Dare I say it? Spring is finally springing, and a beautiful weekend is—cross our fingers—in store. What better complement to such lovely weather than some #BosArts?! This week, joining founder and host Graham Wright for some #OpusOTT picks is the dashing Giuseppe Frustaci! This Opus Affair repeat offender does something involving marketing (you'll have to ask him), runs Hub House Boston, and occasionally can be seen running the Santa Speedo Race. Let's see what these dapper gentlemen are planning on checking out this weekend...
Giuseppe: Mendelssohn's Library at Handel and Haydn Society
Easy choice. Aisslinn Nosky is a fierce violinist, and this string heavy collection of pieces is no doubt going to give her plenty of opportunity to spread her wings. I'm particularly looking forward to Bach's Concerto for 2 violins.
☞ Head over to Lucca Back Bay after the Friday evening concert for an H2 Young Professionals reception.
Graham: The Whale at Speakeasy Stage Company
On the surface, you might think a story about a 600-pound man slowly eating himself to death should be on daytime TV and not on the stage, but this is a play with much more pathos and humanity than you'll ever find on Jerry Springer. Speakeasy has just extended their run through April 12, so you've got a little more time to laugh and cry with this complex, character-driven exploration of an often-parodied situation.
Giuseppe: Groupmuse Discovery Ensemble
Continuing the string theme, a fantastic sting quartet from Discovery Ensemble is giving a Groupmuse concert this weekend. They're leaving the musical selections a mystery, but promises to perform with violin, viola, and cello. I can't wait!
Graham: Proof of Purchase
Samsøñ is hosting a terribly fun art sale to benefit the SMFA. Everything is postcard-sized and affordable—and here's the fun part: you won't know who the artist is until you've made a purchase. They've got famous artists mixed in with first year students, so you might find something quite valuable...or at least a valuable story about how you discovered your new favorite artist.