On the Town: October 18, 2012

October 18, 2012

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Binders full of women.

I just had to. As a dedicated fan of desktop organization, you bet your ass I lept at the opportunity to feature binders as a theme for #OnTheTown. Apparently, I'm not the only person obsessing over Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" comment from Tuesday's debate. You can even follow one of these binders on Twitter. Never one to back down from putting my own spin on any Internet meme, I present to you #OnTheTown: The one full of binders of women.

Per usual, tweet me your favorite binders @khemingway!

 

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON @ SPEAKEASY STAGE COMPANY

Colonial American Women!

An emo rock musical about our country's seventh President? Sure, why not? This fantastic new musical, being given its Boston premiere by SpeakEasy Stage Company after enjoying an acclaimed run in New York, posits Andrew Jackson as a rock star and deals with issues of populism, the Indian Removal Act, and his relationship with his wife Rachel. Featuring recently-de-spandex'd sassypants beltyface Mary Callanan as the Storyteller, this is sure to be a fantastic evening at the theater!

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: Written by Alex Timbers; Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman; Directed by Paul Melone. At the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts; 539 Tremont Street, Boston; 617-933-8600; speakeasystage.com. Through November 17. @speakeasystage

 

AFTER HOURS: ARCHES & LIGHT @ ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM

Boston Society Matrons!

I'm sure that if there's one binder of women that Mrs. Gardner was used to, it's the corset. Come hang out in her Venetian palazzo tonight for some fabulous gallery conversations, help build some architectural art in the education studio, and take some architecture tours to discuss the new Renzo Piano wing! There's also a fabulous concert being given smack dab in the middle of the night by the Daedalus Quartet. Did I mention you get to hang out in a Venetian palazzo?

After Hours: Arches and Light: At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; 280 The Fenway, Boston; 617-566-1401; gardnermuseum.org. October 18 only. @gardnermuseum

 

CATS TO CRICKETS: PETS IN JAPAN'S FLOATING WORLD @ MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

Japanese Animal Collectors!

Just like the purse dogs of today, pets have always a fashionable accessory to any outfit. The MFA currently is showing a fabulous exhibit of Ukiyo woodcuts displaying that very concept. Ukiyo artworks generally portray the pleasure-seeking aspects of the upper-class urban population—truly the original Real Housewives! Throw in adorable animals and you know I'm all over this

Cats to Crickets: Pets in Japan's Floating World: At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston; 617-267-9300; mfa.org. Through February 18. @mfaboston

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