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Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, February 10 I BIG RED DOOR & Other Stories  Urbanity presents six works, four choreographed by director Betsi Graves, modeled as a series of short dance stories. In “Big Red Door,” doors become symbols for entrances and exits in life, snapshots in time. Graves draws inspiration from Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five,” building a post-modern take on time-travel, memories and dreams, births and deaths. In a second story, “Little Blue Dot,” Graves is inspired by GPS and Google Maps. Three soloists dive into journeys weighed with human emotion  love, guilt and grief. The work questions whether looking at ourselves aerially alters our travel emotions. In an unusual collaboration, music for “Little Blue Dot” is composed by award-winning composer Mu-Xuan Lin and performed live by Lin and other musicians. A third chapter, “Green Grass Grows,” is an ensemble piece set to the music of Philip Glass. Through sweeping symmetry, Graves asks observers to explore the natural wonder of grass, the ultimate mediator between soil and sun.  In a fourth tale, “Little Black Dress,” Graves turns to neoclassical movement to tell a story of feminine coming of age through cultural assimilation.

** This performance will also be appearing on Saturday, February 11 at Quinsigamond Community College. Pick up your tickets for this performance here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 9, 2012 in Boston, Hot Tickets

 

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Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Thursday, December 22 I The Thursday Show with Nate Johnson  Nate Johnson hosts a hand-picked lineup of tremendous stand up comics and hilarious sketch comedy.

Friday, December 23 I Best of Mottley’s Holiday Showcase  No lie – this is a handpicked lineup of the best comics in Boston. These are the acts most likely to break out and go to the next level, and you can come see them all on one show. The Boston comedy scene is probably the best in the country, and these young comics are the best of the best! Come on out and get some laughs in before heading into quality holiday time with the family!

Monday, December 26 I Introduction to Burlesque  This week’s move is Tassel Twirling — the ultimate burlesque trick! You will need to bring pasties with tassels to class for this. There will be a few pairs for sale. If you’re uncomfortable appearing in just pasties, please wear a close-fitting tank-top under your bra and affix the pasties to that. It’s harder to twirl, but we don’t want anyone struggling beyond their comfort level. The week’s striptease lesson is Removing a Bra. Please bring a back-fastening bra to class. See the above note about pasties and comfort levels. That applies here too. For extra fun, students will also be playing with Feather Boas, that quintessential burlesque accessory. If you have a boa, by all means bring it, but they’ll also have some loner boas. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Boston, Hot Tickets

 

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Hot Tickets: Boston

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, November 26 I Premium Beacon Hill & Back Bay Food Tour  This is the “premium” version of the Beacon Hill and Back Bay Food Tour, and will include a dessert stop at either one of Boston’s few 4-star restaurants or a 5-star hotel. Boston Foodie Tours conducts food tours throughout Boston and surrounding areas. Fun and food are the main ingredients in all of their tours. While tour stops are subject to change, past Beacon Hill/Back Bay food tours have started at Scampo restaurant at the Liberty Hotel. Additional tour stops have included Savenor’s Market, Beacon Hill Chocolates, Bacco’s Wine and Cheese, Copley Square Farmers’ Market, Sabatino and Company, Turner Fisheries, Bon Me’s food truck, L’Espalier and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s M Bar and Lounge. Join them and find out where Derek Jeter likes to dine when he visits Boston. And where Oprah frequently buys gift baskets. Visit Julia Child’s favorite market, and a small Boston institution that has served breakfast to Jack Nicholson and Kevin Costner. And what would a visit to Boston be without tasting Hall of Fame chowder? They can’t send you home without doing that, can they? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Boston, Hot Tickets

 

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