at the paintings long enough, you begin to feel the sun warming your own back. That’s when you know it’s time to head outside and bask in the real sun on a park bench or enjoy the view from the top of a climbing structure.



09/21/14 - 10/23/14

Free



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



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



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



BC bOp!

Presented by Boston College Bands

BC's award-winning vocal and instrumental jazz ensemble's first outing of the year will feature old favorites and new gems. Sebastian Bonaiuto, conductor.



10/24/14

FREE



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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



Kids' Shows: The BJ Hickman Magic Show

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

The BJ Hickman Magic Show is family entertainment, with fun, audience participation magic, and silliness galore. New England-based magician BJ Hickman has performed shows nationwide, in locations ranging from the Hampton Beach Children's Festival in New Hampshire to Hollywood's Magic Castle in California. Get ready for fun, laughter, and amazing magic! Recommended for ages 3+.



10/25/14

$11 adults, $8 children



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/bj-hickman-magic-show

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



Anthony Jeselnik

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Anthony Jeselnik is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Tulane University. Anthony is a stand-up comedian, most famous for The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump and The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. Anthony has also performed on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and was the first ever stand-up comic to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Anthony has also written for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and received an Emmy Nomination for his work on A Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbook Concert for Autism Education. Anthony was named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2008 and one of Comedy Central’s Hot Comics in 2009. In 2010, Anthony released his critically acclaimed debut comedy album, Shakespeare, through Comedy Central Records. After the Comedy Central Roasts of Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump and Roseanne Barr, Anthony released Caligula and now stars in his own television show The Jeselink Offensive on Comedy Central every Tuesday at 10.30pm.



10/25/14

$29



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/anthony-jeselnik-2/

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



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



YOUNG PEOPLES CONCERT: The Emperor and the Nightengale

Presented by Mistral at St. Paul's Church, Brookline

Kids can attend for free and are invited to wear their Halloween constumes! An engaging and poignant Hans Christian Andersen story, The Emperor & the Nightingale, set to music by David Mulikan, and performed by a small ensemble with narrator. In the tradition of the legendary Leonard Bernstein's "Young People's Concerts" at Carnegie Hall in the fifties, which nourished a love of music in thousands of children.  

 



10/26/14

Adults $12; Kids Free



- http://www.MistralMusic.org

St. Paul's Church, Brookline - 15 St. Paul's Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



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



Presevation Hall Jazz Band & Allen Toussaint

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

New Orleans Legends, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint join forces for an evening of legendary music making. With current director Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the spirit of New Orleans jazz to glorious life, as it has for more than 50 years. New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint has also been making music for over five decades and has written dozens of hits, including "Southern Nights," "Working in the Coal Mine," and "Whipped Cream."



10/26/14

Reserved Seating
$69.00, $58.00, $48.00, $35.00 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2016/preservation-hall-jazz-band-allen-toussaint

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Various Variations 2: Beethoven, Schumann, Tchaikovsky

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre

Beethoven   Serenade for String Trio in D major, Op. 8
Schumann   Fantasiestücke for Viola and Piano, Op. 73
Tchaikovsky   Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

Ida Levin, violin; Dimitri Murrath, viola; Ronald Thomas, cello; Randall Hodgkinson, piano

Beethoven’s Serenade is music for a joyful evening party, and its theme-and-variations movement has a Haydnesque flavor. Dedicated to the memory of a close friend and mentor, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio is cast in an elegiac piece and a massive second movement in which Tchaikovsky subjects a simple, folk-like tune to eleven variations, “imaginatively developing all of its musical and emotional facets.” Sharing similar melodic gestures, the three pieces in Schumann’s Fantasiestücke allude to each other and when united progress incrementally in unleashing passion.

Various Variations   This fall BCMS surveys some of the greatest examples of variation writing in the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky.

 



10/26/14

$23, $34, $45, $56; Students: $8; Seniors or WGBH members: $4 off



- http://www.bostonchambermusic.org/?concerts=2014-1026-sanders

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Bari Koral Family Rock Band Celebrates New Album

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Critically acclaimed family music favorite Bari Koral Family Rock Band celebrates the release of their new album “The Apple Tree & The Honey Bee” in a high-spirited concert for all ages on Sunday, October 26, 3:30 pm at Club Passim, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge. Bari Koral's original, catchy, pop-friendly tunes are guaranteed to get kids and parents alike up and rockin', as they pop like popcorn, grow from seeds into apple trees, run like the gingerbread man, and transform into butterflies. This celebratory concert features fan favorite tunes from previous releases, and the latest hits-in-the-making, recorded in Nashville and produced by the industry legend Brad Jones. A widely respected recording artist, Bari Koral has also established herself as a leading force in the yoga for kids movement. Her tunes are widely heard in kids' yoga classes and preschool classrooms, and as an industry expert, she lectures nationally on the subject. Koral will soon premiere as host of Yogapalooza, the world's first yoga-based, movement-and-music TV show for kids, coming soon on the Veria Living Network. People Magazine named Bari’s 2012 release, Anna and the Cupcakes, one of the year’s coolest albums for kids. Bari’s songs are in regular rotation on Sirius/XM Radio’s Kids Place Live, and her recordings have been honored with two Parents’ Choice Awards and two NAPPA Awards. New York Family Magazine praised “Bari Koral’s soulful music and smart pop hooks.” Enthused Jeff Bogle of Out With The Kids pondered, “What would Norah Jones sound like if she decided to up the tempo a bit and make music geared towards young people? My guess is that she would probably emulate the music the Bari Koral Family Rock Band is making right now.” Before entering the world of family music, Bari Koral spent nearly eight years touring as a successful folk/pop singer, ultimately becoming one of the top grossing acts on the college circuit, frequently compared to headliner singer/songwriters including Jewel, Norah Jones, and Joan Osborne. Other Bari Koral music and yoga appearances for kids and families this year include the White House, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Newport Folk & Newport Jazz Family Show, Monterey Jazz Festival, Hard Rock Café in Philadelphia, and more. Tickets for Bari Koral Family Rock Band in concert at Club Passim are $8 in advance or $10 at the door, advance purchase is recommended. For more information about the Bari Koral Family Rock Band, soundtracks and videos, visit www.barikoral.com, or follow the band on Facebook or YouTube. To order tickets, for more information or directions to Club Passim, call 617-492-7679, or visit www.passim.org.



10/26/14

$8 in advance/$10 at door.



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



Far Reaches

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at The Sanctuary Theatre

Jose Mateo, New England’s celebrated dance-maker, opens the Company’s remarkable 29th Season with a concert of stunning original ballets – including a world premiere.

Far Reaches features the first premiere of the season plus Mateo’s Presage (2005). Set to Polish composer Henryk Gorecki's soaring Symphony No. 3, Presage is a powerful and visually stunning dance that celebrates the majesty of the human spirit. A favorite from one of Mr. Mateo’s popular Cuban-inspired concerts, Ayer Pasado (2004) meaning “The Day Before Yesterday”, unfolds to music by Manuel Samuel, a romantic composer considered the father of national Cuban music, and composer of 58 Contradanzas for piano.

More than just “going to the ballet”, Far Reaches offers a thrilling live dance theater experience designed for today’s audiences. Named one of Massachusetts’ 1,000 Great Places to Visit, the stunning Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Sqaure offers an extraordinary close up view of the dancers with cabaret-style seating and cocktails during the show. 



10/10/14 - 10/26/14

$42 reserved cabaret seating



- http://www.ballettheatre.org/

The Sanctuary Theatre - 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA,



Walking Tour of Carruth's Hill, Dorchester

Presented by Boston By Foot

Okay, modern folks would just consider this area 'Ashmont' but we are using the 19th century name...go with it! Dorchester is even older than Boston. Advances in transportation enabled the development of ‘Carruth’s Hill’ into a beautiful garden suburb and the 1% flocked to the area. They built beautiful Victorian houses using well-known architects. Come explore this enclave with Boston By Foot to experience its loveliness and hear about the extraordinary people who have called it home.

The tour lasts 90 minutes and will proceed rain or shine. Buy tickets online beforehand or purchase (with cash) on the day of the tour from your guides.



10/26/14

$15 General Admission
$5 for members of Boston by Foot



- http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/carruths-hill-dorchester



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



Dance Choreography at the JCC

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

The Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton will offer a seven-week Dance Choreography group fitness class on Tuesdays, September 16-October 28 from 11am-12pm. Participants will learn dance technique in sections until a dance routine is completed. Movements will be lyrical, contemporary, jazz and other genres not often encountered in a group exercise class. No experience necessary. Open to the entire community. Cost is $145. Register at www.bostonjcc.org/register. For more information, contact 617-558-6459 or fitness@jccgb.org.



09/16/14 - 10/28/14

$145 | JCC Member $125



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

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



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



Vocalist Cyrille Aimée

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, French/Dominican vocalist Cyrille Aimée is, in the words of Will Friedwald of The Wall Street Journal, "one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation." Cyrille's major label debut, It's a Good Day, was released  in August, 2014.

 



10/29/14

$30-$70



- http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=18647&pl=scullers

Scullers Jazz Club - 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134



Paris: Point of Departure

Presented by The French Cultural Center at The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB)

The French Cultural Center is proud to welcome Charlie Allen’s collection Paris: Point of Departure to their gallery for the month of October.

While visiting Paris in 2013, Charlie Allen channeled his favorite French artists: Gustave Caillebotte, Camille Pissarro and Claude Monet. Their views from above looking down on the movement of the city or countryside, plus the reflective light and the patterns made by Parisians, have always been intriguing to Mr. Allen. Paris was alive for these artists, and they painted it as their point of departure. Charlie Allen also wanted Paris to be his point of departure.

As a spectator/artist, the artist attempts to portray a sense of change and time in his Paris paintings. He captures the constant sound of traffic, sirens and footsteps and the rhythm/movement of people involved in their everyday lives. He also became intrigued with the tension and patterns ordinary objects make (chairs in the park or pigeons) and their relationship to each other. When observing and experiencing Caillebotte and Pissarro’s paintings, one can’t help but hear the social and industrial sounds of their time. In contrast, while in Monet’s Giverny, Mr. Allen experienced an amazing sense of tranquility with the flowers in bloom and the smell of spring in the country air. He painted two paintings in homage of the great Claude Monet.

These sensual experiences became the background music, the ‘beat’ he experienced when home in Salem, putting paint to brush…remembering Paris…as his point of departure.

Complimentary French wine will be served at the opening reception



10/01/14 - 10/29/14

Free



- http://www.frenchculturalcenter.org/index.cfm/events/scheduled-events/paris-point-of-departure/

The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB) - 53 Marlborough 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



Scary Story Slam

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Experience the dark side of traditional folklore in this annual Halloween storytelling event. First, massmouth's professional storytellers send shivers down your spine in an uncensored scary story showdown. Then, spooky gets real as audience members take the stage to share their own first-person accounts of the supernatural, spooky, and surreal. From apparitions to zombies (and everything in between) this is a night you won't want to miss!



10/30/14

$12 per ticket
$10 per ticket for members
$6 per tickets for Student rush w/ ID



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



MONSTERS WHO DON’T KNOW THEY’RE MONSTERS by Jason Freedman

Presented by Clock Tower Gallery

MONSTERS WHO DON’T KNOW THEY’RE MONSTERS by Jason Freedman. Rhode Island-based artist Jason Freeman’s first solo exhibit in Massachusetts will showcase dozens of colorful character portraits from his folio of over 1,000 Monsters . . . who don’t know they’re monsters.



10/02/14 - 10/30/14

FREE



- http://www.winthropculturalcouncil.org



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



Shore and Mountain, River and Sea, Paintings by 5 artists

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

This exhibit features five artists, Anne Garton, Helen Koehler, Sandra Nystrom, Linda Puiatti and Rachel Avenia Prol, who are inspired by the landscape of both the Hudson River Valley and Cape Cod. These large format paintings capture the natural subtle changes of the light and atmosphere of the region.



09/05/14 - 10/31/14

$5/members free



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

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



D Street ArtLAB presents “O Pioneers”

Presented by Lawn on D

In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of change-makers and innovators. These thoughtful yet accessible exhibits encourage experimentation and interactivity, foster dialogue among diverse populations and emphasize the surprise, fun and joy of public art. The D Street ArtLAB features the following works: White Collar Avocados by Fort Point artist and graphic designer Joanne Kaliontzis, Signs of the Times from Pat Falco, Brian Kane and Norm Magnusson; What We Loved and Forgot: Installation by Megan and Murray McMillan; Fishing in the Sky by Will Pappenheimer’ and Local Funnies by Pat Falco, Silvia Chavez Lopez, Tim McCool, Karl Stevens and Maris Wicks.



08/21/14 - 10/31/14

Free



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Höweler + Yoon Architecture reveals Swing Time

Presented by Lawn on D

Making its debut, “Swing Time” is the highly anticipated interactive lighting-enabled swing-set from award-winning architects Eric Höweler and J. Meejin Yoon of Höweler + Yoon Architecture. Based in Boston, Höweler + Yoon Architecture was commissioned to create a piece that interacts with the larger public and reflects the playful nature and purpose of community embodied by The Lawn on D. “Swing Time” invites the Boston community to experience a unique, immersive and visually stunning public art work.



08/21/14 - 10/31/14

Free



- http://lawnond.com



Highfield Hall: Quilts: Pushing the Seams

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

An exhibition of contemporary quilts by artists whose work is featured in Rachel May’s, Quilting with a Modern Slant. Artists use unconventional materials such as rubber, Tyvek, embedded leaves and antique handkerchiefs.



09/10/14 - 10/31/14

$5/members free



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

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



Kevin Meaney

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Kevin Meaney has been one of the country’s most popular standup comedians for more than 25 years. Tom Shale’s of the Washington Post said, “Picture the precocious love child of Jonathan Winters and Ethel Merman and you have some idea of Kevin Meaney’s act.”

Making people laugh has always been a top priority for Kevin. From his early years doing standup comedy in San Francisco and Boston he’s amassed an impressive list of credits along the way. His first HBO special in 1986 catapulted him to the forefront of the comedy scene. In 1987, Kevin made his debut appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and was invited by Johnny to join the guest panel. Since his first appearance, Kevin has returned to the show a dozen times. He was a special guest on Saturday Night Live and has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Regis, Oprah and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Kevin also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and had a guest role on NBC’s 30 Rock.



10/30/14 - 10/31/14

$20-$25



- http://www.laughboston.com

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



Rockapella

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

Often imitated, never duplicated, this certifiably unique pop musical group has taken the traditional genre of a cappella to a new level. The little miracle that keeps the crowds coming back year after year and constantly draws new fans is Rockapella's astonishing full-band sound. A sound that seems to be impossible coming from just five guys with microphones. No instruments, no tracks, no mirrors – and their hands never leave their wrists. "We're making every bit as much music as the whole Glee chorus – but with only five guys," says Rockapella's human beat-box Jeff Thacher.



10/31/14

$40-$80



- http://www.scullersjazz.com/

Scullers Jazz Club - 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134



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



Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Native New Yorker and alumnus of the “famed” High School for the Performing Arts, keyboardist Kenneth Weiss has been heralded as “a musician at the zenith of his art” (Diapason) for performances of engaging virtuosity. He makes his BEMF début in a stunning recital of dances and operatic music by Jean-Philippe Rameau transcribed for solo harpsichord. A long-time collaborator with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, Weiss infuses these energetic masterpieces with an exhilarating theatricality.



11/01/14

$66 - $49 - $38 - $19



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/14-15_boston/weiss.htm

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Kids' Shows: Tim (of Tim and the Space Cadets)

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Brooklyn-based Tim (of Tim and the Space Cadets) play songs about the important things in life: pizza parties, snow days, and summer vacations. Songwriters Tim Kubart and Matt Puckett weave their own childhood memories through textured pop tunes, rockers, and lullabies, including their XMKiDS chart-topping single "Superhero." Their new album, Anthems for Adventure, aims to inspire everyone to turn off their televisions and computers, and get outside and play. It celebrates adventures as grand as riding a cardboard rocketship to space and as small as giving up an old pair of sneakers for new ones. Recommended for ages 3+.



11/01/14

$11 adults, $8 children



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/tim-tim-and-space-cadets

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



Evening of Evil: An Exclusive Halloween Screening of The Evil Dead with Special Guest Bruce Campbell

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

The Evil Dead launched Raimi and Tapert’s careers and made star Bruce Campbell a cult movie icon. Spawning two hit sequels: Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn and Army of Darkness, The Evil Dead trilogy has become a fan phenomenon, ranked among the most popular and acclaimed cult horror movies of all time.

Come experience The Evil Dead on the big screen with special guest Bruce Campbell for an exclusive Halloween screening! Following the film will be a Q&A with Bruce Campbell and a special Meet & Greet opportunity (space limited).



11/01/14

$17-$68



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/evening-of-evil-an-exclusive-halloween-screening-of-the-evil-dead-with-special-guest-bruce-campbell/

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



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

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

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



Roslindale Open Studios

Presented by Roslindale Open Studios

2014 is the 10th Anniversary of Open Studios! Roslindale Open Studios (ROS) is a free, family friendly annual community arts event that brings together artists, residents, and visitors, building a diverse, cultured community. Artists from Roslindale and beyond show and sell paintings, jewelry, pottery, textiles, photography, mixed-media, and more.

Visitors are invited to group sites, artists' home studios, and participating businesses. Scheduled events include children's art, wine and cheese tasting, live music, home studio bingo, and a bike tour. 



11/01/14 - 11/02/14

Free



- http://www.roslindaleopenstudios.org/



A Transformational Gift: The Schusterman Collection

Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture at Museum of Fine Arts Boston

In Fall 2013, Oklahoma philanthropist Lynn Schusterman gave the Museum of Fine Arts the collection of 119 objects of Judaica that she and her late husband, Charles, had amassed through the years. The gift showcases an incredible array of works in silver, metal, paper, textiles, paintings, sculpture, and ceramics spanning three centuries. In a rare appearance, Lynn Schusterman, who seeks to ignite the passion and power of young people to create change in the Jewish community through her foundation, will discuss the collection and the significance of some of the objects with Marietta Cambareri. Cambareri is the Jetskalina H. Phillips curator of Judaica Art of Europe at the Museum of Fine Arts.



11/02/14

$28 Regular/$45 Patron



- http://www.newcenterboston.org/ai1ec_event/new-center-live-a-transformational-gift-the-schusterman-collection/?instance_id=

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



The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, Boston

Featuring Carol Barnett’s Bluegrass Mass (2007) for chorus, soloists and bluegrass band; and a world premiere new work by Winchester, MA native Stephen Feigenbaum.



11/02/14

$15, $35, $45; reserved pew seating. 10% off for seniors over 65, students, WGBH, and groups of 6+.



- http://www.choruspromusica.org/

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



AFD Theatre Presents "Avenue Q" Oct 17-Nov 2

Presented by Arlington Friends of the Drama at AFD Theatre

AFD Theatre’s 92nd season of the highest quality community theater begins with the Tony-Award winning musical “Avenue Q” at the theatre’s location on 22 Academy Street. The show runs for three weekends beginning October 17 through November 2, with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 4 PM. Senior citizens are invited to a senior dress rehearsal performance October 16 at 7:30. A talk-back with cast and crew will follow the Sunday 4 PM matinee on October 19.

“Avenue Q” is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the story of a recent college graduate named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Together, Princeton and his neighbors struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Although the show addresses adult issues, it’s about a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned.

Anyone who grew up watching children’s shows on public television will quickly be able to identify the inspiration for “Avenue Q.” Most of the characters in the show are puppets and the set depicts several tenements on a rundown street in New York City. However, these characters are in their twenties and thirties and face adult problems. Despite the fuzzy faces, “Avenue Q” is not suitable for children.

The Broadway production of “Avenue Q” ranks in the top 25 longest running shows in Broadway history. Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart.

AFD Theatre’s production of “Avenue Q” is being directed by Kevin Mark Kline. Kline brings an extensive directing background to “Avenue Q.” His theatre credits include musical productions at Riverside Theatre Works, the Longwood Players, the Boston Conservatory, and Arlington Friends of the Drama. Kline has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theater with an emphasis in directing from the Boston Conservatory.

Jason Whiting is the musical director for AFD Theatre’s “Avenue Q.” Whiting has served as musical director for numerous shows in and around Boston, including productions at the F.U.D.G.E Theatre Company, Emmanuel College, the Wellesley Players, and Arlington Friends of the Drama. He was the musical director for Suffolk University’s production of “Avenue Q” in 2013. Whiting graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in child and family studies and a minor in music.

Show dates for AFD Theatre’s production of “Avenue Q” are Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and Nov 1 at 8 PM and Oct. 19, 26, and Nov. 2 at 4 PM. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at www.afdtheatre.org or at the box office at 781-646-5922. A free for senior citizens dress rehearsal performance is set for Oct. 16 at 7:30. A talk-back with cast and crew will follow the Sunday 4 PM matinee on October 19.

Parental advisory: “Avenue Q” has a parental advisory notice for explicit content, strong language, adult and sexual situations, and full puppet nudity. “Avenue Q” is not suitable for children.

 



10/17/14 - 11/02/14

$25



- http://www.afdtheatre.org/

AFD Theatre - 22 Academy St., Arlington, MA, 02476



Gaze and Extension

Presented by Fountain Street Fine Art

This exhibition presents sensitive and masterful charcoal drawings by Mary Spencer, alongside evocative sculptures by Sara Fine-Wilson.

Spencer’s drawings investigate gaze as an extension of the heart and a porthole to the past; Fine-Wilson’s sculptures explore visual history and expand a sense of reach.



10/02/14 - 11/02/14

FREE



- http://www.FountainStreetFineArt.com



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



A Celebration of Marc Johnson

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at CFA Concert Hall

A tribute to Marc Johnson, beloved cello faculty member, featuring performances by the Muir String Quartet, the String faculty of BU School of Music, and alumni.



11/03/14

Free



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CFA Concert Hall - 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



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



Piano Masters Series: Michael Lewin

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

American pianist Michael Lewin performs works by Debussy, Scriabin and Schubert.



11/04/14

Standard: $15
Senior: $10
Student (w/ ID): Free



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Seully Hall - 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115



Camera Eye Seminar I

Presented by Camera Eye Photography Workshops at Camera Eye Photography Workshops

An intensive workshop where students will explore photographic seeing and visual thinking. In a small class setting we will discuss photographs in technical, formal, and conceptual terms. The class is a critique based workshop and will focus on the development of each individual’s unique way of seeing and development of a consistent photographic style. We will look at photographers who masterfully used the elements of light and creative use of the frame. Guest artists and critics from our local arts community and beyond will be invited to discuss individual portfolios accompanied by field trips to artists’ studios, galleries, or museums. Each class consists of review and critique of student’s photographs, slide lecture and discussion, assignments for next class and/ or field trip option



09/16/14 - 11/04/14

$380



- http://www.cameraeyeworkshops.com/#!camera-eye-seminar-i/c1ymm

Camera Eye Photography Workshops - 6 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA, 02144



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



Dr. William Pfaff "Music, Image, Time: Place as Inspiration"

Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts

The multimedia presentation highlights Dr. Pfaff’s interdisciplinary experiences as an Artist-in-Residence at the Petrified Forest National Park. It includes photos, original compositions and a screening of the collaboratively produced work, Unconformities.

In the summer of 2009, Dr. William Pfaff, Associate Professor of Music, SUNY Plattsburgh, was an Artist-in-Residence at the Petrified Forest National Park in Holbrook, Arizona. During his time there, he photographed the landscape, recorded natural sounds, interviewed park staff and composed music. Music, Image, Time: Place as Inspiration is a presentation that explores the residency in terms of preparation, experiences in the park and the creation of a collaborative artwork. The content of the presentation is interdisciplinary in nature and shows how geology, paleontology and anthropology can be sources of creative inspiration. Dr. Pfaff’s experiences with park scientists in each of these three fields are included.

The presentation includes a screening of the collaboratively produced work, Unconformities. Completed upon return from the park, the multimedia composition includes Pfaff’s photos and his original score for five electric basses. The music was performed, recorded, mixed and engineered by Dr. Drew Waters. Pfaff’s images were refined and set into Final Cut Pro by SUNY Plattsburgh Alumnus, Steve Twardzick.

The approximate running time is 1 hour. Following the presentation, Dr. Pfaff welcomes questions. It is suitable for a general audience, advanced knowledge of music or science is not necessary.



11/06/14

$8



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Rogers Center for the Arts - 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA, 01845



First Thursdays Under The Umbrella

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

Spend your first Thursday evenings at The Umbrella. Visit artists as they’re creating and explore the artistic worlds hidden in our building.

Whether you’ve been coming to The Umbrella for years or have never been here before, there is always something new to see in an artist’s studio. From the interdisciplinary world of Madeleine Evans on the second floor to the metal-smithing and jewelry making of Deb Richardson on the first floor, everyone at The Umbrella is always coming up with new projects.



09/04/14 - 11/06/14

Free



- http://www.emersonumbrella.org/resident-artists/first-thursdays/

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



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



Make Music Boston

Presented by Lawn on D

 Live music performances every Thursday and Friday from local talent enliven the area with home-grown indie rock, fiery fiddlers, an electronic marimba and more. Check out The Lawn on D website www.lawnond.com for artist lineup.

**Make Music Boston will not be available on September 18, 19, 25, 26; Oct 2 and 31



08/21/14 - 11/07/14

Free



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Ana Moura

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

Exquisite vocalist Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado. Her voice trolls freely though the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening the soul-baring genre with stunning results. The BBC raves, “her melancholic intimacy dominates the moment it sashays out of the speakers . . . setting a mood of mesmerizing sorrow.” Examiner.com called Moura’s voice “made for melodrama . . . aesthetically thrilling and emotionally heartbreaking.”



11/07/14

Reserved Seating
$37.00, $32.00, $28.00 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2021/ana-moura

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



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



Mary Black

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

Performing for more than 25 years and retiring after this farewell tour, Mary Black has long been considered one of the finest female vocalists in the Celtic world. An unparalleled interpretive singer with a beautiful, dynamic voice, she draws on her traditional Irish folk and ballad background to create music that soars with a contemporary edge. Her daughter, Róisín O, will open.



11/08/14

Reserved Seating
$48.00, $42.00, $37.00, $30.00 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2023/mary-black

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



winds of music, passing on: Schumann, Welcher, Woolrich, Schubert

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston

One of the most imaginative and mercurial composers of the Romantic era, Robert Schumann embraced the dualities of his own nature, cultivating emotion and intellect, heart and mind. Just as Schumann was inspired by Schubert and the artistry of his wife Clara, his influence carries on, sparking our imaginations and touching our souls.

PROGRAM:
Clara Schumann, Drei Romanzen for violin & piano, Op. 22
John Woolrich, A Cabinet of Curiosities for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn & piano
Franz Schubert, String Trio in-B-flat Major, D. 581
Dan Welcher, Florestan’s Falcon for flute & piano
Robert Schumann, Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47



11/08/14

$45, $35, $25; $5 off for students/seniors



- http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/november.html

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



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



MISTRAL Presents: PARIS BETWEEN THE WARS

Presented by Mistral at St. Paul's Church, Brookline

Musical effervescence from the twenties and thirties in Paris, a hotbed of artistic activity where composers flocked from abroad. From Stravinsky and Ravel to the coquettish Poulenc and Françaix, culminating in a brilliant sextet by a composer of today, Guillaume Connesson, who catapults the spirit of Francaix into the 21st century!

 



11/08/14

Adults $30; Seniors $25; Students Free; Group rates available



- http://www.MistralMusic.org

St. Paul's Church, Brookline - 15 St. Paul's Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



Kids' Shows: Film - THE PARENT TRAP (1961)

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Starring Hayley Mills and Hayley Mills, The Parent Trap is the delightful comic tale of twin sisters, long separated, who meet accidentally for the first time at summer camp. After discovering their connection to one another, they concoct an outrageous scheme to switch places in an effort to get their parents back together. A Disney classic that deserves to be seen on the big screen!
Recommended for ages 5+.



11/08/14

$7 adults, $5 children



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/parent-trap

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



Laurie Berkner Solo the Rock Till You Drop Tour

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Shubert Theatre

Children’s music superstar and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner's concert will showcase many songs from The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection plus an array of other fan favorites, such as “Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz),” “Victor Vito,” and “We Are The Dinosaurs.”

Dubbed “one of the hippest children’s artists” by FamilyFun Magazine, Laurie Berkner’s original songs, albums, DVDs, music videos, and books leave no doubt: Laurie is the uncrowned queen of children’s music and the power behind the progressive “kindie rock” movement.

A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music over ten years ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. The Laurie Berkner Band has received tremendous critical acclaim. Time Magazine lauded Laurie as “a kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow…Berkner inhabits a kid’s curious perspective in her lyrics and pens folk-pop melodies that bear repeated – very repeated – listenings.” The Wall Street Journal called Laurie “one of the most popular children’s performers in America … Her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups.”

The Laurie Berkner Band features: Laurie Berkner, vocals/guitar; Susie Lampert, keyboards; Brady Rymer, bass; and Bobby Golden, drums/percussion.



11/08/14

VIP tickets are available for $103.75 each which include a Meet & Greet and photo opportunity.



- http://www.citicenter.org/show/2672/

Citi Shubert Theatre - 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



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



Winds of Music, Passing On: Schumann, Welcher, Woolrich, Schubert

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

One of the most imaginative and mercurial composers of the Romantic era, Robert Schumann embraced the dualities of his own nature, cultivating emotion and intellect, heart and mind. Just as Schumann was inspired by Schubert and the artistry of his wife Clara, his influence carries on, sparking our imaginations and touching our souls.

PROGRAM:
Clara Schumann, Drei Romanzen for violin & piano, Op. 22
John Woolrich, A Cabinet of Curiosities for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn & piano
Franz Schubert, String Trio in-B-flat Major, D. 581
Dan Welcher, Florestan’s Falcon for flute & piano
Robert Schumann, Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47



11/09/14

$45, $35, $25; $5 off for students/seniors



- http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/november.html

Goethe-Institut Boston - 170 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



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



MISTRAL Presents: PARIS BETWEEN THE WARS

Presented by Mistral at West Parish Church, Andover

Musical effervescence from the twenties and thirties in Paris, a hotbed of artistic activity where composers flocked from abroad. From Stravinsky and Ravel to the coquettish Poulenc and Françaix, culminating in a brilliant sextet by a composer of today, Guillaume Connesson, who catapults the spirit of Francaix into the 21st century!

 



11/09/14

Adults $30; Seniors $25; Students Free; Group rates available



- http://www.MistralMusic.org

West Parish Church, Andover - 129 Reservation Road, Andover, MA, 01810



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



The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre

The Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs works by Danielpour, Mozart, Verdi, Gershwin and Bennett. Featuring Boston Conservatory faculty member Ya-Fei Chuang (piano).



11/09/14

Standard: $15

Student/Senior: $10



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Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



American Visions

Presented by Coro Allegro at NEC's Jordan Hall

Aaron Copland: The Boatmen’s Dance, At the River, Promise of Living
Andrew Bonacci: Auguries of Innocence
Nicholas Anthony Ascioti: Sacred Victim
Alexander deVaron: Songs For a Waxing Moon

Join us in a musical celebration of legendary choral conductor Lorna Cooke deVaron showcasing works by pioneering and contemporary American voices. Experience the warm, quintessentially American lyricism of her colleague Aaron Copland’s settings of folk melodies. Then explore the contemporary American soundscapes both Copland and deVaron helped foster through settings by emerging composers of poetic and prophetic texts by Isaiah, William Blake, and Walt Whitman. Featuring a world premiere by Lorna Cooke deVaron’s son Alexander on Whitman’s transformative poem, “Proto-Leaf,” this program at New England Conservatory honors a towering figure in the very place where she inspired generations of Boston music lovers.

Coro Allegro is Boston's acclaimed classical chorus for members, friends, and allies of the LGBT community.

Featuring:
David Hodgkins, conductor
Sonja Tengblad, soprano
Harris Ipock, baritone



11/09/14

Tickets are $67, $46 and $25 at the door. $5 senior/student discount with ID. There is an additional $2 restoration fee for Jordan Hall.



- http://www.coroallegro.org

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Agnes Obel

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

Pure, austere, and remarkably poised, Agnes Obel infuses her exquisite, atmospheric songs with a deep and resonant melancholy. Her double-platinum debut, Philharmonics, was an unexpected hit in her native Denmark (as well as in France, Belgium, and her adopted home of Germany). Now she comes to Boston for the first time with Aventine, a languid and reflective sophomore recording. Obel's sweet velvety voice and pristine mix of piano, violin, and cello are captivating. Boston’s own Gem Club will open.



11/10/14

General admission, standing room only, 18+
$25 advance, $28 day of



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2025/agnes-obel



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.

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. Bernadine Blaha will be featured on piano.

Popper Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68
Dohnanyi Cello Sonata in B flat major, Op. 8
Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

 



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


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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.

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- 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



Irving Berlin’s “Watch Your Step”

Presented by American Classics at Follen Community Church

It was Irving Berlin’s debut musical. “Play a Simple Melody” and “They Always Follow Me Around” as well as “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.



11/14/14

$25 adults, $20 students, seniors, BACA members, StageSource members



- http://americanclassicsmusic.org/current-season/

Follen Community Church - 755 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA, 02420



Dave Attell

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly, Dave Attell’s caustic wit, rapid-fire delivery and his choice of material that can best be described as “very adult” has earned him the reputation as a “comic’s comic.” But if you ask Attell, he’d say, “I’m just trying to get some laughs and sell some drinks.”



11/14/14

$25-$35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/dave-attell/

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



Diego El Cigala

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

Three-time Grammy Award–winner Diego el Cigala is quite simply the most exciting and innovative flamenco singer in the world today. His earthy, exultant, and richly emotive voice marks him as one of the greatest singers of our time.



11/14/14

Reserved Seating
$48.00, $42.00, $37.00, $30.00 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2027/diego-el-cigala

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



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



Capturing Music: Writing and Singing Music in the Middle Ages

Presented by Blue Heron Renaissance Choir at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

A multimedia event presented by Blue Heron in collaboration with Thomas Forrest Kelly (Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University). This unique presentation will explore the power of written music in pictures and sound, and will be in effect a “live action” version of Prof. Kelly’s book, Capturing Music: The Story of Notation. This event has two parts; the first beginning at 3:00 PM, the second at 8:00 PM. One ticket entitles you to entry for both parts. A "Q & A" session will precede the second part, at 7:00 PM. Capturing Music will be available for purchase, and the author will be available to sign copies.



11/15/14

Reserved seating $90 (Sec. A) / $63.75 (sec. B)
General seating $45 (Sec. C) / $37.50 (Sec. C Senior/Student discount) UNDER 18 FREE



- http://blueheronchoir.org/concerts/capturing-music/

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Boston Byzantine Music Festival

Presented by Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Maliotis Cultural Center at Hellenic College

The Second Boston Byzantine Music Festival presents a dynamic and engaging collection of performances that explore the musical tradition of the Byzantine Empire and its points of contact with the music of Western Europe and the Ottoman Empire.

Friday, November 14 - 7:30 pm and Saturday, November 15 - 7:30 pm at the Maliotis Cultural Center at Hellenic College Holy Cross, 50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline.

Friday, November 14th:  CAPPELLA ROMANA performing The Fall of Constantinople.  

Cappella Romana is an internationally recognized vocal ensemble dedicated to combining passion with scholarship in its exploration of the musical traditions of the Christian East and West, with emphasis on early and contemporary music.  "The Fall of Constantinople," directed by Alexander Lingas, was first performed by Cappella Romana to captivated audiences in January 2002, just months after the September 11, 2001 attacks.  It was later booked by a number of early music festivals across North America and Europe, most recently the Utrecht Early Music Festival in the Netherlands.

Saturday, November 15th: GREEK ORTHODOX BYZANTINE CHOIR performing Petros The Peloponnesian: Portrait of a Musical Genius and DUNYA perfoming A Fasil for Phanariot Beyzade.

The Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir introduces audiences beyond the borders of Orthodox churches to the beauty of Byzantine music and reveals the spiritual depth of this ancient music.  The choir, directed by Dr. Demetrios Kehagias, will offer a musical portrait of Petros the Peloponnesian, cantor in the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and widely regarded as the greatest post-Byzantine ecclesiastical composer.  The performance will present the best-known masterpieces of Petros alongside works by composers whose style bears the unmistakable influence of Petros.

DUNYA ensemble, a musicians' collective and record label, will perform Phanariot songs and Ottoman classical music notated by master nineteenth-century Greek Orthodox cantors. Core ensemble member Mehmet Ali Sanlikol has selected compositions in order to recreate a recital that would have been enjoyed by a Phanariot Beyzade (a Greek-Ottoman prince) in nineteenth century Istanbul.

A series of free lectures and workshops related to the concerts will be presented throughout the day on November 14 and 15.  A full schedule is available at www.BostonByzantineMusic.org  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



11/14/14 - 11/15/14

$25 per concert, $40 for both concerts; $12 per concert for students with valid ID. Box Office tickets are limited.

Workshops and Lectures during the day are free with prior registration.



- http://www.BostonByzantineMusic.org

Maliotis Cultural Center at Hellenic College - 50 Goddard St., Brookline, MA, 02445



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

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.

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- 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



Menopause The Musical

Presented by Spectacle Management

Come join the sisterhood! This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the '60's, '70's, and '80's will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years. It's the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!



11/12/14 - 11/16/14

Tickets are $43-$63



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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



A Disappearing Number

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater

In 1913 a clerk in rural India, Ramanujan, sends a letter to the renowned Cambridge mathematician, G.H. Hardy, containing an extraordinary series of theorems. What ensues is a legendary, intellectually passionate, seven-year collaboration. Interwoven with the present-day story of Ruth, a British math professor, and her husband, an Indian-American businessman. Drama, comedy, Indian dance and music weave an immersive experience the New York Times called “mesmerizing”, a love-story that combines the clashes of culture, the sensuality of ideas, while illuminating the mystery of mathematics. A Disappearing Number received the 2007 Olivier, Evening Standard, and Critic’s Circle Theatre Awards for Best New Play. A Disappearing Number is partly Inspired by G. H. Hardy’s book A Mathematician’s Apology.



10/16/14 - 11/16/14

Tickets start at $15.



- https://www.centralsquaretheater.org/shows/a-disappearing-number/

Central Square Theater - 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139



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



String Masters Series: Andrew Mark and Max Levinson

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

Cellist and Boston Conservatory faculty member Andrew Mark perform works by Martinu, Beethoven, Harbison and Strauss. Featuring guest artist Max Levinson (piano).



11/16/14

Standard: $15
Senior: $10
Student (w/ ID): Free



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Seully Hall - 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115



Milton Nascimento

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

One of Brazil’s greatest stars of all time, Milton Nascimento celebrates a 50-year career with his latest album and world tour, Uma Travessia, featuring classic songs in his repertoire. His band includes Wilson Lopes on guitar, drummer Lincoln Cheib, bassist Gastão Villeroy, Kiko Continentino on piano, and Widor Santiago on saxophone.

“Nascimento is gifted with one of the most extraordinary voices in popular music, a benevolent tenor that floats upward to a heartbreakingly pure falsetto.”—The New York Times



11/16/14

$48.00, $42.00, $37.00, $30.00 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2029/milton-nascimento-

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



The Harvard Art Museums Grand Re-Opening

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

The Harvard Art Museums—comprising the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum—will open their new facility, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, to the public on November 16, 2014.



11/16/14



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/faqs

Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum - 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Swan Lake

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Boston Ballet presents the world premiere of Mikko Nissinen's Swan Lake, the classic fairytale of the Swan Queen Odette, Prince Siegfried, and the sorcery, betrayal, and love that unites them for all eternity. The production features magnificent new costumes and sets, with choreography that captures the flare and heart of Tchaikovsky's romantic score.

The second collaboration between Mikko Nissinen and award-winning designer Robert Perdziola (set and costume designer for Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker) has a new prologue and scenic details that recall the emotion and impact of Petipa and Ivanov's original ballet. As timeless as the love that binds Siegfried and Odette it will leave you spellbound until the very end. This is the Swan Lake not to be missed.



10/30/14 - 11/16/14



- http://www.bostonballet.org/swanlake/

Boston Opera House - 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Introduction to Digital Photo Editing

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Take your images to the next level! Learn how to fix exposure, color and other problems or simply give your images an artistic twist. Photoshop will allow you to alter your images like the pros and have fun expressing yourself through your photographs! If you have a laptop with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements bring it to class with you!

Week 1: The basics of Photoshop, file types, proper re-sizing, cropping and simple tools.
Week 2: Adjusting highlights, mid-tones, shadows, and correcting color balance. B&W conversions.
Week 3:Combining images and local corrections with masks.
Week 4:Combining multiple images with selections.
Week 5: Using paint, heal, clone and other tools.
Week 6: Sharpening and blurring, with smart objects.Filters, and effects.
Week7: Self generated project - bring that image you have always wanted to tweak or create a new work of art with guidance.
Week 8: Complete self generated project and share them with the class.



09/30/14 - 11/17/14

Price: $300



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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



Introduction to Digital Photography

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Learn how to make your images look more professional! We'll be learning the basics, for example what is aperture and shutter and what do they do for your images visually? We'll talk about using natural light, how to pose people, and lots of simple tips on how to make your images more appealing. Then we will learn how to touch up and fix the most common problems quickly and easily in Photoshop or PhotoshopElements. Whether you have a digital SLR or a point and shoot camera, bring it along and learn how to use it!

Week 1: Photography basics. Camera settings and exposure. Using your shutter to freeze and show motion.
Week 2: The aperture and how it changes your background. Design principles.
Week 3: Understanding natural light and your camera meter.
Week 4: Portrait posing, lighting, and techniques.
Week 5: The basics of Photoshop, file types, proper re-sizing, cropping and simple tools.
Week 6: Adjusting exposure and correcting color balance. B&W conversions.
Week 7: Edit your images in class.
Week 8: Finish editing images and share them with the class.



10/01/14 - 11/19/14

Price: $300



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/



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



Focusing the Abstract

Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center

Join us for a poignant and powerful collaborative new work of video and music by Richard and Deborah Cornell, paired with the vivid imagery and emotion of Berio’s Folk Songs.



11/22/14

$30 | Seniors $25 | Students/children $10

(All seats general admission)



- http://www.bmv.org

Tsai Performance Center - Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Kids' Shows: Silly Sally's Bubble Show

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Silly Sally's Bubble Show is a fun, inventive, educational, silly and interactive show for kids and families of all ages! Little bubbles, medium bubbles and GINORMOUS bubbles collaborate to tell stories, sing and dance, recycle and come to LIFE! Recommended for ages 3+.



11/22/14

$11 adults, $8 children



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/silly-sallys-bubble-show

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



Ronald K. Brown Evidence

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Ronald K. Brown and his company, Evidence, explore dance idioms from across the African diaspora, mixing Cuban, Caribbean, West African, and modern American dance forms to create high-energy works that joyously blend complex rhythms with a deep but down-to-earth spirituality.



11/21/14 - 11/22/14

Reserved Seating
$40.00 / $36.00 World Music/CRASHarts Members



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2031/ronald-k.brownevidence-a-dance-company

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



DakhaBrakha

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

DakhaBrakha creates wild and unforgettable music that is at once sacred and modern. The award-winning quartet grounds its musical experimentation in the ritualistic songs of Ukraine and its Slavic neighbors venturing into a whirlwind of explosive rhythms and sounds from Asia and Africa. With a theatrical blend of Balkan singing, percussion, didgeridoo, cello, and accordion, DakhaBrakha's sound is both exciting and mesmerizing.



11/22/14

General Admission
$28.00



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2033/dakhabrakha



Chosen Child

Presented by Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Three generations of mothers and memories combine to change the fate of a schizophrenic man at the Port Authority Bus Terminal as he waits for a sister he hardly knows, to fulfill an agreement that was never made. Adoption, desertion, and forgiveness—all this makes up a family. What are the ties that bind?



10/30/14 - 11/22/14

$30/General Admission - $25/BU Faculty/Staff, Seniors (62+) - $10/Students (with valid ID)



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Andy Gross

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Andy Gross is one of the hottest corporate entertainer, stand up comic, magician and ventriloquist working today as evidenced by his sold out shows and devoted following! He performs over 150 shows a year at comedy clubs, Las Vegas, cruise ships, fortune 500 corporate events, colleges and performing arts theatres everywhere. He is considered the best by his peers in the entertainment industry and he will leave you spellbound.



11/20/14 - 11/22/14

$30.00



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



Mixed Media Painting

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Through a variety of media, this class encourages expression of personal ideas and vision. Explore the use of collage materials including paper, photographs, books, maps and found objects. Experiment with tar, shylac, modeling paste, encaustic wax and xerox transfer. Includes demonstrations, slides and discussions of contemporary art. Experimentation and trusting one's process encouraged!



09/27/14 - 11/22/14

Price: $300



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/



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 - 11/23/14

November 20 Performance: Tickets range from $15-$72

November 23 Performance: Tickets range from $25-$102; Concert Lecture begins at 1:45pm (free admission with ticket). 



- http://bostonphil.org/concerts/november

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy 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



The Play of Daniel

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

The Trinity Concert Series welcomes the Boston Camerata as they celebrate their 60th anniversary with a new production of The Play of Daniel. Featuring Boston Camerata soloists and the Trinity Choristers, this exciting and ambitious interpretation brings a modern perspective to the medieval work.



11/21/14 - 11/23/14

$30, $45



- http://trinitychurchboston.org/worship-and-music/music/concerts

Trinity Church Boston - 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Krapp's Last Tape and The Dumb Waiter

Presented by Boston Center for American Performance at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210

Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP), the professional extension of the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre, presents this evening of one-acts from two of the most celebrated playwrights of the 20th century: Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape, featuring Sidney Friedman, and Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter, featuring Michael Hammond.

Directed by Clay Hopper. For more information about BCAP, visit bu.edu/cfa/bcap.



11/12/14 - 11/23/14

$20 general admission | $15 seniors, students, and groups of 10+ | $10 with CFA Membership | 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/bcap-one-acts/

Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210 - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



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



Various Variations 3: All Brahms: Ops. 99, 100, 101

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre

Brahms   Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 99

Brahms   Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 100
Brahms   Pianno Trio in C minor, Op. 101

Harumi Rhodes, violin; Ronald Thomas, cello; Mihae Lee, piano

Inspired by poetry and friendship, Brahms celebrated an invigorating summer in Switzerland “so full of melodies that one has to be careful not to stop on any” with three of his best-loved chamber works in consecutive order: the energetic Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 99; the lyrical Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 100; and the passionate Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101. In them, Brahms explores his own version of writing variations through continuous melodic evolution.

Various Variations   This fall BCMS surveys some of the greatest examples of variation writing in the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky.  



11/23/14

$23, $34, $45, $56; Students: $8; Seniors or WGBH members: $4 off



- http://www.bostonchambermusic.org/?concerts=2014-1123-sanders

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators are those artists, both past and present, who are recognized for continuously experimenting with traditional techniques and materials as well as developing revolutionary approaches in the realm of fiber art. The exhibition focuses on the energy and breadth of vision that continues to shape the future of fiber art.

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Renie Breskin Adams, Olga de Amaral, Lucy Arai, Anastasia Azure, Linda Behar, Dorothy Gill Barnes, Mary Bero, Lanny Bergner, Nancy Moore Bess, Archie Brennan, John Cardin, Lia Cook, Randall Darwall, Eric & Martin Demaine, Carol Eckert, Catherine Ellis, Arline Fisch, Arline Fisch, John Garrett, Jan Hopkins, Mary Lee Hu, Lissa Hunter, Diane Itter, Michael James, Naomi Kobayashi, Nancy Koenigsberg, Alison Kotin, Gyongy Laky, Maximo Laura, Chunghie Lee, Kari Lonning, Susan Martin Maffei, Ruben Marroquin, Amanda McCavour, John McQueen, Norma Minkowitz, Debora Muhl, Kait Rhoads, Lesley Richmond, Michael F. Rohde, Ed Rossbach, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Jane Sauer, Cynthia Schira, Warren Seelig, Kay Sekimachi, Carol Shinn, Adrienne Sloane, Pamela Studstill, Polly Adams Sutton, and Dawn Nichols Walden.



07/05/14 - 11/23/14

Adults $8

Seniors $5

Students $5

Children Under 12 FREE

Members FREE

Thursday 5:00 – 9:00 pm FREE



- http://fullercraft.org/event/game-changers-fiber-masters-and-innovators/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



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



Drawing for Beginners

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Yes, you can Draw! In this foundation course, we will explore the basic elements of drawing including line, proportion, relationship, value, contrast, form, and perspective. We will work from still life, room interiors and a model. This class provides a highly supportive environment and encourages trusting one's own process while developing a strong foundation for future work. We will focus on the process of making, and not necessarily the final product to build confidence and skills for the emerging artists. Our methods are based on foundation drawing techniques that have been taught at Montserrat for decades. Come learn a different way of seeing that will catapult your creative practice!



09/30/14 - 11/25/14

Price: $300



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/



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



A Misunderstanding Un Malentendido

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

Eleven multigenerational Cuban artists speak in a personal language, touching upon idiosyncrasies and pivotal points in our history, urging the viewer to explore personal assumptions and perceptions. This apparent chaotic collection of artistic expression and mediums is united by one concept: to consider ideas that have previously been excluded, break down mental walls that divide us, and accept guidelines that are foreign. The reception will be held on October 2, 2014 from 6-8 PM.



09/05/14 - 11/26/14

FREE



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

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



High School Portfolio Prep

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

 The High School Portfolio Preperation Courseis an intensive Experience in art that is offered on Saturdays in the fall semesters for high school students looking to prepare their art portfolios for the college admission process. 



09/27/14 - 11/27/14

Price: $350, non–credit



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/



Arturo Sandoval

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake and in his own right as a leader. He also performed at the Billboard Awards with Alicia Keys. Sandoval has been awarded 10 Grammy Awards, and nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award.

 



11/28/14

$40-$80



- http://www.scullersjazz.com/

Scullers Jazz Club - 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134



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



Kids' Shows: Film - THE MUPPET MOVIE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

 They're irreverent, irrepressible, and downright irresistible…they're the Muppets. In their first full-length movie, see how their meteoric rise to fame and fortune began: with a rainbow, a song . . . and a Frog. After a fateful meeting with a big-time talent agent, Kermit the Frog heads for Hollywood dreaming of showbiz. Along the way, Fozzie Bear, the Great Gonzo, and the dazzling Miss Piggy join him in hopes of becoming film stars too. But all bets are off when Kermit falls into the clutches of Doc Hopper (Charles Durning), a fast-food mogul seeking to promote his French-fried frog-leg franchise! Featuring Oscar-nominated music and side-splitting appearances by some of the biggest names on the silver screen -- including Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, and more!
Recommended for ages 5+.



11/29/14

$7 adults, $5 children



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/muppet-movie

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



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



Piano Masters Series: David Korevaar

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

One of America's most probing, intellectually curious, versatile and pianistically-refined musicians, David Korevaar's mastery extends from J.S. Bach to Lowell Liebermann. Featuring a fascinating presentation of French works and Schubert's monumental Sonata in A Major.

FAURÉ: Nocturne No. 7 in c-sharp minor
HARSÁNYI: Trois pièces de danse   
POULENC: Les soirées de nazelles
SCHUBERT: Sonata in A Major, D. 959



12/02/14

Standard: $15
Senior: $10
Student (w/ ID): Free



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Seully Hall - 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115



Alex Gerasev | Short Stories

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

There is a childlike wonder about each “short story” that painter and graphic designer Alex Gerasev creates. Even with the whimsy his works portray at first glance, the inspiration for Gerasev’s imagery is actually rooted in everyday life. The artwork in this exhibition allows you to create your own world within an image while the artist’s strong sense of design will keep you looking for new surprises. The reception will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014.


 



09/05/14 - 12/02/14

FREE



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

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



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



Horace and Agnes: a Love Story

Presented by Griffin Museum of Photography at Griffin Museum of Photography

A collaborative photographic journal that depicts the life story of characters Horace and his wife Agnes. Photography by Asia Kepka. Stories by Lynn Dowling.

Artist’s Statement:

“On a hot July day, we dressed ourselves up with masks borrowed from a friend and started shooting self-portraits. We were fascinated by these characters and immediately named them Horace and Agnes. Once we gave them an identity, their story began to unfold. They met through random circumstance and their love for each other is literally blind. They exemplify a fairy tale of what it would be like to fall in love with the right person…just because.

Horace and Agnes (and their friends) are made up of all of the people we have encountered through our lives. Their world, though slightly dated, is a tangible one that our characters pass through.

Horace and Agnes are all self portraits. Photographer Asia Kepka stars as Agnes and Lynn Dowling, who writes their stories, plays Horace.” – Asia Kepka



10/14/14 - 12/04/14

Admission is $7 for adults; $3 for seniors. Members and children under 12 are admitted free.



- http://www.griffinmuseum.org/blog/event/open-horace-and-agnes-a-love-story/

Griffin Museum of Photography - 67 Shore Road, Winchester, NH, 01890



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.

Sponsor: The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation Inc.

 



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



Handel's Messiah - A Holiday Tradition in Worcester

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

Each year the chorus performs with orchestras and soloists in Mechanics Hall as part of the Music Worcester season, including an annual performance of Handel's Messiah. For over 100 years, this annual Messiah holiday concert has served as a local tradition and an integral part of the Worcester Music Festival! We will be joined by high school students through our Festival Singers program, an educational outreach effort of the Chorus for interested local students, currently including participants from South Community High School and Wachusett Regional High School.

 

 



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



JP Plays A(rlen)B(erlin)C(ole)

Presented by Highland Jazz

Trumpeter Jason Palmer and his quintet pay homage to composers Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter.



12/06/14

$18Adv($17 Sen; $10 Stud); $20 Door



- http://www.highlandjkazz.org



Full Moon Owl Prowl for Families

Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat and search for our frequent evening owl visitors, the screech owl and great horned owl. This program for ages 6 and up includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



11/08/14 - 12/06/14

Adults $11.00m/ $13.00nm, Children $6.00m/ $8.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:whoTags[]=audience_family:program_code=35352:keywords=Owl

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Maud Morgan Arts Fall Classes

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

For Maud Morgan Arts teacher Alice Turkel, the ideal class size is large enough so that students “can’t get quite as much help as they want.” Turkel offers plenty of instruction and guidance to her students, but she finds that sometimes when she’s helping one student, another student who thought she needed help will end up solving a problem for herself, and that’s when the most valuable learning can occur. This fall, Maud Morgan Arts classes provide students with a cornucopia of opportunities to discover how good they are at responding to their own artistic challenges.

“Little kids doing woodworking…they think everything is about nails,” says Turkel who has taught woodworking and crafts to students of all ages and who has also served on the Cambridge School Committee for six terms. She shows children that woodworking is more than pounding boards together; it’s also about learning to use a variety of techniques and tools to make objects of their own design. In Turkel’s weaving class, students begin by constructing a backstrap loom, and building their own loom gives students a deeper understanding of the mechanics of weaving.

“I am interested in teaching my students to express their individual styles and preferences visually,” says Maud Morgan Arts teacher Annie Zeybekoglu. “Not to do artwork that looks like mine.” Her class is geared toward adults who have never done serious drawing and who may be frightened to try, and Zeybekoglu is eager to guide them: “I like to teach by asking questions, posing visual problems to solve, rather than prescribing solutions. Learning different techniques empowers students to find their own solutions, each as unique as the person addressing the visual problem.” Zeybekoglu’s own mixed media work is in collections in Boston, New York, Hungary and Japan, and she has taught art classes for over twenty years. Of course, at Maud Morgan Arts, learning is not just for the students, but also for the teachers. Says Zeybekoglu: “I like nothing more than being asked a question I don’t know the answer to.”

Maud Morgan Arts fall classes in ceramics, printmaking, painting and other visual arts for all ages begin September 29th. Register online at www.maudmorganarts.org. 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.



09/29/14 - 12/06/14

Tuition and Materials fee varies with class



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



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



- https://artsemerson.org/

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



Jumbo: Marvel, Myth & Mascot

Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery

The exhibition will be the first of its kind to narrate Jumbo's life story from star of the London Zoo to college mascot by means of original images (posters, couriers, photographs, etc.) and artifacts drawn from public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada.

 



09/11/14 - 12/07/14

Free | Suggested $3 donation



- http://artgallery.tufts.edu/default.aspx

Tufts University Art Gallery - 40R Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA, 02155



Manna: Masterworks from the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection

Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery

The first exhibition in 13 years focusing on a curated selection of 47 of the finest works of painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and new media from the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection.



09/11/14 - 12/07/14

Free; Suggested $3 donation



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Tufts University Art Gallery - 40R Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA, 02155



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



A Christmas Festival of Music

Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100

Join us for a festival of Christmas music performed by the Boston College Symphonic Band and the University Wind Ensemble of Boston College. Come hear your favorite Christmas music performed by the talented student musicians of the Bands Program and get into the Christmas spirit! Sebastian Bonaiuto and David Healey direct.



12/09/14

Free



- http://www.bc.edu/offices/bands/

Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100 - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



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 is engaged to perky, can-do Patsy Newquist. As their wedding day grows near, Alfred finds himself embroiled in an urban nightmare involving his fiancée's family, the possibility of marriage without faith, muggings, and a sniper's bullet. 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



Kids' Shows: Magic by Scott Jameson

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Come see the show audiences are calling "superb!", "a blast!", and "heartwarming fun for the whole family." Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson at the Coolidge for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities. Recommended for ages 3+.



12/13/14

$11 adults, $8 children



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/magic-scott-jameson

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



Franklin Evans Art Exhibit

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Franklin Evans’ site-specific, all-encompassing environments include unstretched canvases, wall paintings, photos, sound and theoretical texts. Celebrating connections over divisions, Evans’ work brings images and ideas together through indexing, cataloguing and mapping. Franklin Evans Exhibit Opening at Montserrat. Wednesday, September 17, 5 – 8 pm, Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex Street, Beverly. On view in the Montserrat Gallery, August 26 - December 13. Learn more at www.montserrat.edu/galleries/public-programs



08/26/14 - 12/13/14

FREE



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Brad Mehldau Trio

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

Recently called “the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years” (The New York Times), Brad Mehldau combines rigorous artistry, eclectic music tastes, and breathtaking improvisational capabilities. Known for his unique, intense live performances, Mehldau forges his own path, embodying the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure. His highly intuitive trio with Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums juxtaposes stripped down, emotionally direct ballads with densely packed abstract compositions.



12/13/14

Reserved Seating
$48.00, $42.00, $37.00, $30.00 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2035/brad-mehldau-trio

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



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



Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds

Presented by Boston College at McMullen Art Museaum

Presenting more than forty paintings and a wide selection of works on paper by Wifredo Lam (1902–82), this retrospective is the first to examine the artist as a global figure whose work blurred boundaries among established artistic movements of the twentieth century. Exhibited together for the first time are many of Lam’s greatest masterpieces, allowing for a reexamination of the breadth of the artist’s oeuvre and chronicling how his poetic imagination inspired his depictions of “new worlds.” .



08/31/14 - 12/14/14

Free



- http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/artmuseum/exhibitions/archive/lam/index.html

McMullen Art Museaum - 140 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA, 02467



Joo Lee Kang: Unnaturally Beautiful & Art Faculty Review

Presented by UNH Museum of Art

November 1-December 14, 2014 (closed Nov. 11 & Nov. 26-30)

Museum hours: M/Tu./W 10am-4pm, Th. 10am-8pm, closed Fri., Sat./Sun. 1pm-5pm

Opening Reception, Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00-8:00, p.m.

 

Joo Lee Kang: Unnaturally Beautiful
Boston-based artist Joo Lee Kang’s intricately rendered ballpoint pen drawings of flowers, animals, and insects seduce with their opulence and abundance while expressing the artist’s concerns about natural and man-made modifications to genetic material. She uses a vernacular of ornamentation – festoons and swags— to suggest historical periods of decadence and sumptuous materialism. Upon closer examination of the dense monochromatic compositions, the charm fades revealing malformed animals with multiple appendages and misshapen features. The unnaturally beautiful genetic mutations attract as much as they repel the viewer’s attention and raise questions about human intervention in natural-selection processes.  

 

Art Faculty Review
Every two years The Museum of Art highlights work by studio art faculty members in the Department of Art and Art History who are new or returning from sabbatical leave. This exhibition features recent work by Michael Cardinali, Brian Chu, Julee Holcombe, Scott Schnepf, and Leah Woods.

 

Photo Credit:    

Joo Lee Kang, Still Life with Shells #1,, ballpoint pen on paper, 2014, 29.5 inches x 40.5 inches framed, Courtesy of the artist and Gallery NAGA, Boston    

Leah Woods, Migration (detail), 2014, Maple, plywood, 43 inches x 80 inches x 23 inches, Courtesy of the artist,          

 



11/01/14 - 12/14/14

Free



- http://www.unh.edu/moa



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



The Human Comedy

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

With music by Galt MacDermot (Hair) and based on William Saroyan’s novel of the same name, The Human Comedy is a folk opera and coming-of-age tale about small-town life in World War II era California. This production of The Human Comedy is sponsored in part through the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Musical Theatre Fund and is dedicated to the memory of Boston University’s former first lady and treasured friend of the College of Fine Arts, Jasmine Chobanian.



12/12/14 - 12/18/14

$12 General Public | $10 BU Alumni, WGBH and WBUR members, Huntington Theatre Company subscribers | $6 with CFA Membership | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/human-comedy/

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



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



Kids' Shows: Film - THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

‘Tis the season for love, laughter, and one of the most cherished stories of all time! Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale. Academy Award® winner Michael Caine gives a performance that's anything but "bah, humbug!" as greedy, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge. One fateful Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Together with kind, humble Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog) and his family, the Spirits open Scrooge's eyes -- and his heart -- to the true meaning of Christmas. Recommended for ages 4+.



12/20/14

$7 adults, $5 children



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/muppet-christmas-carol

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



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 by Barry Kleinbort

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre

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 $1 million 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



Franklin Evans Exhibit

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Franklin Evans’ site-specific, all-encompassing environments include unstretched canvases, wall paintings, photos, sound, and theoretical texts. Celebrating connections over divisions, Evans’s work brings images and ideas together through indexing, cataloguing and mapping.



08/26/14 - 12/26/14

Free



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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.

Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

 



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



The Christmas Revels

Presented by Revels at Sanders Theatre

A holiday tradition returns! The 44th annual Christmas Revels journeys to Victorian England for a joyous theatrical production set in the amazing Crystal Palace originally erected for London's Great Exhibition of 1851. A radiant cast of more than 100 performers will entertain you with music hall songs, holiday carols, and lovely anthems not to mention a Cinderella "Panto" brimming with buffoonery. Expect gobs of audience participation and our signature piece, Lord of the Dance, which will surely have you dancing in the aisles. Don't miss this special holiday show!  Directed by Patrick Swanson; George Emlen, music director.



12/12/14 - 12/28/14

Adults: $22-$60; Children 11 and under: $10-$42



- http://www.revels.org/shows-events/christmas-revels/

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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



Harold Night

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Every Wednesday night starting at 730PM and 9:30PM our resident ImprovBoston Harold teams perform Harold, The classic long form improv format, with occasional special guests. From a single audience suggestion, each Harold team creates a 25-minute comedy show from scratch, an original improvised set exploring a world of characters we guarantee you won't soon forget.



08/06/14 - 12/31/14

$12 | Students $10
 



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/harold_night

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



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 - 12/31/14

$52



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/john_oliver/

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



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/



The Nutcracker

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! This critically-acclaimed production debuted in 2012 with new sets and costumes, and critics called the production "the most magical version of The Nutcracker". See it again or for the first time, and be swept away in a winter wonderland.



11/28/14 - 12/31/14



- http://www.bostonballet.org/nutcracker/

Boston Opera House - 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



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+. 



09/17/14 - 12/31/14

Tickets start at $69.75



- http://www.blueman.com/

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



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

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



Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum

Alexander Calder's abstract works revolutionized modern sculpture and made him one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. In collaboration with the Calder Foundation, this exhibition brings together 40 of the artist's mobiles (kinetic metal works) and stabiles (dynamic monumental sculptures) to explore how Alexander Calder introduced the visual vocabulary of the French Surrealists into the American vernacular.

This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in cooperation with the Calder Foundation, New York. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation provided generous support. The AMG Foundation and Eaton Vance Investment Counsel sponsored the exhibition. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided additional support.



09/06/14 - 01/04/15

Adults $18 | Seniors $15 | Students (with ID) $10 | Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted Free



- http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/167-calder_and_abstraction_from_avant-garde_to_iconic

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston 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

Members FREE
Youth 17 & under FREE
Students $10
Seniors $13
Adults $15



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/fiber/

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



Perfectly Strange

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

The aesthetic of the strange can mean many things.  Terms such as surreal, primitive, symbolic, and uncanny describe works that rely on a connection with the odd or illogical. In our day-to-day lives we use words such as quirky, weird, bizarre, peculiar, eerie, disturbing, distorted, and foreign to describe what resides outside the parameters of “the normal.”  To complicate things further, what one person considers strange, another may not.

This exhibition presents works of art that the curator sees implicitly or explicitly as strange. In some cases the unusual is plainly accomplished using unique perspectives or techniques.  Other works engage with mystery and fantasy.  Designed to elicit both delight and fright, Perfectly Strange is loosely divided into four sections: the world of the imagination, the world of the real, the world of the distorted and grotesque, and the world of the circus.  Incorporating prints, drawings, and photographs, the installation will be strange in its own right, combining media in playful and unexpected ways.



09/13/14 - 01/04/15

Adults $14 Adults | Seniors/students $12 | Children 4-17 $6 | Members Free



- http://www.worcesterart.org/Exhibitions/perfectly-strange/

Worcester Art Museum - 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609



One Language is Never Enough: Latino Artists of Southern New England

Presented by Fitchburg Art Museum at Fitchburg Art Museum

One Language is Never Enough: Latino Artists in Southern New England is a group exhibition featuring twenty-four contemporary artists who currently live and work in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Each of these artists can trace personal roots to specific cultures and countries in Latin America, including: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Some are emerging artists at the beginning of their careers, while others are seasoned professionals with rigorous academic training and international exhibition histories.

The artists included in this show address themes of identity, hybridity, environmentalism, social responsibility, memory, language, stereotype, and spirituality, and have mined traditions of portraiture, printmaking, photography, sculpture, illustration, magic realism, landscape painting, and abstraction to do so.

As a result, this exhibition is not about any one theme, culture, style or language. It’s about plurality and community.  It’s about acknowledging that in a global society, being fluent in just one language – English, Spanish, Portuguese, Art, Science, or Love – is never enough.



09/21/14 - 01/04/15

Adults $9 | Seniors (62 plus) $5 | Students ages 13-18 & College Students with I.D. $5 | FAM Members Free



- http://fitchburgartmuseum.org/One-Language-Is-Never-Enough.php

Fitchburg Art Museum - 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, MA, 01420



Exterior Spaces, Interior Places

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

The Addison Gallery’s extensive permanent collection offers countless opportunities to create exhibitions that explore interesting connections and contrasts between artworks of various media and time periods. In this presentation from the collection, the objects—consisting of both well-known favorites and rarely-seen treasures—have been grouped into two overarching themes, the exterior and the interior. The interpretation of these themes is quite literal in the first two galleries, where wonderful nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape vistas and equally engaging interior environments complement each other. In the other two galleries, the meaning of interior and exterior becomes more conceptual in nature, as contemporary works that delineate a known reality are contrasted with images from the imagination of the artist. As always, the purpose of these juxtapositions is to create intriguing dialogue between the rich visual resources of the Addison and to elicit new and unexpected ways of seeing and experiencing art.



09/02/14 - 01/04/15

FREE



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/Exhibitions/ExteriorSpacesInteriorPlaces/Pages/default.aspx



Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

This exhibition brings together seven landscape paintings from the 1880s by the American artist Dwight Tryon and sets them within the context of Tonalist works from the Addison’s collection by such artists as George Inness, John Twachtman, and Alvin Langdon Coburn.

An American artistic style of the period 1880-1915, Tonalism followed the factual naturalism of the Hudson River School. Developed at the same time that American artists were influenced by French Barbizon and Impressionist painting, Tonalist works are characterized by subtle gradations of tone within a limited color scale, projecting personal expressions of mood through veiled depictions of light and atmosphere.

Tryon’s paintings, created near his home in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, display his intimate connection to the southeastern Massachusetts coastal region. The seven remarkable paintings in the exhibition, including three studies of New Bedford Harbor at different times of day, distinguish themselves as highly evocative of the artist’s personal relationship with nature and his response to a particular time and place.

Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism, curated by independent scholar Keith Kauppila, contributes to the growing scholarly interest in American Tonalism and gives Tyron’s work of the 1880s the closer look that it deserves.



09/13/14 - 01/04/15

FREE



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/Exhibitions/TryonTonalism/Pages/default.aspx



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



Siberia Imagined and Reimagined

Presented by Museum of Russian Icons

Siberia Imagined and Reimagined brings compelling photographs of Siberia by Russian photographers to America for the first time. The photography exhibition offers a true insider’s view. The depth, variety, and achievement of Siberian photography is impressive. Depicting subjects ranging from the everyday to the bizarre, the photographs span more than 130 years, beginning with the late 19th century and continuing to the present. They include rural and urban scenes, landscapes, native peoples, agriculture and industry, Russian frontier settlements, the Gulag, religion, and the everyday lives of Siberians. Fifty photographers contributed to Imagined and Reimagined. Their intimate connection with Siberia is expressed in their photos and in personal comments that accompany the work.



09/13/14 - 01/10/15

Adults $7; Seniors (59 +), $5; Students, $2; Children 3-17, $2; Children under 3, Free



- http://museumofrussianicons.org/index.php?cID=712



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



Goya: Order and Disorder

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

One of the titans of European art, Francisco Goya (1746–1828) witnessed a time of revolution and sweeping change in thought and behavior. As 18th-century culture gave way to the modern era, Goya’s penetrating gaze sought new means to capture human experience, both as he observed it, and as his imagination and artistic gifts transformed it.

"Goya: Order and Disorder" takes an innovative approach, organizing the extreme variety of the artist’s output thematically. The exhibition employs the poles of order and disorder to structure Goya’s creativity, moving from dignified portraits and daily rituals to the chaos of war and the pandemonium of the Bordeaux bull ring. Goya also attended to the fertile territory between the competing forces of order and disorder. In some works, either harmony or chaos prevails, but most exhibit a disquieting tension between these opposites.

To comprehend the artist’s boundless creativity, "Goya: Order and Disorder" is divided into eight major sections. These address such themes as the nurturing and abuse of children; hunting as sport and metaphor; religious devotion and superstition; equilibrium and loss of balance; justice gone awry; and the symbolism of the giant. This framework enables the visitor to perceive connections across media and time that the artist himself made.

The largest Goya exhibition in North America in a quarter century, "Goya: Order and Disorder" is on view only at the MFA. The full range of Goya’s ingenuity is on display: from the elegant full-length portraits of aristocrats that established his reputation in Madrid, to the satirical prints that carried his fame beyond his country, and to the sympathetic or acerbic drawings from his private albums that reveal the very foundation of his ideas.

Built on the MFA’s deep collection of works on paper by the artist, the exhibition comprises more than 160 of his most significant paintings, prints, and drawings, ranging from the 1770s through the end of his life. Some 60 works from the MFA, including rare drawings and working proofs that have not been displayed in Boston since 1989, form the core of the exhibition. They are joined by important loans of paintings and drawings from the Museo del Prado, the Musée du Louvre, the Galleria degli Uffizi, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art (Washington), as well as numerous private collections in Europe and the United States. "Goya: Order and Disorder" is the first occasion that several works have ever been shown in public exhibitions, or in this country.



10/12/14 - 01/19/15

Members FREE
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17 FREE weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10
Children 6 and under FREE



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/goya

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



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



National Theatre in HD: Treasure Island

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.
 



01/22/15

Tickets: $22 Adults, $15 Stdt & Srs, $5 Youth



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/treasure-island/

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



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



Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country: Massachusetts Women in the First World War

Presented by Massachusetts Historical Society at Massachusetts Historical Society

To commemorate the centennial of the outbreak of World War I, the MHS has organized the exhibition Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country: Massachusetts Women in the First World War focusing on two of the hundreds of women from the Commonwealth who went to France as members of the U.S. armed forces, the Red Cross, and other war relief organizations.

From the Society’s extraordinary collection of women’s recollections, this exhibition features photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia related to Margaret Hall and Eleanor (Nora) Saltonstall, Red Cross volunteers in France. The exhibition will highlight Hall’s large-format photographs of the battlefront on loan from the Cohasset Historical Society. Both women were keen observers of the climactic months of the war and depicted what they witnessed in vivid detail.



06/12/14 - 01/24/15

Free



- http://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=1311

Massachusetts Historical Society - 1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA, 02115



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



Back to School: Geography in the Classroom

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library

American schoolchildren have studied geography since the late 18th century. Traditionally viewed as an essential subject for boys’ and girls’ education, geography was taught to children in primary school, and to young adults studying in high school and college settings.

In this exhibition of forty maps, globes, games, atlases and related objects, visitors will follow the evolution of geographic education, examine the visual aids used by teachers in the classroom, and marvel at unique student-produced geography projects from the late 18th to the 20th centuries.



09/02/14 - 01/25/15

Free



- http://www.bpl.org/exhibitions/

Boston Public Library - 700 Boylston 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



Over Here: World War I Posters From Around the World

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

The Boston Athenæum holds an extraordinary, but little known, collection of World War I posters. Consisting of nearly 1,800 posters from fourteen countries, this collection provides a unique graphic record of the War of Nations. The exhibition, Over Here: World War I Posters from around the World, timed to coincide with centennial observances of World War I, will feature highlights from the collection, including forty-four framed posters and cases filled with leaflets, postcards, and book and magazine illustrations. Over Here: World War I Posters from Around the World is curated by Catharina Slautterback, Curator of Prints & Photographs at the Boston Athenæum. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated booklet with an essay by Ms. Slautterback.



09/10/14 - 01/31/15

Public $5 | Boston Athenæum Members Free



- https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibition

Boston Athenæum - 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA, 02108



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



Ravel & Concertos

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

This is a concert that will showcase both the brilliance of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra as a whole and the astonishing talent of some of its constituent members.

Bookending the program are two brilliant and contrasting works that would push any orchestra to its limit. First, Schoenberg’s powerful, kaleidoscopic, expressionist masterpiece Five Pieces for Orchestra. Although written in the atonal style that is reputed to be “difficult,” the Five Pieces ride the crest of such an intense wave of emotional expression that they never fail to make a powerful impression on audiences, who often find themselves liking “difficult” Schoenberg for the first time.

Nobody has difficulty with the Second Suite from Ravel’s ballet Daphnis and Chloe. It is a piece that for years seemed to float in the air above Symphony Hall because of the innumerable performances given by the BSO under Munch, Monteux, and a host of other conductors. It is lavish in its scoring but, like all Ravel, extraordinarily lapidary in the exactness of its craftsmanship and the ravishing beauty of its harmonic invention.

In between these two masterpieces lies the heart of this program. You will hear a group of concertos, or concerto movements, played by the winners of the BPYO concerto competition, to be held in the fall. As of this writing we have no idea whom or what you will hear, but we do know that you will be amazed and moved by the extraordinary depth, skill and maturity of these young players.



02/01/15

Level A $50 | Level B $30 | Level C $15



- http://bostonphil.org/concerts/february

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Portraits of a Working Waterfront: Photographs by Jim Hooper

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

An exhibition of 75 photographs of men and women who make their livings working today in one of this country’s oldest seaports, Gloucester, Massachusetts. The images were taken by Jim Hooper and include photos of a wide range of individuals involved in the in-shore and off-shore groundfish fishery and in the shore side businesses which supports them. 

After successfully completing a large community-based portraits project in Providence, Rhode Island, in 2012, Hooper was drawn to Gloucester by the city’s famed past and by the spirit and determination of the people who draw their living from the sea today. With the help of industry leaders from the Northeast Seafood Coalition and Gloucester Fishing Community Preservation Fund, Hooper was able to identify key individuals and families within Gloucester’s fishing community and entice them into sitting for their portraits. The project took 18 months to complete with the result being a powerful and thought-provoking portfolio of the people who make up the port of Gloucester today.

A series of educational and outreach programs will be held in conjunction with the display including gallery talks by Hooper, a historical review of Gloucester’s working harbor over the past century and other related programs.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Northeast Seafood Coalition.



10/11/14 - 02/01/15

Adults $10.00 | Cape Ann residents, seniors and students $8.00 | Museum members and youth (under 18) Free



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/exhibitions/portraits-working-waterfront-photographs-jim-hooper/

Cape Ann Museum - 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930



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.

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/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.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.
 



- 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



Family Concert: The Adventures of Babar and Bliss

Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center

Youth percussion ensemble Marimba Magic joins BMV for an exciting new tale by Charles Zoll in a concert also featuring the beloved story of Babar the Elephant. Steve Aveson of New England Cable News returns to narrate both works.



02/08/15

$30 | Seniors $25 | Students/children $10 


(All seats general admission)



- http://www.bmv.org

Tsai Performance Center - Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



The Inscrutable Eye: Watercolors by John Singer Sargent in Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Collection

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Gardner Museum’s collection offers a rich trove of works by John Singer Sargent. Best known are his legendary Portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner and the monumental El Jaleo, but dozens of other works by Sargent are displayed throughout the galleries. This exhibition offers a look at the vibrant watercolors Sargent made for his own pleasure that were avidly collected by Gardner towards the end of her life. With their brilliant technique and fresh colors, these pictures reveal the stupendous qualities of Sargent’s draftsmanship.

This exhibition brings together for the first time a selection of watercolors and personal artifacts that shed light on the lifelong friendship between Gardner and Sargent based on their shared passion for art.



10/31/14 - 02/10/15

Adults $15 | Seniors 65 and up $12 | College Students $5 with current ID | Members Free



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/collection/exhibitions

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



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

Sponsor: UniBank



02/13/15 - 02/15/15

$94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=125

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



Green Porno, Live on Stage

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.



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- 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.

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/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



Margaret Edson's WIT

Presented by Boston Center for American Performance at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Boston Center for American Performance, the professional extension of the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre, presents Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama, WIT, directed by Sidney Friedman, featuring Judy Braha, Mark Cohen, and Paula Langton. Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.
 



02/20/15 - 02/28/15

$20 general admission | $15 seniors, students, and groups of 10+ | $10 with CFA Membership | 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/wit/

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



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 a