Legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra To Open 44th Season, Sept 29 at Scullers Jazz Club Boston

by Rebecca DeLamotte
(Somerville MA)

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, photo by Erlyn Ordinario

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, photo by Erlyn Ordinario

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, photo by Erlyn Ordinario Mark Harvey, director, Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, photo by Kate Matson Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, photo by Kate Matson

Praised for “exuberance, imagination and sheer brio” (Jazz Review ,UK), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra will open its 44th season at Scullers Jazz Club on Thursday, September 29, at 8:00 pm, Doubletree Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA. Tickets: $25. Reservations and information: 617-562-4111. The exhilarating show will feature music from the band’s latest CD, Passages (on the Leo Records label). Selections from the disc will include Mark Harvey's Saxophrenia (written for Joe Lovano and the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble) and Spaceways (Harvey’s tribute to Sun Ra). Also on tap: the premiere of a new Mark Harvey piece Northeast Express, a rollicking shuffle blues evoking the roar and romance of trains for more than a century along the Northeast Corridor. Rounding out the show will be the Duke Ellington-Juan Tizol classic Caravan and the Duke Ellington-Johnny Hodges ballad Jeep's Blues. Aardvark has been called “stunningly beautiful and adventurous” (New York City Jazz Record), and “one of the best jazz ensembles in the world” (Jazz Podium, Germany).

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, founded in 1973, is one of the longest continuously operating large jazz ensembles in the world. The orchestra performs original compositions by Mark Harvey, as well as classics from the jazz tradition, American music, and world music. Aardvark has premiered more than 175 works and has released 14 CDs, including 8 discs on Leo Records. Guest artists have included luminaries Sheila Jordan, Jaki Byard, Dominique Eade, Jimmy Giuffre, Geri Allen, Vinny Golia, Robert Honeysucker, Sheila Jordan, Rajesh Mehta, Lewis Porter, Matt Savage, and Walter Thompson.

Aardvark is: Arni Cheatham, Peter H. Bloom, Phil Scarff, Chris Rakowski, Dan Zupan/saxes and woodwinds; K.C. Dunbar, Jeanne Snodgrass/trumpets; Bob Pilkington, Jay Keyser/trombones; Jeff Marsanskis, Bill Lowe/bass trombones, tuba; Richard Nelson/guitar; John Funkhouser/string bass; Harry Wellott/drums; Jerry Edwards and Grace Hughes, vocalists; Mark Harvey/trumpet, music director. http://www.aardvarkjazz.com

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra is managed by Americas Musicworks, 617 776 8778.

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Fall Art & Antiques Auction in Plymouth

by J. James Auctioneers & Appraisers
(Plymouth, MA , USA)

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. Plymouth, MA
Preview begins at 10:00 AM (EST) Auction at 2:00 PM

Admission is free and open to the general public. Cash bar on premises during sale hours.

19th-20th C. American & European Works of Art, Maritime & Whaling Antiques, Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, Asian Porcelain and Antiques, Large Lifetime Trade Bead Collection, Period English Country Furniture, Gold & Silver Coins & Currency, Period Tall Clocks, Vintage Advertising, Primitives & Americana, Antique Lighting, Antiquarian Books, Maps & Ephemera, Period American Furniture & Accessories, Sterling Silver Flatware, 18th & 19th C. American Coin Silver & Pewter, Oriental & Native American Rugs, Sporting Antiques, Fine Antique Musical Instruments, Architectural Elements, Antique Textiles, English Porcelain, Folk Art & Much More!

ONLINE GALLERY: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog_gallery/93275

J. James Auctioneers & Appraisers
84 Court St., Plymouth, MA 02360
508-746-8608 www.JJamesAuctions.com

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Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race

What: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race

Where: Lowell, Massachusetts

When: September 24, 2016, starting at 10:30am

Details: Lowell, Massachusetts will host its first Kinetic Sculpture Race on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Sitting squarely at the crossroads of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, the Kinetic Sculpture Race is comprised of home-engineered kinetic sculptures, all-terrain, human-powered vehicles with an artistic twist, tackling mud, sand, water, gravel and pavement over the course of the day. The opening ceremonies will take place at the intersection of Market and Middle Streets with a rousing kickoff at 10:30AM, followed by the start of the race.

Day-long events include viewing the race at the various obstacle locations around Lowell, interacting with competitors and officials, and enjoying a fun, family friendly atmosphere against a backdrop of whimsical racing machines. At 1PM, spectators can partake in a plethora of food trucks and live entertainment while cheering on the competitors as they attempt navigating the waters of the Merrimack River at the DCR Lowell Heritage State Park. The entire course is open to the public, free of charge and great for all ages!

For more information on Lowell’s first Kinetic Sculpture Race, visit www.merrimackvalley.org or http://lowellkinetic.com

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Boston Fashion Week 2016--Closing Night--Champage Reception & Runway--Mandarin Oriental Boston

Celebrate Boston Fashion Week 2016!
Join us on closing night at the spectacular Mandarin Oriental Boston.
Friday September 30th, 2016.
7pm Champagne Reception
8pm Runway show featuring Firas Yousif Originals new Couture Collection to be unveiled here first called "Blush & Bride Collection 2017"
Tickets are $25 and must be purchased on Eventbrite--NO tickets sold at the door.
To Purchase tickets follow the link here

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blush-bride-runway-show-closing-event-for-boston-fashion-week-tickets-27354230239


See you on the Runway!

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Music: Izzy Heltai and Secret Creature, Conor Ryan Hennessy

Sept. 9, 2016
Doors 7:30 PM, Music begins at 8:00 PM. ($10)

Gallery 263 welcomes the western Mass folk-rock prodigies Izzy Heltai and Secret Creature! They will be performing a split bill with one of Boston’s upcoming singer-songwriters, Conor Ryan Hennessy. You won’t want to miss this show!

ABOUT IZZY HELTAI AND SECRET CREATURE
Izzy Heltai and Secret Creature are a folk-rock band based in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Their music is full of emotion, depth and beautiful refrain—the kind of music that can only be made by beautiful people who live together. Their new self-titled EP will be out in September 2016 on Sounds and Tones Records.

ABOUT CONOR RYAN HENNESSY
A folk drinker with a singing problem out of Brighton, Massachuzee. I completed my academic career in 2015 with a degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering and work in an office during the day and play my songs whenever I can for whoever wants to listen. This summer I had the opportunity to be part of a little tour that included Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. At one gig I was introduced as the musician who had travelled the farthest to get there – “He came all the way from the 1930’s”. I liked that.

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Gallery 263
263 Pearl Street
Cambridge, MA

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Music: Psaros-Seda Duo

Doors 7:30 PM, Music begins at 8:00 PM.
$10 at the door

Join us for an enchanting evening of string music performed by violinist Alina Psaros and cellist Anna Seda!

ABOUT PSAROS-SEDA DUO
Violinist Alina Psaros is a recent graduate of the Longy School of Music,
where she was awarded the 2015 Creativity Foundation Legacy Prize and the
2016 Roman Totenberg Award. Alina is current member of the Unitas Ensemble
as well as former member of the Discovery Ensemble. She also participates
in various contemporary music projects and studio recordings in the New
England area.

Cellist Anna Seda’s career is well balanced in solo, orchestral, opera, and
chamber settings. Notable performances include her fellowship with the
Singapore Symphony, a National Public Radio broadcast live from China, a
spotlight with Peru’s international cello conference the Bienal De
Violoncello, and chamber music at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She is
an alumni of the Boston Conservatory and her mentors include members of the
Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Takacs String Quartet, the Lydian String
Quartet, and the Colorado Symphony. Locally, Anna can be seen performing
with Arts Emerson, East Coast Scoring, and the JANVS Project among others.

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Sept. 23, 2016
Gallery 263
Cambridge, MA

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Music: Franklin String Quartet

Sept. 8, 2016
Doors 7:00 PM, Music begins at 7:30 PM. ($10)

ABOUT THE FRANKLIN QUARTET
Named after Instagram sensation #franklinthecockapoo—the unbelievably lovable and loyal dog of the group’s violist, Jason Amos—the Franklin Quartet, made up of acclaimed young musicians at home equally on major international stages as they are in gallery spaces, brings to life music from classical to contemporary with a sense of play and imagination that makes every performance new. After being drawn to Boston for its vibrant and eclectic music scene, and graduating separately from New England Conservatory and collaborating in diverse projects over many years, the quartet first assembled on a roof-deck in Roxbury Crossing in 2014 for a performance of Ravel and Bartok. There, the seed was planted for an ensemble that would weave together old and new, familiar and original.

Franklin Quartet will perform a program of Beethoven String Quartet op. 59, No. 2, and a selection of original songs by Abby Swidler arranged especially for the quartet.

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Gallery 263
263 Pearl Street
Cambridge, MA

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September 2016 BOston Tour: Bells & Bones Tour at King's Chapel

by King's Chapel
(Boston, MA)

Discover the unique story behind one of Boston's oldest churches. The Bells & Bones tour brings guests up-close and personal with over 300 years of history! We are now offering ticketless reservation sales for our most popular tour times!

Explore King's Chapel's Crypt and climb the tower to see the wold's largest Paul Revere Bell on this exclusive behind the scenes tour! This is the ONLY tour in Boston where you can see both the INSIDE of a 200-year-old crypt vault AND the largest and last bell Paul Revere ever made (weighing in at 2,437 pounds)!

Tours offered on the hour (11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm) daily, with the exception of Sundays, when tours begin at 2pm. Tours typically last about 45 minutes. Tickets cost $10 for adults, with discounts available for students, seniors, children, and military.

You may purchase an advanced reservation using the link below. Space is limited and subject to availability. For full tour availability, please call 617-523-1749 or email freedom.trail@kings-chapel.org. Please check our website at http://www.kings-chapel.org/freedom-trail.html for more information about the tour.

Tickets may be purchased in advanced online or on-site the day of the tour. To purchase tickets, please visit: https://mkt.com/kings-chapel-freedom-trail-program/

The tour is strongly recommended for ages 10 or older. Participants must be physically able to climb steep stairs and negotiate obstructions both overhead and underfoot. Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Visitors must sign a waiver before taking part in the tour (https://waiver.fr/p-wiYrM). Bell tower portion of the tour is weather dependent.

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Boston September Sports Events: The Boston Red Sox Are Bringing the Fenway Park Experience to Lawn on D on September 9

The Boston Red Sox Are Bringing the Fenway Park Experience to Lawn on D on September 9
A mobile truck fashioned after the Green Monster, “The Red Sox Showcase powered
by T-Mobile,” equipped with fun baseball activities is touring New England this summer

WHAT: The Red Sox are taking Fenway Park on the road with the launch of the Red Sox Showcase Powered by T-Mobile, a touring interactive baseball experience that will immerse kids and families across New England in baseball and elements of Fenway Park.

The Red Sox Showcase is a customized 15-foot truck with panels that transform into the Green Monster wall and carries FREE interactive games and activities, allowing fans to test their baseball skills through a variety of activities including:

• Batting cage
• The Red Sox new virtual reality experience
• Pitch accuracy station
• Steal 2nd base challenge
• Green Monster selfie station

Fans of all ages will have the opportunity to play like the pros as the truck visits dozens of cities and towns across New England during the 2016 season. The Red Sox Showcase Powered by T-Mobile is part of the club’s commitment to bring children closer to baseball by providing greater access to Red Sox games, enhancing the ballpark experience at Fenway Park; and celebrating and strengthening the game of baseball in the community. Visit RedSox.com to view the upcoming Red Sox Showcase schedule.

WHO: Red Sox fans of all-ages
WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2016, 5:00-8:00 PM

WHERE: Lawn on D, 420 D Street, South Boston

HOW: “The Red Sox Showcase Powered by T-Mobile” is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit: http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/fan_forum/mobile-showcase/

The Red Sox Showcase Powered by T-Mobile will also stop at Baxter Riverfront Park in Somerville on September 10 for Riverfest 2016 and at Faneuil Hall on September 25 and October 15, 2016.

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Brookline Arts Center Faculty Exhibition

by Brookline Arts Center
(Brookline, MA)

The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to host its annual Faculty Exhibition juried by Julie Graham. Our faculty includes working artists in batik, cartooning, ceramics, embroidery, jewelry and metals, painting, photography and more. The exhibition will be on view from September 2 - October 7. An opening reception will be held Friday, September 9 from 6:00-8:00pm.

Location: Brookline Arts Center, 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Cost: Free
Event Details: http://www.brooklineartscenter.com/exhibits/FacultyExhibition2016

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"Emotional Agility" Book Launch at The Harvard Coop

Susan David, PhD, is a psychologist on faculty at Harvard Medical School, co-founder of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, and CEO of Evidence Based Psychology.

Susan David, PhD, is a psychologist on faculty at Harvard Medical School, co-founder of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, and CEO of Evidence Based Psychology.

'The Harvard Coop Author Series' is hosting the launch of Susan David's breakout book, "Emotional Agility" on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 PM at The Harvard Coop.

"Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life" is a labor of love that is based on over 20 years of research and and the latest in brain and behavioral sciences. The book describes a new way of living and relating to yourself and the world around you; it maps out how to become aware of your true nature, learn to face your emotions with acceptance and generosity, act according to your deepest values, and flourish.

"Emotional Agility" has already received overwhelming advanced praise from industry executives and thought leaders. Susan Cain, best-selling author of "Quiet," calls it, “Essential reading,” and Harvard Business Review heralds the concept of ‘Emotional Agility’ as a “Management Idea of the Year.” The book is a follow-up to the Harvard Business Review article by the same title that went viral in 2013.

The event is FREE and tickets can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/susan-david-book-launch-event-tickets-27204490363?aff=es2

Address:
The Harvard Coop
1400 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA
02138

Please contact customerservice@thecoop.com with any inquiries.



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Boston September Art Events: Revere Beach Partnership Art Festival

September 17th, 2016
11AM - 5PM

The Revere Beach Partnership is hosting the Art Festival on September 17th. Dozens of local artists will gather along the beach to present and sell their unique pieces of art within the following categories: Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Glass work, Wood Working, Ceramics, Illustration, Sidewalk Chalk.

The event will feature live acoustic performances and food trucks throughout the day.

The primary location for exhibits and vendors will be the public plaza between the Markey Bridge and Wonderland Station.

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October 2016 Cooking Class - Oktoberfest: German Cuisine and Beer!

Dig out your lederhosen! We will be incorporating German favorites such as beer, sausage and smoked meats to make an innovative and indulgent meal.

Each class includes instruction by Chef Louis DiBiccari, printed recipes, food and alcoholic beverages (paired with meals). Gratuity not included.

Cancellation Policy:
Tavern Road requires a 48 hour notice for any cancellations for group classes to avoid being charged full price for the class. Tavern Road reserves the right to cancel or change the class schedule at any time at the discretion of management. Customers will be notified via e-mail of any schedule changes or cancellations.

WHEN
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

WHERE
Tavern Road - 343 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

TICKETS
$125 - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-german-cuisine-and-beer-tickets-27386046402

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Book Event: The Boston Castrato

by Tricia Labbe
(Boston, MA)

Wednesday, September 21 6:00-7:30 pm
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Cost: FREE

In the new historical novel, The Boston Castrato (Barbican Press, 2016), author Colin W. Sargent captures the dizzying world of Boston in 1922. Following the story of a Neapolitan street urchin who was castrated to preserve his voice and then smuggled out of Italy, we meet members of Boston's high society, the new immigrant class, and brutal mobsters. Guest stars include Amy Lowell, Isabella Stewart Gardner, and John Singer Sargent (ancestor of the author), plus others from Boston's Brahmin families: the Cabots, Crowninshields, and Saltonstalls. Author Colin W. Sargent will discuss this exciting time in Boston's history, his own genealogical connection to the novel's historic characters, and he will read from a chapter that features the extraordinary friendship of John Singer Sargent and Isabella Stewart Gardner. Book sales and signing to follow.

About the author: Colin W. Sargent (a relation of John Singer Sargent) is a poet, playwright, novelist, and founding editor and publisher of Portland Magazine. As a helicopter pilot, Sargent was entranced by the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he has an M.F.A. from Stonecoast and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. He divides his time between the coasts of Maine, Virginia, and, when possible, the rest of the world.

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Music: Hofbauer/Olson/Pingrey (H/O/P), Composers Saxophone Quartet

Sun Sept 11, 2016
Doors 2:30 PM, Music begins at 3:00 PM. ($10)

ABOUT H/O/P
Hofbauer/Olson/Pingrey is a new chamber ensemble created by three Boston-area jazz musicians, Eric Hofbauer, Kathy Olson, and Randy Pingrey. H/O/P was initially created in a spontaneous moment of inspiration for Mark Redmond’s Mandorla Music series and is loosely inspired by Jimmy Giuffre and his experiments with small groups in the 50’s and 60’s.

ABOUT THE COMPOSER’S SAXOPHONE QUARTET
“As a saxophonist I’m sure that I’m not alone in thinking that there’s something really special about playing in the quartet setting. We experience it to a certain extent playing as one of a group of five saxes in a big band. But playing just with other saxes without a rhythm section is like nothing else. You can hear everyone’s sound so clearly and the nuances are not missed. It’s like a living breathing organism we bring to life as a group.”

For jazz musicians it’s a different challenge to write something that will support an improvising soloist without a standard rhythm section and the composers who have written for us have approached this in a variety of ways. All the saxophonists in the quartet are also excellent improvisers and most of the pieces we play incorporate improvisation, showcasing the band’s ability to really swing without the need of a rhythm section.

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Gallery 263
263 Pearl Street
Cambridge, MA

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Kids Really Rock

September 24, 2016
11 am - 6 pm
The Lawn On D
420 D Street, Boston, MA 02210

More information: http://www.kidsreallyrock.com/

Kids Really Rock is a FREE all-day family festival that brings together the country’s top family bands for a fantastic day of dancing, music and hands-on art activities.

In addition to two stages of live music for all-day entertainment, The Lawn On D will be packed with activities focused on kindness, community and creativity, like hands-on art projects created and overseen by some of the best art studios for kids in greater Boston; a musical playground where people of all ages can explore and play drums and percussion instruments; and more.

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Spaulding Rehab Fundraiser: Travel through a Life-Sized Monopoly Board Game and More!

All A-Board (formerly Set Sail) is an annual community event that raises funds for Spaulding Rehabilitation Network’s Adaptive Sports Centers.

Join us for an afternoon filled with family-friendly entertainment and activities:

•Life-sized Monopoly game board and jail cell
•Activities for all ages and abilities
•Delicious food from local restaurants
•Beer and wine included in ticket price
•Music and entertainment by Mix 104.1 DJ Karson
•Silent auction
•Free Parking
•Much more!

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 1– 5PM

Where: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital | 300 First Avenue in the Charlestown Navy Yard

Learn More & Purchase Tickets: www.spauldingallaboard.org

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Boston September Bike Event: Complimentary indoor cycling classes at The Handle Bar for college students and graduate students from September 11th-17th!

Kick off your school year with complimentary indoor cycling classes at The Handle Bar! From Sunday, September 11 to Saturday, September 17, current college students and graduate students are invited to ride for free at any of three locations of The Handle Bar –South Boston (141 Dorchester Ave.), Fenway (1336 Boylston St.), and Harvard Square (1330 Massachusetts Ave.). Space is available on a walk-in basis with a student ID.

http://handlebarcycling.com/

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Late Summer Harvest: Cooking with Your CSA and Local Produce

It’s our inaugural class and what better way to kick things off than with the summer’s beautiful bounty. We will explore how to use your CSA and local produce to make a delicious 3-course meal.

Each class includes instruction by Chef Louis DiBiccari, printed recipes, food and alcoholic beverages (paired with meals). Gratuity not included.

Cancellation Policy:
Tavern Road requires a 48 hour notice for any cancellations for group classes to avoid being charged full price for the class. Tavern Road reserves the right to cancel or change the class schedule at any time at the discretion of management. Customers will be notified via e-mail of any schedule changes or cancellations.

WHEN
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

WHERE
Tavern Road - 343 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

COST
$125

TICKETS + CONTACT
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/late-summer-harvest-cooking-with-your-csa-and-local-produce-tickets-27320747090

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NEHGS New Visitor Tour

by Tricia Labbe
(Boston, MA, USA)

Wednesday September 7 and Saturday, September 24
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
10:00 AM–11:00 AM
Cost: FREE

This free orientation and tour introduces you to the resources available at the New England Historic Genealogical Society research facility. Founded in 1845, NEHGS is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit genealogy library and archive. With more than 15 million artifacts, books, manuscripts, microfilms, journals, photographs, and records—and expert staff to help you navigate it all—NEHGS provides the access you need to research your family history. You do not have to be a member to participate. Tour attendees are welcome to use our resources following the tour. No registration necessary.

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Boston Theater September 2016: She Looks Good in Black

by Katie Jordan
(Danvers, MA)

She Looks Good in Black
Presented by Exiled Theatre

Where: Boston Playwrights' Theatre: 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

When: September 16th - October 2nd
Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm
Sundays 2:00pm

Show Description: For it's fall 2016 production, Exiled Theatre presents a new black comedy about a recently widowed woman as she grapples with her husband's untimely death by strangulation and the memory of her less than perfect marriage, falls in love with her husband's gravedigger, and tries to unload the vast pornographic art collection her husband left behind.

Written By Sarah J. Mann
Directed By James Wilkinson
Assistant Director: Anna T. Stenberg
Featuring: Cailin Doran as Shea, Colin Colford as Beau, Alexander Rankine as Sweet, Michael Kelly as Art, and John Kinde as Groom

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or bought at the door. For more information please visit www.exiledtheatre.com/#/tickets, call ovation tix at 866-811-4111 or email Teri Incampo at exiledtheatrecompany@gmail.com.

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"Masterminds" Film Opening Date

Starting September 30 at AMC Loews Boston Common, join Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, and Jason Sudeikis on the most hilarious heist of the year. "Masterminds," based on true events, follows the life of David Ghantt (Galifianakis), a simple man, stuck in the monotonous routine as an armored truck driver, transporting millions of other people's money from location to location. That is, until his crush at work (Wiig), convinces him to go on the ultimate heist. Along with a group of half-brained bandits, led by Owen Wilson, David manages to steal $17 million, and promptly hands it over to a gang who has been set up to take the fall. Once they double-cross him, spending his money and leaving behind a trail of evidence. Out on the lam and in over his head, David is forced to go after his money, dodge the police and a hit man (Sudeikis), and turn the tables on those who he once trusted.

Visit www.amctheatres.com/movies/masterminds to view the trailer, and for screening times.

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Free Workout Session on Lawn on D

by DKC
(New York, NY)

Boston Sports Clubs (BSC) is celebrating the shift from "I can't" to "I will" with a free INSANITY® LIVE workout class on Thursday, September 29 from 6:00 – 7:00pm at The Lawn on D (420 D St, Boston, MA 02210).

BSC instructor rockstars Gina Dandreo and Nick Valli will lead a workout designed to get participants step out of their comfort zones and channel their inner athletes. The interactive class includes group-focused athletic training, cardio conditioning, and total-body strength drills, designed for people of all levels. It’s just the right amount of challenging.

The moves are easy to follow, but the workout is guaranteed to challenge participants to get in the best shape of their lives. Please direct readers to register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beachbody-live-insanity-with-boston-sports-club-lawn-on-d-registration-27632053215

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Boston Labor Day Events: Fireworks Sail Aboard Roseway

Schooner Roseway in Boston Harbor

Schooner Roseway in Boston Harbor

Thanks to generous sponsors and the hard work of the Boston Harbor Association, the harbor will be lit up with a Labor Day Fireworks spectacular! Get front row seats on Boston’s historic tall ship, Roseway. We’ll be serving up a good time (as well as sodas, beer, and wine).

8:30pm-10:30pm
Moakley Federal Courthouse Dock
2 Northern Avenue, Boston

$85.00 / person

In order to consume alcoholic beverages on this sail, you must be 21 years of age. A photo I.D. will be required upon boarding. Tickets are non-refundable. If you find you are unable to use them, you can apply your tickets to another event or date; you can gift them to someone else to use; or you can turn them into a tax-deductible donation to the World Ocean School.

All proceeds support the educational programs of the World Ocean School aboard the historic schooner, Roseway. As such half of your ticket price is a tax-deductible donation. www.worldoceanschool.org

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Charles River Museum Event - Mill Talk: The Ingenious Machinist Paul Moody

September 28, 2016, 6:30pm Charles River Museum of Industry
The Ingenious Machinist Paul Moody
His Waltham Years
A talk by Tony Connors, Ph.D.
Historian and Author
Our Museum is on the site of America's first integrated factory, where raw materials—cotton, in this case—were converted into a finished product—whole cloth—all under one roof. It was here, on the banks of the Charles River in Waltham, Massachusetts—at the corner of the river and what we know as Moody Street—that the Boston Manufacturing Company became the first successful industrial corporation in America, effectively launching the American Industrial Revolution.
Ingenious Machinists
The power loom, developed by Paul Moody, is America's original high tech. It was the crucial centerpiece of the system of mass production conceived by Francis Cabot Lowell and launched in 1814. It is Paul Moody after whom the iconic Moody Street is named, and where the Francis Cabot Lowell Mill complex, now a National Historic Landmark, still stands.
Tony Connors, author of the dual biography of Paul Moody and machinist David Wilkinson entitled "Ingenious Machinists," will illuminate for us what he feels is the incomparable importance of machinists in early America, and especially what were Paul Moody's most important professional years, those he spent in Waltham. For although Moody was a major contributor to the establishment later in the 19th Century of the mills on the Merrimack River just a bit further north in what we now know as Lowell, Massachusetts, Mr. Connors makes the case that most of the important inventions and innovations that made them possible were conceived and developed in Waltham.
Come learn about the namesake of Waltham's iconic Moody Street and his crucial role in launching the American Industrial Revolution.

Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mill-talk-the-ingenious-machinist-paul-moody-tickets-27074113402?ref=ebtn

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NEHGS Art & Architecture Tour

by Tricia Labbe
(Boston, MA)

Saturday, September 24
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Cost: FREE

NEHGS has been collecting unique items of Americana and fine art since its founding in 1845. Learn the story behind items that illustrate life in early America. Attendees are welcome to use our resources following the tour. No registration necessary.

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Old South Church: STREET REQUIEM for those who have died on the street

by Caroline Knaggs
(Melbourne, Australia)

Sing The World and The Old South Church present the Boston premiere of
STREET REQUIEM for those who have died on the street
by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne and Jonathon Welch

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7pm
Old South Church
Corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Street, at the Copley T stop

Featuring….
Sing the World Choir
Dr Jonathon Welch AM, conductor
with
The old South Choir, Soloists & Instrumental Ensemble
Harry Lyn Huff, conductor

Free admission – an offering will be taken to support homeless ministries at Old South Church

http://www.oldsouth.org/events/street-requiem

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Oktoberfest at The Lenox Hotel!

The Lenox Hotel is hosting an Oktoberfest themed #cart4acause event on Thursday, September 29 from 4 – 6pm to benefit the Italian Home for Children. Stop by the newly designed Lenox Cart conveniently located in the Lenox Alley on Exeter Street for complimentary bratwurst and beer! Donations to the Italian Home for Children are encouraged.

What: #cart4acause

When: Thursday, September 29, 4 – 6pm

Where: Lenox Alley on Exeter Street

Details: Bratwurst & Beer

Why: Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Italian Home for Children provides a comprehensive network of services to boys and girls with emotional challenges between the ages of 4 and 14. All of the services provided by the Home are directed toward their primary goal: the reunification of the children with their own or alternative families and/or the preservation of families at risk.

For more information contact the Lenox Hotel:
https://www.lenoxhotel.com
617-421-4927

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Boston September Theater Events: Calixto Bieito's Carmen

Name of Event: Carmen
Date & Time: Friday Sep 23- 7:00pm
Sun Sep 25- 3:00pm
Fri Sep 30- 7:30pm
Sun Oct 2- 3:00pm
Location: Boston Opera House
539 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

Presenter: Boston Lyric Opera and San Francisco Opera

Event Summary: The must-see event of the Fall Season! Boston Lyric Opera's 40th Anniversary Season launches with Calixto Bieito's provocative, groundbreaking production of Bizet’s Carmen, bringing opera back to Boston Opera House.

Event Description
Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

A co-production with Boston Lyric Opera and San Francisco Opera
Sung in French with English supertitles

BLO’s 40th Anniversary Season launches with the bicoastal American premiere of Calixto Bieito's Carmen in a co-production with San Francisco Opera – marking the director’s long-awaited U.S. opera debut. Set in the arid earthiness of 1970's post-Franco Spanish North Africa, this raw and cinematic vision is a powerful account of the defiantly free-spirited woman and her obsessive lover, set to Bizet’s intoxicating score.

Jennifer Johnson Cano, critically acclaimed for her star turn in BLO’s 2015 production of Don Giovanni, returns to Boston as the fiery, seductive gypsy who destroys the naïve soldier Don José, played by Roger Honeywell. Michael Mayes and Chelsea Basler return to BLO, and BLO Music Director David Angus conducts.

Ticket price: $25-$175

How to buy tickets: Audiences Services- 617.542.6772
ONLINE www.blo.org

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Taste of Downtown Crossing

by David Ertischek
(Boston, MA, USA)

The Inaugural Taste of Downtown Crossing is on September 25, 2016, on the beautiful Avenue de Lafayette. This festive outdoor event will feature food samplings from over 20 different and delicious restaurants, representing their unique cuisines.

Tickets to the festival are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. To purchase your tickets in advance visit www.TasteofDTX.com. Once inside the gated event attendees will be able to sample offerings from all of the restaurants.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase and are not included in the entrance fee. There are a limited number of tickets, so early purchase is recommended.

Attendees will enjoy fare from Downtown Boston restaurants accompanied by live music, culinary demonstrations, entertainment and more during the festival from 12:00 to 4:00 PM, rain or shine. This cultural experience is a celebration of the exciting and unprecedented investment and transformation taking place in Downtown Crossing.

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Lecture & Exhibit: Mitzi! Jewish Photographers and Stars of Broadway and Hollywood, 1910-1940

by Tricia Labbe
(Boston, MA)

in partnership with the Jewish Heritage Center
Presented by Scott C. Steward
September 7, 2016 6:00-7:30 pm
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street Boston, MA
Cost: FREE

A century ago, Mitzi Hajos (1889–1970) was a one-name star on Broadway: her press photos were marked “Mitzi,” and everyone knew who was meant. But who were the photographers who burnished Mitzi’s image? Many of them were the leading photographers of the day, influential tastemakers whose careers stretched from Broadway in the east to Hollywood on the West Coast. Like Mitzi, some of these photographers – and the stars they captured – are forgotten today; others, like Nickolas Muray (in New York) and Ruth Harriet Louise (at MGM), remain important figures in the history of American photography. Their story is the subject of “Mitzi! Jewish Photographers and Stars of Broadway and Hollywood, 1910–1940,” a lecture and exhibit.

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Haven to Home: What America has Meant to Jews, and Vice Versa

by Tricia Labbe
(Boston, MA)

Special Lecture and Exhibit in partnership with Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society
with Michael Feldberg, PhD
Sunday, September 25, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Cost: FREE

From the arrival of the first Jewish settlers in New Amsterdam in 1654 to the present, America has been the safest haven and most inclusive home the Jewish people have ever known. After early struggles to establish their full rights, Jews have benefited--as have all minorities--from living in a society based on constitutional rights. In turn, Jews have repaid America by contributing greatly in numerous walks of life. Michael Feldberg, PhD, curator of the From Haven to Home exhibition, will explore the reciprocal relationship between American Jews and the place they call home.

About the speaker: Michael Feldberg, PhD is the executive director of the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom. He was previously executive director and director of research for the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Book Event: First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama

by Tricia Labbe
(Boston, MA)

Wednesday, September 28, 6:00-7:30 PM
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street Boston, MA
Cost: FREE

Every president has had some experience as a parent. Of the 43 men who have served in the nation’s highest office, 38 have fathered biological children and the other five adopted children. Each president’s parenting style reveals much about his beliefs as well as his psychological make-up. James Garfield enjoyed jumping on the bed with his kids, while FDR’s children had to make appointments to talk to him. First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama (Grand Central Publishing, 2016) uses lively narrative, based on research in archives around the country and interviews with members of several First Families, to show presidential character in action. Join author Joshua Kendall to learn which type of parent might be best suited to leading the American people and, finally, how the fathering experiences of our presidents have forever changed the course of American history. Book sales and signing to follow.

About the author: Joshua C. Kendall is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today and BusinessWeek, among other publications.

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