Jul28 THRU Aug 2
Award-winning garden educator, Kerry Ann Mendez, is hosting a lecture “Gardening Simplified: Exceptional Plants and Design Solutions for Time-Pressed and Maturing Gardeners” at the North End Library after a perennial garden walk in Christopher Columbus Park. This event is sponsored by FOCCP (Friends of Christopher Columbus Park) and FONEL (Friends of the North End Library).
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
Atlantic Avenue and Cross Street
Boston, MA United States
Jul28 THRU Aug 4
- a la carte
This summer, when it comes to booze, we’re throwing it back. No, we don’t mean the dubious return of Zima. We’re talking way back, to the “golden age of the cocktail,” at The Traveller Bar, a pop-up cocktail bar serving classic libations for a limited time at the Loews Boston Hotel. Fashioned from a repurposed elevator car and featuring just four leather stools and an antique cash register, the bar will pour a menu of retro tipples like an 1895-style whiskey cocktail and a circa-1922 daiquiri, recipes inspired by the vintage books that line the shelves. The Traveller Bar is stopping in Boston for just three weeks on its two-year cross-country tour, so claim a barstool at the Loews now through Aug. 4
Jul29 THRU Jul 30
- $7; $5 advance
You don’t have to wander far in this town to get a good meal. Heck, you can find some of the tastiest bites on any given street corner, at one of many of Boston’s top-notch food trucks. But we don’t have the monopoly on the meals-on-wheels scene. Catch a ride out to Springfield for the 2017 New England Food Truck Festival, where more than 40 of the best food trucks in the region will park it for a two-day food fest. The third annual festival is set to feature grub from our own Chubby Chickpea alongside area favorites like Chicopee’s Nom Nom Hut, Malden’s Makin’ Jamaican, Medford’s the Roving Lunchbox, Connecticut’s Poutine Gourmet and Fried Chicken Chompers, and many more, with a few outsiders joining the party from as far out of town as Brooklyn. The festival will feature live music and plenty of family-friendly activities (plus booze for grownups), so hit the road when it hits Western Springfield on July 29 and 30.
Eastern State Exposition
1305 Memorial Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089 United States
Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero have been married for more than a year, but the honeymoon isn’t over yet. Kasher, a standup comedian and memoirist, and Leggero, a former Chelsea Lately panelist and current creator/star of Comedy Central’s reality TV parody Another Period, are airing all their dirty laundry for laughs on their joint tour, The Endless Honeymoon. The funny couple will wax comedic about domestic life and offer relationship advice to the crowd, so bring your romantic conundrums to the Wilbur on July 29.
Boston, MA United States
Coldplay just might be the biggest little band in the world. When Chris Martin and company first hit the airwaves with melancholy power ballad “Yellow” off their 2000 debut, Parachutes, they were just a little indie band who’d formed at uni. Fast-forward four years and the band was shuffling onstage at the Grammys to accept the golden megaphone for Record of the Year. But they’ve maintained a certain unassuming “aw shucks” likability, which makes their undeniable status as one of rock’s foremost arena bands seem surreal (refer to the band getting unceremoniously upstaged at their own headlining Super Bowl gig by Queen Bey). But mega-stars they are, and their just-released EP Kaleidoscope finds the band expanding their pop palette on collabs with the likes of Big Sean and the Chainsmokers. Catch ’em when they headline a little venue known as Gillette Stadium on Aug. 4.
The Access To Theatre Program (ATT) of Partners for Youth with Disabilities perform an original production featuring improv, storytelling, dance/movement, visual art, music and comedy. Performances at 1 and 6 pm.
Aug5 THRU Aug 6
Dance the Charleston at the fifth annual Roaring Twenties Lawn Party presented by Boston Swing Central and the Trustees of Reservations. Celebrate vintage culture with guests in Gatsby-esque apparel, and enjoy a retro picnic featuring live music, dancing, performances, lawn games and more.
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 Improper Bostonian is pleased to be a sponsor of the Fifth Annual Boston Seafood Festival on the historic Boston Fish Pier. This family-friendly event will be taking place from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM. It will be a day of sensational seafood tastings, clambakes and chef demos, educational events, and family fun. For more information visit bostonseafoodfestival.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nov10 THRU Nov 12
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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