Cook’s Science: The Burger Tour
October 27, 2016 @ 8pm
Cook’s Science Live will take you on a quest to answer one of America’s most pressing questions: What makes a burger so good?
Cook’s Science Executive Editors, Dan Souza and Molly Birnbaum, use interactive video, music, scent, storytelling, and live experiments to take you on their journey--from top bun to bottom bun. Together, you’ll learn how sound changes our perception of lettuce, why the glass ketchup bottle is a cruel joke, how grass can change the flavor of beef fat, and why the most important ingredient in your hamburger bun is actually a vegetable. Bring an open mind and an open stomach; your most pressing food, science, or cooking questions; and a friend. It’s going to be fun (and weird, but in a good way).
Boomstick: A Groovy Evil Dead Gorelesque!
Saturday October 29, 2016 @ 8pm
Boomstick: A Groovy Evil Dead Gorelesque!
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
This Halloween season Somerville Theatre and striptease scream queen Fem Bones are teaming up to give you some sugar, baby!!
Alright you primitive screwheads, listen up! Are you ready for a night of chainsaw hands, skeleton armies, and plenty of cleavage barada niktu? Save the date now for live bloodthirsty burlesque with Deadite girls, and followed by an archival 35mm screening of ARMY OF DARKNESS!
Boston comic Kevin Harrington will be hosting the evening, and reading from the Necronomiconxmortis, awakening something dark in the woods, something evil...
.. Something SEXY
Featuring Boston Burlesque creepy crawlies...
Mary Widow Simone de Boudoir Dahlia Strack
And members of The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts....
Belle Gunz Ginny Nightshade Frankie Stein and Fem Bones as THE CHIN
Live show starts at 8pm, movie starts immediately after at 9pm!
Thursday November 3, 2016
Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is a legendary artist who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. With his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator, he has maintained a dedicated fan base that spans the globe. On the heels of the sold-out Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, Arlo Guthrie plunges into another musical trip certain to be a flashback inducing, mind-expanding show. For the Running Down The Road Tour, Arlo will again hit the road with his band to fully embody the best of Guthrie's catalogue from the late sixties and early seventies. Featuring the most outstanding cuts from Arlo (1968), Running Down The Road (1969), Washington County (1970) along with many others, this tour exemplifies the sound that shaped a generation. Guthrie's upcoming tour promises to take the audience back to the most remarkable, far-out era.Buy TicketsMore Info
AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN – Special Lecture & Book Release
Sunday November 13, 2016 @ 6:00pm
Join author and photographer Matt Lambros for this presentation on 'The Fall of the American Movie Palace' and his new book photographing them!
Tickets are just $5 and the book will be available!
There's nothing remarkable about most movie theaters today, but that wasn’t always the case. Before the birth of the multiplex, going to the movies was an event akin to attending a Broadway show. Eventually, the nickelodeons, vaudeville and opera houses of the early 20th century merged to form the dramatic, now virtually extinct movie palace.
In the early years, most movie palaces gave films second billing, showing vaudeville performances as the main act. As motion pictures became more popular, theaters began to open in towns across the country. Apart from being a center of entertainment and social life, theaters were the great equalizer for the lower, middle and upper classes; as in Shakespeare’s Globe theater, varying ticket prices put seeing a movie within reach for all social classes, from the very rich to the very poor.
With the emergence of the multiplex theater, management companies found it more and more difficult to fill the seats, leaving movie palaces with largely uncertain futures. Some were demolished, some were renovated for other uses and some remain to this day. "After the Final Curtain: The Fall of the American Movie Theater" will shed some light on what remains after the last ticket was sold.
Warren Miller’s HERE THERE & EVERYWHERE
Wed & Thu November 16-17, 2016 (Multiple times)
It’s been 67 years since ski-film pioneer Warren Miller first picked up a camera to capture the wonder, adventure, humor, and beauty that is skiing. Since that time, Warren Miller film crews have traveled the globe—from storied slopes to hidden, snow-covered corners—to celebrate all things snowsports. Their quest has taken powder-hungry filmgoers, Here, There & Everywhere—and this year continues that legacy. This fall, witness a freeform, freeski adventure in Warren Miller Entertainment’s 67th snowsports film, Here, There & Everywhere. See JT Holmes, Jeremy Jones, Grette Eliassen, Collin Collins, Ingrid Backstrom, Tyler Ceccanti, Wendy Fisher and more as they sweep across the expanses of Alaska, Montana’s Glacier Country, Deer Valley, Greenland, Switzerland and more in the pursuit of the perfect turns. This year, don’t miss Warren Miller himself spin tales of the past as only Warren can do, reminding us that through the years, these films have truly taken audiences Here, There & Everywhere. Find tickets, showtimes, go behind-the-scenes and more at warrenmiller.com.Buy TicketsMore Info
Boston Comedy Festival FINALE
Saturday November 19, 2016 @ 8:00pm
The finale includes both famous and soon-to-be famous comedians, the latter vying for the top spot of the Comedy Contest.
The Comedian of the Year Award will be presented to Boston’s own Patty Ross. Patty has been on a roll with hilarious parts in the films Spotlight, The Heat, Grown Ups and The Three Stooges, to name but a few.
The Boston Comedy Festival will also honor the great John Ratzenberger with the Lifetime Achievement Award. While he is best known (and beloved in Boston) for his iconic role as Cliff Clavin in the classic television series, Cheers, he is also the only actor to have voiced a character in every single Pixar film. Additionally, the films he has appeared in have a greater box office than any other actor, ever.
David Zucker, who made the movie Airplane (& countless other comedies) will be honored for his Contribution to Film Comedy. Mr. Zucker created an entirely new genre of comedy, which continues to this day.
The evening will conclude with 8 top comedians (who have beaten out literally hundreds), competing for the $10,000 and bragging rights that go to the Winner of the 2016 BCF Comedy Competition!
Fresh off Gotham Live, comedian Jim McCue, "Boston's King of Crowd Work", will be hosting this gala comedy event.
This show has sold out for the last 5 years at the Somerville Theatre, so get your tickets now!
Sunday November 20. 2016 - 3pm OR 7:30pm
CHOOSE EITHER 3pm or 7:30pm showtime when buying tickets - Absolutely NO REFUNDS if you purchase the wrong time - take your time when purchasing to make sure you select the correct time (the computer doesn't magically switch it, only you have that power!)
Fiddling supergroup Childsplay, with Irish singer Karan Casey, is a who’s who of fiddlers from the United States and the Celtic world. They will be celebrating 30 years of touring by bringing their band of 14 fiddlers and 9 all-star instrumentalists, dancers and singers back for two shows on Sunday November 20th at 3 pm and 7:30 pm. All the fiddlers in Childsplay perform on instruments made by violinmaker Bob Childs of Cambridge. In addition to virtuosic fiddling, ranging from all-Ireland fiddle champions to members of the Boston Symphony, Childsplay features a wide range of outstanding instrumentalists including the exquisite voice of Karan Casey, known for her many years of touring with Solas and her collaborations with the likes of James Taylor, Bela Fleck and Tim O’Brien.
THE SLUTCRACKER – A Burlesque
December 1-thru-31, 2016
The Slutcracker, Boston's groundbreaking holiday smash-hit, returns for its ninth season. This scene-by-scene retelling of the Nutcracker, set to exclusive music by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra and resplendent with ribald parody "whisks the audience away to a carefree realm of sexual fantasy." (Boston Phoenix) This Christmas, leave the kids at home.
This show is 18+
Please choose your show dates and times CAREFULLY, as no refunds or exchanges will be given. The computer doesn't 'mess up', we promise - its human error that results in the wrong time/day selected. You will have the option to choose a free 'print at home on YOUR printer option' which should be selected ONLY if you have a printer and will print out your tickets on paper; otherwise please choose the will call option.
The Wood Brothers
WED & THU Feb 8 & 9, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Crossroads presents THE WOOD BROTHERS. All ages, reserved seats, TWO SHOWS, WED FEB 8 and THU FEB 9. Doors at 6:45, Show starts at 7:30.
ABOUT THE WOOD BROTHERS ‘Paradise,’ an album about longing and desire and the ways in which the pursuit of fulfillment can keep it perpetually out of our reach, is The Wood Brothers’ most sophisticated work to date and also their most rocking, with bassist Chris Wood playing electric on tracks for the first time. Recorded at Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye studio in Nashville, ‘Paradise’ captures the latest chapter in the ongoing evolution of a band—and a family—navigating the joy and challenges of a life in music.
Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” by Paste, The Wood Brothers released their debut studio album, ‘Ways Not To Lose,’ on Blue Note in 2006. You’d be forgiven at the time for expecting it to be something of a side project. Chris Wood already had legions of devoted fans for his incomparable work as one-third of Medeski Martin & Wood, while his brother Oliver toured with Tinsley Ellis before releasing a half-dozen albums with his band King Johnson. Almost a decade later and with drummer Jano Rix added as a permanent third member, it’s become quite clear that The Wood Brothers is indeed the main act.
‘Paradise’ follows the band’s acclaimed 2013 release ‘The Muse,’ which was recorded almost entirely live around a tree of microphones in Zac Brown’s Southern Ground studio. Hailed previously by the New York Times for their “gripping” vocals and by the LA Times for their “taught musicianship,” the live setting proved to be a remarkable showcase for the brothers’ live chemistry and charismatic magnetism. Taking a different approach to their sixth studio album, the decision to record in Nashville was no coincidence, as ‘Paradise’ marks the first album written with the entire band living in Music City.