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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 Polish Ambassador
When: Nov 6, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 - 15.00 (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20 )
Stepdad
When: Nov 6, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 10.00 - 10.00 (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21 )
THE BUSTER WILLIAMS QUARTET "SOMETHING MORE"
When: Nov 6, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $35.00 - $75.00 (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20 )
Wildcat! Wildcat!
When: Nov 21, 2014 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 10.00 - 10.00 (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22 )
Frontier Ruckus
Age Limit: 18+

Frontier Ruckus



When: Jan 29, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 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: Oct 30, 2014 8 PM to Oct 30, 2014 9 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 99 USD (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20 )
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 13, 2014 8 PM to Nov 13, 2014 9 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 99 USD (Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20 )
Vanyaland Halloween
When: Oct 31, 2014 2 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14 )
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 30, 2014 6 PM to Oct 30, 2014 7 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 60 USD (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18 )
JAM\u0092N 94.5 Presents: Kat Dahlia
When: Feb 18, 2015 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.00 - 12.00 (Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19 )
MINNESOTA @ the Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA


When: Nov 8, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 20 )
Roseanna Vitro and Clarity
Roseanna Vitro and Clarity- Music of Clare Fischer- special guests

When: Mar 5, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20 )
RENE MARIE SINGS EARTHA KITT
When: Nov 19, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $30 (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20 )
Ghostland Observatory’s Aaron Behrens & the Midnight Stroll - Ranch Ghost
This event is 18 and over
Ghostland Observatory's Aaron Behrens and The Midnight Stroll

Aaron Behrens is the lead singer of Ghostland Observatory. Aaron Behrens and The Midnight Stroll is his current form of musical expression. All of his songs were harvested from the fabric of his soul. Elements of rock and roll, rhythm and blues and so much more can be found in the rich soils of his fresh well crafted sound.

When: Nov 19, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21 )
The Daily Show Writers Standup Tour
This event is 21 and over
The Daily Show Writers Standup Tour
THE DAILY SHOW WRITERS STANDUP TOUR, AN EVENING OF POLITICAL-ISH COMEDY is a nationwide comedy tour starring the writers and producers from behind the Daily Show. Standup credits of performers include, John Oliver’s NY standup show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Adam DeVine’s House Party, performances for the USO in Afghanistan and more. Post standup performance Q&A session with performers. Topics include: the writing process, production of a field piece, how short Jon Stewart really isn’t and more!

When: Nov 1, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $20 (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 21 )
Girls Guns and Glory / Amy Black
When: Nov 14, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 18.00 - 18.00 (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20 )
Centro-matic
When: Dec 13, 2014 2 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12.00 (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14 )
LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON
When: Dec 13, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $45 (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20 )
BUCKY PIZZARELLI,GENE BERTONCINI & ED LAUB
When: Dec 12, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $35 (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20 )
SUGAR RAY & the BLUETONES
When: Dec 4, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $25 (Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20 )
Pig Destroyer
When: Dec 19, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 20.00 - 20.00 (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18 )
BABEfit (November)
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!



When: Nov 10, 2014 7 PM to Nov 10, 2014 8 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 48 USD (Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19 )
BABEfit (November)
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!



When: Nov 3, 2014 7 PM to Nov 3, 2014 8 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 48 USD (Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19 )
BABEfit (November)
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!



When: Nov 17, 2014 7 PM to Nov 17, 2014 8 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 48 USD (Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19 )
BABEfit (November)
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!



When: Nov 24, 2014 7 PM to Nov 24, 2014 8 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 48 USD (Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19 )
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 )
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 [...]

617-784-7150

When: Nov 11, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $250 (Tue, 11 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[...]

617-784-7150

When: Nov 8, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $115 (Sat, 08 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[...]

617-784-7150

When: Nov 21, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $55 (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18 )
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[...]

617-784-7150

When: Nov 22, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $115 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18 )
Burgers and Bordeaux
Sure, Bordeaux is famous — maybe a little too famous for its own good sometimes. We're going to shed the snobbery and take it down a notch by sampling fancy French Cabernet and Merlot blends with a selection sliders, cheese, olives, and more. These are classic styles with modern appeal and win[...]

617-784-7150

When: Nov 19, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $65 (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18 )
Kevin Kinsella (Founder of John Brown's Body and 10FT. Ganja Plant)
When: Dec 4, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.00 - 12.00 (Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20 )
Jon McLaughlin
When: Dec 12, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 - 15.00 (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18 )
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 )
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: $5.00 - $40.00 (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19 )
Akashic Record- Richard James & The Name Changers
Halloween Bash!!!

When: Oct 28, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21 )
Entrepreneurship and Healthcare Case Study Discussion Group- Nov. 12

Join fellow learners to discuss entrepreneurial-focused case studies, based on the free HarvardX course Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies. Discussion groups will be guided by Felicia Sherali Khoja, a Harvard teaching fellow and lead developer for the course. You can choose to follow along closely with the course assignments or simply read the specific case studies and come to the discussion group.

Visit the Ed Portal's website for more information, 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: Nov 12, 2014 7:15:00 PM to Nov 12, 2014 8:15:00 PMin Allston, Massachusetts (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:15:00 )
Burger Records Caravan of Stars Tour ft The Coathangers and more
When: Oct 29, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 - 15.00 (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18 )
Bebel Gilberto
When: Dec 20, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18 )
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Jason Bartell
This event is 18 and over
A Sunny Day in Glasgow


It’s been a while, but A Sunny Day in Glasgow are back with Sea When Absent, their third proper album. Sea When Absent situates itself in the science fiction that is life in 2014 and goes looking for what new myths might speak to us in our post-Fukushima, post-quantum, post-everything world. Recorded over a year and half with Jeff Zeigler (War on Drugs, Kurt Vile) at his Uniform Recording Studios in Eraserhood Philadelphia, the album is a conscious move away from the bright-dark, ambient maximalism of the band’s acclaimed double LP, Ashes Grammar, and a move towards a post-millennial, up-front pop sound. Sea When Absent is simultaneously A Sunny Day in Glasgow at their most accessible, most insane, and most rock.

Appropriately for new beginnings, Sea When Absent marks a number of firsts for an ASDiG—it’s the first album recorded in a “real” studio by someone who isn’t Ben or Josh, the first album not written mostly by Ben, the first album with next-to-no reverb, and the first time in ASDiG’s history that it has existed as an actual band (ie, not just Ben or Josh playing everything). There was also a conscious effort to get away from aspects of recording that have defined this band in the pasts—namely heavily reverbed and buried vocals [ed.—they never sound buried to Ben]. Vocalists Jen Goma and Anne Fredrickson have beautiful voices and it was time to explore the possibilities of their abilities/talents. Jen took on a central role in the making of this album, stepping up to write most of the lyrics and melodies. Annie also contributed melodies throughout the album and put her classical cello training to use adding string arrangements. Since 2009 Ben has called Sydney, Australia home and while he was down under, multi-instrumentalist/backup vocalist/engineer/jack-of-all-trades Josh Meakim was “Our Man in Philly”, overseeing the recording sessions and adding all of the musical and production ideas he usually does. The distance between Ben and the rest of the band also forced novel ways of building songs from across the world. Bassist Ryan Newmyer, in Brooklyn, was tasked with deconstructing and rebuilding several songs in his own way—“Oh, I’m a Wrecker (What to Say to Crazy People)” bears the fruit of this tact. Holding it all together is drummer Adam Herndon. Adam is Sea When Absent’s alchemist—weaving between, and often reconciling, the colossal boom of electronic beats (see “Golden Waves” or “Double Dutch”) and the subtle elegance of a drum kit in a room (see “The Body, It Bends” or “The Things They Do to Me”).

But what about the songs? “Byebye, Big Ocean (The End)” gets things immediately going with a visceral assault of guitar and rhythm from which the listener is thrown into the madhouse power-pop of “In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing)”. “Crushin’” is probably as close to a Prince-recording-for-Stax-Records sound that ASDiG will ever get, while “MTLOV (Minor Keys)” is classic ASDiG minus the reverb, with the beat turned way up. “Never Nothing (It’s Alright [It’s Ok])” is a quiet storm “Sympathy for the Devil” (literally, Hades) and “Golden Waves” takes Janet Jackson’s “Love With Never Do (Without You)” and gives it a bad dose of e.

Between releasing Ashes Grammar in late 2009 and Autumn, Again in late 2010, ASDiG spent the better part of that year on tour. The 6 members in this band returned to 6 different Ithacas and the various dramas and adventures they’ve endured since then inform a lot of Sea When Absent.
But 2014 is also just an insane time to be alive. Dominant narratives have broken down and the stories we tell ourselves have never been more up-for-grabs. It’s all happening and A Sunny Day in Glasgow want to be as simultaneously everywhere and nowhere as the rest of us. Sea When Absent is ASDiG’s story for the milieu—a fever-dream about the now (or maybe a lucid dream about the fever-now) and a future possible…set in pop-major.







A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW – Bio

A Sunny Day in Glasgow is a post-nation musical outfit. Its members live in three different cities and two different hemispheres but, the band began in a Philadelphia bedroom in 2006. Back from several years in the UK, Ben Daniels enlisted the help of his twin sisters to sing on a bunch of songs he had written. The Sunniest Day Ever EP was the product of this experiment. Ben soon moved to Montreal from where the band released their debut LP, Scribble Mural Comic Journal. SMCJ, recorded for exactly no money and with one microphone, pushed the boundaries of both dream pop and DIY and allowed the band to tour North America and Europe, including stops at the Whitney Museum, KEXP, and WNYC.
After these tours the band had pared down to Ben and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Josh Meakim and the two decamped to a cavernous dance studio in rural New Jersey on the shores of a bucolic Delaware River to record the follow-up album. Over the next (very stressful) 6 months Anne Fredrickson jumped in on vocals/cello and the three finished their sprawling opus, Ashes Grammar. AG once again found the band pushing away from dream-pop convention into stranger waters, without losing the hooks.
Eager to take it on the road, the band grew to include Philadelphia life enthusiast, Adam Herndon on drums; long time ASDiG-fan, Ryan Newmyer on bass; and after a (seriously) global search, Brooklyn-based Jen Goma joined up and A Sunny Day in Glasgow was truly born. This group went on to release The Nitetime Rainbows EP, spent the better part of the next year touring North America and Europe (culminating with a show at Primavera), and capped it all off by releasing Autumn, Again (recorded while on tour), in October of 2010
The week following Ashes Grammar’s 2009 release saw Ben move to Sydney, Australia, and with Jen and Ryan calling Brooklyn home, the distance added challenges to the writing process, but recording of the new album began in December 2011 at Jeff Zeigler's Uniform Recording studio. After some twists and turns and an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, Sea When Absent was completed by September 2013. Fueled by this truly overwhelming support from their fans, A Sunny Day in Glasgow can't wait to send it out to the world via Lefse Records in 2014.

When: Dec 28, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 (Sun, 28 Dec 2014 21 )
Turbine
Age Limit: All Ages

Turbine



When: Nov 25, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 5 (Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21 )
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 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 1, 2014 7 PM to Dec 1, 2014 9 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 99 USD (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19 )
Goddamn Draculas "Don't Be Afraid" CD Release Show
When: Dec 12, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20 )
Vip Meet & Greet Upgrade W/ Signed Limited Edition Screenprint Poster
When: Dec 19, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18 )
Gruff Rhys
When: Nov 7, 2014 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.00 - 12.00 (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19 )
INTERNATIONAL POP OVERTHROW - Night 4 - featuring - 1.4.5. - Fireking - John Powhida - The Brigands - Fox Pass - Lannie Flowers - Arthur Nasson
11.22.14 Sat
INTERNATIONAL POP OVERTHROW
Night 4
featuring
1.4.5.
Fireking
John Powhida
The Brigands
Fox Pass
Lannie Flowers
Arthur Nasson

O'Brien's
Team Shred


7PM Doors
21+
$10

Event Details


When: Nov 22, 2014 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19 )
Electric Masquerade Ball: Art Show, Boutique, and Live Bands
with DJ's of Boston, DJ Homewrecker, VISHNO, Mei Ohara, Accessories Boutique: Hex.Fx, Primal Adornments, GS Gems, Live Makeup Mask Design: Kelsey Rae, Photo booth: Chrissy Bulakites


When: Oct 24, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18 )

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