By Landry Harlan
BU News Service
November is a strange month. Mustaches start appearing on way too many faces, everyone starts emotionally preparing for Thanksgiving with their family, and it’s basically Christmas time, right? It’s easy to look ahead and not around you. This weekend, don’t worry about the stressful holidays to come. Relax and enjoy these Boston offerings instead:
BU On Broadway Presents: Anything Goes
Anything Goes is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.
Where: Tsai Performance Center
When: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Cost: $6 for students, free to sing along
Punkin Chunkin’ Quincy
Bring your leftover Halloween pumpkins and Jack-o’-Lanterns to Pageant Field and launch them with Troop 6’s trebuchet and giant sling shot! $5 per launch, 10 lb. pumpkin maximum. Bring your unwanted extra candy and you can send it to our soldiers overseas. Expect food, games and lots of smashed pumpkins!
Where: Pageant Field in Quincy
When: Saturday, Nov 05, 2016 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: Bring $5 and your pumpkin that’s starting to smell. Halloween is over people.
The 30th Annual Boston Christmas Festival
Featuring the distinctive work of over 300 master American craftsmen, bargain hunters, as well as those with extravagant tastes, will find an endless array of gorgeous home accessories, designer fashions, artisan jewelry, handcrafted holiday décor, tempting gourmet speciality foods and one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts at the Christmas Festival. Local chefs will also create gingerbread masterpieces to be judged by a celebrity panel and sold with proceeds benefiting Housing Families, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending family homelessness.
Where: Seaport World Trade Center
When: Friday through Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.
Cost: $13 to get in and get started with your Xmas shopping. Yes, you can start thinking about gifts now. We don’t judge. Just wait till at least Thanksgiving to start playing Xmas music.
Bantam Cider Company Taproom Tastings!
The Massachusetts’ area’s first cider-dedicated tasting room allows visitors to sip pints and flights from the craft scene newcomer’s several refined varieties, all made with locally harvested New England apples. Join the tour to learn a bit more about Bantam and enjoy a cider with friends at the iconic Somerville brewery.
Where: Bantam Cider Company
When: Sunday at 1 p.m.
Cost: The tour is FREE, but a full pour of cider is $6 and a flight of 5 is $10. Gook luck resisting dem apples.