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Apr26

Education   |   Wellbeing

Bring Your Own Blow Dryer (Or Brush!) at SalonCapri

  • $15

SalonCapri hosts an evening of educational styling sessions for which attendees are invited to bring their own hair tools, accessories and styling products to receive advice, feedback and tips on blow drying, curling and and flat ironing from the salon’s stylists. Styling sessions will last around 30-40 minutes. Plymouth Bay Winery will be on-site with sangria and small bites and all attendees will take a home a gift bag of styling swag.

SalonCapri

11 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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Apr26 THRU Apr 30

Art

Darker Than Blue

Leica Gallery presents the East Coast premiere of Grammy-nominated artist and photographer Mathieu Bitton’s exhibit featuring candid black-and-white photos shot on his travels through New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Paris, the Bahamas and New Orleans. The exhibit will also feature photographs from Bitton’s Hand Portraits series, for which he’s shot the hands of subjects that include producer Quincy Jones wearing Frank Sinatra’s pinky ring. The exhibit opens with a debut reception from 6 to 9 pm on March 9, and is on view through April 30. 

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Leica Gallery Boston

74 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(857) 305-3609

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Apr26 THRU May 5

Art

Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present

After it appeared in the Cooper Gallery’s 2015 group exhibition Drapetomanía, Juan Roberto Diago saw his mixed-media piece Yo soy monte (I Am the Mountain) enter the Museum of Fine Arts’ permanent collection. A few years later, the 45-year-old Cuban artist now finds himself back at the Cooper Gallery—only this time as the subject of his first major retrospective. Curator Alejandro de la Fuente scours his two-decade-plus career, in which he’s examined Cuba’s African diaspora and tackled political and social issues. Inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha and fellow Cubans Antonio Gattorno and Wilfredo Lam, Diago gathers plastic bottles and other materials in his neighborhood, like the metal sheet used as a canvas for Un Pedrazo de Mi Historia (A Piece of My History), seen above. Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present, which also makes use of photographs of friends and family and wooden planks from shanty structures, is on display through May 5.

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The Cooper Gallery

102 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

(617) 496-5777

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Apr26 THRU May 6

Theater

'Paradise'

  • $16-$47

Underground Railway Theater is putting science and faith under the microscope in Paradise. Presented in collaboration with MIT, the drama follows Yasmeen, a Muslim-American teenager in the Bronx with a passion for science, and her biology teacher Dr. Royston, a former researcher who’s been forced to leave the lab for a high school classroom. The pair form an unlikely partnership, but an experiment investigating adolescent romance soon becomes a catalyst for conflict. Catch the world premiere of the timely two-hander at Central Square Theater, where Paradise plays through May 7.

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Central Square Theater

450 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

(617) 576-9278

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Apr26 THRU May 7

Art

Chocolate: The Exhibition

  • $25

Beginning Jan. 29, the Museum of Science is giving visitors something they can sink their teeth into. Its latest temporary exhibit investigates an ancient Aztec currency, intercontinental slave trade and a modern $90 billion business as it traces the harvesting, transit, marketing and consumption of Forrest Gump’s favorite boxed good and the stuff of dentists’ nightmares. Chocolate: The Exhibition spans 5,000 square feet and 200 objects, allowing visitors to stroll through a rainforest with a life-size cacao tree replica, learn about a chili-spiked, frothy drink invented by the Mayans, relive the moment when the bitter morsel met its sugary match in 16th-century Spain and peek at today’s Ghanaian and Mexican farmers and their equatorial plantations. Perch on a bonbon (pictured above) to get a taste yourself—Chocolate is on display in the museum’s Blue Wing through May 7.

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Museum of Science

1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 723-2500

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Apr27

Benefit   |   Party

Boston Partners in Education’s 50th Anniversary Gala

  • $250; $100 post-dinner party only

This annual event, celebrating 50 years on mentoring in Boston public school, features a silent auction, cocktail hour, seated dinner, speaking program, dessert and live musical entertainment.

Agganis Arena

925 Comm. Ave.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(617) 358-7000

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Apr27

Fitness

Ultimate Warrior Competition

  • $16

Compete for prizes on Sky Zone’s new Ultimate Warrior course. Competitors from Group B (ages 5-10) and Group C (ages 11-15) will compete to see who can make it farthest in the least amount of time. Competitors from Group D (ages 16 and up) will compete to see who can complete the full course the fastest. Each competitor gets 3 total runs, with their best time qualifying them for the next round. All competitors get free pizza and a water or soda.

Sky Zone Boston

91-B Sprague St.
Boston, MA 02136 United States

(857) 345-9693

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Apr27

Comedy   |   Theater

The Moth: Mainstage

  • $65-$150

Comedian Bethany Van Delft hosts this mainstage production of the storytelling series, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Cutler Majestic Theatre

219 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 824-8000

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Apr28 THRU Apr 30

Festival   |   Food + Drink

Thirst Boston

  • $70-$165

This cocktail festival includes workshops, pop-up bars, tastings and a kick-off party at Shojo.

Various Locations

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Apr28

Festival   |   Food + Drink

Taste of the North End

  • $125

Sample beer, wine and bites from more than 45 North End restaurants. Proceeds benefit several North End organizations. 21+.

DCR’s Steriti Memorial Rink

561 Commercial St.
Boston, MA 02109 United States

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Apr28 THRU Apr 29

Dance   |   LGBT   |   Theater

The Femme Show: 10 Years Later

  • $15

This 10th anniversary show features dance, drag, burlesque, spoken word and performance art to explore queer femininity, with new works and favorites from The Femme Show’s past.

Club Cafe

209 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 536-0966

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Apr28 THRU May 13

Theater

'The Fear Project'

  • $25; $18 students, seniors

Open Theater Project presents this documentary play based upon people’s individual and personal fears, based upon information gathered through story circles, one-on-one conversations and community events over the past eight months.

St. John’s Church

1 Roanoke Ave.
Boston, MA 02130 United States

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Apr28

Benefit   |   Comedy

ArmComedy

This comedy show, themed “Make America Green Again,” features Armenian-American talent and benefits the Armenia Tree Project and
Armenian Assembly of America.

Winchester Town Hall

71 Mt Vernon St.
Winchester, MA 01890 United States

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Apr28

Benefit   |   Fashion

Fashion to the Rescue

  • $100; $250, VIP

Local celebs including Ayla Brown, Yolanda Celluci, Jackie Bruno-Finley and Kennedy Elsey model David Josef designs as guests enjoy food, drinks and dancing. Proceeds benefit Aimee’s Farm Animal Sanctuary.

The Liberty Hotel

215 Charles St.
Boston, 02114 United States

(617) 224-4000

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Apr29

Hot Stove Cool Music

The Improper Bostonian is pleased to be a sponsor of Hot Stove Cool Music at The Paradise Rock Club. For more information go to www.ftbnl.org.

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Paradise Rock Club

967 Comm. Ave.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(617) 562-8800

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Apr29

Festival   |   Food + Drink   |   Shopping

SoWa Season Opening Day + Power Beer Fest

  • Free; $55 beer fest

SoWa market opens its 14th season with a Beer Fest at the SoWa Power Station, food trucks and wares from more than 150 local craftsmen, artists and more. A ticket to the beer fest grants unlimited 2-ounce samples from participating local brewers.

SoWa

450 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118 United States

978337419

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Apr29 THRU Apr 30

Education

Tea Blending Event

  • $65

Tea sommelier Cynthia Gold helps guests create their own signature blend.

L’Espalier

774 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02199 United States

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Apr29

Comedy

The Boston Comedy Blowout

  • $29-$39

When it comes to homegrown talent, Boston often has the last laugh. Case in point: The Boston Comedy Blowout, which is bringing six locally bred comedians together for a killer comedy showcase. Headliners such as Don Gavin (pictured and oft-dubbed the “godfather of Boston comedy”), prolific local circuit stand-up Tony V. and Boston legend Steve Sweeney take the stage alongside next-gen talent like Orlando Baxter, who you might recognize from a little show called Conan. No laugh tracks will be necessary when the inaugural Boston Comedy Blowout takes the stage at the Boch Shubert Theatre on April 29. / Sarah Marcantonio

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Boch Shubert Theatre

265 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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Apr30

Benefit   |   Fitness

The Walk for HAWC

  • $10

Beginning and ending at Salem Common, this annual 5k benefits HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change), the longest-standing domestic violence agency on the North Shore.

Salem Common

N. Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970 United States

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Apr30

Benefit   |   Food + Drink

Disco Nap

The W hosts a Sunday Funday brunch party in the Gallery for a good cause, featuring live sets by DJ Kon. Partial proceeds benefit Human Rights Campaign. Email WBostonRSVP@whotels.com to reserve a table, between 3 and 6 pm.

W Boston Hotel

100 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 261-8700

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Apr30

Party

MassQuerade Ball 2017 : Convergence

  • $25

A collaboration between multimedia artist Daniel Callahan and Boston-based concert and education series Castle of our Skins, this gala event will feature food by local ethnic vendors, a performance by spoken word artist U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, taiko drumming by Odaiko New England (ONE), music by Castle of our Skins, Afro-Latin dance by Hyde Square Task Force’s Ritmo En Acción, a live fashion show and more.

Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley St.
Boston, MA 02119 United States

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Apr30

Music

JoJo

  • $28

At 13, the biggest milestone most kids hit is being allowed to roam the mall without parental supervision. But pint-size pop starlet JoJo celebrated her entry into her teens by becoming the youngest artist to ever reach No. 1 on the Billboard Top 40 chart, thanks to the breakout success of her 2004 banger “Leave (Get Out).” When the throaty young singer went silent after her 2006 sophomore effort, many fans grew concerned, only to learn she was embroiled in a years-long legal feud with her label. Newly emancipated, JoJo is officially back with Mad Love, her first album in 10 years, which finds her all grown up and better than ever. 18+.

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Royale

279 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 338-7699

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May1

Film

'The Freshman' Screening

  • $23

A predecessor for classics like Buster Keaton’s College, Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman kicked off the college movie trend in 1925 with the tale of a freshman accepted to Tate University who tries to become the most popular boy on campus. He finds himself at odds with the resident football star and most of the school, save for his sweetheart Peggy, who supports him even when he defies logic and tries out for the team. Whether it’s a successful move remains to be seen, but the football game that ends the film made history as one of the first onscreen portrayals of the sport, helping make room for gridiron films like Remember the Titans and Rudy. Catch the original with accompaniment by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, which will perform the world premiere of its original score at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on May 1. / Katja Vujic

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Coolidge Corner Theatre

290 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States

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May2

Party

'Red Line' Podcast Launch Party

  • Free

This launch party for a new twice-weekly fiction podcast set in Boston, held during the Liberty’s Gallery Night, includes a chance to meet the writer, producer and actor, a sneak listen to a sound bite from the podcast and more.

The Liberty Hotel

215 Charles St.
Boston, 02114 United States

(617) 224-4000

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May3

Runway to Miracles

The Improper Bostonian is pleased to be a sponsor of the eighth annual St. Jude Runway to Miracles, an upbeat fashion show benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information visit Stjude.org/runwaytomiracles.

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Neiman Marcus

310 Speen Street
Natick, MA

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May6

Benefit   |   Party

Kentucky Derby Party

  • $75

Guests don their Derby finest for a day of food, drinks and live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit Boston Cares.

Carrie Nation

11 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108 United States

(617) 227-3100

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May6

Benefit   |   Fitness

Jimmy Fund’s Fit Fest

  • $10, registration; $175, fundraising minimum

According to the powers that be on Instagram, it’s time to work on our #BeachBodies. To which we say: “Unfollow.” But getting healthy while doing good is a sentiment we can support. That’s the idea behind the Jimmy Fund’s Fit Fest, a fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Sponsored by Reebok, the outdoor fest will feature workouts led by five of the city’s top trainers—alongside Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman. Not to worry: You don’t have to be in gold medal shape to participate, and you can take part in as many (or as few) classes as you like. All attendees will score a Reebok tee and sweatband, along with breakfast and healthy snacks, so raise some funds and your heart rate at the Hatch Shell on May 6.

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DCR Hatch Memorial Shell

47 David G Mugar Way
Boston, MA 02108 United States

(617) 626-1250

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May6

Art   |   Benefit

City Heart Art Show and Sale

  • Free

This event features work by artists who have experienced homelessness as well as artmaking activities and demonstrations.

Prudential Center

800 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02199 United States

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May6

Party

Roaring Nights

  • $45

Enjoy crafts, interactive exhibits, a DJ and a cash bar. 21+.

Franklin Park Zoo

1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States

617541

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May6

Party

6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Sunset Cruise

  • $20

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on a party cruise with drinks and dancing. 21+.

Provincetown II

200 Seaport Blvd.
Boston, MA 02210 United States

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May6

Benefit   |   Food + Drink

Feast with 45 at Fenway

  • $75-$500

Dine alongside former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez as more than 40 area chefs serve signature dishes. Proceeds benefit the Pedro Martinez Charity.

Fenway Park

4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(877) 733-7699

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May7

Music

The I Want You Album Release Party

  • Free

The I Want You perform at a free album release party for their debut album ‘Now That’s What I Call Music,” along with Aüva and Birdgangs.

State Park

1 Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

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May9

Art   |   Theater

Aspects of Me Artistic Showcase

  • $20

Local poets, dancers, musicians, artists and designers present their work as guests enjoy body painting and other demonstrations. 21+.

Club Cafe

209 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 536-0966

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May10

30th Annual Beyond Shelter Benefit

The Improper Bostonian is pleased to be a sponsor of the 30th Annual Beyond Shelter Benefit. Sample fare from 20 Boston area restaurants, dance to music by the Berklee College Bob Marley Ensemble, play some games, win fun silent and live auction items, and try your luck with their raffle. For tickets and more information go to http://bit.ly/2klaQiN

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House of Blues

15 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(888) 693-2583

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May11

Food + Drink

The Get Down

  • a la carte

This pop-up in collaboration between Snappy Lobster and Castle Island Brewing Co. features a menu of lobster creations paired with Castle Island beers, set to a soundtrack of old-school hip-hop. Pop-up runs from 5 to 10 pm, reservations recommended.

Viale

502 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, 02139 United States

(617) 576-1900

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May11

Taste of the Back Bay

The Improper Bostonian is pleased to be a sponsor of the 22nd Annual Taste of the Back Bay at the Prudential Skywalk. For more information go to nabbonline.com.

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May13

Festival   |   Food + Drink

8th Annual Bacon and Beer Festival

  • $52; $135 VIP

The Red Sox Foundation hosts this fest at which chefs from area restaurants serve up bacon-inspired dishes, alongside beers from local breweries. Participating restaurants include Bambara, Blue Ribbon BBQ, Brewers Fork, El Pelon, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Lion’s Tail, Lord Hobo, Puritan & Co, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Smoke Shop, The Sinclair, Trina’s Starlite Lounge, UNI and more.

Fenway Park

4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(877) 733-7699

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May18

Benefit   |   Fitness

Esplanade 5K Sunset Run

  • $50

This 5K race to benefit the Esplanade Association is open to runners of all abilities and include prizes, giveaways, refreshments and more. Dogs welcome. Registration fee includes race T-shirt.

Charles River Esplanade

Boston, MA United States

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May20

Festival   |   Music

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes’ Patriot Fest

  • $40

Country artists Tyler Farr and Eric Paslay headline this year’s Patriot Fest, which will also feature local talent including Dalton and the Sheriffs and Louie Bello.

Lawn on D

420 D St.
Boston, MA 02210 United States

(877) 393-3393

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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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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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Jun6

Benefit   |   Food + Drink

Taste of the Nation

  • $95; $150 VIP

Taniya Nayak of the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” and HGTV’s “House Hunters emcees this event to benefit No Kid Hungry, featuring tastings from more than 60 local restaurants, including UNI, Row 34, Little Donkey; the Smoke Shop, Craigie on Maine; MIDA, Blackbird Doughnuts, Capo, Loco Taqueria, Townsman; Hojoko; O Ya, Fat Hen, Oak & Rowan and more.

Cruiseport Boston

1 Black Falcon Ave.
Boston, MA 02210 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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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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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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