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

Marketing & Mingle presented by the West Acton Village Merchants Association

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

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

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Fugitive Stories: "Bad Timing"
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories: "Bad Timing"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Love Dogs
May
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Love Dogs

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

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

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

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

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

Order your tickets online now.
Beer & wine provided by True West, West Acton’s Brewery and Restaurant
Parking map

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

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"Grounded in Dreaming" Art Reception
Apr
22
4:30 PM16:30

"Grounded in Dreaming" Art Reception

Join artist Nancy Tobey for a reception celebrating her exhibit "Grounded in Dreaming", on display in The Gallery at Villageworks through April.  Nancy works in encaustic medium -a combination of beeswax, damar, resin, and pigment - to create abstract works that are reminiscent of landscapes, cityscapes and geology.  'Grounded in Dreaming' represents Nancy's exploration of lightness, color, transparency and space.

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Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

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

Tickets Available at http://fgtiv.com/tickets
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

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

Winter/Spring 2018 Comedy Series
•  Friday, January 19
•  Friday, February 23
•  Friday, March 23
•  Friday, April 20

Boston Comedy Night returns to West Acton Villageworks with a four-event Winter/Spring 2018 series. The curator and host of our series is WES HAZARD — named one of “5 Boston comedians to watch” by Boston Globe Magazine and 2017 winner of a New England Emmy Award. Each night, he brings some of the best and brightest comics working the New England circuit. The resumés of the comics we’ve presented to date are impressive. They have appeared on Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out, and several local television stations. They have performed in countless comedy festivals, both regional and further afield, have hosted many regional events, and have appeared in a number of feature films. We are so please to be bringing Wes and his gang back to the 'burbs this winter.

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

 

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Arlington International Film Festival Presents EDGAR ALLAN POE: BURIED ALIVE
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

Arlington International Film Festival Presents EDGAR ALLAN POE: BURIED ALIVE

The Arlington International Film Festival will be hosting the film, narrated by Kathleen Turner, along with a Q&A with the film's award-winning writer and director, Eric Stange.

Edgar Alan Poe | Trailer | Eric Stange, director | Doc | 2017 | USA

Doors open at 7pm • Showing starts at 7:30pm
Tickets $12/online • $15/door • Order tickets

EDGAR ALLAN POE

After his death, writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) became a global icon of modern literature and a pop culture brand. Best known for his Gothic horror tales and narrative poem “The Raven,” Poe’s stories are the basis of countless films and TV episodes and have inspired even more, as has his name and image. At least four American cities claim this literary legend as their own — Baltimore, Richmond, Philadelphia, and New York: an NFL football team is named after one of his poems, and his image appears on everything from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover to lunchboxes, bobbleheads, and socks. Creating the detective fiction genre with “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1841), Poe wrote over 100 short stories and poems altogether, beginning with Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), his first published work.

THE FILMMAKER, CAST & NARRATOR

Written and directed by ERIC STANGE (“The War That Made America,” “American Experience: Murder at Harvard”), the new documentary American Masters — Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive draws on the rich palette of Poe’s evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to tell the real story of the notorious author. Starring Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated actor DENIS O’HARE (“This Is Us,” “American Horror Story,” “Take Me Out’) and narrated by Oscar- and Tony-nominated, two-time Golden Globe-winner KATHLEEN TURNER.

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. We believe that our annual international film festival highlights core values and aspirations we share in common with our culturally diverse neighbors and with all members of the global human family. For more information, visit aiffest.org.

SPONSORS

This showing is co-produced by AIFF and Fugitive Productions and is made possible, in part, by contributions from Acton Real Estate and The Gallery at Villageworks.

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League of Women Voters Speaker Series: The Role of Press in Our Democracy
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

League of Women Voters Speaker Series: The Role of Press in Our Democracy

Join Managing Editor of The Boston Globe Jennifer Peter and The League of Women Voters in The Gallery at Villageworks for an important and timely discussion on the changing landscape of news journalism and its impacts on Freedom of the Press.  For more info on this free event, please visit The League of Women Voters at lwv-aa.org.

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Johnny Hoy + The Bluefish
Apr
7
8:00 PM20:00

Johnny Hoy + The Bluefish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beer & wine provided by True West, West Acton’s new brew pub.
Parking map

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

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

 

 

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Fugitive Stories: "Arrival"
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories: "Arrival"

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

March Theme: “ARRIVAL”
Are we there yet? Have you recently arrived at a surprising conclusion? Did you finally take that big step in life you've been avoiding? Have you met little green people? Have you ever waited four days for a boat to take you up the Niger River to Timbuktu — and it was a no show (I have!)?

FEATURED TELLERS

Janelle Codianni
Jannelle, a Massmouth StorySLAM winner and Massmouth Grand Champion Finalist (2nd place), is an author and theater arts producer.

Katie Liesener
Katie Liesener is a co-coordinator for Massmouth. As a storyteller, she’s performed in over 80 shows across eight states. She’s also a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and other publications. Katie was the 2016 Massmouth “Big Mouth-Off” champion.

Christine Gentry
Christine joins BBQ on the list of good things to come out of Texas. She holds a PhD in English Education from Columbia University and currently serves as Director of Teacher Development and Licensure for a network of public high schools in Boston. Christine likes to write short stories, perform in oral storytelling shows and is the co-producer and host the Boston branch of “The Story Collider.” Her writing has been published in Word RiotThe English Record, and Printer’s Devil Review magazines, and her oral stories have been featured on the “Story Collider,” “Best of RISK!,” and “This American Life” podcasts. Christine is a Moth GrandSLAM champion and Mainstage performer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Revolution Community Yoga Annual Open House
Mar
24
2:30 PM14:30

Revolution Community Yoga Annual Open House

If you’ve been curious about what Revolution Community Yoga's Studio is all about, now is your chance to pop in and take a casual look around! 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!  No pre-registration for these… First-come first-served until the room fills up!

Upstairs In The Loft
2:45 – 3:15  →  Teen Yoga (w/ Jen Mast)
3:30 – 4  →  Vinyasa All Levels (w/ Keri Straka)
4:15 – 4:45  →  Gentle Flow (Lia Romani)
5 – 5:30  →  Beginner’s Slow Flow (Julie McKay)
5:45 – 6:15  →  Gentle/Restorative (Anastasia Fayerman)

Downstairs in The Buddha Room
2:45 – 3:15pm  →  Tween Yoga Ages 8 – 11 (w/ Christine Fox)

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

FREE RAFFLES!

  • Win A $50 RCY Gift Certificate
  • Birch Tree Esthetics raffle for $25 gift certificate and the Winter Skin Saver Gift Pack. (includes 302 Sensitive Cleanser, 302 Lip Balm, and Beverly Bees Cream. All Organic and Cruelty Free! ($47 retail value)
  • Acupuncture of Boston at Healthy Channels in Acton raffle for $50 off an initial session and a free bottle of my hormone balance tincture.

FREE Chair Massage from 3 – 5pm
Compliments of Revolution Community Bodywork!
Visit w/ these terrific Massage Therapists!

LIVE MUSIC!
Enjoy live music from 3 – 5pm
The Grass Gypsys

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

FREE Kids’ Mandala Coloring

Refreshments, Yogi Friends, Fun & More!

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Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

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

Tickets Available at http://fgtiv.com/tickets
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

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

Winter/Spring 2018 Comedy Series
•  Friday, January 19
•  Friday, February 23
•  Friday, March 23
•  Friday, April 20

Boston Comedy Night returns to West Acton Villageworks with a four-event Winter/Spring 2018 series. The curator and host of our series is WES HAZARD — named one of “5 Boston Comedians to Watch” by Boston Globe Magazine and 2017 winner of a New England Emmy Award. Each night, he brings some of the best and brightest comics working the New England circuit. The resumés of the comics we’ve presented to date are impressive. They have appeared on Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out, and several local television stations. They have performed in countless comedy festivals, both regional and further afield, have hosted many regional events, and have appeared in a number of feature films. We are so pleased to be bringing Wes and his gang back to the 'burbs for another season.

TONIGHT'S COMICS

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

Srilatha Rajamani
Srilatha, tech nerd, born and raised in India is a Cambridge-based stand-up comedian and storyteller. She shines a spotlight on cultural absurdities from the unique perspective of an Indian born woman living in today's America. She has opened for several national headliners like W Kamau Bell, Myk Kaplan, Ahmed Bharoocha, and Judah Friendlander . Last November, she was Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio in Boston. She is the co-producer and co-host of Laughing Liberally Boston, Boston's first and only progressive political comedy show. (Her family in India is not aware of these shenanigans.)

Chris Pennie
As a life-long bachelor and full-time single dad, Chris relies on his dysfunctional family and off-beat view of the world to find humor in everyday life. Chris was a finalist in the Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival and Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Riots. He has performed at Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta and The Boston Comedy Festival. Chris was a finalist in CMTs Next Big Comic competition and was also seen on CMT. In 2013, Chris won the Foxwoods Casino “Last Comix Standing” comedy contest. Chris can be found on ulive.com, where his material was made into an animated short, and at chrispennie.com.

Corey Rodrigues
Corey was the winner of The Catch a New Rising Star, The Funniest Comic in New England, and the 2017 Big Sky Comedy Festivals. He has been featured on the hilarious Gotham Live and Laughs on Fox television shows and currently can be heard on Sirius XM. In the early years of his career, he honed and developed his skills on the stage of Boston’s Improv Asylum, after which he became a part of his own short-form improv troupe, “Flaming Awesome.” Referred to as funny, endearing, edgy, quick and exceptionally likeable when he is on the stage, Corey owns the crowd.

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

 

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The Stupendous Mr. Magichead!
Mar
18
3:30 PM15:30

The Stupendous Mr. Magichead!

The Acton-Boxborough Family NetworkTrue West, and West Acton Villageworks are pleased to present The Stupendous Mr. Magichead in The Gallery! Bring your kids for the show while you enjoy a locally-made craft beer from True West.  If you are feeling hungry, present your tickets at True West before or after the show (same day only) and receive 10% off your meal.

About The Stupendous Mr. Magichead
Hilarious, high-energy kid's entertainer The Stupendous Mr. Magichead, performing exclusively for children since 1997!  Appearing (and disappearing) to rave reviews at thousands boffo family & children's magic shows to date, Mr. Magichead has achieved master status among kid's entertainers. Aimed at children aged 3-10 and their families, Mr. Magichead's wild & wacky magic show combining physical comedy, and quickly-paced fresh original trickery.

TICKETS
ABFN Members: $5/pp - Must Reserve in Advance with ABFN via BigTent to get discount!  Discounted tickets are limited, so order today.  Interested in becoming an ABFN member? Go to www.abfamily.org to join.

Non-Members General Admission: $10/pp - Purchase online at EVENTBRITE.

PLEASE NOTE: These events can sell out and we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available at the door. Order tickets in advance to reserve space for your family!

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Jeff Purchon & Friends
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Jeff Purchon & Friends

Jeff Purchon & Friends return to The Gallery at Villageworks.

Jeff has performed with some of music's greats. At the age of 17 he was signed to EMI records and was playing in a warm up band for renowned acts like Black Sabbath, Free, Genesis, Robert Palmer, and others. He toured with Noel Redding (ex Jimi Hendrix), Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull) and during his career has played with Robert Palmer, Ginger Baker, Buddy Miles, Steve Holley (Wings), and Mick Ronson (Bowie).

As usual, Jeff will be accompanied by some of the best musicians in the area. Tonight's band features Stax recording artist Suzanne BuellVicki Zelski, and Boston's own Michael Payetteon vocals, Ron Pastore on bass, keyboardist Daniel CoutuPhilip Antionades on drums, andHal Denham on percussion.

Check out Jeff’s video, filmed at Villageworks in December!

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

Doors open at 7pm.
Bar provided by True West.
Parking Map

$15 online • $18 at the door
Click here to order tickets.

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

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Art Reception for Jeri Kim
Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

Art Reception for Jeri Kim

Join Jeri Kim for a reception celebrating her photography exhibit in Wellness at Villageworks.

The Natural World on Washi: The natural world as seen through a digital lens, printed on Japanese paper.  Inspired by the simple yet equally complex beauty found in plants, fruit, and landscape, Jeri Kim wanted to combine images captured on her phone or digital camera, with elements of something handmade. This exhibit shows works that have been printed on bamboo coated paper made in Japan, designed specifically for digital and alternative photography.

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A Nation Still At Risk? Education Reform & Democracy
Mar
4
3:00 PM15:00

A Nation Still At Risk? Education Reform & Democracy

35 years after the government report  A Nation At Risk sounded an alarm about our schools and the future of our society, there are still deep concerns about the level of education attained by our students and what that means for our democracy, which has itself come under scrutiny during these times of intense emotion around politics and elections.  Acton Coffee House will contribute to the conversation with a panel that includes:

Mike Capuano, U.S. Representative, 7th District

Jamie Eldridge, Mass. State Senator, Middlesex and Worcester District

Phil George, English Teacher, Framingham High School

Sarah Cannon Holden, Lincoln Town Moderator, Lawyer, former School Committee member

Cecilia Hylton, Communications Associate, Barr Foundation

Colleen Meaney, Director, Theodore R. Sizer Teachers’ Center 

Hal Salzman, Professor of Planning and Public Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School, Rutgers U.

Andrew Shen, Principal, R.J.Grey Junior High, Acton

Arthur Unobskey, Superintendent, Wayland Public Schools

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Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

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

Tickets Available at http://fgtiv.com/tickets
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

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

Winter/Spring 2018 Comedy Series
•  Friday, January 19
•  Friday, February 23
•  Friday, March 23
•  Friday, April 20

Boston Comedy Night returns to West Acton Villageworks with a four-event Winter/Spring 2018 series. The curator and host of our series is WES HAZARD — named one of “5 Boston Comedians to Watch” by Boston Globe Magazine and 2017 winner of a New England Emmy Award. Each night, he brings some of the best and brightest comics working the New England circuit. The resumés of the comics we’ve presented to date are impressive. They have appeared on Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out, and several local television stations. They have performed in countless comedy festivals, both regional and further afield, have hosted many regional events, and have appeared in a number of feature films. We are so please to be bringing Wes and his gang back to the 'burbs for another season.

TONIGHT'S COMICS

Xazmin Garza
Xazmin has distinguished herself among New England’s strongest comics with her razor-sharp joke writing and dynamic stage presence. Interrobang called her “frank and hilarious,” naming her a Boston comic to watch. Garza has performed in the Limestone, Laughing Skull, Rogue Island, and Boston Comedy Festivals — and her comedy has been featured on SIRIUSXM.

Nick Chambers
Born and raised in Worcester, Nick began performing stand-up comedy on a whim in 2009 and hasn’t been able to stop since. His laid back delivery and conversational tone has quickly led to his becoming a regular performer all over the East Coast where he has opened for national headliners like Kyle Dunnigan and Bridget Everett. In 2016, Nick was a semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival and performed in the Oddball Comedy Festival. He also made is feature film debut in the comedy, "Good Kids.”

Dan Boulger
Dan began his comedy career in late 2004 only one week into his freshman year of college. Quickly becoming a favorite in the New England area, Boulger started performing nationally after winning the Boston Comedy Festival in 2006 at the age of 20. He has since received recognition from both audiences and industry alike having performed on Comedy Central, The BBC, and the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival. Dan has made multiple appearances on “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson and “Comics Unleashed” with Byron Allen. 

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

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

 

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

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

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

Tickets Available at http://fgtiv.com/tickets
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

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

Winter/Spring 2018 Comedy Series
•  Friday, January 19
•  Friday, February 23
•  Friday, March 23
•  Friday, April 20

Boston Comedy Night returns to West Acton Villageworks with a four-event Winter/Spring 2018 series. The curator and host of our series is WES HAZARD — named one of “5 Boston comedians to watch” by Boston Globe Magazine and 2017 winner of a New England Emmy Award. Each night, he brings some of the best and brightest comics working the New England circuit. The resumés of the comics we’ve presented to date are impressive. They have appeared on Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out, and several local television stations. They have performed in countless comedy festivals, both regional and further afield, have hosted many regional events, and have appeared in a number of feature films. We are so please to be bringing Wes and his gang back to the 'burbs this winter.

COME BACK IN DECEMBER TO VIEW OUR JANUARY LINE-UP!

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

 

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Revolution Community Yoga Annual Open House
Jan
6
2:30 PM14:30

Revolution Community Yoga Annual Open House

If you’ve been curious about what Revolution Community Yoga's Studio is all about, now is your chance to pop in and take a casual look around! 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!  No pre-registration for these… First-come first-served until the room fills up!

Upstairs In The Loft
2:45 – 3:15  →  Teen Yoga (w/ Jen Mast)
3:30 – 4  →  Vinyasa All Levels (w/ Keri Straka)
4:15 – 4:45  →  Gentle Flow (Lia Romani)
5 – 5:30  →  Beginner’s Slow Flow (Julie McKay)
5:45 – 6:15  →  Gentle/Restorative (Anastasia Fayerman)

Downstairs in The Buddha Room
2:45 – 3:15pm  →  Tween Yoga Ages 8 – 11 (w/ Christine Fox)

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

FREE RAFFLE!
Win A $50 RCY Gift Certificate

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

LIVE MUSIC!
Enjoy live music from 3 – 5pm
The Grass Gypsys

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


FREE Kids’ Mandala Coloring

Refreshments, Yogi Friends, Fun & More!

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Holiday Farmers Market in The Gallery
Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Farmers Market in The Gallery

The Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market hosts its annual indoor Holiday Markets on Nov. 19 and Dec. 17, 10am–1pm in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton, 525 Massachusetts Avenue.  

On offer from 17 different vendors will be: vegetables and fruits, eggs, baked treats, bagels, meats, maple syrup and products, chowders, pastas, honey and bee products, artisanal hard ciders, jams, salsas, pickles, relishes, dips, spreads, condiments, hot sauces, Egyptian and Lebanese fare, pet treats, goat milk soaps and products, and alpaca fibers and crafted goods. Also available will be ABFM’s signature kitchen/task aprons and T-shirts.

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

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

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

 

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ABFN Pictures with Santa!
Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

ABFN Pictures with Santa!

Ho, ho, ho! Santa Claus is making a return appearance to the Gallery at Villageworks! With a donation for the Acton Food Pantry (see list of most needed items below), your little ones, or family, can get a picture taken with Santa. This members-only event is our way of giving back to our members while simultaneously giving back to our community. 

Kids will also have the chance to help decorate placemats for the Community Supper's Christmas dinner.

Families will be assigned a designated time based on order of RSVP. Photos will be delivered electronically approximately one week after the event. We're pleased to be able to host 40 families for this event; please RSVP for one regardless of family size.

Most needed items at the food pantry are diapers, wipes, cereal, and 100% juices.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at our third annual Pictures with Santa!

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ACTON-BOXBOROUGH FAMILY NETWORK MEMBERS ONLY. ABFN WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS FROM ACTON, BOXBOROUGH, AND ALL SURROUNDING TOWNS!  TO JOIN ABFN, PLEASE VISIT: http://abfamily.org.

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Fugitive Stories: "Good Intentions"
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories: "Good Intentions"

“People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.”
 Terry Pratchett

Storytelling is humanity’s oldest form of entertainment. It is the legacy of generations. There’s a thing that happened. There’s the story of the thing that happened. Then there’s the interpretation of the story of the thing that happened. Good tellers identify a moment and craft a compelling story that resonates on many levels — evoking emotion, inviting introspection, and offering a chance to connect with others.

“Fugitive Stories” is a monthly event that brings new and experienced storytellers together to challenge and delight us with this profoundly personal, accessible craft.

Invited tellers prepare five- to six-minutes stories. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a two- to three-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

Acton 2017 Fall series:

  • Sunday, October 1 — “Breathless”
  • Sunday, November 5 — “On the Move”
  • Sunday, December 3 — “Good Intentions”

Doors open at 5:30pm with storytelling beginning at 6pm and ending around 7:30pm with one intermission.

Tickets are $10/online • $12/door
Click here to order tickets.

Season Series Ticket Special: $50/Two Season Tickets to all three events
Click here to purchase season tickets.

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

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

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

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Revolution Community Yoga + Bodywork Black Friday Sale
Nov
24
8:00 AM08:00

Revolution Community Yoga + Bodywork Black Friday Sale

Join Revolution Community Yoga + Revolution Community Bodywork for a Black Friday event featuring special deals and special in-studio hours.

  • 10% Off Yoga Class Packages
  • 2-Pack Custom 60 min massage package for $140
  • Gift Certificates
  • Yoga Mats + Accessories
  • Unique Jewelry and more

Purchase In-Studio at Revolution Community Yoga

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True West's Growler Gobble
Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00

True West's Growler Gobble

True West will be filling Growlers on Thanksgiving Day!  They'll have the Parade on and pouring pints while you wait. Can you say #winningthanksgiving

Bring in your True West Growler or purchase a new one for $5. The current taplist is always live at https://untappd.com/v/true-west-brewing-co/4416457 

A reminder that they cannot fill Growlers with guest beer, anything from a Nitro tap or other Brewery's branded Growlers.

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True West's Hometown Throwdown!
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

True West's Hometown Throwdown!

True West Brewing Co. presents our 2nd Annual Hometown Throwdown!

This annual party is a reunion-style event on Thanksgiving Eve! DJ Holtie will be spinning hits through the decades! 70's at 7, 80's at 8 ... get ready to dance! True West will be pouring our house beers, serving a full bar, and the kitchen will be open until10:30pm. 

FREE TO ATTEND! 

If you ALREADY purchased advanced tickets, please note:
*Your order will be refunded by 11/17/17.
*We are giving all advanced ticket holders a $10 True West gift card so that you can purchase an appetizer (or a beer) on us! Please pick up your gift card when you arrive on 11/22. Just give your name at the hostess stand. Gift cards will only be distributed to guests who attend Hometown Throwdown
Yes, there will still be a DJ and dancing!

We appreciate your understanding and can’t wait to party with you!

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Holiday Farmers Market in The Gallery
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Farmers Market in The Gallery

The Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market hosts its annual indoor Holiday Markets on Nov. 19 and Dec. 17, 10am–1pm in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton, 525 Massachusetts Avenue.  

On offer from 17 different vendors will be: vegetables and fruits, eggs, baked treats, bagels, meats, maple syrup and products, chowders, pastas, honey and bee products, artisanal hard ciders, jams, salsas, pickles, relishes, dips, spreads, condiments, hot sauces, Egyptian and Lebanese fare, pet treats, goat milk soaps and products, and alpaca fibers and crafted goods. Also available will be ABFM’s signature kitchen/task aprons and T-shirts.

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

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

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

 

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Fall Flaire Craft Show
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Fall Flaire Craft Show

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

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

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Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

Boston Comedy Night returns to West Acton Villageworks with a three-event fall series. The curator and host of our series is WES HAZARD — named one of “5 Boston comedians to watch” by Boston Globe Magazine. Each night, he brings some of the best and brightest comics working the New England circuit. The resumés of the comics we’ve presented to date are impressive. They have appeared on Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out, and several local television stations. They have performed in countless comedy festivals, both regional and further afield, have hosted many regional events, and have appeared in a number of feature films. Our audiences have been extremely supportive and, frankly, surprised by the level of talent we’ve been able to bring to the ‘burbs. Kudos to Wes! True West Brewery offers beer and wine and provides “take-out” food service in The Gallery to our comedy patrons.

Fall 2017 Comedy series:
•  Friday, September 22
•  Friday, October 13
•  Friday, November 17

QUESTIONS? Call Fugitive Productions at (978) 823-2313.

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

Tickets available at Fugitive Productions
Beer & you wine provided by True West.
Parking map

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WWI Poster Viewing with Dr. Elliot Lilien
Nov
12
2:00 PM14:00

WWI Poster Viewing with Dr. Elliot Lilien

2017 marks one hundred years since America entered Word War I, 'the war to end all wars.' This Veterans Day weekend, join Dr. Elliot Lilien for a drop-in viewing of his personal collection of WWI propaganda posters. At 2:30pm Dr. Lilien will share brief remarks about the posters' historical context and artistic merit followed by an opportunity for Q+A. WWI era background music provided by Thomas Ruggles.  All Posters Are For Sale By Check Only. 

Dr. Elliott Lilien taught at Concord Carlisle High School from 1965 to 2000. He holds degrees from the University of Chicago, Columbia Law School, and Harvard University. He has a wealth of knowledge about European history and a talent for describing historical events in a manner that is unique and engaging.

Dr. Lilien's poster collection will be displayed in The Gallery at Villageworks throughout the month of November.

AB Beacon Article on Dr. Lilien's Exhibit in The Gallery

 

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FREE Film Screening: Tashi and the Monk
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

FREE Film Screening: Tashi and the Monk

Tashi & The Monk is an award-winning documentary about a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas created by Buddhist Monk Lobsang which rescues orphaned and neglected children. Lobsang has channeled his own unhappy childhood into an opportunity for other ‘uninvited guests of the universe’ to avoid a similar fate.

Sponsored by West Acton VillageworksTrue West & Revolution Community Yoga, the documentary Screening will be followed by Q&A w/ Jhamtse International Executive Director & Board Members.

More info at the Event Facebook Page.

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Book Club Meets the Mat: "Buddha's Brain"
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Book Club Meets the Mat: "Buddha's Brain"

Book Club Meets the Mat at Revolution Community Yoga!
“Buddha’s Brain” by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. 
$30 Pre-registration
REGISTER ONLINE

“Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain. Solidly grounded in the latest neuroscientific research, and supported by a deep understanding of contemplative practice, this book is accessible, compelling, and profound – a crystallization of practical wisdom!”  – Philip David Zelazo, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Just like yoga, a good book is always better when shared with a group.  Book Club Meets the Mat combines the fun and connection of a book club community with the healing nature of a yoga class. Amy invites you to “pull up a bolster” to discuss our quarterly book of choice and stay for a rejuvenating yoga practice that will settle your mind and nourish your body. This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your yoga practice and perhaps meet a new friend!

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