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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, film, documentary
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    Showtimes:
    Wednesday, October 18 7:30pm
    Thursday, October 19 7:30pm

    $12 public | $10 members


    Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary - Featuring Lisa Fischer

    See her perform live October 21 at the TCAN Benefit

    Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.

    These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few. However, these world-famous figures take a backseat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take center stage in the film.

    Rating: PG​-13​
    Director: ​Morgan Neville​
    Starring: ​Lisa Fischer, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton
    Release Date: ​26th July 2013​
    Runtime: ​93mins​
    Format: Digital Cinema Package DCP, Dolby 5.1
    Language: English
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 3:12 PM, EDT.
     
           

Friday, October 20th, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - Uncle Bonsai returns to the Amazing Things to celebrate the release of their latest album, The Family Feast: The Study of the Human Condition, First World Problems, and the Lasting Physiological and Psychological Effects of Eating Our Young. Join us as the group explores all the familiar themes: first-world problems, the creation of the universe, the afterlife, and, of course, holidays with the family.

    Imagine what might happen if Tim Burton hijacked the Andrew’s Sisters en route to a Stephen Sondheim festival with The Beatles and Tom Lehrer in the sidecar; you’d get Seattle super-harmonizers Uncle Bonsai. With just three voices and an acoustic guitar, Uncle Bonsai presents an often dizzying vocal array of intricate harmony. Their songs, dark and hilarious at times, just as often delight with moments of great insight and beauty. The trio aligns itself with the under-achiever, the dejected, the outsider, the black sheep. Densely-packed lyrics fly by in a whirr at times, and take a skewed stance on topics such as first-world problems, the creation of the universe, the afterlife, and, of course, holidays with the family. Uncle Bonsai’s acoustic folk-pop songs are almost one-act plays or short stories, resisting strict pop, folk, or singer-songwriter categories.
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis St. Framingham MA 01702
    Ellen Sturgis 508.405.2787 ellen.sturgis@amazingthings.org

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - After performing with the Klezmer Conservatory Band since its beginnings in 1980 and and performing with klezmer band leaders Margot Leverett, Frank London, Pete Sokolow, Andy Statman and Alicia Svigals, bassist Jim Guttmann has taken what he’s learned about klezmer music and created a show that successfully threads klezmer music through his work in other musical genres. The music refers to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tower of Power visiting the Caribbean, Erroll Garner’s work with Slam Stewart and the rapper Nelly as well as the traditional music of clarinetist Dave Tarras and violinist Leon Schwartz.

    From Carnegie Hall to smoky dives, from Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw to the legendary folk music venue Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Jim has played everything from klezmer to classical — and most styles in between. In a remarkable career spanning more than 30 years, he’s performed with a myriad of groups including the Klezmer Conservatory Band, singers Eartha Kitt and Mark Murphy, the Really Eclectic String Quartet, blues masters Johnny Shines and James Cotton, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Texas swing legend Tiny Moore, new acoustic music guitar virtuoso Russ Barenberg, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, and many more. Whether he’s swinging a jazz tune, holding down the clave rhythm in an Afro-Cuban song, or nailing a lively sirba with a klezmer band, Guttmann plays with great warmth, sophistication, and flawless time.
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis St. Framingham MA 01702
    Ellen Sturgis 508.405.2787 ellen.sturgis@amazingthings.org
  • | Arts and Entertainment, music
    - Saturday October 21, 2017
    7:30pm
    $100
    Members Only Pre-sale ends September 21, 2017 - 12:00pm



    “Lisa Fischer in concert is addictive. Every performance is so enriching, so exciting, so transcendent that you want more. With remarkable vocal range and vocabulary, Fischer can sing soul, jazz, rock, gospel, pop, folk and classical with equal facility and authority.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 2016)

    Celebrating 20 years of music, theater and art at TCAN!
    Ms. Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa is finally offering her own humble, heartfelt song, accompanied by her inventive new band Grand Baton.

    The breakout success of the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) altered the course of Lisa’s musical journey. Featuring clips of Lisa’s 1991 Grammy-winning R&B hit “How Can I Ease The Pain” and her legendary duet with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter,” and glowing testimonials from famous colleagues like Sting, Patti Austin, and Chris Botti, the film showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, earned her a second Grammy award, and left audiences eager to see and hear more. “Ms. Fischer has become the unexpected star of Mr. Neville’s film,” said the New York Times.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sweetest Day originated in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922. Herbert Birch Kingston, a philanthropist and candy company employee wanted to bring happiness into the lives of the sick, orphans, shut-ins and others who were forgotten by distributing candy to them. Thus, Sweetest Day was born. Today is the day to do something nice for someone that will make him or her say, "Oh, that's so sweet!" Annually, the third Saturday in October.
     
           

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

  • | Arts and Entertainment, silent film, movies
    - Showtimes: Sunday, October 22
    7:30pm
    $12 public | $10 members


    Jeff Rapsis will perform live musical accompaniment during the silent movie

    Chaplin's first full-length feature is a silent masterpiece about a little tramp who discovers a little orphan and brings him up but is left desolate when the orphanage reclaims him. Chaplin directed, produced and starred in the film, as well as composed the score.

    Rating: NR
    Director: Charlie Chaplin
    Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purvience, Jackie Coogan
    Release Date: 6th Feb 1921
    Runtime: 58mins
    Format: Blu-Ray Disc - Special releas
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An occasion to honor mothers-in-law for their contribution to the success of families, and for their good humor in enduring bad jokes.
     
           
  • - On October 22, 1962 President John F. Kennedy, demanded the removal from Cuba of Soviet missiles, launched equipment and bombers and he imposed a naval "quarantine" to prevent further weaponry from reaching Cuba.
     
           

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, film, halloween
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    Showtimes: Monday, October 23
    7:30pm
    $12 public | $10 members

    A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

    Rating: R

    Director: Roman Polanksi

    Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes

    Release Date: 12th June 1968

    Runtime: 137 mins

    Format: Digital Cinema Package DCP, Dolby 5.1,

    Language: English
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org

Friday, October 27th, 2017

  • | 6:30pm - 12:30pm | Local Events, Qigong, Taichi, Movement Meditation, Spirituality, Heart, Healing, Chinese Yoga
    - The Taoist Elixir Method, or Tao Tan Pai Basic 31 Meditations/Postures, collectively called "Cloud Hands"-- an authentic monastic Qigong system that promotes strong health and vitality and cultivates internal energy (Qi) for self-healing, vitality, and to empower martial art and healing art to super-normal levels. Over the course of this weekend, Master Dunn will teach you the entire system of 31 Basic Meditations--15 standing moving meditations and 16 seated meditations, thirteen of which involve gentle upper body movements. Good for all ages and excellent for athletes, the "TTP-31" are easier to do than Tai Chi. Taoist Elixir Method Qigong also works as a wonderful foundation and catalyst for Flying Phoenix Qigong practice, also taught by Master Dunn.

    The Taoist Elixir Method Qigong was created in the ninth century during China's Tang Dynasty and is attributed to Lu Deng Bin, the leader of the Eight Taoist Immortals (Saints). Terry Dunn learned the "Basic 31" along with the five higher levels of Taoist Elixir Method from 1976 to 1983 from Master John Davidson and from Taoist Priest Share K. Lew, the 23rd generation lineage holder of the Tao Tan Pai tradition. Master Dunn has been teaching this rare art since 1984.


    Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
    430 East St. Lenox MA 01240
    Kristin Lee 866.264.5139 Kristinlee@eastover.com
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Edwin McCain
    - Called the “great American romantic” by the New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts. After recording two of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music, McCain now performs upwards of 100 shows annually throughout the US as a solo artist, with his full band or his acoustic trio. Recently, he’s added orchestras to his repertoire, performing with symphonies in select markets where he brings his powerful songs to majestic new heights. Those enduring love songs (and wedding must-haves) “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More”aren’t just for the romantic at heart; “American Idol” and “The Voice” contestants turn to Edwin’s ballads every single year to help them win over judges and fans alike (just ask last season’s AI winner, Nick Fradiani). Even Justin Bieber has been known to belt out “I’ll Be” during his own concerts.Earlier this year, McCain suddenly found himself with a whole new crop of fans when his “Flipping Ships” television show debuted on Animal Planet and became one of the highest rated new programs for the network. During the season, Edwin happily juggled his two jobs, filming the show by day and headlining concerts at night.͞The 15-year-old me would have crawled through a river of fire to be the 41-year-old singer/songwriter that I am today, and I remember that," he says. "I am incredibly grateful to be able to do this.
    Stadium Theatre
    28 Monument Square Woonsocket RI 02895
  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Special Interest, adult, birding, animals, wildlife, watch, fall, migration, outdoor, owl, night
    - Do all owls really hoot? Why can't we hear them fly? Join us as we learn about our local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Friday October 27, 2017
    8:00pm
    $27 public | $24 members


    Internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed "Acoustic Ninja" play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers.

    Bundy’s unique career has brought him across the world, with sold-out concerts in 28 countries and counting – from high-tech performance halls in South Korea and Italy, to remote villages in Zimbabwe and Guatemala. He has independently sold over 120,000 albums on his record label, Honest Ninja Music. His video clips circulate virally at astonishing speed, with over 36,000,000 YouTube views to date.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - The Chandler Travis Philharmonette is a 9-piece ensemble from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet. It’s possible they might be the missing link between the Kinks and Sun Ra…

    There’s some chance you may be aware of Chandler’s other band, the Incredible Casuals, or of his earlier work with Travis Shook and the Club Wow; either solo or in one or another of these guises, he has appeared with Elvis Costello, Green Day, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, John Cale, Bonnie Raitt, NRBQ (longtime buds Terry Adams and Al Anderson from the ‘Q played on the first Philharmonic album), Charles Mingus, the Beach Boys, Allen Ginsburg, the Replacements, George Carlin (a guest star on two CTP albums, and a traveling companion for decades), Of Montreal, etc., etc.
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis St. Framingham MA 01702
    Ellen Sturgis 508.405.2787 ellen.sturgis@amazingthings.org
  • | 8:00pm - 12:00am | Celebration, Halloween Party, Dance, Music,
    - Get super spooked and dance the night away at the Eastover Halloween Party!
    Excellent DJs = Excellent Music!
    DJ Dondada, DJ Le Grand & DJ Gusano Rojo - $15


    Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
    430 East St. Lenox MA 01240
    Kristin Lee 866.264.5139 Kristinlee@eastover.com
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter phase 6:22 PM, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

  • | 10:30am - 12:00pm | Kids
    - Bug out with Karen K in her imaginary backyard fort where she makes music with her friends, the Jitterbugs: Bumble (the bee who doesn’t like to sting); Stinky (loves playing outside, refuses baths), Hop (lots of energy, not a lot of self control); Slug Bug (needs a LOT of naps); and her best friend, Lightning (thinks he’s a super hero…Karen believes him). In this high-energy, crowd-engaging show for kids and kidults, Karen takes audience members young and old on a musical adventure exploring themes of kindness, friendship and downright fun. The Jitterbugs’ will have kids up and dancing to Karen’s catchy, pop-infused, award-winning songs, and leave adults asking for more…even when the kids aren’t around.

    One of the most buzzed about bands for families and kids on the East Coast, Karen K & the Jitterbugs have received multiple national awards, including a Parents Choice Fun Stuff Award and Best KidVid of 2014 for their smash hit video (I Woke Up in a) Fire Truck. Music from both of their albums – Pancakes for Dinner and Big Ol’ Truck can be heard on radio stations across the country.
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis St. Framingham MA 01702
    Ellen Sturgis 508.405.2787 ellen.sturgis@amazingthings.org
  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Children's Musical
    - "Once in a Blue Moon" is an original children's musical, having its debut performance at Common Street Spiritual Center at 13 Common Street in Natick Center on Friday, October 27 at 7pm and Saturday, October 28 at 2pm and 7pm.

    There are eleven children in the play from the Metrowest area. There are eleven original songs, along with tap dancing.

    It's a story of children who go to camp on a farm and the animals are the counselors. These animals have a lot to say. They have a barn and they're putting on a show. What ensues is a delightful re-connection to nature and a reminder that we learned to dance by watching animals move, ie. the pony, fox trot, hip hop. You will also finally discover why the chicken crossed the road. We hope to see you there.

    PURCHASE TICKETS AT:
    click for details
    OR AT DOOR ~ SPACE AVAILABLE

    This event is a fundraiser and all proceeds will benefit the Common Street Spiritual Center.
    Common Street Spiritual Center
    13 Common Street Natick MA 01760
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Kids, family, birding, bird, owl, walk, child, night, moon, outside, nature, fun, kids,
    - Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat as we search and listen for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls.

    Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. This program for ages 6 and up includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 6:30pm - 12:30pm | Local Events, Qigong, Taichi, Movement Meditation, Spirituality, Heart, Healing, Chinese Yoga
    - The Taoist Elixir Method, or Tao Tan Pai Basic 31 Meditations/Postures, collectively called "Cloud Hands"-- an authentic monastic Qigong system that promotes strong health and vitality and cultivates internal energy (Qi) for self-healing, vitality, and to empower martial art and healing art to super-normal levels. Over the course of this weekend, Master Dunn will teach you the entire system of 31 Basic Meditations--15 standing moving meditations and 16 seated meditations, thirteen of which involve gentle upper body movements. Good for all ages and excellent for athletes, the "TTP-31" are easier to do than Tai Chi. Taoist Elixir Method Qigong also works as a wonderful foundation and catalyst for Flying Phoenix Qigong practice, also taught by Master Dunn.

    The Taoist Elixir Method Qigong was created in the ninth century during China's Tang Dynasty and is attributed to Lu Deng Bin, the leader of the Eight Taoist Immortals (Saints). Terry Dunn learned the "Basic 31" along with the five higher levels of Taoist Elixir Method from 1976 to 1983 from Master John Davidson and from Taoist Priest Share K. Lew, the 23rd generation lineage holder of the Tao Tan Pai tradition. Master Dunn has been teaching this rare art since 1984.


    Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
    430 East St. Lenox MA 01240
    Kristin Lee 866.264.5139 Kristinlee@eastover.com
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Children's Musical
    - "Once in a Blue Moon" is an original children's musical, having its debut performance at Common Street Spiritual Center at 13 Common Street in Natick Center on Friday, October 27 at 7pm and Saturday, October 28 at 2pm and 7pm.

    There are eleven children in the play from the Metrowest area. There are eleven original songs, along with tap dancing.

    It's a story of children who go to camp on a farm and the animals are the counselors. These animals have a lot to say. They have a barn and they're putting on a show. What ensues is a delightful re-connection to nature and a reminder that we learned to dance by watching animals move, ie. the pony, fox trot, hip hop. You will also finally discover why the chicken crossed the road. We hope to see you there.

    PURCHASE TICKETS AT:
    click for details
    OR AT DOOR ~ SPACE AVAILABLE

    This event is a fundraiser and all proceeds will benefit the Common Street Spiritual Center.
    Common Street Spiritual Center
    13 Common Street Natick MA 01760
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - At its core, these six vocalists produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and creating unique textures that excite, entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. Throughout its 23 year history, Five O’Clock Shadow has redefined the possibilities of vocal music by incorporating mouth percussion, real-time digital effect processing and innovative writing and arranging into its critically acclaimed live performances and recordings. What’s more, these guys love what they do, and their joy is contagious!

    Five O’Clock Shadow effectively blurs the lines between traditional a cappella singing and today’s mainstream audio. From the United States to Europe and Asia, audiences have been witness to the revolutionary form of all vocal music that is Five O’Clock Shadow. Now you can witness it too.
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis St. Framingham MA 01702
    Ellen Sturgis 508.405.2787 ellen.sturgis@amazingthings.org
  • | 11:45pm - | Arts and Entertainment, film, halloween
    - Showtimes:
    Saturday, October 28 at 11:45pm
    Sunday, October 29 at 7:30pm
    $12 public | $10 members

    While driving home during a rain filled night, straight-laced lovebirds Brad Majors and Janet Weiss end up by chance at the castle of one Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his strange and bizarre entourage, and find that he's having a party. This is no ordinary party, no ordinary night.

    Rating: R

    Director: Jim Sharman

    Starring: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick

    Release Date: 31st August 1975

    Runtime: 100 mins

    Format: Digital Cinema Package DCP, Dolby 5.1,

    Language: English
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this day millions of Americans unite to do good for others on Make a Difference Day. A USA Today initiative, backed by Gannett, who are proud to head this nationwide effort and recognize the everyday people whose contributions improve communities and better lives. Annually, the fourth Saturday in October. Make a difference today! For details checkout, click for details.
     
           

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