Myanna, featuring Ken Clark & Eddie Scheer
May
29
7:30 PM19:30

Myanna, featuring Ken Clark & Eddie Scheer

Back for a return engagement. In November, Myanna, Ken, and Eddie performed at Orange Door resulting in one fan banging on the producer’s chest saying, “What’s happening here? How can we have just heard this in West Acton?” One of the hottest and most soulful saxophonists in the area, 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.”

“Fugitive at the Door” is a bi-weekly music series presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with Villageworks’ newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen, to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.

“Fugitive at the Door” happens two Wednesdays a month. Orange Door Kitchen serves a few small plates and snacks each evening with a full bar. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

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"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology

Daffodils are up, leaves are out, and the sun is shining! It’s spring! What better way to celebrate the season than with friends and neighbors..and brunch? Get some ideas for your next lazy Sunday afternoon party at this month’s Orange Door Kitchen mixology class with classic and modern libations that are perfect for mid-day drinking. Join Meredith for a demonstration of three different tipples for toasting - shaken, stirred and punched. 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 scrumptious brunchy 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
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

FOUR GREAT COMICS. CHECK OUT THEIR BIOS BELOW.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door •
Purchase your tickets here.
Discounted online tickets are available until 4pm on the day of the show.
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

Winter Spring Comedy Series
•  Friday, January 18
•  Friday, February 22
•  Friday, March 22
• Friday, April 26
FRIDAY, MAY 31
• Friday, June 28

Come early and get a delicious homemade ice cream at West Side Creamery, just a a few doors away. Bring it on up. They’ll be open until 8pm.

MAY’S HEADLINER — Myq Kaplan

Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Mike Kaplan. He has performed on the Tonight Show, Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, the Late Late Show with James Corden, in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his own one-hour special on Netflix and now Amazon, “Small, Dork, and Handsome.” He has been a finalist on Last Comic Standing and recently appeared on America’s Got Talent. His debut album “Vegan Mind Meld” was one of iTunes’ top 10 comedy albums of the year, and his most recent album "No Kidding" is one of the top billion albums of eternity. Thanks for reading all this. You're very nice.

FEATURING — Andrew Mayer

With a quirky delivery and an offbeat sense of humor, Andrew Mayer has quickly become a mainstay in Boston’s comedy scene. He is a previous winner of the Boston Comedy Festival, and has performed at the Bridgetown and Laughing Skull Comedy Festivals around the country. His debut album, Nonsense, was released in 2015.

OPENER — Chloé Cunha

Chloé s a comedian, poet, and occasional sapphic vampire/assassin such as in the retro indie horror film Blood of the Tribades (2016), or The Penumbra Podcast. She hosts and produces The Queer Qomedy Hour at ImprovBoston and does stand-up all throughout the greater Boston area, as well as sketch with the group Magenta Strike Squad. She has performed at several festivals, such as the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival, the Dallas Comedy Festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival. Catch her on Twitter @ChloeCunha or take a listen to the comedy debate podcast Pick a Side Stupid!, for which she contributes frequently!

OUR HOST — 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. 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.

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Fugitive at the Door: Juanito Pascual
Jun
3
8:00 PM20:00

Fugitive at the Door: Juanito Pascual

Join “flamenco phenom” (Boston Globe) Juanito Pascual at Orange Door Kitchen in West Acton for an intimate, rare solo performance.

“Juanito combines vivid colors, a rich imagination and a yearning, never-satisfied mastery of his art.”
—Steve Morse, Boston Globe writer; Billboard and Rolling Stone contributor

“One of the hottest flamenco guitarists to emerge in recent years.”
— NPR’s Here and Now

Juanito Pascual is an internationally recognized guitarist whose sound is an organic blend of masterful traditional and contemporary flamenco with influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead to Miles Davis and J.S. Bach. Recent highlights include a performance at TEDx Nashville, an international tour with acclaimed Flamenco icon Jorge Pardo, and performances for a number of film scores in LA.

He is recognized in both Spain and the U.S. as a unique and creative flamenco and jazz performer. He has performed internationally in fine arts centers, clubs, and festivals including Lincoln Center, the 92nd St. Y, Blue Note Jazz Club, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at Notre Dame University, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Panama Jazz Festival, and Madrid’s Casa Patas. Juanito has been featured in special events including concerts hosted by Jane Goodall in Panama, on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, and as a guest on National Public Radio’s “The World.” In 2009, Juanito made his on-screen debut alongside Steve Martin and Andy Garcia in the 2009 film “Pink Panther 2.” He continued his film score work on a number of projects, including the 2016 Netflix biopic based on the life of Pope Francis, “Call Me Francis.”

Through partnerships, Juanito has consistently sought ways to align his passion for music with environmental and social causes. Most notable is his ongoing collaboration with Earth Train, a Panamanian rainforest project which uses music and art as a means to inspire and educate a new generation about environmental stewardship.

Doors open at 7pm • Performance starts at 8pm
$25/online • $30/door
(if tickets last)
Full bar. Ticket price includes sweet and savory bar snacks.
Note: The kitchen will not be open for this event.

MORE INFO & TICKETS HERE!

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Kaleidoscope of Indian Art
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

Kaleidoscope of Indian Art

Join us for the FREE opening reception for “Kaleidoscope of Indian Art: A Traditional Folk Exhibit by Local Artists” presented by Color of India. The event will feature a confluence of poetry, dance, and mime by acclaimed Odissi dancer Mouli Pal and visual artist Sunanda Sahay. Additional Performances by the Aangikam School of Dance, Tarana School of Dance, and Spandha School of Dance. More at colorofindia.com.

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Field to Fork: June Harvest Cooking Class
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Field to Fork: June Harvest Cooking Class

Join the Orange Door Kitchen team and our farmer friends for the first installment of our Field to Fork Cooking Class series to arm yourself with inspiring and creative ways to eat your way through the abundance of local produce as it grows out of the ground. The curriculum/menu will feature the best of what’s growing at Dancing Plover Farms on the day of the class! We’ll cook and eat three delicious dishes together, discuss food prep and preservation techniques, and swap recipes with one another to leave you feeling full and ready to make the most out of the June harvest at home.

Tickets are $45 and include a welcome snack, 3 seasonal dishes, and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer, wine and spirits are available a la carte for sipping during class.

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"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Tea, Anyone?
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Tea, Anyone?

Sweet tea may not be much of a cultural thing in the northeast, but New Englanders have a long tradition of caring a lot about the taxation of said beverage. Regardless of your colonial-era politics, tea is the perfect beverage for late spring and early summer. It can be sipped hot to warm up a chilly morning, or gulped cold to cool down a hot afternoon. It can also be mixed with booze for brunches, barbecues, and bashes! Join Meredith at this month’s mixology class for a demonstration of three different tea-based tipples to toast the beginning of summer - shaken, stirred and punched. 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 scrumptious snacks to soak up some of that booze.

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

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ODK Hosts: A Feast of Fiction with Local Novelists
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

ODK Hosts: A Feast of Fiction with Local Novelists

We invite you to join The Silver Unicorn Bookstore and three local authors for a unique celebration of food and fiction at Orange Door Kitchen. Novelists Marjan Kamali, Grace Talusan and Whitney Scharer will sit down with guests for a delicious meal inspired by their recently published works and then linger over coffee for book signing and more conversation.

Tickets are $65 and include a copy of the novel of your choice plus non-alcoholic beverages and a four-course meal prepared by Orange Door Kitchen. All three novels and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

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Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door
Order your tickets online now.
Online sales available until 4pm on day of show.
Questions? Call Fugitive Productions at (617) 823-2313.


Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

Winter Spring Comedy Series
•  Friday, January 18
•  Friday, February 22
•  Friday, March 22
• Friday, April 26
• Friday, May 31
• Friday, June 28

OUR HOST — 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. 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.

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Modern Barre's 3 Year Anniversary Celebration!
May
18
4:00 PM16:00

Modern Barre's 3 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Please join us in celebrating Modern Barre West Acton's 3 year anniversary with a FREE Signature class held outside at West Acton Villageworks! Beats provided by DJ Sprino and wine and treats to follow in the studio. Stay for our raffle and enjoy services and offerings from neighboring businesses.

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM - FREE Signature Modern Barre Class

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM - Wine, Refreshments, & Special Treats in the Studio

More at https://www.facebook.com/events/318828672136915/

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Sing-along Family Movie Night on Gardner Field: "SING"
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Sing-along Family Movie Night on Gardner Field: "SING"

Presented by The Friends of Gardner Field! Join your neighbors at Gardner Field across the street from Villageworks for a viewing of the film “SING”. Food will be available for purchase on the lawn beginning at 6pm. There will be hotdogs and hamburgers for sale, grilled by Legends Cafe. Pizza by the slice for sale, from our friends at New London Style Pizza.

Please bring a blanket or lawn chair and find a space in front of the projector screen before showtime at 6:30pm. Lawn space for blankets and chairs is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are in need of an accommodation to better attend this movie night, please contact us at: FriendsofGardnerField@gmail.com

The film “SING” has quite a few popular songs throughout the movie: the ABRHS Chorus will be on hand to lead the crowd in sing-along!

Finally, this is the FIRST FUNDRAISER hosted by the Friends of Gardner Field Organization. This committee was established to revitalize this hidden gem of a park in West Acton. Over the past few months, we gathered feedback from Town of Acton residents on how we should improve Gardner Field. In the coming months, we will work with the Acton Recreation Department, park design professionals, and community members to craft a plan for the space. Our committee hopes to raise $100,000 to be used for Gardner Field improvements. Once we meet this goal, we will apply with the Town of Acton Community Preservation Committee for the additional funds needed to complete this project.

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Bruce Marshall (Award-winning Blues Performer)
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

Bruce Marshall (Award-winning Blues Performer)

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Bruce Marshall has been a full-time musician his entire adult life with over nine thousand shows to his credit. He has opened for more than 200 national acts including James Brown, BB King, Chicago, Beach Boys, Bryan Adams, Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs, and Joe Cocker. In tonight’s intimate, solo performance, Marshall will be reaching deep into his catalog on acoustic guitar and dobro, taking you on a musical ride. 

With an affinity early on for blues, rock and 60s pop, Marshall honed his chops in the gin mills of New England, starting with Whitecap, a popular area band that gigged nonstop for seven years. He put out his first album with his band, The Clue, in ‘87 and went national with guitarist Toy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker guitarist/founder) in ‘89, touring the US with Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Outlaws.

With many awards to his credit, in 2018 Marshall created his seventh record, “Borrowed Time,” to rave reviews. 

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Tickets are $10/online • $13/door

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“Fugitive at the Door” is a bi-weekly music series presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with Villageworks’ newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen, to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.

“Fugitive at the Door” happens two Wednesdays a month. Orange Door Kitchen serves a few small plates and snacks each evening with a full bar. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

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Paper Bones Album Release Party
May
11
4:30 PM16:30

Paper Bones Album Release Party

Join Anders Cahill and friends for an evening of live music and sharing from his newly released album, Paper Bones, at Orange Door Kitchen.

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From the Artist:

Paper Bones is alive and kicking. While this album is a mere drop in the ocean, making it helped me find solace and stay grounded during these strange, tragic, scary, beautiful times we find ourselves in.

Now, it's time to share the songs live. Those who know me know that I don't play out much, so I'm working hard to make this a special event. I've partnered with my dear friends Chris and Meredith at the Orange Door Kitchen in Acton to host the show, and I'm pulling together a band of ace musicians to give these songs a special life.

The show starts at 4:45 pm with two 45-minute sets, broken up by a spacious intermission, with time to connect with each other and enjoy the beautiful space. Tasty, filling nibbles and non-alcoholic drinks are included in the ticket price, and there will also be a cash bar (bar accepts credit cards only). The album will be available for purchase at the show.

Huge thanks to John Nolan of Middle Mountain Studios who produced the record. These songs wouldn't be real without his creativity and persistence. During the making of this album, both our families went through a lot. Children were born. Loved ones were lost. New ventures were started. Homes were moved into. We left jobs and jobs left us. And three separate recording studios emerged from the ground up in unused rooms across the city.

And extra special thanks to my wife, Erica for believing in these songs and in the importance of music in our family's life. Her singing on this record helped make the music shine. I love you, babe :)

All of that is in this music, and I can't wait to play it live. Hope to see you there!

-Anders

The Essential Deets

  • Appetizers/hors d'ouvres and non-alcoholic drinks included in the ticket price

  • Cash bar with specialty drinks and local beer and wine

  • Kiddos welcome!

  • Doors open at 4:30pm

  • Music starts at 5pm

  • Intermission at ~5:45pm

  • Music continues at 6:15pm

  • Music ends at ~7pm

  • Event ends at 7:30pm

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Art Reception: "The Art of Craft Beer"
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

Art Reception: "The Art of Craft Beer"

Join The Umbrella Community Arts Center to celebrate their current curated exhibit, “The Art of Craft Beer” in The Gallery at Villageworks. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Register in advance to to hold your spot.

From The Umbrella:

“There are more craft breweries in the United States now than ever before in American history. Craft breweries are defined as small, independent and traditional by the national non-profit Brewers Association. The craft brewery segment continues to grow, which currently makes up 98 percent of all breweries in the United States. Brewing beer is just one of many crafts that are supported by independent craft breweries. Many independent craft breweries collaborate with artists and arts organizations as part of supporting their local communities, resulting in incredible can and schwag art, pop-up galleries and performances, as well as patron coaster art.

To celebrate our local independent craft breweries’ commitment to supporting our creative community, we are hosting an Art of Craft exhibit focused on brewing inside The Gallery at Villageworks in Acton, MA. In a gallery nestled above our presenting brewery, True West Brewery, we are exhibiting artwork created by craft brewery staff, collaborating artists and patrons from across New England and beyond. See original can art, original prints, labels, and photographs, plus make your own mark on the exhibition on the coaster art wall! True West will also be hosting some participating breweries on their guest taps.”

Participating Artists & Breweries:

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Hot Chix Pop-up Party
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Hot Chix Pop-up Party

Hankering for a great fried chicken sandwich but don’t want to hop on a plane to Nashville? Join Alex Nystedt and the Hot Chix Boston team for a totally craveable pop-up party at Orange Door Kitchen. Don’t miss your chance to get to know Nystedt, a Sportello alum and chef entrepreneur, before Hot Chix Boston is the hottest new restaurant in town. With live music, delicious Nashville-style fried chicken and sides, and Tennessee whiskey signature cocktails, we’re turning our slice of West Acton into a New England honky-tonk!

Tickets are $35 and include a sampling of Hot Chix Boston fried chicken sandwiches, sides and dessert, non-alcoholic beverages, and live jams by members of Colt & the Coyotes. Full bar; beer, wine, signature cocktails available a la carte.

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The Essential Wellness Spa Experience
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Essential Wellness Spa Experience

Want to experience a fun filled evening to alleviate face, jaw, neck and shoulder tension, while alleviating other symptoms such as clogged sinuses?  Come to an amazing fun workshop led by Angela Noelle Martin and Padma Ali where you learn how to combine ancient wisdom of facial gua sha and essential oils to everyday tension from the shoulders-up.  Leave feeling invigorated and calm with these simple self care techniques that you can use everyday. Ahhhh...

During this event, you will learn how and why to use gua sha and essential oils, which essential oils are the best to relieve emotional and physical tension, AND create your own foot soak using essential oils.  Each participant will take home a gua sha stone, specialized essential oils facial roller, and the personalized foot soak. Simple delights for self care - head to toe. 

Registration Required on Eventbrite
Space is limited to 15 participants only


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Fugitive Stories
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories

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.

$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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Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door
Order your tickets online now.
Online sales available until 4pm on day of show.
Questions? Call Fugitive Productions at (617) 823-2313.


Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

Winter Spring Comedy Series
•  Friday, January 18
•  Friday, February 22
•  Friday, March 22
• Friday, April 26
• Friday, May 31
• Friday, June 28

OUR HOST — 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. 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.

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Foolproof Preserving with Afton Cyrus
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Foolproof Preserving with Afton Cyrus

It’s early still for berry harvests, farmers’ markets and CSA boxes, but it’s never too soon to make sure that you and your home kitchen are prepared to make the most of our short and fabulous growing season in New England. Become a food waste warrior with an evening at Orange Door Kitchen learning about food preservation with master-canner Afton Cyrus, owner of the Arlington-based Jam Sessions. Not only will she demystify the process of making shelf-stable jams at home, but she’ll also share some of America’s Test Kitchen tried and true formulas with you for preserving the delicious fruits of summer for enjoyment year-round. Afton is known for her creative flavor combinations, so the evening will include small bites and a glass of wine that pair perfectly with her jams! You’ll take home some Jam Sessions jam and have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Foolproof Preserving for your cookbook collection!

Tickets are $65 for the expert demo, heavy appetizers, a glass of wine and some jam to take home.

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The Alison Keslow Trio (Blues, Jazz, and more)
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Alison Keslow Trio (Blues, Jazz, and more)

The Alison Keslow Group is a jazz, blues, groove-based improvisation band featuring original compositions as well as unique versions of modern jazz/fusion, blues and R&B standards, and more. Joining Alison are Mark Jodice (guitar) and Sai Ghose (drums).

Alison has shared the stage and recording credits with, and supported artists including ‪Joan Armatrading‬, ‪Jerry Marotta‬, Tony Levin, ‪John Sebastian‬, saxophonist ‪Mindi Abair,‬ and many more. She is an active sideman and has produced two albums of her own — "Between Earth and Sky" and "Bass Dharma." Alison is on the summer faculty at Berklee College of Music and is co-owner (with her husband) of Sudbury School of Music. In 2015 , 2016 and 2017, she was nominated for a Boston Music Award for artist of the year.

Doors open at 6:30pm
Come early and relax with some food and drink before the show starts.
$10/online • $13/door
Order your tickets here.
Online sales end at 4pm on show date.

“Fugitive at the Door” is a bi-weekly music series presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with Villageworks’ newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen, to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.

“Fugitive at the Door” happens two Wednesdays a month. Orange Door Kitchen serves a few small plates and snacks each evening with a full bar. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

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"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Derby Drinks
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Derby Drinks

Break out the big floppy hats and feathery fascinators! It is racing season, and even though we’re far from Churchill Downs, we are celebrating spring with derby inspired cocktails at this month’s Orange Door Kitchen mixology class. Join Meredith for a demonstration of three different tipples to toast the running of the roses - shaken, stirred and punched. 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 scrumptious southern snacks to soak up some of that booze.

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

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Feast Your Eyes (and Taste Buds) Cooking Demo and Dinner
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

Feast Your Eyes (and Taste Buds) Cooking Demo and Dinner

Join passionate food-lover, private caterer and Cook’s Illustrated recipe tester Janet for an intimate cooking class at Orange Door Kitchen. Boost your confidence for home entertaining with demonstrations of crunchy nachos, delicious roast cardamom and yogurt chicken, tender buttermilk biscuits and a colorful and zingy salad.  There will be opportunities for hands-on help as you learn, and several “taste-tests”. We’re only selling 11 seats so everyone gets a front row view. Snap up your ticket before they’re sold out.


MENU (subject to change)
Crunchy Cheesy Nachos with Salsa and Guacamole
Roast Butterflied Chicken with Cardamom and Yogurt
Tall and Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits
Arugula and Radicchio with Feta and Dates

Tickets are $65 for an evening of enticing tastes, tantalizing aromas, and fun with home cook Janet.  There will be tips and tricks on how to plan a dinner party so that most of the work is done ahead of time. You can thus fully enjoy your party and your guests. Learn how to butterfly (“spatchcock”) a whole chicken and how to shape fluffy biscuits by hand. Will you like Guacamole 1, Guacamole 2 or Guacamole 3 best on your nachos?

Beverages from Orange Door Kitchen’s full bar a la carte.

To reserve your seat, contact Janet:  rainjetson@comcast.net  Payment by cash or check due upon arrival at Orange Door Kitchen.

ABOUT THE CHEF:
Hello, Janet here! I grew up as a picky eater and learned how to cook partly to control what ended up on the table. Fortunately, my tastes have expanded to include many international ingredients and dishes, many styles and cultures. I regularly host dinner parties for friends and family, bake (scones, muffins, coffeecakes, cookies) for my grateful colleagues at work, do some private catering, am a Cook’s Illustrated recipe tester, and I have a ridiculous collection of cookbooks. I love sharing my passion for food and favorite recipes with others. Cooking is fun!  People love it when you cook for them!  You can do it too! Let me show you how….

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Spring Dresses Sidewalk Extravaganza at Wish
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Dresses Sidewalk Extravaganza at Wish

Have a spring event coming up? Wish has tons of dresses (not on the floor yet!) perfect for graduates, graduation parties & weddings! Join them on Saturday April 13th from 10am-2pm for a day of fun dress shopping (hopefully outside - weather permitting). They will have champagne, fun mocktails, treats, and a free gift for all graduates!!

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Film Screening: Letter from Masanjia
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening: Letter from Masanjia

Presented By The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF)

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

Order your tickets here.
Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

LETTER FROM MASANJIA
Leon Lee, Director | Doc | 2018 | 75 min
An SOS note scrawled in desperation in a Chinese labor camp. An American woman finds it in a package from Kmart, publicizes its message: “We’re being tortured.” The letter writer, now free, sets out to film the truth about life in China and tell his story — but can he outrun the secret police? Official selection of the Arlington International Film Festival, Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, and hotDocs Film Festival.

Q&A
There will be a short Q&A with the filmmaker following the film.

RAFFLE
All ticket holders will be entered into a raffle for an Acton Coffee House gift card!

SPONSORS
This showing is co-produced by AIFF and Fugitive Productions and is made possible, in part by contributions by West Acton Villageworks, Tables to Teapots, Acton Coffee House, and Jackie Normand.

THE ARLINGTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
AIFF fosters an appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through the independent film — to nurture the next generation of filmmakers. The Festival is a means for recognizing that such diversity enriches our communities. Their annual international film festival highlights core values and aspirations they share in common with their culturally diverse neighbors and with all members of the global human family. For more information, visit aiffest.org.

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J-Bob & Lefty (Acoustic Jazz, Swing & Blues)
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

J-Bob & Lefty (Acoustic Jazz, Swing & Blues)

This swinging quartet plays a cool repertoire of popular (and obscure) jazz, swing, and blues from the Great American Songbook (1920s–1950s) . . . along with the occasional Tango!

Featuring J-Bob (guitar & vocals), Lefty (bass and percussion), Tomoko Iwamoto (violin/440 Gypsy Jazz), and Mark Hamilton (trombone/Klezmer Conservatory). You’ll be tapping your toes, humming along, and maybe even cutting a rug. Smiles are guaranteed.

Doors open at 6:30pm
Come early and relax with some food and drink before the show starts.
$10/online • $13/door
Order your tickets here.
Online sales end at 4pm on show date.

“Fugitive at the Door” is a bi-weekly music series presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with Villageworks’ newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen, to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.

“Fugitive at the Door” happens two Wednesdays a month. Orange Door Kitchen serves a few small plates and snacks each evening with a full bar. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

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Fundraiser for First Connections
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Fundraiser for First Connections

A great way to kick off Spring 2019! Dance and enjoy live music from The Potato Shakers and Sonic Love in The Gallery at Villageworks! The evening features a silent auction, appetizers from True West Brewery and an introduction to First Connections - Concord Area CFCE, an instrumental partner in building Healthy Families and Communities in our area. There will be a cash bar featuring wine, liquor, and True West signature beer. Doors open at 7:30pm and music starts at 8:00 pm. Dance, socialize and support a great cause.

Tickets: $20 available on Eventbrite

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Meet The Doulas!
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Meet The Doulas!

For expectant parents who are considering hiring a birth doula or postpartum doula.

Space is limited – Pre-Registration is Required:
https://yogaacton.com/free-event-meet-the-doulas/

This gathering is intended for expectant parents who are considering hiring a birth doula or postpartum doula or would like to learn more about doula support. During the event, you will meet several local doulas all in one place and get the chance to chat one-on-one with each of them. You’ll learn about what services the doulas provide, how they support their clients, and you’ll get a feel for their personalities. You will leave with a handout about each of the doulas and can contact folks you clicked with for follow-up interviews if you’d like. It’s a great event to learn about how doulas can support you and your families during pregnancy, birth, and parenthood. There is no obligation to hire anyone you meet.

You will also learn some common things about birth and postpartum doula services, such as:
• What does a doula do?
• What do services usually entail?
• Why would I want to hire a doula?
• How would a doula work with my partner?

Studies* have shown many benefits of working with a doula, including:
• Shorter labors
• Fewer requests for epidurals
• Less frequent use of forceps or vacuum
• Increased confidence in birth partners
• Fewer cesareans [OR Lower cesarean rate]
• Increased success with breastfeeding
• More time to bond with your baby
• An easier transition into parenthood

Doulas:
Amanda Hemm, Postpartum Doula
Becca Schillaci, Birth Doula, Birth Doula
Heather Chiancola, Birth and Postpartum Doula
Kerri Babish Doula Services, Birth and Postpartum Doula
Lindsay Wolff, Birth Doula
Natasha Trapp - Quiet Waters Doula, Birth Doula
*see https://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/


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Spring Patio Sale at HOME
Apr
3
to Apr 6

Spring Patio Sale at HOME

HOME by Stamm & Black is doing some spring cleaning at the store and will be offering some great pieces at great prices! All priced to sell. This 4-day event is be first come first serve, so come early!

Hours of Operation:
April 3rd-5th 10am - 5pm
April 6th 11am - 4pm

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Michael Payette & Acoustic Roadshow (Tight Harmonies)
Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

Michael Payette & Acoustic Roadshow (Tight Harmonies)

Acoustic Roadshow features local vocal phenom, Mike Payette (bass, vocals), along with Chris Leadbetter (guitar, vocals), and Daniel Webster (keyboards, vocals). They perform acoustic versions of the harmony-rich songs many of us grew up with (The Beatles, CSNY, Steely Dan, The Beach Boys).

They are as tight a cover band as you are ever likely to hear. Each, in turn, sings lead and their harmonies couldn’t be more spot on. And each is a talented instrumentalist.

They are guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face. They’re dripping with talent and just plain fun.

Doors open at 6:30pm
Come early and relax with some food and drink before the show starts.
$10/online • $13/door
Order your tickets here.
Online sales end at 4pm on show date.

“Fugitive at the Door” is a bi-weekly music series presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with Villageworks’ newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen, to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.

“Fugitive at the Door” happens two Wednesdays a month. Orange Door Kitchen serves a few small plates and snacks each evening with a full bar. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

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Fugitive Stories
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories

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.

$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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Revolution Community Yoga Annual Open House
Mar
23
2:30 PM14:30

Revolution Community Yoga Annual Open House

If you’ve been curious about what RCY is all about, this is the perfect chance to pop in and take a casual look around! Revolution Community Yoga will be hosting our Annual Open House on Saturday, March 23rd from 2:30 – 6pm in Acton. Here’s what will be happening!

FREE 30 minute classes of different styles where you can get a taste of the classes we offer… all Beginner-Friendly mini-classes!  Be sure to pre-register!

Upstairs In The Loft
Register } 2:30 – 3  →  Beginner’s Slow Flow (w/ Amy Yapp)
Register 3:30 – 4  → Myofascial Release/Ball Rolling (w/ Amy Yapp)
Register 4:30 – 5  →  Restorative Yoga (w/ Valerie Kacian)
Register 5:30 – 6  →  Vinyasa Flow All Levels (w/ Valerie Kacian)

Downstairs in The Buddha Room
Register 2:30 – 3  →  Vinyasa Flow All Levels (w/ Erin LoPorto)
Register 3:30 – 4  → Restorative Yoga (w/ Anastasia Fayerman)
Register 4:30 – 5  →  Power Flow (w/ Kristen Lamarre)
Register 5:30 – 6  →  Beginner’s Slow Flow (w/ Julie McKay)

“Ask The Yoga Teacher” Booth
Get all your burning Yoga questions answered!

FREE RAFFLES!

FREE Chair Massage from 3 – 5pm
Compliments of Revolution Community Bodywork! 

FREE Henna Tattoos
by Henna Cafe from 3 – 5pm!
www.hennacafe.com

FREE Kids’ Mandala Coloring
PLUS Refreshments, Yogi Friends, Fun & More!


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

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door
Order your tickets online now.
Online sales available until 4pm on day of show.
Questions? Call Fugitive Productions at (617) 823-2313.


Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

Winter Spring Comedy Series
•  Friday, January 18
•  Friday, February 22
•  Friday, March 22
• Friday, April 26
• Friday, May 31
• Friday, June 28

MARCH’S HEADLINER — Bethany Van Delft

Bethany’s “hip & grounded, laid back delivery” has earned her the honor of performing at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and notable appearances on Comedy Central, TV Guide Channel, and NickMom. Her monthly show, “Artisanal Comedy,” has been named “one of the top indie nights to check out.” Unashamedly in touch with her inner nerd, Bethany enjoys being a panelist on “You’re the Expert” and “Literary Death Match,” and is a Mainstage storyteller and host for The Moth. She also performed in our very first comedy night.

FEATURING — Andrea Henry

Andrea has appeared on Nickelodeon's Search for America's Funniest Mom, Last Comic Standing, and The Great Canadian Laugh Off, and is a Comic in Residence at The Comedy Studio. She has participated in comedy festivals across the country including Ladies of Laughter, Boston Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy, Chicago Woman's Funny Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival, The Women in Comedy Festival, Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off, and Memphis Urban Laughs. She writes jokes for Us Weekly Magazine's Fashion Police and is the co-author of Real Kids Jokes by Real Stand-Up Comics. She has also produced and starred in a funny documentary film about entering and losing the Mrs. Massachusetts Beauty Pageant.

FEATURING — John Baglio

Since he first stepped foot on stage at the ripe age of 19, John has become a mainstay in the Northeast comedy scene. He has opened for some of the biggest names in comedy today, including Hannibal Buress, Chad Daniels, Kyle Kinane, and Josh Wolf. He has also been featured in the Boston Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, World Series of Comedy, Rogue Island Comedy Festival, Cleveland Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, and is a two-time winner of the Wootenany Comedy Festival. Currently, John can be seen producing and performing on The Mendoza Line, a weekly comedy showcase that was named Boston A-List’s “Best Night of Comedy.” He is an average karaoke singer.

OUR HOST — 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. 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.

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Discovery Museum Talk: The Simple Interactions of Everyday Helpers
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Discovery Museum Talk: The Simple Interactions of Everyday Helpers

Who is a helper in children’s lives? Of all the Fred Rogers’ quotes, “always look for the helpers” is perhaps the most repeated. Aside from moments of crisis and disaster, what does it mean for each of us to look for the helpers, be a helper, and help the helpers? Junlei Li, Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education and former Director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, will share lessons from both the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and real neighborhoods to show and tell what is deep, simple, and powerful about helpful human interactions.

This event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited! Light refreshments will be available at no charge. Cash bar provided by True West Brewing Co.

Pre-register for Speaker Event with Junlei Li

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Hogwash 'n' Rhinestones Trunk Show
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Hogwash 'n' Rhinestones Trunk Show

Join HOME by Stamm & Black for a lil' sipping and shopping with Hogwash 'n Rhinestones clothing, boots, and jewelry .... sparkly..frayed...old...new, or altered...they’ve got you covered with all your vintage needs and then some! Grab some girlfriends for a fun night out!

No cost to show up and shop, but an RSVP email to stamm.black@gmail.com is appreciated to plan for beverages and snacks.

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Littleburg Pop-Up Dinner
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Littleburg Pop-Up Dinner

Join Chef Graham Boswell, of Littleburg Vegetable Kitchen fame, for an exclusive pop-up vegan dinner at Orange Door Kitchen. You’ll love his Middle Eastern inspired flavors, refined style, and mastery of vegan cooking. We’re only selling 16 seats to this intimate affair, so snap up your ticket before they’re sold out.

Tickets are $60 for a captivating evening with chef Boswell and an elegant four course vegan feast.

Buy Tickets Here!

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Ali McGuirk at ODK
Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

Ali McGuirk at ODK

The 2018 Boston Music Award winner for “Blues Artist of the Year,” Ali McGuirk, has made a career of captivating audiences with her powerful, buttery voice and heartfelt songwriting. Her earliest years as a performer were spent earning residencies across four continents — from Santorini to Hong Kong.

In 2016, she was recognized by the Boston Globe as an “artist to hear,” along with Lake Street Dive, Haim, and other notables. In 2017, she released her first full-length album, “Slow Burn,” which was named on multiple year-end lists.

Her influences include Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Donny Hathaway, Bill Withers, Nina Simone, Sheila Jordan, Bonnie Raitt, and Janis Joplin.

The Boston Globe wrote, McGuirk is “a soul singer who evokes comparisons to Amy Winehouse, but rocks even harder.” And The Improper Bostonian noted, “When [Ali] opens her mouth, people stop and take notice, captivated by her swooping, honeyed voice.”

Doors open at 6:30pm
Come early and relax with some food and drink before the show starts.
SEATED TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. A small number of standing room tickets will be available at the door.

“Fugitive at the Door” is a bi-weekly music series presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with Villageworks’ newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen, to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.

“Fugitive at the Door” happens two Wednesdays a month. Orange Door Kitchen serves a few small plates and snacks each evening with a full bar. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

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