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Well friends, it's that time of year again. No, I'm not talking about the anniversary of the completion of Mount Rushmore, the birthday of hair flipper Willow Smith, or the death of American theater producer Joe Papp. I'm talking about Halloween, which, according to Mean Girls, "is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." This age-old tradition always seems to ring true for us Bostonians; and particularly extra true anywhere in the vicinity of the B line. Therefore, I present you #OnTheTown: The one with all the Halloween costume ideas!
FALL PROGRAM @ BOSTON BALLET
I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am now that Boston Ballet's season has started up again! This fall's opening program has some fabulous dancing on it (even a restaging of last spring's popular Rooster). Do yourself a favor: If you haven't been to the ballet recently (and I know you haven't—it's been summer) GET ON IT! Don't forget about the Ballet's OFFSTAGE event after the Thursday, November 1 performance!
Fall Program: Featuring works by Jorma Elo, Christopher Bruce, and William Forsythe. At the Boston Opera House; 538 Washington Street, Boston; 617-695-6955; bostonballet.org. Through November 4. @bostonballet
MARIO TESTINO: IN YOUR FACE AND BRITISH ROYAL PORTRAITS @ MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
Two new concurrent shows by fashion photographer Mario Testino are gracing the MFA these days. In Your Face stays true to its moniker with larger-than-life magazine fashion photography; British Royal Portraits are, well, self explanatory. American Vogue editrix-in-chief (and Devil Wears Prada inspiration) Anna Wintour was among the star-studded opening night crowd at this exhibit—I can't wait to retrace her footsteps in the Gund Gallery!
Mario Testino: At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston; 617-267-9300; mfa.org. Through February 3. @mfaboston
BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL @ COPLEY SQUARE
Winter hibernation is almost upon us, and what goes better with that than a few good books? Authors, booksellers, and literature enthusiasts abound during this annual, one-day event that takes over Copley Square. Check out the full schedule here! Additionally, what I think could be the coolest aspect of the festival is the "One City, One Story" initiative it began in 2010, which aims to get the entire city to read the same short story it distributes for free—super nifty!
Boston Book Festival: At Copley Square, Boston; bostonbookfest.org. October 27 only. @bostonbookfest