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Feb24

Dance

Deeply Rooted

  • $25

In addition to showcasing repertory works, Sasso & Company blends contemporary dance and jazz in a premiere that examines the psychology of attachment and human reactions.

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The Dance Complex

536 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

8 pm
(617) 547-9363

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Feb24

Party

Winter Warrior Pub Crawl

  • $40

With stops at Dillon’s, McGreevy’s, Back Bay Social Club, Lir and more, this Boylston Street crawl features drink specials and free appetizers at participating bars and encourages participants to dress up like Vikings and other warriors.

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Dillon’s

955 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

12:30 pm
(617) 421-1818

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Feb24

Dance

Intrinsic

  • $25; $20, seniors and members; $15, children under 18

With co-artistic director May-Lisa Chandler, Jo-Mé Dance Theatre presents four new upbeat works by Diaman Wood and Joe Gonzalez that navigate the modern-day human condition.

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BU Dance Theater

915 Comm. Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

8 pm
(617) 358-2500

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Feb24

Benefit

The Friends of Donny Higgins Memorial Fund Winter Gala

  • $125

This evening of food and drink, live music, raffles and performances by North Shore Acappella supports the Friends of Donny Higgins Memorial Fund.

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The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel

425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210 United States

7 pm
(617) 532-4600

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Feb24

Benefit

Cheers to Curing Cancer

  • $40

Help Adam Lapon raise funds for the 2018 Dana Farber Marathon Challenge Team with this evening that includes unlimited samples of Harpoon’s beers and pretzels as well as raffles and games. 21+.

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Harpoon Brewery

306 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210 United States

8 pm
(617) 456-2322

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Feb24

Music

London on da Track at The Grand

DJ, record producer and Atlanta native London on da Track jets into The Grand on Feb. 24.

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The Grand

58 Seaport Blvd., Suite 300
Boston, MA United States

9:30 pm
(617) 322-0200

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Feb24

Music

CRASHfest at the House of Blues

  • $48

Photo by Eric van Nieuwland

Shimmy and shake off the winter blues at the third annual CRASHfest global music celebration. The House of Blues houses an indoor music festival featuring multiple stages for acts from all over the world, including Moroccan trance group Innov Gnawa, all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache and Afro-fusion sextet Mokoomba from Zimbabwe (pictured). The lineup also brings local bands Newpoli and Só Sol and belly and tap dancers into the spotlight, while eight food trucks roll up with international street fare to pair with brews and cocktails. Bring your best moves and get a taste of music from around the world at the House of Blues on Feb. 24. / Julia Aparicio

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House of Blues

15 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(888) 693-2583

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Feb24 THRU Feb 25

Film

Bugs Bunny Film Festival

This 23rd annual festival features 10 nights of all things Looney Tunes.

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Brattle Theatre

40 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

(617) 876-6837

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Feb24 THRU Feb 25

Art

HeART: Annual Members Group Show

Don’t miss a beat at the Boston Sculptors Gallery’s HeART: Annual Members’ Group Show. Browse nearly 100 new works from all 38 members at this fundraising exhibition themed around “art that speaks to the heart,” including Somerville mixed-media artist Jessica Straus’ Open Heart. Peruse and pick up pieces ranging from $200 to $500 at any of the exhibit’s three public events where you can also mingle with the makers themselves. After the Feb. 2 opening reception, swing by a wine-and-chocolate event honoring the Boston Art Dealers Association on Feb. 10 and then catch Feb. 11’s Second Sunday Concert Series installment featuring a performance by Jim and Maggi Smith-Dalton. / Julia Aparicio

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Boston Sculptors Gallery

486 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118 United States

(617) 482-7781

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Feb24 THRU Mar 1

Food + Drink

The Lodge at Publico

Ski the slopes in South this winter. Publico opens a slopes-themed pop-up through March.

To ski, or to après ski— that is the question. Enjoy the perks of a cozy mountain getaway at Publico, where
a slopes-themed pop-up takes over the restaurant’s atrium. Under a new retractable roof, the Lodge’s winter wonderland is complete with fire pits, flannel
blankets and an artificial snow machine. Not ready to take on
the shot skis? Warm up to other seasonal beverages like hot buttered rum, hot chocolate spiked with Grey Goose and Aztec chocolate bitters and executive chef Keenan Langlois’ lodge-inspired offerings such as a grilled Vermont “shreddar” cheese sandwich served with tomato soup. And food and drink isn’t the only thing on the menu: The Lodge will host special events throughout the season, such as lift ticket giveaways and screenings of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Leave your skis behind and enjoy the ride at Publico through March.
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The Lodge at Publico sets up shop through March. Fri.-Sat., 6 pm-midnight. 11 Dorchester St., Boston (617-622-5700) publicoboston.com.

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Publico

11 Dorchester St.
Boston, MA 02127 United States

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Feb24 THRU Mar 3

Art

Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies

Dubbed a “living treasure” by the Australian Design Centre in 2010, contemporary goldsmith Robert Baines will have some of his finest work on display at MassArt in the aptly named Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies. The jewelry exhibition showcases more than 70 glittering ornaments, including his teal-tinted Hey True Blue brooch. As with most of his creations, Baines fashioned the piece seen above using ancient European metalworking practices to manipulate contemporary materials. With more than 40 years of experience, Baines’ designs bridge the past with the present. Uncover this gem at the Bakalar & Paine Galleries through March 3. / Imogen O’Brien

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Bakalar & Paine Galleries

621 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

(617) 879-7337

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Feb24 THRU Mar 3

Art

For Crying Out Loud: We Are One

Old Schwamb Mill celebrates Stan Edelson’s nearly 70 year career through March 3 with For Crying Out Loud.

Artist, theater director and playwright Stan Edelson presents For Crying Out Loud: We Are One, a collection of woodcuts and drawings depicting themes of urban life and social justice. Through March 3.       

Photo: Wes Nickerson

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Old Schwamb Mill

17 Mill Lane
Arlington, MA United States

(781) 643-0554

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Feb24 THRU Mar 4

Theater

Waitress

  • $40-$250

Featuring original music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, this musical follows a small-town waitress whose unexpected pregnancy and passion for baking pies pushes her toward a new beginning. Directed by Diane Paulus.

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Boston Opera House

539 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111 United States

(617) 259-3400

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Feb24 THRU Mar 11

Theater

Ripe Frenzy

  • $37

The New Repertory Theatre presents this Boston premiere that recounts the days leading up to a tragedy that’s devastated the small community of Tavistown, New York. Directed by Bridget Kathleen.

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Boston University, Studio One

855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States

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Feb24 THRU Mar 11

Art

Bodies in Water

  • $14; $12, seniors; $10, students; free, children under 13

Bodies in Water explores the different ways photographers capture water to express pressing political and social issues, with works by David Armstrong, Charles “Teenie” Harris and John O’Reilly. Through March 11.

The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum dives deep into its permanent collection for Bodies in Water, a showcase of photographs from contemporary artists that use water as a tool for exploring pressing social and political issues, from our dependence on the invaluable resource to its role in refugee crises past and present. The exhibition includes works from nearly 20 artists, including Melissa Ann Pinney’s saturated portrait Lake Michigan, above, created from a scanned color negative and Edward Weston’s 1939 silver gelatin print Nude Floating. Go test the water through March 11. / Julia Aparicio

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deCordova Sculpture Park

51 Sandy Point Road
Lincoln, MA United States

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Feb24 THRU Mar 11

Art

Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom

Remold expectations at the Fuller Craft Museum’s latest exhibition, Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom.

Expectations are remolded with the Fuller Craft Museum’s latest exhibition, Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom, which weaves its way open on Oct. 21. The multimedia show gives space to artists traditionally underrepresented in their craft by featuring work by female wood turners and male weavers, including retired doctor turned tapestry artist Klaus Anselm’s “New York New York,” a woven tribute to the glow and geometry of America’s most populous city. Bend your perceptions at the Fuller Craft Museum through March 11. / Hannah McKennett

Photo: Stacey Evans

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Fuller Craft Museum

455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301 United States

(508) 588-6000

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Feb24 THRU Mar 11

Art

Mark Tobey’s 'Threading Light'

Mark Tobey: Threading Light explores the artist’s influence on midcentury American modernism through 70 paintings spanning five decades. Through March 11.

Addison Gallery presents Mark Tobey’s Threading Light and other works from his career through March 11.    

Photo: The Museum of Modern Art and Seattle Art Museum

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Addison Gallery of American Art

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St.
Andover, MA United States

(978) 749-4015

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Feb24 THRU Mar 25

Theater

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando

  • $35-$73

This stage adaptation of Woolf’s novel sees the hero, Orlando, experiencing life as both a man and woman while adventuring through five centuries. Directed by A. Nora Long.

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Lyric Stage

140 Clarendon St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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Feb24 THRU Apr 1

Theater

The White Card

  • $15-$80

Based on Claudia Rankine’s book, this drama is set at a dinner party thrown by an elite Manhattan couple, during which the prevalence of everyday racism in America is explored. Directed by Diane Paulus.

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Emerson Paramount Center

559 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111 United States

(617) 824-8000

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Feb24 THRU Apr 15

Art

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Renée Green: Within Living Memory showcases the artist’s works from the past decade that explore themes of displacement, progress, decay and time. Through April 15.

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Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

24 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

(617) 496-5387

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Feb24 THRU Apr 22

Art

XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions

  • $20; $18, seniors; $12, students; free, members, visitors under 16 and residents of Salem

Experience the future in a digital sensory experience ‘XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions’ at Peabody Essex Museum through April 22.

Art, math and science collide in a digital sensory experience at XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions. Created by French artists and computer scientists Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne, this interactive exhibit features nature-inspired holographic landscapes that imagine four dimensions: horizontal (X), vertical (Y), depth (Z) and time (T). Blur the line between physical and virtual as you step into a darkened gallery and manipulate beams of light with nothing more than the movement of your body. Experience the future at Peabody Essex Museum through April 22. / Brenna Donovan         

Photo: Adrien M & Claire B

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Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square, 161 Essex St.
Salem, MA 01970 United States

(978) 745-9500

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Feb24 THRU May 6

Art

PlayTime at Peabody Essex Museum

Unleash your inner child at the Peabody Essex Museum’s PlayTime. The nearly 40-work exhibit includes large-scale installations, sculptures, photographs, videos and more from 17 contemporary artists exploring the different ways in which the act of playing allows us to express ourselves. Pedro Reyes’ working musical instruments had a previous life as 6,7000 guns confiscated by the Mexican government, while Lara Favaretto puts colorful car-wash brushes in motion. Then there’s Work No. 329, thousands of pink balloons from Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed, that visitors can shimmy their way through. Make a play date at the PEM through May 6. / Julia Aparicio

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Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square, 161 Essex St.
Salem, MA 01970 United States

(978) 745-9500

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Feb25

Music

Sunday Concert Series

  • $12-$36

For the final performance in his Chopin series, American pianist and virtuoso improviser Charlie Albright presents Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47, Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52 and other Chopin favorites.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner museum

25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States

1:30 pm
(617) 566-1401

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Feb25

Education

Cheese 101

  • $45

During this two-hour workshop that includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the cheese caves, Formaggio cheesemongers examine the history and process of cheesemaking and explain the basics of tasting and building a cheese plate.

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Formaggio Kitchen

244 Huron Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

5:30 pm
(617) 354-4750

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Feb26

Music

Kelela at Royale

  • $25

Up-and-coming R&B singer Kelela gathered buzz in the music industry after releasing an EP and mixtape in 2013. In her debut studio album, Take Me Apart, the first-name-only musician introduces strong but airy vocals that build to electronic beats. The Maryland native chronologically breaks down the life of a relationship throughout the tracks, including “Onanon,” which lets listeners in on the songstress’ secret—“It’s not a breakup, it’s just a breakdown.” Before the artist serenades crowds at SXSW, Coachella and Governors Ball, power through a night at Royale with Kelela on Feb. 26. / Brynne Crawley

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Royale

279 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 338-7699

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Mar2

Music

Enter The Haggis at City Winery

  • $20-$30

Celtic folk rock band Enter The Haggis comes to City Winery on March 2.

City Winery Boston

1 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 933-8047

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Mar3

Food + Drink

Wine 103: Wine & Food Pairings

  • $60

City Winery Boston presents Wine 103 to help you create the magic behind wine and food pairings for your next dinner party. $60 general admission.

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City Winery Boston

1 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 933-8047

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Mar3

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MFA Late Nites

Join us at our March 3 MFA Late Nites, the next event in our series connecting visitors to art, culture, and community. The MFA is open to the public for ticketed entry to the party from 8 pm to 2 am. The diverse event lineup features programming in partnership with local organizations, artists, and more—making the Shapiro Family Courtyard, and Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art buzz with activity.  Guests can visit exhibitions like “Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics,” “(un)expected families,” and “Seeking Stillness,” explore the galleries, and engage in art making. There’s something for everyone, from dancing and DJs to pop-up performances, intriguing bites, a beer hall, and much, much more.

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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

8:00pm-2:00am

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Mar5

Comedy

My Dad Wrote a Porno at Boch Shubert Theatre

  • $43.50

Envision your corny-joke-cracking father writing erotic fiction under the not-so-subtle alias “Rocky Flintstone.” Cringing yet? That source of “it’s funny if it isn’t happening to you” humor is what fuels the 100-million-plus downloads of My Dad Wrote a Porno, a British podcast hosted by the unlucky son, Jamie Morton, and his pals James Cooper and Alice Levine. The trio read and laughed at one dirty chapter after another from the Belinda Blinked book series, flying into a top spot on iTunes and developing the mischievous brand into a best-selling book and a blush-inducing interactive live show. Ditch the parents when My Dad Wrote a Porno slides into the Boch Shubert Theatre on March 5. / Brynne Crawley

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Boch Shubert Theatre

265 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

8 pm

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Mar6

Books

Jenny Erpenbeck at Coolidge Corner Public Library

German novelist Jenny Erpenbeck’s latest novel, Go, Went, Gone, addresses the pressing refugee crisis and its effect not only on those fleeing their home countries but on the residents of their new nations as well. Retired professor Richard leads a peaceful existence in Germany, eating open-faced sandwiches and rereading the Odyssey. Once a group of African refugees on a hunger strike interrupts his routine in Berlin, he delves into their world through interviews and visits to the shelter where they live. The encounters allow Erpenbeck to contrast Richard’s banal life with the refugees’ instability. Come together at the Coolidge Corner branch of the Public Library of Brookline, where Brookline Booksmith hosts the author on March 6. / Cathryn Haight

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Coolidge Corner Public Library

31 Pleasant Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States

7 pm
(617) 730-2380

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Mar6

Music

Dave Mason at City Winery

  • $60-$70

English singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dave Mason, comes to City Winery on March 6.

City Winery Boston

1 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 933-8047

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Mar12

Music

Mat Kearney at the House of Blues

  • $27-$45

Mat Kearney is long removed from when he shared the stage with the likes of John Mayer, Kelly Clarkson and Train. You might still recognize this Nashville troubadour’s glossy vocals as the backdrop to iconic scenes in Grey’s Anatomy and Parenthood or from Spotify’s coveted playlist, Acoustic Chill. But now with a new label and 1-year-old daughter in haul, the fedora-donning artist is hitting the road to promote his sixth studio album, Crazytalk. Kearney is making waves with this fresh start and the tropical house-influenced style of his recent release, a dewy departure from his hip-hop-infused pop album of 2011. Catch breakout hit “Better Than I Used To Be” and other new Crazytalk tracks on March 12 at the House of Blues. / Hannah McKennett

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House of Blues

15 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

7 pm
(888) 693-2583

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Mar22

Music

Riders in the Sky at City Winery Boston

  • $20-$26

Join City Winery Boston as two-time Grammy winning Riders In The Sky perform on March 22.

On March 22, City Winery Boston hosts two-time Grammy winning Riders In The Sky. For more information, visit: http://www.citywinery.com/boston/tickets/howie-day-1-25-18.html

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City Winery Boston

1 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 933-8047

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Mar31

Music

Huntertones with special guest Louis Cato

  • $15 in advance; $18 at the door

Huntertones with special guest Louis Cato come to City Winery on March 31.

City Winery Boston

1 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 933-8047

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Mar31

Music

Mike + The Mechanics at City Winery

  • $45-$65

Founding member, guitarist, bass-player and songwriter with Genesis, Mike Rutherford comes to City Winery to perform with his group Mike + The Mechanics.

City Winery Boston

1 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 933-8047

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Apr8

Taste of South Boston

The Improper Bostonian is pleased to be a sponsor of the 16th Annual Taste of South Boston at the Seaport Hotel. Sample culinary specialties, enjoy live entertainment and more. For tickets and more information go to tasteofsouthboston.com.

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Seaport Hotel

One Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210 United States

(617) 385-4000

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Apr19

Music

Asleep At The Wheel at City Winery

  • $30-$42

American roots band Asleep At The Wheel comes to City Winery to keep audiences dancing and swinging the night away.

City Winery Boston

1 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 933-8047

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Apr28

Music

Alan Doyle at City Winery

  • $30-$42

Lead singer of Canadian folk rock band, Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle comes to City Winery to perform his third solo album ‘A Week at The Warehouse’ and more.

City Winery Boston

1 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 933-8047

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Aug14 THRU Aug 26

Theater

The Book of Mormon

  • Tickets start at $35

The Book of Mormon is coming back to Boston for a limited two-week run at the Boston Opera House from August 14-26. Tickets on sale beginning Dec. 3.

Boston Opera House

539 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111 United States

(617) 259-3400

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