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Weekend event picks, Nov. 1-3

Posted by Milva DiDomizio  October 30, 2013 10:10 AM

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Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See June Wulff's picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend.


From left: Greg Brown; Paul Taylor Dance Company (Paul B. Goode); "Waiting for Godot" (ArtsEmerson)


NO PLACE LIKE HOME Time to tighten up the house for winter, so check out more than 250 exhibitors who can help keep you warm at the Fall New England Home Show. Other home improvement offerings include lighting and flooring. There's a Chef Fest, Artisan Craft and Specialty Food Pavilion, and a Fun Zone for the kids. Nov. 1, 2-9 p.m. Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $7, free for ages 17 and under, $1 online savings. Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston. 508-823-0389,

HURRY UP AND WAIT In Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot," two pals wait for a man on a country road. Will he arrive? ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents this co-production between Gare St Lazare Players Ireland and the Dublin Theatre Festival. Nov. 1-2, 8 p.m. Nov. 3, 2 p.m. Through Nov. 10. $25-$89. Emerson/Cutler Paramount Center Mainstage, 559 Washington St., Boston. 617-824-8400,

TAYLOR MADE For almost 60 years, Paul Taylor has been creating modern dances about life, death, love, sexuality, and pivotal events in our country's history. The result is 138 dances, a few of which will be performed Friday by his 16-member Paul Taylor Dance Company. The program is "Perpetual Dawn," "Private Domain," and "Black Tuesday." Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Nov. 3, 3 p.m. $40 and up. Citi Shubert Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 617-482-6661,

FROM PLATTERS TO POETRY The music history of Greg Brown includes being a ghostwriter for Platters founder, Buck Ram, and setting the poetry of William Blake to music. The baritone, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist will perform his trademark combo of Americana, country, folk, blues, and grooves accompanied by sideman Bo Ramsey. Nov. 1, 8 p.m. $28. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq., Somerville. 617-876-4275,


ZELDA'S WORLD If you get engrossed in your video games and don't listen to the music, here's a chance to appreciate the theme music from Nintendo's "The Legend of Zelda." "The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses" orchestral score transports you to "Ocarina of Time," "The Wind Waker," "The Twilight Princess," and more. Nov. 2, 8 p.m. $38.75-$92.75. Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 800-432-7250,


RAINBOW CONNECTION Broadway vets Rebecca Luker and Michael Winther celebrate tunesmith Harold Arlen at "What Makes It Great?" With Rob Kapilow. Songs at "Over the Rainbow: The Songs of Harold Arlen" include "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," "That Old Black Magic," and "Get Happy." Nov. 3, 3 p.m. $30 and up. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-482-6661,

PEELING PUNK To describe a band as noise rock might not sound like a compliment to some, but the Japanese noise rock band Melt-Banana has quite a fan base of punk rockers in America and the U.K. You can expect shrieking vocals, overdriven guitars, one-and-a-half-minute songs, and high-speed vocals from lead singer Yasuko O. Nov. 3, 7 p.m. doors. $13.50, $15 day of show. 18+. The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Cambridge. 800-745-3000,

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Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.

Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.

Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.

Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.

Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.

Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.


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