Frank Avruch

A New England television personality for over 40 years, Boston born and bred. I've had an ongoing love affair with the city. I retired in 1995 after some 40 years on the Boston television scene. Left suburbia, moved into the heart of the city and plan to explore, visit and report on the current arts and entertainment scene. I cordially invite you to follow our urban adventures as we share our new found lifestyle with friends old and new.

Excellent expansions:  the Legal Sea Foods brand proudly expanded in cool new directions, adding three unique, independent concepts in 2014. First came Legal Crossing (LX), a distinctly upscale restaurant at Downtown's ritzy Millennium Place. (Go inside here.) Then came Legal Oysteria, an Italian-inspired offering in the Charlestown space that formerly housed Todd English's original Figs. (Our First Look is here.) And finally, Legal on the Mystic opened in the Fall at Assembly Row, specializing in more casual fare with plenty of shared plates.

Holiday Favorites at Half Price

The 9th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Special (www.MayorsHolidaySpecial.com), offers more than 13,000 half-price tickets to more than 70 of the region’s most beloved holiday performances. The holiday shows being offered at half-price include: Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas presented by Citi Performing Arts Center, Handel’s Messiah presented by Handel & Haydn Society and Boston Baroque, 10th Anniversary Christmas Celtic Sojourn, and many more. 

 

Goya: Order and Disorder at MFA through January 19th

One of the titans of European art, Francisco Goya (1746–1828) witnessed a time of revolution and sweeping change in thought and behavior. As 18th-century culture gave way to the modern era, Goya’s penetrating gaze sought new means to capture human experience, both as he observed it, and as his imagination and artistic gifts transformed it.

Harvard's three art museums, now open!

The new galleries include masterpieces from the collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums, with works of art from the ancient world to the present, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, drawings, and photographs from the Americas, Europe, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and Asia..

 

Polar Express in 4D at the Museum of Science, now through January 4. 

Go on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. 

 

 

Bar Boulud at Mandarin Hotel latest gourmet destination

A  posh new eatery , for lunch and dinner,  Bar Boulud is the latest creation from master chef Daniel Boulud whose signature touch is known world wide.  From specialty breads to some of his more traditional dishes, he is  in town to create, and offer his special take on traditional fare. tea-smoked lobster, his “departed” burger with Irish bacon cheddar and Guiness braised onions to name a few. A bit pricey, but worth the trip. Check it out before the crowds converge.

Frank as Bozo

Get an autographed picture of Frank
as Bozo the Clown!

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