05/2013

The Velveteen Rabbit

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 1:25pm

Love, acceptance, and confidence: These are three virtues demonstrated to audiences of this musical adapted from the beloved children’s novel of the same name. Following the life of a stuffed bunny as he earns for the love of a young boy and the ability to be “real,” this show will teach children the importance of being true to yourself while adults get to revisit a classic bedtime story of their youth. Tue 10 a.m.

 

Latin Wine Dinner

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 9:53am

Immerse yourself in Spanish culture, if only for just one evening. Olé Imports pairs Spanish wines—like Tempranillo, Monastrell, or Granacha varietels—with a six-course dinner including the classic tapas dish patatas bravas (spicy fried potatoes), salmon tartare, and pork cheek with creamy polenta and harrisa aïoli. The evening is rounded out with a flourless chocolate cake and a winemaker talk. Tue 6:30 p.m. 

 

Marina and the Diamonds

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 12:48pm

Welsh avant-garde pop chanteuse Marina Diamandis—a.k.a Marina and the Diamonds—is not short on creativity. Her latest release, last year’s Electra Heart, is a concept album named for a fictitious pop star that Diamandis says is based on female archetypes in pop culture and polarizing icons like Marilyn Monroe, Britney Spears, Madonna, and Jayne Mansfield. The pulsating electronic tracks tell the character’s trials and tribulations in the spotlight, reflected in cheeky song titles like “Homewrecker,” “Teen Idle,” and “Valley of the Dolls.” Tue 8 p.m.