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About Peru
The Town of Peru Massachusetts originally Partridgefield was founded in 1771 and is located in Berkshire County.

Peru has about 900 year round residents.

Today the town is a quiet rural community.

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Harvard's Glass Flowers
3,000 amazingly realistic glass models of plants, flowers and fruits, painstakingly handcrafted from 1886 to 1936 by German glass artists, father and son Leopold & Rudolph Blaschka. Created as teaching models for Harvard's botanical museum, the Blaschkas' works allowed students to examine flowering plants from all over the world before the invention of airplanes and color photography. Heirs to a long tradition of glass-working in Bohemia, the Blaschkas had a studio outside of Dresden, Germany. Price: $12.00 Non-Harvard Students with I.D.: $10.00 Seniors (65+): $10.00 Children ages 3-18: $8.00, Free to MA residents Sundays 9AM-Noon Phone: (617) 495-3045 Age Suitability: Kids and up A 7-8 minute walk through historic Harvard Yard from the Harvard Square redline T stop. For more info about directions and the museum visit:


When: Nov 8, 2015 12 AM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Nov 2015 00 )
The Slushpuppies

When: Oct 23, 2015 8 PM in Woburn, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20 )
Family Pumpkin Festival
West Parish Garden Cemetery invites families and jack olantern enthusiasts to bring their creative and spirited carved creations to display during this early evening event from 4-5:30pm. Votives will be provided and pumpkins will be displayed throughout the childrens garden. Lemonade and popcorn will be served and a magician will perform to the delight of all. Costumes are encouraged for a short parade through the Childrens Garden followed by the pumpkin lighting at 5:15 p.m.

When: Oct 23, 2015 4 PM to Oct 23, 2015 5 PMin Andover, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16 )
Israel Nash
When: Oct 23, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 adv / $12.00 dos (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15 )
Featuring 3 guitars, Charlie ONeal (Delta Generators), Peter Fedele and Brandon Tarricone (Krewe De Groove) on guitars. 3 Horns, Henley Douglas Jr (Tenor and Baritone sax), Squantch (trombone), with special guest Garret Savluk (Heavy Metal Horns, Boston Horns & The Gringo Kings on Trumpet). John Iltis drums, David Walker bass with Yahuba on percussion. Were excited to be playing our first concert at the Amazing Things Arts Center with this line-up. Weve been in the studio recording 20 original songs.

When: Oct 23, 2015 8 PM in Framingham, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20 )
Mikhail Danilov: The Sound of Green

Electric bass principal Mikhail Danilov presents an afternoon of experimental music along with a mix of jazz, ethnic, and electronic sounds.

When: Oct 23, 2015 1 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13 )
Mike Crutcher- Mojo Mambo
Mike Crutcher & Mojo Mambo Rock the Riv!

When: Oct 23, 2015 9 PM in Bridgewater, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 21 )
Herbal Boosters for Winter Wellness
Instructor: Chris Marano

Chris Marano, a well known and respected Massachusetts herbalist, will be introducing a winter preparation for our systems using Earth-based wisdom. As we start slowing down in the colder days, our systems can be nurtured herbally to keep the metabolism efficient for the holiday preparations. Learn how the traditional spices and herbs have more than a purpose of taste for this time of year. Come enjoy this fascinating lecture about Old World use of plants. Co-sponsored with the Herbal Community of Central Mass.

When: Nov 8, 2015 2 PM in Newbury, Massachusetts
Cost: Member $25.00, Non-member $35.00 (Sun, 08 Nov 2015 14 )
Age Limit: All Ages


When: Oct 23, 2015 9 PM in Easthampton, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 21 )
CAOS Seminar
CAOS seminar and meeting

Open to: MIT-only

This event occurs every 2 weeks on Fridays.

Sponsor(s): Earth Signals and Systems Group

For more information, contact:
Sai Ravela

This event is categorized as: staff/faculty

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When: Oct 23, 2015 4 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16 )
OCLN David Slater
Location: Logan Auditorium - upper level

When: Oct 23, 2015 10 AM to Oct 23, 2015 4 PMin Braintree, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10 )
Live at the Fillmore: The Definitive Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band
A faithful recreation of the live concert performancesof theoriginal Allman Brothers Band circa 1971's epic shows at Bill Graham's Fillmore East Auditorium in New York City

When: Oct 23, 2015 7 PM in Northampton, Massachusetts
adv $15
door $18 (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 19 )
AKC Dog Show Hosted By Queensboro Kennel Club, Inc.
Approved: All AKC-Recognized Breeds For additional information contact:
MB-F Inc., Superintendent
PO BOX 22107
GREENSBORO, NC 27420-2107
(336) 379-9352

When: Oct 23, 2015 12 AM to Oct 23, 2015 12 AMin West Springfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00 )
Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic Worcester
When: Nov 8, 2015 3 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Nov 2015 15 )
The Naumkeag Pumpkin Trail

When: Oct 23, 2015 12 AM in Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Member: Adult $5 Kids FREE; Nonmember: Adult $10 Kids $5

(Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00 )
Tour of ISO New England
Please join New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) for a tour of the ISO-NE control room! Admission is free, but attendance is limited to 20 people, so sign up early! About the topic: ISO New England is the independent, not-for-profit company authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to oversee the day-to-day operation of New Englands electric power generation and transmission system, administer the regions competitive wholesale electricity markets, and manage comprehensive regional power system planning. The tour will include an overview of ISO New England and its three critical roles, as well as an update on regional energy issues. Attendees will also have an opportunity to see the ISOs state-of-the-art master control center where the ISOs certified system operators monitor, dispatch, and direct the flow of electricity across the power grid 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Program: The tour will begin promptly at 10 please arrive slightly early and bring picture ID. Space is limited, so please register early. Non-NEWIEE members are invited to register. Thank you to our host sponsor for this event: ISO New England. We are delighted to collaborate with ISO New England on this event! This is the second of three events in Western New England that NEWIEE is sponsoring this fall, including a NEWIEE on Campus event at UMass Amherst on 11/3.

When: Oct 23, 2015 10 AM in Holyoke, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10 )
Muddy Waters Tribute featuring The Nighthawks and Bob Margolin

Steady Rollin Bob Margolin is a Blues guitar player and singer, carrying on the deep Chicago Blues style and creating his original music today. His shows are known for deep Blues, a wide variety of Blues-based styles, and a friendly good time for his audiences.From 1973-1980, Bob played guitar in the band of Chicago Blues legend Muddy Waters, touring worldwide and recording, and learning to play Muddys powerful music directly from him. He appears beside Muddy with The Band in the 1978 legendary music film The Last Waltz.In 1980, Bob started his own band. He has won Blues Music Awards for Guitar in 2005 and 2008. The Nighthawks sought not so much to reinvent rock and roll, but simply to have it reinvent itself by taking the original ingredients and followingif somewhat looselythe original recipe. And like good cooks, the individual personalities involved ultimately affected the outcome. The band was over 10 years old and had baffled the mainstream industry before the term roots rock was coined to explain the likes of West Coasters like Los Lobos and The Blasters. By then, the affiliation with many of the living blues greats seemed to brand The Nighthawks a blues band, despite the fact that they played with Carl Perkins as well as Muddy Waters. This will be a great night of Blues celebrating the great Muddy Waters.

When: Oct 23, 2015 8 PM in Fall River, Massachusetts
Cost: $22 Advance | $25 Day of Show (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20 )
The Clean House; A Mainstage Play
In Pulitzer Prize-winner Sarah Ruhl's play about love, loss, transformation and transcendence, a serious doctor hires a quirky Brazilian maid who hates to clean and longs to be a comedienne. Professor Penny Hansen directs this work that shows beauty and humor can be found in life's most unlikely mess. Funded in part by the van Otterloo Family Foundation.

When: Oct 23, 2015 7 PM in Beverly, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 19 )
An Evening with Jackie Evancho - Awakening - Live In Concert
Great Northeast Productions will present An Evening with Jackie Evancho - Awakening - Live in Concert on Friday, October 23, 2015, 8 pm at Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Tickets at $47, $67, $87 and $117 (plus a $2 facility fee) are on sale now at the Boston Symphony Hall Box office (no service charge). Summer box office hours are Monday-Friday, 10am - 5pm. Tickets are also available at, by phone at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200 (Monday - Friday from 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday from 12 noon - 6 pm). Platinum-selling, 14-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho released her third studio album, Awakening on September 23, 2014 coinciding with her international tour which now comes to Boston on October 23, 2015. Produced by Nick Patrick, Awakening is Evanchos first album under her recent worldwide recording agreement with Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait. In sync with the new CD, she filmed a PBS Special which aired on WGBH TV in December, 2014 and will air again this August. Awakening signaled some new directions for Evancho. Without foregoing the beautiful and lush classical-crossover compositions for which Evancho has become famous, she also extended her stylistic reach with contemporary material on songs such as the haunting folk song The Rains of Castamere from HBOs hit series Game of Thrones. She also took a bigger step forward on her version of U2s With or Without You. Moreover, Evancho added several original songs including the anthem Take Me There and Open Fields of Grace. Some of these songs are more on the pop side, and have a little faster beat than the songs I usually sing - but it was really fun, said Evancho. She also tackled the ethereal ballad Memories by the Dutch band, Within Temptation, in addition to the popular classic Think of Me from Andrew Lloyd Webbers Phantom of the Opera. Thats how it started for me, says Evancho. When I first saw the Phantom movie I was inspired by the way the actors sang and really wanted to try to sing like that too. Their passion must have got to me! Awakenings classical standards include Caccini/Vavilovs Ave Maria and Rachmaninoffs Vocalise. Id never sung Rachmaninoffs Vocalise before, says Evancho. It was fun for me because there arent any words to learn, so I could focus on the beauty of the music. Distinguishing Awakening from her previous albums, Evancho relays that there were no limits thematically or otherwise on the songs that she and Portrait placed on repertoire. Of course there are always going to be some classical pieces, but I wanted to reinvent the pop songs and make them my own, she said. The only thing that mattered was that the song spoke to me. She credits producer Patrick for his understanding of her goals on Awakening. We all wanted to find a balance that would present Jackie in all that she is as an artist, says Patrick. Vocalise is very challenging and Ave Maria requires the singer to really take control for it to sound beautiful. She is able to do that, but also make the big transition from the classical songs to more contemporary songs like With or Without You or Memories. On this album, Jackie carries the listener with her quite seamlessly, naturally, convincingly, and believably. Shes a remarkable singer for someone so young, but shed be no more remarkable if she were 30. As for the production of Awakening, Patrick strived to capture Evanchos emotional intensity and technique. It was great to shape everything around that voice, lighting it up atmospherically without stepping on it arrangement-wise, he says. She has such an otherworldly quality of mystery, beauty, fantasy and wonderment, and we wanted everything to complement, not overpower, her voice. Indeed, Evancho and Patrick have succeeded in re-energizing the classical-crossover genre. I feel that my singing style has matured, and its easier for me to feel comfortable on stage, said the admittedly shy Evancho, who lately has taken up painting and is also trying her hand at songwriting. Throughout the summer of 2014, Jackie also did a special promotion with the tween clothing stores Justice. She recorded a brand new song called Go Time which is available for download exclusively for free to Justice shoppers. She was also featured in the summer catazine as well as in stores on the video monitors. About Jackie Evancho: Evancho dazzled American television audiences at age 10 gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBCs Americas Got Talent. She was immediately signed to Columbia Records where she released a string of successful recordings including O Holy Night, Dream With Me, Heavenly Christmas and Songs From The Silver Screen. She has since acted in Robert Redfords The Company You Keep alongside Susan Sarandon, Shia LeBeouf and Nick Nolte, and performed as a special guest in Cirque du Soleils One Night for One Drop benefit at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. She also starred in the Fall 2012 GUESS Kids clothing campaign, and in June, she performed the classic film song Over the Rainbow at the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Evancho has also participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., where she delighted President and Mrs. Obama. She performed before 100,000 people in Russia with opera stars Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Sumi Jo prior to the opening of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, and has performed in Japan before the Royal Family at the Imperial Palace. Her first PBS special was one of the top pledge producing performances in PBS history. Her wide-ranging achievements caused Billboard to include her on its list of music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21 in 2011 and 2012.

When: Oct 23, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $47, $67, $87 and $117 (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20 )
Become an Awesome Scrum Master 1-Day Class from - October
This advanced 1-day course is designed for anyone that wants to gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed to be an effective Scrum Master. The class will provide the tools and techniques needed to foster self organization, encourage collaboration, facilitate team events, and grow team problem solving. After completing this class, you'll have a solid understanding of what your role as a Scrum Master is, what it isn't, and the practices you need to do it well. Here's a quick list of the topics the class covers: * Learning what the Scrum Master is and what it is not * Comparing Scrum Master to Project Manager role * Importance of self-organization and how to help a team achieve it * Helping the team through process change * How to facilitate the Scrum events and team decision making * Running effective retrospectives * Helping the team solve problems using Force Field Analysis and A3 process * How to recognize and handle challenges to effective delivery using Scrum Who Should Attend? Anyone who is currently performing the role of Scrum Master or is considering becoming a Scrum Master. Still Need Convincing? Read what some students have said. "I would strongly recommend this class." - Heather Mardis, Motorola Mobility/ARRIS "Great!" - Britt McKinley, Motorola Mobility/ARRIS "There is a lot that I will apply to my daily job." - Phillip Connaughton, RunKeeper "You can't beat the value that you get in a single day." - Kanda Alagappan "Well structured course run by 2 personable and knowledgeable presenters. If you aspire to be an effective Scrum Master, I would recommend." - Trevor Satour, Building Indigenous Capability, Australia "Very informed, engaged instructors." - Donna Graves, Copyright Clearance Center "I would recommend it. Good overview of topics and concepts. Instructors were great." - Jonathan Wilson, Veeder-Root "Great class. Good useful tips and ideas I will implement in practice." - Justine Winkelman, Copyright Clearance Center "Informational, useful, and practical for anyone who is currently or aspiring to be a Scrum Master." - Jason Flowers, VFA Inc. "I would definitely recommend this class I found it very engaging and helpful. I am going to try and employ what I learned on my next project." - Karen Vitari, Copyright Clearance Center "The small group size is a major plus , allowing the instructors to talk about thinks that really matter to the students." - John Caldas, Apperian, Inc. "Instructors and content were great. It was an eye opening experience." - Kathy Comtois, Copyright Clearance Center Prerequisites: Knowledge of Agile and Scrum fundamentals, attended an Agile ASAP class, attended a Certified Scrum Master class, are currently performing the role of Scrum Master. Class Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Class Day Travel Tip: Traffic on I-95/128 is a wildcard and can be "unpleasant" before class time. The best idea is leave early and target getting to classroom between 8:30-8:45. Dress Code: The dress code for the class is casual. Come comfortable and ready to engage in learning. Lunch: A box lunch will be provided. Instructors: The course instructors are from FreeStanding Agility, a team of Agile educators, trainers, and coaches with over 12 years of combined experience, coaching and/or training Agile teams in over 100 different organizations. Registration/Cancellation/Refund Policy: If you registered for a class and need to cancel, you may transfer the registration to another person at no cost. Simply reach out to us at and let us know who will be attending in your place. If you registered for a class, need to cancel, and cannot transfer the ticket to another person, the following policies will be in effect: 1. If you notify us in advance of 7 business days of the class that you need to cancel, you WILL be eligible for a refund for the full price of the class OR you can ask to be moved to a future class date at no extra cost. Refunds will be processed immediately, but may take 7-10 days to show on your credit card statement depending on your card provider's policy. 2. If you notify us within 7 business days of the class that you need to cancel, you WILL NOT be eligible for a refund of the full price of the class and you will need to pay a $72.40 rescheduling fee to be moved to a future class date. This policy stems from the the fact that the venue for our classes requires us to commit an attendee count 7 days before the class date. They charge us based on that committed number. When attendees that are committed do not attend at the last minute, the venue still charges us per the committed number. We are simply passing this cost on to the attendee should the condition apply. 3. If you notify us within 7 business days of the class that you need to cancel and do not want to reschedule, you do not need to pay the rescheduling fee, but you do forfeit the price of the class.

When: Oct 23, 2015 9 AM to Oct 23, 2015 5 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: 69 - 399 USD (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 09 )
Friends Book & Bake Sale

Support the book and bake sales by donating books and baked goods, help with the sale set-up, work at the sale and, of course, shop at the sales! For more information, send an email to
Location: Large Hearing Room, Town Building

When: Nov 8, 2015 12 PM to Nov 8, 2015 4 PMin Wayland, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Nov 2015 12 )
John Cpld- More of Everything
More of Everything plays all the mixed-up covers you love from 9:00-12:30.

When: Oct 23, 2015 8 PM in Framingham, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20 )
Masked Intruder/Copyrights/Not Scientists
Masked Intruder ( The Copyrights ( Not Scientists ( Bundles ( New Warden ( $10 Presale/$12 at the Door

When: Oct 23, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 19 )
MSE Colloquium: Zi Chen, Dartmouth College
MSE Colloquium: Zi Chen, Dartmouth College

Mechanics and Geometry in Chiral Structures: From Nanohelices to Twisted Embryonic BrainTendons are critical load-bearing tissues of the musculoskeletal system that transfer forces from muscle to bone and stabilize joint structures. Despite surgical intervention, injured or diseased tendon is challenged by reparative wound healing responses that result in scar tissue and mechanical dysfunction. This significant challenge has motivated stem cell-based tissue engineering efforts to generate tendon replacements. However, advances have been limited, due in part to an incomplete knowledge of tendon development. In particular, there is a need to understand how mechanical and biochemical cues interact to guide tenogenesis of stem cells. To that end, we are combining novel bioengineering techniques with classical embryology methods to systematically characterize mechanical, biochemical, and molecular properties of the developing embryonic tendon microenvironment. Outcomes are identifying design parameters for biomaterials and mechanical loading bioreactors to guide stem cell differentiation and neo-tissue formation. Additionally, characterization of structure-property relationships of developing tendon is finding new markers of functional tendon formation. These engineered tissues may be useful as in vivo replacements, and as platforms for research to study mechanisms of tissue formation. Importantly, these efforts are broadly applicable across tissue systems. Successful outcomes from our studies may advance efforts to enhance tendon healing and regeneration, as well as provide bench-top platforms with which to investigate tissue development, homeostasis, disease and healing.BiographyDr. Zi Chen is currently an Assistant Professor and Society in Science Branco Weiss Fellow at Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College. Dr. Chen received a bachelors and masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University, and a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton under Dr. Mikko Haataja and David J. Srolovitz. He was also a visiting scholar in Dr. Clifford Brangwynnes group at Princeton. Before joining Dartmouth, Dr. Chen worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Larry Taber in Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University. He was also a visiting scientist in the Weitz lab at Harvard University.Dr. Chens research interests cover such diverse topics as microstructural eveolutions in materials, phase transitions, mechanical instabilities of materials and structures, energy harvesting devices, stretchable electronics, biomimetic materials/devices, nanofabrication, mechanics of morphogenesis in biological systems, cancer cell migratios, DNA mechanics. Dr. Chen has received a number of awards including Society in Science Branco Weiss fellowship, Outstanding Paper Award at the ASME 2013 2nd Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology (NEMB), American Academy of Mechanics Founders Award, MRS Graduate Student Award Silver Award, etc. He is a founding co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Postdoctoral Research, and an editorial board member of Journal of Applied Mechanical Engineering and Journal of Material Science & Engineering.

When3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Friday, October 23, 2015Location15 St. Mary's Street, Room 105

When: Oct 23, 2015 3 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15 )

In Achord's annual free concert. We'll be inviting guests groups from BU and the Boston area for a great night of a cappella. We'll also be introducing our new members to our followers. When7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, October 23, 2015BuildingGSU Conference Auditorium, 775 Commonwealth AvenueContact OrganizationIn Achord

When: Oct 23, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 19 )
Blues Bash with Kaz Hawkins
Blues Bash with Kaz Hawkins

Kaz Hawkins, renowned blues singer form Belfast, Ireland, is returning this year to perform at Bill's Bar. She will be accompanied by Professor Victor Coelho and other talented Blues musicians from BU and Berklee. This event is free and open to the public.Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Irish Culture at BU, the BU Center for the Humanities, the BU Arts Initiative, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning at CGSWhen8:00 pm on Friday, October 23, 2015LocationBill's Bar, 5 Lansdowne Street

When: Oct 23, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20 )
The Underachievers: Forevermore Express Tour
When: Oct 21, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 18.00 - 18.00 (Wed, 21 Oct 2015 18 )
Bully Proof Workshop
Free workshop for kids age 8 - 13 to learn and practice how to deal with bullying.

When: Oct 23, 2015 7 PM in Marlborough, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 19 )
Viva La Hop | Macrotones
Viva La Hop

We are a live Hip-Hop group with roots from Funk & Jazz. From the horns, to the keys, to the strings, to the kick drum we come to get your heads bobbin and booties movin; combined w/ the words of Philly G & Bo-Lyriks to educate your mind. Viva La Hop is here to ignite any party any day of the week.

The Macrotones

The Macrotones have been bringing tightly honed afrofunk to Boston, New England, and beyond since 2007. Whether theyre opening for national headliners like NOMO, the Budos Band, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, and Grupo Fantasma, splitting sold-out bills with regional favorites like Rubblebucket and Westbound Train, or playing all night themselves, The Macrotones taut rhythms keep the bodies moving and heads nodding. Based initially in Allston, Mass, the earliest incarnation of the 10-piece Macrotones came together to play traditional afrobeat music. While this was a great introduction, it became apparent there were new, diverse directions the music was headed. Their sound quickly grew to incorporate elements of funk, soul, ethiojazz, and rock. The result is a dark and funky blend of persistent, interlaced rhythms, and powerfully dense horn lines. And with stimulating percussion percolating throughout, it's obvious the way to take in a Macrotones performance is on ones feet and dancing. Their debut album, 2008s Wayne Manor, has been described by the Boston Phoenix as a miraculous matrimony of funky preconceived ideals and effective spontaneity. Recorded almost entirely live in a converted barn in the woods of Maine, the record captures a heavy-grooving band finding their sound. Their 2011 Young Cub Records (The Aggrolites, The Superpowers) follow-up, First Signs of Danger, features that sound gig-refined and presented in a warm and gritty analog setting. Engineered and produced by Craig Welsch, impresario of John Browns Body recording spinoff roots/dub project 10 Foot Ganja Plant, the album has been compared to a soundtrack for a car chase film, or can be thought of as simply "music for spies."


When: Oct 23, 2015 6 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18 )
Wander the World
Children's Library
Central Library in Copley Square
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116
Friday, October 23, 2015, 3:304:30pm

Explore and engage in cultures and countries from around the world. Ages 8+.

Library:Central Library
Neighborhood:Back Bay
Type of Event:Story Time

When: Oct 23, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00 )
Exhibition Tour: Literary Landscapes
Central Library in Copley Square
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116
Friday, October 23, 2015, 12:301pm

Discover the amazing collections of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center. Tour includes the current exhibition Literary Landscapes: Maps from Fiction, which features Peter Pans Neverland, Winnie-the-Poohs Hundred Acre Wood, and Thorins Middle Earth among others. Historic maps of Boston and the world from 1482 to the present will also be explored.

Library:Central Library
Neighborhood:Back Bay
Type of Event:Exhibition, Talks & Lectures, Tours
Audience:All Ages

When: Oct 23, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00 )
Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair
Friday October 23, 2015
10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society,130 Waltham Street,Lexington, MA 02421

Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair


Friday, October 23 10 to 5

Saturday, October 24 10 to 5

Sunday, October 25 12 to 5

Hundreds of original arts and crafts.

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society holds its Annual Fundraising Fair. This is an all Society Fundraiser with all proceeds going to the support of the Society. Members donate an excellent selection of items for sale including Baskets, Paintings, Polymer Clay/Beaders creations, cards, Decorative Arts, Needle Arts, Weaving, Ceramics, Fine Jewelry and Woodworks.

This is a perfect opportunity to start your holiday shopping by selecting unique and beautiful gifts.

Enjoy visiting and speaking with the artists at work in their studios. Perhaps you will be inspired to take one of our many classes.

Bake Goods are also on sale so stop by and bring home a delicious treatand Something NewSaturday is Apple Pie Day!

It's a great way to spend a Fall weekend.

Gift Certificates will also be available.

Admission and Parking are free.

For Information and Directions: 781-862-9696 Facebook

Location: 130 Waltham Street, Lexington

When: Oct 23, 2015 10 AM to Oct 23, 2015 5 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10 )
Student Composers Concert
Student Composers Concert

A performance of works by School of Music composition students. This event is free and open to the public.When8:00 pm on Friday, October 23, 2015

When: Oct 23, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20 )
with Uncle Jack
It's a miraculous yet familiar tale...Group of friends form a band, work their asses off gigging around town, cut some demos, secure a recording contract, write a hit or two, emerge from local obscurity to global touring and sales success, hit a creative and interpersonal wall, disband, wander in individual obscurity for a few years, get back together, older, wiser, and produces the best effort of their career and does it all over again.In this brave new, fiercely competitive world of evaporating record companies, digital downloads and MySpace-created rock stars, when artists are given a rare second chance, they know they must rise to the occasion. Candlebox disappeared but they have most definitely returned and this time, it's not the scene or the culture or the media doing the talking. It's the music. And that is miraculous.

When: Oct 23, 2015 6 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts
Cost: $29.95 (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18 )
Birch Trees
Artist ~ Jackie Del Fonso

When: Oct 23, 2015 6 PM in Mashpee, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18 )
Craig LaGrassa

When: Oct 23, 2015 8 PM in Danvers, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20 )
New England Forests Exhibit
When: Nov 8, 2015 12 AM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Nov 2015 00 )
Tom Appleman
Tom Appleman Band shares a Bill with 2 other bands starting at 9. Times to be announced.

When: Oct 23, 2015 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 21 )
Connecting for Change 2015

More than just a conference, Connecting for Change presented by the Marion Institute is an annual solutions based gathering that brings together a diverse audience to create deep and positive change in their communities.

Connecting for Change will take place over two-days and will attract people from over twenty states to Downtown New Bedford, MA. The conference will feature dozens of leading innovators and countless activities that will cover a range of topics, including food and farming, policy, innovative tech and design, health and healing, green business, indigenous knowledge, environmental and social justice, women and youth empowerment, impact investing, spirituality and sustainability.

When: Oct 23, 2015 8 AM in New Bedford, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 08 )
World Music/ CRASHarts Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya

Recognized as South Africas foremost jazz pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim has a unique and dynamic compositional approach that successfully fuses universal and often seemingly disparate styles. Subtle hints of bright, traditional African melodies, gospel-inflected harmonies, and regal Ellingtonian progressions pervade his music, while his skill as a pianist leaves listeners in awe.

When: Oct 18, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $48, $42, $37, $30 * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information (Sun, 18 Oct 2015 19 )
E-Books & Overdrive
Central Library in Copley Square
Tech Classroom, McKim Building
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116
Friday, October 23, 2015, 23pm

E-Books and Overdrive.
Learn how to check out e-books and audiobooks using a smartphone
or tablet and the OverDrive app.

Library:Central Library
Neighborhood:Back Bay
Type of Event:Computers/Technology, Workshops & Classes

When: Oct 23, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00 )
Preschool Films
Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library
690 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
Friday, October 23, 2015, 11am12pm

Come watch three films for preschoolers every week in our auditorium. Camp groups and preschools are welcome.

Library:Codman Square
Type of Event:Film
Audience:Children (Ages 0-5)

When: Oct 23, 2015 11 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11 )
Blacklight Sunrise
"Hear Now Live" presents "Halloween Hangover X"

When: Oct 23, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20 )
The Missing Generation
This powerful show is a love letter to a forgotten generation of survivors those who witnessed and experienced the loss of part of an entire generation of gay and transgender people to AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s. Sean Dorsey created the work over a 2-year period by conducting oral history interviews with longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic, doing archival research, and hosting Community Residencies in 6 cities across the US. THE MISSING GENERATION features full-throttle dance, luscious partnering, intimate storytelling and theater performed by Dorsey's stellar, multi-generational ensemble of dancers: Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, ArVejon Jones and Nol Simonse. Sean Dorsey is an award-winning transgender and queer choreographer who has toured his work to 25 cities across the US. Dorsey created a lush multi-layered soundscore featuring the voices and remarkable real-life stories recorded in these oral history interviews, Dorsey's own writing, and original music from a stellar team of composers: Alex Kelly, Jesse Olsen Bay, Ben Kessler, and Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney.

When: Oct 23, 2015 8 PM to Oct 23, 2015 10 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 10 USD (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20 )
Halloween Family Festival at Heritage
Ages:All ages

This candy-free, non-scary, family-friendly Halloween event is designed for children of all ages. Come in costume and be part of the fun. Wear comfortable shoes as youll be walking from area to area. Activities include:

Halloween Dance Party with DJ Ooch Get a temporary tattoo Find your way through the Hart Family Maze Garden lit with hundreds of twinkling lights Enjoy themed drinks and snacks from the Magnolia Caf Take a fall-themed family photo on the Outdoor Concert Stage Learn all about nocturnal animals in Hidden Hollow, lit especially for Halloween fun Explore the new carved pumpkin display, featuring pumpkins by both professional and amateur carvers Take a spin (or two!) on the vintage carousel Create a Halloween craft at The Hundred Acre School

Register in advance for this event happening on Friday from 5:30 to 8:30pm and on Saturday from 1:30 to 8:30pm.

When: Oct 23, 2015 12 AM to Oct 23, 2015 12 AMin Sandwich, Massachusetts
Cost: $15/Person (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00 )
College of Fine Arts Visitors Day
College of Fine Arts Visitors Day

Join us for an all-day experience at the School of Music, the School of Theatre, or the School of Visual Arts.WhenAll day on Friday, October 23, 2015

When: Oct 23, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00 )

When: Oct 23, 2015 8 PM in Salem, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20 )
One Time Mountain- Candlebox
We're happy to be back again at the Claddagh thanks to New England Concerts! Come check out this awesome night, make sure to get tickets from us before it's too late!

When: Oct 23, 2015 8 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20 )
Nicole Caramanica- MSF Band
w/MSF Band Rock/Pop/Rock

When: Oct 23, 2015 9 PM in Quincy, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 21 )
Shabbat Shirah: A Musical Shabbat

Families can unwind after the work week with a musical Shabbat and relax listening to stories, singing songs and enjoying a Shabbat dinner of pizza, pasta and salad. There is no cost for this event, but please register online at by October 21.

When: Oct 23, 2015 5 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 17 )

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