Boston-area to do list

Alice Hawkins


Keepin’ the Faith

Sassy british songstress Paloma Faith makes a trip across the pond for a Monday night show at the Middle East. Prepare to groove and shake to the singer’s infectious retro-soul sound. Sept. 29 8 p.m. $15. The Middle East Club - Downstairs, 472 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-864-3278.


Point, Set, Match The band Tennis makes indie music with a sweet candy center of bubblegum pop. The duo is comprised of a musical husband and wife, so bring along your significant other and maybe you can get some ideas for your own indie outlet. Sept. 29 Doors: 8 p.m., Show: 9 p.m. $15-$17. The Sinclair,
52 Church St, Cambridge. 617-547-5200 www.sinclair

Down the rabbit hole we go Question: Is it possible to have a theater production with no rehearsals, no director, and no set? The answer is White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, an experimental show that focuses on Iranians born during the 1980s, amidst the First Persian Gulf War. Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. at 7:30 p.m. Free. Plaza Theater at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston. 617-759-8836.



Let the testing begin The Cambridge Center for Adult Education’s Tuesday Test Kitchen is open and ready for business. Watch Manuel Depina, sous chef at Boston’s French Brasserie Jo whip up some delicious cuisine, and get some tips for your own culinary experiments. Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $35. 56 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-547-6789

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Explore your city Take in the beauty and history of Boston with an interactive walking tour of the Fort Point Channel neighborhood. There’s always something new to learn about the Hub, so come with an open mind and don’t forget to wear your walking shoes. Sept. 30 6 p.m.-8 p.m. South Station, 700 Atlantic Ave. Boston 617-267-4430

Tickling the ivories Presented by The Boston Conservatory, the Piano Masters Series returns with Awadagin Pratt performing for the first time in Boston in over 10 years. Pratt was the first black man to win the prestigious Naumburg International Piano Competition and has performed in a variety of hallowed halls including the White House. Sept. 30 at
8 p.m. $15. Seully Hall, The Boston Conservatory,
8 The Fenway, Boston. 617-912-9222

What the heck is a story slam? Ram Slam Your Story, presented by Suffolk University and the nonprofit massmouth, is a show reliant on a fun, participatory audience. After three prepared stories are recited, audience members are chosen at random to tell their own story based around a particular theme:
YOLO (You only live once). Be sure to come prepared. Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. $5. Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St. Boston 866-811-4111

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