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Page 4 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 5, 2012 8 '1 by y Ingela Cornacchio (Photo courtsey of Mario Russo) Wrapping up Boston Fash- ion Week .... With all the past week festivities and sneak peeks into the hottest lines, the ICA will close the show with their presenta- tion of "Fashion Forward" on Friday Oct 5 from 5:00- 10:00 pm. It will be an amaz- ing evening of art and cre- ativity showcasing some of Boston's most magnificent boutiques, stylists and de- signers. View lavish styles by Louis Boston, Riccardi, Serenella, Turtle and Uni- form -- all inspired by the rich color and vibrant pat- tern found in the works of Brazilian artists Os Gemeos. Hair and make-up will be created by industry icon Salon Mario Russo. Fresh from their debut of new collections at Boston Fashion Week, designers Michael De Paulo and Tonya Mezrich of mike&ton and designer Daniela Corte join ICA First Fridays: Fashion Forward to introduce styles from their Spring/Summer 2013 collections. Editors from the culture magazine Bad Day will also be making an appearance to promote the. launch< of their latest is- suel featuring the designer agn6s b. A local favorite will be on site putting the finishing touches on each outstand- ing style. Salon Mario Russo will be using their expert techniques to complement these designer concepts. Mario Russo has been a part of the New England beauty industry since 1990 when he opened his first salon right here in Boston on Newbury Street. Mario sion in Waltham will be host- ing tours for guests that will have a twist of a good old New England scare. Guides will direct visitors through the 1806 Governor Gore mansion, where they will hear ghost stories from New England and beyond. The tour begins in the gar- dens and will continue through the mansion high- lighting the major rooms of the first and second floor. According to Thom Roach, Director of Programs, "This is a great way to celebrate the Halloween Season! The atmosphere of the house at focuses on attention to detail night combined with the that will create a *'life Of wonderful ghostly tales sophistication and glamour. "Everyone has the poten- tial to be beautiful with the right cut and color. It is a matter of selecting a stylist who is intuitive and has been trained to craft a hair- style that expresses your personal style along with complementing your life- style." -- Mario Russo The runway comes to the ICA for ICA First Fridays in th(e opener where goes overtime. On the first Friday of the month, there can be guest DJs, live per- formances, gallery talks, specialty drinks and more. For further information, visit www. / pro- grams~first-fridays~. Tickets for the fashion show on Octobe 5th can be purchased at or by calling the ICA Box Office at 617-478-3103. Frightful Fridays .... The leaves are turning and the air is chilly, which must mean Halloween is here. On Friday, October 12, 19 and 26, the Governor Gore Man- (Photo courtsey of makes for a fun and infor- mative evening. A perfect date night!" The Gore Place was built in 1806 and the mansion at Gore Place is considered by many to be a legendary ex- ample of Federal Period ar- chitecture in New England. Gore Place is located at 52 Gore Street in Waltham, Massachusetts. For informa- tion call: (781) 894-2798 or visit the museum's website at: Tour times are 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm. Capacity is limited. For advanced tickets call (781) 894-2798. NEAD Back to School Party .... On Sunday, Octo- ber 21~t the North End Against Drugs is teaming up with the Improv Asylum to present their annual Back to School Party. It will begin at 1:00 pm at the Improv Asylum on Hanover Street. All North End families, students, Eliot School and St. John School kids as well as NEAA Players & NEAD sponsors are welcome to attend with their families. This is a free event with a great Improv Comedy Show, pizza from Regina's and musical entertainment by NEMPAC! There will also be a free drawing for all students under 19 in attendance. Improv Asylum is a com- edy theater that features improvisation and sketch comedy. They can be com- pared to Whose Line is it Any- way? meets Saturday Night Live! They opened in 1998. ARTS AROUND TOWN .... With the summer sun on its way out and the chill of fall on the way in, that doesn't mean all the fun has gone. Boston is a city with so much I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 to offer between art galler- ies, music productions, the- atre and great restaurants. Don't let a rainy day get you down. Here are a few enter- taining things to get out and about. Soprafina Gallery .... Founded in 2001 by Frank Roselli, Soprafina opened a gallery committed to exhib- iting contemporary art, sculpture and photography. He displays artists like Peter Agrafiotis, Peggy Badenhaus, Lucy Clink, Susan Demchak and others. The gallery is located on 55 Thayer Street, Boston and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. You can call for more information at 617-728-0070. Nick's Comedy Stop .... Come visit the very spot where celebrity Jay Leno started out. Being one of Boston's longest-running comedy clubs, they feature national and local acts with headliners on the week- ends. Nick's is located on 100 Warrington Street in Boston. You can call 617- 438-1068 for tickets and show information or visit Red Lantern .... This savvy Pan Asian-style restaurant and lounge right off the Back Bay has some pretty amazing food and drinks. Try Chef Long's duck buns (thin slow-cooked hoisin barbecue duck with pickles stuffed into taco shaped, fluffy, steamed bread) or a spicy tuna tempura roll. Red Lantern is on 39 Stanhope Street and you can call 617-262-3900 for reservations and daily specials. Watercolor painting by Susan Demchak All the glory that was Rome ..... Pompei CAFF PoP, PEI I(L. 617-227-1~62 FA~C 617-74-Z-7927 Bistro * Beer * Wine