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What’s Hot in the City Sept. 16-23

Colette Greenstein
Colette Greenstein
Colette Greenstein has been a contributing arts & entertainment writer for the Banner since 2009. VIEW BIO
What’s Hot in the City Sept. 16-23

The fall season is upon us and the city is abuzz with a host of live performances from art shows and plays to concerts and festivals. Here’s a look at what’s hot in Boston this week!

Thursday, Sept. 19, WGBH presents The Taste of WGBH Food and Wine Festival 2013 at its studios with 25 unique food stations showcasing the cuisine of local chefs paired perfectly with selected wines. For more information visit, please

Saturday, Sept. 21, the Fifth Annual Boston Police Athletic League’s Grand Prix Carnival hits the Seaport District12-4 p.m. It’s a day filled with fun family activities, tasty bites and a wine and beer garden. Tickets will be available at the gate for all activities. The proceeds will benefit the youth programs of the Boston Police Athletic League. For more information, visit

Also on Sept. 21, the Boston Ballet presents Night of Stars on the Boston Common at 7 p.m. featuring the full company and live music from the Boston Ballet Orchestra. The first-time event is free and open to the public.

In the mood for comedy? Head down to the Seaport District to check out the grand opening of Boston’s newest comedy club, Laugh Boston, also on Sept. 21. For show times and tickets visit

United South End Artists presents the South End Open Studios this Sept. 21 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This free event showcases the works of more than 200 established and emerging artists creating art in a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass and fiber. For more information, visit

This weekend, the 2013 Life is Good Festival returns to the Prowse Farm in Canton with headliners Jack Johnson and Daryl Hall and John Oates. The festival also features The Roots, Amos Lee, Jesse Dee and many more musical acts! Tickets are available at

Every Sunday night at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen check out the Sunday Night Jam, an open session showcasing Boston’s developing musical talent 6-9 p.m.