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The Best Things to Do in Boston This Month, October 2019

By Emma Dangel | September 30, 2019 | Lifestyle

Your ultimate agenda to the best things to do in Boston this month, October 2019.



HubWeek Fall Festival

Help build a better future for Boston at this year’s HubWeek Fall Festival, founded in 2014 by The Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital. As a “playground for connecting, learning and dreaming,” HubWeek is one of the city’s largest gatherings of innovative and influential people. For a VIP experience, you’ll want to snag the Seeker Pass, which will give you access to all speakers, YMCA Spark Party If helping support the youth of Boston sparks your interest, you won’t want to miss this party. The YMCA is throwing its annual bash to raise funds for its programs. To help support sessions, experiences and venues, plus tons of other perks. Seeker Pass $250, 75 Northern Ave.,


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Sense-ation! Gala

Join Mass. Eye and Ear to help a truly sensational cause. Proceeds from the 10th annual gala will go toward the Mass. Eye and Ear Curing Kids Fund, which supports the hospital’s search for cures for blindness, deafness, and head and neck diseases. Since the first gala in 2010, the organization has raised more than $11 million for patient care and research. Sponsorships from $3,000, 425 Summer St.,



Carrie Underwood

The country star brings The Cry Pretty Tour 360 to TD Garden this month. The seven-time Grammy winner will be joined by fellow country girls Maddie & Tae and Runaway June during the show this fall. Score an ultimate VIP package and you might get the chance to meet the country queen herself. The “Sapphire” VIP Experience offers early entry and first access to your seats, plus other perks. Sapphire tickets $225, 100 Legends Way,

YMCA Spark Party

If helping support the youth of Boston sparks your interest, you won’t want to miss this party. The YMCA is throwing its annual bash to raise funds for its programs. To help support the cause, you can buy tickets or become a sponsor. Tickets from $1,000, sponsorships from $5,000, 138 St. James Ave.,


Carol Burnett

The Queen of Comedy is coming to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. During Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection Where the Audience Asks Questions, the award-winning actress and bestselling author will take questions from the crowd and respond with her characteristic witty answers, just as she did on The Carol Burnett Show. VIP tickets $250, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester,

NECEC Green Tie Gala

Green has never been so chic! NECEC’s 12th Annual Green Tie Gala takes place at the Seaport Hotel in Boston this month. Following dinner and drinks, an awards ceremony will honor companies that made the most impactful contributions to the Northeast’s clean energy economy over the last year. Sponsorships from $5,000, 1 Seaport Lane,


Adam Rippon

Strap on your skates and glide on over to The Wilbur to see former Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon discuss his new book, Beautiful on the Outside. You’ll laugh, cry and definitely be inspired by Rippon’s story of success. He is set to talk about the disparity between looking perfect for the judges and for everyone watching him on TVs across the world, while feeling like “a mess” on the inside. Tickets $42, 246 Tremont St.,


Storybook Ball

It’s a big year for MassGeneral Hospital for Children, as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Storybook Ball. This year’s fundraiser will have a Toy Story theme and focus specifically on the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition programs, which provides care for children and adolescents with gastrointestinal, liver, pancreatic, nutritional and feeding disorders. Tickets from $2,500, visit website for sponsorship information, 130 Columbus Ave.,


Neil deGrasse Tyson

The famed astrophysicist brings his latest book tour to the Chevalier in Medford Square this fall. Don’t miss your chance to see the scientist and prolific author of all things space, and score a copy of Letters to an Astrophysicist, with the purchase of a ticket. VIP ticket holders will even get a chance to meet Tyson. VIP tickets $262, 30 Forest St., Medford,



Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival

Calling all foodies: Don’t miss the ferry! The wildly popular Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival is back this October. Guests will have the chance to sample the works of both local and international chefs and vineyards. Customize your weekend by buying tickets for each event separately; signature events like Fresh off the Farm and Thrill of the Grill make their return, along with new events such as Natural Wines 101 and Champagne & Donuts. Tickets from $30, Edgartown,


Boston International Fine Art Show

Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur of fine art or a casual collector, the Boston International Fine Art Show is the can’t-miss event of the fall. Historic, modern and contemporary art will be on display and for sale with showings featuring hundreds of artists and more than 3,000 original works. As you peruse, make sure to catch some of the renowned speakers, panel discussions and book signings, all included with the price of admission. Tickets $15, 539 Tremont St.,


Berklee Encore Gala

You’ll be begging for an encore by the end of Berklee’s annual gala. If performances from 150 different faculty members, students and celebrity alums weren’t enough, you’ll also be treated to a cocktail reception, dinner and an auction. All proceeds from the gala will benefit Berklee City Music, the college’s outreach program that strives to actively improve underserved communities. Sponsorship from $10,000, 110 Huntington Ave.,