Take a moment to exhale this month.
To help you do just that, we’ve made planning a little easier with a curated fun list that features activities and events for couples, friends and/or families. We’ve got all the information you need — you just have to slap on some lipstick and step out the door.
It’s A Date
WGBH Food & Wine Festival
Events and activities take place over three days, featuring the best culinary talents the region has to offer. One price includes all samples of food and beverages. You must be 21+ to attend this event, with valid ID; no children or infants will be admitted.
WGBH Studios, 1 Guest St., Boston
In the Company of Artists
This fall exhibit at the Gardner Museum presents the creative, contemporary artists-in-residence who have been nurtured in the galleries over the last 25 years, including Sophie Calle, Luisa Lambri and Su-Mei Tse.
October 17-January 20
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston
This 1996 rock musical forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades later, it continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations all over the world.
October 29-November 10
Boch Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston
This intensive, transformational weekend-long event for women is led by Hilary Porta. Participants experience and participate that are backed by neuroscience to retrain the brain, build resiliency, reconnect and tackle struggles like insecurities, frustration and exhaustion. Special guest is comedian and actor Kim Coleman.
Sea Crest Beach Hotel, 350 Quaker Road, Falmouth, Mass.
Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection
Carol Burnett is an award-winning actress, bestselling author and one of the most beloved performers in entertainment.
The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester, Mass.
Head of the Charles Regatta
More than 11,000 athletes participate in this long-standing rowing event that draws spectators to the banks of the Charles River every year.
Charles River, Cambridge and Allston
Sample local cuisine and beers, hear live music and learn about the favored shellfish. You can even participate in the signature Oyster Shuck Off.
Main Street, Wellfleet, Mass.
Boston Book Festival
This annual, free festival promotes reading, writing and the power of the written word. It highlights local and national bestselling authors, including, this year, Candace Busnell, Susan Choi, Akwaeke Emezi, Andrew McAfee and Morgan Parker.
Copley Square, Boston
Ignite Your Life Women’s Leadership Retreat
Spark Sisterhood hosts this weekend retreat built around igniting, illuminating and inspiring women to lead change. Master facilitator and leadership development coach Judy P. Neufeld instructs.
Friendly Crossways Retreat Center, 247 Littleton County Road, Harvard, Mass.
HubWeek 2019 Fall Festival
Participate in conversations with art, science and technology visionaries who are pursuing new ideas and creating solutions with the intention of changing our world. HubWeek is meant to bring people together in a community-based brainstorm. Speakers include Bozoma Saint John, Kristine Tompkins and Michael Pollen.
Seaport District, Boston
Disney’s The Lion King
Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life, and, as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. Presented by Broadway in Boston.
Citizens Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston
Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular
Walk the zoo’s Wetlands Trail, which is all decked out with hundreds of carved pumpkins depicting all of the four seasons.
October 3-November 3
Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, R.I.
The SpongeBob Musical
Broadway’s best creative minds re-imagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon children’s animated series, and it is rife with humor, heart and pure theatricality.
Boch Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston