In celebration of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, OFFSITEpresents and Backbar invite you to join us for a cocktail experience, inspired by our favorite Frank Sinatra film, the Manchurian Candidate!* A Cold War thriller about brain-washing, conspiracy, and political intrigue will be paired with delicious cocktails by the talented bar team at Backbar, inspired by scenes from the movie and featuring Frank's favorite whiskey, Jack Daniels. Oh, and there will be snacks! This event will also mark our last montly pop-up night at Backbar**. Don't worry, we are staying within the family. We will be hosting more cocktail infused events at their sister venue, Ames St. Deli, located in the Broad Institute building in Kendall square. *This is a 21+ event. All ticket sales are final; no refunds will be issued. If you are unable to attend, tickets may be exchanged for comprable credit to a future OFFSITEpresents event; 48 hours notice is required.* **Loved OFFSITEpresents at Backbar? Space Nerds Cocktail Week will bring a special pop up series of cocktail fun to Backbar for one week only, May the 4th be With You.
When: Dec 7, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 20 )
Join Massachusetts’ brightest leaders as they share the stage and a poem in support of Mass Poetry. Attend a remarkable evening, as exceptional leaders from diverse fields read a favorite poem and reflect on its connection to their life and work. The evening is a fundraiser for Mass Poetry’s many wonderful programs. Come help us celebrate the importance of poetry to people from all walks of life and the crucial role poetry plays in inspiring compassionate, imaginative, powerful leadership. This event is co-sponsored by the Favorite Poem Project. Our confirmed list of readers includes: David McCullough Sr., Pulitzer Prize- winning historian & author, John Adams Diane Patrick, Former First Lady of MA, Co-Managing Partner, Ropes & Gray Robert Pinsky, Former U.S. Poet Laureate Julie Burros, Boston’s Chief of Arts and Culture Andre Dubus III, Guggenheim winner & author, House of Sand and Fog Jody Adams, Celebrity Chef of Rialto Ed Harding, Anchor WCVB TV (Channel 5) Margaret McKenna, Civil rights attorney & President of Suffolk University Ed Davis, Former Police Commissioner of the City of Boston David McCullough Jr., Wellesley High School English Teacher & Author Charles Kravetz, General Manager, WBUR Michael Brown, Founder of City Year Joan Wallace-Benjamin, President of The Home for Little Wanderers Larry Weber, Digital marketing pioneer and CEO of Racepoint Global Peter Wolf, Musician, songwriter Tom Ashbrook, Host of WBUR's “On Point” All proceeds from this event fund Mass Poetry’s many programs, including PoeTry on the MBTA, which replaces ads with poems; Student Days of Poetry, where we reach over 6,000 students annually, mostly in underserved schools; Common Threads, a community reading program that reaches all across the state and the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, the second largest poetry festival in the U.S., which brings together thousands of poetry lovers every year. With your support, we’ll do even more in the coming year. When purchasing your ticket, please consider giving at a level that includes sponsorship of a student to help us fulfill our commitment to breaking down barriers and inspiring future leaders. Please bring your paper tickets to the event for admission. If you have any questions you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Dec 7, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19 )
B.O.S.S. EXPO is a free showcase of Boston’s Own Student Start-ups from BU, Bentley, Babson, Harvard, MIT & more (see list & participation info below). Come NETWORK with these CEOs, learn about JOBS, and SHOP their awesome products (GET FREE SWAG too)!
All colleges/ages welcome.
Tickets also available at door!
•••UNItiques.com••• visit for internships, free gifts, and to learn more this free student-marketplace that's already used by 8,000 BU students.
•••Jewish Venture Mentoring Service••• hiring paid interns and looking for companies to join their free service (j-vms.org).
••• Connecting Your Life••• visit for paid job opportunities and free samples!
••• The BUzz Lab (on BU's campus)••• visit for job opportunities and resources for entrepreneurship.
Have a Startup? Want to participate? For questions or to be a part of the event: www.unitiques.com/contact
To Share the event go to: tinyurl.com/BossExpoBU
When: Dec 7, 2015 7 PM to Dec 7, 2015 9 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19 )
Creative Company Art Parties and Jaime's are excited to host a step-by-step painting event with guided instruction. There is absolutely no experience necessary! Grab your friends and enjoy an evening of creativity, fun times, wine or beverage of choice, and go home with your very own masterpiece. Come early and enjoy some delicious food at Jaime's. There are only 22 spots so get your tickets soon before they sell out! ***FOOD AND BEVERAGES NOT INCLUDED IN TICKET PRICE***
When: Dec 7, 2015 7 PM in North Andover, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19 )
In our swiftly changing world of weddings, it's more important than ever to ensure that your business is equality-minded. And, how do you ensure that you are marketing yourself in the best way possible? How can you be certain that you are optimized for every type of client that might want to work with you? That's where Halls of Ivy comes in. Brought to you by the experts of Love Inc. Magazine, H&H Weddings and Getting Groomed: The Ultimate Wedding Planner for Gay Grooms, Halls of Ivy is a workshop dedicated to making every facet of your business LGBT-inclusive. You’re probably sitting there thinking, “Of course I’m LGBT-friendly.” And, we’re sure you are, but does your website reflect that? What about your contract? Is your branding inviting to all types of potential clients? We’ll let you know and we’ll guide you through the process of running an equality-minded business because we want you to be as successful as possible. We want to inspire, as well as educate so we have teamed up with event designer extraordinnaire, Jove Meyer Events, to make this a beautifully curated affair! From the basics of gender identity to how you should address your potential clients, we’ll educate you on the changing landscape of inclusion! Oh, and we’ll provide a few cocktails along the way! Want a sneak peek of what we have in store? Be sure to check out our Brooklyn Edition features on Love Inc. and H&H! Halls of Ivy: Berkshires Edition - $150.00
When: Dec 7, 2015 10 AM in Lenox, Massachusetts Cost: $150.00 (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 10 )
Remon is the owner and chef of Fiorella's in Newtonville. His resturant and menu are inspired by the classic Italy we all know and love. His recipes are passed down from his Italian father. Transport yourself and spend the holiday in Italia! We know you've always wanted to. Seats are limited - [...]
When: Dec 7, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $85/$75 members (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 18 )
Youth Enrichment Services 2015 Board of Directors and Trustees Annual Celebration Monday, December 7, 2015 6 - 8 PM Event will be held at EMC Club - Fenway Park 20 Yawkey Way Boston, MA Overlooking the playing field and the Boston city skyline, the EMC Club, located on Fenway's lower level behind home plate, provides incomparable views of the park and a special place to celebrate YES. A light dinner will be followed by a brief program. Event is free and open to the YES community. Dress code is casual business attire. Please RSVP online by Monday, November 30. For any questions, please contact Christine Brydges at email@example.com or 617-267-5877 Ext. 17
When: Dec 7, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 18 )
We all use apps every day, but have you ever thought, “I wish there was an app for that!?!” Now you can learn to build your very own app using Touchdevelop. Touchdevelop is an online app creation tool that runs on iPad, iPhone, Android, PC, Mac, Windows PHone. If you have a mobile device, you write scripts by tapping on the screen. You do not need a separate PC or keyboard. The Learn Lab Workshops are a partnership between the Venture Café Foundation and Microsoft This series of workshops at the Roxbury Innovation Center are designed to help innovators develop technology skills to achieve their goals. Workshops will span a wide range of topics from how to build apps to email productivity, from spreadsheet and presentation skills to special tools for learning in the classroom. For more information on the Learn Lab Workshops, visit our website!
When: Dec 7, 2015 4 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16 )
notloB Music's Fall music series continues at the intimate (50 seat) cafe at the Somerville Armory, presenting in a return engagement several notloB veterans. THE FREEWHEEL TRIO website facebook The Freewheel Trio is a contemporary string band based out of Denver, Colorado. Through shared experiences in the bluegrass, old-time, classical, and American jazz traditions, the Freewheel Trio approaches both original and traditional music with the weight of this varied musical background behind their creative process. The trio is committed to versatility, both in their approaches to the performance of their instruments, and with the musical traditions they explore as a group. This versatility fosters a close connection with audiences and a unique style from a familiar instrumentation. Joe D'Esposito is a violinist and composer from Long Island, NY, and is currently based out of Denver, CO. Playing and performing violin from a young age brought him to Ithaca, NY to study with Susan Waterbury as well as to complete a degree in music education. Joe has performed in both the contemporary string band setting and the classical setting across the U.S. Through his involvement in music, Joe hopes to foster a more equitable music education system, and a personal connection with his audiences. Mike Robinson is a guitarist, composer and singer based in Brooklyn, NY. Although often referred to as a bluegrass musician, Mike comes from a very diverse background of jazz and various styles of the American music canon. In addition to the Freewheel Trio, he is currently a member of the Brooklyn folk group, The Leeway, and Colorado based progressive acoustic group Taarka. Andrew Ryan is a bassist and composer who makes his home in Denver, CO, where he contributes to the thriving jazz, classical, and acoustic music scenes. A gripping performer and sensitive collaborator, his playing stresses the versatility and personality of the double bass. Andrew Ryan is a bassist and composer who makes his home in Denver, CO, where he contributes to the thriving jazz, classical, and acoustic music scenes. A gripping performer and sensitive collaborator, his playing stresses the versatility and personality of the double bass. ********************* BRONWYN KEITH-HYNES and MATT WITLER website Bronwyn Keith-Hynes is a Boston-based musician originally from Charlottesville, Virginia. Accepted on a scholarship to Berklee College of Music at age 16, she graduated in 2013 with a Professional Diploma in Violin Performance. Bronwyn is fast gaining recognition for her fiddling across bluegrass and acoustic music circles. Her playing, improvising, and writing are informed by her past five years of intense immersion in the Boston acoustic music scene and time spent studying traditional Irish and Cape Breton music before moving to Boston. Bronwyn has performed with Peter Rowan, The Milk Carton Kids, Anais Mitchell, Joe Pug and Tony Trischka. In 2014 Bronwyn won first place in the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle Championship in Winfield, KS. In 2014, Bronwyn also was selected to attend the prestigious Acoustic Music Seminar in Savannah GA, where she was one of sixteen students to participate in a groundbreaking new program of intense study with such notable acoustic musicians as Mike Marshall, Julian Lage, Casey Driessen and more. Matt Witler grew up in Los Angeles, California. Starting on the fiddle at the age of nine, Matt fell in love with old time and bluegrass music. At the age of 14 he picked up the mandolin and began to study music in earnest. Under the guidance of teacher Evan Marshall, he learned the fundamentals of mandolin playing, improvisation, and musical interpretation. While Matt is rooted in the bluegrass tradition, he has explored and been influenced by Jazz, classical, and pop music. In 2010, he moved to Boston and began studying at the Berklee College of Music. While there he had the opportunity to study with many great musicians including John McGann, Darol Anger, Julian Lage, Andy Statman, Mike Compton, and Tim O'Brien. In 2012 Matt won first place in both the mandolin, and flatpick guitar contests at Rockygrass bluegrass festival. Matt is currently based in Boston and is a founding member of The Lonely Heartstring Band, a progressive bluegrass group that has been performing around North America for the past two years.
When: Dec 7, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19 )
Unemployed? Feeling uncertain about what to do next? Frustrated with job searching? Avoid the “Monday unemployment blues” by having someplace to go every week for encouragement, conversation and support. Come join us at the Harvard Ed Portal for a topic-based networking group beginning October 19th and continuing every Monday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Because this is a “drop-in” event, group dynamics and agenda will change every week. There will also be ample time for open discussion focusing on solutions to common challenges: How to improve and update job search strategies, network more effectively, answer tough interview questions and reduce stress and frustration. Various guests, such as hiring managers and human resource professionals, may join us to help facilitate discussions and answer questions. This will be announced in advance. Networking participants must be Ed Portal members who have met one or more criteria. A list of prerequisites and meeting structure plans can be found at www.edportal.harvard.edu. The group will have a limited number of spaces, so please reserve your spot ahead of time by calling 617-496-5022 or RSVP via Eventbrite.
When: Dec 7, 2015 11 AM in Allston, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11 )
Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square. The series is sponsored by the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and holds readings at the Blacksmith House, site of the village smithy and spreading chestnut tree of Longfellow’s 1839 poem "The Village Blacksmith." • Andrea Cohen, Director • Ron Spalletta & Sarah Ehrich, Assistants to the Director • Gail Mazur, Founding Director Nathalie Handal reads from her latest collection, The Republics, and Melissa Green launches her new collection, Magpiety: New & Selected Poems.
When: Dec 7, 2015 8 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 20 )
This comprehensive class is taught by our RN Certified Childbirth Educators and is designed to provide you and your labor partner with the information, skills and resources that you need to be active participants in the birth and care of your infant. In the morning session the topic is labor and delivery and in the afternoon infant care and safety issues are discussed. Registration fee includes a ticket for the expectant mother and her support person. A tour of the hospital is offered after the class is completed. Lunch can be purchased in the hospital cafeteria, nearby restaurants or you may bring one on your own. Room location will be emailed to all registrants the day prior to the class. Parking Parking is available for a fee in the main entrance garage on 330 Brookline Ave. or in the Shapiro Clinical Center garage on Binney St. Cancellation policy Please call the office line at 617 667-4201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel prior to the class. Questions Any questions about the program can be directed to the Childbirth Education Department at 617-667-4201. Any medical concerns or questions should be directed to your obstetrician or midwife.
When: Dec 5, 2015 9 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Dec 2015 09 )
Join the Concord Chorus, celebrating its 70th anniversary season, for a heavenly selection of music and carols for the holiday season. Kevin Leong conducts the 110-voice Concord Chorus on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM at the Middlesex School’s Memorial Chapel (1400 Lowell Road) in Concord, Massachusetts. The program spans five centuries of choral music, including works by Palestrina, Pachelbel, Bach, Mendelssohn, Randall Thompson, and Katherine K. Davis, a founding member of the Chorus and the composer of “The Little Drummer Boy.” The concert also features organist Jonathan Wessler and pianist John Sullivan.
Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors, and $10 for children and students and can be purchased online at www.concordchorus.org or over the phone at (978) 254-1551.
Founded in 1945, the Concord Chorus performs two concerts of choral-orchestral and smaller works each season. The repertory of the Concord Chorus encompasses music from the 16th century to the present. For more information, please visit www.concordchorus.org.
When: Dec 12, 2015 2 PM to Dec 12, 2015 3 PMin Concord, Massachusetts Cost: Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors, and $10 for children and students and can be purchased online at www.concordchorus.org or over the phone at (978) 254-1551. (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 14 )
A terrible drought has overtaken the land and the world has turned brown and lifeless. The Dragon King is ruler over all things water and the people are beginning to wonder why he has not brought the life-giving rains in such a very long time.
Children & Families Location: Saxe Room - Main Library
When: Dec 30, 2015 3 PM to Dec 30, 2015 4 PMin Worcester, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15 )
Want to have fun with the whole family or with your friends? Then come join us for some fun board games at the Main Branch. We will have a variety of entertaining games set up in the Children's room, so bring your friends or family and have fun!!
Ages: 12 and under Location: Children's Room - Main Library
When: Dec 1, 2015 4 PM to Dec 1, 2015 5 PMin Worcester, Massachusetts (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16 )
Please join the Associates of the Boston Public Library for a special presentation by Donald Yacovone, Ph.D. commemorating the 150th anniversary of the final issue of William Lloyd Garrison's renowned abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator.
In the pages of The Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison led a crusade against slavery and for the rights of black Americans for 35 years, until December, 1865 and the ratification of the 13th Amendment. Dr. Yacovone will examine Garrison’s life and critical role in shaping politics in the antebellum era and beyond. Highlights from the Boston Public Library's Antislavery Collection will be on display. Presentation begins at 6:00 PM. Reception to follow.
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis the night of the event. However, for planning purposes, please register for this free event at https://liberator.eventbrite.com.
When: Dec 3, 2015 6 PM to Dec 3, 2015 8 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18 )
Puppetry, music, and storytelling combine in this hilarious production about the wonderful world of Frogs. In "Frog, He Did a Courtin' Go," Mr. Frog does his best to marry Miss Mousie and avoid getting swallowed by a snake. Then, an enterprising frog attempts to replace the Big Bad Wolf in a very silly version of "Little Red Riding Hood." In "Frog and Eggplant," a magical spirit allows a dreary frog to trade places with...a vegetable. Finally, in "The Frog Prince," an enchanted frog helps a very nearsighted Princess to finally see things clearly. Lots of live music and audience interaction make this production a fun, froggy experience!
When: Dec 28, 2015 12 AM to Dec 30, 2015 12 AMin Northampton, Massachusetts (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00 )
3-5 yr old Storytime is a story and a craft. Children will hear a story either with a book, BIG book or a felt board. Music will be incorporated into the storytime and then they will march down to the stage to do a craft. Sign-up required! Sign-up starts on Monday, September 14th at 9am. Please call to sign-up. Please do not email. Location: Hudson Library
When: Dec 1, 2015 10 AM in Hudson, Massachusetts (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10 )
Abbey Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116 Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6 – 8pm
Join us in raising a glass to three new voices in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. City of Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges will present poet Enzo Silon Surin. Novelist Michelle Hoover will present fiction writer Lissa Franz. And acclaimed author Joan Wickersham will present essayist Walter M. Robinson. Free and open to the public.
Library: Central Library Neighborhood: Back Bay Type of Event: Talks & Lectures Cost: Free Audience: All Ages
When: Dec 10, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00 )
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