On the Town: Royal Baptism Edition

October 24, 2013

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Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was baptized this week at the chapel at St. James Palace. Displaying amazingly chubby cheeks and a train to rival that of Princess Di, little George became an official member of the C of E and continues to make headlines wherever he goes. His seven godparents were in attendance (yes, seven), and afterwards there was a tea where christening cake was served (the top tier of William and Catherine's wedding cake from 2011--not okay). Why don't you take a moment to celebrate this momentous occasion #OnTheTown with some #BostonArts (and, hopefully, less stale cake)!


Certainly a visual treat to kick off Boston Ballet's anniversary season, La Bayadère tells the story of a temple dancer and a warrior who fall in love against the stunning backdrop of ancient India. Gorgeous sets and costumes abound in this spectacular continuation of Boston Ballet's 50th Anniversary season.

La Bayadère: Music by Ludwig Minkus; Choreography by Florence Clerc after Marius Petipa. At the Boston Opera House; 539 Washington Street, Boston; bostonballet.org. Through November 3. @bostonballet


A haunting collection of photographs and texts inspired by the 1990 theft at the Gardner Museum comes home for the first time. The exhibition comprises photos the artist took very close after the heist and works completed during a 2012 revisit to the Gardner, and was inspired by a joking accusation that Calle herself stole the artworks.

Sophie Calle: Last Seen: At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; 280 The Fenway, Boston; gardnermuseum.org. Through March 3. @gardnermuseum


The Fifth Floor Collective is back with their first show of the season, a program of works for strings, percussion, and voice. These guys always blow it out of the water with their innovative new compositions, you never quite know what to expect but the music and the music-making is always top notch.

Admission to Fifth Floor Collective concerts is always free.

1:1: Featuring works by Georges Aperghis, Marcos Balter, Patrick Greene, Andrew Paul Jackson, and Keith Kusterer. At the Community Music Center of Boston; 34 Warren Avenue, Boston; fifthfloorcollective.org. October 24 only. @ffc_newmusic