Starts TONIGHT! Thursday, October 11 I The Revenants Happy Medium Theatre is proud to present Scott T. Barsotti’s “THE REVENANTS!” The show focuses on two married couples barricaded in a basement during a violent uprising of the undead. As supplies run low and hopes dwindle, it is revealed that two of the spouses are infected and getting…hungry. Faced with the true meaning of commitment, husbands and wives must ask of each other: When does love die?
Friday, October 12 I Music is Art Agency Presents, “A Night of Terror & Opera Horrors!” “A Night of Terrors & Opera Horrors!” features scenes from a variety of well-known operas that will take the audience on a journey with ghosts, spirits, potions and maniacal creatures. The ghoulish cast includes Principal Artist of the Metropolitan Opera, Claudia Waite, casting her vocal spell which includes one of her signature arias, “Turandot”. She is joined by several of Boston’s finest opera singing minions as they add their magical vocals to the mixture, brewing up an unforgettable evening. The audience is encouraged to come costumed as their frighteningly best operatic character.
Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13 I Trajectories Part 1: Transformations This soldier isn’t looking for insurgents or Al-Qaeda. He’s looking for himself. Using the expressive power of physical theatre, “Trajectories” tells, in three segments, the stories of an American soldier and an Iraqi citizen and how protracted conflict has influenced their ways of life. “Trajectories Part 1: Transformations” focuses on a young American serviceman whose innocent coming of age journey leads him to Iraq. While engaged in combat, he is faced with the reality that his search has led him farther from himself than he was before. “Trajectories” is based on interviews conducted with Iraq War veterans and Iraqi immigrants now living in Chicago. Enhanced by live vocals and projected graphics and featuring a cast of Boston’s best physical performers, “Trajectories” aims to open lines of communication and idea sharing between Americans and Iraqis, soldiers and civilians and students and teachers. EVET Arts brings a human face to The Other by reflecting familiar values back to the audience and challenging long-held but seldom-questioned beliefs.
Saturday, October 13 I BOSTON MANDOLINS QUARTET Please join us for this delightful concert, featuring the many sounds and styles of the mandolin. Featuring August Watters, John Booker, Ben Torrey and Celeste McClain, Boston Mandolins is a quartet specializing in classical music composed for all the instruments of the mandolin family: mandolin, mandola and mandocello, as well as guitar. The quartet are led by Berklee School of Music faculty member August Watters, and include some of New England’s premier mandolin teachers and performers. You’ll be treated to music both composed and improvised that draws on classical, jazz, and bluegrass traditions. As director of both CCMC and the New England Mandolin Ensemble, August Watters draws on both improvisational and composed musical forms. August is an Emmy-award winning composer, mandolinist and guitarist with more than 25 years of performance and composition experience in varied styles. He maintains a regular schedule of private and public bluegrass and jazz performances, and has appeared at local, regional and international festivals, including the Joe Val Festival (Boston), the J.D. Crowe Bluegrass Festival (Kentucky), and the European World of Bluegrass (Czech Republic). We hope to have an informal music session after the concert; you are invited to bring your instrument
Saturday, October 13 I BDD: 2012 Home Team Championships! 2012 Home Team Championships, plus a sweet expo bout to warm you up! Come see who will win the Golden Phez for 2012! Doors at 4:00pm, 5:00 Expo Bout: Third Place Boston Home Team vs. Granite State Roller Derby, 7:00 Golden Fez Championship, 9:00 After Party! Your ticket includes admission to the AFTER-PARTY! Head to the Fez Room, on site, to party with the dames after the last bout with a live DJ. Chill out and see who won MVP for each game, then hit the dance floor with the dames!
Sunday, October 14 I Riverboat Gamblers / Cobra Skulls / Fresh Kills / Dead Ellington The Riverboat Gamblers are a punk rock band originally from Denton, Texas but now residing in Austin. They are currently signed to Volcom Entertainment. Cobra Skulls are a punk rock band from Reno, Nevada who are signed to Fat Wreck Chords. Fresh Kills are like Nick Cave without the Elvis fixation. Fugazi without the moral compass. Dead Ellington is a 5-piece punk rock assault hailing from the Boston area.
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