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in the Mix

9/20/2011, 10:49 p.m.
Autumn officially begins Friday and with that, the season begins with concerts, movie screenings, gala celebrations, fundraisers, fall TV shows and the like. There’s so much to do and so little time. The city is buzzing with activities and events. Let the fun begin!

Rivers is one of the nicest, most genuine guys you’ll ever meet and he was a true ambassador, taking photos with everyone, watching the games and talking to the players. And, the QandA with Rivers and Ryan was priceless. Even if you’re not a sports/basketball fan, you would have been blown away by the camaraderie and knowledge of these two legends. 

Coming up …

Today, starting at 5 p.m., Faneuil Hall Marketplace presents the free “So Good: The Boston Song” Music Festival in the West End Promenade featuring Berklee grad (and Boston Song co-writers/musicians), Eytan Nicholson, Vincent Sneed and their band with a performance by the Sweet Tooth and the Sugarbabies.

The Enrique Iglesias Euphoria Tour hits the TD Garden tonight (Sept. 22) at 7 p.m. and features international music sensation Pitbull along with special guest Prince Royce. It’s going to be muy caliente!

Also tonight, Café Tatant Presents Pat Braxton and her band at 8 p.m. at Hibernian Hall.  

This Friday, Sept. 23, saxophonist, arranger and vocalist Grace Kelly joined by Gospel pianist George Russell Jr. and the Bethel AME Praise and Worship Team, celebrate the release of Kelly’s new CD, “GRACE” at the Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain at 8 p.m.

The proceeds from the evening will benefit Rebecca’s Well, a South African nonprofit organization that confronts the mounting needs of the country’s disadvantaged women and children.

Comedian Bill Burr brings his stand-up to The Wilbur Theatre this Friday and Saturday for two shows each night.

World Music/CRASHarts presents the Boston debut of Kings of Salsa at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, Thursday, Oct. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 15, featuring Cuba’s best young dancers and the spectacular 10-piece live band, Cuba Ashire, performing a stunning contemporary interpretation of Cuban classics: mambo, rumba and cha cha cha.

The 24th Annual Steppin’ Out for Dimock Gala will be held on Oct. 29 at the Westin Copley Place. Tickets and more information are available at www.steppinoutfordimock.org.

The American Repertory Theater in Cambridge presents Sandra Bernhard’s “I Love Being Me, Don’t You?” Tuesday, Nov. 1st through Friday, Nov. 4.

And for movie buffs, check out Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion,” starring Matt Damon and Laurence Fishburne and the baseball flick “Moneyball,” with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. Two really good movies to see!

If you would like me to cover or write about your event, e-mail me at inthemixwithcolette@gmail.com.