WEST ACTON VILLAGE OKTOBERFEST!
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

WEST ACTON VILLAGE OKTOBERFEST!

OKTOBERFEST returns to West Acton Village on Saturday, September 29th! In addition to sidewalk sales throughout the village, all variety of vendors will be set up in Gardner Field on Rte 111/Mass Ave, across from the Villageworks.

Marx Running is hosting at 5K road race at 9am, and then festivities begin at 10am. Live bands will be playing all day long, including special performances from groups like Theatre III. Bounce house and playground available for younger kids. Food and drink will be provided from local favorites such as Legend Cafe, Orange Door Kitchen, and New London Pizza. This year TrueWest will be hosting a Beer Tent (over 21 only), where they will be selling beer along with Pony Shack Cider with some lawn games. 

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FUGITIVE STORIES
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

FUGITIVE STORIES

Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton. We bring Moth and Massmouth winners, along with others from the local community, to share their stories. Do you want to tell your story on our theme? You can 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 five- to six-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

September Theme: “Missed Opportunity”

FEATURED TELLERS

Rose Saia (Fugitive Stories co-founder)
Rose Saia won two Moth StorySLAMs and two Massmouth Story Slams in 2016, her first year as a storyteller. She has been a featured teller at WGBH, The Life is Good Kids Foundation, and The International Institute of Boston. She placed third in Boston’s 2017 Moth Grand Slam. She teaches “True Stories Told Live” workshops As a newcomer to the craft, Rose gets energized finding that common bond with an audience, but practices relaxation breathing to stop shaking before every event. Rose was one of the co-founders of Fugitive Stories.

Sara Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey
Sara Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey grew up on Cape Cod and has lived in Boston for nearly twenty years. Sara has an MFA in Choreography and Dance History from Smith College and was the Founder and Artistic Director of hoi polloi, a modern dance company based in Central Square for many years.  Sara is a Moth GrandSlam champion and recently performed on her first Moth MainStage production. She is co-founder of Blind Tiger Tellers and honored to be a featured teller with Fugitive Stories.

Bart Thompson
Bart Thompson has won Moth StorySLAMs and Massmouth Story Slams and has been a Massmouth “Big Mouth Off” finalist. He honed his skill in storytelling on the stages of Boston and New York after a humble beginning seven years ago in a storytelling show in Providence, RI. He is a Nebraska native and avid traveler who now lives in the Boston area. He tells stories anywhere he can find a captive audience (such as elevators and bathrooms).

$10/online • $12/door
Order your tickets here.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.

Acton Coffeehouse, as you enter the venue, serves beverages and snacks until 6pm. Bring them on up!

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Acton or another location? Fill out our form here.

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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BUILDING RESILIENCE: A PARENT/CAREGIVER SERIES PART I
Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

BUILDING RESILIENCE: A PARENT/CAREGIVER SERIES PART I

Learn the essential tools to build resilience, improve health and quality of life, while helping support your children and teens to learn and practice their own resiliency building skills in this TWO-PART series withRana Chudnofsky, Ed.M. Learn about the connection between stress and physical or emotional concerns. Practice techniques to elicit the relaxation response to stay cool in stressful situations!

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BUILDING RESILIENCE: A PARENT/CAREGIVER SERIES PART II
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

BUILDING RESILIENCE: A PARENT/CAREGIVER SERIES PART II

Learn the essential tools to build resilience, improve health and quality of life, while helping support your children and teens to learn and practice their own resiliency building skills in this TWO-PART series withRana Chudnofsky, Ed.M. Learn about the connection between stress and physical or emotional concerns. Practice techniques to elicit the relaxation response to stay cool in stressful situations!

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'INLAND/ISLAND' RECEPTION
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

'INLAND/ISLAND' RECEPTION

Join painter Louise Arnold for the reception for her show INLAND/ISLAND, on exhibit in The Gallery at Villageworks this Fall.

Louise Arnold is a landscape painter with a design background in Landscape Architecture. She works both en plein air and from her sketches and photographs. Louise has been fortunate enough to visit and inhabit the landscapes of both Northern Vermont and Prince Edward Island, Canada. Each provides unique experiences: the region of Vermont that she works in tends to be more enclosed and PEI - surrounded by water - more open and expansive. The paintings on display in the Gallery at Villageworks explore the character of these two distinct landscapes and the reciprocal experience of Louise’s own personality interacting with them.

The reception is Free and Open to the Public.

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FALL FLAIRE CRAFT SHOW
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

FALL FLAIRE CRAFT SHOW

et your holiday shopping started with locally-made gifts from local artisans at the Fall Flaire craft show!  

Offerings Include Plastic Totes Made From Feed Bags, Jewelry, Art, Custom Painted Furniture, Sea Shell Items, Dog Treats & Treatments, AB Apparel, Knit & Crocheted Items, Sachets, Christmas Décor, Mini Succulents, Magnets, Floral Designs, Hand Lettered Items, Dog Collars, Leashes & Bandanas, Pottery, Astrology/Zodiac Cards & Prints, Arbone Products, Hand Turned Pens, Photography, Wreaths, PillowCase Dresses and Sea Glass Creations.

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HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET IN THE GALLERY
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET IN THE GALLERY

The Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market hosts its annual indoor Thanksgiving Holiday Market on Nov. 18, 10am–1pm in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton, 525 Massachusetts Avenue.  

On offer will be an assortment of vegetables and fruits, eggs, baked treats, bagels, meats, maple syrup and products, chowders, pastas, honey and bee products, artisanal hard ciders, jams, salsas, pickles, relishes, dips, spreads, condiments, hot sauces, pet treats, and crafted goods. 

The ABFM is a producer-only market: vendors may sell only the produce and/or value-added products that they themselves grow or make. A minority of farmers markets operates on this model, which offers market-goers a wonderful chance to get to know the farmers and vendors that grow and produce the food they take home, to learn about producer practices, varieties, etc., and to understand, first-hand, producers’ integrity and innovation.

The ABFM happily accepts SNAP/EBT benefits for use at market, and provides a partial “match” to SNAP users (while project funds last). Visit the ABFM SNAP page or the ABFM stall at market for details.

The ABFM has been promoting good food, supporting sustainable agriculture, and building community since 2009. ABFM: Real Food from Real People! For more, visit: www.ABFarmersMarket.org.

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BOSTON COMEDY NIGHT IN THE GALLERY
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

BOSTON COMEDY NIGHT IN THE GALLERY

Fall 2018 Comedy Series
•  Friday, September 21
•  Friday, October 19
•  Friday, November 18

In 2017 Fugitive Productions began “Fugitive Comedy Night” in West Acton. The curator and host through spring 2018 was Wes Hazard — a 2017 New England Emmy Award winner recognized as an Outstanding Program Host/Moderator and host of WGBH-TV's "Stories from the Stage.”

NEW SEASON, NEW HOST!

We wish Wes Hazard a fond farewell as he sets sail for the Big Apple this fall! In his place is an equally engaging, fun-loving, and funny guy — Mike Dorval. After a mere three months of performing, Mike won the NH Comedy Festival, defeating some of New England’s most established comics and he quickly climbed the comedic ranks to become one of the youngest headliners in Boston history. He’s been praised by the Boston Globe as “One of Boston’s Best." Mike has been featured on Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, starred in numerous TV commercials, and toured overseas for the USO. His album “We Need To Talk” documents his distinctive worldview and performance chops. He has served as Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio and is a favorite of the Boston Comedy Festival. He’s written and performed several one man shows which have had runs at the Charles Playhouse and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

We will continue to select a lineup of  the best and brightest comics working in the Boston area and nationally. The comedians who have joined us have appeared on Comedy Central, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out and have opened for numerous well-known comedians. Our audiences have, frankly, been surprised by the level of talent we’ve brought to the ‘burbs.

SEPTEMBER'S HEADLINER

Live, from New York, it's Carmen Lagala!! New York-based comedian Carmen Lagala, who made her network television debut this July on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (watch it here), is making the trip to our little hamlet to entertain us.

Originally from Vermont, Carmen endears audiences with her playful voice and anecdotes on everything from the beauty industry to the death of a Facebook friend. She opens regularly for Hari Kondabolu at comedy clubs and theaters all over the country and was featured in the prestigious Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Women in Comedy Festival, and the Green Mountain Comedy Festival in her home state.

FEATURING

Katie Qué has been has been creating a solid fan-base in Greater Boston for years. Sarcastic yet vulnerable, she veils her feminist agenda behind up-speak and vocal fry. She was a featured performer in the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, The Women In Comedy Festival, and is a co-producer for the Mendoza Line Comedy Show, every Saturday night in the heart of Boston.

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

Purchase your online tickets.
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313.

 

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