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February 17
Feb 14
Gloria: A Life

Gloria: A Life

A.R.T. Production

Tue - Sun | -

local event Tickets Available
Loeb Drama Center

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The American Repertory Theater presents Gloria: A Life

History. Her story. Our story.

This new play about Gloria Steinem and the women she has partnered with in a decades-long fight for equality is brought to life by a dynamic ensemble of performers. Fifty years after Gloria began raising her voice and championing those of others, her vision is as urgent as ever. Gloria’s belief in talking circles as a catalyst for change offers us all a path forward. The first act is Gloria’s story; the second is our own.

Feb 21
Class of 2021 Junior Family Weekend

Class of 2021 Junior Family Weekend

Fri |

local event All Day
Harvard University

Calling all parents of Class of 2021: time to visit campus!

Don't forget to book your stay for Class of 2021 Junior Family Weekend. Enjoy exploring Harvard Square with your family, dining out and spending some quality time together.

Feb 25
Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Presented by Broadway in Boston

Tue - Sun | -

local event Various Showtimes
Emerson Colonial Theatre

Broadway in Boston presents Fiddler on the Roof

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Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.

The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.

Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

Feb 27
Burgess Cellar Wine Dinner at Henrietta's Table

Burgess Cellar Wine Dinner at Henrietta's Table

Join us for a special wine dinner with Steven Burgess of Burgess Cellar Wine on February 27!

Thu |

on site 6pm-9pm
Henrietta's Table

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Join us for a special wine dinner with Steven Burgess of Burgess Cellar Wine!

About this Event
This four course menu has been created by Chef Peter Davis of Henrietta's Table and beautifully paired with delicious California wines. As you enjoy your dinner, learn about the winemaking process from Steven Burgess of Burgess Cellar Wine in Deer Park, CA.

Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at 6pm
$120 per person inclusive of Tax and Gratuity
Private Dining Room at Henrietta's Table in Harvard Square

MENU

First Course

VT Hot House Arugula, Sharon Fruit, Toasted Walnuts, Westfield Farm Chevre
2016 Chardonnay Burnside Road Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Second Course

Seared George’s Bank Sea Scallops, Kabocha Puree, Leek Butter Sauce
2014 Petite Sirah, Haymaker Vineyard, Napa Valley

Third Course

Jim’s Organic Coffee Rubbed Coulotte Steak, Grilled Greens
2013 Mountaineer Red Wine, Hillside Vineyards, Napa Valley

Dessert

Poached Pear, Chocolate Almond Frangipane Tart and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Burgess Cellars, Hillside Vineyards, Napa Valley

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Steven Burgess - President and Vintner of Burgess Cellars

Steven Burgess was actually born during the winery’s first harvest!

Steven Burgess did not always work in the family business. He earned degrees in Agricultural Systems Management and Agricultural Business as well as a Wine-Marketing Certificate. Steven was a high school physics teacher, wine representative, night barman and restorer of vintage trailers. In 2004 his father, Tom, persuaded him to return to Burgess Cellars. In 2013, Steven was promoted to President of Burgess Cellars making it a true Second Generation family business.

In addition to many aspects of managing the vineyards, winery and travelling throughout the United States promoting Burgess Cellars’ wine, he can often be seen doing some carpentry, welding, repairing a vehicle, mending stone walls from the 1800s or helping with the harvest. Steven fills his rare spare time cycling, camping, tinkering and cleaning up after his kids. He serves on the Wine Service Co-op Board of Directors and is a Volunteer Fire Fighter for the local station.

https://burgesscellars.com/

Chef Peter Davis

Ask Chef Peter Davis to describe his culinary philosophy, and he’ll tell you “fresh and honest,” or the long version: “fresh from the farm and honest-to-goodness New England cooking.” Davis is an avid conservationist, with close ties to New England’s fishing and farming communities. He is proud about the use of products grown using sustainable agriculture methods and native ingredients when creating dishes at Henrietta’s Table, the restaurant he opened in The Charles Hotel in 1995. Chef Davis was one of the first proponents of local products, and he has featured his local suppliers of fresh produce, fish, and game in his cookbook Fresh and Honest.

Davis is a Boston native who honed his skills around the globe before returning to his hometown. After cooking in the kitchens of the Hyatt Singapore, the Bali Hyatt, the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong, and the Beverly Hills Peninsula, he was tapped to create a restaurant within the Charles that reflected the hotel’s hybrid culture of contemporary energy and classic New England style. Henrietta’s Table, named for the 1,000-pound pet pig kept in Martha’s Vineyard by Charles Hotel owner Dick Friedman, has earned raves in The New York Times, wherein Pooja Bhatia claimed it “has the richest brunch in town” and sang the praises of its “perfectly cooked steaks, fish and pork” and its “rustic, easygoing vibes.” In 1999 Food & Wine called the dining experience “outstanding,” and in Travel + Leisure Frank Rose called the restaurant “wonderful.”

In addition to serving The Charles Hotel’s hungry guests and visitors, Henrietta’s Table has played host to, and provided food for, an annual concert to benefit the Farm School, a family run educational farm in Athol, Massachusetts. The Farm School provides multi-day residential school-year and summer programs for more than 1,500 young people and their teachers, a yearlong apprentice program to train adults in modern sustainable agriculture, and an on-site school. It doesn’t get any more fresh and honest than that.

https://www.henriettastable.com/

Feb 29
Stephane Wrembel Band : The Django Experiment V Album Release Concert

Stephane Wrembel Band : The Django Experiment V Album Release Concert

7:30pm & 10pm | $35

Sat |

on site 7:30pm & 10pm
Regattabar Jazz Club

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The New York Times recently said: "Perhaps the most creative improviser in Gypsy jazz today, Mr. Wrembel plays the guitar with a rich and colorful lyricism.".

The New York Observer said, "Stephane Wrembel represents the living face of Gypsy jazz" and Rolling Stone Magazine has called him "a revelation".

The Django Experiment V is the fifth in a series of recordings from Award-winning guitarist Stephane Wrembel in tribute to French guitarist Django Reinhardt, who is widely considered one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century. On The Django Experiment V, Stephane Wrembel is once again accompanied by long-time collaborators Thor Jensen (guitar), Ari Folman Cohen (bass), Nick Anderson (drums) and special guests Nick Driscoll (saxophone and clarinet) and Daisy Castro (violin).


About Stephane Wrembel

Stephane Wrembel is quite simply one of the finest guitar players in the world. The breadth and range of his playing and compositions are unmatched. To say that Wrembel-- who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside-- has already had a remarkable career would be an under-statement. This prolific, virtuoso guitarist has been releasing a steady stream of music since 2006 and has truly made his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. Stephane Wrembel is widely known for "Bistro Fada", the theme song from the 2011 Woody Allen Oscar winning film and Grammy Award winning soundtrack, Midnight In Paris.

Born in Paris and raised in Fontainebleau, the home of Impressionism and Django, Wrembel has been based in the New York City region for the past 20 years and since his studies at Berklee. He has toured around the world, and is very active on the musical scene in many countries including USA, Canada, France, Israel and India. Recently, Stephane has performed as a headliner at the legendary Carnegie Hall and at The Town Hall in New York as well as at the Festival Django Reinhardt in France. Wrembel has also headlined at Lincoln Center, played major Festivals, recorded and shared the stage with a long list of world renowned musicians such as Al Di Meola, Stochelo Rosenberg, Sam Bush and David Grisman.

Mar 14
Harvard Spring Recess

Harvard Spring Recess

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local event

Spring break is in session for Harvard. Why don't you take a break in Harvard Square, too?

Mar 18
Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

Presented by Broadway in Boston

Wed - Sun | -

local event Various Showtimes
Emerson Colonial Theatre

Jersey Boys presented by Broadway in Boston

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They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.

FEATURING THE LEGENDARY TOP TEN HITS:

“Sherry” • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” • “Walk Like A Man” • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” • “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”

Mar 24
The Band's Visit

The Band's Visit

Presented by Broadway in Boston

Tue - Sun | -

local event Various Showtimes
Citizens Bank Opera House

The Band's Visit presented by Broadway in Boston

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The critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical THE BAND’S VISIT is the winner of 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history.? It is also a Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album.

In this joyously offbeat story, set in a town that’s way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways. Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.

With a Tony- and Grammy-winning score that seduces your soul and sweeps you off your feet, and featuring thrillingly talented onstage musicians, THE BAND’S VISIT rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together.

To learn more, visit TheBandsVisitDigital.com to watch videos and read reviews.

Apr 02
Boston Red Sox Home Opener

Boston Red Sox Home Opener

Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox

Thu |

local event 2:05pm ET
Fenway Park

Kick off baseball season at Fenway as the Boston Red Sox take on the Chicago White Sox! 

Fenway is just a quick taxi ride from The Charles or easy to access via the T: take the Red Line from Harvard Square to Park Street and then grab a B or C Green Line to Kenmore.

Apr 20
Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

Don't Miss the 124th Boston Marathon!

Mon |

local event All Day
Hopkinton to Downtown Boston

This annual athletic fete is a can't-miss if you are in the Boston area. Whether you are a spectator or a runner, The Charles Hotel is a convenient location away from the crowds. We'll help you stay carb-loaded and hydrated before and after the race!

To learn more about the Boston Marathon, visit https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon.

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