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Today: Boston Ballet’s Night of Stars.

Looking for something fun (and free!) to do in Boston on Saturday night?  Boston Ballet is presenting a special, one night only performance of Night of Stars on the Common.  The event is open to the public and begins at 7 pm, with a total running time of 2.5 hours, which includes a 25 minute intermission.  This performance will kick off the Ballet’s 50th season and promises to be a very special event.

I love that the Boston Ballet is bringing this performance to the public, making their beautiful work easily accessible, and hope that you’ll consider attending if you’re free Saturday night.

I used to think ballet performances were reserved for extra sophisticated and fancy people (I’m sometimes both… but often neither), but over the past couple of years I’ve had the chance to see these talented dancers perform and know that when something is good and beautiful… you just get it.  At Night of Stars, the Company will perform a range of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary favorites, including George Balanchine’s Serenade and Symphony in Three Movements and Jorma Elo’s Brake the Eyes, so you’ll get a chance to see a little of everything.

The Boston Ballet was kind enough to share a preview of Saturday’s performance:

Whitney Jensen and Jeffrey Cirio in Boston Ballet’s Plan to B, photo by Gene Schiavone

Balanchine’s Serenade © The George Balanchine Trust, photo by Gene Schiavone

Joseph Gatti in Boston Ballet’s La Bayadère, photo by Gene Schiavone

If you’d like to soak up more of this gorgeous imagery, Rachel Cossar, Boston Ballet dancer and all around lovely person, is sharing behind-the-scenes updates (including rehearsal photos and a sneak peek of the stage being built) on the Ballet’s Twitter and Instagram accounts.

The weather looks like it plans to cooperate, and I can think of few better ways to spend the last evening of summer than enjoying an outdoor performance.  (If it does rain, Night of Stars will be held the following day, Sunday, the 22nd at 7 PM).

Grab a few friends (and maybe a picnic dinner) and meet me there.

Also On Tap for Today:

How do you plan to spend the last day of summer?


Today: On the Common.

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false] Spotted on the Common: A well-dressed tadpole.  Maybe he’ll climb down, hop over to Fenway and give the Sox a (webbed) hand.


Also On Tap for Today:

What did you spot on your way today?

Today: One happy camper.

While Nick was speeding across the finish line and I was posing with oversized chipmunks, the world’s most beloved furball was running with the big dogs at camp.

Little guy and big guy.

I miss the little guy when we’re apart, but I know he’s always in good hands with Jenifer and Breslin, his trainers at The Pawsitive Dog.  After each camp stay, they send us a bunch of hilarious photos of Clark touring the suburbs and the city.

Clark embraces his Portuguese heritage.

In addition to one-sided soccer matches and squirrel hunting in the woods, the Frenchie Fry also made his triumphant return to Boston Common.  Remember his first visit?  You know, the one that was punctuated by a quick swim in the Swan Pond?  Fortunately, it would seem, his visit with Breslin was a bit more subdued.

Clark is the Johnny Weir of the dog community.

Make way for Clarklings... holiday edition.

There’s nothing like being able to get away for a few days, knowing Clark’s doing some adventuring of his own.

Also On Tap for Today:

If you could take an adventure tomorrow, where would you head?

Today: I have a good feeling about this.

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]  I don’t know about you, but I have a feeling 2011 is going to be one for the record books.  Or, the comic books at the very least.  We ushered out 2010 with our last long run with Team in Training, as the marathon is now just a week away.

Hang on, I need to faint.

Okay.  I’m back.  I couldn’t be more excited to run 26.2 miles and support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and I am so thankful for all of the generous and enthusiastic support I’ve received since our training began in August.  I am also tremendously nervous, but it would probably be weird if I wasn’t.  As I am sure you can imagine, I’m a bit more focused on the marathon than the New Year, but I’ve got some great resolutions and plans cooking and look forward to getting things going right after the race.  In the meantime, I need to focus on not falling down the stairs or getting hit by a city bus or something.

Looks like Mr. Learning enjoyed ringing in 2011.

What a party animal.

On that note… I hope you all have an incredibly, happy, healthy, peaceful, fabulous and fun new year.

Also On Tap for Today:

What are you most looking forward to this year?  Do you make resolutions?