4th Annual a CATpella Festival to Belt Out Cancer
Everybody loves a cappella!! This concert raises money for pediatric and sarcoma cancer research, awareness and education. Join emcee Lindsey Mills of NewsCenter Maine in Portland, ME as she artfully leads us through the performances of seven incredibly talented a cappella groups: the Tufts University Beelzebubs, The Common Tones of Boston College, The Amherst College Zumbyes, the Tufts University Jackson Jills, Sound Off, the Winchester High School Octets and the Arlington High School Madrigal Singers. We welcome all ages, elementary school through toe-tapping seniors!! There are amazing raffles, an online auction, t-shirt sales and concessions. It is a really fun night out on a cold winter's evening to fundraise for the Catherine J. Malatesta Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to research, education and awareness of sarcoma cancer, especially pediatric sarcoma cancer.Time: 19to 21:45Artists: Tufts University Beelzebubs, Tufts University Jackson Jills, Amherst College Zumbyes, The Common Tones of Boston College, Sound Off, Winchester High School Octets, Arlington High School Madrigal Singers
When: Jan 24, 2020 7pm to Jan 24, 2020 9pm in Arlington, MA
Cost: General Admission: USD 20.00
4th Annual a CATpella Festival to Belt Out Cancer
Please join us on January 24, 2020 at an a cappella fundraiser to remember the brilliant light and spirit of Catherine Malatesta and to raise much needed funds for the Catherine J. Malatesta Foundation and the Sarcoma Foundation of America. Catherine (Cat) Malatesta of Arlington was 16 years old when she died of epithelioid sarcoma, a mere 7.5 months from the date of diagnosis. Catherine was a bubbly and vibrant person who touched nearly everyone she met. She was active at Arlington High School where she sang in the Madrigal Singers group, acted in the high school musicals, played field hockey, rowed crew and was President of the Student Council. She was an avid honors student who loved school. Catherine's life was cut short just as she was beginning to flourish. We remember her kindness, her compassion, her zest for life. It is difficult to explain the magnitude and enormity of our loss. There are few words that can convey something this catastrophic. So, we will let the music speak for us. We have raised nearly $175,000 from the first 3 concerts. They were fabulous evenings of warm songs on a cold winter's evening. This year we have an equally fabulous program. One of the headliners of the concert and returning is the award winning Boston-based, Sound Off! Also returning is Catherine's beloved Arlington High School Madrigal Singers, the Winchester High School Octets, and The Common Tones of Boston College. New this year are an all-male group from Amherst College called The Zumbyes and an all-female group from Tufts called The Jackson Jills. Returning as our brilliant emcee is Lindsey Mills, an Arlington native and anchor/reporter at NEWS CENTER Maine in Portland. We are supported by Epizyme, our Platinum Sponsor, two generous Gold Sponsors, Prime Motor Group and The Sanborn Foundation, two Silver Sponsors, Law Enforcement Dimensions and W. L. French Excavating and three fantastic Bronze Sponsors, LaRosa Development, McDonald Contracting and Belmont Orthodontics! We are grateful for these sponsors who believe in the mission and work of the Catherine J. Malatesta Foundation. Let's try to raise $60,000 to BELT OUT CANCER!!! Sarcoma patients and pediatric patients need our support desperately!!! There will be lots of raffles, t-shirt sales and concessions. Tickets are $20 each. Seating is general admission. We are offering pre-sales of t-shirts and raffle tickets. If you purchase t-shirts or raffle tickets in advance, please pick up at will call in the Arlington High School main lobby. The high school main lobby doors open at 5:45p.m. Theater doors open at 6:30p.m.
When: Jan 24, 2020 7pm to Jan 24, 2020 9:30PMin Arlington, MA
Cost: 20 - 60 USD
"Long Strange Trip": Grateful Dead Documentary
Long Strange Trip: Grateful Dead Documentary
The 30-year odyssey of the Grateful Dead was the most unlikely success story in rock ’n’ roll history. Famously averse to publicity and seemingly incapable of recording radio-friendly hits, they flouted music industry convention by giving their live music away to a global network of tape traders and becoming the highest grossing concert act in America through word of mouth alone. Long Strange Trip is the first full-length documentary to explore the fiercely independent vision, perpetual innovation, and uncompromising commitment to their audience that made the Bay Area band one of the most influential musical groups of their generation. The film provides poignant insight into the psyche of late lead guitarist Jerry Garcia, whose disdain for authority clashed with his de facto leadership of the sprawling collective that kept the show on the road. With a soundtrack that captures some of the band’s most dynamic live performances as well as unguarded offstage moments and never-before-seen interviews, footage and photos, Long Strange Trip explores the Dead’s singular experiment in radically eclectic music making. The film is at once an inspiring tale of unfettered artistic expression, a heartfelt American tragedy, and an incisive history of the rise and fall of 20th-century counter-culture. Arlington’s Showplace of Entertainment brings this tribute classic to the big screen accompanied by full-concert sound … something avid Grateful Dead fans won’t want to miss!
When: Jan 24, 2020 7:30PM in Arlington, MA