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Aug18

Benefit   |   Food + Drink

Cook for Charity with Amaka Ubaka

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.

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Cook Newton

825 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02467 United States

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Aug18

Food + Drink

Fun Wine Friday: Off the Beaten Path

  • $45 tuition; $39 member cost; $18 materials fee

Discover the unexplored world of wine with Weird Wine Enthusiast Lauren Friel at the Boston Center for Adult Education. Tuition: $45.00 | Member Cost: $39.00 | Materials Cost: $18.00

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Boston Center for Adult Education

122 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 267-4430

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Aug18

Dance   |   Music

Swedish electro/DJ duo Cazzette

  • $10-$35

Swedish electro/DJ duo Cazzette headline Royale on Aug. 18.

Royale

279 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 338-7699

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Aug18 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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Aug18 THRU Aug 20

Theater

Finding Neverland

  • 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

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Boston Opera House

539 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111 United States

(617) 259-3400

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Aug18 THRU Aug 30

Art

Rolling Through the Shadows

Leica Gallery hosts Rolling Through the Shadows through Aug. 27.

Leica Gallery Boston

74 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(857) 305-3609

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Aug18 THRU Dec 10

Art

Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada

  • $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

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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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Aug17

Books

Book Reading of Home Fire

  • Free

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

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Coolidge Corner Public Library

31 Pleasant Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States

(617) 730-2380

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Aug17

Music

Hallelujah the Hills

  • $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

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Museum of Science

1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 723-2500

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Aug17

Music

Bearstronaut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Viewing Party

  • 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.

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The Sinclair

52 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

(617) 547-5200

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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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Aug19

Festival   |   Food + Drink

Brew at the Zoo

  • $60 general; $65 advance

At annual Brew at the Zoo guests sample offerings from local breweries and restaurants while exploring the zoo’s exhibits.

Franklin Park Zoo

1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States

617541

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Aug19

LGBT

Flannel Takeover Company

  • $9 cover

Hit the dance floor when Flannel Takeover Company comes to a surprise location on Aug. 19.

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Aug20

Party

Get Lei'd Aloha Party

  • $5 cover

Tapestry hosts a luau-themed party featuring Hawaiian cuisine like Hawaiian Pizza and Spam and pineapple dishes, tiki drinks and live Island music by Big Party Orchestra.

Tapestry

69 Kilmarnock St.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(617) 421-4470

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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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Aug20

Kids

Music for Tots!

  • Free

Play, sing, dance and groove with on the patio with your tot while enjoying BBQ. Event is rain or shine.

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Boston Synagogue

55 Martha Rd
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 523-0453

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Aug21

Food + Drink

Chicken ParMezzana

  • $8

Chicken ParMezzana Bar Mezzana, 360 Harrison Ave., Boston (617-530-1770) barmezzana.com. MBTA: Red Line to Broadway. Mon., 5 pm. $8. Chef Colin Lynch offers limited quantities of a chicken parmesan sandwich with a housemade hot dip at Bar Mezzana on Mondays

Bar Mezzana

360 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118 United States

(617) 530-1770

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Aug22

Fitness

Poolside boxing fitness class with Everybody Fights

  • $30-$40

Enjoy a poolside boxing fitness class from Everybody Fights at the Colonnade Hotel on Tuesday mornings.

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The Colonnade Hotel

120 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 424-7000

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Aug22

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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Aug23

Benefit   |   Music

Melissa Ferrick at Folk Fights Back for LGBT Rights

  • $20

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

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Club Passim

47 Palmer St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

(617) 492-7679

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Aug24

Food + Drink   |   Party

National Dog Day Yappy Hour

  • 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.

Freepoint Hotel

220 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge , MA 02138 United States

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Aug25

Books

Meet Ellen Zachos, The Wildcrafted Cocktail

  • Free

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

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Porter Square Books

25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

(617) 491-2220

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Aug25

Food + Drink

Shucking Party

  • $70

Lion’s Tail hosts an all-you-can eat oyster party from 5 to 9 pm with bivalves from Island Creek Oysters and passed apps courtesy of chef Daniel Pagano. Admission price includes two drink tickets good for a menu of specialty 888 cocktails.

Lion’s Tail

354 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118 United States

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Aug26

Fitness

Yoga Around Town

  • $20-$25

The Yoga Around Town series drops anchor at Spectacle Island for an hourlong class on Aug. 26. Photo: W. Sam Nipatnantaporn

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Spectacle Island

Spectacle Island
Boston, MA United States

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Aug26

Fitness

Brunch Fit Block Party

  • $39

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.

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FitRow

Assembly Row, 355 Artisan Way
Somerville, MA 02145 United States

(617) 440-5565

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Aug27

Festival   |   Shopping

The Central Flea

  • Free

This Brooklyn Flea-style fair featuring wares from vintage and antique vendors, artists and designers, import and fair trade vendors and specialty food vendors, plus food trucks, live music, graffiti art and more.

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Central Flea

95 PROSPECT STREET
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

(800) 401-6557

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Aug27

Food + Drink   |   Party

Havana White Garden Party

  • a la carte; reservations recommended

Publico hosts a Cuban-themed party on their patio featuring a Latin jazz band, food specials, Cuban cocktails and more. All white attire encouraged. 2-8 pm.

Publico

11 Dorchester St.
Boston, MA 02127 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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Aug31

Fitness   |   Food + Drink   |   Music

Back to the ’90s 5K

  • $32

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

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Sep1

Dance

DJ duo Dada Life

  • $20-$50; 21+

Swedish DJ duo Dada Life double team Royale on Sept. 1.

Photo: Martin Adolfsson

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Royale

279 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 338-7699

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Sep1

Art

SoWa Artists Guild First Friday

  • Free

Browse a wide variety of art from more than 70 artists who open their studios to the public.

SoWa

450 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118 United States

978337419

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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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Sep3

Dance

DJ Bonobo

  • $40; 21+

Los Angeles-based DJ Bonobo spins a set at sea as part of the Boat Cruise Summer Series on Sept. 3.

Photo: Neil Krug

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Provincetown II

200 Seaport Blvd.
Boston, MA 02210 United States

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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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Sep16

Fitness

Unwinding the Hips to Find Your Asana with Jessica Pate

  • $30

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.

Asana Charlestown

20 City Square
Charlestown, MA 02129 United States

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Sep21

Music

David Wax Museum at the City Winery

  • $18-$24

David Wax Museum will perform as part of their Electric Artifacts Tour at the newly opened City Winery Boston at One Canal Street.

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City Winery Boston

1 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 933-8047

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Sep22

Food + Drink

Ridge Wine Dinner at the City Winery

  • $125

Join Tom Deaso of Ridge Vineyards for a tasting and pairing and wine education at the City Winery Boston at One Canal Street.

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City Winery Boston

1 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 933-8047

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Sep23

Fitness

Chakra Flow: Aligning Your Chakras to Become Your Best Self with Meghan Rozanski

  • $35

Channel your chakra energy in this two hour class with Meghan Rozanski at Asana Charlestown Yoga Studio.

Asana Charlestown

20 City Square
Charlestown, MA 02129 United States

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Sep23

Food + Drink

Wine 101: Introduction to Wine

  • $60

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).

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City Winery Boston

1 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 933-8047

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Sep24

Fitness

Pranayama and Therapeutic Movement with Nicole Clark

  • $35

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.

Asana Charlestown

20 City Square
Charlestown, MA 02129 United States

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Sep30

Fitness

Bellies, Breathing & Birth: A Prenatal Yoga Workshop with Boston NAPS and Sarah Lowell Harmon

  • $35

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.

Asana Charlestown

20 City Square
Charlestown, MA 02129 United States

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Oct1

Benefit   |   Fitness

Flutie Foundation’s 18th Annual Flutie 5K

  • $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.

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Leonard Morse Hospital

67 Union Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

(508) 650-7000

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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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Oct11

Food + Drink

City Winery and Diageo Present: Botanical Gin Lab

  • $40

City Winery Boston’s Beverage Director Kelly Coggins and Diageo’s Bill Codman share botanicals and flavors that make gin unique while also discussing the laws around it at the City Winery Boston.

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City Winery Boston

1 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 933-8047

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Oct14

Food + Drink

Wine 102: Sparkling to Still to Sweet

  • $60

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).

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City Winery Boston

1 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 933-8047

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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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Nov11

Food + Drink

Wine 103: Wine & Food Pairings

  • $60

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).

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City Winery Boston

1 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 933-8047

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Nov19

Music

Willie Nile at the City Winery

  • $20-$26

Willie Nile will will bring his electrifying show to the City Winery Boston at One Canal Street.

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City Winery Boston

1 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States

(617) 933-8047

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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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