CULTURAL & RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE MIT COMMUNITY web.mit.edu/mitac MARCH 2015 Events on Sale Thursday, March 5 MITAC Box Office Hours On C campus 617.253.7990 Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm Stata Center Lobby (Bldg. 32) At Lincoln Lab Room 781.981.6130 Thursday and Friday, 11am-4pm A-109 Boston Red Sox 2015 Games. Tickets available soon! Tickets go on sale Thurs., April 9* (*the anniversary of the first exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park), at 11:00am at the MITAC desk Limit 8 tickets total per person with your MIT ID. •Tues., June 16 vs. Atlanta Braves, 4:05pm Infield Grandstand 16/First Base: $58 Bleacher 41: $30 •Fri., July 24 vs. Detroit Tigers, 7:10pm Right Field Box 87: $82 Bleacher 41: $44 •Mon., July 27 vs. Chicago White Sox, 7:10pm Right Field Box 90: $55 Bleacher 43: $30 •Fri., July 31 vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 7:10pm Right Field Box 88: $66 Bleacher 41: $36 •Fri., Aug. 14 vs. Seattle Mariners, 7:10pm Right Field Box 88: $66 Bleacher 43: $36 •Fri., Aug. 21 vs. Kansas City Royals, 7:10pm Right Field Box 87: $66 Bleacher 41: $36 •Mon., Sept. 7 vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 1:35pm Infield Grandstand 16: $63 Bleacher 43: $33 •Fri., Sept. 25 vs. Baltimore Orioles, 7:10pm Infield Grandstand 16: $63 Bleacher 41: $33 NEW EVENTS Butterfly Place & Garden. Westford, MA. $8 (reg. $12.50/adult; $10.50/seniors (65+); $8.50/child, 3-12; ages 2 & under are free). ~ save up to $4.50/ticket. Open Feb. 14-October 31. See New England butterflies and tropical species from all over the world. Walk along a winding pathway. Observe butterflies sipping from flowers, basking in the sunshine and flying freely in a natural habitat. Enjoy the koi fish and quail birds which live among the butterflies. Visit the “show and tell bench” where a staff member is always available to answer your questions and help make your visit fun. See eggs, caterpillars or other interesting creatures up close. Plus, visit the indoor garden filled with hundreds of freely-flying butterflies! Great fun for the whole family. Tickets valid anytime and do not expire. Purchase by October 30. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Discounted tickets ~*NEW! Boston, MA. $6, ages 18+ (reg. $15). Children under the age of 18 are free. Save more than 50%! Tickets are valid anytime and do not expire. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum displays an art collection of world importance, including works that rank among the most significant of their type. Isabella Stewart Gardner collected and carefully displayed a collection comprised of more than 2,500 objects—paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, drawings, silver, ceramics, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, photographs and letters—from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, the Islamic world and 19th-century France and America. Built to evoke a 15thcentury Venetian palace, the Museum itself provides an atmospheric setting for Isabella Stewart Gardner's inventive creation. Lowell Spinners 2015 Season. LeLacheur Park, Lowell, MA. 3 games for the 2015 Season: -Sat., June 27, 5:05pm vs. Aberdeen IronBirds Reserved box seats @ $9/each Purchase by May 28 - Sat., July 25, 5:05pm vs. Auburn Doubledays Reserved bleachers @ $7/each Purchase by June 25 -Sat., Aug. 15, 5:05pm vs. Tri City ValleyCats Reserved bleachers @ $7/each Purchase by July 16 New England Revolution Soccer. 4 games for the 2015 season. Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA. -Sat., May 23, 7:30pm vs. DC United Category 3 tickets @ $20/each (reg. $27) Purchase by April 23 -Sat., May 31, 7pm vs. Los Angeles Category 3 tickets @ $20/each (reg. $27) Purchase by April 30 -Sat., Aug. 1, 7:30pm vs. Toronto FC Category 3 tickets @ $20/each (reg. $27) Purchase by July 2 -Sat., Sept 26, 7:30pm vs. Philadelphia Category 3 tickets @ $20/each (reg. $27) Purchase by Aug. 27 Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA. Open March 15-Nov. 30. $____/adult; (reg. $29.95); $16.50/children ages 5-12 (under 5 is free) (reg. $19.00). Step back in time, and visit a 1627 English Village, as it was in the early 17th century. Learn what a pottage is; how a duck is cooked on the hearth; see cows or goats being milked; talk with a householder and hear about issues of land ownership and payment of debt, and more. Take time to explore the Wampanoag homesite, Mayflower II, Crafts Center, Nye Barn, Wampanoag education site, Colonial education site and much more. Great exploration and discovery for the whole family. EVENTS STILL AVAILABLE Afternoon Tea in the McLaurin Room, Fri., April 17, 2:15-3:30pm, McLauren Room. $22/pp. Spend a relaxing afternoon with fine tea, treats and conversation at the MITAC Afternoon Tea. Start off your journey with treats prepared by our very own MIT Chef Tim Healy. Menu includes a variety of Tea Sandwiches, Scones, Sweets & Petits Fours. Tea Sandwiches include Chevre with watercress; Radish, poppyseed and cucumber; Chicken curry with pistachio; and Gougeres with bacon and thyme. S cone, Sweets & Petits Fours include Orange and spice banana bread; Apricot and chocolate scones; Rosemary and parmesan biscuit; Passion fruit tea cake; Chocolate Grand Marnier cappuccino; and Papaya coconut. And of course, a variety of tea bags for your tasting pleasure! You may wish to wear tea attire to complement your tea experience! Tea hats are optional. Space is limited. Limit: 2 tkts/per person. Purchase by March 27. Bicycle Savvy - Basic Maintenance Workshop, Thurs., March 12, 2015, Media Room at Z Center, 12noon-1pm. $14/pp. Presented by Cambridge Bicycle. Join us for an afternoon with Cambridge Bicycle who will teach the basics of bicycle maintenance. The focus of the class will be on how to diagnose minor problems before they become major ones. This will include lubing and care of your cables, chain, drivetrain and a tutorial on fixing flats. There will be time set aside at the end for Questions and Answers. Purchase by March 6. Big Apple Circus ~ Metamporphosis, Sun., April 12, 4:30pm, City Hall Plaza, Boston. $37/ringside seating ~ Great seats! (reg. $46). Fly away to the Big Apple Circus’s magical all-new Show, Metamorphosis. Be transported to a realm of enchantment and illusion, a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from ringside, and nothing is impossible! You will be thrilled by the Flying Trapeze, the razzle-dazzle of the Rolla-Bolla, the dynamo of the Diablo, the risky rhythms of the Risley team, the cunning conjurors of the Quick-Change, and the incredible flexible limbs of the Contortionists. See and hear the musical merriment of clowns, camels, horses, playful pooches and more. Immerse yourself in the wonder, joy and astounding magic of Metamporphosis! Show runs 2 hours, with one intermission. Purchase by March 12. Boston Flower Show: Season of Enchantment, March 11-15, Seaport World Trade Center. $17 (reg. $20). Gardens are the places of magical metamorphosis. They’re the stage on which Mother Nature reveals her most wow-worthy wonder. Join the 2015 Boston Flower and Garden Show for this celebration as garden designers, floral arrangers, photographers, and amateur horticulturalists explore the mystical joys of the spring landscape. Purchase by March 13. Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, duo piano, Sun., April 12, 7:30pm, Symphony Hall. $75/second balcony (reg. $80). Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock stunned jazz audiences in 1978 when, in the midst of jazz-rock’s enormous popularity, they toured as an acoustic piano duet. That spirited tour produced two classic albums: Corea Hancock and An Evening with Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock: In Concert. Corea and Hancock have never again recorded together as a duet. The Celebrity Series checks in on this historic collaboration between two master musicians. Purchase by March 12. Blue Man Group Discounted tickets now available! $64 (reg. $77.50) ~ save $13.50/ticket. Charles Playhouse, Boston. Blue Man Group is a multi-media, multi-sensory theatrical journey that features three bald and blue characters backed by a three-piece band, that take the audience through an experience that is funny, intelligent, and visually stunning ~ what a ride! Generic discounted tickets are valid for any Blue Man performance, with the exception of Friday @ 7pm; Saturday at 4pm; and Saturday @ 7pm; and select holiday weeks and weekends. Tickets do not expire. Children under the age of 5 are not admitted. Call the Blue Man group box office in advance to check on ticket availability. Tickets must be redeemed at the Blue Man box office for specific show dates/times. Tickets cannot be reserved over the telephone or held at the box office. 2015 Boston Pops Symphony Hall, Boston. •Singin' In the Rain: Film with Orchestra, Sat., May 9, 8pm, $60/1st balcony. Topping the American Film Institute’s list of 25 Greatest Movie Musicals of all time, this film masterpiece comes to life with live orchestral accompaniment and awardwinning on-screen performances by Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. “To see the glorious MGM music performed live makes it a nonce-in-a-lifetime viewing experience” (Musical Theatre Review). Purchase by March 26 •The Pops Plays the Beatles, Thurs., May 14, 8pm, $52/1st balcony. Fifty years ago, four lads from Liverpool changed the course of popular music forever. As one of the most successful musical collaborations in history, The Fab Four published over 200 songs and became worldwide icons in ten years of music-making. Hear the music of The Beatles as you’ve never heard it before with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Purchase by April 10 •Sondheim on Sondheim in Concert, Thurs., June 11, 8pm, 30 tickets @ $52/1st balconyHailed as a “revelatory revue full of wonderful moments” an a “funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater’s greatest living composer and lyricist,” the world premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim In Concert, for the first time ever with a full symphony orchestra, is not to be missed! Experience the show with lush new orchestra arrangements of his work sung by Broadway stars and fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center. This delightful and intimate revue of the life and work of Stephen Sondheim is told in his own words via film, the live performers, and his music. Purchase by May 8 BSO Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO), Sat., April 25, 12pm, Symphony Hall. $22/adult; free for children under 18. The BSO's Family Concert Series provides engaging, age-appropriate, educational orchestral concert experiences especially for children ages 3-8 and their families. BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Symphony Hall. With Marta Zurad, conductor; and Matt Roberts, magician. Purchase by March 20. Cassandra Wilson, Sat., April 11, 8pm, Berklee Performance Ctr. $32/orchestra right (reg. $37). American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cassandra Wilson performs the Boston premiere of Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday, celebrating Billie Holiday's 100th birthday and applying her smoky-smooth delivery to the late master's jazz hits. The winner of two Grammy awards, three DownBeat Magazine Vocalist of the Year awards, and the first Pulitzer Prize to be given for jazz, Wilson is a musical chameleon, moving from different genres with ease, while reinterpreting much-loved standards with her own unique style. Purchase by March 12. Come Back, Little Sheba, Sun., April 12, 7:00pm, Roberts Studio Theatre. Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont Street. $68/orchestra (reg. $78) ~ save $10/pp. When Doc and Lola Delaney rent a room in their cluttered Midwestern home to Marie, a vivacious college student, her youthful energy stirs up forgotten dreams and missed opportunities. Visionary director David Cromer, the creative force behind the Huntington's acclaimed production of Our Town, returns to the Roberts Studio Theatre for this intimate and heartrending portrait of a marriage. "David Cromer grabs Inge's portrait of marriage by the scruff of its neck and leaves a riveting, must-see production” (Chicago Tribune). Purchase by March 12. The Diary of Anne Frank, Sun., April 26, 2pm, Boston Children’s Theatre. $21 (reg. $27). One of the most poignant plays of our generation, The Diary of Anne Frank tells the honest story of a young Jewish girl in Amsterdam hiding from the Nazi’s during World War II. Told through the eyes of young Anne, The Diary of Anne Frank is a timeless story that should never be forgotten. Purchase by March 26. Kinky Boots, Sun., Aug. 16, 2015, 6:30pm, Boston Opera House. $72.50/Mezzanine Seating. Broadway's new high-heeled hit is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, and Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper has made history with Kinky Boots as the first solo woman ever to receive the Tony Award for Best Score! Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price, a man who has reluctantly inherited his father’s nearly bankrupt shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds in spiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. Together they discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Book by Harvey Fierstein. Purchase by July 10. The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, Sat., May 23, 7:30pm, American Repertory Theatre. $47/center section (reg. $85) ~ save $38/ticket. Starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac. It’s the end of the world as we know it. A flood of biblical proportions leaves us with only two people on Earth who discover their common language is song and dance. Together they chronicle the rise and fall and hopeful rise again of humankind through music that runs the gamut from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim, and R.E.M. to Queen. Purchase tickets early to this nearly sold-out performance. Purchase by April 23. Ravel’s Mother Goose (Boston Symphony Orchestra), Sat., April 25, 8pm, Symphony Hall. $54/1st balcony. Program includes Ravel’s Mother Goose (complete); Ades’ Three Studies from Couperin; Mozart’s Symphony No. 36, Linz; and Ravel's 1931 Piano Concerto in G, featuring thrilling outer movements and one of the most meltingly beautiful slow movements in the repertoire. With BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink and French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Purchase by March 26 Three Classic Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, & Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fri., April 24, 4:30pm, Agganis Arena, Boston. $33 (reg. $37). Step into a world of wonder where dreams come true in Disney Live presents Three Classic Fairy Tales. Join Mickey and Minnie as they bring the timeless fairy tale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life in a live theatrical experience that is pure magic. With dynamic storytelling, award winning music, stunning costumes and glittering special effects, you’ll dream with the princesses, cheer for their heroes as they conquer evil villains, and be captivated by these spellbinding stories. Purchase by March 26. Newsies, Sun., June 28, 2015, 6:30pm, Boston Opera House. $78/orchestra seating. They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A musical worth singing about !” (The New York Times). Based on true events, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are. Purchase by May 15. Shrek the Musical, Sun., April 19, 3pm, Wheelock Family Theatre. $27/side orchestra seats (reg. $30). The 2008 Broadway smash about a horrible ogre, a feisty princess and a garrulous donkey, Shrek the Musical simultaneously subverts and fulfills fairy-tale expectations. With wit and a mischievous humor, we follow our misanthropic, green hero as he learns about the power of friendship and the magical nature of love; all while thwarting a dast ardly villain. Based on the irreverent book by William Steig and the award-winning animated film by DreamWorks, this singing, dancing extravaganza explores the relative nature of beauty, the beguiling myth of “happily-ever-after”, and the importance of accepting yourself for who you really are. Recommended for adults, teens, and children 8+. Purchase by March 19. Ski Discounts 2014-15. Lift ticket discounts are available for the following ski mountains. Attitash/Wildcat $63 (reg. $75) Save $12/ticket. Cannon Mountain Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH $57 (reg. $75) Save $18/ticket Wachusett Princeton, MA $55 (reg. $63) ~ adult lift ticket Save $8/ticket. Valid anytime, 7 days a week. Wachusett Beginner Ski Package. $76 (reg. $99). Save $23/ticketValid anytime, ages 6 years +. Includes lower lift, rental and lesson. Commuter rail accessible Taza Chocolate Tours (discounted tickets). Somerville, MA. $3 (reg. $5). Join us for a behind-the-scenes, guided tour of Taza Chocolate's manufacturing facility and chocolate making process. The tour is approximately one hour long. Valid anytime, no expiration date. What Makes It Great: The Music of Duke Ellington, Fri., April 10, 8pm, Jordan Hall. $48/2nd balcony (reg. $50). Considered among the greatest American composers in any genre, Duke Ellington’s work looms large on the cultural landscape. In this performance, Rob Kapilow shines the What Makes it Great spotlight on important elements of Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), Nutcracker Suite, Queen’s Suite, Such Sweet Thunder and Afro-Eurasian Eclipse. Purchase by March 12. 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