All Haydn - Boston January 2016 Concerts

by Brandon Milardo
(Boston)

H+H Conductor Harry Christophers

H+H Conductor Harry Christophers

The Handel and Haydn Society presents All Haydn, January 29 at 7:30pm and January 31 at 3pm at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Tickets range from $22 to $88, and can be purchased at handelandhaydn.org or by calling 617-266-3605.

“If Joseph Haydn were alive and composing these days, we reckon he’d be hobnobbing with one pixie-cut, flaming redhead concertmaster by the name of Aisslinn Nosky.”
–Boston Common Magazine

Nobody brings the joyous masterpieces of Haydn alive like H+H and conductor Harry Christophers, especially when the concert includes a solo turn by violin virtuoso Aisslinn Nosky. In addition to Nosky’s concerto performance, this celebration of Haydn’s always-buoyant music features a sunny youthful symphony and a true masterwork from the composer at the peak of his powers.

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Hot Stove Cool Music 2016 - Boston January Music Event

by Jonathan Fine
(Boston, MA 02215, United States)

Music and Baseball Heat Up Off-Season at 2016 Hot Stove Cool Music Concert

Performances by Music and Baseball Stars (Including Bronson Arroyo, Jake Peavy, Bernie Williams and More) Support Theo and Paul Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later; Emceed by Mad Men’s Joel Murray

WHO/WHAT: Chicago Cubs’ president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and Hall of Fame baseball journalist Peter Gammons, bring music and baseball heavy hitters together to benefit the Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL). Presented by Ipswitch, the concert features a wide variety of notable musicians and MLB stars including Bronson Arroyo (member of the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Championship team), Jake Peavy (member of the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Championship team), Latin Grammy Nominated jazz musician Bernie Williams (former New York Yankee), Tiffany Ortiz (wife of David Ortiz) and more. Mad Men actor Joel Murray and former Boston Red Sox first baseman Sean Casey will emcee.

Additional performers include Peter Gammons, Boston’s Hot Stove All Stars (including Epstein, Will Dailey, Red Sox organist Josh Kantor, and a collection of Boston musicians) and Chicago’s Hot Stove All Stars: featuring Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper, Cheap Trick’s Daxx Neilsen and Chicago-based rockers Scott Lucas (Local H) and Freda Love Smith (Blake Babies).

A VIP Party before the show will feature Harpoon Beer and food from acclaimed restaurants LOCO, BOKX 109, CHOPPS, The Fireplace and Pastoral.

WHERE: Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

WHEN: Saturday, January 9, 2016
VIP Party ($150): 6 pm – 8 pm
Concert ($40): 7 pm Doors

HOW: For tickets and more information, please visit FTBNL.org.

WHY: Foundation To Be Named Later raises funds and awareness for non-profit agencies, working on the front lines, serving disadvantaged youth in Greater Boston and Chicago and giving direct grants to highly under-resourced college students through its Peter Gammons College Scholarship program. FTBNL concentrates on programs that teach leadership, education and healthy development of families.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jonathan Fine, Elevate Communications, 781.248.3963, jfine@elevatecom.com

ABOUT HOT STOVE COOL MUSIC
Hot Stove Cool Music is a benefit concert and musical variety show held in Boston during the winter and in Chicago during the summer. The event was created in December of 2000 by Hall of Fame Baseball journalist Peter Gammons and former Boston Herald sports writer Jeff Horrigan. Over the previous 15 years, Hot Stove Cool Music has become a staple on Boston’s entertainment calendar and has raised more than $8 million for Theo and Paul Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later.

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Free Boston January Event: Inside the DJ Set-Up 1/22 #FREE

by MMMMaven
(614 Massachusetts ave #203, Cambridge, MA)

Each and every Friday, we're proud to open the doors of our music school in Central Square for a FREE seminar, demo or meet-up. Hell, we’ll even throw a classical music concert or two. What's in store this week? Let's find out:

Schuyler Stevens will be giving a walk through of hardware & software used in most DJ setups. From the grooves in the record right down to the electronics found inside your average mixer, Serato box, etc. You will gain a fundamental understanding of how each piece of equipment you will be using works for DJ’ing and scratching.

Schuyler Stevens started out in Burlington, Vermont learning how to DJ and make music when he was 15. He got his own pair of turntables and inherited a small portion of his parents record collection and was off at light speed, challenging himself and pushing his own limits ever since. Schuyler moved to Boston and attended The New England Institute of Art when he was 18 to continue his pursuit for more knowledge. Since going to school, Stevens has been gigging as a DJ/turntablist in the local Boston scene as well as in Brooklyn, NY. He has also been tracking and producing songs for multiple MC’s around Boston. His music draws inspiration from old records, and mixes sounds of vintage samples with modern day synthesis, recording, and processing techniques.

Schuyler believes that you can never stop learning, there will always be somebody who can show you something you never thought was possible, and in turn inspire you to push your own boundaries beyond what you imagined you could do. It is an ongoing loop perpetuated by people of like minds all striving for the same musical bliss, but in their own unique ways. In the world of music, anything and everything is possible.

When?: January 22nd 1/22 7pm to 8pm

Where?: MMMMaven @ 614 Massachusetts ave #203, Cambridge, MA

Get tickets and RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-the-dj-set-up-122-free-tickets-20589488715

And let your friends on Facebook know: https://www.facebook.com/events/157091821326210/

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CRASHfest at Boston House of Blues - January 2016

by Jen
(Boston, MA, USA)

WHO: Sponsored by World Music/CRASHarts, a nonprofit world music organization
WHAT: Music festival
WHEN: January 24, 2016 5pm-11pm
WHERE: House of Blues Boston
WHY: CRASHfest transforms the House of Blues into an indoor music festival with three different stages, lush lounge areas, and a kaleidoscope of sounds and cultures. With Angélique Kidjo, Kishi Bashi, The Dhol Foundation, Monsieur Periné, Debo Band, The Steel Wheels, Leyla McCalla Trio, Tongues in Trees, Session Americana, and Zili Misik, CRASHfest brings an eclectic and worldly spin to the Boston music scene.

The House of Blues features an expansive dance floor and seated balcony overlooking the main stage, more intimate listening in the luxurious and exotic Foundation Room, and a spotlight on local bands in the restaurant. Global street food, international beer, and custom cocktails will be available for sale.
General Admission, Standing Room Only, Limited Seating in Balcony. $40 advance, $50 day of.

For more information, go to http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/3596/crashfest or call 617-876-4275.

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French Comedian Gad Elmaleh Performs in Boston - January 2016

by Jen
(Boston, MA, USA)

WHO: Gad Elmaleh, one of France's most popular comedians
WHAT: Comedy show
WHEN: January 14, 2016 7:30 pm; January 15, 2016 7:30 pm; January 16, 2016 7:30 pm
WHERE: Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St. Somerville, MA
WHY: One of France’s most popular comedians, Gad Elmaleh rarely performs in English — until now. The Moroccan-born actor and comedian was voted “Funniest Person” in France in 2006 and made history in 2007 when he sold out the prestigious L'Olympia in Paris for seven consecutive weeks. Most recently, he appeared on Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," starred in the Academy Award–winning Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris as well as The Adventures of Tintin and Priceless. His show will be performed in English.

For more information, go to http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/3886/gad-elmaleh or call 617-876-4275.

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Your Terrible Ex! FREE Improv Comedy

by Andrew Barlow
(Brighton, MA)

FREE Friday Late Night Improv Comedy!

Your Terrible Ex! - We've all been there... terrible relationships. The clingers, the cheapos, the down right WTF'ers. Come watch a hilarious improvised show inspired by YOUR true relationship stories! Watch some of Boston's top improvisors make you remember a part of your life you never wanted to! It's a free show, so you really have nothing to lose... except maybe your dignity!

Full guest group schedule:
1/1 - Improv Jones
1/8 - Summer Boyfriend
1/15 - Shuffle Ball Change
1/22 - Maxitor
1/29 - Conor Allen Special

Notice: To guarantee seats, reserve your free ticket online!

At The Riot Theater 146 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Tickets Available at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/your-terrible-ex-tickets-20126611236

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Snowflake Festival

by The Brookline Arts Center
(86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, United States)

The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to host its annual Snowflake Festival and Open House Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 12:00-4:00pm.

Join us for an afternoon filled with artwork, activities and fun for all ages!

Two free drop-in workshops will be offered during the event. Try your hand at bangle-making in the Jewelry Studio! Students will learn how to form, texture and solder a stack of brass and copper bangle bracelets in one day. This workshop is perfect for beginners! Leonie Little-Lex will offer a Monoprint workshop. This workshop offers an introduction to Monoprinting, a method of printmaking that produces unique work, often through spontaneous beauty! Students will explore various techniques including oil painting, adding collage elements and texture imprinting.

The Brookline Arts Center’s annual Student Exhibition will also be on view in the BAC’s gallery. Stop by for a day full of creativity!

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Design Thinking for Games and Interactive Storytelling

by Kellian Pletcher
(Cambridge, MA)

Design Thinking for Games and Interactive Storytelling

This event is hosted by Kellian Pletcher of Green Door Labs.

Have a project you want to get to the prototype stage? Have an idea in your head that you want to turn into something feasible? Just curious about the process of designing interactive projects? Join us!!

Work with Green Door Labs "Mastermind" Kellian Adams to go through an interactive, user-centered design process. We will be building techie and non-techie designs alike!

You'll leave with a rough project design, design documents to work off and a repeatable process to consider the next time you're thinking of building something fun and interactive.

Whether you have an unlimited budget or are bootstrapping with paper and pen, there's always a way to build engaging new media content for your organization!

This event takes place over two days:
January 16 10AM-3PM
January 17 10AM-3PM

Lunch will be included!

Tickets are $129.12. For more information and to purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/1O6prKb.

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Boston January Event: A One-Night Only Screening of AN OPEN SECRET at Boston Common IMAX

A one-night only special engagement in Boston, MA of AN OPEN SECRET hosted by The Institute for Sexual Wellness. This screening will feature remarks by the director of the Institute for Sexual Wellness, Dr. Renee Sorrentino. Following the film, there will be a Q&A with Sorrentino, as well as AN OPEN SECRET producer Matthew Valentinas.

Directed by Oscar®-nominated director Amy Berg (WEST OF MEMPHIS; DELIVER US FROM EVIL), AN OPEN SECRET looks at the lives of children betrayed and abandoned by a system that essentially funnels them towards sexual predators without any oversight or regard for their safety.

It illustrates not only these young peoples’ experiences, but also how some have emerged stronger for their speaking out. The film advocates: Be Courageous. Report it. Life Gets Better.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 13, at 7:30PM EDT

WHERE: Boston Common IMAX, 175 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111



Phone: 617-423-5801

Purchase tickets here: https://gathr.us/screening/reserve/13958

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Boston Winter Wildlife Cruise - January 2016

by Boston Harbor Island Alliance
(Boston, MA)

Grab your camera and join park rangers and local naturalists to observe animals who make their wintertime home in Boston Harbor and around the outer Harbor Islands on January 23, 2016.

Guest naturalists include representatives from the National Park Service, New England Aquarium and Mass Audubon.

Boarding begins at 10:30am at Long Wharf North. Full cash bar, snacks and hot soups will be available for purchase onboard.

In the event of severe winter weather, this program will be rescheduled to January 30.

Space is limited, and reservations and strongly recommended! Tickets from $15 - $20

Visit bostonharborcruises.com/boston-harbor-cruises/winter-wildlife-cruise/ to reserve your ticket!

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BrewSKI Party at Lir, Boston - January 2016

Join BSSC at Lir on Boylston Street in Boston for the first BrewSKI party of the season! Mix and mingle with fellow winter-fun enthusiasts, skiers, riders and local socialites. Grab a cold beer from our friends at Bud Light and snack on some complimentary appetizers.

Pre-register online to get on the guest list and to receive a raffle ticket to be entered to win some awesome prizes such as lift tickets, winter gear, free day ski trips, swag and the grand prize of a pair of Patriots themed Skis from Bud Light!

You don't have to be a skier or rider to attend, just show 21+ ID at the door.

Drink deals, complimentary appetizers & giveaways
Sponsored by BUD LIGHT
All guests receive a raffle ticket
Raffle prizes: lift tickets, winter gear, free day ski trips, gift cards and a pair of Patriots themed Skis from Bud Light!


Date: Thursday, January 14
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Individual Price: $5
- See more at: http://www.bssc.com/index.cfm/page/BrewSKI-Party-at-Lir,-Boston/cdid/24388/pid/15696#sthash.AtC2SwO2.dpuf

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Boston January 2016 Event: Real Fit Kitchen Cookbook Signing

Trident Booksellers & Café will host the cookbook signing of Real Fit Kitchen, launched Sept. 15, 2015. Co-authored by Boston fitness authorities, sports nutritionists and entrepreneurs Kate Weiler (co-founder of DRINKmaple) and former Red Sox team nutritionist Tara Mardigan, RD, Real Fit Kitchen houses recipes designed for athletes and fitness enthusiasts with the intent to "Fuel Your Body, Improve Your Energy, and Increase Strength With Every Meal”. Co-Authors and nutritionists Kate Weiler and Tara Mardigan will be signing copies and dishing up recipes from their healthy cookbook.

What: Real Fit Kitchen Cookbook Signing
Where: Trident Booksellers & Café: 338 Newbury Street, Boston
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016
Time: 7:00pm

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January 2016 Event: Boston Bar Crawl to Support ALS

by Leah Ryan
(Cambridge, MA )

The Get A Clue: Boston Bar Crawl is unlike any other bar crawl in the Greater Boston Area. Loosely based on the hit TV show, "The Amazing Race," teams of 5 will race through a series of Boston bars.

At every destination, each team member will finish one drink (beer, shot, soda/water, etc...). Then, the team will be given a challenge. If the team successfully completes the challenge, they will be given an easy clue to the next destination. If they do not complete the challenge, they will be given a harder clue to the next destination.

All teams must check in at Wild Rover 30 minutes prior to their designated start time. At this time, the team will sign a waiver/release and receive their "passport" for the crawl destinations.

Prizes will be awarded to the two teams that finish the crawl the fastest and to the team with the best costume/theme.

100% of the proceeds from this event will go towards ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research at ALS Therapy Development Institute, a certified 501(c)3 organization, www.alstdi.org.

Register Here  http://getaclue.eventbrite.com
“Like” us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GetAClueBarCrawl
Questions? Contact Leah Ryan at lryan@als.net

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Boston Dance Performance - January 2016 - Trinity Irish Dance Company

by Jen
(Boston, MA, USA)

WHO: Trinity Irish Dance Company
WHAT: Dance performance
WHEN: January 30, 2016 8-10pm, January 31, 2016 3-5pm
WHERE: Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
WHY: Trinity Irish Dance Company performs the Boston premiere of The Dawn, filled with hard-driving percussive power, lightning-fast agility, aerial grace, and extraordinary precision. For more than three decades, Trinity has been at the cutting edge of progressive Irish dance, winning an unprecedented 17 world championships for the United States.
Reserved Seating
$68, $58, $48, $35

For more information, go to http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/3581/trinity-irish-dance-company or call 617-876-4275.

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Boston Jazz Performance January 2016 - Charles Lloyd & The Marvels

by Jen
(Boston, MA, USA)

WHO: Charles Lloyd & The Marvels
WHAT: Jazz performance
WHEN: January 31, 2016 7:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Berklee Performance Center
WHY: From his association with Calvin Newborn in Memphis to Gabor Szabo to John Abercrombie and now, Bill Frisell, Charles Lloyd has long had a deep affinity with the guitar and the multitude of moods and sounds that it brings to his music. In this unique formation of the Marvels, Lloyd pairs two of his favorite partners, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland, with two great guitarists, Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz.

Celebrating the January 15th release of Lloyd’s new recording for Blue Note Records, I Long To See You, the group explores such rich canonical texts of the great American songbook from “Shenandoah” and “Abide With Me,” to Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War,” to Lloyd classics like “Sombrero Sam,” “Island Blues,” and “Of Course, Of Course.” The mood is celebratory from the start, with Lloyd displaying his knack for threading complex, dynamic musical ideas into the most elemental and open-hearted of riffs and melodies.

Free preperformance talk with Grammy-winning author and journalist Bob Blumenthal at 6:30pm in the Davis Room, 2nd floor of the Berklee Performance Center. Seating is limited, reservations strongly suggested. Doors open at 6:15pm.

Reserved Seating
$48, $42, $37, $30

For more information, go to http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/3606/charles-lloyd-the-marvels- or call 617-876-4275.

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