Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Vine Masters

Do you love books? Do you love wine? Attend Vine Masters, a new event series at Island Creek Oyster Bar, and sit down with authors in the beverage community as they talk about their books. The series starts off with Talia Baiocchi as she discusses her new book, Sherry. Dinner is $125 and includes a signed book. 6:30 p.m. Island Creek Oyster Bar, 500 Commonwealth Ave., 617-532-5300

'Mamma Mia!' Returns for a Week

If you’ve never seen Mamma Mia!, now is your chance. For one week only, go to a performance of the smash-hit musical. Dance and sing to ABBA’s greatest songs and relive the magic that is Mamma Mia!. Tickets start at $34. Through November 2. Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre; BroadwayInBoston.com

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vadym Kholodenko at Celebrity Series of Boston

Sponsored by Harriet and David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College, Vadym Kholodenko will make his Boston debut performance with Celebrity Series of Boston. Kholodenko is an extremely established pianist, having won the Cliburn’s gold medal and arrange music. Be prepared to hear a beautifully prepared program. 8 p.m. Pickman Hall, 27 Garden St.; celebrityseries.org

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.; unmaskcancer.org

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.; citicenter.org

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Bash at Battery Park

Battery Park invites you to wear your favorite costume, participate in classic Halloween games, and enjoy complimentary treats, sweets, and pub eats at the Financial District's favorite after-work destination.  Enjoy the party all night long, and don’t leave without a goodie bag! Tickets start at $20. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Battery Park, 33 Batterymarch St.; batteryparkboston.com

Wilson Farm Celebrates Halloween

Wilson Farm in Lexington gets into the Halloween spirit with its newest addition to their storefront, a “Haunted Gingerbread Mobile Home.” The giant structure is 6.5 feet by 6.5 feet and is made entirely out of gingerbread and candy. Wilson Farm will also feature hay rides, pumpkin decorating events, and their famous caramel apples and apple cider donuts. Wilson Farm, 10 Pleasant St., Lexington; wilsonfarm.com

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Richard Goode Performs in the Celebrity Series of Boston

Richard Goode, the award-winning and highly acclaimed pianist, will fill Jordan Hall with music as a part of the Celebrity Series of Boston. As a world-renowned pianist, Mr. Goode has played in famous concert halls around the world, delivering stunning performances of iconic pieces. 8 p.m. 30 Gainsborough St.; celebrityseries.org

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra will be coming to Boston for the 9th time as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston. As the oldest civic concert orchestra in the world, they will be performing a program of works from Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Conductor Riccardo Chaily and violin soloist Nikolaj Znaider are dedicating this performance to the 25th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution in Leipzig that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Tickets start at $45. 8 p.m. 301 Massachusetts Ave.; celebrityseries.org

The Thing: Opening Night Gala

Calling all cocktail aficionados! The 3rd annual “The Thing” gala is bringing together the city’s most venerable bartenders for a night of creative cocktails, featuring Ezra Star of Drink, Kate Emmerson from The Hawthorne, and Max Toste from Deep Ellum. Don your best black tie and indulge in all things grande old Boston at this can’t-miss event! Tickets starting at $95. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Fairmont Copley Plaza


Saturday, November 8, 2014

In the Kitchen: Braising

Prepare for the holiday season at the Ocean House with this hands-on experience that will show you the ins and outs of braising. Led by the on-staff food forager, you’ll learn about different dishes and flavors to take your slow-cooked meal to the next level. $95. 9 a.m.-NOON. 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill, Rhode Island; oceanhouseevents.com

Italy’s Finest: Wine Connextion

Get ready to indulge in complimentary samples of Italy’s finest wines. Discover wine from various regions of Italy and stumble upon your new favorite taste. Must be 21 or older. 1-5 p.m. The Win ConneXtion, 117 Main Street, North Andover; wineconnextion.com

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lovin’ Spoonfuls Ultimate Tailgate Party

Lovin’ Spoonfuls, a non-profit organization that facilitates the distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded, celebrates its 5th anniversary by hosting the 4th annual Ultimate Tailgate Party. Attendees can enjoy their favorite tailgate treats while also sipping on complimentary cocktails from Peak Organic Brewery. Tickets starting at $100. 7 p.m. The Lawn at Sam’s, 60 Northern Ave., 617-295-0191; lovingspoonfulsinc.org

New England Craft Showcase

Don't miss your chance to see the faces behind your favorite brands and come meet the men and women behind some of your favorite locally made spirits, beer, and cider. Featuring Cisco Brewers, Mad River Distillers, Sons of Liberty, and Vermont Spirits. Tickets starting at $20. 1-4 p.m. Fairmont Copley Plaza, Suite A & B;


Monday, November 10, 2014

Bartenders Brunch

Enjoy one last drink with fresh flavors and good vibes reminiscent of warm weather with Thirst Boston at the third annual Bartender’s Brunch. The Hawthorne will host this Jamaican–themed event, which features Jamaican-themed cocktails and cuisine, courtesy of Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum. Tickets at $35. 12-3 p.m. The Hawthorne, 500a Commonwealth Ave.;


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Youth Designs 2nd Annual Carnival Event

Youth Design has been helping creative urban teenagers pursue a path to higher education for twelve years. This year, Youth Design is hosting the 2nd annual Carnival Event. Guests will enjoy carnival games, cocktails, and the chance to play and create alongside Youth Design students. $150. 6-8:30 p.m. The W Hotel, 100 Stuart St.; youthdesign.org

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Poetry and Music from Aja Monet

World-renowned for her ability to connect to her audience on an intimate level, Aja Monet will perform at Club B-10 at MASS MoCA. After winning highly acclaimed titles for her slam poetry in the mid 2000’s, Aja has since performed for countless large audiences, and has been labeled, “the true definition of an artist.” Refreshments will be available before and during the show, along with a cash bar. Tickets start at $10. 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams; massmoca.org

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Celebrity Series of Boston Presents the San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony will return to Boston to perform for the Celebrity Series of Boston for the seventh time at Symphony hall. The Celebrity Series has been bringing the globe’s most talented musicians to Boston for over 70 years. This show will feature conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and solo violinist Gil Shaham. $45. 7 pm. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., 617-482-6661celebrityseries.org

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Celebrity Series of Boston Presents Simón Bolívar String Quartet

The Celebrity Series of Boston brings the Simón Bolívar String Quartet to Boston for the first time. The Quartet is composed of principle musicians from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. They will be performing at the Longy School of Music at Bard College on Tuesday and Wednesday night. This is sure to be a night of beautiful music, with a program featuring Mendelssohn and Brahams. Tickets are $20. 8 p.m. Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music at Bard College, 37 Garden St., Cambridge, 617-482-6661; celebrityseries.org

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Institute of Contemporary Art presents Adriana Varejao

Come experience the first solo US museum exhibition of Adriana Varejao. The show features 23 works of mixed media, exploring the history of colonization and the construction of race in Brazil. Varejao drew her inspiration from the 17th and 18th century casta paintings. Through April 5, 2015. 100 Northern Ave.; icaboston.org

Thursday, November 20, 2014

SMFA Annual Art Sale

Explore the work of the best up-and-coming artists around. The School of the Museum of Fine Arts will host the annual art sale, showing the diverse styles of the students, faculty, and alumni. While the sale will run for four days, don’t miss out on the opening celebration, where guests will marvel at the art around them while dancing to music and visiting the cash bar. 5-8 p.m. 230 The Fenway; smfa.edu

Friday, November 21, 2014

Craft Brews for All

Enjoy the waterfront view, live music, and see what local artisan brewers have to offer at The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts’ 5th annual Local Craft Brewfest. Enjoy unlimited tastings of unique beers, spirits, cider, and mead, with seasonal food to complement your entire experience. $47-$90. 6-9:30 p.m. Moakley U.S. Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way; LocalCraftBrew.eventbrite.com

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner

With Castle Hill Inn’s 40 plush acres of land in view, this post Thanksgiving celebration will be special. Chef Karsten Hart will present a gourmet dinner that will give you something else to be thankful for around the holiday season. With a variety of appetizers, main courses, and a wide selection of desserts, Thanksgiving will last all weekend long. Through November 29. Castle Hill Inn, Newport, Rhode Island; castlehillinn.com

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Mistletoe Ball

The Hellenic Women’s Club, EOK, presents The Mistletoe Ball at Boston’s Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Guests can expect an elegant dinner; music by Legit Band, Music for the Ages; Greek music by The Makredes Ensemble; and Mistletoe Mingle, an after-party for young adults in the Ballroom Foyer from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. with DJs and dancing. All proceeds support the Club’s many New England charities. Black tie. For reservations: Call 617-964-7227 or visit hellenicwomensclub.org 

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