"Fugitive Stories" Live Storytelling
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

"Fugitive Stories" Live Storytelling

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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Moroccan Cooking Class with Lamia
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Moroccan Cooking Class with Lamia

Take your cooking skills to the next level at Orange Door Kitchen with Lamia, The Queen Of Spice! Learn new culinary techniques, delicious healthy new dishes, tasty tips, and unique plating ideas to elevate your everyday meals into extraordinary ones. Sit back and socialize or get hands-on in the kitchen with your classmates to prepare and then enjoy a 3-course, gourmet authentic Moroccan meal.

Tickets are $75 and include a welcome snack, a 3-course Moroccan dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, recipes, and shopping resources.

Buy Tickets Here!

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Thai Yoga Massage For Partners
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Thai Yoga Massage For Partners

Bring a friend – your partner – a fellow yogi for this decadent & FUN experience of Thai Yoga Massage!

Explore true bliss and relaxation! In this light-hearted workshop, you will learn the basic techniques of Thai Yoga Massage stance, palming and how to listen through your hands. Each person will have a chance to give and to receive a guided Thai Yoga Massage sequence. You will learn and experience the power that touch has in our lives, and you will have fun doing it! Thai Yoga Massage is offered over clothing and is considered the “lazy man’s yoga” as it combines stretch and massage. Participants need no experience but they do need to be able to get down and up from the ground. Comfortable clothing and a water bottle are recommended.

Pre-Registration $60 per pair / $75 Day of workshop (if space available)
Space is limited to 12 pairs – register now!
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West Acton Village Oktoberfest!
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

West Acton Village Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest is the West Acton Village Merchants Association's signature community wide event and is an incredible time! Come to Gardner Field for a cold drink, tasty snacks, local shopping and the opportunity to get to know local organizations!

This year we are again proud to host over 50 local vendors, a great line up of local bands, food from local favorites like Orange Door and Legend Cafe, a beer tent provided by True West, plus a few special features: Josh Funk Book Launch, hosted by Silver Unicorn Bookstore, and the annual Prize Wheel, raising money to revitalize Gardner Field.

A bounce house and playground are available for kids. This is a FREE event and all are welcome!

To learn more about Oktoberfest and W.A.V.M.A., visit WestActonVillage.org.

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Prenatal Flow & Restore Mini Retreat
Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Prenatal Flow & Restore Mini Retreat

Are you expecting? Do you ever wish you could just get away for a couple of hours to relax and recharge? Now you can! Join certified prenatal yoga teachers Jenny Meshna and Valerie Kacian for an afternoon of community (sangha), prenatal slow flow practice accessible for all trimesters, and lots of well-deserved pampering.

What to Expect:

  • Time to chat about everything and anything pregnancy, childbirth, and #momlife

  • Prenatal Slow Flow practice that is accessible for all trimesters in pregnancy even if you are new to yoga

  • Optional gentle assists during practice

  • Learn ways to keep calm while balancing doctor’s appointments, work, family life, and everything in between

  • Practical tips and tricks to ease the aches and pains of pregnancy

  • Learn ways to keep your yoga practice safe (and still super effective) during pregnancy

  • Bliss out with a supportive restorative practice in a “spa” candlelit atmosphere that includes light essential oils and Reiki treatments.

  • A chance to win a special giveaway and useful takeaways

We are both super passionate about prenatal yoga and working to create a prenatal community at RCY. As mothers, we both know the importance of taking time for self-care, as well as connecting with other mamas-to-be. We are looking forward to offering you a safe space to relax, recharge and reconnect.

With Jenny Meshna & Valerie Kacian
$40 Pre-registration is required by Sept27th
Minimum of 6 pre-registered participants by Sept. 27th to run
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Ribs + Rubs with Chef Andy Husbands
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Ribs + Rubs with Chef Andy Husbands

Take your barbecuing skills to the next level at Orange Door Kitchen with Andy Husbands, the award-winning chef, author and Pit Master behind The Smoke Shop, Boston’s acclaimed barbecue restaurant. A competitive BBQ circuit champion, Husbands is a master when it comes to smoking meat. In this class, he will teach you about 4 different styles of ribs, a variety of rubs and sauces, and answer any questions you might have about smoking the competition. Part hands-on and part demonstration, you’ll learn the ins and outs of BBQing at home, operating pits, butchering meat, and making rubs.

Tickets are $99 and include a welcome snack, up-close-and-personal smoking and cooking instruction with Pit Master Andy Husbands, a barbecue feast, a signature cocktail, non-alcoholic beverages, and take-home recipes. Additional beer, wine, and spirits will be available for purchase.

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Reception for FIBROUS: A Fiber Arts Exhibit
Oct
6
4:00 PM16:00

Reception for FIBROUS: A Fiber Arts Exhibit

Please join Miranda's Hearth for a reception celebrating FIBROUS, a juried group fiber arts exhibit in The Gallery at Villageworks featuring both innovative and traditional fiber art side-by-side. This combination emphasizes the rich history and dynamic contemporary usage of fiber materials.

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Miranda Aisling
Karyn Alzayer
Nancy Crasco
Nina Earley
Alicia Quimby
Alison Rabin
Regina Savage
Adrienne Shishko
Nichole Speciale
Karen Stern
This event is free and open to the public.

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Women Who Inspire
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Women Who Inspire

A networking event bringing women together in the fields of food, farming and education.

Join Women Who Inspire at Orange Door Kitchen for an uplifting evening of sharing and learning. Network, chat, connect, eat, drink, inspire, and be inspired! The guest speaker for the event is Debra Stark, founder/owner of Debra’s Natural Gourmet, cooking show host/producer, and author of the soon-to-be published book, The Little Shop That Could: a retailer’s love affair with community and food!

Space is limited. Register today!

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Fugitive at the Door: Will Dailey
Oct
9
7:30 PM19:30

Fugitive at the Door: Will Dailey

Some of you may know Will. He’s been a mainstay on the Boston scene for a while now and has got quite a following in Europe. For those of you who don’t know Will and have already purchased tickets, thank you for your trust in our selection. He may be new to you, but you are likely to be blown away by both his songwriting and performance chops. I know I was. It is a unique experience to hear Will in such an intimate setting. To those of you who have yet to purchase tickets, I suggest you get on it. There are only 20 seats remaining (plus a few SRO tickets, should the room sell out).

A few fun facts. Will . . .

  • and I originally met back stage at a Farm Aid concert.

  • spent much of July on tour in Europe.

  • performed at Fenway Park this summer.

  • has recorded many albums and has more than 10 million spins on Spotify alone.

  • has shared the stage with the likes of Eddie Vedder, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Wilco, Tanya Donelly, and Al Kooper, just to name a few.

  • has written songs that have been featured on more than 50 TV shows and films.

  • has won many regional awards, including Album of the Year, Best Song, and Best Singer/Songwriter.

Doors open at 6:30pm • Music starts at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door •
Purchase tickets here.
Discounted online tickets are available until 4pm on the day of the show, or until they last.

ABOUT ORANGE DOOR

Great performers. Great audiences. Great amenities. We present “listening” music — by one to several performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, world music — and more. Orange Door owners Meredith and Chris Powell have created a lovely, inviting, and intimate setting in the space — it feels like a comfy living room/kitchen. They serve a few small plates each evening and provide a full bar including some excellent wine offerings. Orange Door is a no-cash, no-tipping venue. Please bring a credit/debit card. Gratuities are included in the menu price.

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Fugitive Comedy Night
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Fugitive Comedy Night

FOUR GREAT COMICS ON THE VILLAGEWORKS STAGE.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door
Order your tickets here.
Online tickets sales end at 4pm on the day of the show
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

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

Mike Dorval will be back as our host, bringing us some of the best comics the area has to offer. You can order tickets now, or wait to learn more in August when we post our September line-up.

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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Yoga & Mindfulness for LGBTQ+ Teens
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga & Mindfulness for LGBTQ+ Teens

Join Social Worker & Yoga Teacher Rebecca Minor in our inclusive and welcoming space to learn how Yoga & Mindfulness can offer support and healthy coping skills for teens in the LGBTQ+ community.  Through physical movement, journaling, and creative activities, we’ll explore:

  • An introduction to mindfulness

  • Beginning yoga postures and movement

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Ways to be more present in your body

  • How Yoga & Mindfulness can benefit you on and off the yoga mat

RCY is happy to offer a couple of scholarship spots in this workshop for those who are in financial need.  Please contact Kyra Marino, RCY studio owner, to learn more about this at Kyra@Revolution.Yoga.

With Rebecca Minor, LICSW & Yoga Teacher
Sunday, October 20th @ 1 – 2:30pm
at Revolution Community Yoga in The Loft
Pre-registration $25
Maximum of 16 allowed to register; For grades 8 – 12
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"Fugitive Stories" Live Storytelling
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

"Fugitive Stories" Live Storytelling

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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Two Free Events, One Evening: Puppets and a Movie
Oct
27
5:30 PM17:30

Two Free Events, One Evening: Puppets and a Movie

Two Free Events, One Evening
5:30pm: Margaret Moody Puppets
6:30pm: ”Make Me Dance” Documentary

Come for one or stay for both.

We’d like to get an approximate head count, so please order your FREE TICKETS online. In the comments section, let us know if you are likely to come to the puppet show, the dance film, or both.

Order your tickets here!

Make Me Dance (65 min)
Tatyana Bronstein, Director | USA | 2016 | Doc

“Make Me Dance” is a documentary that takes an in-depth look at one of the most prestigious dance schools in the United States, The Boston Conservatory. World-renowned choreographer, Darrell Grand Moultrie, has chosen to hold the residency at the Boston Conservatory to craft his new work, “Winds of Now” for young students. The film documents Moultrie’s choreography and preparation for his piece from conception through rehearsals, culminating in the opening night at BoCo Theater.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACxMGYlk4Pg

 

Margaret Moody Puppets

Margaret Moody loves the way two hands and a few puppets can present a whole story. She studied with master puppeteer Li Tien-lu of Taiwan for three years, and continues to use the intricate puppets and choregraphy of Bu Dai Xi (‘cloth bag drama’) in performance. Margaret performs mainly for children and enjoys creating shows with fairies and other magical creatures. In addition to her solo work, Margaret performs with Dream Tale Puppets and Galapagos Puppets. margaretmoodypuppets.com

 

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"Fugitive Stories" Live Storytelling
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

"Fugitive Stories" Live Storytelling

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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Fugitive Comedy Night
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Fugitive Comedy Night

FOUR GREAT COMICS ON THE VILLAGEWORKS STAGE.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door
Order your tickets here.
Online tickets sales end at 4pm on the day of the show
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

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

Mike Dorval will be back as our host, bringing us some of the best comics the area has to offer. You can order tickets now, or wait to learn more in August when we post our September line-up.

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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Fall Flaire Craft Show
Nov
23
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.

Vendors: Please contact Annette Lochrie at wemakeyoupopp@gmail.com for booth information.

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Holiday Farmers Market in The Gallery
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Farmers Market in The Gallery

The Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market hosts its annual indoor Thanksgiving Holiday Market on Nov. 24, 10am–1pm in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton, 525 Massachusetts Avenue.  

This Holiday Market will be a wonderful one, with a terrific array of vendors and the ABFM vibe you love! It’s also your last chance in 2019 to stock up for your celebrations, snag stuff from your favorite vendors, and get a leg up on gift giving for the coming holiday season!

Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market: www.ABFarmersMarket.org

 

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Stamm & Black at pro.found vintage market
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Stamm & Black at pro.found vintage market

Saturday Sept 21, 2019 8:30-5:00 | Sunday Sept 22, 2019 10:00-4:00

The pro.found vintage market is upon us and HOME by Stamm & Black will be showcasing their products for a unique collaborative shopping experience. The market is located at Kalon Farm and Winery, on RT 117 in Lancaster and situated on a sprawling scenic landscape. Also enjoy local food trucks and live music for a festive weekend for the whole family.
Rain or shine. Kids under 12 are free. Parking is Free.

GET TICKETS HERE
*Tickets are not returnable, refundable or transferable to other markets. 

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Fugitive Comedy Night
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Fugitive Comedy Night

FEATURING KATE WILLETT.
GUEST HOST BETHANY VAN DELFT.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$13/online • $16/door
Order your tickets here.
Online ticket sales end at 4pm on the day of the show
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

Fugitive Comedy Night brings us some of the best comics the area has to offer.

Headliner Kate Willett
Kate is a comedian, actress, and writer whose raunchy feminist storytelling is both smart and relatable. Her 15-minute special premiered on Netflix’s “Comedy Lineup” in 2018. She’s the cohost of the “Reply Guys” podcast. Kate has been a correspondent for “The Jim Jeffries Show” (now airing on Comedy Central), has been featured on Viceland’s “Flophouse,” and her appearance on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” was on Splitsider’s list of “2016’s Best Late Night Standup Sets.” Kate toured with Margaret Cho nationally and internationally as well as many other A-list comics. She has appeared in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, High Plains, Big Sky Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest (five years in a row), and most recently Laughing Skull. She was a “Comic to Watch” at the LA Riot festival. Her comedy album “Glass Gutter” was released in 2017.

Guest Host 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 thrilled to be Mainstage storyteller and host for The Moth.

Opener Kwasi Mensah
Kwasi bridges the gap between insightful observations about race and still thinking he could be a Power Ranger when he was 15. He’s opened for SNL’s Sasheer Zamata, Aparna Nancherla, and W. Kamau Bell. He also co-produces “Laughing Liberally Boston,” a show that combines comedy with progressive politics. He’s been featured in SF Sketchfest, the Boston Comedy Festival, The Comedy Exposition in Chicago, and recently recorded his first hour of stand up titled, “Not From Around Here.”

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FREE MOMMY & ME BARRE CLASS
Sep
20
10:45 AM10:45

FREE MOMMY & ME BARRE CLASS

New moms this class is for you! Take some time for yourself without worrying about childcare (music to your ears?). This 45 min barre class allows you to ease back into movement, strengthen your body, and clear your mind all while rocking your baby to sleep to the beat of the music.

Babies should be worn in a carrier or placed in a seat, bouncer, or portable chair during class. If babies are worn in a carrier, they should be placed in a carrier at the beginning of class and transitioned to a seat or blanket for the end of class during mat work.

8-week session to follow on Fridays at 10:45am. Sign Up at bit.ly/SeptMommy

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Field to Fork: September Harvest Cooking Class
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Field to Fork: September Harvest Cooking Class

Join the Orange Door Kitchen team and our farmer friends for the fourth 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 September harvest at home.

Tickets are $50 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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Littleburg Mezze Bar Pop-Up @ODK
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Littleburg Mezze Bar Pop-Up @ODK

Join us for a LITTLEBURG VEGETABLE KITCHEN MEZZE BAR POP-UP at Orange Door Kitchen! Chef Graham Boswell will be sharing his vegetable-forward interpretations of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with a menu of sophisticated shareable plates featuring the best late summer produce that New England has to offer. You’ll love his inspired flavors, refined style, and mastery of vegan cooking. This event is not ticketed, so grab your crew and head over to Orange Door Kitchen for a unique night out with good company, small plates, craft cocktails, and excellent wine…in West Acton!

No tickets or reservations required. This pop up will feature full table service, cash and cards are welcome.

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Fugitive at Door: Molly Flannery and Haley Peltz
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Fugitive at Door: Molly Flannery and Haley Peltz

Composer, arranger, and keyboardist Molly Flannery is known for her distinctive touch on the piano, her melodic improvisations, and her ability to groove in jazz, latin, and Brazilian idioms. Singer/Composer Haley Peltz grew up in Lincoln and recently moved back from Brazil where she lived for several years. In 2016, she was awarded first place in the Popular Singing Competition at the São Paulo School of Music. Her Ella Fitzgerald tribute show received critical and public acclaim in São Paulo

Doors open at 6:30pm
Tickets are $12/online • $15/door

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BEGINNER BROADWAY DANCE WITH ALFIE PARKER
Sep
8
1:30 PM13:30

BEGINNER BROADWAY DANCE WITH ALFIE PARKER

  • Paper Moon Workshop @Modern Barre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Alfie Parker Jr. is a professional Broadway dancer. He was the understudy for The Genie in ALADDIN on Broadway, danced in the ensemble for that show as well as CHICAGO, and SOUTH PACIFIC. National Tours include MEMPHIS, MISS SAIGON and EVITA. Alfie is also a dancer with Pilobolus Dance Theatre and received training with Alvin Ailey American Dance Company, and Point Park University. Alfie holds a degree in Integrative Arts from Penn State University and is one of Fran Weber's oldest friends from her theatre days in high school! He will be dancing this fall in North Shore Music Theatre's production of SUNSET BOULEVARD. This workshop is the perfect combination of fun, theatre performance, and dance technique. Class will include a full warm-up and technical exercises that lead nicely into across the floor work, ending in a fun combination from a Broadway show. No matter what level dancer you are, you will feel inspired and challenged and leave feeling more confident as a dancer and performer!

$25 per student

Sign Up: http://bit.ly/2MLVtSO

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FAMILY YOGA with Kids Ages 4+
Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

FAMILY YOGA with Kids Ages 4+

Come explore yoga together at RCY! In this class you’ll have fun with movement and play to become more aware of your body and breath.  Together, you will learn partner poses and breathing techniques that will foster relaxation, strength and flexibility of both body and mind.  Come join us for a unique opportunity to promote family wellness and deepen the bond between you and your family members. All abilities and levels of experience welcome.

$25 for 2 Family Members / $10 for each additional family member
REGISTER

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"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Spiced Up Classics
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Spiced Up Classics

September is getting spicy at Orange Door Kitchen! Spices have been used throughout history to add depth and interest to alcohol, but bartenders are now frequently using spices to create libations that break with tradition for our enjoyment. Join Meredith for this month's mixology class to learn new ways to add unique flavor and dimension to some old favorites. We'll be mixing up three different classic cocktails (one shaken, one stirred, and one punch), each with a spicy twist. 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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ADVANCED BROADWAY DANCE WITH ALFIE PARKER
Sep
7
2:00 PM14:00

ADVANCED BROADWAY DANCE WITH ALFIE PARKER

  • Paper Moon Workshop @Modern Barre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Alfie Parker Jr. is a professional Broadway dancer. He was the understudy for The Genie in ALADDIN on Broadway, danced in the ensemble for that show as well as CHICAGO, and SOUTH PACIFIC. National Tours include MEMPHIS, MISS SAIGON and EVITA. Alfie is also a dancer with Pilobolus Dance Theatre and received training with Alvin Ailey American Dance Company, and Point Park University. Alfie holds a degree in Integrative Arts from Penn State University and is one of Fran Weber's oldest friends from her theatre days in high school! He will be dancing this fall in North Shore Music Theatre's production of SUNSET BOULEVARD. This workshop is the perfect combination of fun, theatre performance, and dance technique. Class will include a full warm-up and technical exercises that lead nicely into across the floor work, ending in a fun combination from a Broadway show. No matter what level dancer you are, you will feel inspired and challenged and leave feeling more confident as a dancer and performer!

$25 per student

Sign Up: http://bit.ly/2ZGfnAx

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"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Route 66 Road Trip
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Route 66 Road Trip

ROAD TRIP!!! Summer is the perfect season to grab a few friends and hit the road in search of adventure. Join Meredith for this month's mixology class at Orange Door Kitchen to get some kicks on Route 66. We'll be mixing up three different cocktails (one shaken, one stirred, and one punch) that celebrate this quintessential cross-country drive with vintage, place-inspired flavors. 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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Field to Fork: August Harvest Cooking Class
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Field to Fork: August Harvest Cooking Class

Join the Orange Door Kitchen team and our farmer friends for the third 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 August harvest at home.

Tickets are $50 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.

Buy Tickets Here!

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FREE Broadway Bootcamp at Paper Moon (ages 6-12)
Aug
15
1:00 PM13:00

FREE Broadway Bootcamp at Paper Moon (ages 6-12)

FREE Broadway Bootcamp for Ages 6-12! Kids will learn the music and choreography  to an ensemble number from MATILDA, a gorgeous interpretation of Roald Dahl's beloved book with music by Tim Minchin! We will perform it for friends and parents at the end of the workshop. Paper Moon Workshop meets in Modern Barre’s West Acton studio. Sign up today!

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FREE Broadway Bootcamp at Paper Moon (ages 13-18)
Aug
14
1:00 PM13:00

FREE Broadway Bootcamp at Paper Moon (ages 13-18)

FREE Broadway Bootcamp for teens ages 13-18! Teens will learn the music and choreography  to an ensemble number from HADESTOWN, Broadway's latest Tony winner for BEST MUSICAL! We will perform it for friends and parents at the end of the workshop. Paper Moon Workshop meets in Modern Barre’s West Acton Studio. Reserve Your Spot!

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"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Tequila!
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Tequila!

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 scrumptious snacks to soak up some of that booze. 

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

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National Ice Cream Day at West Side Creamery
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

National Ice Cream Day at West Side Creamery

Come beat the heat and celebrate the sweetest holiday of the year with West Side Creamery! We will have music and giveaways, as well as plenty of delicious ice cream all day. We also be opening early at 11 AM for Sunday 7/21 only! A variety of events will be going on all day on Sunday, and the schedule is as follows:

11–1: FREE face painting 🎨
1-3: FREE homemade waffle cones 🍦
3-5: HALF PRICE two scoop sundaes 🍨

ALL DAY:
-Raffle Entry (one raffle ticket per item purchased) Prizes include West Side Creamery gift cards and a customized sundae party basket!
-West Side Creamery sticker giveaway (limited quantity available)

We look forward to celebrating this holiday in style with our local community!

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Outdoor Movie Night: "Toy Story"
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Outdoor Movie Night: "Toy Story"

Watch Toy Story under the stars at Gardner Field Playground across the street from Villageworks!

But first... Pre-movie music and picnic @ 6pm
True West locally brewed BEER + WINE!
Legends Cafe grilled hot dogs and burgers.
New London Style Pizza.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and find a space in front of the projector screen before showtime at 7:55pm. Lawn space for blankets and chairs is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note, the movie showtime will begin +/- 20 minutes from 7:55pm depending on the light that evening.

Finally, while this is a no-admission-fee family event, it is a 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.

You can donate at: gardnerfield.org

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Field to Fork: July Harvest Cooking Class
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Field to Fork: July Harvest Cooking Class

Join the Orange Door Kitchen team and our farmer friends for the second 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 July harvest at home.

Tickets are $50 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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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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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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"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.

PURCHASE TICKETS!

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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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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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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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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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"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.

Buy Tickets Here!

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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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