Montreal circus troupe 7 Fingers will make your jaw drop with their ability to blend uncanny feats of acrobatics with avant-garde detours in dance, comedy and narrative that plumb the depths of the human spirit. The 7 Fingers are returning after wowing audiences with last summer's Cuisine & Confessions. In their new show Reversible, a U.S. premiere, eight astonishingly talented performers mix theater, movement and music into vignettes exploring the histories of their own families. Moments of sublime grace yield to rushes of pure adrenaline as the ensemble travels through time and space on an epic journey of beauty, emotion and hope. Catch this groundbreaking act as they return to Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 6:00pm
There is something you can do to help Houstonions after Harvey. The Houston Food Bank (our nation's largest food bank) supports the children, families and seniors in Southeast Texas who are in need of food, water and supplies. A $10 donation will enable Houston Food Bank to provide 30 meals for hungry neighbors in emergencies and throughout the year. Every year Houston Food Bank feeds 800,000 people through its network of food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies. You can pitch in with donations of $10 (feeds 30), $20 (feeds 60) or $30 (feeds 90), now through the end of September, and 100% of the money donated will go to Houston Food Bank's life-changing work. Once this year's disaster relief and recovery needs have been met, any remaining donations will be used to fund ongoing hunger-relief efforts.
Be there at Boston's Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory for a live recording of From the Top, the popular NPR showcase of America's best young classical musicians! Time for Three -- violinist Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violinist Charles Yang, and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer -- will join 17-year-old cellist Shannon Ross; 17-year-old violist Yong-Ha Jung; 17-year-old violinist Julian Rhee; and Trio Giocoso, featuring 12-year-old violinist Eleanor Markey, 10-year-old cellist Oan Woo Park and 12-year-old pianist Hyeonuk Park.
Slip back in time and space to 1930s Paris for one evening when the Sinti Rhythm Quartet brings their swinging hot-jazz sound to the recently restored 1793 Carriage House at Waltham's Gore Place. Inspired by the music of gypsy guitarist and composer Django Reinhardt and well-known throughout the Northeast, these four talented musicians have played various Reinhardt-focused festivals and enjoyed a three-year residency at Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. Come early for the concert and enjoy the gardens and grounds of the estate, too.
Enjoy amazing views of Boston's beautiful skyline and its historic landmarks as the sun sets behind the city. This 90-minute cruise of Massachusetts' majestic Boston Harbor includes a live narrated tour of the sights as you relax and take in the sunset colors dramatically fading into the twilight sky. You'll cruise past the historic USS Constitution, a 200-year-old Navy frigate that's the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat. Nicknamed "Ol' Ironsides," this majestic vessel once went up against Barbary pirates and British warships, defeating her enemies in battle and surviving to tell the tale. You'll also see Logan International Airport -- New England's largest airport -- as well as the Seaport Boston Hotel & World Trade Center. As you savor the beauty of the city's historically significant neighborhoods and extraordinary architectural gems, you can enjoy light snacks and beverages that will be available for purchase from the full bar during the cruise.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding begins at 5:30pm)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding begins at 5:30pm)Friday September 29, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding begins at 5:30pm)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding begins at 5:30pm)
Arlington's Regent Theatre presents the Boston premiere of the newly restored and enhanced 50th anniversary edition of the Oscar-nominated documentary. Before Woodstock and Monterey Pop, there was Festival. From 1963 to 1966, American documentary and experimental film director and producer Murray Lerner visited the annual Newport Folk Festival to document a thriving, idealistic musical movement as it reached its peak as a popular phenomenon. Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, The Staples Singers, Pete Seeger, Son House, & Peter, Paul and Mary were just a few of the legends who shared the stage at Newport, treating audiences to a range of folk music that encompassed the genre's roots in blues, country, and gospel as well as its newer flirtations with rock 'n' roll.
Whether you're an enthusiastic newbie or an experienced collector, the 21st Annual Boston International Fine Art Show provides the perfect opportunity to discover and learn about the best in contemporary and traditional fine art. More than 40 galleries from across the U.S., Europe and Canada will be offering paintings, sculptures, photographs, fine prints and mixed media in both modern and classical styles for your browsing and buying pleasure at the Boston Center for the Arts. Exciting and free special programs include keynote speaker Joe Nahem, one of the country's top interior designers according to Architectural Digest, and a presentation on the Megemeria School of Jewelry in Israel from Gold Sponsor Yvel jewelers.
Oct. 20-22 Three-Day Show PassFriday October 20, 2017 / 1:00pm - 8:00pm
American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, famous for such classics as The Scarlett Letter and House of Seven Gables, was a Salem native, born on July 4, 1804. This one-man play delves into the life and loves of the noted author, which inspired his stories. Although he asked his friends and family to destroy all personal correspondences with him upon his death, many of those letters survived, providing a revealing portrait of the man behind the name. Actor Bob Gautreau (HBO and America's Got Talent) takes you on a romantic and comical journey of the author's life.
With its prime locale, just across the plaza from Gillette Stadium, the new Comedy Scene nightclub shares a prestigious Patriot Place address with one of the most successful teams in NFL history, and they've drafted a stellar roster of talent ready to tackle the news of the day for some hard-hitting laughs. You'll recognize these New England and national comics from appearances on Comedy Central, BET and elsewhere, as well as at major clubs along the East Coast. Beantown's long been known as one of the country's top spots for stand-up, so the lineup of top performers is plenty deep. And with two comedians and a host on tap, there's sure to be something funny going on at every show.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:30pm (Jim Colliton)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:30pm (Jim Colliton)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:30pm (Mike Donovan)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:30pm (Mike Donovan)Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:30pm (Corey Rodrigues)Saturday October 7, 2017 / 8:30pm (Corey Rodrigues)Friday October 13, 2017 / 8:30pm (DC Benny)Saturday October 14, 2017 / 8:30pm (DC Benny)
What better way to welcome fall than listening to dark tales of the ghastly deeds and wandering spirits that haunt the brick buildings and gravestones of Harvard Square? This 90-minute guided walking tour, conducted by experts attired in period costume, will send shivers down your spine as you listen to stories of gruesome murders, untimely deaths, dismemberments and other things that go bump in the night. Stories of lovers in mourning, deceased Harvard students and other creepy occurrences will be shared during this tour of the Square, which will culminate in the Burial Ground. Never again will you feel completely alone while making your way through Harvard Square!
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 7:30pm
One of Boston's oldest comedy houses and one of the top clubs in the country, Nick's Comedy Stop has hosted such legendary comedians as Denis Leary, Jerry Seinfeld, Phyllis Diller, Lenny Clarke and Jay Leno for more than 30 years. Nick's draws national headliners while providing a space for up-and-coming talent, as well as the leading local stand-up comics in Boston, including Steve Sweeney and Joe Wong. This hub for humor -- named the Top Comedy Club in Boston by Travel + Leisure magazine -- is located in the heart of the city's Theater District.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Emma Willmann)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Emma Willmann)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Mike Whitman)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Mike Whitman)Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pm (Christine Hurley)Saturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm (Dan Crohn)Friday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pm (Dan Smith)Saturday October 14, 2017 / 8:00pm (Dan Boulger)
Step into a world of pirates and watch history come alive as you set sail for an afternoon of swashbuckling fun. On this Pirate Tall Ship Harbor Tour, you and your favorite buccaneers will embark on the tall ship Formidable, sailing around Boston Harbor while the captain commands his crew to climb, hoist sails, fire the cannon and more. Twenty percent of plunderers during the golden age of piracy were New Englanders, so Massachusetts Bay Line's journey in "America's Home Port" is the perfect place to learn about these seafaring scalawags while taking in the spectacular beauty of Boston Harbor.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / NoonFriday September 22, 2017 / NoonSaturday September 23, 2017 / NoonSaturday September 23, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / NoonMonday September 25, 2017 / NoonThursday September 28, 2017 / NoonFriday September 29, 2017 / Noon
Performers conjure a house from thin air, using illusion, live music and inventive audience interaction. Residents move in, move out, clean up, burn down, sweep under, paint over, fence off and move on ... all among the traces of residents past, present and future. Home asks what a home is, where it is and what the difference is between a "house" and a "home." The magical, large-scale spectacle invites audiences to consider the physical and emotional bonds that connect us at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage in Boston.
Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pm
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!
It's unlikely you'll bump into your new best friend or the love of your life at the supermarket, where your only common ground is needing food, so let Smarty Pants Professionals bring you together with people who share your best qualities. From fitness gurus and life veterans to career-minded professionals and Ivy League intellectuals, you can find events catered specifically to you and the type of person you'd like to meet. Try speed dating, singles mingles, ice breakers or a slew of other great activities designed to build relationships. Whether you're enjoying a glass of wine or taking notes on the dozen people you just met, the fun begins at various locations around Boston.
Summer in the city means sun-kissed days and warm, breezy nights. What better way to take advantage of the brief, best time of the year than to enjoy a Tall Ship Sunset Cruise? As the sun dips behind the city, you'll watch from aboard the Massachusetts Bay Lines tall ship while the colors fade to sherbet hues and Boston's beautiful skyline comes alive with twinkling lights. Relax and shake off the day as this two-hour cruise points out popular and famous highlights of Boston Harbor from both past and present. Bring the kids, who'll love the fun facts -- children under the age of 5 sail for free.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Saturday October 7, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)
The Bach, Beethoven & Brahms Society opens its 2017-18 season at Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace by welcoming back the dazzling young virtuoso violinist In Mo Yang, playing the effervescent Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. The New England Conservatory student is a favorite orchestra guest, familiar to many area music lovers from his appearance with BB&B last season, as well as his win of the Boston Classical Orchestra's Mozart Competition in 2014. Also on the program are Amy Beach's Bal Masque, Leonard Bernstein's Music from West Side Story and Beethoven's First.
First created in 2008, the Great American Comedy Festival pays tribute to one of the greatest comedians of all time: Johnny Carson. In honor of the TV icon's legacy of laughter, Boston Comedy Festival will bring together some of the area's funniest folks at The Burren in Somerville. The showcase will feature hilarious stand-up from comics like Eddie Brill and more.
Experience the mystique surrounding the infamous Salem witch trials on the city's only comprehensive walking tour dedicated to Colonial witchcraft. During this fascinating tour, you'll examine the demographics, theories and personal stories comprising the dire events of 1692, and although many structures are long gone, you'll visit several locations connected to the witchcraft hysteria from the 17-month reign of terror. See Salem's profound Witch Trials Memorial, dedicated to the innocent victims and explore the symbolism within, shedding new light on an event that turned neighbor against neighbor.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 4:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 4:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 4:30pmMonday September 25, 2017 / 4:30pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 4:30pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 4:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 4:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 4:30pm
When you play the Game of Jones, you grin, or you die ... laughing. Watch as members of local troupe Improv Jones -- decade-long veterans of the Boston comedy scene -- present an improv show inspired by their favorite TV show, Game of Thrones. The first Saturday of every month, Riot Theater in Jamaica Plains will be transformed into a veritable Westeros as the ensemble launches into an epic comedic quest to slay you with their punchlines.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday December 2, 2017 / 10:00pm
Join your costumed tour guide on this 90-minute lantern-lit stroll to unearth Salem's deliciously dark past. Hear true tales about documented paranormal activity, chilling cemetery sightings, centuries-old murder cases and colonial witchcraft, and share your own personal experiences with Salem's dearly departed! These tours combine captivating storytelling, dark humor and stellar presentation to creatively convey Witch City's authentic haunted history.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday September 25, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm
Rev up your girls' night out or make your best friend's bachelorette party a night to remember with Fifty Shades of Men, a male revue catered exclusively for women. You'll spend the evening being tempted by gorgeous hunks when his fun and flirty night of entertainment from Alpha Male Promotions comes to the Icon Nightclub in Boston. The show combines a perfect blend of music, sexy dance moves and seductive theatrics in a hot, high-energy performance you and your girls will talk -- and dream -- about for weeks.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm
Winner of the Nickelodeon Award for Best Children's Theater, Family Show dishes out laughs for kids and adults every Saturday on the ImprovBoston stage. This improv and music extravaganza is full of hilarious scenes, sketches and games (think Whose Line Is It Anyway? for the Phineas and Ferb set) that are completely made up on the spot based on audience suggestions. To add to the anything-goes fun, children in the audience who want to participate in the show will have a number of chances to be chosen to hop on stage and take part in the fun. ImprovBoston's Family Show is designed for the whole family to enjoy, and is geared for children between the ages of 4 and 12.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 4:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 4:00pm
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.
Sheila and Thomas were born, raised and are still living in a small fishing town on the New England coast. This darkly comic play explores how the two middle-aged siblings' lives are intertwined and examines the ways in which family members' needs and desires may push the boundaries of what we are expected to do for others. Ponder what we owe to the people who know and love us best when Flight of the Monarch makes its world premiere at Gloucester Stage.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pm
Mistaken identities, outrageous plot twists, slapstick comedy and a slew of self-obsessed performers desperately trying to keep things from falling apart -- it's the winning formula for king of the farce Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor). In this fast-paced comedy set in Buffalo in 1953, a husband-and-wife acting team with a crumbling marriage struggle to keep their repertory ensemble together long enough to allow famed director Frank Capra to see them perform. But with a pregnant ingenue, a drunk leading man and a surprise visit from their daughter, things quickly go horribly (and hilariously) wrong. Catch Moon Over Buffalo at the Quannapowitt Players Theater in Reading.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 8:00pm
To open the 49th Season of New Music in September, Boston Musica Viva will perform a pair of works by two of their favorite composers, and a pair of works by composers new to the ensemble. Pulitzer Prize-winner Elliott Carter was one of the most celebrated composers of the later 20th and early 21st centuries, and A Mirror on Which to Dwell is justly one of his most famous works. In addition to an expanded instrumental ensemble, acclaimed soprano Zorana Sadiq joins for this masterwork. You'll also enjoy Concerto di Camera IV, the latest piece by longtime BMV audience favorite Bernard Hoffer (who also wrote the theme to ThunderCats). In addition to these audience favorites are pieces by two new-to-BMV-composters. Hailed by The New York Times as a "striking and resourceful" composer, Hannah Lash has been a rising star since she started at the Eastman School of Music at only 16 years old. John Aylward, a Cambridge, Mass. resident whose success has spanned from chamber music to opera, sets up an intriguing dialogue between bass clarinet and cello in his Ephemera, making full use of the contrasting colors of two instruments that share the same register.
Join The Boston Comedy Festival for the second semi-final round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Ninety-six, bright-eyed comics from all over the country will compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money. When it's over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights. See it all go down at Thalia in Cambridge. Dave Crohn hosts this competition.
All Access Improv delivers a high-octane, completely spontaneous comedy show that's fast, furious and funny. This weekly improv showcase at Cambridge's Main Theater packs nonstop improvised scenes, songs and games into a tight hourlong timeframe. All Access combines the best improvisers from ImprovBoston's popular Family Show and the fast-paced Face Off, as well as the troupe's renowned national touring company. These daring and athletic professional comedians are committed to sweating hard so you can laugh harder. The result is blazingly quick-witted comedy, spur-of-the-moment music and, of course, your joke-fueling audience interaction.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 6:00pm
Awful relationships cause more than their fair share of heartaches (and headaches), and now Naffy Improv comes to the rescue with Your Terrible Ex! From clingers to cheapos to deadbeats and beyond, Boston's top cast of improvisers will transform all of your real relationship nightmares into one hilarious show that'll make your sides ache with laughter. Even if you've never had a cringe-worthy love life, you'll still get a kick out of seeing everyone else's stories unfold before your very eyes. You're guaranteed to enjoy this bad date when You're Terrible Ex! takes over The Riot Theater.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 10:00pm
Join The Boston Comedy Festival for the first semi-final round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Ninety-six, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money. When it's over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights. See it all go down at Thalia in Cambridge. Christine Hurly hosts the competition.
In the four years since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album Proof of Love, blues and soul singer Gracie Curran has been filling clubs across the country, wowing audiences with her powerful voice and stirring delivery. Her contagious enthusiasm makes for a concert that's as high in fun as it is in musicality. Catch Curran when she returns to Beverly to play at 9 Wallis.
Named one of The Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker magazine, the Manhattan Short Film Festival brings together 10 of the world's best short films, screens them in 250 cities around the globe, and you decide the winner. This year, the finalists represent represent a myriad of countries like the States, Italy, Latvia, and Syria. Be a part of the 100,000+ film lovers uniting for this unique event.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pm
There's no reason the fireworks have to end on July Fourth, not with the Fifty Shades of Men all-male revue hitting the Boom Boom Room the day after. Perfect for a girls' night out or bachelorette party, you'll spend the evening being tempted by gorgeous hunks, when this fun and flirty night of entertainment comes to St. Louis. Created exclusively for women, this Magic Mike-style show combines rocking music, sexy dance moves and seductive theatrics into a hot, high-energy performance you and your friends will talk about -- and likely dream about -- for weeks.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm
Iconic star of stage and screen Judy Garland comes alive when acclaimed tribute artist Peter Mac steps into her ruby slippers. For decades, Mac, a self-described "male actress," has been performing his seriously fun and loving Judy Garland Live in Concert shows to critical acclaim, renowned for his dead-on renditions of Garland standards as well as for his bringing a nuanced glimpse to her complex personality and inner life. In fact, he was awarded the 2012 Southern California Motion Picture Council Golden Halo Award by Garland's co-stars Mickey Rooney and Margaret O'Brien for his respectful, stunningly accurate portrayal. In Mac's latest show, 95 Years of Magic, A Birthday Celebration, Garland reminisces about her storied life, from Hollywood's golden age to her comeback concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Palace and her friendship with JFK. And you never know what Hollywood legends will drop by, so settle in for this intimate cabaret concert at Club Café in Boston.
Don't spend your wedding-prep days running around to a million different vendors. Come to the Boston Bridal Bash and do everything in one stop. Whether you're merely looking for ideas or are ready to place orders, you'll find tons of options to make your wedding exactly what you want it to be. Check out photographers, caterers, florists, DJs, limo companies, hotels, cruise lines, wedding planners and more. There'll also be a mock wedding, where you can see a beautiful ceremony come together right before your eyes.
The air may be turning colder, but the gridiron at Alumni Stadium is heating up as Boston College kicks off another high-octane football season. After their bowl game win last year, the Eagles come soaring back under the direction of coach Steve Addazio to take on the rest of the tough ACC. All-American defensive end Harold Landry leads an always-ruthless defense for the Eagles, as the offense looks to crank up the intensity this year. So grab some friends, bust out your maroon and gold, and come cheer the Eagles on to victory!
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 1:00pm (vs. Central Michigan Chippewas)Saturday October 7, 2017 / TBA - vs. Virginia Tech HokiesFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pm (vs. Florida State Seminoles)Saturday November 11, 2017 / TBA - vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner's Homebody was coincidentally produced at a crucially relevant moment in U.S. history -- "I didn't imagine, when I was working on the play, that by the time we produced it, the United States would be at war with Afghanistan," he recalls. And so we follow the story of a lonely and overmedicated Englishwoman, whose infatuation with the history and culture of Afghanistan leads to her own travels through the country herself. Upon arrival, however, she learns there's more to understanding a culture than simply reading about it in books. Deemed by The Boston Globe as "a small gem," this production at The Community House near Boston stars theater genius Debra Wise.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 3:00 pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 4:00pm
Pile on the scrunchies, zip up those baggy JNCOs and get jiggy with the hit songs that were "all that" in the '90s. Saved by the '90's originated in New York, but now has local bands carrying the '90s music flag in 20 cities across the country, including Cambridge for this show at Middle East Downstairs. The party band revives your favorite tracks, whether you danced to C+C Music Factory, Nirvana or the Backstreet Boys. This time machine ride will transport you right back to the Clinton era with the best of the boy bands, head-banging to some grunge gems or raising the roof with the flyest hip-hop tracks -- flannel shirts, Boy Meets World and all.
Charley Brewster enjoys the simple life of a 17-year-old horror fan. He watches all the latest slasher flicks, and really digs the late night horror show "Fright Night." But things start to get a little weird when two guys move in next door. They seem to be spending an awful lot of time alone together ... and also seem to be unusually close with one other. Don't miss this '80s horror classic, presented at Cinema Salem as part of Salem Horror Fest. Grab double feature tickets to add a screening of another vampire fave, Let the Right One In, to the mix -- or spring for VIP tickets and get admission to the whole festival, including an opening night party, screenings, an M. Lamar concert, a vintage horror and sci-fi art exhibit from the collection of Metallica's Kirk Hammett, and more.
The Men in Motion may be performing at a Boston nightclub called Guilt, but they'll be taking you on a different kind of trip altogether when their steamy male revue hits the stage. Designed to fuel your fantasies and feed your desires, this talented troupe of hard-bodied dancers stands at the ready to heat things up with thumping music, seductive theatrics and of course, plenty of Magic Mike-style moves. Whatever your special occasion -- birthday, bachelorette, divorce party -- or no occasion at all, this show is specially designed to provide you with the perfect girls' night out.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pm
Experience the excitement of developing a new work for the theater when the Community House in Hamilton presents an equity staged reading of Barn Sale. A gifted actress looks back at her long life, from her Depression-era youth right up till today, recalling marriage, kids, a divorce and the pursuit of a deferred dream, as she prepares to sell items from her past. This biographical play is based on the real-life story of the mother of Black Box Lab's own Patricia Peterson Jamison.
Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) and Nathan Lane (The Producers) lead the cast of Angels in America II: Perestroika, to be shown in HD at Boston's Emerson Paramount Center Screening Room as part of the National Theatre Live broadcast series. The powerful second part of Tony Kushner's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning epic is set in Reagan-Era New York City, among a colorful array of characters who confront the AIDS crisis along with questions of love, life and the afterlife. Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass) co-star.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 1:00pm
Halloween approaches and there's something spooky in the air ... waves. Tune in (in person!) for some ghastly fun when the Post-Meridian Radio Players present the latest edition of their annual show, Tomes of Terror: Lenore! This frightful fall fave is a "thrill-pack" of three stories of horror, madness and out-and-out weirdness that'll give you a permanent case of the willies. Let your imagination get the better of you during this very special production performed in the style of the Golden Age of radio, with actors in front of microphones and sound effects created live on stage. As a special treat, the night will also feature a live reading of Poe's hauntingly beautiful poem "Lenore."
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pm
A pair of ImprovBoston's best comedy teams battle for your approval in Face Off, an improvisational comedy competition in which your laughter and applause will determine which is the mightier team. Both groups are battling for the highly coveted Cheapest Trophy in the World, but only one team can walk away with the sweet taste of victory; the other will sulk away in hilariously agonizing defeat. The real champion, though, is the audience, who gets to enjoy a high-spirited comedy show without fear of defeat. Talk about a major win. Face Off features everything from improv games to team challenges, so kick back and enjoy the spirit of competition.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 10:00pm
If you're in the tech industry, it can be tough to come out of your cube and tear yourself away from your screens, but this Boston networking event makes it more than worthwhile. A variety of startup and tech pros, including female entrepreneurs, have been invited to meet, mingle and jump into lively discussions about the burgeoning tech and startup scene, while you enjoy discounts on drinks. Bring your company's swag to show off while you get plugged in and connect with colleagues, as the Tech and Startup Networking Mixer comes to Glass House.
Arguably director David Cronenberg's greatest film, Videodrome comes to Cinema Salem for the Salem Horror Festival. Here's your chance to see this visionary, surreal techno-horror classic on the big screen. Melding social satire with outrageous visual style and a large dose of creepiness, the master of body horror tells the story of Max Renn (James Woods), a sleazy president of a UHF TV station who's always looking to push the envelope. When he discovers a mysterious, disturbing broadcast, he tumbles down the rabbit hole of sex, violence and paranoia -- with some bizarre side effects.
Dear Leader cordially invites you to the quiz show at the end of civilization in You're All Gonna Die!, an improvised game show set in a dystopian future. The Quiz Master wields mind games, physical tests and audience participation as a weapon of mass enjoyment for his patron. Help the tortured subjects find the correct answers or else they'll suffer the most painful of humiliations. Journey to ImprovBoston for the game show to end all game shows.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday October 19, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday November 16, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday December 21, 2017 / 9:30pm
Contrary to popular belief, the ghosts don't go away when the sun is out. Join your costumed tour guide on this one-hour afternoon stroll to unearth Salem's deliciously dark past. Hear true tales from the city's oldest pro walking tour company about documented paranormal activity, chilling cemetery sightings, centuries-old murder cases and colonial witchcraft, and share your own personal experiences with Salem's dearly departed! These tours combine captivating storytelling, dark humor and stellar presentation to creatively convey Witch City's authentic haunted history.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 3:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 3:00pmMonday September 25, 2017 / 3:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 3:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 3:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 3:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 3:00pm
The most unusual entry in the Halloween franchise, Halloween III: Season of the Witch doesn't feature Michael Meyers, or any other slasher maniacs. With this installment, original producers John Carpenter and Debra Hill took the series in a new, supernatural direction, focusing on a doctor who is investigating the hot new Halloween item: Silver Shamrock masks. He soon discovers a conspiracy involving an ancient Celtic ritual, but can he stop it in time? You can catch this 1982 cult favorite on the big screen at the Salem Horror Festival.
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.
Salem -- few names conjure up so many powerful images. But if all you know about this famous town are the notorious witch trials, you'll be pleasantly surprised on the Salem 101: General History Tour. From its founding in 1626 to its vibrant modern day, you'll explore the other side of Salem's rich history. The birthplace of the National Guard, location of one of the most famous houses in the U.S., and home of one of the country's oldest museums, Salem has tons to discover. On this one-hour walking tour, you'll find out why without Salem, the United States may not have become the United States.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / NoonFriday September 22, 2017 / NoonMonday September 25, 2017 / NoonTuesday September 26, 2017 / NoonWednesday September 27, 2017 / NoonThursday September 28, 2017 / NoonFriday September 29, 2017 / Noon
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.
Set in medieval times, this bawdy black comedy centers on a rag-tag group of financially irresponsible French monks whose patron saint seems to have deserted them. Desperate for a way to save their monastery from economic ruin, the monks appear to be rescued when a cunning, one-eyed traveling minstrel teaches them an outrageous new way to fill their coffers. In crafting this clever comedy, award-winning playwright Michael Hollinger (Opus) drew inspiration from the true exploits of two feuding French monasteries in the 9th century and the widespread practice of buying, selling, stealing and faking holy relics in the early days of Christianity, when souvenirs from the saints were big business. Enjoy this Burlington Players production of Incorruptible at the Park Playhouse.
Often called the greatest haunted house movie of all time, The Haunting comes to the big screen at the Peabody Essex Museum for the Salem Horror Festival. Based on Shirley Jackson's classic novel The Haunting of Hill House, this 1963 adaptation directed by Robert Wise stars Julie Harris as one of a group of researchers who assemble in a mansion to investigate its seemingly cursed history. A panel discussion will follow the screening, and New York's Victorian goth-punk band The Long Losts will also perform. Spring for VIP tickets and get admission to the whole festival, including an opening night party, screenings, an M Lamar concert, a vintage horror and sci-fi art exhibit from the collection of Metallica's Kirk Hammett, and more.
If you want to see the best improv comedy in New England, you go to ImprovBoston; and if you want to see the best of the best, you go to their Mainstage show. This weekly event showcases their signature style, blending fast-paced games, hilarious scenes, skillful storytelling, memorable music and 100% voluntary audience participation into a completely unique show each Thursday. There are no rules and no boundaries, just hilarious comedy dished up by an elite cast of the best improvisers in the Northeast.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pm
Horror films have rarely felt as visceral as in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre. If you're seeing it for the first time or the hundredth, you won't want to miss it on the big screen at the Salem Horror Festival. While the "found footage" trend in recent years has tried to capture a certain realism, none of it has equaled the grit and conviction of this low-budget 1974 classic from director Tobe Hooper. A group of teens out in rural Texas stumbles on a house full of psycho cannibals. Needless to say, it doesn't go well for them. Don't miss this screening at Cinema Salem.
American Psycho, the cult horror film starring Christian Bale, takes place in decadent 1980s Manhattan, and follows Patrick Bateman, a slick investment banker with impeccable taste and unquenchable desires. But at night, Bateman takes part in a darker indulgence. Experience this "brilliant and absorbing musical" (London Evening Standard) at Cinema Salem as part of the Salem Horror Fest, a four-week, city-wide celebration of terror this fall. Your double-feature ticket also includes Texas Chainsaw Massacre, another cult classic that follows a handsome serial killer, the woman he loves, and his overly affectionate mother -- all in gory detail. Or, if your appetite for horror is truly insatiable, spring for the VIP All-Access Pass, which includes the Opening Night Party, M Lamar concert, all screenings, panel discussions, exhibits and celebrity appearances throughout the fest.
Based on Stephen King's classic novella, The Mist follows a group of everyday people who take shelter in a supermarket from a mysterious mist that has rolled in, blocking all visibility and drawing the military. As paranoia threatens to overtake them, the group has to work together to survive whatever lurks in the otherworldly fog. Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead) directs an ensemble cast that includes Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher and Toby Jones. Don't miss this 2007 nail-biter (soon to be a TV series) on the big screen at the Salem Horror Festival.
Back in the '60s and '70s, Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon neighborhood was a mecca for folk-rock. The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Carole King, James Taylor, the Mamas & the Papas, Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills & Nash, the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Brown, Jim Morrison and Neil Young all lived and created their classic music there. Now, tribute band Live from Laurel Canyon recreates this magical time and place with renditions of favorite songs and stories from the scene. You'll think you've died and gone to classic rock heaven at the The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield.
With Stories to Scenes, Improv Jones Boston and storytelling collective MassMouth set out to prove that fact can often be stranger than fiction ... and funnier, too. At this monthly Riot Theater event, you'll hear real-life tales of humor, tragedy and more, as relayed by renowned local storytellers. Plus, you'll get to see members of the veteran improv comedy group create spontaneous new scenes -- filled with humor that's fast-paced, clever and physical -- inspired by the stories you've just heard. There's a diverse cast of bards and a new mix of irreverent comedy at each performance.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday December 16, 2017 / 8:00pm
Award-winning guitarist Nick Black has broken out on his own to lead one of the most entertaining R&B bands in the country, and you can catch this rising talent at 9 Wallis during this concert. Black has drawn raves from RazorFish, who said his last CD, Deep Blue, "crackles with the willingness to shake up the traditional routes." Enjoy a soulful night of music at this concert.
Paul "H.R." Hudson, also known as Joseph I, was the legendary lead singer and frontman of Bad Brains. His explosive live performances helped pioneer hardcore punk while delivering an enlightening message of positive mental attitude. H.R.'s heavy devotion to the Rastafarian faith guided him in a spiritual direction, causing him to leave the band several times to explore his love for reggae music. Over the years, H.R.'s increasingly unpredictable and abnormal behavior has many convinced that he is suffering from mental illness. Finding Joseph I illustrates the real story behind the legendary singer's life, career and struggles. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, photography and exclusive interviews, Finding Joseph I makes its way to The Regent Theatre in Arlington.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 9:30pm
Nick Moss is one of the most acclaimed blues guitarists of his generation, with 16 Blues Music Award nominations to his name. Moss began his career working with some of the greats of the Chicago blues sound, including Jimmy Dawkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Jimmy Rogers. Over the years, Moss' style has evolved from classic Chicago blues to the more rock-influenced sound of his albums like Privileged (2010) and Here I Am (2011), but fans and experts agree he's still playing some of the hottest blues in America. Now, Carter Alan's Beverly Blues Series welcomes the Nick Moss Band to the stage of Beverly's 9 Wallis, courtesy of gimmeLIVE.
Join Salem Historical Tours on an exploration of Old Burying Point, the second-oldest documented cemetery in the nation, where you'll unearth the secrets and stories of those who are buried there. Even death can't silence the stories of these colorful Salem residents. You'll see engravings by some of the region's most notable stone carvers and discover the symbolic meaning behind urn, willow, flora and effigy imagery. Learn of Colonial-era burial practices and uncover true tales of the cemetery's most infamous occupants including Mayflower pilgrim Richard More, former governor Simon Bradstreet and Salem Witch Trials judge John Hathorne.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 1:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 1:30pmMonday September 25, 2017 / 1:30pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 1:30pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 1:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 1:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 1:30pm
One of the more underrated films in the franchise (and one that was hurt most by the dastardly ratings board), Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood brings a supernatural element to the series, as it is often referred to as "Jason vs. Carrie," given protagonist Tina's telekinetic abilities. When Jason is freed from his watery grave at Camp Crystal Lake, he returns with a vengeance, until he meets his ultimate match in a powerful teenage foe. This screening, presented by Women With Guts, features a post-film Q&A with actress Lar Park Lincoln and Kane Hodder, the man behind the Jason mask.
ImprovBoston's The Last Laugh comedy showcase is definitely not for kids. In fact, it might not even be for some adults. Every Saturday, this naughty hour of comedy delivers all the filthy fun you can handle. It's a different style of comedy each time -- from improv to sketch to stand-up -- all served up at the witching hour. Check your hang-ups at the door and settle in for something raunchy, profane and just the right kind of wrong.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 11:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 11:30pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 11:30pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 11:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 11:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 11:30pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 11:30pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 11:30pm
Jelly spotlights Boston's brightest comedians, from veterans to rising stars, with an emphasis on female talent. The sharp and cutting night of comedy includes a classic TV variety show style featuring live music, sketch, stand-up, improv and audience interaction. Travel through time to the entertainment of yesteryear with a fresh, alternative slant. The show gets going at ImprovBoston, with host Nonye Brown West, announcer Harry Gordon and the Jelly House Band with Jeff Greenwald's rock and jazz ensemble.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday November 23, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday December 28, 2017 / 9:30pm
Prepare to witness to one of the greatest -- and funniest -- conflicts ever waged via little cardboard cards. Two wizards, bent on destroying each other because of an ancient grudge, enlist creatures of good (angels, elves, passers-by) and creatures of evil (goblins, trolls, tax collectors) to battle one another in a winner-takes-all showdown. Watch and help shape the action with your own cards as the wizards and their team of misfit fantasy junkies improvise a comedy battle for supremacy of the Riot Theater stage. This outrageous show premiered at the Geek Week Comedy Festival and just completed a feature run at ImprovBoston.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday December 2, 2017 / 8:00pm
The one and only Al Pacino ("Hoo-ah!") stars in controversial 1980 crime thriller Cruising, presented at Cinema Salem as part of Salem Horror Fest. When human remains begin washing up in the Hudson River, the NYPD sends an undercover officer to infiltrate the underground S&M subculture of New York's Meatpacking District. Grab double feature tickets to add a screening of Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge to the mix, or spring for VIP tickets and get admission to the whole festival, including an opening night party, screenings, an M. Lamar concert, a vintage horror and sci-fi art exhibit from the collection of Metallica's Kirk Hammett, and more.
This 1985 camp classic slasher film was the second in a trio of Nightmare on Elm Street movies that enjoyed a cult fan following. Freddy's Revenge explores the homoerotic horrors of high school when the man who's been haunting teenage Jesse's dreams, the dead Freddy Krueger, overtakes Jesse's body as a portal into the living world. Mayhem of course ensues, and you'll be on the edge of your seat at CinemaSalem during this screening as part of the Salem Horror Fest, a four-week, city-wide celebration of terror this fall. A double feature ticket also includes the crime thriller Cruising, starring Al Pacino as a New York City undercover cop investigating the S&M gay subculture. Or, if your appetite for horror is truly insatiable, spring for the VIP All-Access Pass, which includes the Opening Night Party, M Lamar concert, all screenings, panel discussions, exhibits and celebrity appearances throughout the fest.
You don't have to go to New York City to see comics from its famed stand-up comedy scene. Jordan Raybould is a rising star in NYC, and now he's hitting the road with his hilarious friends, comedians you've seen on Comedy Central, MTV, Netflix and other places. But nothing beats live comedy for a good belly laugh, so head out to Beatnik's in Worcester to catch some of tomorrow's comedy stars bringing the funny on stage when NYC Comedy Invades Worcester.
The 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In turned the vampire movie on its head, blending the coming-of-age drama with horror. Oskar, a bullied, lonely young teen, strikes up a friendship with Eli, the mysterious girl who just moved in next door. He soon notices some odd things about Eli, and as their relationship deepens, she lets him in on her secret, leading to a terrifying climax. This international hit spawned an American remake, but the original remains the best version. Now you can catch Let the Right One In on the big screen at the Salem Horror Festival.
Getting a song stuck in your head is a small price to pay for the infectious music and raucous comedy of ImprovBoston's Music Comedy Night. This monthly show boasts the best of Boston's comedy scene in all things musical, including the Musical Improv Cast (MIC) as well as musical sketch and comedy band acts from throughout the city. The evening even includes a musical improv jam session that puts everyone's comedy songwriting and musical creativity to the test at ImprovBoston in Cambridge.
Thursday October 12, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday November 9, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday December 14, 2017 / 9:30pm
Tackling all things horror with a slash of analysis and research, horror journalists and academics Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West are your hosts for discussions of the things that go bump in the night in podcast The Faculty of Horror. West has lectured on theater and film in schools in Ontario, Québec and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Subissati is a sociologist and writer on horror and cultural studies, as well as executive editor of horror fiction magazine Rue Morgue. Get your dose of bloody fun and brainy dissections at this live podcast recording at Cinema Salem.
Named "one of the freshest, funniest horror-comedies to emerge in Scream's long wake" (Variety) and a hit at last year's SXSW, Tragedy Girls stars Alexandra Shipp (X-Men Apocalypse) and Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool) as two social media-obsessed high school serial killers who use their online show to whip their small town into a frenzy. Presented as part of Salem Horror Fest, this horror-comedy flick will be paired with Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood and followed by a Q&A with the film's stars -- Lar Park Lincoln and "man behind the mask" Kane Hodder -- moderated by The Faculty of Horror hosts Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West. Spring for VIP tickets and get admission to the whole festival, including an opening night party, screenings, an M. Lamar concert, a vintage horror and sci-fi art exhibit from the collection of Metallica's Kirk Hammett, and more.
Rod Ferguson, one of cabaret's hottest new entertainers, premieres his wickedly funny show, Some Others I've Seen, in Boston after its triumphant debut in Provincetown -- accompanied by Club Cafe's own Brian Patton on piano. Ferguson, who studied under Broadway legend Faith Prince and cabaret marvel Marilyn Maye, sings songs from the swing era. He's also got some funny stories to share about growing up gay in socially-conservative Bermuda, as well as some shocking tales about the characters he's met on his stumble toward love. "It's not all scandalous," Ferguson says. "There are at least a couple heartfelt moments." Beverages are available for purchase during the show, and afterward, the club offers a full food menu along with more entertainment and even sing-alongs.
Thursday October 12, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday October 19, 2017 / 7:00pm
Playing like a modern-day (and eerily prescient) episode of The Twilight Zone, John Carpenter's Reagan-era satirical science fiction horror flick They Live has grown into a cult classic in the nearly 30 years since its release. Apart from some kick-ass fight scenes featuring actor/pro wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and some skull-faced alien imagery that'll seep into your unconscious, the movie's also a clever, chilling satire of consumerist society and -- as timely as ever -- the feeling that the people around you are just blindly following the dictates of their designated leaders. Grab double feature tickets to add a little classic Stephen King horror to your night with a screening of The Mist, or spring for VIP tickets and get admission to the whole festival, including an opening night party, screenings, an M. Lamar concert, a vintage horror and sci-fi art exhibit from the collection of Metallica's Kirk Hammett, and more. "Obey" your classic horror-lovin' heart and don't miss this classic flick at Cinema Salem, part of the Salem Horror Fest.
Love horror? Then you just might let out a bloodcurdling scream for The Horror Show, a podcast in which two childhood friends "dissect, mutilate, dismember and butcher" all the horror movies you love (as well as the ones you love to hate), weaving funny insights and personal anecdotes into weekly reviews and discussions. Whether it's watching every Tobe Hooper movie ever made or trying to make sense of movies like Rumpelstiltskin and Poultrygeist, The Horror Show gives every horror flick a fair shot at being picked on. Go behind the curtain and experience a live taping of The Horror Show at Cinema Salem as part of Salem Horror Fest.
Catch fresh-faced rising stars of the local comedy scene at an event hosted and headlined by legendary Boston stand-up Tony V. From his days as a social worker seeking a little stress relief behind the mic, V has brought his streetwise humor and acute understanding of the human condition to the national comedy circuit for more than three decades. As an actor, he's appeared on TV shows ranging from Seinfeld to The Single Guy and even tackled dramatic roles on series like Boston Common. Warm, witty and wise, he now goes back to his roots, giving the spotlight to an array of up-and-comers for a show packed full of storytelling and laughs.
Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday November 15, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday December 6, 2017 / 8:00pm
Hailed by The New York Times as a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss, Gustafer Yellowgold is a slightly psychedelic sun creature who landed in the Minnesota woods and teamed up with illustrator-songwriter-performer Morgan Taylor. Together, they share stories and sing fantastical, infectious pop-rock songs your whole family will think are out of this world. Gorgeous full-screen animation accompanies a live band, as the 2016 Grammy nominee's multimedia musical adventure returns to Arlington's Regent Theatre as part of the Family Fun Saturday series.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 10:30am (Doors at 9:45am)
Astonishing audiences as they throw and catch throw and catch birdbaths, lawn-chairs, electric guitars and baseball bats, the Airborne Comedians are renowned for their hilarious juggling routines performed as they balance atop unicycles as much as seven feet high. The Airborne Comedians (made up of Dan Foley and Joel Harris) have traveled around the world, delighting onlookers with their high energy and unorthodox comic patter. Experience this dynamic duo at Arlington's Regent Theatre as part of the Family Fun Saturday series.