The Boston University Terriers charge onto the Agganis Arena court determined to trip up conference foe Vermont during back-to-back home games. The men's team storms the court in a flurry of gym-shoe squeaks to dazzle fans in a rapid-fire showdown of smooth jump shots, thundering dunks, and steely, unwavering eye contact. In his first year as head coach, Joe Jones has managed to guide the men's team to a first-place tie in the America East as of January 24.
Made by the famed Italian Guarneri family of luthiers in 1743, the Bonjour violin comes to life today in the hands of master violinist Vadim Repin. The Russian virtuoso coaxes heart-tugging tones from the gorgeous wooden body of the violin—whose acoustics have blossomed along with its value over the years—as well as the radio receiver inside the instrument. Praised for his "unshakable bravura" by the New York Times' Steve Smith, Repin drives the instrument with a muscular, energetic style.
Members of the lauded burlesque troupe The Boston Babydolls share their accumulated skills during fun courses and workshops that welcome anyone regardless of experience level. During four-week intro courses, they'll cover burlesque fundamentals such as shimmies, bumps, and tassel twirling, as well as go over burlesque history and costuming. Courses cover topics such as how to build an alluring burlesque bra to spice up established dance routines.
The Boston Babydolls have won the Boston Phoenix's Boston's Best Readers Poll in 2012, 2011, and 2010 for their mélange of sensual dance routines, tinged with devilish comedy and retro style from the 1920s and 1950s. Singing, magic, and circus arts spice up their performances to keep guests entranced without the use of ancient incantations.
One of Boston's largest and most respected theater companies, Huntington Theatre Company brings over the all-male Shakespearean theater company Propeller from England to perform two of Shakespeare’s classics. The Comedy of Errors induces cheek-cramping laughter and hand-on-knee violence with the tale of two sets of identical twins—separated at birth—reuniting after 25 years. The two-hour-and-15-minute display of mistaken identities, slapstick comedy, and a festive mariachi band includes one intermission.