NAAC BOSTON MEMBER EVENTS

The Network for Arts Administrators of Color (or NAAC Boston) was established to enhance the visibility of professionals of color in Greater Boston’s arts and culture sector, as well as widen the leadership pipeline and highlight opportunities for professional and personal growth in the field.

Below is a calendar of events promoting the work of NAAC Boston members and events affiliated with NAAC Boston members’ organizations.

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Flamenco Dance Classes with Isaac de los Reyes

11-02-2017

Presented by The Ramon de los Reyes Spanish Dance Theater, Inc. at The Rehearsal Hall at the Thalia, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm + 7 more dates and times

Tue, Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm Tue, Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Nov 02 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Nov 02 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

World-renowned dancer Isaac de los Reyes returns to the Boston area September 23rd through November 2nd offering classes from absolute beginner to advanced on Saturdays at the Dance Complex and Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Thalia.  A... [more+]
World-renowned dancer Isaac de los Reyes returns to the Boston area September 23rd through November 2nd offering classes from absolute beginner to advanced on Saturdays at the Dance Complex and Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Thalia.  A danzar!!!! Fall Flamenco Classes with Isaac de los Reyes 9/23/2017-11/2/2017 Beginner/All Levels Technique Saturdays, 1:30-3: All Levels Technique Tuesdays, 6:30-8: ABSOLUTE BEGINNER! Thursdays, 6:30-8: Beginner Flamenco Intermediate/Advanced Technique and Choreo Saturdays, 3-4:30 - FARRUCA Tuesdays, 8-9:30 - BULERIAS Thursdays, 8-9:30 - SEGUIRILLAS $25/class Drop-ins welcome Location (Tuesdays and Thursdays): The Thalia 288-A Green Street, Lower Level Cambridge, MA 02139 888) 842-5427 thethalia.com Location (Saturdays): The Dance Complex 536 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 547-9363 thedancecomplex.org [less-]
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RAW: Boston = Fashion + Music + Art + Performances

10-19-2017

Presented by http://www.rawartists.org/ at Mixx 360, Malden
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm
Join us @ RAW: Boston for a local creative explosion of film, fashion, music, art, performing art, hair styling, makeup artistry, photography, accessories and more. The coolest thing you could do on a Thursday night! Over 60 artists... [more+]
Join us @ RAW: Boston for a local creative explosion of film, fashion, music, art, performing art, hair styling, makeup artistry, photography, accessories and more. The coolest thing you could do on a Thursday night! Over 60 artists feat. THURSDAY OCTOBER 19 @ MIXX 360 Doors @ 7:00 PM | $22 Pre-Sale | $30 Door | 21+ For Tickets: https://www.rawartists.org/boston/savor ***Fashion Shows ***Pop Up Art-Gallery ***Short Film Screening ***Live Music Performances ***Installations and more ... [less-]
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Oleanna

11-05-2017

Presented by New Repertory Theatre at The MainStage, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm + 14 more dates and times

Sun, Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Nov 02 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Nov 02 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 05 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

It’s all about power in David Mamet’s groundbreaking drama about political correctness and perception. When John, a professor, tries to help his student Carol, is it a misunderstanding or inherent misogyny that causes trouble? Featuring... [more+]
It’s all about power in David Mamet’s groundbreaking drama about political correctness and perception. When John, a professor, tries to help his student Carol, is it a misunderstanding or inherent misogyny that causes trouble? Featuring Johnny Lee Davenport (The Whipping Man, Thurgood) and Obehi Janice (The Gift Horse), Oleanna crackles with the fiery dialogue of Mamet at his finest.   [less-]
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Fun Home

10-29-2017

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm + 11 more dates and times

Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm Tue, Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

The “groundbreaking,” “uplifting,” and “exquisite” new musical Fun Home was the event of the Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and making history... [more+]
The “groundbreaking,” “uplifting,” and “exquisite” new musical Fun Home was the event of the Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and making history along the way. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages, as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, “Fun Home is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway.” (The New York Times) No children ages 4 and under are permitted. All patrons must have a ticket regardless of age. [less-]
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Live @ OBERON: Ancestral Memories

10-19-2017

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm
With grant support from the French-American Jazz Exchange Program, Cuban-American saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique and exciting program inspired by the rich and diverse... [more+]
With grant support from the French-American Jazz Exchange Program, Cuban-American saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique and exciting program inspired by the rich and diverse musical traditions that emerged from the African Diaspora in the United States and former French colonies in the Americas. The ensemble also features the extraordinary rhythm section of Terry’s brother, bassist Yunior Terry, and drummer Clarence Penn. Named Ancestral Memories, the project captures the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies of the Caribbean, New Orleans, and French Louisiana, re-imagined through 21st century aesthetics and a jazz sensibility. Nominated for a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album, Yosvany Terry’s most recent album New Throned King was based on a similar concept and seamlessly blended modern jazz with the ceremonial music of the West African and Cuban Arara culture. "This is a special opportunity to express my grandmother's Haitian heritage with people who speak the same language." – Yosvany Terry   [less-]
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Encuentro de Colores

10-20-2017

Presented by Essex Art Center at Essex Art Center, Lawrence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 10:00 am
Encuentro de Colores
Exhibition dates:  September 8 – October 20, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 8, 5-7 pm
The Chester Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Encuentro de Colores, features passion of color of... [more+]
Encuentro de Colores
Exhibition dates:  September 8 – October 20, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 8, 5-7 pm
The Chester Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Encuentro de Colores, features passion of color of Colombian artists and most recent work by Beatriz Correa López, Angela Maria Santacruz Ordoñez and Luz Piedad Curran Gauthier. Beatriz Correa, Angela Santacruz and Luz Piedad Curran all use their native country as inspiration for their artwork. They all studied in Colombia and have had exhibits in their native land, the United States and other countries. The exhibit is part of the Essex Art Center series showcasing works by artists who come directly from Latin America. Colombia was chosen this year to coincide with the International Book Fair, which is held in Lawrence, MA every fall. It highlights the writers and poets of the South American country. For additional information about this exhibition or to receive high resolution digital images for publication, please contact Sara Hidalgo via email sara@essexartcenter.org  or  at 978-685-2343. The Chester Sidell Gallery is located on the first floor of Essex Art Center Gallery Hours: M-F  10-6 FREE and open to the public www.essexartcenter.com Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence, MA  01840 [less-]
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Richard Yarde: Portraits

10-27-2017

Presented by UMass Boston at The University Hall Gallery at UMass Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 11:00 am Mon, Oct 23 @ 11:00 am Tue, Oct 24 @ 11:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Wed, Oct 25 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 26 @ 11:00 am Fri, Oct 27 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Richard Yarde: Portraits will feature a selection of artworks rendered by one of the most important watercolorists in American art. Focusing on the artist’s varied approaches to portraiture, the exhibition will examine the artist's... [more+]
Richard Yarde: Portraits will feature a selection of artworks rendered by one of the most important watercolorists in American art. Focusing on the artist’s varied approaches to portraiture, the exhibition will examine the artist's extraordinary ability to explore both prominent figures from African American culture and everyday people through light and color, dealing with such complex issues as corporeality, fame, and social injustice. Yarde, who taught at UMass Boston and UMass Amherst for much of his career, passed away in 2011. It is with this in mind that University Hall Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, Boston celebrates his career with images gleaned from private and public collections that illustrate the best of his portrait works. In addition to the exhibition, an exhibition catalog will be produced featuring an introduction by the organizing curator, Carol G.J. Scollans, and an essay by Professor Emeritus, Paul Tucker. Richard Yarde was born in Roxbury, MA in 1939 and passed in North Hampton, MA in 2011. His artistic practice spanned four decades and advanced the field of watercolor painting. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Brandeis University and Mount Holyoke College. His work has been exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Roosevelt Museum in New York, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Smith College Museum of Art, and in a 2003 solo-exhibition entitled Ringshout, presented at the Worcester Art Museum. In 1995, he was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with an Academy Award in Art for exceptional achievement in painting. [less-]
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Transformations: Celebrating Pendleton West

10-21-2017

Presented by Wellesley College at Pendleton West, Wellesley
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 12:30 pm Sat, Oct 21 @ 10:00 am
During four days of celebration, Pendleton West opens its doors to the public for the first major series of events since its renovation was completed in the spring of 2017. The renovation, which began in June 2015, included an overhaul of the... [more+]
During four days of celebration, Pendleton West opens its doors to the public for the first major series of events since its renovation was completed in the spring of 2017. The renovation, which began in June 2015, included an overhaul of the existing space and a 10,000-square-foot addition for both visual and musical arts, incorporating classroom, studio, rehearsal, and intimate performance spaces that can flexibly accommodate the needs of Wellesley's emerging and traditional arts and media programs. With the renovation of Pendleton West, Wellesley’s arts spaces have been transformed to promote creative dialogue and cross-disciplinary collaboration, emphasizing individual artistic practice as well as communal experiences. The celebration kicks off on Wednesday with a panel featuring the architects of the new space, Steven Kieran and Tim Peters of the award-winning firm Kieran Timberlake. According to Kieran, “The idea was to completely integrate a performative acoustical system into the architecture of the building so that you couldn't tell what was architecture and what was performance.” The celebration of Pendleton West includes performances by BANDALOOP, the acclaimed vertical dance company; premiere performances of a newly commissioned piece by Grammy Award–winning composer Augusta Read Thomas performed by the Wellesley College Chamber Singers and other works performed by the Parker Quartet; a performance by the Wellesley College Theatre related to their fall show Working, a musical that examines workers across the spectrum of American life, updated for the 21st century with new songs by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda; open art studios featuring exhibitions and installations by alumnae and current students; guided tours and family activities at the Davis Museum; and much more. Please note that Sunday, 10/22 is the rain date for all outdoor activities. [less-]
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Documentary film screening: American Beatboxer

10-20-2017

Presented by The Harvard Ed Portal at Harvard Ed Portal, Allston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm
Documenting one of the most neglected genres of hip hop culture, American Beatboxer depicts the first-ever American Beatbox Championship. The art of beatboxing is vocal percussion: producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue,... [more+]
Documenting one of the most neglected genres of hip hop culture, American Beatboxer depicts the first-ever American Beatbox Championship. The art of beatboxing is vocal percussion: producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice. Contestants of all races and from all over the United States competed in the 2010 Championship, with the film portraying the artistry and dedication of the eight finalists. Just one day later, don\'t miss the beatboxing workshop featuring Chesney Snow, award-winning actor, beatboxer, poet, musician and songwriter, on Saturday, October 21 at 3 PM at Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland Street, Cambridge. [less-]
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Hair: The Musical

10-20-2017

Presented by Heart & Dagger Productions at Club Cafe, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
The granddaddy of all rock musicals, Hair is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about a group of Americans searching for truth, peace, and love in a Vietnam... [more+]
The granddaddy of all rock musicals, Hair is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about a group of Americans searching for truth, peace, and love in a Vietnam War era has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. Hair features an eclectic score filled with classics, including "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In," "Hair," and "Easy To Be Hard." The themes and struggles in Hair remain vital and relevant to the times we live in today.     [less-]
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Tosca

10-22-2017

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm
Against a backdrop of war, chaos and corruption, a singer named Floria Tosca must give the performance of a lifetime to save the man she loves. Set in early 1800s Italy, Tosca is the passionate, sweeping story of three strong-willed characters... [more+]
Against a backdrop of war, chaos and corruption, a singer named Floria Tosca must give the performance of a lifetime to save the man she loves. Set in early 1800s Italy, Tosca is the passionate, sweeping story of three strong-willed characters destined to become masters and victims of their own fate. Music by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa A co-production between Boston Lyric Opera and Opera Omaha Sung in Italian with English surtitles [less-]
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Assault on the Senses

10-29-2017

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

José Mateo Ballet Theatre's 2017-18 Season – CRIMES OF PASSION – kicks off with Assault on the Senses, featuring three original Mateo ballets. Audiences will enjoy a one-of-a-kind theatre experience with wine and beer available at the bar... [more+]
José Mateo Ballet Theatre's 2017-18 Season – CRIMES OF PASSION – kicks off with Assault on the Senses, featuring three original Mateo ballets. Audiences will enjoy a one-of-a-kind theatre experience with wine and beer available at the bar and up-close views of the stage. Isle of the Dead (1993): Sergei Rachmaninoff, Isle of the Dead Covens (2005): James MacMillan, Symphony #3 Fearless Symmetries (2008): John Adams, Fearful Symmetries [less-]
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Mozart's Requiem

10-22-2017

Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm
The drama and mystery of Mozart’s Requiem, one of his best known and most beloved works, opens Boston Baroque’s season with a cast of favorite soloists including Boston soprano Amanda Forsythe. Joining on the all-Mozart program are his joyful... [more+]
The drama and mystery of Mozart’s Requiem, one of his best known and most beloved works, opens Boston Baroque’s season with a cast of favorite soloists including Boston soprano Amanda Forsythe. Joining on the all-Mozart program are his joyful concert aria Exsultate, Jubilate and sweeping Symphony No. 40. [less-]
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THANK YOU FOR COMING: PLAY

10-21-2017

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
While the first installment, Attendance, foregrounded movement and the relationship between audience and performers, Play explores our reliance on stories to relate to one another and form our identities as individuals and... [more+]
While the first installment, Attendance, foregrounded movement and the relationship between audience and performers, Play explores our reliance on stories to relate to one another and form our identities as individuals and citizens. Play highlights how language both defines and reduces our lived experiences. Five multitalented and energetic performers ventriloquize, shape-shift, sing, and speak through and for each other in this strange and enthralling collage of gesture, image, voice, and persona. [less-]
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Maudslay is Haunted

10-22-2017

Presented by Theater in the Open at Maudslay State Park, Newburyport
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm
Theater in the Open’s notorious annual haunting of Maudslay State Park in Newburyport! Join a cast of all ages for a one-hour walk through eerie vignettes, spooky sketches and haunting scenes, all in the autumn grandeur of Maudslay State Park.... [more+]
Theater in the Open’s notorious annual haunting of Maudslay State Park in Newburyport! Join a cast of all ages for a one-hour walk through eerie vignettes, spooky sketches and haunting scenes, all in the autumn grandeur of Maudslay State Park. Bring the whole family for a variety of tricks and treats. This is a family event intended for all ages. [less-]
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A conversation with beatboxer Chesney Snow, moderated by film producer Rich McKeown

10-21-2017

Presented by The Harvard Ed Portal at Lowell Lecture Hall, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm
A conversation with beatboxer Chesney Snow, moderated by film producer Rich McKeown, and workshop/demonstration/cypher with community Snow and McKeown will be in conversation about the history of beatboxing and hip hop, and Snow will offer a... [more+]
A conversation with beatboxer Chesney Snow, moderated by film producer Rich McKeown, and workshop/demonstration/cypher with community Snow and McKeown will be in conversation about the history of beatboxing and hip hop, and Snow will offer a workshop/demonstration/cypher with students and the community. [less-]
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Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin, China

10-21-2017

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
Music Worcester presents a truly amazing performance that will delight all ages! The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin of the People’s Republic of China (Tianjin Acrobatic Troupe) was established in 1957 as a combination of the former... [more+]
Music Worcester presents a truly amazing performance that will delight all ages! The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin of the People’s Republic of China (Tianjin Acrobatic Troupe) was established in 1957 as a combination of the former China Circus & Acrobats that was founded in 1948. It is one of the best acrobatic troupes in China with over one hundred acrobatic, magical, and martial arts performers. With novelty and superior techniques, the acrobatic troupe is favored by the audiences all over the world. [less-]
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Othello

10-21-2017

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
Classic Repertory Company takes on this famous tale of race, love, jealousy, and revenge. Featuring live music, and seven young actors taking on multiple roles, this bold adaptation breathes new life into one of Shakespeare’s most well-loved... [more+]
Classic Repertory Company takes on this famous tale of race, love, jealousy, and revenge. Featuring live music, and seven young actors taking on multiple roles, this bold adaptation breathes new life into one of Shakespeare’s most well-loved tragedies. Classic Repertory Company is New Repertory Theatre’s flagship educational outreach program. CRC tours professional productions of classic and modern works of relevant literature to schools, colleges, and community centers throughout New England. CRC is produced in collaboration with BU College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. Run time is 90 minutes Suitable for grades 6 and up [less-]
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Organ Recital

10-22-2017

Presented by St. Paul's Church at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Dedham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm
Doug Marshall will play music of Bach, Franck, Peloquin, and Vierne on the new Casavant/Marshall & Ogletree organ at St. Paul's Church in Dedham.   The instrument is a hybrid of the newly restored Casavant and Marshall & Ogletree's Opus 12... [more+]
Doug Marshall will play music of Bach, Franck, Peloquin, and Vierne on the new Casavant/Marshall & Ogletree organ at St. Paul's Church in Dedham.   The instrument is a hybrid of the newly restored Casavant and Marshall & Ogletree's Opus 12 Digital Organ. [less-]
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Midnight at the Masquerade

10-22-2017

Presented by The Murder Mystery Company in Boston at Rosa Mexicano, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm
The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Boston and surrounding areas throughout Massachusetts. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in... [more+]
The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Boston and surrounding areas throughout Massachusetts. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller! [less-]
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Flamenco Dance Classes with Isaac de los Reyes

11-02-2017

Presented by The Ramon de los Reyes Spanish Dance Theater, Inc. at The Rehearsal Hall at the Thalia, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm + 7 more dates and times

Tue, Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm Tue, Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Nov 02 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Nov 02 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

World-renowned dancer Isaac de los Reyes returns to the Boston area September 23rd through November 2nd offering classes from absolute beginner to advanced on Saturdays at the Dance Complex and Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Thalia.  A... [more+]
World-renowned dancer Isaac de los Reyes returns to the Boston area September 23rd through November 2nd offering classes from absolute beginner to advanced on Saturdays at the Dance Complex and Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Thalia.  A danzar!!!! Fall Flamenco Classes with Isaac de los Reyes 9/23/2017-11/2/2017 Beginner/All Levels Technique Saturdays, 1:30-3: All Levels Technique Tuesdays, 6:30-8: ABSOLUTE BEGINNER! Thursdays, 6:30-8: Beginner Flamenco Intermediate/Advanced Technique and Choreo Saturdays, 3-4:30 - FARRUCA Tuesdays, 8-9:30 - BULERIAS Thursdays, 8-9:30 - SEGUIRILLAS $25/class Drop-ins welcome Location (Tuesdays and Thursdays): The Thalia 288-A Green Street, Lower Level Cambridge, MA 02139 888) 842-5427 thethalia.com Location (Saturdays): The Dance Complex 536 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 547-9363 thedancecomplex.org [less-]
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RAW: Boston = Fashion + Music + Art + Performances

10-19-2017

Presented by http://www.rawartists.org/ at Mixx 360, Malden
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm
Join us @ RAW: Boston for a local creative explosion of film, fashion, music, art, performing art, hair styling, makeup artistry, photography, accessories and more. The coolest thing you could do on a Thursday night! Over 60 artists... [more+]
Join us @ RAW: Boston for a local creative explosion of film, fashion, music, art, performing art, hair styling, makeup artistry, photography, accessories and more. The coolest thing you could do on a Thursday night! Over 60 artists feat. THURSDAY OCTOBER 19 @ MIXX 360 Doors @ 7:00 PM | $22 Pre-Sale | $30 Door | 21+ For Tickets: https://www.rawartists.org/boston/savor ***Fashion Shows ***Pop Up Art-Gallery ***Short Film Screening ***Live Music Performances ***Installations and more ... [less-]
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Oleanna

11-05-2017

Presented by New Repertory Theatre at The MainStage, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm + 14 more dates and times

Sun, Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Nov 02 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Nov 02 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 05 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

It’s all about power in David Mamet’s groundbreaking drama about political correctness and perception. When John, a professor, tries to help his student Carol, is it a misunderstanding or inherent misogyny that causes trouble? Featuring... [more+]
It’s all about power in David Mamet’s groundbreaking drama about political correctness and perception. When John, a professor, tries to help his student Carol, is it a misunderstanding or inherent misogyny that causes trouble? Featuring Johnny Lee Davenport (The Whipping Man, Thurgood) and Obehi Janice (The Gift Horse), Oleanna crackles with the fiery dialogue of Mamet at his finest.   [less-]
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Fun Home

10-29-2017

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm + 11 more dates and times

Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm Tue, Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

The “groundbreaking,” “uplifting,” and “exquisite” new musical Fun Home was the event of the Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and making history... [more+]
The “groundbreaking,” “uplifting,” and “exquisite” new musical Fun Home was the event of the Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and making history along the way. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages, as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, “Fun Home is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway.” (The New York Times) No children ages 4 and under are permitted. All patrons must have a ticket regardless of age. [less-]
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Live @ OBERON: Ancestral Memories

10-19-2017

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm
With grant support from the French-American Jazz Exchange Program, Cuban-American saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique and exciting program inspired by the rich and diverse... [more+]
With grant support from the French-American Jazz Exchange Program, Cuban-American saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique and exciting program inspired by the rich and diverse musical traditions that emerged from the African Diaspora in the United States and former French colonies in the Americas. The ensemble also features the extraordinary rhythm section of Terry’s brother, bassist Yunior Terry, and drummer Clarence Penn. Named Ancestral Memories, the project captures the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies of the Caribbean, New Orleans, and French Louisiana, re-imagined through 21st century aesthetics and a jazz sensibility. Nominated for a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album, Yosvany Terry’s most recent album New Throned King was based on a similar concept and seamlessly blended modern jazz with the ceremonial music of the West African and Cuban Arara culture. "This is a special opportunity to express my grandmother's Haitian heritage with people who speak the same language." – Yosvany Terry   [less-]
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Encuentro de Colores

10-20-2017

Presented by Essex Art Center at Essex Art Center, Lawrence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 10:00 am
Encuentro de Colores
Exhibition dates:  September 8 – October 20, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 8, 5-7 pm
The Chester Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Encuentro de Colores, features passion of color of... [more+]
Encuentro de Colores
Exhibition dates:  September 8 – October 20, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 8, 5-7 pm
The Chester Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Encuentro de Colores, features passion of color of Colombian artists and most recent work by Beatriz Correa López, Angela Maria Santacruz Ordoñez and Luz Piedad Curran Gauthier. Beatriz Correa, Angela Santacruz and Luz Piedad Curran all use their native country as inspiration for their artwork. They all studied in Colombia and have had exhibits in their native land, the United States and other countries. The exhibit is part of the Essex Art Center series showcasing works by artists who come directly from Latin America. Colombia was chosen this year to coincide with the International Book Fair, which is held in Lawrence, MA every fall. It highlights the writers and poets of the South American country. For additional information about this exhibition or to receive high resolution digital images for publication, please contact Sara Hidalgo via email sara@essexartcenter.org  or  at 978-685-2343. The Chester Sidell Gallery is located on the first floor of Essex Art Center Gallery Hours: M-F  10-6 FREE and open to the public www.essexartcenter.com Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence, MA  01840 [less-]
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Richard Yarde: Portraits

10-27-2017

Presented by UMass Boston at The University Hall Gallery at UMass Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 11:00 am Mon, Oct 23 @ 11:00 am Tue, Oct 24 @ 11:00 am + 3 more dates and times

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Richard Yarde: Portraits will feature a selection of artworks rendered by one of the most important watercolorists in American art. Focusing on the artist’s varied approaches to portraiture, the exhibition will examine the artist's... [more+]
Richard Yarde: Portraits will feature a selection of artworks rendered by one of the most important watercolorists in American art. Focusing on the artist’s varied approaches to portraiture, the exhibition will examine the artist's extraordinary ability to explore both prominent figures from African American culture and everyday people through light and color, dealing with such complex issues as corporeality, fame, and social injustice. Yarde, who taught at UMass Boston and UMass Amherst for much of his career, passed away in 2011. It is with this in mind that University Hall Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, Boston celebrates his career with images gleaned from private and public collections that illustrate the best of his portrait works. In addition to the exhibition, an exhibition catalog will be produced featuring an introduction by the organizing curator, Carol G.J. Scollans, and an essay by Professor Emeritus, Paul Tucker. Richard Yarde was born in Roxbury, MA in 1939 and passed in North Hampton, MA in 2011. His artistic practice spanned four decades and advanced the field of watercolor painting. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Brandeis University and Mount Holyoke College. His work has been exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Roosevelt Museum in New York, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Smith College Museum of Art, and in a 2003 solo-exhibition entitled Ringshout, presented at the Worcester Art Museum. In 1995, he was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with an Academy Award in Art for exceptional achievement in painting. [less-]
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Transformations: Celebrating Pendleton West

10-21-2017

Presented by Wellesley College at Pendleton West, Wellesley
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 12:30 pm Sat, Oct 21 @ 10:00 am
During four days of celebration, Pendleton West opens its doors to the public for the first major series of events since its renovation was completed in the spring of 2017. The renovation, which began in June 2015, included an overhaul of the... [more+]
During four days of celebration, Pendleton West opens its doors to the public for the first major series of events since its renovation was completed in the spring of 2017. The renovation, which began in June 2015, included an overhaul of the existing space and a 10,000-square-foot addition for both visual and musical arts, incorporating classroom, studio, rehearsal, and intimate performance spaces that can flexibly accommodate the needs of Wellesley's emerging and traditional arts and media programs. With the renovation of Pendleton West, Wellesley’s arts spaces have been transformed to promote creative dialogue and cross-disciplinary collaboration, emphasizing individual artistic practice as well as communal experiences. The celebration kicks off on Wednesday with a panel featuring the architects of the new space, Steven Kieran and Tim Peters of the award-winning firm Kieran Timberlake. According to Kieran, “The idea was to completely integrate a performative acoustical system into the architecture of the building so that you couldn't tell what was architecture and what was performance.” The celebration of Pendleton West includes performances by BANDALOOP, the acclaimed vertical dance company; premiere performances of a newly commissioned piece by Grammy Award–winning composer Augusta Read Thomas performed by the Wellesley College Chamber Singers and other works performed by the Parker Quartet; a performance by the Wellesley College Theatre related to their fall show Working, a musical that examines workers across the spectrum of American life, updated for the 21st century with new songs by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda; open art studios featuring exhibitions and installations by alumnae and current students; guided tours and family activities at the Davis Museum; and much more. Please note that Sunday, 10/22 is the rain date for all outdoor activities. [less-]
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Documentary film screening: American Beatboxer

10-20-2017

Presented by The Harvard Ed Portal at Harvard Ed Portal, Allston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm
Documenting one of the most neglected genres of hip hop culture, American Beatboxer depicts the first-ever American Beatbox Championship. The art of beatboxing is vocal percussion: producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue,... [more+]
Documenting one of the most neglected genres of hip hop culture, American Beatboxer depicts the first-ever American Beatbox Championship. The art of beatboxing is vocal percussion: producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice. Contestants of all races and from all over the United States competed in the 2010 Championship, with the film portraying the artistry and dedication of the eight finalists. Just one day later, don\'t miss the beatboxing workshop featuring Chesney Snow, award-winning actor, beatboxer, poet, musician and songwriter, on Saturday, October 21 at 3 PM at Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland Street, Cambridge. [less-]
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Hair: The Musical

10-20-2017

Presented by Heart & Dagger Productions at Club Cafe, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
The granddaddy of all rock musicals, Hair is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about a group of Americans searching for truth, peace, and love in a Vietnam... [more+]
The granddaddy of all rock musicals, Hair is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about a group of Americans searching for truth, peace, and love in a Vietnam War era has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. Hair features an eclectic score filled with classics, including "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In," "Hair," and "Easy To Be Hard." The themes and struggles in Hair remain vital and relevant to the times we live in today.     [less-]
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Tosca

10-22-2017

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm
Against a backdrop of war, chaos and corruption, a singer named Floria Tosca must give the performance of a lifetime to save the man she loves. Set in early 1800s Italy, Tosca is the passionate, sweeping story of three strong-willed characters... [more+]
Against a backdrop of war, chaos and corruption, a singer named Floria Tosca must give the performance of a lifetime to save the man she loves. Set in early 1800s Italy, Tosca is the passionate, sweeping story of three strong-willed characters destined to become masters and victims of their own fate. Music by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa A co-production between Boston Lyric Opera and Opera Omaha Sung in Italian with English surtitles [less-]
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Assault on the Senses

10-29-2017

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

José Mateo Ballet Theatre's 2017-18 Season – CRIMES OF PASSION – kicks off with Assault on the Senses, featuring three original Mateo ballets. Audiences will enjoy a one-of-a-kind theatre experience with wine and beer available at the bar... [more+]
José Mateo Ballet Theatre's 2017-18 Season – CRIMES OF PASSION – kicks off with Assault on the Senses, featuring three original Mateo ballets. Audiences will enjoy a one-of-a-kind theatre experience with wine and beer available at the bar and up-close views of the stage. Isle of the Dead (1993): Sergei Rachmaninoff, Isle of the Dead Covens (2005): James MacMillan, Symphony #3 Fearless Symmetries (2008): John Adams, Fearful Symmetries [less-]
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Mozart's Requiem

10-22-2017

Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm
The drama and mystery of Mozart’s Requiem, one of his best known and most beloved works, opens Boston Baroque’s season with a cast of favorite soloists including Boston soprano Amanda Forsythe. Joining on the all-Mozart program are his joyful... [more+]
The drama and mystery of Mozart’s Requiem, one of his best known and most beloved works, opens Boston Baroque’s season with a cast of favorite soloists including Boston soprano Amanda Forsythe. Joining on the all-Mozart program are his joyful concert aria Exsultate, Jubilate and sweeping Symphony No. 40. [less-]
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THANK YOU FOR COMING: PLAY

10-21-2017

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
While the first installment, Attendance, foregrounded movement and the relationship between audience and performers, Play explores our reliance on stories to relate to one another and form our identities as individuals and... [more+]
While the first installment, Attendance, foregrounded movement and the relationship between audience and performers, Play explores our reliance on stories to relate to one another and form our identities as individuals and citizens. Play highlights how language both defines and reduces our lived experiences. Five multitalented and energetic performers ventriloquize, shape-shift, sing, and speak through and for each other in this strange and enthralling collage of gesture, image, voice, and persona. [less-]
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Maudslay is Haunted

10-22-2017

Presented by Theater in the Open at Maudslay State Park, Newburyport
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm
Theater in the Open’s notorious annual haunting of Maudslay State Park in Newburyport! Join a cast of all ages for a one-hour walk through eerie vignettes, spooky sketches and haunting scenes, all in the autumn grandeur of Maudslay State Park.... [more+]
Theater in the Open’s notorious annual haunting of Maudslay State Park in Newburyport! Join a cast of all ages for a one-hour walk through eerie vignettes, spooky sketches and haunting scenes, all in the autumn grandeur of Maudslay State Park. Bring the whole family for a variety of tricks and treats. This is a family event intended for all ages. [less-]
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A conversation with beatboxer Chesney Snow, moderated by film producer Rich McKeown

10-21-2017

Presented by The Harvard Ed Portal at Lowell Lecture Hall, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm
A conversation with beatboxer Chesney Snow, moderated by film producer Rich McKeown, and workshop/demonstration/cypher with community Snow and McKeown will be in conversation about the history of beatboxing and hip hop, and Snow will offer a... [more+]
A conversation with beatboxer Chesney Snow, moderated by film producer Rich McKeown, and workshop/demonstration/cypher with community Snow and McKeown will be in conversation about the history of beatboxing and hip hop, and Snow will offer a workshop/demonstration/cypher with students and the community. [less-]
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Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin, China

10-21-2017

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
Music Worcester presents a truly amazing performance that will delight all ages! The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin of the People’s Republic of China (Tianjin Acrobatic Troupe) was established in 1957 as a combination of the former... [more+]
Music Worcester presents a truly amazing performance that will delight all ages! The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin of the People’s Republic of China (Tianjin Acrobatic Troupe) was established in 1957 as a combination of the former China Circus & Acrobats that was founded in 1948. It is one of the best acrobatic troupes in China with over one hundred acrobatic, magical, and martial arts performers. With novelty and superior techniques, the acrobatic troupe is favored by the audiences all over the world. [less-]
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Othello

10-21-2017

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
Classic Repertory Company takes on this famous tale of race, love, jealousy, and revenge. Featuring live music, and seven young actors taking on multiple roles, this bold adaptation breathes new life into one of Shakespeare’s most well-loved... [more+]
Classic Repertory Company takes on this famous tale of race, love, jealousy, and revenge. Featuring live music, and seven young actors taking on multiple roles, this bold adaptation breathes new life into one of Shakespeare’s most well-loved tragedies. Classic Repertory Company is New Repertory Theatre’s flagship educational outreach program. CRC tours professional productions of classic and modern works of relevant literature to schools, colleges, and community centers throughout New England. CRC is produced in collaboration with BU College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. Run time is 90 minutes Suitable for grades 6 and up [less-]
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Organ Recital

10-22-2017

Presented by St. Paul's Church at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Dedham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm
Doug Marshall will play music of Bach, Franck, Peloquin, and Vierne on the new Casavant/Marshall & Ogletree organ at St. Paul's Church in Dedham.   The instrument is a hybrid of the newly restored Casavant and Marshall & Ogletree's Opus 12... [more+]
Doug Marshall will play music of Bach, Franck, Peloquin, and Vierne on the new Casavant/Marshall & Ogletree organ at St. Paul's Church in Dedham.   The instrument is a hybrid of the newly restored Casavant and Marshall & Ogletree's Opus 12 Digital Organ. [less-]
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Midnight at the Masquerade

10-22-2017

Presented by The Murder Mystery Company in Boston at Rosa Mexicano, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm
The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Boston and surrounding areas throughout Massachusetts. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in... [more+]
The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Boston and surrounding areas throughout Massachusetts. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller! [less-]
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