EcoGen Services will design, install and service alternative energy systems including solar for residential and commercial applications. Go green with renewable energy by adding solar power and save on utility bills by conversing energy. Free Energy Audits.
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.
Sponsored by: Boston Cares Minimum age: 18 Be a Part of Boston's first Parks Count! Do your part for better parks and a healthier Boston! Parks Count volunteers will team up at entrances to each of the 10 selected parks and keep a running tally of visitors. A subset of those exiting the park will be invited to take a quick survey about park
When: Sep 6, 2014 7 AM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 06 Sep 2014 07 )
Is there anything more delicious with wine than cheese? If there is, I want some!
We'll pair up creamy brie, crunchy aged Gouda, and tangy blues with lots of great wines. You'll learn about the spectrum of wine and the spectrum of cheese and other strategies for making great matches.
Follow class with a delicious wine pairing dinner and put what you just learned to the test!
Sparkling Prosecco + Ricotta Fresca German Riesling + Five Year-Old Gouda
Wine should be fun and easy, but a lot of people are so overwhelmed and intimidated they'd almost rather order a beer. This course is designed to help the beginning wine lover get more comfortable and confident with wine in a low-pressure, snob-free environment.
We talk a lot about how to understand and remember what wines you like and how to communicate that to people in a wine shop or a restaurant. We always take a fun and light-hearted approach to how we taste wine so people don't feel like they have to be experts just to have a valid opinion.
In just four classes, you'll have a short list of favorite whites and favorite reds that you can rely on when you're shopping, ordering, and exploring new wines.
WEEK ONE - How to taste wine, and why! What's with all the swishing, swirling, and spewing?
WEEK TWO - Understanding wine grapes - sometimes but only sometimes, knowing the grape (or grapes) gives you a hint about what the wine's like.
WEEK THREE - Wines around the world - we'll taste the same wine from different parts of the world plus a few grapes that only grow one place... so far!
WEEK FOUR - Final blind wine taste off - we'll do a fun and interesting blind tasting in our last class to fire you up with wine confidence!
Here is a list of some of the delicious wines we've tasted in previous sessions of this class:
St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley, California)
So you've conquered "Introduction to Burlesque" and are now beyond "Burlesque for Beginners" now what? If you're ready to take the next step on your journey to diva-hood, this class is for you! In this class you'll start with an ordinary bra and turn it into a fabulous costume piece. Make something you're proud to take off! During the two 90-minute workshop sessions, students will learn to make a pattern to re-cover their bra cups and how to sew on the new fabric, how to turn a regular bra into a halter or tie-back, a variety of decorating techniques, and more. Hand-sewing experience recommended, but not required. A list of materials needed can be found at http://studyburlesque.com/building-a-beautiful-bra
with Pacific Dub, Hirie Stick Figure possesses a unique style of music that combines a creative blend of upbeat roots reggae with the reverberating echoes of dub. Stick Figure's music is written, recorded, and produced by Scott Woodruff, a young man from Duxbury, MA. The live band consists of members Scott Woodruff (Vocals, Guitar ) KBong (Keyboards and Vocals) Tommy Sulliman (Bass) Kevin Offitzer (Drums).
Steve Gunn is a New York-based guitarist and songwriter. With a career spanning nearly fifteen years, Steve has produced volumes of critically acclaimed solo, duo, and ensemble recordings. His albums with GHQ and longtime collaborating drummer John Truscinski represent milestones of contemporary guitar-driven, forward music. A voracious schedule of international performances has cultivated a fervent fanbase for Gunn's music throughout the world.
Mining the catalogs of Basho, Bull, Chapman, and Sharrock, among other titans of stringed-things and record-session royalty, Steve has steadily processed these inspirations into a singular, virtuosic stream. Friendships and collaborations with Jack Rose, Tom Carter, Meg Baird, and Michael Chapman colored the disciplined evolution of the discursive, deconstructed blues sound, at once transcendent and methodical, that is now Gunn's signature. Close listening reveals the influence of Delta and Piedmont country blues, ecstatic free jazz, and psych, as well as Gnawa and Carnatic music, on the continually unfolding compositions.
Gunn's 2009 solo masterpiece, Boerum Palace, demonstrated a fully realized power for songcraft. Steve started to sing more and developed a commanding vocal style equal to his guitar practice. His acclaimed instrumental duo recordings with Truscinski, Sand City (2010) and Ocean Parkway (2012), cemented his place among the top of his peers, both present and past. These documents display Gunn's compositional penchant for charting musical travelogues that ramble through city and wilderness alike. Dispatches home are not merely descriptive but corporeal; the evocative, rhythmic power of his writing and phrasing carries the listener along bodily. Steve builds songs as exploratory vessels, opens them up for mechanical tinkering, and lives in them through ceaseless improvisatory permutations.
Paradise of Bachelors is thrilled to release Time Off (2013), his first album as leader of a trio including longtime friends John Truscinski on drums and Justin Tripp on bass, and a record on which Steve's compelling singing features more prominently than ever before. The album features his oblique character sketches and story-songs about friends, acquaintances, and denizens of his Brooklyn neighborhood, using the trio band format to launch his compositions into new, luminous strata. This is Gunn at the top of his game, writing his most memorable tunes and lyrics, utterly unique but steeped in traditions both vernacular and avant-garde
When: Oct 13, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts Cost: $10 (Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21 )
RÜFÜS DU SOL return to North America to support the upcoming release of their debut album, ATLAS, already a #1 and certified gold record in their home country. Their Desert Night tour in March saw sold out shows in LA, New York, and San Francisco, and their stand out performances at SXSW had the band grace many people’s highlight lists.
Amongst a slew of talented Australian dance acts that are carving a name for themselves internationally (looking at you Flume, Chet Faker, Jagwar Ma), RÜFÜS DU SOL are holding their own and building a cult following via their live show. They return to North America this fall before relocating to Berlin to start work on their sophomore album. Don't sleep on this one.
ATLAS is available for preorder now HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will receive five instant downloads, including new track “Imaginary Air.
When: Oct 4, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts Cost: 12.00 - 12.00 (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 21 )
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 beautifully they work with Italian cheeses, olives, and olive oil too. We could easily do a 52-week Italian wine class and never run out of exciting wines to taste, but we'll try and jam all the delicious into just four weeks.
CAN'T MAKE ALL FOUR CLASSES? No problem, just let me know in advance, and we will work something out.
SYLLABUS (tentative) Week 1 ~ Introduction to Italy: Wines, Regions, and Grapes Week 2 ~ Northern Italy: Veneto, Piedmont, and the Alps Week 3 ~ Southern Stars: Sicily and Puglia Week 4 ~ Tuscany: Chianti and Beyond
When: Nov 11, 2014 6 PM to Nov 11, 2014 8 PMin Allston, Massachusetts Cost: 250.00 true Wine Tasting Tour of Italy (4 Tuesdays) 250.00
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: Oct 4, 2014 1 PM to Oct 4, 2014 4 PMin Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13 )
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 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 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, September 8" as the date you wish to register for, and then select the "All 4 classes" ticket. Sessions: Session #1 (Monday, September 8): 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, September 15): 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, September 22): 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, September 29): 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.
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