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In the Mix 10/10/2013

In the Mix 10/10/2013
Proenza Schouler PS1 satchel. (Photo courtesy of Proenza Schouler website)

‘All The Way’ Live …

This is the final weekend for the play “All The Way,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. The production stars Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad” fame as President Lyndon Johnson (he was awesome!), Michael McKean as J. Edgar Hoover and Brandon J. Dirden, who shows the man behind the myth as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You’ll stay glued to your seat as you experience LBJ’s tumultuous first year in office in 1964.

Proenza Schouler PS1 satchel. (Photo courtesy of Proenza Schouler website)

PS1 …

Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough — the designer team behind one of the hottest womenswear and accessories brands, Proenza Schouler — recently gave a talk on, what else, fashion at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

The duo, who launched their first handbag collection in 2008 and created a classic satchel called the PS1 (which retails for about $1,325), described the classic Proenza Schouler girl as someone who is “classic, contemporary, yet raw.” Their “it girl” is “about an attitude.” The guys also talked about their new store opening in Soho this fall and their spring 2014 line (look for a lot of Brazilian influences). Hernandez also revealed how he jump-started his career in fashion: he saw Anna Wintour on a flight and wrote her a note on a napkin.

Author: Liz Lauren“The Jungle Book” at the Hungtington Theatre ends its run Oct. 20. (Liz Lauren photo)

The Bare Necessities …

Looking to feel like a kid again? Then make sure to see Mary Zimmerman’s musical adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic story “The Jungle Book.” It’s a dazzling and fun show that will have you tapping your feet and bopping your head in your seat. Infused with music, dance and colorful costumes showcasing Indian culture, “The Jungle Book” brings to life Mowgli’s adventures growing up in the jungle with a host of characters whom he meets along the way. See it at the Huntington Theatre before it ends its run on Oct. 20.

Author: Colette GreensteinThe Temple Bar’s Apple cake with apple pie ice-cream and cinnamon honey sauce at the “Home Sweet Home” benefit for Community Call, Sept. 28, at the Cambridge Hyatt Regency. (Colette Greenstein photo)

How Sweet It Is …

It was an evening of sweets and art at the annual “Home Sweet Home” fund raiser to benefit the organization Community Call. Restaurants from all over Boston and Cambridge put their skills to the test in the dessert competition with desserts, among them an apple cake with apple pie ice cream and cinnamon honey sauce from the Temple Bar, a decadent Black velvet cupcake from Crema Café and a scarlet-poached pear with caramel cream, almond nougatine and goat cheese mousse from Union Bar Grille. What better way to raise money for a good cause than over desserts?

Coming Up ….

Honk! Festival 2013 kicks off Thursday, Oct. 10 Somerville’s Davis Square and runs through Sunday, Oct. 13. The eighth annual festival is a celebratory rally where bands from all over the country and as far away as Brazil congregate to play their street music. For more information, visit,

The House of Blues presents Janelle Monae on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $45 and $25.

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Water by The Spoonful,” by playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, beginning Oct. 18 and running through Nov. 16. For show times and tickets, go to

On Saturday, Oct. 19, comedian Anjelah Johnson hits The Wilbur stage at 7 p.m.

“The Made to Love Tour” with John Legend comes to town on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Citi Performing Arts Center with special guest Tamar Braxton at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $36 and are available at

The Museum of Fine Arts presents a new exhibit, “Think Pink,” which explores the changing meaning of the color pink in art and fashion from the 18th century to the present day. The exhibit runs through May 2014. For more information, please visit

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