Give Ne-Yo Everything Tonight.
How about this weather we're having, eh?
Wait. Lame intro.
But it's just the kind of generic thing you might say if you were, oh, Vermont's commissioner for tourism and marketing, Megan Smith. To be fair, she's got a point — and plenty of reason to be excited about the phenomenal autumn going on. The Associated Press reports that, because of the longer-than-average fall, the leaves are staying on the trees longer this year, giving Instagrammers a bigger window in which to trek up to New England to snap filtered shots of the color change. In the process, they're expected to spend over $3 billion.
Leaves are cool and all, but damn that's a lot of dough.
Save yourself loads of cash this lovely fall evening by maybe just staying in town and Instagramming yourself having fun at one of these events instead. — Cory Graves
Ne-Yo at House of Blues
Though Ne-Yo's worked to align himself with the dance community the last couple of years, his forthcoming sixth studio album, Non Fiction, he says, will be a return to his R&B roots. Originally scheduled for release this summer, you'll have to wait until early 2015 to pick that one up. But you can go ahead and check out the Juicy J-featuring single, “She Knows” here. Or, we imagine, you can hear a few more new cuts at this show. — CG
The Princess Bride Quote-a-Long at Alamo Drafthouse
What better way to renew your faith in love than with this classically hilarious tale of romance. Sure, the kissing parts will make you gag early on. But, by the end, you probably won't mind so much. As a bonus, tickets to this inconceivable celebration of the age old tale of love will include “props for the show,” a souvenir pint glass, a signed copy of Carey “Westley the farm boy” Elwes' behind-the-scenes book As You Wish and a Q&A with Elwes via satellite. — CG
James Carville and Mary Matalin at UTA's Texas Hall
For the October edition of its Maverick Speakers Series, UTA is hosting political commentators and husband-and-wife duo James Carville and Mary Matalin. I suppose it is a little non-conformist to marry someone who shares none of your political beliefs. — CG
Susan Boyle at Bass Performance Hall
Boyle blew the fuck up back in 2009 when the “dowdy Scottish spinster” transcended the world's shallow nature for a moment and became the runner up on Britain's Got Talent. Later that year, the Brits rallied around the country's favorite underdog, making her I Dreamed a Dream LP the fastest-selling debut in U.K. history, before it went on to sell over 9 million copies. Somehow, she's avoided bringing her act to the states until this, her first-ever North American tour. — CG
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