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Weekend Brief: Halloween Happenings, Pedestrian Buttons, Squad Gourds

Things to know for Friday

Events for Friday, October 27:

10:00AM Baby Story Time at North End Library. Join Ms. Alyson for stories, songs, fun, and more in a program just for babies. This program is for babies 0-18 months. Please come prepared to actively engage with your child, view the post.

11:00AM Preschool Story Time at North End Library. Join Ms. Alyson for a story time filled with books, songs, activities, and more! This program is for children ages 18 months and older. Please come prepared to actively engage with your child. View the posting.

2:00PM “Village of the Damned” Movie at North End Library. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday Films & Discussion featuring this week’s movie Village of the Damned, view full event details here.

6:00PM Renaissance Music Concert at I Am Books. Join I Am Books at 189 North St. for a special performance featuring dramatic madrigals, high energy dances, popular songs and improvisations in Renaissance style byInternationally acclaimed performers and recording artists John Tyson and Miyuki Tsurutani, view more details.

6:30PM Boston Composers Concert at 390 Commercial St. Come enjoy the Bijou de La Vida Concert Series and celebrate the vibrant musical culture in our city while paying tribute to the central role that NEMPAC plays in the North and and greater Boston community. Composers include Leonard Bernstein, Horatio Parker, Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, Vartan Aghababian, Matthew Aucoin, and Heather Gilligan, click here for more details and concert tickets.

7:00PM Eat, Drink & Be Scary Halloween FUNraiser at Filippo’s Ristorante. Join the Boston Community Collaborative’s 5th annual Halloween FUNraiser. The fun-filled night will feature a costume contest, a great band, food and company, view the full event posting.

Notable News Found Elsewhere:

Map: Here are the Boston intersections where pedestrian buttons don’t actually stop traffic

It turns out that the pedestrian buttons people hit over and over again to signal a walk sign at an intersection may not be doing anything at all. City officials claim that due to congested traffic, 149 intersections have disabled pedestrian buttons with several of them being located in the North End on popular streets like Hanover St. and Salem St., Boston Globe has the full story.

East Boston Oysters Is the Secret Supper Club You Need to Slurp With

Exclusive supper club, East Boston Oysters, is throwing itself a third birthday next month. North End native and founder, Alexis Cervasio, is the hospitality pro behind the idea and recently quit her full-time job at a busy Park Plaza restaurant to focus on this popular dinner series, Boston Magazine has the full story.

Squad Gourds:

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Saturday, October 28:

11:00AM Greenway Open Market. The Greenway Open Market is a vibrant open-air artisan market featuring talented area artists, crafters, and independent designers. Visitors will find exceptional art, locally produced products, and much more! Located at the Rings Fountain, Milk Street.

12:00PM Howl-o-Ween Canine Costume Contest at Re/MAX Luxury Living. Join Re/MAX Luxury Living for their first Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest. Stop by with your furry friend for a chance to win great prizes, see the full event post here.

12:00PM Faneuil Hall Marketplace Hosts 5th Annual Halloween Pet Parade. Join us at Faneuil Hall for the annual Halloween Pet Parade and costume contest. Dress your pet up and walk the red carpet for a chance to win some great prizes, for more information or to register your pet click here. 

1:00PM North End Halloween Parade at Hanover & Batter Streets. Join the Madonna Della Cava Society and the Mayor’s Office at the 66th annual outdoor Halloween Part and Parade in the North End, view more information.

6:00PM An Evening with Aldo Tambellini: “Listen” (poetry reading). Join I Am Books at 189 North Street for refreshments and a presentation of “Lisen: Selected Poems of Aldo Tambellini 1946-2016” and a short selection of projected works, click here for additional details.

From the Community:

MassArt’s Bakalar & Paine Galleries Announce Winter 2018 Exhibitions Robert Baines: Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies and Legacy of the Cool: A Tribute to Barkley L. Hendricks

Massachusetts College of Art and Design has announced its winter 2018 exhibitions that are free and open to the public. The exhibitions, Robert Baines: Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies and Legacy of the Cool: A Tribute to Barkley L. Hendricks, will be open from January 17th to March 3rd, continue reading.

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