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
SpeakEasy Stage presents Tarell Alvin McCraney’s powerful coming-of-age story, which soars on the harmonies of live gospel, spiritual and R&B performances.
September 13-October 12
Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St., Boston
Boston Ballet’s Giselle
Hailed as the greatest romantic ballet of all time, “Giselle” illustrates the strength of love, the devastation of betrayal and the power of forgiveness.
Citizens Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston
Montreal’s famed 7 Fingers offers an electrifying mix of circus, music and dance. This show reminds us that we always have somewhere we’ve got to go, but often don’t know where we’re headed or who we’ll meet along the way. Presented by ArtsEmerson.
September 25-October 13
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston
Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived — the fates of the six wives of Henry VIII. Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ thrilling musical puts these historic Tudor queens at the mic to tell their tales. It is a 75-minute celebration of 21st-century girl power. Presented by American Repertory Theater.
Until September 27
Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge
Boston Arts Festival
This annual event designed to showcase the visual and performing arts in Boston has been in place since 2003. See and meet more than 70 juried, local visual artists, craftspeople, and musicians.
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, North End, Boston
Boston Women’s Film Festival
Hosted by The Brattle Theatre and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this annual event brings the latest in media created by women from around the globe. Includes screenings, panel discussions and more.
The Brattle Theatre and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Eve Carey Yoga Nature & Yoga N.H. Retreat
Get away for the weekend and rejuvenate at beautiful, 50-acre farm-to-table Bethel Farm yoga center. Explore the transformative power of mindfully being with nature, while enhancing that experience with meditation and yoga, thoughtful eating and self-reflection.
Bethel Farm, Hillsboro, N.H.
The Art and Design of Spider Silk
Rhode Island School of Design explores the capabilities of spiders and how they have inspired engineers, artists and designers to re-imagine the strength, luster and beauty of spiderwebs in this exhibit. Highlights include shawls by
the design firm Godley & Peers, as well as contemporary menswear by the international skate and street wear company
September 27-April 19, 2020
RISD Museum, 20 N. Main St., Providence, R.I.
Cape Cod Canal Day
The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber hosts this free, fun day filled with exciting activities, local food trucks, craft beer and wine, live entertainment, a corn hole tournament, crafts and more.
Buzzards Bay Park, Main Street, Buzzards Bay
Boston Local Food Festival
Free outdoor festival showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England. The festival also features lively chef and DIY demos, the Seafood Throwdown competition, diverse music and performances, and a family fun zone.
Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Avenue, from State Street to High Street, Boston
Portsmouth Fairy House Tour
Stroll around the grounds of Strawbery Banke, Historic New England’s Governor John Langdon House, Prescott Park and beyond to hunt down more than 250 fairy houses built by local creatives. Includes many other family activities.
Downtown Portsmouth, N.H.