Events INSIDER: Nov 3-11, 2014

Johnny’s Picks
Full Moon Twilight Hike & Bonfire
Oo! A night hike and a bonfire. Spend an hour on this interactive adventure under then moon then roast some marshmallows! 6:30pm. Full Moon Twilight Hike & BonfireHilltop Orchards Richmond, MA, .
International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (World Championship Jamboree)
Students will compete to solve real-world problems in the field of synthetic biology. Come see what they create! International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (World Championship Jamboree)Hynes Convention Center Boston, MA, .
NOS Fall Juried Art Fest!
Newton is having a juried arts show and sale! It’s a chance to see great local art. Can you pick the winners? 11am. NOS Fall Juried Art Fest!Newton City Hall Newton, MA, .
Allston/Brighton Open Studios (Boston Open Studios)
An open studios is an excuse to see art where it is made. It’s interesting to chat directly with the artists rather than merchants, and of course they hope you’ll buy something. This one’s in Allston! 12pm. Allston/Brighton Open Studios (Boston Open Studios) Allston, MA, .
Model Rocket Launch at Amesbury
With members as young as 5, this really is an activity for all ages. You don’t have to be a professional to enjoy watching rockets soar into the air. 9:30am. Model Rocket Launch at AmesburyWoodsom Farm Park, Amesbury, MA Amesbury, MA, .
Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims at Plimoth Plantation
Don’t miss this weekend’s re-enactment of a 1621 harvest dinner. You’ll see all kinds of old-timey food preparation. And pilgrims. And Native Americans. 5:30pm. Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims at Plimoth PlantationPlimouth Plantation Plymouth, MA, .
An Evening of Illumination at OSV
Sturbridge Village is just as good as Plimoth Plantation, but bigger. They are continually having 1840s events and this one is at night using 19th century lights. I’m sure it’s beautiful. (I hope so, for $35!). 6pm. An Evening of Illumination at OSV Sturbridge, MA, .
Veterans Day
Chatham Veterans Day Parade
If you’re spending this long weekend down old Cape Cod, be sure to check out this Veterans Day parade rolling through the streets of Chatham. 11am. Chatham Veterans Day ParadeMain Street Rotary Chatham, MA, .
Tritown Veterans’ Day Parade.
Tritown Veterans day parade has a theme of ‘Welcome Home All Veterans’ along with awards for best float, best marching unit, and judges choice. 10am. Tritown Veterans' Day Parade.Town of West Bridgewater West Bridgewater, MA, .
Plymouth Veteran’s Day Parade
Another Veterans Day parade, this one is in Plymouth. This parade is special because it rides by various war memorials, taking the time to commemorate each war and all those who have served. 9:30am. Plymouth Veteran's Day ParadeHedge Rd, Court St, Cherry St. Standish Ave, Summer St, Sandwich St. Plymouth, MA, .
Veterans Day at Battleship Cove
Battleship Cove may be the coolest place to celebrate Veterans Day. With the largest preserved Navy fleet in the world, there truly is no better way to celebrate Veterans day. And of course, Veterans get in for free. 9am. Veterans Day at Battleship Cove Fall River, MA, .
Norton’s Veterans Day Parade
Hmm! There’s no information about time and location. Well, you’ll have to call town hall. Norton's Veterans Day Parade Norton, MA, .
Uxbridge Veteran’s Day Parade
Celebrate Veterans Day a few days early with a parade in Uxbridge Sunday! 1:30pm. Uxbridge Veteran's Day ParadeTown of Uxbridge, South Main Street Uxbridge, MA, .
Also Fun
Science on Screen: The Abyss
See the classic film ‘The Abyss’ in a whole new light with a pre-screening talk with a real marine geochemist! 7pm. Science on Screen: The AbyssCoolidge Corner Theatre Brookline, MA, .
Media Today: Where it is and Where it is Going & What it Means for You
This is a night of interactive discussion with some of the who’s-who of today’s media. Learn what is new in the field! 5:30pm. Media Today: Where it is and Where it is Going & What it Means for YouHarvard Business School Aldrich 112 Cambridge, MA, .
Walking Adventure: Walden Pond
Take a walk around Walden Pond with two artists inspired by the area. Learn about their art and this historical site! 2pm. Walking Adventure: Walden PonddeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road Lincoln, MA, .
Polish Film Festival
Celebrate Polish culture through film at this three week festival with classics, new films, and special events! Polish Film FestivalParamount Boston, MA, .
People of Earth!
Outer space, exploration, and science fiction come together to create this unique, out of this world show! People of Earth!Gallery 263 Cambridge, MA, .
Science and Cooking 2014 Lecture Series
If they’re going to talk about foams and molecular gastronomy, I am so in. See great chefs and food experts talk about their trade! Science and Cooking 2014 Lecture SeriesHarvard Science Center Cambridge, MA, .
Boston Turkish Festival: Colors of Anatolia
Here’s a six-week long festival to celebrate the beauty of the Turkish culture. This years theme, ‘Colors of Anatolia’ embodies the diversity and richness of the Turkish culture. There will be something for everyone – art exhibits, musical performances, film screenings and more! Boston Turkish Festival: Colors of AnatoliaVarious Places Boston, MA, .
Goya – Order and Disorder
A major exhibition of the works of Spanish master Francisco Goya opens this week at the MFA. Don’t miss it! Goya - Order and DisorderMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, .
Bridge and Tunnel
Check out the Opening Reception on 11/8 or just stop by to see amazing photos of the urban landscape just to tthe north of Boston. Bridge and TunnelPearl Street Gallery Chelsea, MA, .
To Be Takei
Catch a screening of To Be Takei followed by a Q&A with Mr. Sulu himself! 7pm. To Be TakeiSomerville Theatre Somerville, MA, .
The Ecstacy of Flight Opening Reception
See some of the collected works of Marlon Forrester this fall, or catch the opening reception on 11/4! 6pm. The Ecstacy of Flight Opening ReceptionHynes Convention Center Boston, MA, .
Boston Jewish Film Festival
Like the many other film festivals we’re lucky enough to enjoy in Boston, this one features plenty of directors and celebrities coming to speak and take questions. So it’s not just sitting in a dark room idly watching movies. Just mostly. Boston Jewish Film FestivalCoolidge Corner Theatre Brookline, MA, .
ARCK Auction Benefit Gala
Spend a night enjoying music, food, art, and auctions to support a strong arts education for kids. 6:30pm. ARCK Auction Benefit GalaSchool of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA, .
Lit Up Dance Party
Delicious food, craft cocktails, great conversation, and a night of stories, music and more from fantastic authors and performers. And a dance party after! 6pm. Lit Up Dance PartyGrand Circle Gallery Boston, MA, .
Fright Factors
Why are we fearful and what do we fear? Get the answers and learn what fear does to our minds and bodies. 7pm. Fright FactorsMIT Museum Building N51 Cambridge, MA, .
I’ve Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road
Explore the real challenges and unique experiences bands find on the road in this exhibition with an opening reception tonight! I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the RoadNave Gallery Annex Somerville, MA, .
Rock The Boat! A Benefit for NAMA’s RevolOceanary Work
Help the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance raise money to keep our ocean healthy. Enjoy art, music, food, and more! 6:30pm. Rock The Boat! A Benefit for NAMA's RevolOceanary WorkThe Center for Arts at the Armory Somerville, MA, .
Full Moon Tour: Living in the Dark at Gore Place
This historic mansion in Waltham has a ton of creative events. This one is a special tour that shows how people used to live at night before electric lights. 7:30pm. Full Moon Tour: Living in the Dark at Gore PlaceGore Place Waltham, MA, .
It’s more than 40 bands performing on 2 different stages. It’s undergrounds, so you’ll probably meet a couple new bands, and that’s cool! HasslefestCuisine En Locale Somerville, MA, .
MSPCA Run Fur Fun 5k
The MSPCA does excellent work. This race would be fun to attend even if you’re not racing. Bring your furry friend if you have one for a great day along the Charles River! 10am. MSPCA Run Fur Fun 5kArtesani Park Brighton, MA, .
Corn Maze: An Eye For An Ear
Did you know there was a metaphysicality to corn mazes? Check it out in this photo collection! Corn Maze: An Eye For An EarWashington Street Gallery Somerville, MA, .
Lovin’ Spoonfuls Ultimate Tailgate Party
The official DJ for the Red Sox provides music for this night of food that supports a great group. 6pm. Lovin' Spoonfuls Ultimate Tailgate PartyThe lawn at Sam’s Boston, MA, .
Boston River Run
These folks are choosing to honor our vets by running! Each step supports our local heroes. 9am. Boston River RunDCR’s Artesani Park Boston, MA, .
This digital marketing conference brings together big names and new info sure to help any professional grow! 9am. DigiRevConDistrict Hall Boston, MA, .
Free Admission for Veterans at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo
To honor the service of all veterans, Franklin Park and Stone Zoos will offer free admission to veterans on Veterans Day. Free Admission for Veterans at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone ZooFranklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Boston, MA, .
Free First Wednesdays at DeCordova Sculpture Museum
There are not enough sculpture museums out there. Make sure you check this one out on Wednesdays when admission is free from 10am to 4pm. Free First Wednesdays at DeCordova Sculpture Museum Lincoln, MA, .
Salem Lit Fest
5 great events about reading and writing make up this year’s Salem Lit Fest. Don’t miss it! Salem Lit FestAll Over Salem, MA, .
Sweetbay Swamp Quest Fest
OoooO! This is a clue-based treasure hunt that leads you all around swamp trails. Just the word swamp is sort of spooky, especially when the event takes place in ‘Ravenswood Park’. But hey. It’s in the daytime, 1-3pm. What are the chances that you’ll get lost and stuck out there at night? :). 1pm. Sweetbay Swamp Quest FestRavenswood Park Gloucester, MA, .
Fall Restaurant Week
A real event or a marketing gimmick? Well, it’s a gimmick. But it means us bohemians can afford the finest eats in Salem! Fall Restaurant WeekVarious Places Salem, MA, .
Bonfire Night
Bring your best s’mores supplies! It’s bonifre night at Fruitlands Museum! Bonfire NightFruitlands Museum Harvard, MA, .
Taste of Rhode Island
Enjoy some of Rhode Island’s most famous foods on this culinary adventure in Providence. Yum! 11am. Taste of Rhode IslandVisitor Information Center at the Rhode Island Convention Center which is located at 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903. Providence, RI, .
Harvest Dinner with Pilgrims
Dancing, singing and feasting.. that’s what they do at Plimoth Plantation to celebrate the season, and I’m totally cool with it. 5:30pm. Harvest Dinner with PilgrimsPlimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA, .
Fight for Air Climb: Climb Springfield
Often called a ‘vertical road race’ this event has you racing up hundreds of stairs – yikes! Sounds like a lot of work but keeping those who suffer from lung diseases and asthma will help motivate you to put one foot in front of the other. 8am. Fight for Air Climb: Climb SpringfieldMonarch Place Plaza, One Monarch Place Springfield, MA, .
Jurassic Roadshow: Rock, Gem & Mineral Show
Some pretty sweet fossil displays. The experts will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. Part of a larger show and sale. Jurassic Roadshow: Rock, Gem & Mineral ShowGreenfield Community College Greenfield, MA, .
Williamstown Film Festival
My challenge to film fests is always, So what? You know I can sit in the dark, not interacting with my friends, seeing movies all year long, right? But this one has solid lectures and social mixers, with actors and directors. Williamstown Film FestivalVarious Places Williamstown, MA, .
Mens’ Weekend in Provincetown
A full weekend filled with fun events for gay men. Also has great discounts at local eateries and health screenings. Mens' Weekend in Provincetown Provincetown, MA, .
National Novel Writing Month
Do you want to write a book? Join other procrastinators and break through by doing it all in just one month. (Don’t worry, you can revise it later.) They’ll have several local events for writers to meet each other, be inspired, and even work side-by-side in a ‘you can do it’ environment. National Novel Writing MonthCheck Their Slow Website All Over, , .
Harvard Scare in Harvard Square
Harvard Square is offering a weekend of Halloween fun with tricks, treats, entertainment, activities, sales, and more! Harvard Scare in Harvard SquareHarvard Square Cambridge, MA, .
Brattle Halloween Celebration
See the best of the spooky, creepy, and downright dark at this film series that includes favorites and new releases! Brattle Halloween CelebrationThe Brattle Theatre Cambridge, MA, .
Ho Ho Holidays
Christmas Festival and Gingerbread House Competition
Get everything you need for holiday decorating, and check out a serious Gingerbread House Building Competition! Christmas Festival and Gingerbread House CompetitionSeaport World Trade Center Boston, MA, .
Review: The Addams Family, A New Musical
Check out our review of the New Addams Family Musical, at Stoneham Theatre through this weekend! Review: The Addams Family, A New MusicalStoneham Theatre Stoneham, MA, .
In Darfur
Come to Lenox to see In Darfur, the story of three people on a journey of courage and humanity in the face of peril. In DarfurBerry Family Studio (Studio 3) Elayne P. Bernstein Center Lenox, MA, .
Look at family in a whole new way at this provocative, timely, and hilarious play opening Friday night! TurtlesCalderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts Boston, MA, .
Dear Elizabeth
A lyrical and moving theme of friendship is woven into this story of two great American poets. Check it out! Dear ElizabethThe Lyric Stage Boston, MA, .
Blue Window
Take a look at modern day humanity through this on stage exploration of a unique group attending a dinner party. 6pm. Blue WindowAtlantic Wharf Boston, MA, .
Review: Alice
Here is a new musical based on the adventures of Alice in Wonderland fit for all ages. This one should be fun! Review: AliceWheelock Family Theatre Boston, MA, .
A Disappearing Number
In this play, you’ll find drama, comedy, Indian dance and music all wrapped around…math. Seriously! A Disappearing NumberCentral Square Theater Cambridge, MA, .
Review: Bad Jews
Here’s a scathingly funny family drama that ought to prepare anyone for holidays at home! Bad JewsCalderwood Pavilion Boston, MA, .
Review: Ether Dome
A new pill that cures pain pits doctor against student. What could go wrong? Through 11/23. Ether DomeCalderwood Pavilion Boston, MA, .
Chosen Child
Three generations of mothers and memories combine for a dramatic play in seach of the ties that bind/. Chosen ChildBoston’s Playwright Theatre Boston, MA, .
In this version of Othello at MIT, the lead role is a female champion boxer. Interesting! OthelloMIT Campus Room W20 Cambridge, MA, .
This one woman musical about a young girl with big dreams is sure to get into your heart! ShidaOberon Cambridge, MA, .
Dancing at Lughansa
This week only: An act of charity towards family changes the lives of five sisters forever. Dancing at LughansaSemel Theater Boston, MA, .
Faith Healer
This dramatic, humorous, and mysterious play will keep you guessing and loving every minute. 7:30pm. Faith HealerAuburndale Community Library Newton, MA, .
6 Hotels
Four actors playing 22 characters in six overlapping stories, this must be interesting! 6 HotelsClub Caf Boston, MA, .
Awake and Sing!
This 1935 masterpiece still rings true in its portrayal of one unforgettable American family. Awake and Sing!Avenue of the Arts BU Theatre Boston, MA, .
Boston Comedy Festival
The Boston Comedy Festival was SO much fun the year I went. Highly recommended! The really big deal is finals night, the last night of the week. Boston Comedy FestivalVarious downtown venues Boston, MA, .
Peter Yarrow: A Night of Conversation and Song
Peter of Puff the Magic Dragon fame will be hosting an evening of discussion and song Saturday! 8pm. Peter Yarrow: A Night of Conversation and SongRegent Theatre Arlington, MA, .
Comics Come Home
Lots of big names are coming home to Boston for this year’s twentieth Comics Come Home! 8pm. Comics Come HomeTD Garden Boston, MA, .
The Real Thing
So this is a show…about a show…where there is a life-changing love affair going on behind the scenes. The Real ThingDeane Hall – Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Boston, MA, .
The Rat Pack
The Rat Pack is back this Sunday – well, in tribute form at least. Check out this always cool blast from the past! 2pm. The Rat PackReagle Music Theatre Waltham, MA, .
Faith Healer
If you missed Faith Healer in Auburndale, here’s another chance Sunday in Jamaica Plain! 7:30pm. Faith HealerBrendan Behan Pub Jamaica Plain, MA, .
Review: Les Misrables
Dream the dream again at this local favorite with a new production of the world’s most popular musical! Les MisrablesNorth Shore Music Theatre Beverly, MA, .
A Christmas Carol
The classic Christmas play kicks off this week in Providence. Don’t be a Scrooge! A Christmas CarolChace Theater Providence, RI, .
An Evening with Anne and Christopher Rice
Spend a night with the woman who brought us Interview with the Vampire and her equally talented son! 7pm. An Evening with Anne and Christopher RiceHartford Stage Hartford, CT, .

Boston’s concert season is rocking this year! Some of the concerts in Boston you can get tickets to online include John Legend at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Fleetwood Mac, teen superstar Justin Bieber and even Tom Petty at Fenway Park. Boston seems to always have lots of events going on, even stuff for the kids like Disney on Ice Frozen at the Fleet Center.