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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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FXFL: Brooklyn Bolts at Boston Brawlers

FXFL presents: Boston Brawlers take on the Brooklyn Bolts Halloween Night!

When: Oct 31, 2014 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 - $40.00 (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19 )
FXFL: Blacktips at Boston Brawlers

FXFL presents: Boston Brawlers home opener against the Blacktips. #FXFL #READYTOBRAWL

When: Oct 24, 2014 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 - $40.00 (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19 )
Speedy Ortiz - Ex Hex - Pile
This event is 18 and over
Speedy Ortiz


On their debut full-length, Western Massachusetts' Speedy Ortiz manages a bit of magic by conjuring the spirits of classic American indie rock, while twisting those ghosts into new shapes. It's easy to hear the influences of Helium, Jawbox, and Chavez on this album, as well as nods to contemporaries Grass is Green, Pile, and Roomrunner. Sweet vocal harmonies run up against gnarly distortion, aided by basic, chunky bass parts and heavy, fill-laden drums. The album was recorded in a few days in November at Justin Pizzoferrato's (Dinosaur Jr., Chelsea Light Moving) studio, Sonelab.
Ex Hex


Ex Hex is what your older brother's friends listened to -- "Roxy Roller" and "Virginia Plain" rumbling from the Kenwood in the basement.

It's what your babysitters listened to, and it's what stuck with me.

Ex Hex is a power trio: guitar, drums, and bass.

"Mary Timony has quietly started a new band, and their first song online isn't quiet at all. Timony, last seen portraying a motel housekeeper in Mikal Cronin's "Peace of Mind" video, has already played in an impressive array of indie-rock groups: most recently Wild Flag, but also '90s luminaries Helium and Autoclave. Her latest outfit, Ex Hex, takes its name from the 2005 album she released with solo-artist billing, a move that perhaps coincidentally brings to mind Kathleen Hanna's use of an old solo-project moniker for current ensemble the Julie Ruin. "Hot and Cold," Ex Hex's initial offering, is below, and it's a guitar-blazing come-on with fuzzed-out power-pop DNA." --SPIN

When: Oct 30, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21 )
This Will Destroy You
When: Oct 30, 2014 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 13.00 - 13.00 (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19 )
How To Taste Wine And Why! (Class + Dinner)
Here at the Boston Wine School, we believe one of the best ways to learn about  wine is with food. This single session wine experience begins with a 2-hour class and wraps up with a delicious wine pairing supper that will help you understand some of the fundamentals of pairing wine with food.We[...]

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When: Nov 22, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $115 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18 )
Veni Vidi Vino! Wine Tasting Tour of Italy (4 Tuesdays)
So many excellent Italian wines, so little time! Take a whirlwind introductory tour of the whole Italian peninsula, from Nebbiolo in the foothills of the Alps, to Chianti in Tuscany, all the way south to Sicily's rugged reds. These are some of the best food wines in the world, and we'll explore how [...]

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When: Nov 11, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $250 (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18 )
Wine & Chocolate: Making The Perfect Match! (Holiday Edition)
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[...]

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When: Nov 21, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $55 (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18 )
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: Nov 8, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $115 (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 18 )
BABEfit (October)
BABEfit is the fabulous fitness series from The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education which combines burlesque flair with cardio dance. Keeping your fitness routine is easy when your workout is this much fun! Whether you're looking to add a fitness regimen to your life, or just looking for something new and different, BABEfit is the best way to bump, grind, and shimmy your way to a confident new you! Each class includes a warm up, fun & heart-pumping dance combinations using The Boston Babydolls' favorite burlesque moves, floor work to tone legs and strengthen core, and a cool down & stretch. Students should wear workout clothes and athletic shoes or flat dance shoes. Dance sneakers are ideal! Bring a yoga mat for the floor work, if lying on the dance floor will be uncomfortable. And you'll definitely want a water bottle! There is no striptease in this class, but things will certainly heat up! If you have a Living Social coupon, please go to the B.A.B.E. website to redeem it. Coupons expire on October 21st!



When: Oct 23, 2014 6 PM to Oct 23, 2014 7 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 60 USD (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18 )
The Offseason featuring Rebuilder / Up For Nothing / Bottlecaps
When: Nov 15, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $8.00 (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20 )
Kal Marks featuring My Dad / Yaujita / Lair / No Brainer
When: Oct 22, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $6.00 (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20 )
Raw Blow featuring Cancers / Luau / New Legs
When: Oct 27, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $8.00 (Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20 )
Chilled Monkey Brains featuring Threat Level Burgundy / Germhead / Go Blank!
When: Oct 28, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $8.00 (Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20 )
Shred of Salvation featuring Dead Label / Let To The Grave / Sub X / Thread Nurse
When: Oct 29, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $9.00 (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20 )
Cocked and Loaded featuring Bearstronaut / Motherboar / Hey Zeus / Wild Zero
When: Nov 8, 2014 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 19 )
Relax and Renew Yoga

Relax & Renew Yoga at the Ed Portal.

 This class will help students unlock the power of yoga. Students will learn how to use traditional yoga poses and breathing techniques to counteract life's stresses on body, mind, and spirit.  This class will offer appropriate modifications for all body types and levels of experience.  Yoga mats will be available to use during class.  $5 per class for Ed Portal members; $10 per class for non-members.



When: Nov 19, 2014 6:15:00 PM to Nov 19, 2014 7:15:00 PMin Allston, Massachusetts (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:15:00 )
Relax and Renew Yoga

Relax & Renew Yoga at the Ed Portal.

 This class will help students unlock the power of yoga. Students will learn how to use traditional yoga poses and breathing techniques to counteract life's stresses on body, mind, and spirit.  This class will offer appropriate modifications for all body types and levels of experience.  Yoga mats will be available to use during class.  $5 per class for Ed Portal members; $10 per class for non-members.



When: Nov 12, 2014 6:15:00 PM to Nov 12, 2014 7:15:00 PMin Allston, Massachusetts (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:15:00 )
Rockapella
When: Nov 1, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 20 )
Air Traffic Controller / Will Dailey
When: Dec 17, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20 )
Babydriver - Doug Tuttle, ABADABAD
This event is 21 and over
Babydriver


Formed in Boston, Massachusettes in 2008, Baby Driver plays songs written and sung by Tommy Palmer. Freddy Hamel (bass), Chris Mara (drums) and Davis Wimberly (everything else) round out the quartet that's become a staple around New England for it's live shows as much as for it's unique song craft.

Inspiration varies greatly throughout the band, however, Palmer has credited The Knife's Karin Dreijer Andersson and The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt as major contemporary influences. His admiration for early blues, country and folk can be credited for the band's bare-bones approach to it's sound.

Palmer met Hamel and Mara while playing in his band, Hats & Glasses, which he formed in Boston in 2003. Mara was a founding member of the folk group Christians & Lions; and Hamel of New England-based psych outfit Mmoss, who are still active. Amidst disbandment and departures from their respective groups, the three friends decided to form an early version of what would become Baby Driver with Mara's cousin Matt on guitar.

Matt Mara left the group in 2010 after playing on their debut full-length, "Sad Soldier Red," to pursue is own band, Digsafe, and was replaced by multi-instrumentalist and Palmer's childhood friend, Davis Wimberly. Before moving back to the Boston area in 2009, Wimberly played drums and percussion for Ukulele Loki's Gadabout Orchestra based outside of Denver, Colorado while pursuing a career in music therapy.

The presence of Wimberly on Rhodes and backing vocals was welcomed in late 2010 and has certainly transformed the live sound of the band, which plans to release their (as of yet, untitled) sophomore effort in spring 2012.

When: Nov 14, 2014 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $8 advance / $10 day of show (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22 )
Survival Knife - Pink Avalanche, Hungry Ghost
This event is 18 and over
Survival Knife


Facts:
Homebase: Olympia, WA.

Members: Justin Trosper, Brandt Sandeno, Kris Cunningham, Meg Cunningham

Formed in early 2011.

First show in March 2012. Have played several shows in the Pacific Northwest with the likes Metz, Bitch Magnet, Mosquito Hawk, Wimps, Kinski, Hungry Ghost.

Survival Knife has two members of the mighty 90’s rock legends Unwound (Justin Trosper, Brandt Sandeno).

Opinions:

“While Justin’s voice and guitar tone are unmistakably his, which hence makes it very reminiscent of Unwound, Survival Knife are quite a different band. For starters, there’s no use of the wall-of-feedback trick that was an important part of Unwound. If anything, most of the songs are a lot like Young Ginns or Worst Case Scenario (Trosper and Sandeo band projects of the 90’s), musically, though much catchier. There were slower songs too. Overall, They’re more proggy & hardcore. ..and super tight. I admit to being too much of an Amon Duul II freak, but the very complex song structures and live presence reminded me a lot of early AD2….The most important thing is that I’ve never seen a band with Justin and Brandt look happier. Justin was especially mobile and witty. If I was kinda/sorta into the idea of an Unwound reunion before, that pining is now squashed. I’m much happier to see Survival Knife blow the fuck up in the next year or so instead.” —Ilxor.com thread.

“…That’s right, two of the three founders of Unwound…playing music together. And it sounds very Unwound-y. This is the best, happiest surprise of 2012 so far for fans of that band. Survival Knife performed for the first time in Olympia, WA during the final days of March, and a sounboard recording of that show has been making its rounds across the Internet ever since.” -Swan Fungus website

“When your band played their first ever show, I bet it was a pretty unceremonious event, huh? Like, people didn’t drive from out of town to see you play, right? No one immediately started posting audio and video of the performance to the internet because the excitement level was so high, I bet….Or, maybe your band features Justin Trosper and Brandt Sandeno of some old band, that probably nobody ever heard of. Or still constantly talks about how amazing they were, and how their music synthesized everything great about post-hardcore. If that’s the case, well, maybe you could scrawl in big letters “ex-Unwound” on the bottom of the flyer for the show and see what happens. That might grab a few folks in from off the street, you know?

…Has anyone else been waiting with baited breath to hear new music from Justin Trosper like I have? Can Survival Knife be the Hot Snakes to Unwound’s Drive Like Jehu?" —Shiny Grey Monotone website.

Musical references: Unwound, Black Flag/Bl’ast, King Crimson, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes, Metallica, AmRep, Touch and Go, Kill Rock Stars, 90’s, post-everything.

When: Nov 20, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 advance / $12 day of show (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21 )
Josh Gondelman & Friends at The Gas
This event is 18 and over
The Gas

Each week Anderson Comedy presents the best comedy from Boston and beyond.
Josh Gondelman & Friends at The Gas

(Modern Seinfeld)

In 2010, Josh traveled to Atlanta for the inaugural Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, where he turned heads and captured first prize! Since then he has become an in-demand performer on a national scale. He has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, and headlined at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC. More recently he has appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and SF Sketchfest.

Josh's grandmother was especially thrilled to see him on television on G4?s "Attack of the Show" and MavTV's "Rooftop on the Road." His first CD, "Everything's The Best" was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions.

When: Nov 28, 2014 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 advance / $12 day of show (Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19 )
Caroline Rose - Thomas John Cadrin
This event is 18 and over
Caroline Rose



Sometimes epic failures produce epic results. With the release of her new album I Will Not Be Afraid, keen-eyed young singer-songwriter Caroline Rose has broken her long string of short-circuits with a live-wire national debut that draws on her roots in rockabilly, vintage country and blues to capture her unique and personal vision.

Hoping to escape the dead ends that befell her hometown, colloquially dubbed a stop on "heroin highway", Rose found her way out via a full ride to a small liberal arts college, where she failed as a scholar, barely scraping by to graduation. Next came a stint as a failed hippie, working on and leaving an organic farm. She then bought a vintage sports car to travel the country, but it quickly broke down. On the plus side, Rose got a job at a cider distillery, where she got to taste apple brandy and applejack all day...Followed by a stint stocking shelves and sweeping floors at a grocery store for a boss who eventually fired her.

“That was the last straw,” Rose recounts. “I don't like most bosses and most bosses don't like me. I don't like most professors and most professors don't like me. So here I am. I've made my own way on my own terms and it's destiny knocking on my door. BAM!”

She describes the 11 songs on I Will Not Be Afraid as “postcards I’ve picked up from along the road,” and she means that literally. Rose is in perpetual motion. She tours and lives in her van, traveling the highways and back roads to fuel her creative spirit.

Rose’s wanderlust has taken the 24-year-old from her birthplace in a not-so-idyllic small Northeastern town to every corner of the nation, where she’s made friendships, heard stories and had experiences that she’s fashioned into songs like “America Religious,” which uses a driving snare drum with brushes and psychedelic folk fiddle to underpin the cool waterfall of her peaches and molasses voice as she sings about the open skies and the storm clouds inside the American heart. And in her own.

The themes of some of Rose’s songs are drawn from the familiar. “Blood On Your Bootheels,” which opens I Will Not Be Afraid with her prickly guitar and crazy-carnival organ, was inspired by the Trayvon Martin slaying and Rose’s own passionate reaction to violence and intolerance. "Everyone seems to have their opinions about how to live free in this country, especially when it comes to young men and even more especially when it comes to young black men like Trayvon," Rose observes. Injustice and hardship also underline “Tightrope Walker,” a song inspired by a friend’s stories about working in the school system of an impoverished Mississippi town.

But other songs literally haunt her dreams. The gorgeous textural arrangement and lyrics of “When You Go” — which evoke the openness of both the Southwest and of the future in Rose’s and co-producer Jer Coons’ shimmering guitars and her strong, defiant vocal performance — tumbled out during a night’s rest. “Sometimes songs come to me while I’m asleep and they wake me up, and that’s the best time for me to write,” Rose relates. “When I wake up my mind is like a clear glass of water. I can see everything and capture it.” That’s especially apt for the stream of consciousness lyrics that bring many of her numbers to life.

Rose’s own life seems more akin to Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. Growing up in a coastal town, her parents — who were visual artists with a love for travel — gave Rose a restless, creative spirit. And like many working class seaside locales, her hometown suffers epidemic heroin abuse.

"I saw a lot of my friends get consumed by it, but I was one of the people that got out,” Rose says. “I worked my ass off to go to college and that really was my only plan of escape at that point. I think I was in denial about being an artist.”

For two of those years Rose worked on the aforementioned farm, hoping the experience would provide her with balance and direction. “I liked the work, but I’m too city to be country and too country to be city,” she offers. “So I moved on.” When Rose worked at a cider distillery, she slept in the barn loft where she recorded many of the demos for I Will Not Be Afraid with her acoustic guitar.

“I finally accepted the idea that writing, singing and playing songs is the only thing I’ve ever really been good at,” Rose relates, “so I decided to forget about everything else and live in my car, and I hit the road.”

Rose joined a new generation of touring songwriters who blend tradition, innovation and edginess, like Hayes Carll, whom she opened for in 2014 and bandmember Jer Coons, whom Rose shared a bill with one night and discovered to be a kindred spirit. Rose produced I Will Not Be Afraid with co-production by Coons at his Burlington, Vermont studio, where they also made Rose’s 2013 self-released America Religious, playing all the guitars, keyboards, harmonica, mandolin, drums and percussion themselves.

Rose explains that the title track is her mantra. “So many people are held back by fear,” she says. “They wish they could do something else with their lives, and they just can’t take the first step. I grew up questioning everything and learned that I needed to be on my own. I needed freedom and I needed to create on my own terms and to keep moving forward without fear, wherever I go.

“I also came to understand that I don’t have any choice,” she continues. “Music is what keeps me breathing. I can’t do anything else.”

When: Nov 11, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21 )
Generationals - Lowell
This event is 18 and over
Generationals


Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer, friends since high school and Generationals co-captains since 2008, have been in each others' faces for most of this century. Natural songwriting partners, they made their first three records at home with the help of mutual friend Daniel Black, and in 2013 they launched straight into their fourth with surprising post-tour energy, but after years of creative brain-melding, the dyad had reached a point of ultra-familiarity and comfort in their work routine that, to them, threatened quicksand. They began to suspect their own productivity of being rut in disguise.

Determined to keep things fresh, they sought out a new producer who might be able shake things up, surprise them, and bring something new to the project. How about Richard Swift? they said. He's the best, he's the boss, he's like the John Keating of cool drum sounds—a perfect fit for a pair of poppy throwback tape-lovers like us.

The Louisiana duo made their way, yellow brick road-style, to Cottage Grove, Oregon, ready to give their tapes over to Swift's cultishly venerated magic touch, but the collaboration was hardly the scrap-it-all, start-from-scratch, give-up-the-reins-and-let-the-guru-do-his-thing scenario Ted and Grant had expected—hoped for even—when they began their pilgrimage to Swift's National Freedom studio in February. Swift deemed the demos album-worthy after all and the original versions were saved at his urging. With a little tightening rather than a vibe transplant, the songs solidified into a cohesive, finished, good-feeling record.

"I looked at the demos objectively and really just helped organize the sounds into something that was sonically cohesive," Swift said. "I knew they spent a lot of time on their own, on their headphones creating these beats and bells and whistles and felt no need to drastically change them."

The final version of Alix materialized as perhaps Generationals' most confident record yet, full of history and as multiphase as Ted and Grant's friendship. Built up with layer upon layer of rhythmic lines, computer noises, RZA beats, and poppy vocals that sometimes sound like a Janet Jackson/Prince face-off, Alix is everything T&G like about music: old and new, vinyl and youtube, vocal chord and microkorg, gathered up from everywhen and arranged with great care into a good-smelling, subtly sexy, catchy-or-die mish-mosh of sensibilities and time-warp senselessness, lightly peppered with that signature Swiftian element, but undeniably Generationals in taste. As Swift had decreed: 'tis a good idea to tear down and rebuild, but it's not always necessary to start from scratch.

When: Dec 7, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 advance / $14 day of show (Sun, 07 Dec 2014 21 )
Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers
When: Dec 7, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sun, 07 Dec 2014 20 )
Taste-Off: France vs. California
Are you Team Old World or Team New World?  France produces arguably the most famous and coveted wines in the world.  It has done so for hundreds of years.  French wines have tradition, finesse and are food-friendly. California has more recently emerged as the king of North Ameri[...]

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When: Nov 7, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $55 (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18 )
Turbine
Age Limit: All Ages

Turbine



When: Nov 25, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 5 (Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21 )
Lavender Country
When: Dec 11, 2014 2 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $15.00 adv / $17.00 dos (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14 )
A Sunny Day in Glasgow
When: Dec 28, 2014 2 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12.00 (Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14 )
the Fighting Jamesons
Age Limit: All Ages

the Fighting Jamesons



When: Dec 30, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Tue, 30 Dec 2014 21 )
The Heavy Pets
When: Nov 22, 2014 11 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23 )
Nils Frahm
When: Nov 23, 2014 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 25.00 - 25.00 (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19 )
War On Women- Boy Sets Fire- TIM BARRY- Unwed
https://www.facebook.com/events/544461225700798/

When: Oct 24, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20 )
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 )
SPOILED NATION (BOSTON): SPANKALICIOUS + BASS COMA + ALEJO + WUBSON + LEVITATION JONES @ Wobble Wednesdays at Wonder Bar


When: Nov 5, 2014 9 PM to Nov 6, 2014 2 AMin Allston, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21 )
Introduction to Burlesque (November 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 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 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 "Thursday, October 30" as the date you wish to register for, and then select the "All 4 classes" ticket. Sessions: Session #1 (Thursday, October 30): 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 (Thursday, November 6): 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 (Thursday, November 13): 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 (Thursday, November 20): 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: Nov 20, 2014 8 PM to Nov 20, 2014 9 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 99 USD (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20 )
Aaron Carter
When: Nov 2, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 18.00 - 18.00 (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 18 )
The Motet
When: Nov 22, 2014 11 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 - 15.00 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23 )
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 )
Phutureprimitive
When: Oct 23, 2014 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.00 - 12.00 (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19 )
Harvard Football vs. Yale
The most storied rivalry in college athletics returns to Boston as the Harvard Crimson football team meets the Yale Bulldogs for the 131st playing of "The Game" on November 22nd, 2014 at 12:30PM! Seats at Historic Harvard Stadium are selling fast - don't miss your chance to experience this must-see event! Visit GoCrimson.com to get your tickets today!

When: Nov 22, 2014 12 PM to Nov 22, 2014 4 PMin Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12 )
Harvard Football vs. Columbia
Experience the Ivy League athletic tradition as the Harvard Crimson football team meets the Columbia Lions at Historic Harvard Stadium on November 8th, 2014 at 1:00PM! It's Military, Fire, and Police Day - a special Harvard Athletics item will be available for purchase, with all profits donated to a local military charity! Visit GoCrimson.com to get your tickets today!

When: Nov 8, 2014 1 PM to Nov 8, 2014 4 PMin Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 13 )
CORROSION:
When: Dec 6, 2014 12 AM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00 )
MINNESOTA @ the Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA


When: Nov 8, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 20 )
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 Flo'
Flowie at 9pm

When: Dec 9, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20 )
VISHNO
ELECTRIC MASQUERADE! Just in time for Halloween, the ARCH Gallery events team is throwing our first, full-tilt, live music, art show, and boutique extravaganza complete with custom makeup mask design booth, photo booth, and dance party! In lieu of having our own liquor/live entertainment license at the gallery, we've teamed up with The Brain Trust to curate epic art/music parties at Wonder Bar and raise money for the gallery to keep bringing amazing art and events to Allston, and have a really cool time doing it!

When: Oct 24, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18 )
Atlas Road Crew


When: Nov 18, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21 )
William Thompson Funk Experiment


When: Jan 6, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 20 )
Andreilian (Heyoka) + Brightside + the brown belt + Kid Wobble + MORE TBA @ Wobble Wednesdays at Wonderbar 4 Year Anniversary Party and Costume Contest *2 FLOORS*


When: Oct 29, 2014 9 PM to Oct 30, 2014 2 AMin Allston, Massachusetts (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21 )

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