16 hours ago

Coming Attractions: April 22 through May 8– What Will Light Your Fire

Krakow Witkin Gallery, 10 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Anna Christie by Eugene O’Neill. Adapted and directed by Scott Edmiston. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through May 5.

...by Ilyse Robbins. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage Company at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, May 4 through June 2...

True West by Sam Shepard. Directed by Daniel Bourque. Staged by the Hub Theatre Company of Boston at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, through April 26.

At Emmanuel Church/Parish Hall, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

This article has 7 other Boston locations (Show)

33° at Bell Gallery, List Art Building, Brown University, 64 College Street, Providence, RI, through May 27.

Childs Gallery, 169 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Boston College, 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

...Directed by Diane Paulus. Staged by the American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA, May 5 through July 15...

Wig Out! by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Directed by Summer L. Williams. An American Repertory Theater production presented in collaboration with Company One Theatre at Oberon 2 Arrow St. Cambridge, MA, April 26 through May 13.

Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

At Williams Hall/New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: April 22 through May 8- What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film This 17th Annual International Film Series promotes cross-cultural cultural performances as well as ethnic cuisine via Monday screenings of international feature films, documentaries, animation, and shorts.
    http://artsfuse.org

22 hours ago

Saturday, May 5, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Sunday, May 6, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Seven States Daffodil Show

The annual Seven States Daffodil Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on May 5 & 6 features hundreds of cut daffodil flowers in vibrant colors ranging from cream, lemon, and orange, to pink, red, and green. Enjoy show tours on Saturday, May 5 at 3pm, and on Sunday, May 6 at 1pm. Free with admission to the garden. For more information visit http://towerhillbg.org

    Saturday, May 5, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and Sunday, May 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Seven States Daffodil Show
    The annual Seven States Daffodil Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on May 5 & 6 features hundreds of cut daffodil flowers in vibrant colors ranging from cream, lemon, and orange, to pink, red, and green. Enjoy show tours on Saturday, May 5 at 3pm, and on Sunday, May 6 at 1pm.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

22 hours ago

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Garden of Margaret Roach

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days 2018 has a special event coming up May 5 at the garden of Margaret Roach, 99 Valley View Road in Copake Falls, New York (in the Berkshires). Margaret was a former editor of Martha Stewart Magazine and was the featured speaker a few years ago at the Boston Committee of the GCA spring meeting and luncheon. In her own words: “The garden, about thirty years of age, reflects my obsession with plants, particularly those with good foliage or of interest to wildlife, and also my belief that even in Zone 5B the view out the window can be compelling and satisfying all 365 days of the year. Sixty-five kinds of birds have been my longtime companions, along with every local frog and toad species, and we are all happy together. Informal mixed borders, shrubberies, frog-filled water gardens, and container groupings cover the steep two-and-one-third-acre hillside. It’s a former orchard with a simple Victorian-era farmhouse and little outbuildings set in Taconic State Park lands on a rural farm road.”

    Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Garden of Margaret Roach
    The Garden Conservancy's Open Days 2018 has a special event coming up May 5 at the garden of Margaret Roach, 99 Valley View Road in Copake Falls, New York (in the Berkshires). Margaret was a former editor of Martha Stewart Magazine and was the featured speaker a few years ago at the Boston Committee of the GCA spring meeting and luncheon.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

46 hours ago

Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am – 11:00 am – How to Create a Small & Productive Cutting Garden

Cutting gardens are lovely to view, provide fresh-cut flowers and keep your perennial borders from being raided for indoor display. On Saturday May 5 at 9:30 am at Hollister House Garden, learn how to grow a small, highly productive cutting garden as an addition to the vegetable patch or as a stand-alone garden. This talk by Elisabeth Cary will consider all aspects of growing cut flowers including garden design and the selection of flower varieties that hold up best as cut flowers. You will hear tips on sowing, planting, transplanting, cultivating and preparing flowers for indoor use. Elisabeth Cary was formerly the Director of Education at the Berkshire Botanical Garden and has been gardening for over 30 years. She is currently developing Cooper Hill Flower Farm, a micro flower farm in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

    Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am - 11:00 am - How to Create a Small & Productive Cutting Garden
    Cutting gardens are lovely to view, provide fresh-cut flowers and keep your perennial borders from being raided for indoor display. On Saturday May 5 at 9:30 am at Hollister House Garden, learn how to grow a small, highly productive cutting garden as an addition to the vegetable patch or as a stand-alone garden.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, & Sunday, April 29, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – African Violet Show

Bask in hundreds of blooming African violets in a variety of displays, including many unusual African violets available for sale, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, on April 28 and 29. Presented by the Bay State African Violet Society. Enjoy demonstrations on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 1–2pm. Free with admission to the garden.

    Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, & Sunday, April 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - African Violet Show
    Bask in hundreds of blooming African violets in a variety of displays, including many unusual African violets available for sale, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, on April 28 and 29. Presented by the Bay State African Violet Society. Enjoy demonstrations on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 1-2pm.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

"The BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome brings u...

"The BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome brings us together to celebrate, support and experience the vibrant arts & culture community that the Boston Center for the Arts supports. The Cyclorama is transformed into a place for your imagination to run where it wants to, and to share in it with a great group of people." —Disco Under the Dome Co-Chair Grant Simpson, Founder, Doors Residential Brokerage & Advisory Sophisticated. Innovative. Kinetic. The BCA Ball is unlike any fundraiser you've attended before. Learn more: http://www.bcaonline.org/bcaball.html


2 days ago

Saturday, May 5, 12:45 pm – Celebrate Public Art during ArtWeek Boston

The Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway extends a special invitation to Celebrate Public Art! during ArtWeek Boston on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

    Saturday, May 5, 12:45 pm - Celebrate Public Art during ArtWeek Boston
    The Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway extends a special invitation to Celebrate Public Art! during ArtWeek Boston on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Armenian Heritage Park is located between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Friday, May 4 – Sunday, July 22, Opening Reception Saturday, May 19, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – The Spirit Books

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord’s Spirit Books will be displayed in the Arnold Arboretum’s Hunnewell Building’s Visitor Center May 4 – July 22. These art books reveal Gaylord’s connection between the inherent spirituality and mystery of nature with the long-standing tradition of books as testaments of faith and belief. She gathers twigs, branches, vines, and roots, then uses them to cradle her stitched, wordless books. Incorporating beads and seeds with handmade papers from around the world, she constructs sculptural altars; the supports of natural materials as integral to the art as the beautiful books they cradle. From a distance, these books do evoke sculptures; however, their essential “bookness” becomes apparent upon closer observation. Gaylord encourages “reading” the books as a contemplative experience, one that will take the viewer out of the everyday world. Gaylord is best known for her Spirit Books. Since she created her first one in 1992 and coined the name, the Spirit Books have been exhibited throughout the US, Canada, and in Korea. She has exhibited at the Center for Book Arts in New York City, the University of Indiana Art Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and the Seungnam Book Fair in Seungnam, Korea. Spirit Books are in the book arts collections at Bowdoin College and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton county, and many private collections. They are also well-represented in print.

    Friday, May 4 - Sunday, July 22, Opening Reception Saturday, May 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - The Spirit Books
    Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord's Spirit Books will be displayed in the Arnold Arboretum's Hunnewell Building's Visitor Center May 4 - July 22. These art books reveal Gaylord's connection between the inherent spirituality and mystery of nature with the long-standing tradition of books as testaments of faith and belief.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Thank you to Dance Informa Magazine for the w...

Thank you to Dance Informa Magazine for the wonderful review of Conference of the Birds! Anikaya Dance Theater will be bringing this stunning production on tour, so please keep an eye on the flock!

    Dissolving into one: ANIKAYA Dance Theater's 'Conference of the Birds'
    Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. April 7, 2018. Strictly speaking, there is unity and there is division. What if there could be unity even with difference, if difference didn't have to mean division? Dance can probe such questions through use of oppositional and unison timing, as well as other choreographic tools and movement [...]
    http://www.danceinforma.com

3 days ago

Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Evoking Nature: Form and Function on the High Line

The High Line in Manhattan was born of a city that is constantly reinventing itself. Built on a mile-and-a-half long elevated railroad, this dynamic landscape was inspired by the tenacity of plants in its industrial setting, and it uses a matrix of perennial and woody plants to evoke a natural landscape. Wildly successful and overwhelmingly popular, caring for this garden in the sky poses unique challenges. Andi will describe how her team uses traditional and innovative horticultural techniques, how they work to promote the park’s biodiversity and wildlife habitat, and how they foster an emotional connection to nature in this challenging urban environment.

    Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Evoking Nature: Form and Function on the High Line
    The High Line in Manhattan was born of a city that is constantly reinventing itself. Built on a mile-and-a-half long elevated railroad, this dynamic landscape was inspired by the tenacity of plants in its industrial setting, and it uses a matrix of perennial and woody plants to evoke a natural landscape.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard

There’s an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers, and others in utilizing more native species in their landscaping to attract and sustain beneficial insects and pollinators as well as to provide food and shelter for birds and other animals. Yet, for some people, these reasons alone may be insufficient motivation to “go native.” Perhaps knowing that many native species can be eaten by people will provide the additional incentive you need to add native species to your yard. Join Russ Cohen on Wednesday, April 25 at 7 pm at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, Massachusetts for a 90-minute slide show featuring at least two dozen species of native edible wild plants suitable for your own landscape, or for nibbling as you encounter them in other locales. Russ will supply helpful handouts and bring along samples of goodies made from foraged edible native species for participants to taste. Cosponsored by New England Wild Life Society and the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the lecture is $20 for members of sponsoring organizations, $24 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/nibbling-on-natives-in-your-backyard-and-beyond

    Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard
    There's an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers, and others in utilizing more native species in their landscaping to attract and sustain beneficial insects and pollinators as well as to provide food and shelter for birds and other animals. Yet, for some people, these reasons alone may be insufficient motivation to "go native."
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Revolution-Themed Restaurant Debuts at Revere Hotel on Anniversary of Revere’s Midnight Ride

Rebel’s Guild (200 Stuart St., Theater District, Boston) has replaced Emerald Lounge, which closed in December, in the Revere Hotel...

    Revolution-Themed Restaurant Debuts at Revere Hotel on Anniversary of Revere's Midnight Ride
    Rebel's Guild (200 Stuart St., Theater District, Boston ) has replaced Emerald Lounge, which closed in December, in the Revere Hotel, and it's fully leaning into the Revolutionary War theme.
    https://boston.eater.com

4 days ago

Friday, May 4, 6:45 pm – Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts

Dr. Robert Bertin, Anthony and Renee Marlon Professor in the Sciences, Biology Department, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday May 4 at 6:45 pm on Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts. In a departure from the usual venue, the meeting will take place at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Street, Framingham. For complete information visit http://rhodora.org.

    Friday, May 4, 6:45 pm - Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts
    Dr. Robert Bertin, Anthony and Renee Marlon Professor in the Sciences, Biology Department, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday May 4 at 6:45 pm on Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Early Season

Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens in this four session New England Wild Flower Society course on Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4 from 1 – 3:30 at Garden in the Woods, taught by Leslie Duthie. We’ll look at native herbaceous plants that bloom in spring and early summer, focusing on their characteristics and environmental preferences as well as their uses in landscapes and gardens. Be prepared to walk in the Garden each day. This class is appropriate for landscape professionals and avid home gardeners. It is a companion to Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Late Season, but can be taken separately. NEWFS members $154, nonmembers $182. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/native-herbaceous-plant-materials-early-season

    Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Early Season
    Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens in this four session New England Wild Flower Society course on Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4 from 1 - 3:30 at Garden in the Woods, taught by Leslie Duthie.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

Thursday, May 3, 6:00 pm – Apples: A New England History

Rowan Jacobsen, author and Knight Science Journalism Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Thursday, May 3 at 6 pm on Apples: A New England History.

    Thursday, May 3, 6:00 pm - Apples: A New England History
    Rowan Jacobsen, author and Knight Science Journalism Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Thursday, May 3 at 6 pm on Apples: A New England History. No other fruit embodies the horticultural and cultural range of the apple.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

Tuesday, April 24 – Wednesday, April 25, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Spring Blooms in Graphite and Watercolor

Join botanical artist Helen Byers in this two-day workshop at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25 from 10 – 4, to draw and/or paint anemones, daffodils, early tulips, or another spring blossom of your choice. Helen’s demos and personalized instruction will cover step-by-step processes of detailed botanical art techniques using graphite in combination with watercolor. (Returning students may substitute colored pencil for graphite, if they wish.) To see examples of Helen’s work and slideshows from her courses, go to http://helenbyers.com

    Tuesday, April 24 - Wednesday, April 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Spring Blooms in Graphite and Watercolor
    Join botanical artist Helen Byers in this two-day workshop at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25 from 10 - 4, to draw and/or paint anemones, daffodils, early tulips, or another spring blossom of your choice.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

6 days ago

Sunday, April 22, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Herbs for the Home Garden

The flavor and fragrance of fresh herbs dress up even the simplest meals. Herb plants are beautiful and useful additions to the home landscape. This Tower Hill Botanic Garden workshop on Sunday, April 22 from 1 – 4 will focus on ten common culinary herbs: basil, dill, parsley, oregano, chives, sage, savory, mint, garlic and rosemary. Skills taught will include growing herbs from seeds, transplants, division and cuttings; overwintering rosemary indoors, and tips for preserving herbs. Participants will take home a seed flat of assorted basil varieties.

    Sunday, April 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Herbs for the Home Garden
    The flavor and fragrance of fresh herbs dress up even the simplest meals. Herb plants are beautiful and useful additions to the home landscape. This Tower Hill Botanic Garden workshop on Sunday, April 22 from 1 - 4 will focus on ten common culinary herbs: basil, dill, parsley, oregano, chives, sage, savory, mint, garlic and rosemary.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

6 days ago

Friday, April 27, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and Saturday, April 28, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon – Middlesex Conservation District Spring Plant Sale

The Middlesex Conservation District will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale on Friday 4/27 (3-6pm) and Saturday 4/28 (8am-noon) at Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA. The sale includes tree/shrub seedlings, perennials, fruits, groundcovers and garden supplies. All sale proceeds benefit our environmental programs, protecting soils and waters in Middlesex County. Free admission. Visit http://www.middlesexconservation.org for more information.

    Friday, April 27, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, and Saturday, April 28, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon - Middlesex Conservation District Spring Plant Sale
    The Middlesex Conservation District will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale on Friday 4/27 (3-6pm) and Saturday 4/28 (8am-noon) at Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA. The sale includes tree/shrub seedlings, perennials, fruits, groundcovers and garden supplies. All sale proceeds benefit our environmental programs, protecting soils and waters in Middlesex County.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Apr 15

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD K-9 Unit Helps Capture Suspect Seen Breaking into Buildings on Boylston Street

...responded to a call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 400 Boylston Street. While en route to the call, officers learned that the suspect (described as a white...

...jeans) was seen trying to force his entry into an apartment in the rear of 410 Boylston Street...

    Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD K-9 Unit Helps Capture Suspect Seen Breaking into Buildings on Boylston Street
    About 9:55AM, on Sunday, April 15, 2018, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 400 Boylston Street.
    http://bpdnews.com

Apr 15

Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Daffodil Day

Tower Hill’s field of over 25,000 daffodils is a must see for anyone eager to bridge the gap from winter to summer. Discover the inspiration these flowers provide by sketching, writing poetry, or taking photos for our contest. Children will love the daffodil parade, sing-along, and story walk. Enjoy fun activities throughout the day and learn about the enormous diversity of daffodil types and the best ways to grow them at home. Daffodil Day takes place this year on Saturday, April 21 from 10 – 4, and is free with admission to the Garden, located at 11 French Drive in Boylston. We hope the cold spring doesn’t delay the bloom, but the day will happen rain or shine. For more information visit http://towerhillbg.org.

    Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Daffodil Day
    Tower Hill's field of over 25,000 daffodils is a must see for anyone eager to bridge the gap from winter to summer. Discover the inspiration these flowers provide by sketching, writing poetry, or taking photos for our contest. Children will love the daffodil parade, sing-along, and story walk.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Apr 15

Wednesday, May 16 – Thursday, May 17 – Coalition of American Horticultural Societies Annual Meeting

Annual meeting of representatives from national plant societies to share strategies for growth and communication. This year the meeting on May 16 and 17 is hosted by Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Please join the Coalition of American Horticultural Societies’ Facebook group for more information.

    Wednesday, May 16 - Thursday, May 17 - Coalition of American Horticultural Societies Annual Meeting
    Annual meeting of representatives from national plant societies to share strategies for growth and communication. This year the meeting on May 16 and 17 is hosted by Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Please join the Coalition of American Horticultural Societies' Facebook group for more information.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Apr 14

Saturday, April 28, 9:30 am – 11:00 am – Creating a Landscape for Your Table

On Saturday, April 28, from 9:30 – 11 at Hollister House Garden in Washington, Connecticut, learn how to create a landscape for your table that goes far beyond the usual cut flower arrangement. Well know designer and artist Chris Zaima will demonstrate the art of using miniature potted plants and succulents to make unique, sophisticated centerpieces. Following his talk and demonstration Chris will work with participants to create table landscapes to take home. Please bring your own container, suitable for a table centerpiece. All other materials will be provided. HHG Members $75; Non-Members $85. Register online at https://hollisterhousegarden.org/events/creating-landscape-table/

    Saturday, April 28, 9:30 am - 11:00 am - Creating a Landscape for Your Table
    On Saturday, April 28, from 9:30 - 11 at Hollister House Garden in Washington, Connecticut, learn how to create a landscape for your table that goes far beyond the usual cut flower arrangement. Well know designer and artist Chris Zaima will demonstrate the art of using miniature potted plants and succulents to make unique, sophisticated centerpieces.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Apr 14

Sunday, April 15, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Dahlia Tuber Sale and Q & A

The New England Dahlia Society’s expert growers return to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, on Sunday, April 15 from 10 – 4 to sell tubers and answer all of your dahlia questions. Learn how to plant dahlias, watch them grow over the summer, and bring your blooms back to Tower Hill for the annual Dahlia Show, September 29-30. Free with admission to the Garden. For more information visit http://towerhillbg.org.

    Sunday, April 15, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Dahlia Tuber Sale and Q & A
    The New England Dahlia Society's expert growers return to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, on Sunday, April 15 from 10 - 4 to sell tubers and answer all of your dahlia questions. Learn how to plant dahlias, watch them grow over the summer, and bring your blooms back to Tower Hill for the annual Dahlia Show, September 29-30.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Apr 13

Pack your bags for a cosmic journey to an Int...

Pack your bags for a cosmic journey to an Interstellar Sanctuary. Eight artists imagine a healing and visionary site for contemplating earth’s challenges—particularly climate change—in this immersive multi-disciplinary experience. Some of these artists explore the profundity and darkness of this theme, while others have a more whimsical touch. Some artists focus on the concept of a journey away from earth, while others emphasize what is left here or what may await us elsewhere. Run of the Mills is Saturday, April 21, from 4–10 in the Mills Gallery. Tickets are only $5! Purchase here: http://www.bcaonline.org/performance/run-of-the-mills.html


Apr 13

Monday, April 23, 7:00 pm – Native Plants for New England Gardens

Porter Square Books, 25 White Street in Cambridge, will host Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe on Monday, April 23 at 7 pm for a talk and book signing. This is the essential gardener’s guide to growing native in New England. Plants native to New England evolved to thrive in local conditions and survive harsh seasons. Native Plants for New England Gardens culls the expertise of the New England Wild Flower Society to help anyone create lovely, hardy gardens that will tolerate drought, resist disease and encourage biodiversity. This handy guide to 100 great native flowers, ground covers, shrubs, ferns, and grasses that will thrive in New England gardens features practical information accompanied by beautiful color photography. Find and nurture the native plants that your garden is missing–the planet will thank you.

    Monday, April 23, 7:00 pm - Native Plants for New England Gardens
    Porter Square Books, 25 White Street in Cambridge, will host Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe on Monday, April 23 at 7 pm for a talk and book signing. This is the essential gardener's guide to growing native in New England. Plants native to New England evolved to thrive in local conditions and survive harsh seasons.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Apr 13

Sunday, April 22, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm – Earth Day 2018 Climate Justice and Democracy

This Earth Day, the Northfield Bird Club will welcome and hear from longtime activist, writer and publisher Iris Morales, who spent many months after the devastating hurricanes hit Puerto Rico working to support communities there. “This critical situation is a defining and turning point in Puerto Rican history. Hurricanes Irma and Maria have laid bare the result of centuries of colonial control, austerity, and exploitation. But people in Puerto Rico are organizing themselves, creating communities of support.” Join them for an evening of exchange and discussion, about our eco-history and the situation in Puerto Rico. The event takes place Sunday, April 22 beginning at 5 pm at the Wendell Town Hall, 6 Center Street in Wendell, Massachusetts, followed by a potluck community supper at 7 pm.

    Sunday, April 22, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - Earth Day 2018 Climate Justice and Democracy
    This Earth Day, the Northfield Bird Club will welcome and hear from longtime activist, writer and publisher Iris Morales, who spent many months after the devastating hurricanes hit Puerto Rico working to support communities there. "This critical situation is a defining and turning point in Puerto Rican history.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Apr 12

Boston Center for the Arts added 4 new photos...

#TBT to last week when we opened Conference of the Birds, Anikaya Dance Theater's ambitious work that brought together a flock of international dance masters to perform a collaborative work based on the medieval Sufi poem. All photos (c) Liza Voll. Conference of the Birds is supported by a generous Building Bridges 2016–2017 grant for the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA).


Apr 12

This spring, Boston Center for the Arts has s...

This spring, Boston Center for the Arts has set an ambitious goal—to secure 100 donors in 100 days! If just 100 donors give $150 each we will reach our goal of an additional $15,000 for the BCA Annual Fund before June 30. Join us and make your tax-deductible gift to BCA today. All new and increased gifts count towards the challenge! #100donors100days Make your gift today: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n41000002K88WAAS


Apr 12

Round Up: Marathon Weekend in Back Bay

Coming down to the finish line to watch the Marathon?  Here's where to eat, what to do, and how to give back this Marathon Weekend.

    Round Up: Marathon Weekend in Back Bay
    Coming down to the finish line to watch the Marathon? Here's where to eat, what to do, and how to give back this Marathon Weekend. It's a prix-fixe feast at Back Bay Beats this Marathon weekend. With runners in mind, the menu is protein and carb heavy with nutrient dense options like whole wheat spaghetti, deviled eggs, and sweet potatoes.
    https://www.bostonbackbay.com

Apr 12

Join us in the Black Box tonight for Amuse Bo...

Join us in the Black Box tonight for Amuse Bouche, you don't want to miss this performance!

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. 10,425 likes · 60 talking about this · 17,213 were here. The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is a not-for-profit performing and visual arts complex that...
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Apr 12

Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Addressing Climate Change in Your Yard

Climate change is here, and it is affecting our landscapes due to increased flooding, more frequent droughts, more extreme weather events, and increasing temperatures. Want to help fight climate change at home? Learn how the plants you choose and the landscape practices you use can help reduce the impacts of climate change and improve the environment around you. This New England Wild Flower Society class will be held Saturday, April 21 at 10 – 1 at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, taught by Kim Eierman. $40 for NEWFS members, $48 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/addressing-climate-change-in-your-yard

    Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Addressing Climate Change in Your Yard
    Climate change is here, and it is affecting our landscapes due to increased flooding, more frequent droughts, more extreme weather events, and increasing temperatures. Want to help fight climate change at home? Learn how the plants you choose and the landscape practices you use can help reduce the impacts of climate change and improve the environment around you.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Apr 12

Through May 13 – The Birds & The Bees: In Celebration of the Pollinators

Mary O’Malley’s work begins with a fascination with nature, combined with a love of pattern, decoration, and ornamentation. In this series, she explores pollinating species, from hummingbirds to moths, bees to beetles, as well as other beneficial insects and the plants they pollinate. Many pollinator species are threatened with extinction, which will have deep and troubling consequences to biodiversity and our own sustainability. O’Malley depicts the pollinators and plants enshrined in golden grids that recall religious altars, expressing a reverence for these essential creatures that are so vital to our ecosystem, and ultimately, our survival.

    Through May 13 - The Birds & The Bees: In Celebration of the Pollinators
    Mary O'Malley's work begins with a fascination with nature, combined with a love of pattern, decoration, and ornamentation. In this series, she explores pollinating species, from hummingbirds to moths, bees to beetles, as well as other beneficial insects and the plants they pollinate.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Apr 11

Sunday, May 20, 9:00 am – Esplanade 5K

The Esplanade Association announces the 2018 Esplanade 5K, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, on Sunday, May 20 at 9:00 am. For the first time, Boston’s Most Beautiful 5K will take place on a Sunday morning. Join a thousand of your fellow Esplanade-lovers running the most popular route in Greater Boston. This course takes an unparalleled riverfront route with both water and garden views, set against the iconic backdrop of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. The finish line is perfectly photogenic, with passing sailboats on the Charles River. Use code EARLYBIRD for $5 off race entry, now through April 20. To register, or for more details, visit http://Esplanade5K.com.  Also sponsored by Wayfair, with support from Dashing Whippets.

    Sunday, May 20, 9:00 am - Esplanade 5K
    The Esplanade Association announces the 2018 Esplanade 5K, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, on Sunday, May 20 at 9:00 am. For the first time, Boston's Most Beautiful 5K will take place on a Sunday morning. Join a thousand of your fellow Esplanade-lovers running the most popular route in Greater Boston.
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Apr 11

Saturday, April 21, 12:30 pm – Sarracenia Division, Bog Building Workshop, & Spring Plant Sale

The next meeting of the New England Carnivorous Plant Society will take place Saturday, April 21 at 12:30 pm at the Roger Williams Botanical Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The meeting will feature a Sarracenia division and bog building workshop given by Laurelin Sitterly, and the eagerly anticipated NECPS Spring Plant Sale. For more information and directions visit http://www.necps.org

    Saturday, April 21, 12:30 pm - Sarracenia Division, Bog Building Workshop, & Spring Plant Sale
    The next meeting of the New England Carnivorous Plant Society will take place Saturday, April 21 at 12:30 pm at the Roger Williams Botanical Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The meeting will feature a Sarracenia division and bog building workshop given by Laurelin Sitterly, and the eagerly anticipated NECPS Spring Plant Sale.
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Apr 10

Boston Center for the Arts shared their event...

TONIGHT! Following a presentation of her project, our Visual Arts Resident Ngoc-Tran Vu invites audience stories and contributions, and offers a workshop facilitated by invited speakers sharing their own work in this areas, as well as resources to be shared. All guests are invited to bring an object or memory that connects to their roots. This event is intended to be collaborative so there will be opportunities for guests to participate, share and engage collectively. Food and refreshments will be provided. Event is free and open to all!

    Made Elsewhere Interactive Arts Engagement
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Apr 10

Friday, April 27, 6:30 pm – The Green and White Ball

Join the Friends of the Public Garden on Friday, April 27 at 6:30 pm for cocktails, dinner, and dancing with Night Shift at the Green and White Ball at its new venue, the Four Seasons. Proceeds from the event will support the Friends mission to protect and improve the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Tickets are $1,250 per person. For questions or more information, please contact Mary Halpin, Director of Development, at 617-723-8144 or mary@friendsofthepublicgarden.org.

    Friday, April 27, 6:30 pm - The Green and White Ball
    Join the Friends of the Public Garden on Friday, April 27 at 6:30 pm for cocktails, dinner, and dancing with Night Shift at the Green and White Ball at its new venue, the Four Seasons. Proceeds from the event will support the Friends mission to protect and improve the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
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Apr 10

Saturday, April 28, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm – Ware River Nature Club Spring Conference: Our Aerial Insectivorous Birds – Current Conservation Issues

The Ware River Nature Club’s Spring Conference will take place Saturday, April 28 from 8:30 – 4:30 at the Harvard Forest in Petersham. The guild of northeastern avian insectivores—birds that specialize in feeding on flying insects—includes Whip-poor-wills (picture below, courtesy of www.allaboutbirds.org), Common Nighthawks, Chimney Swifts, several species of swallows and flycatchers, and Purple Martins. Most of these species are experiencing dramatic population declines and range contraction. The plight of aerial insectivores is gaining increasing attention since the magnitude of the declines over the past 25 years has been alarming. This conference will address ecology, current status, and theories regarding population decline in several species. Some citizen science opportunities will be explored.

    Saturday, April 28, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - Ware River Nature Club Spring Conference: Our Aerial Insectivorous Birds - Current Conservation Issues
    The Ware River Nature Club's Spring Conference will take place Saturday, April 28 from 8:30 - 4:30 at the Harvard Forest in Petersham. The guild of northeastern avian insectivores-birds that specialize in feeding on flying insects-includes Whip-poor-wills (picture below, courtesy of www.allaboutbirds.org), Common Nighthawks, Chimney Swifts, several species of swallows and flycatchers, and Purple Martins.
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Apr 09

"I love dancing, and seldom are the times whe...

"I love dancing, and seldom are the times when you can share the dance floor with new and old friends under the beautiful urban setting the Cyclorama offers. Most important, it supports my favorite BCA program: the artist residency program. See you on the dance floor!" —Disco Under the Dome Co-Chair Claudia Robaina, Program Manager, Director's Fellows Program, MIT Media Lab Sophisticate. Innovative. Kinetic. The BCA Ball is unlike any fundraiser you've attended before. Learn more: http://www.bcaonline.org/bcaball.html


Apr 09

Traffic Advisory: Boston Marathon and Patriot’s Day Parade

Traffic Advisory

    Traffic Advisory: Boston Marathon and Patriot's Day Parade - Back Bay Association
    The Boston Marathon and the City of Boston's Patriot's Day Parade will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 . The BAA 5K and the Invitational Mile will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 . These events will result in street closures and parking restrictions in the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Brighton, Fenway-Kenmore, the North End and Government Center.
    https://www.bostonbackbay.com

Apr 09

Saturday, April 21, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Earthapalooza – Celebration of Earth Day

On Saturday, April 21st, The Blue Hill Observatory will celebrate Earth Day with a fabulous event at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, MA. This is their Annual Fundraiser with all proceeds helping to support work in Weather Data Collection, Climate Research and Environmental Education. They are proud to maintain and continue the longest running homogeneous climate record in North America –133 years– and rely on your support.

    Saturday, April 21, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm - Earthapalooza - Celebration of Earth Day
    On Saturday, April 21st, The Blue Hill Observatory will celebrate Earth Day with a fabulous event at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, MA. This is their Annual Fundraiser with all proceeds helping to support work in Weather Data Collection, Climate Research and Environmental Education.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Apr 09

Thursday, April 19, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – The Straight Talk on Hydrangeas

With gorgeous hydrangea cultivars flooding nurseries and garden centers, it can be challenging to choose just one (or a few!). Magnificent blooms in rich colors entice, yet their allure can lead you to purchase hydrangeas that will not thrive in your garden. Don’t let this happen. Instead, join Jen Kettell at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University on April 19 at 6 pm for a lively discussion on the species behind the hot trade names—especially their inherent growth characteristics—and learn how to match appropriate plants to your site conditions. She’ll suggest which species are drought-tolerant or benefit pollinators and demonstrate pruning to maximize flowering and other essential growing tips. Jen will focus on hydrangeas that are hardy in Zones 5-7. Class includes an indoor lecture and walk to a demonstration in the Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden. Fee $25 Arboretum member, $35 nonmember. Register at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5209.  Image from http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com.

    Thursday, April 19, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - The Straight Talk on Hydrangeas
    With gorgeous hydrangea cultivars flooding nurseries and garden centers, it can be challenging to choose just one (or a few!). Magnificent blooms in rich colors entice, yet their allure can lead you to purchase hydrangeas that will not thrive in your garden. Don't let this happen.
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Apr 08

Coming Attractions: April 8 through 24 — What Will Light Your Fire

Krakow Witkin Gallery, 10 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

True West by Sam Shepard. Directed by Daniel Bourque. Staged by the Hub Theatre Company of Boston at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, April 13 through 26.

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MassArt Media and Design Center, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Boston Cyberarts, 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

33° at Bell Gallery, List Art Building, Brown University, 64 College Street, Providence, RI, through May 27.

Three Americanisms by Mac Wellman. Directed by Paul Lazar. Staged by The Theater, Dance & Media Concentration at Harvard University at Farcas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA, April 12 through 15.

Jordan Hall/New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: April 8 through 24 - What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film The Thirty-Fourth LGBT Film Festival entertains, enriches and enlightens all audiences in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied communities.
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Apr 08

Monday, April 30, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – When Darwin Met Thoreau

Each winter, Director William (Ned) Friedman and the Arnold Arboretum present the Director’s Lecture Series, featuring nationally recognized experts addressing an array of topics related to Earth’s biodiversity and evolutionary history, the environment, conservation biology, and key social issues associated with current science. The Director’s Lecture Series is open to current Arnold Arboretum members only; visit http://arboretum.harvard.edu for information on becoming a member. Lectures take place in the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall. Parking will be available along the Arborway and in front of the Hunnewell Building on lecture nights.

    Monday, April 30, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - When Darwin Met Thoreau
    Each winter, Director William (Ned) Friedman and the Arnold Arboretum present the Director's Lecture Series, featuring nationally recognized experts addressing an array of topics related to Earth's biodiversity and evolutionary history, the environment, conservation biology, and key social issues associated with current science.
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Apr 08

Saturday, April 14, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm – Two Talks by Julia Corden

Ms. Julia Corden, garden specialist from Scotland, will present two programs on Saturday, April 14 at the Presbyterian Church in Sudbury, 330 Concord Road, Sudbury: The Explorer’s Garden and Bhutan in the Footsteps of George Sherriff.

    Saturday, April 14, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm - Two Talks by Julia Corden
    Ms. Julia Corden, garden specialist from Scotland, will present two programs on Saturday, April 14 at the Presbyterian Church in Sudbury, 330 Concord Road, Sudbury: The Explorer's Garden and Bhutan in the Footsteps of George Sherriff. Julia trained at the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens, achieving her diploma in horticulture.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Apr 07

Karen Campbell from The Boston Globe says abo...

Karen Campbell from The Boston Globe says about Conference of the Birds "See it. It will remind you of the importance of creating connections between cultures, not walls." Conference of the Birds is at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at The Boston Center For The Arts through Sunday.

    A gathering of dancers for 'Conference of the Birds' - The Boston Globe
    ANIKAYA Dance Theater choreographer-dancer Wendy Jehlen is a world traveler, and along the way she gathers ideas, reflections, images. For her latest work, "Conference of the Birds," which premiered at Boston Center for the Arts Thursday, she has also gathered seven remarkable performers from seven different countries.
    https://www.bostonglobe.com

Apr 07

Monday, May 14 – Friday, May 18 – American Horticultural Society President’s Council Trip to St. Petersburg, Florida

Members who make leadership gifts of $1,000 or more are recognized through membership in the AHS President’s Council. Their charitable gifts provide funds that support everything from internships and the National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, to national awards and the stewardship of River Farm. Another great benefit is an invitation to participate in the Annual President’s Council trip, this year to St. Petersburg, Florida May 14 – 18. Join new AHS President, Beth Tuttle, for the 2018 President’s Council (PC) trip. This

    Monday, May 14 - Friday, May 18 - American Horticultural Society President's Council Trip to St. Petersburg, Florida
    Members who make leadership gifts of $1,000 or more are recognized through membership in the AHS President's Council. Their charitable gifts provide funds that support everything from internships and the National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, to national awards and the stewardship of River Farm.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Apr 07

Saturday, April 21, 9:30 am – 11:00 am – The Living Lawn: Simple Steps to Organic Lawn Care

In this April 21 Hollister House Garden presentation, beginning at 9:30 am, you will hear many compelling reasons why you should consider a natural approach to lawn care. The presenter, Chip Osborne, is a professional horticulturalist with over forty-five years in the green industry. He is the founder of Osborne Organics, a company providing natural turf consulting services. Chip will offer a detailed and systematic approach to natural lawn care, including basic soil biology and testing, proper use of organic products and sound cultural practices. These steps will be outlined and explained in a common sense way. This talk is suitable for the homeowner as well as for landscape professionals. Hollister House Garden is located at 300 Nettleton Hollow Road in Washington, Connecticut. HHG Members $30; Non-Members $35. Register online at https://hollisterhousegarden.org/events/living-lawn-simple-steps-organic-lawn-care/

    Saturday, April 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am - The Living Lawn: Simple Steps to Organic Lawn Care
    In this April 21 Hollister House Garden presentation, beginning at 9:30 am, you will hear many compelling reasons why you should consider a natural approach to lawn care. The presenter, Chip Osborne, is a professional horticulturalist with over forty-five years in the green industry.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Apr 06

Josh Zakim is at Tatte Bakery & Cafe.

‪Happening right now- Back Bay Office Hours at Tatte Bakery and Cafe on Boylston St! Stop by with any questions, suggestions, or just to say hi! #BosPoli #MaPoli ‬

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