Shared Commercial Kitchen Open House
Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

Shared Commercial Kitchen Open House

Come see what all the food biz buzz is about at Orange Door Kitchen! Join Orange Door Kitchen for an open house tour and information session to picture your business growing bigger/better/faster/stronger in our new, thoughtfully designed, rentable commercial kitchen. RSVP today to let us know that you're coming - Chris and Meredith are excited to meet you! Do you not operate a food business? Share this event with someone who does!

This open house is free and open to food businesses at any stage of development (from idea phase to well oiled machine!). Please RSVP at here!

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Knife Workshop: Sharpening & Skills
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Knife Workshop: Sharpening & Skills

Hone your knives and your skills with this special knife workshop at Orange Door Kitchen! Join edge-guru Nick Sozio for a lesson on the components of your most trusted kitchen tool and the physics of sharpening, along with guided hands-on instruction on how to use a water stone to sharpen your dulling kitchen knives and get the best life out of your investment. Then work with your sharpened blades and award-winning chef and culinary instructor, Michael Leviton to learn knife skills 101. Practice the fundamental cuts - mince, dice, brunoise, bâtonnet and julienne - and pick up some advanced techniques as you prepare ingredients to take home with one of chef Leviton’s recipes. Lunch between the sessions and post-class cocktails and snacks will be provided by Orange Door Kitchen.

Space is limited, so secure your ticket today!

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Fugitive Stories
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories

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

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

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

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

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

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Chris McDermott (Jazz, Blues & Soul)
Jan
30
7:30 PM19:30

Chris McDermott (Jazz, Blues & Soul)

Guitarist. Singer. Composer. Possessing a unique rhythmic style, Chris draws from what seems to be every available musical color in the palette and has worked as a sideman and band leader with some of the best jazz, blues, and soul players in the world.

Featuring the drumming of Marco Giovino (Robert Plant's Band of Joy, JJ Cale ), and John Lockwood (The Fringe, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins) on bass. This band is all about the Rhythm. This is for real music lovers. Great music which crosses over many boundaries. Masterful musicianship and writing.

Chris has released 9 albums to date and continues to play internationally, nationally, and locally.

Doors open at 7pm
$10/online • $12/door
Order your tickets here.
Online sales end at 4pm on show date.

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

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

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

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"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Hygge
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Hygge

The snow may be falling outside, but we’re cozying up with warm blankets, flickering candles, and hot toddies. Join Meredith for an exploration of hygge through mixology! Uncover this special feeling with a demonstration of three different contentment-creating libations, and learn foolproof techniques for your home bar to recreate the mood with friends all winter long. We’ll get hands-on 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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Treats and Shopping at Wish
Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

Treats and Shopping at Wish

Join host, “Farmers To You”, at Wish for a night of Valentine's Day styling and enjoy some of their delicious goodies such as fresh cider, chocolates and a fabulous cheese board! FTY will be offering everyone who comes $25 off their first order so come learn more about them and taste their delicious goodies!!! Learn more about FTY and find out about Acton's pick up location here: www.farmerstoyou.com

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Molly Flannery & Haley Peltz
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

Molly Flannery & Haley Peltz

SONGS FROM THE HEART (CANÇÔES DO CORAÇÂO)

When Molly and Haley met, they instantly recognized each other as musical soulmates. They discovered they both love jazz standards, Brazilian music, and are devoted fans of Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro. 

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. After studying composition, improvisation and theory at Yale, Molly began her performing career in Japan where she appeared frequently at local clubs. When she eventually settled in Boston, she studied jazz with Ran Blake, Charlie Banacos, Kenny Werner, Harvey Diamond, and Doug Johnson. Her CD releases include ”Slow Dance at the Asylum” and “Riding the Bull.”

Singer/Composer Haley Peltz grew up in Lincoln and recently moved back from Brazil where she lived for several years. While immersing herself in Brazilian music, Haley also strove to bring the U.S. sound to her adopted country. Her last project abroad, a tribute show to the 100 years of Ella Fitzgerald, received critical and public acclaim in Brazil. In 2016, she was awarded first place in the Popular Singing Competition at the São Paulo School of Music. Haley continues to seek new cultural connections between American jazz and Brazilian music, highlighting women composers.

Doors open at 7pm
$10/online • $12/door
Order your tickets here.
Online sales end at 4pm on show date.

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

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

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

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Arlington International Film Festival at Villageworks: Animated Short Films of 2018
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Arlington International Film Festival at Villageworks: Animated Short Films of 2018

The Arlington International Film Festival is coming back to Villageworks! 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. This screening of AIFF’s 2018 Animated Short Films is co-produced by AIFF and Fugitive Productions and is made possible, in part, by a contributions from The Gallery at Villageworks.

ANIMATED SHORT FILMS OF 2018

Featured Film
TREJUR Thomas Kim | Concord MA | 10 min
2018 AIFF Best Animation Short | High School
A modern woman remembers her wretched, toy-giving grandmother in this dark, hand-made, fantasy, stop motion animation. Trejur (pronounced "treasure") is a story that questions how desperation can transform us into something we never thought ourselves to be.

OTHER ANIMATED SHORT FILMS

CAGE | Pengpeng Du | 5 min | USA — The life of a concubine was bound; she is consumed by her man through both dream and reality.

HAPPY | Alice Saey | 7 min | France — The Egyptian goose seduces us and the flocks of geese with their desire torn between individuality and the urge toward group behavior.

WOODY & WOODY | Jaume Carrio | 13 min | Spain — A modest tribute to a great filmmaker from New York, with frenetic and ironic dialogs and vibrant drawings that seem to move to the rhythm of jazz.

HEZAR AFSAN | Asghar Safar & Jalai Yekta Abbas | 7 min — The white ogre attacks the city and kidnaps the king. Rostam is sent to find and return him.

STANZAS | Alicja Jasina | USA | 7 min — Based on a poem by Aldous Huxley, a stubborn narrator slowly breaks free of their limitations, allowing more fluidity into their thought process.

LOOK | Meinardas Valkevicius | Lithuania | 4 minHuman activity does not always have a positive effect on our planet. Look explores natural cycles of exchange between humans and animals…dare to look and change the world!

CORP | Pablo Polledri | Argentina | 9 min — Ambition, exploitation of labor, environmental pollution, human degradation, surplus value, corruption and much more in the amazing world of a free market!

PEARL | Patrick Osborne | USA | 6 min — Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.

PANIC ATTACK | Eileen O’Meara | USA | 3 min — This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.

GOOD BOY | Rachel Beltran | USA | 7 min — Is there a crowd on a blind date?


Doors open at 7pm • Showing starts at 7:30pm
Tickets $12/online (fgtiv.com/tickets) • $15/door
Online sales end at 4pm on day of show.

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

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

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


Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

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

OUR HOST — MIKE DORVAL!

After a mere three months of performing, Mike won the NH Comedy Festival, defeating some of New England’s most established comics and he quickly climbed the comedic ranks to become one of the youngest headliners in Boston history. He’s been praised by the Boston Globe as “One of Boston’s Best.” Mike has been featured on Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, starred in numerous TV commercials, and toured overseas for the USO. He has served as Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio and is a favorite of the Boston Comedy Festival. He’s written and performed several one man shows which have had runs at the Charles Playhouse and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

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Fugitive Stories
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories

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

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

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

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

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

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Laura Vecchione (Singer/Songwriter)
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

Laura Vecchione (Singer/Songwriter)

The Boston Globe dubbed singer and songwriter, Laura Vecchione, “a bluesy songstress” and proudly proclaimed, “Vecchione is all ours.” Laura has recorded with multi-Grammy-award winning producers, opened for major label artists, and has had her songs featured on national radio and television.

Born in New York City, Laura’s classical and Broadway voice training began at age 15. In college, Laura found herself in the warm embrace of the Columbia/Barnard Gospel Choir while studying Jazz Voice at Manhattan School of Music. Laura moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. Later, studying guitar with local maestros John Curtis (Patty Griffin, Jon Pousset-Dart Band) and Ksenia Mack (Porch Party Mamma’s) she began writing and performing original material.

Recently, Laura traveled from her home in Boston to record in Nashville, between teaching and playing. From Muscle Shoals to Motown, to poignant singer/songwriter ballads, each song reflects themes of resilience and hope, masterfully executed by Vecchione’s incredible vocals and supported by a host of Nashville’s A-list session players.

“Laura Vecchione hails from New York, lives in Boston, and recorded in Nashville. Keep this quick bio handy to remind yourself that she’s not from Chicago, because she sounds a whole lot more South Side than Soho, Allston, or Grand Ole Opry.” — Rob Weir, Valley Advocate

“Don’t mess with the Veck. . . . If you do, she’ll write a killer song about you and sing the *@#% out of it.” — Jim Scott (Grammy-winning producer/engineer: Wilco, Tom Petty, Dixie Chicks, Lucinda Williams).

Doors open at 7pm
$10/online • $12/door
Order your tickets here.
Online sales end at 4pm on show date.

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

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

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

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

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

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


Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

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

OUR HOST — MIKE DORVAL!

After a mere three months of performing, Mike won the NH Comedy Festival, defeating some of New England’s most established comics and he quickly climbed the comedic ranks to become one of the youngest headliners in Boston history. He’s been praised by the Boston Globe as “One of Boston’s Best.” Mike has been featured on Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, starred in numerous TV commercials, and toured overseas for the USO. He has served as Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio and is a favorite of the Boston Comedy Festival. He’s written and performed several one man shows which have had runs at the Charles Playhouse and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

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Fugitive Stories
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Payette & Acoustic Roadshow (Tight Harmonies)

With a musical career spanning decades, Mike Payette is a well-known and respected member of the Greater Boston musical community who you may know as a lead singer with the Jeff Purchon Band. Acoustic Roadshow performs acoustic versions of the harmony-rich songs many of us grew up with (The Beatles, CSNY, Steely Dan, The Beach Boys). Joining Mike tonight are Chris Leadbetter (guitar, vocals), Daniel Webster (keyboards, vocals), and Brian Butler (percussion, vocals).

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

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

J-Bob (guitar & vocals) and Lefty (bass & percussion) team up with stellar trombonist Mark Hamilton (Klezmer Conservatory Band) and super jazz violinist Tomoko Iwamoto (440 Gypsy Jazz). Together they’re a swinging quartet who play a cool repertoire of both popular and obscure jazz, swing, and blues from the Great American Songbook (1920s to 1950s) . . . along with the occasional Tango.

“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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Arlington International Film Festival at Villageworks:
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Arlington International Film Festival at Villageworks:

The Arlington International Film Festival is coming back to Villageworks!

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

More details and ticket information coming soon!

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

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

Alison studied rock, blues, and jazz at Berklee College of Music and has since been freelancing in the Boston area, building a reputation as a versatile player and soloist on electric bass. She is a performer, composer, session bassist, and the leader of The Alison Keslow Group. She has performed with and shares album credits with Victor Wooten, Joan Armatrading, Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin, John Sebastian, and Mindi Abair, and has appeared on many recordings, independent releases, movie soundtracks and more — and well as releasing two albums of her own.

“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.

View Event →
Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

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


Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

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

OUR HOST — MIKE DORVAL!

After a mere three months of performing, Mike won the NH Comedy Festival, defeating some of New England’s most established comics and he quickly climbed the comedic ranks to become one of the youngest headliners in Boston history. He’s been praised by the Boston Globe as “One of Boston’s Best.” Mike has been featured on Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, starred in numerous TV commercials, and toured overseas for the USO. He has served as Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio and is a favorite of the Boston Comedy Festival. He’s written and performed several one man shows which have had runs at the Charles Playhouse and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

View Event →
Fugitive Stories
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bruce Marshall (Award-winning Blues Performer)

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Bruce Marshall’s career spans five decades and includes more than nine thousand shows. His credits include national tours with guitarist Toy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker guitarist/founder), Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Outlaws. Winner of multiple blues awards over the years, Bruce still performs more than 180 shows a year and has opened for national acts including James Brown, BB King, Chicago, Beach Boys, Bryan Adams, Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs, and Joe Cocker. In this intimate solo performance, Bruce will be reaching deep into his catalog on acoustic guitar and dobro and take you on a musical ride

“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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Myanna, featuring Ken Clark & Eddie Scheer  (Very Saxy)
May
29
7:30 PM19:30

Myanna, featuring Ken Clark & Eddie Scheer  (Very Saxy)

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.

View Event →
Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
May
31
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

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.

JANUARY’S HEADLINER — Tim McIntire

Tim McIntire has been one of the most popular and prolific comedians in New England for years. His career has been eclectic — he’s hosted the Boston Music Awards, written for Nickelodeon, released two comedy albums, and been featured on NPR. And as one of the owners of Mottley’s Comedy Club, he helped give the next generation of comics a space to find their own comedic voices.

FEATURING — Amy Tee

“Not every crazy looks crazy,” says Amy, the comedian and motivational speaker who brings her boyish charm and dry wit to the stage with a storytelling style that shifts between stereotypes and reality. She delivers comedy with stigma-busting honesty. “I feel alive,” she says of the work. “I’m candid and exposed yet still fully clothed. Identified by the Boston Globe as a comedian to watch, and in Curve magazine as one of the “funniest lesbians in America,” Amy toured nationally and was a featured comedian in the film, “Laughing Matters — The Next Generation.” As an official IOOV (In Our Own Voice) Presenter for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Amy proudly uses her comedy to serve as a mental wellness advocate. She remains a fixture on the comedy circuit, is a regular performer at the Boston Comedy Festival, and has been featured on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and the LOGO television network.

FEATURING — Zachary Brazão

Zachary Brazão began performing comedy in 2015 and has performed all over Boston, at the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, the Cleveland Comedy Festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival. He was a finalist in the 2017 Boston Comedy Festival and performs regularly at The Comedy Studio, Laugh Boston, and Dick Doherty’s. Since coming in placing third in the 2018 Massachusetts Funniest Person Contest, he considers himself the Malden of Comedy. He is the cohost of the Series Finale podcast where he and other comedians watch the final episode shows they never watched.

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

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door
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Photography Workshop: Halide
Jan
13
to Jan 14

Photography Workshop: Halide

We are excited to host “Halide”, a two-day workshop on film photography in the Villageworks Loft studio! Boston Magazine’s 2019 “Best of Boston” photographer Elizabeth LaDuca will lead the workshop along with photographers Gabby Riggieri and Arielle Doneson. More info at http://www.halideworkshop.com.

THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE WORKSHOPS IN MONTHS AHEAD.

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"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology

Ring in the New Year with a cocktail class that will set you up for entertaining all year long. For this month’s mixology class, we’re exploring 2019 cocktail trends! Stay ahead of the curve with flavors and techniques that you can expect to see from the nation’s top bartenders, sommeliers, and general managers this year. Join Meredith for a demonstration of three different cutting edge libations and learn foolproof techniques for your home bar. We’ll get hands-on practice measuring, mixing, and mastering flavor with steal-the-recipe craft cocktails. 

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

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ODK Hosts: Chef Sarah Wade
Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

ODK Hosts: Chef Sarah Wade

Join Lulu’s Allston Executive Chef and Food Network’s Chopped Grand Champion, Sarah Wade, for a cozy family style dinner at Orange Door Kitchen. Catch up with friends next to our cheery fire and then tuck into a delicious winter meal prepared with Wade’s signature flare for comfort foods with a twist. Opt in for a beer pairing from Allagash Brewing Company, or order drinks from our bar a la carte.

Tickets are $60 for this four-course feast. The beer pairing is $20.

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RD King / Walter & The Night Owls
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

RD King / Walter & The Night Owls

R.D. King is a Boston-based composer and acoustic guitar extraordinaire. The winner of the 2017 Canadian Guitar Festival's International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, King has opened for Andy McKee, Liz Longley, Ari Hest, and many others. His song "Lightness of Being" recently won the Instrumental category at the 2018 Walnut Valley Festival New Song Showcase.

Listening to King’s music is an emotional and introspective journey that is difficult to parse into genre or tradition. King’s audiences describe his music as passionate, powerful, and deeply memorable. A graduate of Ithaca College School of Music, King performs at venues in New England and beyond, including TedX Cambridge, Boston Greenfest, the Spire Center, Walnut Valley Festival, Club Passim, and others. His debut album, vs. Self, was released on April 28, 2017. His second album, self-titled, is set for release in January 2019.

Opening for RD is Acton-based Walter & The Night Owls, an alternative-folk music quartet that has been making waves in the independent Boston music scene. Combining acoustic guitar, violin, and cello with soft vocal harmonies they create a sound all their own. Drawing inspiration from acclaimed songwriters like The Weepies, Paul Simon, and David Gray, the four-piece group is comprised of Walter Rodriguez (vocals/guitar), Masami Rodriguez (violin), Afton Cyrus (vocals), and Kristy Foye (cello). Music from their initial EP has been featured in commercials and films, and has been licensed for use on MTV2 network specials along with other international media outlets. Their debut album, “Living in all Directions,” was released in 2015

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Fugitive Stories: "Indulgence"
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories: "Indulgence"

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.

December’s Theme: “Indulgence”
Featured Tellers

Karen Lock Kolp began telling live stories in 2015, when she won the first slam she ever entered. She's competed in multiple semifinals in Massmouth’s annual “Big Mouth-Off” competition. Karen has told for WGBH's Stories from the Stage and she's told many stories as a featured teller here at Fugitive Productions. Karen is also an expert in child development whose podcast, We Turned Out Okay, features lots of stories and updates weekly.

Rachel Gans-Boriskin is a Senior Lecturer in Communications at the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities at Simmons University where she teaches storytelling, journalism, health communication, and media studies. A political junkie, she blogs at politicsinpink.com waxing eloquent, and at times angry, about feminism, politics, and popular culture. She lives in central Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, two cats, six chickens, one lizard, and numerous dust bunnies.

Professional storyspinner, published writer, performance instructor, host, and TedX Coach, Brendyn Schneider is a Boston-based storyteller who’s been featured at WGBH Studios, Emerson College, Coolidge Corner Theater, Somerville Theatre, and other action-packed venues across New England. He is a Moth StorySLAM winner, a winner of multiple Massmouth regional and semifinal slams, as well as a three-time finalist for Massmouth’s annual “BigMouthOff” show. He’s also been featured as performer and host at Northeast Storytelling’s annual conference, “Sharing the Fire” and he recently moderated a panel of master storytellers at Juilliard in New York City. A Fugitive Stories veteran, Brendyn takes his audiences on story-trips of wit through the follies of growing up and the everyday slog. For more, please venture to brendynschneider.com.

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

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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Pop-up Holiday Market!
Dec
8
12:30 PM12:30

Pop-up Holiday Market!

Make a plan to stop by Orange Door Kitchen during the West Acton Village Holiday Stroll! We’re throwing open our doors for a pop up market with incredible gifts and goodies made by your neighbors! The bar will be open with drinks available for purchase to sip while you enjoy complimentary snacks and fresh baked holiday cookies. Come cozy up by the fire and celebrate the holiday season with us!

The incredible pop-up vendors selling locally crafted goods to kick start your holiday shopping include:

Stow Away Preserves (Free jam tasting!)
https://www.stowawaypreserves.com/
Juno Ceramics
https://www.junoceramics.com/
Surfing Goat Soaps
https://www.surfinggoatsoaps.com/
Painted Orange
http://www.painted-orange.com/

And for the people on your list who love experiences, we’re selling gift cards to Orange Door Kitchen that can be used for any class, tasting, dinner or co-working!

Orange Door Kitchen is a stop for the Holiday Stroll Scavenger Hunt, so be sure to visit so you can be eligible to win the big raffle.

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Holiday Garland Workshop
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Garland Workshop

HOME by Stamm & Black and Mitchell & Company Designs and Events will be hosting a fun, festive "Holiday Garland" workshop! Come visit our store for beverages, light snacks and shopping from 6-6:30pm...then we will all head up to the gallery space to get creative from 6:30-8:30pm! Make a fresh centerpiece for your dining room table or garland for your mantel. Register today solo or with friends! Light snacks and beverages will be served.

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

Johnny Hoy + The Bluefish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door
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The Curious Cocktail Mixology Class
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

The Curious Cocktail Mixology Class

Cambridge-based Curio Spice Co. is popping up at Orange Door Kitchen for a wintertime edition of The Curious Cocktail Mixology Class. As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, we’re teaming up again with the oh-so-talented spicemaster, Claire Cheney, to show you ways to create cocktails that are merry, bright, delicious, and unique.

Spices have been used throughout history to add depth and interest to alcohol, but recently bartenders have started using spices to create "craft cocktails" — libations that delight the senses with hand-made syrups, bitters, and infusions. You can sample such cocktails at a bar, but why not hone your entertaining skills and learn to make them yourself? Join us for a demonstration of three different spice-infused holiday classics (one shaken, one stirred, and one punch) and a deep-dive into how to make bitters at home. Learn how to build layers of flavor and go home with your very own giftable signature bitters blend!

As always, the cocktails will be served with thoughtfully paired snacks to soak up some of that booze.

Tickets are $90 and include heavy appetizers, two cocktails, and a take-home batch of bitters.

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The Elements
Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

The Elements

The Elements is a perfect union of great musicianship and pure entertainment. No one has more fun performing — and their good cheer is contagious. The Elements is a collaboration of three long-time professional musicians, each bringing his own history, style, and impeccable taste, to create a dazzling harmonious universe of sound. Drawing mainly from the great American Pop of the early 1960s, The Elements reinterpret classic songs with inspired arrangements and elegant, tight vocal harmonies.

Led by Seth Connelly, whose wizardry of the strings has attracted a following of admirers for more than 30 years, The Elements also features the multi-instrumentalist heartthrob Keith Jacques — responsible for multiple outbreaks of Keithmania (there’s no cure) — and journeyman song and dance man Ted Powers. This threesome will warm and inspire you.

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

Purchase your tickets online. Online sales end at 4pm on the day of the day of the show.

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Fugitive Stories: "Just in Time"
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories: "Just in Time"

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.

November Theme: “Just in Time”

FEATURED TELLERS

Mark Modrall
Mark is a computer programmer from Littleton. He started telling stories in public about six years ago when he ran out of relatives who hadn't heard that one before. He's won several story slams at the Moth and Massmouth, and he's been a featured speaker at WGBH's “Stories From the Stage.” And he counts himself blessed that he's occasionally invited to speak with much better tellers at great venues, like Fugitive Productions.

Theresa Okokon
Theresa Is a Wisconsin native, a yoga teacher, a social worker, a storyteller, and the co-host of WGBH & Massmouth's Stories from the Stage — the first nationally televised TV show dedicated entirely to live storytelling. She works in nonprofit development, and also owns and operates a small business called LEGIT.yoga, where she provides trauma-informed yoga to people at Boston-area homeless shelters, low-income housing communities, and alternative schools. She loves sandwiches, hammocks, crafting cocktails, cooking without a recipe, and laughter.

Don Picard
Don Picard is a Moth storyteller who shares his own moving life moments with humor and humility. He has worked in software development for nearly 30 years and is currently employed for JobCase, “a place to manage all things work-related, especially the wisdom, experience and connections” of other job hunters. Don was a double major in Theatre Arts and Computer Science at Cornell, and chose to work as an engineer in order to be able to live in Cambridge and feed his family. Don enjoys telling live stories about his kids, husband, and extended family as it is fun, therapeutic, and allows him to exercise the other half of his college degree so he doesn’t become bitter.

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

$10/online • $12/door
Purchase online 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!

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

Holiday Farmers Market in The Gallery

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

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 2018 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!

Vendors include:

Ackermann Maple Farm • Bagel Alley • Bauman’s Best Botanicals • Buzz and Thrive Gardens • Cookie Lady Treats • Foxboro Cheese • Golden Bell Chocolate • Hames Axle Farm Surfing Goat Soaps • Hornet Hill Farm • Jamboleo Jams • Laszlo Family Farm Sitzens Pet Products • Lilac Hedge Farm • Little Beehive Farm • Manraaj Liquid Yoga • Revel, Revel • Sa’s Homestyle • Snowplace Farm • Valicenti Pasta Farm


Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market:

Celebrating 10 years of promoting good food, supporting sustainable agriculture, and building community

www.ABFarmersMarket.org

 

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ODK Hosts: A Feast of Fiction with Local Novelists
Nov
17
6:30 PM18:30

ODK Hosts: A Feast of Fiction with Local Novelists

Orange Door Kitchen invites you to join The Silver Unicorn Bookstore and three local authors for an unique celebration of food and fiction at Orange Door Kitchen. Novelists Jenna Blum, Crystal King and Louise Miller 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.

MENU:

ONE // The Lost Family // Peter Rashkin’s mushroom soup with crème fraîche and brandy

TWO // Feast of Sorrow // Apicius’ chicken in dill sauce with romanesco, pine nuts, golden raisins, and colatura

THREE // The Late Bloomer’s Club // burnt sugar cake with maple icing

Tickets are $90 and include a copy of each author’s novel plus a three-course meal prepared by Orange Door Kitchen. Beverages available for purchase.

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

Fall Flaire Craft Show

Get your holiday shopping started with locally-made gifts from local artisans at the Fall Flaire craft show!  Offerings Include Plastic Totes Made From Feed Bags, Jewelry, Art, Custom Painted Furniture, Sea Shell Items, Dog Treats & Treatments, AB Apparel, Knit & Crocheted Items, Sachets, Christmas Décor, Mini Succulents, Magnets, Floral Designs, Hand Lettered Items, Dog Collars, Leashes & Bandanas, Pottery, Astrology/Zodiac Cards & Prints, Arbone Products, Hand Turned Pens, Photography, Wreaths, PillowCase Dresses and Sea Glass Creations.

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

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Myanna
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Myanna

Myanna, one of the hottest saxophonists around, plays music that mixes jazz improvisation with funky rhythms, expressive playing, and catchy tunes. Featuring her soulful sounds, versatility, and unique arrangements, she performs regularly in clubs and concert halls with her own group, with the Love Dogs, and as a featured artist in a number of highly-regarded bands. She has won awards for Best Jazz Artist several times from both the Boston Music Awards and The Boston Phoenix readers poll. Myanna has recorded three or her own CDs, is featured on multiple recordings with The Love Dogs and as a side player on many other recordings.

Performing with Myanna is one of the finest jazz organists around, Ken Clark. He was voted “Winner of New England Blues Society, Keyboardist of the the Year” four times between 2006 and 2015. Ken's technical ability joined with his natural feel for funk and soul make each performance a night to remember.

Drummer/Vocalist Eddie Scheer has been a pillar of the Boston Blues/R&B scene for more than 20 years. As the leader of his award-winning band, The Love Dogs, he’s toured the U.S. and Europe and recorded four critically acclaimed CDs. He’s played and/or recorded with virtually every top-level musician in area and has hosted his “Tuesday Night Allstars” series in Brighton for almost a decade. His encyclopedic repertoire is surpassed only by his big smile and love of entertaining.

Doors open at 7pm
$10/online • $13/door
Purchase your tickets online. Online sales end at 4pm on the day of the day of the show.

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Exploring Soframiz with Chef Ana Sortun
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Exploring Soframiz with Chef Ana Sortun

Join Orange Door Kitchen for an evening in the kitchen with award winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author, Ana Sortun!

Part cooking demonstration and part book signing, this intimate event is the perfect opportunity to get to know one of Boston’s best chefs through her stories of travel and exploration of Middle Eastern flavor. Watch as recipes from Soframiz come to life right before you and discover how Chef Sortun creates sofra - a warm gesture of personalized hospitality - at home during this season of entertaining family and friends. Space is limited, snag your tickets today!

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INLAND/ISLAND Artist Reception
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

INLAND/ISLAND Artist Reception

Join painter Louise Arnold for the reception for her show INLAND/ISLAND, on exhibit in The Gallery at Villageworks this Fall.

Louise Arnold is a landscape painter with a design background in Landscape Architecture. She works both en plein air and from her sketches and photographs. Louise has been fortunate enough to visit and inhabit the landscapes of both Northern Vermont and Prince Edward Island, Canada. Each provides unique experiences: the region of Vermont that she works in tends to be more enclosed and PEI - surrounded by water - more open and expansive. The paintings on display in the Gallery at Villageworks explore the character of these two distinct landscapes and the reciprocal experience of Louise’s own personality interacting with them.

The reception is Free and Open to the Public.

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Chris Fitz "Bigger Soul" Band
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Fitz "Bigger Soul" Band

FEATURING HOLLY CAMERON & BEN KNIGHT

CHRIS FITZ and his blues/rock power trio The Chris Fitz Band has garnished more than a dozen music awards over the last 24 years as one of New England's premier acts! A Boston Music Award in 2001 for "Outstanding New Blues Act," multiple "Outstanding Blues Guitarist and Entertainer" awards, and a trip to the International Blues Competition in Memphis are a few of the band's accomplishments.

In 2016, Chris discovered classically trained and up and coming soul singer HOLLY CAMERON at a Karaoke night and played a "blues" gig with 20-something keyboard and singing phenom BEN KNIGHT. Immediately the wheels started spinning. 

The Chris Fitz "Bigger Soul" Band was born as an offshoot of the "Power Trio" that has been Chris' bread and butter for so long. Holly sings to the heavens and Ben's funky piano and soulful vocals are a perfect foil for the power and soul of the Chris Fitz Band engine. 

Featuring classic R&B and Soul music from legends Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Glady's Knight, Bill Withers, Patti Labelle, Alicia Keys, and even Dolly Parton, along with the original award-winning music of Chris Fitz, The "Bigger Soul" Band has brought the house down at every performance. Dancing is mandatory and more showcase shows are on the horizon for 2019!!!

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

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

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Light in the Darkness Candlelight Vigil
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Light in the Darkness Candlelight Vigil

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please join Domestic Violence Services Network in commemorating this year's victims of Domestic Violence. 

Keynote Speaker: Marian Ryan, District Attorney of Middlesex County, "High Risk Teams: A Community Approach".

With Hanscom Air Force Base Honor Guard
For more information, please call DVSN 978-318-3421

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Dunham Shoe Factory
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Dunham Shoe Factory

Dunham Shoe Factory rarely plays a room this size. Come and enjoy an intimate evening of world music, performed by masters while enjoying Orange Door's great bar and small plates.

DSF is a contemporary acoustic ensemble playing original compositions influenced by world traditions, featuring Anna Patton, Mac Ritchey, Todd Roach, and Dave Haughey. Combining the clarinet, oud, percussion, and cello, their music draws from a myriad of styles including Brazilian, Egyptian, Jazz, Turkish, Classical, and Indian music.

Individual members have performed in a variety of settings locally, nationally, and internationally over the past 25 years — two hold masters degrees in music performance; two have studied traditional Arabic and Turkish music; two have performed with the Paul Winter Consort; and all have spent time improvising in a variety of settings.

The result is a musical experience that is exuberant and soulful. One reviewer wrote, “The multicultural blend of instruments and compositions was fascinating. They are such outstanding musicians and creating the quartet was a joyful decision for us all.”

Doors open at 7pm
$10/online • $13/door
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Uncommon Feasts: Fall Sunday Supper
Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

Uncommon Feasts: Fall Sunday Supper

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets are $95.

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

Holiday Prep 101: Selecting Table Wines with Vinitas WineWorks

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

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

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

Acoustic Roadshow & The Mike Payette Band

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"Shaken, Stirred and Punched" Mixology Class
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

"Shaken, Stirred and Punched" Mixology Class

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

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

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440
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

440

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

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

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

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

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

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