Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Support the Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Join Vince and Boston Common's Editor-in-Chief Lisa Pierpont in supporting the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. Twenty percent of all profits will benefit the Justine Mee Liff Fund for the Emerald Necklace. 6-8 p.m. 71 Newbury St., 617-279-0659

6th Annual “Oyster Festival” at Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods venues in the area will be featuring a series of changing in-restaurant specials when its annual Oyster Festival returns this fall. Selections include oyster stew, fried oysters, bacon wrapped oysters, and more. Special events will also be held at various locations. Through October 14.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

Take a weekend trip to Newport. Three historic mansions will be open to celebrate local bites and wines from around the world. Martha Stewart and Sara Moulton will be hosting the grand tastings and will provide cooking demonstrations. The weekend kicks off with a gala and continues with a variety of meals and tastings throughout the weekend. Through September 21.

Talia Don Designs Trunk Show

Meet designer Talia Don at the Impulse showroom and get ready to shop ‘til you drop. Choose between one-of-a-kind pieces and the latest offerings from her fall collection. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.. Impulse, 180 Linden St., Wellesley

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bikini & Bellini’s Workout Series

Join award winning fitness guru and nationally certified power Pilates instructor Jennifer Phelan at the Bikini & Bellini’s Bootcamp series on the spacious patio at Sterling’s bar and restaurant. After Pilates, class participants are invited to enjoy a special brunch menu featuring a variety of healthy options. Saturdays through September 27. 9:30-10:15 a.m. Sterling’s Restaurant, 60 State St.;

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Boston Cup at Boston Common

The third annual Boston Cup will display 100 vehicles by country of origin, including classics from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Aston-Martin, Ford, and Packard. Come celebrate the finest in the automotive industry in the country’s oldest public park. Select manufacturers will be on site to showcase their latest offerings. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Boston Common, Tremont St. & Winter St.;

Battery Wharf Oyster Festival

Hosted by the Fairmont Battery Wharf and Island Creek Oysters, enjoy the first annual Battery Wharf Oyster Festival. Prepare for an afternoon of music and impeccable food prepared by some of the city’s most popular chefs. The event will benefit the Massachusetts Aquaculture Association and the Island Creek Foundation. $65. 2-5 p.m. Boston Harborwalk at Fairmont Battery Wharf;

Hub on Wheels City Ride

Presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and TD Bank, the 10th annual Hub on Wheels ride will draw cycling enthusiasts throughout the Boston area to enjoy all that the city has to offer... on wheels. Riders can choose from 10, 30, or 50 mile route options with breaks at Arnold Arboretum, Codman Square, and Carson Beach. 6:30 a.m. 1 City Hall Ave., Boston;

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Rosh Hashanah Celebration at The Met Back Bay

Immerse yourself in the “Land of Milk and Honey,” as The Met Back Bay and Kitchen Kibitz team up to host a celebratory pop-up dinner. With guest chef Geoff Lukas, your taste buds will be delighted as you revel in the live music and dancing. Prix fixe meals at $85 per person. 7 p.m. 279 Dartmouth St.;

Thursday, September 25, 2014

ArtWeek Boston

A collaboration of organizations and partners in the Boston area, ArtWeek hosts a variety of artistic events and experiences. Events for all audiences will be available including a live jazz party, a wearable art extravaganza, and movie screenings. Through October 5. Locations will vary;

A Night with Ireland's "Chef of the People" Kevin Dundon

Ireland’s award-winning chef and star of the popular television series, Modern Irish Food, Kevin Dundon is visiting Clarke, New England’s official Sub-Zero & Wolf showroom and test kitchen. Dundon will share his culinary talent and secrets through various cooking demonstrations of many of his signature dishes. He will also be available to sign his latest cookbook. 6:00-8:30 p.m. 393 Fortune Blvd. Milford;

Friday, September 26, 2014


Enjoy Boston’s first-of-its-kind festival of contemporary Ireland, iFest, at the Seaport World Trade Center. The event showcases the best of Irish culture through live entertainment, music, food, drink, literary discussions,readings, and an exploration of Irish sporting heritage and roots tracing activities. Through September 28. Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, NOON-5 p.m. Seaport World Trade Center;

Let’s Talk About Food

Located in Copley Square, the 3rd annual “Let’s Talk About Food” outdoor seminar and food celebration event features a line-up of renowned speakers, celebrity and local chefs, cooking demonstrations, kid-friendly activities, and healthy food samplings. The event aims to inspire discussion surrounding healthy food practices. Through September 27. Copley Square;

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Celebrate the best of fall fashion at LOOKBOOK Live at Burlington Mall. Hosted by style professionals from GQ and Glamour, the event will include Q&A panel forums, trend presentations, styling challenges, giveaways, and style advice from local fashion bloggers. 1-6 p.m. Burlington Mall;

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Billecart-Salmon Champagne Dinner at Clio + Uni Sashimi Bar

Enjoy a collaborative experience from chefs Ken Oringer of Clio, Tony Messina of Uni, and Monica Glass for a five course dinner including Billecart salmon champagne pairings. 7 p.m. 370 A Commonwealth Ave., 617-536-7200;

Adelsheim Vineyard Wine Dinner at Legal Harborside

Legal Harborside and David Adelsheim, proprietor of Adelsheim Vineyard, invite you to indulge in an exclusive four-plus-course wine dinner overlooking the Boston Harbor. 6:30 p.m. Legal Harborside at Liberty Wharf, 270 Northern Ave.;

Gap on Tap

Join First Abroad and Blue Hills Brewery for a night of beer, food, gap year info, tips, and discounts at Sunset Grill & Tap. Talk to a team of trip experts to start planning the trip of a lifetime. RSVP to receive a discount code at the door for a future booking. 5-8 p.m. Sunset Grill & Tap, 130 Brighton Ave., Allston.;

Shakespeare at Fenway

In celebration of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s 20th anniversary season, the first-ever Shakespeare at Fenway will bring local and national talent to the park to celebrate the best of the playwright. 7:30 p.m. Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way;

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Legal Sea Foods

Continue to celebrate the Oyster Festival with another fun event. Legal Sea Foods will offer a special menu that includes three courses and wine to match. $40 per person (not including tax and gratuity). 6:30 p.m. Park Square Wine Cellar, 26 Park Square;

Friday, October 3, 2014


Prepare for an evening of dancing, entertainment, and raffles. Chef Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann offer a special menu of German goods and specialty beers. Through October 12. Bronwyn, 255 Washington St., Somerville;

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Celebrity Series of Boston

Come be part of pianist Maurizio Pollini’s sixteenth appearance with Celebrity Series of Boston and help build a stronger foundation for the arts in the Boston community. Media partnered with 99.5 WWCRB and Pollini’s performance sponsored by Eleanor and Frank Pao, it is sure to be a recital to remember. Tickets start at $30. 3:00 p.m. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave.;

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dress for Success Boston Fall Fashion Show

Celebrate all things fashion with Boston’s Dress for Success Fashion Show featuring Denise Hajjar. Head to Royale Nightclub in a fashion forward ensemble to enjoy guest models like Janet Wu, Linda Holliday, and Simone Winston strut their stuff for a good cause. 6:30-9 p.m. 279 Tremont St., 617-633-1862;

Oysteria Mamma Mia

Indulge in a plethora of oyster varieties at the final event of Legal Seafood’s sixth annual Oyster Festival, Oysteria Mamma Mia tasting and tutorial. Guests are invited to shuck, slurp, and discern flavor profiles in different varieties. 6:30 p.m. Legal Oysteria, 10 City Sq., Charlestown;

Saturday, October 11, 2014

"Someone Else’s Country" at The Peabody Essex Museum

Nearly 50 works by Jo Ractliffe will be on display at the Peabody Essex Museum, showcasing his four-year quest to capture Angola in the aftermath of its civil war. Admission to the exhibit is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students. Through spring 2015. 161 Essex St., Salem;

Lee Boroson Presents Plastic Fantastic

New York-based artist Lee Boronson presents his immersive installation, "Plastic Fantastic," exploring the elemental and ephemeral in landscapes. The exhibition will be displayed in MASS MoCA’s largest gallery with an opening reception held from 4-6 p.m. 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams;

Monday, October 13, 2014

Open Creamery Day in Maine

This Columbus Day weekend, a day filled with creaminess, crackers, and delicious spreads is upon us. For an escape from the city during New England’s favorite month, Maine’s Open Creamery Day is a great addition to your autumn bucket list. Around 15-20 creameries throughout Maine open their doors to the public where spectators can view cheese kitchens, meet the animals of the farm, learn the process of cheese making, and, of course, try samples. Creameries surrounding Portland;

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Celebrity Series of Boston Brings David Sedaris

Best-selling author and humorist David Sedaris is sure to delight audience members when he graces the stage of Symphony Hall as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston, a tradition that has brought many cultural icons to the city for 76 years. Having written several highly acclaimed novels, plays, and short stories, Sedaris will bring his personality and brains to make for a captivating evening. Tickets start at $30. 8 p.m. 301 Massachusetts Ave.;

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival

Head out to the 7th annual festival where there will be no shortage of culinary stars and wine personalities. Prepare to be spoiled with the best food and wine, and enjoy a culinary experience you will never forget. Some of the proceeds will go on to benefit Island Grown Schools and Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society’s Farmers Program. Must be 21 or older. Tickets start at $40. Through October 19. Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard;

Friday, October 17, 2014

Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA

The Fiddlehead Theatre Company presents an exclusive production of Elton John and Time Rice’ AIDA. Presented in collaboration with AIDS Action Committee, 5% of every ticket sold will support ACC’s programs. $25-45. Through October 26. 332 Congress St.; 617-229-6494;

Thursday, October 30, 2014

UnMask Cancer Gala

Presented by Mandarian Oriental Boston, enjoy a party to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Prepare for a night of food, entertainment, surprises, and a stunning venue. Buy a ticket, become a sponsor, or donate and help doctors and researchers UnMask cancer. 7:30 p.m.-MIDNIGHT. District Hall, 75 Northern Ave.;

The Dali Lama Comes to Boston

The Dali Lama will be leading a day of teaching at the Citi Performing Arts Center, bringing his knowledge and wisdom to the people of the city. The event is hosted by the Prajna Upadesa Foundation. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. 270 Tremont St.;

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