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Allston is a neighborhood of Boston Massachusetts. According to census figures over half of the population of Allston is aged 20-34 which is a clear indication of the strong college student presence. Nearby you will find Boston University, Boston College, MIT and Harvard University.

Allston MA is the only locale in the United States named for an artist - Washington Allston. The many musicians and music venues have given rise to the nicknames "Allston Rock City" and "Rock and Roll Allston".

The busiest part of the neighborhood is the stretch of Harvard Avenue between Commonwealth Avenue and Cambridge Street. It is here you will find many shops, bars and restaurants.

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The Underwater Sounds


When: Oct 7, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20 )
War On Women- Boy Sets Fire- TIM BARRY- Unwed
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When: Oct 24, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20 )
Swift Technique


When: Oct 7, 2014 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19 )
Easy Company- Sunshine Riot- Aston
Headed up to Boston with our Friends Sunshine Riot and new Friends Aston to play downtown Boston and do some partying

When: Nov 8, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 20 )
TAP Foodies: May's Fusion and Cuisine

Been craving Taiwanese food? Us too! Join fellow TAP members for an intimate dinner and conversation over some delicious Taiwanese cookin' at May's Fusion and Cuisine in Allston. Eating lu rou fan AND getting to know others in our community – what could be better? Only 6 spots available so sign up soon!



When: Oct 23, 2014 7 PM to Oct 23, 2014 9 PMin Allston, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19 )
Wine Road Trip U.S.A. (4 Tuesdays)
The U.S.A. has recently topped the charts for world wine consumption, and it's no wonder since every one of our 50 states now has at least one bonded winery producing the juice.  Over this 4 week session, get to really know the great American wine culture that is growing around us.  Learn [...]

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When: Oct 14, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $250 (Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18 )
Ceramics Studio Tour: Harvard Arts in Allston

Join Common Boston for an open building tour of the new Ceramic Studio and program headquarters at Harvard.  Designed by Galante Architecture Studio, this repurposed building is a new gem for the community of Allston.  Participants of this tour will get an in-depth look at the newly revamped studio, learn about the function of each room and its purpose in ceramic-making, see what special equipment is used, and catch a glimpse of artists from the Harvard Ceramics program in their creative state and find out what projects they're working on.

The tour will be led by Kathy King, Director of Education for the Ceramic Department of the Office for the Arts at Harvard.

 

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This tour is part of a festival weekend that includes architectural tours, open buildings, and other special events. Check our Calendar for more info!

 


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When: Oct 10, 2014 12 PM to Oct 10, 2014 1 PMin Allston, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12 )
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When: Oct 13, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20 )
Angela Fiori: Optic Serenity

Unbound Visual Arts, Inc., and the Harvard Allston Education Portal are very pleased to announce the opening of Angela Fiori: Optic Serenity. This exhibition, at the Harvard Allston Education Portal Art Galleries, features oil and acrylic paintings that present the serene side of animal life through their mindful eyes. The exhibition, curated by John Quatrale, runs from September 18 - October 31, 2014.

This exhibition of oil and acrylic paintings includes a large number of two seemingly different animal species - cows and birds. Through her animal portraits, Angela displays a common sense of warmth with her adept use of light, shadow and color for the animals and in backgrounds. She chooses just the right combination to ensure that the animals remain the center of attention while at the same time giving context to her paintings. In her paintings the cows and birds bring forth a very strong sense of serenity and peace. This characteristic of most animals is usually overlooked by others. Angela accomplishes this through the many sets of peaceful, yet alert, eyes that oftentimes look directly at the viewer. By their very nature, all animals are at ease most of the time. They are content and accepting of their daily lives. It’s hard not to look at these animals and not be struck by their constant presence, even when their purpose or meaning is not always apparent. Do you think these animals are happy now? Do you think they are worried or fearful about anything that is to come in the future? Do these animals make you feel calm?

Angela Fiori, a member of Unbound Visual Arts, was born in Cali, Colombia from an Italian family. After finishing High School in Bogotá she moved to Italy where she enrolled in the “Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara” and spent four years studying Graphic Design under the guidance of very famous professors like Bruno Munari, Vittorio Coppola, Pier Carlo Santini. She spent her fifth year in Italy putting together a show with other two artists after winning a competition in Florence. After she and her new husband settled in Boston, Angela received her Graphic Design Certificate from the School of the MFA in Boston and worked in that field for several years. She has exhibited widely in the Boston area and is a member of the Newton and Allston Open Studios and the Concord Art Association.

Unbound Visual Arts, is a non-profit corporation based in Allston-Brighton and serving the Boston area. It was incorporated in late 2012 to enliven the creative economy in contemporary fine art for artists and art supporters through curated exhibitions, education and sharing. To date, Unbound has organized over 45 solo and group theme-based curated exhibitions at nine different venues in the area.

The Harvard Allston Education Portal (Ed Portal) is a vibrant space that fosters learning and exploration for Allston-Brighton residents of all ages. The Ed Portal was created to bring Harvard's greatest strengths, world class teaching and research, to the Allston-Brighton community. The Ed Portal is the Allston-Brighton community's front door to Harvard's educational, cultural, arts, and recreational resources. More than a physical space, the Ed Portal is a strong link between the Harvard community and Allston-Brighton community.

Sep 29, 2014: 3 pm - 7 pm (Mon)



When: Oct 2, 2014 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15 )
Carmela Cattuti: Fashionably Urban

Unbound Visual Arts, Inc., and the Harvard Allston Education Portal are very pleased to announce the opening of Carmela Cattuti: Fashionably Urban. This exhibition, at the Harvard Allston Education Portal Art Galleries, features oil paintings that present that present the relationships and vitality of fashion and urban places. The exhibition, curated by John Quatrale, runs from September 18 - October 31, 2014.

This exhibition of oil paintings presents the relationships and vitality between fashion and urban places. These paintings explore Carmela’s love for historic urban spaces and landscapes as well as the fashions that are oftentimes a part of those spaces. Her paintings of shoes and dresses as well as the outdoor settings all call upon the use of geometric lines that highlight the grandeur and formality as well as the playfulness of the 19th and early 20th century and whose many remnants are still among us. She brings “curiosity and movement” through the use of color and shadows to the urban environment and her fashions. In addition to showcasing structures and cityscapes, including Isabella Stewart Gardner’s first house on Beacon St., she presents the urban side of fashion that is all around Boston even today and well as her other favorite cities - Paris, Florence and Venice. The fashions she portrays are eloquent examples of 19th and 20th century clothing that is just as eloquent and beautiful as the historic buildings that surround the fashion. For Carmela, her “paintings are about what is underneath the cityscape landscapes…” and she does just that in this exhibition.

Carmela Cattuti, a member of Unbound Visual Arts, began painting in 1980 and has exhibited in numerous solo, group, and jury exhibitions. She designed her own art study program which included five years in Carmella Yager’s Painting and Drawing intensive at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Carmela was commissioned by Boston’s Palmer and Dodge Law Firm to create a painting for their collection. She has also created paintings for set design and has painted murals for schools and private homes. She is an established yoga instructor and credits her creative process with the benefits of yoga. Carmela earned her B.A. European History from City College, NY and her M.A. from Boston College in English Literature. She is also a tour guide at the Institute of contemporary Art, Boston and recently completed her first novel: Between the Cracks.

Unbound Visual Arts, is a non-profit corporation based in Allston-Brighton and serving the Boston area. It was incorporated in late 2012 to enliven the creative economy in contemporary fine art for artists and art supporters through curated exhibitions, education and sharing. To date, Unbound has organized over 45 solo and group theme-based curated exhibitions at nine different venues in the area.

The Harvard Allston Education Portal (Ed Portal) is a vibrant space that fosters learning and exploration for Allston-Brighton residents of all ages. The Ed Portal was created to bring Harvard's greatest strengths, world class teaching and research, to the Allston-Brighton community. The Ed Portal is the Allston-Brighton community's front door to Harvard's educational, cultural, arts, and recreational resources. More than a physical space, the Ed Portal is a strong link between the Harvard community and Allston-Brighton community.
 

Sep 29, 2014: 3 pm - 7 pm (Mon)



When: Oct 2, 2014 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15 )
Between the Planes Opening Reception for Daniel Levy

The story of this exhibition begins in the halls of Studio 52 in Allston, where Daniel Levy Photography Studios resides. Inspired by his unique perspective, we challenged him to present a collection of select pieces from his vast body of work finding a dialogue between the surreal and the gritty, the natural and the fantastic.

"My work is my eye. I see everything through the lens - and naturally, between the planes. I love to dynamically extend what I’ve captured to fill in the gaps between my eye and technology’s limitations. When filling in these gaps - I often put myself back into the scene - remembering elements, feelings, smells, etc. Final prints are almost always a fusion of what my eye saw, what I felt at the time of taking the photo, and what I felt at the time of processing the photo (which in many cases is months or years later)."



When: Oct 5, 2014 12 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Oct 2014 12 )
Taking The Bite Out Of Whiskey (Class + Dinner)
The word whiskey comes from old Gaelic and means the breath of life, and that goes a long way toward explaining why we need to go get a refill now and then. This class is going to be a super overview of the wide world of whiskey comparing styles, ingredients, and origins. We'll taste a range of deli[...]

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When: Oct 11, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $115 (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18 )
Wine & Chocolate: Making The Perfect Match!
There's nothing more delicious than great wine and super chocolate. You'll taste classic European and South American chocolates with wines like semi-sweet Riesling, St.-Amour, even a late harvest Zinfandel. This class will teach you the origins of each product and how they are made into multiple tas[...]

617-784-7150

When: Oct 10, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $55 (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18 )
Seven Deadly Zins
Zinfandel is a red grape that is uniquely American. That's right – it's a RED grape. Many of us got our introduction to wine with Zinfandel's “white” (really pink) form. In the fully red form, it has the ability to be elegant, powerful, spicy or, sometimes, downright jammy. Zinfand[...]

617-784-7150

When: Oct 8, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $55 (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18 )
Language Of Wine: French Wines... in French
Wine is a drink that creates conversation in every language. What better way to experience a language than through the prism of its wines? These nights in wine country take you to the wines in the bottle, but more importantly, right into the language of wine, the vernacular of what it means to be a [...]

617-784-7150

When: Oct 3, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $55 (Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18 )
Cornell Big Red at Harvard Crimson
When: Oct 11, 2014 1 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 13 )
Rachelle Ferrell
When: Oct 11, 2014 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $48.00 - $88.00 (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22 )
The Dig - Burial Sound
This event is 18 and over
The Dig

"New York quartet The Dig have been building some buzz from their first two full-lengths of '80s shoegaze-inspired rock. It's a Cure-meets-T. Rex sound that utilizes dark keyboards, with enough reverb to drown Robert Smith. You & I marks the band's third release in two years (following last year's full-length, Midnight Flowers, and their first 2013 EP, Tired Hearts), those sets comprising an impressive sum of 21 consistently nocturnal and sedated songs." - Consequence of Sound

The Dig's sound has been developing ever since the band's two singers Emile Mosseri and David Baldwin started making music together when they were eleven years old. After meeting California native Erick Eiser, the three songwriters have been writing tunes and playing in different bands together since they were in high school. Mark Demiglio (drums) moved to New York from Texas to join the band following the recording of "Midnight Flowers."

When: Oct 11, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21 )
Rachelle Ferrell
When: Oct 11, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $48.00 - $88.00 (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 20 )
Rachelle Ferrell
When: Oct 10, 2014 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $48.00 - $88.00 (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22 )
Alvvays - Team Spirit
This event is 21 and over
Alvvays

Alvvays are two women, three men, a crate of C-86 tapes and a love of jingle-jangle.

Molly Rankin and Kerri MacLellan grew up as next-door neighbours in Cape Breton, lifting fiddles and folk-songs. Heartbreaks of different shades soon entered their lives, as did the music of Teenage Fanclub and Belle & Sebastian. Similar noisy melancholy drifted over to Prince Edward Island, finding Alec O'Hanley, Brian Murphy and Philip MacIsaac.

Convening in Toronto, the group have been making music since since dusk or maybe dawn, when stars were appearing or fading off. As a result, their debut self-titled album is both sun-splashed and twilit—nine songs concealing drunkenness, defeat and death in tungsten-tinted pop that glitters like sea glass.

With needlepoint melody and verse, Rankin and O'Hanley's songs were recorded at Chad VanGaalen's Yoko Eno studio and mixed by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile).

The resultant album is loud and clear and sure. Flood your ears. The self-titled record will be released on July 21 in Europe on Transgressive Records. On July 22, the record will be released in the USA on Polyvinyl Record and Royal Mountain Records in Canada.

When: Oct 10, 2014 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22 )
Rachelle Ferrell
When: Oct 10, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $48.00 - $88.00 (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20 )
Joshua Redman Trio with Reuben Rogers and Gregory Hutchinson
When: Oct 24, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20 )
RÜFÜS DU SOL
When: Oct 4, 2014 2 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 adv / $14 dos (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 14 )
Putting It All Together: Beyond Basic Burlesque
Put your burlesque into action! Devora Darling will take some of the classic moves learned in Introduction to Burlesque as well as some of Devora's personal favorites and incorporate them into a fun choreography taught over six 1-hour sessions. Students must have taken Introduction to Burlesque or the equivalent. There are only 10 spaces in this class! Six Sessions: Mondays, November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 2, 8, 6:30-7:30pm Cost: $125



When: Nov 3, 2014 6 PM to Nov 3, 2014 7 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 60 - 125 USD (Mon, 03 Nov 2014 18 )
Introduction to Burlesque (December 2014)
No previous experience is necessary. This series of classes was designed and created with the novice dancer in mind, but experienced dancers looking to learn classic burlesque moves and techniques will also greatly benefit. Through a series of lessons and demonstrations which build upon one another, students will learn the fundamentals of burlesque dance. At the end of the course, you will have the building blocks to create your own fun and flirty dance routine. Over the four weeks we'll discuss burlesque-related topics like music selection, the art of costuming, and performing for an audience. Burlesque is a terrific form of expression for any woman. It builds confidence, comfort with your own body and it's great exercise too! This is a four-session course. All classes are from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and are taught at B.A.B.E. (119 Braintree St., #206, Allston, MA 02134). Cost: Drop-in Students: No registration is required, just come on over. Each class is designed to stand alone. The drop-in fee is $30 and must be paid in cash to the instructor at the beginning of the session. Pre-paid Students: Register and pay for the class on-line at least 24 hours before the class starts and save $5.00 Please Note: there are no refunds or transfers if you pre-register and cannot attend. Pre-registration is $25 and can be done on-line for one class or multiple classes! Course Commitment: To register for the full course for $99, please select "Monday, December 1" as the date you wish to register for, and then select the "All 4 classes" ticket. Sessions: Session #1 (Monday, December 1): Week One starts things off right with some Burlesque Basics. You'll learn that classic burlesque move, The Bump, plus how to turn your everyday steps in struts and slinky walks. For the striptease lesson, you'll be learning how to remove Long Gloves. We'll have some loaner gloves available, but if you've got a pair of your own, please bring them! Session #2 (Monday, December 8): This week's move is The Grind, those oh-so teasing and pleasing types of hip circles that are essential to classic burlesque. Combine it with Week One's lesson, you get the classic "bump 'n' grind". Week Two's striptease lessons are on Skirts and Shirts. Please bring a skirt with a zipper and a blouse with buttons. Since you'll be removing your clothes, you may want to wear shorts or leggings and a tank top underneath or fancy lingerie, depending on your comfort level. Session #3 (Monday, December 15): This week's move is The Shimmy, how to quiver and shake to the delight of your audience. We'll continue to build up our movement vocabulary that now includes both bumps and grinds. Week Three's striptease lesson is all about Stockings. Please bring a pair of thigh-high stockings to class. After you learn some Floorwork to highlight your lovely gams, we'll practice the provocative stocking remove. Session #4 (Monday, December 22): This week's move is Tassel Twirling -- the ultimate burlesque trick! You will need to bring pasties with tassels to class for this. We'll have a few pairs for sale. If you're uncomfortable appearing in just pasties, please wear a close-fitting tank-top under your bra and affix the pasties to that. It's harder to twirl, but we don't want anyone struggling beyond their comfort level. Week Four's striptease lesson is Removing a Bra. Please bring a back-fastening bra to class. See the above note about pasties and comfort levels. That applies here too. For extra fun, we'll be playing with Feather Boas, that quintessential burlesque accessory. If you have a boa, by all means bring it, but we'll also have some loner boas and a few for sale.



When: Dec 22, 2014 7 PM to Dec 22, 2014 9 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 99 USD (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19 )
Introduction to Burlesque (December 2014)
No previous experience is necessary. This series of classes was designed and created with the novice dancer in mind, but experienced dancers looking to learn classic burlesque moves and techniques will also greatly benefit. Through a series of lessons and demonstrations which build upon one another, students will learn the fundamentals of burlesque dance. At the end of the course, you will have the building blocks to create your own fun and flirty dance routine. Over the four weeks we'll discuss burlesque-related topics like music selection, the art of costuming, and performing for an audience. Burlesque is a terrific form of expression for any woman. It builds confidence, comfort with your own body and it's great exercise too! This is a four-session course. All classes are from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and are taught at B.A.B.E. (119 Braintree St., #206, Allston, MA 02134). Cost: Drop-in Students: No registration is required, just come on over. Each class is designed to stand alone. The drop-in fee is $30 and must be paid in cash to the instructor at the beginning of the session. Pre-paid Students: Register and pay for the class on-line at least 24 hours before the class starts and save $5.00 Please Note: there are no refunds or transfers if you pre-register and cannot attend. Pre-registration is $25 and can be done on-line for one class or multiple classes! Course Commitment: To register for the full course for $99, please select "Monday, December 1" as the date you wish to register for, and then select the "All 4 classes" ticket. Sessions: Session #1 (Monday, December 1): Week One starts things off right with some Burlesque Basics. You'll learn that classic burlesque move, The Bump, plus how to turn your everyday steps in struts and slinky walks. For the striptease lesson, you'll be learning how to remove Long Gloves. We'll have some loaner gloves available, but if you've got a pair of your own, please bring them! Session #2 (Monday, December 8): This week's move is The Grind, those oh-so teasing and pleasing types of hip circles that are essential to classic burlesque. Combine it with Week One's lesson, you get the classic "bump 'n' grind". Week Two's striptease lessons are on Skirts and Shirts. Please bring a skirt with a zipper and a blouse with buttons. Since you'll be removing your clothes, you may want to wear shorts or leggings and a tank top underneath or fancy lingerie, depending on your comfort level. Session #3 (Monday, December 15): This week's move is The Shimmy, how to quiver and shake to the delight of your audience. We'll continue to build up our movement vocabulary that now includes both bumps and grinds. Week Three's striptease lesson is all about Stockings. Please bring a pair of thigh-high stockings to class. After you learn some Floorwork to highlight your lovely gams, we'll practice the provocative stocking remove. Session #4 (Monday, December 22): This week's move is Tassel Twirling -- the ultimate burlesque trick! You will need to bring pasties with tassels to class for this. We'll have a few pairs for sale. If you're uncomfortable appearing in just pasties, please wear a close-fitting tank-top under your bra and affix the pasties to that. It's harder to twirl, but we don't want anyone struggling beyond their comfort level. Week Four's striptease lesson is Removing a Bra. Please bring a back-fastening bra to class. See the above note about pasties and comfort levels. That applies here too. For extra fun, we'll be playing with Feather Boas, that quintessential burlesque accessory. If you have a boa, by all means bring it, but we'll also have some loner boas and a few for sale.



When: Dec 15, 2014 7 PM to Dec 15, 2014 9 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 99 USD (Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19 )
Introduction to Burlesque (December 2014)
No previous experience is necessary. This series of classes was designed and created with the novice dancer in mind, but experienced dancers looking to learn classic burlesque moves and techniques will also greatly benefit. Through a series of lessons and demonstrations which build upon one another, students will learn the fundamentals of burlesque dance. At the end of the course, you will have the building blocks to create your own fun and flirty dance routine. Over the four weeks we'll discuss burlesque-related topics like music selection, the art of costuming, and performing for an audience. Burlesque is a terrific form of expression for any woman. It builds confidence, comfort with your own body and it's great exercise too! This is a four-session course. All classes are from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and are taught at B.A.B.E. (119 Braintree St., #206, Allston, MA 02134). Cost: Drop-in Students: No registration is required, just come on over. Each class is designed to stand alone. The drop-in fee is $30 and must be paid in cash to the instructor at the beginning of the session. Pre-paid Students: Register and pay for the class on-line at least 24 hours before the class starts and save $5.00 Please Note: there are no refunds or transfers if you pre-register and cannot attend. Pre-registration is $25 and can be done on-line for one class or multiple classes! Course Commitment: To register for the full course for $99, please select "Monday, December 1" as the date you wish to register for, and then select the "All 4 classes" ticket. Sessions: Session #1 (Monday, December 1): Week One starts things off right with some Burlesque Basics. You'll learn that classic burlesque move, The Bump, plus how to turn your everyday steps in struts and slinky walks. For the striptease lesson, you'll be learning how to remove Long Gloves. We'll have some loaner gloves available, but if you've got a pair of your own, please bring them! Session #2 (Monday, December 8): This week's move is The Grind, those oh-so teasing and pleasing types of hip circles that are essential to classic burlesque. Combine it with Week One's lesson, you get the classic "bump 'n' grind". Week Two's striptease lessons are on Skirts and Shirts. Please bring a skirt with a zipper and a blouse with buttons. Since you'll be removing your clothes, you may want to wear shorts or leggings and a tank top underneath or fancy lingerie, depending on your comfort level. Session #3 (Monday, December 15): This week's move is The Shimmy, how to quiver and shake to the delight of your audience. We'll continue to build up our movement vocabulary that now includes both bumps and grinds. Week Three's striptease lesson is all about Stockings. Please bring a pair of thigh-high stockings to class. After you learn some Floorwork to highlight your lovely gams, we'll practice the provocative stocking remove. Session #4 (Monday, December 22): This week's move is Tassel Twirling -- the ultimate burlesque trick! You will need to bring pasties with tassels to class for this. We'll have a few pairs for sale. If you're uncomfortable appearing in just pasties, please wear a close-fitting tank-top under your bra and affix the pasties to that. It's harder to twirl, but we don't want anyone struggling beyond their comfort level. Week Four's striptease lesson is Removing a Bra. Please bring a back-fastening bra to class. See the above note about pasties and comfort levels. That applies here too. For extra fun, we'll be playing with Feather Boas, that quintessential burlesque accessory. If you have a boa, by all means bring it, but we'll also have some loner boas and a few for sale.



When: Dec 8, 2014 7 PM to Dec 8, 2014 9 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 99 USD (Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19 )
Introduction to Burlesque (December 2014)
No previous experience is necessary. This series of classes was designed and created with the novice dancer in mind, but experienced dancers looking to learn classic burlesque moves and techniques will also greatly benefit. Through a series of lessons and demonstrations which build upon one another, students will learn the fundamentals of burlesque dance. At the end of the course, you will have the building blocks to create your own fun and flirty dance routine. Over the four weeks we'll discuss burlesque-related topics like music selection, the art of costuming, and performing for an audience. Burlesque is a terrific form of expression for any woman. It builds confidence, comfort with your own body and it's great exercise too! This is a four-session course. All classes are from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and are taught at B.A.B.E. (119 Braintree St., #206, Allston, MA 02134). Cost: Drop-in Students: No registration is required, just come on over. Each class is designed to stand alone. The drop-in fee is $30 and must be paid in cash to the instructor at the beginning of the session. Pre-paid Students: Register and pay for the class on-line at least 24 hours before the class starts and save $5.00 Please Note: there are no refunds or transfers if you pre-register and cannot attend. Pre-registration is $25 and can be done on-line for one class or multiple classes! Course Commitment: To register for the full course for $99, please select "Monday, December 1" as the date you wish to register for, and then select the "All 4 classes" ticket. Sessions: Session #1 (Monday, December 1): Week One starts things off right with some Burlesque Basics. You'll learn that classic burlesque move, The Bump, plus how to turn your everyday steps in struts and slinky walks. For the striptease lesson, you'll be learning how to remove Long Gloves. We'll have some loaner gloves available, but if you've got a pair of your own, please bring them! Session #2 (Monday, December 8): This week's move is The Grind, those oh-so teasing and pleasing types of hip circles that are essential to classic burlesque. Combine it with Week One's lesson, you get the classic "bump 'n' grind". Week Two's striptease lessons are on Skirts and Shirts. Please bring a skirt with a zipper and a blouse with buttons. Since you'll be removing your clothes, you may want to wear shorts or leggings and a tank top underneath or fancy lingerie, depending on your comfort level. Session #3 (Monday, December 15): This week's move is The Shimmy, how to quiver and shake to the delight of your audience. We'll continue to build up our movement vocabulary that now includes both bumps and grinds. Week Three's striptease lesson is all about Stockings. Please bring a pair of thigh-high stockings to class. After you learn some Floorwork to highlight your lovely gams, we'll practice the provocative stocking remove. Session #4 (Monday, December 22): This week's move is Tassel Twirling -- the ultimate burlesque trick! You will need to bring pasties with tassels to class for this. We'll have a few pairs for sale. If you're uncomfortable appearing in just pasties, please wear a close-fitting tank-top under your bra and affix the pasties to that. It's harder to twirl, but we don't want anyone struggling beyond their comfort level. Week Four's striptease lesson is Removing a Bra. Please bring a back-fastening bra to class. See the above note about pasties and comfort levels. That applies here too. For extra fun, we'll be playing with Feather Boas, that quintessential burlesque accessory. If you have a boa, by all means bring it, but we'll also have some loner boas and a few for sale.



When: Dec 1, 2014 7 PM to Dec 1, 2014 9 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 99 USD (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19 )
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When: Oct 2, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $25.00 - $65.00 (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20 )
Daedelus
When: Oct 17, 2014 11 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23 )
Rockapella
When: Nov 1, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 20 )
Rockapella
When: Nov 1, 2014 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 22 )
Huey Mack - Brighton Music Hall


When: Nov 1, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 20 )
Tilly's presents The Outsiders Tour w/ The Ready Set & Metro Station
When: Nov 3, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Mon, 03 Nov 2014 18 )
Secret Chiefs 3
When: Oct 19, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 - 15.00 (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20 )
Kimbra
When: Nov 9, 2014 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 20.00 - 20.00 (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 19 )
Burlesque Your Way
You've learned some burlesque moves but you want to take your tease to the next level. Now what? How do you put your personal spin on all those bumps and grinds to create one smooth, sexy number? Burlesque Your Way will show you how! This class is designed for those students with basic burlesque training who want to develop a striptease routine from start to finish and perform it for an audience. This intensive course covers everything from picking music to costuming to story-line and choreography. Throughout the class, students will polish their burlesque skills, while learning performance tips and getting advice and guidance on all aspects of burlesque performance from Miss Mina (B.A.B.E. headmistress) and Ol' Scratch (Boston Babydolls director). Burlesque Your Way is recommend for students who have taken our Introduction to Burlesque classes or who have had some other burlesque instruction. In this five-week course, students will develop their own complete burlesque routine. Students who successfully complete the course will be able to perform their creations at The Original Newcomers' Showcase at The Great Burlesque Exposition on Sunday, February 22. Enrollment in this intimate and intensive class is limited to ten students to ensure that each student is afforded the personalized coaching she needs to perfect her routine. Classes are Mondays, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 8:00-9:00pm



When: Jan 5, 2015 8 PM to Jan 5, 2015 9 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 125 - 150 USD (Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20 )
The Road Home Online: October Registration

The Road Home is an online First-time homebuyer course available to MassHousing and the ONE mortgage borrowers.  In order to receive a MassHousing or ONE loan you must complete this course or a certified in-person Homebuying 101 course.  

This is an online course, but there is an in-person wrap-up session you must attend in order to receive a valid certificate of completion.  Please read below for more information on the course.

The Road Home consists of seven modules.  You must complete all seven modules and receive a score of at least 80% on the quiz at the end of the course.  This will take you at least 4 hours in total.  You will receive a certificate acknowledging that you have completed the online component of the course.  You will need to print this out and bring it to your in-person session. 

Once you have completed the online portion of the course you will need to contact The Homebuying Mentors to schedule an in-person coaching session.  This will be a small group session and will be held at The Homebuying Mentors office, located in Allston, MA.  Sessions are held on the first and third Mondays and Wednesdays of each month from 4:00 to 5:30pm.  Monday sessions are scheduled for homebuyers in the beginning of the process.  Wednesday sessions are scheduled for those who have signed a Purchase & Sale agreement.  Please contact one of our staff members to schedule your in-person session after you have completed the online portion of the course. You will receive your valid certificate of completion at the end of the in-person coaching session.

 

Please Note: The registration fee is non-refundable.


Before accessing the on-line course you should check the following system requirements. The minimum software requirements for viewing the class content include the following:

o        Adobe Flash Player 6, 0, 79 or later.

One of the following Web browsers (the stated version or later):

o        Windows: Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 1, Google Chrome, Safari 3, Opera 9.5, Netscape 7, AOL 8, CompuServe 7

o        Macintosh: Firefox 1, Google Chrome, Safari 3, Opera 9.5, Netscape 7, AOL 7

o        Linux: Firefox 1, Opera 9.5, Konqueror 3.3.1

If you would like to know more about the MassHousing loan program, please visit their website.

More information on the ONE mortgage can be found on MHP's website.



When: Oct 31, 2014 4 PM to Oct 31, 2014 5 PMin Allston, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16 )
Red Wine for White Wine Lovers
Suitable for White wine and Red wine lovers alike, this class will be an exploration of red wine for those looking to broaden their wine tastes or learn why they love red wine so much. We will start the evening with some Rosé and then try a variety of red wines which highlight some of classic[...]

617-784-7150

When: Nov 5, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $55 (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18 )
Public Lecture with Prof. Tarun Khanna: "Think like an Entrepreneur"

Explore how entrepreneurship and innovation tackle complex health problems.

Using the lens of health to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, Harvard Business School Professor Tarun Khanna will give a free public lecture and lead a discussion based on his HarvardX course Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies. 

Attendees will learn about prior attempts to address complex health problems, identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and propose their own solutions.  Participants will see that both problems and solutions are multi-disciplinary in nature, and draw on a range of sectors and fields of study.

Free in-person discussion groups based on the HarvardX course will be led by a Harvard teaching assistant at the Harvard Allston Education Portal in November and December (dates to be announced.) 
 

Tarun Khanna
Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School, where he has studied and worked with multinational and indigenous companies and investors in emerging markets worldwide. He was named Harvard University's Director of the South Asia Institute in the fall of 2010. He joined the HBS faculty in 1993, after obtaining an engineering degree from Princeton University (1988) and a Ph.D. from Harvard (1993), and an interim stint on Wall Street. During this time, he has served as the head of several courses on strategy, corporate governance, and international business targeted to MBA students and senior executives at Harvard. He currently teaches in Harvard’s College's General Education core curriculum in a university wide elective course on entrepreneurship in South Asia. He is also the Faculty Chair for HBS activities in India.

For questions or for more information, visit www.edportal.harvard.edu, call 617-496-5022 or, email allston_edportal@harvard.edu

HarvardX for Allston is a new educational initiative which brings HarvardX content and courses to Allston-Brighton residents and the Greater Boston community.  The pilot program offers the latest in online education, combined with in-person instruction and discussion opportunities at the Ed Portal, 175 N. Harvard St., Allston.



When: Oct 8, 2014 7:15:00 PM to Oct 8, 2014 8:15:00 PMin Allston, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:15:00 )
Big D and the Kids Table
When: Oct 24, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 - 15.00 (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18 )
Big D and the Kids Table
When: Oct 25, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 - 15.00 (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18 )
Opening Reception - Angela Fiori: Optic Serenity and Carmela Cattuti: Fashionably Urban

 

Angela Fiori (lef) and Carmela Cattuti (right)

 

Unbound Visual Arts presents

Carmela Cattuti: Fashionably Urban

September 18 - October 31, 2014

Opening Reception - Thursday October 2nd 5:30 - 7:00 pm

curated by John Quatrale

(left) Carmela Cattuti Fiori, Figure #2, oil on canvas

(right) Carmela Cattuti, Shoes and Cityscape, oil on canvas


Press Release

Unbound Visual Arts, Inc., and the Harvard Allston Education Portal are very pleased to announce the opening of  Carmela Cattuti: Fashionably Urban. This exhibition, at the Harvard Allston Education Portal Art Galleries, presents the relationships and vitality of fashion and urban places. The exhibition, curated by John Quatrale, runs  from September 18 - October 31, 2014.


This exhibition of oil paintings presents the relationships and vitality between fashion and urban places. These paintings explore Carmela’s love for historic urban spaces and landscapes as well as the fashions that are oftentimes a part of those spaces. Her paintings of shoes and dresses as well as the outdoor settings all call upon the use of geometric lines that highlight the grandeur and formality as well as the playfulness of the 19th and early 20th century and whose many remnants are still among us.  She brings “curiosity and movement” through the use of color and shadows to the urban environment and her fashions. In addition to showcasing structures and cityscapes, including Isabella Stewart Gardner’s first  house on Beacon St.,  she presents the urban side of fashion that is all around Boston even today and well as her other favorite cities - Paris, Florence and Venice.  The fashions she portrays are eloquent examples of 19th and 20th century clothing that is just as eloquent and beautiful as the historic buildings that surround the fashion.  For Carmela, her “paintings are about what is underneath the cityscape landscapes…” and she does just that in this exhibition.  

 

The opening reception with the artist and curator is Thursday Oct. 2nd 5:30-7:00 pm. The exhibition runs from September 18 through October 31, 2014 and is open Monday - Thursday from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Harvard Allston Education Portal, 175 North Harvard St., Allston, MA 02134 (Barry’s Corner). MBTA Buses: 66, 70, 70A, 86.  There is a Hubway station directly outside the Ed. Portal. It is also a fifteen minute walk from the Harvard Square Red Line Station.


Carmela Cattuti, a member of Unbound Visual Arts, began painting in 1980 and has exhibited in numerous solo, group, and jury exhibitions. She designed her own art study program which included five years in Carmella Yager’s Painting and Drawing intensive at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Carmela was commissioned by Boston’s Palmer and Dodge Law Firm to create a painting for their collection. She has also created paintings for set design and has painted murals for schools and private homes. She is an established yoga instructor and credits her creative process with the benefits of yoga.  Carmela earned her B.A. European History from City College, NY and her M.A. from Boston College in English Literature. She is also a tour guide at the Institute of contemporary Art, Boston and recently completed her first novel: Between the Cracks.


 

Unbound Visual Arts presents

 

Angela Fiori: Optic Serenity

 

September 18 - October 31, 2014

 

Opening Reception - Thursday October 2nd 5:30 - 7:00 pm

curated by John Quatrale


 

 

(left) Angela Fiori, Seagull,  acrylic on canvas

 

(right) Angela Fiori, Ernie, oil on canvas


Press Release


Unbound Visual Arts, Inc., and the Harvard Allston Education Portal are very pleased to announce the opening of Angela Fiori: Optic Serenity. This exhibition, at the Harvard Allston Education Portal Art Galleries, features oil and acrylic paintings that present the serene side of animal life through their mindful eyes.The exhibition, curated by John Quatrale, runs  from September 18 - October 31, 2014.


This exhibition of oil and acrylic paintings includes a large number of two seemingly different animal species - cows and birds.  Through her animal portraits, Angela displays a common sense of warmth with her adept use of light, shadow and color for the animals and in backgrounds.   She chooses just the right combination to ensure that the animals remain the center of attention while at the same time giving context to her paintings.  In her paintings the cows and birds bring forth a very strong sense of serenity and peace.  This characteristic of most animals is usually overlooked by others. Angela accomplishes this through the many sets of peaceful, yet alert, eyes that oftentimes look directly at the viewer.   By their very nature, all animals are at ease most of the time.  They are content and accepting of their daily lives.  It’s hard not to look at these animals and not be struck by their constant presence, even when their purpose or meaning is not always apparent.  Do you think these animals are happy now?  Do you think they are worried or fearful about anything that is to come in the future?  Do these animals make you feel calm?


The opening reception with the artist and curator is Thursday Oct. 2nd 5:30-7:00 pm. The exhibition runs from September 18 through October 31, 2014 and is open Monday - Thursday from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Harvard Allston Education Portal, 175 North Harvard St., Allston, MA 02134 (Barry’s Corner). MBTA Buses: 66, 70, 70A, 86.  There is a Hubway station directly outside the Ed. Portal. It is also a fifteen minute walk from the Harvard Square Red Line Station.


Angela Fiori, a member of Unbound Visual Arts, was born in Cali, Colombia from an Italian family. After finishing High School in Bogotá she moved to Italy where she enrolled in the “Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara” and spent four years studying Graphic Design under the guidance of very famous professors like Bruno Munari, Vittorio Coppola, Pier Carlo Santini. She spent her fifth year in Italy putting together a show with other two artists after winning a competition in Florence. After she and her new husband settled in Boston, Angela received her Graphic Design Certificate from the School of the MFA in Boston and worked in that field for several years.  She has exhibited widely in the Boston area and is a member of the Newton and Allston Open Studios and the Concord Art Association.



 

 


  


 




When: Oct 2, 2014 5 PM to Oct 2, 2014 7 PMin Allston, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17 )
Steve Gunn
When: Oct 13, 2014 2 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14 )
Meatbodies / Purling Hiss
When: Oct 28, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 10.00 - 10.00 (Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21 )
il Sogno del Marinaio
When: Oct 12, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.00 - 12.00 (Sun, 12 Oct 2014 20 )
Joshua Redman Trio

Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. Born in Berkeley, California, he is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff. The process of discovery is important to Joshua Redman, as is the communication and dialogue with his fellow musicians. He enjoys not knowing where the musical conversation will go. In addition to his solo career, Redman has recorded and performed with countless other artists, from the Dave Matthews Band and the Rolling Stones to B. B. King and Herbie Hancock.



When: Oct 24, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20 )
ANNIE ROYER
When: Dec 10, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $27 (Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20 )
VIVIAN MALE
When: Dec 11, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $35 (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20 )

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