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Meet the January #PBFund Nominees

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Happy New Year! If your resolutions include meeting new people, trying new things (especially new cocktails), giving back – we have you covered. No promises on helping you lose weight, but if you meet a new workout buddy at January’s Opus Affair, we’ll certainly take some of the credit.

This month, we return to Stoddard’s, where the Punch Bowl Fund began 3 years ago. Ever since, we’ve combined the American traditions of democracy and boozy punch. It’s voting with your liver. So come meet some folks, vote for your favorite organization, and partake in the $5 punch (all $5 of which goes to the evening’s winner, so buy a round for your new friends and drink up). Who are you going to vote for?

RSVP to Opus Affair January

Bridge Rep of Boston

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Relatively new on the scene, Bridge Rep of Boston has already established a reputation for producing impactful productions. The company tends to select relevant contemporary shows with powerful stories, brought life through a team of brilliant actors. Their second full season comes to a close with Fufu & Oreos, Obehi Janice’s one-woman show, and Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, about a father son road trip, opening February 6th and 7th respectively at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Mission: to create theater that provides connections – to each other, to their city, and to their personal experiences

Girls Rock Boston

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Girls. Guitars. Girls Rock Campaign Boston.
GRCB is a week-long, volunteer run summer program for girls aged 8-17 (with the occasional weekend camp for women over 21, like one the weekend of March 6th). Students learn to play instruments (guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, or vocals), form a band, compose a song, and perform live. This awesome feminist program teaches girls about positive self-esteem and self-expression, all through the power of rock. [guitar riff]
Mission: to “empower girls to believe in themselves by providing a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence, and collaboration through musical education and performance.”

Opera on Tap Boston

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Drinking and opera: it’s no wonder that we’re good friends with Opera on Tap. Performances take place in bars featuring some of the best of Boston’s local singers. Musicians perform opera classics, musical theater standards, and more while enjoying a drink with the audience. Can’t get enough? The next show is at The Milky Way in JP on January 28th. Still can’t get enough… and you’re a singer? They’re auditioning.

Mission: “to break down the stereo-type that opera is a stuffy or elitist art form by bringing it to bars.”

Vote for your favorite at Opus Affair January!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015, 6–9pm
Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale
48 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111

You can get to know more local arts organizations and nominate them for future Punch Bowl events here.

If you represent any of these organizations and would like us to update or modify your profile information, please feel free to send us an email.

The Top 10 #bosarts Tweets of the Week

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The Top 10 #bosarts Tweets of the Week

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Curated by Boston cohost Andy Chau

The Top 10 #bosarts Tweets of the Week

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Curated by Opus Affair Boston cohost Andy Chau

The Top 10 #bosarts Tweets of the Week

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Curated by Opus Affair Boston cohost Andy Chau

The Top 10 #bosarts Tweets of the Week

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The Top 10 #bosarts Tweets of the Week

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The Top 10 #BosArts Tweets of the Week

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Meet the July PBFund Nominees

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Between the new Punch Bowl Rules and three organizations who love to perform the written word, metered or nor, the July Punch Bowl is heating up (don’t worry – the drinks are still ice cold). Read more to get to know July’s nominees. Who are you going to vote for?

Boston Poetry Slam

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Boston Poetry Slam is the place for live slam poetry all across the city – from Jamaica Plan to Somerville to Cambridge. It even gets competitive. Since 1991 Boston Poetry Slam has built a space for the city to tell its story through the art of spoken word.

Mission: “to foster new work and new voices in performance poetry, to drive the evolution of the genre, and to promote poetry to the widest and most diverse audience possible using the nurturing environment of the open mic, the appeal of compelling featured poets, and the competition of poetry slam.”

Boston Poetry Slam

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

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Although it’s probably best known for its massively-attended free performances on the Boston Common each year, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is stellar in many more ways that that. Comm Shakes presents its plays during the summer months free of charge when so many other theatre companies are off-season. They often feature young actors from underserved neighborhoods, combining much needed community involvement and youth support with beautifully performed Shakespeare. It’s Shakespeare of, by, and for the people.

Mission: to perform the works of William Shakespeare in vital and contemporary productions that are presented free of charge to Boston’s diverse communities, and to educate Boston’s youth not only about Shakespeare but also about their own potential for creativity.

Comm Shakes

Company One

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Through it’s bold productions and educational programming, Company One presents some of the most egalitarian theater in the city, without ever pandering or compromising on compelling productions. They have an uncanny knack for reaching new audiences regardless of gender, race, economics, age, etc. Company One presents theater for all of Boston, not just a select sliver of arts goers. You can catch them at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Mission: to change the face of Boston theatre by uniting the city’s diverse communities through innovative, socially provocative performance and developing civically engaged artists.

Company one

Vote for your favorite at the July Opus Affair event
Monday July 28, 6PM to 9PM
Grill 23
161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

You can get to know more local arts organizations and nominate them for future Punch Bowl events here.

If you represent any of these organizations and would like us to update or modify your profile information, please feel free to send us an email.

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