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May23 THRU May 27

Theater

Peerless

  • $10

Company One presents the Boston premiere of this Macbeth-inspired dark comedy about sisters willing to do anything to get into an Ivy League college. Directed by Steven Bogart.

Rabb Hall at the Boston Public Library

700 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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May23 THRU Jun 4

Theater

Greece: A High School Musical

  • $40; $50, VIP; $100, premium VIP

Move over Zuko and Kenickie: Greased lightnin’ ain’t got nothing on an angry god’s thunder. In the Gold Dust Orphans’ Greece: A High School Musical, an irreverent, raunchy mashup of that classic ’50s-set musical and a hodgepodge of Greek myths, Zeus may be king of the gods at work, but at home he’s just a dad at his wits’ end. When his teenage daughter gets caught meddling in human drama, he banishes her to an earthly public school to set her straight. That plan backfires when she meets a cute teen Trojan who has her ready to it give up (her immortality, that is). There’s going to be Hades to pay when all the comedic drama hits Machine May 4-June 4.

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Machine

1254 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

(617) 266-2986

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May23 THRU Jun 4

Theater

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • $30-$50

Actors’ Shakespeare Project presents the Bard’s popular comedy that follows a group of young actors and lovers attending a wedding in a forest inhabited by magical fairies, who manipulate the guests. Directed by Patrick Swanson.

Multicultural Arts Center

41 Second St.
Cambridge, MA 02141 United States

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May23 THRU Jun 18

Theater

Arrabal

  • $25-$85

The A.R.T. presents this tango-influenced dance/theater production, set largely in Buenos Aires nightclubs, that focuses on a young Argentinian woman searching for answers to her father’s mysterious disappearance amid political and social turmoil. Directed by Sergio Trujillo

Loeb Drama Center

64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

(617) 547-8300

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May23 THRU Jun 26

Theater

Camelot

  • $25-$70

Lyric Stage closes its season with this musical about King Arthur, Lady Guenevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table. Directed by Spiro Veloudos.

Lyric Stage

140 Clarendon St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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May25

Art   |   Kids   |   Party

Teen Takeover at the Gardner: Sound Mirror

  • Free

Students from the Gardner Museum’s Teens Behind the Scenes program host the 2nd annual “Teen Takeover” night—an event by teens and for teens—featuring rap, spoken word and step performances in Calderwood Hall, a DJ spinning in the Courtyard, art-making activities inspired by the museum’s current exhibit and snacks and refreshments. 5:30-9 pm.

Isabella Stewart Gardner museum

25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States

(617) 566-1401

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May25

Music

Old Crow Medicine Show

  • $35-$45

Old Crow Medicine Show is perhaps best known for its bucolic, country-fried hit “Wagon Wheel.” Fun fact: Bob Dylan originally recorded the chorus of that song in 1973, but he never finished the track. OCMS frontman Ketch Secor picked up where he left off 25 years later, adding verses and cementing a certified Americana jam, which would go on to be famously covered by the likes of ’90s crooner-turned-country star Darius Rucker. So it’s fitting that the Nashville-based country/folk outfit was tapped to help celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Dylan’s iconic, Nashville-recorded Blonde on Blonde. Two tribute shows to that album evolved into a live album, and the Grand Ole Opry inductees will stop by the Orpheum Theatre in support of it on May 25.

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Orpheum Theatre

1 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108 United States

(617) 482-0106

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May26 THRU May 27

LGBT   |   Theater

True Colors Community Performance: Out in Space

  • Free

True Colors OUT Youth Theater presents an original performance, set in a not-so dystopian reality, that explores the theme of “home.”

Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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May27

Art   |   LGBT   |   Music

All Together Now

  • $10

This multimedia event features music, magic and performance art by LGBT performers and allies including Jenee Halstead and Mark Lipman, Zayde Buti, Felice Ling and Poor Eliza.

The Lily Pad

1353 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

(617) 955-7729

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May30 THRU Jun 11

Theater

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

  • $35-$95

The touring production of this Tony Award-winning musical tells the life story of an East German genderqueer singer in a struggling rock band. Directed by Michael Mayer.

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Boch Shubert Theatre

265 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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May31

Food + Drink

Patio Kick-Off Party at Doretta

  • A la carte

Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar kicks off patio season with a patio party featuring live music, mezze, oysters and more. 6-9 pm.

Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar

79 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 422-0008

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Jun1

Benefit

Splash Into Summer

Enjoy an evening of sailing complete with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds benefit the Charlestown YMCA Annual Fund.

Courageous Sailing

1 First Ave.
Charlestown, MA 02129 United States

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Jun1

Benefit

UNICEF Children’s Champion Award Dinner

This awards dinner, also marking UNICEF’s 70th anniversary, honors Yo-Yo Ma and Alli and Bill Achtmeyer for their charitable contributions.

The Castle at Park Plaza

130 Columbus Ave.
Boston , MA 02116 United States

(617) 450-0600

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Jun2

Comedy

Michael Che

  • $29

With all the crazy content dominating the news cycle lately, preparing material for Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update could very well be a full-time job. But Weekend Update co-anchor Michael Che is a multitasker who tours the country performing his frank, affably delivered stand-up act when he’s not riffing on current affairs alongside Colin Jost on Saturday nights. His tour stops in Boston, a city Che recently compared to the racist grandmother he loves despite her shortcomings. We’re fully prepared to get roasted—bring it, Che—when the comedian headlines back-to-back shows at the Wilbur Theatre on June 2.

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Wilbur Theater

246 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 248-9700

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Jun2 THRU Jun 3

Festival   |   Food + Drink

Microbrew Invitational

  • $55

Sample small-batch beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from more than 70 microbreweries. 21+.

Seaport World Trade Center

200 Seaport Boulevard
Boston , MA 02210 United States

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Jun3

Festival   |   LGBT

Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall

  • Free

This all-day celebration presented as part of Boston Pride include Zumba classes, music and dance performances, drag queens, the first High Heel Dash for Charity and more. 10 am-5 pm.

Faneuil Hall

1 Faneuil Hall Square
Boston, MA 02109 United States

(617) 635-3105

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Jun3

Art   |   Festival

Coolidge Corner Arts Festival

  • Free

Guests stroll down Babcock Street to view and shop works by 100 artists and makers while enjoying food trucks, beer, wine and musical
performances.

Coolidge Corner Theatre

290 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States

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Jun3

Benefit   |   Party

BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome

  • $300; $100 disco only

Enjoy dinner, drinks and a celebration of the arts that includes music, dance, performance art and an exhibition, as well as a disco dance party. Proceeds benefit the Boston Center for the Arts

Cyclorama at the BCA

539 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 426-5000

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Jun4

World Oceans Day

The Improper Bostonian is pleased to be a sponsor of World Oceans Day.  For details and more information go to neaq.org/learn/for-families-teens/oceansday.

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Jun4

Food + Drink   |   Party

Celebrate One Year of Bar Mezzana!

  • $85; $125 VIP

Bar Mezzana celebrates their first anniversary with a patio party featuring Aperol Spritzes and seasonal blender drinks, super-sized board games, Italian sausages and handmade fries, a Mozarella Bar, an Ice Cream Cart, music spun by DJ Brother Wayne and more. VIP ticket-holders enjoy a pre-party tasting featuring food from other area restaurants including Eventide, haley.henry, Myers+Chang, Cafe Sushi and Island Creek Oyster Bar. VIP tasting from 12:30-2 pm; GA party 2 pm.

Bar Mezzana

360 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118 United States

(617) 530-1770

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Jun4

Books

David Sedaris

  • $29.75; includes book

For the average Joe, a diary is highly personal, its contents never meant to be seen by another human (often, we don’t even want to revisit them). Not so for David Sedaris, who has forged a massively successful career penning candid memoirs and essays chronicling the often mundane moments of his life through candid, witty, insightful prose. The prolific humorist and This American Life contributor drops by Harvard Book Store on June 4 to read from his new book Theft by Finding: Diaries, which contains entries spanning from 1977 to 2002—and marks the first time he’s published his diaries in their pure form.

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Harvard Book Store

1256 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

(617) 661-1515

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Jun6 THRU Jun 8

Food + Drink   |   Kids

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl

  • $15; $10 kids

This annual all-you-can-eat festival to benefit the Jimmy Fund features unlimited tastings of ice cream, frozen yogurt and lactose-free treats.

City Hall Plaza

1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02109 United States

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Jun6

Benefit   |   Food + Drink

Taste of the Nation

  • $95; $150 VIP

No child should ever go hungry, and at Taste of the Nation, a benefit to raise funds to battle childhood hunger, no guests will go empty-bellied either. The food fest for nonprofit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign will bring together chefs from more than 60 of the area’s buzziest restaurants—including Little Donkey, UNI, Row 34, Bar Mezzana, the Smoke Shop, Hojoko, Fat Hen, O Ya, Townsman and Oak & Rowan, to name just a few—who’ll serve up small bites and desserts. Taniya Nayak of the Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible and HGTV’s House Hunters will emcee the tasting, which will include wine, beer and cocktails to wash down all the delicious nibbles, so come ready to sip and sup.

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Cruiseport Boston

1 Black Falcon Ave.
Boston, MA 02210 United States

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Jun7

Education

Dyslexia and ADHD Essentials

  • Free

Dr. Joanna Christodoulou and Brendan Mahan lead a discussion about dyslexia and ADHD and their effects on reading, attention span and the brain. Admission is free but space is limited so the event is first come, first served. Light refreshments will be provided.

Commonwealth Learning Center

220 Reservoir St.
Needham, MA 02494 United States

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Jun10

Dance   |   Festival

Everybody Dance Now: Community Dance Festival

  • Free

José Mateo Ballet Theatre presents this 9th annual Dance for World Community Festival, featuring free performances by more than 90 groups and companies, intro to dance lessons in hip-hop, ballet, swing, modern dance and other disciplines, food and activities and more.

Harvard Square

18 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

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Jun11

LGBT   |   Parade

Boston Pride's 'Stronger Together’ Rally

  • Free

This rally, organized in solidarity with the Global Equality March for Unity and Pride of Washington, DC., is in support of equal right for any and all groups facing discrimination.

Boston Common

139 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02111 United States

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Jun14

Festival   |   Food + Drink

Taste of Somerville 2017

  • $50; $75 VIP

This year’s food fest featuring the best of the ‘Ville’s eats and drinks moves to a new location, Tufts Park, where more than 60 local restaurants and food trucks—plus a host of breweries and wineries—will serve up grubs and suds. Participating establishments include Brass Union, Fat Hen, Aeronaut, Highland Kitchen, Foundry on Elm, Juliet, Redbones, Roxy’s, Southern Kin, Bronwyn and Bon Me and many more, so come hungry and thirsty, friends. DJ Nate Bluhm provides the tunes to pig out to and proceeds benefit Somerville Home and the Walnut Street Center: good eats, good causes, good times.

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Nathan Tufts Park

850 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02144 United States

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Jun15

Benefit   |   Party

Shine Under the Stars Gala

  • $60-$100

This 2nd annual benefit gala features dancing, music, appetizers, a complimentary drink ticket (and a cash bar), raffles and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit This Star Won’t Go Out, a nonprofit providing grants to families facing childhood cancer and providing resources for living expenses not covered by insurance. The dress code is “shine!”—silver, gold, sparkles, stars, and any other shiny garb encouraged. 21+.

Waterclub at Marina Bay

319 Victory Road
Quincy , MA 02171 United States

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Jun17

Benefit

The Art of Giving

  • $100

This fundraiser for Helping Hands Across the Ocean, which helps provide Haitian children with a comprehensive elementary education, includes a cocktail party, art and more.

Stetson Hall

6 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368 United States

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Jun22

Comedy   |   Sports

The Roast of David Ortiz

  • $34-$300

On the eve of the retiring of his jersey, Big Papi will surrender himself to a roast to benefit his nonprofit the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. Emceed by comedian Josh Wolf, the night will feature roasts by former teammate Dustin Pedroia, Rob Gronkowski, local comics Bill Burr and Lenny Clarke, comedian Sarah Tiana, actor Anthony Mackie and many more.

House of Blues

15 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(888) 693-2583

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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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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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