On the Town: October 11, 2012

October 11, 2012

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You cain't tell that pig what to do.

My name is Kyle Thomas, I write this blog, and I'm a pageant queen superstar! My gogo juice is gonna help me do it! All kidding aside, I do have to admit something serious: I have an illness—Honey Boo Boo Fever (even Christopher Walken has it!)! Sugar Bear, Mama, the seventeen-year-old in her third trimester, and all the rest of the family really just do it for me—JUST LIKE THE ARTS IN BOSTON! So, without further ado, I present to you #OnTheTown: Honey Boo Boo Edition.

Per usual, tweet me @khemingway with your weekend arts-going! I love to hear what everyone is up to!


Truly the Toddlers & Tiaras of the classical music world, From the Top showcases the insane talent of youth musicians from all across the country. Instead of TLC, they call NPR and PBS home (not too shabby). They bring all of this talent together in one room to record radio broadcasts, and you're invited to watch! No Ultimate Grand Supremes will be crowned at this event, but come on—a 9-year-old violinist from New Jersey is going to be there. AMAZING!

From the Top Live with Host Christopher O'Riley: At Jordan Hall; 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston; 617-437-0707; fromthetop.org. October 14 only. @classicalkid


Glitzy the Pig may or may not be a gay pig. No matter, in the words of wise-beyond-her-years Allana, "You cain't tell that pig what to do." Apparently, you can't tell the central character of the Huntington's new show what to do, either. It's the eve of the Presidential election, and in the hotel room of the favorite candidate's son, scandalous photos of a party are about to go viral and jeopardize his father's chances of being elected! Throw in dreamboat of talent Grant MacDermott, and you've got yourself a bona fide hit.

Now or Later: By Christopher Shinn; Directed by Michael Wilson. At the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts; 527 Tremont Street, Boston; 617-266-0800; huntingtontheatre.org. Through November 10. @huntington


Atonal German sprechstimme may sound shockingly similar to the subtitled unintelligible American English that one can only assume Honey Boo Boo's family speaks in their rural Georgia hometown, but when it's in a fierce Schoenberg musical melodrama, it's music to my ears! It's immediately following this Tuesday's Opus Affair Punch Bowl Fund event, so why not stick around, have another drink, make a donation to pay the fabulous local performers, and have an unconventional Tuesday night?

Pierrot Lunaire: Presented by Opus Affair; At the Emerald Lounge at the Revere Hotel; 200 Stuart Street, Boston; opusaffair.org. October 16 only. @opusaffair