The French Cultural Center hosts Anne Plaisance’s Wonder Women paintings through Oct. 23.
Painter Anne Plaisance and Transition House residents present Wonder Women, an exhibit hosted at The French Cultural Center which aims to spark dialogue and develop strategies to address violence against women. For more information, visit: http://frenchculturalcenter.org/event_types/exhibition/
Oct23 THRU Oct 26
The Independent Film Festival Boston in collaboration with the Brattle Theatre is hosting the third annual Fall Focus Film Festival, featuring a dynamic selection of films including Lady Bird, Blade of the Immortal, Last Flag Flying, In the Fade, Thoroughbreds, Thelma and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Tickets available at www.brattlefilm.org.
Oct23 THRU Nov 4
- $55 adults; $40 children
Pull out your sweaters, grab a hot cider and join the Boston Harbor Fall Foliage Cruises through Nov. 4.
Classic Harbor Line Boston is providing tourists and locals alike with a new way to view the region’s picturesque foliage – aboard a 1920s-style vintage motor yacht. The two-hour cruise will include a gourmet picnic lunch, hot cider or beer and wine. More information: http://www.boston-sailing.com/browse-by-theme/fall-foliage/
Oct23 THRU Nov 26
Canoodle at PABU Boston on Sunday nights when executive chef Ben Steigers serves a specialty ramen menu.
Canoodle at PABU Boston on Sunday nights when executive chef Ben Steigers serves a specialty ramen menu. In addition to specialty sushi rolls, choose from three noodle options and a variety of toppings, including pickled bamboo and enoki mushrooms.
Oct23 THRU Dec 10
Take a look at these fall exhibitions with two looks at landscapes.
The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College is breaking ground on its fall exhibitions with two looks at landscapes. First up, Nature’s Mirror: Reality and Symbol in Belgian Landscape chronologically traces the birth of the art form from the Middle Ages through the early 20th century with the help of professor Jeffrey Howe. He’ll be on hand for a walk through the Daley Family Gallery on Sept. 24 to chat about the 120 rarely seen works from the likes of Antwerp printmaker Hieronymus Cock, School of Tervuren realists and symbolist painter Léon Spilliaert (whose Trunks of Beech Trees in Spring, 1945 is seen above). Elsewhere, professor Alston Conley paints the Maine and Massachusetts skies with collage techniques a la Matisse. Dial into these landlines at the McMullen Museum, where Nature’s Mirror and New England Sky are on display through Dec. 10. / Sarah Hagman
Oct23 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
Oct23 THRU Dec 18
YOTEL Boston introduces rooftop Meditation Mondays with Andy Kelley, the Boston Buddha, through Dec. 18.
Join The Boston Buddha, Andy Kelley, at YOTEL Boston for Meditation Mondays on the rooftop of YOTEL Boston. The sessions will be held on Sky Lounge’s outdoor terrace while Kelley guides locals and guests through a 30-minute guided meditation.
Oct23 THRU Jan 8
- $25; $21, seniors; $20, ages 3-11; free, members
Gridiron Glory gathers more than 200 Hall of Fame artifacts, photographs and NFL Films archival footage to highlight the sport’s pioneers, coaches and star athletes. Oct. 7-Jan. 8.
It’s not quite February yet, but the Vince Lombardi Trophy is making another appearance in Boston on Oct. 8, when Gridiron Glory touches down at the Museum of Science. The Pro Football Hall of Fame brings more than 200 photographs, artifacts and archival footage from its headquarters in Canton, Ohio. Hop into an instant replay booth or check out the accounting ledger from an 1892 game that marked the sport’s first pro player. And New England fans get up close with cleats, gloves and jerseys worn during milestone games, plus 1980s AstroTurf from Foxboro Stadium’s predecessor, and even the draft card for 2000’s 199th pick, Tom Brady. Rush to the Museum of Science through Jan. 7. / Sarah Hagman
1 Science Park, Boston (617-723-2500) mos.org. MBTA: Green Line to Science Park. Sat.-Thu., 9 am-7 pm; Fri., 9 am-9 pm. $25; $21, seniors; $20, ages 3-11; free, members.
Oct23 THRU Mar 11
Remold expectations at the Fuller Craft Museum’s latest exhibition, Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom.
Expectations are remolded with the Fuller Craft Museum’s latest exhibition, Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom, which weaves its way open on Oct. 21. The multimedia show gives space to artists traditionally underrepresented in their craft by featuring work by female wood turners and male weavers, including retired doctor turned tapestry artist Klaus Anselm’s “New York New York,” a woven tribute to the glow and geometry of America’s most populous city. Bend your perceptions at the Fuller Craft Museum through March 11. / Hannah McKennett
Photo: Stacey Evans
Robert Olmstead’s speaks at Porter Square Books and reads from ‘Savage Country,’ his latest novel that journeys back to the open plains of 1873 Kansas.
Journey back to the open plains of 1873 Kansas with Robert Olmstead’s Savage Country, his novel that follows the newly widowed Elizabeth, left bankrupt from her husband’s financial follies. Enter her enigmatic brother-in-law, who’s come to settle his brother’s debts. The pair embark on a buffalo hunt previously planned by Elizabeth’s husband, trekking through an unforgiving landscape laden with rabies, rattlesnakes and the toll-
taking task of slaughtering buffalo—offering a snapshot of American history at a time when destroying an animal population was viewed as the only path to economic salvation. Follow the herd to Porter Square Books, where Olmstead speaks on Oct. 25. / Cathryn Haight
Oct25 THRU Oct 31
- $10 pre-sale
Local LGBT artists of color explore gender, race and identity at the Theater Offensive’s OUT’hood Fest on Oct. 25-31.
During this weeklong festival, the Theater Offensive commissions works from musician Billy Dean Thomas, playwright Elizabeth James, Latin-baroque ensemble Rumbarroco and other LGBT artists of color living in the Boston area.
Photo: Dom Wise
184 Dudley St.
Boston, MA 02119 United States
- No cover; cash bar
The Beehive celebrates its 10th anniversary with a Halloween extravaganza providing guests with an evening filled with performances by NYC burlesque legend Calamity Chang, Rebecca the Belly Dancer and vintage flapper and tap divas, The Tropigals and signature food and libations from Executive Chef James Lyons.
- $65.11 – $325.55
Kimpton Marlowe Hotel and Bambara Kitchen & Bar will host an evening with DJ Kupah James, ‘Stranger Things’ inspired foods courtesy of Bambara Chef David Bazirgan and drinks at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel’s outdoor courtyard.
Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost drops by the Wilbur on Oct. 28.
Colin Jost is much more than simply a dapper-suited torso on Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” segment. At the start of his fourth season as co-anchor with Michael Che, Jost tackles the task of making the news funny—all while playing the straight man to the amorous advances of comic Leslie Jones and recurring characters like Cecily Strong’s Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation with at a Party. The Staten Island native and Harvard alum started at SNL as a writer in 2005, but the funnyman pushes back from the anchor desk to take to the stage when he drops by the Wilbur on Oct. 28. / Nathan Tavares
Photo: Stephen Lovekin
- $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Join YOTEL Boston as they host an American Horror Story-themed Halloween party on their year-round rooftop bar.
YOTEL Boston’s year-round rooftop bar will transform into a Halloween horror show for a virtual reality haunted house, psychic readings, specialty Witch’s Coven Cocktail and music by DJ Lay-Z-Boy. Costumes and reservations are encouraged.
Lolita celebrates Halloween on Oct. 28.
Visit Lolita in their Back Bay location from 8:30-11:30 p.m. for sugar skull face-painting, rose-wall photo opps, and spirits. Then start dinner with a complimentary “smoking” Grapefruit Granita Palate Cleanser with a splash of tequila, or go for a spicy Diablo margarita.
- $25; $15 students and seniors with ID
Chamber Music Foundation of New England presents music of Monteverdi performed by the Baroque Ensemble and the art of Caravaggio on Oct. 29 at the Lindsey Chapel of the Emmanuel Church.
Oct30 THRU Oct 31
Fun and frights with the Pops. Tim Burton’s 1993 animated classic ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ comes to life with a little help from the Boston Pops.
Get ready, guys ’n’ ghouls. Tim Burton’s 1993 animated classic The Nightmare Before Christmas is coming to life with a little help from the Boston Pops. Under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart, the orchestra will perform the movie’s entire score alongside a screening of the film on Halloween and Halloween Eve. The movie—arranged by composer Danny Elfman—tells the tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who wants to experience the joys of Christmas himself, even if it means abducting Santa Claus along the way. Grab your masks, capes and Halloween best before heading to Symphony Hall on Oct. 30-31. / Julia Aparicio
Join Eastern Standard on Halloween night to celebrate Kenmore Square’s punk-rock roots and enjoy live music, cocktails and (temporary) tattoos. Ticket proceeds go to Right Turn, a local non-profit that provides support for people with substance abuse disorder.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 United States
- $59.02 including tax
Raise a glass and enjoy a VIP evening with Bully Boy at their new distillery. Tickets include a guided tour, a tasting, a ‘gin 101’ lesson and more. Guests will also learn how to make a Bully Boy martini and enjoy a charcuterie spread from Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions.
Bully Boy Distillers
44 Cedric St.
Boston, MA 02119 United States
Dine out and do good on Wednesday, Nov. 8 where seven Boston area restaurants are donating a portion of their sales to Community Research Initiative’s annual fundraising event for local AIDS service organizations. Participating restaurants include: Ashmont Grill, Bin 26 Enoteca, The Chubby Chickpea, Club Café, The Friendly Toast, Lala Rokh and SideBar. For more information, visit www.doflboston.org.
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Nov10 THRU Nov 12
- $10 in advance; $12 at the door
Singer-songwriter Chastity Brown performs at The Haymarket Lounge at City Winery Boston.
The Haymarket Lounge at City Winery Boston hosts singer-songwriter Chastity Brown. For more information, visit: http://www.citywinery.com/boston/tickets/chastity-brown-11-17.html
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.
Join City Winery Boston as they host Christmas with the Celts on Dec. 4.
Since its original show on PBS, Christmas with the Celts has created demand around the world. The high-stepping musical selections will give audiences a memorable interactive Christmas experience with renditions from “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” to “Little Drummer Boy.” For more information, visit: http://www.citywinery.com/boston/tickets/christmas-with-the-celts-12-4.html
Join City Winery Boston as Grammy-nominated Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto performs on Dec. 17.
On Dec. 17, City Winery Boston hosts Grammy-nominated Brazilian singer, Bebel Gilberto. For more information, visit: http://www.citywinery.com/boston/tickets/bebel-gilberto-12-17.html
Prolific rock guitarists, GE Smith of Roger Waters Band, Bob Dylan and SNL Band, Jim Weider of The Band and Levon Helm Band and Jon Herington of Steely Dan, will be taking the stage at to City Winery on Dec. 22 for an historic night of blues and roots rock ‘n’ roll.
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).
Jan11 THRU Jan 12
Soaring Wings: Journey of the Crested Ibis
Watch ‘Soaring Wings’ which tells the story of the rare crested ibis bird and its reemergence after man-made urbanization at the Boch Shubert Theatre. Tickets are $30-$100, and available online at bochcenter.org by calling 866-348-9738.
Soaring Wings: Journey of the Crested Ibis tells the tale of the nearly extinct crested ibis from mad-made urbanization. The performance aims to raise awareness of environmental protection and the interdependence between humans and nature.
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).
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).
Join City Winery Boston as two-time Grammy winning Riders In The Sky perform on March 22.
On March 22, City Winery Boston hosts two-time Grammy winning Riders In The Sky. For more information, visit: http://www.citywinery.com/boston/tickets/howie-day-1-25-18.html
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