Calendar: Oct. 6-12

By Anne Steele, News Staff

Entry of the Week: Turtle Tug

This Saturday Delta Zeta is hosting its annual philanthropy event, Turtle Tug, a tug-of-war extravaganza that helps raise money to benefit the sorority’s national philanthropy of speech and hearing. This year’s event will fund the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Painted Turtle Camp. The catch? This competition is over a pit of whipped cream. Pull together some friends and register in teams of five. Get messy for a great cause. Delta Zeta members will be tabling this week outside the bookstore in the Curry Student Center Thursday and Friday 12 to 3 p.m. for registration and to collect money. Check out the Facebook event to sign up online. Centennial Common; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $5 per person, $25 per team; Delta Zeta Annual Turtle Tug Facebook event.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Northeastern presents an Education on the Road event, a self-guided tour of the Newport Mansions in Rhode Island. This alumni-sponsored event is open to all faculty, staff and students. Newport, Rhode Island; all day; $40 for tour, $55 with bus; contact Dave Lehman from alumni relations to sign up at [email protected]

Friday, Oct. 7

Bring your friends to Formaggio Kitchen South End’s organic French wine tasting to savor a lineup of the specialty shop’s favorite organic and sustainably farmed wines from Jura, Beaujolais and the Loire Valley. Host Martin Langer from Oz Wines is an importer who specializes in small production and family made wines. 268 Shawmut Ave.; 5 to 7 p.m.; free; 21+;
www.southendformaggio.com.

Saturday, Oct. 8

The Wilbur Theatre presents Two Kids One Hall, a special performance from The Kids in the Hall, a small Canadian sketch comedy troupe known for its cross-dressing antics and limitless range of character portrayals. Although writer Paul Bellini and an actual woman occasionally appear in the sketches, for the most part, five main male cast members portray every single character themselves. Fan favorite characters include the harried corporate executive Danny Husk, alienated teen rocker Bobby Tarrance, gay bar owner Buddy Cole, TV show host Simon and his sidekick Hecubus and gossiping corporate secretaries Cathy and Kathy. 246 Tremont St; 7 p.m.; $27; www.thewilbur.com.

Time for a ladies night out with comedy, dancing and laughs complimentary of the Improv Asylum’s latest production “All the Single Ladies” at the Parris Room in Ned Devine’s (Faneuil Hall). In “The Hangover” and “Bridesmaids” style, watch four friends conquer one last wild night out before one of them gets married. Only singing and dancing can help them get through the night when alcohol-induced old feuds and new secrets threaten to spoil their time. Grab your girls for a hilarious, high-energy, interactive night of comedy. 75 State Street; 7:30 p.m.; $25 general admission and $35 for preferred seating;
www.improvasylum.com.

Sunday, Oct. 9

Children of the ’90s, brace yourselves for Hanson at the House of Blues. Fourteen years ago, the Oklahoma brothers band hit stardom, out-of-the-blue, with their soul-inspired brand of American pop-rock’n’roll. After two decades of making music together, their fifth studio album, Shout It Out dropped last year, and continues to deliver soulful, melodic tunes chockfull of that contagious optimism they’ve championed since their first album. The show is part of their Musical Ride Tour and fans can check out their website to vote for which album Hanson should play in Boston. Also check out their website to get involved locally with their wide activism to fight poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa. Most importantly, don’t let their lower voices and shorter hair stop you from getting your MMMBop on. 15 Lansdowne St.; 7 p.m.; $26.50 in advance, $30 day of;
www.houseofblues.com.

Monday, Oct. 10

Join the Huntington Theatre Company for its 30th anniversary open house. Events throughout the day include season preview talks with Managing Director Michael Maso and Artistic and Literary Programs Director Charles Haugland; a playwrights panel featuring Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro (“Before I Leave You”), Evan M. Wiener (“Captors”) and moderated by Charles Haugland; a performance of selections from “Candide”; and a raffle. Don’t miss this opportunity to check out this professional theater company right by campus, which has garnered six Elliot Norton Awards and three Tony Award nominations for productions that were transferred to Broadway after critically acclaimed productions in Boston. Boston University Theatre; 264 Huntington Ave.; 11 a.m. doors open to subscribers, 12 p.m. doors open to the general public to 3p.m.; free; RSVP online; www.hutingtontheatre.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Harpoon Helps, the charitable arm of Harpoon Brewery, is hosting a special Oktoberfest for a Cure beer tasting to support prostate cancer awareness. A $25 donation includes samples of Harpoon beers, featuring a special blended cask of Harpoon Awareness Ale, light snacks, a tasting glass and a ticket  for a drawing of a seven-night trip for two to Brussels, Brugge and Gent, Belgium to experience “Beer Heaven” with brewery tours, cafe crawls and abbey visits. All proceeds go to Pints for Prostates, a not-for-profit that strives to reach men through the universal language of beer with an important health message. 306 Northern Ave.; all day; $25; www.pintsforprostates.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

The Museum of Science is featuring an IMAX presentation, “Rescue,” which follows the humanitarian crisis in Haiti after the massive 2010 earthquake. The film explores the high-stakes post-trauma world from the perspective of relief personnel, offering a unique, real-life look at the training, equipment and commitment of emergency response teams from around the world. Mugar Omni Theater at the Museum of Science; 1 Science Park; 9 a.m.; $10; www.mos.org.

 

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