Sep 06, 2014 - Jun 27, 2015

The Chocolate Bar at The Langham, Boston

Indulge in as many of the 100 different chocolate-laden desserts as you can at this favorite Saturday afternoon ritual. Get ready to savor the chocolate-cherry-pistachio gateau and the chocolate cylinder stuffed with smoked chocolate praline cream. 11 am-1:30 pm. 250 Franklin St., 617.451.1900, www.boston.langhamhotels.com

Sep 12, 2014

Jason Segel

Actor, writer and musician Jason Segel reads from his new preteen novel "Nightmares!," co-written by New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Miller. It's the first book of a trilogy about an imaginative boy named Charlie. Tickets: $20 (book included). 7 pm. First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, www.harvard.com

Sep 05 - Oct 11, 2014

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The Lyric Stage Company, Boston’s oldest professional theater company, produces contemporary productions written by both acclaimed and emerging playwrights. Artistic director Spiro Veloudos directs Stephen Sondheim’s thrilling musical masterpiece. Shows: W-Th at 7:30 pm, F at 8 pm, Sa at 3 pm and 8 pm, Su at 3 pm. Tickets start at $25. 140 Clarendon St., 617.585.5678, www.lyricstage.com

Sep 04-14, 2014

The Forgetting Curve

Local theater company Bridge Repertory Theater opens its sophomore with this world premiere about a neuroscientist who has spent her career studying the case of a young man who had undergone experimental brain surgery to cure his epilepsy and instead lost the ability form new memories. As she's about to receive an award for her work, she struggles with what she's sacrificed. Show times: W-Th at 7:30 pm, F-Sa at 8 pm, Su at 2 pm. Tickets: $22.50-45.

Sep 07, 2014

Cambridge Carnival International

Rooted in African tradition, this colorful festival celebrates the diverse heritage of the Caribbean islands and their people through dancing and parades, costumes and masks, food, crafts and wire-bending. Festivities take place in Kendall Square; parade route begins at Blackstone and River streets and ends at Kendall Square near MIT. Noon-7 pm. Takes place rain or shine. www.cambridgecarnival.org

Sep 27, 2014

Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival

This local jazz festival spreads out across the South End with three stages featuring contemporary jazz, Latin, blues, and soul. The roster of acts includes Kneebody, Yoron Israel, Snarky Puppy and Miguel Zenon. Noon-6 pm. Free. Columbus Avenue, between Burke Street and Massachusetts Avenue, www.beantownjazz.org

Sep 10, 2014 - Jan 31, 2015

Over Here: World War I Posters from Around the World

The landmark Boston Athenaeum is one of the city’s largest and oldest membership libraries and its first museum of fine arts. Its collections include the personal library of George Washington and art by John Singer Sargent. For this exhibition, the Athenaeum showcase its extraordinary but little-known collection in honor of WWI's centennial. Open M-W 9 am-8 pm, Th-F 9 am-5:30 pm, Sa 9 am-4 pm. Free admission; donation of $5 requested for special exhibitions. 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, 617.227.0270, www.bostonathenaeum.org

Nov 26, 2014

So You Think You Can Dance? at Kravis center

So You Think You Can Dance will be making a stop at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, November 26 at 8:00 pm. Celebrating its momentous 11th season, its top 10 finalists will make their way across North America, performing in more than 70 cities, as part of the So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2014.

Sep 20, 2014

$5 days at the Museum of Discovery and Science

Ford Motor Company is partnering with the Museum of Discovery and Science to bring FORD $5 DAYS to the Museum on September 20 and 21, 2014.  On these dates, visitors only pay $5 exhibit admission per person to spend a day exploring hundreds of dynamic exhibits. The museum is open from 10 am to 5 m on Saturdays and 12 pm to 6 pm on Sundays. Visitors to the museum can explore hundreds of interactive exhibits including the EcoDiscovery Center.

Sep 03-29, 2014

Anna Coniaris Comolli: Revisiting Monet’s Garden

Gloucester, Mass., artist Anna Coniaris Comolli brings Monet’s Giverny to life at this exhibition at Boston’s French Cultural Center through her “natural realism” style and oil paintings, which depict the lavish gardens as they are today. Sept. 3-29. 53 Marlborough St., 617.912.0400

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