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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 22, 2013' Page 9 i i i I i Boston's own Rachel Dratch returns to the city with the Women's Comedy Festival this weekend. (Photo courtesy of J' Women's Stand Up Rocks the Stage .... The 5 Annual Women in Comedy Festival (WICF) headlines Rachel Dratch and Horatio Sanz (both Saturday Night Live alumni), as well as Maria Bamford (Comedians of Comedy, Louie (FX), Comedy Central Presents, Comedy Central Records Un- wanted Thoughts Syndrome, Cartoon Network' s Adventure Time, PBS's WordGirl and multiple Late Night comedy appearances). The four-day festival will feature 26 shows from 200 of the hottest female (and male!) ,stand-up, improv, storytelling, sketch and musical comedy acts from around the world -- and of course, Boston. Stand-ups performing on this year's WICF have been featured on Showtime, HBO, MTV, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC), Comedy Central, Just for Laughs, the Edin- burgh Fringe Festival, Last Comic Standing (NBC), Nickel- odeon's Search for America's Funniest Mom (Nick), Stand up in Stilettos (TV Guide Channel), Subur-gatory and Chelsea Lately (El). Now in its fifth year, WICF has hosted hundreds of comedic artists including Carol Leifer, Wendy Lieb- man, Edie McClurg, Kristen Schaal, Morgan Murphy, Jackie Kashian, Jen Kirk- man, Arden Myrin, Erin Jackson and Myq Kaplan. SNL alumni Rachel Dratch (Boston native) and Horatio Sanz will kick off the festi- val with top improvisers from the UCB Theater. The UCB has been home to some of the biggest stars in comedy today, from Saturday Night Live and Happy Endings to The Office and Parks and Recreation. UCB Theater has produced writers for top shows like the Colbert Re- port, the Da//y Show with Jon Stewart, MAD TV and more. On the big screen, UCB al- "ums have starred in com- edies including Bridesmaids, Mean Girls, The Hangover and countless more (Thursday, March 21"t at 8:00 pm at The Wilbur, 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA). To further their mission, WICF will host several work- shops on comedy writing, improv and performance. Panels on writing and intel- lectual property and a Q&A with Rachel Dratch will take place at Improv Asylum on Saturday, March 23 This star-studded act will be rolling into Boston March 21"t-24tL For tickets and schedules, please visit: www. est0x axn The Red Room Caf~ Marches On ..... CaSE 939 is TEAM MILES OF MEMORIES AN EVENT TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE DELICIOUS FOOD RAFFLES THURSDAY~ APRIL 25, 2013 FILIPPO~S RISTORANTE 28~ CAUSEWAY ST, NORTH END~ BOSTON PRIZES 6PM Tickets are ~5o per person. Make checks payable to Marie Orlandi and mail to Karen Meyers 52 Muller Rd, Burlington, MA o18o3. 5o~ of the dinner proceeds and loo~; of the raffle money will go directly to The American Cancer Society. FoR MORE'I~FORMATION OBTO PURCHASE TICIC~T$: E-MNL KAREN M E'fERS K.',,A~.~ E ~:~ 0 9@VA~OO.CO~ o~ CALL 6~3~o8 The Red Room at Cafe 939 is heating up the scene with Dan & the Widflre. (Photo courtesy of going strong with the perfor- mances hitting the stage. March 22 will feature Blessed Feathers, a duo of Donivan Berube and Jacque- lyn Beaupre, who.are part- ners in both music and life. March 23 hosts Dan and the Wildfire are most noted for their crisp, soulful and rootsy sound, as well as their ability to write songs that are both honest and sing- able. The group will be per- forming tw.o sets at this very special show at the Red Room. Each will include a horn section and a string section, respectively and Cara Brindisi opens the show. March 25th features Elec- tric bassist Lenny Brown and pianist and vocalist Sarah Walk and her band will present a selection of songs from her EP White Noise, as well as some new material from her next CD. The Red Room @ Care 939 is located at 939 Boylston Street, Boston. For further information on shows and ticket prices, call 617-747- 2261 or visit their website at committed to providing tast- ings including: 75 on Liberty Wharf, American Provisions, Aura Restaurant, Caf Porto Bello, Cranberry Cafd, Em- pire, Franklin Southie, Jerry Remy's Seaport, Larry J's BBQ Cafe, Lincoln, Local 149, LTK, Lucky's Lounge, Papa- gayo, The Paramount, Rosa Mexicano, Salsa's, Salva- tore's, Sportello, Strega Wa- terfront, Sweet Tooth Boston, Tamo Lounge, Temazcal Cantina, Trade, Water Cafe at the ICA and The Whiskey Priest. Al's Liquors will be sampling select wines and Harpoon Brewery will be pouring samples of their lat- est brews. South Boston NDC is a rec- ognized 501c(3) that have successfully developed over 180 units of affordable hous- ing in the community. The Taste of South Boston is South Boston NDC's annual fundraiser. Proceeds from this event support the South Boston NDC's mission to provide affordable housing for working people, families, elderly and veterans in our community. This spring, South Boston NDC and its partner Caritas Communi- ties, will begin construction of Patriot Homes, 24 afford- able apartments for veterans. Taste of South Boston is an event with a good cause and great food, so find your way South on March 24 Tickets can be purchased online at: www.tasteofsouth or at the office of South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation lo- cated at 365 West Broadway, South Boston. For general inquiries call 617-268-9610 or visit Tasty Treats for Your Easter Holiday .... I gener- South Boston Shows Off ally include a nice restau- its Best .... The South Bos- rant to compliment your ton Neighborhood Develop- time in the city but in honor ment Corporation (South of our upcoming holiday I Boston NDC)will hold its 11 thought I would include a Annual Taste of South Bos- guide to find some Italian ton on Sunday, March 24 treats for your Easter feast. from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Fantasy Fine Wine .... Seaport Hotel. This event The best way to start off the has become one of the city's holiday is to bring your premier food events enjoyed guests together for a wel- by over 500 attendees. At- coming toast. As your com- tendees can sample food and pany arrive for dinner and beverage offerings from 30 look to your appetizer plates, local restaurants while en- a San Giovanni Prosecco is joying live music. This year's event boasts the largest number of par- ticipating restaurants, from the traditional South Boston neighborhood, the South Boston Waterfront and the Fort Point areas. As of now 28 local restaurants have I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Chefs are putting together their best dishes for the annual Taste of South Boston. (Photo courtesy of ~ " corn) a great way to get them started. With an aromatic bouquet and flavor of mild, dry with a touch of fruitiness. As you move into dinner a Soraighe Cabernet Sauvig- non is a great way to accom- pany the traditional dish at the table. The cabernet has a touch of forest fruits, floral hints and a soft and velvety palate with a pleasurable long finish. It is best served with roasted veal, lamb and cured meats. Fantasy Fine Wine's rep- resent presentations rooted in the best of contemporary Italian wine making blended with various regional and national grapes. They are located at 328 Commercial Street, Boston, MA and or- ders can be placed by calling (617) 725-1003 or by visiting to view their select ions. Bricco Panetteria .... is the newest addition to the neighborhood bread selec- tion in the North End of Bos- ton with a fresh spin to their dough. DePasquale Ventures is at it again with the opening of Quattro this week; the panetteria offers Ciabatta with kalamata olives or pro- sciutto di parma, grana padano parmesan cheese. Also a baguette, sunflower, mountain, miche and raisin bread. The only use the best ingredients with no addi- tives, preservatives or sugar with an aroma you can smell from down the street. Bricco Panetteria is lo- cated at 241 Hanover Street (Continued on Page 13) Matt o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals Real Estate 376 North Street * Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530