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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston to Host Sensory-Friendly Event on October 27
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston is hosting a sensory friendly event on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 8:30am – 10:00am. The event will include special modifications including designated quiet areas, lower music and modified lights throughout the attraction. These special adjustments will be made from 8:30am – 10:00am, but once you are inside, you are welcome to stay for as long as you would like. The attraction will open to the public at 10:00 am. Please remember that LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston is a children’s attraction, geared towards ages 3-10 and all adults must be accompanied by a child. For more information please visit: https://boston.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/whats-inside/events/sensory-friendly-event-2/ If you have any specific concerns or would like some more information about the event, you can email LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston at boston@legolanddiscoverycenter.com.

When: Sat Oct 27, 2018 @ 8:30 am
Cost: $14.95 - $29.95
Where: 598 Assembly Row
Visit: https://boston.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/whats-inside/events/sensory-friendly-event-2/
Grab your Costumes for a LEGO Halloween Party Adult Night at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston
Dressing up for Halloween doesn't have to end when you're an adult because LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston will be hosting their annual Halloween Party Adult Night on Wednesday, October 17 from 7-9 pm. Come dressed as your favorite princess, villain, TV character or mythical creature and join in the spook-tastic fun! This month, activities will include a a spooky/haunted tour of MINILAND, Spooky Surprise Boxes, pumpkin smashing, a costume contest, trick or treating and Halloween-themed LEGO build challenge. In addition to themed activities, guests will also be able to enjoy LEGO Star Wars MINILAND Model Display, two rides, the LEGO 4D cinema and MINILAND, a mini-version of Boston landmarks all made out of LEGO bricks. Attendees can bring in a canned good or donate to Merlin's Magic Wand, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston's charity that benefits children in need, and receive a special raffle ticket for an exclusive LEGO prize. Adult Night is a perfect date night or group outing activity. College students can receive $5.00 off Adult Night tickets. Show your student I.D. in admissions and receive an instant discount on your walk-up ticket. Guests must be over 18 years old and food and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Somerville Brewing Company will be hosting the bar featuring select local Slumbrew beers, wine and cider. Tickets: Online and walk-up price: $22.95

When: Wed Oct 17, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Cost: Online and Walk-up price: $22.95 (Adult 18+)
Where: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston
Visit: https://boston.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/whats-inside/events/2018-adult-nights/
Legal Runaround 5K, 3K Poker Walk, & Kids Dash
When: May 23, 2019 12am to May 24, 2019 12am in Somerville, MA
Sh!t-faced Shakespeare®: Macbeth @ The Rockwell
Shit-faced Shakespeare landed Stateside in April of 2015 and has been bringing you the nonstop hilarity ever since! The Boston Bastards are back this spring with the US premiere of Macbeth in a limited engagement run at The Rockwell. You won't want to miss this -- a little crazier, a zanier, and of course a little drunker.   Shit-faced Shakespeare is the deeply highbrow fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely shit-faced cast member. Side-splitting, raucous and completely unpredictable, the show has been running since 2010 and has already entertained over 300,000 eager theatre goers across the UK and the US. With a genuinely drunken professional actor selected at random every night, no two shows are ever the same. Shit-Faced Shakespeare seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist - reminding them as we go to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly. For more information and tickets to other venues please visit :: www.shit-facedshakespeare.com

When: May 24, 2019 7pm in Somerville, MA
Cost: $15
EARLY SHOW 7pm Friday Night at The Comedy Studio!
Friday Night at the Comedy Studio 7PM! Rick Jenkins hosts Shaun Connolly!, Alex Grubard, Angela Sawyer, Erin Spencer This Friday we're hosting a cocktail hour and featuring a Bow Market vendor before the show! Our bar opens at 5pm, come early and meet our friends at 5:30PM!      The Comedy Studio is located on the 2nd floor of Bow Market in Union Square, Somerville, MA and is open Mondays through Sundays.  Variety, our lounge bar, will be open serving housemade cocktails, beer, wine at 5PM and doors for the theater open at 6:30pm- show begins at 7:00pm! And, yes, we will have Scorpion bowls! Seating is assigned. If you would like to be seated with another party under a different name, please call 617-661-6507 or email communications@thecomedystudio.com to make arrangements. Please arrive on time! For more info, call us at 617-661-6507 or email us anytime! Directions - Our NEW address is at: 1 Bow Market Way #23, Somerville, MA 02143The entrance to the courtyard where we're located is actually on Somerville Avenue, right on the corner of P.A.'s Lounge.There is street parking available.For public transportation, both the 86 and 87 MBTA buses have stops nearby, and there is a Rideshare dropoff point right in front of the courtyard driveway for both Uber/Lyft.When you walk into the courtyard, feel free to take the stairs (straight ahead) up to the second floor, or go to the common lobby area (on the right side of the courtyard) and take the stairs/elevator up to the second floor. We are located right above Remnant Brewing on the second-floor walkway- you will see the Variety and The Comedy Studio sign entrance amongst the windows! Call us if you have trouble finding our spot! - 617 661 6507 See you soon!

When: May 24, 2019 7pm in Somerville, MA
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare {e_name}#x5b;Abridged{e_name}#x5d;
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield Directed by Mike Haddad The Complete Works of William Shakespeare {e_description}#x5b;Abridged{e_description}#x5d; is a madcap race to perform all of Shakespeare's 37 plays in about 90 minutes. The Reduced Shakespeare Company, an ensemble of eight committed actors, will stop at nothing to achieve this feat... even if it kills them. (And a third of his plays were tragedies, so death is likely.) It's fast-paced fun for Shakespeare nerds. Please note this venue is not wheelchair accessible.

When: May 24, 2019 8pm to May 24, 2019 10pm in Somerville, MA
Cost: 15 - 20 USD
KTKB Presents: Fufu Party w/ Kotoko Brass
2nd annual loft party show w/ live music from Kotoko Brass (Boston/Ghana) + West African food (fufu, light soup, & jollof rice). BYOB. TIX ON SALE MON 4/15 @ 12PM. Tickets sold out last year, so grab yours early this time around! -------------------- Kotoko Brass Bio: Inspired by the traditional drum rhythms of Ghana, Kotoko Brass has created a unique, joyful, and improvisational style of West African dance music described by the Boston Globe as propulsive, infectious party music. The drums provide the heart and soul of Kotoko Brass merging syncopated African percussion polyrhythms with hard-hitting dance grooves on the drumset. The horns blend traditional sounds of New Orleans with the famous West African brass band sound heard from Ghana to Nigeria, and the keyboard and bass evoke classic African and Caribbean styles of highlife, afrobeat, and reggae. A celebratory and energetic synthesis of music, people, and cultures from around the world, Kotoko Brass features musicians from Ghana, Antigua, Japan, and the United States playing together in unity. Kotoko Brass has shared the stage with Angelique Kidjo, Red Baraat, Femi Kuti, the California Honeydrops, Vieux Farka Toure, Innov Gnawa, Take 6, the Boston Pops, Rubblebucket, and more.

When: May 24, 2019 8pm to May 24, 2019 11:59PMin Somerville, MA
Cost: 10 - 15 USD
Matt Glaser Trio Live at the Lutherie
Matt Glaser chaired the strings department at Berklee for over twenty years, and now heads Berklees American Roots Music Program. His life long exploration of jazz, bluegrass, and the rich terrain in between has afforded him the opportunity to play with such varied artists as Stephane Grappelli, Yo Yo Ma, Bob Dylan, Ralph Stanley, David Grisman, Andy Statman, Lee Konitz you get the idea! He also served as an advisor and onscreen commentator for Ken Burns PBS Jazz documentary series, and contributed to the soundtrack for Burns Civil War series. Matts recent instructional book, Fiddle Tunes on Jazz Changes, teaches students to develop jazz solos using melodic fragments from traditional fiddle tunes. Matt has said, When Im playing jazz there is always an element of bluegrass mixed in. And when Im playing bluegrass, there is always an element of jazz. This trio draws more explicitly from jazz and swing sources, but dont be surprised if you hear some other elements over the course of the evening. Brittany Karlson is a sought-after bassist in jazz and acoustic music worlds, and she holds down the low end in the Goodbye Girls, a popular group combining bluegrass, old-time, and Swedish traditional folk sounds. Jon Wheatley is a longtime guitar professor at Berklee and has appeared on dozens of recordings, including his own 2004 release Guitar on the Loose in London. Hes been a sideman for many performers including Diana Krall, Karrin Allyson, Sweets Edison and Gunther Schuller. Hes performed extensively in the U.S. and Europe.

When: May 24, 2019 8pm to May 24, 2019 10pm in Somerville, MA
Cost: 20 - 20 USD
Boston's Unscripted Musical Project
Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project

It seems like they’ve remade just about everything into a musical these days – aren’t there any new ideas any more? That’s where you come in — think up your most brilliant idea for a musical and bring it to Davis Square Theatre in Somerville. B.U.M.P. (Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project) is a fully-improvised one-act musical. After getting a suggestion from the audience, the cast creates a musical full of heroes, villains and comic relief, transforming the tale into a Broadway-esque show as the audience watches. A fast-fingered live band accompanies the cast, improvising the music as they go along. Each performance boasts an entirely new production made up right on the spot, complete with all new songs, dances and an original story.

When: May 24, 2019 8pm in Somerville, MA
Cost: COMP - $5
Arms and Ears, Pregame Rituals, Mint Green
When: May 24, 2019 8pm in Somerville, MA
The Undertones
with Dot Dash
The Undertones formed in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1975. Their debut EP, Teenage Kicks, was released by Belfast record shop owner Terry Hooley on his Good Vibrations label in September 1978. The song captivated Britain's top DJ, John Peel, who played the song on his BBC radio show. This attracted a deal from Sire, which released the band's debut LP in April 1979. That Autumn, The Undertones earned kudos as a support act on the Clash's American tour. A second LP, Hypnotised, was recorded and released in 1980, followed in 1981 by their first LP for EMI, Positive Touch. The Sin Of Pride was released in 1983, shortly before the Undertones split up in the summer of 1983 after a series of summer festival gigs.Feargal Sharkey launched a short-lived solo career, while the O'Neills won critical plaudits - but little sales - for their tough-minded political band, That Petrol Emotion. Hopes of re-forming the original lineup for John Peel's 50th birthday fell apart after the O'Neills' father died. Their first new album in 20 years, Get What You Need, was released in September 2003.Original Line-up: John and Damian ONeill - guitar; Michael Bradley - bass; Billy Doherty - drums; Feargal Sharkey - vocals.

When: May 24, 2019 8pm in Somerville, MA
Cost: $20.00 - $25.00
John Powhida International Airport, Avery Leigh's Night Palace
John Powhida International Airport, Avery Leigh's Night Palace

When: May 24, 2019 9pm in Somerville, MA