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POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 17, 2014 Page 8ociallt t 00cene b 9 00dngela Cornacchio The Hollywood classic, "He Who Get's Slapped" makes its way to Boston on January 25 th at the Somerville Theatre. (Photo curtesy of acertaincinema.com) Socially Scene Reviewed ... This past Sunday the Olympic Trials for Ice Skat- ing wrapped up in the City of Boston and closed out with a bang by announcing the finalists that will represent the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics. The event brought many visitors to the city along with special discounts and offers. Yet the best to come from it all is that Friday, January 10  kicked-off 44 days of free public skating on the Boston Common Frog Pond, spon- sored by Liberty Mutual. Each day through the close of the Olympic Winter Games on February 23 rd Liberty Mutual is offering I00 adult skat- ing and rental passes and 100 children's skate rental passes (no skating charge for kids under the age of 13). No matter what time of year the Boston Common is a busy place with plenty of events going on. Liberty Mutual Insurance Chief Communications Officer Paul G. Alexander, stated, "We are delighted to join the Skating Club of Bos- ton and the City of Boston to offer free public skating on the Frog Pond. We think there is no better way to get into the U.S. Olympic spirit as we approach the Sochi Games than to make the Frog Pond accessible so that our entire community may partake in this timeless New England tradition." The special offer runs through February 23  and to request up to four passes, individuals can submit a date-specific request at http:/ / www.seeuthere.com/ libertymutualinsurance skatingatfrogpond. He Who Gets Slapped ... The latest score by Alloy Orchestra accompanies He Who Gets Slapped, a little- known but sensational silent melodrama made in Holly- wood by acclaimed Swedish- bom director Victor Sj6str6m. Lon Chancy, the Man of a Thousand Faces, plays a bril- liant scientist who loses both his groundbreaking research and his wife to a dishonest man. Wounded, he joins the circus and becomes a sad clown who suffers repeated humiliation and abuse to the delight of hundreds of spec- tators. This piercing film, shown in a restored version from George Eastman House, may have inspired Josef von Sternberg's The Blue Argel and Ingmar Bergman's The Naked NightSawdust and Tinsel is a perfect fit for Alloy's unique instrumentation. Based on a play by Russian writer Leonid Andreyev, He Who Gets Slapped was re- leased in 1924 as MGM's first great feature-film produc- tion. The film was highly prof- itable for the fledgling studio and was critically hailed upon release. It was also the first film to feature Leo the Lion, MGM's logo. In this picture, Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street * Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530 Leo the Lion doesn't roar in the opening, but he does re- turn to star in the picture, ultimately killing the film's two villains. He Who Gets Slapped also launched the careers of John Gilbert and Norma Shearer, two of the biggest stars of the silent era. Alloy Orchestra's Ken Winokur says, "He Who Gets Slapped is one of the most twisted psychological dramas I've ever seen." Alloy Orchestra, formed in 1990, is a three-man music ensemble based in Boston. The collective includes Terry Donohue on percussion, accordion and vocals, Ken Winokur on percussion and Roger Miller, guitarist of post- punk band Mission of Burma, on the synthesizer. Working with an outrageous collec- tion of peculiar objects, they produce expressive music from unlikely sources to accompany classic silent films. With a progressive barrage -- drums, hubcaps, truck springs and other found metals -- combined with state-of-the-art electronics, the orchestra can reproduce almost any song imaginable. Utilizing their famous rack of junk and electronic syn- thesizers, they can conjure up a French symphony or a simple German bar band of the '20s. This hilarious production from World Music/CRASH- arts presents Alloy Orchestra performing the Boston pre- miere of He Who Gets Slapped on Saturday. January 25 m at 8:00 pm at the Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. For tickets and information you can call World Music/CRASHarts at 617-876-4275 or visit www. WorldMusic.org. 9 th Annual CityFeast ... Returns to ten of Bos- ton's most exclusive restau- rants for Dining Out to Con- quer Diabetes. It's that time of year again! The Seaport District and the South End will once again join the North End for the 9 th Annual CityFeast! CityFeast is a fun-filled evening hosted by ten of the most exclu- sive restaurants in Boston: Antico Forno, Aria Trattoria, The Gallows, Lucca, Lucia, TAMO, Taranta, Temazcal, Terramia Ristorante and Tresca. CityFeast will recognize Mayor Thomas M. Menino this year as the event Honoree for his outstanding passion and long-time commitment to supporting I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Brides Against Breast Cancer are having their annual event on January 25 th and 26 th to get Boston brides ready for the big day along with supporting a great cause. (Photo courtesy of eventbrite.com) CityFeast, championing city- wide health and wellness ini- tiatives and helping to pro- mote diabetes awareness. Tickets will include a five- course dinner with wine pair- ings (or tequila pairings at Temazcal) at the chosen par- ticipating restaurant. Pro- ceeds will benefit Joslin Dia- betes Center's High Hopes Fund, which supports the Center's greatest needs in research, education and clinical care. The North End's own Carla Agrippino Gomes established this spectacular event in 2005 to show her dedication and appreciation to Joslin after her son David was diagnosed with Type 1 Dia- betes on his first birthday and David has received care at Joslin for 22 years. For more info on the event, directions to each res- taurant and for tickets visit www.joslin.org / cityfeast. Brides Against Breast Can- cer ... Are having their Char- ity Wedding Gown Sale & Bridal Show on January 25 th and 26 m in Cambridge. All Boston area brides and guests are invited to browse through hundreds of new and lovingly worn designer and couture wedding gowns, all at an incredible savings. Gowns range in price and are avail- able in all styles and sizes 4-18. You will meet some of the area's top wedding ven- dors and enter exciting give- aways, all while supporting a great cause. They have a gown to match any wedding theme or budget! Layaway is available with up to 12 month payment terms. Brides Against Breast Cancer will contribute $2 million dollars this year to help people impacted by cancer. Among the numer- ous free programs supported are children's programs, sup- port groups, exercise and nutrition classes. Other pro- grams include weekend family camps for families dealing with cancer, Cancer Education Series and Ask the Doctor. They need volunteersI Make this a fun and reward- ing group activity. Invite your co-workers, club, family and friends to join you in support- ing this worthy cause. You will experience the joy of assisting a new bride as she chooses her "dream gown" while meeting some of the nicest people[ Attend the VIP Reception Saturday, January 25 th from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm and enjoy champagne, cake tasting, entertainment and give- aways. You will be among the very first in the Boston area to browse through, try on and purchase your selections from our large inventory of gowns, before general admis- sion begins! General admis- sion is on Sunday, January 26 m from 11:00 am-4:00 pm. This spectacular event will take place at Le Meridien - Cambridge/MIT, 20 Sidney Street, Cambridge. To find out more info on this event or to purchase tickets, visit www.bridesagainstbreast cancer.org. Share the Love ... For the first time ever, the Museum (Continued on Page 13) JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 JUSTINE.YANDLE@GMAII,.COM WWW.JUSTINEYANDLEPH OTOGRAPHY.COM '''i'" "i'i..',