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Jun25

Art   |   Festival   |   Shopping

Central Flea

  • Free

Enjoy food trucks and live music while shopping for art, vintage and antique finds, salvage pieces and handmade crafts.

Central Flea

95 PROSPECT STREET
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

(800) 401-6557

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Jun25

Theater

Days of Atonement

  • $43-$50

Israeli Stage presents this drama that focuses on four sisters who come together in the days leading up to Yom Kippur to find their mother, who has mysteriously gone missing. Directed by Guy Ben-Aharon.

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

527 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 266-0800

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Jun25

Theater

Penny Penniworth: A Story of Great Good Fortune

  • $25

Titanic Theater Company presents the New England premiere of this comedic sendup of famous Charles Dickens novels, which has four actors playing a large cast of characters. Directed by Sarah Gazdowicz.

Central Square Theater

450 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

(617) 576-9278

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Jun25

Theater

Nunsense II: The Second Coming

  • $19-$23

This sequel to the popular off-Broadway comedic cabaret about a group of nuns who stage a variety show features roller skating, circus acts, county and rock ‘n’ roll music, an interactive Bingo game and other irreverent performances. Directed by Becky Rush.

Theater Company of Saugus

44 Taylor St.
Saugus, MA United States

(781) 816-7019

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Jun25

Theater

'Camelot'

  • $25-$70

Talk about a second act. After an infection resulted in the loss of his leg in December, longtime Lyric Stage producing artistic director Spiro Veloudos is back in the director’s chair for the company’s season-closing production, a fresh adaptation of Camelot. The streamlined script, retooled by award-winning screenwriter David Lee (Cheers and Frasier), pares down the musical’s pageantry to allow King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot’s love triangle to take center stage. But the intimate production retains all the classic songs, from “If Ever I Would Leave You” to the title number. Camelot enjoys a welcome revival at the Lyric Stage through June 25. / Courtney Garvey

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Lyric Stage

140 Clarendon St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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Jun25

Opera

Fidelio

  • $28-$55

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center presents Beethoven’s opera about a woman who disguises herself as a prison guard in an attempt to save her husband, a political prisoner, from execution. Sung in German with English dialogue and supertitles. Union Oyster House will host a ticketed reception on opening night, and there will be a free community performance in Christopher Columbus Park on June 25.

Great Hall

4 S. Market St.
Boston, MA United States

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Jun25

Art   |   Festival   |   Shopping

Renegade Craft Fair

  • Free

Peruse handmade goods from more than 100 artisans while enjoying cocktails, food and music.

Cyclorama at the BCA

539 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 426-5000

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Jun25

Fitness

B.A.A. 10K Race

  • $65

Runners hit the streets of Back Bay for the B.A.A.’s 10K.

Boston Common

139 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02111 United States

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Jun25

Fitness

Summer Island Fitness Frenzy: the Ultimate Fitness Bootcamp

  • $27

Boston Harbor Now is hosting fitness classes with breathtaking views of Boston from beautiful Spectacle Island. Programming includes coached running, bootcamp and yoga classes which will run simultaneously between 11 and 2. Tickets price includes day of fitness, round trip ferry ticket and souvenir.

Spectacle Island

Spectacle Island
Boston, MA United States

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Jun25

Theater

I Am Lear

  • Free

Actors’ Shakespeare Project Resident Actor Fox Fellow Bobbie Steinbach presents this multimedia production that explores aging and loss, informed by conversations with elders from the Greater Boston community and inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear.’

BU College of Fine Arts

855 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA United States

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Jun25 THRU Jul 1

Film

The Roxbury International Film Festival

This 19th annual festival features more than 60 screenings of shorts and feature films by and about people of color, including Tear the Roof Off (6/22), a documentary about the band Parliament Funkadelic, Make Me Dance, a behind-the-scenes look at renowned Harlem-born choreographer Darrell Moultrie’s collaboration with Boston Conservatory students (6/28), and America; I Too (6/30), a narrative short about three immigrants threatened with deportation directed by Newton native Anike Tourse.

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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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Jun25 THRU Jul 1

Theater

Los Meadows

  • $25; $20, students and seniors

Boston Public Works Theater Company presents this drama about adult sisters who return home to Las Vegas to surprise their mother, only to discover she’s been living on the streets. Directed by Olivia D’ambrosio.

Black Box Theatre at the BCA

539 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 426-5000

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Jun25 THRU Jul 2

Theater

The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion

  • $16-$61

The Nora Theater Company presents this romantic comedy about two former classmates who attempt to rekindle a possible imagined flame at their high school reunion. Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner.

Central Square Theater

450 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

(617) 576-9278

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Jun25 THRU Jul 2

Theater

Ripcord

  • $64-$85

Huntington Theater Company presents this comedy about two seemingly incompatible roommates in a retirement home, one curmudgeonly and anti-social and one unflaggingly upbeat. Directed by Jessica Stone.

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

527 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 266-0800

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Jun25 THRU Jul 2

Art

Vibrations: A Sound Experience

  • Free

Most people likely think of meditation as silent experience, during which one reaches a higher plane by means of some kind of spiritual vacuum. Not so Vibrations: A Sound Experience, an interactive exhibit by artists MJ Caselden and Derek Hoffend, which aims to use sound and magnetic vibrations as transformative tools through which viewers can explore alternate modes of consciousness. Sounds like trippy stuff, but the conceit of the exhibit is firmly rooted in the physical, requiring user interaction with the installation’s tonal vibrations, which are rooted in therapeutic and meditative studies. The exhibit runs from June 3-July 2 at Boston Cyberarts Gallery, but guests are first invited to join Caselden for a Magnetic Sound Bath, during which the artist will lead a meditative listening session of vibrations channeled through wood and metal. Raise the volume and lower your heart rate at the Sound Bath from 7-8 pm on June 1.

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Boston Cyberarts Gallery

9 Myrtle St.
Boston, MA 02130 United States

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Jun25 THRU Jul 16

Theater

4,000 Miles

  • $19-$44

Shakespeare & Company presents this Obie Award-winning comedic drama about a young man who goes to live with his feisty grandmother in her West Village apartment after an accident derails his plans. Directed by Nicole Ricciardi.

Bernstein Theatre

70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA United States

(413) 637-3353

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Jun25 THRU Jul 21

Art

Mind the Machine AI Art Exhibition

  • Free

Open Gallery presents a new collaboration between painter Shantell Martin and computational neuroscientist Sarah Schwettmann: Mind the Machine. Join the opening reception for the new exhibition of work on view through July 21, 2017.

Open Gallery

201 South Street
Boston, MA United States

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Jun25 THRU Aug 20

Theater

Blood on the Snow

  • $35

The Boston Society presents this dramatic re-enactment of the events immediately after the Boston Massacre. Directed by Courtney O’Connor.

Old State House

206 Washington St.
Boston, MA United States

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Jun21 THRU Jun 25

Dance

Jonah Bokaer Choreography

  • $25-$45

The School at Jacob’s Pillow alum Jonah Bokaer presents his new work Rules of the Game, created in collaboration with visual artist Daniel Arsham and set to an original score by Pharrell Williams.

Doris Duke Theatre

358 George Carter Rd.
Becket, MA United States

(413) 243-0745

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Jun24 THRU Jun 25

Festival   |   Food + Drink

Tacopocalypse

  • Free

Sample a number of taco varieties at this food truck block party.

SOWA Beer Garden and Food Truck Bazaar

536 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02218 United States

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Jun26

Benefit   |   Food + Drink

Academy of Women Achievers Luncheon

  • $175

This awards luncheon hosted by NBC Boston’s Latoyia Edwards honors Sandra
L. Fenwick, Dr. Beverly Edgehill, Liz Brunner, Rebecca A. Lee and Valerie Mosley. Proceeds benefit YW Boston.

Boston Park Plaza

50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116-3912 United States

(617) 426-2000

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Jun27

Art   |   Party   |   Talk

Mosesian Award Gala

  • $125; $250, VIP

Guests enjoy dinner, drinks, music and dessert at this event that honors author and surgeon Atul Gawande.


Jun27

LGBT   |   Music

DRAGATHON The Season 9 Boston Takeover

  • Starting at $32

Queens from season nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race take the stage at House of Blues. Featuring Nina Bo’Nina Brown, Shea Couleé, Valentina, Eureka O’Hara, Aja, Sasha Velour, Peppermint, Alexis Michelle, and Trinity Taylor. Hosted by JuJubee. All ages are welcome.

House of Blues

15 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(888) 693-2583

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Jun27

Benefit   |   Food + Drink

roofTOP Chefs at the Colonnade Hotel

  • $30

For this edition of the cookout-style, poolside summer pop-up series to benefit Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry chef Karen Akunowicz of Myers+Chang will create and serve a tasting menu of 2-4 dishes, with a complementing dish from Brasserie Jo chef Nick Calias. 100% of proceeds benefit Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry.

The Colonnade Hotel

120 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 424-7000

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Jun28 THRU Jul 2

Dance

NW Dance Project

  • $25-$45

The Portland company makes its Jacob’s Pillow debut in a performance featuring works by Felix Landerer, Jirí Pokorný, Ihsan Rustem and Sarah Slipper.

Doris Duke Theatre

358 George Carter Rd.
Becket, MA United States

(413) 243-0745

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Jun28

Benefit   |   Music

Cruise with Plunkett on the Harbor

  • $39.95

Musician Jim Plunkett performs on this cruise that features food and a cash bar. Proceeds benefit the construction of a school in Haiti

Provincetown II

200 Seaport Blvd.
Boston, MA 02210 United States

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Jun29

Food + Drink   |   Party

Sunset Clambake

  • $99; $70, children ages 3-12

Play lawn games or sit around the beachside fire pit as guests enjoy a clambake of Maine lobster, steamers, chowder and sides, plus beer and wine.

Spectacle Island

Spectacle Island
Boston, MA United States

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Jun29

Film

'Cabaret'

  • $12.25

“What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play,” Liza Minnelli beckons as nightclub singer Sally Bowles in 1972’s hit musical Cabaret. Adapted from the stage, the film tackles themes of sexuality, anti-Semitism and corruption as Sally and her reserved housemate turned lover Brian Roberts navigate decadent 1931 Berlin during the Nazis’ rise to power. Directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, the film picked up eight Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Minnelli. Get out of your room and head to the Coolidge Corner Theatre when the movie screens as part of the Cinema Jukebox series on June 29. / Noreen Plabutong   

Photo: Lars Looschen/ Allied Artist Pictures

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Coolidge Corner Theatre

290 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States

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Jun29 THRU Jun 30

Dance

Fifty Shades of Bey

  • $22-$27

The Lipstick Criminals and ‘Slutcracker’ creator Vanessa White present this burlesque tribute to Beyoncé, featuring original choreography set to some of her biggest hits.

Oberon

2 Arrow Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

(617) 547-8300

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Jun30 THRU Jul 14

Festival   |   Kids

Boston Harborfest

This family-friendly fest kicks off with opening ceremonies at Faneuil Hall on June 30 and includes an arts exhibition, a screening of Yankee Doodle Dandy and special promotions and activities at historical landmarks.

Various Locations

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Jun30 THRU Jul 1

Theater

Isabella Unmasked – The Legacy of a Renaissance Italian Woman

  • Free

Pazzi Lazzi presents this production paying tribute to Isabella Andreini, one of the first female stage actors and the star of The Madness of Isabella, performed at the Medici Court in Florence in 1589.

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre

949 Comm. Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

(617) 353-5443

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Jul1

Festival   |   Kids

Independence Day Celebration

  • Free

Bring the kids to this outdoor bash that features family-friendly activities and entertainment.

Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

Atlantic Avenue and Cross Street
Boston, MA United States

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Jul4

Festival   |   Music

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

  • Free

Leslie Odom Jr., Andy Grammer and Melissa Etheridge headline this Boston Pops concert and fireworks show.

DCR Hatch Memorial Shell

47 David G Mugar Way
Boston, MA 02108 United States

(617) 626-1250

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Jul7

Music   |   Party

Tapestry's Pre-Concert Parties: Florida Georgia Line with Backstreet Boys, Nelly and Chris Lane

  • Free; drinks a la carte

This summer, Tapestry will host pre-parties before every Fenway Concert Series concert, featuring music and videos from the evening’s artist and signature cocktails inspired by the performers’ music.

Tapestry

69 Kilmarnock St.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(617) 421-4470

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Jul8 THRU Jul 9

Festival   |   Food + Drink

Boston Pizza Festival

  • $15; $50 VIP

Boston celebrates its first annual pizza festival, a two-day event featuring live music, beer, wine and food. The event will feature pizza vendors from around the world.

City Hall Plaza

1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02109 United States

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Jul8

Music   |   Party

Tapestry's Pre-Concert Parties: The Total Package Tour with New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, and Boyz II Men

  • Free; drinks a la carte

This summer, Tapestry will host pre-parties before every Fenway Concert Series concert, featuring music and videos from the evening’s artist and signature cocktails inspired by the performers’ music.

Tapestry

69 Kilmarnock St.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(617) 421-4470

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Jul11

Benefit   |   Food + Drink

roofTOP Chefs at the Colonnade Hotel

  • $30

For this edition of the cookout-style, poolside summer pop-up series to benefit Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry chef Julie Cutting of Cure Bistro will create and serve a tasting menu of 2-4 dishes, with a complementing dish from Brasserie Jo chef Nick Calias. 100% of proceeds benefit Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry.

The Colonnade Hotel

120 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 424-7000

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Jul25

Benefit   |   Food + Drink

roofTOP Chefs at the Colonnade Hotel

  • $30

For this edition of the cookout-style, poolside summer pop-up series to benefit Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry chef Tony Maws of Kirkland Tap & Trotter and Craigie on Main will create and serve a tasting menu of 2-4 dishes, with a complementing dish from Brasserie Jo chef Nick Calias. 100% of proceeds benefit Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry.

The Colonnade Hotel

120 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 424-7000

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Jul29

Festival   |   Music

Briggs Fest

  • $50-$149

Local beverage start-up Briggs Original Boston Cranberry presents this inaugural music fest featuring performances by Sammy Adams, Waka Flocka Flame, B.o.B, Hotel Garuda, Pham, Khary, Caye, Aziz the Shake and more. 18+.

Lawn on D

420 D St.
Boston, MA 02210 United States

(877) 393-3393

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Jul29

Music   |   Parade

Marching Orders: Street Band Parade

  • Free

Boston Harbor Now will host a parade of Boston’s favorite brass ensembles to help fill Fort Warren with big band music. Join crafting activities like making New Orleans-style masks and noise makers and join in the fun.

Georges Island

Georges Island
Boston, MA United States

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Aug8

Benefit   |   Food + Drink

roofTOP Chefs at the Colonnade Hotel

  • $30

For this edition of the cookout-style, poolside summer pop-up series to benefit Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry chef Rich Garcia of Crescent Hotels will create and serve a tasting menu of 2-4 dishes, with a complementing dish from Brasserie Jo chef Nick Calias. 100% of proceeds benefit Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry.

The Colonnade Hotel

120 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 424-7000

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Aug11

Music   |   Party

Tapestry's Pre-Concert Parties: James Taylor

  • Free; drinks a la carte

This summer, Tapestry will host pre-parties before every Fenway Concert Series concert, featuring music and videos from the evening’s artist and signature cocktails inspired by the performers’ music.

Tapestry

69 Kilmarnock St.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(617) 421-4470

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Aug18

Benefit   |   Food + Drink

roofTOP Chefs at the Colonnade Hotel

  • $30

For this edition of the cookout-style, poolside summer pop-up series to benefit Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry chef Josh Ziskin of La Morra and The Heritage of Sherborn will create and serve a tasting menu of 2-4 dishes, with a complementing dish from Brasserie Jo chef Nick Calias. 100% of proceeds benefit Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry.

The Colonnade Hotel

120 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 424-7000

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Aug19

Benefit   |   Fitness

Against the Tide Brewster

  • $40-$120

Enjoy the family-friendly, multi-sport event to benefit the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), which aims to expand their prevention education program Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures and the MBCC Research Video Series. 

DCR Nickerson State Park

Brewster, MA 02631 United States
(516) 571-7700

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Aug20

Fitness

Let’s Get Active! Fitness Day

  • Free

Boston Harbor Now will host an opportunity for adults to enjoy an afternoon of gentle fitness like trail walks, tai chi, and more.

Peddocks Island

Peddocks Island
Boston, MA United States

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Aug29

Benefit   |   Food + Drink

roofTOP Chefs at the Colonnade Hotel

  • $30

For this edition of the cookout-style, poolside summer pop-up series to benefit Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry chef Fred Bisaillon of B-ACK Yard BBQ and Surfside Smoke will create and serve a tasting menu of 2-4 dishes, with a complementing dish from Brasserie Jo chef Nick Calias. 100% of proceeds benefit Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry.

The Colonnade Hotel

120 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 424-7000

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Aug30

Music   |   Party

Tapestry's Pre-Concert Parties: Billy Joel

  • Free; drinks a la carte

This summer, Tapestry will host pre-parties before every Fenway Concert Series concert, featuring music and videos from the evening’s artist and signature cocktails inspired by the performers’ music.

Tapestry

69 Kilmarnock St.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(617) 421-4470

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Sep1 THRU Sep 2

Music   |   Party

Tapestry's Pre-Concert Parties: Lady Gaga

  • Free; drinks a la carte

This summer, Tapestry will host pre-parties before every Fenway Concert Series concert, featuring music and videos from the evening’s artist and signature cocktails inspired by the performers’ music.

Tapestry

69 Kilmarnock St.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(617) 421-4470

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Sep2 THRU Sep 4

Benefit   |   Theater

The Amazing Acro-cats featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats

  • $21-$39

The Amazing Acro-cats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats, the only all-cat band in the world, will be performing at the Regent Theatre. A portion of the proceeds benefit mobile foster and rescue efforts.

Regent Theatre

7 Medford St
Arlington, MA 02474 United States

(781) 646-4849

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Sep12

Benefit   |   Food + Drink

roofTOP Chefs at the Colonnade Hotel

  • $30

For this edition of the cookout-style, poolside summer pop-up series to benefit Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry chef Jen Royle of Dare to Tastewill create and serve a tasting menu of 2-4 dishes, with a complementing dish from Brasserie Jo chef Nick Calias. 100% of proceeds benefit Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry.

The Colonnade Hotel

120 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 424-7000

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Oct7 THRU Oct 8

Bruno Mars brings his 24K Magic Tour to Boston

  • $45-150

Sponsored

Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer/director/musician, Bruno Mars, revealed details behind his massive upcoming global headline tour – The 24K Magic World Tour. This show comes to Boston for two shows, October 7 and 8, 2017.

You can buy tickets online at livenation.com.

The 24K Magic World Tour marks Mars’ first full-length tour since 2013’s hugely successful Moonshine Jungle World Tour, an international blockbuster that sold 2 million tickets worldwide across 155 sold-out dates.

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TD Garden

100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 624-1050

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Nov10 THRU Nov 12

"Amadeus" Live

The Improper Bostonian is pleased to be a sponsor of “Amadeus” Live”. Complete film with soundtrack performed live by the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and Chorus. For more information visit handelandhaydn.org.

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Symphony Hall

301 Mass. Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

(617) 266-1200

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Dec2 THRU Dec 4

CraftBoston Holiday

The Improper Bostonian is pleased to be a sponsor of CraftBoston Spring and Holiday, presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts. This twice annual show features artists showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. For more information go to societyofcrafts.org.

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Hynes Convention Center

900 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

(617) 954-2000

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