Cameron Mackintosh's exciting new tour of The Phantom of the Opera brings the dramatic doomed love triangle to the Boston Opera House. Described by critics as "bigger and better than ever before," the latest edition of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical masterpiece offers bold new staging with original costumes, fresh choreography and exciting special effects (including the legendary chandelier) -- plus a soaring score filled with memorable songs like "Masquerade," "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You." Mackintosh is known for producing sensational musical hits like Miss Saigon, Cats, Mary Poppins and Les Misérables (both the live show and the 2012 Oscar-nominated film), but Phantom might just be his best work ever. It's certainly the biggest -- with a cast and orchestra of 52, this Phantom is one of the largest musical productions currently on tour.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 6:30pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm
Experience a gorgeous Boston sunset over the water with an amazing view of the city's waterfront landmarks aboard the schooner Adirondack III, the most elegant sailing yacht in town. This romantic two-hour sunset sail along Boston Harbor provides a smooth and gentle sailing experience, while the captain and crew pamper you with top-notch customer service. Forget the distractions of life on land, and settle in to the relaxing rhythms of the water while you enjoy iconic sights like Boston's World Trade Center, the Harpoon Brewery, the Federal Courthouse and get a close up view of the Inner Harbor Islands. Your knowledgeable captain and crew are happy to answer any questions you may have about the history of the harbor. Beer and wine are available for purchase, and soda and water are included in your ticket price, so sit back, have a drink and enjoy the ride.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 5:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 5:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 5:30pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 5:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 5:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 5:00pm
A perfect end to your weekend, the Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise takes you on a relaxing sunset trip around the harbor set to live jazz. Come aboard the Northern Lights, a 1920s-style New England yacht, as the sun dips down over the beautiful Boston skyline and waterfront. You'll enjoy great views of landmarks like Fort Independence, Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution and the Marriot Custom House Tower, all while the Benjamin Young Trio keeps things swingin' with jazz favorites and original tunes. This 1.5-hour cruise will also have drinks and snacks available for purchase.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 6:15pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 5:30pm (Boarding Beings at 5:15pm)Sunday October 15, 2017 / 5:00pm (Boarding Beings at 4:45pm)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 5:00pm (Boarding Beings at 4:45pm)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 5:00pm (Boarding Beings at 4:45pm)Sunday November 5, 2017 / 5:00pm (Boarding Beings at 4:45pm)
It's no secret that most of the time men and women operate on totally different wavelengths, especially when it comes to dating. Join in at this fun and informal night that brings the sexes together to solve the problem of how men and women interact! There will be an engaging host and moderator for this fun evening at Scholars Boston Bistro featuring cocktails and appetizers available for purchase, socializing, plus a sure-to-be-lively guided discussion/debate about the issues that mean the most to you!
Not only does this early evening cruise let you see some of Boston's most famous sights bathed in a beautiful glow, but it also provides prime views of the U.S.S. Constitution, which fires off its cannon every day to announce the setting of the sun. Relax aboard the classically styled motor yacht Northern Lights on the open-air top deck or the climate-controlled cabin below, enjoying a captain's commentary and light music, as well as a bar with adult beverages, soda, water and snacks available for purchase. This 90-minute sail floats by Fort Independence, passes under the iconic Tobin Bridge and gives you a glimpse of the Old North Church, where Paul Revere took his famous ride.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm )Friday September 22, 2017 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm )Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm )Thursday September 28, 2017 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm )Friday September 29, 2017 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm )Friday October 6, 2017 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm )Saturday October 7, 2017 / 5:30pm (Boarding Begins at 5:15pm )Friday October 13, 2017 / 5:00pm (Boarding Begins at 4:45pm )
Enjoy a gorgeous nighttime cruise through the Boston Harbor and take in the glitter of the city skyline aboard the Northern Lights. The deck of this 115-foot motor vessel transforms into a dance party when music masters City of Four bring their upbeat blend of jazz, funk, pop-rock and hip-hop on board. The city sights become an extra magical view to take in amidst the yacht's twinkling canopy lights and disco balls, whether you're peeking at the Seaport District or the Mystic Tobin Bridge. Think it's a little chilly to be out on the water? Dance off the cold or hang out in the climate-controlled cabin. While an evening cruise may scream date-worthy, this fun evening is also perfect for a girls' night out or a post-work hang with your colleagues. Beer, wine, mixed drinks and pre-packaged snacks will be available for purchase.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:25pm)Friday October 13, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)
Pass under the bright marquee and through the dim speakeasy to a timeless space where an evening's entertainment might include bouncy vaudeville, soulful sounds or fresh comedy. The glint of rhinestones signals the entrance of the sensuous stars of burlesque. Smoke and Shadows is the Rockwell's monthly burlesque and variety show that defies decades and genres, offering a new mix of performers from near and far each month. Any given act might be carefree, poignant, sexy or thought-provoking, but no matter the specifics, Smoke and Shadows will always guarantee a night of excellent entertainment.
Cruise on back to the Roaring '20s aboard a vintage-style yacht, accompanied by a live ensemble playing great tunes from the golden age of jazz and beyond. This 90-minute trip through Boston Harbor on the elegantly-appointed Northern Lights offers relaxation and romance, with sparkling views of the city at night, dancing in the climate-controlled cabin, plus champagne and mixed drinks available for purchase from the onboard bar. You'll be entertained by the Benjamin Young Trio from the world-famous Berklee College of Music, featuring Young on bass, composer Dabin Ryu on piano and James Davis on drums.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:45pm)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)Saturday November 4, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)
"New York's sexiest literary event" (Time Out New York) slinks its way to Boston with a bona fide American poetry icon: former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky. But this ain't your mama's MFA poetry reading. Inspired by the fin-de-siècle bordellos in Paris and New Orleans, The Poetry Brothel is a uniquely immersive experience that takes poetry outside the classroom and plants it in the lush interiors of a bordello, with a rotating cast of poets-in-character who share their work in "spontaneous eruptions of poetry." Of course, any true brothel needs a good cover: The Poetry Brothel's is an immersive cabaret, offering live jazz, burlesque dancers, painters and fortunetellers. This premiere event at OBERON in Cambridge will feature some of New York's favorite performers (including burlesque beauty Ginny Nightshade and aerialists The Lost Boys of Circus Solaris), along with guest readers Robert Pinsky and Steph Burt.
Learn how to roll your own show-stopping truffles filled with everything from champagne cream to chocolate peanut butter, and pick up a few fascinating facts about the sweet science of chocolate along the way at this fun workshop, led by a Master Chocolatier. You'll dip your creations in a variety of delicious toppings, and learn about piping, shaping, coating and packaging for maximum "wow" factor. You'll leave the event at the Elephant & Castle with lots of delicious truffles to show off and share with friends and family. Plus, you'll get great tips on tasting, buying and storing fine chocolate.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / NoonSaturday October 21, 2017 / NoonSaturday November 4, 2017 / NoonSaturday November 18, 2017 / NoonSaturday December 2, 2017 / NoonSaturday December 16, 2017 / Noon
Halloween is prime time for horror flicks, so grab a popcorn and a hand to squeeze at Cinema Salem's screening of Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs. 13-year-old Poindexter "Fool" Williams and his family are about to get evicted from their house in the ghettos of Los Angeles when Fool goes to their landlords', home to do something about it. Upon breaking into the Robesons' place, they later uncover a group of children under their landlords' stairwell, and that "Mommy and Daddy" are actually siblings harboring children who have resorted to cannibalism to survive.
Kick off the Halloween season and bring an arm to squeeze at the Cinema Salem's screening of Get Out, a directorial debut by comedian Jordan Peele (MADtv, Key & Peele). With a whopping 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film places racism on a whole new terrifying level. When Chris and Rose, an interracial couple, head to the suburbs to meet the girlfriend's Caucasian parents, a hidden world of prejudice goes to the extreme to keep the town white. With missing person cases and even fishier cases amongst the residents present, Chris can only imagine what may be coming his way.
Delve into the quintessentially American sounds of bluegrass while cruising the blue waters of Boston Harbor on this live music cruise featuring Boston's own Rob Flax String Band. It'll be a blissful one-and-a-half hours on the water, with the Boston cityscape as the backdrop. The vessel itself is a beauty as well: The Northern Lights is a 115-foot motor boat styled after a 1920s New England Yacht. Grab a drink and/or a snack, available for purchase from the onboard bar, and head to the upper deck to enjoy the sounds and the sights. If you're compelled to move to the groove, there's plenty of room for dancing too.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding begins at 7:15pm)