Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.
Saturday, October 22 Beyond the Myth – Boston Screening Beyond the Myth is a film about dog breeds commonly referred to as”pit bulls” and those who love these breeds. Viewers are taken on a journey to four U.S. cities where Breed Specific Legislation focusing on “pit bulls” has profoundly impacted people and animals: Denver, Miami, Cincinnati, and San Francisco. The documentary intelligently explores the contributing factors behind the public’s generalized fear of “pit bulls”, and examines the conflict existing between advocates and opponents of breed discriminatory laws, commonly referred to as breed bans. It also investigates the myths associated with these breeds, challenges the idea that they are inherently vicious, presents eye-opening research regarding the media’s role in influencing people’s opinion on dog attacks.
Saturday, October 22 Brian Peters The Folk Song Society of Greater Boston is please to present Brian Peters, a performer of traditional folk music who combines a high level of skill on three different instruments with a great voice and an energetic stage presence. He’s a leading English squeezebox player, doubling on melodeon (button accordion) and anglo concertina, a fine guitarist well-versed in open tunings, and a passionate singer who can convey drama or emotion, while his carefully-constructed accompaniments blend adventure and sophistication.
Monday, October 24 EM PREMIERE: ONE SCREENING ONLY! Em is an acclaimed romantic drama that will have its Boston premiere for one night only at the West Newton Cinema. Josh Weathers (played by Peabody native Nathan Wetherington) is an aimless young man in his twenties who is looking for more out of life. Enter Amanda “Em” Helms, a vivacious and spirited young woman who lives life to the fullest. Instinctive mutual attraction brings them together and soon blossoms into a rich romance. But when the two decide to start a new life and a home together, secrets of the past emerge.
Monday, October 24 Performance Feast The Theater Offensive (TTO) and Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) present The Fall 2011 Performance Feast. Join them for a fabulous evening of delicious food, powerful performances, and thoughtful discussion at the Milky Way Lounge in Jamaica Plain. This is a culminating event for Shout It OUT!, a weekend workshop series with guest artist Brian Freeman, founding member of the African-American gay theater troupe The Pomo Afro Homos. The Performance Feast will feature stories from LGBT people of color from the Boston area, and perhaps a sneak peek of Brian’s work Fierce Love: Stories from Black Gay Life, which will be presented in-full by TTO November 17-19. Ticket price includes appetizer, pasta and salad buffet dinner, dessert, performance, and discussion. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.
Wednesday, October 26 All4One Alliance 2011 Fashion Show Benefit Join the All4One Alliance for a fun filled night of fashion and music, hosted by Boston’s own radio personality, singer and songwriter, Candy O’Terry. The All4One is an alliance between 4 nonprofits committed to one mission – to help undeserved women recover from breast cancer with dignity by providing post-mastectomy prosthesis, bras and garments to women in need. 100% of the profits from this fundraising activity directly benefits women through the All4One Breast Form Fund.
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