Broadway musical fans be sure to set your DVR for the Kristin Chenoweth special, Coming Home, which premieres later this week on Friday, November 28 at 9pm on PBS affiliate, WGBH Boston.
Chenoweth returns to her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to perform songs, including: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Popular,” “For Good,” “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again,” “All the Things You Are,” “Enough Is Enough” and “I Was Here.”
I wonder if Adele Dazeem will make a surprise appearance?
Since so many Americans will be hopping on planes this week to get home or to visit friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday, I thought this appropriate to share this week. Have a good one and hang in there.
Opus Affair is hosting their monthly cocktail social at Bastille Kitchen on Melcher Street in Fort Point Channel. This month’s Punch Bowl Fund will raise money for one of these three arts charities: Boston Opera Collaborative, Arts Connect International, and Shelter Music Boston.
RSVP – No Cost (and lots of fun) – Bastille Kitchen 6-9PM
What is Opus Affair’s Punch Bowl Fund? Think of it as a charitable drinking game where you are invited to contribute $5 (cash) to the fund. In return you recieve a drink ticket for a glass of punch and a ballot to vote for one of the three featured arts organizations. At the end of the night, the organization with the most votes will collect the total amount raised that night.
Who is Opus Affair? They are a community of artists and friends who love the arts who get together for cocktails and to chat about the arts scene. If you’ve never been to one of their socials stop by and check them out.
Twenty-five years ago in November 1989, Governor Michael Dukakis signed a bill banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in housing, employment, credit, and access to restaurants and other businesses. It may be hard to appreciate this milestone but this was an amazing victory for our community and would distinguish Massachusetts as a gay rights leader in the nation.
With the stroke of the pen the Massachusetts Governor ended a nasty 17-year battle and our state became only the second in the nation to pass a law protecting the employment and other rights of gays and lesbians. The Boston Globe has a great article addressing this major milestone worth reading, A key moment in gay rights fight.
Big changes are in store for one of Aquitaine Group’s signature south end restaurants. Effective January 1, 2015 Union Bar & Grille, which first opened eleven years ago in the autumn of 2003 will close. Aquitaine Group, which owns Union will retain the space and reopen a new restaurant under a new name with a targeted opening for April 2015. There is no information about the new concept, menu or who will help run the re-branded space. However, the Aquitaine Group understands the competitive South End restaurant industry better than most and have an impressive track record.
A lot has changed since October 2013 when Union opened. They were one of the first restaurants in the emerging SoWa district of the South End. Despite the fact that earlier that year Wilkes Passage and Rollins Square had opened, the restaurant scene in the South End didn’t cross over Tremont Street with but a few exceptions. Union’s presence with their gourmet, house ground burger and 10k Tuna changed all that and shortly after more restaurants followed.
I have a lot of fond memories of Union but the restaurant has lost its way and newer restaurants nearby like The Gallows and Boston Chops have proven to be tough competition for a restaurant that has not been updated in over a decade. I look forward to the new space when it reopens in the spring of 2015 and wish them all the best.
What a nice way to wake up. I like morning cuddles.
Previous Scruffy Sunday Posts
Todrick Hall just posted this ahhhmazing gay parody of Pitch Perfect that will make you laugh out loud. The faux movie trailer shares the story of the gay acapella team “The Bottom Notes” as they interview and audition new members.
Just when you thought acapella couldn’t get any gayer…