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Sep27

Benefit   |   Food + Drink

Share Our Strength Neighborhood Food Fight

  • $30

Tico chef Leo Asaro and Mamaleh’s chef/owner Rachel Miller Muzner compete to make the best breakfast as guests enjoy passed bites and drinks.

Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

425 W. Broadway
Boston, MA 02127 United States

(617) 765-8636

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Sep27 THRU Oct 2

Music

'Carmen'

  • $32-$247

In a co-production with the San Francisco Opera, the Boston Lyric Opera opens its 40th anniversary season with Calixto Bieito’s take on Bizet’s famed opera about a seductive gypsy woman who enchants and then destroys a sailor. Sung in French with English supertitles. Conducted by David Angus. Sept. 23, 25 and 30 and Oct. 2. See website for complete listings.

Boston Opera House

539 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111 United States

(617) 259-3400

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Sep27 THRU Oct 9

Theater

'Company'

  • $25-$70

Lyric Stage presents this Tony-winning musical, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, that follows a 35-year-old bachelor as he navigates life and love along with his married friends. Directed by Spiro Veloudos.

Lyric Stage

140 Clarendon St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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Sep27 THRU Oct 12

Food + Drink

8th Annual Oyster Festival

  • a la carte

Legals celebrates the crustacean with a special menu of oyster-centric dishes, including variations on fried, baked and raw oysters, oyster stew and more. Guests can also enjoy a special Oyster Fest cocktail: The Deadrise ($10) of American Harvest organic vodka, muddled cucumber, lime and grapefruit bitters, as well as special events including Mollusk Mania (Oct 2.) an everything-oysters party.

Legal Sea Foods

10 University Road
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

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Sep27 THRU Oct 30

Art

Projecting Her

The final brushstroke isn’t the finishing touch for Farzaneh and Bahareh Safarani, who use video projections to coax canvases to life. “We were sitting in our studio in front of one of our paintings and thinking, ‘What if the tablecloth in the painting could move?’ ” the identical twins recall, collaborating in correspondence as they do in their art. Born and raised in Tehran, the sisters started painting together at age 13 and have worked in concert ever since, earning master’s degrees in studio art at Northeastern and the SMFA this spring. Their recent work—like Asleep, shown here—depicts solitary figures in darkened interiors, but they aren’t quite alone; other presences soon move through the frame. “Every human being is a reflection of others,” the sisters write, nodding to the questions of identity that are central to their work. “[But the central figure] wants to explore herself without being disturbed by other presences. She wants to shape her own personality.” Catch their art in action at their exhibition Projecting Her, on view at Adelson Galleries from Sept. 16 through Oct. 30.

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Adelson Galleries

520 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118 United States

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Sep28 THRU Dec 18

Art

Charlotte Brooks at LOOK, 1951­-1971

  • Free

When Charlotte Brooks first picked up a camera for LOOK, the former aspiring social worker was photographing supermarket cheese displays for the advertising department. But before long, her assignments involved much bigger cheeses—she tagged along on the campaign trail with Eisenhower and Nixon—and Brooks began capturing history while making history herself as the magazine’s only female staff photographer. For the first retrospective of the pioneer’s career, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College digs into photos Brooks took for LOOK between 1951 and 1971, including this portrait of salsa sensation La Lupe, snapped after the singer’s exile from Cuba, and a photo essay that caught up with Brown v. Board of Education plaintiff Minnijean Brown after her relocation from Arkansas to a private integrated high school in New York. Take a look through Brooks’ eyes at the Davis from Sept. 28 to Dec. 18.

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The Davis Museum at Wellesley College

106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

(781) 283-2051

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Sep28

Rockin' by the River

The Improper Bostonian is pleased to be a sponsor of Rockin’ by the River at Canal Park at CambridgeSide on Wednesdays, now through September 28. Enjoy live entertainment, lawn games and more. For more information visit shopcambridgeside.com.

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Sep28

Food + Drink

Oak + Rowan Preview

  • $60

Kirkland Tap & Trotter hosts this first taste of Fort Point’s forthcoming Oak + Rowan, featuring a family-style four-course tasting menu ($60) from Oak + Rowan’s executive chef Justin Shoults and pastry chef Brian Mercury, as well as à la carte dishes at the bar. The menu will include dishes like Doppior avioli with smoked scallop, pumpkin and walnut, prime ribye with potato suzette, black trumpet and dorset cheese and more. Seatings start at 6 pm.

Kirkland Tap & Trotter

425 Washington St.
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

(857) 259-6585

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Sep28

Food + Drink

Movers & Shakers

  • $50

Staffers from area restaurants compete to create the best craft cocktail and food pairings. Proceeds benefit the Boston Center for the Arts. 21+.

Cyclorama at the BCA

539 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 426-5000

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Sep28 THRU Sep 29

Film

Environmental Film Festival

  • $8; $5, students and military

This festival features four films about the impact of climate change.

Kendall Square Cinema

1 Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

(617) 621-1202

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Sep29

Celebrate Boston

The Improper Bostonian is pleased to be a sponsor of Celebrate Boston at WeWork South Station. For more information visit hubweek.org.

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Sep29

Comedy

Amy Schumer

  • $40-$135

The powerhouse comedian, actress, recent memoirist and woman singlehandedly responsible for gifting us with the lines “Milk, milk, lemonade, round the corner, fudge is made // This is where my poo comes out. Talkin’ ’bout my fudge machine” hits the Garden to perform stand-up.

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TD Garden

100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 624-1050

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Sep29

Talk

TEDxCambridge

  • $45-$150

This year’s speakers include labor economist David Autor, multimedia journalist Janet Wu, computational social scientist Iyad Rahwan, civic catalyst Laura Gassner Otting, emergency physician Mark Gendreau and tech ethnographer Tricia Wang.

Boston Opera House

539 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111 United States

(617) 259-3400

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Sep29

Festival   |   Film

International Pancake Film Festival

  • $10

Guests enjoy complimentary hotcakes as they view pancake-inspired short films and the New England premiere of ‘Cap’n Flapjack: The Curse of the Sticky Anchor.’

Brattle Theatre

40 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

(617) 876-6837

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Sep30

Fashion   |   Party

Boston Fashion Week: Blush & Bridal Runway Show + Champagne Reception

  • $25

This closing night Boston Fashion Week shows features a couture vridal collection by Firas Yousif Originals and a Champagne reception.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

776 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02199 United States

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Sep30 THRU Oct 9

Theater

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

  • From $53

Move over, RuPaul! The leading ladies of Priscilla Queen of the Desert can be credited with the original drag race. Based upon the 1994 cult film of the same name, the Tony- and Laurence Olivier Award-winning musical tells the story of two drag queens and a transgender woman who team up to perform a drag show in a remote Australian resort town, encountering many misadventures en route. The Fiddlehead Theatre Company’s production has Broadway vets Larry Daggett, Andrew Giordano and Matthew Tiberi starring as the flamboyantly attired trio, who make their way through the Outback accompanied by a score of hit pop songs, from “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” to “I Will Survive.” Don’t forget to wear extra glitter to a performance at the Shubert Theatre, where Priscilla runs from Sept. 30 through Oct. 9.

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Shubert Theatre

265 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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Oct1

Festival   |   Food + Drink

Let's Talk About Food Festival

  • Free

This fifth annual, free festival includes food tastings, cooking demonstrations, discussions with food industry pros and more.

Copley Square

Copley Square
Boston, MA United States

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Oct1 THRU Oct 2

Dance

Searching for a Phase Change

  • $10

This edition of the BCA’s “Run of the Mill” multimedia series features choreography by Lane Gifford and visual art by Yang Jiemin and Mirana Zuger exploring words, writing and contemporary communications. Oct. 1 at 8 pm and Oct. 2 at 3 pm.

Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts

552 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02118 United States

(617) 426-5000

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Oct2

Food + Drink

CREATE Boston

  • $55; $75, VIP

Join founder chef Louis DiBiccari in a celebration of food and art that pairs local artists with chefs to create imaginative dishes and original art.

The Innovation and Design Building

21 Drydock Ave.,
Boston, MA 02210 United States

(617) 449-5501

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Oct3

Mayo Bowl

Improper Bostonian is proud to be a sponsor of the Mayo Bowl at Kings in Legacy Place. Proceeds will benefit  Boston Medical Center. For tickets and more information call 781-421-3025 x208 or visit www.mayobowl.com.

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Oct5

Food + Drink

Tapas Wine Dinner

  • $120

Guests enjoy a five-course tapas menu, including Chorizo & Crab Stuffed Blue Point Oysters and a Grilled Colorado Lamb Chop with Balsamic Fig Pan Sauce, paired with Spanish wines from Torres Wines.

The Palm Boston

1 International Place
Boston, MA 02110 United States

(617) 867-9292

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Oct8

Future Arts Festival 2016

  • $16-$50

Sponsored 

Boston’s largest contemporary art festival returns to the Boston Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 8th. Dozens of artists from around the world will be displaying and selling their artwork for one night only. Proceeds will benefit the Boston Children’s Hospital.

Tickets available at futurearts.net

More info at info@futurearts.net 

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Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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Oct10

Festival

Fenway Alliance's 15th Annual Opening Our Doors Festival

  • Free

The Fenway Alliance invites members of the community to enjoy free music, theatre, dance, public art, historic tours and lectures, walking tours of the Fenway, workshops, kids activities, food trucks and more.

The Fenway Alliance

337A Huntington Ave.
Boston, 02115 United States

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Oct22

Monkey Helpers' Annual Food Festivale

The Improper Bostonian is pleased to be a sponsor of Monkey Helpers’ Annual Food Festivale at WGBH Studios. Enjoy an exciting evening of food, cocktails, live music and silent auction. For more information go to www.monkeyhelpers.org/festivale.

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Oct27

Food + Drink   |   Talk

Cook's Science: The Burger Tour

  • $25

America’s Test Kitchen/Cook’s Science executive editors Dan Souza and Molly Birnbaum appear for an interactive show at which they’ll attempt to answer the question: What makes a burger so good?

Somerville Theatre

55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144 United States

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Nov6

Benefit   |   Food + Drink

​Lovin’ Spoonfuls 6th annual​ Ul​timate Tailgate Party

  • $150; $250 VIP

The annual event to fight food waste and hunger features food from restaurants including Toro​, ​Myers + Chang,​ Coppa​, ​Puritan & Co.​, ​Tavern Road. Jamie Bissonnette (​Coppa,​ ​Toro,​ Little Donkey​) will be honored with the Thomas M. Menino Award for Leadership and chef Ming Tsai of Blue Dragon emcees the annual live charity auction. Guests who attend a VIP hour from 6 to 7 pm will enjoy cheese and charcuterie from Wasik’s Cheese Shop​ and New England Charcuterie, cocktails and Champagne, a chance to mingle with participating chefs and an award ceremony for Chef Bissonnette.

Cruiseport Boston

1 Black Falcon Ave.
Boston, MA 02210 United States

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Nov29

We Are Boston Gala

On Tuesday, November 29, the Improper Bostonian is pleased to be a sponsor of the We Are Boston Gala at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. For tickets visit moia.eventbrite.com.

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