YourArlington -- which has published online, unscientific polls since 2006 --asked residents how they expected to vote in the March 28 town election on the ballot question asking whether they favor adding five all-alcoholic beverage licenses, from 15 to 20.
According to unofficial figures, voters favored the measure, 1,957 to 539, or 78 percent to 22 percent.
In an online poll conducted from 6:30 a.m. Monday, March 9, to 9 p.m. Friday, March 27, resulted in these responses:
Yes (94 votes or 87.04%)
No (12 votes or 11.11%)
I won't vote. (1 vote or 0.93%)
I don't care. (1 vote / 0.93%)
UPDATED, July 27: The Cyrus Dallin Art Museum Summer Soiree Fund-raiser is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Whittemore-Robbins House.
At this festive summer evening, Dr. Daniel J. Fairbanks will unveil the newly restored Cyrus Dallin sculpture, "On the Warpath."
The evening includes Dr. Donna Fairbanks playing violin, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, and a Dallin-themed silent auction.
The soiree aims to raise crucial funds to address high-priority goals in the Dallin Museum’s new strategic plan, such as expanding education programs for the Arlington public schools.
Proceeds will also provide much-needed support for collections care, staffing and operations.
Tickets to the event are available at a cost of $40 per person.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.dallin.org or call 781-641-0747.
UPDATED, July 13: The sixth annual Team Up soccer tournament, held June 20, with proceeds benefiting Arlington Youth Counseling Center (AYCC), raised more than $9,000 for youth mental health services in Arlington.
The event saw five teams from Arlington and surrounding communities battle it out in a series of lively and competitive women’s soccer games at Peirce Field. Read the full release here.
The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) has received more than 1,500 submissions from a variety of nations worldwide, and 15 jurors have been selected to choose the entries for the fifth annual event Oct. 15 to 22 at the Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge.
The films were received from an alphabet-long list -- from Argentina to Vietnam.
This year's jurors are Jonathan B. Barbato, Elisabeth Myles Birk, Alice Bouvrie, Barbara Costa, Elizabeth DiNolfo, Amy R. Handler, John Kusiak, Christopher LeGare, Naythen T. Lowe, Michael Mahin, Bob Nesson, Charles H. Schuerhoff, Eric Stange, Marga Vera and Brynmore Williams.
Jurors will select from these categories: Best of Festival, Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short and Best Documentary Short. They were chosen for their knowledge, creativity, innovation and experience in the film industry.
Arlington Center for the Arts presents more Shakespeare in the Park as the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is set to perform "Macbeth," featuring an all-female cast, Friday, July 31, at 7 p.m. in the Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) courtyard.
Join ACA and the company's apprentice program as they present an innovative and creative retelling of the bard's classic tale.
Bring a picnic, blanket and/or low chair for an outdoor performance.
Attendees are asked to park in the ACA lot, and respect neighbors by observing parking signs.
UPDATED, July 27: Arlington Children’s Theatre is performing two shows in August at the Regent Theatre about growing up in America that come very different perspectives.
"Fame Jr.” and “Green Day’s American Idiot” do not fit the Broadway musical tradition of happy, storybook romances and chorus lines. Instead, they use song and dance to tell the inspiring -- and sometimes gritty -- stories of real people. As Michael Mayer, co-writer of the book American Idiot, says, “It’s not Norman Rockwell. This is a portrait of America today."
"Fame Jr." plays Thursday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
"Green Day’s American Idiot" plays Friday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 8 and Sunday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15. Buy them at regenttheatre.com/tickets_events or at the Regent box office.
"Fame Jr." features a talented cast of young performers ages 7 to 13 in a version of the musical suitable for audiences of all ages. Based upon the 1980s movie "Fame" and the hit Broadway musical it inspired, “Fame Jr.” is the story of ambitious teenagers who know EXACTLY what they want: to attend the High School of Performing Arts in New York City and succeed as professional singers, dancers or musicians.
On the go? Can't decide what to do? Here's help (or more decisions to make) -- five things to consider doing this weekend, as suggested by Cambridge Day.
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After tickets went on sale in June for the Cary Hall 2015-16 season series, Spectacle Management announced that presale of tickets for Robert Cray got underway at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22. For more, see below.
The Lexington venue, undergoing renovations, is expected to reopen Oct. 16 with a concert by singer-songwriter and Boston native Livingston Taylor.