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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/
Oyster Festival
Back by popular demand, Legal Sea Foods' 11th annual oyster festival is a celebration of all things oyster. Stop by to enjoy a special feature menu of these mollusks served baked, fried and raw.

When: Sep 12, 2019 12am to Oct 9, 2019 12am in Somerville, MA
Shit-faced Shakespeare®: Macbeth @ The Rockwell / BOS
"Something wicked drunk this way comes..." That's the line right?! It is in our version of this Shakespeare classic and it's back at The Rockwell this fall. Shit-faced Shakespeare® landed Stateside in 2015 and has been bringing you the nonstop hilarity ever since! The Boston Bastards storm the Somerville stage once again with Macbeth in a limited engagement run at The Rockwell. 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 worldwide since 2010 and has already entertained over 300,000 eager theatre goers across the UK, the US and Australia. With a genuinely drunken professional actor selected at random every night, no two shows are ever the same. Shit-faced Shakespeare®: Macbeth 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.shitfacedshakespeare.com

When: Sep 20, 2019 7pm in Somerville, MA
The Mind of a Magician: Part #1
The Mind of a Magician is a year-long series of shows from magician Evan Northrup. Each month, this interactive show will be a completely different production. There will be works in progress, never before seen magic effects, and the musings of a magician, all compiled into a unique, one-night show. Over the last 20 years, Evan has maintained mountains of notebooks filled with conceptual work for new magical experiences that will now be brought to life.  This will be the first show in the 12-month series. There will be two show times (an earlier show at 7:30 and a later show at 9:30). Doors open a half hour before showtime, and make sure you arrive early to grab a drink and see what mysteries pop up before the show officially begins!   FAQs  So what exactly is this show? At its core, this is a magic show. Other than that, I can't provide much more information for two reasons: 1) Magic is all about mystery, and 2) Every show will be unique; with themes and tricks changing from month to month. Not only will each show be driven by the audience and your participation, but each month, the audience will have opportunities to help design the show for future months. Ok, I hear what you're saying, but is this show for me? Allow me to answer your question with a series of questions: Do you enjoy seeing things you've never seen before? How about things that no one has ever seen before? Does the idea that the magician could mess up at any moment delight you? Do you like fun and games?  If you answered "Yes" to any of the above questions, then this is probably for you! No one will be forced to participate (though the audience is small, so you might get asked if you're interested), and anyone who chooses to help out will be a part of creating something impossible!  Cool. Cool cool cool, but is this going to be weird? I do magic tricks for a living - so that's pretty weird already... But this show will be playful, fun, and (hopefully) surprising.  Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event? Everyone is welcome!! With that in mind, if I had to put an age suggestion on the show, 16 and up might be a good benchmark because the material will be designed for adults. Young people have come to my shows before and seem to enjoy themselves, but this is certainly not "children's magic." OK! I this this could be a fun night out! What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the space? There's lots of 2-hour street parking available right near the venue if you're driving. Otherwise, rideshares are a great option, the Sullivan Square (Orange Line) and Lechemere (Green Line) T stops are both about 1 mile away, and several bus lines get very close to the venue. Those wishing to tunnel in a la Shawshank Redemption should start now (You can purchase your small rock pick Here)   Can I ask another question? Ha! You just did! But seriously, folks, your magnanimous, engaging, beautiful, miraculous host - Evan Northrup -  will be happy to answer any and all questions, and he can be reached by emailing Magic@EvanNorthrup.com.   What's the refund policy? If you change your mind or can't make it, just let us know at least 1 week ahead of time. The seating is very limited for these shows, so a week of notice for any refunds lets us fill those seats so none go to waste. Thank you!!   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? You don't have to do anything you don't want to do. If you feel more comfortable bringing a printed ticket along, go for it! Otherwise, make sure you bring your name with you. That will be helpful.  IAQs (Infrequently Asked Questions) If you're making salad dressing, do you have preferences on the type of vinegar used? While my go-to is probably Champagne vinegar, Sherry vinegar has a marvelous flavor, and I've recently started testing Chinese Black Vinegar. Do you have a favorite adhesive? Why yes I do! Zap-A-Gap for modeling out designs, and Bondic UV glue for a super-fast (and fun to use) stick.

When: Sep 20, 2019 7pm in Somerville, MA
The Either/Orchestra Rides Again
Doors open at 7:30 Sets at 8:30 and 10:15 After 30 or so years of nearly continuous activity, the Either/Orchestra has taken the last two years off. Since the then, two more "band babies" have been born to Messers Rosenthal and Zaleski (another one on the way) and collectively, the members have played thousands of other gigs...just to keep sharp. Now it's time to crank up the big machine once again, and what better place to do it than in our home base, Accurate Records. We'll be playing selections from our vast catalog of recorded and unrecorded works, along with a new thing or two. As usual for performances at Accurate Records, food and beverages will be served, and you are encouraged to also BYO to liven the party. Bandleader and chief kitchen wench Russ G is leaning toward a reprise of the Ethiopian doro wot (chicken stew), gomen wot (collard greens) lentils and injera (Ethiopian pancake bread) that he served at the recent Ethiopian music show at Accurate. Accurate is a small space, and this event is likely to sell out, so please buy your tickets in advance. There will be seating for all, unlike the Lookie Lookie dance parties that many of you may have attended. For the first time, we are reserving the three seats on the leather couch and chair. VIP, baby - get em quick! And there are a limited number of tickets available at the lowest price point, so don't dawdle. Doors open at 7:30 Sets at 8:30 and 10:15 Tom Halter - trumpet Dan Rosenthal - trumpet Joel Yennior - trombone Mark Zaleski - alto sax, clarinet Russ Gershon - saxes, flute Charlie Kohlhase - baritone, alto saxes Jeff D'Antona - piano Rick McLaughlin - bass Brooke Sofferman - drums Vicente Lebron - congas

When: Sep 20, 2019 7:30PM to Sep 20, 2019 11:30PMin Somerville, MA
Cost: 30 - 60 USD
The Revenger's Tragedy
The Revenger's Tragedy, probably by Thomas Middleton, is a cynical satire of the revenge tragedies that were popular in the Jacobean era. The murders are violent and ridiculous, and the heroes are little better than the villains. This production will be set in a 1940s failing circus to enhance the performative nature of revenge (and also because it is fun!). The people in the story have lived and toured with each other for most of their lives, so this cast will be encouraged to form a real ensemble. The characters know each other much too well, and long-simmering resentments are about to boil over. Please note that this location is not wheelchair accessible.

When: Sep 20, 2019 8pm to Sep 20, 2019 10pm in Somerville, MA
Cost: 12 - 15 USD
Toussaint The Liberator
When: Sep 20, 2019 8pm in Somerville, MA
EARLY SHOW 8pm Friday Night at The Comedy Studio!
Friday Night at the Comedy Studio 8PM! Rick Jenkins hosts...Chris Coxen, Bethany van Delft, Mike Donovan, Diana Lu, Peter Martin, Angela Sawyer, and Will Smalley!    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 7:30pm- show begins at 8:00pm! 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. For the most comprehensive place to get transit information to Union Square...https://www.unionsquaremain.org/get-here 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: Sep 20, 2019 8pm in Somerville, MA
Soul City Band
When: Sep 20, 2019 8pm in Somerville, MA
Jerry Paper

"Jerry Paper" is the entity that inhabits Lucas W. Nathan's body when he is grooving."

When: Sep 20, 2019 8pm in Somerville, MA
Cost: 15-18