A wine and whiskey tasting, a pop-up Beekman store in a hotel and the chance to participate in a Q&A with Molly Ringwald are just a few haute happenings here in Boston this weekend. Here are our picks for some of the best events to check out.
Photo Credit: The Beekman Boys
The Beekman Boys (Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge) were in town last night to sign copies of their newest book, Style, and celebrate the launch of an exclusive partnership with The Lenox Hotel, which includes a new pop-up store and the company’s bath products in hotel guest rooms. Their pop-up store is officially open in the Lenox lobby and features the Boys’ books, bath amenities like shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, bath salts and room spray along with gourmet treats, including chocolate covered caramels and jellies. Their new linen and home goods line is available at Bloomingdale’s.
Photo Credit: Huntington Theatre Company
Tonight, don’t miss the opening night of Choice at The Huntington Theatre. The comedy written by playwright Winne Holzman will be shown at the Wimberly Theatre stage at Calderwood Pavilion. You might not recognize Holzman’s name, but her productions have been unforgettable – she wrote the book for one of Broadway’s biggest musicals (Wicked), and even appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm as Larry David’s therapist. Choice is a comedy that takes a look at journalist Zipporah Zunder, who takes on an assignment to investigate a social phenomenon but is unprepared for how deeply this story will impact her life. The performance runs tonight through November 15.
Photo Credit: Wang Citi Center
This afternoon, you can celebrate 90 years of The Citi Center Wang Theatre at its open house from 2 to 7 p.m. The day’s events include a display of iconic performer images by local photographer Sid Limitz, as well as photos from the Wang Theatre archives, the opportunity to sign “the wall” backstage and see scenes from movies shot at the Wang Theatre, from Witches of Eastwick to American Hustle.
Photo Credit: Make-A-Wish
Tomorrow night, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island is hosting a Wine and Wishes event at Morton’s Steakhouse in the Seaport District. The event starts at 6 p.m. near the World Trade Center where you can enjoy wine and whiskey tastings along with raffles and auctions all to benefit Make-A-Wish.
Photo Credit: Lynn Memorial Auditorium
Also being held tomorrow night at 8 p.m., 80s lovers can head north of Boston to Lynn Auditorium to listen to “The Breakfast Club” screening with Molly Ringwald herself. The 30th anniversary of the coming of age movie features a screening of the movie followed by a Q&A with Ringwald. VIP tickets include a meet and greet opportunity. The Golden Globe nominated actress, author and singer has performed in movies (Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles), Broadway (Enchanted April, Cabaret), music (jazz recording Except Sometimes), and writing (When It Happens To You, Getting The Pretty Back).