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Arts & Culture

DeCordova Overgrowth Exhibition (through Sept. 18)

04.01.16 - deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
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Drawn from deCordova’s permanent collection, this exhibition features representations of prolific expansion, growth, and mutation found in nature and the built environment. Overgrowth explores how generative growth and additive processes are instrumental to the making of art. The exhibition features painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography from over forty-five international, national, and New England artists.

Admission: $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students (13 and up), free for children under 12

*Members, Lincoln residents, and active duty military personnel and their families are admitted for free with proper ID.

 

 

Community & Celebrations

Natick Nights (through Sept. 29)

05.05.16 - Natick Center
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Every Thursday evening, 5-8pm, through September, ”Natick Nights” will be showcasing the entertainment and artistry that's unique to Natick Center. There might be street performers, a walking history tour, performance at TCAN, a gallery opening, Walnut Hill students performing, artist demonstrations, maybe a beer or wine tasting, restaurant specials and a featured merchant each Thursday night! No two Thursday nights will be the same!  Check the website frequently to see each week's special offerings!

 

Every two weeks a new merchant special will be featured, every month a new restaurant special and every week new entertainers. Some weeks, restaurants will feature musical performances from 8:00 pm until closing. Merchants may hire a busker or entertainment to perform in front of their business. The Library is open until 9:00 pm and the Town Hall is open until 8:00 pm on Thursday nights.

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Arts & Culture

Exhibit: "Women of Concord" (through Sept. 25)

05.17.16 - Concord Museum
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Women of Concord explores, through objects, the lives of famous and not-so-famous female residents of the town:

--A tea kettle owned by Louisa May Alcott from her days as a Civil War nurse offers a glimpse of her everyday life;

--A periodical from 1837 reveals a near-forgotten story of how two 12-year-old girls – one black and one white -- desegregated Concord’s Bicentennial Parade in 1835;

--A 1705 oak chest passed down through generations of Concord families highlights the role women have played in preserving material culture.

Arts & Culture

Exhibit: Historic Gardens in Dedham (through Sept. 30)

06.02.16 - Dedham Historical Society & Museum
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Photographs, design plans, and artifacts from some of the great estates in Dedham are on display in the museum’s new exhibit, “Historic Gardens In Dedham.”  The exhibit features profiles of distinguished local landscape designers, Dedham residents enjoying their gardens, as well as unique stories such as 1904 plans for a botanical garden at the new Oakdale School.  The exhibit will be on view until the fall and is funded in part by the Hermann Dexter Lodge. Museum Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12 noon-4 pm; Even Dated Saturdays 1 pm – 4 pm. Admission: $2 adults; DHS members free

Food & Drink

Maynard Farmers Market (through Sept. 24)

06.25.16 - Downtown Maynard
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The Market features locally grown and made products including fruits, vegetables, herbs, cheese, eggs, chicken, meat, bread, baked goods, coffee, honey, wine, perennial and annual plants, and cut flowers. The 2016 market season runs Saturdays through September 24, 9am-1pm, in the Mill Pond parking lot on Main St (near intersection with Sudbury Street).

Other

Farmers Market- Daniels Farmstead

07.10.16 - Daniels Farmstead
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Farmer's Market every Sunday from July 10th through October 2nd!

Time: 11am to 3pm

Education & Learning

Exhibit: "Christa Corrigan McAuliffe '70: Teacher, Astronaut, Hero" (thru Dec. 31)

08.01.16 - Alumni House
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New exhibit about Christa McAuliffe, Framingham State Alumni, Class of 1970, chosen to be the first teacher in space. 9am-3pm, Mon. - Thurs. at Alumni House. Call 508-872-9770 to verify that we are open.

Arts & Culture

Cirque du Soleil OVO

08.25.16 - Verizon Wireless Arena
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Cirque du Soleil returns to Manchester, New Hampshire with OVO, its newest touring show in arenas. The production will be presented at Verizon Wireless Arena, for six performances only, as part of a global tour in arenas around North America. OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual. 

The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act in which a group of scarabs soar high above the stage, from both edges to the middle landing on a platform. Tickets start at $35.00. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil

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Food & Drink

Ashland Farmers Market

08.27.16 - Ashland Farmers Market
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9am-1pm: Join us at 125 Front Street, on the green across from Ashland Public Library.  Bring your dull knives, garden tools and scissors for sharpening with Patti of On the Edge Knife Sharpening, who comes the 4th Saturday of each month. Free concert of world music with Acoustic Breezes, 10:30am-12:30pm at the Arts Ashland Alliance Music Stage. The Ashland Garden Club will lead a gardening activity at the Kid’s Corner 9:30-10:30am. Shop 27-plus tents of local farmers, bakers, specialty food makers, and artisans. Remember to bring your reusable shopping bag or borrow ours; eradicate plastic at the market. Join a fun, family destination in downtown Ashland every Saturday through October 8, rain or shine. SNAP customers get up to an extra $20 per person SNAP match. 

Community & Celebrations

Summer Cruise on the "Spirit of Boston"

08.27.16 - Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
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Join WSRO Radio 650am on a four-hour summer cruise (6-10pm) to celebrate our new FM license!  Dinner is included, as well as live band playing Bossa Nova and other popular Brazilian music. On the open dock, there will be a DJ and dance floor. This 400-passenger boat is reserved just for our Summer Cruise!  For tickets, call 508-820-0001, ext. 118.

Arts & Culture

HCA Fall Open House

08.27.16 - Hopkinton Center for the Arts
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10am-1pm.  Join us at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts for a free Open House featuring events for the entire family. www.hopartscenter.org/openhouse 

Art Demonstrations Include:

  • Wheel throwing with our new faculty member Hana Reilly
  • Airbrush Demo
  • Mini Guitar Demos (pre-registration required)
  • Journal Making
  • One-hour Art & Photography workshops ($15 per person)

Kids Activities Include:

  • Disney Princess Meet n' Greet
  • Jungle Book Kids Craft
  • Theater Workshop for Teens with Brown Box Theater ($35). (Register by emailing esltheater@hopartscenter.org.)

FREE HCA WATER BOTTLE TO THE FIRST 100 ATTTENDEES! 10% OFF select kids, teens and kids classes when you register at the Open House. PLUS, don't miss Brown Box Theatre's FREE outdoor performance of Shakespeare's Cymbeline at 7:30pm at the HCA. FULL SCHEDULE at www.hopartscenter.org/openhouse

Arts & Culture

Shakespeare's "Cymbeline"

08.27.16 - Hopkinton Center for the Arts
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7:30pm.  Brown Box Theatre Presents Shakespeare's Cymbeline at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Bring a picnic blanket and snacks and enjoy this touring production of Shakespeare outdoors, directed by Kyler Taustin of Brown Box Theatre.

When Imogen's father banishes her soul-mate, the princess must embark on a quest to prove her fidelity, escape her stepmother's dastardly plot, and reclaim her love.Cymbeline, King of Britain is brimming with forbidden romance, mistaken identities, jealousy, vile trickery, poison, disguises, and epic swordfights. A theatrical feast that defies genre lines, Cymbeline delicately blends tragedy, comedy, and romance into an enchanting and unforgettable Shakespearean fairytale. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

In the area? Join us at the HCA from 10am to 1pm for our Fall Open House on the same day. Shakespeare workshop ($35) for Grades 7 to 12. 1:30pm to 3:15pm. Pre-register by emailing esltheater@hopartscenter.org.

Other

Bee Weekend

08.27.16 - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
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Exhibits, demonstrations, honey tastings, hands-on activities, games, story time, and much more as visitors learn about the fascinating world of bees and their importance to our gardens. Little ones are invited to bring their favorite honey-loving stuffed animal and a bagged lunch to the Fourth Annual Teddy Bear picnic on Sunday, which culminates with a teddy bear and kid parade at 2 p.m. 

Arts & Culture

Voices of Metrowest Open Rehearsals

08.31.16 - First Congregational Church of Natick
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Do YOU Love to Sing? We are gearing up for our Fall 2016 season and we are looking for talented people to join us this season (and future seasons!). If you have ever wanted to sing in a fun, adult group with people of all ages and walks of life, we encourage you to check out one of our rehearsals. We rehearse every Wednesday evening from 6:45-8:45pm at First Congregational Church in Natick. Our first rehearsal is August 31. Voices of MetroWest is a non-audition group with singers of all ability levels. Some of us read music, some of us don't. Some of us never performed in front of an audience before joining Voices, some of us are seasoned veterans of the stage. We also welcome musicians! If you play an instrument and are looking for a creative outlet, please send us an email! Show Dates: Friday, November 18, evening show and Saturday, November 19, afternoon show. Voices email: voicesofmetrowest@gmail.com

Arts & Culture

In concert: Bill Staines

09.02.16 - Amazing Things Arts Center
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8pm.  Anyone not familiar with the music of Bill Staines is in for a special treat. For more than forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960’s and for a time, emceed the Sunday Hootenanny at the legendary Club 47 in Cambridge. Bill quickly became a popular performer in the Boston area. From the time in 1971 when a reviewer from the Boston Phoenix stated that he was “simply Boston’s best performer,” Bill has continually appeared on folk music radio listener polls as one of the top all-time favorite folk artists. Now, well into his fifth decade as a folk performer, he has gained an international reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer.

Regular $18 Members $15 Seniors 65+/Students $17 Children Under 12 $9

Arts & Culture

Greg Abate Jazz Quartet

09.03.16 - Amazing Things Arts Center
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8pm.  Greg Abate performing with Ben Cook on piano,Todd Baker on bass, and Gary Johnson on drums. Greg Abate is known for his sincere passion and energy in playing non-compromising jazz with consequence and meaning! A veteran of Artie Shaw’s revived orchestra, and the Ray Charles Orchestra, Greg is a straight-ahead real jazz player. He is a Grammy-nominated, International Jazz recording and touring artist. 

Regular $18 Members $15 Seniors 65+/Students $17 Children Under 12 $9

Food & Drink

Lobsterfest at the Ashland Farmers Market

09.03.16 - Ashland Farmers Market
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Lobster Fest takes place 9am-1pm when the Carve returns to offer its popular lobster roll lunch with Sunshine Farm’s fresh-picked corn on the cob. This Customer Appreciation Day is made possible by Needham Bank. Limited quantities are available so pre-order at www.AshlandFarmersMarket.org until 9/1. Feast at the shaded picnic area while listening to world musicians The Dale Show at the Arts Ashland Alliance Music Stage 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Bryan Lepore returns with his amazing, homemade harmonograph at the Kid’s Corner. Join the Ashland Farmers Market--a fun, family destination in downtown Ashland--every Saturday through October 8, rain or shine. SNAP customers can take advantage of a dollar-for dollar match up to $20 per person each week. To request a weekly eBlast of special events, music, and vendor news, email info@AshlandFarmersMarket.org. 

Community & Celebrations

Family Fun Days

09.03.16 - Old Sturbridge Village
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9:30am-5pm. Bring the whole family and celebrate Labor Day Weekend with games and excitement for everyone! Attendees can play baseball the way early New Englanders did, make a craft, join a game of French & English (tug of war), meet the oxen in training, try your hand at marbling paper, see a puppet show, watch a toy fire-balloon flight, visit the Freeman Farm, stop and see craftsmen at work, and much more. Special performances will include a 19th-century magic show with Bob Olson, a performance by the Old Sturbridge Village Singers, and learn a dance with the Old Sturbridge Village Dancers. $28 Adults, $26 Seniors (55+), $14 Youths (3-17), Children 2 & Under FREE, Woo card discounts available

Arts & Culture

Women of Concord Walking Tour

09.05.16 - Concord Museum
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TThis Labor Day walking tour starts at the Museum with a close look at the objects in the special exhibition "Women of Concord." Then, visit sites in and around Concord Center, where museum interpreter Judy Fichtenbaum will set these women -- some famous, some almost invisible -- in the landscape of Concord.  $10 members; $15 nonmembers. Museum admission included.

Community & Celebrations

Spirit of Marlborough Labor Day Parade

09.05.16 - Downtown Marlborough
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12pm.  This year’s theme is Marlborough – Where Tradition and Economic Vitality Meet! Music, memorable floats, and more along the 1.7-mile route. Parade begins at Pleasant and Lincoln Streets and proceeds west onto Lincoln Street, south onto Broad Street, east onto West main Street and continues onto Main Street, turns south on Maple Street and ends at the intersection of Route 85- Bolton Street)

 

Other

Mickey Mouse Fall Open House

09.07.16 - Jam Time
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10am-12pm.  Jam Time in Natick is pleased to announce a fall open house! Little ones can play and meet Mickey Mouse plus a visit from Minnie too! Come sing and dance with Stacey Peasley in a 11am Lucky Day Music demo class. Plus learn all about Jam Time’s class offerings, meet instructors, ask questions, and take advantage of specials on fall classes (starting Sept. 12), birthday party specials and play passes. Fall classes start on Monday September 12th. No reservations needed for the open house, just show up! Free with normal playground admission. Mickey Mouse + Jam Time = A GREAT DAY!

Jam Time has a ton of awesome classes from toddler music/movement/sensory classes Movers, Explorers and Adventurers, kids fitness classes with H2K children’s fitness studio, Lucky Day Music, Jammin’ Science for preschoolers, Tiny Toes Ballet, Royal Etiquette, plus our new language classes with Yak Academy. 

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Arts & Culture

Franklin Art Association meeting and demo

09.07.16 - Franklin Senior Center
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The Franklin Art Association will meet from 6:30 to 9pm at the Franklin Senior Center. Refreshments and social time will begin at 6:30 followed by a short business meeting and a demonstration by oil painter and pastelist Colleen Vandeventer of Attleboro. Meetings are free and open to the public. 

Education & Learning

Lecture & Demonstration: Indian Aesthetics in a Global Context

09.07.16 - Newhouse Center for the Humanities
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6-9pm. Free.  this lecture and demonstration, entitled "Indian Aesthetics in a Global Context: Rasa, the Conveyor Belt of Emotions," is part of the Newhouse Center's fall series of events that draw from and reflect on Indian aesthetics. Rahul Vohra is a Mumbai-based actor, director, and producer who specializes in Indian folk and classical arts, global theater, cinema, and aesthetics. In 1988, he founded, and became the coordinator of, Sarthi, an organization that addresses the basic rights of traditional artists and artisans. From within his own performing arts and production company, Apostrophe 99, Rahul has directed troupes from all across India, showcasing their work around the globe in France, Spain, Reunion Island, and Hong Kong. 

For his achievements in the arts, the French government inducted Rahul into the prestigious Order of Arts and Letters, naming him a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2014.

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Russia NOW: The Current State of the Former Soviet Union

09.08.16 - Wellesley College
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8pm in the Margaret Clapp Library Lecture Room. President Vladimir Putin’s popularity continues to soar as the Russian economy—always dependent upon the price of oil—moves towards stagnation, and Russians experience a steady decline in incomes longer than any previous decline in the past 20 years. The Kremlin continues its honeymoon with China, a dangerous sparring with the U.S. and Europe, and energetic initiatives in Syria. This year’s annual Russian Area Studies faculty panel on “Russia NOW” will explore issues of Russian politics, society, and national identity and Russia’s place in our ever more explosive world. Panelists include Thomas Hodge of the Russian Department; Igor Logvinenko of the Department of Political Science, and Nina Tumarkin of the Department of History.

Arts & Culture

Martin Barre Band - An Evening of Blues, Rock & Jethro Tull

09.08.16 - TCAN
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8pm: For the past five years Martin has toured the world with his own band to play the "classic" music from the Jethro Tull catalogue, and also many new tracks written by Martin from his albums AWAY WITH WORDS and ORDER OF PLAY, plus his latest album, BACK TO STEEL. Find tickets and information at natickarts.org | box office: 508-647-0097

Arts & Culture

Ceramic Sculpture Studio Exhibition

09.08.16 - deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
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Opening reception at 5:30 on September 8.

An exhibition of outdoor ceramic sculpture and installations by artists working with resident artist Bruce Barry since the program’s inception in 2012.

Other

Mickey Mouse Fall Open House at Jam Time in Maynard

09.08.16 - Jam Time
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10am-12pm.  Jam Time in Maynard is pleased to announce a fall open house! Little ones can play and meet Mickey Mouse plus a visit from Minnie too! Come sing and dance with Mister Vic in a 11am Music Together demo class. Plus learn all about Jam Time’s class offerings, meet instructors, ask questions, and take advantage of specials on fall classes (starting Sept. 12), birthday party specials and play passes. No reservations needed for the open house, just show up! Free with normal playground admission ($10) . Mickey Mouse + Jam Time = A GREAT DAY!

Jam Time has a ton of awesome classes from toddler music/movement/sensory classes Movers, Explorers and Adventurers, kids fitness classes with H2K children’s fitness studio, Music Together, Jammin’ Science for preschoolers, Tiny Toes Ballet with Miss Tricia’s Dance Studio, plus art workshops with Color*Full. 

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Arts & Culture

Soulsha

09.09.16 - Amazing Things Arts Center
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8pm.  Soulsha’s 8-piece collective brings together some of the Boston area’s top musicians in (at least) three genres: Scottish, West African, and Funk music. This is a sound you have never heard before. They bring you blood-pumping arrangements of funky original songs, covers from some of our favorite Scottish and West African musicians, and even traditional Gaelic songs, all riding a maelstrom of high energy rhythms and New Orleans-inspired horn lines.

Regular $18 Members $15 Seniors 65+/Students $17 Children Under 12 $9

Arts & Culture

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (thru Sept. 25)

09.09.16 - AFD Theatre
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Performances at 4pm and 8pm.  In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, contestants reveal their hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the spelling bee. Nominated for six Tony Awards, the “effortlessly endearing” (New York Times) play pulls selected audience members into the action onstage. This production features local quirks that keep it fresh and lively. $25

Food & Drink

First Annual Colonial Cider Festival & Pig Roast

09.09.16 - Wayside Inn
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Please join us at at 6pm for our First Annual Colonial Cider Festival to help celebrate America's most beloved beverage! All proceeds will be used to support the restoration of the Wayside Inn cider mill.  A $65 ticket includes pig roast, cider (hard and soft), a handmade commemorative mug, tours, and music/dancing into the evening. Local brewers from Downeast Cider, Angry Orchard, Stormalong, Lookout Farms, and Harpoon will be providing tastings until 9pm.

Arts & Culture

Ellis Paul in concert

09.10.16 - TCAN
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8pm:  With a whopping 15 Boston Music Awards under his belt and inclusion in several movie soundtracks, Paul has made a significant mark on the modern history of folk music. Previous chief architect of what is now the Boston school of songwriting, his music is urbane, literate folk-pop that ignited the ‘90’s folk revival. Ellis' 19th album, "Chasing Beauty," was recorded in Atlanta, Charlottesville, and Boston. Kristian Bush of the Grammy-award winning duo, Sugarland, co-produced the album with his brother, Brandon Bush, of the band Train. Ellis bridges the gulf between a contemporary folk sound and the Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger tradition. Find tickets and information at natickarts.org | box office: 508-647-0097

Community & Celebrations

3rd Annual Sudbury Farmers Market & Town Fair

09.10.16 - Heritage Park
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Local Farms selling produce, farm raised meats, fresh fruits & Veggies, fish, desserts & More!

Come and enjoy our many planned activities..including alpacas, petting zoo, pony rides 7 farm games

Time: 10am to 4pm

Community & Celebrations

Sudbury Farmers Fair

09.10.16 - Heritage Park
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10am - 4pm: Petting zoo, alpacas, pony rides, farmers with produce, local farm food, ice cream from Crescent Ridge and milk samples. Vendors and more!

Email Info@GetLocalMA.com to receive our newsletters with COMPLETE event details! Be involved! Vendor booths available. We organize school events, 5k’s, town fairs, fundraisers, and more! Info@GetLocalMA.com 

Community & Celebrations

CRAFT: Beers + Trades

09.10.16 - Old Sturbridge Village
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Wildly popular last year, the event Craft: Beers and Trades returns this fall, 9:30am-5pm! Historic interpreters will present 19th-century craft demonstrations, while dozens of craft brewers from throughout New England serve samples of their finest, small-batch, mouth-watering beers and hard ciders in a spectacular beer garden. Meanwhile, guest tradespeople will demonstrate their exquisite work and sell their wares. In the historic Village, see 19th century craft demonstrations. Guests may purchase beer and a meal at a special barbecue. General admission prices are $28 for Adults, $26 for Seniors (55+), $14 for Youths (3-17), and Children 2 and Under are FREE. Woo card discounts are available. For questions or more information, email osvinfo@osv.org or call 800-733-1830.

Arts & Culture

Intergenerational Month Show & Tell

09.10.16 - Spellman Museum of Stamps
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10am-12pm. People of all ages are invited to bring selections from their favorite collection of items such as postcards, coins, buttons, pins, sea shells, rocks, comic books, baseball cards, posters, dolls, model planes, maps, plates, toy cars and all other interesting and even unusual items to share with other visitors.

Food & Drink

Ashland Farmers Market Tomato Tasting

09.10.16 - Ashland Farmers Market
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Tomato Tasting & Ashland Kids Create! They may look strange, but their taste has endured! Taste and vote for your favorite fresh-from-the-farm heirloom tomatoes then listen to live jazz with Four on the Floor Band at the Arts Ashland Alliance Music Stage from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Also, support some amazingly talented Ashland youth who will be appearing at the market for one day only to sell their creations. Join this fun, family destination in downtown Ashland every Saturday through October 8, rain or shine. SNAP customers can take advantage of a dollar-for dollar match up to $20 per person each week.  To request a weekly eBlast of special events, music, and vendor news, email info@AshlandFarmersMarket.org. 

Arts & Culture

The Mystix with Twisted Pine opening

09.10.16 - Amazing Things Arts Center
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8pm. Called “A Roots Supergroup” by The Boston Phoenix, The Mystix continue to headline major venues throughout New England, performing their unique interpretations of the music of rural America, as well as inspired original material. Armed with fresh writing, high octane virtuosity, and endless energy TWISTED PINE challenges its bluegrass roots by effortlessly intertwining innovation with tradition. The band is composed of five uniquely voiced writers and accomplished musicians: Dan Bui on mandolin, Ricky Mier on banjo, Kathleen Parks on fiddle, Chris Sartori on bass, and Rachel Sumner on guitar.

Regular $18 Members $15 Seniors 65+/Students $17 Children Under 12 $9

Arts & Culture

Free Community Day

09.10.16 - Concord Museum
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9am-5pm.  The Concord Museum invites the community to enjoy one last look at N. C. Wyeth’s Men of Concord, or take this chance to visit for the first time before the exhibition closes on September 18.

Other

Carnivorous Plant Show (thru Sept. 11)

09.10.16 - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
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Most people would say carnivorous plants are unique, different, or even strange, but all would agree they are interesting and intriguing. Some are native to New England, and others are from as far away as Africa, South America or Australia, but these plants all share a common bond: they are carnivorous, which means they survive by catching and consuming other living things – in most cases, insects. More than 300 of these plants will be on display where visitors can see first-hand these unusual plants, and will have a chance to purchase their own from top vendors from the area.

Arts & Culture

Artists' Reception: "Painting in Pastels"

09.10.16 - Gallery Seven
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Reception 7-9pm. Gallery Seven presents "Painting in Pastels" with works by Linée Baird, Lola Chaisson, Cindy Crimmin, Ella B. Delyanis, Shelly Eager, and Pamela Wamala. On display thru September 24th. IMAGE: "Hats x Three" by Shelly Eager

Arts & Culture

ArtsNight Maynard

09.10.16 - Downtown Maynard
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5-9pm.  An Evening of Art & Music in Downtown Maynard!!

From 5-7 p.m.: Gallery Show at ArtSpace Maynard, 63 Summer St.

Art Receptions from 7-9 p.m. at:

  • Gallery Seven, 7 Nason St.
  • 6 Bridges Gallery, 77 Main St.
  • LOOK Optical, 56 Main St.
  • Maynard Cultural Council's Kickoff Party Rear Main St.

Nature

Talk and Book-signing with Arne Maynard

09.11.16 - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
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10-11am.  Meet Arne Maynard, author of The Gardens of Arne Maynard and one of the world's most celebrated garden designers working today. Based in Great Britain, Maynard is known for his award-winning gardens at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Gardens Illustrated, The New York Times, Garden Design, The World of Interiors, Vogue and more.

$15 members, $25 non-members

Arts & Culture

Presentation: Antique Cars at Raceland

09.11.16 - Historic Village Hall
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Featuring: A film of the Veteran Motor Club of America, 1939 & 1940 Meets at Raceland, narrated by Ken Lemoine, Boston Cup Co-Founder.

In 1939 & 1940, John Macomber’s Raceland was the site of the Veteran Motor Club of America’s antique car meet. A recently discovered film of these meets reveals not only what looks like an agility course for antique cars and their drivers, but also the gorgeous half-mile racetrack on Salem End Road as a backdrop.  Ken Lemoine, the Boston Cup Classic Car show organizer, will guide us through the silent film and provide a brief history of auto manufacturing in Framingham, which was the center of auto manufacturing in New England 1916-1989.

Tickets: Members/$5, Non-members/$10. Tickets available at the door. Questions? Call 508-626-9091. A presentation of the Middlesex Savings Bank Program Series. *The Village Hall is not handicapped accessible

Arts & Culture

Hands-on History

09.11.16 - Concord Museum
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1-4pm. An afternoon for kids and families to learn together through hands-on demonstrations. Included with Museum admission; Members free.

Arts & Culture

Wendee Glick with Steve Heck

09.11.16 - Amazing Things Arts Center
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3pm.  Wendee and Steve perform standards from the Great American Songbook. The songs you know from long ago, and perhaps some new ones too. Wendee’s amusing style and stories about the songs will have you laughing, learning something new, and loving the music… An experienced jazz vocalist, Wendee Glick is a singer with a strong stage presence, sense of humor, and ability to belt out a tune, even over a full big-band orchestra.

Regular $15 Members $12 Seniors 65+/Students $14 Children 12 and under $7

Community & Celebrations

Natick Days

09.12.16 - Natick Center
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Natick Days is a festival of entertainment that celebrates our community by providing fundraising opportunities for Natick youth groups and non-profit organizations, and highlights the work of Natick's service organizations.

 

Other

Business & Consumer Expo: Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce

09.14.16 - Courtyard by Marriott Marlborough
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4-8pm.  Free food samples, gifts, and information from local businesses, restaurants, and vendors.  Free admission.

Arts & Culture

Ho’okupu—The Offering Midday Muse

09.14.16 - Wellesley College
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12:30pm. As part of their weeklong residency, Halau’o Keikiali’i will be showcasing the music and dance of Hawaii in a Midday Muse. Halau’o Keikiali’I, led by Kumu Kawika Alfiche, is a traditional Hawaiian cultural group and world-renowned performing troupe based in San Francisco. Since 1994, the group’s goal has been to educate the general public about the rich culture of the Hawaiian people and about Hawaii’s traditional customs, values and protocols. Bring a lunch and enjoy!

Arts & Culture

Movement and Mime in Bharatanatyam

09.14.16 - Newhouse Center for the Humanities
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This fall, the Newhouse Center will present a series of events that draw from and reflect on Indian aesthetics. "Movement and Mime" takes place at 6pm.
Priyadarsini Govind is an award-winning dancer trained and skilled in the Indian classical dance Bharatanatyam. She currently serves asthe Director of Kalakshetra, a renowned arts and cultural institute in Chennai, India.  Her appearances at prestigious dance recitals include the Festival of India in Paris and Swarna Samaroh, a celebration of 50 years of independence for India organized by the Sangeet Natak Academy.  Govind is the recipient of the K.V. Mahadevan Award for Excellence in Dancing and Kalaimamani, awarded for artistic excellence by the state of Tamil Nadu.

She has been performing at recitals and dance festivals around the world since she was 16 years old. She has performed in Japan, Jerusalem, Singapore,Sri Lanka, Tunisia, France, Norway, the U.S., and Spain. She has received praise from the Washington Post, The Hindu, and Pulse.

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Arts & Culture

Documentary: "Brave Miss World"

09.15.16 - Wellesley College
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Brave Miss World explores the trauma of sexual assault through one woman’s journey from teenage rape victim to Miss World to empowered lawyer and activist. Miss Israel 1998, Linor Abargil, was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy at age 18—and represented her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. This documentary follows her from the assault to her crowning and through her crusade to break the silence and fight for justice. Abargil and Brave Miss World’s director, Cecilia Peck, will introduce the film via videoconference.

Community & Celebrations

AppleFest (Through September 18th)

09.15.16 - Algonquin Regional High School
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Head to Northborough for AppleFest, 4 fun-packed day of festivities including a BBQ, car show, craft fair, 5k road race, bake off, historical society tours, a parade, a spectacular fireworks display and so much more.  Check out the full agenda for the weekend on their website.

Food & Drink

Farm to Table Dinner

09.16.16 - Crowne Plaza: The Verve-Natick
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Join us at the Pantry, located in The VERVE Hotel, for our annual Farm to Table Dinner. We've partnered again this year with the Natick Community Organic Farm to create a fabulous, fully organic dinner with beverage pairings. Cocktails reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7. $70 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, includes reception and cocktails, and a fourth course plated dinner with wine pairings. Call 508-416-1352 for reservations.

Menu features: Frisee Salad with Soft Egg, Lamb & Herb Vinaigrette Lamb Moussaka Winter Squash & Yellow Tomato Soup Brined Pork Chop with Onion Jam, Brown Butter Parisian Gnocchi and Olympic Red Kale. For dessert: a variety of Carrot Cakes with Natick Organic Maple Syrup.

Arts & Culture

Rainy Day People- Gordon Lightfoot/Jim Croce Tribute

09.16.16 - Amazing Things Arts Center
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8pm.  Rainy Day People offers a captivating performance of the music of legendary singer-songwriters Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Croce. The trio captures the haunting melodies of Croce’s “Time in a Bottle” and Lightfoot’s “Affair on Eighth Avenue” as well as the irresistible acoustic pulse of tunes like “Car Wash Blues,” “Leroy Brown,” and “Sundown.” Spot-on vocals, solid bass grooves and intricate guitar lines weave together seamlessly for a nostalgic performance of memorable favorites. The band includes Paul Motter, Rudi Weeks, and Jeff Tisdel.

Regular $22 Members $19 Seniors 65+/Students $21 Children under 12 $11

Arts & Culture

AfterFab: The Beatles Solo Years

09.17.16 - Amazing Things Arts Center
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8pm.  The AfterFab experience is more than just great live music. Experienced musicians and deep music fans, they know that Beatles enthusiasts have always thought of John, Paul, George, and Ringo as Beatles, and all of their music is Beatles music, no matter the stages of their careers. Millions of fans have imagined what it would be like to hear the solo songs of all four fabs together, as if the group had kept going after 1970. AfterFab brings that experience!

Regular $22 Members $19 Seniors 65+/Students $21 Children under 12 $11

Arts & Culture

Ho’okupu—The Offering Lei-Making Workshop

09.17.16 - Wellesley College
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Houghton Chapel, 10am.  As part of their weeklong residency, Halau’o Keikiali’i will be leading hula and lei-making workshops. Separate sessions will be offered in combined areas of hula kahiko (ancient dance), which includes oli (chant), mele (traditional songs), himeni (modern songs), na¯mea hula (arts, crafts, implements), lole hula (hula attire), ‘o¯lelo (language), and mo’olelo (stories). The other session will focus on the history of Hawaiian leis, and participants will have the opportunity to create their own! Workshops are free to Wellesley students, faculty, and staff, and require a nominal fee for other guests. Registration is required.

Other

Dahlia Show

09.17.16 - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
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Presented by the New England Dahlia Society 1-5pm on September 17 and 10am-4pm on September 18. Free with admission.  See hundreds of colorful blooms in every size imaginable--from silver dollars to dinner plate--at the first New England Dahlia Show. Floral designs will also be featured.

 

Arts & Culture

Presentation: "Making Visible the Invisible"

09.17.16 - The Old Manse
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2-4pm.  The Trustees of Reservations and the Concord Museum, in partnership with Robbins House, presents this program (part of Restore Black Lives and History) that  focuses on two exemplary late 18th-early 19th century Black Concordians from the late 18th and early 19th centuries: Thomas Dugan, successful yeoman farmer, and Ellen Garrison, educator and activist. What do their lives tell us about the Concord of their day? And how do their narratives connect to present-day social justice issues? Presenters include David Wood, curator, Concord Museum; Maria Madison, President of Board of Directors of Robbins House; and Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, Penn State--Altoona Professor of English and American Studies.

Community & Celebrations

Ashland Farmers Market at Ashland Day

09.17.16 - Ashland Farmers Market
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Ashland Farmers Market moves to Stone Park to be part of Ashland Day, 9am-3pm. You can shop many of your favorite farmers market food vendors. SNAP customers can continue to take advantage of up to $20 per person SNAP match.

Join the Farmers Market--a fun, family destination in downtown Ashland-- every Saturday through October 8, rain or shine. SNAP customers can take advantage of a dollar-for dollar match up to $20 per person each week. To request a weekly eBlast of special events, music, and vendor news, email info@AshlandFarmersMarket.org. 

Community & Celebrations

Ashland Day

09.17.16 - Stone Park Ashland
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Head to Ashland for their annual town pride day featuring live music, delicious food, local vendors and the Ashland Farmers Market.

 

Community & Celebrations

Celebrate Holliston

09.17.16 - Goodwill Park
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Celebrate Holliston is meant to be a day of fun for everyone and to showcase town pride and spirit.  The parade starts at 9am, followed by field day from 10-3pm featuring businesses, organizations, crafters and artisans showcasing their goods and services.

Arts & Culture

Ho’okupu—The Offering A Hula Residency by Halau ‘O

09.17.16 - Wellesley College
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Jewett Auditorium, 7:30pm.  Free.

Halau o Keikiali’i, led by Kumu Kawika Alfiche, is a traditional Hawaiian cultural group and world-renowned performing troupe based in San Francisco. Since 1994, the group’s goal has been to educate the general public about the rich culture of the Hawaiian people and about Hawaii’s traditional customs, values and protocols. As part of its weeklong residency, the company presented a public midday muse and led a hula and lei-making workshop. The final performance of the group's week-long residency is The Offering, a music and dance program that will highlight the deep and old connections between New England and Hawaii.

Community & Celebrations

Concord's Town Family Fair 2016

09.17.16 - Thoreau Club
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From 10am to 4pm. FREE to Attend!  Activities for the WHOLE Family… FREE zipline ridges, FREE touch tank for kids. Bring your suits and swim all day! Carnival cotton candy, popcorn, fried dough, sausanges, hot dogs, burgers and more! Register your email @ www.GetLocalMA.com

Be involved! Vendor booths available. We organize school events, 5k’s, town fairs, fundraisers, and more. Email Info@GetLocalMA.com and you will receive our newsletter with COMPLETE event details!

Arts & Culture

Historic Craft Classes September 2016 (through Sept. 18)

09.17.16 - Old Sturbridge Village
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9am-4pm.  Spend some time at OSV learning a historical craft. Formerly known as Crafts at Close Range, these adult workshops vary from blacksmithing to textiles, coopering, foodways, and more. Come and try your hand at a craft and take home your finished masterpiece! Unless otherwise specified, workshops will be held in the Museum Education building. This September, classes are available in Decorative Floorcloths (Sept. 17 & 18), Basket Making (Sept. 18), Standing Wool Rugs (Sept. 18), Penny Rugs (Sept. 17), Bread making (Sept. 18), Coopering (Sept. 17-18), and Blacksmithing (Sept. 17).

Arts & Culture

Lez Zeppelin

09.17.16 - TCAN
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8pm: Taking the sturdy sex appeal of the original dudes and rotating it to match their own femme vibe, the powerful Lez Zeppelin hits it note-for-note for a revolution in rock history reincarnation. With musicianship that exceeds all expectations, out-there swagger and gender-bending audacity, NYC's all-girl quartet is critically acclaimed as one of the most exciting live acts and the first female rock band to pay homage to Led Zeppelin. Their skillful renditions of Zeppelin's music serve as the authentic female counterpart to Zeppelin; their recent album, "Lez Zeppelin I" is a true-to-life recreation of Zeppelin's 1969 debut. Find tickets and information at natickarts.org | box office: 508-647-0097 $38 Public | $35 Members

Recreation & Sports

6th Annual Sudbury Constitution 5k

09.18.16 - Wayside Inn
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5k run/ walk/ kids fun run!

Vendors will setup with Fun Family Activities; Kids Fun Run & Race Challenges with great prizes!

Time: 10am to 4pm

Recreation & Sports

Wayside Inn 5k & Kids Fun Run

09.18.16 - Wayside Inn
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8am-12pm. Wayside Inn 5k & Kids Fun Run Constitution Run

  • 8:30am: Kids Fun Run
  • 9:30am:  Vendors, raffles and MORE this year! FREE T-shirts for first 200 runners.

Register at www.getlocalma.com/5k-constitution-run

Arts & Culture

Cinéphile Sundays: 1966 Series: "Sixty Six"

09.18.16 - Wellesley College
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5pm in the Collins Cinema in the Davis Museum. Free admission.

Filmmaker Lewis Klahr will attend the Wellesley screening of "Sixty Six" to introduce the film and take questions afterwards. Regarded by many as the art film of the year, "Sixty Six" premiered less than a year ago at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The film weaves a mobile tapestry of cinematic, pop-cultural, and autobiographical memories from 1966, filtering them through a mythopoetic lens. With titles such as “Mercury,” “Jupiter Sends a Message,” and “Mars Garden,” each of "Sixty Six"’s 12 chapters resonates with Greek mythology and explores the dreams of mid-century America, more specifically those inscribed in Los Angeles’ urban texture. This event is free.

Community & Celebrations

Bridges Together Grand Family Faire

09.18.16 - Wayside Inn
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8:30am-2pm.  Join Bridges Together at Longfellow's Wayside Inn for our Grand Family Faire! Grab your grandchild, child, group of friends or anyone in your circle of friends to celebrate Intergenerational Awareness Month with some old-fashioned family fun, including games (relay races, marbles, jacks), food trucks, storytelling in the Redstone Schoolhouse, arts & crafts, pony rides and professional family photos at The Grist Mill. Kick off the day at 8:30 with a kids fun run promoted by GetLOCALMA and end the day with an Interfaith Intergenerational Worship Service (conducted by the Sudbury Clergy Assocation at The Martha Mary Chapel) and then some birthday cake as Bridges Together celebrates 25 years of the Bridges program!$10/child (under 2 is free); food and special events are extra.

Recreation & Sports

10th Annual MetroWest Chamber Educational Foundation Golf Tournament

09.19.16 - Charter Oak Country Club
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Taking place 10:30am to 8pm, the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce Educational Foundation's 10th Annual Golf Tournament is the largest fundraiser for the Foundation, which annually awards over $10,000 in scholarships to local graduating high school students from the towns in the MetroWest Chamber footprint. The tournament is also a great opportunity for businesses to get exposure and to network with MetroWest Chamber members as well as business professionals from the MetroWest area. There are still sponsorships and golfer spots left for this year's tournament. For more information visit www.metrowest.org or contact Michael Miller: michael@metrowest.org or 508-879-5600

Education & Learning

Ambassador Workshop: "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

09.21.16 - Historic Village Hall
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Learn more, do more, and say more about MetroWest! What are the hidden gems and the stories behind the places to go and things to do in our region? This lively workshop is especially helpful foranyone who finds themselves facing the question, "What is there to do around here?" It's perfect for hotel sales and front desk personnel, Realtors, municipal employees, and more.

Free.

This is a program of the MetroWest Visitors Bureau.  Refreshmentsss and networking 1:30-2; workshop 2-3pm.  Register online by clicking on "website" above.

Arts & Culture

Pakachoag Music Together

09.22.16 - Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester
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Registration is underway for Pakachoag's popular early childhood Music Together program, with classes beginning September 22nd. (Registration period ends October 3.)  Choose from 15 different classes offered in four locations: Auburn, Sterling, Sturbridge, and West Boylston. Varying schedules Monday through Saturday mornings. Please call or email for more information or visit www.pakmusic.org > programs > Music Together. Payment plans and financial aid available. Discounts available for siblings.

Arts & Culture

Gina Sicilia with Kelly Reilly opening

09.23.16 - Amazing Things Arts Center
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8pm.  Gina Sicilia is an American Blues singer currently living in Nashville. She has released five albums including the 2014 recording "The Alabama Sessions." She has opened for  Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, Shemekia Copeland, Beth Hart, and James Cotton. Kelly Riley is an award-winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, ukulele, and piano), and Berklee College of Music alum. She has supported and shared the stage with many notable musicians, including Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Patty Griffin, and Lori McKenna.

Regular $18 Members $15 Seniors 65+/Students $17 Children Under 12 $9

Arts & Culture

An Acoustic Night Of Triumph: Rik Emmett & Dave Dunlop

09.23.16 - TCAN
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8pm:  Rik Emmett gained international notoriety as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist of the rock trio Triumph. From 1975 until 1988, the band released nine albums that were certified gold or platinum in the US and Canada thanks to the massive singles “Follow Your Heart,” “Magic Power,” “Lay It On The Line,” “Hold On,” and “Somebody's Out There.” After leaving the band, Emmett went on to form a successful solo career, which showcased him as a proficient songwriter and versatile guitarist. As Triumph celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, Emmett will present a special night of music featuring the music of Triumph and much more. Find tickets and information at natickarts.org | box office: 508-647-0097. $40 Public | $35 Members 

Community & Celebrations

Apple Days

09.24.16 - Old Sturbridge Village
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9:30am-5pm. Ripe and redolent apples are a favorite sign of fall in New England. Enjoy the crisp autumn days at Old Sturbridge Village with special events throughout our Apple Days celebration. Come tour the orchards, help us pick apples, and taste some nearly forgotten heirloom apple varieties. Throughout the day our interpreters will be cooking and preserving this special fall fruit. Then, try your hand at cider-making, and see the ox-powered Cider Mill in operation. You can even make your own sachet of mulling spices to take home. $28 Adults, $26 Seniors (55+), $14 Youths (3-17), Children 2 & Under FREE, Woo card discounts available

Arts & Culture

Concert In Memory of Owen Jander

09.24.16 - Wellesley College
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7:30pm. Houghton Chapel.

This program, "Concert In Memory of Owen Jander: Scholarship, Acquisition, Inspiration," includes the music of Stradella, Saint-Colombe, Leclair, Storace, van Noordt, and Beethoven, performed by members of Wellesley’s music faculty who specialize in historical performance. The concert celebrates the many contributions of the late Owen Jander, Catherine Mills Davis Professor of Music Emeritus, to the college and wider musical community though his research, scholarship, and inspiration. Prof. Jander’s many historical instrument acquisitions for Wellesley in the last decades of the 20th century, including the Fisk mean-tone organ in the Chapel, made the College a leader in the historical performance movement. These instruments offer students profoundly enriching musical opportunities as well as make Wellesley a magnet for groundbreaking, historically informed concerts.

Recreation & Sports

New England Pole Championship

09.24.16 - Casey Theatre at Regis College
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7-9pm.   The New England Pole Championship brings the top pole artists from New England and New York together in one location for a show of grace and athleticism like no other. Performances combine dance, theatre, and gymnastics to produce an entertaining and spectacular show, while competing for the top prize.

Arts & Culture

In concert: Box Set

09.24.16 - Amazing Things Arts Center
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8pm. Jim Brunberg and Jeff Pehrson met in a San Francisco cafe 22 years ago, and almost immediately fell into a musical relationship. That connection has been responsible for 12 albums of original music, thousands upon thousands of miles on the road, a handful of awards, several ill-fated record deals and two houses built of broken B strings.

Regular $20 Member $17 Seniors 65+/Students $19 Children under 12 $10

Food & Drink

Wine and Cheese Fest

09.24.16 - Ashland Farmers Market
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Wine and Cheese Fest will feature market favorites Aaronap Cellars, Zoll Cellars Winery, Couet Farm & Fromagerie and Narragansett Creamery, plus a host of other local wine and cheese producers. Vendors will offer cheese and wine tastings. Enjoy the Randy and Matt free concert at the Arts Ashland Alliance Music Stage from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Annemarie’s Dancers will offer an intermission performance. Kid’s Corner will feature a cork fun craft with Courtney Arsenault. Bring your knives, scissors and pruning tools for Patti to hone for the edge they deserve. To request a weekly eBlast of special events, music, and vendor news, email info@AshlandFarmersMarket.org. 

Community & Celebrations

Fall Fest with Stefilia's Stone in concert

09.24.16 - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
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10am-5pm.  The special Fall Fest weekends in autumn feature heirloom apples, locally made products, and much more. There’s nothing like autumn in New England, and there’s no better place than Tower Hill Botanic Garden to take in all the season has to offer. In addition to the panoramic view of Mt. Wachusett and the Reservoir, the Garden displays hundreds of trees and shrubs known for their spectacular fall color.

At 1pm and 3pm: Fall Fest Concert features Stefilia’s Stone, a dynamic display of original music with a splash of indie, adult contemporary and folk-pop.

Community & Celebrations

Fall Fest with Lester Rawson Band in Concert

09.25.16 - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
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10am-5pm.  The special Fall Fest weekends in autumn feature heirloom apples, locally made products, and much more.  There’s nothing like autumn in New England, and there’s no better place than Tower Hill Botanic Garden to take in all the season has to offer. In addition to the panoramic view of Mt. Wachusett and the Reservoir, the Garden displays hundreds of trees and shrubs known for their spectacular fall color. 

Fall Fest concerts at 1pm and 3pm feature Lester Rawson Band playing an altogether pleasing mix of blues, R&B, classic rock and country—not note-for-note covers, but unique treatments of sturdy standards and a few great tunes that are sure to surprise and satisfy.

Arts & Culture

Shostakovich 11: A Demonstration/Performance of the String Quartet no. 3

09.25.16 - Wellesley College
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7pm in the Jewett Arts Center Classroom 372.  Shostakovich 110 celebrates the 110th birthday of Dmitry Shostakovich and the 70th anniversary of his String Quartet no. 3, in F major, opus 73 (1946). This dynamic event with Sheffield Chamber Players will offer insight into one of the composer’s finest chamber works. Originally dedicated to the legendary Beethoven Quartet, this piece offers far more than superb music: reflections on World War II, political camouflage, and anguished self-expression. Shostakovich’s quartet will be discussed by the musicians, who will play illustrative passages before performing the piece in its entirety. Born on September 25,1906, Shostakovich gives us music as compelling now as it was the day it was composed. Generously supported by the Kathryn Wasserman Davis ’28 Fund.

Education & Learning

The Kathryn Davis Memorial Lecture: "Russian—US Relations: What Next?"

09.28.16 - Wellesley College
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8pm. Margaret Clapp Library Lecture Room.  Every U.S. president since 1991 has tried to find a more productive way to interact with Russia, but each of the past four resets has ended in disappointment. Will the next president pursue another reset? How might the Kremlin respond? Lilia Shevtsova, former chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center in Washington D.C. and Moscow, and Angela Stent, director of Center for Eurasian, Russian & East European Studies at Georgetown University, will explore recent developments in U.S-Russian relations and where they might be headed.

Arts & Culture

Exhibit: "Partners In Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Phillip Johnson" (thru Dec. 18)

09.28.16 - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
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Organized by the Liliane and David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, Montréal, in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, "Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson" is the first exhibition to explore a pivotal development in the evolution of American design: the collaboration between the first director of the Museum of Modern Art, Alfred Barr, who taught the first undergraduate course in modern art at Wellesley in 1926, and Philip Johnson, MoMA’s first curator of architecture. Together these men endeavored to bring modernism to North America, particularly the innovative ideals of rational and functional design developed at the Bauhaus school at Dessau, Germany between World War I and II. The exhibition features furniture from Barr’s and Johnson’s apartments, examples of Bauhaus graphic design, and an array of objects celebrated for their design in Barr’s and Johnson’s influential exhibitions at MoMA.

Arts & Culture

Exhibit: Charlotte Brooks at LOOK, 1951-1971 (thru Dec. 18)

09.28.16 - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
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"Charlotte Brooks at LOOK, 1951-1971" is the first retrospective exhibition dedicated to the career of one of the most important American photographers from the postwar era. Best known for her work at LOOK magazine between 1951 and 1971, Brooks’ output represents a significant contribution to the visual history of the United States at mid-century. Developed around critical themes such as civil liberties and women’s rights, the exhibition includes vintage prints recently given to the Davis on behalf of Katherine Hall Page ’69. Admission is free.

Arts & Culture

Exhibit: "Anni Albers Connections" (thru Dec. 18)

09.28.16 - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
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In 1984, textile designer and printmaker Anni Albers published Connections—a set of nine silkscreens that evoke pivotal moments in her prolific career, by then spanning nearly six decades. Reflecting on her life as a designer, she chose motifs for the prints based on her work from particular years: two from the 1920s, two from the 1940s, three from the late 1950s to the early ’70s, and two from the early 1980s, after Josef ’s death. This exhibition pairs the Davis Museum’s exquisite example of this silkscreen portfolio—an acquisition made in the past year—with Albers’ work from each era, tracing the development of her patterns from sketches on graph paper to gouache maquettes.

 Reflecting on her life as a designer, she chose motifs for the prints based on her work from particular years: two from the 1920s, when Albers was at the Bauhaus and met her life-long partner and later husband, Josef; two from the 1940s, when the couple taught at the experimental Black Mountain College in North Carolina after having fled Nazi Germany; three from the late 1950s to the early ’70s, after they resettled in Orange, Connecticut, and Josef served as Yale University’s chair of the Department of Design; and two from the early 1980s, after Josef ’s death. 

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Arts & Culture

The Davis ReDiscovered Opening Celebration

09.28.16 - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
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6pm. The Davis Museum opens its new permanent collections galleries on September 28 with a festive reception  in the lobby with complimentary snacks, beverages and a DJ. 

This milestone of “rediscovery” has been nearly three years in the making. Over three floors, the new galleries present the breadth and strength of our encyclopedic holdings with renewed attention to geographic and chronological specificity and context.  The reinstallation brings to the fore the many stories, both local and global, that animate the objects in the Davis collections. As visitors explore the newly installed galleries, they will encounter stories of how objects came to the Davis and learn about the key directors, curators, scholars, educators, donors, and collectors who have shaped our collections and created a home for art at the center of Wellesley College life and learning. 

Visitors are invited to discover the Davis’ finest objects from across the globe, spanning more than four millennia of civilization: from recently conserved Mycenaean vessels to new acquisitions of art created in the 21st century. Beloved objects from the collections, like the “Wellesley Athlete,” find pride of place alongside lesser-known works—some of which will be shown in our galleries for the very first time. The legacy of Wellesley’s pioneering approach to teaching art history, for example, reveals a long-standing commitment to the value of learning through firsthand encounters with art across cultures. 

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Community & Celebrations

Heritage Weekend Festival (through Oct. 2)

09.30.16 - Downtown Marlborough
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This three-day festival in downtown Marlborough kicks off with a German brewfest, 12-8pm on September 30 and October 1.  Authentic German food, beer, and music! The festival weekend starts with a lunch stop by the Fireball Run, a 40-car, multi-state scavenger hunt benefiting missing children. Also on October 1, Special Olympics Massachusetts offers its Oktoberfest 5k.  The festival ends on October 2 with a Heritage Festival, 10am-3pm, with a chili/chowder contest, vendors and exhibitors, and live ethnic music.  

 

Arts & Culture

In concert: No Static

09.30.16 - Amazing Things Arts Center
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8pm.  No Static is New England’s ultimate live band performing the music of Steely Dan. The band includes:

  • Fil Ramil, lead vocals and guitar
  • Lydia Harrell, vocals 
  • Rosemary St. George, vocals, keys 
  • Mitch Rodriguez, lead guitar
  • Rob Currier, lead keyboards
  • Jamie Sheldon, Bass
  • Barry Lit, Drums
  • Brad Kohl, Tenor, Alto Sax
  • Walter Platt, Trumpet
  • Bob Holfelder, Trombone

Regular $18 Members $15 Seniors 65+/Students $17 Children Under 12 $9

Community & Celebrations

Fall Fest with the Hip Swayers in concert

10.01.16 - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
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10am-5pm.  The special Fall Fest weekends feature heirloom apples, locally made products, and much more.  There’s nothing like autumn in New England, and there’s no better place than Tower Hill Botanic Garden to take in all the season has to offer. In addition to the panoramic view of Mt. Wachusett and the Reservoir, the Garden displays hundreds of trees and shrubs known for their spectacular fall color.  

At 1pm and 3pm, the Fall Fest concert featurese the Hip Swayers, a good-time, get-up-and-dance band. Their music combines tight rhythms, searing solos, and soulful harmonies in an eclectic mix of catchy originals, old-time country, and twangy, reverb-soaked surf that keeps your toes tapping and your hips swaying.

Arts & Culture

Organ Concert: William Porter

10.01.16 - Wellesley College
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7:30pm at Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Reception Area 106 Central Street.

Performing on the historic Fisk mean-tone organ in the magnificent Houghton Chapel, William Porter will present northern European music of the 17th century, including Sweelinck, Scheidemann, Tunder, and Buxtehude. Widely known as a performer in the United States and in Europe, Porter has achieved international recognition for his skill in improvisation in a wide variety of styles, ancient and modern.  Generously supported by the Charles Benton Fisk Memorial Fund.

Recently retired as professor of organ, harpsichord, and improvisation at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, Porter has also been a member of the music faculty at McGill University, the New England Conservatory, Oberlin College, and Yale University.

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Community & Celebrations

24th annual Maynard Community Fest

10.01.16 - Downtown Maynard
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From 9am to 3pm:30pm, more than 5000 attendees are expected at this free festival, which includes food, entertainment, a farmers market, and more than 100 vendors.

Arts & Culture

Richie Furay Band in concert

10.01.16 - TCAN
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8pm: Richie Furay is an American singer, songwriter, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member who is best known for forming the 1960s band Buffalo Springfield and later, Poco. His best known song with that band was "Kind Woman," which he wrote for his wife, Nancy. As a founding member, singer, guitarist and songwriter of Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and Souther Hillman Furay, Richie Furay has cemented his place in rock history. Now with his own Richie Furay Band, he is writing a new musical chapter anchored by a songbook that includes “For What It’s Worth”, “Pickin’ Up The Pieces”, “Good Feelin’ To Know”, “Fallin’ in Love” and more. Find tickets and information at natickarts.org | box office: 508-647-0097.  $50 Public | $45 Members

Community & Celebrations

Apple Days

10.01.16 - Old Sturbridge Village
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9:30am-5pm. Ripe and redolent apples are a favorite sign of fall in New England. Enjoy the crisp autumn days at Old Sturbridge Village with special events throughout our Apple Days celebration. Come tour the orchards, help us pick apples, and taste some nearly forgotten heirloom apple varieties.Throughout the day our interpreters will be cooking and preserving this special fall fruit. Then, try your hand at cider-making, and see the ox-powered Cider Mill in operation. You can even make your own sachet of mulling spices to take home. $28 Adults, $26 Seniors (55+), $14 Youths (3-17), Children 2 & Under FREE, Woo card discounts available

Community & Celebrations

Open Tap Room

10.01.16 - Jones Tavern
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4-8pm. Music, merriment, Minutemen! Artisanal brews, IWF Art-ut Show, and live music with the Butler Frogs. A program of Iron Work Farm. Requested donation of $25 to Iron Work Farm. Children are free.  Reservations: presidents@ironworkfarm.org or 617-968-6220.

Arts & Culture

Cinéphile Sundays: 1966 Series: "Persona"

10.02.16 - Wellesley College
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5pm in the Collins Cinema at the Davis Museum. Free admission.

It is difficult to overestimate the power and influence of Ingmar Bergman’s enigmatic psychological study of the relationship between two women who explore philosophical issues and the boundaries of identity. Persona is an epochal film that helped define the parameters of Modernism in the cinema—a must for cinéphiles of all ages.

Recreation & Sports

17th Annual Eastern Bank Flutie 5K

10.02.16 - Leonard Morse Hospital
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Join us for the 17th Annual Eastern Bank Flutie 5K to benefit the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism. This year’s race will feature:

  • Race shirts for the first 800 registered runners
  • Prizes for top fundraisers
  • A post-race luncheon hosted by Wegmans Music and kids' activities Award ceremony.

Entry: $27.50

Community & Celebrations

Farm Pond Fall & Bike Festival

10.02.16 - Farm Pond
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11am-3pm. This fun-filled bicycle and community festival will offer something for everyone: dance to great local music on our shoreline, participate in outdoor games, hike or bike trails, and eat great food. Small bix vendors offerings artisan items. Bring your bike; awards for vintage bicycles.

Arts & Culture

Curatorial Gallery Talk: Charlotte Brooks

10.04.16 - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
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4pm. Free/  Exhibition curator Ileana Selejan provides an introduction to Charlotte Brooks’ life and work, addressing the main themes and subjects of the exhibition. "Charlotte Brooks at LOOK, 1951-1971" is the first retrospective exhibition dedicated to the career of one of the most important American photographers from the postwar era. Best known for her work at "LOOK" magazine between 1951 and 1971, Brooks’ output represents a significant contribution to the visual history of the United States at mid-century. Developed around critical themes such as civil liberties and women’s rights, the exhibition includes vintage prints recently given to the Davis on behalf of Katherine Hall Page ’69.

Education & Learning

Distinguished Thinkers: Dambisa Moyo

10.05.16 - Newhouse Center for the Humanities
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Speaking on  "Economics and Geopolitics of the Future: What’s It Going to Take to Be Successful,?" Dambisa Moyo, Zambian-born global economist and author, will discuss the issues surrounding economic growth and human progress. Addressing economic growth is as essential for improving living standards for millions of people across the globe as it is for solving other significant problems we face today: radicalized terrorism, refugees and migration, inadequate health care, and corruption. As global challenges to these problems continue to mount, a pragmatic approach that abandons ideological divides will be crucial to the long-term stability of the global economy. Moyo will provide critical insights on these matters and make suggestions for real-life solutions to obstacles that hinder human prosperity.

Arts & Culture

Lecture: "Prophecies, World Peace, and Global Healing: The Return of the White Buffalo"

10.05.16 - Wellesley College
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6pm at Knapp Atrium, 106 Central Street

This lecture by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, focusing on water crisis, environmental justice, and unity, will break the surface of the numerous perturbing issues affecting the Native American that have been unrecognized and disregarded for centuries.  Chief Looking Horse is also the author of "White Buffalo Teachings" and columnist for "Indian Country Today," as well as the founder of the Big Foot Riders in memory of the massacre at Wounded Knee. He has won many awards and has lectured at many reputable universities, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and UCLA.

As the 19th Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and Bundle, Chief Looking Horse was the youngest to have been given this responsibility in history at only twelve years old. Also the spiritual leader of the Lakota Nation of South Dakota and all three branches of the Sioux tribe, he has dedicated his life to “letting the world know how beautiful [their] way of life is”. The intensifying suppression of his people’s spiritual preferences is what has encouraged Chief Looking Horse to fight for the religious freedom, cultural survival, and revival for Native Americans across the country and restore pride to their lands. He met with the Dalai Lama in 1995 to establish a relationship between Tibet and the Lakota Nation,

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Food & Drink

Craftacular

10.06.16 - Skybokx 109
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5:30-8pm. Join us for our 2nd annual Craftacular at SKYBOKX 109. Our featured vendors will showcase and provide samples of some of their finest craft beers. Vote for your favorite and the winner will receive a draft line in SKYBOKX 109 for three months. Tickets are $25 through October 2. Prices go up October 3.

Education & Learning

Martin Luther King Memorial Lecture: "At the Crossroads of Fear and Freedom"

10.06.16 - Wellesley College
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7pm. Wang Campus Center Tishman Commons. Speaker Robert L. Green is a nationally known scholar and author and an expert on education, urban development and issues related to diversity. Green’s numerous awards include the International Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award for Human Rights and Peace Initiatives from Morehouse College, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Michigan State University, the Distinguished Psychologist Award from the Association of Black Psychologists, and the “Living Legends” Award from the National Alliance of Black School Educators. 

He has advised mayors, state legislators and community leaders on policy and provided counsel to college presidents and administrators on curriculum and faculty development. He has served on court-appointed committees in cases involving education-related fair employment issues and provides consulting services to corporate leaders, advising them on employee morale, productivity and workforce diversity.  He also serves as the Clark County, Nevada, Chairman of “Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper,” a 2014 initiative of President Barak Obama to uplift the education, health and employment status of men and boys of color.

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Arts & Culture

Leo Kottke

10.06.16 - TCAN
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8pm  Acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke is a performance legend. Celebrated for his masterful fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music and syncopated, polyphonic melodies on both 6- and 12-string guitars, Kottke is also known for his eccentric persona, and dry sense of humor. Kottke has been awarded two Grammy nominations; a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music at the U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and a Certificate of Significant Achievement in Not Playing the Trombone from the U of Texas at Brownsville with Texas Southmost College. Find tickets and information at natickarts.org | box office: 508-647-0097

Community & Celebrations

October Stroll

10.06.16 - Franklin Downtown
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Pumpkin giveaways, games, delicious food, fall crafts, and live local entertainment will draw people downtown for a great evening with their neighbors. 

Time: 4:00 to 7:00pm

Arts & Culture

The 2016 deCordova Biennial

10.06.16 - deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
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The exhibition will deature sixteen New England-based artists who are making significant contributions to contemporary art in the region. It will showcase the work of painters, sculptors, video artists, book illustrators, performance artists, and photographers. The Biennial is a mainstay of the deCordova's programming and mission and exemplifies the Museum's commitment to New England artists.
 
 
The show will be listen on our website as an upcoming exhibition.
 
 

Arts & Culture

The deCordova New England Biennial 2016

10.07.16 - deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
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The exhibition will feature sixteen New England-based artists who are making significant contributions to contemporary art in the region. Showcasing the work of painters, sculptors, video artists, book illustrators, performance artists, and photographers, the exhibition will occupy the main galleries of the Museum and extend into the Sculpture Park with new site-specific commissions.

Arts & Culture

Edward Steichen: Twentieth-Century Photographer

10.07.16 - deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
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Steichen was a painter, horticulturalist, museum curator, graphic designer, publisher, and film director. He also served as a military photographer in both World Wars, and lived a life that embraced a century transformed by modernization.

Arts & Culture

Exhibit: deCordova New England Biennial 2016 (thru. March 26)

10.07.16 - deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
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The exhibition will feature sixteen New England-based artists who are making significant contributions to contemporary art in the region. Showcasing the work of painters, sculptors, video artists, book illustrators, performance artists, and photographers, the exhibition will occupy the main galleries of the Museum and extend into the Sculpture Park with new site-specific commissions.

Arts & Culture

Edward Steichen: Twentieth-Century Photographer (thru March 26)

10.07.16 - deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
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Drawn primarily from deCordova's permanent collection, this exhibition presents a dynamic survey of photographs by Edward Steichen, whose innovation as a photographer helped define the breadth of the medium in the twentieth century.  It will trace his exploration of the range of representation enabled by the photographic medium, from his early expressive, Pictorialist images, to his decades-long work as a commercial photographer taking portrait photographs of the rich and famous for Condé Nast.  

Arts & Culture

“House of My Own”: celebrating black artistry

10.08.16 - The Old Manse
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4:30-5:30pm.  The Trustees and Castle of Our Skin partner to explore the concept of home through a black lens. Boston’s concert and educational series dedicated to celebrating black artistry through music, Castle of our Skins weaves together poetry and music to explore the concept of the black home- home of the black body, home of the black mind, home of the oppression through the walls of a prison cell, and the home found within one’s community and culture. Sam Durant, known for his multimedia works that take a critical view on our social, political, and cultural tropes, has created a structure on-site in the North Field near Old Manse that will serve as a meeting place for the community to discuss and debate relevant issues of the day such as slavery and segregation and their continuing impact on today’s society.  Advanced registration is recommended.

The structure of The Meeting House itself refers directly to homes of the first emancipated African men and women in Concord.

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Food & Drink

Dig In: Field-to-Table

10.08.16 - Old Sturbridge Village
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Come help us celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn at the peak of autumn color, 9:30am-5pm. Learn how food makes its way from the farm to the dining room table. Meet our oxen and see multiple teams demonstrate plowing and preparing the fields. Learn more about heritage breed animals and talk with breeders. Savor samples at field-to-table food demonstrations with renowned area chefs who will prepare iconic New England dishes, purchase a meal at a food court, and stroll through an exhibit of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers presented by home gardeners. Help with the harvest, taste heirloom apples, and learn about methods of food preservation. Watch interpreters cook with tomatoes and quince. The Cider Mill will be in operation grinding apples by ox-power on Saturday and the pulp will be pressed for its juice on Sunday. You can even get in on the act with a hand-powered "cider mill". $28 Adults, $26 Seniors (55+), $14 Youths (3-17), Children 2 & Under FREE, Woo card discounts available

Arts & Culture

The Sleepy Hollow Experience (thru Oct. 31)

10.11.16 - Old Sturbridge Village
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Oct. 11-16, 19-23, and 26-31.  Old Sturbridge Village has joined forces with producer/director Brian Clowdus to bring The Sleepy Hollow Experience to Old Sturbridge Village this October. Recognized as one of the country's top five Halloween plays by American Theatre Magazine, The Sleepy Hollow Experience is an immersive, outdoor theatrical experience that reimagines Washington Irving's iconic 1820s tale. Guests will be ghoulishly guided through the Village's countryside where they will encounter Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and quite possibly the Headless Horseman.

Each outdoor performance (rain or shine) is 1.5 hours and requires standing and walking. If the evening is a washout, a modified version of The Sleepy Hollow Experience will take place in Old Sturbridge Village's Brewer Theater. An hour and a half before each performance, guests are invited to join us at Ichabod's Tavern for libations, chow, snacks, and sweets. A beef stew, butternut squash bisque or New England Clam Chowder meal may be purchased online in advance or at Ichabod's Tavern the night of your performance. The Tavern opens at 6pm for 7:30pm performances and at 8pm for 9:30 pm performances.

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays: $30 for 7:30 show, $40 with Chow
  • Sundays: $30 for 7:30 show and for 9:30 show, $40 with Chow
  • Fridays and Saturdays: $35 for 7:30 show and for 9:30 show, $45 with Chow
  • Tuesday 10/11 and Monday 10/31: $30 for 7:30 show

To buy tickets, visit http://www.sleepyhollowosv.org/tickets.html

Arts & Culture

Film Series: "Museums in Motion" (thru Nov. 30)

10.12.16
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Collins Cinema, 6:30pm:  

  • October 12:  The Great Museum.  Featuring unprecedented access to Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, The Great Museum reveals an institution that is adapting to the marketing and funding realities of the 21st century while remaining faithful to its core mission.
  • November 2:  Russian Ark. Filmed entirely in the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Sokurov’s breathtaking film recreates 300 years of history and culture and is the first entirely unedited, single-take, full-length feature film.
  • November 16: National Gallery. National Gallery takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. 
  • November 30: Museum Hours. A chance meeting sparks a deepening connection between two adrift strangers who find refuge in Vienna’s grand Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Arts & Culture

Exhibit: the Art & Mystery of the Dollhouse (thru Jan. 15)

10.14.16 - Concord Museum
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Explore a selection of dollhouses from a superb Concord private collection, including an extremely rare and early dollhouse from 1695, and an array of 19th- and 20th-century doll’s homes from The Strong National Museum of Play. 

Arts & Culture

Music For Life, With Bach & Saint-Saens

10.15.16 - Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester
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4-5pm.  Pakachoag Alumnus Martin Palacios visits with his violin from Memphis, Tennessee, playing Bach (unaccompanied), Saint-Saens' Concerto in B Minor, and William Kroll's (American) Banjo & Fiddle. Martin is currently a member of the Jacksonville Symphony and is completing an MM degree in music at the University of Memphis. We are excited to welcome Martin back to Pakachoag where he played, as a young student, with warmth and humility. Faculty member Kamilla Irving Isanbaeva will play piano.

Recreation & Sports

United Way 5K Run/Walk

10.15.16 - United Way of Tri-County
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Join us for the First Annual United Way 5K. This Run/Walk fundraising event will begin and end at the United Way of Tri-County, 46 Park Street in Framingham. The 3.1-mile chip-timed course is fully supported with water stops and route support, and will take runners and walkers through Framingham and around lovely Farm Pond. Participants of all levels are welcome to join us for this inaugural event. Race start time is 9:00 am, check-in/registration begins at 7:30 am. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $20 for those 14 or younger. Special thanks to Olympian Sponsor Avidia Bank, and Rookie Sponsor Southboro Medical Group, for their generous support. For more information or to register, please click the web link.  Questions? Call or email race coordinator Sandy Baldi at (508) 370.4873 or Sandra.Baldi@uwotc.org

Participants who register before September 12th will receive a long-sleeve race shirt and goodie bag. Awards for top male and top female overall, and top male and female in 8 age divisions will be presented. Prizes will also be awarded to top fundraising team and individual. Money raised will benefit three United Way services including Hunger Relief, Early Literacy, and Suicide Prevention/Mental Health. 

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Arts & Culture

10th Birthday Celebration

10.15.16 - Museum of Russian Icons
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 We're celebrating our 10th birthday with free admission, tours, crafts and cake. That evening we'll host a very special concert by Zingaresca–a duo made up of Oleg Timofeyev, the pioneer in the revival of the Russian seven-string guitar, and the celebrated Russian-Roma (Gypsy) virtuoso Vadim Kolpakov.

Arts & Culture

Natick Artists Open Studios

10.15.16 - Natick Center
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Now its in 16th year, Natick Artists Open Studios is comprised of over 70 artists who live, work, or show in Natick, and guest artists. We are committed to bringing art to the local community by opening our studios and welcoming conversations about the experience of creating art.  We offer the opportunity to see art, learn about how it is made, and buy local art directly from the artists.  Participants include painters, photographers, ceramicists, sculptors, designers and creators of jewelry, and woodworkers, as well as paper, fabric, glass, and garden artists.

Arts & Culture

Picturing the Sixties: Photojournalism in the Age of Picture Magazines

10.18.16 - Wellesley College
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6:30pm in the Collins Cinema.  Former Look and Life magazine staff photographer John Shearer joins Annie Segan, daughter of renowned photographer Arthur Rothstein, for a panel discussion about picture stories, photojournalism, and political change, moderated by Charlotte Brooks exhibition curator Ileana Selejan.

Arts & Culture

Reading Indian Aesthetics: Padmini Chettur and Maarten Visser

10.19.16 - Wellesley College
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6pm, free. This fall, the Newhouse Center will present a series of events that draw from and reflect on Indian aesthetics. Padmini Chettur and Maarten Visser complement each other as an artistic couple. Chettur is an award-winning dancer and choreographer trained in Bharatanatyam, a form of traditional Indian dance. . Her husband, Visser, is a Dutch saxophonist trained in jazz, Carnatic, and Western classical music. The couple co-founded the artistic group Basement 21 with other dancers and musicians to create productions such as Pause/ Play, Across, Not Over, and Wall Dancing.

Chettur has performed in a multitude of productions, such as Lilavati, Prana, Angika, Sri, Bhinna Pravaha, Yantra, Mahakaal, and Sharira.  Maarten released a CD with saxophone solos and toured with the contemporary trios of MV3 and Oto.3 around India and Holland. He has collaborated with Chettur by composing music for her internationally successful productions between 2000-2012. 

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Arts & Culture

Midday Muse: "Mbira: Music of the Spirits of Zimbabwe"

10.19.16 - Wellesley College
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12:30pm. Jewett Art Center.  Zimbabwean master musician Fradreck Mujuru is joined by Erica Azim in playing the healing music of the mbira, the instrument used by the Shona to connect the living with the ancestors. Mujuru is known internationally as an outstanding performer, teacher, and instrument maker, while continuing to play in ceremonies for the ancestors at home. Azim is America’s leading proponent of the Shona mbira tradition, and has toured with various Shona mbira masters and taught thousands of Americans to play mbira and support the tradition in Zimbabwe.

Education & Learning

The Jewett Arts Center: The Modern Campus at Mid-Century & Today

10.21.16 - Wellesley College
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This two-day symposium will explore the history and preservation of mid-century modern buildings. With a focus on Wellesley’s Jewett Arts Center, internationally known experts in architectural history, historic preservation, music, and landscape history will examine the cultural contexts, design strategies, and future uses of historic modern buildings on American college and university campuses. Susan Macdonald, head of field projects and director of the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative at the Getty Conservation Institute, will deliver the keynote address entitled “Somewhere Between History and Current Events: Conserving Modern Heritage.”  Saturday’s panels will lead the conversation into the Jewett Arts Centerand conclude with a broader discussion of mid-century modern planning and practices on university and college campuses. For information and registration, please visit wellesley.edu/about/collegehistory/jewett

This symposium is funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation “Keeping it Modern and the Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos Fund. The keynote, “Somewhere Between History and Current Events: Conserving Modern Heritage” will discuss the conservation issues and challenges presented by modern architecture and the Getty’s activities to develop best practices in the conservation of twentieth-century heritage.   Saturday’s panels will lead the conversation into the Jewett Arts Center, from its architectural history and conversation to its mission to break down physical and intellectual barriers bring art history, studio art, music, theater, and an art museum in a single building. Saturday’s talks conclude with a broader discussion of mid-century modern planning and practices on university and college campuses. 

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Arts & Culture

Amazing Things Art Center Musical Brews Benefit

10.22.16 - Amazing Things Arts Center
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7-9pm. For over 10 years, Amazing Things has been doing creating community through the arts. Rooted in downtown Framingham, Amazing Things has been a staple to the MetroWest community and won the 2016 Fan Favorite for the Best Under-The-Radar-Theater from UncommonBoston! Join us in this opportunity to have a great evening with friends, music and brews while also supporting Amazing Things, our accomplishments and the community we have built! Our theme this year is Musical Brews! We will have a beer-tasting featuring local breweries and a silent auction for fine art furniture! And of course great music featuring Dale LePage & The Manhattans! Our brewers include Jacks Abby (Framingham), Cape Ann Brewing Co (Gloucester), Wormtown Brewing (Worcester), True West (Acton) and Atlantic Importing Co representing Lord Hobo (Woburn), Stoneface (Newington, NH), Mighty Squirrel (Boston), & Citizen Cider (Middlebury, VT)! 

$50 includes tastings glass.

Food & Drink

Hearthside Bounty

10.22.16 - Old Sturbridge Village
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6-9pm:  Experience an evening in a 19th-century tavern, complete with a meal cooked over the hearth by OSV staff, old-fashioned entertainment and a look into table manners of the 1800s. In addition to a supper prepared in part at the hearth, guests may enjoy beverages fashionable in early New England, hear music and stories from an earlier time, and explore period games and entertainment. Learn about table manners from the period, when it was not only polite, but advised to eat from the knife. $54.95 per person. (OSV Members $49.95) Registration is required. To register, visit https://www.osv.org/event/hearthsidebounty/hearthside-bounty-Oct22

Arts & Culture

Cinéphile Sundays: 1966 Series: "Blow-Up"

10.23.16 - Wellesley College
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5pm in the Collins Cinema at the Davis Museum. Free admission.

Antonioni had made many important films before "Blow-Up," but this 1966 work was nevertheless a game-changer, perhaps because it was his first film to be widely accessible to the English-speaking world. A study of the relationship between the photograph and the world being photographed, as well as an expression of the anomie of 1960s British pop culture, Blow-Up is regularly listed by cinéphiles as the film that first blew them away and turned them into lifelong students of film.

Education & Learning

Educator Workshop: Engaging with Objects

10.25.16 - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
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4pm. How do we engage students with objects? Explore a variety of close-looking and participatory strategies in this interactive workshop designed for K-12 educators in all subject areas. Using the newly installed permanent collections galleries as our laboratory, participants will discuss tried-and- true methods for integrating objects into lesson plans, as well as learn new ways to tap into the interdisciplinary power of art objects. This program is free to K-12 educators with advance registration, and is generously funded by the Palley Endowment Fund for Davis Museum Outreach Programs.

Arts & Culture

Lecture: The Phillip Johnson Glass House: An Architect in the Garden

10.26.16 - Wellesley College
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6:30pm in the Margaret Clapp Library Lecture Room.

Join Maureen Cassidy-Geiger ’78 for an illustrated presentation of her new book, The Philip Johnson Glass House: An Architect in the Garden, the first comprehensive history of the architect’s sublime 49-acre suburban estate, evolved between 1946 and 2005, in partnership with David Whitney. A magnet for architects, artists and high society, the Glass House was at once salon showpiece, and laboratory. It was also a fertile setting for a succession of short-lived gardens designed and tended by Whitney over four decades. 

Maureen Cassidy-Geiger is an internationally recognized curator, scholar and educator with special expertise in European decorative arts, patterns of collecting and display and the history of architecture, gardens and photography.

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Education & Learning

Alternative Outdoor Printing

10.29.16 - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
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11am-3pm.  In partnership with Disability Services and Facilities, the Art Department’s ARTS 223 Alternative Print Methods class will welcome guests to observe an outdoor print-making session. To experiment with nontraditional print tools and methods and to explore the creative process of community collaboration, Wellesley faculty and students, along with their counterparts from nearby art schools, will print large woodcuts using a road roller and freestyle monoprints with wheelchairs, bicycles, and skateboards.

Arts & Culture

Faculty Gallery Talk: Partners in Design

11.03.16 - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
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Wellesley faculty members Patricia Berman, Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art, and Alice Friedman, Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art, will discuss modern art, architecture and design on view in the special exhibition "Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson," which explores a pivotal development in the evolution of American design: the collaboration between the first director of the Museum of Modern Art, (Alfred Barr) and MoMA’s first curator of architecture (Phillip Johnson). The exhibition features furniture from Barr’s and Johnson’s apartments, examples of Bauhaus graphic design, and an array of objects celebrated for their design in Barr’s and Johnson’s influential exhibitions at MoMA.

Together, Barr and Johnson endeavored to bring modernism to North America, particularly the innovative ideals of rational and functional design developed at the Bauhaus school at Dessau, Germany between World War I and II. This exhibit is organized by the Liliane and David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, Montréal, in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

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Arts & Culture

Family Day: Around the World in 6,000 Years

11.05.16 - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
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11am-3pm.  Travel through time and around the globe via this experience designed for visitors of all ages. Discover a world of art through treasure hunts, art making, performances, visiting artist demonstrations, guided tours, and more!

Arts & Culture

Historic Craft Classes November 2016

11.05.16 - Old Sturbridge Village
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Spend some time at Old Sturbridge Village learning a historical craft. Formerly known as Crafts at Close Range, these adult workshops vary from blacksmithing to textiles, foodways, and more. Come and try your hand at a craft and take home your finished masterpiece! Unless otherwise specified, workshops will be held in the Museum Education building. This November, classes are available in Decorative Floorcloths (Nov. 5 & 6), Basket Making (Nov. 6), Blacksmithing (Nov. 5), Woolen Christmas Ornaments (Nov. 5), Rug Making Using a Hook (Nov. 6), Pottery (Nov. 5), Poultry Harvesting (Nov. 6), Cooking for the Holidays (Nov. 5), Spinning (Nov. 6), Table making (Nov. 5-6), Forging a Cooking Trivet (Nov. 6), Primitive Firemaking (Nov. 5), and Lettercarving in Stone (Nov. 5). Times vary by the class. Adults only. Prices vary depending on class; $70-$255 for non OSV members. Pre-registration required.  

Community & Celebrations

Evening of Illumination

11.05.16 - Old Sturbridge Village
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An Evening of Illumination is a rare chance for visitors to experience what evening life was really like for New Englanders in the early 1800s. This special event is a once-a-year opportunity to see Old Sturbridge Village lit only by candles, oil lamps, and firelight. Tours last approximately 90 minutes, are limited to 15 guests each, and leave from the Visitor Center every 10 minutes from 6:00 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments, mulled cider, and a cash bar await at the Bullard Tavern to make the night complete. $35

Education & Learning

Bounty: Thanksgiving (through Nov. 24)

11.05.16 - Old Sturbridge Village
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Every weekend in November (and on November 24, too), experience the traditions of an early 19th-century New England Thanksgiving. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American food traditions and customs and hear the minister talk about the true meaning of Thanksgiving in the Village's historic Center Meetinghouse. Learn how preparations were made for this holiday meal, and learn about wedding preparations of the 1830s, as marriages often took place on the Thanksgiving holiday.

Takes place November 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, and 24.  For more information, email osvinfo@osv.org or call 800-733-1830. General admission prices are $28 for Adults, $26 for Seniors (55+), $14 for Youths (3-17), and Children 2 and Under are FREE. Woo card discounts are available.

Arts & Culture

Cinéphile Sundays 1966 series: "Andrei Rublev"

11.06.16 - Wellesley College
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3pm in the Collins Cinema.  Free. Ostensibly charting the life of the iconic medieval painter (he painted icons, was not iconic) against the background of 15th-century Russia, Andrei Rublev evokes rather than explains. "The Guardian" critic Steve Rose calls it “the best art-house film of all time,” writing, “It asks questions about the relationship between the artist, their society, and their spiritual beliefs and doesn’t seek to answer them.” Andrei Tarkovsky’s work is poetry on film and it is painting on film, but above all, it is cinematic; Tarkovsky understood (and generated) a cinematic language that few, if any, filmmakers can emulate.

Arts & Culture

Midday Muse: Finding France in French Piano Music

11.09.16 - Wellesley College
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12:30pm in Jewett Auditorium.  Learn what makes the French piano repertoire “French” through the works of Fauré, Ravel, and Debussy at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries with pianist and scholar Roy Howat. One of few British artists repeatedly invited to teach and play French music at major French-speaking conservatoires and on French radio, Howat has delivered lectures and master classes worldwide. He has also conducted professionally, played violin in major London chamber orchestras, and held university posts in several countries. He is currently the keyboard research fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and research fellow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

Arts & Culture

Dance: Lalla Rookh

11.10.16 - Wellesley College
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6pm, Newhouse Center. Shailesh Bahoran is a hip-hop dancer and choreographer influenced by elements of breakdancing as well as Indian classical dance. He is often noted for his technique, originality, and expression. In Lalla Rookh, he and his troupe will perform a mixture of hip-hop, Indian dance, and funk styles to depict the journey of Indian mmigrants of the 19th century, who thought they were traveling to the land of God. Instead, the ship, Lalla Rookh, lands in Suriname, where they told they now indentured workers.

This fall, the Newhouse Center will present a series of events that draw from and reflect on Indian aesthetics. Artists and speakers from Mumbai, Chennai, Boston, and Amsterdam join us to conduct lectures, demonstrations, workshops, film, and performances. Each visit is coordinated with student curriculum in South Asian Studies, the writing program, and other relevant courses, and will be highlighted by one of the following featured presentation/ performance event that is free and open to the public. 

In 2002, Shailesh Bahoran formed the dance group Illusionary Rockaz, which presented the first Dutch hip-hop performance, Age of Chaos. He has developed his artistic skills through theater and his involvement in prestigious organizations such as the Dutch National Ballet, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, and the Amsterdam Academy. He currently serves as a dancer and choreographer at the Korzo Theater and with ISH. 

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Arts & Culture

Concert: An Evening of (Mostly) French Piano Music

11.11.16 - Wellesley College
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7:30pm in Jewett Auditorium.  Internationally acclaimed pianist and scholar Roy Howat presents an evening of mostly French piano music, including works by Ravel, Chopin, Chabrier, Fauré, and Debussy. Howat has produced critical editions of music by Debussy, Fauré, Chabrier and Chopin, plus two famously ground-breaking books, "Debussy in Proportion" and "The Art of French Piano Music: Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Chabrier." Reservations recommended.

Community & Celebrations

Veteran's Day 2016

11.11.16 - Old Sturbridge Village
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9:30am-5pm.  To celebrate Veterans Day, Old Sturbridge Village will present special activities celebrating the nation's military history. See how lead musket balls were cast in the Small House, and get your initials stamped on your own musket ball at the Blacksmith Shop. See how American military uniforms and weapons have changed over the past 300 years and see demonstrations of the weapons. Meet the U.S.S. Constitution's surgeon from the War of 1812. Children will get an opportunity to drill with toy muskets under the command of the Captain of the Village militia. All active, veteran and retired members of the military and their families* receive free admission on Veterans Day (*up to 6 people). General admission prices are $28 for Adults, $26 for Seniors (55+), $14 for Youths (3-17), and Children 2 and Under are FREE. Woo card discounts are available.

Arts & Culture

The Davis Reimagined

11.12.16 - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
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Explore the Davis’ extraordinary permanent collections through a new lens as the museum activate the galleries with a day of performances, talks, art making, and workshops. Create your own program: drop in for one presentation, or stay for more. The full schedule will be available at www.theDavis.org.

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Curatorial Gallery Talk: Anni Albers Connections

11.15.16 - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
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4pm.  Exhibition curator Claire Whitner will discuss Albers’ autobiographical silkscreen series "Connections" in relation to her career as a designer from the Bauhaus to her late work from the 1980s.

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New! Delve Into the Davis

11.17.16 - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
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10am.  The Davis invites visitors with memory loss or early Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers for a guided exploration of our permanent collections. Each thematic program encourages discovery through discussion and multisensory experiences. Individuals are invited to register for the pilot program on November 17; private groups are encouraged to book a custom program on a separate date. Visit www.thedavis.org for more information and to register.

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Charnee Wade Quintet: Offering—The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson

11.18.16 - Wellesley College
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7:30pm in Jewett Auditorium.  Charenee Wade is an award-winning young American vocalist and educator currently making waves in both jazz and soul/R&B circles. This tribute honors Gil Scott-Heron, an important American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author whose collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as social and political lyrics for conciseness. His music influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip-hop and neo soul. Reservations recommended.

Arts & Culture

Paradise City Arts Festival

11.18.16 - Royal Plaza Trade Center
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Paradise City Marlborough brings together 175 outstanding American artists and master craft makers to exhibit at Metro Boston's most exciting juried fair. Sculpture and paintings are displayed alongside one-of-a-kind home furnishings, dazzling jewelry, and fashion fit for a holiday gala. This show is a destination for decorators and discerning homeowners as well as a favorite source for special gifts that transcend expections.

Friday: 10am-5pm; Saturday: 10am-6pm; Sunday: 11m-5pm

Adults $13, seniors $12, students $8, under 12 is free

Three-day pass is $16

 

Arts & Culture

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature (thru Jan. 2)

11.23.16 - Concord Museum
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During the holiday season, the Museum’s galleries are filled with more than 30 fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes, decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s storybooks and contemporary picture book favorites. This year, Family Trees includes among its 36 decorated trees several inspired by doll- and dollhouse-themed children’s books.

Arts & Culture

Winter Market

11.25.16 - Old Sturbridge Village
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9:30am-5pm:  Kick off your holiday shopping with the winter market at Old Sturbridge Village! Enjoy dozens of juried craft vendors offering the finest handmade items for the special people on your gift giving list. Marvel at diverse creations including pottery, paper goods, arts and crafts, ornaments, glasswork, textiles, gourmet foods, artisan jewelry, and gorgeous home accessories. Pastries and hot beverages will be available for purchase in the marketplace. Admission to the market is included with regular admission to the Village. The market is FREE for OSV Members and $5 for non-members. General admission prices are $28 for adults, $26 for seniors (55+), $14 for Youths (3-17), and children 2 and under are FREE. Woo card discounts are available.

Community & Celebrations

Holiday Stroll

12.01.16 - Downtown Franklin
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This family-favorite holiday celebration will include a tree-lighting ceremony, visits from Santa, his elves and Mrs. Claus, gift shopping, holiday crafts for kids, live entertainment, and food and drink specials. It all takes place 4-7pm.

Arts & Culture

Cinéphile Sundays 1966 series: "Only Yesterday"

12.04.16 - Wellesley College
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3pm in the Collins Cinema. Free. Produced by the mythological Studio Ghibli and directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s life-long collaborator Isao Takahata, the animated feature "Only Yesterday" was the highest-grossing Japanese film of 1991. It tells the story of Taeko, a young woman whose summer working in the rural countryside is interspersed with memories of 1966, when she was 10 years old and suffered from an inferiority complex. "Only Yesterday" is a powerful drama in which the Japanese postwar boom is set against the simple, difficult life of those who have decided to resist the temptation of relocating to the city to stay in the country and live off the land.

Food & Drink

Christmas Concert and Dinner

12.08.16 - Old Sturbridge Village
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Experience an evening (6-9pm) of festive cocktails, fine dining and a special holiday concert presented by the Worcester Chamber Society, a mixed classical chamber ensemble performing selections of Baroque music with a holiday theme.  Menu: Tossed Mixed Greens with Parmesan Tuile, Braised Short Ribs with Mashed Potatoes & Roasted Root Vegetables (vegetarian entrée available by request), and Chocolate Peppermint Cake. Tickets are $55 for OSV members and $65 for non-members. Call 508-347-0362 or buy your tickets online at https://www.osv.org/event/christmas-dinner-concert-2016

Learn more about The Worcester Chamber Society at http://worcesterchambermusic.org/

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Food & Drink

Hearthside Bounty

01.14.17 - Old Sturbridge Village
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6-9pm:  Experience an evening in a 19th-century tavern, complete with a meal cooked over the hearth by OSV staff, old-fashioned entertainment and a look into table manners of the 1800s. In addition to a supper prepared in part at the hearth, guests may enjoy beverages fashionable in early New England, hear music and stories from an earlier time, and explore period games and entertainment. Learn about table manners from the period, when it was not only polite, but advised to eat from the knife. Registration is required. $54.95 per person. (OSV Members $49.95). To register, visit https://www.osv.org/event/hearthsidebounty/hearthside-bounty-Jan14

Food & Drink

Hearthside Bounty

01.28.17 - Old Sturbridge Village
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Experience an evening in a 19th-century tavern, complete with a meal cooked over the hearth by OSV staff, old-fashioned entertainment and a look into table manners of the 1800s. In addition to a supper prepared in part at the hearth, guests may enjoy beverages fashionable in early New England, hear music and stories from an earlier time, and explore period games and entertainment. Learn about table manners from the period, when it was not only polite, but advised to eat from the knife. $54.95 per person. (OSV Members $49.95) Inclusive of tax and gratuity Registration is required. To register, visit https://www.osv.org/event/hearthsidebounty/hearthside-bounty-Jan28 For more information, email osvinfo@osv.org or call 800-733-1830

Food & Drink

Hearthside Bounty

02.25.17 - Old Sturbridge Village
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Experience an evening in a 19th-century tavern, 6-9pm, complete with a meal cooked over the hearth by OSV staff, old-fashioned entertainment and a look into table manners of the 1800s. In addition to a supper prepared in part at the hearth, guests may enjoy beverages fashionable in early New England, hear music and stories from an earlier time, and explore period games and entertainment. $54.95 per person (OSV Members $49.95) Inclusive of tax and gratuity Registration is required. To register, visit https://www.osv.org/event/hearthsidebounty/hearthside-bounty-Feb25

Food & Drink

Hearthside Bounty

03.11.17 - Old Sturbridge Village
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6-9pm. Experience an evening in a 19th-century tavern, complete with a meal cooked over the hearth by OSV staff, old-fashioned entertainment and a look into table manners of the 1800s. In addition to a supper prepared in part at the hearth, guests may enjoy beverages fashionable in early New England, hear music and stories from an earlier time, and explore period games and entertainment. $54.95 per person (OSV Members $49.95) Inclusive of tax and gratuity Registration is required. To register, visit https://www.osv.org/event/hearthsidebounty/hearthside-bounty-Mar11

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