6 hours ago

"What also courses unmistakably through “Shak...

"What also courses unmistakably through “Shakespeare in Love’’ is a sheer love of theater and the eccentric, egotistical, obsessive, theatrical people who make it." The Boston Globe's Don Aucoin raves about SpeakEasy Stage Company's Shakespeare in Love, now through February 10 at the Roberts Studio Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion, here at the BCA!

    A lively, stylish 'Shakespeare in Love' at SpeakEasy - The Boston Globe
    "Shakespeare in Love'' actually revolves around two romances, not just one. At the center of Lee Hall's play, now receiving its New England premiere at SpeakEasy Stage Company, is the affair between the besotted Bard and a woman named Viola de Lesseps, who has disguised herself as a man so she can perform onstage.
    https://www.bostonglobe.com

10 hours ago

Take a close look at last weekend's "dreamy, ...

Take a close look at last weekend's "dreamy, rainbow brite" Rainbow Collapse, created for BCA's Run of the Mills series by Anya Smolnikova and Jared Williams in this feature by Greg Cook on Wonderland: A Magazine of Arts and Cultures.

    In 'Rainbow Collapse,' Fearing Ecological Destruction, Dreaming A 'Utopian And Impossible' Future
    "Rainbow Collapse" -part of the "Run of the Mills" performance series at the Boston Center for the Arts-"is a piece about working in the gap between what we want and what we can do, or between the vision and the reality," says Anya Smolnikova, who developed the ecological-technological show with Jared Williams. "It's about reconnecting with something true and magical."
    http://gregcookland.com

12 hours ago

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office announces February Correction Officer exam on Feb. 24

01/30/2018 142 Shawmut Avenue meeting, Jan. 30

    Middlesex Sheriff's Office announces February Correction Officer exam on Feb. 24
    BILLERICA, Mass. - Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian has announced the next Correction Officer entrance exam will be held Saturday, February 24 in Lowell, Mass. Individuals interested in registering for the exam may do so by visiting the Middlesex Sheriff's Office website ( www.middlesexsheriff.org) between and on February 15 .
    http://sampan.org

12 hours ago

Katie Forde running for Suffolk County Register of Deeds

01/30/2018 142 Shawmut Avenue meeting, Jan. 30

    Katie Forde running for Suffolk County Register of Deeds
    BOSTON - Katie Forde announced today that she is running for Suffolk County Register of Deeds in the 2018 Democratic Primary. "The work of the Register of Deeds affects every homeowner and can transform and empower communities by helping to create and sustain pathways to homeownership," Forde said.
    http://sampan.org

12 hours ago

Film to raise awareness about legal barriers to school choice

01/30/2018 142 Shawmut Avenue meeting, Jan. 30

    Film to raise awareness about legal barriers to school choice
    BOSTON (Jan. 22, 2018 ) - A former Vatican ambassador and former mayor of Boston will be speaking at a free film screening of a new documentary film "Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams: Ending America's Bigoted Education Laws," which traces the ordeals of four families who struggle to send their children to religiously rooted schools.
    http://sampan.org

12 hours ago

Mayor Walsh files ordinance establishing guidelines and regulations for short-term rentals in Boston

01/30/2018 142 Shawmut Avenue meeting, Jan. 30

    Mayor Walsh files ordinance establishing guidelines and regulations for short-term rentals in Boston
    BOSTON - Monday, January 22, 2018 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that today he will file a citywide ordinance establishing guidelines and regulations to better track and regulate short-term rentals in the City of Boston. As a new global industry that has a strong presence in Boston, short-term rentals provide both economic opportunities for residents and alternative temporary accommodation options for visitors.
    http://sampan.org

12 hours ago

401 events in Boston to raise awareness about school choice

01/30/2018 142 Shawmut Avenue meeting, Jan. 30

    401 events in Boston to raise awareness about school choice
    The Boston Area will play a key role in National School Choice Week, the largest celebration of educational opportunity in US history. BOSTON -- National School Choice Week is underway in Boston and across the country. There are 401 events planned in the area to raise awareness about the options that parents have for their children's education.
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16 hours ago

Thursday, February 1, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Landscape Maintenance Practices for Native Bees

Pollinators (including honey bees, native bees, birds, bats, butterflies, and other species) are essential to healthy ecosystems. Pollinators support the success and vigor of flowering plants, making ecosystems stronger, more resilient, and enhancing the environment for human populations. Decades of stressors (including the loss, degradation, and fragmentation of habitat, reduction in the number and quality of food sources, reduction in the availability of sites for breeding, nesting, and roosting, and improper use of pesticides and herbicides) have severely and adversely altered the health and numbers of pollinator populations.

    Thursday, February 1, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Landscape Maintenance Practices for Native Bees
    Pollinators (including honey bees, native bees, birds, bats, butterflies, and other species) are essential to healthy ecosystems. Pollinators support the success and vigor of flowering plants, making ecosystems stronger, more resilient, and enhancing the environment for human populations.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Thursday, April 19 – Sunday, April 22 – Gateway to Bonsai

The American Bonsai Society and the Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis present Gateway to Bonsai April 19 – 22. In addition to exhibit trees and ikebana displays, there will be 37 workshops and seminars and top vendors from across the country.  Guest artists include Marc Noelanders, Bjorn Bjorholm, and Matt Reel. The juried exhibit awards a $1,000 cash prize for Best in Show. Register at http://absbonsai.org, email absconvention@frontier.com, or call 812-922-5481. Accommodations at Doubletree Hotel Collinsville, Hampton Inn, Super 8 Motel, Fairfield Inn, and Drury Inn, all providing discounts for participants. MAKE YOUR HOTEL REGISTRATION before 3/19/2018.

    Thursday, April 19 - Sunday, April 22 - Gateway to Bonsai
    The American Bonsai Society and the Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis present Gateway to Bonsai April 19 - 22. In addition to exhibit trees and ikebana displays, there will be 37 workshops and seminars and top vendors from across the country. Guest artists include Marc Noelanders, Bjorn Bjorholm, and Matt Reel.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Tennis at Royale Nightclub on 01/21/2018 08:00 PM EST

279 Tremont Street

    Tennis - Tickets - Royale Nightclub - Boston, MA - January 21st, 2018
    Overcoats is the New York-based female duo of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. Their debut album YOUNG captures a sound rich in minimalism and melody: songs of connection and tension, on the depths of love and challenges of family. Overcoats' music draws strength from vulnerability, finding light through darkness, and the catharsis of simple, honest songwriting.
    https://www.boweryboston.com

40 hours ago

Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15 – Leading with Landscape IV: North Carolina’s Research Triangle

In an effort to broaden awareness of the transformation taking place in the public realm across the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Research Triangle, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will curate a conference and related events on April 12-15, 2018, that will draw an audience that is local, national, and international in scope. In developing these events, TCLF, in partnership with the City of Raleigh, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Museum of Art, and Sasaki, is working to excite and inspire constituents, helping them to understand that the ambitions of their region are worthy of critical analysis, evaluation, and broadcasting.

    Thursday, April 12 - Sunday, April 15 - Leading with Landscape IV: North Carolina's Research Triangle
    In an effort to broaden awareness of the transformation taking place in the public realm across the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Research Triangle, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will curate a conference and related events on April 12-15, 2018, that will draw an audience that is local, national, and international in scope.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

41 hours ago

Saturday, February 3, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Make Life Easier with Living Mulch

How many people were drawn to gardening by a love of mulch? Not many, and yet our landscapes are full of it. Thick layers of red mulch and volcano mulching under trees is commonplace—but there is a better way. Canada mayflower, foamflower, and beech fern are just a few alternatives that can take the place of traditional wood mulch in the garden. Come to Garden in the Woods on Saturday, February 3 from 1- 3 for a class with Dan Jaffee on Living Mulch. $26 for NEWFS members, $32 for nonmembers. Image from gobotany! Register at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/make-life-easier-with-living-mulch

    Saturday, February 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Make Life Easier with Living Mulch
    How many people were drawn to gardening by a love of mulch? Not many, and yet our landscapes are full of it. Thick layers of red mulch and volcano mulching under trees is commonplace-but there is a better way.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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2 days ago

Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm – What in the World is a Margaritifera margaritifera, and Why Should I Care?

The freshwater pearl mussel, Margaritifera margaritifera, inhabits swift, shallow riffles and runs of clear, cool streams… exactly the kinds of streams that humans love to walk along and wade in. With even minimal coaching, anyone can find them…you just have to know where and how to look. Worldwide, this was one of the most widespread and abundant freshwater mussel species, but one that is now in considerable peril. In this Ware River Nature Club talk on Wednesday, January 24, we’ll get to know this species—its distribution, habitat requirements, life-cycle, conservation, and restoration; “and I hope I can convince you that you should care,” adds presenter Professor John Baker of Clark University. The presentation begins at 7 pm at the Rutland Public Library. For more information email warerivernatureclub@yahoo.com

    Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm - What in the World is a Margaritifera margaritifera, and Why Should I Care?
    The freshwater pearl mussel, Margaritifera margaritifera, inhabits swift, shallow riffles and runs of clear, cool streams... exactly the kinds of streams that humans love to walk along and wade in. With even minimal coaching, anyone can find them...you just have to know where and how to look.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, and 14, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners

We may have the desire to make a garden, but then we grapple with where to start in designing our home garden spaces. Design a layout plan for an area of your yard in this beginner-level class in the Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum over five Wednesdays evenings in February and March. Learn the organizational components of a coherent garden and practice the process of design with award-winning designer Christie Dustman. You will leave class with a plan in progress from which to continue your design explorations. This class is primarily about garden spaces rather than specific plant selection. You will be required to draw a base plan for your site (with tutelage in class) and will need to purchase some drawing tools and pay for copying. Other supplies will be provided. Limited to 16 students.Fee $150 Arboretum member, $190 nonmember. Register at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

    Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, and 14, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners
    We may have the desire to make a garden, but then we grapple with where to start in designing our home garden spaces. Design a layout plan for an area of your yard in this beginner-level class in the Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum over five Wednesdays evenings in February and March.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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3 days ago

Tonight at the Mills Gallery! Karen Campbell...

Tonight at the Mills Gallery! Karen Campbell at The Boston Globe calls RAINBOW COLLAPSE The Ticket. Space is limited for this new collaborative performance by smolnikova + williams...get your tickets online or at the door and join us for a reception, performance, and post-event talk back with the artists. Tickets & info: http://www.bcaonline.org/calendar/calendar-of-events/details/963-run-of-the-mills--rainbow-collapse.html

    The Ticket: What's happening in the arts world - The Boston Globe
    MUSIC Get The Weekender in your inbox: The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. MAURA JOHNSTON BCMFEST The 2018 rendition of this mid-winter Celtic music festival will offer four days of music and dance, including an emerging artists showcase on Thursday, "roots and branches" explorations and an "Urban Ceilidh" on Friday, daylong fests on the weekend, and a finale concert to wind things up.
    https://www.bostonglobe.com

3 days ago

Celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Wom...

Celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women's March at BCA this Sunday, January 21, 2018 during #InternationalWomenVoicesDay! We have pulled together some of Boston's brightest female talent for a marathon play-reading event—join us starting at 12 pm and stay for an hour, or stay for the day. We'll be reading plays into the evening and we've got a seat for you! Featuring New Repertory Theatre​, Flat Earth Theatre​ and more. Click the link for the line-up!

    Calendar of Events
    A theatrical companion to the Women's March featuring Boston's brightest female talent. On the one-year anniversary of the Women's March, which saw hundreds of thousands of people marching across the country to promote equal rights for all, join Boston Center for the Arts for a marathon new play reading event of plays by women in the BCA Black Box Theatre.
    http://www.bcaonline.org

3 days ago

Want 1/2 price Movers & Shakers Tickets? Join...

Want 1/2 price Movers & Shakers Tickets? Join forte, BCA's young patrons group today and get 1/2 price tickets to the most delicious fundraiser of the year. Membership gets you into free forte-only events and discounts on BCA programs all year long! Link below, offer ends January 21! Photo by Melissa Blackall Photography.

    https://bcaonline.secure.force.com

3 days ago

Friday, February 9 – Sunday, February 11 – New Hampshire Orchid Society Show

New Hampshire Orchid Society Show is being held February 9 – 11, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH. Judging is being held on February 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM. For complete information contact Brenda Campbell at bbcampbell139@comcast.net.

    Friday, February 9 - Sunday, February 11 - New Hampshire Orchid Society Show
    New Hampshire Orchid Society Show is being held February 9 - 11, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH. Judging is being held on February 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM. For complete information contact Brenda Campbell at bbcampbell139@comcast.net.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Saturday, February 3, 9:30 am – 12:30 am – Avian Coloration: An Art and Science Workshop

The world of birds is full of diverse feather colors that combine to form amazing plumage patterns– from neon yellow to somber black. How and why do birds achieve these decorative feats? Beginning with a microscopic look at feathers and expanding out to a broad perspective of patterns across bird families, Harvard University graduate student Dakota McCoy will use feather and bird specimens from the University’s collections to explore how and why this diversity of forms arose. Artist Erica Beade will show participants how to capture the nuance of avian color and form in their drawings. This Harvard Museum of Natural History class will take place Saturday, February 3 from 9:30 – 12:30 at the Museum, 26 Oxford Street in Cambridge. Fees: $45 HMNH members/$55 nonmembers. Advance registration required: https://reservations.hmsc.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?EventID=11

    Saturday, February 3, 9:30 am - 12:30 am - Avian Coloration: An Art and Science Workshop
    The world of birds is full of diverse feather colors that combine to form amazing plumage patterns- from neon yellow to somber black. How and why do birds achieve these decorative feats?
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Boston Center for the Arts shared their event...

    Run of the Mills | Rainbow Collapse
    Run of the Mills | Rainbow Collapse January 19 | 7-9 pm The Mills Gallery An evening of durational performance, participatory installation and reception...
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4 days ago

Through January 31 – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Holiday Garden Courtyard Display

Holidays are a special time to come to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where the festive courtyard features dark forest greens, and shades of red and silver. This holiday tradition showcases masses of flowering jade trees, silver curry plant, and the dark red winter blooms of amaryllis.

    Through January 31 - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Holiday Garden Courtyard Display
    Holidays are a special time to come to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where the festive courtyard features dark forest greens, and shades of red and silver. This holiday tradition showcases masses of flowering jade trees, silver curry plant, and the dark red winter blooms of amaryllis.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Wednesday, July 11 – Tuesday, July 17 – Santa Fe: Folk Art, Gardens, Culture & Cuisine

Join Pacific Horticulture July 11 – 17 as we tour beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico to explore more than 1,000 years of culture, history, and tradition. Our itinerary includes visits to private gardens, the recently renovated Santa Fe Botanic Garden, and the world’s largest International Folk Art Market featuring more than 180 artists from 60 countries. A private docent-led tour of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum promises a deep look into the artist’s life and art in the region. A day trip to Chimayo and Taos includes a stop at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House. PHS executive director Carol Moholt will escort this tour. Land cost $2,598 per person, double occupancy for Pacific Horticulture members, $2,698 for nonmembers, single supplement $920.

    Wednesday, July 11 - Tuesday, July 17 - Santa Fe: Folk Art, Gardens, Culture & Cuisine
    Join Pacific Horticulture July 11 - 17 as we tour beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico to explore more than 1,000 years of culture, history, and tradition. Our itinerary includes visits to private gardens, the recently renovated Santa Fe Botanic Garden, and the world's largest International Folk Art Market featuring more than 180 artists from 60 countries.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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5 days ago

Palaver Strings Seeking Sanctuary features th...

Palaver Strings Seeking Sanctuary features the stories and music of three of Boston's immigrant communities, featuring amazing guest artists. Seeking Sanctuary's Chinese set will feature Chinese folk music arranged by guest artist Zhantao Lin performed by Palaver Strings with Zhantao Lin on the erhu. A performer throughout New England, Lin joined Yo-Yo Ma in his Silk Road Project exchange program and is the founder of the Boston Erhu Ensemble. Other places he's performed include Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Peabody Essex Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston Children's Museum, Lincoln Center and others. Performances February 9–11. Tickets available now: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S41000002leTsEAI

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Palaver Strings Seeking Sanctuary features the stories and music of three of Boston's immigrant communities, featuring amazing guest artists. Seeking Sanctuary's Chinese set will feature Chinese...
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