Spend a date night at the orchestra decked out in your fanciest and hear music from West Side Story's legendary conductor. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is kicking off their opening night with music from Leonard Bernstein, who's basically a hero in the classical music world. Not only did he collaborate with Sondheim and Laurents for West Side Story, he also wrote dozens of compositions, directed the New York Philharmonic and traveled the world to conduct music -- His list of accomplishments goes on and on.
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
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
There's a reason why actresses like Ethel Merman, Patti Lupone and Bette Midler have wanted to play the mother of all musical roles. Gypsy is that good. Even The New York Times says it "may be the greatest of all American musicals." Only an epic this grand could capture the real-life Mama Rose, the ultimate stage mother, who groomed her two daughters to be vaudeville stars ... only to watch one of them leave it all behind to become the burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. With a book by Arthur Laurents (West Side Story), music by Jule Styne (Funny Girl) and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods), this timeless favorite features crowd-pleasing songs like "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You," "Together Wherever We Go," "Some People," "You Gotta Have a Gimmick" and the show-stopping "Rose's Turn." Catch this classic at Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 3:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm
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)
Cameron Mackintosh presents the all-new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit. Featuring the beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More" and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production is leaving audiences and critics alike awestruck. Be sure to see it when it comes to the stage at Providence Performing Arts Center this fall.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 6:30pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pm
Roland is a beekeeper. Marianne is a quantum physicist. What are their odds of falling in love? With infinite moments that can alter the trajectory of a life, it's anyone's guess how cosmic collision is possible. Nick Payne's Olivier-nominated hit Constellations is a charming, devastating and profound exploration of the universal truth of finding and losing love. Ben Brantley of The New York Times raved, "Who knew that higher physics could be so sexy, so accessible -- and so emotionally devastating?" Ponder the show's big questions about the differences between choice and destiny when Constellations comes to Cambridge's Central Square Theater, directed by six-time Elliot Norton Award winner Scott Edmiston.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 3:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 3:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pm
Set in a local hair salon, Shear Madness is a hilarious whodunit with you as a central character and jokes and lines as up-to-date as the morning's news. When the beauty parlor's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues, with audience members called upon to make sense of the clues, question the actors and ultimately solve the crime. This award-winning Boston institution, ongoing at the Charles Playhouse since 1980, boasts new clues and ripped-from-the-headlines humor every night, resulting in rollicking repeat visits, and has spawned 50 different productions in cities as far-flung as Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Tel Aviv, Melbourne and Johannesburg.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 3:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm
Faceless finds 18-year-old Susie Glenn on trial for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism. Recent Harvard Law grad and practicing Muslim Claire Fathi has been brought on the case to prosecute. Though pitted against one another in the courtroom, the two young women are fighting a similar battle to defend their morals, motives and religious freedoms in this riveting drama. Award-winning playwright Selina Fillinger's timely play makes its New England premiere at the Boston Center for the Arts' Plaza Theatre.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 4:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 4:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 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
From the beating drums to the splashing paint to the sensory surprises at every turn, the Blue Man Group experience is wildly intense and totally unique. The show combines comedy, music and technology -- but no words -- to create a pulsing rhythm that unites people of all ages, languages and cultures in a spirit of joy. Reviewers describe it as "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny" -- and audiences often come away speechless, with huge smiles on their faces. An international sensation, the Blue Man Group has made themselves a longtime home at Boston's Charles Playhouse, nestled in the heart of the Theater District, just steps from Boston Common.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm
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)
You'll not only be treated to a full brunch on this weekend cruise aboard the elegant Northern Lights yacht, but you'll also enjoy a narrated tour of the sights. On this 2.5-hour excursion around Boston Harbor, soak up panoramic views while indulging in a three-course brunch menu filled with savory and sweet treats, including waffles, bagels, bacon, a Greek egg scramble, freshly baked cookies and more. The meal comes with your ticket, and cocktails will be available for purchase, including the Northern Lights Mimosa featuring St. Germain, orange juice and bubbles. You'll also see and hear about historic sites like the harbor islands, Independence Fort, Bunker Hill Monument, Old North Church, the USS Constitution and more -- not to mention that famous Boston skyline.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:45am)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:45am)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:55am)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 10:30am (Boarding Begins at 10:15am)Saturday October 7, 2017 / 10:30am (Boarding Begins at 10:15am)Sunday October 8, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Saturday October 14, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Sunday October 15, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)
More of a party than an opera, The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra is pleased to bring you in-your-face symphonies of classic British '70s rock and epic soundtracks from The Who's Tommy and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar. A nine-piece vocalist effort, the U.S.O. is an unconventional orchestra that combines a rock concert with a night at the symphony. Playing with power and precision, they relive the glory days of Queen, David Bowie, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, plus they'll debut their original rock opera. Feel free to sing your heart out and add onto these melodic harmonies at the Regent Theatre in Arlington.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm
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
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
Enjoy the old-timey charm of '30s movie musicals during Dames at Sea, an affectionate parody of the gloriously over-the-top song-and-dance productions of that era. The story follows Ruby, a sweet small-town girl with stars in her eyes, who goes to the Big Apple to chase her dream of making it big on Broadway. Once she arrives, she falls in love with Dick, a songwriting sailor who makes for a great duet partner -- but will Mona, a temperamental Broadway diva, stand in their way? Don't miss this gem of a show, coming to the Boston area's Stoneham Theatre, as it shines with glittering nostalgia, spectacular choreography and showstoppers like "Broadway Baby," "Good Times Are Here to Stay" and "It's You."
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pm
Fans of Drunk History and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, which combines an entirely serious Shakespeare play with one completely inebriated cast member. For the last six years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the U.K., and the cast is bringing the good time to Boston. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show is fresh off sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, where a cast member drinks beer, wine and whiskey on stage, drunkenly sings the Dawson's Creek theme song and occasionally (accidentally, of course) bares a nipple or two. Brush up on your Bard knowledge, and head down to Laugh Boston for Much Ado About Nothing, because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
Experience Boston in a whole new way aboard the schooner Adirondack III on this wondrous two-hour day sail along Boston Harbor. A smooth, gentle vessel, the schooner provides a comfortable but invigorating ride, and you'll get the opportunity to check out some of the biggest sights in the city from a new perspective. The Boston Fish Pier, Charleston Navy Yard, Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park and the New England Aquarium are just some of the landmarks you'll see from aboard the ship, and your knowledgeable captain and crew can answer any questions you might have about the history of the harbor. Beer and wine are available for on-board purchase, while soda and water are included in the ticket price.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 2:30pm (Boarding begins at 2:25pm)Friday September 22, 2017 / 3:00pm (Boarding begins at 2:55pm)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 2:30pm (Boarding begins at 2:25pm)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 12:00pm (Boarding begins at 11:55pm)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 2:30pm (Boarding begins at 2:25pm)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 2:00pm (Boarding begins at 1:55pm)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 2:00pm (Boarding begins at 1:55pm)Friday September 29, 2017 / 2:00pm (Boarding begins at 1:55pm)
Brian Wilson, who wrote some of the greatest tunes in American pop music as a founding member of The Beach Boys, performs Pet Sounds in its entirety -- as well as other career-spanning hits -- live at the Grand Theater. From his early songs about cars and surfing to the 1966 masterpiece LP Pet Sounds and beyond, Wilson's "teenage symphonies to God" broke new ground in rock music, combining elaborate vocal harmonies with unconventional instrumentation. He's been productive in recent years, reuniting with The Beach Boys for a 50th anniversary tour and releasing his 11th solo studio album, 2015's No Pier Pressure.
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)
The disco-fueled interactive dance party known as The Donkey Show, very loosely inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, puts you smack in the middle of the action in a funky Cambridge lounge setting. Featuring two full bars and a dance floor, OBERON's Diane Paulus-created wonderland was inspired by Studio 54 in its heyday, when celebrities and art icons would mix and mingle with kids from Queens, and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack would be shaking the speakers. While you -- and the rest of the audience -- drink, dance to disco classics or just check out the action, the motley crew of characters in this glammed-up, sex-fueled version of Shakespeare's play re-enact the hilariously chaotic tale of a magic elixir that wreaks havoc at the nightclub. But it's mostly just a cool boogie-filled bash.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 10:30PMSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 10:30PMSaturday October 7, 2017 / 10:30pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 10:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 10:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 10:30pm
Revered as "the best Beatles show in the world" by the Los Angeles Times, Emmy-winning group The Fab Four is the ultimate Beatles tribute act. With a stunning stage show that spans the brief but timeless career of The Beatles (including three costume changes to signify different eras), this uncanny reenactment has been performed the world over. Delivering one note-for-note song rendition after the next -- including classics like "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "Penny Lane," "A Day in the Life," "Here Comes the Sun," "Hey Jude" and many more -- The Fab Four have so perfected their performance that you may just forget you aren't actually watching the real thing. See the Fab Four at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
From the darkly comic mind of award-winning playwright Aaron Loeb (Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party) comes Ideation, a psychological thriller that tracks a group of corporate consultants hired to come together and work on a mysterious project for an unnamed client. But the more they explore, the more they realize they're being forced to traverse some very shaky moral ground. The line between right and wrong gets blurrier with every twist and revelation in this award-winning play coming to the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm
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)
Enjoy spectacular views of the architecture of Boston and Cambridge from the serene waters of the Charles River, Boston Harbor and the Charles River Locks. From a panoramic-windowed boat, the Charles Riverboat Company will show you beautiful landmarks including the Hancock Tower, the Marriott Custom House, the Prudential Building, the Old North Church, Longfellow Bridge and the Back Bay, in addition to cutting-edge contemporary structures. This informative 90-minute tour is narrated by a knowledgable Boston By Foot guide and co-sponsored by BSA Space, a center for architecture and design.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 2:30pm (Boarding Begins at 2:15pm)
If you think America is too young a country to have abandoned relics and ghost stories, think again. The two-hour narrated Boston Harbor Island Cruise floats past shipwreck sites, America's oldest lighthouse, an island fort known for its elusive woman in black, a mysterious sunken island and more. Throughout your voyage, the knowledgeable and attentive crew will help with any of your needs. Relax in a climate-controlled cabin, or buy a drink or snack at the bar on the top deck and enjoy the sea breeze. The ship Northern Lights is your guide to the mysteries and monuments of Boston and America's distant past.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:45pm)Friday September 22, 2017 / 2:30pm (Boarding Begins at 2:15pm)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:45pm)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 2:30pm (Boarding Begins at 2:15pm)Friday September 29, 2017 / 2:30pm (Boarding Begins at 2:15pm)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 2:30pm (Boarding Begins at 2:15pm)Thursday October 5, 2017 / 2:30pm (Boarding Begins at 2:15pm)Friday October 6, 2017 / 2:30pm (Boarding Begins at 2:15pm)
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 )
Six of the region's hottest dance creators come together at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston for a high-energy showcase of tap, hip hop, modern and more. Scheduled to appear are the ever-entertaining street dancers known as The Wondertwins, the tap innovators called Subject:Matter and contemporary duet specialists Doppelgänger Dance Collective. James Morrow and his company The Movement mix hip hop and modern concert-style, and up-and-coming choreographers Kat Nasti and Alexander Davis bring their fresh young companies to the party as well.
The five-time Tony-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," Peter and the Starcatcher is the swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Inventive stagecraft and an imaginative story come together to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up" in this madcap music-filled adventure. The play is an action-packed journey through Neverland that brings pirates, mermaids, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), this Footlight Club production of Peter and the Starcatcher at Eliot Hall in Jamaica Plain weaves an enchanting coming-of-age tale that's bound to appeal to your entire crew.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm
Take in the twinkling lights of beautiful Boston aboard the classic 80-foot pilot schooner Adirondack III on this 90-minute nighttime cruise of its famous harbor. Whether you're looking for romance, a great tour or just a relaxing outing, this smooth-running and speedy sailing vessel provides a great evening on the water, with sights to see, historical background from the friendly captain and crew, and even an onboard bar. Soda and water are included in the ticket price, with wine and beer available for purchase. Harbor highlights include the Boston Fish Pier, Castle Island and the Donald McKay monument, the Inner Harbor Islands, Charleston Navy Yard, Waterfront Park and the New England Aquarium.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:55pm)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:55pm)
Real-life best buds Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart star in this National Theatre Live screening of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, broadcast in HD from Wyndham's Theatre in London to Boston's Emerson Paramount Center Screening Room. Fresh from a hit run on Broadway, the duo plays a pair of aging writers who meet in a pub and embark on a night of storytelling and drinking. But the evening takes an interesting and possibly sinister turn when two younger men join the party. Relationships are exposed, with menace and hilarity, in one of Pinter's most entertaining plays.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 1:00pm
The only other Boston walking tour that could be as entertaining as the Freedom Trail is a chocolate trail -- Add a few cocktails to the mix, and your day in Bean Town is set. Take the gang to Tipsy Chocolate Tours' two-hour stroll through the Boston's finest confectionaries and historic sites. You'll munch on chocolatey treats that infuse even sweeter drinks like champagne truffles and Baileys. All the while, take in the New England architecture of the city streets, and learn about the history of chocolate and its ties to Boston. The tour finishes off with a cocoa-based cocktail crafted personally for guests.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 12:30pm (Check-in at 12:15pm)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 12:30pm (Check-in at 12:15pm)
In Michael Gaucher's new drag parody, The Little Mermaid's Ariel is back on stage spilling the tea about Eric -- the man she thought she loved -- and Ursula, the sea hag who ruined her life. Ariel is now older, wiser and she doesn't have a single f#*k left to give! This loving tribute is for all those women and girls who thought life would be like the Disney Princesses' ... but found out that it's usually more like The Simpsons. Laugh-out-loud funny, charming and thought provoking, The Menopausal Mermaid features fabulous costumes, delightful drag, yummy dancing mermen and songs that span the diva repertoire. Enjoy full table and bar service when the show comes to Club Cafe's Moonshine Room.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 3:00pm
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.
Cap off a romantic night in the city and take in the twinkling lights of the beautiful Boston skyline with this hour-long nighttime cruise of the harbor. The smooth-running Northern Lights provides a great evening on the water, with an open-air top deck and a climate-controlled interior cabin. Relax and enjoy sights like the Old North Church, the U.S.S. Constitution, the Leonard B. Zakim Bridge, the Seaport District and more. There's even an onboard bar with beer, wine, soda, water and snacks available for purchase.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:45pm)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:45pm)Thursday October 5, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:45pm)Saturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:45pm)Thursday October 12, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)Thursday October 26, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)
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
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)
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
Join John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy and Samuel Adams at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum for a night of merrymaking at Boston's only colonial tavern night experience. Raise your cider high as you sample rustic fare, including a selection of carved meats, fresh cheeses, fruits and vegetables, and hearty breads, all served buffet style. At Huzzah! Tavern Nights, you'll learn boisterous songs and cheerful dance and play 18th-century games with the Sons of Liberty and Daughters of Freedom roaming around to keep the party festive.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday November 24, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday December 8, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday December 22, 2017 / 7:00pm
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
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)
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
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
"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.
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.
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.
The New York Times described him as an "otherworldly, goth-tinged projection into the distant future of our violent, racially and sexually charged present." The New Yorker said "he deconstructs the persona of the diva even as he wraps himself in divalike hauteur." But don't take their word for it. If you've never caught a live performance by New York City-based musician, multimedia artist and postpunk counter tenor M. Lamar, get ready for a show like no other from a performer who's part opera singer, part diva, part leather-clad alien. (Orange Is the New Black fans may recognize Lamar as Marcus, the pre-transition Sophia; he just so happens to be actress Laverne Cox's twin brother.) Now, in recognition of the 156th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, M. Lamar will take the Ames Hall stage in Salem to perform an assemblage of old spirituals in the "gothic-devil-worshipping-free-black-man-blues-tradition."
A love letter to atomic-era monsters, William Castle-style theatrical gimmicks and 1960s Americana, Matinee is one of the most underrated films directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Burbs). It's 1962 in Key West, Florida, where the upcoming premiere of producer Lawrence Woolsey's (John Goodman) half-man, half-ant creature feature Mant! coincides with President Kennedy's televised announcement that the Soviet Union has been shipping missiles to nearby Cuba. In this ensemble comedy, the canny Woolsey attempts to capitalize on the rampant nuclear paranoia to promote his atomic radiation-themed film while a cast of quirky locals grapple with life, love and the potential end of the world. This Salem Horror Fest screening of Matinee at the Peabody Essex Museum includes admission to a post-film panel discussion.
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.
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
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
Take a step into an ancient era when you explore a 50-acre estate that's been around since the early beginnings of the United States. Less than 10 miles outside of Boston, the Gore Place is a three-century-old preserved mansion and working farm grounded with deep historical roots, one of the earliest homes designed by a woman. Built in 1806, its owners were prominent Bostonians, one of which served as governor of Massachusetts and as a United States senator. On this tour, you'll take a spooky, moonlit stroll through the grounds and see what life was like here back in the 1800s. Take a peep at an authentic 1793 carriage house and waltz through the mansion too.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
A master in mentalism, Jon Stetson will amaze you with his seeming ability to read minds based on his insights into human behavior. With his blend of real-world "magic" and humor, Stetson has entertained five U.S. Presidents and appeared on numerous TV shows. Filled with uproariously funny situational comedy and Stetson's incredible ability to get inside your head, this show is as hilarious as it is mind-blowing and motivational. Enjoy this unique experience at 9 Wallis in Beverly.
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
New England's only professional cooperative chamber orchestra (in fact, one of only four in the country), Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston is a musician-run orchestra that brings an eclectic mix of classical and contemporary music to the concert stage. A variety of guest performers and a dedication to both beloved masterpieces by the likes of Beethoven and Vivaldi and innovative new works by composers from around the globe means that each season offers something fresh and unexpected (and, as always, masterfully performed). As one of the few self-governing ensembles playing today, Pro Arte is "dedicated to changing the way the world thinks about musicians, conductors and orchestras" -- one fantastic concert at a time.