Thursday, January 5, 2012
A look at what's going on this weekend in and around Arlington.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Arlington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Arlington and beyond. 1. Jam'n Java Open Mic featuring Chris Nauman 2. Magic of Bonaparte 3. Friends of the Fells Middlesex Reservation Hike the Southern Fells 4. Retro Brunch at Tryst 5. AHS Boys Varsity Basketball
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The following information comes from the Arlington Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Regent Theater's Glass Door Shattered On Sunday, one of the Regent Theatre co-owners called Arlington Police after discovering a front glass door was shattered overnight. The man said his business partner closed the Regent about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and had noticed no damage or suspicious people in the area. He added nothing else was found damaged and nobody appeared to have entered the theater. The damage was estimated to be worth about $250, according to the police report. Later on Sunday, the Regent Theatre co-owner called police to report there was a large amount of rock salt on the sidewalk and in the theater’s entryway. The co-owner said he believed the salt may have caused the damage to the door. Suspect Attempts Late-Night …
Event organizers are already accepting submissions for the event's second year.
It has hardly been three months since Arlington residents April and Alberto Guzman hosted Arlington’s first international film festival. But they’re already back to the grind. Starting Jan. 1, the Arlington International Film Festival has begun accepting entries for its second edition, which will happen once again at the Regent Theatre on Oct. 17-21, 2012. For April Guzman, the focus of the festival is to foster a stronger understanding between cultures. “We really feel that people can learn about each other’s cultures through film, and it can be entertaining as well as informative," she added. Last year, the event opened with a local documentary telling the story of surviving the Massachusetts Wampanoag language. There was also an …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
A set of all-star musicians are scheduled to be in Arlington next Sunday, with a rocking concert to benefit a New England nonprofit.
Exactly one Sunday from today, Dec. 18, the Third Annual Rock 'n Soul Holiday Benefit Concert will rock the halls at Arlington's Regent Theater beginning at 8 p.m. Gary Sohmers, the show's producer said he first started producing back in the 1980s on Lansdowne Street with Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, a cross over punk and soul band. "This is our third year putting on the Rock 'n Soul Holiday Show at the Regent Theatre," Sohmers said. "My idea in this was to get seasoned veterans together and give them a cast to entertain each other." He added many of the musicians have never worked together or seen each other play. "Artists usually come off the road to spend time with their families over the holidays so it is a perfect time, when …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Event begins at 7 p.m. at the Regent Theatre.
The day has finally come: Arlington's first international film festival begins at 7 p.m. at the Regent Theatre. The event opens with local documentary “We Still Live Here,” which tells the story of surviving the Massachusetts Wampanoag language. After the film, there will be a panel discussion and an after-party at Tango restaurant, with Argentinean appetizers and live tango. Festival Director April Guzman said the focus of the Arlington International Film Festival is to foster a stronger understanding between cultures. “We really feel that people can learn about each other’s cultures through film, and it can be entertaining as well as informative," she added. The festival runs until Sunday, Oct. 9. Check out a full list of events for the …
Monday, September 26, 2011
New and renowned Arlington musicians perform to celebrate another anniversary of a local landmark in arts and entertainment.
Built in 1916, the Regent Theatre has seen its share of acts in the 95 years it has been active. To celebrate it nearly century of showbiz, theatre director Leland Stein set up a series of nine performers to entertain guests in a variety-style show, bringing the theatre back to its roots as a variety & vaudeville venue. The Sunday show was a mix of solo acts, music groups and comedy, entertaining for hours the crowd of theatre members and Arlington residents.
Weather, Regent Theatre turns 95 and more to know this Monday.
Good morning, Arlington! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. Weather: Expect a partly cloudy today followed by a mostly clear night. High temperature could reach 81 degrees during the day, with an overnight low of 62 degrees. 2. Regent Theatre turns 95: This week, Regent friends are celebrating the 95th anniversary of this Arlington landmark. Arlington Patch was there on Sunday and captured some scenes from the the first night of celebrations. 3. Route 77 meeting: Arlington residents are once again invited to meet with MBTA officials to study several improvements to bus route 77, which runs down Massachusetts Avenue from the Arlington Heights bus station to Lafayette Street. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:30-…
Monday, August 8, 2011
There's also the Arlington Farmers Market and a sing-along event for children at Fox Library.
Here’s what’s on tap in Arlington this week: Quartet San Francisco: Today at 7:30 p.m., multiple Grammy-nominated Quartet San Francisco returns to Regent Theatre, performing selections from jazz to tango, pop to funk, blues to bluegrass, gypsy swing to big band and beyond. Youth Craft Fair: Calling all talented youth. Do you make jewelry? Greeting cards? Magnet art? Do you sew, knit or paint? Bring your art work to sell at the Robbins Library’s Summer Craft Fair. The event runs from 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Aug. 9, for ages 8 to 18. Singalong at Fox Library: This event for children happens on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10-10:30 a.m., at Edith M. Fox Branch Library & Community Center. Workers in Transition Support Group: Weekly on Tuesdays, this …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The Regent's Family Fun series continues this weekend with Judy Pancoast, the Grammy nominated childrens musician.
"Weird Things are Everywhere!" is the title of the Grammy nominated children's entertainer, Judy Pancoast's, latest CD and interactive stage show. Judy is popping by the Regent Theatre this Saturday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m. to premier the show. Patch recently sat down with Judy to see what her show has in store for Arlington families. “It's going to be a musical road trip across the United States,” said Judy. “We are in search of three things. One, weird things like bigfoot and other weird things. Two, children's literature icons like the ducklings in Boston. And, three, cool places to visit like our national parks.” Saturday's show will be Judy's first ever stage preformance of "Weird Things Are Everywhere," but her years of experience …
Friday, March 18, 2011
The Regent Theatre's Family Fun Series continues Saturday, March 19.
World-class world music is coming to the Regent Theatre this Saturday. The Guy Mendilow Band will be playing their family-friendly multicultural folk music, led by citizen of the world, Guy Mendilow. Guy is a multi-talented songster who has taught and studied music in more than five different countries including Brazil, South America, Mexico, Israel and the United States. “It's a fast-paced multicultural concert with lots of audience involvement like rhythm games and other things that make the kids a part of the music,” said Guy. Guy also pointed out, another facet of world music that kids become instantly interested in is the strange array of instruments the band uses. One of the lesser known instruments is a Brazilian Berimbau, a “…