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2012 Boston Pops Season Begins - 5/9

4/30/2012 08:00:00 PM 0 Responses
I love the Boston Pops. I try to go to at least one concert a year (not counting July 4th of course). The 2012 opens on May 9 and it sounds like it's going to be a great one per usual.  

The Boston Pops 2012 season under the direction of Keith Lockhart, opens in style on May 9 with Broadway sensation Bernadette Peters performing many of the signature songs that have made her one of this country’s legendary stars of the stage and screen. The Boston Pops 2012 unifying theme, Visions of America, inspires a season dedicated to celebrating many of this country’s greatest musical traditions, culminating in a multimedia “Visions of America Photo Symphony” program to end the season on June 14, 15, and 16. These special concerts will feature R&B sensation Patti Austin, jazz vocalist Steve Tyrell, photographs by Joseph Sohm, music by Roger Kellaway, and lyrics by the unrivaled team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman, with a recorded narration provided by Clint Eastwood. 

During the 2012 spring season, the Boston Pops will usher in a series of exciting talents to pay tribute to a wide range of American musical genres. Comedian, author, musician and all-around king of artistic versatility Steve Martin will pluck the strings of his banjo for his Boston Pops debut with The Steep Canyon Rangers on May 29 and 30, and for “Presidents at Pops” on May 31. John Williams, who celebrates his 80th birthday in 2012, will lead the ever-popular Film Night on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, featuring music from many of the cinematic masterpieces that launched the Boston Pops Laureate Conductor to worldwide acclaim. Mr. Williams also shares the podium with Keith Lockhart for “Presidents at Pops” on May 31. Gospel Night at Pops celebrates a milestone as well, when conductor Charles Floyd raises the voices of the Boston Pops Gospel Choir on the 20th annual performance of this transcendent program. The Saturday, June 9 Gospel Night concert will feature FOX Network’s American Idol finalist MelindaDoolittle, winner of BET Network’s Sunday’s Best Crystal Aikin, and Boston Pops cellist Owen Young. The Pops pay tribute to Barbra Streisand on May 15 and 16 with captivating vocals from Ann Hampton Callaway, a great interpreter of the American Songbook. Cole Porter, one of the most prolific contributors to the American Songbook, will also receive a Boston Pops salute with the dynamic husband-and-wife Broadway showstoppers Jason Danieley and Marin Mazzie on June 5, 6, and 8. This season also features a Wild West Night on June 12 and 13 with the three young members of the genre-trailblazing string trio Time For Three. 

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Much Ado About Nothing with a Twist

4/30/2012 08:00:00 PM 0 Responses
BAD HABIT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS "William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing... with a Twist!", adapted by Daniel Morris in Deane Hall at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. "William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing... with a Twist!" is the third offering in Bad Habit Productions' Fifth Anniversary Season and is directed by Artistic Director Daniel Morris.

SYNOPSIS:  Called one of Shakespeare's best works, Much Ado About Nothing casts the serious themes of love, fear of commitment, and jealousy in a sexy, side-splitting comedy about two very different courtships. In this faithful adaptation, all characters are portrayed by 5 actors, creating a tour de force of quick changes, gender-bending and unexpected surprises.

FEATURING: Sasha Castroverde, Sierra Kagen, Adam Kassim, David Lutheran, and Evan Sanderson

Director: Daniel Morris
Assistant Directors: Susanna Harris-Noon & Derek Fraser
Producer: Meg Wieder
Stage Manager: Kevin Parker
Costume Designer: Pamela DeGregorio
Assistant Costume Designer: Barbara Crowther
Lighting Designer: Erik Fox
Props Designer: Julie Brown
Choreographer: Crystal Lisbon
Musical Director: Rebekah Hardeson

PERFORMANCES:   April 28th - May 13th, 2012

Saturday, April 28th, 8:00pm
Sunday, April 29th, 2:00pm*
Wednesday, May 2nd, 7:30pm**
Thursday, May 3rd, 7:30pm
Friday, May 4th, 8:00pm
Saturday,May 5th, 8:00pm
Sunday, May 6th 2:00pm*
Wednesday, May 9th, 7:30pm**
Thursday, May 10th, 7:30pm
Friday, May 11th, 8:00pm
Saturday, May 12th,  8:00pm
Sunday , May 13th, 2:00pm      
                      
*talk-back to follow the performance

**Pay-What-You-Can, $10 minimum

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Craft Beer & Dessert Tasting @ Finale - 5/8 & 5/15

4/29/2012 08:57:00 PM 0 Responses
I used to drink beer a lot more than I do now.  Now I'm more of a whiskey guy.  Scotch most of the time, or if we're doing cocktails I'll usually go for an old fashioned or a sazerac.  That being said, I'm a big fan of Allagash White (great summer beer) and Aventinus.  The only thing missing (in my opinion) is a Dogfish Head IPA of some sort.  

Finale Showcasing Sweet Selection of Craft Beers at May Tasting Event
Enjoy selection of unconventional sweet beers enhanced by decadent dessert pairings

WHAT: Finale, Boston’s sweet spot, explores the world of craft beer in two tasting events featuring a sampling of five flavored craft beers paired with some of Finale’s seasonal selection of desserts. Executive Pastry Chef, Nicole Coady, has carefully selected desserts,
which will enhance the sweeter accents in these beers.

Additionally, Bryan Greene from Great Brewers will discuss the five beers and their distinctive flavors.

Dessert pairings include:

·       Original Sin Cider with Frangipane tart
·       Allagash White with lemon tart
·       Duvel Golden Ale with fresh Fruit tart
·       Aventinus with Mascarpone Mousse cup
·       Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock with Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., May 8th and 15th, 2012

COST: $19.99 per person + tax and gratuity

WHERE:  Finale Park Plaza, Once Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116



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Nantucket Wine Festival - Starts 5/16

4/29/2012 08:57:00 PM 0 Responses

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Free: Kids Eat Free at Kenmore Qdoba - 4/29

4/28/2012 08:03:00 PM 0 Responses
I was told that people enjoy when I put personal anecdotes at the start of my posts.  Therefore before I get started, here's a glimpse into my evening yesterday: 

I spent last night explaining to two 22 year olds that they do not truly remember life before the internet.

me: do you know what card catalogs and/or microsoft encarta are?
them: no
me: did you ever die of dysentery while on the oregon trail?
them: what?
me: exactly

And now on to more important things, namely free burritos for your kids tomorrow. 

Qdoba Mexican Grill, known for its passion for fresh ingredients and personalized preparation as well as its wide variety of innovative flavors, will give Bostonians the opportunity to meet Wally the Green Monster and kick off a month of fundraising for Youk’s Kids (www.youkskids.org) with a kids-eat-free event on Sunday, April 29 at the Kenmore Square Qdoba restaurant location.

Throughout the month of May, Qdoba guests who donate $1 to Kevin Youkilis’ Youk’s Kids organization will be entered into a drawing for a chance to meet MLB all-star Kevin Youkilis and to win tickets to a Red Sox game and free burritos for a month. Youk’s Kids’ mission is to create a community of support for the health and well-being of children in need. All contributions will be donated directly to the program with a check presentation at Fenway Park later in the season.

Kevin Youkilis and Qdoba have teamed up to support children. “Qdoba combines delicious dishes, fresh ingredients and pristine service to create a perfect business. Their philanthropic efforts with my charity, Youk’s Kids, is something I deeply value and appreciate. Thank you, Red Sox Nation!” said Youkilis.

11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2012: Kids eat free all day
2:30 p.m. -- 4:00 p.m.: Kick-off event
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Pictures with Wally the Green Monster

Kenmore Square Qdoba located at 540 Commonwealth Ave. Qdoba guests can make donations to Youk’s Kids at any of the 18 Boston-area Qdoba locations.
 

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Charity: Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer - 5/7

4/26/2012 08:05:00 PM 0 Responses
Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer
Celebrate Boston’s sweetest week at some of the area’s top venues

WHAT: Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is celebrating their 13th year of success in the city. This year, some of the area’s premiere restaurants and bakeries will be joining forces to help raise money to benefit breast cancer research and care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Establishments will choose one dessert to feature for a week where 100% of the proceeds from sales will go directly to the Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer organization.

This year, top area restaurants have kindly pledged to donate all of their selected dessert proceeds to join in the battle against breast cancer:

Avila Modern Mediterranean Warm Chocolate Cake with espresso ice cream
BOKX 109 American Prime Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse Warm Chocolate Cake with pistachio ice cream
Haru Choice of gourmet mochi ice creams green tea, red bean, vanilla, mango
Legal Sea Foods Boston Cream Pie
Strega Waterfront Chocolate Ganache with house-made gelato and raspberry coulis

WHEN: Available May 7th through May 13th at participating restaurants

ABOUT BOSTON BAKES FOR BREAST CANCER: Now in its 12th year, Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer has evolved and grown into one of the sweetest weeks Boston and the Greater Boston area has experienced. Teaming up with restaurants, bakeries, and cafes across the region, Boston Bakes offers the opportunity to enjoy a delectable dessert, and support breast cancer research and care at the same time. Previously a part of The Eva Brownman Breast Cancer Fund, Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is now registered through the Attorney General’s Office as an official commercial co-venture.

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Free: Fiddler and the Old Woman of Rumelia

4/26/2012 08:01:00 PM 0 Responses
Juventas New Music Ensemble is thrilled to announce that we have received a grant towards Opera Project 2012 from Free for All Concert Fund, Inc. All performances of The Fiddler and the Old Woman of Rumelia are now FREE! Reserve your FREE tickets today! Please note that reservations made through the website and over the phone are still subject to the $4.25 service charge per ticket. Patrons can avoid this fee by reserving tickets at either of the BCA/Calderwood box office locations.

Roberts Studio Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion
527 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116

Friday May 4, 2012 at 8:00pm
Saturday May 5, 2012 at 3:00pm
Saturday May 5, 2012 at 8:00pm
Sunday May 6, 2012 at 3:00pm

Juventas New Music Ensemble is proud to present the world premiere stage production of Ketty Nez’s newest opera The Fiddler and the Old Woman of Rumelia. In this mysterious melancholic fantasy, a spry fortune teller and a dashing, murderous outlaw cross paths with local villagers, weaving surprising folk stories and colorful characters from faraway places with their own dark pasts and visions of the future. Explore the blend of new music with folk-inspired tunes, where the mortal meets the immortal all in the edgy style best known as Juventas.

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Bees Deluxe: Acid Blues CD Release - 5/6

4/25/2012 10:33:00 PM 0 Responses
You guys know how I love live and local music.  In the 3 weeks, I have seen:  The Kaiser Chiefs, the Ting Tings, Snow Patrol, and the summer hasn't even begun yet.  This Bees Deluxe event coming up on 5/6 combines the two - the live and the local.  

The acid-blues Boston-based trio “Bees Deluxe” celebrate the release of their album “Space Age Bachelor Pad Blues” with a live show at Johnny D’s in Somerville on Sunday evening, May 6th. 
 The band financed the album with a Kickstarter project which included a psychedelic video shoot on location on Isla Mujeres, Mexico. 

“We’ve been mixing tracks recorded at Natick’s “All Things Audio” Studios, and in my basement over the past few months, and are willing ourselves to release the album before we come up with more ideas – because we have too many ideas,” said keyboard player Bruce Mattson. “The album contains songs and tunes written specially for this release and some live-in-the-studio recordings of stage favorites.” 

The album’s 12 tracks include the instrumental acid-blues opener “3454 miles,” and the Louisiana flavored originals “Kidnap” and “Rooster Shoes.” The band ventures into psychotropic moods with “The Girl with Green Hair” and “Asleep at the Chelsea” semi-biographical orchestrations of chaos and complex interplay between Bruce’s Hammond B3 Organ and Conrad Warre’s home-made FrankenStrat. The album also contains two heavily re-arranged covers, Billie Holiday’s “God Bless the Child” and the Roy Buchanan instrumental “Hot Cha” which show off the band’s interplay and musical strengths to first-time listeners. “If it didn’t have serious, and deep grooves,” said Patrick Sanders the band’s drummer and percussionist, “we wouldn’t have dreamed of releasing it.”

I'm going to be honest, I have no idea what acid blues is, but I'm listening to some of the tracks on their website right now and I like it.  Laid back, great guitar riffs, all I need is a drink and I'll be all set.  

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Muddy Paws For A Cause - Starts 5/6

4/25/2012 10:33:00 PM 0 Responses
PSSSssst.  It's getting warm out.  We're all sweating a little more, including your dog.  He or she needs a shower.  Get it done and support a good cause.  

BARK PLACE TO HOST “MUDDY PAWS FOR A CAUSE” WEEKLONG BENEFIT TO SUPPORT MSPCA-ANGELL 

WHAT: Bark Place South End, currently celebrating their three year anniversary, has announced its 2nd annual ‘spring cleaning’ charity event to benefit Boston’s MSPCA-Angell, Muddy Paws for a Cause. From Sunday, May 6th through Saturday, May 12th, the doggie day spa and pet boutique will donate 50% percent of all proceeds from their DIY dog wash center to the local non-profit. 

The DIY wash center at Bark Place South End boasts elevated walk-in tubs for pet grooming, with a choice of specialty, all-natural shampoos and conditioners, as well as amenities including combs, brushes, aprons, towels, blow dryers and finishing spritz. Bark Place staff will be on-hand to offer assistance for new visitors. 

WHEN: Sunday, May 6th through Saturday, May 12th, 2012

WHERE: Bark Place 1721 WASHington Street Boston, MA

COST: $20 / 50% of proceeds will be donated to MSPCA-Angell.

RSVP: To reserve your spot, call Bark Place at 857-362-7494. Walk-ins welcome.

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Congrats Turkey Shore Distilleries!! - 5/5

4/24/2012 08:58:00 PM 2 Responses
My sincerest congratulations to Turkey Shore Distilleries for making KICK ASS rum.  Unclear if I can make it out to Ipswich on 5/5 but you can be sure that I'm going to be drinking rum that day (preferably yours if I can find it) 

Local artisan micro-distiller Turkey Shore Distilleries, makers of Old Ipswich Rum, garnered three medals at the American Distilling Institute's 9th Annual Craft Distilling Conference & Vendor Expo, held in early April, 2012 in Louisville, KY. Old Ipswich Tavern-Style Rum won a Gold Medal for Best of Class Rum category, the Gold Medal for Amber Rum, and the Old Ipswich White Cap Rum won a Bronze Medal in the Clear Rum category. Both spirits, handcrafted in small batches in Ipswich, MA, are available in liquor stores and restaurants in the greater Boston area and throughout Massachusetts.

"It was the surprise of the show," said Mathew Perry, President and Founder of Turkey Shore Distilleries. "It's humbling to get this kind of recognition from our peers so early in our career. Our first product, White Cap, is a smooth white rum, with vanilla notes. With our Tavern-Style Rum, we set out to re-create a refined version of oak barrel-aged rum that was so popular in Colonial Days. We're proud to be part of the quality, hand-crafted spirits trend that is growing so fast locally in Massachusetts and across the nation."

North Shore neighbor Ryan and Wood Distillery in Gloucester also won a Silver Medal in Amber Rum from ADI for its Folly Cove Rum.

Buoyed by these accolades, Turkey Shore Distilleries has plans to continue to expand its presence in restaurants, bars and liquor stores through its partnerships with Merrimack Valley Distributors and Burke Distributing. On May 5, 2012, the public is invited to attend Turkey Shore Distilleries' one-year Anniversary Celebration and Rum Release party from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at its headquarters at 23 Hayward Street in Ipswich, MA.

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Free: Ultimate Pre-Game Party @ Jillian's - 5/3

4/24/2012 08:58:00 PM 0 Responses

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Avenue Q - Starts 5/9

4/23/2012 09:20:00 PM 0 Responses
I saw Avenue Q 4'ish years ago in NYC.  It was hilarious and awesome.  You are going to want to see this. 


May 11 – June 9, 2012

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Dinner for 2 @ Fire + Ice

4/23/2012 09:17:00 PM 0 Responses



Charity: United Way Emerging Leaders Spring Gala - 5/12

4/23/2012 09:16:00 PM 0 Responses

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15% Off at Lisa's Hands of Time

4/21/2012 03:47:00 PM 0 Responses
It's Spring cleaning time.  I just swiffered my room this morning and donated 4 bags of clothes to Good Will.  That's about as good as it gets for me. 

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Quidditch Champions Series - 4/28

4/21/2012 03:01:00 PM 1 Response
So, I've read all the Harry Potter books and the first and half of the 2nd of the Hunger Games books.  If I were to choose which series I like better, it's going to have to be Harry Potter.  That being said, I'm a little curious to see this real life adaptation of Quidditch.   

Next weekend, on Saturday, April 28th, the Boston Cannons, (2011 major league lacrosse champions) are co-hosting a tournament at Harvard with the International Quidditch Association, called the Quidditch Champions Series. This is the first time that a professional sports team is recognizing Quidditch as a new and legitimate sport and for the occasion, nine of the top teams in the IQA are flying in from around the country, including teams from Los Angeles, Minnesota, Vermont, and Maryland.

Checkout the video below, it's pretty interesting.




The tournament runs for three hours at the Harvard Athletic Complex and admission includes access to the Boston Cannons season opener in Harvard’s historic football stadium versus the Rochester Rattlers. More than 10,000 people have attended this event in past years, and it’s a big family audience. Quidditch is a real-life version from the sport in the harry potter books; it is full-contact, co-ed, and features a human snitch and comedic announcers that make the game both thrilling as a sport and highly entertaining as a spectacle, for people of all ages to watch.

Tickets are offered at a discounted rate through the IQA at $15, and include access to more than five hours of sports at Harvard’s state of the art facilities.

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3rd Annual Filmshift Call for Entries

4/21/2012 02:41:00 PM 0 Responses
The 3rd Annual Filmshift Festival is currently seeking entries from independent and local filmmakers, especially in the Boston/New England area.  So, get your cameras out, it's go time!

To celebrate our successful Kickstarter campaign, DJ Tanner will be DJing at Lucky Strike on Saturday 4/28 from 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM then we'll go down to Tequila Rain to dance the night away. All are welcome (21+).

About Filmshift The 3rd Annual Filmshift Festival was created by independent filmmaker, Jeremy Jed Hammel, as a way to combine three of his passions: The art of film, bringing people together, and giving back to charity in his local community.  Filmshift is held every year at the Somerville Theater in Somerville, MA.  We present independent films of most genres and we have special Showcases for local films, student films, and films that have a connection to Environmental or Sustainable topics.

Some films that we have presented in the past include “Earthwork,” starring Academy-Award nominee, John Hawkes (for “Winter’s Bone,”) Comic Con 2010 winner, “Marwencol,” and “The Burning Season,” narrated by Hugh Jackman.  We offer cash prizes, awards from industry leaders such as Final Draft professional screenwriting software, Script Pipeline, Improv Boston, as well as superlative awards to our filmmakers.  Ten percent of our gross ticket sales are donated to Christopher’s Haven, a local charity that finds low-cost or no-cost housing for families staying in Boston for their child’s cancer treatment.


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Boston Civic Symphony Last Performance of Season - 4/29

4/20/2012 03:31:00 AM 0 Responses
I was at the symphony a few weeks ago and realized that I haven't been to a good piano concert lately.  What I'd really like to hear is some Chopin or maybe some Rachmaninoff,  but seeing as how this is the last concert of the season, I may swing by. 

Sunday, April 29, 2:00 p.m. at Regis College in Weston, the Boston Civic Symphony, Max Hobartm conductor, will close out its 87th season with a program of music by Debussy, Liszt, and Sibelius. The Regis College Glee Club and Alumnae Chorus will be the guest artists for Debussy’s Nocturnes. Written in 1910, the piece examines three distinct facets of the night, Nuages (Clouds), Fêtes (Festivals) and Sirenes (Sirenes). Robert Finley, President and Founder of the Boston Piano Amateurs Association will be the soloist in Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat by Liszt. The final piece on the program will be Symphony No. 2 by Sibelius.

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Ferry Corsten @ Royale - 6/7

4/20/2012 03:30:00 AM 0 Responses
I'm a trance music fan, and Ferry Corsten is up there on my list along with Tiesto and Armin van Buuren. See you guys there!


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Free: Ukulele Performace @ Life is Good - 4/19

4/18/2012 07:48:00 PM 0 Responses
Ukulele star Jake Shimabukuro to Perform at Life is good® Flagship Store
on Newbury Street in Boston Thursday, April19, 2012

Lifestyle Brand Spreads the Power of Optimism through Music

Life is good®, the Boston-based lifestyle brand presents a free in-store performance with Ukulele star Jake Shimabukuro, this Thursday, April 19 at 3:00PM. Shimabukuro will bring his memorable live show to Life is good’s Flagship Store at 285 Newbury Street in performing tracks off of his latest album ‘Peace Love Ukulele.’

Rolling Stone calls Shimabukuro “one of the hottest axmen of the past few years” and the Washington Post says Shimabukuro has “raised the bar for the ukulele.” His cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been lauded as “amazing uke playing to be relished” by Brian May of Queen, while Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam said that “Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can’t see anybody else catching up with him.”

Life is good spreads the power of optimism through its collection of apparel and accessories and through its nonprofit arm, the Life is good Playmakers, helping kids overcome poverty, violence and illness. The Life is good Community will gather in person to celebrate optimism and raise funds for kids in need once again at the 3rd annual Life is good Festival this fall. 100% of Life is good's profits from the fundraising music festival will go toward its goal of raising over $1 million for The Life is good Playmakers. Dates, artist line–up and ticket information will be announced soon on Lifeisgood.com/festivals.

WHO: Jake Shimabukuro
WHERE: Life is good Flagship Store. 285 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
WHEN: Thursday, April 19 3:00PM
COST: Free (space is limited)



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Free: Boston Conservatory WInd Ensemble Concert - 4/26

4/18/2012 07:43:00 PM 0 Responses
The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Eric Hewitt conductor, presents “Roots” a free concert, Thursday, April 26 at 8 p.m. at The Fenway Center at Northeastern University (77 Saint Stephen St.)

PROGRAM

VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: Folk Song Suite
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: Flourish for Wind Band
HOLST: Second Suite in F for Military Band
HOLST: Sommerset Rhapsody
GRAINGER: Lincolnshire Posey

According to Hewitt, "The lyrical aspects of the music of Holst, Vaughn-Williams, and Grainger stem from folk songs whose origin is of the British Isles. The evening will celebrate many musical themes - several will be heard in at least three different works. Combined with Britain's tradition of Brass and Military Bands, these ubiquitous melodies endear this beautiful music to musicians and listeners. It promises to be a very pleasing evening, with a few shocking sonic achievements."

For more information call The Boston Conservatory event line at (617) 912-9240.

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Charity: 2012 Banned in Boston - 4/27

4/18/2012 07:42:00 PM 0 Responses
Celebrate Urban Improv’s 20th anniversary and laugh at Boston’s best known personalities as they put themselves in hilarious situations on stage – all for a good cause – at Banned in Boston. Since 1992, Urban Improv has provided its nationally acclaimed violence prevention and youth development workshops to thousands of Boston Public School students free of charge.

The 2012 Banned in Boston line-up includes favorites like Aerosmith rocker, Tom Hamilton; Governor and Mrs. Deval Patrick; Attorney General, Martha Coakley; Boston Mayor, Tom Menino; Pulitzer Prize winning author and presidential historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin and many more who will rally together to put on a show of hilarity, musical satire, and skits. This year’s revue is being written by award-winning playwright and actor John Kuntz, who is sure to have a few surprises up his sleeve.

Banned in Boston will take place on Friday, April 27. A pre-show soiree will kick-off at the Lansdowne Pub at 6 p.m., after which guests will saunter next door to the House of Blues for the laugh-out-loud musical revue.

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$7 for $15 at Sugar Bakery

4/17/2012 09:29:00 PM 0 Responses



Ladies Luxury Escape 2012 - 5/5

4/17/2012 09:25:00 PM 0 Responses
I went to the original Ladies Luxury Escape event several years ago; I remember it vividly because I was one of two guys there.  Each subsequent year, a female Bloggery media rep has gone to cover the event assuming that she'll have a better time than I would, and it would spare me an evening of awkward looks from the other attendees.  We're going to stick with that plan this year. 

Anthem Entertainment, the Boston-based experiential marketing and event agency, is pleased to announce its annual Ladies Luxury Escape event – a one stop shop for anything and everything a lady could ever want! Indulge in a private shopping and pampering experience featuring the finest exhibitors in the Greater Boston area. This is an all ages event perfect for mothers and daughters or a girls’ outing!

Enjoy a massage in our Relaxation Lounge, get pampered with “mini spa” and hair services in our Beauty Bar, sip on a signature cocktail and shop ‘til you drop from your choice of clothing, jewelry, handbags, makeup and much, much more! VIP patrons will receive a swag bag filled with products and offers from our participating partners and exhibitors and access to all pre and post events. 


Purchase tickets now before this event sells out!

Saturday, May 5th, 2012
10:00AM – 1:00PM & 2:00PM – 5:00PM

Sheraton Hotel
39 Dalton St.
Boston, MA

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Dining Out for Life - 4/26

4/17/2012 09:25:00 PM 0 Responses
I love helping others, and the fact that this will basically be effortless (I eat pretty much everyday) means I have no excuse to round up all my friends (That means YOU!) and get out there to support this year's Dining Out for Life event.  

Dine out on Thursday, April 26, 2012 and fight AIDS

Since 1990, Dining Out for Life has offered an easy and delicious way to raise money to fund critically-needed services for people with HIV/AIDS. On Thursday, April 26, 2012, participating restaurants around the country will donate a portion of all sales to local AIDS service organizations. This year, more than 250,000 people are expected to dine out in one of the more than 3,000 participating restaurants in 62 cities and raise at least $3 million for 60 AIDS service organizations around the country. Here in Boston, participating restaurants will donate 25 percent of sales of meals to AIDS Action Committee.

There are four ways restaurant-goers can participate in Dining Out For Life:

· Be a Host. Help fill a restaurant by recruiting 25 to 30 friends, family, and colleagues to dine out and spend the evening greeting them, thanking them for participating, and encouraging them to make a personal donation.
· Captain a Table. Bring a party of 10 or more to one of the participating restaurants and encourage them to make individual donations.
· Spread the Word. "Like" Dining Out For Life on Facebook.com/Dine4LifeBos, follow @Dine4LifeBos on Twitter and use the hashtag #DOFL.
· Dine Out. Make plans to eat out on Thursday, April 26!


Here is the list of participating restaurants as of this post:

28 Degrees
Asana
Avila
Bambara
Birch Street Bistro
Club Cafe
Cygnet
Da Vinci
The Fireplace
The Hyde
KO Prime
Picante
Shanti-Taste of India
Tasca
Tres Gatos

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Contest: Finale's "A Moment for Mom"

4/16/2012 09:44:00 PM 0 Responses
Mother's Day is coming up; here's your chance to get something nice for your mom.  Finale is hosting a contest in search of awesome moms. 

Finale Launches “A Moment for Mom” Facebook Contest in Search of Extraordinary Moms
Fans capture mom’s best moment in a photo or video to be entered to win a grand prize

In celebration of Moms and their lovable, quirky qualities, Finale launches “A Moment for Mom,” a Mother’s Day Facebook contest. In search of the most extra-ordinary Moms, the Boston desserterie asks Facebook fans to submit a video up to 60 seconds or photo with caption that captures a favorite Mom moment displaying her uniqueness and individuality.

A selection of five videos and five photos will be chosen by Finale, and will be posted on Facebook for fans to vote for their favorite. A winner will be awarded in each category receiving a one-night stay at the chic W Hotel in Boston along with dinner and dessert for two at Finale.

Entries must be submitted through the Facebook contest page by April 25th at 12 noon. Fans may begin voting for the top 10 finalists at 5 p.m.

The lucky contest winners will be announced on May 1st.


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ImprovBoston's Sixth Annual Geek Week - Starts 4/25

4/16/2012 09:43:00 PM 0 Responses
Conversation with my friend yesterday:

Him:  I should introduce you to one of my friends.  She's awesome.
Me:  I'm always interested in meeting new people.
Him:  She's like a nerd trapped in a hot girl's body.
Me:  That sounds amazing.
Him:  Seriously, you better brush up on your Marvel and Star Wars knowledge.
Me:  Christ, I may as well buy a ring now.

That being said, ImprovBoston's 6th Annual Geek Week starts later this month.

For four days at the end of April, ImprovBoston is celebrating all that is Geek, with their sixth annual Geek Week. From April 25-29, the theatre will feature improv, musical, sketch, and stand-up comedy and storytelling that celebrates science fiction, fantasy, comic books, anime, videogames, and superheroes – everything geek. Geek Week begins on Wednesday, April 25th and runs through Sunday, April 29th.

Geek Week Schedule:

WEDNESDAY April 25th
Mainstage
8 p.m. Comics on Comics/ Quest
10 p.m. Geek Night Out/Ninja Sex Party

THURSDAY April 26th
Mainstage
8 p.m. Briami Sound Machine/ The Itching Man A/V Society Presents: Brian Longwell & Evan O'Television
10 p.m. Nerds of Prey/ Sawyer and Hurley: The Complete Works of Batman (Abridged)

FRIDAY April 27th
Mainstage
8 p.m. 2010: Our Hideous Future-The Musical!/ The Telethon
10 p.m. Anthony Scibelli / Mon Frere: “HufflePuffed!”

SATURDAY April 28th
Mainstage
6 p.m. Family Show
8 p.m. CSI: Boston, Special Comedy Unit/ Kevin and Matt Geek Out
10 p.m. Thunderstood!/ Jake Young /Overthinking It / Mike Lawrence

SUNDAY April 29th
Mainstage
7 p.m. Reckless Sidekick Productions “Hero Envy”/Uke Skywalker Meets Mando Calrissian (In the Cloud City)/ Jack Lees
9 p.m. Kevin Anglin* (Hosting slot) / Vagabond Theatre Presents: “True Believers”
10 p.m. Micah & Michelle/ Daft Agenda/ Harry Roasts “GEEK WEEK”

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Earth Day Picnic For the Planet at Frog Pond - 4/22

4/16/2012 09:42:00 PM 0 Responses
From the Antarctic to the South Pacific, to right here in Boston, people will celebrate Earth Day with The Nature Conservancy’s second annual Picnic for the Planet. The annual event celebrates the role that nature plays in daily life, by reminding people to stop and take a few minutes to enjoy being outside and sharing a meal with their families and friends.

“From the fish in our rivers and seas, to the forests that keep our air and our drinking water clean, to the vegetables we buy at the local farmers’ market; nature touches our lives every day,” said Alison Bowden, of the Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts.

Sunday, April 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Boston Common Frog Pond

We’ll be celebrating, rain or shine, cohosting the family-friendly event with The Skating Club of Boston, at the Boston Common Frog Pond:

Take the Planet Out to Lunch: The Nature Conservancy will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the largest global picnic from noon to 3 pm, to the soundtrack of live music courtesy of Radio 92.9. Learn more about nature in Massachusetts, sample great local and natural foods, participate in a nature treasure hunt with your family and enter to win free tickets to Earthfest in May and other door prizes.

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WineRiot 2012 - 4/20 & 4/21

4/15/2012 09:19:00 PM 0 Responses

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Free: Red Sox Fenway Park Open House - 4/19

4/15/2012 09:17:00 PM 0 Responses
Red Sox Open Fenway Park to Fans for an Open House in
Celebration of its 100th Anniversary
Free & Open to-the-public Event Features Autograph Sessions,
Special Access Tour of "America's Most Beloved Ballpark"

WHAT:

An opportunity for fans to explore 100 year-old Fenway Park at their own pace. Fans will have a chance to discover behind-the scenes locations and learn more about the ballpark by following the "Fenway Park: A Living Museum" plaques, displays and historical markers. The Open House will feature a unique presentation of artifacts, "touching the game" exhibits, and other special presentations. Autograph signings will take place throughout the day as fans have an opportunity to walk the warning track, peek inside the Green Monster scoreboard and visit other spaces within the ballpark not normally accessible to fans. All ballpark concession stands will be open. The event will take place rain or shine.

WHEN:
April 19, 2012
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston. All Gates will be open for entry.

Free & open-to-the-public

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Patriots Day Schedule - 4/16

4/14/2012 08:43:00 PM 0 Responses
Mayor Thomas M. Menino will kick-off the 237th Patriot’s Day Celebration in Boston on Monday morning, April 16, at 9:00AM with a Flag Raising Ceremony on City Hall Plaza. The Patriot’s Day Parade will march from City Hall Plaza and continue onto Kings Chapel on Tremont Street where there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of William Dawes. The parade will proceed to the Old Granary Burial Grounds where a wreath will be laid at the grave of Paul Revere.

The annual ceremonies conclude with the re-enactment of the famous midnight ride of Paul Revere and William Dawes that occurred on April 18, 1775.

The re-enactment of Paul Revere’s ride occurs at the Paul Revere Mall on Hanover Street in front of the Old North Church at 10:00AM. This year’s rider from the Massachusetts National Lancers is 2nd Lt. Andrew Tobin as Paul Revere.

The re-enactment of William Dawes’ ride occurs at Eliot Square in Roxbury at 10:00AM. This year’s rider is Darin Reale as William Dawes.


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Book Signing: Most Wanted, Pursuing Whitey Bulger

4/14/2012 08:31:00 PM 0 Responses
I'm adding this one to the pile of Boston-related books to read.  

James “Whitey” Bulger led the Winter Hill Gang, an Irish American crime family based in South Boston from around 1979 to 1994. He was often hailed as a local hero and modern day Robin Hood, dedicated to protecting the neighborhood and its residents. But in reality, he was a hardened criminal who created an empire based on extortion and intimidation and murdered over fifty people. On June 23, 2011, Whitey Bulger, fugitive Boston mob boss and #1 on FBI’s Most Wanted list, was arrested after sixteen years on the run. The Whitey Bulger trial is scheduled to begin November 5, 2012.

MOST WANTED: Pursuing Whitey Bulger, the Murderous Mob Chief the FBI Secretly Protected is the riveting account of former head of Massachusetts State Police Thomas J. Foley’s twenty-year pursuit of murderous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger—and of Foley’s key role in exposing the FBI’s protection of Bulger’s criminal empire. A career officer with the Massachusetts State Police, Col. Thomas J. Foley rose to become its highest ranking officer in 2001. Foley was awarded the United States Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service for his role in the Whitey Bulger/John Connolly investigation. Since retiring in 2004, Foley teaches criminology at the University of Southern New Hampshire. He still resides in the Boston area.


Here’s a listing of upcoming MOST WANTED signings:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012; 7:00 PM
Barnes and Noble (541 D Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA, 01605)
*Talk/Reading/Signing

Thursday, May 17, 2012; 7:00 PM
Spirit of ’76 Bookstore (107 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA, 01945)
*Talk/Reading/Signing

Saturday, May 26, 1:00 PM
Yellow Umbrella (501 Main Street, Chatham, MA, 02601)
*Talk/Reading/Signing

Saturday, June 9, 2012; 1:00 PM
Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery and Café (24 Lyman Street, Westborough, MA, 01581)
*Talk/Reading/Signing

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Good Luck to the Marathoners!

4/12/2012 08:54:00 PM 0 Responses
Good luck to all the folks running the Marathon this year.  Bloggery reader Ari sent me a 2.5 minute tour through the Boston Marathon route from the runner’s view set to Born to Run.  Watch it below.





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Ice Cream Truck Battle - 4/12

4/11/2012 11:40:00 PM 0 Responses
Ben & Jerry’s vs. b.good: Ice Cream Truck Battle at City Hall Plaza
to Support Back on My Feet

The Ben & Jerry’s and b.good ice cream trucks will battle each other at City Hall Plaza on Thursday, April 12th from 1—3 p.m. to raise money for the nonprofit organization, Back On My Feet. Visitors will be encouraged to make a donation to Back on My Feet while enjoying free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and b.good milkshakes. The last battle took place on Thursday, April 5th. Ben & Jerry's served 1000 scoops while b.good offered a total of 800 milkshakes to the public. The ice cream truck that raises the most money for the nonprofit will be declared the winner of the battle.

“To once again be caught in the crossfire of the sweetest battle on the streets is a treat we’ve been looking forward to all year,” said Bridget Horne, Director of Communication and Corporate Relations at Back on My Feet. “It’s just one of the many ways Ben & Jerry’s and b.good have demonstrated their missions to use fun and innovative ways to improve the communities they serve, which is very much in line with Back on My Feet’s own fun and innovative approach to battling homelessness.”

Donations raised at the Ice Cream Truck Battle will allow Back on My Feet to extend its program to additional Boston-based shelters and transitional facilities. Last year, the nonprofit partnered with b.good and a team of Harvard and Northeastern students known as “The Burger Brigade”, who ran the Boston Marathon wearing burger suits to raise money for the cause.

 

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Golf @ Quashnet Valley Country Club

4/10/2012 08:49:00 PM 0 Responses


Quashnet Valley Country Club

Today's Save:$39 for a round of golf + a cart at Quashnet Valley Country Club




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Saucony Presents: Find Your Strong! - 4/13

4/10/2012 08:45:00 PM 0 Responses
Friday, April 13th, 6:30-10:30pm

The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street (between Clarendon & Berkeley)

Hors d’oeuvres & beverages, including beer/wine will be provided (Valid ID required).

Kick-off your Boston Marathon experience with Saucony. Hear inspiring stories of strong from all-star panel of athletes:

· Bill Rodgers: 4X winner Boston & NYC Marathon
(Find Your Strong in the Boston Marathon)
· Karen Smeyers: 3X world triathlon champion and Ironman Kona champion. (Passion, Perseverance & Perspective)
· Mark Herzlich: 2012 NFL Super Bowl Champion, Boston College All-American. (Up Yours Cancer! The Fighting Spirit in Us All)
Moderated by Sharon Barbano: National race commentator, 1984 US Olympic Marathon trials competitor; V.P., Public Relations, Saucony

A special tribute in memory of Caballo Blanco, mythic hero of Born To Run, will be given by Luis Escobar, his close friend and a renowned ultra-marathoner.

Runners are invited to try Saucony’s award-winning line of footwear; coaches and treadmills available for one-on-one coaching.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Saucony Team


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3rd Annual Movers & Shakers Cocktail Competition - 4/11

4/10/2012 08:40:00 PM 0 Responses
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1st Annual Boston Barefoot Running Festival - 4/14 & 4/15

4/09/2012 09:30:00 PM 0 Responses
I'm a terrible runner.  Terrible to the point where I was looking for shoes with more padding (Hoka One One's) not less - like the folks that will be running next week at the 1st Annual Boston Barefoot Running Festival. 

The Boston Barefoot Running Festival has been created to educate and inform people about proper running technique by running barefoot and to provide a social platform to meet barefoot legends and fellow barefoot runners followed by a professionally timed 5K.

The festival will include barefoot running legends from around the country, 2 workshops, 2 fun runs, a Barefoot Running Symposium at the Boston Public Library in the Back Bay, a 5K race, a T-Shird included in registration and a Festival Social on Saturday night.

Day 1 Schedule: Saturday, April 14th
10AM-12PM Barefoot Authors Meet & Greet (the DCR's Artesani Park)
10AM-11AM Barefoot Running Workshop with Ken Bob Saxton, Michael Sandler & More (the DCR's Artesani Park)**Included in 2 Day Registration**
11AM-11:45AM Barefoot 5K Run with Ken Bob Saxton & More (the DCR's Artesani Park)**Included in 2 Day Registration**
1PM-4PM Free-Open to the Public; Barefoot Running Symposium (Boston Public Library-Back Bay). First Come, First Serve. No Reservations.**Free Event** Authors Book Signings
5PM-9PM Festival Social - Middlesex Lounge

Day 2 Schedule: Sunday, April 15th
10AM-3PM Barefoot Running Authors Meet & Greet (the DCR's Artesani Park)
10AM-11AM Barefoot Running Workshop with Ken Bob Saxton, Michael Sandler & More (the DCR's Artesani Park**Included in 2 Day Registration**
11AM-12PM Barefoot 5K warm-up Fun Run with Ken Bob Saxton & More (the DCR's Artesani Park)**Included in 2 Day Registration**
1PM-2PM Boston Barefoot Running Festival 5K Professionally Timed. (the DCR's Artesani Park) **Included in 2 Day Registration and Race ONLY Registration**
2PM-3PM Award Ceremony and Race Results (the DCR's Artesani Park) **Included in 2 Day Registration and Race ONLY Registration**


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5th Annual American Craft Beer Fest - Tix On Sale Now

4/09/2012 09:29:00 PM 0 Responses
There are two things that I love about Beerfests.  One, of course the beer.  Two, liege waffle and other various drunk food.  Tickets usually sell out to these Beer Advocate events so I figured I'd post early.  Then again, back when I used to go, it was held at the cyclorama - I imagine that the World Trade Center is significantly bigger. 

American Craft Beer Fest (ACBF)
June 1 & 2, 2012
Boston, MA - Seaport World Trade Center Boston.
Presented by BeerAdvocate & Harpoon Brewery.

Drink American Craft Beer.

The 5th annual American Craft Beer Fest (ACBF) is the east coast's largest celebration of American beer, featuring over 100 American brewers and over 500 beers!

Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite. $45 per session (service fees apply) and include: entry into one session, access to over 500 craft beers, all 2oz beer tastings, compostable tasting cup and fest guide; while supplies last.

Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd in Boston, MA

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Stuff: Boston's Sexiest - 4/10

4/08/2012 08:05:00 PM 0 Responses
So, to be honest, I don't read a whole lot of the other Boston resources often enough.  The hundreds of emails I get each day tend to keep me busy.  That's why it took me 5 months to find out Bostonist isn't around anymore (we'll miss you!).

But I did get a chance to glimpse at Stuff's upcoming Boston's Sexiest issue, and now I have a crush on DJ Miss Jade.  That, and I swear I will start reading Improper and Stuff again on a more consistent basis. 



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2012 Boston Beer Summit - 4/13 & 4/14

4/08/2012 08:05:00 PM 0 Responses
As of right now, there's still tickets on sale.  

The 2012 Boston Beer Summit is a craft beer tasting, with 77 brewers and 200+ beers to sample. It has been happening in Boston since 1999, and gets bigger and better every year. This event will have many of the best local, regional, national and international brewers in the world represented- bringing both their known and less common seasonal brews. This event sells out, so make sure to get your tickets in advance.

4/13 Friday Night 5:30 - 9pm.
4/14 Saturday Afternoon 12:30 - 4pm.
4/14 Saturday Night 5:30 - 9pm.

Who's coming? Brewer list as of April 2, 2012: (77!)

Affligem, Angry Orchard Cider, Appalachian, Atwater, B Nektar Meadery, Backlash, Baxter Brewing, Bay State Brewing, Berkshire, Black Sheep, Boulder, Blue Hills, Brasserie McAuslan, Brazil Brewing, Brooklyn, Brouwerij Roman NV, Buffalo Bill's, Cape Ann, Carlsberg, Cisco, Cody Brewing, Corsendonk, Crabbies Ginger Beer, Crispin Cider, Duvel, Eurobrew, Flying Goose, Fox Barrel Cider. Franziskaner, Full Sail, Gardner Ale House, Geary's, Genesee, Grimbergen, Guinness, Harpoon, Haverhill Brewing, Heavy Seas, Ipswich, Jeremiah Weed, Julian's Hard Cider, Kennebec River, Kronenbourg, Lexington, Long Trail, Magic Hat, Maine Meadworks, Narragansett, Newport Storm, Olde Burnside, Ommegang, Orkney, Otter Creek, Paper City, Peak Organic, Pioneer, Pyramid, Red Hook, Revival, Sam Adams, Saranac, Sea Dog, Shipyard, Southern Tier, Spaten, St. Peter's, Stavropramen, Stiegl, Tetley, Thomas Hooker, Tuckerman, Weihenstephan, Widmer Bros., Woodchuck, Woodstock Inn, Wurzburger, Wychwood, Yanjin.

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2nd Annual Friar's Kick the Habit Fashion Show - 4/10

4/08/2012 07:50:00 PM 0 Responses
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Frog Pond Gets New Carousel - Mid April

4/06/2012 02:19:00 PM 0 Responses
I'm so psyched that it's finally starting to warm up.  Let's hope it stays this way.  

Now that winter is officially behind us, the Boston Common Frog Pond is getting ready for its newest arrival—a new Carousel that will open mid-April. The Carousel will be located adjacent to the Frog Pond, and will provide a new destination for kids of all ages. In a world that often moves too fast, people are still captivated with this 19th century amusement—children experience delight, parents and grandparents revisit their youth, and teens forget their inhibitions.

The Carousel is an American masterpiece, built by the Chance Morgan Ride Company of Wichita, KS. It features a variety of Bradley and Kaye horses, made from the molds of the legendary Los Angeles amusement company, wildlife figures, and a chariot. It has the style of a classic carousel with an oak floor, beveled glass mirrors, and a standard pie top with lighted crown.

The Carousel is handicapped accessible and has height limitations. Anyone 42” or taller can ride alone; anyone under 42” requires the presence of an adult. Admission for the ride will be $3.00, with 10 ticket strips available for $25.00. Hours of operation will be Sunday-Thursday 11:00am – 6:00pm; and Friday and Saturday, 11:00am – 8:00pm. 


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Weekend Getaway to Vermont

4/06/2012 01:02:00 PM 0 Responses
It's getting warm out, which means one thing: I'm finally coming out of hibernation.



A Stone Wall Inn

From $189:A two-night stay for two at A Stone Wall Inn in Windham, Vt.

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Trailer: Ted

4/03/2012 10:39:00 PM 1 Response
So, on a personal note, I went on a sorta speed-dating event tonight.  Here's what I learned:

Note to Self: For future reference, when meeting a girl for the first time, the correct way of asking her if she likes camping is not to ask her "How do you feel about pooping in the woods?"

Yup, that's right, ladies....I'm still single.....

On another note, it's been a little over a year since I first blogged about Ted (here).  The trailer is finally here and it looks hilarious. 







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Yes.Oui.Si - Starts 4/12

4/03/2012 09:58:00 PM 0 Responses

Peter Simon Photography
Ronni Simon Sculptures
At Yes.Oui.Si Boston April 12-April 26

Peter Simon: acclaimed photojournalist. From Bob Dylan to James Taylor and the protests of the 1960s to the 2011 Occupy Movement, nationally acclaimed photographer Peter Simon has been there, capturing these moments for posterity. Ronni Simon: jewelry designer and sculptor. The semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls that Ronni uses in her jewelry are her palette. Together the eclectic bodies of Peter and Ronni Simon’s work will be on display at Yes.Oui.Si. Boston from April 12- April 26.

Over the past 50 years, Peter Simon has documented everything from the spirit of the free love and the protest-filled 1960's to greatest names in rock 'n' roll, reggae and pop music. He’s had a front row seat for performances from some of the greatest influencers in Rock and Roll, all of which he’s captured on film. On display as part of the show will be photos of Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Bob Marley, the Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, James Taylor and many others.

Ronni Simon has had great success as a jewelry designer, selling thousands of her hand-made pieces to buyers from around the world. Her signature cuffs have been worn by Blake Lively on the hit TV show, Gossip Girl. Ronni has been profiled in Women’s Wear Daily and her bracelets and necklaces were worn by several of the models in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

The exhibit will open with an artist’s reception on Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 6:00-9:00PM. Yes.Si.Oui is located at 19 Vancouver Street in Boston. The Gallery will be open Thursdays – Saturdays from 12:00 – 6:00 PM.

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