- $30 for one ticket to America’s Test Kitchen Live (up to $51 value)
- When: Wednesday, March 4, at 8 p.m.
- Where: The VETS
- Seating: first balcony
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
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America’s Test Kitchen Live
- What to expect: a multimedia exploration of the beloved cooking show’s most popular segments and behind-the-scenes workings
- Included in those popular segments: clips of shows gone wrong, including an ill-fated Yule log and a Today show appearance that almost summoned the fire department
- Why the live show’s better than TV: Audience members get to come up onstage to taste-test chocolate and see whether Christopher Kimball’s bow tie is edible.
- Other ways you’ll get a peek at the cooking-lab action: a sniff test to challenge one’s olfactory identification skills; two live science experiments
- Treats for the ears: over the radio, an interview with weird-science writer Mary Roach and a tribute to Julia Child from her closest associates
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Veterans Memorial Auditorium—The Vets to its friends—is a poster child for patience paying off. Conceived by the Rhode Island Freemasons in the 1920s, the theater was well on its way to completion when the Great Depression ground construction to a halt in 1929. It wasn't until the closing years of World War II that the community banded together to finish the 1,900-seat complex. The theater finally opened in 1950, and in the 60+ years since has seen such greats as Pavarotti, Nureyev, and Tony Bennett play its massive proscenium stage.