November 7-15, 2011: Medeival & Kite Fests, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Veterans Day Parades, Park Night Hikes, Twilight Spoof, and Pilgrim Harvest Dinner

We’re now in the slump between Halloween and Christmas activities, but don’t just lay around! This is the warmest weather that you’ll get until March, so take advantage of it. There’s still one cornfield maze open, Davis MegaMaze, and I still have tickets if anyone wants them.

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Before I Leave You – ticket giveaway & our review Boston Metro

Fri 10/14 – Sun 11/13
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

Profound and funny, this play set in Harvard Square, Cambridge features “four longtime friends facing too much past and too little future.” See and I’ve got 4 tickets to give away to the performance Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30pm. Email to win! Calderwood Pavilion, BCA, Boston, MA.

Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman- Former ‘Yes’ Legends- Up Close & Acoustic Worcester

Tue 11/8
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

YES was arguably up there with RUSH and Pink Floyd. Now I have two pairs of tickets to give away to this performance of two of the original members, as they play music (including their hits) but also tell stories and joke with the audience. This is a chance to really ‘get to know’ these legends up close. Email to win! Hanover Theatre, Worcester, MA.

The Rat Pack straight from Las Vegas – tix giveaway! Boston Metro

Sun 11/13
Did you know that Ocean’s Eleven was a remake? The original Rat Pack was Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr, and they’ll be re-enacted in Waltham in this jazz and big band concert, backed by a seven-piece band. These impersonators are pros from Las Vegas, and I’ve got 6 tickets to give away! Email Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St, Waltham, MA.781-891-5600.
Twilight Spoof at Improv Boston Boston Metro

Wed Nov 9-Wed Nov 17
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

Whether you love it or love to hate it, the vampire emo movies, the Twilight series, are being spoofed at ImprovBoston, my favorite comedy club. I’ve got 4 tickets to give away to your choice of November 9 or 16! It’s all part of the “Comedy Lab” show that also features “The True-ish Hollywood Story”, a parody of E! Television, and a comedy about roommates. Email to win. ImprovBoston, Cambridge, MA.

A Day at the Court of Harun al-Rashid Boston Metro

Sat 11/12
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

The Society for Creative Anachronism is a medieval-ish re-enactment group. You’ll find history classes on cooking, warfare, and culture. Plus they’ll have a mock battle as well. Very few of the SCA events are this close to Boston. Check it out! Church, 495 Canton Ave, Milton, MA.

Boston Veterans Day Parade Boston Metro

Fri 11/11
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

Boston’s Veterans Day Parade begins at 11:30am from Charles St & Beacon St, up Boylston St, left onto Tremont st, ending at City Hall. Others in MA include Amesbury, Andover, Ashland, Attleboro, Bedford, Beverly, Brockton, Cambridge, Canton, Chelsea, Dudley, Holyoke, Medford, Melrose, Middleboro, Newburyport, Norwood, Rehoboth, Shrewsbury, Spencer, Springfield, Webster, Westfield, Westford, West Springfield, Woburn. Boston Common, Boston, MA.617-635-4455.

Veterans Day Kite Day Boston Metro

Sun 11/13
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

The warm weather is not going to last much longer! Get OUTDOORS and enjoy it! I’m sure this kite festival will be worth seeing. No details are given about kite competitions or vendors, so I’m guessing basically it’s people flying kites in a park with no real scheduled ‘event’. Pope John Paul II Park, Dorchester, MA.

The Scarlet Letter [Abridged], Read by the Author Metro West

Mon 11/14
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

My favorite Boston re-enactor has two performances this week, both of New England author Nathaniel Hawthorne, who wrote the Scarlet Letter. In this one, he’ll read an abridged version of the book and presumably take questions. 7:30pm. First Parish, Concord, MA.

Nathaniel Hawthorne: In Person New Hampshire

Thu 11/10
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

And in this one he’ll read a couple of short works and take questions, too. A re-enactment is a fun and creative way to learn about history! 7pm. Leach Library, Londonderry, NH.

Re-enactment of Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird North Shore

Tue 11/15
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

And here’s this other re-enactor I found who portrays a fictional civil rights lawyer, from that book we all had to (um, got to) read in high school. 12:30pm. Saugus Council on Aging, Saugus, MA.508-869-6749.


And a lot more this week at Boston Events Insider, the most popular events blog in New England, including:

Life in the Universe: Are We Alone?
Allston/Brighton Open Studios (Boston Open Studios)
Brockton’s Veteran’s Day Parade
Colonial Military Exercises & Creating A Porcupine Hair Headress
Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims at Plimoth Plantation
An Evening of Illumination at OSV
Artful Inventions Festival
Veterans’ Day Flag Retirement
Full Moon Tour: Living in the Dark at Gore Place
Full Moon Owl Prowl
Beavers of Fisherville Under the Full Moon & Nighttime Natural Stroll
Princess Party at the Fall River Carousel
Sweetbay Swamp Quest Fest
Norumbega Lodge Scandinavian Fair
Mass Innovation Nights
MIT Henge
Transcending Boundaries
Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair
Boston Asian American Film Festival: Ideas in Motion
Boston Jewish Film Festival
Test Your Sleuthing Skills and Win Free Passes at the Museum of Science, Boston
Denis Leary Hosts 40th Anniversary of Emerson College’s Literary Magazine
Comics Come Home Fundraiser
Boston Comedy Festival
The Doctor and The Devils & Waltham Watch Day
Ashpet: An Appalachian Cinderella Story
Australian Pink Floyd – our review
NHRHTA Reunion Weekend Train Show
Bar Harbor Bed Races

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