"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class

Crispy, juicy, tart, sweet...It's APPLE SEASON in Massachusetts!  And that means that we're celebrating the beginning of Fall with apple cocktails.  Join Meredith from Orange Door Kitchen for a demonstration of three different cocktails made with apples, cider, and yummy fall spices.  While we're at it, you'll learn foolproof techniques for your home bar and get hands-on to practice measuring, mixing, and mastering flavor with steal-the-recipe craft cocktails.  Chris will serve up thoughtfully paired snacks to soak up some of that booze. 

Tickets are $65 and include heavy appetizers and two cocktails.

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Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

Fall 2018 Comedy Series
•  Friday, September 21
•  Friday, October 19
•  Friday, November 18

In 2017 Fugitive Productions began “Fugitive Comedy Night” in West Acton. The curator and host through spring 2018 was Wes Hazard — a 2017 New England Emmy Award winner recognized as an Outstanding Program Host/Moderator and host of WGBH-TV's "Stories from the Stage.”

NEW SEASON, NEW HOST!

We wish Wes Hazard a fond farewell as he sets sail for the Big Apple this fall! In his place is an equally engaging, fun-loving, and funny guy — Mike Dorval. After a mere three months of performing, Mike won the NH Comedy Festival, defeating some of New England’s most established comics and he quickly climbed the comedic ranks to become one of the youngest headliners in Boston history. He’s been praised by the Boston Globe as “One of Boston’s Best." Mike has been featured on Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, starred in numerous TV commercials, and toured overseas for the USO. His album “We Need To Talk” documents his distinctive worldview and performance chops. He has served as Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio and is a favorite of the Boston Comedy Festival. He’s written and performed several one man shows which have had runs at the Charles Playhouse and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

We will continue to select a lineup of  the best and brightest comics working in the Boston area and nationally. The comedians who have joined us have appeared on Comedy Central, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out and have opened for numerous well-known comedians. Our audiences have, frankly, been surprised by the level of talent we’ve brought to the ‘burbs.

SEPTEMBER'S HEADLINER

Live, from New York, it's Carmen Lagala!! New York-based comedian Carmen Lagala, who made her network television debut this July on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (watch it here), is making the trip to our little hamlet to entertain us.

Originally from Vermont, Carmen endears audiences with her playful voice and anecdotes on everything from the beauty industry to the death of a Facebook friend. She opens regularly for Hari Kondabolu at comedy clubs and theaters all over the country and was featured in the prestigious Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Women in Comedy Festival, and the Green Mountain Comedy Festival in her home state.

FEATURING

Katie Qué has been has been creating a solid fan-base in Greater Boston for years. Sarcastic yet vulnerable, she veils her feminist agenda behind up-speak and vocal fry. She was a featured performer in the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, The Women In Comedy Festival, and is a co-producer for the Mendoza Line Comedy Show, every Saturday night in the heart of Boston.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door

Purchase your online tickets.
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313.

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Stamm & Black at The Pro.Found Vintage Market
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Stamm & Black at The Pro.Found Vintage Market

  • Pro.Found Vintage Market (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stamm and Black will be participating in the upcoming pro.found vintage market on Sept 22nd and 23rd in Lancaster, MA!  Stamm & Black will have a booth full of home decor, local art and jewelry, furniture, plants and more!  Rain or shine.  Purchase tickets in advance here or get tickets at the door. Cash only. Fun & unique vendors! Food trucks!  Live entertainment!

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Kemp Harris
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Kemp Harris

Kemp Harris is a composer, musician, children’s author, actor, and teacher. Born in North Carolina, Kemp taught himself piano and was writing songs at age 14.

This summer his band was the featured act at Beat Brasserie in Harvard Square, sponsored by AirBNB. It was a captivating, soulful display of what Kemp does best — completely engage his audience from his first note to the last.

As a musician and composer, Kemp has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron, and blues artist, Koko Taylor. He wrote and performed “If Loneliness Was Black” for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Complexions. He has also composed for Phase One Contemporary Dance in Atlanta.

Kemp’s CD, “Sometimes In Bad Weather,” has been called a "thoughtful tapestry exploring the intersection of American roots music, jazz, and African folk influences." Kemp’s second CD, “Edenton,” is a blues inspired journey, featuring the Holmes Brothers providing additional vocals.

Kemp also composed the ending credits soundtrack for “An Unreasonable Man,” a documentary about the life and career of Ralph Nader. The song “Stand Up, Rise Up” is the theme for Ralph Nader’s weekly talk show.

Doors open at 7pm
$10/online • $13/door

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West Acton Village Oktoberfest!
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

West Acton Village Oktoberfest!

OKTOBERFEST returns to West Acton Village on Saturday, September 29th! In addition to sidewalk sales throughout the village, all variety of vendors will be set up in Gardner Field on Rte 111/Mass Ave, across from the Villageworks.

Marx Running is hosting at 5K road race at 9am, and then festivities begin at 10am. Live bands will be playing all day long, including special performances from groups like Theatre III. Bounce house and playground available for younger kids. Food and drink will be provided from local favorites such as Legend Cafe, Orange Door Kitchen, and New London Pizza. This year TrueWest will be hosting a Beer Tent (over 21 only), where they will be selling beer along with Pony Shack Cider with some lawn games. 

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Fugitive Stories: Missed Opportunity
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories: Missed Opportunity

Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton. We bring Moth and Massmouth winners, along with others from the local community, to share their stories. Do you want to tell your story on our theme? You can fill out our form online. We'll get back to you to let you know if you're in. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a five- to six-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

September Theme: “Missed Opportunity”

FEATURED TELLERS

Rose Saia (Fugitive Stories co-founder)
Rose Saia won two Moth StorySLAMs and two Massmouth Story Slams in 2016, her first year as a storyteller. She has been a featured teller at WGBH, The Life is Good Kids Foundation, and The International Institute of Boston. She placed third in Boston’s 2017 Moth Grand Slam. She teaches “True Stories Told Live” workshops As a newcomer to the craft, Rose gets energized finding that common bond with an audience, but practices relaxation breathing to stop shaking before every event. Rose was one of the co-founders of Fugitive Stories.

Sara Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey
Sara Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey grew up on Cape Cod and has lived in Boston for nearly twenty years. Sara has an MFA in Choreography and Dance History from Smith College and was the Founder and Artistic Director of hoi polloi, a modern dance company based in Central Square for many years.  Sara is a Moth GrandSlam champion and recently performed on her first Moth MainStage production. She is co-founder of Blind Tiger Tellers and honored to be a featured teller with Fugitive Stories.

Bart Thompson
Bart Thompson has won Moth StorySLAMs and Massmouth Story Slams and has been a Massmouth “Big Mouth Off” finalist. He honed his skill in storytelling on the stages of Boston and New York after a humble beginning seven years ago in a storytelling show in Providence, RI. He is a Nebraska native and avid traveler who now lives in the Boston area. He tells stories anywhere he can find a captive audience (such as elevators and bathrooms).

$10/online • $12/door
Order your tickets here.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.

Acton Coffeehouse, as you enter the venue, serves beverages and snacks until 6pm. Bring them on up!

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Acton or another location? Fill out our form here.

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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Building Resilience: A Parent/Caregiver Series Part I
Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Building Resilience: A Parent/Caregiver Series Part I

Learn the essential tools to build resilience, improve health and quality of life, while helping support your children and teens to learn and practice their own resiliency building skills in this TWO-PART series with Rana Chudnofsky, Ed.M. Learn about the connection between stress and physical or emotional concerns. Practice techniques to elicit the relaxation response to stay cool in stressful situations!

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In the Kitchen With: Chef Michael Leviton
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

In the Kitchen With: Chef Michael Leviton

Join Orange Door Kitchen for an evening in the kitchen with award winning chef and sustainability expert, Michael Leviton!

Part demonstration and part hands on cooking, Chef Leviton will work with the class to prepare a three-course seasonal dinner with sustainability lessons woven throughout. Learn expert techniques for roasting and braising in advance of holiday cooking, then sit and enjoy the fruits of your labor with your classmates and thoughtful pairings.  

MENU (Subject to Change): 

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Crab Salad and Lime Remoulade // Braised Monkfish a la Bouillabaise // Cider Braised Apple Tart with Creme Fraiche and Bourbon Caramel

Tickets are $125 and include a welcome drink and wine or beer pairings. Orange Door Kitchen is a no tipping establishment - your ticket price is your final price.

More about Chef Leviton:

Michael Leviton’s career pathway as a chef has been forged by a belief in sustainable change. After seventeen years at Lumière, four at Area Four, eight James Beard Foundation Award nominations and honors from Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Gourmet and Saveur, he has stepped away from the day to day of the kitchen. As a founder of Region Foodworks and through his work with Marlo Marketing, Michael is now expanding his reach by focusing his time and talent on projects and partnerships that demonstrate the promise of broadening food systems sustainability. He is long-time member, and former Board Chair of the Chefs Collaborative, as well as a member of the Chef Action Network, an Impact Program of the James Beard Foundation. Having attended two Chefs Boot Camps for Policy and Change, Michael continues to build on his advocacy for a sustainable future. A longtime advocate for sustainable seafood and fisheries, Leviton is also on the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force.

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Building Resilience: A Parent/Caregiver Series Part II
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Building Resilience: A Parent/Caregiver Series Part II

Learn the essential tools to build resilience, improve health and quality of life, while helping support your children and teens to learn and practice their own resiliency building skills in this TWO-PART series with Rana Chudnofsky, Ed.M. Learn about the connection between stress and physical or emotional concerns. Practice techniques to elicit the relaxation response to stay cool in stressful situations!

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440
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

440

Combining the sounds of jazz and gypsy music, 440 expands on the tradition of gypsy jazz established by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, performing irresistible toe-tapping snappy arrangements of swing-era hot jazz standards as well as originals.

Tomoko Iwamoto started playing the violin at age six and soon became one of the most advanced students in her Suzuki studio. Later in life, Tomoko performed with groups representing styles from classical, to rock, to pop, to jazz, to world music — demonstrating a great sense of improvisation. She has provided arrangements and performed as a soloist with the Mood Swings Orchestra (jazz big band), and written many arrangements for the Newton All-City Orchestra. Tomoko continues to perform classical violin with the Plymouth Philharmonic, the Lexington Symphony, the New England Philharmonic, and the Woodvale String Quartet, just to name a few.

Mark Chenevert is a clarinet and tenor sax player with richly varied musical experience in alt-rock, jazz, Americana, classical, polka, cabaret, klezmer, second-line, and beyond. He has been a sought after side man in the Boston freelancing scene for years, performing with Willie Alexander, Chandler Travis, Doo-wop DeVille, Josh Lederman, Bertrand Laurence, Zoe Lewis, David Champagne, the Hot Tamale Brass Band, and others. Notable groups with which he performed in the past include Limbo Race, the Del Fuegos, and Hypnotic Clambake. Mark can be heard on dozens of recordings by these and other artists.

Sven Larson is a Boston-based acoustic bass and electric bass. Born in Ohio, Sven came to Boston in 1995 and began studying with bass virtuoso Steve Neil. Sven continued to learn, perform, and record in many genres, while becoming a popular performer on the local jazz and blues scene. He has played on many stages across the US, Canada, and Europe including Boston’s Symphony Hall, the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, and the King Biscuit Festival, to name just a few. He has performed with Toni Lynn Washington, Charles Neville, Michelle Willson, Roses Pawn Shop, Albert Cummings, Nicole Nelson, and others.

Jack Soref is a guitarist who specializes in playing and teaching music in the style of Django Reinhardt. Jack has performed throughout the US as well as France, Canada, and Scotland. He began studying the guitar as a teen with Madison-based Jazz Mandolinist and guitarist Sims Delaney-Pothoff. In 2003, Jack moved to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music. While living in Paris in 2011, Jack jammed with many talented musicians including the legendary guitarist Boulou Ferré and violinist Florin Niculescu. He can be seen regularly in the greater Boston area playing Django's music, with a myriad of local musicians.

Doors open at 7pm
$10/online • $13/door
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"Shaken, Stirred and Punched" Mixology Class
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

"Shaken, Stirred and Punched" Mixology Class

Autumn is at its best with backyard bonfires, cozy wool blankets, mugs of hot spiked cider, and wisps of woodsmoke juxtaposed against the crisp air. For this month’s mixology class, we’re exploring how to use (and balance) the flavor of smoke in cocktails. Join Meredith for a demonstration of three different libations featuring nose-tickling peat, toast, smoke, earth, warmth, and spice. While we're at it, you'll learn foolproof techniques for your home bar and get hands-on to practice measuring, mixing, and mastering flavor with steal-the-recipe craft cocktails. 

Tickets are $65 and include heavy appetizers and two cocktails. 

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Acoustic Roadshow & The Mike Payette Band
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Acoustic Roadshow & The Mike Payette Band

Two great bands perform on one stage, both featuring local vocal phenom, Mike Payette. With a career spanning decades, Mike is a well-known and respected member of the Greater Boston music community. In addition to his years of live performance as a singer and bass player, Michael has sung on numerous radio and television ads in the Boston market. (Perhaps you can hum the “1-800-54-GIANT” or the “We’re the One for You New England, New England Telephone” jingles. If so, you learned them from Mike!)

“Acoustic Roadshow” plays acoustic versions of the harmony-rich songs many of us grew up with (The Beatles, CSNY, Steely Dan, The Beach Boys). “The Mike Payette Band” plays classic rock, funk, old-school pop, R&B (The Police, Toto, Journey, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bill Withers) — definitely dance-worthy.

Mike was a founding member of several sought-after function bands including “Moonglow,” a band he led for more than a decade.

In 2014, Mike was asked to premiere two as-then unknown songs written by Brad Delp — the former lead singer of the band “Boston” — at the Brad Delp Foundation Gala, “With a Little Help from His Friends.”

Joining him tonight are Chris Leadbetter (guitar, vocals), Daniel Webster (keyboards, vocals), Seth Botos (drums, vocals), and Brian Butler (percussion, vocals).

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door
Order your tickets online now.
Bar provided by True West.

QUESTIONS?  CONTACT FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313

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Holiday Prep 101: Selecting Table Wines with Vinitas WineWorks
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Holiday Prep 101: Selecting Table Wines with Vinitas WineWorks

Ready for your family and friends this holiday season? Join Certified Specialist of Wine Kim Simone to learn about crowd-pleasing wines that are affordable, delicious, and go great with holiday dining. Kim will guide the tasting in her trademark casual style and discuss what wines are better to serve with what dishes, and how to be sure to have something at the table that all your guests will enjoy.

Tickets are $65 and include 5 tasting pours and light snacks.

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Uncommon Feasts: Fall Sunday Supper
Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

Uncommon Feasts: Fall Sunday Supper

Brisk mornings, crisp air infused with whispers of wood smoke, leaves crushed underfoot, and musty puddles from light rain the night before, calm moments as the changing light blankets the late afternoon . . . Join chef Michelle Mulford and beverage curator Marianne Staniunas from Uncommon Feasts as they welcome autumn at Orange Door Kitchen!

Michelle has prepared a sumptuous menu, rich with fall flavors:

aperitif agenais, cranberry shrub
duck rillettes, Island Creek Oysters, crostini with lardo and chestnut honey
vegetable hors d'oeuvre~roasted beet with walnut oil, julienne carrot salad, celery root remoulade
braised beef with handmade noodles
roasted apples with housemade applejack ice cream

Marianne will be conspiring with Oz Wine Company to select wines to augment the flavors of the menu and the aromas of the season.

Maybe spend the day apple-picking and then make your way over for a mouth-watering, belly-warming supper . . .

Tickets are $95.

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Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

Fall 2018 Comedy Series
•  Friday, September 21
•  Friday, October 19
•  Friday, November 18

In 2017 Fugitive Productions began “Fugitive Comedy Night” in West Acton. The curator and host through spring 2018 was Wes Hazard — a 2017 New England Emmy Award winner recognized as an Outstanding Program Host/Moderator and host of WGBH-TV's "Stories from the Stage.”

NEW SEASON, NEW HOST!

We wish Wes Hazard a fond farewell as he sets sail for the Big Apple this fall! In his place is an equally engaging, fun-loving, and funny guy — Mike Dorval. After a mere three months of performing, Mike won the NH Comedy Festival, defeating some of New England’s most established comics and he quickly climbed the comedic ranks to become one of the youngest headliners in Boston history. He’s been praised by the Boston Globe as “One of Boston’s Best." Mike has been featured on Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, starred in numerous TV commercials, and toured overseas for the USO. His album “We Need To Talk” documents his distinctive worldview and performance chops. He has served as Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio and is a favorite of the Boston Comedy Festival. He’s written and performed several one man shows which have had runs at the Charles Playhouse and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

We will continue to select a lineup of  the best and brightest comics working in the Boston area and nationally. The comedians who have joined us have appeared on Comedy Central, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out and have opened for numerous well-known comedians. Our audiences have, frankly, been surprised by the level of talent we’ve brought to the ‘burbs.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door

Purchase your online tickets.
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313.

 

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Dunham Shoe Factory
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Dunham Shoe Factory

Dunham Shoe Factory is a contemporary acoustic ensemble playing original compositions influenced by world traditions. It is a collaboration between Anna Patton, Mac Ritchey, Todd Roach, and Dave Haughey. Combining the clarinet, oud, percussion, and cello, their music draws from a myriad of styles including Brazilian, Egyptian, Jazz, Turkish, Classical, and Indian music. Individual members have performed in a variety of settings locally, nationally, and internationally over the past 25 years.

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Chris Fitz Performs Live!
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Fitz Performs Live!

Fugitive Productions features high-quality “blow-your-hair-back” local dance bands in The Gallery at Villageworks. Our regular performers include The Love Dogs, Jeff Purchon & Friends, HighCamp, The Johnny Hoy Band, The Big Little Band and The Response. We’ve also hosted The Daniel Miller Band, The Salty Dawgs, Jimmy Connor and Lauren Weintraub, 35th Parallel, BJ Magoon, and Four-Legged Faithful, among others. Many of our patrons bring their dancing shoes to share their moves on our more-than-ample dance floor. True West Brewery brings their bar and provides a 15% discount on food served in the brewery on the nights of our performances to folks who purchase advance online tickets.

FALL 2018 SCHEDULE

  • The Love Dogs — Saturday, September 15
  • Mike Payette — Friday, October 12
  • Chris Fitz — Saturday, October 27
  • Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish — Saturday, December 1

Tickets on-sale 4-6 weeks prior to the show at Fugitive Productions Ticket Page.

QUESTIONS?  CONTACT FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313

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Myanna
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Myanna

One of the hottest and most soulful saxophonists based in Boston, Myanna plays music that mixes jazz improvisation with funky rhythms, expressive playing, and catchy tunes. Her music has been described as funky, bluesy, rootsy, and spontaneous. In years past, she performed with the all-female band Lilith, then worked with the Bill Bellamy Project, followed by Girls’ Night Out. She has been playing with local favorite The Love Dogs since the ’90s. Myanna has recorded three CDs for the Bridge City label and has won awards for best jazz artist from both the “Boston Music Awards” and “The Boston Phoenix Readers Poll.”

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Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

Fall 2018 Comedy Series
•  Friday, September 21
•  Friday, October 19
•  Friday, November 18

In 2017 Fugitive Productions began “Fugitive Comedy Night” in West Acton. The curator and host through spring 2018 was Wes Hazard — a 2017 New England Emmy Award winner recognized as an Outstanding Program Host/Moderator and host of WGBH-TV's "Stories from the Stage.”

NEW SEASON, NEW HOST!

We wish Wes Hazard a fond farewell as he sets sail for the Big Apple this fall! In his place is an equally engaging, fun-loving, and funny guy — Mike Dorval. After a mere three months of performing, Mike won the NH Comedy Festival, defeating some of New England’s most established comics and he quickly climbed the comedic ranks to become one of the youngest headliners in Boston history. He’s been praised by the Boston Globe as “One of Boston’s Best." Mike has been featured on Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, starred in numerous TV commercials, and toured overseas for the USO. His album “We Need To Talk” documents his distinctive worldview and performance chops. He has served as Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio and is a favorite of the Boston Comedy Festival. He’s written and performed several one man shows which have had runs at the Charles Playhouse and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

We will continue to select a lineup of  the best and brightest comics working in the Boston area and nationally. The comedians who have joined us have appeared on Comedy Central, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out and have opened for numerous well-known comedians. Our audiences have, frankly, been surprised by the level of talent we’ve brought to the ‘burbs.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door

Purchase your online tickets.
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313.

 

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Fall Flaire Craft Show
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Fall Flaire Craft Show

Get your holiday shopping started with locally-made gifts from local artisans at the Fall Flaire craft show!  

Offerings Include Plastic Totes Made From Feed Bags, Jewelry, Art, Custom Painted Furniture, Sea Shell Items, Dog Treats & Treatments, AB Apparel, Knit & Crocheted Items, Sachets, Christmas Décor, Mini Succulents, Magnets, Floral Designs, Hand Lettered Items, Dog Collars, Leashes & Bandanas, Pottery, Astrology/Zodiac Cards & Prints, Arbone Products, Hand Turned Pens, Photography, Wreaths, PillowCase Dresses and Sea Glass Creations.

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Holiday Farmers Market in The Gallery
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Farmers Market in The Gallery

The Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market hosts its annual indoor Thanksgiving Holiday Market on Nov. 18, 10am–1pm in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton, 525 Massachusetts Avenue.  

On offer will be an assortment of vegetables and fruits, eggs, baked treats, bagels, meats, maple syrup and products, chowders, pastas, honey and bee products, artisanal hard ciders, jams, salsas, pickles, relishes, dips, spreads, condiments, hot sauces, pet treats, and crafted goods. 

The ABFM is a producer-only market: vendors may sell only the produce and/or value-added products that they themselves grow or make. A minority of farmers markets operates on this model, which offers market-goers a wonderful chance to get to know the farmers and vendors that grow and produce the food they take home, to learn about producer practices, varieties, etc., and to understand, first-hand, producers’ integrity and innovation.

The ABFM happily accepts SNAP/EBT benefits for use at market, and provides a partial “match” to SNAP users (while project funds last). Visit the ABFM SNAP page or the ABFM stall at market for details.

The ABFM has been promoting good food, supporting sustainable agriculture, and building community since 2009. ABFM: Real Food from Real People! For more, visit: www.ABFarmersMarket.org.

 

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Fugitive Stories
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories

Each month, we bring Moth and Massmouth winners, along with others from the local community, to share their stories. Do you want to tell your story on our theme? Sign up at the cafe or fill out our form online. We'll get back to you to let you know if you're in. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a four- to five-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

$10/online • $12/door
Order your online tickets here.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.

Acton Coffeehouse is open until 6pm. Be sure to grab a beverage and a snack on your way up.

True West Brewery offers 15% off food in the restaurant for advance tickets holders on the day of each event. Stop in before the show or after!

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Acton or another location? Fill out our form here. We welcome those as young as 13 and there is no age limit!

If you want to be the first to know about all of our events, sign up for our email list.

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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The Elements
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Elements

Seth Connolly, Keith Jacques, and Ted Powers haven’t met a song they could not call their own. Great instrumentalists and singers in their own rights, when they come together they create a unique blend — three voices backed by some of the best finger picking around. Most important, there is a joyous energy that is infectious, leaving listeners with long-lasting smiles. They’re just plain fun!

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Johnny Hoy + The Bluefish
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Johnny Hoy + The Bluefish

IN NOVEMBER 2017, JOHNNY HOY SOLD OUT VILLAGEWORKS IN WEST ACTON. Check out what you've been missing or come on back for more (and bring your dancing shoes)! Formed in 1991, the band has released five CDs and performed around the world. Mostly, they’ve appreciated the joys of playing a lot of music on Martha's Vineyard (where most of them live).

“These guys truly hit the nail on the head better than most other pro touring blues/roots bands I've seen. I think a lot has to do with the energy, soul and ability for the band to mix it up — Chicago Blues, Rockabilly, good old R&B, Cajun flavored off beat stuff — I love it all.”

JOHNNY juggles a full life that employs his many skills, including stone masonry, fishing, antique dealing, and farming. Somehow, he manages to do all the gigs, as well. He came to the the Vineyard in 1978, after soaking up Muddy Waters’s and Tom Waits’s shows as a teenager.

JEREMY BERLIN, the piano player, has been with the band for most of its life — since the summer of ’93. He’s played duets with President Clinton and Carly Simon, and toured the world with The Nina Simone band — he’s not afraid of anything, and he plays it all. The band started out as a four-piece with no piano, became a five-piece for several years, and then returned to a four-piece configuration, this time with no bass — and it's been that way for over 10 years. They even play as a three-piece without guitar. Jeremy's connection with the Island started before he was born and he's been there on and off ever since.

BUCK SHANK, guitar, long-time member of the band, looks and sounds like he's playing his last solo every time he steps up. He brings so much emotion, joy, and grit to the stage, and his rhythm playing helps drive the bus.

ROBBIE SOLTZ, the drummer, came aboard in 2015 and is a veteran of the Vineyard scene and such bands as Entrain and The Mike Benjamin Band. He’s a strong player and great back-up singer. We’re happy to have him!

PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS.  QUESTIONS? CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (978) 823-2313.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15 online • $18/door (Tickets will be on sale in mid-January)

Beer & wine provided by True West, West Acton’s new brew pub.
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Fugitive Stories
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories

Each month, we bring Moth and Massmouth winners, along with others from the local community, to share their stories. Do you want to tell your story on our theme? Sign up at the cafe or fill out our form online. We'll get back to you to let you know if you're in. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a four- to five-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

$10/online • $12/door
Order your online tickets here.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.

Acton Coffeehouse is open until 6pm. Be sure to grab a beverage and a snack on your way up.

True West Brewery offers 15% off food in the restaurant for advance tickets holders on the day of each event. Stop in before the show or after!

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Acton or another location? Fill out our form here. We welcome those as young as 13 and there is no age limit!

If you want to be the first to know about all of our events, sign up for our email list.

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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RD King / Walter & The Night Owls
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

RD King / Walter & The Night Owls

RD King is a Boston-based composer and acoustic guitarist and the winner of the 2017 Canadian Guitar Festival’s International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition. King’s audiences describe his music as passionate, powerful, deeply memorable, and — at times — extraordinary. His debut album, “vs. Self,” was released in 2017. Opening for RD is Acton-based Walter & The Night Owls, an alternative-folk music quartet that has been making waves in the independent Boston music scene. Combining acoustic guitar, violin, and cello with soft vocal harmonies they create a sound all their own. Music from their initial EP has been featured in commercials and films, and has been licensed for use on MTV2 network specials along with other international media outlets. Their debut album, “Living in all Directions,” was released in 2015.

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Danny’s Place Youth Leadership Council Open House
Sep
17
to Sep 18

Danny’s Place Youth Leadership Council Open House

  • Danny's Place Youth Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DPYS is holding an open house for all high school students (grades 9-12) interested in learning about the Danny’s Place Youth Leadership Council. This free event is a chance to check out DPYS and learn more about leadership opportunities. Free pizza and lots of prizes! Email info@dannys-place.org with any questions!

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The Love Dogs
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Love Dogs

QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313

Take a red-hot horn—down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar. Pour over a funky and swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called “the best in the business,” and top it all off with a crazy and charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around. Season with a few years on the road, tearing up juke joints, festivals, and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic. Sound tasty? It’s a recipe for music and mayhem, for intensity and irreverence; it’s THE LOVE DOGS.

The Dogs combine elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll into their own powerhouse sound. “It’s important to us to have fun, and sometimes even we don’t know what we’re gonna do next,” says lead vocalist and chief songwriter Eddie “Duato” Scheer. “We have a lot of humor in our music, and we love to surprise each other and make each other laugh.

“We’re all lifetime fans of blues, jazz, and R&B, and we have a real reverence for the music. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” The band’s lineup consists of Scheer, Alizon Lissance (keyboards, vocals), Myanna (alto/tenor sax, vocals), Glenn Shambroom (guitar, baritone sax), Randy Bramwell (bass, vocals), and Steve Brown (drums, vocals).

Blues Review notes: “If there was a Superbowl for crowd pleasing rhythm & blues, a photo of The Love Dogs would be on every Wheaties box in America.” Scheer sums it up by saying, “If this band doesn’t put a smile on your face, check your pulse because you just might be dead!”

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door
Order your tickets online now.
Beer & wine provided by True West, West Acton’s Brewery and Restaurant
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Lori Zuroff & The Four Alices 
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Lori Zuroff & The Four Alices 

Lori is a blues, rock, and jazz singer known for her sultry, smoky, and swinging take on classics from the American songbook. She’s joined by the Four Alices, an emerging quartet of established Boston-area musicians: Diane Heffner on sax, clarinet, and chalumeau; Diana Mascari on keys; Tal Shalom-Kobi on upright bass and accordion; and Michelle Hirsch on percussion.

Doors open at 7pm
$10/online • $13/door

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Market to Mezze: Middle Eastern Cooking Class
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Market to Mezze: Middle Eastern Cooking Class

Za'atar? Ras el Hanout? Harissa? Baharat? Zhug? If these words don't mean much to you, you are not alone, but you are missing out on a world of amazing flavor.  Join us in the ODK culinary studio for "Market to Mezze" to explore the herbs, spices, blends and condiments that define traditional Middle Eastern food.  As we prepare our seasonal, veggie-focused meal together, we'll unlock the secrets to rich, complex and exotic flavors that you'll be excited to share with everyone you know.  Wine is served in class.

Menu (Subject to Change) 
Israeli Spiced Tomatoes
Roasted Butternut Squash with Tahini and Za'atar
Grilled Halloumi, Beet and Watermelon Skewers with Zhug
Baharat Spiced Lamb Shawarma Flatbread with Harissa Spiced Labneh and Pickled Turnips
Revani

Tickets are $105. Orange Door Kitchen is a no tipping establishment - your ticket price is your final price.  PURCHASE TICKETS!

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Free Stroller Barre Class
Sep
8
11:30 AM11:30

Free Stroller Barre Class

FREE STROLLER BARRE CLASS!

Strengthen and tone while spending time with your little one in a fun outdoor barre class specifically designed for moms with strollers. Class will take place outside of Modern Barre West Acton at West Acton Villageworks.  Stay after class to learn about Modern Barre's childcare offering starting mid September!

Space is limited -- prior online sign up is required. Please bring a mat. Sneakers are suggested. Rain date Sunday, September 9th, 11:30am.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

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Cook the Market Throwdown!
Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

Cook the Market Throwdown!

Join us for our first farmer's market cooking challenge! Chris and Meredith will face off in the Orange Door Kitchen culinary studio in a head-to-head, three-course battle with ingredients purchased for each other from vendors at the Acton-Boxborough Farmer's Market. Cheer them on as they craft recipes, build flavors, and compose dishes for the event's judges. It’s the must-see cooking demonstration of the summer! Interested in judging? Purchase your ticket online today! The first nine ticket holders will become our Cook The Market Throwdown judges! 

Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door. Kids under 10 get in for free! Cheese board snacks are included and drinks will be available for purchase.  BUY TICKETS HERE!

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Shaken, Stirred and Punched Mixology Class
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Shaken, Stirred and Punched Mixology Class

Is the August heat getting you down? No way to get to your favorite swim-up bar? No problem! Escape to paradise with tiki cocktails at this month’s Orange Door Kitchen mixology class. Join Meredith for a demonstration of three different sun soaked rum tipples and classic island drinks - shaken, stirred and blended. While we're at it, you'll learn foolproof techniques for your home bar and get hands-on to practice measuring, mixing, and mastering flavor with steal-the-recipe craft cocktails. Chris will serve up thoughtfully paired snacks to soak up some of that booze. Tickets include heavy appetizers & two cocktails.

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Epic Crash Course In All Things Yoga
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Epic Crash Course In All Things Yoga

Open to all students & teachers – from triathlete to couch potato. From total novice to swami – all are welcome & could benefit from this powerful exploration of the roots of Yoga, the purpose, the mechanics, the priorities, the theories, the science & a great understanding of its orchestration and obstacles of the human condition. This four-hour course is a game changer. Years of incredible study condensed into four hours of inspiration and education. Subjects like alignment, energy, history, sutras, breathing, chanting, neuroscience & meditation will be covered followed by a flow that rolls it all into one. Invest in your practice. The Yoga Sutras say when you know what you are doing while you are doing it – it makes it much stronger. Put the Y in OM. Invest in yourself & the echo that is you by truly deepening your practice. Four hours of incredible holistic suggestions & advice for a genuinely living life.  Are you in?

Pre-registration $100 / $115 Day of Workshop - REGISTER HERE!

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Wine Dinner with Chef Michael Leviton @ ODK
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Wine Dinner with Chef Michael Leviton @ ODK

Award-winning chef and sustainability expert Michael Leviton is returning to Orange Door Kitchen to cook up a delicious four course wine dinner! Wine guru Chris Graeff will be pouring some fantastic wines and talking about his approach to pairings as well as the wines themselves. 

***MENU*** (Subect to Change)
Watermelon and Green Tomato Salad
Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder w/ Corn & Merguez Ragout
Nectarine Berry Crisp

Tickets are $105, and include food and wine pairings. Orange Door Kitchen is a no tipping establishment - your ticket price is your final price.

Due to the nature of the feast we cannot accomodate substitutions, but a vegetarian entree is available upon request. 

More about Chef Leviton:

Michael Leviton’s career pathway as a chef has been forged by a belief in sustainable change. After seventeen years at Lumière, four at Area Four, eight James Beard Foundation Award nominations and honors from Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Gourmet and Saveur, he has stepped away from the day to day of the kitchen. As a founder of Region Foodworks and through his work with Marlo Marketing, Michael is now expanding his reach by focusing his time and talent on projects and partnerships that demonstrate the promise of broadening food systems sustainability. He is long-time member, and former Board Chair of the Chefs Collaborative, as well as a member of the Chef Action Network, an Impact Program of the James Beard Foundation. Having attended two Chefs Boot Camps for Policy and Change, Michael continues to build on his advocacy for a sustainable future. A longtime advocate for sustainable seafood and fisheries, Leviton is also on the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force.

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Shaken, Stirred, & Punched
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Shaken, Stirred, & Punched

What better way to celebrate mid-summer than with an ice cold margarita? Join Meredith for this month's mixology class at Orange Door Kitchen to learn about different types of tequila and its smoky cousin, mezcal.  We'll be mixing up three different cocktails (one shaken, one stirred, and one punch) that celebrate this spirit with so much more than a wedge of lime and a shake of salt.  While we're at it, you'll learn foolproof techniques for your home bar and get hands-on to practice measuring, mixing, and mastering flavor with steal-the-recipe craft cocktails.  Chris will serve up thoughtfully paired snacks to soak up some of that booze. 

Tickets are $65 and include heavy appetizers and two cocktails.

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Summer Sips @ ODK
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Sips @ ODK

Escape to Mallorca, Crete and Santorini with wine tasting and snacks at Orange Door Kitchen! Usher in the weekend with Boston-area wine expert and 15-year veteran beverage director, Chris Graeff, for an exploratory flight of sun-soaked, ocean-washed, mineral-steeped, and herbaceous wines from hidden corners of the Mediterranean Islands.

Chris strives to make wine tastings informal, but informative - with nary a hint of the pedantic stuffiness found in some circles. With each passing class, you'll gain some experienced perspective on how to taste, how to pair wine with food, and what makes wine so compelling.  

Tickets are $65 and include five tasting pours and Mediterranean snacks.  

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Summer Cookout Tips
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Cookout Tips

Up your grilling game in time for 4th of July cookouts! Join us for a demonstration of two versatile dry rubs and one boozy barbecue sauce. We will be serving up some sliders to showcase the rubs and sauce during the demo. You will leave with samples of both dry rubs and a couple of recipes to impress your friends and family with.

Tickets include one beer (or non-alcoholic beverage if you prefer), three sliders and the dry rub samples!

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Family-Style Feast with Chefs Matt and Kate Jennings
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Family-Style Feast with Chefs Matt and Kate Jennings

Matt & Kate Jennings, chef/owners of Townsman in Boston, are popping up at Orange Door Kitchen to prepare a family style feast! Enjoy four lively and inventive courses celebrating Matt & Kate's love of New England ingredients and their deep commitment to locality. Matt will also be signing copies of his award winning cookbook Homegrown, which will be available for purchase!

***Menu***

Beautiful American Artisan Cheeses & Charcuterie
Striped Bass Crudo - avocado, basils, lime & nori
Dogpatch Farm Pork Leg - spring vegetable fricassee, mustards & field salad
Kate’s Lemon Biscuits with Maple Ice Cream - strawberries

Tickets are $105 and include food and beer or wine pairings! Purchase Tickets Here!

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True West at deCordova's Park Fest
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

True West at deCordova's Park Fest

  • deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join True West Brewery at deCordova's annual campus-wide celebration Park Fest on Saturday, June 23! The event kicks off with a 5K trail run in the morning, followed by a day-long outdoor festival for all ages. Enjoy live music and dance performances, have fun with art-making activities inspired by deCordova's spring exhibitions (including a giant parachute painting project!), observe ceramic studio demonstrations, shop at a local arts and crafts market, play mini golf, treat yourself to Ben & Jerry's, and grab a bite to eat or a beer from deCordova Café, Compliments Food Truck, and True West Brewery! Details and tickets at decordova.org/park-fest.

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Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door
Purchase your tickets online now.

Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313.

Spring 2018 Comedy Series
•  Friday, March 23
•  Friday, April 20
•  Friday, May 25
•  Friday, June 22

Boston Comedy Night returns to West Acton Villageworks. The curator and host of our series is WES HAZARD — named one of “5 Boston Comedians to Watch” by Boston Globe Magazine and 2017 winner of a New England Emmy Award. Each night, he brings some of the best and brightest comics working the New England circuit. The resumés of the comics we’ve presented to date are impressive. They have appeared on Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out, and several local television stations. They have performed in countless comedy festivals, both regional and further afield, have hosted many regional events, and have appeared in a number of feature films. We are so pleased to be bringing Wes and his gang back to the 'burbs for another season.

TONIGHT'S COMICS

Wes Hazard (our host)
A New England native, Wes Hazard was named as one of “5 Boston Comedians to Watch” by The Boston Globe Magazine. A writer and storyteller as well as comedian, Wes brings wit, energy, and honesty to the stage, qualities that have made him a regular performer in Boston venues as well as at The Boston Comedy Festival and The Women in Comedy Festival. Wes is a multiple-time winner on The Moth StorySLAM stage and he’s appeared as a guest on the “Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!” podcast — based on the critically acclaimed IFC television show with Scott Aukerman & Paul F. Tompkins. His debut book Questions For Terrible People was released in 2016 and named a Barnes & Noble humor pick. He also co-hosts WGBH/World Channel’s new TV series, “Stories from the Stage.”

Peter Martin
Peter is a comedian hailing from Somerville. His humor resonates with the same gritty taste and sensibilities of the Boston blue collar working class. From absurd silliness to intelligent satire, over the past seven years, Peter has become a well-known and established talent in the Boston comedy scene.

Kathe Farris
Kathe is a stay-at-home mom, stand-up comedian, and snack cake enthusiast. She shares her unsolicited wisdom about hot button topics from calcium supplements to the political awfulness behind book groups. Her unoriginal, understated demeanor both surprise and impress audiences all over New England. Some of her credits include the Boston Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival and the Chicago Funny Festival. In August 2016 she was Comic in Residence at The Comedy Studio, a semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival 2016 as well as 2017 and opened for Todd Barry. Off stage, she teaches Intro to Stand-up at ImprovBoston and comedy workshops for the Boston Comedy Chicks/Women In Comedy Festival organization.

Orlando Baxter
Orlando exploded onto the Boston comedy scene in 2005, and was quickly established as one of the areas hottest young comics. His fresh perspective and unique relatability soon made this former high school teacher a fan favorite and led to a string of finalist positions in a host of contests and festivals all over the world including NBC’s “Stand Up for Diversity,” Boston Comedy Festival,  Montreux Comedy Festival, Johannesburg International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Turku Comedy Festival, and the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Orlando currently tours across the country performing at clubs and colleges. And when he's not doing his own thing, you can catch him on the road opening for Whitney Cummings and Jo Koy. In 2016, Orlando made his late night TV debut on the Conan show on TBS. You can watch it here!

DINING OFFER: True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

 

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Shaken, Stirred & Punched
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Shaken, Stirred & Punched

Summer is here, and that means that it's time to toast to sunrises on the beach, lazy afternoons on the lake, and long nights in the backyard. If you're looking to branch out from cold beers and burgers on the grill (which is awesome in its own way), join Meredith for our monthly mixology class at Orange Door Kitchen. She will demonstrate three different cocktails (one shaken, one stirred, and one punch) to teach foolproof techniques for your home bar. We'll get hands on to practice measuring, mixing, and mastering flavor with steal-the-recipe craft cocktails. Chris will serve up thoughtfully paired snacks to soak up some of that booze. Tickets include heavy appetizers & two cocktails.

Tickets are $65 and include heavy appetizers and two cocktails. 
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The Black Ale Project at True West
Jun
19
5:00 PM17:00

The Black Ale Project at True West

 

Join True West and the Fisher House for a family-friendly fundraiser.  Buy a beer, Help a Veteran! 

Feel free to arrive any time between event start and finish. $20 per person cover charge at the door will be collected by Fisher House Boston with all profits benefiting veterans.  Cover charge includes one full pour of the special Black Ale Project beer, live entertainment, and a Color Guard and Musket Salute by the Boxborough Minutemen Company.  Cash/credit bar and taproom menu will be available during the event. Fisher House Boston will be selling custom collaboration t-shirts for $25 with all profits benefiting veterans. We look forward to seeing you there! Cheers! #blackaleproject

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AB United Way Annual Public Meeting
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

AB United Way Annual Public Meeting

Join the AB United Way to celebrate the power of community and give thanks to the outgoing Directors, welcome new Directors, and honor the Volunteer of the Year: David Naparstek.  Srija Nagireddy, ABRHS '19 and AB United Way Board member, will present the Illumination App, a mobile app she co-created to support teen mental health and the Open Door Theater will perform from Cinderella.
 

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Neighborhood Cookbook Event
Jun
10
2:00 PM14:00

Neighborhood Cookbook Event

Orange Door Kitchen is teaming up with our friends down the street at The Silver Unicorn Bookstore for a discussion with author and activist Pam Lowell.  Pam will share stories of grassroots activism through the lens of her new cookbook, The Resistance Cookbook: Nasty Women and Bad Hombres in the Kitchen.  The book is a collection of 100 recipes contributed by members of Action Together Massachusetts(ATMA), the state-wide social and political action organization borne out of the results of the 2016 Presidential election.  A sweet treat cooked from the book will be provided by Orange Door Kitchen.  

This event is free to the public, all are welcome to join the conversation!  

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The Big Little Band
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Big Little Band

PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS

QUESTIONS? CONTACT FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313

The Big Little Band plays slick, colorful tunes with a big, fat sound from their usually unusual repertoire of re-imagined standards from the Golden Grooveyard, B-sides. . . tunes with stories from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again. All in all — indescribably delicious!

The Biggies are: Jason Eisenberg (guitar/vox), Emilie Faucher (vox/percussion), Al Garay(bass), Jon Golden (drums), Jeff Box (harmonicas/vox/percussion). Plus Special Guests (to be announced).

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door

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Bar provided by True West.
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Summer Sips: Wine Tasting
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Sips: Wine Tasting

Find your new favorite bottle for summertime sipping with wine tasting and snacks at Orange Door Kitchen! Usher in the weekend with Boston-area wine expert and 15-year veteran beverage director, Chris Graeff, for an introduction to some of the delicious wines featured at Orange Door Kitchen this season.

Chris strives to make wine tastings informal, but informative - with nary a hint of the pedantic stuffiness found in some circles. With each passing class, you'll gain some experienced perspective on how to taste, how to pair wine with food, and what makes wine so compelling.  

Tickets are $65 and include five tasting pours and summery snacks.  Register here.

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In The Kitchen With: Chef Michael Leviton
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

In The Kitchen With: Chef Michael Leviton

Join Orange Door Kitchen for an evening in the kitchen with award winning chef and sustainability expert, Michael Leviton!

Part demonstration and part hands on cooking, Chef Leviton will work with the class to prepare a three-course seasonal spring dinner with sustainability lessons woven throughout. Then, sit and enjoy the fruits of your labor with your classmates and thoughtful pairings.  

Tickets are $125 and include a welcome drink and wine or beer pairings.
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Danny's Place U-Project Celebration
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

Danny's Place U-Project Celebration

Join Danny's Place Youth Services Tuesday May 29th from 6-8pm at The Gallery at Villageworks for their annual U Project Celebration! We’ll be honoring the outstanding accomplishments of High School Seniors at ABRHS who have led their own community service projects. The student-led projects range across diverse topics including: Smart Houses for Healthy Living; The Body Positivity Project; Fulfilling the dream - Integration & Equity in Schools; The Living Greenhouse; and Design for Sustainable Living: Backpacks for the Homeless.

We hope you’ll join us for a fun evening, with light refreshments, and an opportunity to learn more about these amazing projects that young people in our community are leading!

Learn more about the U Project program here: http://dannys-place.org/programs/the-u-project/

Questions? Email info@dannys-place.org

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Community Open House @ Orange Door Kitchen
May
24
4:00 PM16:00

Community Open House @ Orange Door Kitchen

Curious about what's been happening in the old Savory Lane building at 251 Arlington Street?  Drop on by Orange Door Kitchen for our first community open house! Come meet the team, grab a bite and take a peek around our new home - and your new culinary destination - in West Acton. Complimentary snacks and non alcoholic beverages will be available and we will have beer and wine for sale. No tickets or RSVP required. We hope to see you there!

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The Response
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Response

MODERN RETRO ROCK FORGED IN FRIENDSHIP AND COMMUNITY

Featuring Jon Golden (drums), Jic Davis (batar/bass/keyboards), George Middleton(guitar), Mac Ritchey (electric oud/vocals), Emilie Faucher (lead vocals), and Neil Kruszkowski (saxophone).

The band’s unusual instrumentation, timbres, and diverse musicality offer up a sonic journey for the ears that weave and wander through the styles of progressive atmospheric rock, rock/blues, improv, and world influences. With a nod to the classic era of the 70’s and a sound that is both new and yet familiar at the same time, they spin crafted lyrical tales that explore such diverse topics as environmental concerns, international conflict, interpersonal human relationships — and one story of an aging dog sitting on a porch.

The ensemble’s mission is pretty clear — make music together, share it, have fun, and help to foster community through the arts. When they play together, the audience can immediately feel their kinship emanating from the stage, a ­ truly infectious joy that gets you on your feet dancing.

QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15 online • $18/door

Order your tickets online now.
Beer & wine provided by True West.
Parking map

DINING OFFER: True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

 

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Celebrate Mother's Day at Villageworks!
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Celebrate Mother's Day at Villageworks!

Join us on Saturday the 12th at Villageworks to celebrate Mother's Day! Bring your mom to a free class at Modern Barre, grab a drink at Acton Coffee House and find gifts and giveaways at Wish, Stamm & Black, Birchtree Esthetics, and Revolution Community Bodywork. 

Modern Barre
FREE Mother/Daughter or Son Barre Class (ages 13+) 12:00-12:45 + 20% Off Beyond Yoga, New Balance, & Mb Apparel
Prior registration for class required: https://bit.ly/2riVPTR

Wish Boutique
FREE Gift and Sweet Treats

Birch Tree Esthetics
Complimentary Upgrade to a Sea Mineral Peel when purchasing 60 Minute Facial Gift Cert (purchase via email /text)

Stamm & Black
Surprise Giveaway!

Acton Coffee House
15% Off Select Items for Moms: Nitro, Fresh Juice, Smoothies, and Retail

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Marketing & Mingle presented by the West Acton Village Merchants Association
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Marketing & Mingle presented by the West Acton Village Merchants Association

Join the West Acton Village Merchants Association for a FREE presentation on marketing your business by small business consultant Michelle Brown-Droese, and an opportunity to network with fellow business owners from West Acton and the surrounding area. 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Refreshments provided by Legend Cafe and cash bar from True West Events + Catering
 

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