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109 Concord Rd
Acton, MA, 01720

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The Big Little Band
Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Big Little Band

Blues, Swing, Rockabilly . . . and the occasional Tango

“We’re BIG . . . for a little band.” That’s what we’ve been told by disc jockeys, journalists, aficionados, and our management. Maybe it’s our music. Maybe it’s the water. Maybe it’s our imagination. But we don’t think so.

Our music? We play slick, colorful tunes with a big, fat sound from our usual-to-unusual repertoire of blues, swing, R&B, rockability, plus re-imagined standards from the Golden Grooveyard, B-sides, original music . . . tunes with stories by Tom Waits to the trance and chant of Emmy Lou Harris. All in all — indescribably delicious!

The Big Little Band is: Jason Eisenberg (J-Bob), guitar/vocals; Emilie Faucher (Cattle Annie), (vocals/percussion); Jodie Rachmann (Little Britches), vocals/percussion; Al Garay (Big Al), bass; Jon Golden (Big Jon), drums; and Jeff Box (J-Box), harmonicas/vocals/percussion.

"The Big Little Band makes my existence bearable!" — David Amram (composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, and author)

DINING OFFER:  True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door

Click here to order your tickets now.
Beer & wine provided by True West.
Parking map

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Fugitive Stories at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington
Oct
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

Fugitive Stories at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington

Each month, we bring Moth and Massmouth winners, along with others from the local arts community, to share their stories. Do you want to tell your story on our theme. Sign up at the cafe or fill out our form online. We'll get back to you to let you know if you're in. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a two- to three-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

Our 2017 Fall series:

  • Thursday, September 28 — “Ink”
  • Thursday, October 26 — “Breathless”
  • Thursday, November 30 — “On the Move”

October’s Theme: “BREATHLESS”
This night is a shout out to all runners, athletes and gym rats because you know how it feels to be “breathless.” The stories tonight might be about workout horrors or a "breathless" finish at The Boston Marathon! We don't know what tales will be told but we hope that our storytellers leave you “breathless."

$10/online • $12/door
Click here to purchase your ticket online.
Doors open at 7pm. Storytelling starts at 7:30pm.

The cafe will be serving before the event and during the break.
Learn more about Kickstand Cafe.

Watch Fugitive Stories online

Introductory Fugitive Stories Video
Fugitive Stories YouTube Channel
Fugitive Stories at Amazing Things, February 2017. Watch the full hour-and-a quarter-long event, or fast forward to the stories that interest you.

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HighCamp
Oct
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

HighCamp

Let's Dance!

HighCamp is a dance and party band playing a compelling mix of high-energy tunes anchored in the club repertoire of the 1980s. While many of HighCamp’s upbeat song choices hail from the ’80s, their song list spans the decades and is guaranteed to get you moving all night long.

The band’s repertoire draws from The B-52s, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, The Clash, David Bowie, Eurythmics, Billy Idol, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, The Black Keys, Cyndi Lauper, No Doubt, and many more!

HighCamp features John Grosjean (vocals, keyboard, and guitar), Stu Weinreb (guitar and vocals), Al Garay (bass), Cindy Holt (vocals), Caroline Apovian (vocals), and Jon Golden (drums).

When HighCamp gets it going, they leave nothing in the tank!

DINING OFFER:  True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door

Click here to order your tickets now.
Beer & wine provided by True West.
Parking map

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Fugitive Stories at Villageworks, West Acton
Nov
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Fugitive Stories at Villageworks, West Acton

Welcome to Fugitive Stories second year in The Gallery at Villageworks. Our Fall season includes a storytelling grand champion at each event!

Acton 2017 Fall series dates, themes and headliners:

  • Sunday, October 1 — “Breathless"
    Christine Gentry, The Moth GrandSLAM Champion
  • Sunday, November 5 — “On the Move”
    Sara Sweet Rabidoux Kelsey, The Moth GrandSLAM Champion
  • Sunday, December 3 — “Good Intentions”
    Jannelle Codianni, Massmouth "Big Mouth Off" Champion

Doors open at 5:30pm with storytelling beginning at 6pm and ending around 7:30pm with one intermission.

November 5 "On the Move" Tickets: $10/online • $12/door
Order your tickets online now.

Acton Coffeehouse is open until 6pm. Be sure to grab a beverage and a snack on your way up.

  • True West Brewery offers 15% off food in the restaurant for advance tickets holders on the day of each event. Stop in before the show or after!

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Acton or another location? Fill out our form here. We welcome those as young as 13 and there is no age limit!

If you want to be the first to know about all of our events, sign up for our email list.

Watch Fugitive Stories Online

Introductory Fugitive Stories Video
Fugitive Stories YouTube Channel
Fugitive Stories at Amazing Things, February 2017
Watch the full hour-and-a quarter-long event, or fast forward to the stories that interest you.

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Fugitive Stories at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham
Nov
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

Fugitive Stories at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham

Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling this Fall at Amazing Things Arts Center on the second Thursday evening of the month. 

November’s Theme: “ON THE MOVE”
These days everyone is "on the move." People in traffic, those riding on trains or planes, scooters bicycles, boats or in hot air balloons and even those jauntily jogging along are all "on the move." Many people know the feeling of being "on the move" packing boxes to go somewhere new or unknown. So much moving around, so many feelings!

The three featured tellers this evening are The Story Space host & storyteller Joe Pagliuca, Massmouth story slam winner & We Turned Out Ok Podcast producer Karen Lock Kolp, and, Massmouth & Moth StorySLAM winner & Fugitive Stories co-producer, Rose Saia.

Framingham 2017 Fall series:

  • Thursday, October 12 — “Breathless”
  • Thursday, November 9 — “On the Move”
  • Thursday, December 14 — “Good Intentions”

Doors open at 7pm. Storytelling begins at 7:30pm and ends at approximately 9:00pm with one intermission.

  • The Amazing Things snack bar will be open before and throughout the event including service of beer and wine.

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Framingham or another location? Fill out our form here. We welcome those as young as 13 and there is no age limit!

If you want to be the first to know about all of our events, sign up for our email list.

Watch Fugitive Stories Online

Introductory Fugitive Stories Video
Fugitive Stories YouTube Channel
Fugitive Stories at Amazing Things, February 2017
Watch the full hour-and-a quarter-long event, or fast forward to the stories that interest you.

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Boston Comedy Night
Nov
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Boston Comedy Night

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door

Order your tickets online today.
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

Boston Comedy Night returns to West Acton Villageworks with a three-event fall series. The curator and host of our series is WES HAZARD — named one of “5 Boston comedians to watch” by Boston Globe Magazine. Each night, he brings some of the best and brightest comics working the New England circuit. The resumés of the comics we’ve presented to date are impressive. They have appeared on Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out, and several local television stations. They have performed in countless comedy festivals, both regional and further afield, have hosted many regional events, and have appeared in a number of feature films. Our audiences have been extremely supportive and, frankly, surprised by the level of talent we’ve been able to bring to the ‘burbs. Kudos to Wes! 

WE'LL BE POSTING NOVEMBER'SLINEUP SOON. STAY TUNED!

WES HAZARD (our host): Wes was named one of “5 Boston Comedians to Watch” by The Boston Globe Magazine. A writer and storyteller as well as comedian, Wes brings wit, energy and honesty to the stage, qualities that have made him a regular performer in Boston venues as well as at The Boston Comedy Festival and The Women in Comedy Festival. He’s appeared as a guest on the Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! podcast with Scott Aukerman & Paul F. Tompkins. His debut book, Questions For Terrible People, was named a Barnes & Noble humor pick.

DINING OFFER: True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

Fall 2017 Comedy Series
•  Friday, September 22
•  Friday, October 13
•  Friday, November 17

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Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish
Nov
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish

Formed in 1991, the band has evolved through many incarnations. They've released five CDs and performed around the world. Mostly, they’ve appreciated the joys of playing a lot of music on Martha's Vineyard (where most of them live).

JOHNNY juggles a full life that employs his many skills, including stone masonry, fishing, antique dealing, and farming. Somehow, he manages to do all the gigs, as well. He came to the the Vineyard in 1978, after soaking up Muddy Waters’s and Tom Waits’s shows as a teenager.

JEREMY BERLIN, the piano player, has been with the band for most of its life — since the summer of ’93. He’s played duets with President Clinton and Carly Simon, and toured the world with The Nina Simone band — he’s not afraid of anything, and he plays it all. The band started out as a four-piece with no piano, became a five-piece for several years, and then returned to a four-piece configuration, this time with no bass — and it's been that way for over 10 years. They even play as a three-piece without guitar. Jeremy's connection with the Island started before he was born and he's been there on and off ever since.

BUCK SHANK, guitar, long-time member of the band, looks and sounds like he's playing his last solo every time he steps up. He brings so much emotion, joy, and grit to the stage, and his rhythm playing helps drive the bus.

ROBBIE SOLTZ, the drummer, came aboard in 2015 and is a veteran of the Vineyard scene and such bands as Entrain and The Mike Benjamin Band. He’s a strong player and great back-up singer. We’re happy to have him!

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door

Click here to order tickets.
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

“These guys truly hit the nail on the head better than most other pro touring blues/roots bands I've seen, and I've seen plenty in my 51 years. I think a lot has to do with the energy, soul and ability for the band to mix it up — Chicago Blues, Rockabilly, good old R&B, Cajun flavored off beat stuff — I love it all.”

DINING OFFER:  True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

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