Haute Happenings Boston: August 31

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One of the biggest events in Massachusetts was held over the weekend at car mogul Ernie Boch, Jr.’s home where more than 1,000 supporters came to hear Donald Trump speak about illegal immigration, national security and supporting our veterans.

Donald TrumpCourtesy Photo: Peggy Rose Public Relations

While this week signifies the end of summer with Labor Day right around the corner, there are still some reasons left to celebrate. Here is a look at this week’s hautest happenings in Boston.

Boston’s favorite festival, St. Anthony’s Feast, kicked off over the weekend in the North End and continues today with the culmination of St. Lucia’s Feast. The all-day event includes a procession, song and dance, raffle and candlelight procession. Tomorrow, The Book of Mormon comes to the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre. The nine-time Tony award winner comes to Boston from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The musical comedy features the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word.

The Book of MormonPhoto Credit: The Book of Mormon


On September 2, Jim Koch, brewer and founder of Samuel Adams Brewers is hosting a “Night of Funk” to celebrate the limited release of their Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru. The event features Koch tapping the first keg of the Belgian style ale and taking beer lovers through a tasting of this brew, which will then go on its second annual tasting tour across the country. The limited release batch will be poured at select restaurants in 20 cities. A select number of bottles will be available for purchase. VIP admission includes a 750mL bottle of Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru signed by Jim Koch.

Samuel AdamsPhoto Credit: Samuel Adams

Executive Chef Chris Coombs and Chef de Cuisine Adrienne Wright have created a five-course prix fixe dinner to celebrate Deuxave’s five-year anniversary. The menu, which changes nightly and can be paired with wines, kicks off Wednesday night with a dinner that includes canapes of Osetra caviar and foie gras terrine, Spanish octopus and ahi tuna and Scituate lobster with potato gnocchi. Seatings are being offered between 5 and 10 p.m.

DeuxavePhoto Credit: Deuxave

On Thursday night, Executive Pastry Chef Brian Mercury of Harvest in Cambridge has teamed up with Pastry Chef Tracy Obolsky of North End Grill in New York City, for an exclusive pop-up dinner series that will occur in both cities. The six-course dinner with optional wine pairing, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature everything from chamomile sugar fried dough, mint vinegar sorbet with lavender foam and a “grown up” root beer float made with bourbon cake.

Harvest RestaurantPhoto Credit: Harvest Restaurant

Corita Kent and The Language of Pop will be on display beginning September 3 at the Harvard Art Museums until January 3, 2016. The American artist’s creations incorporate pop culture, literature and political writings into images and prints during the 1960s. More than 60 prints will be on display in Cambridge before it moves onto the San Antonio Museum of Art in February.

Harvard Art MuseumsPhoto Credit: Harvard Art Museums

Harry Connick Jr. comes to Tanglewood for just one night on September 4. The performance, which begins at 7 p.m. is being held in the Koussevitzky Music Shed in Lenox, Mass.

Harry Connick, Jr.Photo Credit: Boston Symphony Orchestra

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