Soccer to Stage

Humans are really good at pre-judging. We can’t help ourselves. We box ourselves in and others out. “I’m not really a theatre person.” he’ll say. “I’m more of a sports person.” she’ll say. I know some of us are more willing to embrace the arts than others, but I truly …

Cuba in Cambridge

As a Canadian, I have many friends who traveled to Cuba for vacation over the years. More recently, American friends have made the trip. I have always been intrigued, but I don’t lean toward tropical climates so Cuba goes to the bottom of my list. Art, photography, dance and culture …

Hot Pink in a Sea of Grey: Full on Forsythe

The news is full of fighting and darkness. The weather outside has been cold and grey. Even the world of dance, especially contemporary dance is overflowing with angst, anger, sadness and hopelessness. It can really drag you down. Boston Ballet’s collaboration with William Forsythe for Full on Forsythe is a …

When Angels Fall: You Might Fall for Them

If Jean Paul Sartre had Cirque du Soleil urges, you might end up with Raphaëlle Boitel’sWhen Angels Fall. It is darker where the angels live than you might imagine, but they have a sense of humour and some serious skills too. I was provided tickets for review of this performance. …

Xfinity Has Chutzpah (Sponsored)

Sometimes progress is slow, but when a company has chutzpah, the kind of chutzpah Mrs Maisel has, you’d be surprised how fast things can change. We use Xfinity services at home and I partner with them as well on posts such as this one. I have been wanting to watch …

Clara’s Nutcracker: José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre

There are as many unique dancers as there are snowflakes, and there may he just as many versions of The Nutcracker. The story is basically the same, with a few additional characters based on which country you see The Nutcracker in and which version is being performed. Some variations focus …

A Charlie Brown Christmas in Boston (Partner)

Every year we get a new Christmas soundtrack some move out of rotation, but one that never does is the Charlie Brown Christmas cd. We keep the soundtrack in rotation every year and the opening number is the one song that gets as all humming along. The Vince Guaraldi theme …

Weekend Guide: New Format

There are just so many things going on that putting them all in a blog post doesn’t keep you up to date on all the things!  So, I’m going to try something new.  I’ll mention a few outings, places to explore, dine, shop on my weekend guide here, but I’ll …