Shiny Objects: November 10th-12th

Not sure what to do this weekend? Don’t fret. Shiny Objects, Take’s curated weekend guide, has top NE picks for November 10th-12th.

This week’s Shiny Objects are a bit unexpected: Nan Goldin photographs in Maine, authentic Ethiopian cuisine in Vermont, and miles of outdoor sculptures in New Hampshire. It’s time to put on some pants, and go out to suss some fun before the seasonal depression sets in.


Larkin Grimm
The Dreamaway Lodge
1342 County Road
Becket, Massachusetts
Sunday, November 12

Escape to the dreamiest spot in New England for food, stranger banter by the fire, and the “musical sculpture” of Larkin Grimm.


Famous Dex
Toad’s Place
300 York St.
New Haven, Connecticut
Sunday, November 12th
9 pm

This is your chance to see the Chicago-born, trap sensation Famous Dex in person at one of New Haven’s most legendary and intimate venues.


Authentic Ethiopian Night
400 Pine Street
Burlington, Vermont
Sunday, November 12th
4:30pm – 10pm

Join chefs Alganesh Michael and Mulu Twelde for a pop-up night of Ethiopian cuisine featuring a full menu and a “traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony where the coffee beans are roasted and brewed to order.”


Nan Goldin
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square
Portland, Maine
through December 31, 2017

You’ve probably seen the generation-defining photography of Nan Goldin in art history books, and libraries across the world. Come see one of the installations that started it all—The Ballad of Sexual Dependency—as it returns to New England for the first time in 30 years.

Rhode Island

Pushing Wood Book Signing
Civil Providence
86 Main Street
East Greenwich RI
Saturday, November 11th
1pm – 4pm

Take Magazine fav Ramiro Davaro-Comas will be hanging at Civil Providence ready to sign copies of his new book Pushing Wood. There’s also talk of free stickers, t-shirts and a Vans giveaway, so get there early.

New Hampshire

The Millbrook Gallery and Sculpture Garden
236 Hopkinton Road
Concord, New Hampshire
Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm, and by appointment

Pretty soon it’ll be legitimately unpleasant to outside, so get to one of our favorite sculpture gardens in New England before it’s too late. Millbrook has several permanent exhibitions on view, but don’t miss their current indoor/outdoor Fall Art Exhibit.

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