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New York Cat Film Festival

09-22-2019

Presented by Tracie Hotchner and the Radio Pet Lady Network at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm

The NY Cat Film Festival™ is an annual celebration of the cats who share our lives, through short films from around the world.
This year two sets of films are screening, “CATS RULE” and “FERAL LOVE.”

CATS RULE: (Friday, September 20th...

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The NY Cat Film Festival™ is an annual celebration of the cats who share our lives, through short films from around the world.
This year two sets of films are screening, “CATS RULE” and “FERAL LOVE.”

CATS RULE: (Friday, September 20th at 7:00PM):

  1. BETH IS NOT A CAT (3 min) Created by MARCUS, a charming comparison of Beth (not a cat, but looking like one) and a real orange tabby cat.
  2. MARNIE: The Cat Guru (2 min) Anca Vlasan’s philosophical tabby cat expounds on the meaning of life and happiness.
  3. CAT ANATOMY(4 min) Kim Best explores the nicknames children assign to various parts of a cat.
  4. ELVIS CAT: The Stray Crooner (3 min) Jessi Almstead’s puppet mockumentary.
  5. CAT NATION: A Film About Japan’s Crazy Cat Culture (26 min) Tim Delmastro’s documentary about Japan’s extraordinary love of kitty cats.
  6. INSTAGRAM CAT MOM (5 min) Jess Spawn’s mockumentary takes us behind the scenes on the lengths people might go to for the purrfect photo to post online.
  7. SAMANTHA AND THE ROCK CATS (11 min) Jacob Feiring’s documentary follows a woman who travels the country with her cat show.
  8. OFF FOR THE WEEKEND (11 min) Brittany Severance’s funny story of a young woman’s challenges proving her independence from her mother with a weekend of pet-sitting-gone-wrong.
    THE PET EFFECT (2 min)

FERAL LOVE: (Friday, September 20th at 8:30PM)

  1. ART’S AUTOMOTIVE (6 min) Erik Dumas’ animated tale of an orphaned kitten who bonds with an automotive repair robot in the future.
  2. FERAL LOVE (1hr 11min) Markie Hancock’s engaging documentary about Dorian Rence, who appears to be a stereotypical “crazy cat lady,” devoted for a decade to caring for a feral cat colony in Riverside Park in NYC, bringing them food and shelter in all weather and personal challenges. But it turns out Dorian has another devotion in addition to her cherished felines: she also plays the viola - specifically with the New York Philharmonic, for over 40 years!
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The Addams Family Musical

10-06-2019

Presented by Arlington Friends of the Drama at Arlington Friends of the Drama Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm + 6 more dates and times

Fri, Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Oct 04 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 05 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 06 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

The creepy, kooky, and altogether ooky Addams Family opens a new chapter in musical comedy in this ghoulishly funny production.

Based on cartoon characters created by Charles Addams, the show centers on a crisis of grave proportions—the...

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The creepy, kooky, and altogether ooky Addams Family opens a new chapter in musical comedy in this ghoulishly funny production.

Based on cartoon characters created by Charles Addams, the show centers on a crisis of grave proportions—the grown-up Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with a “normal” boy! Join Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, and Pugsley as they dig into Wednesday’s dilemma.

AFD Theatre continues its track record of mounting glorious musical productions: beautiful costumes, talented singers and actors, fun choreography, and snap orchestras. Join us for this one! It's a doozy.

September 20-October 6, 2019

Performances Friday & Saturday at 8pm / Sunday at 3pm
Opening night champagne reception

Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

Directed & Choreographed by Timothy Andrew
Music Directed by Danielle Clougher

CAST
Gomez:                        David Rodrigues
Morticia:                       Vanessa Calantropo
Wednesday:                Daria Contino
Lurch:                            Danny Ferro
Grandma:                     Faith Kasparian
Fester:                           Paul Alperin
Pugsley:                        Gabriel Corey
Lucas:                           Alex Deutch
Mal:                               Geoff Hegg
Alice:                             Allie Villa

ANCESTORS

Nolan Allen
Daniel Kasenberg
Robert McCall
Tessa Beliner
Jenna Corcoran
Moriah Giovannucci
Laura Gosenca

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Sand Art Terrariums

09-22-2019

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm

As summer officially ends, let's celebrate by making a sand art terrarium perfect for air plants. Whether you have a green thumb or a black thumb, air plants are the easiest plants to care for, and since they don’t need soil to grow, you can...

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As summer officially ends, let's celebrate by making a sand art terrarium perfect for air plants. Whether you have a green thumb or a black thumb, air plants are the easiest plants to care for, and since they don’t need soil to grow, you can get pretty creative with how you display them. This weekend, you’ll design a terrarium by choosing a few different colors of sand, then we’ll show you how to create beautiful wavy or zig-zagged layers of color in a square glass container. You’ll leave with a new, eye-catching home for an air plant or two. $15pp

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New York Dog Film Festival

09-21-2019

Presented by Tracie Hotchner and the Radio Pet Lady Network at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm

The NY Dog Film Festival™ is an annual celebration of the love between dogs and their people, through short films from around the world.
This year two sets of films are screening, “EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY” and “LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO...

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The NY Dog Film Festival™ is an annual celebration of the love between dogs and their people, through short films from around the world.
This year two sets of films are screening, “EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY” and “LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ‘ROUND.”

“EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY” (1 hr 16 min)

  1. A DOG'S LIFE (8 min) - Pieter Vandenabeele’s animated interpretation of a dog’s view of an ordinary day in his life.
  2. KILLING ME SOFTLY (3 min) Deirdre Mendoza’s funny narrative imagines a dog park in Los Angeles, where a man-bun-sporting shaman creates social havoc.
  3. RIDERS OF THE ARCTIC (26 min) Hilse De Groote’s documentary looks at the Arctic dog sledding race that is the largest in Europe, with contestants from all over the world - focussing on.the bond between the dogs and their mushers.
  4. FOSPICE DOG SID (3 min) Maggie Amiano’s documentary about the last-chance-at-happiness adoption of Sid, a little old sick dog, who got a very happy last chapter in his life.
  5. IMPERFECT ADVENTURE (5 min) Mallory Paige’s documentary chronicles her decision to overcome doubts and fears to become the adventurer she’d always envisioned - riding across North America in a motorcycle, with her dog in the sidecar.
  6. IT'S A POTCAKE LIFE (30 min) Evelyn Osorio Vaccaro’s heart-warming documentary follows the indigenous stray dogs of the Bahamas - called Potcakes - and the happy endings facilitated by an island of dedicated rescuers.
  7. OOH LA LA (1 min) Erika Fischerkeller’s witty animation explores the relationship between males, females and dogs. Inspired by the French Poodle.

“LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND” (1 hr 13 min)

  1. UNEXPECTED (2 min) James Lee’s delightful animated story with an unexpected ending.
  2. I RESCURE SENIOR DOGS (5 min) - Elizabeth Howe’s biographical documentary about Sherri Franklin, the founder of Muttville, the rescue for senior dogs in San Francisco
  3. ELVIS: THE LONELY HUNTER OF CIRCLE BEACH (5 min) Matt Hulse’s hilarious story about a remote Long Island beach, where a tough little dog named Elvis searches for the elusive buried bagel.
  4. YOU DON'T KNOW JACK (3 min) - Tom Corwin’s documentary about a beagle named Jack, rescued from a meat farm in South Korea,who found his way to a loving Bay Area home thanks to the Marin Humane Society.
  5. DOG POWER (25 min) Kale Caey’s dynamic documentary follows the glorious canine athletes who compete with their humans in international competitions for canicross, bike and scooterjoring, skijoring, and cart, sprint and middle distance dog sled racing.
  6. ABOUT A DOG (16 min) Mollie Fitzgerald’s charming story about an antisocial book editor, who unexpectedly and reluctantly has to foster a dog, an experience that brings her out of shell and introduces her to love.
  7. ESTHER - Saving Castaways (6 min) Andrew Wright’s documentary chronicles a rehabilitation program for unwanted dogs being trained by prison inmates and how an unlikely union brings out a change in character for both.
  8. SHIT HAPPENS (2 min) Joan Caspi’s comedic use of a mime to show what happens when you don’t “Pick It Up.”
  9. WELL GROOMED (8 min) Rebecca Stern takes us on a psychedelically-hued journey into the colorful and passionate world of competitive creative dog grooming.
  10. DAME MIT HUND (1 min) Sonja Rohleder’s beautiful little work of animated art.
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Stories of Environmental Activists TRUE STORY THEATER

09-21-2019

Presented by True Story Theater at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm

True Story Theater PUBLIC SHOWS

Saturday, Sept 21, 7:30-9:15pm
“Standing up to Climate Change: stories of environmental activists” *
In partnership with Sustainable Arlington

Arlington Center for the Arts, 20 Academy St. Arlington, MA,...

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True Story Theater PUBLIC SHOWS

Saturday, Sept 21, 7:30-9:15pm
“Standing up to Climate Change: stories of environmental activists” *
In partnership with Sustainable Arlington

Arlington Center for the Arts, 20 Academy St. Arlington, MA, 3rd-floor gallery. (Wheelchair accessible entry through the Senior Center and elevator on left to 3rd floor)

*This event is part of “The Listening Project: Strengthening civic dialogue through storytelling theatre” which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Foley Hoag Foundation.

In each True Story performance, audience members volunteer to share a moment of their true life experience based on the theme. On the spot, True Story Theater actors will capture - in music, movement, and dialogue - the emotional essence of what was shared.

Tickets at the door: $20 general, $30 supporter, $5+ pay-what-you-can.
Save $5 on general admission if you get your ticket in advance here:
https://truestorytheater.bpt.me

UPCOMING PUBLIC SHOWS:

Sat Oct 12, 7:30 pm: Stories of Immigrants at Arlington Center for the Arts

Sun Oct 13, 2:00 pm: The Invisible Work of Motherhood (for women only) at Wellesley Free Library

Sat Nov 9, 7:30 pm: Stories of Fathers at Arlington Center for the Arts

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Welcome Arlington's New Poet Laureate!

09-23-2019

Presented by Robbins Library at Robbins Library, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm

The Arlington Poet Laureate Committee invites you to an evening celebration welcoming our newly appointed Poet Laureate, Steven Ratiner.  Come meet Steven, hear his poetry, and learn more about his hopes and dreams for sharing his love of poetry...

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The Arlington Poet Laureate Committee invites you to an evening celebration welcoming our newly appointed Poet Laureate, Steven Ratiner.  Come meet Steven, hear his poetry, and learn more about his hopes and dreams for sharing his love of poetry with community members of all ages. 

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THIS IS MOTO

09-24-2019

Presented by MotoSport and FLY Racing at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm

From the directors of the Moto the Movie franchise, comes a new take on what we know as core motocross films. THIS IS MOTO is an invitation to immerse the viewer into the lives of 8 of the worlds top riders, each their own individual. From...

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From the directors of the Moto the Movie franchise, comes a new take on what we know as core motocross films. THIS IS MOTO is an invitation to immerse the viewer into the lives of 8 of the worlds top riders, each their own individual. From stories of self expression, success, heart break, and life threatening injury, each rider has a story to tell, and THIS IS MOTO is here to provide an artistic platform for such stories to be told. With the perfect combination of personality, storytelling, and state of the art cinematography, THIS IS MOTO will leave viewers with an uncontrollable urge to ride. These are the unique stories of those who truly possess greatness, THIS IS MOTO.

Boston, get ready! On Tuesday, September 24th, the MOTO Co. is returning to the Regent Theatre. Join us for the premiere of our new feature length motocross film, THIS IS MOTO, presented by MotoSport & FLY Racing.

There will be a ton of prizes from our partners - MotoSport, FLY Racing, Geico, Bolt Motorcycle Hardware, Rekluse, DVS Shoes and many more!
Athlete appearances! Sponsor discounts! THIS IS MOTO on the big screen!

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ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL’ BAND FROM TEXAS

09-25-2019

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

Produced by the Emmy award-winning Banger Films, ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL’ BAND FROM TEXAS tells the story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen - Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard – became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the...

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Produced by the Emmy award-winning Banger Films, ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL’ BAND FROM TEXAS tells the story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen - Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard – became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet, all while maintaining a surrealist mystique that continues to intrigue fans and entice onlookers 50 years after the band’s inception.

Buoyed by candid band interviews, never-before-seen archive, animation, celebrity fan testimonials (Billy Bob Thornton, Joshua Homme and more), and an intimate performance at the legendary Gruene Hall shot exclusively for this documentary, That Little Ol’ Band runs the gamut, from the absurd to the poignant, from squalid Texas bars to MTV heroics, all in celebration of this notoriously private, but larger than life, power trio. In the end, ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL’ BAND FROM TEXAS unravels the extraordinary tale of a band whose image we know, but whose story we don’t.

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Wayfarer Film Series Presents: I Am Not a Witch

09-26-2019

Presented by Robbins Library at Robbins Library, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm

Catch a glimpse from beyond the continent, snack on fresh popcorn from our new popcorn machine, and enjoy a variety of films you might have missed at your local theater.
The 2018 Zambian film tells the story of Shula, an eight-year-old girl...

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Catch a glimpse from beyond the continent, snack on fresh popcorn from our new popcorn machine, and enjoy a variety of films you might have missed at your local theater.
The 2018 Zambian film tells the story of Shula, an eight-year-old girl accused of witchcraft, found guilty, and exiled to a witch camp.  After an initiation ceremony that marks the beginning of life as a witch, she is tied to a ribbon which if cut, will curse and transform her into a goat. The film is in English, Bemba, Nyanja, and Tonga with English subtitles, unrated, and with a runtime of 90 minutes.

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Arlington Irish Ceili

10-24-2019

Presented by Rebecca McGowan at Regent Underground, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 26 @ 7:10 pm Thu, Oct 03 @ 7:10 pm Thu, Oct 10 @ 7:10 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 17 @ 7:10 pm Thu, Oct 24 @ 7:10 pm - less dates and times

A series of free community Irish social “ceili” dances in the fall of 2019. A ceili is like a barn dance: party + foot-tapping music + neighborly gathering! No partner is needed and all experience levels, ages and backgrounds are welcome....

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A series of free community Irish social “ceili” dances in the fall of 2019. A ceili is like a barn dance: party + foot-tapping music + neighborly gathering! No partner is needed and all experience levels, ages and backgrounds are welcome. Learn traditional favorites and enjoy dancing them to live music featuring Arlington musicians.

7 Thursdays September 12-October 24, 7:10-7:40 pm, at the Regent Underground

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture.

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The 22nd Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival

10-03-2019

Presented by MANHATTAN SHORT at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm Thu, Oct 03 @ 7:30 pm

Join us once again this September, when over 100,000 film lovers in over 350 cities across six continents gather for one reason…to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films in the 22nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

MANHATTAN SHORT today...

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Join us once again this September, when over 100,000 film lovers in over 350 cities across six continents gather for one reason…to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films in the 22nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

MANHATTAN SHORT today announces the Final Ten selections for its 22nd Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents between September 26th and October 6, 2019. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Ten are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.

The Final Ten MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from seven countries with films from France, Iran, Canada, Germany, and Finland alongside two films from USA and a record three from the United Kingdom. These Final ten films represent the best short films among 1250 submissions from 70 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2019, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films worldwide.

MANHATTAN SHORT continues to be a premier showcase for female directors with five of the Final Ten films directed by woman, including one from Iran. This year’s Final Ten represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas, spine-tingling suspense, and hilarious comedies, as well as genre surprises like a pair of science fiction films and one that focuses on tennis. “A narrative short film on sports is as rare as a centaur sighting,” notes Pia Andell, director of the The Match.

This year’s Final Nine represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas; fast-paced animation; spine-tingling tales; a World War II epic; a film shot entirely underwater and a comedy as part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program. View the Trailer.

The MANHATTAN SHORT Final Ten are:
Nefta Football Club (France), Debris (USA), Driving Lessons (Iran),Tipped (Canada) Sylvia (United Kingdom), The Match (Finland), This Time Away (UK), Malou (Germany), A Family Affair (UK), At The End of the World (USA)

All Final Ten short films will become Oscar-Qualified, meaning they will become automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination, by screening for a week at Los Feliz 3 Cinemas in the county of Los Angeles Sept 20-Sept 26

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ROCKETMAN Sing-A-Long

09-27-2019

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

A screening of ROCKETMAN in which the audience is allowed and encouraged to sing along to the music in the film. (Runtime: 121 min. Film is rated R.)

A screening of ROCKETMAN in which the audience is allowed and encouraged to sing along to the music in the film. (Runtime: 121 min. Film is rated R.)

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Native American Pillows

09-29-2019

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm

In celebration of Native American Day (9/27), join us in the studio for a special Native American-themed workshop. We’ll show you how to make a decorative pillow with pre-cut felt shapes of common Native American symbols: Bears and Arrows to...

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In celebration of Native American Day (9/27), join us in the studio for a special Native American-themed workshop. We’ll show you how to make a decorative pillow with pre-cut felt shapes of common Native American symbols: Bears and Arrows to symbolize power and strength, Eagles for courage and wisdom, Kokopelli for fertility and abundance, and more.

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Laugh Now: A Perspective on Life, Liberty and the Holocaust

09-28-2019

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm

This is a FREE Screening to All!

Laugh Now is a story of strength, willpower, and determination in the pursuit of liberty during the Holocaust, as told from the perspective of Theofanis Orfanos, a Greek native who was captured by Nazi Germany...

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This is a FREE Screening to All!

Laugh Now is a story of strength, willpower, and determination in the pursuit of liberty during the Holocaust, as told from the perspective of Theofanis Orfanos, a Greek native who was captured by Nazi Germany forces at 15 years-old.

Theofanis’ childhood was disrupted by a Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany invasion of Greece in 1940, which left Greek citizens with no choice but to fight back. Theofanis joined his country in resistance, but at age 15, he was captured by Nazi forces. For 18 months, Theofanis was subjected to spirit-crushing conditions in a forced labor camp in Geislingen an der steige, Germany until he was able to make a daring escape. He returned to Greece to find that the people he fought with a year earlier had turned against each other, resulting in civil war that fractured the country. After 10 years, Theofanis moved to America, where he now lives with his wife and children. He is willing to share his story of hope and determination in the face of oppression for all those willing to listen.

Produced & Directed by Emilio Guido
Emilio Guido fell in love with movies as a distraction from life that grew into his focus as a student at Northeastern University where he has written, directed and produced two short films: “Echoes of What Used to Be” and “Catch Your Breath.” He met Theofanis nearly a year ago and after learning about his harrowing journey and the dwindling number of Holocaust survivors, Emilio knew he needed to help share Theofanis’ story with the world.

Runtime: Approx. 45 min.

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MILE TWELVE… Live! & On-Stage (Healing Garden Benefit Concert)

09-28-2019

Presented by Patio Records and Last Dance Productions at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

Join us for a celebration of music to help raise funds for the upcoming creation of a magnificent Healing Garden at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. (Proceeds will be contributed towards said Healing Garden.)

Featuring:

  1. Mile Twelve
  2. ...

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Join us for a celebration of music to help raise funds for the upcoming creation of a magnificent Healing Garden at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. (Proceeds will be contributed towards said Healing Garden.)

Featuring:

  1. Mile Twelve
  2. J.P. Cormier (ft. Bill Elliott)
  3. Kelly Hill (Ft. Scott Neubert)
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Snoopy, Come Home

09-29-2019

Presented by CineLife Entertainment at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm

CineLife Entertainment® has partnered with CBS to be the exclusive North American theatrical distributor of the digitally remastered Peanuts® classic, Snoopy, Come Home. This is the first time this film will be presented in the theatre since...

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CineLife Entertainment® has partnered with CBS to be the exclusive North American theatrical distributor of the digitally remastered Peanuts® classic, Snoopy, Come Home. This is the first time this film will be presented in the theatre since its release in 1972.

In this follow up to 1969’s A Boy Named Charlie Brown, the scholarly Snoopy finds himself dragged between two owners and challenged to remain true to himself. When Charlie Brown’s beloved dog Snoopy receives a letter from his original owner Lila, who is in hospital, his heartstrings are torn. Along with his bird pal Woodstock, Snoopy decides to venture out and visit ailing Lila, making his way across the country. But when Lila gets better and asks Snoopy to live with her, the poor beagle faces a dilemma of loyalty, where he must choose between Charlie and Lila.

(Runtime: 81 min. Rating: G.)

Written by Schulz, with a much admired score by Oscar® winners Richard and Robert Sherman (”Best Original Song” and “Best Original Music Score,” Mary Poppins, 1964) and featuring the on-screen debut of Woodstock, Snoopy, Come Home is a fun-loving animated adventure for the whole family.

Created and Written by Charles M. Schulz
Produced by Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez
Directed by Bill Melendez
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman

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Laugh Now: A Perspective on Life, Liberty and the Holocaust, with Director Emilio Guido

10-02-2019

Presented by Robbins Library at Robbins Library, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 02 @ 7:00 pm

Join filmmaker Emilio Guido for a screening of his film featuing the story of Holocaust survior and Arlington resident Theofanis Orfanos.  A story of strength, willpower, and determination in the pursuit of liberty during the Holocaust, as told...

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Join filmmaker Emilio Guido for a screening of his film featuing the story of Holocaust survior and Arlington resident Theofanis Orfanos.  A story of strength, willpower, and determination in the pursuit of liberty during the Holocaust, as told from the perspective of Orfanos, a Greek native who was captured by Nazi Germany forces at fifteen years old.  Refreshments will be served.  

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The Chosen Generation of Bakka

10-02-2019

Presented by Kisoboka at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 02 @ 7:00 pm

(Taken from the "About" page on the presenter's website, kisoboka.org)

Imagine a sprawling city of perhaps 1.5 million people (though it’s really impossible to tell) beset by poverty, disease, congestion, and chaos, with vehicles – and...

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(Taken from the "About" page on the presenter's website, kisoboka.org)

Imagine a sprawling city of perhaps 1.5 million people (though it’s really impossible to tell) beset by poverty, disease, congestion, and chaos, with vehicles – and especially people – everywhere you turn, for miles and miles. You might ask yourself, where could God be in a place like this? Imagine in the midst of this city a rickety looking church, consisting of tree limbs driven into the soil with boards nailed partway up the sides and a corrugated aluminum roof. And hanging within a banner welcoming their American brothers – the only white faces there – with open arms and hearts. A reminder that a church is not a building but rather a group of believers joined together in faith.

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Arlington Author Salon: "Risking it all" with Susan K. Carlton, Erica Ferencik, and Lindsay Hatton

10-03-2019

Presented by Robbins Library at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 03 @ 7:30 pm

The Arlington Author Salon is a free reading series with a twist: each author’s presentation includes something special to tickle the senses. Music, paintings, photographs, tasty treats, fabrics, even smells! Let yourself be transported with an...

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The Arlington Author Salon is a free reading series with a twist: each author’s presentation includes something special to tickle the senses. Music, paintings, photographs, tasty treats, fabrics, even smells! Let yourself be transported with an immersive, literary experience.

Fall theme: "Risking it all" with Susan K. Carlton, Erica Ferencik, and Lindsay Hatton. 

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Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Cafe

10-04-2019

Presented by Jam'n Java Open Mic Org. at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 04 @ 6:30 pm

The Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Café takes place on the First Friday of every month 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Kickstand Café, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA (Arlington Center)

Come listen to talented local performers or sign up to play. All...

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The Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Café takes place on the First Friday of every month 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Kickstand Café, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA (Arlington Center)

Come listen to talented local performers or sign up to play. All are welcome. Admission is free. Performer sign up starts at 6:00 pm

On a typical evening, a dozen or more acts perform one or two songs each. Midway through the evening a featured act performs a 30-minute set.

Open mic performers include individuals of all ages and musical styles as well as aspiring local artists. Midway through the evening a featured act performs a 30-minute set.

Friday, October 4th featured act  is Fret Box Trio.  Always a crowd pleaser; Gary, Adam, and Jarrett perform original songs and classics on guitar, bass and Cajon (beatbox). They draw on a wide range of blues, folk, and rock styles.

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50th anniversary Monty Python and the Holy Grail

10-04-2019

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 04 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at The Regent Theatre for the revival of a motion picture classic. Although you may not need on-screen prompting to sing along, the re-release is done in a special Sing-A-Long version to make the experience more interactive. To make the...

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Join us at The Regent Theatre for the revival of a motion picture classic. Although you may not need on-screen prompting to sing along, the re-release is done in a special Sing-A-Long version to make the experience more interactive. To make the experience even cooler, the surviving Pythons—Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam (both of whom directed the film), John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Eric Idle—have recorded a special introduction for the screenings, and attendees are encouraged to dress-up for the event, though you’ll need to check your shrubbery at the door.

From its opening multi-language titles (that sure looks like Swedish) to the closing arrest of the entire Dark Ages cast by modern-day bobbies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail helped to define “irreverence” and became an instant cult classic. This time the Pythonites savage the legend of King Arthur, juxtaposing some excellently selected exterior locations with an unending stream of anachronistic one-liners, non sequiturs, and slapstick set pieces. The Knights of the Round Table set off in search of the Holy Grail on foot, as their lackeys make clippety-clop sounds with coconut shells. A plague-ridden community, ringing with the cry of “bring out your dead,” offers its hale and hearty citizens to the body piles. A wedding of convenience is attacked by Arthur’s minions while the pasty-faced groom continually attempts to burst into song. The good guys are nearly thwarted by the dreaded, tree-shaped “Knights Who Say Ni!” A feisty enemy warrior, bloodily shorn of his arms and legs in the thick of battle, threatens to bite off his opponent’s kneecap. A French military officer shouts such taunts as “I fart in your general direction” and “I wave my private parts at your aunties.” Rabbits are a particular obsession of the writers this time around, ranging from the huge Trojan Rabbit to the “killer bunny” that decapitates one of the knights. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin collaborated on the script and assumed most of the onscreen roles, while Gilliam and Jones served as co-directors.

(Runtime: 91 min. Rating: PG.)

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New York Cat Film Festival

09-22-2019

Presented by Tracie Hotchner and the Radio Pet Lady Network at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm

The NY Cat Film Festival™ is an annual celebration of the cats who share our lives, through short films from around the world.
This year two sets of films are screening, “CATS RULE” and “FERAL LOVE.”

CATS RULE: (Friday, September 20th...

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The NY Cat Film Festival™ is an annual celebration of the cats who share our lives, through short films from around the world.
This year two sets of films are screening, “CATS RULE” and “FERAL LOVE.”

CATS RULE: (Friday, September 20th at 7:00PM):

  1. BETH IS NOT A CAT (3 min) Created by MARCUS, a charming comparison of Beth (not a cat, but looking like one) and a real orange tabby cat.
  2. MARNIE: The Cat Guru (2 min) Anca Vlasan’s philosophical tabby cat expounds on the meaning of life and happiness.
  3. CAT ANATOMY(4 min) Kim Best explores the nicknames children assign to various parts of a cat.
  4. ELVIS CAT: The Stray Crooner (3 min) Jessi Almstead’s puppet mockumentary.
  5. CAT NATION: A Film About Japan’s Crazy Cat Culture (26 min) Tim Delmastro’s documentary about Japan’s extraordinary love of kitty cats.
  6. INSTAGRAM CAT MOM (5 min) Jess Spawn’s mockumentary takes us behind the scenes on the lengths people might go to for the purrfect photo to post online.
  7. SAMANTHA AND THE ROCK CATS (11 min) Jacob Feiring’s documentary follows a woman who travels the country with her cat show.
  8. OFF FOR THE WEEKEND (11 min) Brittany Severance’s funny story of a young woman’s challenges proving her independence from her mother with a weekend of pet-sitting-gone-wrong.
    THE PET EFFECT (2 min)

FERAL LOVE: (Friday, September 20th at 8:30PM)

  1. ART’S AUTOMOTIVE (6 min) Erik Dumas’ animated tale of an orphaned kitten who bonds with an automotive repair robot in the future.
  2. FERAL LOVE (1hr 11min) Markie Hancock’s engaging documentary about Dorian Rence, who appears to be a stereotypical “crazy cat lady,” devoted for a decade to caring for a feral cat colony in Riverside Park in NYC, bringing them food and shelter in all weather and personal challenges. But it turns out Dorian has another devotion in addition to her cherished felines: she also plays the viola - specifically with the New York Philharmonic, for over 40 years!
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The Addams Family Musical

10-06-2019

Presented by Arlington Friends of the Drama at Arlington Friends of the Drama Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm + 6 more dates and times

Fri, Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Oct 04 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 05 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 06 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

The creepy, kooky, and altogether ooky Addams Family opens a new chapter in musical comedy in this ghoulishly funny production.

Based on cartoon characters created by Charles Addams, the show centers on a crisis of grave proportions—the...

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The creepy, kooky, and altogether ooky Addams Family opens a new chapter in musical comedy in this ghoulishly funny production.

Based on cartoon characters created by Charles Addams, the show centers on a crisis of grave proportions—the grown-up Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with a “normal” boy! Join Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, and Pugsley as they dig into Wednesday’s dilemma.

AFD Theatre continues its track record of mounting glorious musical productions: beautiful costumes, talented singers and actors, fun choreography, and snap orchestras. Join us for this one! It's a doozy.

September 20-October 6, 2019

Performances Friday & Saturday at 8pm / Sunday at 3pm
Opening night champagne reception

Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

Directed & Choreographed by Timothy Andrew
Music Directed by Danielle Clougher

CAST
Gomez:                        David Rodrigues
Morticia:                       Vanessa Calantropo
Wednesday:                Daria Contino
Lurch:                            Danny Ferro
Grandma:                     Faith Kasparian
Fester:                           Paul Alperin
Pugsley:                        Gabriel Corey
Lucas:                           Alex Deutch
Mal:                               Geoff Hegg
Alice:                             Allie Villa

ANCESTORS

Nolan Allen
Daniel Kasenberg
Robert McCall
Tessa Beliner
Jenna Corcoran
Moriah Giovannucci
Laura Gosenca

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Sand Art Terrariums

09-22-2019

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm

As summer officially ends, let's celebrate by making a sand art terrarium perfect for air plants. Whether you have a green thumb or a black thumb, air plants are the easiest plants to care for, and since they don’t need soil to grow, you can...

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As summer officially ends, let's celebrate by making a sand art terrarium perfect for air plants. Whether you have a green thumb or a black thumb, air plants are the easiest plants to care for, and since they don’t need soil to grow, you can get pretty creative with how you display them. This weekend, you’ll design a terrarium by choosing a few different colors of sand, then we’ll show you how to create beautiful wavy or zig-zagged layers of color in a square glass container. You’ll leave with a new, eye-catching home for an air plant or two. $15pp

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New York Dog Film Festival

09-21-2019

Presented by Tracie Hotchner and the Radio Pet Lady Network at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm

The NY Dog Film Festival™ is an annual celebration of the love between dogs and their people, through short films from around the world.
This year two sets of films are screening, “EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY” and “LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO...

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The NY Dog Film Festival™ is an annual celebration of the love between dogs and their people, through short films from around the world.
This year two sets of films are screening, “EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY” and “LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ‘ROUND.”

“EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY” (1 hr 16 min)

  1. A DOG'S LIFE (8 min) - Pieter Vandenabeele’s animated interpretation of a dog’s view of an ordinary day in his life.
  2. KILLING ME SOFTLY (3 min) Deirdre Mendoza’s funny narrative imagines a dog park in Los Angeles, where a man-bun-sporting shaman creates social havoc.
  3. RIDERS OF THE ARCTIC (26 min) Hilse De Groote’s documentary looks at the Arctic dog sledding race that is the largest in Europe, with contestants from all over the world - focussing on.the bond between the dogs and their mushers.
  4. FOSPICE DOG SID (3 min) Maggie Amiano’s documentary about the last-chance-at-happiness adoption of Sid, a little old sick dog, who got a very happy last chapter in his life.
  5. IMPERFECT ADVENTURE (5 min) Mallory Paige’s documentary chronicles her decision to overcome doubts and fears to become the adventurer she’d always envisioned - riding across North America in a motorcycle, with her dog in the sidecar.
  6. IT'S A POTCAKE LIFE (30 min) Evelyn Osorio Vaccaro’s heart-warming documentary follows the indigenous stray dogs of the Bahamas - called Potcakes - and the happy endings facilitated by an island of dedicated rescuers.
  7. OOH LA LA (1 min) Erika Fischerkeller’s witty animation explores the relationship between males, females and dogs. Inspired by the French Poodle.

“LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND” (1 hr 13 min)

  1. UNEXPECTED (2 min) James Lee’s delightful animated story with an unexpected ending.
  2. I RESCURE SENIOR DOGS (5 min) - Elizabeth Howe’s biographical documentary about Sherri Franklin, the founder of Muttville, the rescue for senior dogs in San Francisco
  3. ELVIS: THE LONELY HUNTER OF CIRCLE BEACH (5 min) Matt Hulse’s hilarious story about a remote Long Island beach, where a tough little dog named Elvis searches for the elusive buried bagel.
  4. YOU DON'T KNOW JACK (3 min) - Tom Corwin’s documentary about a beagle named Jack, rescued from a meat farm in South Korea,who found his way to a loving Bay Area home thanks to the Marin Humane Society.
  5. DOG POWER (25 min) Kale Caey’s dynamic documentary follows the glorious canine athletes who compete with their humans in international competitions for canicross, bike and scooterjoring, skijoring, and cart, sprint and middle distance dog sled racing.
  6. ABOUT A DOG (16 min) Mollie Fitzgerald’s charming story about an antisocial book editor, who unexpectedly and reluctantly has to foster a dog, an experience that brings her out of shell and introduces her to love.
  7. ESTHER - Saving Castaways (6 min) Andrew Wright’s documentary chronicles a rehabilitation program for unwanted dogs being trained by prison inmates and how an unlikely union brings out a change in character for both.
  8. SHIT HAPPENS (2 min) Joan Caspi’s comedic use of a mime to show what happens when you don’t “Pick It Up.”
  9. WELL GROOMED (8 min) Rebecca Stern takes us on a psychedelically-hued journey into the colorful and passionate world of competitive creative dog grooming.
  10. DAME MIT HUND (1 min) Sonja Rohleder’s beautiful little work of animated art.
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Stories of Environmental Activists TRUE STORY THEATER

09-21-2019

Presented by True Story Theater at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm

True Story Theater PUBLIC SHOWS

Saturday, Sept 21, 7:30-9:15pm
“Standing up to Climate Change: stories of environmental activists” *
In partnership with Sustainable Arlington

Arlington Center for the Arts, 20 Academy St. Arlington, MA,...

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True Story Theater PUBLIC SHOWS

Saturday, Sept 21, 7:30-9:15pm
“Standing up to Climate Change: stories of environmental activists” *
In partnership with Sustainable Arlington

Arlington Center for the Arts, 20 Academy St. Arlington, MA, 3rd-floor gallery. (Wheelchair accessible entry through the Senior Center and elevator on left to 3rd floor)

*This event is part of “The Listening Project: Strengthening civic dialogue through storytelling theatre” which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Foley Hoag Foundation.

In each True Story performance, audience members volunteer to share a moment of their true life experience based on the theme. On the spot, True Story Theater actors will capture - in music, movement, and dialogue - the emotional essence of what was shared.

Tickets at the door: $20 general, $30 supporter, $5+ pay-what-you-can.
Save $5 on general admission if you get your ticket in advance here:
https://truestorytheater.bpt.me

UPCOMING PUBLIC SHOWS:

Sat Oct 12, 7:30 pm: Stories of Immigrants at Arlington Center for the Arts

Sun Oct 13, 2:00 pm: The Invisible Work of Motherhood (for women only) at Wellesley Free Library

Sat Nov 9, 7:30 pm: Stories of Fathers at Arlington Center for the Arts

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Welcome Arlington's New Poet Laureate!

09-23-2019

Presented by Robbins Library at Robbins Library, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm

The Arlington Poet Laureate Committee invites you to an evening celebration welcoming our newly appointed Poet Laureate, Steven Ratiner.  Come meet Steven, hear his poetry, and learn more about his hopes and dreams for sharing his love of poetry...

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The Arlington Poet Laureate Committee invites you to an evening celebration welcoming our newly appointed Poet Laureate, Steven Ratiner.  Come meet Steven, hear his poetry, and learn more about his hopes and dreams for sharing his love of poetry with community members of all ages. 

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THIS IS MOTO

09-24-2019

Presented by MotoSport and FLY Racing at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm

From the directors of the Moto the Movie franchise, comes a new take on what we know as core motocross films. THIS IS MOTO is an invitation to immerse the viewer into the lives of 8 of the worlds top riders, each their own individual. From...

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From the directors of the Moto the Movie franchise, comes a new take on what we know as core motocross films. THIS IS MOTO is an invitation to immerse the viewer into the lives of 8 of the worlds top riders, each their own individual. From stories of self expression, success, heart break, and life threatening injury, each rider has a story to tell, and THIS IS MOTO is here to provide an artistic platform for such stories to be told. With the perfect combination of personality, storytelling, and state of the art cinematography, THIS IS MOTO will leave viewers with an uncontrollable urge to ride. These are the unique stories of those who truly possess greatness, THIS IS MOTO.

Boston, get ready! On Tuesday, September 24th, the MOTO Co. is returning to the Regent Theatre. Join us for the premiere of our new feature length motocross film, THIS IS MOTO, presented by MotoSport & FLY Racing.

There will be a ton of prizes from our partners - MotoSport, FLY Racing, Geico, Bolt Motorcycle Hardware, Rekluse, DVS Shoes and many more!
Athlete appearances! Sponsor discounts! THIS IS MOTO on the big screen!

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ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL’ BAND FROM TEXAS

09-25-2019

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

Produced by the Emmy award-winning Banger Films, ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL’ BAND FROM TEXAS tells the story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen - Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard – became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the...

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Produced by the Emmy award-winning Banger Films, ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL’ BAND FROM TEXAS tells the story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen - Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard – became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet, all while maintaining a surrealist mystique that continues to intrigue fans and entice onlookers 50 years after the band’s inception.

Buoyed by candid band interviews, never-before-seen archive, animation, celebrity fan testimonials (Billy Bob Thornton, Joshua Homme and more), and an intimate performance at the legendary Gruene Hall shot exclusively for this documentary, That Little Ol’ Band runs the gamut, from the absurd to the poignant, from squalid Texas bars to MTV heroics, all in celebration of this notoriously private, but larger than life, power trio. In the end, ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL’ BAND FROM TEXAS unravels the extraordinary tale of a band whose image we know, but whose story we don’t.

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Wayfarer Film Series Presents: I Am Not a Witch

09-26-2019

Presented by Robbins Library at Robbins Library, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm

Catch a glimpse from beyond the continent, snack on fresh popcorn from our new popcorn machine, and enjoy a variety of films you might have missed at your local theater.
The 2018 Zambian film tells the story of Shula, an eight-year-old girl...

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Catch a glimpse from beyond the continent, snack on fresh popcorn from our new popcorn machine, and enjoy a variety of films you might have missed at your local theater.
The 2018 Zambian film tells the story of Shula, an eight-year-old girl accused of witchcraft, found guilty, and exiled to a witch camp.  After an initiation ceremony that marks the beginning of life as a witch, she is tied to a ribbon which if cut, will curse and transform her into a goat. The film is in English, Bemba, Nyanja, and Tonga with English subtitles, unrated, and with a runtime of 90 minutes.

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Arlington Irish Ceili

10-24-2019

Presented by Rebecca McGowan at Regent Underground, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 26 @ 7:10 pm Thu, Oct 03 @ 7:10 pm Thu, Oct 10 @ 7:10 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 17 @ 7:10 pm Thu, Oct 24 @ 7:10 pm - less dates and times

A series of free community Irish social “ceili” dances in the fall of 2019. A ceili is like a barn dance: party + foot-tapping music + neighborly gathering! No partner is needed and all experience levels, ages and backgrounds are welcome....

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A series of free community Irish social “ceili” dances in the fall of 2019. A ceili is like a barn dance: party + foot-tapping music + neighborly gathering! No partner is needed and all experience levels, ages and backgrounds are welcome. Learn traditional favorites and enjoy dancing them to live music featuring Arlington musicians.

7 Thursdays September 12-October 24, 7:10-7:40 pm, at the Regent Underground

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture.

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The 22nd Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival

10-03-2019

Presented by MANHATTAN SHORT at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm Thu, Oct 03 @ 7:30 pm

Join us once again this September, when over 100,000 film lovers in over 350 cities across six continents gather for one reason…to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films in the 22nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

MANHATTAN SHORT today...

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Join us once again this September, when over 100,000 film lovers in over 350 cities across six continents gather for one reason…to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films in the 22nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

MANHATTAN SHORT today announces the Final Ten selections for its 22nd Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents between September 26th and October 6, 2019. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Ten are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.

The Final Ten MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from seven countries with films from France, Iran, Canada, Germany, and Finland alongside two films from USA and a record three from the United Kingdom. These Final ten films represent the best short films among 1250 submissions from 70 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2019, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films worldwide.

MANHATTAN SHORT continues to be a premier showcase for female directors with five of the Final Ten films directed by woman, including one from Iran. This year’s Final Ten represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas, spine-tingling suspense, and hilarious comedies, as well as genre surprises like a pair of science fiction films and one that focuses on tennis. “A narrative short film on sports is as rare as a centaur sighting,” notes Pia Andell, director of the The Match.

This year’s Final Nine represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas; fast-paced animation; spine-tingling tales; a World War II epic; a film shot entirely underwater and a comedy as part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program. View the Trailer.

The MANHATTAN SHORT Final Ten are:
Nefta Football Club (France), Debris (USA), Driving Lessons (Iran),Tipped (Canada) Sylvia (United Kingdom), The Match (Finland), This Time Away (UK), Malou (Germany), A Family Affair (UK), At The End of the World (USA)

All Final Ten short films will become Oscar-Qualified, meaning they will become automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination, by screening for a week at Los Feliz 3 Cinemas in the county of Los Angeles Sept 20-Sept 26

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ROCKETMAN Sing-A-Long

09-27-2019

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

A screening of ROCKETMAN in which the audience is allowed and encouraged to sing along to the music in the film. (Runtime: 121 min. Film is rated R.)

A screening of ROCKETMAN in which the audience is allowed and encouraged to sing along to the music in the film. (Runtime: 121 min. Film is rated R.)

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Native American Pillows

09-29-2019

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm

In celebration of Native American Day (9/27), join us in the studio for a special Native American-themed workshop. We’ll show you how to make a decorative pillow with pre-cut felt shapes of common Native American symbols: Bears and Arrows to...

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In celebration of Native American Day (9/27), join us in the studio for a special Native American-themed workshop. We’ll show you how to make a decorative pillow with pre-cut felt shapes of common Native American symbols: Bears and Arrows to symbolize power and strength, Eagles for courage and wisdom, Kokopelli for fertility and abundance, and more.

$15pp

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Laugh Now: A Perspective on Life, Liberty and the Holocaust

09-28-2019

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm

This is a FREE Screening to All!

Laugh Now is a story of strength, willpower, and determination in the pursuit of liberty during the Holocaust, as told from the perspective of Theofanis Orfanos, a Greek native who was captured by Nazi Germany...

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This is a FREE Screening to All!

Laugh Now is a story of strength, willpower, and determination in the pursuit of liberty during the Holocaust, as told from the perspective of Theofanis Orfanos, a Greek native who was captured by Nazi Germany forces at 15 years-old.

Theofanis’ childhood was disrupted by a Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany invasion of Greece in 1940, which left Greek citizens with no choice but to fight back. Theofanis joined his country in resistance, but at age 15, he was captured by Nazi forces. For 18 months, Theofanis was subjected to spirit-crushing conditions in a forced labor camp in Geislingen an der steige, Germany until he was able to make a daring escape. He returned to Greece to find that the people he fought with a year earlier had turned against each other, resulting in civil war that fractured the country. After 10 years, Theofanis moved to America, where he now lives with his wife and children. He is willing to share his story of hope and determination in the face of oppression for all those willing to listen.

Produced & Directed by Emilio Guido
Emilio Guido fell in love with movies as a distraction from life that grew into his focus as a student at Northeastern University where he has written, directed and produced two short films: “Echoes of What Used to Be” and “Catch Your Breath.” He met Theofanis nearly a year ago and after learning about his harrowing journey and the dwindling number of Holocaust survivors, Emilio knew he needed to help share Theofanis’ story with the world.

Runtime: Approx. 45 min.

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MILE TWELVE… Live! & On-Stage (Healing Garden Benefit Concert)

09-28-2019

Presented by Patio Records and Last Dance Productions at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

Join us for a celebration of music to help raise funds for the upcoming creation of a magnificent Healing Garden at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. (Proceeds will be contributed towards said Healing Garden.)

Featuring:

  1. Mile Twelve
  2. ...

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Join us for a celebration of music to help raise funds for the upcoming creation of a magnificent Healing Garden at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. (Proceeds will be contributed towards said Healing Garden.)

Featuring:

  1. Mile Twelve
  2. J.P. Cormier (ft. Bill Elliott)
  3. Kelly Hill (Ft. Scott Neubert)
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Snoopy, Come Home

09-29-2019

Presented by CineLife Entertainment at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm

CineLife Entertainment® has partnered with CBS to be the exclusive North American theatrical distributor of the digitally remastered Peanuts® classic, Snoopy, Come Home. This is the first time this film will be presented in the theatre since...

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CineLife Entertainment® has partnered with CBS to be the exclusive North American theatrical distributor of the digitally remastered Peanuts® classic, Snoopy, Come Home. This is the first time this film will be presented in the theatre since its release in 1972.

In this follow up to 1969’s A Boy Named Charlie Brown, the scholarly Snoopy finds himself dragged between two owners and challenged to remain true to himself. When Charlie Brown’s beloved dog Snoopy receives a letter from his original owner Lila, who is in hospital, his heartstrings are torn. Along with his bird pal Woodstock, Snoopy decides to venture out and visit ailing Lila, making his way across the country. But when Lila gets better and asks Snoopy to live with her, the poor beagle faces a dilemma of loyalty, where he must choose between Charlie and Lila.

(Runtime: 81 min. Rating: G.)

Written by Schulz, with a much admired score by Oscar® winners Richard and Robert Sherman (”Best Original Song” and “Best Original Music Score,” Mary Poppins, 1964) and featuring the on-screen debut of Woodstock, Snoopy, Come Home is a fun-loving animated adventure for the whole family.

Created and Written by Charles M. Schulz
Produced by Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez
Directed by Bill Melendez
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman

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Laugh Now: A Perspective on Life, Liberty and the Holocaust, with Director Emilio Guido

10-02-2019

Presented by Robbins Library at Robbins Library, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 02 @ 7:00 pm

Join filmmaker Emilio Guido for a screening of his film featuing the story of Holocaust survior and Arlington resident Theofanis Orfanos.  A story of strength, willpower, and determination in the pursuit of liberty during the Holocaust, as told...

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Join filmmaker Emilio Guido for a screening of his film featuing the story of Holocaust survior and Arlington resident Theofanis Orfanos.  A story of strength, willpower, and determination in the pursuit of liberty during the Holocaust, as told from the perspective of Orfanos, a Greek native who was captured by Nazi Germany forces at fifteen years old.  Refreshments will be served.  

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The Chosen Generation of Bakka

10-02-2019

Presented by Kisoboka at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 02 @ 7:00 pm

(Taken from the "About" page on the presenter's website, kisoboka.org)

Imagine a sprawling city of perhaps 1.5 million people (though it’s really impossible to tell) beset by poverty, disease, congestion, and chaos, with vehicles – and...

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(Taken from the "About" page on the presenter's website, kisoboka.org)

Imagine a sprawling city of perhaps 1.5 million people (though it’s really impossible to tell) beset by poverty, disease, congestion, and chaos, with vehicles – and especially people – everywhere you turn, for miles and miles. You might ask yourself, where could God be in a place like this? Imagine in the midst of this city a rickety looking church, consisting of tree limbs driven into the soil with boards nailed partway up the sides and a corrugated aluminum roof. And hanging within a banner welcoming their American brothers – the only white faces there – with open arms and hearts. A reminder that a church is not a building but rather a group of believers joined together in faith.

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Arlington Author Salon: "Risking it all" with Susan K. Carlton, Erica Ferencik, and Lindsay Hatton

10-03-2019

Presented by Robbins Library at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 03 @ 7:30 pm

The Arlington Author Salon is a free reading series with a twist: each author’s presentation includes something special to tickle the senses. Music, paintings, photographs, tasty treats, fabrics, even smells! Let yourself be transported with an...

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The Arlington Author Salon is a free reading series with a twist: each author’s presentation includes something special to tickle the senses. Music, paintings, photographs, tasty treats, fabrics, even smells! Let yourself be transported with an immersive, literary experience.

Fall theme: "Risking it all" with Susan K. Carlton, Erica Ferencik, and Lindsay Hatton. 

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Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Cafe

10-04-2019

Presented by Jam'n Java Open Mic Org. at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 04 @ 6:30 pm

The Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Café takes place on the First Friday of every month 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Kickstand Café, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA (Arlington Center)

Come listen to talented local performers or sign up to play. All...

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The Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Café takes place on the First Friday of every month 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Kickstand Café, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA (Arlington Center)

Come listen to talented local performers or sign up to play. All are welcome. Admission is free. Performer sign up starts at 6:00 pm

On a typical evening, a dozen or more acts perform one or two songs each. Midway through the evening a featured act performs a 30-minute set.

Open mic performers include individuals of all ages and musical styles as well as aspiring local artists. Midway through the evening a featured act performs a 30-minute set.

Friday, October 4th featured act  is Fret Box Trio.  Always a crowd pleaser; Gary, Adam, and Jarrett perform original songs and classics on guitar, bass and Cajon (beatbox). They draw on a wide range of blues, folk, and rock styles.

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50th anniversary Monty Python and the Holy Grail

10-04-2019

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 04 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at The Regent Theatre for the revival of a motion picture classic. Although you may not need on-screen prompting to sing along, the re-release is done in a special Sing-A-Long version to make the experience more interactive. To make the...

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Join us at The Regent Theatre for the revival of a motion picture classic. Although you may not need on-screen prompting to sing along, the re-release is done in a special Sing-A-Long version to make the experience more interactive. To make the experience even cooler, the surviving Pythons—Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam (both of whom directed the film), John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Eric Idle—have recorded a special introduction for the screenings, and attendees are encouraged to dress-up for the event, though you’ll need to check your shrubbery at the door.

From its opening multi-language titles (that sure looks like Swedish) to the closing arrest of the entire Dark Ages cast by modern-day bobbies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail helped to define “irreverence” and became an instant cult classic. This time the Pythonites savage the legend of King Arthur, juxtaposing some excellently selected exterior locations with an unending stream of anachronistic one-liners, non sequiturs, and slapstick set pieces. The Knights of the Round Table set off in search of the Holy Grail on foot, as their lackeys make clippety-clop sounds with coconut shells. A plague-ridden community, ringing with the cry of “bring out your dead,” offers its hale and hearty citizens to the body piles. A wedding of convenience is attacked by Arthur’s minions while the pasty-faced groom continually attempts to burst into song. The good guys are nearly thwarted by the dreaded, tree-shaped “Knights Who Say Ni!” A feisty enemy warrior, bloodily shorn of his arms and legs in the thick of battle, threatens to bite off his opponent’s kneecap. A French military officer shouts such taunts as “I fart in your general direction” and “I wave my private parts at your aunties.” Rabbits are a particular obsession of the writers this time around, ranging from the huge Trojan Rabbit to the “killer bunny” that decapitates one of the knights. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin collaborated on the script and assumed most of the onscreen roles, while Gilliam and Jones served as co-directors.

(Runtime: 91 min. Rating: PG.)

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