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Phantom Gourmet Food Festival
Phantom Gourmet Food Festival



Bring your appetite because there are more than 100 items to sample at the Phantom Gourmet Food Festival. Chow down in the shadow of the Green Monster where indoor and outdoor vendors include All Star Sandwich Bar, Angelina’s Pastry, Boston Burger Co., Earl of Sandwich, Firefly’s, and Summer Shack. Sept. 29 from noon-4 p.m., rain or shine. $40, $50 (at the door). 21+. Lansdowne and Ipswich streets, Boston.


Cy-rano Playwright Ginger Lazarus, who adapted Edmond Rostand’s play “Cyrano de Bergerac” for “Burning,” has said: “The more I found out about what it was like for queer service members to serve under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ . . . It was worse than I could’ve imagined.” Her character Cy, a lesbian former Army officer, has a male soldier express her feelings to the woman they both love. 8 p.m. (through Oct. 20; Sept. 28 Talk Back with Lazarus and the cast). $30, $25 seniors, $10 students. Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 866-811-4111.

Triple play We all know that Beethoven wrote Symphony No. 5, but do we all know that the composer is also responsible for the “Triple Concerto”? Emmanuel Music presents “Beethoven Triple” featuring soprano Susan Consoli, tenor Charles Blandy, baritone Paul Max Tipton, guest musicians, and the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music conducted by Ryan Turner. 8 p.m. (pre-concert talk with the BSO’s Marc Mandel). $34-$154, $14 students. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston. 617-536-3356.


More Beethoven For more than 30 years, Boston Classical Orchestra has filled Faneuil Hall with orchestral pieces. This season gets underway with a program that features pianist Benjamin Pasternack performing Beethoven’s Concerto No. 3 in C minor. 8 p.m. (Sept. 29 at 3 p.m.). $37 and up. Faneuil Hall, Boston. 866-811-4111.

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Fantastic from Boston It’s going to be “A Fantastic Program!” when the Cape Ann Symphony opens season 62. The concert title sets high expectations for guest artist Owen Young, who leaves his Boston Symphony Orchestra chair for this North Shore gig. The cellist will play Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. The program includes Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. 8 p.m. $35, $30 seniors, $20 young adults, free under 19. Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium, 36 Lincoln St., Manchester-by-the-Sea. 978-281-0543.


Superstar The new album from Sean Tillmann (Har Mar Superstar) has fantastic track titles like “Restless Leg,” “Everywhere I’m Local,” and “We Don’t Sleep.” You’ll have no problem staying awake when the singer-songwriter shows off his record, “Bye Bye 17.” Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. doors. $12. 18+. Middle East Downstairs, 472-480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 866-777-8932.

Come as you are We don’t know if the longtime J. Geils Band frontman still executes acrobatic moves onstage, but he’s sure to strut his music moves at “An Evening With Peter Wolf” where he performs with his band the Travelers. Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. $29-$39. Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury Beach.

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