Dining at The Old Inn on the Green is an extraordinary experience: fine wine, great food & the dining rooms are lit entirely by candlelight & there are fireplaces in each room. In the summer months, dinner is also served outside on the garden terrace under a graceful white canopy, overlooking a large colonial flower and herb garden.
Take a New England Ocean adventure from 7 Seas Whale Watch & Harbor Tours sailing daily out of Gloucester Mass. Located just an hour north of Boston at the end of Route 128, featuring a state-of-the-art GPS system that lets you follow along on your journey through the whales feeding grounds. Visit the website for more information.
Book, Music, & Lyrics by Jeannette Bayardelle
Directed by Andy Sandberg
Broadway veteran Jeannette Bayardelle (The Color Purple) returns to A.R.T. after 2010’s Best of Both Worlds with her inspirational one-woman musical, Shida. Set to a soulful score of rock, jazz, R&B, and gospel, Shida is based on the true story of an African-American girl who aspires to become a writer, tracing the ups and downs of her life. Her dreams become sidetracked by hardship until her faith and those closest to her combine to restore Shida’s hope and give her a second chance. Shida is a new musical in development.
This is a General Admission show.
When: Nov 5, 2014 7 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: Tickets from $20 (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19 )
Sponsored by: Laboure Center (CCAB) Minimum age: 15 We are looking for volunteers to provide one-on-one academic skills support to students during Smart Time tutoring. In particular, we would like for volunteers to read with students-- modeling strategies used by successful readers (questioning, accessing prior knowledge, making connections, inferrin . . .
When: Oct 23, 2014 3 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15 )
with THE ACACIA STRAIN, Stray From The Path, Fit For A King, Kublai Khan, A Fathom Farewell, Handsome Bastards, Hitlist, Murdoc, Widow Sunday, Great American Ghost There's little to be said about Emmure that wasn't bestowed upon them with their first release, Goodbye to the Gallows. The band has kept its patented hellbrand of unbridled metal partnered with lyrics of revenge and issues with the opposite sex. What no one expected was that for one of the heaviest bands to blast Victory Records in recent years, things were about to get a lot weightier, and that was something to get people talking again.Just over a year after the highly successful Gallows hit shelves, the world is at the mercy of Emmure once again. It's with an almost-unspeakable sense of volatility that the band has stormed back in a warpath full of fresh topics that didn't get their due on the first record. This new time bomb, The Respect Issue, is making up for lost time.While the album is not Gallows part deux, Palmeri didn't want to stray too far from the unhinged chaos and "uncompromising, brutal honesty" of the first album and those who connected with it. Guitarists Ben Lionetti and Jesse Ketive still shred with the same furor, Joe Lionetti bashes skins in a familiar urgency, and bassist Mark Davis lays down the foundation with seasoned precision. Now, the tracks are shrouded in a crushing wet blanket that takes The Respect Issue to a darker, yet more illuminating, level of metal advancement.Just when one has the most notorious metal live acts out of Connecticut pegged, a curveball is thrown to keep fans wanting more. The mosh-drenched anthems provide a soundtrack for the most intense, unforgettable shows ever witnessed, and has been the integral part to Emmure's rabid fan base. "If it weren't for the great tours we've done, I don't think we would have had even a fraction of the success we've had," Palmeri said of jaunts with bands such as Darkest Hour, August Burns Red, and Misery Signals.This much-anticipated record will not only meet the expectations of those craving it, but is the kind of metal record to draw in every kind of music aficionado. The movement Emmure started with Goodbye to the Gallows will not be repeated with The Respect Issue it will be escalated. Say you heard of them last year, because their world domination is only a breakdown away.
When: Nov 21, 2014 4 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts Cost: $18.00 - $20.00 (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16 )
John Valby, a.k.a. “Dr. Dirty” comes to the Hu Ke Lau to perform his dirty ditties. The musician has been making adults laugh since the seventies with his collection of song parodies, x-rated limericks and dirty jokes. “Dr. Dirty” has been performing his racy songs at college campuses and universities all over the country. Since Valby started performing over twenty years ago, he has released thirteen albums such as “A Mid Summer Night’s Wet Dream,” “Dirt,” “Give Me Death” and “Your Face or Mine? – Live on Long Island”.
When: Nov 21, 2014 7 PM to Nov 21, 2014 9 PMin Chicopee, Massachusetts Cost: $19 (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19 )
The Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy: Three Modern Plays Inspired by Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva
A series of three groundbreaking works from playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil, The Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy explores history, religion and tradition through a contemporary lens. Pulling from her Indian ancestry, Kapil crafted three stand-alone plays loosely inspired by the Hindu trinity of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the protector, and Shiva the destroyer, questioning what it would be like if these deities dwelled among us in the bodies of the most unexpected underdogs. Identity, post-colonialism, puberty and love are re-mythologized in these three hilarious and heartbreaking coming of age stories. Watch all three plays--Brahman/I: A One-Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show, The Chronicles of of Kalki and Shiv--together in a marathon day or individually when this exciting and provocative trilogy gets its New England premiere.
When: Nov 5, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $19.00 - $45.00 (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19 )
2013 was Carbon Leaf’s most ambitious year yet as a fully independent band, releasing two full-length albums, Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle and Constellation Prize six months apart from each other.
For 2014, the band is taking a quick breath to look back at their 2004 album, Indian Summer, by celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary with a complete re-recording and a 50 city tour this fall.
Lead vocalist Barry Privett:
“The timing was perfect since we had just come off of 5 album releases back-to-back since leaving the label in 2010. We were ruminating on what the next batch of songs would look like when we realized Indian Summer was going to be 10 years old this fall! We gained a lot of new exposure with “Life Less Ordinary”, making it to #5 at AAA and #28 at Hot AC radio, so we wanted to acknowledge the album’s anniversary, as it was a fan-favorite and a very seminal album for us. There was only one problem – our former label owned the master recording, so we were pretty limited as to what we could do. However, we owned the songs, and after doing a little digging through the contract, we found a work-around that opened up an opportunity for us to simply re-record the album anew, so that’s what we did. Now, we have a great way of celebrating an album that helped us widen our audience, while putting Indian Summer back under the band’s wing again.
“We left our label in 2010, partly so that we could adopt a more rigorous release schedule and not wait to release an album every 2 years. We wanted to see how far we could push ourselves musically so we set about a rigorous agenda for writing, recording, releasing and touring. With 5 projects released since 2010, plus the Curious George II soundtrack for Universal and U.S. tours behind them all, it’s been an intense time to say the least, so looking back at some of the music that shaped our career earlier on, while trying to crawl into that creative space you were in back then but with fresh eyes and ears, is very gratifying. We think fans are going to really enjoy Indian Summer Revisited.”
When: Nov 21, 2014 8 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: $18 advance / $20 day of show (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20 )
The Berklee Musical Theater Club presents Dreamgirls, the musical—and winner of six Tony awards—set in the 1960’s and ‘70s that follows the explosive career of “The Dreams,” a dynamite fictional R&B female singing trio. The musical was adapted into a popular DreamWorks motion picture starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, and others.
When: Oct 22, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $12/$17 (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19 )
"What's so bad about happy?" John Fullbright sings on the opening track of his new album, 'Songs.' It's a play on the writer's curse, the notion that new material can only come through heartbreak or depression, that great art is only born from suffering. "A normal person, if they find themselves in a position of turmoil or grief, they'll say, 'I need to get out of this as fast as I can,'" says Fullbright. "A writer will say, 'How long can I stay in this until I get something good?' And that's a bullshit way to look at life," he laughs. That plainspoken approach is part of what's fueled the young Oklahoman's remarkable rise. It was just two years ago that Fullbright released his debut studio album, 'From The Ground Up' to a swarm of critical acclaim. The LA Times called the record "preternaturally self-assured," while NPR hailed him as one of the 10 Artists You Should Have Known in 2012, saying "it's not every day a new artistearns comparisons to great songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Randy Newman, but Fullbright's music makes sense in such lofty company." The Wall Street Journal crowned him as giving one of the year's 10 best live performances, and the album also earned him the ASCAP Foundation's Harold Adamson Lyric Award. If there was any doubt that his debut announced the arrival of a songwriting force to be reckoned with, it was put to rest when 'From The Ground Up' was nominated for Best Americana Album at the GRAMMY Awards, which placed Fullbright alongside some of the genre's most iconic figures, including Bonnie Raitt. "I never came into this with a whole lot of expectations," says Fullbright. "I just wanted to write really good songs, and with that outlook, everything else is a perk. The fact that we went to LA and played "Gawd Above" in front of a star-studded audience [at the GRAMMY pre-tel concert], never in my life would I have imagined that." John onstage at the Grammys, 2013 Onstage at the GRAMMY Awards. But for Fullbright, it hasn't been all the acclaim that means the most to him, but rather his entrance into a community of songwriters whose work he admires. "When I started out, I was all by myself in a little town in Oklahoma where whatever you wanted, you just made it yourself," he explains. "I didn't grow up around musicians or like-minded songwriters, but I grew up around records. One of the most fulfilling things about the last two years is that now I'm surrounded by like-minded people in a community of peers. You don't feel so alone anymore." If there's a recurring motif that jumps out upon first listen to 'Songs,' it's the act of writing, which is one Fullbright treats with the utmost respect. "When I discovered Townes Van Zandt, that's when I went, 'You know, this is something to be taken pretty damn seriously,'" says Fullbright. "'This is nothing to do with business, it has to do with art and identity.' You can write something that's going to outlast you, and immortality though song is a big draw." But just as important to Fullbright as writing is careful editing. "I can write a first verse and a chorus fairly easily, and it's important just to document it at the time and come back to it later," he explains. "That's the labor, when you really get your tools out and figure out how to craft something that's worthwhile." Fullbright inhabits his songs' narrators completely, his old-soul voice fleshing out complex characters and subtle narratives with a gifted sense of understatement. "My songwriting is a lot more economical now," he explains. "I like to say as much as I can in 2 minutes 50 seconds, and that's kind of a point of pride for me." The arrangements on 'Songs' are stripped down to their cores and free of ornamentation. Fullbright's guitar and piano anchor the record, while a minimalist rhythm section weaves in and out throughout the album. That's not to say these are simple songs; Fullbright possesses a keen ear for memorable melody and a unique approach to harmony, moving through chord progressions far outside the expected confines of traditional folk or Americana. The performances are stark and direct, though, a deliberate approach meant to deliver the songs in their purest and most honest form. Studio 2013 Working in the studio with Wes Sharon on 'Songs.' "I'm a better performer and writer and musician now, and I wanted a record that would reflect that," he says. "We tracked a lot of it live, just me and a bass player in a room with a few microphones. The basis is a live performance and everything else supports that. I think you just get as much energy and skill as you can into a take, and then start building from there. And what we found is that you don't have to add too much to that." The songs also reflect how drastically Fullbright's life has changed since the release of 'From The Ground Up,' which launched him into a rigorous schedule of international touring. "Going Home" finds him appreciating the simple pleasure of heading back to Oklahoma, which he likens to The Odyssey. "When you're gone for so long, once you know you're headed in the right direction to your own bed and your own home, that's one of the greatest feelings you can have," he says. "I Didn't Know" is a song he premiered live at concert hosted by Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, a story he tells still somewhat incredulously, while "When You're Here" is a somber piano love song, and "The One That Lives Too Far' is a raw account of the strain that distance can put on a romantic relationship. "All That You Know," which features just voice and Wurlitzer, implores listeners to appreciate what's right in front of them, and the finger-picked "Keeping Hope Alive" is a song of resilience through hard times. To be sure, 'Songs' has its moments of darkness, tracks born from pain and heartbreak, but for a craftsman like Fullbright, there are few greater joys than carving emotion into music, taking a stab at that lofty goal of immortality through song. It makes himand his fanshappy, and there's nothing bad about that. GREG KLYMA Greg Klyma is a prolific songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and seasoned performer, bringing to every stage a catalog of material that assumes his audiences are both smart and able to laugh. His birth date puts him squarely in the middle of Generation X, but Greg is an old-school troubadour. His enduring themes, articulate and amusing stories, and populist ideals make him one of those rare young artists who is carrying the torch of Woody and Ramblin' Jack. He rolls in off the road, pulls out a guitar, and proceeds to take us back to the basics: family, love, gratitude, and laughter. It's the timeless art of the true troubadour, keeping alive the American folk tradition. 15 years into a career that has yielded seven albums, dozens of national tours, and the acclaim of folk's most prestigious reviewers, Greg's eager fans paid for his new album. Completing the online fundraising well ahead of schedule, Klyma delivers an emotionally charged blend of fan favorites from recent tours, and plenty of never-before-heard material on his eighth album, Another Man's Treasure. Long known as a passionate and largely positive populist, Klyma's new album showcases an impressively matured songwriting talent. Travelling the perilous landscape of love, Another Man's Treasure admits sadness, anger, regret and profound tenderness. Going beyond the Woody Guthrie/Mark Twain sass of recent years, Klyma shows himself navigating intimacy as a thoroughly modern man. But this blue-collar boy knows when to swallow the heartbreak, and so the album rallies with an equal measure of punky sing-alongs and bootstrap lifters. Solo tracks feature Klyma's adroit guitar and banjo picking, while the band numbers rollick with great energy and a chorus of harmonies, thus welcoming the listener to Klyma's universe: long drives alone full of solitary contemplation, landing somewhere in America to shake the rafters and remind everyone of the love and dedication that keeps us going.
When: Nov 21, 2014 8 PM to Nov 21, 2014 10 PMin Marblehead, Massachusetts Cost: 10 - 18 USD (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20 )
Sponsored by: Elizabeth Peabody House Minimum age: 15 First shift volunteers will be setting up the space for efficient distribution, unloading baskets into the space, and making/distributing snacks to anyone waiting in line. Second and third shifts will give out the Thanksgiving baskets with turkeys and all the trimmings, track distribution, and assis . . .
When: Nov 25, 2014 11 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11 )
Location: Kingsbury Club, Division: B(16)s,SE, Notes: Directions and local accommodations can be found on our website at www.kingsburyclub.com The Kingsbury Pub is open for dining Friday and Saturday but is closed on Sunday. No outside food is allowed when the Pub is open for business. Parents of players are welcome to sign a waiver and pay a $15 guest fee to have use of the club for the day.
When: Oct 31, 2014 12 AM to Nov 2, 2014 12 AMin Kingston, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00 )
Hot Diggity is excited to be part of the nationwide Shop For Good campaign and will give 10% of your purchase to (literally) ANY school or charity in the country you choose! Get posh products for you and your pup while helping your favorite cause at the same time! This includes grooming and other services at locations in Dennisport and Mashpee as well as any pet supplies you order from the online shop! Simply mention Shop For Good and indicate your preferred school or charity in the comments section of your online order. You'll receive email confirmation from Shop For Good that your designated organization will receive 10% of the purchase.
When: Nov 6, 2014 12 AM to Dec 31, 2014 11 PMin Mashpee, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00 )
Sparkling wines like Champagne, Prosecco and Cava are not just for special occasions anymore, but they sure do liven up a celebration! Join us for this Deluxe Holiday edition of our Night of Sparkling Wine class followed by a gourmet dinner. We will be popping the bubbly all evening whil[...]
When: Dec 6, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts Cost: $150 (Sat, 06 Dec 2014 18 )
Tafuta! A Young Boy's Search for the True Meaning of Kwanzaa - written and directed by OrigiNation Founding Artistic Director and celebrated choreographer Shaumba Yandje Dibinga - is a high energy musical theatre play which educates the community about the principals of Kwanzaa and why it is a vibrant and important celebration for the African American community. This amazing play will feature performances by students from across the city and members of the OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center. A play filled with dance, monologues and special guests, Tafuta!'s cast of over 75 young people will leave the audiences feeling very excited and energized! This is a wonderful event for families! Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10+. Please contact OrigiNation for more information.
When: Dec 19, 2014 7 PM to Dec 20, 2014 9 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts Cost: 20.00 true Reserved Seating - Friday (Early Bird) 20.00
This workshop is for anyone who has never played around with Arduino before and those who have played around a little bit but aren’t entirely sure about how the basics work. It’s easier than you think!
We will put together basic single component electrical circuits, learn about analog and digital, input and output, basic programming concepts, practice very basic Serial communication, and briefly cover basic virtual prototyping.
In case you haven’t noticed the key word here is "basic."
Students will create three simple circuits highlighting analog and digital forms of input and output. Get started with the Arduino programming environment; briefly discuss programming and virtual prototyping.
Concepts that will be covered include:
Using a breadboard
Digital and Analog
Input and Output
Arduino programming environment basics
Serial Monitor usage with text, variables and pin states
The $99 workshop fee includes a Sparkfun Inventor's Kit students get to take home afterward; the kit normally sells online for $99.95. Members of Lowell Makes may participate in the workshop for $75.
To ensure adequate instructor-student engagement, this workshop is limited to 12 students.
When: Nov 15, 2014 10 AM to Nov 15, 2014 4 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10 )
Overcoming Adversity with Attitude, Choice, and Purpose
Julia Fox Garrison
This event will be a 75 minute presentation with a reception to follow.
Presentation, Reception, and Book Signing: $50.00
Presentation only: $35.00
Julia Fox Garrison is the author of Don’t Leave Me This Way (or when I get back on my feet you’ll be sorry). The book chronicles her struggle to regain control over her life and her body, following a massive hemorrhage resulting in a paralyzing stroke. Julia has harnessed her first-hand experience in battling the medical establishment into a compelling message of strength and hope. Wielding her trademark humor and optimism, she transcends the sobering subject of stroke to show how anyone facing a life challenge can overcome adversity through laughter, boundless enthusiasm and unflinching determination.
Julia has been a special guest on local, US and Canadian television and radio programs. She is a highly sought after and acclaimed Keynote Speaker, conducting hundreds of lectures and presentations nationwide. Julia has lectured at medical conferences where she evangelizes for humaneness in medicine. Speaking from the patient’s perspective, she espouses the value of quality patient care. She also speaks to support and patient advocacy groups, businesses and community organizations where she shares her story of personal triumph against overwhelming odds.
Julia was raised in Andover, MA, in a loving if chaotic household with eight brothers; an upbringing that no doubt made her battle ready for the literal fight of her life. She graduated from Katherine Gibbs School, Boston and Champlain College, Burlington, VT. Julia was an accomplished Manager of Software Support at her company when she suffered the debilitating injury that effectively ended her career in the corporate world. Thus began her journey of rediscovery. Julia currently resides with her husband Jim, son Rory, and dog Shaggy in a suburb outside Boston.
Garrison, J. F. (2007). Don’t Leave Me This Way (or when I get back on my feet you’ll be sorry). New York, NY: HarperCollins Publisher.
When: May 14, 2015 5 PM to May 14, 2015 8 PMin Andover, Massachusetts Cost: 50.00 true ESS May 2015. Presentation & Reception 50.00
Back by popular demand! A new extended format in response to your feedback!
Day 1: Wednesday November 12th, 4:00-5:30pm
Day 2: Thursday November 13th, 4:00-5:30pm
This two-day workshop series will teach the basics of Java programming through explanation and hands-on programming projects for each skill. By the end, you will be able to write a simple game and will have the skills to create basic Java programs. The workshop will also prepare you for learning other programming languages.
Topics covered over the two days include:
Opening JGrasp and Boiler
Curly Braces, Parenthesis, and Semicolons
Variables and Data Types
Input and Output
Important Operations and Concatenation
The Guessing Game
This should be a fun crash course in programming for those with little or no background in programming and Java.
If you have any questions or if you need to cancel your reservation, please email the workshop series staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Nov 12, 2014 4 PM to Nov 13, 2014 5 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16 )
Presenters: Sharon Sharpe, Taska Watts, & Gordon Pilotte
3 CE Hours, NCB approved Tuition includes complimentary lunch and chapter meeting after the class.
The mission of the AMTA-MA Chapter Community Service Massage Team is to provide massage therapy to support the well-being of those who serve their communities in times of crisis.
This class will prepare you to successfully participate with the MA Chapter Community Service Massage Team (CSMT). This includes event participation and raising awareness of the value of CSMT within your community for Charity and especially Emergency situations as well as among members of our own profession.
Contact CSMT Chair Gordon Pilotte with questions at email@example.com or 781-777-2513
This training is open to AMTA MA Chapter members only.
This event is off the record. The use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.
Gazette Classification: Lecture, Social Sciences Organization/Sponsor: The Middle East Seminar; the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Speaker(s): Yoram Peri, Abraham S. and Jack Kay Chair in Israel Studies, director of the Joseph B. and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israeli Studies, University of Maryland, College Park Cost: Free and open to the public Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org More info: cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu…
When: Nov 20, 2014 12 AM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00 )
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