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.
Mexican native and Nibble Star Cooking Instructor, Estela Calzada, is back to teach us the art of the ultimate Mexican comfort food - Tamales!
In this bi-lingual class, Estela will demonstrate the proper technique to wrap your homemade tamales in her native Spanish language —as Catherine Aiello translates into English. Estela is the real deal: she used to cook at Somerville’s Tu y Yo restaurant and several of her recipes still grace the menu there. Come prepared to get up to your elbows in fresh Masa. We'll be making two types of tamales: a pollo con salsa verde (chicken with a green salsa) and a tamale dulce con piña (sweet tamale with pinapple). While our tamales cook, Estela will demonstrate how to make a fresh salad out of cactus, and a rich chocolate beverage made out of corn.
Bring an appetite, and apron, and a container to take home a few of your husk-wrapped goodies!
*Please inform Culinary Coordinator Teagan Lehrmann with any allergy concerns or food restrictions: email@example.com
When: Jan 24, 2015 2 PM to Jan 24, 2015 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14 )
Located on the horn of Africa, Somali food is a melting pot of cultural influence, and gathers flavors from East Africa, the Middle East, India - even as far as Italy!
Join the Somerville Arts Council as we experience the fusion of flavors with Somali-born Somerville Resident Nimco de Waal. Although she’s traveled the world, Somali food is her ultimate comfort cuisine – and in this case, comfort is all in the condiments. Nimco will wow us with a demonstration of preparing smoked yogurt (using hot charcoals) for the dressing for an eggplant Salad Lel Swit (Black Salad), and together, we will prepare Maraq cad iyo bariis, a traditional Somali meal consisting of a satisfying winter chicken stew and toasted rice, topped with a beautiful array of with fresh herbs, veggies and prepared salads and accoutrements. The real show stopper? The chutneys! We will prepare two different Somali sauces, bursting with international flavor.
*Please inform Nibble Coordinator, Teagan Lehrmann, with any allergy restrictions or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Feb 19, 2015 6 PM to Feb 19, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18 )
Pugliese food isn’t what you may associate with your typical “red sauce” Italian cuisine. Situated along the Adriatic Sea, this region’s cuisine focuses on seafood, light sauces, vegetables, and olive oil. Fresh and filling is the name of the game!
Join Somerville resident Valeria Amato for a fun evening of “Pugliese comfort food.” We’ll prepare focaccia morbida, a variation of focaccia made with potatoes, and baccala in umido, a salt cod stew made with tomatoes and olives. Bring an apron, an appetite, and a pan to bring home your homemade foccacia (we won’t tell if you eat it all on the way home).
*Please inform the Nibble Coordinator, Teagan Lehrmann, with any allergy restrictions or concerns: email@example.com
When: Feb 4, 2015 6 PM to Feb 4, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts Cost: 40.00 true Class Registration 40.00
Someone or something has been casting the powerful ability of "Silence" on entire cities. People have had their right to free speech taken away! Other heroes have started getting worried as they won't have the access to their abilities. No "parry," "disarm," "lightning," or "revive" can be used while under this spell. Dare you stand against this attack? Bring your friends and your courage. Full Day Adventure on Monday, January 19th, 9:00am - 3:00pm. Extended Day option available from 8:30am-6pm. Foam swords provided. Pre-registration required. For ages 6+. New to Guard Up events? Try a free Friday night event first and make sure you like it before signing up. Call (781) 270-4800 for pricing and options
When: Jan 19, 2015 9 AM to Jan 19, 2015 3 PMin Burlington, Massachusetts (Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09 )
Come and enjoy a great time sampling and voting on the pizza of your choice. This is a great way to have fun while feeding your family on the cheap. You can try up to 5 different categories of pizza: Cheese, Meat, Vegetarian & House Specialty. You might find your next favorit pizza!
When: Jan 24, 2015 12 PM to Jan 24, 2015 2 PMin Whitman, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12 )
Improv Jones Boston does comedy. They specialize in unique home brewed long form and classic fan favorite "Whose line is it anyway?" style short form. They are also the producers of The Riot Theater. Jones will be performing every First, Third and (when applicable) Fifth Saturday of the month at 8pm.
On November 15 Improv Jones will be collaborating with HR Britton and Norah Dooley of MassMouth. The entity "massmouth" started in 2008. Recent winners of DigBoston's Best Storytelling Night (a category basically invented so that the Dig could give them the award!) they are a group dedicated to the art of storytelling and its ability to transform and improve lives. Come see them tell stories that inspire improv, that inspires more stories, that inspires more improv.
Improv Jones Boston was founded in February 2006 by Christa Crewdson. After moving to Boston, Christa - a former member of Providence's Improv Jones - decided to start a sister group right here in good old Boston, MA. Now eight years on, Jones is made up of a mix of new and founding members. Jones spent six years performing at Watertown's Arsenal Center for the Arts before moving to Improv Boston's Studio 40 for the last two years. We are happy to be bringing our unique brand of improv to Jamaica Plain.
When: Nov 1, 2014 10 PM to Jan 31, 2015 11 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 22 )
Physics would tell us that there's no such thing as Darkness - merely an absence of Light. Members of the Blackwatch know better however - Darkness does exist, and in some places it's even alive... Join the Blackwatch as they delve deeper into shadows to hunt down a deadly threat to reality. Ages 13-19, Costuming and $25 Pre-registration required.For ages 13-19. $25/person or $49/person to attend both Blackwatch Adventures this month. Pre-registration required. More information on Guard Up events at guardup.com/category/events or call (781) 270-4800
When: Jan 16, 2015 7 PM to Jan 16, 2015 9 PMin Burlington, Massachusetts (Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19 )
Imagine you have been trapped inside an icy ravine and you need to gather as many supplies as possible to protect you and your friends. But there is another group trapped on the opposite end. All you have is a blaster and your own wits. Which team will be victorious and which will be left in the cold? Bring your NERF blaster (or use ours) and find out. Ages 6 and up. $20/person. Pre-registration required. More information on Guard Up events at guardup.com/category/events or call (781) 270-4800.
When: Jan 13, 2015 7 PM to Jan 13, 2015 9 PMin Burlington, Massachusetts (Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19 )
What is real? How do we know this world isn't the dream and the world we see when we sleep isn't the true reality? Join the Blackwatch as they journey into a realm of dream and mystery and confront one of their most dangerous threats to date. Ages 13-19, Costuming and $25 Pre-registration required.For ages 13-19. $25/person. Pre-registration required. More information on Guard Up events at guardup.com/category/events or call (781) 270-4800
When: Jan 30, 2015 7 PM to Jan 30, 2015 9 PMin Burlington, Massachusetts (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19 )
To lead effectively, you must discover your Authentic Leadership style – the clear and unique expression of your leadership that enables others to trust and follow you. By being true to yourself, motivated by a higher purpose and not a narrow self-interest, you will be able to demonstrate high integrity and deliver results in a way that creates sustained value for your organization. In this workshop, we will use stories, exercises, and small group activities to explore your strengths, motivations and personal values to create an action plan to integrate into your leadership goals.
Here is what some prior participants are saying:
Authentic Leadership gave me insight into myself, how I operate and how I can utilize my strengths to be a better leader.
Authentic Leadership had tangible takeaways that I could then apply to my professional work and circumstances.
The Authentic Leadership forum really allowed me to think about where I am today and how to get to where I want to be tomorrow.
Our facilitator, John Haskell, is the vice president of talent development for the Authentic Leadership Institute (ALI), a leadership consulting firm committed to leaders and organizations discovering their deeper purpose and having the courage to live it. John has more than twenty five years of experience as an international executive in the organizational development area. His work has extended from the manufacturing plant floor to executive boardrooms in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South America.
When: Mar 5, 2015 9 AM to Mar 5, 2015 4 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09 )
It's a new day and a chance for a new you. Pick up a character for yourself and start creating a brand new adventure. What kind of hero will you become this time? Join us for the start of our new 5th Edition campaign. Magic, monsters, and mysteries await! $15/person. Pre-registration required. More information at guardup.com/category/events or call (781) 270-4800
When: Jan 23, 2015 7 PM to Jan 23, 2015 9 PMin Burlington, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19 )
Malbec was recently launched into stardom by the dry, sunny, high altitude vineyards of Argentina. However, South America has a long tradition of wine that has been cultivated and shaped by many waves of European immigrants starting with the Spanish in the 1500s. Wines from Argentina, Chile and even Uruguay are commanding an ever growing presence on our wine lists, retail shelves and palates.
Join us for a Malbec-centric wine and food tour of South America all within the four walls of the Boston Wine School! Experience the culinary sights, smells and tastes of Malbec (and other neighbors' wines) via your wine glass and plate. By the end of the evening, you will surely have some favorite go-to South American wines.
Here at the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone. We believe that learning about wine involves learning more about yourself. Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine.
The evening begins with a 2 hour class covering the major wine styles and grape varieties of South America. Appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food. Class is followed by a delicious South American dinner accompanied by white and red wines.
Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc (Chile) | Colome Torrontes (Argentina)
Santa Rita “120” Carmenere (Chile) | Zuccardi Malbec (Uco Valley, Argentina)
King's Watch is protected from most magical attacks, including Lightning. But what about the power of static electricity? Rumor has it someone or something is trying to generate a charge powerful enough to attack the city. Learn as much as you can about static electricity before the adventure to prepare yourself, and don't forget to bring your friends. Ages 6 and up. $20/person. Foam Swords provided. Pre-registration required. More information on Guard Up events at guardup.com/category/events or call (781) 270-4800
When: Jan 9, 2015 7 PM to Jan 9, 2015 9 PMin Burlington, Massachusetts (Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19 )
Houseplants get a hip, new reputation when planted into glass globes of contemporary art. Suspend it from the ceiling, of prop it on a pot. Either way, you can just “hang out” and enjoy them, as they require little care once planted. Mist occasionally.
When: Jan 17, 2015 11 AM to Jan 17, 2015 12 PMin Worcester, Massachusetts Cost: 15.00 true Class Fee 15.00
Stadium Bar is one of Boston's most iconic venues. Located right in the heart of Faneuil Hall, this venue is home to some of the best holiday events all year round. Why should New Year's Eve be any different? Tickets are very limited due to the high demand for this year's NYE Extravaganza at Stadium Bar. This event has sold out in previous years and we expect the same for 2015. New Year's is a time for reflection and celebration. Reminisce about the good times you've encountered this past year and make sure you're making the best New Year's Eve resolutions for 2015. Don't get stuck with a mediocre event on December 31st. This is where you want to be - the center of it all.
When: Dec 31, 2014 9 PM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $34.95 (Wed, 31 Dec 2014 21 )
Brandeis' Boris' Kitchen will open for Dave and Ethan!
Best friends Dave Ahdoot and Ethan Fixell created an internet phenomenon by challenging pairs of women to double date them, and documenting the hilarious results for YouTubers everywhere. Hundreds of thousands of views -- and 200 dates -- later, their crash-course education has made them into bona fide dating experts who have mastered the arts of planning and budgeting the perfect evening, selecting the appropriate attire, avoiding awkward conversation, and of course, scoring a kiss at the end of the night. As their online videos continue to grow in popularity, Dave and Ethan host their own show at the People's Improv Theater in New York City, divulging valuable advice based on some of their best and worst dating experiences. They have also shared the stage with comics such as Jim Gaffigan, Jim Norton, Anthony Jeselnik, and Amy Schumer, at some of the most established comedy clubs and theaters New York has to offer, including Gotham Comedy, Comix, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Now, Dave and Ethan divulge valuable dating advice to college students across the nation through reenactments, monologues, interactive exercises, videos, and original songs. They have performed at hundreds of colleges and universities,and were most recently voted 2012's Best Comedy Performers in Campus Activities Magazine. This past year, Dave & Ethan made their televsion network debut on NBC's The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno and were invited back to perform a special Mother's Day song. See www.daveandethan.com for all their videos!
Organization: Student Activities Tickets: Tickets are free. They can be picked up at the Shapiro Campus Center Ticket Booth starting January 12th. Website: www.daveandethan.com
When: Jan 17, 2015 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00 )
Annual Gospel Concert Featuring The Harlem Gospel Choir, honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Gazette Classification: Music Organization/Sponsor: Multicultural Arts Center Cost: Full Price: $20 reserved seating. VIP seating in front Orchestra: $50. Discounts for Students with ID: $15 (limit of 2), Seniors 65+: $10, Outings & Innings: $15. Ticket Web Link: www.boxoffice.harvard.edu Contact Info: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222 More info: www.ofa.fas.harvard.edu…
When: Jan 17, 2015 7 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Jan 2015 19 )
On Saturday, Jan. 10, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will hold the final lecture in a series of collection conversations to complement the “Donatello, Michelangelo, Cellini: Sculptors’ Drawings from Renaissance Italy” exhibition. This half-hour gallery discussion, led by Carmen Bambach and Ramie Targoff, will explore one of the works featured, the Pietà, a finely finished drawing Michelangelo gave Vittoria Colonna in 1540. Colonna, a 16th century Italian poet and noblewoman, was close friends with the Michelangelo with whom she regularly exchanged letters and poems.
Carmen C. Bambach, a Michelangelo scholar, is curator of the department of drawings and prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She received a PhD from Yale University, where she also earned her BA and MA degrees. Dr. Bambach was a John Simon Guggenheim fellow in 1996–1997 and the Craig Hugh Smyth Visiting Fellow at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, in 2009. She is also the author of Una eredità difficile: I disegni ed i manoscritti di Leonardo tra mito e documento (1999) and Drawing and Painting in the Italian Renaissance Workshop: Theory and Practice, 1300–1600 (1999). Bambach's work has been published in The Burlington Magazine, Apollo, and an important series of exhibition catalogues on Italian Renaissance drawings.
Ramie Targoff, who is currently at work on a biography of Colonna, is a Professor of English at Brandeis University. She teaches and studies Renaissance literature, with an emphasis on the relationship between literature and religion. She has written books on the invention of common prayer and its influence on Renaissance devotional poetry; on the works of the poet and preacher John Donne; and multiple articles on Shakespeare and Renaissance poetry. Her latest book, Posthumous Love: Eros and the Afterlife in Renaissance England, was published in the spring of 2014. She is now working on a biography of the sixteenth-century Italian poet, Vittoria Colonna. Targoff received a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Join Targoff and Bambach to learn about this fascinating friendship between artist and patron on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 2:00 p.m. in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Calderwood Hall, located at 25 Evans Way, Boston, Mass. Tickets are required, which may be purchased in advance or at the door, and include Museum admission. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, $5 for students with valid IDs; and free for members.
When: Jan 10, 2015 2 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Jan 2015 14 )
NEUSFA Jack Norton Hangover Mixed Epee Open Jan 1, 2015
Online preregistration ($25.00) closes Monday (Dec 29) prior to the tournament. Walk-in fee ($50.00) applies thereafter. Sponsored by long-time New England fencer and supporter of fencing, Jack Norton, and his wife, Paula Norton. Boston Fencing Club: Waltham, MA
Renee Bolivar, owner of "Gardens by Renee," will do a program on growing vegetables in your own backyard. It's not too early to start planning your summer garden in January.Come learn how to Grow Your Own with Gardens by Renee. Learn how to grow, harvest, and eat from your own backyard. Renee is a passionate master gardener who has been part of the slow food movement her entire life. She is the owner of Gardens by Renee, a local and organic business created to get people growing, one seed at a time. Gardens by Renee Location: Raytheon Room
When: Jan 17, 2015 2 PM to Jan 17, 2015 4 PMin Wayland, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Jan 2015 14 )
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