Channel 7 reporter/ fill-in anchor Amaka Ubaka will roll up her sleeves at Cook restaurant in Newton with executive chef/ owner Paul Turano for a Celebrity Chef Fundraising Series. Order “The Amaka” flatbread for sales to benefit Project HOPE Boston. Reservations are recommended: 617-964-2665.See more information
Aug18 THRU Aug 20
- Tickets start at $40
Peter Pan may never have grown up, but Finding Neverland certainly has. Adapted from the 2004 Oscar-winning film, the musical took wing at the A.R.T. in Cambridge before soaring onto Broadway. Directed then and now by local Tony winner Diane Paulus, the show follows playwright J.M. Barrie, who struggled with writer’s block until he met the Llewelyn Davies brothers and their mother, Sylvia. Enchanted by the boys’ infectious imagination, Barrie found inspiration for the story that would become Peter Pan. Finding Neverland flies back into town for a run at the Boston Opera House on Aug. 8-20. / Noreen Plabutong
Aug18 THRU Dec 10
- $25; $23, seniors and students 18 and older; $10, ages 7-17 during school hours; free, children under 18 on weekdays after 3 pm, weekends and Boston Public School holidays; free, members
Aug. 11 brings a bout for the ages when the Museum of Fine Arts unveils Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada. The new exhibit pits two 19th-century Japanese woodblock artists—both students of the ukiyo-e print powerhouse Utagawa school—against each other, displaying 100 works in color-coded frames: black ash for Kuniyoshi, cherry for Kunisada (whose 1820s print The In-demand Type is pictured here). See how each master tackled the same subject matter, from cheeky theater actor portraits to epic sumo battle renderings, in the Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery, where the rivals go head-to-head through Dec. 10. / Sarah Hagman
Nellie Parney Carter Collection / Photo © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie offers a fresh take on an ancient tale as she reimagines Sophocles’ Antigone for the post-9/11 world. Her novel Home Fire follows Isma, a woman who splits from the younger twin siblings she’s raised as she travels to Amherst to earn a degree and foster her American Dream. But her focus falters as the twins go in opposite directions, dividing Isma’s attention between her brother’s jihadist loyalty and her sister’s romantic interest in the son of a powerful politician. See how the sparks fly at the Coolidge Corner Public Library, where Shamsie hosts a reading on Aug. 17. / Haley Hill
- $25; $20, advance
Talk about star power—the Museum of Science brings its Summer Thursdays series to a close this month with an event that reaches for the sky. Its last live music event of the summer welcomes longtime local indie-pop darlings Hallelujah the Hills into the Charles Hayden Planetarium for an immersive stargazing experience. Guests are invited to sit back and be transported to galaxies far, far away as the planetarium’s team projects trippy celestial visuals specially created to complement a live set from Hallelujah the Hills (likely drawing from both their most recent album, 2016’s excellent A Band Is Something to Figure Out, and fan favorites from the band’s decade-plus career). Due to overwhelming demand, the museum is offering two show times, so reserve your seat with a view at the planetarium on Aug. 17.
Hallelujah the Hills plays at 7:30 and 9 pm on Aug. 17 at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston. $25; $20, advance (617-723-2500) mos.org
- Free; 21+
Local electro pop quartet Bearstronaut took the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! recently to promote their debut album “Telecoast.” Celebrate with the band at The Sinclair for a DJ set and viewing party of the show where they performed singles “Shadow” and “Gold” on the show. Event is 21 and over.
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.
Evan Greer, Mark Lipman, Anjimile, Oompa and Melissa Ferrick take the stage at Folk Fights Back for LGBT Rights at Club Passim. This fundraiser event will benefit Boston GLASS (Gay & Lesbian Adolescent Social Services).
Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
- Free; food and cocktails a la carte
Freepoint Hotel celebrates National Dog Day with a “Yappy Hour” party in the hotel’s open air atrium space. Guests are invited to bring their furry, four-legged for an evening of cocktails like the Sunny Chihuahua, (made with Goslings Rum, Cana Brava rum, orange juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, fresh strawberry and orange syrup; $13). Guests who bring their pets receive complimentary use of dog bowls as well as complimentary treats, and photographers will be on hands to take pics of both people and pups. 5:30-7:30 pm.
Some people go wild after a few drinks; Ellen Zachos suggests doing so beforehand. In The Wildcrafted Cocktail, the foraging expert and former New York Botanical Garden instructor explains how to put backyard and roadside plants to use in potables, offering how-tos for more than 50 garnishes, syrups, bitters and other ingredients as well as recipes for 45 cocktails, from a tart silverberry sour and a refreshing sumac spritzer to a Kentucky Belle boasting crab apple-infused bourbon. Slake your thirst for knowledge when Zachos hits Porter Square Books on Aug. 25. / Jacqueline Houton
Usually when you’re hanging out at Assembly Row, the only thing getting a workout is your credit card. Not so anymore with the arrival of FitRow, a new fitness concept offering Pilates, boxing, barre and interval-training studios under one roof. All the better to earn your boozy brunch, which is the idea behind the Brunch Fit Block Party, an event co-presented by Brunches of Boston. Guests choose a class from Club Pilates, Title Boxing, Orangetheory Fitness or barre n9ne to be followed by brunch (including one complimentary mimosa) at Earls Kitchen + Bar, heading home with Brunches of Boston gift bags and giveaways from Assembly Row brands. Come hungry for fitness, bacon and swag when the party hits the Row on Aug. 26. / Alexandra Cavallo
The Brunch Fit Block Party runs from 11 am to 2 pm on Aug. 26 at Assembly Row, 340 Canal St., Somerville. $39. eventbrite.com.
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.
Fitness | Food + Drink | Music
Marathon Sports’ summer running series continues on Aug. 31 with a Back to the ’90s 5K along the Charles River. Route begins at American Legion Marsh Post #442, 5 Greenough Blvd., Cambridge. This ’90s-themed walk and run along the Charles River is followed by a BBQ with live music and beer.
American Legion Marsh Post #442
5 Greenough Blvd.
Camridge, MA United States
Sep1 THRU Sep 2
Sep2 THRU Sep 4
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.
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.
Take a full tour of the hips with Asana Charlestown’s Jessica Pate. The workshop will include a full physical practice and a brief guided meditation.
Channel your chakra energy in this two hour class with Meghan Rozanski at Asana Charlestown Yoga Studio.
City Winery Boston presents Wine 101, an introduction to wine from their Beverage Directory to help you taste and learn about wine. $60 general admission or purchase the City Winery Wine Class Series (all three classes for $165).
Practice the art of breath with master teacher Nicole Clark and combine pranayama with gentle yoga, restorative postures, guided meditation and hands-on healing to bring your body into balance.
This workshop for expecting, new and experienced mothers will include a 60 minute guided prenatal yoga class, open discussion and an opportunity to connect with others at all all stages of pregnancy and early parenting.
- $32.50 adult; $22.50 children
Now in its 18th year, The Flutie Foundation will host Greater Boston’s premier road race/walks aimed at raising awareness of autism. Join this fun, family event and show your support of the Flutie Foundation.
Oct7 THRU Oct 8
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.
City Winery Boston presents Wine 102 to help you take a closer look at the three major styles of wine, still, sparkling, and sweet. $60 general admission or purchase the City Winery Wine Class Series (all three classes for $165).
Nov10 THRU Nov 12
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 or purchase the City Winery Wine Class Series (all three classes for $165).
Dec2 THRU Dec 4
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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