Haute Happenings: What Not to Miss in Boston This Week

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Whether you are a foodie or theater buff, Boston is hosting some great events this week. Here’s a look at some of the hautest happenings:

The Sinclair
The Sinclair

Photo Credit: The Sinclair

Tonight at The Sinclair in Cambridge, you can dine with designer Stephen Martyak, AIA, owner of studioTYAK and Josh Bhatti, general manager of The Bowery Presents: Boston. The event which begins at 5:30 p.m. features a discussion on the music-infused design process, a tour of the restaurant, and some insight on how an existing concrete ceiling became the inspiration for a design concept that transformed an office building into The Sinclair, a hybrid restaurant/rock club. The Dining with Design Series gives diners a unique inside look at the design challenges facing architects within the Boston area. Next month’s dinner will be held at Gather.

Boston Opera House
Boston Opera House

Photo Credit: Boston Opera House

Over at the Opera House in Downtown Crossing, the Broadway musical Kinky Boots continues its Boston run through the end of the month. The Tony Award winning “Best Musical” follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible. Inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots features music by Cyndi Lauper and direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell.

 

Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Photo Credit: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Yesterday kicked off the summer’s highly anticipated dining series known as Dine Out Boston, which runs daily through August 21. The annual event, which is held twice a year for two weeks in March and August, invites guests at participating restaurant to enjoy a prix fixe lunch or dinner. From Asian and French fare to Italian and tapas, this is one of the best ways to get a flavor for local restaurants that you may not have had a chance to visit yet.

 

Meritage Restaurant
Meritage Restaurant

Photo Credit: Meritage Restaurant

Tomorrow night, Executive Chef Daniel Bruce and The House of Champagne Lanson will host an exclusive vineyard-to-table Wine Dinner. The four-course dinner will be paired with five wines from the Champagne region at the recently renovated and redesigned Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar inside the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. The dinner will feature culinary pairings with Meritage Wine Director Nicholas Daddona and Enguerrand Baijot from the House of Lanson to guide diners through a culinary adventure. Dishes include golden potato and caviar soup paired with Lanson Black Label Brut, pan roasted summer flounder with native corn and baby zucchini paired with Lanson Extra Age – Blanc de Blanc Multi-Vintage and lemon roasted Cornish game hen paired with Lanson Gold Label 2002.

Cirque de la Symphonie
Cirque de la Symphonie

Photo Credit: Cirque de la Symphonie

On Friday night, don’t miss Cirque de la Symphonie’s debut with the Boston Pops at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. The performance, which received rave reviews to a sold out performance in Boston last year, includes the fabulous music of the Boston Pops combined with the magical acrobatics of aerial flyers, jugglers, balancers and contortionists.

 

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