On the Town: January 24, 2014

January 24, 2014

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Hello friends, Kyle Thomas here! With another slew of horrible weather on its way this weekend, there's nothing stopping you from enjoying some #BostonArts this weekend (why not go to more than one thing and save on your heating bill??). This week, I've invited back Opus Affair founder and host Graham Wright to lend you some of his impeccable taste and guide your way #OnTheTown. If there's anyone who knows what's up, it's this guy (seriously).


Handel and Haydn Society
Beethoven Symphony No. 4 and H2 Afterparty

I try to catch as many H&H performances as possible, especially when the incomparable Aisslinn Nosky is in town to lead the band. And with Richard Egarr at the podium, this program will certainly be fabulous. I expect there will be a little extra energy for Beethoven's Coriolan Overture which was added to the program at the last minute to make up for soloist Alison Balsom bowing out of the concert at the last minute. The show must go on!

[Editor's Note: In contrast to the photo above, I trust that Maestro Egarr will have found his shoes by tonight's performance...]

January 24, 8pm; January 26th, 3pm. At Symphony Hall; 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston; handelandhaydn.org; @handelandhaydn


Mayor Walsh's Arts & Culture Transition Team
Public Hearing

No concert, exhibit, performance, or party here...but this should still make your calendar. Candidate Marty Walsh spoke a lot about the arts, so it's time to see how Mayor Marty Walsh will follow through. He's got a stellar transition team in place—and this is a big chance to share youru ideas with them for the future of arts in Boston. Don't say no one ever listened to you...

Arts & Culture Transition Team Public Hearing: January 25, 1:30-2pm. At Rabb Lecture Hall Central Library in Copley Sqaure; 700 Boylston Street, Boston; cityofboston.gov. @marty_walsh @notifyboston.


Tavern Road
Studio Sundays

If there's one place where the arts world and restaurant/bar scene collide together, it's Fort Point...and the center of that collision might just be Tavern Road. If you weren't already convinced of that fact, then drop by TR this Sunday, when their Street Foods space will be packed with works of local artists. Go ahead and add a canvas to your tab...

Studio Sundays: At Tavern Road; 343 Congress Street, Boston; tavernroad.com. January 26, 4-7pm. @tavernroad #studiosundays